Category Archives: Erotica

The River and the Ravages by J. M. Lawler

Reviewed by Timea Barabas

The River and the RavagesThe River and the Ravages by J.M. Lawler touches on universal themes from a predominantly female perspective. This fiction-romance tells the story of a girl coming to terms with her true self, while being pulled in opposite directions by competing forces.

The core relationship explored by J.M. Lawler seems to be that between mother and daughter. Aaliya only felt truly understood by her mother, of whom’s recent passing threw the world off-balance. Freeing burning emotions is not something that comes naturally to her; instead she keeps the pain to fester inside. In her desperate desire to find a way to cope with a seemingly unbearable loss she recklessly throws herself in different directions, into the arms of a lover or into the hard labor of saddle making. The way to redemption and acceptance is crookedly paved, but this makes the journey all the more interesting and relatable.

Boss by Jennifer Paige

Reviewed by Timea Barbaras

Boss“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” Is the opening line of the Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”, but it is also fitting for this book. “Boss” unfolds in the micro universe of New York’s projects and describes its strong gravitational pull over people.

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Jennifer Paige introduces the reader to several characters whom – like planets – are caught up in the gravitational pull of the projects. Only the light of this sun is rather dark and toxic, so people either inhale its toxicity in order to thrive in that environment, or struggle to break free. The main characters of this book fall into the second group, but whether their attempts were successful or not, remains for you to discover.

Three Times Lucky by Various Authors

Three Times Lucky

Reviewed by Chris Phillips

First this is a very interesting compilation of short stories and poetry to give the ménage-et-trois new definitions and new twists. The stories are Made for Two by Kim Carmichael, Darkest Dreams by Solera Winters, A Perfect Fit by Shascha Illyvich, Playtime by Dorothy F. Shaw, Ménage by Monday by Louisa Bacio. The poetry is Lucky Three and His Reward by Chelle.

Ranging from Science Fiction and Mythology to Paranormal and straight, hot Erotica, the stories are intense enough to maintain interest and more. It is recommended to leave enough time in the day to read through the whole compilation at one setting.

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy
by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey Reviewed by Teri Davis

Whoever said, “Sex sells,” should be given some of the royalties for the best seller, Fifty Shades of Grey. Basically, the book is a fictional sex manual. This is not well written literature with sex in it like Tropic of Capricorn.

With Fifty Shades of Grey, the trilogy, all three books have been the top of the best sellers’ lists for weeks now. Usually that tells me that this is a special book with excellent writing for the general public. That would mean to me that the overall population would benefit from reading this novel.

Fifty Shades of Grey is about a naive literature student, Anastasia Steele, nearing her graduation from college who fills in for her roommate in interviewing the young enigmatic entrepreneur, Christian Grey. She uses the questions that her roommate wrote for this interview which includes asking Mr. Grey if he is gay. She feels embarrassed after actually asking and the two naturally become magnetically attracted to each other, the perfect example of an opposite attraction.

Christian Grey is slightly older and very experienced sexually. Anastasia is a virgin. Fifty Shades of Grey is mostly about their sexually encounters, very graphically described.

Letters to Penthouse XXXVI by the Editors of Penthouse Magazine

penthouseReviewed by Joanne Reynolds

This is a book of letters that were written to Penthouse magazine to be included in their column called Forums. People write in with their sexual experiences. The experiences are very varied, from truckers to high society individuals. Very short letters, most of them, and don’t have a plot or anything but the experience of having sex.

Are these really letters written about personal experiences or maybe just someone’s fantasy about these experiences? Can’t judge and don’t really care. These are just little paragraphs about sex and all of the different ways that people enjoy it.