From Kirkus Reviews
The contemporary upsurge of interest in erotica got a boost from Libido magazine, which, since 1988, has published an extraordinary range of erotic fiction. This anthology drawn from the magazine illustrates both the pitfalls and pleasures of the form. Johanna Baird's ``B is for Bchamel'' is a droll, sultry tale about a chef who insists that his lover sample his creations, that she ``eat it, lick it, nibble it--off his body. She ate knowing he was bad for her.'' Richard Collins's ``Freud, Cavafy and the Comforts of Civilization'' has an intriguing premise--a couple who enjoy making love not just in public places but in museums--that is somewhat deflated by love talk so unlikely it seems ludicrous. Not surprisingly, the best stories here are either very brief and to the point, or they weave intercourse into a tale having more to do with characters than sex. A useful (and occasionally stirring) overview of a burgeoning field. -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
From the Publisher
Since 1988, Libido magazine has set the standard for literary erotica, as a publication aimed at open-minded, adventurous men and women craving provocative, sexually-charged reading. This groundbreaking collection brings together the very best writing from the magazine the Chicago Tribune
calls "A journal for highbrows who still have animal urges."
Discriminating tastes will enjoy a gustatory romp in "B is for Bechamel," in which a restaurant owner licks and nibbles every culinary creation off her new chef's body. Watch out for surprises like the one in "Yum, Yum," in which a man discovers that his wife is having an affairwith his mistress. These are but a few of the over 40 superb stories and poems that come together in a daring collection of sensual fantasies, taboo-breaking romps, and forbidden liaisons that will satisfy both the body and the mind.