Who needs a beach for this summer treat? Bright's imprimatur guarantees heat sufficient to melt an ice floe. As her editorial picks generally do, these novellas deliver not just heat but laughter, poignancy and even the occasional deep thought. "The world is full of emptiness; without it there'd be nothing left": thus does a witch console a client left empty after a phenomenal sex spree in Albert's "Charmed I'm Sure." And so it goes with Christina's heroine, Dallas, whose obsession is the eponymous "Bending." When an Internet find, Betsy, arrives to fulfill Dallas's submissive fantasies, it's "the best thing, ever"—except instead of satisfying Dallas, it seems to rob her of her defining passion. Clever Bright saves dessert for last: Soloway's hilarious and sweetly lubricious confessions of 14-year-old Jodi, who has a mad crush on her best friend's father. Written in teen talk, "Jodi K" sometimes has the awkwardness of a translation. But it's enriched by fully realized portraits of family function and dysfunction, and even while sending up teenage erotic confessionals, it feels written from the heart as well as other regions of the body. (July)
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"A smart and delicious trio of erotic novellas -- a must-read in bed with towel nearby. I've been a longtime fan of Greta Christina's writing, and here she is at her very best -- and in excellent company."
-- Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., author, Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex and Annie Sprinkle: Post-Porn Modernist
"Three Kinds of Asking for It is the perfect book for intellectual sex freaks. Each is different, all are sexual."
Sarah Silverman, comedian, screenwriter, Funny Ladies, Saturday Night Live!
"'Jodi K' is a deeply felt and funny account of a young girl's burgeoning sexuality by a writer too invested in Jodi's story to allow simplistic political correctness and knee-jerk moralism to get in the way of fully exploring the sexual drive and desires of preadolescents. The result is intense, unjudgmental, hilarious, and wise."
-- Alan Ball, creator, Six Feet Under, screenwriter and coproducer, American Beauty
For those who are horny and not afraid to show it, this book is for you.Published 6 months ago by Laurence Cameron
Three well written stories that were, however a bit obscure, and not very erotic to me.Published on October 29, 2009 by Nick-urban reader
I'm the author of several books on NeoPaganism. I've also been writing and selling porn stories for about a decade. Read morePublished on August 2, 2005 by Jennifer Hunter
So far I've only read the first two of the three stories. (Based on the reviews that I've seen here, I'm looking forward to reading the last one. Read morePublished on July 30, 2005 by David Rosenberg
Jill Soloway's novella Jodi K was the best of the bunch. Soloway's writing is so realistic and funny that, dare i say, she must be giving Judy Blume a run for her money. Read morePublished on July 21, 2005 by Book Luva