Review: Bondage Bites anthology

Bondage Bites: 69 Super-Short Stories of Love, Lust and BDSM edited by Alison Tyler
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Cleis Press
Pages: 232
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Get ready to kink your kindle and hook up your Nook with these delightful and delicious short shorts from top BDSM eroticist Alison Tyler. Every kind of bondage is fully explored in this fun and romantic romp of kinky confections. Playful, inspirational and filled with surprises, Bondage Bites is a supremely pleasurable read.

 

Review: Bondage Bites is a wonderful selection of very short stories with a BDSM bent. I think the longest is seven pages, the shortest less than one. The authors selected are top-notch and even if I don’t particularly enjoy the subject matter of a particular story, I can enjoy the writing.

Some of my favorites in this selection are:

Minute to Minute, where a woman is trying to quit smoking and finds it’s much easier with a little help from her husband. When he finds her huddled and shaking in a corner, he offers to tie her up and redirect her energy.

In Taken for a Ride, a woman wonders if she can fit into the small trunk of their new car, kicking alive a kidnap fantasy. Her husband happily obliges by binding her wrists behind her back and takes her on a ride around the neighborhood.

The Gate is a decadent wrought iron gate fronting a shop in a European tourist area. Two intrepid Americans decide to make late night use of the gate, a pair of handcuffs, and a blindfold (so conveniently packed for their vacation!).

If Only lets us into the mind of a sub, her thoughts as she waits for her Dom to give her that one command, to allow her to do something – anything! – and allow her to be whatever he needs her to be in that moment.

These are only a few select stories. I can honestly say I enjoyed most every one. I think there were only one or two that just weren’t my “thing”, but all of the writing is excellent and well worth the few pages spent reading.

Favorite Quote: “Lips to lips, second to second, minute to minute.” (from Minute to Minute)