About Bottoms Up: Spanking Good Stories

Bottoms Up: Spanking Good Stories was published by Cleis Press in July 2009.

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Here’s the Table of Contents and Introduction:

Introduction: Getting Spanked Again (and Again)

A Thousand Words by Donna George Storey
The Hardest Part by Alison Tyler
A Firm Understanding by Elizabeth Coldwell
Prime Time by Teresa Noelle Roberts
Ass Worship by Jerry Arthur
The Purple Balloon by Tess Danesi
Sorority Sister by Dominique Dunbar
Days by Simon Sheppard
Bossy by Sommer Marsden
Oscar and Holly by Bill Kte’pi
Lonnie’s Licks by Tenille Brown
The Swinging Spankers Club by Stan Kent
Reenactment by Zille Defeu
Confessor by Craig J. Sorensen
The Spanking Machine by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Stuffing the Ballot Box by Andrea Dale
Tease for Two by Maddy Stuart
I’m Going to Grab Your Hair by N. T. Morley
Flaming by Jean Roberta
Helping Those in Need by Gwen Masters

Introduction: Getting Spanked Again (and Again)

This being my fourth book on the subject, by now it should be clear that I love spanking: giving, receiving, fantasizing about, and watching it.

So what’s different about this collection? For one thing, there are more male authors represented, a trend I fully support. For another, the tales are more imaginative; yes, there are first-timers and dedicated spankophiles, but there are also swingers and Renaissance Fair attendees living out long-held fantasies in highly unusual ways (see Tess Danesi’s “The Purple Balloon” for details). There are spankings here that aren’t all good or all bad, just as ones in real life don’t always conform so easily. Is the narrator of Dominique Dunbar’s “Sorority Sister” grateful for the spanking she got from Claire Spencer back in the day? Was that a pleasurable experience or one that teetered on confusion? Dunbar mixes things up so we’re not totally sure.

Alison Tyler also alludes to the push/pull of spanking, even for the most die-hard fan. “But now that I’m here, I’d rather be anywhere else. Name the place, and I’d rather be there: in line at the DMV; waiting in the doctor’s office; sitting at the back of coach on a packed flight. I’m scared, more scared than usual, because he’s taking his time…” She perfectly captures the way many submissives want what they know will hurt, want it and don’t want it at the very same time—something that good tops play into.

The same thing happens in Teresa Noelle Roberts’ kinky math nerd tale, “Prime Time,” in which the narrator finds herself tongue-tied as she’s given a challenging assignment. “My stomach flip-flopped. The bedroom spun. My heart raced in panic that I couldn’t convince myself was pointless. I fought back the urge to cry, fought it so hard that I started trembling.” You might think, upon reading that sentence, that she doesn’t really want to be spanked, that she doesn’t fantasize and obsess over her need, but you’d be wrong.

I’m also very glad this book has a fairly even mix of spankers and spankees, though of course some people can manage to be both at different times. The rush of delivering a spanking to one who wants and needs it is explored here in many scenarios, from Simon Sheppard’s wistful “Days” to the age-variant relationship in Bill Kte’pi’s intriguing “Oscar and Holly.” And in Maddy Stuart’s “Tease for Two,” two women get off on sharing the power of delivery, and learning from each other, as well as mutual delight in a job well done: “George’s technique was that of someone who had spanked a thousand exposed asses, but the overflowing smile and the sparkle in her eyes belonged to someone who was discovering it for the first time.”

Whatever kind of spankings you’re into–even if, like the characters in Donna George Storey’s “A Thousand Words” and Jerry Arthur’s “Ass Worship,” you’re not sure what you’re intoæI hope you’ll find it within these pages.

And spank you very much for reading.

Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City

About the Authors

Jerry Arthur is a horny guy who sometimes writes about his sexual fantasies and adventures.

Tenille Brown is a Southern writer whose erotica can be found online and in over twenty anthologies including Dirty Girls, Rubber Sex, Iridescence, Sex and Candy, J Is for Jealousy, Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica, Tasting Him, and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers. She keeps a blog at www.myspace.com/tenillebrown.

Elizabeth Coldwell is the editor of the U.K. edition of Forum magazine. Her stories have appeared in anthologies including Best SM Erotica; Spank Me; Yes, Sir and Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica. “A Firm Understanding” is dedicated to Rupert Pendragon, without whom the world of male-on-male discipline might have remained a delicious mystery.
Andrea Dale‘s stories have appeared in Playing With Fire, Do Not Disturb, Frenzy, and many more. In other incarnations, she writes SFF and media tie-in as well as novels. If there were more stories like “Stuffing the Ballot Box,” she might be more interested in politics. Her website is www.cyvarwydd.com.

Tess Danesi may be a New Yorker but she’s really a gypsy at heart. Tess is truly the embodiment of an Urban Gypsy (nyc-urban-gypsy.blogspot.com), the title of the blog where she writes dark and moody D/s-themed erotica, reviews sex toys, shows off her generous cleavage and generally reveals too much information.

Zille Defeu started writing about kink in college, putting out a ’zine about bisexuality, sex work, and kink. She created and ran a BDSM and fetish website from 2000-2005. Her articles and photographs have been published in Skin Two magazine and various web publications. She blogs about her adventures at http://www.zilledefeu.com.

Dominique Dunbar lives with her queer version of a nuclear family in downtown New York City. Her work has appeared in over fifteen erotic anthologies including Spanked, Up All Night and Best American Erotica.

Stan Kent has penned nine very naughty works including the Shoe Leather series. Selections from his books have been featured in the Best of Erotic Writing Blue Moon collections. To see samples of his works and his latest hair colors, visit Stan at www.StanKent.com or email him at stan@stankent.com.

Bill Kte’pi is a full-time freelance writer with a variety of credits. He currently lives in New Hampshire while planning a move to the Southwest. He maintains a web presence at http://www.ktepi.com.

Sommer Marsden’s work has appeared in numerous online and print publications. Some of her favorites include: I Is for Indecent; J Is for Jealousy; Yes, Sir; Love at First Sting; Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2008; Forum UK; Oysters and Chocolate; and Clean Sheets. To keep track of Sommer and her work, visit her website www.freewebs.com/sommermarsden.

Gwen Masters constantly writes. Thousands of her short stories, articles, and columns have appeared over the last dozen years, both in print and online. When she’s not tempting readers with her smut, she’s the mild-mannered owner of a booming freelance business. For more on Gwen, visit her website at www.gwenmasters.net.

N. T. Morley is the author of sixteen published erotic novels of dominance and submission, including The Parlor, The Limousine, The Circle, The Appointment, The Visitor, and the trilogies The Castle, The Library and The Office. Morley also edited the anthologies MASTER and slave, and can be found online at www.ntmorley.com.

Jean Roberta’s collection of erotic stories, Obsession, is available from Eternal Press: http://www.eternalpress.ca/obsessionnew.html. Other stories have appeared in print in the Best Lesbian Erotica series, Best Fantastic Erotica, Rubber Sex, and Sixteen of the Best. Her reviews appear on Clean Sheets and Rainbow Reviews, as well as in The Gay and Lesbian Review.

Teresa Noelle Roberts’ erotica has appeared in Best Women’s Erotica 2004, 2006 and 2007, Best Lesbian Erotica 2009, Lust: Erotic Fantasties for Women, Dirty Girls, and dozens of other collections with titles that make her mother blush. Teresa also writes erotica and erotic romance with a co-author as Sophie Mouette.

Simon Sheppard is the editor of the Lambda-Award-winning Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica, and Leathermen, and author of In Deep: Erotic Stories; Kinkorama; Sex Parties 101; and the award-winning Hotter Than Hell and Other Stories. His work has also appeared in nearly 300 anthologies. He hangs out at www.simonsheppard.com

From his first days in the business during the yuppie 1980’s, Craig Sorensen explored his passion for writing, always with a taste for the naughty. His erotic works have appeared in anthologies by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Maxim Jakubowski and Alison Tyler.

Donna George Storey is the author of Amorous Woman, a steamy tale of an American woman’s love affair with Japan. Her erotic fiction has been published in numerous anthologies including Spanked, Dirty Girls, Best American Erotica and Best Women’s Erotica. Read more of her work at www.DonnaGeorgeStorey.com.

Maddy Stuart’s writing has appeared in several anthologies including Dirty Girls; Yes, Sir; Sexist Soles and Secret Slaves. She lives in Toronto where she also dances, paints, and dabbles in various geekeries including improvisational theater and computer programming. More at: www.maddystuart.com.

Alison Tyler has been called a “literary vixen” by Good Vibrations, a “trollop with a laptop” by East Bay Express, and a “curator of smut,” by Felice Newman. She is naughty all the way down to her scarlet satin knickers. Visit her often at http://alisontyler.blogspot.com.

About the Editor

Rachel Kramer Bussel (www.rachelkramerbussel.com) is an author, editor, blogger, and reading series host. She has edited or coedited over twenty books of erotica, including Spanked; Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2; The Mile High Club; Do Not Disturb; Tasting Him; Tasting Her; 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; Bedding Down; and the nonfiction collections Best Sex Writing 2008 and 2009. 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, Fresh Yarn, the Frisky, 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, Showtime’s “Family Business.” She has hosted In The Flesh Erotic Reading Series 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.

Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica

Introduction: “A Fantastic Kind of Pain”

Spanking You Rick Roberts
Perfect Bound Shanna Germain
Betty Crocker Gone Bad Alison Tyler
Laser Tag Madeline Glass
A Rare Find Donna George Storey
Game, Set, Match Sage Vivant
Tied Down Andy Ohio
Through a Glass, Sharply Elizabeth Coldwell
Reunion Madlyn March
Riding the Storm Thomas Christopher
The Breeding Barn L. Elise Bland
Pink Cheeks Fiona Locke
Page by Page Laura Bacchi
Fiscal Discipline Simon Sheppard
Pre-Party Thomas S. Roche
Still Life with Infidels #56 M. David Hornbuckle
Indulgences Tenille Brown
Logan Rosalind Christine Lloyd
Daddy’s Girl Teresa Noelle Roberts
The Depths of Despair Rachel Kramer Bussel

Introduction: “A Fantastic Kind of Pain”

Just as I have a seemingly endless capacity to bare my ass and get it smacked soundly or make a squirming bottom hover on the edge of erotic oblivion with loud, ringing, stinging whack after whack, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of reading stories about spanking. There was a time when I wasn’t sure I could say that; after all, just how much is there to say about bending over and letting a firm hand connect with a pertly offered-up bottom? Or striking a pretty pair of buttcheeks so well the person beneath you moans in ecstatic agony? Well, as I’ve learned while editing this collection, there are an infinite number of ways to talk about the pleasures of getting spanked or spanking someone. While the actions may look alike, we all experience them differently and have different motives for indulging in this beloved kinky activity.

Me? I get off on just thinking about bending over for that special someone. Maybe I’m wearing panties, and only part of my bottom is visible. Maybe I’m not, and my spanker can see everything, including my wetness. I get wet at the mere idea of offering up my entire body to a lover to play with, tease, spank, and arouse. I’ve also had plenty of eager bottoms spread before me, offering asses that just begged to be spanked, whether they speak words to that effect or not. But for me, and for many others, spanking is about much more than just the physical. It’s about what that sensation creates inside of us. Spanking breaks down our barriers in ways even sex sometimes doesn’t; it stirs up emotions; it makes us whimper or cry, or be proud of just how much we can take. It’s primal and powerful, not to mention incredibly popular. I was thrilled to see spanking make an appearance on Showtime’s Californication, where the bratty, bossy bottom of a secretary demands that her boss spank her for any office infraction. “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” indeed.

And those who bestow spankings, whether with hands, paddles, hairbrushes, or other devices, relish that power to bring pleasure and pain mixed together, to completely undo the person they are
spanking with just a few (or possibly many) whacks.

The authors included here get just how intense spanking can be. Reading these stories took my breath away, and, even more so than my previous collections (Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 1 and 2), made me instantly horny. They’ve tapped into the beauty of spanking in a way that newbies, seasoned spankophiles, and those who are simply curious will be able to understand in an instant.

Rick Roberts opens this anthology with “Spanking You,” a story I’ve read and reread numerous times, mesmerized by its rendering of a man so entranced by the vision he makes when he spanks his girlfriend, you imagine he could do it all night, every night, and never tire of it. He even offers up a little bit of a how-to for those would-be spankers looking for the courage to simply turn him or her over and begin this sensual process:

I used to tease you at the beginning of every spanking. As you’d kneel before me on the bed, not a stitch of clothing on your tan body, I’d fake the first blow—stopping just short of your ass, letting the air kiss your skin—and then place an affectionate caress onto your behind. By removing the certainty of whether the next sensation would be soft or a stinging slap, I’d keep you centered in the moment, keep you waiting and vulnerable, and your anticipation for the spanking grew. I would look down at you and smile, knowing that your desire for the first slap on your ass was growing unbearable by the moment.

Part of the thrill of spanking someone is being able to dangle what they most desire before them, to see them there waiting, panting, asking for it with body and soul, to know (or at least, fantasize) that they can’t get off any other way than by the “punishment” you are about to deliver. Elizabeth Coldwell paints a portrait of a true top in “Through a Glass, Sharply,” when she writes, “You have never really known power until the man you love is at your feet, naked or very nearly so, helpless and vulnerable, while you remain fully dressed and completely in control.”
Madlyn March describes a first-time spanking in a way that will be familiar to any who have gasped, trembling, as they realized they not only can take, but crave, a whole lot more spanking than they’d initially expected:

I remembered how it felt when Mimi did it to me. At first, you’re surprised someone’s hitting you, even if you’ve asked her to. Then you’re excited. Then you’re in pain, but it’s a fantastic kind of pain. Each slap makes you want more, as much as you can take, until you can’t take any more, and you’re shaking, more than ready to have an orgasm, the kind that can only be gotten from a woman diving headfirst into you with her wet tongue licking rapidly.

Any time an author can make me hot for something that in real life actually unnerves me, I’m sold. I’m not usually a fan of Daddy/girl stories, but in Teresa Noelle Roberts’ excellent story, simply entitled “Daddy’s Girl,” she renders that role-playing relationship and its spanking potential perfectly, dissecting her characters’ motivations while maintaining the magic they each hold so dear about their arrangement.

For some people, spanking is playful, almost silly–sexy in a way that makes you laugh as you come. This spirit is alive and well in L. Elise Bland’s “The Breeding Barn,” where a cheese paddle does double duty on the ass of an unsuspecting but happy boy bottom. And for the woman who goes by the name “Pink Cheeks” in the story of the same title, her fantasy comes true, to the letter, though in a setting she’d never have expected.

What I love most about this book is that while there are plenty of naughty boys and girls, that potentially clichéd setup never gets boring, because the authors take you right there, into the heart of a punishment spanking, letting you know that, on some level, each of these naughty boys or girls doesn’t just deserve but needs to be spanked for his or her own reasons. The authors play around with these tropes, recreating the act of spanking until it morphs into something endlessly entertaining, just as a good top can keep a bottom on the edge, smacking harder and harder, then backing off, drawing out the play.

While I’ve subtitled this book, “Red-Cheeked Erotica,” what happens on the surface of the skin is just the beginning when it comes to spanking. There’s an elegance, a poetry, a beauty to spanking that is much more akin to making love than fucking. It’s a rhythm, a beat, a gracefulness, a way two people can connect without saying a word. These elements come together in M. David Hornbuckle’s simple yet powerful “Still Life with Infidels #56,” in which a planned kidnapping is set against the sparse backdrop of a steel mill as two recently reunited lovers attempt to recover what they’d lost. The thrill of erotic spanking is nothing new, even if each time can make even the most experienced bottom feel like a blushing virgin all over again.

As I already told you, when it comes to spanking, I simply can’t get enough. I hope these stories turn you on, inspire you, and spark your own imagination about just how hot a spanking from someone who knows exactly what he’s doing can make you.

Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City

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