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White Flames: Erotic Dreams

4.3  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In this groundbreaking collection Cecilia Tan (Black Feathers-15,000 copies sold) blurs definitions of sexuality and redefines women's erotica. She delves deep into the world of dark fantasy in a powerful collection of stories that interweave the supernatural and science fiction with the fantasy of daydream; she brilliantly combines noir erotica with startling sensuality t ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 13th 2008 by Running Press (first published May 12th 2008)
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Apr 06, 2010 Sharon rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica-romance
Okay, let me premise by saying I didn't read the entire book. I couldn' didn't hold my interest at all. These are EXTREMELY short stories (the first one only two pages) and are more about artistry than plot, character development, and good sex. And that doesn't interest me. So this 2 star rating is based a lot on personal premise, but I couldn't even read more than about 1/3 of the book. Also, I found a story in there I had read previously in a different anthology and that was a huge ...more
Jean Roberta
Apr 01, 2010 Jean Roberta rated it it was amazing
White Flames: Erotic Dreams by Cecilia Tan (Philadelphia: Running Press, 2008). ISBN: 978-0-78672-080-4.

Reviewed by Jean Roberta. 1,242 words.

"It began in April, because she said that was when she began, and it was a time for new things. She taught me more than one new thing, like how to kiss her and fondle her at the same time without fumbling either one. She said my kiss resurrected her, and hers made me bloom."

Thus begins a bittersweet little story, "L
Lisabet Sarai
May 28, 2012 Lisabet Sarai rated it it was amazing
Hallelujah! That was my cry after reading the first two stories in Cecilia Tan's single-author collection WHITE FLAMES. Needless to say, my husband, reading in bed next to me, was a bit startled. When I explained, though, he understood completely.

With review commitments to several venues, regular crits for colleagues, plus a personal predeliction for erotica, I probably read a dozen erotic short stories a month. Most of these stories are adequate: reasonably well-written, moderately engaging, mi
Dec 05, 2008 Daniel rated it really liked it
My review appears at the Internet Review of Science Fiction

IROSF review

If it asks you to subscribe to see the article, it is free. (And if you're into SF, a good site to know about.)
Michelle Borg
Jun 27, 2015 Michelle Borg rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up
This book was passed on to me with a hearty recommendation. Disappointed, didn't finish it, although... I would have appreciated it greatly when I was 16.
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Jan 03, 2012 Karen Ireland-Phillips rated it really liked it
Tan's erotic stories are always a treat.
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you need to read this book.....just too darn good. I love erotic short fav.
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Oct 14, 2009 Cecilia Tan rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: wrote-myself
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Not as good as I had hoped, but some were interesting.
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Susie Bright says, "Cecilia Tan is simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature." Since the publication of Telepaths Don't Need Safewords in 1992, she has been on the cutting edge of the erotic form, often combining elements of fantasy and science fiction in her work. She is also founder and editor of Circlet Press.

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