Book review time
Slave to Love is a collection of erotic short stories edited by Alison Tyler. Specifically, these are kinky stories, this after all being a kinky blog. Alison Tyler writes in her introduction that she aimed to create in readers the same sort of erotic excitement she experienced when reading her first bit of kinky erotic. Tyler’s selection of stories runs the gamut from 24/7 D/s relationships, to fantasy role plays, to professional relationships. However, my personal favorite story is The Real Prize by Mia Underwood. The Real Prize mixes broken heart angst with rules and seductive strangers to create something just a notch saucier than most of the porn I’ve read. You’ll have to get the book to find out more though — wouldn’t want to give anything away now would we 🙂
Anyway, if you haven’t read Alison Tyler’s work before, or for that matter if you haven’t picked up a book of erotic literature since the 70s you might be wondering why on earth someone would pay good money for porn when it is freely available on the internet. Two words: copy editing. Actually, even just good old fashioned editing does it for me. See, what I love about picking up a book, is that I know that each story was hand selected by someone with a reputation on the line. Having run the editorial gauntlet, I assume that by the time a trade paperback gets into my greedy little hands terminology, word length, spelling, and theme have all been debated at length. I expect something that is, well, polished, and in Slave to Love Alison Tyler delivers.