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About Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 is published by

Cleis Press in print, ebook and audiobook.

In Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5, award-winning editor

Rachel Kramer Bussel takes readers on an outrageous journey into

the world of female fantasy and desire. These sexy stories offer up

wild, hot, and steamy tales from today’s top authors. You’ll be swept

away by the sexiest business deal ever, break the rules in a future

world where skin-on-skin contact is forbidden, and discover the art

of getting off by phone sex.


From threesomes to mermaid sex, fetishes, sex parties, and much

more, these authors steam up the pages with tales of trysts, love,

and lust where nothing is held back. If you’re looking to escape

from the everyday and discover what happens when women are

ready to get totally outrageous, this book is for you.

With new stories by beloved authors including Joanna Angel,

Balli Kaur Jaswal, CD Reiss, Sierra Simone, and Sabrina Sol,

along with newcomers to the genre, you’ll savor every sizzling page.

Table of contents:

Introduction: Totally Outrageous in Every Way


Terms Sierra Simone

Just Inappropriate Alexa J. Day

At the Pleasure of the President Sabrina Sol

Outlaws Angel Leigh McCoy

Nymph and Satyr Justine Elyot

After Midnight Balli Kaur Jaswal

Frosting Kathleen Delaney-Adams

Dirty Girls Always Go to Heaven Lee Minxton

If the Ocean Loretta Black

Something New Emerald

The Summer of 1669 Jayne Renault

Broken Thing Fixed Anna Mia Hansen

One Interpretation Stella Harris

Peripheral Voyeurism A. Zimmerman

Dancing with Myself Quinn LeStrange

Vintage Treasures Angora Shade

Sheer Pleasure A. Z. Louise

The First Moment I Saw You Caridad Piñeiro

The King’s Return CD Reiss

One Last Gang Bang Joanna Angel

Spin Lauren Emily

Introduction: Totally Outrageous in Every Way


If you’re ready for some outrageous sex, you’ve come to the right place. For Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5, I asked authors to get as wild and over-the-top as they could. They delivered hot fantasies and incredibly arousing tales they delivered achieved those ends in ways that went far beyond my expectations.


We start out with a business negotiation that takes a turn I imagine isn’t an everyday occurrence in your office (though lucky you if it is!) in “Terms,” by Sierra Simone, before turning to a special kind of dirty talk in “Just Inappropriate,” by Alexa J. Day. Then Sabrina Sol brings us a spin on the Oval Office that’s totally steamy in

“At the Pleasure of the President.”


The twist in the futuristic “Outlaws,” by Angel Leigh McCoy, offers a striking take on the power of the written

word and the need for intimate human contact, while “Nymph and Satyr,” by Justine Elyot, will likely have you wanting to visit an art museum very soon.


When you call a phone sex line, who’s the woman working on the other end? What are her fantasies, dreams, and desires? These are some of the questions best-selling author Balli Kaur Jaswal explores in “After Midnight” (and

if you haven’t read her novel, Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, it’s a fabulous story). For a sweet and definitely dirty spin on workplace lust, “Frosting,” by Kathleen Delaney-Adams, takes us on a lesbian sex fest in a cupcake bakery that will have you licking your lips.


In Lee Minxton’s “Dirty Girls Always Go tTo Heaven,” Laney shows Erik what happens to “boys who tease” (spoiler alert: a very hot activity that’s a popular sexual fantasy).


Those with a mermaid fetish or who are curious about how mermaids get it on will adore the beautifully written

“If the Ocean,” by Loretta Black. Then Emerald gives us “Something New” as a couple turns from monogamy to a different way of expressing themselves sexually. Travel back in time to “The Summer of 1669” in Jayne Renault’s story of forbidden love and desire.


In Anna Mia Hansen’s moving “Broken Thing Fixed,” Sigrid helps Bjorn, while helping herself as well, while in “One Interpretation,” by Stella Harris, a professor gets an unexpected visitor who turns her approach to teaching,

and sex, on its head.


In A. Zimmerman’s kinky “Peripheral Voyeurism,” Claire attends a BDSM party with Ryan and pushes herself and her obedience. An exhibitionist discovers the thrill of showing off, naked, in “Dancing wWith Myself,” by Quinn LeStrange.


Anyone who’s ever been through the agony and the ecstasy of moving will appreciate the sexy thrill that’s

uncovered in “Vintage Treasures,” by Angora Shade.


In “Sheer Pleasure,” by A. Z. Louise, “enby princex” Billie discovers the scintillating allure of a certain type of

sexy clothing that changes everything.


In “The First Moment I Saw You,” prolific romance novelist Caridad Piñeiro puts a very hot spin on instant attraction.


Popular erotic romance novelist CD Reiss gives us “The King’s Return,” in which an estranged couple discovers

that the power of BDSM still binds them—with a twist.


To round out this collection, we’ve upped the ante on the outrageousness, with a ripped-from-real-life tale from award-winning porn star and director Joanna Angel, “One Last Gang Bang,” and another portrait of a specific subculture, the world of aerialists, in the lesbian public sex extravaganza “Spin,” by Lauren Emily.


As I hope I’ve made clear, there are many ways to be outrageous on display here, sometimes literally, sometimes with more nuanced approaches. All of these stories, though, have characters who are anything but prim and

demure. They sometimes have to overcome hurdles, internal and external, to pursuing sexual pleasure, but when

they do, they find themselves relishing the kind of bliss they crave.


I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I did. Please keep in touch by emailing me at

to share your favorites and what you’d like to see in future volumes, and visit to learn more

about the series.


Rachel Kramer Bussel

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Praise for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5:

"Ranging from contemporary to historical, playful to kinky, and realistic to fantastical, the 21 stories in this spicy anthology are unified only by their focus on female pleasure...There’s a flavor or two for any erotica fan in this wide-ranging sampler." 

-- Publishers Weekly

"Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend, or a gift for a 'friend,' Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 hits all the right spots for showing some V-Day love. Featuring stories by beloved erotica authors and newcomers alike, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel has put together the steamiest tales sure to suit all areas of interest." -- LA Weekly

"In this anthology there are stories for everyone. There are slow burns and there are quick sexual connections. If you enjoy erotica or are looking for something a bit steamier in your romantic readings this anthology is something that you should make sure to check out." --Nerdy Girl Express


"Once again, Best Women's Erotica of the Year brings the heat, tension, love, lust, and emotion. The stories are varied and yes, outrageous, in the very best way. Go over the top with this steamy read!" —Megan Hart, NYT bestselling author of Flying


"Enticing, adventurous, and full of surprises, this book will knock your metaphorical socks off – and, quite possibly, everything else." —August McLaughlin, host and creator of Girl Boner® podcast


“Rachel Kramer Bussel did it again! And her fifth collection of naughty tales may be the most provocative yet – they’re seductive, spicy, and deliciously scandalous. Each naughty adventure dazzles and sizzles with sexy good fun!" —Autumn Bardot, author of Legends of Lust and Confessions of a Sheba Queen

"The collection shows off a variety of writing styles and fantasies. Readers will find inspiration to warm their hearts (and other parts). A splendid blend of quotidian eroticism and fantastical filth.”—Allison Moon, sex educator, author, Girl Sex 101

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