November 06, 2009

"explore the darker side of BDSM"


Thanks to Shanna Germain for sending me the link to Erotica Revealed. I had somehow missed the new reviews this month. Pleasure Bound received two thumbs up from Lisabet Sarai, who said:

One of the things that I appreciate about Alison Tyler's anthologies is her willingness to explore the darker side of BDSM. Some stories in this volume—Sophia Valenti’s “On the Mend,” Tess Danesi's “Tears of All Kinds,” Stephen Elliott's “Once More Beneath the Exit Sign”—dwell more on the sadism component in the acronym. I don't necessarily prefer stories of really rough sex myself, but I know that they're part of the power spectrum and I applaud Ms. Tyler's discernment in including them in her books.

I am not talking about a lack of consent here. Mercy isn't in Marc's vocabulary—and for that I'm thankful begins Ms. Valenti's story. That sums it up. Some people crave a level of pain beyond what I'd seek. For some, real fear is truly arousing. Ms. Tyler recognizes this, unlike some editors who shy away from the darkness and treat BDSM as a kind of game.

Pleasure Bound is another exceptional collection of BDSM fiction--or is it fact?—from a daring and sensitive editor who clearly understands her topic from personal experience.


Read the whole thing here.

XXX,
Alison

P.S. Naughty Necklace is available here.

3 comments:

Jo said...

Now that's more like it. What's your response, AT?

Danielle said...

congrats...you know that you and your books deserve good reviews..many of them...

Alison Tyler said...

Thanks so much — I'm thrilled! The book was a unique one for me (and the authors) to put together. I was very proud of the outcome! (Pun intended.)

XXX,
AT