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Agony/Ecstasy: Original Stories of Agonizing Pleasure/Exquisite Pain Paperback – December 6, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
11 Agony Stories:
These had a pain theme. This meant one of the characters was being physically hurt, whipped, pinched, bit, cut. The characters enjoyed feeling pain, but it didn't do anything for me. I couldn't identify with them, and there wasn't enough else to draw me in. I have liked a number of BDSM stories, so it wasn't that. It was just this didn't work for me.
The best of the Agony stories was Wicked Wedding Night by Margaret Rowe. It was similar to the Kate Pearce books about a guy who was tortured in prison and now must cause pain to his female partner in order to have sex. It had a happy ending which I liked. But the pain to his partner didn't do anything for me.
Caged by JK Coi had potential. A werewolf was imprisoned. The hanging, unfinished ending was the problem. I wanted a lot more on this.Read more ›
A darkly sensual collection of tales that explore the erotic spice conferred by pain. The fine line between punishment and reward is blurred as participants test their boundaries and the freeing nature of allowing someone else to dictate their pleasure. The editor has done a masterful job of choosing 21 spicy tales sure to torture the senses and arouse a delightful frisson of imagination for both those who are curious and those who are well-experienced at the juxtaposition of desire and pain.
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Transfixed (story one) & Transformed (story 2) by Anne Calhoun:
This pair of stories were the best in the book, IMHO. Although the Slot A/Tab B aspects of the story were very hot, the real meat of the erotic content was in the thoughts and feelings of the characters as they interacted with each other. In a very short number of pages the author managed to make her characters seem very real - so real in fact, that by the end of the anthology, they were the only characters who's names I could still remember off the top of my head! Cole & Marin put more meaning into one kiss than some people put into an entire relationship. I particularly loved this, as it proved that even after multiple sexual encounters, one kiss done right can be the most erotic thing of all. 5 stars.
Wicked Wedding Night by Margaret Rowe:
Historical about an innocent miss who entraps a Viscount into marriage, only to discover on her wedding night that he's got mucho psychological problems (paging tortured hero 27B) and he likes tying women up and flogging them in the bedroom. Our hero thinks the two issues are intertwined. Our heroine suspects they are not as she has no psychological problems but enjoys it all as much as he! This story is rich and emotionally lush.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have enjoyed it so far with the exception of the cover which I find has put a song fro "Into the Woods" into my head more than once. Otherwise very good.Published 8 months ago by Youngbloodw2
Each one of these authors pulls you into their characters lives, and holds you captive through every kiss and caress. Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by Coffee Time Romance & More
I bought this on a recommendation as I don't usually read erotic literature. Not sure what I was expecting but have been pleasantly surprised. Read morePublished on January 14, 2012 by Emmy
I'm just going to jump right in to my thoughts on this one:
I'm not usually a fan of anthologies, so I was a bit hesitant to read this, but I ended up really enjoying it. Read more
Of all the reviews I write, anthologies are the hardest nut to crack. When the anthology is one of numerous short stories, rather than a handful of novellas, the task grows even... Read morePublished on December 7, 2011 by Ridley
The Agony/Ecstasy anthology is made up of "11 stories of agonizing pleasure and 10 stories of exquisite pain. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by A. Schreiner
Agony/Ecstasy edited by Jane Litte is a WONDERFUL surprise. Even though it's a book of BDSM erotica, the stories are well-written and thought-provoking. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Jan KC