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Bussel is back with yet another volume of tempting, tantalizing tales!

Give in to temptation. . .

Want to know the key to unlocking your most forbidden desires? Just ask the curious and courageous characters of Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 9! Whether they’re pursuing a fetish, showing off, or watching a sexy striptease, these leading ladies learn that sometimes simply saying yes is all they need to indulge in their wildest fantasies.

In these 19 brand new erotic stories edited by the award-winning Rachel Kramer Bussel, women travel to all corners of the earth—and sometimes beyond—to find the pleasure they seek. Whether it be in their own home, a library, a bar, the office, kink clubs or even outer space, they offer themselves up for seduction and indulge every wild desire. Join them as they bed men and women and discover how hot it can be to rub up against the edges of their personal boundaries.

With stories by popular authors including Ruby Barrett, Jane Boon, Nicole Falls, and Karmen Lee, plus newcomers to erotic storytelling, the tales in Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 9 are too tempting to turn away from.

About The Author

Rachel Kramer Bussel ( is a writer, editor, event organizer, and erotica writing instructor. She's edited over 70 anthologies, including The Big Book of OrgasmsCome Again: Sex Toy EroticaDirty DatesOn FireSpankedPlease, Sir, and Please, Ma'am, and is the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series editor. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York TimesThe Washington PostMarie ClaireO, The Oprah Magazine,, Salon, Slate,, The Village Voice and numerous other publications. Follow her @raquelita on Twitter and learn more about her writing workshops and consulting at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Cleis Press (December 5, 2023)
  • Length: 260 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781627783262

Raves and Reviews

Bussel (editor of Sexy Strangers) keeps up her hot streak with this sizzling anthology of 19 erotic shorts. . . These bite-size fantasies offer something for every erotica fan.

Publishers Weekly

. . . The common theme is temptation, but you’ll find little in common amongst these nineteen authors. . . No doubt there’s a myriad of ways we can be -and are- ‘tempted.’ A myriad of desires to explore, fetishes and kinks to pursue, taboos to break.


A compendium of deftly crafted, entertaining, and erotic stories for mature readers compiled and edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, this paperback edition of Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 9 from Cleis Press is a fun and memorable read from start to finish.

Midwest Book Review

The stories curated for this anthology effortlessly weave all the notes of temptation—the resistance, the anticipation, and then finally… the yielding. These creative, varied, and entertaining stories will have you hooked, excited, eager for more and perhaps agreeing with Oscar Wilde that 'the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.'

Rilzy Adams, author of Go Deep, Treble and Surrender

Temptation takes many pleasurable forms, and Bussel serves up nineteen delicacies. Prepare to experience the ‘oh so good’ ache of deliberate erotic enticement.

Dr. J., author of Purple Sex & Love Beyond Your Dream: A Women’s Guided Journal to Explore Your Sexual Self

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