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4:Play: A contemporary cocktail of erotic short stories Paperback – August 5, 2009

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About the Author

Jess participated in a literary debate discussing sexuality in literature at the 2012 Singapore Writers Festival. She firmly believes there is more to the erotic life than explicitness. Her website is --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1448647665
  • ISBN-13: 978-1448647668
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,566,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

JESS C SCOTT is an author / artist / non-conformist who loves original stories and seeking the truth. She writes in a variety of genres and is a socio-political blogger.

Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a variety of online magazines and literary journals, such as Bards & Sages Quarterly, Word Riot, Under30CEO, The Online Citizen, and Maine Coast Journal (September 2014).

Her book THE INTERN was a Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews (2011), and her psychological thriller PLAYMATES received a Readers' Favorite Five Star Award (2014). Hell Horror calls PLAYMATES "a great original masterpiece," while San Francisco Book Review describes it as "a psychological thriller at its best."

In 2012, Jess participated on two panels discussing sexuality in literature at the Singapore Writers Festival. Her erotic fiction has been described as "provocative" and "thoughtful" by discerning readers seeking more than a collection of sex scenes when it comes to erotica.

She is the founder of jessINK, a publishing company dedicated towards creating meaningful entertainment.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevis Hendrickson on November 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
4:Play: A Contemporary Cocktail of Erotic Short Stories definitely lives up to its namesake. This book is a collection of erotic short stories that range from urban erotica to more fanciful based erotica steeped in the macabre.

The first thing that struck me about Ms. Scott's book is how wonderfully impressive she is as a writer. Although a contemporary novel, 4Play is written by a very intelligent, witty, and literary-minded author. In this book, there are references to such historical figures as Murasaki Shikibu, William Churchill, Buddah, and others. I commend Ms. Scott for not writing the typical erotic yarn relying only on sexual deviantness for its effect, but rather creating a tapestry of sensual, but stirring narrative episodes all delivered in her wonderfully vivid prose style. I was equally impressed with her eclectic use of verse as well.

Although erotica is not my typical reading subject, I would have given this book 5 stars if the last few stories had not lost the flare of the opening episodes. The stories which comprise the beginning of this book, such as my personal favorite, "Devlin Fey", are really engaging tales which gives you an intimate look into the lives of very intriguing characters. Unfortunately, the second half of the book began to fizzle out with mediocre stories which seemed more like leftovers than part of the main course. This is probably due to the fact, that the characters who appear in the latter stories just aren't as interesting as the ones who people the opening tales. No amount of steamy sex scenes or excellent writing can make up for uninteresting characters or situations. To be sure, the erotic component is just as pronounced in the end as it is in the beginning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert on May 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
4:Play intrigued me at first. I'm not usually one for erotic stories, but a couple of the stories really intrigued me. The first couple were about two people chatting online and then having an encounter in person in a theater bathroom, and then an incest story. Neither really appealed to me. However, the third and forth stories really held my attention. Titled The Devilin Fey and Tongue-Tied, these two stories about succubus really intrigued me. I honestly felt either of these could have been expanded into full fledged books by themselves. In The Devilin Fey, I was almost disappointed not to see what eventually happened. There could really have been more to the story, and I wanted to find out if in the end the writer was destroyed...or even perhaps helped? In Tongue-Tied it was interesting to read and watch as the succubus followed someone she had taken an interest in. The writing in these stories is excellent, even if if some of the tales are not towards everyone's taste. I would well recommend this book, just for the two succubus stories! A very interesting read!
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I was worried that I've led too sheltered a life to comprehend the scope of what Jess C Scott writes about in "4:Play." Erotic fiction is not my usual genre also. However, 4:Play had an interesting enough title and I wanted to see what this author's sophomore effort would be like. Ms. Scott is a diverse writer, who seems to enjoy exploring all aspects of life and its sexual situations. Some scenes made me blush - and I thought I might be more repelled by some of the more taboo subjects (such as the brother-sister theme in Wicked Lovely). As it turns out, the book was presented in an exciting way, with a lot of understanding towards people under the circumstances the various characters in 4:Play find themselves in. Appetizers (a section of sensuous poems) added a nice touch to the anthology. The stories are written from a good perspective - where the objective is not to arouse (as one might think with "erotica"), but to perhaps have readers be more open to accepting others' beliefs, attitudes, and experiences. By Joe Perrone Jr., author of: As The Twig Is Bent Escaping Innocence: A Story Of Awakening A "Real" Man's Guide To Divorce: ("First, You Bend Over And...")
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The Devilin in Fey (story #1) is a quick, but intriguing read. Oh, and don't let me forget it's paranormal eroticism. The interaction between the two main characters, Caitlin and Lucius, is hot, but complicated by the fact that he is an incubus.

They're both sick of the way they are leading their lives; she isn't comfortable or confidant in her own body, and he is get bored of the monotony of casual sexual encounters with his "customers". After an unsatisfying night with a Zac Walsh, a guy with a very large ego, Caitlin wanders off to the beach. The stranger she meets turns out to be the man from her dreams, sexual dreams. Thus begins their tenuous relationship.

To make a short story, shorter, Caitlin and Lucius come to realize that she is becoming a succubus. She isn't sure she wants that life for herself, but Lucius is determined to bring out the devil in her. He comes to her often; using up her body's strength. Basically, she ends up having to decide whether to let her inner demon out or not.

Overall, the story is pretty good. I would have liked Caitlin and Lucius to have a more meaningful relationship, but I'm a hopeless romantic... The Devilin Fey is a great late night read.
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