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The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica

When I was saw that Rose Caraway was looking for people to review The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica, I was happy to volunteer.  I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review, but all opinions expressed are my own.

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Imagine a library—a very special one run by a librarian whose only concern is pleasing her patrons. In fact, this librarian will stop at nothing to service her readers. To that end, she has carefully collected a fantastic and fantasy-filled set of stories guaranteed to satisfy literary lusts in The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica. This voracious volume is simply bursting at the binding with amorous archives and bibliophilic bliss; it is a veritable dictionary of desires with stories by top eroticists Rachel Kramer Bussel, Tamsin Flowers, and Salome Wilde, as well as Rose Caraway, the sexy librarian herself.

The strength and weakness of The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica is that it encompasses so many styles of writing and genres.  Contemporary.  Sci-Fi.  Horror.  Steampunk.  Speculative Fiction.  It’s all here.

Will you like this anthology?   To answer that, I’m going to give micro reviews to my favorite nine stories.  (Yes, nine.  I had so much trouble trying to pick three–my usual review style–that I decided to highlight all nine).

Sensate Silicone by Lilian Douglas

If you’re a woman who has ever used a strap-on, you’ve probably wondered what it would feel like if the toy were a real cock.  Or maybe you’ve just wondered what it feels like for a man when he’s fucking a woman?  In this story, tech savvy sex toy inventors have created just that—a strap on that feels like a real cock to the wearer.  The descriptions had me squirming in my seat in the best possible way.  My biggest complaint is that I can’t go out and buy one now!

Three Legs in the Evening by Janine Ashbless

One of my daughters has a middle name from Greek Mythology.  A story premised upon an interview with Oedipus, with the focus on his encounter with the Sphinx instead of Queen Jocasta had me sitting up and paying attention.  It’s a really imaginative premise, and the twist at the end had me going back through the story to see if there were any hints I’d missed.  Kudos for creativity.

The Secret Game by Chase Morgan

In the author’s section, it’s noted that this is Morgan’s first published story.  With well paced sex and a twist ending that gave me a good chuckle, it won’t be his last.  Solid contemporary erotica.

POW! It’s Shibari Girl by Tamsin Flowers

I always enjoy Tamsin’s stories.  A superhero named Shibari Girl and her encounter with the new villain in town, complete with snappy dialogue made my day.

The Perfect Massage by Olivia Archer

Getting a massage from two men and having things take a sexual turn is a fantasy I’ve entertained more than once while on the table.  Archer does a fantastic job of turning fantasy into a sensual story.

Full Frontal Neighbor by Lynn Townsend

I applaud Lynn for submitting and Rose for accepting a story with a plus sized heroine.  I’m plus sized, and I don’t often see women who look like me in anthologies that aren’t specifically centered around BBW’s, so it made for an unexpected and welcome suprise.  I liked the main character, the voyeurism, and deft way that the encounter between our heroine and the object of her lust is handled.  I’d read a full length novel with these characters, Lynn.

The Whole of Me by Katya Harris

I had never read speculative fiction erotica before this story…and now I know I’m missing out.  A husband downloads his wife’s memories into his own brain as she lays dying…and a year later finds out he got more than he ever expected.  The sex was well written, but for me the real pull of the story came from the idea that you never fully know your partner.  Getting access to every last secret corner of someone’s brain is going to be more than you bargained for.

Appetizer by Sommer Marsden

Sommer fulfills a fantasy I never knew I had with this contemporary story.  Best.  Anniversary.  Gift.  Ever.

 

From Greek Myths to Super Heroes to Contemporary Erotica to BDSM and beyond, Rose has pulled together an impressive collection.  I’m linking to the goodreads page for the book for you find the full range of purchase options.

 

 

4 Responses

  1. […] review of (among other favorites) “POW! It’s Shibari Girl!” by Tamsin Flowers in my review of The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica, my husband told me that Tamsin had published a […]

  2. […] Frontal Neighbor” in The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica (my review here) put Lynn Townsend on my map.  I wanted to read more by Lynn, so I picked up her novel […]

  3. […] It’s no secret that I love Tamsin‘s writing.  (Click for my reviews of Zombie Erotocylse and Pow! Shibari Girl) […]

  4. […] The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica, edited by Rose Caraway  **Best Anthology, 2014**–my top anthology […]

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