I'm a huge fan of short stories in all forms, which is good because I wrote and edit lots of them. But the short short stories in my books with 69 tales each are among my favorites. Why? Because the authors pack so much into a very short word count: 1,200 words or less. The book of mine that got me started on this path is Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex, and right now, it's on sale on Amazon: only $3.30 for the paperback and $3.14 for the Kindle edition!
And no, you don't have to have a Kindle to read the Kindle edition! There's Kindle for Mac, Kindle for PC and Kindle for Android. There's also Kindle Cloud reader, which allows you to read in your browser. For an overview, check out How-To Geek walking you through "Read Kindle Books On Your Computer with Kindle for PC."
I don't know how long this sale will last, and prices could change any second, so if you are interested and haven't read this book, I would check it out.
But I'm not asking you to buy it without trying some of the stories free! You can listen to many of them narrated by Rose Caraway, who narrated the audiobook version. You can listen on this blog to 5 stories, which are: "Laugh" by Sommer Marsden, "Police Dogging" by Elizabeth Coldwell, "Remembering the Wrinkles" by Penelope Friday, "Not Just a Myth" by Heidi Champa, and "The Dirty Things She Says" by Sinclair Sexsmith. You can also hear Rose read what might be my favorite story in the book: the gender swapping "Remote Control" by Logan Zachary. Like BDSM? Listen and watch me read my face slapping story "Manners" at Coco de Mer in Los Angeles, shot by photographer Dave Naz.
Want more? 17 authors participated in the book trailer:
Here's the official blurb and my introduction - now go read it on Kindle or in print!
Rachel Kramer Bussel has collected a wide and wild variety of original erotica stories that are deliciously short — just one orgasmic bite at a time. In 1,200 words or less, these authors explore every which way you can “get it on,” including threesomes, sex toys, public sex, BDSM, fetishes, and much more. Get “Anal-yzed,” learn “The Advantage of Working from Home” and spy some risqué “Vacation Pictures.” There are pecan rolls dripping in caramel and meals where lovers feast on nothing but each other. From crossword puzzles to Godzilla, these tales are perfect for reading aloud before you live out your own frisky fantasy. For those who like their sex quick and naughty, Gotta Have It has a host of erotic offerings to get you going.
Introduction: Short, Sweet and Totally Sexy
Everyone needs a break from his or her everyday life sometimes, and what better way to escape than with a short story that gets right to the point? The authors of the sixty-nine stories you hold in your hand understand exactly how to pique your interest and get you off , and they do it all in 1,200 words or less. You don’t need long to get drawn into the drama, tension and lust.
I received close to three hundred submissions for this collection, more than I ever have before, and I think that’s because no one, writer or reader alike, can resist a short story that seduces instantaneously. These stories aren’t all about quickie sex, though there’s plenty of that. There are strangers who meet and know right away they must have each other, neighbors, travel mates, coworkers and long-term couples such as those in “After Ten Years” and “Remembering the Wrinkles” who are looking for ways to hold on to that spark. There are stories of sex in libraries, vacation sex and lots of outdoor sex—in the rain, in the street, all over. There are lovers with pecan rolls dripping in caramel, and meals where lovers feast on nothing but each other. There are even a few stories with no actual sex in them at all—you’ll have to hunt those down and see why anticipation can be the sexiest act of all.
There’s humor, kink, flirtation, Godzilla, missed connections, sex toys, and one very bold census taker. But I don’t want to take up too much of your time that could be better spent getting intimately acquainted with these short but incredibly sexy stories. I hope you will savor them, read them aloud and return to your favorites again and again. Because all of us have a few minutes set aside for a quickie, don’t we?
Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City