Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Indecent Encounters

Author submission in exchange for an honest review.

Indecent Encounters
Amarinda Jones, Delilah Hunt, Erin O'Riordan, Pepper Anthony, Ashlynn Monroe, Tessa Morelock, Melissa Hosack, Angelina Rain
Release Date:
February 9, 2011
Evernight Publishing
Word Count:
approx.  67,000
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Sometimes a woman needs more than a lover…
Independent, lustful ladies find pleasure and intrigue with more than one man, from a scandalous vacation in Australia, to a forced seduction at a cabin in the woods. A witch needs to break a shameful spell, and an older woman slakes her sexual needs with two younger men. Cougars purr with unrequited desire and werewolves compete for the love of their mate. Satisfaction is just a sigh away as a surgeon bends the rules for her patient, and an over-stressed boss finds more than a little peace with secret admirers.

Find out what wicked delights await you with Indecent Encounters.

Joey’s Review:

Indecent Encounters is a collection of erotic short stories with a ménage theme. The stories are varied: you have your werewolves and witches and shape-shifters, oh my! But if you're not in a paranormal frame of mind, there are also more contemporary-themed stories to suit your reading needs. Let's break the stories down by order:

Raw-Amarinda Jones
I consider this story the most hard-core, if you will. It's definitely racy, and I wasn't sure what I thought of the themes until the ending was revealed, then I let out a sigh of relief and was able to feel a bit more comfortable about the story. If you're looking for steaming hot and dangerous encounters, this is the story for you.

Taken by Three-Delilah Hunt
Second to Raw in intensity is this story. Not my cup of tea in terms of themes, but being an erotica newbie, it's something I'm not accustomed to reading. It may not be up my alley, but I can't say that you won't find it interesting, yourself. 

Post Op-Erin O'Riordan
This was an interesting premise. My biggest complaint about erotic stories is what I perceive as a lack of believable connection. O-Riordan finds a unique way to bond our heroine to her lovers in this piece.

The Birthday Surprise
-Pepper Anthony
Probably my favorite story of the anthology. I have much adoration for stories that remind us that being a little older doesn't mean we can't be wanted by the opposite sex. Our heroes are fueled by lust, yes, but I liked the rather loving way the men approached their object of desire.

Admired-Ashlynn Monroe
A very spicy read about an in-charge woman allowing herself to submit to her desires with a pair of secret admirers. This story takes the 'Most Daring' title of the collection, in my opinion.

Waking the Lioness-Tessa Monroe
Love shape-shifter stories? I think this will stoke your fire. Some nice usage of the lost-love theme here.

Do It Fur Love
-Melissa Hosack
For some reason, I conjured up the prettiest men in my mind to suit this fun romp about a woman who must seek shelter with strangers after a car accident.

The Problem With Love Spells
-Angelina Rain A witchy theme about a woman cursed to never find her true love. With one little hitch to the curse. A fun way to lead our heroine to her curse-busting happily ever after.

I'm still a little leery of erotic stories, and I can't say that ménage themes are my ideal hot read. But I definitely give these authors a lot of credit for finding ways to forge a connection between their trios. And all of these ladies sure know how to turn up the heat.

 Joey's Rating: