Saturday, November 5, 2011

Review -- Women in Lust

These lusty women enjoy a rough and wild romp. Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, the anthology Women in Lust plunges headfirst into spanking, multiple partners and switching genders. For me with erotic writing, it’s not about the gender of the individual but the overall person, and I enjoy anthologies that embrace this diversity.

The collections kicks off with Portia Da Costa’s “Naughty Thoughts,” which immediately asks, “Are you having those naughty thoughts again, you bad girl?” Oh, yes, baby … I am! And it only gets better from there. Aimee Pearl’s “Her, Him and Them” tells the storyline right in the title, but in a much better way.

Justine Elyot’s “The Hard Way” proves to be pure fun. When Detective Blake gets transferred, that gives an in to some personal interaction with lawyer Ellen (You know those sex harassment laws against intermixing business and pleasure.). All that charged sexual energy built up over time, until that opening outlet. And boy, do they do some hot role playing.

You know how incestuous the erotic romance industry is? After a fair amount of time, we all end up in bed together, err, I mean in an anthology together. Justine visited previously and talked about her short story in the Seducing the Myth anthology, for more information, check out her post, Which Myth)   

Finally, we must highlight “Hot for Teacher,” which was written by the anthology’s editor, Rachel Kramer Bussel. The sizzling tale explores a divorcee’s return to college, and her crush for her younger professor. When he invites her to his office hours to crunch some numbers, she shows up, sans panties. Let’s just say that it’s a well-lived fantasy come true.

Looking for a little bit of Lust to keep you warm this winter? Check it out.

Women in Lust blurb:

Lust is urgent, overpowering, and potent. While in real life readers may not always act every time desire calls, in fiction, they can abandon the safety of propriety to seek out lust and sex wherever they find them. The characters in Women in Lust may vary in the objects of their lust, and how they go about acting on it, but what connects them is that pure impulse for a lover. Sometimes he is someone she knows well, a boyfriend or a husband; in other stories, he is a stranger, and is desirable precisely because he represents the unknown. Whether watching a lover playing guitar, going out for a smoke or simply engaging in a chance encounter, these women seize the opportunities presented to them, and savor the lovers who teach them about themselves, helping open them up to new sensual possibilities.


“Naughty Thoughts” Portia Da Costa
“Guess” Charlotte Stein
“Her, Him, and Them” Aimee Pearl

“Bayou” Clancy Nacht

“Smoke” Elizabeth Coldwell

“Bite Me” Lucy Hughes

“Ride a Cowboy” Del Carmen

“Queen of Sheba” Jen Cross

“Hot for Teacher” Rachel Kramer Bussel

“Unbidden” Brandy Fox

“Something to Ruin” Amelia Thornton

“Guitar Hero” Kin Fallon

“Ode to a Masturbator” Aimee Herman

“Orchid” Jacqueline Applebee

“Cherry Blossom” Kayar Silkenvoice

“Rain” Olivia Archer

“The Hard Way” Justine Elyot

“Strapped” K.D. Grace

“Beneath My Skin” Shanna Germain

“Comfort Food” Donna George Storey

For more information, visit Women in Lust


  1. Big smile from me - so thrilled that you enjoyed the book, and my story.

    I hope we get between the covers together again sometime ;).

  2. My pleasure, Justine! It's such a fun title for the anthology. Hope it does well!