Synopses & Reviews
The Most Daring Erotica of the Year
From sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of long-time lovers, Best Women’s Erotica 2014 delivers risky, romantic stories for your reading pleasure.
This year's extraordinary collection is a glorious celebration of the finest and friskiest female erotic fiction today. In Valerie Alexander’s “Monsoon Season,” a gorgeous hunk begs to be groomed as a sub by his hard-to-get lover. A new couple with just the right toy discovers each other’s true desires after a few dates in the playful “Revealing” by Ruby Ryder. Laura Antoniou’s masterful “Blame Spartacus” explores how strong men will serve an even stronger woman, and beg for it. Artfully curated by Oprah’s porn pundit Violet Blue, these stories evoke the sensations of falling in lust and the electrifying thrills of sexual passion.
"Many varieties of desire are on offer here, all united by the fact that the heroines of each story are intelligent women enjoying the discovery of their sexuality. Violet Blue has been editing this annual anthology for ten years and knows how to pleasure her readers with stories that show the limitless possibilities of what women want from their sex lives."
"Short stories that get the blood pumping and ramp your excitement up!"
Hanging off the Wire
"Best Womens Erotica 2014 is written by women, for women, and there are some very interesting ideas explored in this book which are sure to inspire new sexual fantasies for the reader."
Cara Sutra, reviewed by Ali's Additions
"Best Womens Erotica 2014 is a tremendous sampler of what erotica has to offer: from the kinky to the creative to the downright funny. As is true of only the best anthologies, there is something here for everyone."
"If your only experience with erotica is that certain trilogy,” you deserve better. Pick up this collection (or, really, any of the previous nine volumes), because you wont be able to put it down. Except to, well, you know."
City Book Review
"Keeps you entertained all the way through to the end."
"This book truly does represent some of the best erotica for women that is out there at the moment."
"With seventeen hot encounters this book is packed full of erotic sex and passion."
"While the standards are always high at Cleis Press, each installment of Best Womens is, arguably, the cream of the cream, so when I say that Best Womens Erotica 2014 is one of the strongest in recent years, this is no small thing."-- Malin James
"Varied and fascinating, Violet Blue's latest anthology enthralls arouses."
"This anthology has womens pleasure at its core; it has everything I could want in an erotic anthology, and even then it surprised me."
"The variety offered by Best Womens Erotica 2014 makes it great to begin exploring and discovering and a great place to return for experienced readers."
"The stories are wild and the writing is goodwhat more can we ask for?"
Reviews by Amos Lassen
"If you're looking for two or three hours of stimulation, I recommend this book highly. Both Ms. Blue and Cleis Press are known for producing high quality anthologies."
"Brought to us by Violet Blue, an author, video blogger and sexpert who's made quite the name for herself in the world of erotica, this collection is all about what women want. The 18 sexy stories (all written by women) cover every sexy scenario you never knew you were into, from fantasy to fetishes."
"Every story has one thing in commonas Violet Blue herself says, 'a woman is at the center of every pleasure.'...When erotica is made for women, there is a nervousness that it will be very gentle. Not so with this collectionthe desires range from deliciously vanilla to spiced with kink....It's an anthology that will expand your palette... and your mind."
Romantic Readers and Writers Association
"If you like tantalizing and titillating stories this anthology is full of them. Those two sexy words describe the stories in this book. Eighteen stories that paint wondrous pictures of so many different places and different adventures, so full of likes and even loves.These stories are well written and pull readers into their worlds. I enjoyed many of the characters and their stories. BEST WOMEN'S EROTICA 2013 has it all from food play to visiting strip clubs and all that comes in between.Sometimes I enjoy a short hot read and these stories hit the spot. There is character and world development that make many of these stories shine. I love when you can get lost in a story."
"Whether youre male or female, I can easily see a wide variety of people enjoying this collection of erotica. A couple of the stories can be found in other books, but those are really great stories, so Im glad to see them included anyway. This book is arousing, has high-quality stories that are pushing normal” boundaries without being too kinky, and Bet Women's Erotica 2013 just is an overall fantastic erotica collection."
Pop My Cherry Reviews
"I am jealous of Violet Blue; she is totally living the life that I have wanted to live since I was about sixteen years old. She is lucky enough to get the opportunity to read through hundreds of superb entries and narrow them down to around twenty choices to then publish as the best for each coming year. Best Women's Erotica 2013 does a superb job of covering a wide range of fetishes that is geared towards women who enjoy well-crafted and highly imaginative erotica. These women are comfortable with their sexuality and are more than willing to share what they know with anyone who wants to join them on the adventure. Even if you do not connect with each fantasy you will at least be able to appreciate the level of craftsmanship that is applied in each tale. Each writer knows how to write a sexy and emotionally stimulating tales. I look forward to next year's anthology with bated breath." - Night Owl Reviews
Praise for the Best Women's Erotica series:
Gets racier every year. San Francisco Bay Guardian
This years Best Womens Erotica collection is one of the hottest and steamiest books Ive read. The stories keep getting hotter and hotter. On Our Backs
The erotic anthology has been turned on its head by Best Womens Erotica, a series that is arguably the best cross-genre anthology in print, period. Good Vibrations
A marvelously balanced anthology...Best Womens Erotica is an essential investment. Erotica Readers and Writers Association
Lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual voices converge to present womens sexuality in all its wet, juicy, romantic, and lustful guises. Some of the stories are dark in tone, others full of joy. Risk-taking and new experiences bring out the best in these authors. Libido
Best Womens Erotica 2014
delivers risky, romantic, and heart-pounding thrills. Joyful, daring, and authentic, these steamy stories revel in erotic adventure, from the sparks between strangers to the knowing caresses of long-time lovers. These stories are not merely erotic, but filled with strong characters and clever narratives showing how sexual experience is different for everyone. This anthology is a glorious celebration of the finest and friskiest female erotic fiction today. Carefully curated by sex guru Violet Blue, these stories celebrate the sensations of falling in lust and the electrifying thrills of sexual passion. What this award-winning editor does best is add a twist of spice and the unexpected; she reads hundreds of stories to come up with the very
best of the year, just for your reading pleasure. So, lie back and enjoy the ride.
About the Author
is the best-selling author of the sex-instruction books: The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio, The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus, The Smart Girl's Guide to the G-Spot
, and The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Sex Toys
; the editor of the erotica collections: Sweet Life, Sweet Life 2, Taboo, Best Women's Erotica
series, and Lips Like Sugar
; she also writes about erotica, pornography, and sexual pleasure and health for various magazines, and she is the creator of the popular podcast Open Source Sex.
Violet has been interviewed and quoted by national and international magazines including O: The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Jane, First for Women, Glamour, Grace Woman, Maxim, Marie Claire, Mens Health, Mens Fitness, Blender, Penthouse, Redbook, Wired, and more; TV appearances on The History Channels Sex in History series and Playboy TVs Sexcetera; radio interviews including The Dr. Laura Berman Show, The Sunday Night Sex Show with Sue Johansen, and a regular monthly guest appearance on Sirius OutQ Radios Derek and Romaine Show; and selected websites including CBS Healthwatch, Janes Guide, and Salon.com.
She's been the subject of feature articles in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, San Jose Mercury News, and The Wall Street Journal. She is a trained sex educator and lectures to human sexuality students at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, and to trainees at the national sex crisis and information hotline San Francisco Sex Information. She lives in San Francisco. Visit her at tinynibbles.com.