- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Cleis Press (Dec 28 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1627782222
- ISBN-13: 978-1627782227
- Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 2.5 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 304 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #202,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Big Book of Submission Volume 2: 69 Kinky Tales Paperback – Dec 28 2017
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"Just because 'something for everyone' is an advertising cliche, doesn't mean it isn't true. The variety of stories in the book was quite impressive…The Big Book of Submission Volume 2 does not disappoint." --Ms. Morgan Thorne
"Edited by erotica maven Bussel, this title delivers a stunning array of authors, characters, play partnerships, and power dynamics... A standout contribution to the ever-increasing subgenre of BDSM erotic fiction. Highly recommended." --Library Journal, Starred Review
"Prolific editor Bussel (Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Vol. 3) fans out an inclusive array of sexual submissions in 69 succinct stories featuring people of diverse racial backgrounds and genders in various pairings and groupings, with the welcome addition of a few older characters as well. Zodian Gray's tender "Goombay Lover" features a Bahamian narrator and prose reminiscent of 1930s noir. In Angela R. Sargenti's "The Old-Fashioned Way," a female dominant helps an unhappy wife turn the tables on her duplicitous husband, who's desperate for punishment. "Roped In" by Adrea Kore introduces a sweetly naive narrator to the "seductive slither" of shibari rope bondage. A dreamlike seagoing fantasy in Dr. J.'s "Lashed" explores the deep artistic intimacy of being bound. Anna Sky's standout "Imago" lyrically explores tattooing, and Giselle Renarde's "We Are Magic" stuns with fresh, unexpected twists. Readers will be very satisfied by this erotic buffet." --Publishers Weekly, (Jan. 2018)
About the Author
Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New Jersey-based author, editor, blogger, and event organizer. She writes widely about sex, dating, books, pop culture, feminism, and body image and has written for numerous print and online publications, including BUST, the Daily Beast, DAME, Elle.com, Fortune.com, the Frisky, Gothamist, the Hairpin, Harper's Bazaar, Inked, Jezebel, and many others. She has edited 60+ anthologies including The Big Book of Orgasms and contributed to over 100 anthologies, including Susie Bright's Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006. She also edits the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series and conducts erotic-reading and writing workshops worldwide and has presented, spoken, and taught at conferences including Dark Odyssey and the Erotic Authors Association. Rachel holds a bachelor's degree in political science and women's studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
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Ropes, Subs, and Doms, kinks big and small, and desire across the spectrum are covered in this book and these short little pieces really do get the job done. All of the stories are a fantastic primer for newbies and a sultry enough for those with lots of experience. Cleis press does it again! If you loved Big Book of Submission Volume 1 then you need to get your hands on Big Book of Submission
In “Chased By The Wolf” by Mischa Eliot, the submissive woman wears a bunny costume sent to her by her dominant to attend “The Predators And Prey Ball” at the local zoo. Eliot describes the zoo and nighttime chase of the participants so expertly that I felt like I was there. When the dominant finally catches his submissive, she is “scooped up and carried off.” He then brings her to his home where she says: “He bathed me and petted me until I begged for more.” He then teases her, making her wait. They don’t even have sex in this story, and there is not one sexually explicit term, yet it is so sexy and a complete turn-on!
“Roped In” by Adrea Kore is about “Shibari” which is a Japanese erotic rope bondage practice. Kore’s skillful description of the character’s experience with the rope’s feel of release and tension while it snakes around her body is concurrently described with the tension and suspense that builds up throughout the storyline. The Shibari practice, which she is introduced to at a workshop, is completely new to her. Kore relays to us in the beginning that a rope is involved. This immediately conjures up images of a rough, beige-colored rope. We learn that this is not the case and that the rope is red and silky, and the male Shibari instructor says: “Rope has its own intuitive intelligence. It responds to different bodies in different ways.” It turns out that Kore’s character is VERY responsive to the rope! She submits to it and, in a sense, to all the people involved in the workshop who are watching which is very erotic!
“Metamorphoses” by Emmanuelle de Maupassant is a very sexy story about a young female librarian’s assistant and the headmaster of the school. We are initially introduced to the main librarian, an older woman, who hired this assistant and claims she made a good choice in hiring the young woman because she is so helpful. She says that she has even offered to close up the library for her for the third night in a row. Little does she know that the headmaster has been “servicing” the young assistant after hours by having her climb up the bookshelves while she reads to him as he slowly undresses her. Apparently, this is a new sexual awakening for her. While he prepares to pleasure her, she assures herself that she is still, indeed, herself: “Apple of her father’s eye, church on Sundays, doesn’t stay out late. She’s a good girl, isn’t she?” It is the young woman who submits in this story, but then again, she is the one who is being focused on and is the one receiving the pleasure. So even though he is enjoying her submission, it seems he is submitting to her more than she is to him!
Dr. J’s “Lashed” takes place on a sailing ship at sea. This very hot and sensual story is revealed to us as the female co-captain describes the male captain: “Nelson had always taken care of me, my well-being, my safety. But today he expressed a need.” His need consists of undressing her and giving her a flimsy gauze to wear, tying her up to a pole on the boat while she faces the bow of the boat, and he takes pictures of her. As he snaps the photos, she feels consumed by the ocean and at one with it. Feeling her arousal grow, she says: “The ocean whispered to me. ‘You are his. Submit.’”
This collection also contains hardcore BDSM material, but it is never run of the mill. The stories are complex, and there truly is something for everyone here. Each story is well thought out and not written merely as a device to get off. While so much erotica focuses more on what men want to read (or what women writers and women readers think men want them to read and also want from them regarding sex in general), these stories are more truthful. I would recommend “The Big Book Of Submission Volume 2” to any reader of erotic fiction: male, female, feminist, and hardcore BDSM advocate.
The thing that I really enjoyed about the book was the diversity of it, which should be obvious because of the fact that it features multiple authors, but the diversity doesn’t stop at writing style but it continues with the characters and the stories told. The roles of submissive and dominant alternate between female and male, some stories are more hardcore BDSM while others are sexy without actually describing a sexual act I truly believe it contains something for everyone I personally enjoyed every single one of the stories even if some were not what I usually read.