Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mandy Reviews: Cross Bones Anthology by Various Authors

ISBN #: 978-1-61372-124-7
E-ISBN #: 978-1-61372-125-4
File Size: 827 KB
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

Ahoy, me proud beauty, shiver me timbers! I ask ye to sail me jollyboat on the high seas, lubber, but will ye dare to accept? On offer be a pirate's life full of danger and risk, and not just to yer neck, but to yer very virgin heart! There's many a bodice to be ripped -- or perhaps I should say many a codpiece to be snapped -- and should ye be graced enough to cross bones with a corsair, don't be an addlepate! Heave ho, lad, handsomely, and show him how ye bury ye treasure!

Pirates didn't only sail the high seas in historical times. Modern-day renegades and futuristic rebels are just as ripe for adventure and plunder. No matter the time, place, or circumstances, bad boys steal affection as often as they salvage treasure, and in these stories of romance, a rogue's black heart always conceals a center of gold.

Mandy's Review:

First, I will start by saying that this review is for mature audiences only. I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to say, yet, but with the book's contents containing sexual matter, I wanted to go ahead and throw out that warning.

For those that don't know, I read ALL kinds of books. This is the first time, though, that I've read M/M erotica. I've found that M/M erotica really isn't my cup of tea. I like reading male/female, and even threesomes, but this foray into male-on-male did not do it for me. I mean, there's only so many times I can read about two guys jacking each other off or sticking their fingers up the other's arse to "prepare" them...

Despite the repetitive nature of the sexual scenarios, there were some well-written stories in this anthology. One of my faves (for the brilliance of the writing, not the porn) was Peter and the Lost Boys. I like how the author took the elements from Peter Pan and converted them into an M/M short story.

Overall, the book was okay. One thing I did love, though, was the cover.  Good Lord, if I had a fine man like that I'd make up my own stories!!!!

Anywho ... The pirate theme throughout all the stories was nice and the majority of the stories were written well, as I've mentioned previously. However, I believe this one, singular book has quenched my curiosity about M/M erotica. I will not be reading any more of this type ...

If you like M/M erotica, this book is definitely for you.

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