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First Encounters: A Sensual Romance Short Story Compilation by [Man, Charming]
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About the Author

Charming Man has been writing erotica for over fifteen years. It all started quite by accident, following the tragic death of his wife in 1998, when he was left with two small children to bring up alone, as well as manage his own software consultancy.

While still in a state of shock, he settled into a daily routine of dropping the kids off at day care, fulfilling his 9 to 5 obligations, collecting the kids, feeding, bathing and putting them to bed, before collapsing in front of the television and crying into a large glass of red.

He neither had the opportunity nor desire to meet anyone new, yet he craved companionship. He began to trawl online chat rooms, striking up conversations with anonymous individuals who may or may not have been who they said they were; it made little difference to him. This led to many a cat and mouse war of words with many a like-minded soul, which both intrigued and excited him. It was during this time he wrote his first short story, Night Vision, detailing his longing for the next love to enter his life.

The more he chatted, the more he became obsessed with the notion of sexual encounters between strangers. He continued to engage women in cyberspace and together they would contrive a variety of scenarios from the respective comfort of their laptops. Many of these were later to become short stories; Beach Encounter, Mid Air Collusion, Ariana, A Greek Tragedy and The Hitcher, to name a few.

Charming Man would not deny he is always on the lookout for the next encounter to write about. When two individuals make eye contact across a room and a connection is made, this is often the green light that sets his imagination on fire. A knowing look is all it can take; a word might never be spoken. However, the minute an affinity is perceived, a scenario is hatched in his head, which is then honed over the coming days and weeks into a believable idea for a story.

Find out more about Charming Man by visiting his website at CharmingMan.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1378 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Stop Making Sense; 2 edition (March 17, 2015)
  • Publication Date: March 17, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00UVUPJVO
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There's something inordinately sexy about happening upon a total stranger and being struck, perhaps simultaneously, perhaps individually, by an attraction (or lust, if you prefer) powerful enough to warrant action.

That, in a nutshell, is the premise of FIRST ENCOUNTERS by Charming Man. Newly published, this short story collection features six scintillating works sure to interest, particularly if you're the voyeur type.

The first story in the collection, "Night Vision," recounts a dreamlike rendezvous between a young man and a ghostly woman who visits him in the night.

A "Beach Encounter" takes place when a young man happens upon a woman sunning herself in the nude and things take a turn toward the steamy.

In "Mid Air Collusion," a longer work, two strangers sitting together on a long flight exchange sexy stories, both completely true and each with the sole purpose of turning on the other.

"Ariana" is a girl at a finishing school who accidentally discovers that the headmaster is attracted to her, and uses that to her full advantage to keep herself from being punished for her obstinacy in classes.

A young man finds himself in the midst of "A Greek Tragedy" when he travels to the Greek Isles and finds himself enticed and seduced by a woman whose name he never learns.

Finally, in another longer story, "The Hitcher" turns out to be a young woman with plenty of snark in her attitude, whom a young man picks up and then can't (or perhaps doesn't want to) get rid of.
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What happens when two strangers meet briefly and they are both as horny as each other? Well this book has six of the best short stories about stranger encounters that I've read for a while.

Told entirely from the male perspective, it actually felt like a breath of fresh air to what I usually read.

I couldn't pick a favourite, they were all equally w@n-kable and, probably, flickabeanable to lol.

In a few words, the author has managed to set the scene, describe the characters and why they are in that situation as well as having a hot sexy scene unfold across the page. His no-nonsense prose is welcomed by me, especially when sometimes you don't want to read through reams and reams of unneeded descriptive gibberings, you just want something quick and hot to read!

I think I would actually be quite happy to have this sat on my paperback shelf, top shelf obviously!
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The stories told by Charming Man are just unbelievably awesome. I loved the fact that they all could have actually happened. A wonderful change of pace. Qutos to Charming Man for breaking out of the traditional billionaire meets virgin story by offering a different more believable story that we can all relate to. I will defiantly be reading more of Charming Man
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4 Stars!!!

I was given this book in turn for an honest review!!!

Night Vision
A beautifully written erotic dream that leaves you HOT and in need of a very cold shower!

Beach Encounter
Holy hell; Beach Encounter is seriously erotic; a captivating and erotic, short story that will leave you needing more than a just a cold shower.

Mid Air Collusion
A sexy story with a more in depth storyline and riskier sexual encounter; both characters are easily likeable and each looking for something more with another like-minded person. Mid Air Collusion is guaranteed to leave you HOT and your dreams wilder than ever before.

Arianna
This Erotic encounter is sexy, erotic and with two consenting adults; although this particular fantasy has never appealed to me; without a doubt Arianna is written tastefully and has an intriguing factor about it. The quality of the writing is unique and outstanding.

A Greek Tragedy
This Erotic story appeals to our hidden kinky side; although this particular sexual act may not be to your taste you can't deny the beauty in which Charming Man writes this story; intriguing, captivating and fascinating. Once you have read A Greek Tragedy maybe your fantasies will get a whole let dirtier.

The Hitcher
Charming Man has truly shown his talent with The Hitcher: the story is much more in depth, captivating and the quality of his writing is exceptionally outstanding. I was hooked from the start; with every page turn the story becomes more intriguing and you can feel yourself almost living the very moment with them.
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Favorite Quotes:

“Without a doubt she’s everything that I desire; there’s little doubt that she knows it too.”

“She could tease the best of them, but she rarely pleased, not because she didn’t want to, they seldom earned the right.”

“I found everything about her simply enchanting! She oozed charisma, agreed with almost everything I said and appeared genuinely interested in what I had to say, too.”

“As I stealthily edged toward her, I felt a sudden pang of reservation. What if I was reading this all wrong? The evening was barely underway. Get it wrong now and we were in for one hell of an awkward time together.”

“I’d only ever experienced a one-night stand once in my life and the feeling of discomfort the following morning on that occasion was very different to that I felt now. I recalled wishing I’d been a member of the crew of the Starship Enterprise; sitting on the toilet after waking with a hangover from hell, all I could think was ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’”

My Review:

This collection of short stories is sexy and provocative, although definitely masculine. While erotic and well written, most of the short stories are of one-night stands and casual hook-ups, some couples never bothered to exchange names. Written by a man, from a man’s perspective, the fantasy situations are most likely more appealing to men. The writing was highly descriptive, spicy, and entertaining with clever word play. But I was not transported. I did not lose myself while reading, which was somewhat vexing. In pondering this, I decided the reason being that it was just sex. Maybe it is just me - and I certainly don’t mean this in a judgmental way - but I found the lack of an emotional connection between the characters to be somewhat disconcerting, with the exception of the last story – which was by far my favorite. I guess I am just too much of a romantic at heart.
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