Overview


Obsessed is not about obsession for a new purse or a new car. Instead, these stories sizzle with the kind of obsession that is fueled by our deepest desires, the ones that hold couples together, the ones that haunt us and don?t let go. Whether just-blooming passions, rekindled sparks, or reinvented relationships, these lovers put the object of their obsession first. From the almost-divorced couple in ?Aftershocks,? by Bella Andre, who finally confess their deepest desires during an earthquake, to a woman who ...
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Obsessed: Erotic Romance for Women

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Overview


Obsessed is not about obsession for a new purse or a new car. Instead, these stories sizzle with the kind of obsession that is fueled by our deepest desires, the ones that hold couples together, the ones that haunt us and don’t let go. Whether just-blooming passions, rekindled sparks, or reinvented relationships, these lovers put the object of their obsession first. From the almost-divorced couple in “Aftershocks,” by Bella Andre, who finally confess their deepest desires during an earthquake, to a woman who confesses to her boyfriend just how much she lusts after another man in Emerald's "Then," these lovers push the boundaries of their relationship and the boundaries of their trust in each other. Obsessed lovers don’t always do what is rational; sometimes they chase their dreams, such as in Kayla Perrin’s “One Night in Paris,” across the world and across the landscape of their lovers’ bodies.
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"I loved the way the collaboration was put together. It was actually more captivating than I thought it would be. Being divorced as I am...well, lets just say that this book leaves the mind REALLY working about the things that can happen if you want to fulfill that sexual urge. While being extremely erotic, I do give this book a 4 in the rating department. It is definitely a book that will capture the attention of women...and even men, too! I'm sure there are men out there that would like a little “boost” in their readings. This is one that will go above and beyond that “boost” and I highly recommend it if you love the erotic feeling of reading a book filled with cravings and desires."
—Romancing the Book

"This steamy and sexy anthology is filled with 19 stories all about obsession. I love the theme!! To me, nothing is sexier than that all consuming, make the world disappear, type of passion that these stories are all about."
—Gypsy Mama Logs

"Obsessed is a treasure full of tenderness, raw lust, longing, and all of the many things that fill our sexual lives and erotic minds. The nineteen stories written so fluidly fills the oceanic depths of desire where obsession lies. Perhaps the word “obsessed” is as elusive as the state of being it exists in. Like a drug, we want more. More stories, more lust, more sex, more love, and it’s never, ever enough."
—Erotica du Jour

"In the 20 novellas in this collection, obsession is the name of the game. The pages sizzle and the words smoke. Readers will love the variety and the intensity of assignations, ranging from a foreign city to a small cottage under a hurricane onslaught, with a varying mix of locales in between." —Romantic Times Book Reviews magazine

"One word of warning though. These stories are hot and will definitely warm you up. In fact, they will probably give you some really good ideas so you might want to have that special someone around. I’m not sure a fan and cold drink will work!"
—Night Owl Reviews

"Whatever you desire, you'll find a story to turn the heat up a notch, or several. …While these stories are written specifically for women, chances are excellent that if you read some of them aloud to your man, things will heat up for the two of you surprisingly fast."
—Fresh Fiction

"Ms. Bussel weaves together an anthology that is rich and erotic. I loved all of the stories to the point of obsession."
–Kiss My Laptop

"Passion delivers just what you would expect — super hot stories with sex that burns up the pages. Don't miss it!" —USA Today and Essence bestselling author Kayla Perrin

"These stories are full of passion and sexual exploration, the giving and taking of pleasure - hot enough to singe your bed covers." — Michelle's Book Blog

"Rachel Kramer Bussel's books hold the promise of good erotica, and of good fiction in general: the fantasies of others brought to life, however foreign or taboo, and the opportunity to step outside of yourself and lose yourself in them." — Sarah Estrella, National Sexaminer

"Whenever we're looking for really kinky erotica, we turn to editrix extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussel. Her anthologies of hot, steamy sex stories are always enticing, and once we pick one up, we can't put it down." — Penthouse Forum

"Rachel Kramer Bussel is a prolific producer of erotica anthologies — the last time we spoke with her, we marveled that she was the editor of not one but two anthologies just on spanking alone." — Daily Bedpost

"Bussel's unusual selections and meticulous editing are to be commended." - ForeWord Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573447393
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 750,808
  • File size: 330 KB

Meet the Author


Rachel Kramer Bussel is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations, reads at SRO venues, and formerly wrote the "Lusty Lady" sex column for The Village Voice. She has edited the Best Sex Writing series since 2008. A prolific erotica editor, her titles include Spanked, He’s on Top, Yes, Ma'am, Crossdressing, and Bottoms Up. Visit her at rachelkramerbussel.com.
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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    Hot Read

    Everyone has some type of obsession in their life whether it be the pursuit of a secret fantasy, or something we experience that creates the obsession that always pulses just under the surface. An anthology about obsession is perfect for readers who need or want to feel that they're not alone in their compulsions. This book covers it.

    Silent Treatment by Donna George Storey

    This story makes it evident that you do not need a voice to be heard. It was a good tale to begin the anthology but the obsession wasn't altogether clear. I did enjoy the anonymity of the heroine because it added a mystery to the story. It also allowed me to interpret the heroine the way I would picture her. .Based on the writing, I wasn't restricted to how the author wanted me to view her heroine.

    One Night in Paris by Kayla Perrin

    This story showed and even demonstrated the theme of obsession perfectly. I was completely enthralled with the storyline from beginning to end. Not only was Vivian's obsession with her boss explored, but the author delved into her obsession with the fantasy itself. And let's face it, we all love a good fantasy now and then.

    Concubine by Portia Da Costa

    Even though it got of to a slow start, this story had a very interesting ending. I liked the whole "story within a story" aspect of Concubine. Additionally, these characters connected on a deeper level than the previous tales. It created a nice little romantic feeling to it.

    Love and Demotion by Logan Belle

    This story was all about raw animalistic sexual urges. Cat is tame during the day, but a sex kitten at night. At this point in the anthology, Love and Demotion was my favorite story. It revisited the secret obsession of sleeping with your boss. The author added a twist to the storyline that really entertained me.

    Mephisto Waltz by Justine Elyot
    This installment was entertaining, especially the way the author used music to build up and develop the relationship. While I am not a classical music fan, I could appreciate the correlation between emotionally connecting a good piece of music to a good piece of man candy. In the end, Lily gets to thoroughly enjoy both.

    Then by Emerald

    This was by far the most erotic story within the anthology. Valerie may love Chris, but her body sure wants a taste of Hayden. The reality is, even while people are in a monogamous relationship, everyones eye wanders occasionally. We cannot help but appreciate an attractive man. What's worse for the heroine,Valerie, is this attractive man is constantly being thrown in her face. The sensual tension escalates because she can't touch him ...or can she?

    It's Gotta Be Fate by Jennifer Peters
    This story was not only interesting but it set itself apart from the others because of its uniqueness. It encompassed a BDSM theme with an titillating twist. Occasionally, submissives need to know what it is like to dominate someone. By the same token Doms need to experience the feel of someone else's ties around their wrists. In this story, I get exactly that. What was better, was the hint at maybe a new beginning. This was a light BDSM story, but be prepared because it's emotionally charged.


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  • Posted February 17, 2012

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    Romancing the Book

    Reviewed By~Molly
    Review Copy Provided By~Publisher

    Sexual urges. Everyone has them, right? Men and women, alike. Well, Rachel Bussel takes these “urges” that women have, combines them with the stories of many other writers, and puts them into a collaboration of erotic, hot, steamy, passionate stories that ladies will want to read....and then crawl in bed to act upon the urges that it puts in the women's mind.

    Each of the stories held something new, but they all had the same erotic theme: sex...and lots of it. Each story is written by a different contributor but each one definitely holds enough sexual tension through the story that the reader will be left needing a fan for hours to cool off....at least this reader did.

    I loved the way the collaboration was put together. It was actually more captivating than I thought it would be. Being divorced as I am...well, lets just say that this book leaves the mind REALLY working about the things that can happen if you want to fulfill that sexual urge.

    While being extremely erotic, I do give this book a 4 in the rating department. It is definitely a book that will capture the attention of women...and even men, too! I'm sure there are men out there that would like a little “boost” in their readings. This is one that will go above and beyond that “boost” and I highly recommend it if you love the erotic feeling of reading a book filled with cravings and desires.

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