Visit the darker side of the sexual psyche of this award winning author of erotica!
Many of the stories in this collection, the author says, are "about working out my psychological-sexual identity ... brief visits to the darker side of my psyche: 'Asleep in the Dream of Life' is a story about a young woman's detached obsession with rape fantasies; ''Til Death' paints a lonely picture of a woman facing the onset of middle-age after her husband has been executed for murder; 'Ribbon of Darkness' is about a young woman's search for her biological father and how her obsession with him parallels her BDSM binges; even the underlying rape elements of 'Necessary to her Good', where the young woman, Elisa, agrees to participate willingly in a staged gang rape to not only please her lover but also to satisfy her curious and terrifying longings, is – while also a love story – indeed a darker look at pleasure.
"Not all the stories collected here reflect my demons, though" she continues, "some of the stories are actually playful ('The Epicures'), or just plain erotic for the sake of being erotic ('After Hours'), but as has been my conviction since my career as a storyteller began, I have tried to tell engaging stories above all else. In that, I sincerely hope I have succeeded."
Smashwords raves that Marilyn Jaye Lewis' "characters are memorable, their struggles believable, and their interactions [hold] interest until the very end."
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About the Author
Marilyn Jaye Lewis' s erotic short stories and novellas have appeared in over 50 books and anthologies in the United States and Europe. She is the founder and executive director of the Erotic Authors Association, the first American organization to honor literary excellence in the erotic genre.
She is co-editor of the international top-selling art book, The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography. Her erotic fiction has won many citations and awards, including the New Century Writer Awards and finalist in the William Faulkner Writing Competition.
In the late '90s, as president of Marilyn's Room, Inc., Marilyn was executive producer on numerous spoken word recordings for fiction authors and poets, and she sponsored and/or produced live video and audio web casts of spoken word performances in conjunction with Broadcast.com and Pseudo.com.
She has been interviewed on syndicated radio, Internet radio, cable television, and Canadian syndicated television. As head writer for RomAntics Inc., her work was highlighted on HBO, won an AVN award for Best Adult CD ROM game of 1998, and received critical recognition in Entertainment Weekly, the popular American entertainment magazine.