Take one writer – that’d be Greta Christina – who kicks arse with her non-fiction and blogging, and then asks me to check out her book of her erotic fiction. I happen to like erotica, so I was pleased to say yes.
I’m glad I did, because this book is hot! It’s called Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories about Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, and even if I’d never heard of Greta I’d be interested because a) wouldn’t you with all the dirty kinkiness? and b) oxford comma right there in the title (I do love me some oxford comma).
So. I downloaded it to my e-reader, took it to bed to read and proceeded to have some rather epic masturbatory sessions over a couple of nights. Stories that I particularly wet my knickers over were ”Craig’s List” (you can read an extended except here); ”The Unicorn and the Rainbow” (you really have to read the book to see what I mean); ”The Rest Stop” (you can read a short excerpt here); and ”Doing It Over”. The latter has one of my favourite paragraphs in the entire book, so I’m very pleased to be able to share the excerpt with you all.
The book is organised into sections, which give you a good idea of what to expect: ‘Bad Ideas’; ‘Force, Power, and Messed-Up Consent’; ‘Unicorns and Rainbows’; Religion’; ‘Sweet Stuff’; and ‘Bending’. The final section, ‘Bending’, is actually just one story – a novella called “Bending”, and it’s extremely powerful. It’s an excellent finish to the collection, and definitely worthy of titling it.
Verdict: I really, really enjoyed this book. It’s one I will be re-reading more than occasionally – and you should check it out.
Excerpt from “Doing It Over”
I’m not thinking about his fingers between my legs. I can’t even pay attention to that. All I’m thinking about is his hand on my ass. All my attention, all my sensation, is focused on the imprint of his hand on my skin. All I can think about is the leftover tingling on that one spot, the sharp feeling that’s fading out of my body even as it’s expanding inside my head. And I’m so scared I can’t even speak.
So what is it I’m so afraid of? It isn’t him; he hasn’t done one thing I didn’t want him to do, and he’s stopped on a dime every time I’ve said No.
So I guess what I’m afraid of is…well, what if I like it? What if I like it a lot? What if I like it even better than I like fucking? What sort of person does that make me, anyway? What if I’m the sort of person who thinks about getting hurt every time she plays with herself, who thinks about getting her face slapped and her arms pinned to the bed every time she gets fucked? What if I’m the sort of person who actually likes feeling sore and raw and barely able to walk after she’s been fucking all night? What if I’m the sort of person who gets slapped on the ass when she’s fucking and can’t think about anything else?
But I already know that. It’s too late now. I am that sort of person.
“Wait a minute,” I say.
He slides his fingers out of my cunt at once. “What is it, baby?” he asks, his voice smooth and sweet like custard. “Are you too sore? Do you want me to do something else?”
I shake my head. “It isn’t that.”
Just say it, I think. All you have to do is say it. He strokes the insides of my thighs, gently, patiently, seductively. “Mmm hmmm?” he prompts.
“When you — you know, hit me on my ass, a minute ago?”
He draws a sharp breath, wary, tense, hopeful. “Yeah?”
I close my eyes, breathe, open them again. “I think…” I shut my lips tight over my teeth.
I shudder, and breathe again. “I think… I think I wanna try that.”
Name: Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More by Greta Christina
Published by: Dirty Heathen Publishing
Where to find: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords
Price: $7.99 USD
Worthy of note: Will soon be out in audiobook and paperback.
10/10 Erogenous Zones
I was sent this book for free, in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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