“When I read a book of erotica,” says editor Alex Algren, “I'm not looking for romance and happily even after. But I am looking for great writing and a searing hotness that gets you sweaty.” Here, Algren has curated a set of smart and sexy stories of anal eroticism celebrating every imaginable kind of Backdoor Pleasure. Algren and her top notch contributors explore the exquisite pleasures of toys, tongues, and beautiful bottoms. When two motorcycle enthusiasts argue about moving on to mountains and mountain bikes in Tenille Brown’s “Speed Bumps,” skillful anal sex becomes a bargaining chip. In Gwen Master’s “Simplicity,” a couple’s shared fantasies take them over the edge. A woman who likes to take the lead turns the tables on her experimental lover in S. J. Frost’s “Quarterbacking.” In Donna George Storey’s “Anal-yzed,” a husband tantalizes his wife by scrutinizing her back passage fantasies. Phone sex callers in Lela LaFramboise’s “Envy” never realize they’re pawns to a lesbian couple’s Daddy games. Dreading another birthday without accomplishing her goals, Lynn’s malaise threatens to hijack the celebration. But a new vibrator and a chance encounter with a daring stranger perk her up on the night of her thirty-forth birthday, together becoming “The Birthday Treat” in this story by Jolene Hui. Backdoor Pleasures reminds us that “dirty” can not only be good, it can be GREAT.
A graduate of Mills College with degrees in semiotics and mathematics, ALEX ALGREN lives in Oakland, California. She is an avid reader who writes and edits to make more things to read. Currently working on a novel about revenge, she also quilts and volunteers at her local animal shelter.
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