From Publishers Weekly
Queen, author of erotic fiction (The Leather Daddy and the Femme
) and co-owner of San Francisco women's sex shop Good Vibrations, serves up a steamy collection of BDSM fiction (an efficient way to refer to the "complex tangle of pleasures" that includes bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism). In Charlie Anders's "Transfixed, Helpless, and Out of Control: Election Night 2004," a woman drives her latest conquest into a sexual and emotional frenzy with whips, nipple clamps and predictions of a Republican future ("Are you ready to be cavity searched by Homeland Security?"). In Marcy Sheiner's X-rated take on the Cinderella story, "Down in the Cinders," Cinderella really, really
likes her housework—and won't marry her prince until he learns to be a dom. Queen (who "went to grad school and got a Ph.D. in sexology so she could impart more realistic detail to her smut") offers a possibly autobiographical glimpse into her own sexual awakening ("Becoming the Goddess"), while Shawna Kenney submits a section of I Was a Teenage Dominatrix
, in which she forges a new, and surprisingly innocent, friendship. Kinky delights, not for the faint of heart. (Dec.)
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