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Book Review: ‘Under Her Thumb: Erotic Stories of Female Domination’ Edited by D.L. King

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Erotica lovers who enjoy reading femdom stories, or who at least have an interest in sampling literate representatives of the genre, should seriously consider adding Under Her Thumb: Erotic Stories of Female Domination to their personal library.

This latest erotica anthology edited by D.L. King is comprised of 21 short stories that explore many different facets of female domination in heterosexual, lesbian and bisexual scenarios, each of which is a refreshingly original and sexy read.

What I find most appealing about these stories is the absence of poorly written stereotypical characters and situations commonly found in BDSM and femdom literature. As a reviewer in those genres, I am perhaps more sensitized to those shortcomings than most readers.

Often I have to struggle to be objective as I slog through books and short stories with trite plots (or no plot at all), unoriginal characters, and banal dialogue. That was not the case here. Each and every story was delightfully imaginative and held my interest throughout.

Under-Her-ThumbThe kink level in these stories varies from relatively light to fairly intense, but it is always presented in an accessible manner. Even the most extreme scenarios do not come off as brutal or vicious, just kinky and erotic.

As a consequence, this collection of femdom stories is unique in that it embodies sensibilities that will satisfy sophisticated aficionados and neophytes alike. I give Under Her Thumb: Erotic Stories of Female Domination two thumbs up!

 

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About Jim Lyon

Jim Lyon began writing erotica in the mid 1990s and served as story editor for the now-defunct Ownme.com before his first femdom-themed erotic novellas, Uncharted Territory and The Accidental Domme, were published as e-books by Sizzler Editions. Jim is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. He left high school in his senior year to live the bohemian life in New York City's Greenwich Village and Lower East Side. Not being a big fan of cold weather and crowded tenements, Jim returned to the West Coast within six months and lived in Berkeley during the tumultuous mid to late 1960s and early 1970s. While there, his claims to fame include being folksinger Malvina Reynolds' neighbor/tenant and part owner of the Northside Theater, a repertory cinema of considerable renown. After leaving Berkeley, Jim put himself through college and earned a B.A. in Journalism from USC. His eclectic career since then has encompassed editing, writing, business management, social work, teaching, and web publishing, with stops in northern and southern California, Hawaii, Florida and Oregon.