Anthology Reading & Valentine's Party: Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Vol. 5

Join us for a very special author reading in celebration of Best Women's Erotica of the Year: Volume 5! This free event will feature readings by: 

Rachel Kramer Bussel ( is the Best Women's Erotica of the Year series editor. Her 60+ anthologies include The Big Book of Orgasms, Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica, Fast Girls and Cheeky Spanking Stories. She writes widely about sex, dating, books, and pop culture and teaches erotica writing workshops around the world and online.  Follow her @raquelita on Twitter and find out more about her classes and consulting at

Kathleen Delaney-Adams is a queer high femme performer, author, cupcake baker, and rescuer of all living creatures. She resides in Atlanta with her butch husband, several dogs, cats, a possum named Mabel, and a murder of five crows. She has been published in a dozen erotic anthologies.

Lauren Emily is a writer and performer living in Chicago. Her erotica has been published in BUST Magazine, on and in the anthology Between the Covers (Volumes Books, 2018). Lauren is also the author of the YA novel Satellite (World Castle, 2017) under her full name, Lauren Emily Whalen. When not writing or acting, Lauren trains with contortionist Dahlia Fatale and at Chicago Aerial Arts.

Jayne Renault ( is a long-winded smutty wordsmith who likes to fill her pages with bisexual babes, scandal and infidelity, smug masturbation, and a little magic. A good metaphor turns her on more than a pretty face ever could, and she is the resident Smut Queen at Bellesa.

Sierra Simone ( is a USA Today bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

Suleikha Snyder is a bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary and erotic romance. Her stories have been showcased in Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Times of India, and NPR. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity in publishing, Suleikha is frequently ranting when she should really be adding to her body of work. She lives in Chicago, finding inspiration in genre fiction, daytime and primetime soaps, and anything that involves sweets or bacon. Visit Suleikha online at and follow her on Twitter @suleikhasnyder

We'll also have Valentine's themed refreshments and special giveaways! 

Event date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 (Best Women's Erotica Series) By Rachel  Kramer Bussel (Editor) Cover Image
By Rachel Kramer Bussel (Editor)
ISBN: 9781627782906
Published: Cleis Press - December 10th, 2019