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A Is For Amour, B Is For Bondage, C Is For Co-Eds and D Is For Dress-Up kick off a new series from Alison Tyler and Cleis Press. From Amour to Zippers, this alphabetical extravaganza of erotic delights features 26 hot volumes of explicit, playful stories. The couples in these stories love to put on a costume and try out a new persona for some playful, amorous fun. Rachel Kramer Bussel shows what happens when a modern girl becomes "Dorothy for the Day," while Bryn Haniver's narrator makes short work of an old prom dress in "Rags to Riches."
A Is For Amour, B Is For Bondage, C Is For Co-Eds and D Is For Dress-Up kick off a new series from Alison Tyler and Cleis Press. From Amour to Zippers, this alphabetical extravaganza of erotic delights features 26 hot volumes of explicit, playful stories. Campus cuties suddenly away from home explore new sexual delights in this charming collection. With stories like "College Reunion" by Andrea Dale and "While She Was Dancing" by Thomas S. Roche, who's got time to study?
Cleis Press's Best Lesbian Erotica and Best Gay Erotica series top best-seller lists across America every year. These books raise and exceed the standards and expectations of readers of erotic fiction with each new edition. Now fans of women's erotica will discover writing that is equally hot, sexy, literate, and thought-provoking in this debut collection. Series editor Marcy Sheiner writes, "A decade after the explosion of women-authored erotica hit the publishing world, the genre has evolved to a sophisticated level of stunning talent and startling sexual honesty." Best Women's Erotica celebrates the sometimes perverse, frequently unconventional, and always compelling work of women writers.
Captures the heart and soul of what's happening behind the bedroom door, where lust, desire, gender, identity, sex work, and politics collide. The best sex journalism of the year in one unforgettable book. Do Jewish girls give better blowjobs? What does it mean to be a modern-day eunuch? Does abstinence-only sex education work? Would you want to work in the pink ghetto or live in the glass closet? How "hung" are African-American men? What happens to a celebrity sex tape star in Iran? Best Sex Writing 2008 answers these questions (and raises many more) as it probes the inner lives of those on the front lines -- political, personal, and cultural -- of lust. From dangerous dildos to professional submissives, the erotic appeal of twins, sex work, pornography and much more, these authors delve into the underbelly of eroticism. Probing stereotypes, truths, and the tricky areas in between, Best Sex Writing 2008 opens the bedroom door and explores the complexity of modern sexuality with thought-provoking, cutting-edge essays and articles.
Best-selling author Violet Blue searched the country and found the most stunning and brave sexual nonfiction writing of the year. Best Sex Writing 2005 includes pieces from more than 20 cutting-edge sex writers, including Michelle Tea, Carol Queen, Annalee Newitz, and Patrick Califia. The author (Ultimate Guide to Fellatio, Ultimate Guide to Cunnlingus, Ultimate Guide to Sexual Fantasy) and erotica editor (Taboo, the Sweet Life series), Violet Blue turns her sights to nonfiction in Best Sex Writing 2005, first in a new series from Cleis Press. With Cleis's trademark sharp, provocative editing and packaging, Best Sex Writing 2005 is destined to become an annual favorite. Best Sex Writing 2005 offers a swirling, multi-colored microcosm of American sexual practices and attitudes. Whether visiting a New York gay sex club, an L.A. escort agency, a Bronx sex ed. class, or a sex workers' enclave south of the border, Violet Blue takes readers on a tour they won't soon forget.
Best Lesbian Erotica 2008 journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by bestselling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the dynamic Sister Spit performer Ali Liebegott, this latest edition of the best-selling lesbian erotica series in America is sensual, inventive, and breathtaking.
Where else but Best Lesbian Erotica can you find a femme vigilante, a virgin baby butch, and a snake charmer jostling for your attention? The salacious stories of Best Lesbian Erotica 2006 will draw you in like honeyed voices from an upstairs room. In Peggy Munson's "Into the Baptismal," two farm girls decide to test their virginity pledges one rainy summer night. Renee Rivera's "Jubilee" describes a classic American rite of passage -- a trip to a trailer brothel in the Nevada desert -- but with a truck full of butch dykes in place of the local boys. In Skian McGuire's "Phoebe's Undercover Bon Voyage," a group of well-equipped tops indulge a friend's cop fetish before she -- a real cop -- goes undercover. And S. Bear Bergman's "Silver Dollar Afternoon" makes it clear that hot, boundary-breaking sex isn't the exclusive province of new love. Guest editor Eileen Myles adds her street smarts and lyrical dynamism to Tristan Taormino's annual powerhouse of riveting girl-girl erotica.
Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. This year's stories are selected by award-winning author Michelle Tea, whose gritty, personal writing has earned her top accolades.
Openly erotic and smart, the stories of Best Gay Romance deliver hope and happy endings. Dale Chase's "The Early Show" describes the tantalizing flirtation of two writers who share an eccentric habit of showing up early to Sunday matinees to enjoy the promising half-dark of the theater. S.J. Frost's "No More Mirages" is a tale of romantic destiny set in a dojo, an oasis of bamboo, white mats, and stone sculptures where an actor, bitter from his last break-up, finds himself drawn to a charismatic sensei. And in Rob Rosen's wonderfully funny "Nudie Blues," a romance writer discovers a hole in his backyard fence and the hunky new neighbor behind it.
Cleis' Best Erotica series is the best-selling gay erotica series in America and with good reason. It sets the standard for erotic writing with searing action and stories that are smart, edgy, authentic, and wickedly inventive. Designed for your reading pleasure, Best Gay Erotica 2009 includes 20 of the hottest, best-written man-to-man sex stories to appear in print this year. Featuring the works of Simon Sheppard, Jeff Mann, Jamie Freeman, Robert Patrick, and more, these down-and-dirty page-turners showcase unique and in-depth characters that reflect gay lives not often found in erotic stories. From casual hook-ups to highly charged street encounters to dark backrooms, the men in this collection all let their lust and passions loose for all to read and enjoy.
The stories in this reissued version of Cara Bruce's popular anthology explore the irresistible lure of the sexual fetish, from leather and lingerie to shoes and shaving accessories. Nearly two dozen of today's top erotica authors feature characters getting in and out of corsets and girdles, cross-dressing, giving or enduring spankings, playing with knives and rubber balls, and engaging in a host of other taboo yet tantalizing activities. Authors include Susie Bright, Alison Tyler, Marcy Sheiner, Thomas Roche, Greg Wharton, Rachel Resnick, and others.
Cleis Press's Best Lesbian Erotica and Best Women's Erotica series top bestseller lists, raising and exceeding the standards and expectations of readers of erotic fiction with each new edition. Now the African-American women's erotica market will discover the same level of literate, provocative sex writing in this debut collection of a new series. Best Black Women's Erotica showcases the hottest, most arousing, and most surprising erotic literature by African-American women writers. Representing a wide range of styles and voices, these 25 new stories offer a steamy assortment of fiction from popular authors such as Valerie Wilson Wesley, Bertise Berry, Tananarive Due, Diane McKinney-Whetstone, Barbara Neely, Renee Swindle, Vernise Berry, Julie Hare, and Terris Grimes, among others.
Ann Bannon was designated the "Queen of Lesbian Pulp" for authoring several landmark novels in the '50s. Unlike many writers of the period, however, Bannon broke through the shame and isolation typically portrayed in lesbian pulps, offering instead characters who embraced their sexuality. With Beebo Brinker, Bannon introduces a butch 17-year-old farm girl newly arrived in Beat-era Greenwich Village.
A Is For Amour, B Is For Bondage, C Is For Co-Eds and D Is For Dress-Up kick off a new series from Alison Tyler and Cleis Press. From Amour to Zippers, this alphabetical extravaganza of erotic delights features 26 hot volumes of explicit, playful stories. A simple leather strap, a shiny pair of handcuffs, a delicate silk scarf, a lover who takes charge. Here Alison Tyler gathers playful fantasies of sexual control and erotic restraint. Featuring such popular erotica writers as Shanna Germain, Mathilde Madden, and Teresa Noelle Roberts, B Is For Bondage is luscious, naughty, and infinitely sexy.
A dazzling collection of profiles and interviews by the preeminent American cultural essayist of our time. In these 39 lively essays and profiles, best-selling novelist and biographer Edmund White draws on his wide reading and his sly good humor to illuminate some of the most influential writers, artists, and cultural icons of the past century: among them, Marcel Proust, Catherine Deneuve, George Eliot, Andy Warhol, André Gide, David Geffen, and Robert Mapplethorpe. Whether he's praising Nabokov's sensuality, or critiquing Elton John's walk ("as though he's a wind-up doll that's been overwound and sent heading for the top of the stairs"), or describing serendipitous moments in his seven-year-long research into the life of Genet, White is unfailingly observant, erudite, and entertaining.
A witty and well-informed guide to strap-on play -- with fun, practical ideas couples can start using tonight! Feeling adventurous? Sex educator and best-selling writer Violet Blue guides readers through the pleasure playground of strap-on sex for heterosexual couples. The wild success of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Men makes it clear that anal sex is hitting the mainstream. Lots of hot women want to strap it on, and their male partners are often happy to oblige. With style and wit, Violet Blue explains pleasure anatomy in men, with ample attention to the prostate gland -- the epicenter to male orgasm that's been called "the male G-spot." Full of crafty ideas on positions, toys, harnesses, role-play scenarios, and reading your partner like a dirty book, The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Strap-On Sex offers a step-by-step guide to making sparks fly. And look, ma! No hands.
Feeling adventurous? In this witty and well-informed consumer guide, best-selling author and sex educator Violet Blue shows couples how to choose and use sex toys to play and explore together -- and have mind-blowing sex. She leads readers through the maze of sex toys on the market, explaining the many options available, including different materials, care and cleaning, and how to see through exaggerated marketing claims. Along the way Violet offers tips on creative usage and ideas for introducing sex toys to a relationship: how to ask your boyfriend to use the blindfold in your bedside drawer or how to surprise your wife with a saucy gift without getting your face slapped (unless that was the point). The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Sex Toys takes a practical, sex-positive approach to pleasure, with plenty of safety advice and a list of websites for savvy online shopping. But why stop with the basics? Care to enact a threesome fantasy with two people? Set up the sexiest lighting for a webcam show? Dream of owning a steel cage dining table for captivating dinner parties? From the tried-and-true to the truly spectacular, you'll find it here in The Adventurous Couple's Guide.
A Is For Amour, B Is For Bondage, C Is For Co-Eds and D Is For Dress-Up kick off a new series from Alison Tyler and Cleis Press. From Amour to Zippers, this alphabetical extravaganza of erotic delights features 26 hot volumes of explicit, playful stories. A Is For Amour begins the series with arousing tales of desire from writers such as Saskia Walker and R. Gay. From Tsaurah Litzky's "Sharing the Love," about a risqué three-way between two partners and their long-time friend, to Le Petit Déjeuner by Jeremy Edwards, where love is blind enough to make Cleveland seem like Paris, these writers show why love makes the world go 'round.
The complete step-by-step guide for both men and women, with a foreword by Mary Roach
A peek into love that comforts and thrives, Every Day Love is filled with stories and experiences that are often overlooked as insignificant. These small moments from the heart of a relationship are actually nothing less than the nuts and bolts of loving. Full of tiny tales of lovers' quarrels, heartaches, and glorious triumphs, this book gives readers snapshots of the loving nuances that transform our differences into common bonds, the small yet noteworthy actions that keep love fresh, every day. In experiencing these small but lovely moments, readers learn from reading Every Day Love? how to avoid pitfalls and celebrate the differences between themselves and their love -- after all, wasn't it curiosity about those differences that piqued your interest in the first place? Proving that it's the delicate pinch of difference that keeps lovers fascinating and fascinated, this book celebrates the effort and determination required to love an imperfect someone. Every Day Love proves that the best part about love is the resolve that keeps it lively.
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -- Anais Nin Looking for the confidence to face life's challenges? Feeling the need for new inspiration and adventure? Do you know what it takes to be really brave? Courage comes by taking action before we are forced to do so. And in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot." Courage, also known as bravery, will, and fortitude, is the ability to confront fear, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, and threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, or discouragement. Authors Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have gone to the front lines of adversity and fear to surface the brave hearts who took action before they were forced to, confronting and overcoming their fears in ways that inspire us all. From world-class athletes to spiritual teachers, to cancer patients, to ordinary people who took extraordinary action to transform their lives, these courage warriors will show you how to turn apprehension into action. Enriched with motivational quotes, expert advice, and power practices, this courage guidebook will show you how to live your life with guts and gusto.
Allen Klein, master of the right quote at the right moment, has gathered his favorite, most inspiring words of wisdom into this treasury of moving and meaningful sayings from around the world that incite readers to live life to the fullest. Readers can take this book on the go to get a quick shot of inspiration at any time, or they can select one quote every day for in-depth thought and meditation. The book's small size makes it ideal to carry in a purse or a bag, or to keep by the computer for those moments of need. However readers choose to use these uplifting and inspiring quotes, they all have the potential to be life-changing. Kipling once said that words are "the most powerful drug used by mankind" -- the words in this book are the prescription readers need to revise their lives. The book features a foreword by Jack Canfield, cocreator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Sex. Drugs. Loud music. Wild costumes. Dazzling light shows. These words can all describe a great rock concert or a hot dance club, but they were also part and parcel of the ancient cultural phenomenon known as the "Mystery religions." In this book, author Christopher Knowles shows how the Mystery religions got a secular reincarnation when a new musical form called rock 'n' roll burst onto the scene. The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll traces the history of the Mysteries -- their rise, their fall, and their survival through long centuries of repression. Knowles shows how the Mysteries prefigured subcultures as diverse as Santeria, Freemasonry, Mardi Gras and even the Holiness churches of the American frontier, and explains exactly how ancient rituals and music found their way to the New World. In the process, The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll traces the development of rock's most popular genres such as punk and heavy metal, and reveals how many of rock's most iconic artists play the same archetypal roles as the ancient gods. You'll see how many of the rituals and customs and even musical styles of our postmodern society have stunning ancient parallels. You'll meet history's first pop
Bringing home baby can be one of the scariest days in a new parent's life. A truly helpful how-to, Blythe Lipman's guide to caring for babies is the perfect resource for first-time parents who wish their new baby came with an instruction manual. Lipman has devoted her life to the gentle art of infant care and offers wise and witty practical advice in this parent-tested, expert-approved book. Filled with invaluable information new parents really need, Lipman includes plenty of true-life stories and guidance to help them through those first nerve-racking months. Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions will have nervous new moms and sleep-deprived dads feeling confident about their parenting skills. Hints on daily routines, sleep patterns, crying, the art and science of diapering, and traveling with a newborn are also provided.
Dr. Linda Clever has developed a do-it-yourself tool kit with The Fatigue Prescription, based on years of medical practice, life experience, and the success of RENEW. Filled with easy self-assessments, informational charts, and sound advice from a physician who healed herself, this book will help you avoid illness, reset priorities, and most importantly, regain your health and happiness. Are you living your to-do list rather than living your life? Many of us run from task to task and are burning the nearly non-existent candle at both ends. We are sleep-deprived, overworked, overwhelmed, and undernourished in body and soul. We slam energy drinks, gnaw energy bars, and constantly drink caffeine to keep going as our adrenal glands struggle to keep up. Most of us are one health crisis away from financial devastation--and yet, we are hurtling towards physical breakdown each over-scheduled day. Our lives demand too much of us; when everything is a priority, this can make us sick and tired. Dr. Clever discovered the personal cost of this lifestyle and has since devoted herself to helping people renew themselves and regain balance in life.