Best Lesbian Erotica 2009

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Cleis Press, Sep 18, 2013 - Fiction - 286 pages
12 Reviews
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Erotica in 2003 and 2004, Cleis’ Best Lesbian Erotica series is the gold standard for erotic lesbian fiction, andthis year's collection is no exception. Best Lesbian Erotica 2009 journeys into the world of hot women-on-women action with edgy, unusual stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced by the noted author, playwright, and poet Joan Larkin, this latest edition of America’s most popular lesbian erotica series is smart, sensual, inventive, and breathtaking. From threesomes to gender-bending to shedding one's wholesome image to indulge in more visceral pursuits, the women in these stories reveal all their pleasures in memorable tales that are both sexy and lyrical.

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Review: Best Lesbian Erotica 2005 (Best Lesbian Erotica)

User Review  - Kay Michel - Goodreads

Meh...for an anthology of lesbian erotica it was just "okay". I really didn't feel like I was reading about lesbians at all because of the constant use of male pronouns and genitalia (okay so they are ... Read full review

Review: Best Lesbian Erotica 2009 (Best Lesbian Erotica)

User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

3.8 stars rounded up to 4. The stories toward the beginning of the book seemed too similar in my opinion, but once I got about a third of the way in the stories got better. Overall, it was a good collection but I have seen better in the "Best" series. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator. She is the editor of Hot Lesbian Erotica and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. Tristan is a columnist for the Village Voice, Taboo, and Velvet Park, and her writing has also appeared in Vibe, Spectator, The Advocate, and more than 15 anthologies. She has been featured in more than 200 publications, including the New York Times, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, Details, New York magazine, Men’s Health, and Playboy. She has also appeared on CNN, MTV, Oxygen, the Discovery Channel, The Howard Stern Show, Real Sex, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Scarborough Country, and over 50 radio shows. Tristan directed the adult videos The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, Tristan Taormino's House of Ass, and Chemistry. She lives in New York City. Visit Tristan at

Joan Larkin is a writer, poet, playwright and Lambda Literary Award winner. She was active in the small press lesbian feminist publishing explosion in the 1970’s, co-founding the independent publishing company Out & Out Books. She is co-editor of the Living Out autobiography series at the University of Wisconsin Press. Her many awards include fellowships in poetry and playwriting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Previous works include Gay and Lesbian Poetry In Our Time, Cold River, and A Woman Like That. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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