Agony/Ecstasy: Original Stories of Agonizing Pleasure/Exquisite Pain
Jane Litte (editor)
Heat, Dec 6 2011, $15.00
“Agony.” This section contains eleven BDSM escapades that run the genres gamut. In “Transfixed” by Anne Calhoun, Cole the Sub and Marin the Dom meet when he is a client of her employer. No one brings Warlord Ai-Kan Fen Jul to his knees except the “Sybil” by Jean Johnson. Nora visits the wolf in his cage while wanting her and for her to say his name in “Caged” by J.K. Coi.
“Ecstasy.” This section also contains ten BDSM erotic escapades that run the genres gamut. In Christine D’Abo’s “Bruised Ego”, Lee the CEO who boxes seeks therapy for his bruises and for his attraction to pain when he visits Diana the Dom who insists it’s not sex. In the “Kiss of Life” by Lily Daniels, newlyweds Hugh and Theodora are lucky to be alive after the Titanic sank, but his anger even in sex makes their marriage shaky.
Though the characters mostly relate in trysts, most are surprisingly much more developed than normally seen in a short story collection. Readers will enjoy this entertaining erotic collection that includes a variety of sub-genres