Knock knock knock. Not now, I'm busy. I'm trying to read.
Can't you see the sign hanging on the doorknob?
DO NOT DISTURB.
Well, if you're reading "Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex Stories", edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, you might not want to be interrupted, but you won't be falling asleep, especially if you're not alone. These twenty stories will have you itching to pack your bags. Bring a friend, or meet one. Or a stranger for that matter.
All the stories are first class, though like hotel stays, they're all different. Here's some that I especially enjoyed.
Maxim Jakubowski's "G Is for Gypsy" is delightfully melancholy. A man who travels a lot has been given a room with memories. "So, here I sit in room 411 of the Palace Hotel. I am naked. I am pitiful." Oh, but he's not watching the Discovery Channel.
In Kristina Wright's "The Other Woman", a guy's ménage a trois fantasy birthday request has an wonderfully unexpected outcome. "Oh, hon, don't thank me. You are delicious."
Tess Danesi's "The Royalton - A Daray Tale" has us following right along with the directions. "5) At 5:00, put on the blindfold, put a set of handcuffs around both wrists, and secure your left arm to the back rail of the chair. Wait." Nobody is disappointed.
"Reunion" is Lisabet Sarai's masterful tale of long-time lovers meeting up for some quality time together after a few years separation. "I'll get you whipped into shape in no time."
There's so many more rooms to explore - you can get "Tightly Tucked" (Alison Tyler), enjoy some "Room Service" (Donna George Storey), spend "Hump Day" (Rachel Kramer Bussel) or "The Lunch Break" (Saskia Walker). "It's So Simple a Place" (Isabelle Gray) for "Talking Dirty" (Shanna Germain). Oh, and so much more.
Okay, okay. I'm done - you can come in now.