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Over 18′s only review: Naughty or Nice by Alison Tyler

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Author: Alison Tyler (Editor)
Title: Naughty or Nice
Release: October 2007
Reviewer: Chrissy
Source: Personal library
A blazing-hot feast of holiday erotica sure to jingle sleigh bells and curl mistletoe.
Replete with visions of sugar plums, big juicy candy canes, and stockings eager to be filled, Naughty or Nice? is an irresistible collection of holiday erotica to make anyone wish the season of giving lasted all year long. The narrator of Shanna Germain’s �Good Little Girl,” might pretend to be nice, but when she goes before her lover dressed as Santa, the naughty truth comes out. In �Carol’s Christmas,” Lisette Ashton retells Dickens’ famous story, and though Carol doesn’t learn the ghosts’ lesson, she still gets just what she wants for Christmas.

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? After having read Alison Tyler’s Merry XXXmas Book of Erotica, I felt it was time to continue on this path and read Naughty or Nice: Christmas Erotica.

As you can tell from the previous reviews that I have written, I am a huge fan of Ms. Tyler’s work. The Merry XXXmas book covered every possible scenario that one could apply to Christmas erotica. What other naughty tricks could be up these author’s sleeves?

I was delighted to see such versatile stories in this anthology. However, the story Mulled Wine by Dominic Santi was also in the Cleis Press book entitled Sex and Candy, so I was a bit sad to see a story that was recycled instead of something new.

For the most part I really liked this book. However, there was one story (Nog by Joel A. Nichols) that was just downright mean-spirited, cruel, and disgusting. SPOILER ALERT: If you ask me, there is nothing sexy about adding certain bodily fluids to the eggnog that is served to unknowing family and friends! Needless to say, I had a strong distaste (no pun intended) for this particular tale.

My personal favorite stories include The Queen of Christmas by Andrea Dale, Stocking Stuffers by T.C. Calligari, Dangerous Fruitcake by Anonymous, and Fezziwig’s Balls by Donna George Storey. 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.

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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