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The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth (Zane's Sex Chronicles)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  3,210 ratings  ·  111 reviews

From a bold and captivating voice comes a collection of stories that probes women's darkest passions and pushes the boundaries of erotic fiction. Sometimes romantic, sometimes raw, Zane appeals to men and women alike with these tales of intoxicating sensuality.



Anyone who thinks that men are by nature more sexual than women or tha

Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 21st 2002 by Atria Books (first published 2000)
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Jan 26, 2008 alteredLibrarian rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: I would mainly recommend this book to uptight people and nuns...just kidding
After reading Zane, I definitely want to do a Zane book club at my library. Of course, I would probably be instantly fired, but hey, it would probably be worth it :) She writes with this hilarious mixture of sentimentalism and rawness. Seriously, why is it that after all of the women in her stories have wild, crazy sex with random men, there's this little paragraph at the end in which they end up married, or living together, or otherwise happily linked? It is freakin hilarious, and sad really. E ...more
Feb 19, 2008 LALOVELYTEE rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: My friends
Recommended to LALOVELYTEE by: My Friends...lolz
Shelves: hot-reads
The Sex Chronicles...where do I begin? It's short stories put together by Zane that have people and their sexual escapades. This book has everything. Some things are shocking...and some things are just flat out crazy but either way this book grabs your attention from the first page.

I liked the book although some books like Triple Crown they have more than just sex like the have the thug drug dealer who is in a situation. After a while you already know what's going to happen so it's like why read
Ikria Dorsey
I was excited when I saw this book on the shelf, but after reading a few stories I was disappointed.
I disagree with the reviewers who called it "nasty" in a bad way. Remember these are erotic stories, and what is nasty in that area is very personal and a question of what you think about sex and how open minded-you are. In my personal opinion it was tasteful.
Moby 704
this book is a 5 star chick ighht :)
Waste of time and money! I had to buy this for class, i can't believe shit like this can actually get published. And it's not like Zane is a bad writer, i have read two other books by her that were fairly good and enjoyable. This is just a compilation of contrived sex scenes and it borded me. Bad storytelling, punctuating, everything!

The book did not have the creativity that makes a writer a writer, that something special that seperates a writer worth being published from anybody waving a pen. A
This book was the reason why I started reading sex books....... My god I remember this book as if I read it yesterday
Mike Da Silva
I got alot of weierd looks when I was reading this one. No matter if it was at the park, on the train, food courts, where ever, for some reason people would find me and stare at me from the corner of their eye as if thinking, "Why are you reading that?" Maybe because I am neither African-American or female. This is kinda like fast food literature, but leaves you with a better feeling. Quick, hot, and makes you feel just a wee bit guilty, the only thing missing is the free toy.
Lena♥(Nothing Like Your Last,Im Your Present) Lakeisha
Unfornetely I only read half of this book, because I left it in class, came back it was gone lol:)
But, from what I had read so far was very interesting and good, but hey! it's Zane and I love all her books so I'm not surprised that this one was great also. Although, my book came up missing I will be back at the stores or my local library picking me up a couple more by her!
Was just as amazing as the Original Sex Chronicles! However, This book contains at least 5-7 stories from the Original Sex Chronicles. So I was a little disappointed but the stories were all good as always. I would recommend any Zane fan to read this anthology because it's great :)
A matter of taste, and in my opinion, not up to the mark. The writing is pedestrian, the sex isn't really that inventive, and I know it's all about the fantasy of wild, inhibited sex-for-the-sake-of-sex, but I have the feeling that these stories were a production-line effort.
Update #1: For research purposes :) I've been told that Zane has a formula that works for her audience, so I have to check it out.
Update #2: So far, she's hitting a reasonable balance between variety and repetition, althoug
After a while you get bored, it's like watching a porno and after the first sex scene or orgasm, you've had enough! I don't think I've finished this book and i bought it when it came out! I'm just glad that she made Nervous into a full length book.
This was my first freaky book that I have ever read. I was instantly Hooked on erotic fiction after this. This book to me is one of zane's best! She should stick to straight short stories lol. I like this book a lot. Read It!
I didn't know what I was buying at first. After reading it I knew why the guy at the bookstore was tyring to hit on me.
Antoinette the Book Junkie
Jan 26, 2014 Antoinette the Book Junkie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those interested in quickies
Wanted much more than the obvious. This felt like a wham, bam, not quite thank you ma'am.
Phunkey Brewster
A friend gave me this book to read.... It was better than I expected .
This is a collection of short stories of the erotica nature, all told from the woman’s perspective. These are the fantasies of ladies and by and large have some romantic element and all focus on the woman’s pleasure. Not to say the men involved aren’t having a good time. The collection starts off pretty tame, then gets a little wild, and by the end the stories are, for most women, full-blown crazy, steamy fantasy. Most of the stories feature couples, though a few feature more than 2 participants ...more
Not my favorite Zane book. The first short story was REALLY good, after that they felt very contrived and cheap. I usually like Zane's style, but I didn't appreciate it so much here.
Well this book just sucks and I love erotic stories but this book has no meaning what so ever...There's no ......STORY!!.... Literally every chapter is just a different short story sex scene ..Don't get me wrong some of the scenes were fairly well 0_0 but never in my life would I think that I would get tired of reading a sex book this book is literally a sex book and its meaningless. I've read some of Zane's other books and they were good books with a good story and then sex...With that ...more
Oct 18, 2013 Peekaboo rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young adults, kinky folks
Recommended to Peekaboo by: a kinky friend! lol
I'll be honest; I couldn't finish this book or any of the others that she's written. Too much explicit sex for me. I'm well over 30 but I still couldn't shake the feeling that my momma or one of the old nuns from grammar school was gonna come up behind me and smack me for reading what they'd probably call "smut." LOL I am not taking anything away from Zane, however. She seems to be a very good writer with a huge fan base. I appreciate her talent, unbridled imagination, boldness to think and writ ...more
Priscilla Shaw-cleckley
Wow! It was an ok book but after a while it was like ok enough.
Klalina Johnson
Don't judge just read it.
Tamica Phipps
Deliciously intriguing.
not that i get into erotic literature but from what i understand anais nin is like the pinnacle of beautiful artistic erotic literature. not that ive read anais nin. but this shit is just trash what i imagine to be on the opposite end of the spectrum from anais nin. like its gratuitous and graphic for no reason. no story no plot. my friend put me up to this shit i also feel it was a waste of time.

It took me almost the whole month of May to finish this book. Although some of the stories were good, this book just didn't hold my attention. I didn't know that it was a collection of short erotic stories and was disappointed because if I'm going to read erotica, I'd like it to have a plot and a story line and not just be pure porn. The book wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I was expecting.
This falls into my rarely used category of "couldn't finish it". I'm embarrassed that I bought it for my friend Kim, but saw these rave reviews about what a groundbreaking book it was. And maybe the existence of this sort of book from an African-American author IS groundbreaking, but it was just NOT a good book. It was like a bad (or good, take your pick) "story" in Playboy.
Nov 13, 2008 Terri rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Uninhibited women of the world.
Recommended to Terri by: My sista's
This book reminds me of Erotique Noir and Dark Eros, except there's no poetry. It's a collection of short erotic stories. It moves from one scenario to the next; 305 pages of heat. It is not meant for women who have inhibitions (you know the one's; unwillingless to explore and try new things). Kudos to my girls for the recommendation and kudos to Zane for keeping it real.
If you like your erotica with a plot, this is not the book for you.
If you like your erotica with character development, this is not the book for you.
If you like your erotica with romance, this is not the book for you.
If you think foreplay is a golf term, this book is for you.
Short 4-5 pages of slam bam sex.
Not what I thought it would be.
Seregon O'Dassey
I'm a big fan of erotica, especially erotica written by women (women know what women want). One reason I am a fan of Zane is b/c she is an African American erotic writer. She writes what she knows, which is honestly (and obviously) what I don't. I really enjoyed the different perspective :)
Jennifer Baker
This book just didn't do it for me and honestly i'd rather just watch porn! It had steamy moments and to be fair there was one part in this book that i found particularly hilarious but overall i found it bland. It felt like i was reading poorly written soft core porn scripts.
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Zane (real name Kristina Roberts) is an African American author of erotic fiction. She is the daughter of two former educators: an elementary school teacher and a world-renowned theologian who is also the author of nearly two dozen books. She was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area where she still resides with her three children.

In 1997, Zane began writing erotic stories to pass the time
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