My sincere thanks to the hugely knowledgeable, insightful and unfailingly entertaining Terrance Aldon Shaw of ‘Erotica for the Big Brain‘ (in my opinion, the very best review site for erotic fiction) for including ‘The Gentlemen’s Club‘ among his ‘best reads of 2015’.
I’m in excellent company, alongside:
Twentysix (Jonathan Kemp), with its ‘wild surfeit of language’ and ‘sumptuous banquet of experience’;
the ‘bold, surprising and sometimes shocking’ Addictive Desires (Big Ed Maggusun); and
Katie in Love (Chloe Thurlow), beautiful in its melancholy, ‘reflective, sensuous and cerebral’.
Libidinous Zombie (ed. Rose Caraway), ‘skillfully melding horror, erotica, comic sensibility and the macabre’ and featuring some of the leading writers in the genre:
(see here for my own review)
Generation Game (Secret Narrative), an artful exploration of mature desire
The ‘intriguingly original and soulful’ Aphrodite Overboard (Richard V. Raiment)
Lips Like Ice (Peggy Barnett), ‘which contains elements of classic feminist science fiction in the best tradition of Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Atwood’
The ‘genre-bending, thought-provoking and heart-warming’ Counsel of the Wicked (Rebel Mage: Book 1) (Elizabeth Schechter)
and, in praise of the enduring, voluptuous, intoxicating delight of Angela Carter’s Bloody Chamber, a nomination for the release of the 75th Anniversary Edition