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Posted January 19, 2005
Out of New Milford, Connecticut, of all places, have been arriving at bookstores a selection of trade-size erotic novels, handsome of cover and classy of content. This one, The Fabric of Love, was so tastefully good-looking I toted it to the cafe for a little reading with my latte--and, dear ones, never have I been as sloe-eyed and ripe in the middle of Starbucks. The key to satisfying erotica is pacing--that slow buildup of curiosity, trepidation and desire...that tremulous walk, nightgowned and barefoot, toward the candlelit room at the end of the long dark hallway...that slow compelling march up, up the winding stairs toward the master's tower and his chamber of dreadful pleasures... Pita understands this, and manages to imbue her narrative with a sense of dreamy other-worldliness that actually propels the story forward. This is a fairy tale, where plot and character development are virtually nonexistent: Mira, a lovely latina with a thriving interior design business near Washington, DC, meets Phillip, an anglo hunk, who works as a dominator in a bondage palace that caters to the women in our nation's corridor of power. It's a perfect love match, as Phillip turns out to be a thoughtful master, guiding Mira as she frees herself once and for all from the conservative restraints of her Catholic upbringing. Ah, can Pita write! Her prose is graceful and flowing without a hint of sloppiness, and her tone is delicate, playful yet serious. Bondage fantasies can be the most difficult erotica to write--unlike real life, your participants have to stay in their roles with a straight face--but the payoff can be sublime. It's one of the deep dark secrets of romance writers, and we intend to keep it that way.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 27, 2004
Maria Isabel Pita has to be, hands down, one of Americas' top erotica writers today. I have read all of her works and this new publication is a very much real life exploration into the imagination as we get to vicariously live the life of Mira Rosemond, a modern hip interior designer living in the DC area. What makes this novel great is what it isn't .... that is ... much of today's erotica has had to sell itself on extreme BDSM and violence against women that makes the ordinary person cringe. This author manages to take us on an erotic journey with Mira and Phillip as they explore each other both physically and mentally to discover that perhaps there is such a thing as a 'soul mate'. Not only the gentle side of love but also the hot sizzling sex scenes in the book are written with such skill that it's almost naughty for the reader to form a picture in the mind's eye. Take a glass of your favorite wine on a lazy afternoon and I'm sure that you'll not put it down untill either the book or the bottle of wine is finished .....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 17, 2010
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