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Playing With Fire: Taboo Erotica

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Why should you play hard to get when you can play with fire? The forbidden has never been so appealing as it is in Alison Tyler's latest collection. In these incendiary stories that explore the taboo side of erotica, couples go about setting their boundaries aflame. Committed to each other without question, they play out their naughtiest fantasies, pushing the limits of se ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 7th 2009 by Cleis Press (first published March 1st 2009)
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Nikki Magennis
Okay, I don't usually rate or comment on books with my stories in, I'm not sure quite why, I suppose because I can't really be impartial and I'm a bit fussy that way. But Oh! I can't believe this book hasn't been reviewed! It's one of my very favourite anthologies. I loved the stories in it - they're perfectly balanced and hot on so many levels. Some funny, some filthy, some wry and dry and combustible. It just works beautifully as a collection.
Playing With Fire edited by Alison Tyler
Release Date: April 7th, 2009
Publisher: Cleis
Page Count: 162
Source: Naked Reader Book Club, via EdenFantasys, for review

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Bestselling erotica editor Alison Tyler pushes the limits of sex, lust, and the imagination to new heights in Playing With Fire, her incendiary new collection of erotic stories. In "Scorched", Janine Ashbless shares a three-way with two hot men and one lucky woman, while Thomas S. Roche's rollicking "Hot off the Press" rev
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Feb 13, 2012 Max Sebastian rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica
There's 22 stories here, seeking to explore boundaries in relationships with a hint at the fire that exists in physical desire. For the most part I'd say these stories don't often threaten to veer into real 'taboo' territory, or at least many don't seem to explore the boundaries in quite as dramatic a way as billed. The quality varied between stories, but there were plenty I really enjoyed, and so I think the collection was well worthwhile overall. Tales by Jeremy Edwards,  Sophia Valenti, P.S.H ...more
Jan 24, 2012 Rosalía rated it really liked it
Many of the stories in this anthology inspired me to write my own smut as well as to do other fantastic things and although a couple tales did not encourage pyromania, so to speak I did find it overall well-written. My favorite stories were:

FIRE WOMAN by Sommer Marston
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE by Kristina Wright
JUST ADD WATER by M. Murphy for a bit of voyeurism fun.
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Mar 28, 2012 Christina North rated it did not like it
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Sucked, It was like reading odd poetry.
Apr 26, 2012 Zola rated it liked it
Shelves: sexytime
Some of the stories were really great, but the majority of them were just sorta...ok. It wasn't really freakishly taboo.
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Alison Tyler is an American author, editor and publisher of erotica, living in Northern California. She has authored over 20 explicit novels, hundreds of short stories and has edited more than 30 erotic anthologies.
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