“Bound for Trouble: BDSM Erotica For Women” edited by Alison Tyler— A Bondage-Themed Anthology

bound for troubleTyler, Alison (editor). “Bound for Trouble: BDSM Erotica For Women”, Cleis Press, 2014.

A Bondage-Themed Anthology

Amos Lassen

Alison Tyler knows her bondage and she shows us just how much with her tenth anthology. I understand that she has been collecting BDSM stories for years and she has shared them with us. There is something about pain-tinged stories that send shivers up our spines. I have never been sure if that is because we might want to try it but are apprehensive to do so or because we really love that kind of sex.

We have here 23 stories by such writers as Tasmin Flowers*, Sophia Valenti*, Annabeth Leong*, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Heidi Champa*, Amy Dillon, Graydancer, Saskia Walker, Kiki DeLovely, Beatrix Ellroy, Benjamin Eliot, D.L. King*, Vida Bailey, Tilly Hunter, Kristi Lin Billuni, Kathleen Tudor, K. Lynn*, Rachel Kramer Bussel*, Giselle Renarde, Laila Blake, Sommer Marsden*, Andrea Dale*, and Alison Tyler*, herself. (Those marked with an asterisk have been reviewed here before but you will notice that the majority are new writers—to me, at least). Each writer here deals with a different aspect of bondage and there are male and female doms and subs. What all of the characters share is an addiction to BDSM.

This is a hot and fun read and it is also very real—perhaps not in our lives but in the lives of others. I always find it interesting to see how far we have come and you are sure to see that here.

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