Erotica novels and stories are tough to critique for a number of reasons. If you remove the sexual content, do you still care about the people? The characters and writing have to be compelling in order to tell a good story. Adding to the rigor of critiquing the story itself one has the added expectation of reading exciting sexual encounters, which also must make good sense story-wise and present good descriptive writing. It’s a tall order for any author to attempt and a difficult task for a reviewer to engage in. If the characters aren’t relatable, the sex doesn’t matter. If the sex is badly-written, what’s the point of including it in the story? Selena Kitt’s Temptation: Under Mr. Nolan’s Bed managers to blend characters of sufficient depth and scintillating sexual dalliances, creating an expressive reading experience.
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Monday, June 3, 2013
Anytime an author in any type of fantasy genre invokes the Moon in their title, something furry is making an appearance. Werewolves, much like vampires, are old-school monsters that have never really fallen out of fashion. The popularity of such creatures waxes and wanes but they never truly fade away. Stories like Fool Moon by Jim Butcher help cement the werewolf as a literary monster with enough juice left to still thrill and frighten.