Summary

Featuring erotic stories by Carol Queen, Stephen Elliott, Sera Gamble, and Rachel Kramer Bussell.
In Best American Erotica, Volume 13, Bright chooses stories that toy with the most sexually charged and fearless writing of the year.
Included in this collection:


"Coyote Woman Discovers Email" by Gaea Yudron
"Every Good Boy Deserves Favors" by L. Elise Bland
"The End" by James Williams
Excerpt from Brass by Helen Walsh
"Under the House" by Lynn Freed
"Heartbeats" by Sidney Durham
"Drunkie's Surprise" by Kweli Walker
"Fairgrounds" by Peggy Munson
"Beatings R Me" by Mr. Sleep
"Ukiyo" by Donna George Storey
"Grifter" by Carol Queen
"Fifteen Minutes" by Gwen Masters
"The End" by Rachel Kramer Bussel
"Granny Pearls" by Salome Wilde
"High Risk" by Bob Vickery
"Stalin's Mustache" by Will Heinrich
"Bad Education" by Stephen Elliott
"The Clay Man" by Sera Gamble
"The Sound" by Maxine Chernoff
"Paradise City" by Bianca James
"The Nasty Kind Always Are" by Steve Almond
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2006.
Introduction ©2006 Susie Bright; (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Abiline on 27-09-10

It didn't move me!

This collection did not live up to it's title. The majority of the stories were pretty dull and uninspired. I found few erotic moments.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 04-04-07

Worth a listen

The stories told in this audiobook are different than other erotica I have read or to which I have listened. Not your typical Penthouse letters, which can get repetitive and predictable. While I did not find all of the stories erotic, they did keep my attention because they were well told and different.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Leiza on 24-12-06

Erotic Feast

Nourishment for the erotic imagination is hard to find. What commonly passes for the expression of sexuality is so narrow in its range--lacking for example women's voices--that instead of feeding the erotic imagination, it starves it. This collection, on the other hand, is a cornucopia. The stories portray a broad range of sexual expression with a richness and spice that made me dang horny.

The characters and story lines, by going beyond the usual confines (regarding, for instance, age, class, and heritage), sometimes tantalize and disturb, often titillate, and sometimes all of these at once. I loved letting my erotic mind wander to the places envisioned by each unique writer. By vsiting these places, safely in the imagination, land of infinite possibilities, I expanded my understanding of the erotic and of myself, and got an erotic feast that left me with the delicious taste of forbidden fruit.

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