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Books, writing, travel, art, randomness. For more information, visit www.rachelkramerbussel.com and my calendar for upcoming events in NYC, Milwaukee, Albuquerque and Austin. See also Cupcakes Take the Cake and the possibly NSFW Lusty Lady. Check out my newest and best erotica anthology The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories. rachelkramerbussel at gmail.com

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(Source: funkingalien, via bookoisseur)

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I remember waking up every day, and the first thought in my mind was how I was going to lose weight. A lot of people lose weight because they believe that it will give them happiness, love, freedom. The truth is that weight loss will not give you those things. When you refuse to do what you love because you don’t like the way you look it’s called self-hatred.
— #LoseHateNotWeight hashtag creator Virgie Tovar in this awesome interview at Yahoo! Health: https://www.yahoo.com/health/fat-pride-activist-inspires-curvy-girls-to-show-some-94178904482.html
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It’s often said that submission is a gift. I feel like domination can be just as much an act of generosity, and that both can also be thoughtless, greedy and one-dimensional. We’re human. But it’s undeniable that most good D/s is transformative, a ritual that changes you in the way that all good magic spells do. That thread of transformation runs through many of these stories, a message that it’s not the floggers and rope burns and commands that comprise submission, but the internal gifts it leaves you with when the scene is done.

Valerie Alexander, author of “Spider” and “The Prodigy” in The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales, in her blog post as part of the virtual book tour. She also highlights stories by Kay Jaybee, Giselle Renarde, Marievie and Kathleen Delaney-Adams. (via thebigbookofsubmission)

I’m honored the book is inspiring posts like this! That means a lot to me, that authors care deeply about not just their work, but the subjects they are writing about.

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Flushing about ten shades of pink and red, he’s my own personal valentine lit up under my words. He stammers over his tongue then attempts to stutter out a few words, but he can’t. Instead he rises abruptly, one of his large hands pushing into my shoulder blades and before I know what’s happening, he’s got me bent over his desk, my skirt pulled up, exposing my lace panties, and he lands a few really good blows.
— "I Always Do" by Kiki DeLovely, from Serving Him: Sexy Stories of Submission (via cleispress)
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BDSM can show you sides of yourself you’d never considered before. Maybe you’re the shy, quiet type, but are with a lover who wants to be ordered around, told what to do, yelled at, who is at your service in every way. That’s heady stuff and a power trip that can surprise you with how you react. Similarly, if you are exploring submission for the first time, it can be both exhilarating and scary; you have to truly trust the person you’re with, and trust yourself. You can test your mental and physical stamina and emerge awed by the power of your mind and body to, say, transform pain into erotic pleasure, or process something we’d hate in our daily lives into something incredibly erotic.
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This actually links to Instagram. I point it out because it’s an odd error to make, unless it was supposed to link to Twitter. Rest of the story is…whoa. http://m.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/aviva-dreschers-dad-george-secretly-marries-much-younger-girlfriend-201458?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

This actually links to Instagram. I point it out because it’s an odd error to make, unless it was supposed to link to Twitter. Rest of the story is…whoa. http://m.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/aviva-dreschers-dad-george-secretly-marries-much-younger-girlfriend-201458?utm_source=dailynewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

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