Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: From Top to Bottom
PUBLISHER: Ladylit Publishing
LENGTH: 197 Pages
RELEASE DATE: March 21, 2016
Brace yourself, because there will be pain–but of the oh, so pleasurable kind. There will be begging and there will be bruises, but all leading to an obliterating climax. The fifteen lesbian stories of dominance and submission contained within the pages of From Top To Bottom will make you flinch like the characters do, will make you squirm and want to turn the pages faster and faster. You will find first-time players and long-term couples. A plethora of paddles and the occasional flogger–and a great number of sore backsides. Be warned.
With stories from experienced writers at the top of their game and thrilling new talents alike, all of them exploring power dynamics from top to bottom, this collection is kinky, daring and, at times, deliciously violent. Read at your own risk.
Caution: This title contains graphic language and powerful lesbian sex and is suitable for adults only.
Wow, the title couldn’t be more apt. Not only does this collection explore the roles of being a dominant or submissive, but also how it feels to end up on the receiving end. It would be fair to say a few of these stories switch it up, and they were so much fun to read.
I considered reviewing each story individually but with 15 stories in one collection I’d end up writing a book myself. Instead, I jotted down notes of what kinky delights you’ll find in this anthology. Numerous engaging characters ranging from, dancer, teacher / student, writer, gym junkie, wheelchair bound dominant and her ‘boy’, nun and princess, and more.
Fetishes include, pet play, wax play, canes with fancy brass knobs going places I never dreamed of, panty gags, anal play…. and more.
As you can see there’s something for everyone, and more than one story will appeal to most. For me there was only one I didn’t finish and that was simply because of the narration. It was spoken as if the reader was the character… ‘you find yourself, you go to.’ Not word for word but that type of thing and I can’t say I liked it one bit.
I enjoyed the story set in Venice and the role-play. Although, the heroine being punched in the gut and slapped around the face (consensual or not) is not my thing.
Inside by Leandra Vane was my favorite story.
I recommend this collection to readers who enjoy F/f BDSM erotica. This spank bank anthology will further appeal to those who enjoy many stories told in first person, present tense.