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Seriously Sexy Stocking Fillers Review

Seriously Sexy Stocking Fillers
Seriously Sexy Stocking Fillers

Xcite books publish erotic anthologies and novels that are available online and on the high street. If you are a regular reader of Erotic Buzz you will have seen some of their output reviewed here before. On the whole their books are at least good and often very arousing, but I have to say I approached their Christmas 2009 offering “Seriously Sexy, Stocking Fillers” with some trepidation. Themed anthologies can be a bit variable in quality and if the stories don’t flow and feel  like just another sex story with jingle bells attached it does jar and negate the sexual elements.

I dug in to the twenty stories by 19 different authors and this is a taste of what I found …

Some of the stories seem just too short, I don’t know if they have been heavily edited but as an example I’ll use Emily Dubberley’s “The Perfect Meal”. A well written piece, but only 7 pages long it describes the anticipation and foreplay so well, then less than half a page from the end of the story we see two paragraphs of actual sex and that’s that. I wanted the story to carry on and the climax to do justice to the build-up, but it didn’t.

Some of the scenarios are quite different. Elizabeth Coldwell’s “Filling her stockings” is one of the longer stories at 9 pages and tells a story of cross-dressing and sissification while maintaining the masculine and feminine roles in the man and woman respectively. It’s fun and so well done that I can see a few surprised boyfriends being cajoled into stockings this Christmas.

“The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come” reworks the classic Dickensian Christmas story into a modern office setting. At twelve or so pages it is one of the longer stories, but as with much of this book I found myself wanting to read more of the voyeuristic Zara’s visions.

The final story “Candy Cane Thrills” was a bit of a low point, not least for a piece of dialogue that made me roll my eyes.

“You like that, you little cock-sucking Santa slut.”

“Oh, yea baby! Shove that candy cane deep in my pussy!”

Yes, this is erotic fiction but that simply doesn’t sound real to me and that lack of plausibility kills the story.

Seriously Sexy was a better read than I feared. OK some of the stories were a little short, indeed a little short on erotic content, but there are a few gems in there. The final piece “Candy Cane Thrills” was not for me at all and the lines I quoted above were particularly clichéd but that is my personal taste and I’m sure there will be readers who adore the Über-slut talk. Seriously sexy has something for everyone and most people will get along with most of the stories. There are some nice scenarios, just a pity about the ones that simply didn’t work.

The book could be improved by fewer, slightly longer stories, or by selecting themes that work better in shorter stories.

You can buy “Seriosuly Sexy, Stocking Fillers” from Xcite Books.

Ultimate Curves Review

Ultimate Curves
Ultimate Curves

Ultimate Curves is as its name suggests a collection of short stories whose theme is women of a fuller figure. I was looking forward to reading it because quite honestly I get sick of seeing stick-thin women in the press and reading about how such and such a “celebrity” has put on a couple of pounds.

I was not disappointed by Ultimate Curves.

All of the stories have one thing in common an appreciation of the pleasures to be enjoyed with a fuller figured woman. The stories are packed with descriptions of the beautiful curves that come with a larger frame, shapely hips, a round ass and of course a fuller chest.

And all of this is described in a detail that is often missing from other erotica. I know from writing erotica myself that it’s often best when writing to only hint at certain aspects of a character’s appearance to allow the reader’s mind to fill in the blanks and adapt the narrative to include characters that work best for them. But in a book specifically aimed to please a lover of larger ladies Ultimate Curves revels in descriptions of these voluptuous sexy women.

In fact I’d say that the level and quality of description in the narrative is generally much higher than in other erotic fiction I have read. And in case you are worried, the descriptions of the sex are pretty hot too, with vanilla, bondage, threesomes and a little light BDSM thrown in.

Of course there is a variation in the quality of the writing and some stories will not suit everyone. There were a couple of stories that I didn’t get along with due to the scenario, or style of writing, but that is a matter of personal taste and an exception to the majority of the book which I thoroughly enjoyed. The beauty of a collection of short stories like this is of course that you are bound to find something that you like.

Ultimate Curves is a refreshing departure from your run of the mill beautiful people style erotic book. It dares to be different in daring … it wins.