Who can live without lust? All day and night, our minds run through delicious possibilities -- a silky hand beckoning us into the VIP lounge; a stranger in the backseat; the hunky FedEx driver bringing his package to the door -- not to mention our own lascivious memories. Lust is a collection of erotica by and for women, a fierce and joyous celebration of female desire -- and the triple-X trouble it gets us into. In Kay Jaybee's "Tied to the Kitchen Sink," a birthday boy finds his present -- nude except for tall, high-heeled boots -- happily devoted to domestic duties. Maria Grigoriadis's "Pleasant Surprise" shows what can happen when you knock on the wrong apartment door -- without your panties. And Bonnie Dee's "Ripe Fruit" teasingly elaborates the sweet, sticky encounter of a soap opera idol and a fruit-stand employee on a stretch of rural roadside. Let the witty and provocative Violet Blue, best-selling writer, sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and host of the popular podcast Open Source Sex, lead you down a primrose path to a forest of wicked, lustful surprises.