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Legends of Lust: Erotic Myths from around the World

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Named a Top 10 Erotica & Romance Book for Fall 2018 by Publishers Weekly

Who knew the ancient world could be so downright… arousing?

Like uncovering a sexy diamond in the rough, Legends of Lust reveals the fiery passions lying dormant behind your favorite mythological stories.  This adults-only, debut collection of fourteen steamy, e
ebook, 216 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Cleis Press
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Monica Wilcox
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Since I really enjoyed this author's paranormal romance under a different pen name, I was happy to receive a copy of Legends of Lust in exchanged for an honest review.

This is the first time I've read a book in this genre that's a compilation of short stories. Each story took me 15-20 minutes to read, which makes this a great option for readers who have small pockets of reading time. I prefer stories that go into more depth and have a slow build but I know there is a growing demand in the market
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-friends
The fourteen steamy stories in Legends of Lust turn existing classics of world mythology into pulse-quickening tales of erotic adventure. For example, Wikipedia will tell you that Zeus ordered the nymph Calypso to release the imprisoned Odysseus, which she reluctantly does. Yawn. Legends of Lust spices up those dry plot points, sensually exploring an alternate version where Odysseus bargains with goddess: if she’ll help him build a boat sturdy enough for him to make his escape, he’ll give her th ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
Gods and Goddess' was this a fabulous read 💕
This is my first time reading this author and definitely will not be my last
Legends of Lust is a collection of sensually erotic shorts that truly captivate and entertain the reader - A carnal journey that takes a closer looker at some of the greatest love stories in mythology - a little bit of embellishment and imagination was used during creation - but you never know it could have happened that way 😉
I found myself endeared to the characters almost upo
Melissa Saneholtz
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Autumn Bardot's masterful collection of erotic myths is spellbinding. From the very start, the sensual and addictive shorts pulled me in and kept me turning the pages until the very end.
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Each story was unique, well written, and umm.... more sultry then the last. I really liked the short story format - and really enjoyed all the different kinds of gods and mythical creatures - who knew I could be so into Gilgamesh?
Chip Cone
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is full of sensual and exciting stories. It is unlike any other book I have ever read. I highly recommend this awesome read to anyone that wants to branch out from there normal genres. I could not put this book down!
Carlos Mora
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I had the good fortune of reading an advanced copy of Autumn Bardot’s debut novel and I was not disappointed. It is a collection of 14 erotic myths from around the world. Ms. Bardot was able to weave sexy and erotic takes to well-known myths, like the tale of Gilgamesh and the temple prostitute, Shamhat, to the Norse tale of Brunhild and the death of Sigurd that would make Richard Wagner proud, if not a little embarrassed…since this erotica. To the Amazonian Queen Hippolyta and her ever-growing ...more
Leah Vickers marincovich
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Autumn Bardot takes you on an engaging must read of sexy , spicy mythology in a powerful collection of short stories. The erotic passions of the ancient world follow every spell bound page and you will not want to put this book down until you are at the end. But then you will look for more!
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Autumn Bardot is a master of classy erotica in this collection of short stories.
Each myth's storyline is vastly different yet always fun and sexy!

It was difficult to put the book down because I wanted to read more and more of each naughty story!
I always found mythology a source of endless imagination and provocation. This collection of short stories takes some characters from these ancient myths and breathes life into their lustful memories. Not only do these characters reflect their status in past times and places, but the elegant language portrays the customs, objects and clothes necessary to picture them as both human beings and larger-than-life-people.

The stories are short enough to delight the imagination for a little while withou
Nicole M
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader copy of Legends of Lust and all I can say is, "Who knew erotica could be so smart?!" I was absolutely enthralled with the short, sexy stories as I traveled through time and across the world. Each chapter is beautifully written and extra steamy. Autumn Bardot's writing style is hard to come by in this genre. She crafts each tale in a unique way, being captivating and clever while being downright nasty and naughty. One thing that stood out to me the ...more
Sassy Southern
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’ve always loved myths from all over the world so I was excited to get a chance to read these. I loved the first and second story the most. I favorited these since I was more familiar with but enjoyed a few others. I would liked them to have been a little longer but it left me wanting more which is the goal. It was interesting to read some from other cultures, a few of them were a bit out of my comfort zone but I did give them a chance. I’d give it four stars.- By Tiffany
Pamela W
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, ebooks, erotica, romance
I really enjoyed reading the fourteen steamy tales of myths in this book. Every story is a tale of steamy seduction. You can't go wrong reading the tales in this collection. A must for short story erotica lovers.

I received a copy of this book and am leaving a review.
Autumn Bardot
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Ida Flores
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Jan 15, 2019
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
3 Cranky Stars

I was looking forward to reading this book. The Teaser sounded intriguing. However, I can only give it 3 stars out of 5. This is an anthology of 14 different stories ranging from Greek/Roman myths to European, Japanese and Chinese folk tales. The author starts out strong with the first myth and cleverly turns it into an erotic tale. The second story wasn’t too bad either. But by the time I got to 5, I was bored. Each story was the same in its erotic content.

I pushed through till I
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Autumn Bardot writes dirty books, the kind that takes you to all sorts of exotic locations and historical times. Sassy women! Spicy sex! Sweet romance! Down n’ dirty quickies! Who doesn’t need a bit of variety in their life?

She also writes historical fiction, and she uses another pseudonym for her indie published paranormal romances. Autumn has a BA in English literature and a MaEd. She’s been te