So, I open the book and I'm expecting so many great things from the huge lineup of awesome authors and guess what... of course it delivered. You had doubts? Ah, I'm ashamed.
Seriously, there truly was not one story I didn't love. But, then I had to debate my approach to the review...do I give you a run down on each story? Well, in all honesty, they are very short and it is quite possible that I'd give away too much of one of these beauties. So, I decided to pick a few that stood out. Believe me, with this line up, that is an amazing task.
In no particular order, here are the stories that touched me and why:
Al Dente by Delphine Dryden
Now, I bet you think it's because it was totally rockin' hot. Well, it was, but that's not why I loved this one. It was the author's ability to capture the realism without turning my stomach. I'm a huge fan of horror and all things icky, so when the vamps started picking things out of their teeth, I knew I'd found a new author to stalk. Sorry, Ms. Dryden, I will be watching you.
La Caida by Anna Meadows
Admittedly, this one took me a little longer to read, but there is something very poetic in the author's voice. The story was fresh and borderline gothic fantasy. I know, it sounds like a crazy combo, but it's actually one of my faves. The heroine's innocense draws you in and takes you to a younger place---but so not in a creepy way. Loved, this story and the rich world the author created.
The Gift of Lilith by Mila Jackson
This very contemp paranormal had an urban flair mixed with a little chick-lit. What? I know it's just my take. I know you probably think it must have been all over the place, but really it just had what every woman wants... a story to drive the love. And it made me cry. When's the last time 2Kish did that for you?
Okay, I could go on and on and on, but I know you guys have other stories to read about. I hope that you'll give this very hot, very fresh anthology a try, even if you're not "into" girls. This will definitely give you a different perspective into the world of lesbian erotica and I'm glad I spent my first time with Ms. Devlin's beautiful choices.
Absolutely a 5 STAR rating and will definitely recommend to everyone.