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- Print Length: 130 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Excessica Publishing (July 21, 2014)
- Publication Date: July 21, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00M0DYL28
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,045 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The stories are all short, just four or five pages each. It takes special talent to pack intriguing characters, vividly drawn settings, and the hottest of sex into such a short space, but all of these writers manage it with so much intensity that you’re probably better off reading just one, savoring it, and waiting a while before reading another. I say “probably,” because I didn’t manage to wait.
The variety of characters and scenarios is excellent, something that especially pleases me. I can’t really choose favorites, but the ones that stick in my mind most are Teresa Noelle Robert’s thunderstorm sex on a beach in Maine, Kathleen Delany Adams’s steamy August night resonating with the buzz of cicadas (and with lesbian butch-femme sex,) the poignant prose of Cheyenne Blue’s Ireland/Arizona house swap, and Tamsin Flowers’s Antarctic midsummer at Christmas, where a dip in barely-melted icewater could be fatal without the rapid salvation of shared body heat.
Oh, and besides all the pleasure the book offers, the entire proceeds go to help the family of writer extraordinaire Sommer Marsden in their fierce battle against cancer.
This is an anthology of 20 stories with proceeds from the sale going to support our friend and erotica author Sommer Marsden.
I'm not going to review my own story, but I want to touch on several others I really liked.
Fireworks Display by Emerald---She had decided to watch some fireworks from the comfort of her car. Then the truck with six gorgeous men pulls up.
Next week is National Day here in Singapore. There is a huge display of fireworks as part of the festivities, and when I see them, I know this story will be on my mind. The build up and tension are great. The juxtaposition against and description of the fireworks really did it for me. Emerald is a new author to me, and I'll be checking out more of her work.
Tell me by May Deva--A pin-up photography session is the cost of losing a poker bet.
Any story that starts with "Oh, hell no!" is going to grab my attention. This story hit all my sweet spots. I love pin-up photography, I love banter, and I really really love twists at the end of a story.
Arizona, Ireland, New England by Cheyenne Blue---You never quite know where home is until you find it.
Two friends come up with the idea of switching homes for the summer. But it doesn't quite turn out how they expected. As an expat who thought I knew what I was getting into when I moved to the other side of the planet, only to find out that fantasy and reality are two different things, I related to both the women in the story. The way that Cheyenne uses sensory descriptions--the way one of them "will fearlessly sweep a scorpion from the kitchen bench with a swift flick of a tea towel" makes for a story I'll revisit.
BE SURE TO READ the Foreword. These stories were written (by 20 authors) and published for one reason: to benefit the husband of erotica author Sommer Marsden. It's a good cause.
Overall, this is a fast read of stories that are good to read while you're laying out on the beach or by the side of a pool. I knew that these stories would be short, but I will admit they were even shorter than I anticipated. This gave the tone of the collection more of a teasing edge to it, because just when things would get interesting, it'd switch to another story.
Like with any other anthology, I enjoyed some of these stories more than others. If I didn't like it, chances are it was because I didn't enjoy whatever kink was being addressed, or I didn't like the narrative style. I am not going to review all twenty stories, but I will mention the two that I liked best, in no order. "To Hell with Sunset" by A.M. Hartnett is about a boat tour that is much hotter than the sun they're sailing under. "Summer in December" by Tamsin Flowers is story about a chef who is dying to get her boss's attention, and the nearby beaches might be just the way to do so. These were both steamy, enjoyable reads that I definitely recommend.
This is a good anthology for anyone who enjoy short stories, or who is looking for a hot but breezy read for their beach e-reader. Thanks so much to Netgalley and Fido Publishing for my chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well written could be a true life experience, written in first person love it when the characters tell what they are thinking after a scene,mild sex scenesPublished 10 months ago by bruce
I love the ability to discover new authors. I appreciate Alison Tyler's ability to have chosen and included such a wide variety of writers and erotic genres. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Janet
Great book for the person who is kinda in an erotic mood. The stories will pique your libido for playing with your partner or taking matters into your own hands.Published 13 months ago by Greg
I found some of the stories interesting but most of them are poorly edited and lack any substance, ther than getting to the dirty deed, which was pretty much a quiky. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kurt P
Good vacation reading. I am glad it was for a good causePublished 16 months ago by Anthony Marshall
This was my first experience of "women's erotica," and it left me feeling somewhat disappointed. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Moe_Reese
very short stories. disappointed about that and a few of the stories were way out there.Published 17 months ago by Kindle Customer
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