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Monday, September 14, 2020

New call for submissions: The Big Book of Orgasms, Volume 2

Thanks to YOU and all your support for the original The Big Book of Orgasms, I'm editing another volume for Cleis Press! The call for submissions is on my website, and the key details are: I want original, unpublished stories of 1,200 words or less on the them of orgasm by December 1, 2020 at the latest, but earlier submissions will get priority. The call will likely be updated based on the submissions I get. Pay is $25/story and one copy of the book. And I especially want to work with authors I haven't published before. Everything else you need to know is on my site. Hope you'll consider submitting a story and passing this on to any writers who might be interested.

I LOVE getting to work with so many authors and offer readers so many different takes on a single theme. So please submit to this book; I obviously can't guarantee that I can publish it, but I'm looking for lots of variety.

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My new kinky anthology Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 is out!

I meant to post this way back in March, which seems like a lifetime ago, but having your book release at the same time you're preparing to stay home indefinitely during a pandemic means things sometimes fall by the wayside. So...I'm very excited that my kinky Cleis Press anthology Best Bondage Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 is out now in print, ebook and audiobook. Find out more about it below and ask for it at your local independent bookstore or library or use the links below.


Buy it from these retailers (I will add any additional buy links as they become available):

Amazon U.S. print

Barnes & Noble print



Audible audiobook

Super sexy, sensual, and surprising bondage stories from Tiffany Reisz, Somer Marsden, Valerie Alexander, and more collected in this exciting volume by erotica maven Rachel Kramer Bussel!

A cameraman puts a TV anchor on display in a whole new way… Two NASA officials wage an interstellar battle between protocol and desire, and one is taken captive . . . A gender-bending bounty hunter keeps his bounty hostage for more than just the monetary reward . . . Two warring neighbors discover that bondage can be a powerful negotiating tool . . . “Merlin” and the “Lady of the Lake” invoke the magic of the woods to fuel their fiery passions . . .

Best Bondage Erotica of the Year is back with erotica maven and award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel compiling the most scintillating bondage stories into this one amazing collection. With a wide variety of different pairings, genders, and genres, these stories are all united in their deep desire for the mind-bending thrills of this o-so-delectable act. Whether you are exploring your kinky side, are looking for inspiration in the bedroom, or are simply interested in a sexy read, this collection is poised to please and titillate readers of any experience level who are keen to explore the depths of their own passions and penchants for the perverse.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Bliss of Bondage by Rachel Kramer Bussel Chained—Ria Restrepo Impropriety—Winter Blair Over Under—Kendel Davi Protocol—Angora Shade Beach Blanket Ballet—Richard Bacula Kneel—Kate Allure Pretty Tied Up—Zak Jane Keir The Deepest Part of the Forest—Deborah Castellano Connection—Lazuli Jones BYOB—Elizabeth Coldwell Contrary—Kim Kuzuri Freefall—Valerie Alexander Delicate Matters—Leandra Vane Boundless—Sammy Rei Schwarz Stronghold—Leif Often Necessary Roughness—Rachel Kramer Bussel Safe Sex—Violet R. Jones Hold On Harder—Dena Hankins The Student Seat—Sommer Marsden The Beguiling of Merlin—Tiffany Reisz

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Monday, April 20, 2020

BDSM erotica flash sale: Serving Him is $1.99 through Wednesday, April 22

Good news, for those of you looking for your next kinky read: my anthology Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission is on sale at U.S. ebook retailers for three days only! If you haven't read it yet, snap it up between now and Wednesday, April 20 (and if you have, now's the perfect time to give it as a gift). More details and buy links below. And follow me on follow me on BookBub if you want to see what sexy books I'm recommending and find out when my books are on sale, which happens through the year.

Now is an especially challenging time for authors, so if you've read any or all of the book and want to share them, I'd love if you'd leave a review, no matter where you got the book, of any length at any of these sites: Amazon, BookBub and/or Goodreads.

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About the book:

Serving Him pays homage to those irresistible men who control their partners with a glance, a pair of handcuffs, or a firm smack on the bottom. As true tops, the bossy hunks in these stories understand that erotic BDSM is about exulting in power that is freely yielded. Rachel and her coterie of contributors cover the full range of the male dom's brand of sensual sadism, from spanking and bondage to public sex and power exchange.

Table of contents:

Introduction: Lucky Naughty Girls

What You Deserve Lori Selke

Coffee Break Kristina Wright

Chattel Errica Liekos

Under Direction Teresa Noelle Roberts

The Letter Tiffany Reisz

Run, Baby, Run Vida Bailey

Tackling Jessica Maxine Marsh

Safe, Sane and Consensual Ariel Graham

The Golden Ruler Giselle Renarde

I Always Do Kiki DeLovely

Pinky Kissa Starling

The Breaking Point Cole Riley

Shining in the Dark Bex vanKoot

Room #3 Emily Bingham

Duo J. Sinclaire

Breath Mollena Williams

Silver Fish in the Crystal Pool Gina Marie

The Secret of Time Travel Jacqueline Applebee

Bared Gray Miller

In His Control Jade Melisande

Paper Doll joy

Subbing Rachel Kramer Bussel

Lucky Naughty Girls

"I'm so lucky to have such a naughty girl like you in my lap," Jake tells Deirdre in "What You Deserve" by Lori Selke, the opening story in the book you're about to read. In many ways, that sentence, its promise and passion, its claim and command, is what this book of kinky erotica is all about. There are a lot of naughty girls, a lot of laps, and a lot of men who understand that, in fact, they are lucky--whether they ever voice it or not--to have a hot, eager, filthy-minded woman eagerly awaiting the chance to serve them.

The other half of the equation, one that is vital to any BDSM story, but especially those told with an eye toward female submission, is that the naughty girls themselves know how lucky they are--and if they don't at the start of the story, they do by the end. They know they are lucky to have discovered a seed of submission somewhere within them and someone to complement and nurture that growing seed. They are lucky because they own their darkest, dirtiest desires, even the ones they struggle with, the ones that turn them on despite being taboo or unnerving in some way.

Actually, they are more than lucky; finding a master, a top, a boyfriend, a husband, a lover or simply a man who gets an essential truth about their submissive nature doesn't just happen. Well, sometimes it does, but I believe it takes a certain kind of prowess to activate and draw forth those kinds of dominants, the kind you can trust with your body and soul, your pussy and your power. What I'm trying to say is that the women here don't just wander down an alley and find a man to pin them against the wall; even when they encounter a sexy stranger, they are making a choice to obey him, to follow their own lust as much as another's command.

In "Room #3," when author Emily Bingham shuts the door on her characters, she invites us into a tale where we don't know who is touching the narrator, nor does she; we only know how much she likes it. When the narrator offers up her body, she enters into the unknown, a thrill in and of itself. "The moment I knocked on this door, I consented to become his plaything. From here on out I have no say in what will happen. No words are to leave my mouth in this space; I am at his mercy. I can only hope I've made a wise choice." In all the stories you will read here, a woman makes a similar choice, and we get to luxuriate in the ways that actively making that choice, owning up to our most dastardly, wanton, wicked fantasies can be a ticket to a ride we never want to get off.

I'm sitting in a coffee shop in San Francisco as I quote from Kristina Wright's "Coffee Break," wondering what I would do if a hot barista said to me, "Go to the bathroom now. Leave the door unlocked. Get undressed. Kneel on the floor facing the door." Actually, it's not the barista who delivers that message in her story, but it made me picture what I would do if I were handed a steaming cup of joe and such a command.

The stories in Serving Him are about everything from scenes in dungeons to the ways playing with power can extend beyond what we do when we are "playing." In "Safe, Sane and Consensual," by Ariel Graham, she takes that hallmark of BDSM safety and reflects on the ways we "safeword" when dealing with polite society. "May I ask what the spanking is for?" Aaron asks Annie, and his answer just may surprise you. There are plenty of surprises in store in this book, and whether you're a novice or a seasoned BDSM player, I hope you'll enjoy the exchanges to be found here--of dirty talk, power, roles, toys, games. These characters test each other, pushing boundaries from both sides of the top/bottom equation. Often it's the women who push their men to push them, to stop being polite and start holding them down, making them open wide, forcing them to relinquish a kind of power they are eager to let go off.

Many of the stories here are as intense as the acts described; I see them as tender, but they are likely to take your breath away, make you tremble or quiver, make you just a little bit afraid. That edge of awe and fear, of want and need, of excitement and surrender, is just where I hope these stories keep you. You don't have to be a naughty girl (or boy), in real life or in your dreams, to enjoy the twenty-two stories in this book, but I have a feeling they will bring out your inner naughtiness, whatever form that takes. I feel lucky to get to share them with you.

Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City

And as a little extra enticement, a snippet of my closing story, "Subbing," which, I promise, if you like the excerpt, the rest is totally worth reading:

She was aching, dripping, frantic before the crop even touched her. The first touch wasn’t a strike but a tease, as it brushed against her hard right nipple like a feather would, except this feather was made of leather, and she knew it wasn’t always going to feel so gentle. The man ran the crop all along her front, under each breast, along her gently sloping belly, up her neck. He let it rest gently against her cheek and meandered it along her underarm until she almost sighed in frustration. It was on; he tapped it against one nipple then hit the other one. Each nipple rose to attention, and after only a few slaps of the crop, Taylor was gritting her teeth, torn between watching the leather tip strike her tender nubs and closing her eyes to try to deal with the pain, the heat, the glorious rush she got each time the toy landed on her.

Just when her nipples felt like they were on fire, the man once again moved the crop down her body, this time to her inner thighs. He lifted her skirt and nudged her legs apart with his knee, then whapped her inner thighs. Taylor clutched the metal tightly, lest she sink down to the ground or be tempted to grab the crop and rub it against her wetness. The tender, padded flesh leading up to her sex had never been given quite so much attention, and Taylor bit her lip, aching with the sharp, pointed heat he managed to convey so expertly, like he was born to beat girls like her. She could almost forget they were actually playing a game, one in which she got paid for this, and simply be a girl who liked pain, craved it, needed it. It wasn’t until that exact moment that Taylor—as Tina—fully owned her innate submissiveness, her masochism that made even the hint of pain, like when the head of the crop teased her by merely resting against her skin, cause her to feel like she wanted to writhe in ecstasy.

Taylor mashed her lips together, suddenly longing for something between them, something to suck on or simply fill her up, and the look she gave the stranger was one of pure desire, one she was sure he could read just as clearly as the tears that sprouted to her eyes when he let the crop dangle and brushed a thumb lightly over her trembling lower lip. He moved closer, pressing her tight to the wall for a few seconds, then withdrew and raised his hand to her cheek. She shuddered so hard she thought she might come. “There’s so much I’d love to do to you, sweet girl,” he said softly, an equally fervent need crashing right through his voice. Taylor knew they were sharing a moment, a real one, despite its trappings, and her pussy actually hurt as it clenched around nothing. He’d landed one slap across her tender face and brushed away the tear that trickled down, when a buzzer sounded, signaling they only had five minutes left. Taylor twitched, wondering if the sub could request more time.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

February Forbes articles on book publishing

Here's a roundup of my February 2020 articles on books and publishing, from why a bookstore isn't stocking a New York Times bestseller to a romance bookstore's business strategy to an Amazon Prime book purchase with inappropriate writing in it (find out what action Amazon took about it), Colin Kaepernick's memoir and publishing company and revamped classics. You can follow me there to see them as they get published. These are in reverse chronological order. For and outlets I freelance for, I'm always on the lookout for forthcoming books, trends in publishing and more, so if you're a book publicist, literary agent, editor, librarian or bookseller with a story idea, feel free to send me all the relevant details to rachelkb at gmail dot com with "Forbes" in the subject line and if it's something I can cover, I'll be in touch. I prefer to deal with people in those roles vs. authors but if it's something extremely timely and relevant, feel free to reach out.

"Penguin Vitae Series Reissues Hardcover Editions Of Classics By Reinaldo Arenas, Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Nella Larsen And Audre Lorde"

"Why Mocha Books Is Crowdfunding To Open A Mobile Bookstore To Sell Children’s Books By Authors Of Color"

"Why Maine Bookstore Hello Hello Books Won’t Be Stocking Bestseller ‘A Very Stable Genius’"

"Colin Kaepernick To Release Memoir With Audible And His Own Publishing Company"

"How Chicago Area Romance Bookstore Love’s Sweet Arrow Grows Their Business"

"Rep. Ilhan Omar And U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo To Headline BookExpo Adult Book & Author Breakfast"

"Amazon Prime Order Of Book ‘Feminist Cross-Stitch’ Arrived With ‘Trump 2020 MAGA’ Inscribed Inside"

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How to manage a cluttered inbox

For my first article for Medium productivity vertical Forge, I wrote about how to deal with email overwhelm without getting to inbox zero. Basically, I had such a cluttered inbox with almost 2 million unread emails that I was missing important ones, including an acceptance from an editor. So I asked productivity experts to help me and now my inbox is something I look forward to rather than dread. Read more at Forge, and as always, if you like it, shares and claps (holding the hands button 1-50 times, with 50 meaning you liked it a lot) are appreciated!


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

See you Thursday in Chicago and Friday in LA for my Best Women's Erotica Galentine's and Valentine's Day book tour!

A reminder that this week I'm doing two Best Women's Erotica of the Year events as part of my February book tour: Thursday, February 13 (Galentine's Day), 7 pm in Chicago at Women and Children First (there will be a photo booth, book cover cookies and hot chocolate plus free stickers and lube and sex toy giveaways) and Friday, February 14 at 7:30 pm (Valentine's Day) in Los Angeles at Skylight Books! Free! Open to all genders! See you soon! Can't make it? Tell your friends. This is my last hurrah book tour before I become a homebody next year so I'm going all out!

Rachel Image for BWE 5 Readings

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Friday, February 07, 2020

Fast Girls: Erotica for Women only $1.99 today through Sunday, February 9 (plus naked bubble bath book trailer)

This flash erotica sale is perfect for Valentine's Day 2020! Treat yourself or someone else to my anthology Fast Girls: Erotica for Women for only $1.99 for the U.S. ebook! And FYI, though the subtitle is "Erotica for Women," that's for marketing purposes. People of all genders have enjoyed these sexy stories! That's a huge bargain.


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About Fast Girls:

Fast Girls don’t mind being the girl everyone is talking about, as long as all eyes are focused their way. They are wanton, daring, shameless, and bold. Fast Girls celebrates the girl with a reputation, the girl who goes all the way, and the girl who doesn't know how to say "no." Featuring writing by Tristan Taormino, Shanna Germain, Donna George Storey, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Saskia Walker, Jacqueline Applebee, Tess Danesi, Shar Rednour, Aimee Pearl, and others, Fast Girls is a racy, provocative collection of erotica by the cream of the crop of female erotica writers. They take readers on unexpected journeys, from a bedroom with every toy imaginable to a sex club, a communal shower, on set with a personal porn star, and more. These characters revel in their sexual excesses, boldly doing what others only dream about.

Book trailer with me in a bubble bath to the tune of "Fast Girls" by The Reputation, one of my favorite bands:

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Monday, February 03, 2020

Want a FREE I read sexy books sticker? Come and get 'em on my Best Women's Erotica book tour!

I got these beautiful new I read sexy books holographic stickers made just for you and will be giving them away at all my book events this year and in my February newsletter. If you're not subscribed, get on my mailing list so you can enter to win!


Here's where I'll be handing them out next! If you're not in these cities but know anyone who is, let them know and they can snag a sticker for you. We will even have a PHOTO BOOTH(!!!) by Glitter Guts at the Chicago reading and party! I've included the Facebook event pages for Chicago and LA as well as the bookstore links in case you want to easily invite anyone.

2020 Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 Book Tour
sponsored by überlube and Le Wand

February 13, 7 pm, free
Best Women's Erotica Chicago reading and Valentine's party

Join editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors to Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 4 and 5 Kathleen Delaney-Adams, Lauren Emily, Jayne Renault, Sierra Simone and Suleikha Snyder for a pre-Valentine's Day reading and book signing at feminist bookstore Women and Children First. Free book cover cookies and stickers will be given out. Party with PHOTO BOOTH to follow! Lube and sex toy giveaways by sponsors überlube and Le Wand. Open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served.


Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, Illinois, 773-769-9299, wcfbooks at
Facebook event page

February 14, 7:30 pm, free
Valentine's Day Best Women's Erotica Los Angeles reading

Join editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors Joanna Angel, Lauren Emily, CD Reiss, Jayne Renault and Sabrina Sol for a Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 reading and book signing in LA (Los Feliz). Free stickers will be given out. Lube and sex toy giveaways by sponsors überlube and Le Wand. Open to the public.

There is a paid public parking lot behind Skylight Books, and street parking. There are no stairs whatsoever to the event space and Skylight Books has a one-person, gender-neutral restroom. Should guests attending the event require any additional disability access such as ASL interpretation during the event, please email events at with those needs and they will be happy to accommodate them.

Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, 323-660-1175, events at
Facebook event page


September 12, 7:30 pm, free
Best Women's Erotica of the Year reading

Series editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors to Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Volumes 3 and 5 Alexa J .Day, Kathleen Delaney-Adams, and Annabel Joseph will read, answer questions and sign books.

Charis Books & More, 184 S. Candler Street, Decatur, GA, 404-524-0304, info at

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