About Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission

Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission is edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and was published by Cleis Press in February 2013. Order now from Amazon or Bn.com.

The ebook is currently available for purchase as a Kindle ebook or Nook ebook and the Audible audiobook, narrated by Joanna Knight, Charles Carr and Paula Jai Parker, is available here (click for free sample listen).

“Move over Fifty Shades of Grey. This collection, edited by erotica veteran Rachel Kramer Bussel, will bring out your inner submissive without having to sift through the banal thoughts of Anastasia Steele.” — Refinery29

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Serving Him Table of Contents

Introduction: Lucky Naughty Girls
What You Deserve Lori Selke (read excerpt)
Coffee Break Kristina Wright (read excerpt)
Chattel Errica Liekos (read excerpt)
Under Direction Teresa Noelle Roberts (read excerpt)
The Letter Tiffany Reisz (read excerpts: part 1 and part 2)
Run, Baby, Run Vida Bailey (read excerpt)
Tackling Jessica Maxine Marsh (read excerpt)
Safe, Sane & Consensual Ariel Graham (read excerpt)
The Golden Ruler Giselle Renarde (read excerpt)
I Always Do Kiki DeLovely (read excerpt)
Pinky Kissa Starling (read excerpt)
The Breaking Point Cole Riley (read excerpt)
Shining in the Dark Bex vanKoot (read excerpt)
Room #3 Emily Bingham (read excerpt)
Duo J. Sinclaire (read excerpt)
Breath Mollena Williams (read excerpt)
Silver Fish in the Crystal Pool Gina Marie (read excerpt)
The Secret of Time Travel Jacqueline Applebee (read excerpt)
Bared Gray Miller (read excerpt)
In His Control Jade Melisande (read excerpt)
Paper Doll joy (read excerpt)
Subbing Rachel Kramer Bussel (read excerpt)

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 hot 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

About the Authors

Jacqueline Applebee (writing-in-shadows.co.uk) is a British writer who breaks down barriers with smut. Her stories have appeared in publications including Best Women’s Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Penthouse and DIVA magazine. Jacqueline hopes to write a best-selling novel so she can live in a lighthouse with a few adoring fans.

Vida Bailey is an occasional writer of erotica, living in Ireland. She has stories in Alison Tyler’s Love at First Sting and Sommer Marsden’s Dirtyville. More stories are soon to be published in Kristina Wright’s Steamlust and Shanna Germain’s Bound by Lust anthologies. You can find out more at heatsuffused.blogspot.com.

Emily Bingham is a sex and food writer in Portland, Oregon. A connoisseur of words and exotic experiences, she has been published in Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and various websites, including Cleansheets. Her adventures in the world of kinky rope fun can be found at her erotic writing blog queanofrope.com.

Kiki DeLovely (kikidelovely.wordpress.com) is a queer femme performer/writer whose work has appeared in Best Lesbian Erotica 2011 and 2012, Take Me There: Transgender and Genderqueer Erotica, and Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica. Kiki’s passions include artichokes, the Oxford comma, and taking on research for her writing.

Ariel Graham lives in Northern Nevada. Her work has appeared in several erotic anthologies and online sites such as Clean Sheets, Oysters & Chocolate and Fishnet.

joy, also known as lyricalsongbird, has been an active participant in What It Is We Do for nine years and counting. She identifies as a female slave and takes pride in the service she offers to others. She writes from real-life experiences from her own personal journey.

Errica Liekos finally realized she could write about all the dirty things she likes to do in bed so long as she didn’t use her own name. This is her first pseudonymous publication.

Gina Marie lives, writes, and dreams in the Pacific Northwest. She has authored erotic fiction for Clean Sheets, Oysters & Chocolate, Lucrezia Magazine, Sacchi Green’s Where the Girls Are, and Ily Goyanes’s Locker Room, among others. She is also a published poet and photographer. She keeps a sexy blog at aphrodites-table.blogspot.com.

Maxine Marsh draws her inspiration from the dark, sexy depths of horror, mythology and the kinky. Her erotica has been featured by Freaky Fountain Press, Vagabondage Press, Pill Hill Press, Oysters &and Chocolate, and in Seducing The Myth, edited by Lucy Felthouse.

Jade Melisande lives in the Midwest with her two partners and one neurotic dog. A web designer by trade, she writes about her adventures as a kinky, bisexual, multi-partnered woman in her blog at piecesofjade.wordpress.com. She has previously published short erotica in anthologies such as Orgasmic, Lesbian Lust and Power Play.

Gray Miller is a writer and facilitator of “Unconferences” (called GRUEs) who travels around the world helping people explore their passions. He has worked as an educator and performer in the kink world for over a decade as “Graydancer,” and currently blogs at LoveLifePractice.com.

Tiffany Reisz is the author of Seven Day Loan (Spice Briefs) and The Siren (MIRA Books). Find her at tiffanyreisz.com.

Eroticist Giselle Renarde (wix.com/gisellerenarde/erotica) is a queer Canadian, avid volunteer, contributor to more than fifty short-story anthologies, and author of dozens of electronic and print books, including Anonymous, Ondine, and My Mistress’ Thighs.

Cole Riley is the writer of several street classics: Hot Snake Nights, Rough Trade, The Devil To Pay, The Killing Kind, Dark Blood Moon, Harlem Confidential and Guilty As Sin. His writing has been featured in Intimacy, Irresistible, and Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica. He edited the collections Too Much Boogie and Making The Hook-Up.

Teresa Noelle Roberts’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Best Bondage Erotica 2011 and 2012, Obsessed: Erotic Romance for Women and Kinky Girls. She also writes erotic romances.

Lori Selke lives in Oakland, California. More of her work can be found in Ladies of the Bite and the forthcoming Demon Lovers: Succubi. She is the mother of twin daughters and sometimes blogs about sex and parenting at Good Vibrations Magazine.

J. Sinclaire is a Toronto-based writer by profession but erotic by nature. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as Lips Like Sugar, Got a Minute? and The Happy Birthday Book of Erotica. A firm believer that sex and masturbation are both healthy and necessary, she considers it her civic duty to write smut. The rest is up to you.

Kissa Starling writes in every genre and sensuality imaginable. She resides in the hot Southern state of Georgia with her family and numerous pets. Among her many vices are drive-in movies and lime- green bendy straws. To find out more about Kissa, and her writing, visit kissastarling.com.

Bex vanKoot is a freelance writer of both erotica and non-fiction in the realm of love, sexuality, gender and spirituality. This passionate Canadian dakini dilettante, married pansexual and pagan polyamorist has always had a deep desire to change the world through the spread of sexual empowerment and alternative loving.

Mollena (Mo) Williams (mollena.com) is a New Yorker, performer, BDSM educator and Executive Pervert. She is International Ms. Leather 2010 and Ms. SF Leather 2009. Consciously kinky since 1993, active in Leather and BDSM since 1996, she authored The Toybag Guide: Taboo Play and co-authored Playing Well With Others with Lee Harrington.

Kristina Wright (kristinawright.com) is a full-time writer and the editor of several Cleis Press anthologies including Fairy Tale Lust, Dream Lover, Steamlust, Best Erotic Romance and Lustfully Ever After. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two young sons and spends a lot of time in coffee shops.

About the Editor

Rachel Kramer Bussel (rachelkramerbussel.com) is a New York–based author, editor and blogger. She has edited over forty books of erotica, including Anything for You; Suite Encounters; Going Down; Irresistible; Best Bondage Erotica 2011, 2012 and 2013; Gotta Have It; Obsessed; Women in Lust; Her Surrender; Orgasmic; Bottoms Up: Spanking Good Stories; Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica; Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2; Fast Girls; Smooth; Passion; The Mile High Club; Do Not Disturb; Going Down; Tasting Him; Tasting Her; Please, Sir; Please, Ma’am; He’s on Top; She’s on Top; Caught Looking; Hide and Seek; Crossdressing; Rubber Sex; Anything for You, Only You, Suite Encounters and Twice the Pleasure. She is Best Sex Writing series editor, and winner of 8 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards. Her work has been published in over one hundred anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006; Zane’s Z-Rated, Chocolate Flava 2 and Purple Panties; Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong; Single State of the Union and Desire: Women Write About Wanting. She wrote the popular “Lusty Lady” column for the Village Voice.

Rachel has written for AVN, Bust, Cleansheets.com, Cosmopolitan, Curve, The Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, TheFrisky.com, Glamour, Gothamist, Huffington Post, Inked, Nerve, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse, Playgirl, Radar, The Root, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York and Zink, among others. She has appeared on “The Gayle King Show,” “The Martha Stewart Show,” “The Berman and Berman Show,” NY1 and Showtime’s “Family Business.” She hosted the popular In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series (inthefleshreadingseries.com), featuring readers from Susie Bright to Zane, and speaks at conferences, does readings and teaches erotic writing workshops across the country. She blogs at lustylady.blogspot.com.

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