I've been reading Rachel Kramer Bussel's anthologies for some time now. With each volume, I love discovering how the familiar authors will amaze me in new ways, and the new-to-me authors will seduce me with their various captivating voices.
Among the menu of delights in this book is Heidi Champa's "Three Stops Away," which gloriously fulfills the sort of fantasy that I, for one, find irresistible when I hear about "No Pants Subway Rides." Then we have Charlotte Stein, who, as always, provides a vivid, delectable slice of off-kilter sexual adventure that I never could have dreamed of.
In "Ivy League Associates," master of the paradigm shift Donna George Storey once again blows my mind by taking me on an unforgettable interpersonal journey.
K. D. Grace is a dazzling writer whose work I've learned of relatively recently, and her "Muscle Bound" is one of the most arresting portrayals of the body as living erotic art that it's ever been my pleasure to read. The visual arts also feature in "True Colors," by Louisa Harte. Again, I've only recently become familiar with Harte's work, and the sweetness-kissed sensuality of this piece is a fine example of why she's quickly become a name I look for.