Author: Eden Bradley, Jaci Burton & Lisa Renee Jones ISBN: 0425217078 9/2007 EROTIC Publisher: BERKLEY HEAT
RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:
Eden Bradley, Jaci Burton and Lisa Renee Jones came together to write one wicked hot anthology called EXCLUSIVE. This book is so incredibly sexy and erotic, that there should be a warning label on the cover.
Sanctuary by Eden Bradley is the first offering in this delicious erotic escapade. In this story, we are taken on a journey into the world of erotic nightclubs and one woman's fantasy of being dominated by Shaye, the handsome and sexy dominate who works at Club X. One look from him, and mild mannered Devin knew that she wanted him and what he does to woman inside the Ring!
Although this story centers on the roles between a dominant and submissive, it is still a romance because soon Shaye realizes he's loosing something he never thought he would—his heart. As for Devin, she has some control issues and Shaye is more than happy to help her take care of them. Sanctuary is not for the faint of heart, especially if you're not used to reading erotic stories.
Jaci Burton's contribution, Wild Nights, is next. I love Ms. Burton's writing and she can definitely write some hot, hot stories! This is another story that takes place in a private, invitation-only sex club, run by Grace Wylde. Grace is soon going to be swept off her feet by Mike Nottingham, a newcomer to the club that has his sights set only on Grace. Soon, Grace and Mike become involved in an intense sexual relationship that will end with each of them making sacrifices.
Another fantastic story and I didn't expect anything less. Between the emotional tug-of-war that Grace is playing by herself, to the hot sex that she and Mike share, it's not only an erotic story, but also one of trust and love between two adult people.
Purple Magic by Lisa Renee Jones, nicely wraps up this anthology. Instead of an erotic contemporary, Jones delivers an erotic paranormal that will knock you off your feet! This story is just great and pulls no punches from the first page to the last. It's another very erotic story that, at times, takes place in a sex club. There's humans, vampires, slayers and some totally, mind-blowing sex!
Half-vampire Jolene is on a quest to find her missing friend and she enlists the help of a slayer known as Drago. What Drago and Jolene go through to find her missing friend is dangerous and seductive. The real threat is knowing that Jolene is Drago's mate and that no person or vampire will lay a claim to her!
EXCLUSIVE is a top-notch erotic anthology. Each story is written by authors who know what their readers want and aren't afraid to give it to them. A definite recommended read if you like your books on the very, very naughty side!