Bend Anthology

Bend (Bend Anthology)Bend by The Erotica Consortium
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(Multiple Authors)
K. Bromberg
J.A. Huss
Ella James
K.I. Lynn
C.D. Reiss
Shay Savage
Andrea Smith
Alessandra Torre
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Source: Personal Library
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

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A BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED ANTHOLOGY WITH A FANTASTIC PREMISE!
Bring together eight authors at the top of their game in Modern Romance & Erotica and create an anthology of their most steamy, never before released short stories…
This book packs a punch – I have a feeling we’re going to be talking about it for a while…

Most of the authors included in this anthology are well known to me… I might even be considered a “giant raging fangirl” of a few of them… But others were completely new to me and I enjoyed getting to know them through the short stories in Bend.

This is a collection of several sub-genres:
Adult, New Adult, Fantasy, Modern, Psychological, & Historical.
All of it erotic. All of it blissfully well written…

Sometimes an anthology will sneak in a less than stellar story and rely on the others to keep the average high. This is not the case with Bend. Each story, while wildly diverse in content, was perfection. Each individual story was a 4-5 Star read for me.

THE MEN:

  • The ultimate Dom
  • A dreamy/dangerous stalker
  • A reclusive artist
  • The controlled older man
  • A wounded warrior
  • The boys next door
  • A sexy stranger
  • A billionaire with a broken heart…

THE WOMEN

  • An Unsatisfied Wife
  • A Mob Princess on the Run
  • A Desperate Journalist
  • An heiress with an addiction
  • A shy slave girl
  • A reforming party girl
  • A woman ready for a little danger
  • A girl who has given up on men…

Mixed themes of:
Abduction, BDSM, obsession, desperation, danger, sponge baths, menage, one-night stands… And a mix of love, lust, and sex…

I loved the forward written by C.D. Reiss. She talks about the formation of the Erotica Consortium:

…I noticed there were some writers out there with whom I shared fans, yet I had no relationship with them at all.
This seemed somehow wrong…

I love the idea of these talented women working together and supporting each other. I also like hearing that the authors I admire are fans of one another’s work… I know from experience with several of these women that they adore their fans, and I kind of get the feeling that Bend is a Group Hug in the form of erotica…

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UnRaveled by K. Bromberg
Book One – K. Bromberg – UnRaveled

An Erotic Abduction Fantasy for your steamy pleasure:

“I’m going to fuck you. By the time I’m done, you’ll beg me to keep going. Then you’ll beg me to stop. Regardless, you’ll take what I give you – all of it – and you’ll enjoy every single fucking moment of it. And Marco is going to watch. Understood?”

You can read my full review of this story Here

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COME (Dirty, Dark, and Deadly, #1) by J.A. Huss
Book Two – J.A. Huss – COME

J.A. Huss hits it out of the park. A sexy stalker and a girl on the run.

He tastes like salt and he kisses like the sea. Like a dangerous, killing, unforgiving sea that can do whatever it wants with my body. Toss me, twirl me, take me under and steal the breath right out of me. Make me powerless.
And that’s exactly how I feel.

You can read my full review of this story Here

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Red & Wolfe, Part I (Red & Wolfe, #1; Bend Anthology) by Ella James
Book Three – Ella James – Red & Wolfe

I absolutely loved this short story and I look forward to reading the next installment of Red & Wolfe.

Fucking hell, I’m rocked by her surprises. For starters: the little redhead makes my dick hard. The righteous outrage. I’m glad I pissed her off. How fucking sexy is that mouth when she’s using it to slap me around?

You can read my full review of this story Here

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The Devil in Me (Seven Devils, #1; Bend Anthology) by K.I. Lynn
Book Four – K.I. Lynn – The Devil in Me

This short story is told from the perspective of a man being driven mad by lust…

I wanted her with a primal intensity that consumed me. Fuck her raw. Make her need me as much as I was suddenly dying for her. I wanted to hear her screams bouncing off the stone walls, mark her with my come. Taint her innocence, then fuck her all over again.

You can read my full review of this story Here

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Kick (Songs of Perdition, #1) by C.D. Reiss
Book Five – C.D. Reiss – Kick

An amazing edge-of-your-seat sexual/psychological thrill ride…

I knew who I was. I was a celebrity without talent. I was an heiress. I was a whore. I was a party waiting to happen. I was an addict. I was his, and in that last definition— that I was owned by Deacon I knew my place in the chaos.

You can read my full review of this story Here

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Worth (Bend Anthology) by Shay Savage
Book Six – Shay Savage – Worth

A Historical Romance with a touch of heat…

“Are you not here to give me comfort?”
“Yes, Faustus.” She looked at me.
“Then do you believe my length not enough to desire?” Again I raised an eyebrow and granted her half a smile.
“No!” she exclaimed in near-panic. “You are… quite grand.”

You can read my full review of this story Here

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These Men (Bend Anthology) by Andrea  Smith
Book Seven – Andrea Smith – These Men

a well-crafted & sizzling hot Menage story…

“A threesome is an event,” he replied. “I’m looking for much more than that, Paige.”

You can read my full review of this story Here

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Still (Bend Anthology) by Alessandra Torre
Book Eight – Alessandra Torre – Still

A weekend in Barbados has the possibility of turning into a lifetime of passion for two strangers…

I don’t need to think, to analyze. I threw reason and safety and good decisions out the window as soon as I walked through the door to his suite. I traded logic for a touch that I desperately crave…

You can read my full review of this story Here

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Beg (Songs of Submission, #1) by C.D. Reiss

Bonus – C.D. Reiss – Beg

An aspiring singer who has sworn off men because heartache stifles her creativity. A notorious hotel mogul with a taste for casual sex and a heart that hasn’t recovered from his ex-wife’s betrayal…

Drazen’s lips were more than lips; they were the physical memory of myself before I shut out sex to pursue music.

You can read my full review of this story Here

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One more thing…
AS OF THE DATE OF THIS REVIEW, THE BEND ANTHOLOGY IS A BANNED TITLE ON AMAZON.

I’m not going to hop up on a soap-box here, but I think we can all agree that censorship has no place on our bookshelves…

The Bend Anthology lasted four days on Amazon before it was Banned. And in that four days, it became a BEST SELLER… So take that!

Several of the individual short stories contained within this collection have gone on sale as stand alones, and I sincerely hope that you will support these talented authors by purchasing their work.

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This book has been awarded the following honor by The Smutsonian. Click the star to see the full list of books who won awards in this category!

Best of 2014

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