Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 7

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 7

Paperback & Ebook
Release Date: December 6, 2022
ISBN: 9781627783279
Lesbian Erotica, BDSM, Fiction: LGBTQ
© 2022, Cleis Press

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“Get ready to be transported into a fabulous breadth of stories that are simultaneously tender, steamy, and thought provoking. Don’t let the “lesbian” title fool you – the diversity captured within these pages is fresh and relevant to the gamut of queer experiences.”

— Sam’s Cat, Sex Educator and Founder of Shrimp Teeth

About the Book

Who doesn’t love some tantalizing erotica through which they can live vicariously? In the seventh volume of Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, editor Sinclair Sexsmith has included stories exploring extraordinary fantasies. Including authors and characters from a multiplicity of backgrounds, communities, genders, and points of view, these stories are sure to heighten and satisfy your appetite for variety and add a spark of the extraordinary.

This volume is sure to enliven readers and rekindle the exciting feeling of pursuing a new flirtation. From the butterflies to the excruciating tension that builds overtime, Sexsmith invites you to join these characters as they take a leap and explore an undiscovered side of themselves.

Dive into these 19 varied stories and experience a first time after a gender confirming surgery, transport to another time for a sexy heist with a forbidden lover, or even have one last hoorah with some swingers on the night before everything changes. Keep reading — you may just discover something new about yourself, or see yourself reflected in these provocative stories.

“So many of them had a line or more where the dom and/or top checked in. I was SO HERE FOR THIS. Consent is my number one kink. … I am ALWAYS secure in Cleis Press and Sinclair Sexsmith about trans representation.” — Isaiah, MI Book Reviews

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“An anthology that unequivocally proves the value of erotic art and labour, especially during difficult times. Some stories take place within the pandemic, while others lift us far away from current events. Whether grounding us in this moment and affirming that we are not alone, or providing fantastic respite of freedom and escape, the collection connects us — despite differences and distances — in an invitation to explore our queer desires as subjects of health, and vitality.”

— Jiz Lee, queer porn performer and author “Coming Out Like a Porn Star

“”What I absolutely adore about this volume in the Best Lesbian Erotica series is the diversity. I love reading all of the voices and different scenarios. . . Sinclair Sexsmith has compiled a panty-wetting, heart swelling, and I need to get me a person volume of erotica that you will keep by your bedside.” — Mx. Phoebe, Phoebe’s Randoms

Table of Contents

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Press Release

Download the press release from Cleis Press, December 2022; click here.

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About the Editor

SINCLAIR SEXSMITH (they/them) is “the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers” (AfterEllen), who “is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places” (Autostraddle). Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. Find more of their work at

“These stories sizzle! If you want sexy queer erotica that turns you on and will stay on your mind long after you finish reading, check out this book!”

— Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor, Women in Lust and the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series