While I love long sexual encounters and lovemaking sessions, I also enjoy unplanned, spontaneous sex. Sex that isn’t planned, is spur of the moment, and quick. Sex on the stairs, a quickie in a bathroom, even fucking on an elevator or in the back seat of a car. Frenzy, one of July’s Sexis Naked Reader Book Club selections, is a collection of short stories where the frenzy refers to both the act and the stories themselves.
Frenzy is an oversized (8” x 5 1/2″) paperback published in 2008 by Cleis Press with easy to read type. It’s edited by Alison Tyler, who has authored more than 25 erotic novels, had her stories published in more than 80 anthologies, and has herself edited more than 45 erotic collections. I’ve come to really enjoy her stories and was delighted to find some in this collection.
In her introduction, Alison tells us that there’s nothing like a quickie, and she is referring to both the sexual act and the length of the stories. She packs 60 stories into 209 pages, some as short as 75 words, others as long as 1500. Most of the stories feature heterosexual couples, although there are a few that do not.
Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it isn’t always the heart of arousal. Most of the shorter stories here, and some of the longer ones, are just are just too short and undeveloped to be properly titillating. They are mostly well written, but don’t stimulate and in many cases are bland. One story, “Waves” by Alisha Steele, is even quite sad.
Plenty of gems grace this collection, however, including but not limited to:
“Paper Clips” by A. D. R. Forte A woman arrives at his room, and a man shows her the pleasure of bondage with some creative pain from the paper clips in his briefcase.
“Pirate Treasure” by Janine Ashbless An actor and an actress on the set of a pirate movie have a bawdy and climaxing close encounter as extras in a bar during the filming of their scene.
“Coming to Conclusions” by Andrea Miller Rory doesn’t participate in acts of debauchery at monthly parties but she has a secret that Nick intends to reveal.
“Lake Logan” by Cheyenne Blue A couple gets stuck in their car in rising water off the side of a road during a storm. They can’t resist their urges and providing a show to passing motorists.
“Bastard” by Alison Tyler His belt buckle says Bastard, and a waitress hears the tale of how he came to get it from her coworker.
“Appetite” by Shanna Germain The most food centric story in the collection. A woman breaks her carb addiction but isn’t cured, and thinks of sex every time she is enticed by them. Bread and donuts become cocks, balls, and breasts as she struggles with her appetite.
“Take Note, Please” by Linda K. Sienkiewicz Anna awakens bound at the Men’s Sexology Institute, where Professor Mooney teaches a hands-on class on female genitalia stimulation on her vulnerable and unwilling(?) body.
Frenzy is easy to pick up and read a story or two at a time. You may find that reading several in a row increases your frenzy to get some of your own.
If you’d like to join in the Sexis Naked Reader Book Club in July, Frenzy would be a good choice. Read it now and join in the book discussion on the EdenFantasys forums later in the month. You can get your copy from EdenFantasys by clicking the widget below.
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