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Best Lesbian Erotica: 20th Anniversary Edition

Cleis. Feb. 2016. 224p. ed. by . ISBN 9781627781541. pap. $16.95. EROTICA
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OrangeReviewStarThis 20th anniversary edition of the series soars with 17 powerful f/f offerings that stand out from the crowd. Edited by Green, the anthology entails plenty of sexy first-time hookups, peppered with established couples and their raunchy routines. Rose de Fer's "Dust" packs poetic grit and sensuality into lonely Alice's otherworldly encounter with a beautiful hitchhiking stranger, while young couple Jesse and Asher explore their voracious sexual appetites and Jesse's nascent dominant side in Sinclair Sexsmith's piping hot "Luscious and Wild." Other highlights include Jean Roberta's eccentric "Tears from Heaven," in which Dr. Athena Chalkdust lavishes young submissive protégé Didrick Bent with pain and pleasure after an incident of animal neglect. In "Mirror, Mirror," Frankie Grayson's protagonist finds dormant carnal pleasures awoken by the voyeuristic tendencies of her alluring look-alike. D.L. King doesn't disappoint with "Hot Blood," a sexy supernatural vignette in which gruff mechanic Van spots a potential packmate in a gorgeous redhead whose car breaks down, while Anna Watson's playful "Easy" recounts a woman with a unique "talent" for finding an electric current in even the slightest of sensations, culminating in her orgasmic experience during a drag king performance.
VERDICT The powerful stories range widely in content, kink, plot, and pairings but are uniform in their high quality and ability to craft engaging erotic tales with few words.

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