Review: O Come All Ye Kinky anthology

O Come All Ye Kinky anthology edited by Sarah Frantz
Release Date: December 2, 2012
Publisher:  Riptide Publishing
Pages: 232
Source:  NetGalley

Christmas is a time of love and joy, and the New Year is a time of renewal. But they are also times of stress and strife, family drama, pressure and heartache—a potent mix of high expectations and conflicted emotions. Add in power exchange relationships, kinky gift swaps, and unconventional love in a sometimes unforgiving world, and you have a formula for a sizzling anthology of stories that tug at your heart.

From Ava March’s forbidden Regency love between men, to Katie Porter’s scorching hot contemporary tale of two women discovering holiday happiness, everyone will find a favorite here. Pervertible toys abound: Lambda Literary Award finalist L.A. Witt’s candy cane, Jane Davitt’s wrapping paper and tape, and Alexa Snow’s Christmas candles all please and delight. Newcomer Elyan Smith and fan favorite Kim Dare both celebrate New Year’s Eve with romantic flair and kinky fireworks, while bestselling author Joey W. Hill’s poignant story of discovery and commitment will lead you home.

Whatever your desires, we invite you to explore new fantasies and old with these eight kinky tales of holiday happy endings.

 

Review: I LOVE this publishing house. The quality of work they put out is pretty amazing. And the quality of this anthology was nothing short of that. The diversity in the stories was good. The authors are all spectacular in their genres and I have a couple new authors to explore. My rating has nothing to do with lack of quality or reading the same thing over and over again. My rating has everything to do with the lack of “aww” from my feelings department. I got it from a couple of stories, but on the overall I found it lacking. That’s the biggest reason that I am not gushing over this anthology.

But here are the great things: The BDSM was so well done. I didn’t feel uncomfortable reading it at all. It ranged from fairly hardcore to scenes I would not mess around with. None of it made me uncomfortable. The stories were a good length so there was no feeling like this glimpse into the characters lives was too short. They were all happy endings which pretty much makes my day.

All in all, I do recommend this anthology. It will more than likely be a reread for me. Maybe I can find the “aww” I was looking for the second time around.