Herotica 4: A New Collection of Erotic Writing by Women

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These groundbreaking collections of women's erotic fiction venture into unexplored territory to expose the richness and complexity of female sexuality. Passionate, daring, and sometimes dangerous, each story takes you on a new journey from the darkest corners to the highest peaks of sexual pleasure.

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Overview

These groundbreaking collections of women's erotic fiction venture into unexplored territory to expose the richness and complexity of female sexuality. Passionate, daring, and sometimes dangerous, each story takes you on a new journey from the darkest corners to the highest peaks of sexual pleasure.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this fourth installment of the highly acclaimed erotica series for and by women, Sheiner, a contributor to the previous editions, takes the helm from Susie Bright. Here, 29 steamy stories illustrate a myriad of sexual experiences including infidelity, talking dirty, pornography, lesbianism, heterosexuality, group sex, dominance, submission, visions of pleasure on another planet and even a gender-changing vampire. All bounds of age, race, time and class are crossed, allowing for a multitude of possibilities in the sexual arena. Every author in this arousing collection skillfully articulates a woman's most intimate desires, from the wish for a real-life muse in Karen Marie Christa Minns's "The Muse Comes" to the seduction of a professor by his student in Sonja Kindley's "Make Me" to a Japanese girl trying to reconcile herself to her attraction to other women in Angela Fairweather's "My Dance at Juliana's." Each uninhibited story in Sheiner's anthology takes the reader into a lush, sensual world where women know exactly what they want-and they get it. (Apr.)
Kirkus Reviews
The fourth in the most successful series so far of erotica written by women, this time edited by a contributor to the previous Herotica books and a writer for publications such as Penthouse and On Our Backs.

Ranging from the graphic through the exotic to the experimental, these 29 stories represent an astonishingly wide spectrum of tastes, styles, and techniques, both in literary approache and subject matter. The most notable flesh out their erotic material without letting it stand alone, while the least effective succumb to the common—and often fatal—flaw of gimmickry. One of the best is Susan St. Aubin's "Coming and Cumming," a seductive growing-up story featuring a teacher who instructs one particular student in far more than the rules of grammar. Also noteworthy is Eve Mariposa's "Back to the Future with a Vibrator," which explores the turbulent transitional stage between adolescence and adulthood by describing a 25-year-old woman's return home for a weekend and the conflict between her public (familial) and private selves. Some stories focus primarily on erotic description: "The Best Whore in Hillsboro," by Carol Queen, begins when a suburban couple hires two high-class prostitutes for a festive foursome romp; and Angela Fairweather's "My Dance at Juliana's" is an interior monologue about one woman's repressed lesbian fantasies and her desire to break loose from the cultural constrictions that have inhibited her sexuality. A few tales, meanwhile, offer more groping than pleasure: Debbie Ester's "My Nail Broke: A Story in Four Scenes" is a vapid device waiting for a plot; and Annalisa Suid's "After the War" is an overly ambitious attempt to capture elusive feelings of loss and sorrow.

From raunch to romance, from literary to lightweight.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452271814
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Series: Herotica Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.06 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Herotica 4 Introduction

Coming and Cumming: Susan St. Aubin

Night Talk: Stacy Reed

Porn Flicks: Cecilia Tan

By the Rivers of Babylon: Jo Manning

Necessary Lies: C. A. Griffith

Tasting the Sky: Jolie Graham

Honeymoon on Cobale: Emily Alward

Holiday: Stacy Reed

Real Pleasure: Erin Blackwell

Hormones: Martha Miller

My Nail Broke: A Story in Four Scenes: Debbie Esters

My Dance at Juliana's: Angela Fairweather

Electricity in My Bed: Calla Conova

Breaking and Entering: Susanna J. Herbert

Back to the Future with a Vibrator: Eve Mariposa

In Flagrante Delicto: Jane Handel

Behind the Mask: Serena Moloch

The Secret of Her Success: Christine Beatty

After the War: Annalisa Suid

The Café of the Joyous Women: Mary Maxwell

Giving and Receiving: Francesca Ross

My Mother's Body: Barbara DeGenevieve

The Muse Comes: Karen Marie Christa Minns

Amazing Grace: Bonnie Ferguson

Commuter: Lisa Rothman

Make Me: Sonja Kindley

Pornophobia: Michelle Stevens

The Best Whore in Hillsboro: Carol Queen

Biographical Notes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2004

    Leaves You Breathless

    This book was my first foray into the genre and I was delighted with what I found. The stories are written for women by women and it shows; they're raw, sensual and explicit but have character and personality rather than just plain sex without plot. 'Night Talk' by Stacy Reed is a perfect example of how explicit yet sexy erotica can be for women. A great between-the-sheets read with enough variety to include a little something for just about everyone.

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