Review & Contest: Anything for You anthology

Anything for You: Erotica for Kinky Couples by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Publisher:  Cleis Press
Pages: 200
Source:  Publisher

How Far Will You Go for the One You Love?

Whether you are a BDSM aficionado or a novice newly discovering the joys of tying up your lover, Anything for You will unravel a world of obsessive passion, the kind that lies just beneath the skin. Kink is the stuff of fantasy for many but true happiness is discovering what makes your partner tick. In this case, it might well be the tickle of rope on naked skin or a firm paddling. In Janine Ashbless’s “Teppanyaki,” two couples share a lovely meal and each other, while one man’s initation into bondage begins as a three-way and ends with another surprise in “Apple Blossoms,” by Emerald. Kathleen Tudor’s dominant exerts strict control from many miles away and demands total obedience before granting one lucky sub’s ultimate reward in “Notes from Her Master.”

Let award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel be your guide to great, uninhibited, adventurous sex. Dare to share these bold tales of sexual control with your lover and discover how Anything for You will unlock and deepen your erotic life.


Review: Anthologies for me are a wonderful way of testing the waters for undiscovered authors. It is like going somewhere for a drink and appetizers and enjoying the food so much you go back another time for a dinner date.

Anything for You was a very hard book for me to rate. I tried to keep a running rating in my head because some of the stories were really good and some were likeable, but not great. I really connected with some of the characters and others I really didn’t care about at all. There was one story in which I couldn’t figure out if one of the characters was male or female. I finally decided to rate it a Lovely Rose because my final verdict is that I enjoyed far more of the book than the parts that left me unsatisfied. I will be searching for more titles to read by quite a few of these authors.

I was quite affected by some of these stories and for me that is a remarkable thing. I believe that no matter what a book makes me feel, if it makes me feel something it is a good book! Several of the stories had me very aroused, some were more fun and had a lighter feel to them, others had a darker edge to them and because I usually read for enjoyment, those did not appeal to me as much. I want you to know that there is a vast assortment of stories in this book. This is definitely one of the most eclectic collections I have read so far. I must add that I did not expect as much female/female interaction as I found in the content of this book. I have not read much in that genre so it was new for me. I read almost anything so I was not bothered at all by it, I just didn’t expect it. Cover to cover this definitely contains quite a variety of kink so if you are looking for a taste of something that isn’t the usual boy/girl sex-a-thon, give this one a try.


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16 thoughts on “Review & Contest: Anything for You anthology

  1. Carol L says:

    Thanks for the review. I enjoy reading m/m because of the deep emotion between the two men. The struggles they overcome etc. Happy Holidays.
    Carol L

  2. pc says:

    I love m/f, menage, bdsm, m/m…it’s all about the relationship and the different emotional aspects of how people love and bond! It’s just wonderful and heartwarming that everyone has the chance for love!
    ivegotmail8889 (at) yahoo (dot)com

  3. June M. says:

    I love m/f,m/m, menages, and BDSM. It really depends on my mood at the moment as to which I want at a certain time. But no matter what, I want great characters who have a deep emotional connection to teach other.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  4. elaing8 says:

    My favorite is M/M/F. But I read it all 🙂 I’ve even read some f/f books and found them quite good.
    great review.

  5. Beckey says:

    I am all over the place when it comes to reading erotica.. Thanks for sharing the great review seems like something I may want to pick up and read

  6. Susan W. says:

    I don’t have any particular favorites when it comes to erotica. I’ll read m/f, m/m, menage, BDSM, and f/f. Although I prefer there be an HEA at the end of the book, it’s really all about the connections and relationships of the characters involved. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. The first time I read an erotic book was the trilogy of Fifty Shades. And I must say oh my that was one of a hell a very good book! My first impression to reading erotic novels wasn’t that good because for me it was like reading a porn story but reading fifty shades changed my point of view. I cannot wait to read my next story. 🙂 Thanks for the good review! Romance mixed with kinky stuffs make a great love story indeed! <3

  8. Diane Sallans says:

    I don’t really know – I haven’t read much of these erotic stories – an anthology is a great way to check them out.

  9. Patricia says:

    Thanks for the review. I would love to read this. I don’t see any rafflecopter or other way to enter so I am not sure what the question was that people are answering.
    I love BDSM and menage stories. This sounds like a great way to read new authors.

    PattiPP9001 at

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