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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press (May 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562014749
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562014742
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,284,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I became addicted to words at an early age. I began reading when I was four. I wrote my first story at five years old and my first poem at seven. Since then, I've written plays, tutorials, marketing brochures, software specifications, self-help books, press releases, a five-hundred page dissertation, and of course, erotica and erotic romance.

My lifelong interests in sex and the written word became serendipitously entwined more than a decade ago when I read my first Black Lace book by Portia da Costa. Her work inspired me to take my fantasies out of the closet (and the private email files) and expose them to the world. The rest, as they say, is history (although granted, no more than a minor footnote!)

My work tends to be explicit, but I'm more interested in the emotional than the physical aspects of sexuality. I'm fascinated by the role of imagination and fantasy in stimulating desire. Much of my work explores themes in the area of dominance and submission. However, I write in a wide range of sub-genres including gay and lesbian erotica, erotic suspense, science fiction and paranormal.

In addition to writing, I have edited a number of multi-author collections. Currently I'm the editor for the single author charity erotica series COMING TOGETHER PRESENTS (http://www.eroticanthology.com). Each author contributes his or her work for free after designating a charity to receive all proceeds. In the last year we have published volumes benefiting Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). Our next release will support multiple sclerosis research.

I've always loved traveling; my husband seduced me in a Burmese restaurant by telling me tales of his foreign escapades. Since then I have visited every continent except Australia, although I still have a long travel wish list. Currently I live with him and our two exceptional felines in Southeast Asia, where I dream about new adventures.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Bradean on August 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
Lisabet Sarai is one of my favorite erotica writers. From the anthology Sacred Exchanges to the classic Raw Silk, her stories have that dream quality that makes the rest of the world go away. As I read, I become aware of my body. Aware of my breathing. Arousing stuff.

I'll ignore the easy puns about the title story, Fire. (okay, one. Scintillating.) The hardest thing to convey in a fetish story is the sexual connection, but Lisabet brings you inside the mind of a man with a fire fetish and lets you feel the attraction. Creepy? Yeah. Enjoy the chills.

Butterfly is one of those stories where you ache for the main character. He denies himself happiness because he can't get past the one flaw of his seemingly perfect lover. While the end was realistic, I wanted to shake him.

Perception is a great domination and submission story that doesn't rely on any of the trope usually associated with power play. Hot, fun, and refreshing.

Thieve's Honor is about a pickpocket who gets caught in the act by a mysterious man with a proposition. This is one where you just have to go along for the ride. The train sex had me squirming in my seat. If Lisabet is looking for characters to extend into a novel, I vote for these two. The power dynamic is crisp and sassy. And what exactly did he have planned? I love a good caper.

I could go on about many of the stories in this collection. Wednesday Night at Rocky's Ace Hardware Store is what you wish your Wednesday nights were like. Vows is spiritually steamy. Detente - well- let's say that those domestic arrangements would suit me just fine, if I were David. So pick up a copy and enjoy. When Lisabet takes you along, you simply have to trust that you're in the hands of a master.
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