I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Sinclair Sexsmith is one of the few people I know of who can both write succinct political and educational essays and with the same aplomb write raw hot erotica that makes you both think and pull your pants down at your screen or bookshelf.
The first few stories in Sinclair’s newest release, Sweet & Rough: Sixteen Stories of Queer Smut, were familiar. I’ve read them on Sinclair’s website SugarButch, but I indulged and read them again. They were just as hot and complicated as I remembered. Sinclair, as narrator or character, is hot, sensitive, thoughtful, forceful, passionate, and sexy. As a top and a service top and many other more ambitious power positions, I read so many thought processes that were so familiar it was scary.
Sitting next to a sexy woman and realizing that although I thought I picked her up, she had been setting up the situation for the start and I had happily fallen into her web. Negotiating on the fly something dirty and just a little bad, like sex in the bathroom of a club or a hook up with someone I’ve known for years but never got a chance to be with. The complexities and intimacies of sex parts, sex toys, sex complications, and kink.
Every situation in this collection of stories is packed with vivid details, sometimes shockingly realistic sex, and beautiful turns of phrases and poetic lasciviousness.
As the book goes on I found lots of new tales, many of which I had never read. They had me squirming as I held my Kindle close on the subway and blushing as I paged through them at lunch at work.
I’m not the only one who thinks this collection is great though. Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of The Big Book of Orgasms and a billion other anthologies said, “Sweet and Rough is the perfect title for this collection of raw, queer, kinky and passionate erotica that will appeal to smut connoisseurs as well as new readers looking for something hot and titillating to keep them up at night.”
Dr. Charlie Glickman, of Make Sex Better, said “There are very few erotic writers who consistently capture my attention and admiration. John Preston did. So does Carol Queen. And I’ve added Sinclair Sexsmith to that list.”
I don’t do many (or any!) reviews anymore, but I just had to talk about this collection, since I’ve known Sinclair forever and have been waiting for a big ebook of their work. I can honestly say it was well worth the weight.
Sweet & Rough: Sixteen Stories of Queer Smut by Sinclair Sexsmith. Go get it right now!