8 ways to buy Fast Girls: Erotica for Women

August 13, 2010

There are really more than 8 because at
IndieBound you can search for your local bookstore, and I encourage you to shop locally. But I want to offer you all the options because, well, because.

You can also get a free Fast Girls postcard by writing to me at fastgirlsantho at gmail.com and asking for one (put “postcard” in the subject line and give me your mailing address).

Read the introduction at the official Fast Girls site.

We also got the Orgasmic postcards in, only without writing on the back – if you want one of these, same deal, just write to orgasmicantho at gmail.com (I know, I’m a woman of many email addresses, but it helps me keep track of things).

And Amazon is really one place, but it’s a separate link for the paperback or the Kindle edition. (I got the idea to use not just text but online bookstore logos from romance author Louisa Edwards, promoting her upcoming novel Just One Taste.)


Kindle edition

Barnes & Noble





publisher Cleis Press

Virtual book tour August 2010: Fast Girls: Erotica for Women

July 30, 2010

Follow these blogs every day in August for reviews, excerpts, interviews and more from Fast Girls: Erotica for Women.

August 1 Minivan Libertine
August 2 From Socks to Fedora, It’s Jeremy
August 3 Hard and Fast
August 4 The Dirty Geisha
August 5 Maneater
August 6 Modern Courtesan by YS
August 7 I Want Your Sex podcast
August 8 Dangerous Lilly
August 9 The Chicktionary
August 10 Rubicon Reader
August 11 Erobintica
August 12 RWA-NYC Blogging In The Big Apple
August 13 Lolita Wolf’s Predictions and Predilections
August 14 Jenny Gardiner
August 15 The Four Horsewomen of the Metropolis
August 16 R.S. Bohn, Writer in Residence
August 17 The Time Has Passed So Easily
August 18 Naked at Our Age
August 19 Julian Arancia
August 20 Future Feminist Librarian-Activist
August 21 Sharazade
August 22 Writing Romance in the Big Apple!
August 23 Lusty Literati
August 24 Petals in Ink
August 25 Latina Book Club
August 26 Exotic Fair of a Wandering Muse
August 27 Jenny on the Page
August 28 Kinky World
August 29 Funky Brown Chick
August 30 The Green Light District
August 31 Wonderland

Kindle edition of Fast Girls: Erotica for Women for sale

July 30, 2010

The Kindle edition of Fast Girls: Erotica for Women will be on sale July 1st!

About the authors of Fast Girls: Erotica for Women

June 10, 2010

Learn more about the contributors to Fast Girls: Erotica for Women.

About the Authors

Jacqueline Applebee (writing-in-shadows.co.uk) has had stories in various websites and anthologies including Cleansheets, Best Women’s Erotica 2008 and 2009, Best Lesbian Erotica 2008, Tasting Him and Afternoon Delight.

Tenille Brown’s erotica is featured in various webzines and in such anthologies as Do Not Disturb, Bottoms Up, Tasting Him, Iridescence, Naughty or Nice, J Is for Jealousy and Caught Looking. She is a shoe and purse shopaholic and keeps a blog on her MySpace page, Myspace.com/tenillebrown.

Born in the dirty South, Cherry Bomb has been performing since she was just a tiny pile of gunpowder. Conceived in the throes of a one-night stand between bell hooks and RuPaul, activism and a love of glitter are built into her sordid DNA. Catch her blogging burlesque and love at cherrybombnyc.com.

Angela Caperton’s eclectic erotica spans many genres, including romance, horror, fantasy and what she calls contemporary-with-a-twist. Look for her stories published with Cleis, Circlet Press, Drollerie Press, eXtasy Books and in the indie magazine Out of the Gutter.

Elizabeth Coldwell’s stories have appeared in a variety of anthologies including Yes, Sir; Bottoms Up; Do Not Disturb and The Mile High Club. This story is dedicated to anyone who has ever taken a ride in the Taxi of Shame.

Andrea Dale’s stories have appeared in Lesbian Cowboys, The Sweetest Kiss and Bottoms Up, among many others. With coauthors, she has sold two novels to Virgin Books. She thinks the Getty Villa is an amazingly sensual place. Her website is at cyvarwydd.com.

Often based on her own explorations in the world of D/s and BDSM, Tess Danesi’s writing explores the darker side of erotica with raw honesty about that shadowy area where pain becomes pleasure and pleasure pain. She blogs at Urban Gypsy (nyc-urban-gypsy.blogspot.com) and has been published in several anthologies and Time Out New York.

Isabelle Gray’s writing appears or is forthcoming in more than forty anthologies.

Susie Hara’s work has been published (under her name as well as the pseudonym Lisa Wolfe) in Best American Erotica 2003, Best Women’s Erotica 2007, Hot Women’s Erotica, Best of Best Women’s Erotica and X: The Erotic Treasury. Writing sexy stories is the most fun she’s ever had with a laptop.

D. L. King publishes and edits the review site, Erotica Revealed. The editor of Where the Girls Are and The Sweetest Kiss, her stories can be found in Best Women’s Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotic;, Please, Ma’am and many others. She is the author of two novels. Find her at dlkingerotica.com.

As a coed studying biochemistry and genetics, Lolita Lopez dabbled in creating naughty tales to entertain her friends. Study for a midterm or pen a deliciously dirty story to delight her small band of fans? Not surprisingly, Lo is now on an extended sabbatical from college. She lives in Texas with her family.

Kayla Perrin
(kaylaperrin.com) has a BA in English and sociology and a Bachelor of Education. She considered becoming a teacher–but writing was always her greatest love. She has thirty-five published works, including romance, erotica, suspense and children’s fiction, and has been a USA Today and Essence® bestseller.

Jennifer Peters is the associate editor of Penthouse Forum and Girls of Penthouse magazines, and a contributing editor to Penthouse. Her work has appeared in several places under numerous names, but her bylines in Penthouse and Forum are her favorites.

Suzanne V. Slate is a librarian who lives in the Boston area with her longtime lover. She has published a variety of nonfiction articles and a book, and has recently begun writing fiction.

Charlotte Stein has a number of short stories in various erotic anthologies, including Seduction and Misbehavior. Her own collection of short stories, The Things That Make Me Give In, was published in 2009.

Donna George Storey is the author of Amorous Woman, a semiautobiographical tale of an American’s steamy love affair with Japan. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies including Best American Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica, Bottoms Up, Peep Show and Spanked. Read more of her work at DonnaGeorgeStorey.com.

Tristan Taormino (puckerup.com) is a writer, sex educator and pornographer. She is the author of Opening Up: Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships; True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn and Perversion; Down and Dirty Sex Secrets; The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and The Anal Sex Position Guide.

Saskia Walker (saskiawalker.co.uk) is a British author whose short fiction appears in over sixty anthologies. Her erotic novels include: Along for the Ride, Double Dare, Reckless, Rampant and Inescapable. Saskia lives in the north of England close to the windswept Yorkshire moors, where she happily spends her days spinning yarns.

Kristina Wright’s (kristinawright.com) steamy erotica has appeared in over seventy-five anthologies, including several editions of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica; Seduction, Liaisons and Sexy Little Numbers; Bedding Down: A Collection of Winter Erotica and Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women. She is also the editor of Fairy Tale Lust: Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women (Cleis Press).

About the Editor

Rachel Kramer Bussel
(rachelkramerbussel.com) is a New York–based author, editor and blogger. She is the Best Sex Writing series editor (bestsexwriting.com), and has edited or coedited over twenty-five books of erotica, including Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women;, Peep Show; Bottoms Up; Spanked; Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2; The Mile High Club; Do Not Disturb; Tasting Him; Tasting Her; Please, Sir; Please, Ma’am; Yes, Sir; Yes, Ma’am; He’s on Top; She’s on Top; Caught Looking; Hide and Seek; Crossdressing; Rubber Sex; Sex and Candy; Ultimate Undies; Glamour Girls and Bedding Down. She is the winner of 3 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards. Her work has been published in over one hundred anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, Zane’s Chocolate Flava 2 and Purple Panties, Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong, Single State of the Union and Desire: Women Write About Wanting. She serves as senior editor at Penthouse Variations, and wrote the popular “Lusty Lady” column for the Village Voice.

Rachel has written for AVN, Bust, Cleansheets.com, Cosmopolitan, Curve, the Daily Beast Fresh Yarn, TheFrisky.com, Gothamist, Huffington Post, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse, Playgirl, Radar, San Francisco Chronicle, Tango, Time Out New York and Zink, among others. She has appeared on “The Martha Stewart Show,” “The Berman and Berman Show,” NY1, and Showtime’s “Family Business.” She has hosted In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series (inthefleshreadingseries.com) since October 2005, which has featured everyone from Susie Bright to Zane, about which the New York Times’s UrbanEye newsletter said she “welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures.” She blogs at lustylady.blogspot.com.

Fast Girls: Erotica for Women edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

January 1, 2010

Fast Girls: Erotica for Women will be here in July! More news and postcards coming soon.

Fast Girls: Erotica for Women is edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and will be published in July 2010 by Cleis Press

Pre-order Fast Girls: Erotica for Women from:


Kindle edition





Cleis Press

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fast Is a (Sexy) State of Mind (see below)

Temptation Kayla Perrin
Waxing Eloquent Donna George Storey
Five-Minute Porn Star Jacqueline Applebee
Winter, Summer Tristan Taormino
Playing the Market Angela Caperton
Panther Suzanne V. Slate
Communal Saskia Walker
Fireworks Lolita Lopez
Flash! Andrea Dale
Waiting for Beethoven Susie Hara
Confessions of a Kinky Shopaholic Jennifer Peters
Let’s Dance D. L. King
That Girl Cherry Bomb
Oz Isabelle Gray
Married Life Charlotte Stein
Princess Elizabeth Coldwell
Chasing Danger Kristina Wright
Whore Complex Rachel Kramer Bussel
Lessons, Slow and Painful Tess Danesi
Speed Bumps Tenille Brown

Introduction: Fast Is a (Sexy) State of Mind

I like the fast girls best/they do whatever they wanna do. —Sarge, “Fast Girls”

I named this book after a song called “Fast Girls” by an indie pop/rock band called Sarge*. That song is a feisty, punk-rock ode to a hot girl who is captivating in all kinds of ways.
I’m sure you know a girl like that. Or a woman. Or a lady. Or a butch. Or a femme. Or…you get the idea. She’s the kind of babe who takes no prisoners, who owns her life and her sexuality and not only doesn’t apologize for them, makes sure you notice her and what she’s all about.

Two definitions of “fast,” according to Merriam-Webster are “wild” or “sexually promiscuous,” and while that is the seed of what I was angling for here, I didn’t just want to read about slut after slut after slut. I wanted to read about women who in some way defy the conventional norms-whatever those are in this day and age. That doesn’t mean being shocking for shock’s sake, but following their passion, seeking out what it is that they need to be truly pleasured.

What I love about these fast girls is that even as they are bold, daring and dynamic, they have a thing or two to learn about sex and themselves.

Consider Susie Hara’s fifty-one-year-old protagonist in “Waiting for Beethoven” as she gets it on with a younger man. In current pop culture terms, she’s the cougar, the aggressive older woman seeking her sexy prey. But she is actually nervous and uncertain, as well as aroused. “And now there was no point in telling him she wasn’t going to come when she could already feel a wave of pleasure rolling inside her, kind of a pre-coming feeling, but different than usual; she couldn’t really tell what was her clit and what were the walls inside her and what was contracting and what was releasing and then she realized she must be coming because her body had taken over and been taken over in this luscious finger symphony so she just gave in,” writes Hara, in a description of female orgasm that I think will be familiar to many.

In this book, fast is as much a state of mind as a state of motion. It’s not about trying to slut it up to impress anyone, but about finding what works for you. I was intrigued to find that playing with prostitution, or whoring, came up as a theme in many submissions, as did threesomes with one woman and two men. It makes sense that fast would be associated with women who mix cash and sex, as happens in Angela Caperton’s “Playing the Market,” where the new economy mixes with the world’s oldest profession. In my “Whore Complex,” whoredom is more a state of mind, a go-to fantasy that leaps from the bounds of dirty talk to real life with some unusual consequences. There’s also exhibitionism, such as in Jacqueline Applebee’s “Five-Minute Porn Star,” and submission–there’s a lot of very hot female submission and BDSM play in this book.

These girls are fast when they want to be…and slow at other times. They want to crack their lovers’ secret codes, find out what makes them tick, as happens in Charlotte Stein’s “Married Life.” I like this story because the wife is not just passively accepting her humdrum sex life, but she doesn’t want to have an affair or get a divorce. She wants her husband, the man she loves, but she wants him openly, honestly, freely and when they both give a little of themselves and bravely bare their souls, they find true happiness.

These girls don’t give it up for just anyone. Even the ones who get around have a reason for choosing their lovers, and it’s those reasons, those images, that resonate with me. Here’s Tristan Taormino in “Winter, Summer,” rhapsodizing about the woman she’s about to seduce (or perhaps, who’s about to seduce her is more accurate):

She’s the boy I have dreamed about and jerked off to too many times to count. The one who won’t leave my fantasies, who cruises me in my bedroom, who seduced me months ago in another lifetime with her voice, who plays pool and drinks beer, who grabs my ass in crowded bars just to fuck with my boundaries and catch me off guard, who makes my brain get wet and my pussy explode.

Exactly. Though there are women on the prowl here, women who go after younger men, women who pounce, women who pursue, there are others who are excited about being the object of another’s affection, lust and desire. For them, being fast means courting the man or woman (or more than one person) they are searching for.

These fast girls speak to me on many levels. I admire them, respect them, marvel at them, raise my eyebrows at them, want them. But most of all, I’m excited that they’ve broken free of whatever messages we all receive about how a woman is “supposed” to act and instead they are bent on acting however they damn well please. And that’s my personal definition of a fast, not to mention foxy, girl.

Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City

* To hear more of Sarge, click here.


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