Melbourne author Jess Lea is back with part 2 of her lesbian erotica short story anthology, The Taste Of Her.
This volume contains five erotic short stories featuring beautifully drawn, detailed characters. And just like the first book, the setting is key. Once again, Lea creates intricately detailed worlds and inhabits them with the dominant women she loves.
Like volume one, the sex is BDSM-light with some self-love thrown in, however while “volume 1 was heavy on the discipline, volume 2 brings new elements of intimacy and humour. There is desire and heat, but also tenderness, vulnerability and discovery,” says Lea.
“There is certainly an element of playing with dominance and power and rebellion. Sometimes this is very light hearted - as in Candy Topping - and sometimes it is a reaction to a destructive or stifling outside world, as in Last Stand. However for me personally, what's more important is the connection and comradeship of the characters. They give each other a lot beyond orgasms!”
This volume starts strong, with a backstage romp at a seedy pub in the 80s with a rock chick and a grateful groupie. Then Candy Topping hilariously skewers the Melbourne foodie scene and the wankers who inhabit it.
A Different View, about a closeted basketball player forced to play dress-ups in a photo shoot is a timely read, while in Ephemera Lea writes a fantastically “difficult” woman and delivers a deeply erotic experience.
The Last Stand provides a powerful ending. The only story with a true love connection, it leaves you wanting to know what’s next for the Colonel and her great love, Esperanza.
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