cover image Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Vol. Two

Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Vol. Two

Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Cleis, $18.95 trade paper (260p) ISBN 978-1-62778-302-6

Bussel (editor, the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series) sets hearts racing with this anthology of 19 expertly selected BDSM stories. There’s enough variety among these red-hot tales to please any erotica fan, from the role-playing threesome in Veronique Veritas’s “Escape” and the pantyhose fetish featured in Trystan Kent’s “The Lash of a Thousand Wolfords,” to more intense kink, like knife play in Rebecca E. Blanton’s “Day 730” and age play in Evan Mora’s “Headspace.” Standouts include Posy Churchgate’s “Dark Dreams,” in which a newbie to kink is tutored online by a popular BDSM writer; Dr. J’s “A Constructed Threesome,” about a polyamorous couple celebrating their anniversary with bondage at a construction site; Elna Holst’s “Leather-Bound,” featuring a gay bibliophile celebrating her 40th birthday with sex in a library; Page Chase’s “Back in the Saddle,” which sees an athlete recovering from a bike crash in a decidedly unusual fashion; and Sonja E. DeWitt’s “Ballad of Desire and Saccharine Melodies,” about a musician whose piano performance gets a sexy edge from an unexpected source. Readers are sure to feel the heat. (Feb.)