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The Harder She Comes

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  78 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
What is it about a pretty girl in a tight skirt bent over to adjust her stockings? Or that hotter-than-hot butch, swaggering into the bar like she owns it, eyes undressing every pretty girl in the place?

Some butches worship at the altar of their femmes fatale and many little girls have a need to serve their big, strong daddies. In The Harder She Comes, we meet girls saliva
Paperback, 242 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Cleis Press (first published March 1st 2012)
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May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I liked just about everything in this book. No seriously, I did. And while I don't identify as butch or femme, I think it's a super valuable record of "what we do in bed." By we, I mean the gender-non-conformists, not necessary those who self-identify with either one of these roles/titles.

For example, Aimee Herman's "Channeling Charles Bukowski" is a wonderful playground of exploding gender, making this story one of my all-time favorites. Couple that with a charming narrator who has maybe notice
I'm not a lesbian but I think using strapons as a sexy toy is really fun role-play. I never really paid much attention to the butch/femme roles in lesbian sex but just by reading this book and knowing the differences made the stories more enjoyable.
Lisabet Sarai
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
[Originally published at Erotica Revealed]

I'm probably not the ideal reviewer for The Harder She Comes. I'm bisexual and I definitely enjoy lesbian erotica – I've written some myself. However, I'm pretty clueless about lesbian sub-culture, with its myriad labels, roles and self-identifications. Sure, I've heard the terminology – baby butch, boi, high femme, transman, and so on – but I don't have the first hand experience, the sociocultural background if you will, t
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Intriguing cover... Love it.

Authors / Stories Included:

Evan Mora .... "Speakeasy"
Andrea Dale .... "Winner Take All"
Elaine Miller .... "It's So Peaceful Out Here"
Stella Sandberg .... "Manchester, 2000"
Sinclair Sexsmith .... "Good Girl, Bad Girl"
Charlotte Dale .... "The Bucket List"
Rachel Kramer Brussel .... "Happy Ending"
Kathleen Bradeen .... 'Tamales"
River Light .... "Valentine"
Teresa Noelle Roberts .... "Birthday Butch"
Beth Wylde .... "Born to Ride"
Aimee Herman .... "Channeling Charles Bukowski
Stevie Carroll
Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Anthologies are always a little hit and miss for me, and this was no exception. Some great stories in there that I'll go back and reread when I'm in the right frame of mind but others left me cold.
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Just not for me, I think.
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthology, fiction, erotic
An incredible anthology of butch/femme erotica. I think there is something for everyone in this volume.
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I'm a New Yorker. I write smut. Some people call it erotica and some people call it porn. I call it a good time. Oh, yeah, I don't just write smut; I edit it too. I also publish and edit an erotica book review site called Erotica Revealed . There's more to see on my blog and on my website.

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