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Review: Red Hot Erotica edited by Alison Tyler

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Author: edited by Alison Tyler
Title: Red Hot Erotica
Release: March 24th 2006
Series: Anthology
Reviewer: Chrissy
Source: Personal Library
Purchase: | Book Depository

These explicit, playful tales range from the sweetly sensual to the candidly carnal. Bill Noble’s poetic Stardrift” finds a beach runner drawn into an unexpected moonlight ménage. Saskia Walker’s It’s Just Not Cricket” stars fearless bondage queen Ella, whose hobby of tying up languid aristocratic types” is challenged by a randy noble who turns her into a human croquet game. Marilyn Jaye Lewis’s piquant That Summer by Our Pool” is a provocative tour of a woman’s sexual history that exposes old wounds and new lust with a rekindled old flame.

Hot weather often acts as an aphrodisiac. When clothes that are barely there make an everyday appearance and sweat trickles like waterfalls, it does something to the human psyche, something that makes us crave the scent of suntan lotion, the sight of a barely there beach ensemble, and the taste of a Pina Colada from a perspiring glass.

With this in mind, I decided to check out an anthology by one of my favorite erotica authors—Alison Tyler. In her book Red Hot Erotica readers are introduced to characters and settings that revolve around the sweltering scenarios. Upon beginning this anthology, I secretly hoped that this book would be a five-alarm blaze of passion.

Heat is more than just a word for the atmospheric temperature. From the author of Best Bondage Erotica and Blue Valentine comes Red Hot Erotica. Filled with images of sweltering surroundings (everything from dessert sands to string bikinis) Red Hot Erotica will get your temperature rising in no time. Told by some of the most popular voices in erotica writing today, Red Hot Erotica is bound to make you break a sweat.

I enjoyed this anthology a great deal. While some stories were steamier than others, I found that there were heat levels for all readers. If you are looking for a five alarm read, then this is the novel for you. The stories are as unique and versatile as the voices that tell them. The characters and scenarios are easy to relate to. And the sizzling sex scenes are exactly what one would expect in an anthology that is meant to exude the very essence of heat.

My personal favorite stories in this anthology include It’s Not Just Cricket by Saskia Walker, The Law of the Sea by N.T. Morley, Sweet Home Alabama by Simone Harlow, and Star-Spangled Spanking by Naomi Sussman. If you have an aversion to strong language and graphic depictions of sexual acts, I do not recommend this anthology for you. But if you are searching for the perfect steamy read to accompany you through the dog days of summer, then this book has your name all over it.

Chrissy fell in love with books at an early age. It all started with Judi Barrett’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. At the tender age of five she decided that she wanted to be a writer. Later, she graduated to books like A Wrinkle in Time, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and the Goosebumps series, participating avidly in her school’s Book It program. High school brought on new challenges and loves. She began writing for the school’s newspaper and literary magazine. The works of Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Shirley Jackson quickly overran her bookshelves. But when Chrissy was introduced to the world of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, a grand love affair was set in motion. She is an avid reader of romance, urban fantasy, horror, erotica, and cozy mysteries. After working for the city library for six years and being surrounded by the works of greatly admired authors, she decided to devote her life to writing full time and hasn’t looked back since. When she is not devouring book after book, Chrissy loves to cook, bake, volunteer at the local animal shelter, and feed her addiction for horror movies. She lives in Maryland with her family and beloved pets.
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