Best Erotic Romance 2014

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This decidedly blissful and romantic anthology is filled with couples in every stage of love and lust who simply can't get enough of each other. Best Erotic Romance 2014 is naughty and nice, and has both the heat and the sweet. Editor Kristina Wright has developed a stellar reputation with romance readers and fans, winning the coveted Golden Heart award. Desire, love, and realism are the heartbeat of the third edition of this popular, well-reviewed series. The authors are top writers in the erotica and erotic ...
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This decidedly blissful and romantic anthology is filled with couples in every stage of love and lust who simply can't get enough of each other. Best Erotic Romance 2014 is naughty and nice, and has both the heat and the sweet. Editor Kristina Wright has developed a stellar reputation with romance readers and fans, winning the coveted Golden Heart award. Desire, love, and realism are the heartbeat of the third edition of this popular, well-reviewed series. The authors are top writers in the erotica and erotic romance genres and they capture the essence of lustful loving in their passionate stories. From new lovers to married couples who have withstood the test of time and parenting, these are luscious, heartfelt tales layered with eroticism and emotion.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Each story is its own little gem, and whether you read them in order, or jump around, you will enjoy each and every one."
—BDSM Book Reviews

"More than hot and sudden sexual encounters, each of the sixteen stories that comprise this anthology brings the characters to life and draws you into their lives."
—Kink Etc.

"A compilation of sixteen tales featuring couples enjoying every stage of love, from being swept up in that exciting first crush to being married with children."
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"Desire, love and realism are the heartbeat of Kristina Wright’s Best Erotic Romance 2014."
—Creative Loafing Tampa

"Each story has a different feel and several shocked me with a twist or two. Really I was most shocked by how I could relate so easily to some of the stories, how everyday the situations could be."
—Cara Sutra, reviewed by Masokitti

"I love this book because it shows the layers of relationships at all different stages. Old love, new love, puppy love, heh! It was a fun read, and I could not put it down."
—Hanging off the Wire

"Every short story within this anthology expresses a scene of passion, desire, and love in a different way. From first crushes to experienced married couples, Best Erotic Romance 2014 demonstrates that love and lust never get old."
—Bitches n Prose

"Sixteen sizzling stories of passion and romance."
—Ms. Romantic Reads

"This series of erotic romance is the first to combine sex and romance in ways that are realistic and honest."
—Reviews by Amos Lassen

"Erotic Romance, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Here in this collection you have sixteen ways. Read the stories by writers who perfectly understand the intersection of the physical and the emotional. A steamy and emotionally fulfilling read...these writers take us right into the heart of a relationship. Savor and enjoy."
–from the foreword by Saskia Walker

"Well written stories that portray sex, and love, not just sex."
—Leather and Lace Spice

"Are you looking for some quick, sexy and fast paced stories to enjoy? BEST EROTIC ROMANCE 2013 has just that. These stories are all about love and sex, from a happily married couple to a fantasy happening in a department store dressing room. This book gives readers many different scenarios to choose from. While they do center on sex, these stories give the reader a glimpse at real life as well. Schedules and obstacles need to be overcome. Life and work happen and the characters in these stories must work around it all. Pick up BEST EROTIC ROMANCE 2013 and have some fun!"
–Fresh Fiction

"If you want to skip past the soap-opera stories and get right to the juicy stuff, then you should probably pick up Best Erotic Romance, the first anthology to offer stories where the sexual and the romantic are entwined. ... All the stories have an optimistic ending that will leave a song in your heart and a smile on your lips—the passionate, emotional encounters will leave you breathless."
—Erotic Readers and Writers Association

"A thought-provoking and entertaining gamut of tales that encompass all stages of romance. A wonderful range of stories that tell erotic tales of new love, the fears accompanying the start of a marriage, pregnancy, stolen moments from child-rearing, the antidote to stagnation in a relationship, the pain of broken dreams and the fear of commitment. A enjoyable reminder that romance and eroticism are synergistic and healthy elements of a relationship."
—Night Owl Reviews

"The stories are deeply passionate, and each tale first makes the reader care about its characters before pulling them into the steamy sex scenes. No matter what the surroundings, one thread runs through every story in this volume: true love endures."
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"They don't come much more wicked than Kristina Wright."
—Erotica Revealed

"Kristina is a phenomenal writer... she has the enviable ability to tell a story and simultaneously excite her readers."
—Erotica Readers and Writers Association

"Kristina Wright knows how to spin a yarn that keeps the readercaptivated."
—Coffee Time Romance

"Kristina Wright is a gifted writer... [who] shows her talents to tell a powerful story with deft subtlety."
—Erotica Readers and Writers

"A budding force to be reckoned with."
—The Romance Reader

"She shows how sexy the simple exchange of words can be when in the hands of an accomplished author."
—Erotica Readers and Writers Association

"Kristina Wright delivers taut, breakneck pacing with snappy dialogue."
—Book Page

"Well written and provocative, the stories in Best Erotic Romance touch upon many different aspects of our sexuality and our expressions of sex within the context of our most intimate relationships. This is a book that celebrates the role of sex in our lives, and the need we have for intimacy, love, and passion." —The Happiest Medium

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781627780094
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2014
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 584,067
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kristina Wright is an award-winning author whose erotica and erotic romance fiction has appeared in over 75 anthologies, including three editions of Cleis Press' Best Women’s Erotica, Best of Best Women’s Erotica 2, and four editions of Best Lesbian Erotica. Her work has also appeared in Bedding Down: A Collection of Winter Erotica, Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women, the Black Lace collections Seduction, Liaisons, and Sexy Little Numbers, and five editions of the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica. Wright is a member of the Erotica Readers and Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, and Passionate Ink. She received the Golden Heart Award for Romantic Suspense from RWA for her first novel Dangerous Curves. She teaches English and Humanities at the college level and lives in Chesapeake, VA. Lauren Dane is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of over 40 novels and novellas, including Cherished. She lives in Seattle.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2015

    A lot of money for only 170 pages !

    Stories are not that good; not worth it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    I've read erotica before, but not erotic romance. I was expectin

    I've read erotica before, but not erotic romance. I was expecting sappy love stories and instead found hot stories about couples I almost wanted to emulate. These romances are kinky, ordinary, and extraordinary. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in erotic literature!

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

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    Another great anthology from Cleis Press featuring sixteen sizzl

    Another great anthology from Cleis Press featuring sixteen sizzling stories of passion and romance. All the stories were M/F, involving married couples, work colleagues or boss/employee and strangers. There was a nice blend of stories that got to the good stuff very quickly, and others that had a bit more of a story to them. My favorites were Tuscarora, A Singer Who Doesn't Sing, and More Light. Other great stories were Over a Barrel, and Stay with Me. I really enjoyed this anthology. I didn't dislike any of the stories, and I'll be reaching for my favorite short stories again in the future.

    The Shortest Day by Nikki Magennis - A mother-in-law with dementia, kids and everyday life in general has taken a toll on Lucy and John's marriage. What will it take for them to put their marriage first, or is it too late to turn things around?

    A Competitive Marriage by Victoria Blisse - All is fair in love and video gaming. A married couple gets down and dirty as they try to outdance one another.

    Professional, Knowledgeable and Very Thorough by Annabeth Leong - A female mechanic allows herself to be seduced by a client only to find out that he could ruin her business.

    Rules by Emerald - A woman finds a photo reminding her of her rebellious youth. Her husband liked the goth look she once sported, which leads to some role-playing fun.

    More Light by Laila Blake - Lights, camera, passion. Two friends discover more than just their mutual passion for photography.

    Stay with Me by Crystal Jordan - Cord Preston can't resist his boss any longer. The beautiful widow has gotten under his skin. She doesn't do flings, but will Cord consider putting down roots for her?

    A Singer Who Doesn't Sing by Jeanette Grey - A writer picks up a musician in a bar. What should have been a one night stand turns into more when their passion sparks the familiar comfort of artistic delights.

    Show Me by D.R. Slaten - Dani's boyfriend wants to watch her pleasure herself.

    A Perfect Place by Catherine Paulssen - A location manager gets swept up in the majesty of an old Hungarian castle and the handsome landowner.

    Something New by Giselle Renarde - Kim has moved back in with her parents to help her fiance save money for a down payment on their first home. Elson can't wait to get his hands on her again.

    Over a Barrel by Tamsin Flowers - Bonnie can't go to work with both arms in casts. She thinks her colleague, Brian, will use the opportunity to take her job away from her. When he shows up at her house, he gives her other things to think about.

    Tuscarora by Anja Vikarma - Jane leaves her abusive husband after inheriting some land from a relative. The freedom and peace aren't the only appealing things about her new surroundings.

    Big Bully by A.M. Hartnett - A bodyguard falls for his rebellious charge.

    Going It Alone by Lucy Felthouse - Two dog lovers who meet in a park finally have their first date.

    Closing the Deal by Kelly Maher - After a one night stand with her colleague Paul, Julia ran out on him the next morning. When he finally catches up with her at a conference, he has no intention of letting her get away again so easily.

    Whatever It Takes by Kristina Wright - Amidst the chaos of shuttling kids to and from activities and everyday life in general, David and his wife have no problem igniting their spark.

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from Cleis Press for the purpose of an honest review.

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