Review: Twisted: Bondage With an Edge Anthology

Twisted: Bondage With an Edge Anthology
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 244
Source: book provided by publisher for review

 

 

“Be as kinky as you want to be,” advises Alison Tyler in a commanding new collection that proves that bondage can bring a partner closer to their object of desire, both literally and figuratively. Whether by rope or silk scarf or cuffs, the bonds grow even tighter as readers surrender to the pleasures of BDSM. Twisted is a collection of kink and bondage tales curated by editrix extraordinaire Tyler, who has cornered the market in bondage erotica. She adds “I’ve been a bondage fanatic since I first understood that the word ‘obey’ could be used in a bedroom. That on my knees on a hardwood floor could be sexier than sprawled in a bed of silken, leopard-print sheets. That a velvet blindfold over my eyes or cold steel cuffs on my wrists could make my heart pitter-patter faster than a bouquet of scarlet roses or a glittery piece of jewelry.” This sentiment is echoed in the author’s tales in Twisted as well. These stories delve deep down into what bondage means, and prepare readers to bind down or behave.

 

Review: First of all, I just want to say that I absolutely love the cover of this book! I feel like it gathers all of the stories and poems into one awesome picture.

I am usually a novel reader but I enjoyed the short stories and poems from this book. Because they are all so short, the storyline must be ran through quickly but the details are still great and the poems are awesome!

I don’t enjoy stories that move so quickly that they don’t seem realistic. This is not the case for most of the short stories in this book. One of my favorite stories is A Keeper by Sommer Marsden (pages 49-59). It is a story about two friends, one of which had been burned in previous relationships. The details and storyline in this story are very realistic and, although it is short, it is very good. I love that this book is not gender specific. Both men and women could enjoy reading this.

If you like reading kinky poems and short stories, I would definitely recommend this book. It is great to read in the tub or bed when you don’t have a lot of time but you want to read some kink. The stories have a really good mixture of fantasies and no two stories are too much alike. There is little something for everyone no matter what you are in to.

 

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