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Power Play

No pain, No Pleasure!

Edited by Miranda Forbes Narrator Jim Bowie and Kate Daniels By Rachel Kramer Bussel, Alex Severn, Bimbo Ross, D. L. King, Shanna Germain, Landon Dixon, Elizabeth Cage, Alana James, Alex Jordaine, Kay Jaybee, K D Grace, Giselle Renarde, Jeanette Grey, Angela Propps, Jade Melisande, Tamsin Flowers, Thomas Fuchs and Kyoko Church

Power Play
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ISBN: 9781908917140
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 14th May 2012

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ISBN: 9781907761720
Format: 198mm x 129mm
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 8th August 2011

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ISBN: 9781907761737
Imprint: Xcite Books
Published: 8th August 2011

Category: Anthology / Bundle, Audio Books, BDSM / Fetish, BDSM / Fetish, Contemporary
Series: Xcite Best-Selling Collections

Rating: 5 / 5 stars - 2 vote(s).



"A great combination of eroticism and storytelling that has something for everyone."- Dark Haven Book Reviews

Twenty sizzling stories where control is everything.

Whether you like to wear the trousers or be ordered out of them, these stories will have you a slave to your fantasies in no time.

Every kind of sexual domination and submission is explored in Power Play, from tongue-in-cheek role play to intense BDSM. In Power Lunch , Claudia is very much in control, not just of her own business, but her toyboy secretary Patrick, while in K D Grace’s story, Penny can’t get enough of her ex-military personal trainer who’s still very much dishing out the orders, both at the gym and in the bedroom!

These stories reveal the lives of the ‘slaves’ and their ‘masters’ and those who like to swap roles.

Acting Tough by Landon Dixon

This gumshoe needed a case to work, bad. The Depression wasn’t just a financial reality any more, it was a state of mind – his. Hollywood was still shining bright, but he was a reel away from fade to black. Until into his mug moseyed Mack Taylor, he-man star of 145 Rancho Pictures westerns. Push quickly came to shove, and big, tough, rugged Mack Taylor went submissive, as compliant as a bridled sheep, gayer than a Busby Berkeley show-stopper. But the film star had a case, and this dick was all over it.

Counting to Ten by Elizabeth Cage

Her master always makes her count when he spanks her, and during this latest punishment, she finds herself reminiscing how things have to come to this. When he first asked to strip in a public car park, she had resisted, but only for as long as it took her to realise she’d never been more turned on. Humiliation, pain, total surrender – who’d have thought all these things could bring so much pleasure? 

No Reservations by Alana James

A first-class spanking in standard class ... Paul loathes having to sit in standard class on the train, and feels smugly superior to everyone else in the crowded carriage. His journey really heats up, however, when he has an encounter with an older woman in the next seat. When she punishes him for bad behaviour, Paul discovers the pleasure of travelling on the much beaten track.

The Best Laid Plans by Alex Jordaine

Jacqui’s seriously got the hots for Anne, the woman she’s temporarily lodging with. She’s resolved to have sex with her before leaving her home even though she knows Anne’s happily married. It’s now or never because Jacqui’s due to move out tomorrow morning, and she pulls out all the stops to seduce her. But Anne’s having none of it and punishes Jacqui severely for showing such temerity. Jacqui’s never experienced such pain. But with the pain comes intense pleasure. She finds herself wanting – no, craving – more punishment from Anne, who certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Coated by Kay Jaybee

Haunted by an image he saw in a porn film as a teenager, he has been on the hunt to find a woman to help him realise that fantasy ever since. When he encounters the silent woman on the bus, he knows that he has found the perfect partner to fulfil his dream; but what disciplines will he have to endure before she allows him to become fully coated...

Personal Trainer by K D Grace

Penny Davis can’t afford to hire a personal trainer to get her fit for bikini season until ex-military hard man, Hawk Sturgis, offers her an unorthodox fitness regimen and an even more unorthodox payment plan, guaranteed to have her heating up the beach in her new bikini just in time for the summer hols.

Support Your Local Store by Alex Severn

Lazy Sunday mornings are usually pretty much the same, but this particular one is different beyond Gareth’s wildest fantasies. Throw in a stunningly sexy older blonde, a dominant young brunette and the local store, and the ingredients are all there for the hottest outing to pick up a newspaper there’s ever been! Corner shops really must survive – they provide such a personal service.

Waiting in Vein by Giselle Renarde

Julie is an impatient sub who’s always got an eye on the next sexual adventure. Her domme, Elsha, drives her crazy – not only does she dress like a pioneer, but she’s tortoise-slow in doling out the pain. When Julie asks Elsha to get involved in a little knife play, Elsha refuses. Kitchen knives are unsanitary for cutting, she claims; razor blades are better. But, tied up and blindfolded, can Julie really tell what’s happening to her body? Or is she at the mercy of Elsha’s power of suggestion?       

The Next Step by Jeanette Grey

Quiet, bookish Cynthia is not the type of woman who would wear a short skirt out in public, much less her metal-studded leather play collar. Only, when her lover and master orders her to wear both – and then to join him on a crowded subway car – she’s surprised to discover she's not exactly the type of woman she thought she was after all.

The Initiation of Lily by Angel Propps

In a small house there is a hidden staircase that leads to a dungeon where women play. In that dungeon is where young and beautiful Lily will find herself taken to the edges of her limits and the heart of her desires by a sexy older woman who is only too happy to be the one to initiate Lily.

Power Lunch by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Claudia has never been able to take orders – in or out of the bedroom – so it’s hardly a surprise that she’s ended up running her own business. And one of her favourite perks of being the boss? Having her own personal assistant to cater to her every whim. Of course it helps that her PA, Patrick, is both well-endowed and a natural submissive, making him highly qualified for the position, or should that be positions...?

Amy by Alex Severn

It was putting temptation in her way, asking her to keep an eye on her 19-year-old neighbour, Joe – especially when he invites a group of equally hunky friends around for a party. What’s a woman supposed to do after all? She’s been thinking of taking a younger man for a while and now she’s got a chance to have not just one but two – and right on her doorstep! Would they do anything she wanted? There really was only one way to find out …

Highland Games by Bimbo Ross

Ian and Carrie are looking forward to their camping holiday in the north of Scotland, as well as catching up on the games they’ve missed due to their busy work schedules over the previous months. But on their first night, their game takes a turn for the worse when the police get involved. Is spanking a crime?

The Uninitiated Bottom by D L King

Laura has always been a top, even before she knew what that was. Her friend, Frank, taught her about power and how to play with boys. He taught her pretty much everything she knows. An innocent breakfast conversation starts the wheels inexorably turning. Now, he’s going to teach her something else; he’s going to teach her how to be a bottom, whether she’s ready or not.

Split by Shanna Germain

Prose doesn’t come around as much as Pater would like. She’s got things to do and places to be. But when she does return, she always brings something wonderful and dangerous. This time, she comes equipped with secret knowledge and a secret weapon that will make him kneel before her. It’s a reminder that Pater may rule the Underworld, but he will never, ever rule its Queen.

Trust Me by Jade Melisande 

Elizabeth has always loved the games that Eric plays, whether they involve pain or pleasure, but she’s never allowed him to bind her – until today. As the rope tightens around her wrists, Elizabeth will have to decide if this is a game she wants to play. Can she really trust him?

I Am by Tamsin Flowers

Dominatrix Belladonna has a new supplicant brought to her for punishment. He has misbehaved and is in need of her special brand of discipline. Slowly she introduces him to the tools of her trade: the blindfold, the handcuffs, the riding crop and the paddle. First he begs for mercy, then he begs for more as Belladonna goes about her business. But will the man in the blindfold be able to satisfy her? Can Belladonna chastise him enough to bring him into line? Belladonna is an expert at what she does, so do not doubt for a minute who is in charge...

Slam Me Down by Thomas Fuchs

It’s so annoying when a stud you’ve crushed on the wrestling mat has trouble delivering the prize that’s rightfully yours. After all, Donny won the match fair and square. What more does he have to do to get the man he wants? It seems this sub is going to have to take control...

The Constantly Horny Gardener by Kyoko Church

Thirty-six-year old, stay-at-home mum, Shirley, has the old-fashioned lifestyle to go with her old-fashioned name. With a wonderful husband, two kids and a new little hobby to pursue, Shirley lives an idyllic life. Right? That’s the question Shirley starts asking herself. And when a helpful online mentor begins mentoring a little less on gardening and a little more on self-restraint, Shirley reveals herself to be a very naughty girl indeed. One who needs to be taught some discipline.

Mean Girl by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Leah might be new to the profession, but she’s a natural born dominatrix – and nothing gets her hotter than totally dominating her clients. In the hotel room specially hired for the occasion, Leah transforms into Mistress Heather. From torturous sex toys to transgender transformations and exquisite mind games, Mistress Heather will always provide exactly what you need, so long as you do exactly as she says.  

Straight, lesbian, m/m, hard edged, quirky, humorous, powerfully thought provoking with sensuous and sizzling sex – this anthology is a great combination of eroticism and storytelling that has something for everyone.

- Dark Haven Book Reviews

Very sexy, most of the stories turned me on...
This book has given me great inspiration to carry out some more of my fantasys...and reaffirmed my powerful feminine self.The stories were written well enough for me to imagine the whole set out on each one.

- Lady C sextoytesters.com

Sexy and raunchy but not disgusting, they had the desired effect. A couple of the stories were real eye openers and I surprised myself at wanting to give them a go. My husband certainly did not complain.

A good bedtime read that will certainly get you heading in the right direction.

- Sexybum sextoytesters.com

Elizabeth Cage

A published writer since her early teens, Elizabeth Cage has been writing erotica since 1999. Her stories, poems and articles have appeared in many magazines including Scarlet, Desire, Forum, For Women, In the Buff, The Hotspot, and the International Journal of Erotica, as well as The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 (Cleis) and her fiction regularly appears in the sizzling anthologies and e-books from Xcite.

She enjoys doing guest blogs, author talks, interviews, events and workshops and performs regularly in the fabulously successful show Wanton Words and Burlesque Bombshells reading her erotica and helping with the raffle!

Find Elizabeth at:

Her Blog: http://www.elizabeth-cage.blogspot.co.uk/

Her Website: http://www.elizabethcage.com/

Her Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.cage.1

Her Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6861526.Elizabeth_Cage 

Her Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/elizabethcage/

Kyoko Church

Kyoko Church discovered the power of the written erotic word when she was 16 years old and penned a very explicit missive to her boyfriend detailing all the naughty things she wanted to do to him. When he received it, boyfriend was impressed. When he found it, father was not. For the next 18 years she hid her naughty thoughts in shame until she found a community where they were once again appreciated for the well-imagined smut they are. Her short stories have been published in anthologies by Black Lace, Xcite Books, Mischief Books and soon with Sweetmeats Press. Book One, Nymphomania, and Book Two, Sapphic Secrets, in her Draper Estate Trilogy were published by Xcite in 2012. For Her Pleasure, a femdom novella,was published by HarperCollins Mischief Books in February 2013.

A Canuck by birth, she has recently made Australia her home. She is currently learning to drive on the left and say G’day convincingly.

Find her at:

Blog: Kyoko Church

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kyoko.church

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kyokochurch

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kyokochurch/

Shanna Germain

Shanna Germain claims the titles of Leximaven, Wanderluster, Girl Geek, Vorpal Blonde and Schrodinger's Brat. Her work has appeared in places like Best American Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica, Best Erotic Romance, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Romance and many more. Visit her wild world of words at www.shannagermain.com

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https://twitter.com/#!/shanna_germain

K D Grace

K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she, cuz otherwise, what would she write about?

When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband recently walked the Coast to Coast rout across England. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots.

K D has erotica published with Xcite Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Scarlet Magazine, Sweetmeats Press and others.

K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop, and her newly released paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011.

Find K D Here:

Website: kdgrace.co.uk http://kdgrace.co.uk/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/KDGraceAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KD_Grace

Alana James

Alana James' erotic fiction has been published in print and online by Xcite, Scarlet magazine, EveryNightErotica, and the Erotic Readers and Writers Association. She won second prize in the Erotic Review 2011 competition and her stories are featured in the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 11 and the Mammoth Book of Quick and Dirty. Alana's mother has described her erotic writing to her grandmother: 'It's porn, Nana, porn!'

Kay Jaybee

Kay Jaybee wrote the novels Making Him Wait, (Sweetmeats Press, 2012), The Voyeur (Xcite, 2012), and The Perfect Submissive (Xcite, 2011), as well as the novellas Digging Deep (Xcite, 2013), A Sticky Situation (Xcite, 2012), and The Circus (Sweetmeats Press, 2011). She has also written the anthologies The Best of Kay Jaybee, (Xcite, 2012), Tied to the Kitchen Sink, Equipment, (All Romance, 2012), Yes Ma’am (Xcite e-books, 2011), Quick Kink One and Quick Kink Two (Xcite e-books, 2010), and The Collector (Austin & Macauley, 1st Ed 2008, 2nd Ed 2012).
Kay has had over 60 short stories published by Cleis Press (inc. Best of Best Women’s Erotica 2, Best Women’s Erotica 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012; Best Bondage 2012, 2013, Sweet Love, Gotta Have It, Sweet Confessions), Black Lace (Sexy Little Numbers, Sex and Music), Mammoth (The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica), Xcite (inc.Ultimate Sin, Boy Fun, Power Play, Threesomes, Finger Music, Tricks For Kicks), Penguin (Oysters and Chocolate; Erotic Stories of Every Flavor), Seal (Oysters and Chocolate; Nice Girls, Naughty Sex), Smut, (Smut Alfresco), and Sweetmeats Press (Immoral Views, Punished).

Kay is currently working on The Retreat, the sequel to The Perfect Submissive.

Alex Jordaine

Alex Jordaine is the UK’s leading Femdom author and is also a regular contributor to ‘Marquis’, the most read fetish magazine in the world. In his highly acclaimed ‘Mistress’ series of books, all of them published by Xcite Books, powerful women are firmly in charge. They control the pleasure and men are there to serve and obey them. All the books in this ongoing series have been published as both paperbacks and e-books. They are also all ‘one-offs’, so they can be read in any order.

‘I thoroughly enjoy turning the usual stereotypes on their head in my writing,’ Alex says, ‘as well as exploring the psychology of submission, the joys and perils of the BDSM lifestyle, and the redemptive power of love. This last is worth mentioning because, for books so full of graphic discipline, bondage and domination, they are essentially love stories.’

Stories by Alex Jordaine have also been included in various collections of BDSM, gay, lesbian and general themed erotica, also all published by Xcite Books. Twelve of his most tantalizing tales have been anthologized in the collection ‘Sweet Torments: The Best of Alex Jordaine’.

 

 

Giselle Renarde

Giselle Renarde is an award-winning author of erotica and LGBT fiction. This queer Canadian writer has contributed short stories to more than 100 anthologies and authored dozens of books, including Anonymous, Nanny State, and the Wedding Heat series.

Her transgender lesbian romance The Red Satin Collection took top prize in the 2012 Rainbow Awards, in the category of Best Transgender Romance/Erotic Romance. Giselle's single-author anthology of transgender fiction and poetry, My Mistress' Thighs, received an honourable mention in the same category the previous year. Her work also appears in Tristan Taormino's Lambda Award-winning anthology Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica.

Ms Renarde loves a geeky girl and lives across from a park with two bilingual cats who sleep on her head. When she's not writing, she's usually up to something good... or up to no good.

Find her at:

Her website: http://donutsdesires.blogspot.com

About her: http://about.me/gisellerenarde

Her Twitter: http://twitter.com/GiselleRenarde

Customer Reviews:

Reviewed by: Raunchy Reader on 10th April 2012 7:59PM

One of the best things about this anthology is the variety. I thought it might be too heavy on the BDSM side but it\'s not. There\'s romance and humour too. Really impressed. A lovely book for long winter nights.


Reviewed by: Dark Maven on 10th April 2012 4:45PM

Erotic stories should titillate and stimulate the reader. Power Play stimulates, titillates and much more. It hits all the bases under the BDSM umbrella of domination and submission. This is erotica at its very best! There are 20 extremely well written tales in this anthology and I loved the diversity of the stories.

My absolute favorite in the anthology was \"Split\" by Shanna Germain. This is hard edged eroticism swaddled in a cloak of Greek Mythology. This twist on the Hades/Persephone story was just plain brilliant!

For fun and quirkiness \"Acting Tough\" by Landon Dixon is outstanding. I will never view another detective noir story the same again. The dialogue is vintage film noir and hysterical in sections. The author gives the reader a missing person tale with equal parts sexuality and humor. I\'m smiling right now as I write this. This story is high camp but still wonderfully true to the genre it emulates.
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Another favorite of mine in this anthology is \"The Uninitiated Bottom.\" This is a realistic portrayal of a domme experiencing the other side of the domme/sub equation. \"The Best Laid Plans\" - Alex Jordaine, \"Coated\" - Kay Jaybee, \"Counting to Ten\" - Elizabeth Cage, and Alana James\' \"No Reservations\" a wonderful twist on Hitchcock\'s \"Strangers on a Train\") are equally impressive offerings and for me thought provoking. For sensual stories of loving relationships with erotic heat, \"Trust Me\" by Jade Melisande and \"The Next Step\" by Jeanette Grey left me smiling.

For lovers of prose with GLBT heart, Angel Propps\' \"The Initiation of Lily\" was an intense glimpse into a subculture of dominant lesbians that I had to read twice. While \"Waiting in Vein\" by Giselle Renarde was a wonderful reminder that the most important body part for dynamite sex is a controlled and captivated mind. Brava to both authors.

If I said anymore about this anthology, my review would be pages long. I can\'t emphasize enough - straight, lesbian, m/m, hard edged, quirky, humorous, powerfully thought provoking with sensuous and sizzling sex - this anthology is a great combination of eroticism and storytelling that has something for everyone. Power Play has made my keeper shelf.



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