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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

3 erotica book giveaways - enter now!

I've been busy promoting my favorite thing I've ever worked on, the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series (check out our blog), prepping for my February 13 reading at Politics and Prose at The Wharf in Washington, DC and getting that much closer to launching my new online erotica writing class (stay tuned, it's happening in the next month or two!) so this blog has gotten neglected. But there are three book giveaways happening right now I wanted to share, and I'll be doing a newsletter giveaway for January of Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club so make sure you're subscribed. Here's the current places where you can win, all U.S. only:

Win Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 3 from Romancing the Book! Enter by January 13.

Win Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 signed by me at Goodreads! Enter by January 31.

Win On Fire: Erotic Romance Stories signed by me at Goodreads! Enter by January 31.

And if you've won a book of mine or read it otherwise, your reviews are very much appreciated. They help me reach new readers and guide me in making selections for future books.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Win a signed copy of spanking erotica book Bottoms Up - enter by January 3!

If you're on my mailing list you'll know I sent out a bonus end of the year newsletter with a giveaway of 5 copies of my spanking erotica anthology Bottoms Up: Spanking Good Stories. If you're not a subscriber, please subscribe at (and tell your sexy book-loving friends to subscribe too!), then enter here by January 3, 2018. Yes, like all my newsletter giveaways, it's open internationally. That's all! Plus here's a look at the fun logo mailer I'll be sending the winners' books in:


If you know anyone who likes erotica, please tell them to subscribe to my newsletter and enter!

I sent that extra newsletter partly because there was an ebook sale I'd just found out about (you can keep track of those by following me on BookBub; about every 4-6 weeks one of my titles goes on sale for $1.99) and partly because I'd found a stash of books I wanted to give away, but also as a THANK YOU for reading my work. This is a very lonely business even though I work with authors around the world, I do almost all of it at home, alone.

Plus I've now been in editing anthologies for 14 years and I feel very, very lucky that not only do I get to continue to do so and that they reach stories all across the country (a bookstore in Alaska picked up Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2!), but that last year I had the best book sales I've ever had. I couldn't do that without you, so I'm very grateful and will be giving away books every month of 2018 via my newsletter. I skipped a few months in 2017 because I was depressed and overwhelmed by life but I'm determined that even if I have those feelings again, I will make good use of my Mailchimp list, and not just because it costs me $30/month. I got into this work because I love connecting with people and that's what I want to keep doing. Plus I'm a weirdo who loves going to the post office.

I just ask that if you win please consider leaving a short review on Amazon, Goodreads or anywhere else (and that goes for any of my books that you read your reviews help my books reach more readers, which helps give me funds to do more giveaways and events like my February 13 Washington, DC Best Women's Erotica reading!).

Also I'll have two U.S. only giveaways going up on Goodreads soon so follow me on Twitter and Facebook and check out the next newsletter for details on those. Happy reading and good luck!

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

$1.99 sale this week on erotica anthology Begging for It!

I'm thrilled to be ending 2017 with a $1.99 erotica ebook sale on my Cleis Press anthology Begging for It: Erotic Fantasies for Women! Get it through December 31 for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play or Kobo.


What's extra exciting is that this is my third sale this month; if you want to be the first to know about them, follow me on BookBub, aka my favorite website. Why? Because I have discovered so many amazing authors through them, and because these sales always lead to new readers and lots of sales, which helps pay my rent and gives me some extra money to do my monthly newsletter giveaways. So if you haven't read Begging for It, now's the time to check out these sexy stories for a super cheap price and/or give it to someone who could use some erotica in their lives.

Here's more about what's in Begging for It:

Introduction and table of contents:

Introduction: Beggars and Choosers Rachel Kramer Bussel Symphony Dena Hankins
Tabitha the Cat Lauren Marie Fleming
Leo Rising Suleikha Snyder
Orcas Regina Kammer
Morning’s Come Sommer Marsden
Babes Elizabeth Black
Entreé Nous Darsie Hemingway
Dollymop Malin James
Best Laid Plans Oleander Plume
Lipstick M. Birds
Rediscovery Hedonist Six
A Proven Therapeutic Fact D. L. King
Caught Rei Pardieu
Jane’s Fantasy, Your Fantasy Annabeth Leong
Self-Denial Tilly Hunter
Ruthless Claire de Winter
Sucker Rachel Kramer Bussel
Apple Thighs Jade A. Waters
Little Girl Blue Laila Blake
Do Robots Breathe? Tamsin Flowers
Introduction: Beggars and Choosers

Judging from the title Begging for It, you might picture women with their tongues hanging out, perhaps a little drool pooling on their lips, come-hither eyes, kneeling, breasts thrust forward, ripe and ready and eager. And you’d be right—but not entirely right.

The women you’ll meet in this book manage to beg in all sorts of ways—boldly, silently, sweetly, submissively, nastily, hungrily. Sometimes, their begging is quiet ardent, clear as a whistle, but other times, they may not even know what it is they’re begging for. Each of them, though, is on a journey, a path to find something that’s missing from her life at the start. Some are searching for a lover—or more than one—while others have a partner in lust but are still seeking a bit of magic, daring, adventure, to lure them somewhere they’ve been longing—begging—to go, if only in their dreams.

For this anthology, I wanted stories that spoke to the many ways fantasies can play out in our lives. I wanted femme fatales and shy, unsure women, those who have glimpsed their truest desires briefly but have yet to fully indulge them. I wanted the kind of women whose sexual energy radiates off of them, the kind who turn heads no matter what they’re doing, the kind who look just-been-fucked—or just-fucked-someone—whether they actually have or not.

What I got were women who do indeed know what they want, whether it’s rope bondage or humiliation, a corset or an erotic adventure, robots or rough sex, but who are also open to finding unexpected, incredible pleasure they could not have imagined. They’re women on a mission, but they never know where exactly those missions will lead, and to me, that’s the best part of sex, and erotica: that each time might wow us anew. When Lauren Marie Fleming writes, “I was wet, so wet I thought I’d drip on the floor, and my nipples were as hard as my clit, both threatening to make me come with the slightest touch,” I’m right there with her, as Tabitha discovers what suspension can truly do for her, not to mention sexy Caleb.

These lusty ladies fall for cowboys, bosses, drag queens, rope wranglers, threesomes, Sirs and strangers, yet they never lose sight of that inner spark that has pushed them to say yes. In giving themselves to the objects of their affection, they’re gaining something equally valuable. Sometimes, there’s a different kind of give and take involved, such as with the masseuse in D. L. King’s “A Proven Therapeutic Fact,” who makes the delivery of a spanking a very special event.

These women are both begging and demanding, but most importantly, discovering the thrill of the unexpected. They are all sexual adventurers daring to go where they’ve never been before, or have only been in their dreams.

Rachel Kramer Bussel

Don't miss reading Begging for It for $1.99 this week only, through December 31, 2017:




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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

My new book of 69 BDSM erotica stories is out in time for Christmas!

I'm thrilled that my new BDSM erotica anthology The Big Book of Submission, Volume 2: 69 Kinky Tales is out in ebook in time for Christmas and the last day of Hanukkah.


While I'd never recommend anyone release two books in two months if they want to stay sane, I am happy that it's out and available for those who want some hot reading over the holidays and into the new year. With 69 stories, there's a lot of variety and these are very short stories, each 1,200 words or less, so the book clocks in at 376 pages. If you want a teaser of what's in the book, I posted excerpts of all 69 stories at Lady Smut. If you're all, What a hot cover, I love spanking and bondage and power dynamics and can't wait to start reading, you can download it in seconds for:

Kindle (all countries)


Google Play



Also my fabulous publisher Cleis Press is hosting a U.S. Goodreads giveaway to win a print copy - enter by tomorrow, December 21!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

3 erotica book giveaways right now - act fast and enter to win!

This week there are three of my erotica book giveaways happening - so act fast and enter to win! And if you know anyone who likes sexy reads, let them know too.

Win Tasting Him: Oral Sex Stories (Deadline: December 14, 2017, open internationally, must be subscribed to my newsletter to be eligible - make sure to include your FULL name and mailing address to be entered. I'm noticing a lot of people putting something like "123 Main Street," which I obviously can't send mail to)


Win Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 3 and The Sexy Librarian's Dirty Thirty, Volume 2 (Deadline: December 17, 2017, U.S. only)


Win The Big Book of Submission, Volume 2 (Deadline: December 21, 2017, U.S. only)


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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Two of my erotica books are $1.99 right now plus my Tasting Him giveaway

Exciting and time sensitive news: Cleis Press has put two of my anthologies on sale! The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales is $1.99 through Sunday, December 10 and Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 is $1.99 through Sunday, December 17, for U.S. ebook retailers. This is a great opportunity to snap these up if you haven't read them or give them to someone who might like them as a holiday gift.

Throughout the year, assorted books of mine tend to be put on sale so I strongly encourage you to follow me on BookBub (aka my favorite website and perfect for any book lover who also likes saving money). You would also have my MAJOR THANKS if you left a review wherever you purchased it or on Goodreads. I'm three reviews away from the magic number of 50 on Amazon for BWE 2; according to everything I've read on the subject, 50 reviews helps their algorithm kick in and then they show the book to more potential buyers, which helps increase sales, which helps me pay my rent and continue to increase payment to my authors. So any reviews are greatly appreciated, anywhere (yes, even offline).

Buy links for The Big Book of Submission - only $1.99 through December 10, 2017:



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Buy links for Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 - only $1.99 through December 17, 2017:



Google Play




That brings me to my December newsletter, which you can read by clicking the link and scroll to the bottom for my sexy book giveaway. Never do I face greater impostor syndrome than when it comes to writing my newsletter. Well, writing and formatting. I'm a word person, always have been and always will be, but it's 2017 so I've had to figure out the barest minimum of graphic knowledge (ha).

I even skipped my newsletter for three months this year because I was going through a major depression and also just had no idea what to so or how to present anything I could say. But today I got this newsletter out in a timely manner, checked every single link...and still managed to mess up the date of the giveaway. The deadline to win Tasting Him: Oral Sex Stories is December 14, 2017, not November 30, which would be impossible. I strongly encourage you to enter, especially if you've never won one of my giveaways (secret: I do try to spread the book love around to new winners). And if you like the newsletter, please consider sharing it or passing along my website to someone who might want to subscribe. Thanks for putting up with my horrible design skills - what I lack in visual imagery I make up for with hot books!

Click to get to the giveaway - enter by December 14!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Have you entered my Tasting Her: Oral Sex Stories giveaway? Deadline is Nov. 30!

Every month in my newsletter (which you can subscribe to at I give away one of my books and this month I'm giving away Tasting Her: Oral Sex Stories. The deadline to enter is tomorrow, Thursday, November 30 and you have to be a subscriber to enter. Open internationally. Also often I select a winner and see they've only put something like "123 Main Street" and not a complete address so I select another winner, so make sure you include your full mailing address. You'll find the entry form in the November newsletter. Good luck!


And if you just can't get enough stories about giving and getting head, I've also got Tasting Him: Oral Sex Stories and Going Down: Oral Sex Stories - click through on each title to download a free ebook sample or listen to an audiobook sample!

Here's more about Tasting Her to whet your appetite, so to speak. And if you're reading this after the giveaway is over, you can get a free sample of these tasty, sexy stories.
Savor the art of oral sex

An impromptu shaving session triggers a lustful bathroom encounter between a married man and his mistress. A woman who can't read a map discovers the sensual geography of "down there" thanks to her girlfriend's talented tongue. A female scientist teaches her husband a new area of study when she substitutes the word "tongue" for "hello." The twenty-one tales in Tasting Her form a sexy group portrait of the joys of cunnilingus. Encompassing everything from fantasy trips to in-the-flesh pleasures, and starring both seasoned pros and enthusiastic novices,these steamy stories bring new meaning to the phrase "read my lips."

Introduction: Reading Her Lips

Whether you've delved between a woman's legs, received cunnilingus, or fantasized about either, Tasting Her has a lot to offer you. To be honest, I'm usually not the biggest fan, personally, of getting head. Often it feels either rushed or perfunctory, or like I'm not sure how long I should give the person until we move on to something else. I don't always know when or how I will come, though plenty of women swear by a little tongue-lashing (or a lot!) to do the trick.

What's great about this collection is that there are oral sex connoisseurs and newcomers, men and women, who explore the treasure to be found in a woman's pussy, often in surprising ways. Maybe they think they know everything there is to know about giving (and getting) head, but have a partner who wants to show them something new.

We sometimes forget, given stories about men who refuse to go there (and yes, I've encountered a few), that there are plenty of men and women who truly enjoy, relish, and get turned on by basking in a woman's sex. The kind who find eating pussy not just a pit stop on the way to something greater, but the ultimate pleasure. Sometimes this can take the form of a BDSM scene, where someone is being "forced" to do what he really loves best. At other times, these happy lickers have to convince their partners that they want it so bad they'll do anything to get it.

In Jen Cross' outstanding story, "Queen of Sheba," we meet one such couple:

Jimmy would use his hands to hold me open, and his whole mouth, his nose and chin and cheeks. He'd fuck me with his tongue, then lap at me with the full flat of it, wriggle the tip across my clit, then capture the fat little head between his thin lips and suckle first gently, then more sharply, as I came. And came. And came.

He got me off so many times when he was down there, like that was the whole point. Can you imagine? Her narrator learns that some men treat a woman's pussy like it's the pinnacle of her body, even when the woman herself may be a little puzzled as to what he loves about it so much.

I've been in the position of Gwen Masters' Teresa in "Teaching Teresa," refusing to let someone go down on me simply because I didn't think it would be all that fun. The last person I tried that with, though, used my refusal as a pawn in our sexual game, and when I let him advance, he showed me just how wonderful a well-placed tongue could feel. I think he wanted to show me what I'd been missing. In Masters' story, our hero has to articulate what it is he enjoys about the act:

"I love everything about it," he told her. "I love the smell--that deep and secret scent. I love the taste. I love the way it changes when a woman comes, and the way it changes again after I've been inside her. It's like I can taste all the different levels of arousal."

Teresa was looking up at him with wide eyes.

"Most of all, I love the way a woman moves. I love the way the same touches can get a different reaction every time. But I also love finding that one thing that drives a woman crazy every time."

Other lessons are imparted throughout this collection, and I can tell you that by the end of the editing process, I was more than ready to spread my legs. Whatever your feelings about going down, I hope this book will broaden your horizons, and expose you to the ways cunnilingus can become part of a relationship, a quickie fling, a BDSM scene, and so much more. The characters here, from the dedication of the man who gives geographical names to specific parts of his lover's sexual anatomy in Jeremy Edwards' "Cavanuagh's Ridge" to the kinky pleasures of the couple in Teresa Noelle Roberts' "The Dominance of the Tongue," have a thing or two to teach you about pussy power. Savor them and their adventures, as well as your own.

Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City

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