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"The thing to love most about Alison Tyler is that she writes and produces kink that makes you think about erotica, about bondage, about your relationship to both, about literary fiction, about kink itself and your place in relation to all of the above."
—Portland Book Review
"Twisted is a taut anthology featuring stellar writing with kink at the core."
—Adult Video News
"Twenty-five tales—varying in length from one page to fifteen—from some of the leading names in erotic literature. Winner."
—Erotic Trade Only
"Each story has a new spin on what you might picture an erotica bondage tale encapsulates. Think you know everything there is to know about bondage? Think again, by picking up this book and seeing how things can differ."
"If you’re a fan of short erotic fiction, and bondage is one of your reading kinks, you can’t go wrong with Twisted. It’s a perfect example of what makes the Cleis Press erotic anthologies so reliably good."
—Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick
"A true literary delight; Twisted: Bondage with an Edge takes you on a devious journey into the world of bondage."
"A story for every kink and every fantasy. Whether you're into girl on girl, chains, voyeurism, and lord knows what in between, Alison Tyler has included a steamy tale in this collection to scratch your itch."
—Bitches N Prose
"No need for an interest in leather or PVC to enjoy this. There's so many interesting applications of bondage in this book that weren't the stereotypical image of BDSM that I was almost always intrigued."
"Twisted is a book for those who love bondage, in whatever form."
—Kissin' Blue Karen
"This collection takes us into the world of bondage, but not always into the bond of handcuffs, straps, and more. At times it does delve into the standard bondage tale, but other stories take other takes on bondage; from commands from voyeurs, weather being controlled by certain events in bed, they do run the gamut of ideas."
—City Book Review
"I can think of no better way to satisfy your desires than to submit yourself to this collection of twisted tales."
—Renee Russell Romance
"There are all kinds of bondage and submission and we get a sample here by having a variety of stories."
—Reviews by Amos Lassen
"Alison Tyler is loud and proud of her love of all things bound. Hence this richly contained collection of bondage themed erotica. From a chair that arouses in "The Naughty Chair" to a long commute that is anything but boring in "Commuter Training", these stories are ripe with strong characters determined to push their boundaries and submit to partners that honour and cherish that trust. Bondage and submission comes in a variety of forms and each story tackles the subject with humour and wit. Thumbs up for another great bondage anthology from Alison Tyler and the folks at Cleis Press."
—Come as You Are
"Whether you dream of turning the other cheek and taking your punishment, slap for slap, or feel like exploring the darker sides of your S&M fantasies, then this heart-pounding, welt-inducing, sensually painful collection will give you all the pleasures that pain can bring!"
—JADE Book Reviews
"I am so very thankful that I picked up The Big Book of Bondageto review! If you’re looking for a good read of the Lifestyle, hoping to learn some tricks for your Dominant or Submissive, this IS the book to grab! This collection of stories is an absolute must have for any collection of bondage reads. So many tips and tricks to learn from the accounts of many, even if the characters aren’t quite real. The characters truly come to life in their most intimate of moments. It dives deep into the emotional side of being a Submissive and the true power of that special bond. The trust for pain, the trust of pleasure, the trust of safety. Now, people wouldn’t believe all of those things exist at one time. But from people who have been there, on both ends, well, there simply may not be much that’s better."
Night Owl Book Reviews
"Alison Tyler knows why pain and pleasure go together so well. She knows why and she's recruited authors to help her explain the details."
—Ashley Lister, Erotica Readers & Writer's Association
"Alison Tyler knows how to mix up the tales in her books and always offers a wide variety of different experiences on any one topic. I love her collections and always look forward to the depth and eroticism that many of the stories have that she chooses for her collections."
—Roxanne Rhoads, Lucrezia Magazine
In praise of Got a Minute? 60 Second Erotica, "The moments Tyler has collected here are all-embracing and all-inclusive, with heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, and gay fantasies bumping up against each other from one moment to the next, the precise poetic prose on one page followed by quick and dirty dialogue on the next, and rough romp after that."—Sarah Estrella, The National Examiner
"Hurts So Good—at face value, it seems to be a contradiction. But the art of power exchange—the heart and soul of BDSM—is its own special type of alchemy, creating a dreamy world where pain equals pleasure and bondage means freedom. Read through these sinfully decadent tales and let their words wash over you. Each story will build upon the next, their erotic episodes fleshing out a complex portrait of passion as they embrace the pleasurable paradox of kink and its many luscious possibilities."
—Barbara Pizio, Penthouse Variations