Cleis Press, May 2011; ISBN-10: 1573446556
Review by Victoria Blisse: I love anthologies because you get a pick and mix of stories and Dream Lover certainly offers a great deal of variety. It is filled with paranormal creatures, those you only dream of and believe you me when you read this collection of sexy stories pulled together by Kristina Wright you’ll find some of the characters invading your dreams.
I was instantly impressed with the very first story by Justine Elyot. “Love Resurrection” set the tone for the rest of the book and showed me the kind of excellent writing I could expect. I was pulled in by the clever plot, the endearing characters and the steamy action it contained. I was not let down by the stories that followed either. I loved how many different imagined beings were included in the pages, some I would never have thought of, especially not in an erotic way.
I have to say I enjoyed all sixteen stories and that is rare, usually I find a few stories in an anthology to be not to my tastes, but all these are winners. I especially loved the raw sexuality of Saskia Walker’s “Where the Heart Is.” It is a tale of hot, animal lust out of the wild, windy moors that has you breathless with excitement from the first line. I really enjoyed the quirky humour and hot sex in “Succubus Comes Home” by Lucy Felthouse. She seems to specialise in writing rough and wild men you just want to dig your teeth into and Antony is by no means a disappointment!
You get a bit of everything here, which can be a plus and a minus. If you like one particular kind of paranormal creature or type of story you might find this collection to be too broad for your liking but if you’re open to all kinds of dark, erotic, fantastical beings then you will be spoilt with the wonderful range of expertly written erotic tales in this collection.
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