Cleis Press

Best Selling



English (408)

French (0)

German (0)

Spanish (1)

Italian (0)


Release Date


Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (0)

Current year (0)


Catalog Date


Last 7 days (0)

Last 30 days (0)

Current year (0)



Delete Cleis Press



Cleis Press (408)



Anthologies (multiple authors) (178)

Romance (165)

LGBTQ+ (94)

Erotica (79)

Contemporary Women (29)

Fantasy (9)

Mystery & Detective (6)

Humorous (4)

Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Mythology (3)

Short Stories (3)

Thrillers (2)

Comics & graphic novels (2)

Travel writing (1)

Biographical (1)

Christian (1)

Westerns (1)

Classics (1)



Social science (42)

Sexuality (24)

Reference (14)

Health & fitness (13)

Literary collections (10)

Biography & autobiography (7)

Humor (3)

History (2)

Human Science (2)

Education and Study aids (2)

Nature, recreation and sports (1)

Arts (1)



Adult (408)


Total Loans

All (408)

20 - 40 (408)

40 - 100 (0)

Over 100 (0)

More options

Results : 1 - 50 of 408 Sorted by : 

In the Ring

by James Lear Cleis Press (May 08, 2018)

Dan Stagg is dead . . .

At least, as far as the rest of the world is concerned, he died in a bomb blast in Baghdad. In the Ring brings Dan Stagg to James Bond territory in an exciting story of concealed identities,...

Raised By Unicorns

by Frank Lowe Cleis Press (June 12, 2018)

"I am honored to recommend this book to ALL parents. . . . [I]t relates to all families, tolerance, and love." — Greg Berlanti, writer, producer, director

"Raw and unfiltered. . . Lowe breaks new ground,...

Big Book of Submission Volume 2: 69 Kinky Tales

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (December 19, 2017)

Whether you are simply curious about submission or regularly revel in the delights of BDSM, these sixty-nine erotic short stories about submissives will turn you on! From participating in a musical recital that...

Night Shift

by Joanna Angel Cleis Press (February 06, 2018)

From the sinfully delicious mind of Joanna Angel, founder of adult company BurningAngel and award-winning adult actress and director, comes Night Shift: A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy!

After graduating college,...

Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 3

by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Aya De LeÓN, Sommer Marsden & Thien-Kim Lam et al. Cleis Press (November 21, 2017)

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 3 delivers the kind of sexy stories you want most: daring, bold, and surprising tales of women who pursue their boundless passions anywhere and everywhere. Edited by...

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 2

by Sacchi Green Cleis Press (November 21, 2017)

Looking forthe steamiest stories of female-on-female passion? You’ve found them! Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 showcases only the most lustful and orgasmic F/F stories, from one-night stands with...

Unspeakably Erotic: 20 Stories of Lesbian Kink

by D.L. King Cleis Press (October 24, 2017)

Everyone has secrets, especially secret, kinky desires.  Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink is guaranteed to trigger that hot flush that comes with the discovery of a new, sexy, sometimes unmentionable desire...


by Asa Akira Cleis Press (October 24, 2017)

“What do porn stars find erotic?” is a question that has baffled the minds of adult film fans for decades. Thanks to adult film star and best-selling author of Insatiable and Dirty Thirty, Asa Akira, we...

Furry Nation: The True Story of America's Most Misunderstood Subculture

by Joe Strike Cleis Press (October 03, 2017)

Winner of the 2017 Ursa Major Award for Best Non-Fiction Work!

Furry fandom is a recent phenomenon, but anthropomorphism is an instinct hard-wired into the human mind: the desire to see animals on a more equal...

An Absent God

by Vincent Wilde Cleis Press (October 24, 2017)

After his exciting debut in The Combat Zone, detective-for-hire Cody Harper finds himself in the sights of Rodney Jessup, a pious reverend turned failed presidential candidate. Despite Jessup’s involvement...

Greetings From Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women

by Candace Walsh & Barbara Straus Lodge Cleis Press (October 24, 2017)

In an increasingly common phenomenon, women who once identified as straight are leaving men for women?and they have fascinating stories to tell. 

In this sequel to Lambda Literary Finalist Dear John, I Love...

Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 3

by Rob Rosen Cleis Press (November 21, 2017)

In the world of man-on-man erotica, the best just keeps getting better! Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 3 features the absolute hottest M/M stories around. From stories of dominant men going after the lovers...

Lust in Latex

by Rachel Bussel Cleis Press (November 18, 2013)

Editrix extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussel tried on a latex dress and instantly discovered the very special and very sensual pleasures of fetish fashion, "It was way better than being naked. I felt divine,...

Penthouse Variations on Anal

by Penthouse Variations Cleis Press (March 14, 2017)

An erotic collection of stories by the sexperts at Penthouse Variations magazine. This collection brings readers to the backside and tells wild tales of anal encounters. From stories of first-timers, to experienced...

While My Wife's Away

by James Lear Cleis Press (June 20, 2017)

To all appearances, Joe Heath is a typical straight married man, living with his wife and two teenage children, commuting to work, playing sports, enjoying a beer… But there are things about Joe that his friends...

On Fire

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (July 18, 2017)

In On Fire, today’s top erotic romance authors don’t skimp on love or lust--they are entwined in tales that will make pulses pound and hearts race. Bestselling editor Rachel Kramer Bussel takes us inside...

The Cleis Press Sextionary

by Cleis Press Cleis Press (August 22, 2017)


What do you call someone who is only attracted to stomachs? How about people who have sexual love for statues, dragons, or scents? Just what is the difference between Andosexuality and Pansexuality, where are...

Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms

by Sacchi Green Cleis Press (April 18, 2017)

In this sexy, erotic anthology of twisted fairy tales, the damsels are the ones doing the rescuing! Full of ancient, adapted tales that were changed to include female/female pairings and also some brand new...

Cowboy Up

by Shane Allison Cleis Press (March 13, 2018)

Get your ranch hands on these cowboys! This sweltering collection of gay erotic stories highlights the men who work tirelessly (and shirtlessly!) herding cattle, fixing barns, lifting bales of hay, and lassoing...

Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race

by Clay Cane Cleis Press (May 23, 2017)

This powerful book couldn’t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate, and the battle of faith and...

Sexual Integrity

by J.A. Dennam Cleis Press (June 20, 2017)

A career woman to a fault, Brooke Monroe vows to earn back the graphic art business her father sold, robbing her of her birthright and costing an office-full of employees their jobs. The arrogant team of outsiders...

Until Winter Breaks

by Elana Johnson Cleis Press (March 14, 2017)

Jared Newton can't believe he's returning to Redwood Bay, the town he escaped when he was only sixteen years old. But he's back, because he lost his job in Denver - and lost his heart to his ex-girlfriend -...

Lucky Jim

by James Hart & Carl Bernstein Cleis Press (April 03, 2017)

Lucky Jim is the memoir of writer Jim Hart, the story of how he survived a violent childhood home, created a love that was both so right and so wrong, overcame obsessive dependencies, and finally found the...

The Juliette Society, Book III: The Mismade Girl

by Sasha Grey Cleis Press (March 13, 2018)

The pendulum has shifted in Catherine’s life once again. Four years after peeling back the curtain and discovering the carnal secrets held within The Janus Chamber, we find her now ironically working as a...

Penthouse Variations on Three-Ways

by Penthouse Variations Cleis Press (November 08, 2016)

A celebration of every erotica readers' favorite fantasy, Penthouse Variations on Three-Ways offers incredible tales featuring MMF, FFM, MMM, and FFF pairings. Spend a steamy night reading stories of three...

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 1

by D.L. King Cleis Press (December 13, 2016)

The Best Lesbian Erotica series is back and sexier than ever! Helmed by one of the best dual erotica writers and editors in the business, Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 collects the very best...

Penthouse Variations on Quickies

by Penthouse Variations Cleis Press (January 10, 2017)

Penthouse Variations on Quickies showcases the intense pleasures of quick sexual encounters. From five-minute frolics and almost fully-clothed romps to the passionate necessity of fast love to avoid unseemly...

The Combat Zone

by Vincent Wilde Cleis Press (January 10, 2017)

From the underbelly of Boston's officially sanctioned red-light district--The Combat Zone--to a neo-Nazi compound in the secluded mountains of New Hampshire, gay cross-dressing sleuth Cody Harper hunts a murderer....

The Juliette Society, Book II: The Janus Chamber

by Sasha Grey Cleis Press (October 11, 2016)

A few years have passed since Catherine’s time in the The Juliette Society, but things haven’t been going the way she planned. Her life with her fiancé Jack has become predictable and boring, especially...

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability

by Cory Silverberg & Miriam Kaufman Cleis Press (September 06, 2016)

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is the first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions. Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender,...

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2

by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Violet R. Jones, Jocelyn Bringas & Janelle Reston et al. Cleis Press (December 13, 2016)

Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 gives us fierce female passion, timeless love, and lustful encounters that are guaranteed to fill you with utter delight. Edited by the award winning Rachel Kramer...

The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Sex Toys

by Violet Blue Cleis Press (September 01, 2006)

Feeling adventurous? In this witty and well-informed consumer guide, best-selling author and sex educator Violet Blue shows couples how to choose and use sex toys to play and explore together — and have mind-blowing...

The Ultimate Guide to Sexual Fantasy

by Violet Blue Cleis Press (September 01, 2004)

Turn your favorite sexual fantasies into reality, safely and successfully…The complete guide for everyone—women and men, singles and couples! Join the legions of couples and singles who are making their...


by Shane Allison Cleis Press (July 21, 2014)

Rookie cops are irresistible—a little "wet behind the ears," still a little innocent and oh-so eager! These hot young copes are fresh out of the police academy and ready to learn the ropes. Between the buzz...

Tristan Taormino's True Lust

by Tristan Taormino Cleis Press (November 01, 2002)

From the Village Voice sex columnist and award-winning adult film star comes Tristan Taormino's personal vignettes of sex in the city—the real story, not the cleaned-up TV version! Tristan Taormino has dished...

The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio

by Violet Blue Cleis Press (June 07, 2010)

With wit, expertise, and an enthusiastic approach, Violet Blue dispels myths and delivers essential information on going down on a man. Every tip, trick, and technique for giving skilled and unforgettable fellatio...

Best of the Best Gay Erotica

by Richard Labonté Cleis Press (June 25, 2000)

Presenting the best of five years of the steamiest, most provocative gay sex writing...The hottest stories from the best-selling gay erotica series in America!

"Literally orgasmic." —HX Magazine

"A must read."...

One Night Only

by Violet Blue Cleis Press (January 17, 2012)

Some temptations are just too tantalizing to ignore- the hot guy at the Apple Genius Bar, the mysterious stranger in the train station who makes you sweat, the nameless faceless stranger at the club whose dirty...

Best Lesbian Romance 2012

by Radclyffe Cleis Press (January 17, 2011)

In this sizzling new treasury, erotica maestro Radclyffe has assembled over two dozen titilating tales of lesbian couples taking each other to new heights of happily bedded bliss. Imagination and experimentation...

Best Gay Romance 2012

by Richard Labonté Cleis Press (January 17, 2012)

Brains, muscle, tenderness, kink. Like the perfect lover, Best Gay Romance 2012 captures the raw energy of man-on man desire like no other. Once again, award-winning editor Richard Labonté has gathered hot,...

Best Lesbian Romance 2010

by Radclyffe Cleis Press (January 01, 2010)

Ranging from the short and ever-so-sweet to make-you-cry passionate, Best Lesbian Romance 2010 is essential reading for anyone who favors the highly imaginative, the deeply sensual, and the very loving. Radclyffe's...

Best Sex Writing 2010

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (February 01, 2010)

From breastfeeding to swingers to underage sexting, the thinnest condom ever and sex work to the thrill of voyeurism and the story of X-rated Tijuana bibles, Best Sex Writing 2010 covers the latest, hottest...


by Rupert James Cleis Press (February 10, 2012)

Money. Sex. Power. Some things are always in fashion.

Christine Fairbrother is a high-powered barrister, the scourge of the divorce courts. Christine has ambitions to become a QC—to "take silk"—after her...

Best Bondage Erotica 2012

by Rachel Kramer Bussel Cleis Press (December 13, 2011)

Best Bondage Erotica 2012 fully explores the joys of restraint with stories from top-notch (pun unintended) writers who have mastered the bondage fiction. Editrix extraordinaire Rachel Kramer Bussel lets the...


by Kristina Wright Cleis Press (October 01, 2011)

Steamlust is romantic erotica that reflects the excitement, fantasy and rebellion of steampunk. Not sure what steampunk is? Think Victorian elegance and aesthetics meets futuristic invention and exploration....

Best Lesbian Erotica 2012

by Kathleen Warnock Cleis Press (December 13, 2011)

Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 is fully loaded, literary, and lustful. Curated by Lammy Award-nominated editor Kathleen Warnock, this volume is long on variety and even longer on beautifully developed characters...

Girls Who Bite

by Delilah Devlin Cleis Press (September 15, 2011)

For bad girls looking for love... fangs are more than an accessory. These are no Twilight tales — the stories in Girls Who Bite are varied, unexpected, and soul-scorching. Best-selling romance writer Delilah...

Frat Boys

by Shane Allison Cleis Press (September 15, 2011)

Paddlings, partying, hazing, wrestling at the frat house — these gorgeous undergrads know how to have fun, especially with each other. The stories of Frat Boys not only make the grade but go to the head of...

Red Velvet and Absinthe

by Mitzi Szereto Cleis Press (September 15, 2011)

Red Velvet and Absinthe explores love and lust with otherworldly partners who, by their sheer fantastical nature, evoke passion and desire far beyond that which any normal human being can inspire. Although the...

Best of Best Gay Erotica 3

by Richard Labonté Cleis Press (September 01, 2010)

Since it began in 1996, this groundbreaking series — hailed as “consistently outstanding” by the Lambda Book Report and as “literally orgasmic” by HX Magazine — has delivered the hottest gay male...