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About the series

The Best Women's Erotica of the Year series features erotic stories by and about women and is published by Cleis Press and edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 and Volume 2 are out now from Cleis Press in print, ebook and audiobook. Volume 3 will be published in December 2017, and Volume 4 will be published in December 2018. The series was started by Cleis Press in 2000 with Best Women's Erotica, and switched to volume numbers after Best Women's Erotica 2015.


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Volume 2 table of contents


Introduction: Getting Naked by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Performance Jordan Monroe 


Taste Jocelyn Bringas 


Wordless Surrender Janelle Reston 


A Hint of Lime Vierra Lai 


On His Knees Eve Pendle 


At The End of the World Winter Blair 


The House on Orchard Melina Greenport 


Teacher Appreciation Stella Watts Kelley 


On The Calendar Kate Sebastian 


Another Way to Start a Fire Kristy Harding 


Mind Control Violet R. Jones


Brick Dust Kay Jaybee


Beautiful Broken Things Garnell Wallace 


Like Lights in the Northern Sky Dorianne 


Serious Faces Ella Dawson


Her Best Corrine A. Silver 


On Some Maps, But Not on Others Annabeth Leong 


Star Bright Cela Winter 


Cigarro Tarde Abigail Ekue 


Phone Call, Three a.m. T.C. Mill 


Volcano Nights Josie Jordan

About Volume 2:

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2, gives us fierce female passion, timeless love, and lustful encounters that are guaranteed to fill you with utter delight. Edited by the award winning Rachel Kramer Bussel, these sexy stories about women on the prowl span the globe, traveling from Peru to the Bahamas and beyond in pursuit of pleasure. Learn why "Teacher Appreciation" is so special, what sex is like "At the End of the World," and explore some very explosive "Volcano Nights." These unforgettable erotic tales by the top authors in the genre as well as newcomers will arouse and thrill readers looking for a hot time between the pages.

Volume 1 table of contents




A New Canvas Tara Betts


Demimonde Valerie Alexander


Ophelia the Second Jade A. Waters


Revisiting Youth J. Crichton and H. Keyes


Date Night D.R. Slaten


Flying Solo Rachel Kramer Bussel


Drawn by Nic Heidi Champa


The Ropes Elise King


Starstruck Lazuli Jones


The Altar of Lamented Toys Jessica Taylor


Matilda’s Secret L. Marie Adeline


Scents & Sexuality Doriana Chase


Alvin’s Night Elizabeth Coldwell


Enter Me Tabitha Rayne


The Wolf at His Door Deborah Castellano


Out of the Ordinary Rose P. Lethe


Lighting the Pyre Theda Hudson


Restitution Ria Restrepo


The Carnalarium Rose Caraway


Waiting to Pee Amy Butcher


Two Doms for Dinner Dorothy Freed


The Assistant Tiffany Reisz

About Volume 1:

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 1, edited by award-winning author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, delivers risky, romantic, heart-pounding thrills. Featuring a diverse range of characters, sexualities and scenarios, these 22 steamy stories revel in erotic adventure, from the sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of longtime lovers. Women learn "The Ropes," get "Starstruck" and dine with "Two Doms for Dinner." Penned by beloved authors such as L. Marie Adeline and Tiffany Reisz along with newcomers to the genre, these sexy encounters will give you plenty of fantasy fodder to last all year long.

Free excerpts


Click on the story titles to read free sexy excerpts from "The Assistant" by Tiffany Reisz and "Matilda's Secret" by L. Marie Adeline and "Two Doms for Dinner" by Dorothy Freed and "Restitution" by Ria Restrepo and "Starstruck" by Lazuli Jones and "Enter Me" by Tabitha Rayne and "Demimonde" by Valerie Alexander (second excerpt here) and "Scents & Sexuality" by Doriana Chase. Free erotica story: "Flying Solo" by Rachel Kramer Bussel.


Listen to audiobook narrator Rose Caraway read these sexy stories on her podcast! Click on the titles below:


"The Carnalarium" by Rose Caraway


"Two Doms for Dinner" by Dorothy Freed


"Ophelia the Second" by Jade A. Waters


"Flying Solo" by Rachel Kramer Bussel

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