Ooo, this is so exciting! Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns & More, has been nominated for an Audie — Audible.com’s awards for the best audiobooks of the year! Pre-nominated would be more accurate, I guess: Audible editor Susie Bright has submitted her picks for the awards to the Audible judges, and Bending is one of them. In the Erotica category, naturally.
Here’s what nominating editor Susie Bright had to say about it:
People may not know it now, but this will be the most influential erotica book of the decade… not for its commercial effect on romance, like 50 Shades, but rather its political and aesthetic effect on how we are going to talk about the truth of sex and desire.
Yes, it’s avant-garde, but only in its daring. Its narrative and Greta’s performance are spellbinding, like any good story. It’s scary. It’s sexy. It’s enraging. It makes you want to shut the door and be all by yourself. That’s. really. good.
Awwww. Now I’m blushing. Plus Carrie’s Story by Molly Weatherfield has been nominated as well, which means I’m in really good company — Carrie’s Story is, IMO, one of the best pieces of erotic fiction around.
If Susie is right, and Bending really does become the most influential erotica book of the decade… then you want to be one of the trendsetters who read it before it was cool, right?
You can also get ebook editions on Kindle edition is available on Kindle, Nook, and at Smashwords in multiple formats, including Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, and others. The print edition is coming soon.
After the jump is the description of the book, and some wonderfully flattering blurbs.
These are not nice stories.
They’re filthy. They’re fearless. Some are even funny.
Greta Christina’s erotic stories are written to get you hard and wet — and to change the ways you think about sex. Be forewarned — stuff happens here that’s borderline consensual. Or not at all consensual. These are dirty, kinky stories about shame, about pain, helplessness and danger, reckless behavior and bad, bad ideas….
A baby dyke is manipulated into fetish porn by her beautiful, self-absorbed porn-star lover.
A good Christian wife follows her duty to obey, even as her husband’s sexual demands become bizarre.
A student, hungry for punishment, seeks it from a professor who should know better.
A woman with a dedicated fetish finds a lover who meets her more than halfway.
And then there’s the one about the unicorn and the rainbow…
Raw, exciting, joyful, intensely believable, Greta’s stories are written with a fierce respect for erotic fiction — and for sex itself.
“Located at some far vanishing point of sex and language, Greta Christina’s wildly hot and masterfully written stories make you rethink what you supposed you already knew — about command and consent, fantasy, belief, and that whole body-mind thing. The payoff is pleasure; the price of the ticket is to leave a few certainties at the door.”
– Molly Weatherfield, author of “Carrie’s Story” and “Safe Word”
“If books are sex, this one is a sticky, urgent alleyway fuck that you carry in your limbs forever.”
– Adele Haze, BDSM model and writer
“One of the most exciting things about fantasies is that they let us explore and get turned on by things we might not want to actually do in real life. And sometimes, we get turned on by things that we might not even want to admit to thinking about. But that doesn’t mean that those fantasies aren’t hot! In Bending, Greta Christina shares stories that’ll get you excited, bring a blush to your cheeks, make you laugh, and even make you stop and wonder why you’re enjoying them so much. It’s full of twists and surprises, hot sex, raunchy details, and lots of edges. Will you like all of the stories? Probably not. But the ones you do enjoy will quickly become favorites that you’ll come back to, again and again. So if you like to play on the edge, or if you simply get turned on thinking about it, pick up a copy of Bending and discover just how far sexy goes.”
– Charlie Glickman, Ph.D., sexuality educator, author of “The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure”
“Greta Christina makes me want to live in one of her stories — actually, most of her stories! Not because of the smoking hot sex, kink and power exchange alone, but because her characters are bold, brazen and willing to go to any length to live out their fantasies. Bending is a must read for anyone with an erotic imagination — or who wants to develop one.”
– Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor, “Orgasmic” and “Cheeky Spanking Stories”
“I have just one word for Greta Christina’s erotic writing: Wise. What I mean by wise is, you won’t want to pick it up at all if you don’t want to know something deep, thoughtful, surprising, maybe troubling, and certainly inspiring about sex. (Sex, and spanking.)
“Well, actually, on second thought, I do have a few more relevant words: Completely freakin’ knowingly and on purpose filthy dirty pervy.
“In a wise, deeply wise, way.
“There. That about covers it. So if you want to know more, a lot more about sex: Read Greta’s book. Money in the bank.”
– Carol Queen, PhD, cultural sexologist and author, “The Leather Daddy and the Femme”
“Bending is excellently written — and it’s not the usual one-dimensional porn I’ve encountered on the internet (you know what I mean: the ‘Tab A goes into Slot B’ kind of porn that reads like an Ikea manual, with lube). It’s the kind of porn that explores what people are actually thinking and feeling, and it’s stronger for it.”
-PZ Myers, Pharyngula
“When I want the best erotica in the world, give me Greta Christina. Her new stories go where other writers dare not tread — and I love her for it. Greta gives me throbbing clitoral erections and huge orgasms every time. Gracias Greta! I’m going to reread a story right now!”
– Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., sex worker artist turned EcoSexologist