Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex

Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex

by Rachel Kramer Bussel

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ISBN-13: 9781573446686
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 205,515
File size: 601 KB

About the Author

Rachel Kramer Bussel regularly contributes to Refinery 29, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan, and she hosts readings around the country. A prolific erotica editor, her titles include He’s on Top, She’s on Top, and Do Not Disturb. She lives in New York City Praise for Dirty Dates "This stimulating read is both for experienced players and those just discovering the joy of tying up your lover. Anything For You is a collection of sexy stories of uninhibited, adventurous sex by the county's best erotic writers. Each boldly-wrought tale shared with your lover is another door opened into the erotic mindscape." —YourTango "Rachel Kramer Bussel's is a guidebook to great sex, told story by delicious story of uninhibited, adventurous sex sure to keep the home fires burning Each boldly wrought tale shared with your lover is another door opened into the erotic mindscape." -- Fresh Fiction "A scintillatingly kinky combination of scenarios is offered for the reader's arousal, captivating with words anyone who has a bondage fetish." -- Night Owl Reviews "Each character in these stories shows a tremendous amount of strength and pride. It takes guts to let someone see your innermost desires, and allow them the freedom to grow. There is certainly something for everyone here." -- Coffee Time Romance

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Wasn’t It Good?
by Andrea Dale

One problem with community musical theatre is that the songs say more than you can ever say in life. Characters stand on either side of the stage, oblivious to each other, and pour their hearts out without hearing the other also singing about love or hatred.
In Chess, for example, the wife and the girlfriend of Anatoly sing about how neither of them are right for him?that what he wants and needs is the other one.
“Wasn’t it good, wasn’t it fine?” they both sing. “Isn’t it madness, he won’t be mine?”
The song is the only time the two women appear on stage together, even if they don’t acknowledge each other’s presence.
That was a damn good thing. Because the other problem with community musical theatre is that you end up being in shows with the same people.
And it was more than a little awkward to be sharing the stage with the wife of the man who used to be yours.
I glanced stage right, but Lori wouldn’t meet my gaze.
I could only guess what she was thinking.
Ironically, she had the lead role, that of Anatoly’s girlfriend. The wife?my part?didn’t even show up until Act II.
One scene together. One song. Her sweet soprano to my strong alto. Our voices weaving, dipping, soaring, intertwining around a single theme of forbidden love, too short and too soon taken away.
No, I did know what she was thinking.
Seven years ago, now. During a production of The Pirates of Penzance. Women in frilled bonnets and flouncy dresses, pretending to be innocent. But what woman doesn’t have a weakness for men in pirate outfits, tight pants and open shirts baring an expanse of firm chest?
We were younger then, and daring to the point of foolishness. Lust was in the air, not just for us. We probably weren’t the only ones who snuck off to the orchestra practice room, “borrowed” key clutched in hand, breathless with danger and desire.
A heady combination.
The darkened room. Barely any space between chairs and music stands and instrument cases. We pressed up against the baby grand piano, gleaming black as night. The cover slapped down over the keys, and we held our breath until the strings’ vibrations faded, and no one knocked on the door.
Wasn’t it good?
Fingers fumbling with unfamiliar costumes, frantically groping over the fabric when the fastenings proved too difficult. Nipples so hard, so jutting that they could be tweaked and twisted even through the many layers. Muffled cries of delight at the pleasure, muffled cries of frustration that it wasn’t enough.
Shoving a skirt out of the way, reaching up underneath the heavy, draping cloth. Modern underwear easily dealt with, for both of us.
Bent over the piano, feeling it rock against the wheel clamps that kept it from rolling. Would either of us be able to play piano again without thinking of this?
But there was no thought. Only maddening sensations of stroking and probing. Juices smeared, mingling, the sharp scents filling the stuffy room. Everything slick and hot, trembling thighs and thrusting hips.
Wasn’t it fine?
The steady rise towards a desperate crescendo, screaming almost soundlessly into the sleeves of our costumes, tearing our throats but not caring, not even thinking about our voices.
Then slinking back to the rehearsal, taking our places on stage after the break as if we’d just gone out to grab a coffee. Certain that everyone knew?but nobody said a word, not then, not ever.
Not even us. We never dared again.
One scene, that’s all we have to get through now. We haven’t spoken in seven years?why should it be hard to keep silent now?
Isn’t it madness, she can’t be mine?

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Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This book made me get wet!!! But it could have been me descriptive. 8 out of 10 stars.
TheStephanieLoves More than 1 year ago
Blurb: Who doesn't have time for a quickie? Rachel Kramer Bussel has collected a wide and wild array of original erotica stories by authors who understand exactly how to pique your interest and get you off -- and they do it all in 1,200 words or less. Here are 69 short and steamy ways to get it on. You'll find sex with neighbors and library patrons, travel mates and coworkers, long-term partners and kinksters -- and even one very bold census taker. Perfect for reading aloud, Gotta Have It serves up sex quick and naughty. And who doesn't have time for that? What Stephanie Thought: Usually I start with praise, but let me start off this review by telling you one thing I didn't like about this anthology. The reason I'm beginning with it is because it's probably the only thing I didn't like, and I want to get it over with. Though these stories were fantastically naughty, they were so short, that they hardly got me "off". I know that's the point of all 69 stories in the book, but still, it's really difficult to be aroused by two pages of a really really brief romp. Moving on... This book was the perfect quickie read, as Rachel Kramer Bussel describes. Each story took three minutes to read, tops, and was ideal to read while waiting for water to boil, hair to air-dry, the bus to come...well maybe not that last one (your fellow busmates would look at you funny). What I LOVED was the writing's precision. Bussel is a top-notch editor and I didn't find a single typo in this collection, like I normally find (in masses) in regular erotic stories (usually since they are independently or self-published). Such a breath of fresh air to be able to read erotica that actually had proper grammar. I definitely think you vixens would like this one. Quick, intense, and fun! What we all love in good erotica :) Stephanie Loves: "I find his lips so soft against my own, but the texture of his mouth doesn't match the kisses, so full of thorns. They cannot keep my echoed moans from hiding and slipping from tree to tree. Like our first time, I can't hold back -- I was never good at discretion. I tighten under him as he slows his rhythm. I know I'm able to fall again." From Elise Hepner's Leaves. Where Stephanie Got It: Directly from Rachel for review. Radical Rating: 8 hearts- Would recommend to lots of really good friends.