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On Fire: Erotic Romance Stories

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In On Fire, today’s top erotic romance authors don’t skimp on love or lust--they are entwined in tales that will make pulses pound and hearts race. Bestselling editor Rachel Kramer Bussel takes us inside the passions of couples who go above and beyond in their pursuit of sexual and romantic satisfaction, exploring the racy to the outrageous during their many arousing adven ...more
ebook, 216 pages
Published July 18th 2017 by Cleis Press
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Samantha Luce
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If it has Rachel Kramer Bussel's name on the jacket then you know it's going to be filled with well written, sexy erotica and romance. Lots of different interpretations of what each author thinks about the theme, "On Fire." Mostly heterosexual romance here, but there are some bondage tales and a little bit of M/M and F/F too. Personally, I'm always wishing for more F/F stories or threesomes, but that's just me. :) Satisfying quick reads to enjoy before bedtime or anytime you have an extra 15 or ...more
Valerity (Val)
This collection of short stories, written by a group of top erotic romance authors was put together by Rachel Kramer Bussel. I found it quite fun to read. It's got love, kink, & lust, runs the gamut from medium wild to wild, and it was a good sampling of erotica. I found much of the writing quite (steamy) good and the majority of it stayed hot and interesting. It was good for night reading as the stories are short so you can read one or several. Or you could share some ideas with a partner, ...more
Rob Hooks
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This all star roster of authors doesn't have to appeal to the lowest common denominator to be good. No cheap gratuitous gimmicks here. Just good writing. Perfect reading for break-time at work, that long train ride, or whenever you need a quick pop. With so much high quality storytelling, it's hard to pick a favorite, but I especially enjoyed Lynn Townsend's tale. This wordsmith, forges a solid pice of pithy erotica. She paints a picture with vivid, sexual language. Proving that quality erotica ...more
Janine
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoy reading anthologies especially if they are edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. In fact this is my 30th I've read edited by her. I'm always pleasantly surprised at how the various authors interpret the theme of the collection of short stories she assembles. This anthologies theme is On Fire. The first line of the introduction asks the question "What does it mean to be on fire?" Well, these authors and their short stor
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Laila Viking
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well written romance novels that is about different couples making their relationship work.
The short stories are hot and filled with emotions and chemistry. They are a fast read but has in spite of that lots in them to read. Each story is different and you can read a version of Romeo and Juliet - a vampire couple.
Few of the stories were not for my liking but I am sure other will love them. And that is good about this type of books. There is something for everybody.
Most of the authors wer
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Angala Fox
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. This was a great collection of erotic romance stories.
Valeen Robertson
Nice collection of sexy short stories here.

Sensitive to the Touch by Donna George Storey features Angelique and her boyfriend Jeremy and a pair of silk stockings he gets her for her birthday. Short and sexy.

Just Knowing by Kristina Wright features Deb and her sexy new man David showing that Deb has a new lease on life after her douche ex cheated on her. Very sexy and sweet.

Lily's Last Stand by Delilah Devlin features Lily and her husband Brent renewing their passion after being married for awhil
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Jane
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Romance is not something I typically look for in erotica, but when I found out Rachel Kramer Bussel had edited an erotic romance anthology, my interest was piqued. RKB's anthologies have always delivered, and On Fire is no exception. This collection truly lived up to its title by delivering delicious heat on every page.

Here are the stories that stood out to me the most:

Masquerade by Angela R. Sargenti:

A vampire tale but so m
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Kelly Schnorrbusch
This was a pretty good collection of erotic romance. With 21 stories by different authors, each one had it's own vibe - some quick to the point, others a bit more of a slow burn, none longer that 15 pages. While the quick nature works for many of these, a few stories could have benefited from adding a little more plot. Instead they felt like scenes plucked out of a full length novel. Not badly written or unsexy, just not as fully fleshed out as the others.

A few standouts for me were A Place as
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Louise
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Often with this type of book the stories you get are just glorified porn and even more often seem to be virtual carbon copies of stories in other books. I didn't find that with On Fire, instead I found a collection of very hot and more importantly well written short stories.

One or two were not to my taste, but in a compilation that is bound to happen. Many of these stories were enough to make me interested in finding more work by the author. The characters were interesting, the writing was goo
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Megan Hunt
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book

I really enjoyed each of these short stories, lots of hot n sexy scenes along with some sweet romantic moments. Some were more erotic than others, so had a good balance of what id want to read, each were a little bit in each persons lives, some back story with them. Good for some down time reading a quick story.
Pat
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good storyline with likeable characters that pulled me in from the very first page and kept me totally interested until the turn of the very last page!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Tiffany
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a great collection of stories from authors who were mostly new to me. It had a lot of steam. The variety of stories makes sure there is something for everyone. I will be looking for more to read from all the authors who contributed to this set.
*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. This is my honest review.*
BP34
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An anthology of hot and erotic short stories sure to steam up your kindle. Intimate stories of couples that go to the extremes to experience sexual pleasure. Many topics covered from sex toys, being tied up, paranormal adventures, swinging, etc. A wide variety from some of the best erotic authors out there. A well edited group of stories. I received an advance copy and voluntarily chose to review.
Magali
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
It’s a book with 21 short erotic stories. Each one is a different kind of relation ship and whatever the one you choose, it will be hot. Each story is different, so you can read one even if you’ve got only 10mn.
Rexanna Ipock-Brown
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is my first anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. However, it won't be my last. With a host of authors and their interpretation of the theme On Fire, it was like opening a box of chocolates. Some were more to my taste than others, but I sampled them all. Of the twenty one short stories, below are some of my favorites.

Sensitive To The Touch by Donna George Storey had me investing in real silk stockings and loving the fe
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Suzanne
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review, which is posted here:

https://www.heroesandheartbreakers.co...

Overall very well edited, stories are varied and interesting and neither too long or too short.
Alyssa
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
** I was sent an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

4.75 Stars rounded up to 5 stars.

Another awesome collection of erotica edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. I really enjoyed the couple theme throughout the book and the diversity in couples who had been together short-term, long-term, and even in non-conventional relationships. I did find that the stories in the beginning were "hot" and then toward the end is where I really felt the "fire" so I'm glad that the head kept in
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Book-Lovin-Momma
This collection of short, erotic stories was good, but I definitely liked some stories better than others. A few weren't very developed at all, even for a short story. They were steamy and erotic, and a few good stories stood out for me, but I would have liked to see just a little more detail in them overall. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Christina Bowling
An interesting, quick read. Not my favorite, but also good in it's own right. I was gifted an exclusive copy.
Virginie
Great read

I really enjoyed that book. It was hot, and sweet and beautiful. Several short stories, all about love and kindness.
Special mention for "the dance"
SSZ
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was full of erotic short stories. The stories are nice if you're looking for a quick something to heat you up. There were a few with multiple female stories (not really my thing) but all stories were well written & exciting.
SouthernAngel
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for hot, smart, erotica, look no further, as this collection truly lived up to its title by delivering delicious heat on every page. A wide variety from some of the best erotic authors with interesting characters, good writing and believable chemistry. There really is something for everyone's taste.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this collection.
Kerry
Jul 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There is a little sexy for everyone in this collection of short erotic romance stories and some I enjoyed more than others. Most have that steam readers of erotic romances are after but some for me, lacked that heat I was looking for. This is certainly a mixed bag of stories but if you are looking for short and heated, this is a nicely put together collection.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book
Robin Reynolds / October Woman
I don't even remember when I started this book. But when I needed/wanted something quick to read or in between other books I'd read one of two stories at a time. Then the book got set aside and I forgot about it for awhile, until I came across it earlier this week. I think the best story was the one written by Ms. Bussel herself, and I will probably look for some of her other work.
Mary Elizabeth Szigeti
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
On Fire is a collection of erotic romance stories. They are all very short reads and you want more from each book. In fact, calling them books is incorrect. More like samples because of how short they are. Even novella have more in them than these have. Over all, I can say skip this one unless it’s free. Even that, I feel that I want my time back. Heck, I can’t even call these even erotic romance stories. And I am sorry to say that it is
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Laurie Beemer
This book was an anthology of several short stories; full of BDSM , erotic romance, swingers, and vampires. There was a little bit of everything put into this book and it was hot. Just finished reading it to fast.Thank you Netgalley and all the authors for allowing me to read this book and write an honest review.
Tracie Simister
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I gave this Book a rating of 5 ✩’s
Title: On Fire: Erotic Romance Stories
Series: Anthology
Genre: Erotica
Author: Jade A. Waters, Delilah Devlin, Lawrence Westerman, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Angela R. Sargenti, Malin James, Donna George Storey, Tamsin Flowers, Veronica Wilde, A.M. Hartnett, Jacqueline Applebee, Giselle Renarde, Kristina Wright, Corinne A. Silver, Rebecca Croteau, Lynn Townsend, SD Ryan, G.C. Elizabeth, Kay Jaybee, Victoria Blisse, Heidi Champa
Format: Kindle Edition
Published on: July 1
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Tracey
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was just beyond amazing. My favorite kind of erotica has always been under the romance umbrella. You get the sweet and the nasty all rolled into one. Below are my favorite stories:

Sensitive to the Touch by Donna George Storey
-stocking fetish
-loved the relationship and unexpected reaction to the kink

Just Knowing by Kristina Wright
-quickie in the woods
-loved the jealous ex angle, wish this were a full length romance novel

Lily’s Last Stand by Delilah Devlin
-couple finding the spark again
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Connie N.
Thanks to NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a quick read, and it delivers exactly what it advertises. It is a series of short stories, all about various sexual encounters and all very explicit. If you're looking for erotica, this is excellent because there is a wide variety of situations. No two are alike, and I found it fascinating to read about other people's fantasies and fulfillment. There were stories about sex toys or fetishes, including si
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