I haven’t had time to do many reviews lately, what with finishing up The Perfect Submissive Trilogy and starting my latest Jenny Kane book, so I thought I’d pop back through my archive and remind you of a few books that are, in my opinion, just that little bit head and shoulders above the rest.
Today looking back at Transported by Sharazade.
This has been my favourite erotic anthology for some time- I just love this book…
A Review of ‘Transported- Erotic Travel Tales’ By Sharazade
I could easily make this the shortest review in history. I believe the word HOT sums things up nicely where this anthology is concerned.
Comprised of 9 individual tales, Transported centres it’s theme on various elements of the travel experience. Arrival lounges, trains, conferences away from home, and airport shops, form the backdrop for the sexual adventures within its tempting pages.
To me, an important factor in good erotic writing will always be a setting that is accessible to the audience’s imagination. If an author can combine everyday locations with scenarios’ that are sexy, interesting, and original, then you have excellent erotica on your hands. Transported achieves just that. Combine this with Sharazade’s ability to relate the stories within her anthology to all of her readers, not just to the studs and stud-esses out there, and you have a winning formula.
I am torn between telling you two much about each story, and not telling you anything. I could wax lyrical about each piece- the strongest for me being Flaws, and After Dinner Show.
I could identify with the woman in Flaws so well- her own fears and insecurities as to the imperfections of her body restrict her actions during sex; the way she lies, the way she stands; so that her lover is not put off by her perfectly normal physical flaws- right until she meets a very interesting man on a train ride- not to mention his friend…
After Dinner Show takes us to a sales conference in Alaska, where a cleverly engineered lack of chair space, forces one of the delegates to have his partner sit on his lap during a slide show. This may sound a little predictable- but trust me, it really isn’t. As the story takes us from a not-so-private finger sex session, to a delicious encounter back in their cabin, I swear I could almost feel the touch of the participant’s fingertips…
From Schiphol, where a woman meets her lover in an airport lounge in Amsterdam, to Layover, where the heroines need for her lover is simply too deep to bother with dressing properly, and she meets him at the airport, in nothing but a coat and her underwear, Transported hits every base for me. Sharazade successfully takes popular desires, and turns them into crotch tingling tales, neatly side stepping the pitfalls of the cliché. This is truly an anthology that should not be missed from any eroticist’s collection.