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Obsessed
Erotic Romance for Women
Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Foreword by Caridad Piñeiro
ISBN: 9781573447188
Book (Paperback)
Cleis Press
$14.95
5 1/2 x 8
248 pages
August 2, 2011


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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

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.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is a writer, editor, blogger, and event organizer. She’s edited over 60 anthologies, including Fast Girls, Orgasmic, Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, Gotta Have It, Begging for It, Tasting Him, Tasting Her, Please, Sir, and Please, Ma’am, and is the editor for the 'Best Women’s Erotica of the Year' series. She writes widely about sex, dating, books, and pop culture and has contributed to the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle.com, Glamour, Marie Claire, Salon, and the Village Voice, among others. Rachel teaches and consults about erotica at EroticaWriting101.com.
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Caridad Piñeiro is an award-winning and bestselling author of over 40 novels or novellas. She has been featured on Romance Novel Television, Fox Television’s Good Day New York Early Edition, New Jersey News’ Jersey’s Talking with Lee Leonard, and WGN-TV’s Adelante Chicago. Articles featuring Caridad’s works have appeared in the New York Daily News, Catalina, RT BookClub, NJ Monthly, Star Ledger, Home Tribune News, Sun Sentinel, and the Waterbury Republican-American. She lives in the New York Metropolitan Area.
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