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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press; 1 edition (March 16 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573442690
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573442695
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #590,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rachel Kramer Bussel's done it again; brought us a delightful collection of slightly twisted, but always hot little stories. These companion books delve into the shadows of dominance and submission, from a male and female point of view. Dominance and or submission are mind-sets; when want and desire meet the right amount of need and forcefulness it is indeed like "coming home." The stories in these two books speak also to the mental and emotional aspects that are involved in these types of relationships. We may not understand why we need to be caned, or to wield the whip ourselves, we just know that we do and that the resulting heated backside or stinging palm leaves us breathless with want. Even though release and orgasm is the expected end result, it is the controlled journey we take to get there that is the key.

M. Christian writes in "In Control" (He's on Top)

"I kept it on for a mental beat of ten. Not long, but long enough. I released it, keeping my hand on her shoulder. It always hurts so much worse coming off than it does coming on."

The protagonist adds a companion clip, and then beats a chopstick staccato between the two excruciatingly pinched nipples. He controls her pain, when she comes, and how she comes.

In N.T. Morely's "Room 2201" (She's on Top) Marshall returns to Mistress Caroline, seeking exactly what he says he does not want. He says that he can and will do anything, as long as Caroline does not arrange to have him taken; unfortunately for Marshall Armand is already waiting for him. It is not only the pending act itself that makes Marshall hard in anticipation; it is the anticipation of being forced to do something he doesn't want to do that keeps him that way.
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Having read a few books from Bussel, my expectations were high. This one exceeded them. Every short story covers different aspect of BDSM with a bit of fetish in them. If your couple enjoys some 'playing' at times, this book has several stories that could spice up your playtime. I am nearing the last third of the book and I am already sad it is not longer! I highly recommend it!
Be careful though. If you have a shoe or foot fetish the cover is misleading; so far not one shoe or foot worship story 2/3 into the book.
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Stories range from low grade dominance to more severe (some will cringe when they read or close the book). It is nice to see a range of stories, to show the levels of dominant behaviours... we are not all alike.

If teasing your lover, making him wait, tying his hands, or more extreme acts make your skin shiver, then there is a story for you in here.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x986d14f8) out of 5 stars She's On Top sizzles! May 23 2007
By Matt Masterman - Published on
Format: Paperback
She's On Top is a collection of stories showcasing women in a dominant erotic role with men as their subservients. Despite great advancements in

our social development, our culture is still permeated with sexism and misogyny. That being the case, a book of stories about women taking the lead in the bedroom (and elsewhere) is a refreshing treat. The collection sizzles with promise and potential and fulfills it all in a big way. Much credit to editor Rachel Kramer Bussel for assembling such a fantastic group of stories.

Among my favorites:

Saskia Walker's "The Inner Vixen" describes a very private encounter that unfolds in a very public place. A submissive man senses the

heroine's long to dominate even before she does, and guides her with himself as the offering on the altar of her superiority. With his help, she sheds her chrysalis of conventionality and becomes a radiant (and

whip-wielding) butterfly.

"Working Late" by Andrea Dale is an extremely hot story about sex over webcams that ends with a mind-blowing twist worthy of The Twilight Zone.

The editor's own "His Just Rewards" shows a heroine who can't physically

overpower her larger, stronger partner but more than compensates with

intelligence, erotic cunning and sheer force of will.

"Room 2201" by N.T. Morley explores just how far a man will go to prove

his subservience to his domme. He consents to being ravaged by another man purely so she can have the pleasure of watching.

Teresa Noelle Roberts' "Mark of Ownership" is a wistfully poignant tale of

two lovers who must part and never see each other again - and gives new erotic meaning to the phrase "something to remember me by".

Lovely "Waiting for Me" by MinaRose portrays a dominant wife and submissive husband team who use their sexual dynamic as a salve for the

frustrations of daily life.

My absolute favorite story in She's On Top is Lisette Ashton's "Victoria's

Hand." Set in London in 1890, the story is a small masterpiece of erotic

surprises in which a young woman is proposed to by an earnest young

gentleman. He finds the tables turned on him when this "proper" young

maid shows him exactly who will be in charge of their potential relationship. "Victoria's Hand" ends beautifully with a wicked

laugh-out-loud punch line.

All in all, She's On Top is a fantastic collection. I am excited to read

its companion volume, HE'S ON TOP: Erotic Stories of Male Domination and

Female Submission, also edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel (ISBN: 1573442704)
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x986d14ec) out of 5 stars Playful and downright nasty! March 21 2007
By Ally - Published on
Format: Paperback
Yay! A collection of female domination stories that women (and men) can actually read without rolling their eyes! As a woman who likes to be "on top," I'm always in search of fresh reading material for entertainment as well as new ideas for playtime. Many women prefer stories that don't just cater to the usual male-centered cliche' Femme Domme fantasies, but are still every bit as nasty, and this book fits the bill. Rachel Kramer Bussel has chosen modern pieces that avoid the porno pitfalls, and that will appeal to both men and women, curious types and seasoned players alike. And since it's all about female dominance, no more skipping around from story to story looking for something of interest.

"She's on Top" is a fun and wild read with a variety of play styles and personalities represented. I especially enjoyed the dominatrix piece, and the cover photo is gorgeous - inspirational in and of itself! Now where did I put my 6" stilettos and male submissive again?
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x987dba8c) out of 5 stars Something to please all of her! April 9 2007
By Flora Fling - Published on
Format: Paperback
Rachel Kramer Bussel uses her editor's talents (yet again) to piece together a great collection of stories about female dominance in "She's on Top." Its not the typical, obvious stories of dominance, there is something for everyone. Storylines range from food fetish domination to a story set in 1890's. Its hot!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x987a1eac) out of 5 stars Eye opening erotica Nov. 3 2007
By Andrea Bales - Published on
Format: Paperback
Fantastic stuff. I'm not a fully fledged practising exponent of the BDSM, more of an armchair enthusiast really, but I'm tempted to try some of these red hot ideas out on my husband. Loved the book and it deserves five stars. Have a look at Rachel's other sizzling book, He's on top. And Suzie Van Aartman's100 Percent Erotica will also get your underwear steaming.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9888f2dc) out of 5 stars Fantastically sexy April 4 2007
By Jezabel Montrose - Published on
Format: Paperback
What is there to say? Rachel Kramer Bussel is at it at again! With She's On Top, whether the reader is a top novice, a shy submissive, or a bonafied bottom, this book has it covered with stories from all walks of life (no pun intended.) Some are funnier than others, while many are straight-up serious about the sub-culture of female dominace, either way, this book is a clear, sexy look at the art of women on top.

I can't tell you how much this book is both entertaining and educational. What's not to like about female dominance anyway?

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