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Fifty Bales of Hay

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  285 Ratings  ·  45 Reviews
Come have a roll in the hay with one of Australia′s leading rural fiction authors, Rachael Treasure, in her romping, rollicking first-ever collection of romantic stories, celebrating the sexy side of rural life. Guaranteed to get your tractor revving, FIFTY BALES OF HAY is an honest and imaginative exploration of everyday men and women getting down and dirty on the land.

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Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Harper Collins Australia (first published December 3rd 2012)
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

Rachael Treasure is a well known Australian author of rural fiction and Fifty Bales of Hay is an entertaining collection of 12 sexy short stories between consenting adults on the land.

'Lust in the dust' says the blurb, and in Droving Done and Milking Time the dust is certainly stirred. In The Crutching and Cattle Crush familiar farming equipment is re purposed in inventive ways.

What I particularly loved about this collection is that the women and men featured range widely in age from new adult
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Chanpreet
Jul 31, 2013 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mar-yc-aussie
I still haven't read Fifty Shades of Grey. I know I should be put in stocks and have rotten food thrown at me. But when I saw that one of my favorite Aussie authors, Rachael Treasure was publishing an anthology of "farm porn", I knew I had to read it. I've read all of Ms.Treasure's previously published books, and while there were some that had some sex and steam, there weren't any that were dedicated exclusively to it, so I was a little hesitant I wouldn't like it.

Guess what? I totally loved it.
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Marianne
Apr 26, 2014 Marianne rated it really liked it
Fifty Bales of Hay is a collection of twelve erotic short stories with a farming flavour, written by Australian journalist, sheep dog breeder and trainer and author, Rachael Treasure. This collection has appealing characters, realistic dialogue and varied plots that are more than just a vehicle for sex. There is plenty of humour, and Treasure has her characters getting up close and personal: under the harvest moon; on horseback; in the cattle crush; under the gaze of a voyeuristic stallion; in ...more
Anna Renzenbrink
Jan 01, 2013 Anna Renzenbrink rated it liked it
Best thing was the variety of strong Aussie country women featuring in these short stories. Rarely do I read erotica and certainly never about 40- 50 year old women but then again I have never read a short story about women being turned on by watching cows, dogs and sheep doing it like they do on the discovery channel. This is meant to be a tribute/piss take of Fifty Shades of Grey but more engaging than the sex were the descriptions of cattle stations, wool classing and rodeo clowns!
Sam Still Reading
Jan 28, 2013 Sam Still Reading rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of rural romance
Recommended to Sam Still Reading by: sent by The Reading Room
If you’re thinking that the title sounds familiar to the ‘other’ Fifty-type book that blazed through 2012, you’re right – nearly. This is a steamy book, but the only ropes you’ll find will be on the back of a farm ute or down the shed. Welcome to the world of agricultural erotica – i.e. getting down and dirty in the Australian bush. This book is a collection of 12 short stories all by rural romance author, Rachael Treasure.

Below you stop reading, thinking that you’ve read everything there is to
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J
Apr 22, 2013 J rated it it was amazing
Well......
I'm still getting the occasional giggle and working in the stockyards has never had the opportunity to get so kinky! !
I read this after the original 50 book, needing something believable and less...well..shit. Since erotica is not my thing, I read this out of sheer bloody mindedness after also reading 50 shames of Earl Grey, the terrible and kinky My Inner Goddess and various other parodies, needing to take the mickey out of the book these all spun out from....
I expected a good laugh
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Vicki
Feb 17, 2013 Vicki rated it liked it
Wanted to give this 3.5! A tongue-in-cheek take on the whole 50 shades wave but much more fun and much better writing. This is a great introduction to Australian rural fiction with a twist of the erotic - 12 short stories with titles like Truck Wash and The Crutching. A hoot. Great to see all kinds of lovers featured too, not just the young and beautiful.
Majella Martin
Feb 08, 2013 Majella Martin rated it really liked it
I found this a much more enjoyable read than that other '50 shades' book (that this one parodies). The more famous and supposedly erotic '50 shades' book didn't turn me on in any way, but this one certainly got my 'cox ride-on' motor revving! A funny, light-hearted and sexy collection of down-on-the-farm fantasies that left me wanting to track down an eager, lusty country boy of my own!
Bettina
Dec 30, 2012 Bettina rated it did not like it
Really wasn't my type of book. Just felt like a rip off of the 'Fifty Shades' books. Only read this book because Rachael Treasure is one of my favourite authors. Oh well, each to their own I guess.
harley
Enjoyable read.
Cate Ellink
Jun 29, 2013 Cate Ellink rated it really liked it
Fun and clever. Rachael Treasure has a great wit and lovely characterisation.
Katie
Sep 23, 2013 Katie rated it really liked it
Well, what’s to say, this was a whole lot of fun to read. Fifty Bales of Hay is a collection of short stories set in rural Australia. I haven’t read any of Rachael Treasure’s books before this one, but I must say I will definitely be picking some up now. Her writing style is fabulous, easy to read and funny. This is classed as erotica, but I mean you just take it all like a grain of salt, so funny. There were quite a few digs at the Fifty Shades of Gray books, but that too was in humour.

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Any Length
Aug 24, 2013 Any Length rated it it was amazing
Not only was this book extremely funny, it sure can hold it's head proud as a member of the erotica genre. Rachel Treasure has done a fantastic job combining outback australian stories (ficiton of course) with so much steamy sex one might just need a shower.
But that's not all, she was able to somehow reference another book in the erotica genre, not by naming it, but by hinting at it, at least 50 times, in all sorts of grey shades, if you get my drift. Extremely well done, a great book. I highly
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Karen
Feb 10, 2014 Karen added it
HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!!! for Erotica fiction...this author I was so excited to read as she has been given rave reviews on her other stories..she said she was inspired to try her hand at Erotica....but if her definition of Erotica is using slang terms for body parts then she needs to go back to her general fiction stories...Several stories set in Austrailia and largely based on ideas from friends of the farming world...this book could've been way hotter if each story actually had a plot...not just ...more
Julie
Feb 28, 2013 Julie rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved this book! Yes it is a bit cheeky and R rated, it is hilarious and had me laughing all the way through.
All the characters within each short story were likeable larrikans and had the feel of real people, which made it more relateable.

a fantastic novel of short stories, that everyone should read!! Hilarious and honest, Great work as always from Rachael Treasure!!
Tina
Jul 23, 2013 Tina rated it it was ok
Not the sort of thing I usually read, but very entertaining nonetheless. I get that it's meant to be a piss take of 50 Shades of Grey, but I'm not sure I was meant to laugh as much as I did while reading. Some of the situations were downright hilarious - and perhaps a bit uncomfortable/impossible! The writing itself was quite good - just not my cup of tea.
Amanda
Dec 16, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Cute, funny and clever. Loved all the strong female characters. Also thought it was fantastic how all ages, looks and sizes were portrayed, reinforcing the idea that sex and desire isn't confined to pretty, young, skinny girls.
Just
Apr 04, 2013 Just rated it it was ok
Really not my cup of tea. I still haven't read the "other" fifty books either as I just don't like that type of read. Steer clear of Mills and Boon too. Maybe I'm just a bit strange....
Kylie
Aug 09, 2013 Kylie rated it it was amazing
Great read. Life very busy but still able to find time to read a short story. The stories where easy reading. A cheeky plot for each.
Catherine
Oct 21, 2013 Catherine rated it liked it
Far better than that other book I wont mention. In typical Rachael Treasure style it was good for a laugh! Some of the stories I'm sure she could have worked into a novel!
Paula Clark
Not my cup of tea - I prefer longer stories with more character development rather than "wham bam thankyou mam" type short, sexy/erotic stories.
Prue
Feb 26, 2013 Prue rated it liked it
I didn't realise this was a bunch of short stories, needless to say I really enjoyed every one of them
Kathy
Feb 01, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!!! 12 short stories....
Being a counrty girl, i could really relate!!
I had a great laugh... Who would have thought so mant places!!!
Bec Whyte
Sep 21, 2013 Bec Whyte rated it it was amazing
A pretty awesome mix of rural and erotic, with some tongue in cheek jabs at 50 shades. Get into it for a lighthearted, funny and a little bit kinky rural read
Sharon
Jun 08, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-this-one
Very stimulating, and much more exciting than 50 shades of grey, (which gets a few mentions in this book)
Shirley Owl
Loved the title of this and really enjoyed the sexy encounters in the rural farming world. Something different and refreshing.
Kiwileese
Nov 07, 2014 Kiwileese rated it it was amazing
Hilarious rollicking good read
Emily Olive
Apr 21, 2013 Emily Olive rated it it was amazing
Hahahaha such a good book you'll have to read it :')))
Jaye
Jan 16, 2013 Jaye rated it really liked it
I have never laughed so hard. What an entertaining read. I'm off to buy a cox ride on. ; )
Paulette
Apr 27, 2013 Paulette rated it it was amazing
A good easy read! A book for the cowgirl in all of us that want a bit of extra fun on the side! ;P
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Rachael Treasure lives in southern rural Tasmania with her two young children. She is passionate about encouraging non-readers to read, inspiring farmers to consider regenerative agricultural practices and animal handlers to better understand their dogs and livestock. She is a graduate of Orange Agricultural College and has a Bachelor of Arts (Communication) from Charles Sturt University, ...more
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