Author: DL King
Publisher: Cleis Press
Cover Artist: Scott Idleman
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/19/2009
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Erotica, Lesbian, Taboo
Many a confident urban lesbian in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago was once a wide-eyed newcomer. Every year thousands of young women arrive in these queer-friendly cities, seduced by downtown life and its erotic possibilities. In Where the Girls Are, D.L. King collects explicit memoirs and stories about these newly arrived country girls. Here are stories of first times, initiations, bars, dance clubs, and parties, reading (or misreading) the codes — and sometimes teaching those city girls a thing or two in the process. Featuring such stories as “My First Play Party,” “Rush Hour,” and “The Critic” from well-regarded authors of erotica Charlotte Dare, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Sophie Mouette, Lisabet Sarai, and others, Where the Girls Are burns with the immense heat of the furnace that lies just below the urban landscape.
Where the Girls are is a very erotic anthology featuring nineteen wonderful stories by nineteen amazing writers.
There were too many tales for me to read at one sitting. I just couldn’t handle all that sexy goodness all at once. It took me several days but they made great bedtime stories. Some of these shorts were sweet and gentle with a hint of romance, such as Sophie Mouette’s On Display. A young black museum employee sets up a display of lesbian erotic photos. There is a private showing where the older silver haired white woman seduces the curator. I mention race because the story does. The visual of dark with light adds to the eroticism.
The majority of the stories involved Power Play or BDSM. For Power Play look no further than Urban Fantasy by A.D.R. Forte. This is a story of a woman who bumps into another woman and can not get the blue eyed stranger out of her mind. When she finally finds Blue Eyes she takes her home where they get to know each other….
For light BDSM try Rachel Kramer Bussel’s My first Play Party. A woman moves to San Francisco to attend school. There she meets a Domme. The Domme takes her to a party where she is touched my many but only taken by her Domme. They end up as a couple so there is BDSM and romance in this one.
A is for Apple by Jessica Lennox is a more erotic and stronger BDSM tale. Here country mouse, Hailey, moves to the city and sees bartender Ciara. She is smitten and determined to get Ciara to notice her. Ciara does and takes her home to her dungeon. There Hailey is given a simple task while she is tied to a spanking bench. Name a fruit or veggie that starts with each letter of the alphabet or be punished. That punishment is WAY too hot!
There are so many good stories that it is hard to pick a favourite. I dare you to find just one.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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