There's tons of dark fantasy and none of the "throbbing member" tackiness you'd find in a Harlequin romance. In other words, erotica done right. Apr 18, Daniel rated it really liked it. It starts out bizarre and brilliant, the first two stories diving into your gut perhaps lower and leaving something splendid.
I'll say that not all of the stories share this, some even seem a bit adolescent. The majority, however, do a very nice favor of mixing strange and taboo themes with a sometimes romantic, sometimes purely erotic landscape. This is far from smut, much more Shakespearean, and worth the read.
Oct 26, Valerie rated it liked it Recommends it for: Debbie, Kathleen. Shelves: short-stories. I always enjoyed it when Susie Bright would visit the bookstore where I used to work. I found her funny and enlightening. I don't always enjoy the stories she chooses for these anthologies. But this one had a haunting line that I added to my quotes because I couldn't get the thought out of my head.
Also, as a longtime bookseller, you can sell a book by its cover, and this book has a great cover. Aug 23, N. Morgan rated it it was ok.
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Like most erotica collections, this is very uneven. Some standout stories beg for longer treatments, but others are dull and poorly written. Some rely on gross, cliche taboos twincest? Definitely skipped that one for "darkness," which is tiresome. Still, there were a few stories I genuinely enjoyed--"the Resurrection Rose" was a favorite. I got it from the library, so at least I read it for free Dec 28, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: female-authors , short-story-collection , erotica. This compilation includes a lot of dark, horrific, and sometimes very sexy stories.
I think my favourite had to have been the rose story one of these days I'll actually annotate the names of the stories in these anthologies! There are a couple of duds, but for the most part it was a very interesting take on the genres! Jan 03, Lacey Reah rated it it was amazing. I read one story a night and it kept me thoroughly entertained. The characters were seductive, sometimes torn, sometimes in the throws of passion, sometimes in pain, sometimes desperate, sometimes forced into a life of sin, sometimes just looking for a bit of fun; but all the stories consumed me.
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They were very well written, full of irony and desire. Dec 07, Marie rated it liked it Shelves: books-for I'm weeding out my books. Marie: Sure! Is it good? Ranee: Well Marie: What I mean is, is it a good read? Is it entertaining? Ranee: Yes, definitely. Thank you Ranee, it is entertaining. Dec 28, Mel rated it it was ok. I got it because I'm on wait list for a book at the library and don't want to start anything good.
THis fit the bill.
It's just o. I'm glad I didn't pay more for it. Dec 11, Ava Lore rated it liked it Shelves: erotica , short-stories , anthologies , literary-fiction. A good collection of interestingly realized stories with erotic aspects to them. All in all, a very enjoyable read. Oct 30, Crystal rated it liked it Shelves: read-and-mine-all-mine. Stewart were also among the stronger offerings. Aug 24, Kristen Morris rated it it was ok. Susie Bright is well known for pulling together the Herotica series. Short erotic stories.
I purchased this book for the cover alone which is stunning. The shorts in this collection were just alright.
If you're looking for the multi-faceted writings of erotica, like O, pass on this. Oct 05, Suzyn rated it really liked it Shelves: books-that-didn-t-suck , books-that-particularly-didn-t-suck , smut. The stories are uneven, most of the more scary than sexy, though few of them were either on more than a superficial level. I still had a good time, but Susie Bright's name on it had me hoping for more. Aug 31, Brittany rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed it, though a couple of stories weren't up my alley, others were excellent and more than made up for it.
May 09, Jeff Forker rated it liked it.
There are some very good stories in this collection, and some not quite so. Feb 06, Casey rated it liked it Shelves: book-challenge. Some stories were amazing, others not so much. I loved the supernatural theme of all the stories. My imagination had some really interesting images in my head. May 03, A Denise rated it really liked it. Jun 04, Marguerite rated it did not like it. I am not a short story reader perhaps that is why. I read a couple of them then gave up. Feb 14, Resi rated it liked it.
Pretty good strange erotica. Not the best, I wouldn't recommend it to my weirder friends but if you're a little sheltered and vanilla, it's a few fun short stories. Aug 10, Marian rated it really liked it. Everything I wanted it to be and more. The stories are captivating and enticing. They lead you on before you realize you're being led. Great stuff! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Short Stories.
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Susie Bright. Susannah "Susie" Bright also known as Susie Sexpert is a writer, speaker, teacher, audio-show host, performer, all on the subject of sexuality. Books by Susie Bright. Linking each tale of sexual fantasy and exploration is a gothic theme - celebrating mystical characters, forbidden sexual relationships and interludes, and secretive, private pleasures.
Additional Product Features Author s. Bright co-founded and edited the first women's sex magazine, On Our Backs, 'entertainment for the adventurous lesbian,' from to She founded the first women's erotica book series, 'Herotica' and edited the first three volumes. She started 'The Best American Erotica' series, which continued Show More Show Less.
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