June 24, 2012
Playing with Fire
Playing with Fire continues to garner incendiary reviews, like this one—I'm excerpting—from GoodReads:
Bottom line, I think this is my favorite erotica anthology so far. The stories contain more than just sex. All of the authors capably incorporate romance, intense emotion, and satisfying twists to their plots to ensure each story to be a lip-biting, teeth-clenching romp of a good read. Devour Playing With Fire in the bedroom with a lover for an unexpectedly sensational tingle, or read it alone when you've got the entire night to please yourself. Either way, beware: you just might burst into flames.
Another reviewer put up this 5-star: I really enjoyed every single story in this book. Some are from a dark place, all the writers know how to keep sexy scandalous sex smoking hot! This book covers lots of secret desires and is a quick read that left me wanting MORE!
Different stories touched different reviewers (that's always the case). One wrote, My favorite stories were:
FIRE WOMAN by Sommer Marsden
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE by Kristina Wright
JUST ADD WATER by M. Murphy for a bit of voyeurism fun.
I was delighted to see that Eden Fantasys features Playing With Fire at a solid 4 star with 80 votes and 25 reviews, including:
Raw and elegant at once, Playing With Fire holds several of the hottest stories I've ever read---like a flame draws a moth this anthology will enthrall you, heat you up.
And: It's the taboo, the forbidden, that we can't seem to stay away from. Alison Tyler's anthology is full of stories that are off-limits but completely, unabashedly arousing. Topics range from affairs to threesomes to passionate trysts with strangers. Whatever they may be, they're certain to have you in flames.
Finally, there's this sparkling review by Nikki Magennis from a few years ago:
Okay, I don't usually rate or comment on books with my stories in, I'm not sure quite why, I suppose because I can't really be impartial and I'm a bit fussy that way. But Oh! I can't believe this book hasn't been reviewed! It's one of my very favourite anthologies. I loved the stories in it - they're perfectly balanced and hot on so many levels. Some funny, some filthy, some wry and dry and combustible. It just works beautifully as a collection.
I agree with Nikki. The stories in this collection melted together perfectly. I don't know if that's luck, timing, the theme, or planets aligning. But I'll take it. For a rundown of the awesome authors, please check out the TOC. And if you're interested in reading the book and writing your own review, please let me know. Cleis has offered me a few extra copies. Just drop me a note with your snail mail address to msalisontyler at yahoo dot com.
P.S. For some reason, I now have White Light, White Heat in my head.