Over 18′s only Review: The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica by Alison Tyler
Author: Alison Tyler (Editor)
Title: The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica
Release: October 2005
Source: Personal library
In The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica Alison Tyler brings together 24 playful, pansexual stories to jingle your sleigh bells and curl your mistletoe. On, Cupid! On, Prancer! On, Vixen!
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, Santa has a treat just for you. Replete with visions of sugar plums, big juicy candy canes, and stockings eager to be filled, The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica is a campy, blazing-hot feast of holiday erotica that will have you wishing the season of giving lasted all year long. Lynne Jamneck’s �What I Really Want for Christmas” is a tale of friendship igniting to passion with the help of an interfering family, good whiskey, and a Santa suit. In Saskia Walker’s �Rapt,” two strangers share a cab into London on Christmas Eve and explore each other’s holiday packages. And in Tom Piccirilli’s Spider Monkey Loves Rudolph,” a scorned screenwriter gets her revenge on an agent at a Beverly Hills Christmas party.
When it comes to Christmas time there is really only one question that needs to be answered: Have you been naughty or nice? While I tend to be nice (for the most part) during my daily life, my reading habits slip into the naughty category. And what could be naughtier than Christmas erotica? With this in mind, I decided to read Alison Tyler’s anthology, The Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica.
As you can tell from the previous reviews that I have written, I am a huge fan of Ms. Tyler’s work. Her anthologies boast the sexist and most original material out there. But I couldn’t help but wonder, how sexy and original can a Christmas erotica anthology be? I couldn’t imagine anything other than spanking Santas and naughty elves (which this anthology does contain.)
But I was delightfully surprised to see so much more than these to images throughout this anthology. A salacious taxi ride shared amongst two strangers, a devilish sprite named Puck, a modern day BDSM take on The Gift of the Magi. This book has it all!
Each author brings something versatile and original to the table in The Merry XXXmas book of erotica. With the turning of each page and the lustful thoughts that each scene evoked, I could almost feel my name rising higher and higher on Santa’s naughty list. This book is hot!
My personal favorite stories include Amanda and the Elf by Jean Roberta, Rapt by Saskia Walker, Tis the Season by Eric Williams, and Spider Monkey Loves Rudolph by Tom Piccirilli. As with most anthologies, the heat level of the stories in this book range from mild to wild. If you have an aversion to graphic depictions of sexual acts or strong language then this book may not be for you. But I’m sure that if you give it a chance, you’ll have something other than visions of sugar plums dancing in your head.