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Product Details

  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press; 1st edition (November 9, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573441333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573441339
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

"This is a we-did-it-you-can-too anthology of real couples playing out their fantasies." — Lou Paget, author, The Big O -- From the book cover

From the Author

Who hasn’t fantasized about living the sweet life—or yearned for a life filled with pleasure and satisfaction? We, too, are always searching for that spark of excitement in life—and when it comes to sex, we want that spark to ignite fires.

Between these covers, you will meet many couples who have embraced the sweet life as more than a lovely phrase. They have made their fantasies into reality—even if only for a delicious moment. Some of these fantasies will be delightfully familiar while others emerge as new and inviting. Each offers up a taste of forbidden need, finally unleashed.

These stories are addictive, hot little reads. Girlfriends and wives try on schoolgirl outfits and strap-ons to discover what they’ve been missing. Boyfriends and husbands become doctors, headmasters, daddies—or simply do as they’re told and emerge more satisfied than ever. Lovers confess dark desires and inspire their partners to act on them; sweethearts scheme and take the upper hand. Couples add a woman, a man, or both to their already hot sexual encounters. Passion consistently takes precedent over taboo. There is nothing these lovers won’t try for each other, and it’s all here in twenty-one expertly crafted, arousingly explicit tales.


More About the Author

Ms. Violet Blue is an investigative tech reporter at CNET, Zero Day, ZDNet, and CBS News, as well as an award-winning sex author and columnist, making her the foremost expert in the field of sex and technology. She has authored and edited several award winning, best selling books in eight translations. Ms. Blue is on Twitter @violetblue and her human sexuality blog is tinynibbles.com.

Blue has reported on hacking, cyber crime and personal privacy violations in countries such as Malaysia, Germany, Russia, China, the Dominican Republic, the United States, and Serbia. Her work as a journalist has broken many large stories about hacking and cybercrime, affecting the largest online companies and millions of users. Blue is the journalist who broke the story when Anonymous hacked The U.S. Federal Reserve ("The Fed" Bank), the story in which social sharing app Snapchat was hacked and its user database maliciously exploited, and the story when Comcast was hacked and millions of user accounts were compromised. She is also responsible for breaking several critical stories in which Apple iMessage and Apple iCloud were exploited, and when hackers showed how to hack an Apple iPhone in 60 seconds.

Blue has appeared on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that include ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.

She has been at the center of many Internet scandals, including Google's "nymwars" and Libya's web domain censorship and seizures--Forbes calls her "omnipresent on the web" and named her a Forbes Web Celeb. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, she received a standing ovation at Seattle's Gnomedex, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2012, Blue presented "Hackers and Harm Reduction" on the featured stage for CCC's 29c3 hacker conference in Hamburg.

The London Times named Violet Blue one of "40 bloggers who really count."

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By wiredweird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on June 5, 2004
Format: Paperback
I got this to help fill a few days of just my own company - I haven't tried it couples-style. At least, not yet.
These stories are the kind I like: reasonably literate, very explicit, and basically about people being happy with each other. The stories don't rush into the physical coupling - they always give a few pages to set their scenes end engage the imagination. There's no [almost] sub/dom theme here. Almost all of the stories are affectionate and mutual. That suits my tastes just fine, and doesn't interfere a bit with a juicy story. Quite the opposite, it encourages unhurried, detailed descriptions of the players and their play.
These stories really are what erotica should be. The stories are brief but fulfilling, come across without the dark edge that puts people off. By yourself or in company, Enjoy!
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120 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Rudolf Spoerer on May 9, 2002
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WOW what a surprise. Generally I'm not much a of a fan of compiled erotic anthologies due to either substandard or inconsistent writing, but this book was wonderfull and very gentle for the erotic novice .....
Although I was only familiar with the writings of a couple of the contributors the stroies were well chosen to provide the reader with a smorgesbourg of fantasies. Erotic Massages, rape fantasies, having sex in public, erotic spankings, daddy fantasies, bad student fantasy, multiple parters stories are all included.
If it's everyman's dream to watch two girls getting it on this book has a sizzling little story for the girls watching two guys getting it on. When you see the title of Erotic Fantaies for 'Couples' one should easliy read that to mean 'Women' since I think the book is defintely geared towards the gentler sex getting their husband or boyfriend in the sack rather than the other way around.....
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 2002
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This book was more than I expected. I thought it would simply be a bunch of short stories about fantasies (it is), but the fantasies are realistic and very sweet, even though they're sexually graphic and sometimes intense. My favorite was "Please" where a woman confesses to her man how she wants to be spanked. I shared the story with my husband and we have put the book to good use. The writing is consistiently better than other erotic anthologies I've read, and the stories in general are excellent. What a nice, exciting surprise!
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By FunCpl on June 5, 2005
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This book just did not do it for us. We purchased this book (and Sweet Life: Erotic Fantasies for Couples 2) based on the reviews from other couples and women. We were sorely disappointed. But maybe our type of fantasies are different from others. Male-Male Bisexuality and enemas do not fit our view point of erotic fantasies.

However, based on the writing style, the stories are well written. We gave this 3 stars because the fantasies are just not our type, but the writing style is VERY well done.

Just not for us.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jesse Mueller on January 22, 2007
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'Sweet Life: Erotic Fantasies for Couples' and I have essentially broken up by now. We've tried making it work for some months now, but the sexual chemistry just isn't there. It boils down to irreconcilable differences: I want something that is well-written and original; Sweet Life strives for as many cheap thrills as you can get with third-grade diction and vocabulary.

We gave it an earnest attempt at first: the wife and I got comfortable together and I read aloud the first five stories or so to her. Interest waned as it became apparent that certain phrases would be repeated throughout each tale. Phrases such as 'already erect', 'thrusting repeatedly', 'cries of pleasure' became commonplace, predictable. Every paragraph featured at least one superlative adjective.

Maybe if we'd built a drinking game around our reading-time ('Wet and slippery', take a drink!; 'So darn hard', take two drinks!), we could've made it work. But the inspiration wasn't there, so the inspiration wasn't there.

Besides droll repetition of stock erotica vocabulary, Sweet Life lacked the sophistication that I've come to desire in my fiction. I can't boast a collegiate background in literature, but I do appreciate it when my books can adroitly turn a phrase. I can count on Chuck Palahniuk's novels to titillate. Terry Pratchett does things with his sentences I didn't know were possible. And Stephen King, while getting on in years, still can work his prose into a frenzy, with a long-enough running start.

But Sweet Life's stories (with one exception, a doozy by Hanne Blank that has almost no sex in it) are, without fail, contrived, formulaic and cliché.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2004
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This book came highly recommended from a woman-owned adult retail store and I'm so glad I listened to the ladies there. The writing is top-notch and the stories are unexpectedly untypical of pornographic erotica. While the stories are very explicit they are incredibly tasteful and it is nice to have adult erotica about couples that are in love. My wife and I read them to each other and even tried a few of the fantasies here. Some of the stories are very racy and might not be for everyone as they have taboo subjects and sex acts but it is overall one of the best collections we have ever read.
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