An Anthology edited by Oleander Plume
Book Blog: Chemical (se)X
Sex and chocolate! Was there ever such a marriage made in heaven? Isn’t the thought of it making you bite your lip? Chocolate melting on your tongue…desire pooling in your gut… Pheromones, endorphins, theobromine…there’s a chemical connection between sex and chocolate that makes our craving for the pair together far more than the sum of its parts.
Oleander Plume has always been obsessed by the coupling of sex and chocolate, and so, inspired by her wicked short story Chemical [se]X, she corralled a baker’s dozen of erotica writers and force fed them chocolate until they complied with her wishes. Each one of them has turned in a mini-masterpiece of chocolate, seduction and red-hot sizzling sex that will have your cheeks burning and your fingers reaching for just…one…more.
First I have to apologise profusely to Ms Plume and the other authors, this review should have appeared a month ago but life (uni and moving) got in the way and suddenly we’re a month down the line and it’s only just getting written…….although the delay did give me the perfect excuse to re-read the anthology, so that the stories were all fresh in my mind.
The collection starts with editor Oleander Plume‘s Chemical [se]X set in a lab where a potent South American herb is developed into the most irresistible chocolate ever.
A sexy chocolate and a submissive comes over all Domme with her married lover in Malin James‘s Bittersweet.
While Ella Dawson takes us back to college where the dorm’s Friendly Neighbourhood Drug Dealer is trading in a chocolate that has a whole new affect…
In Flat Warming Exhibit A‘s lovelorn bachelor finds things get interesting when his new flatmate starts snacking on chocolates they find in one of his boxes.
Jade A Waters‘ The Connection Brings us a story of reigniting passion, after life in the bedroom has virtually ground to halt for a married couple, until a wife hears about a new brand of chocolate.
In The Dinner Guest, Tabitha Rayne reunites old college friends who find old secret attractions coming to the fore when one of them starts dishing out the chocolates.
F. Leonora Solomon causes a very special kind of office fun in Chocolate Covered, when a new temp gives her boss the wrong sort of chocolates with disastrous—or desirable?—results.
In [du]X, Dario Dalla Lasta Things get very interesting at a roller-disco courtesy of, you’ve guessed it, some very special chocolates.
Dessert turns into something extraordinary when her husband’s boss comes for dinner, after one woman’s chooses a novel ingredient for making the ganache in Dinner for Three from L. Maretta.
In Jacob Louder‘s Thursday Threesome/Birthday Foursome the usual dynamic of a Thursday threesome is all shook up by the arrival of an extra guest and the ingestion of the aphrodisiacs.
In The Commute, C.E. Hansen offers us a hot sexy journey home from work, after all, why wait until you get home?
Tamsin Flowers‘ Deep South encounter with The Stranger, puts a happy and sexy new spin on disappearing into the woodshed.
Two young contractors do some extra jobs at the Mayor’s residence after helping themselves to some chocolates in Oleander Plume‘s Coffee Break.
The anthology closes with The Alleged Savage, Annabeth Leong‘s delicious story of repressed lust, original sin and chocolate frenzy in a strict religious order.
To be honest with so many authors and bloggers I love contributing to this anthology it would have been virtually impossible for me not to love it. So it will be no surprise to find that I did love it. As well as the digital copy I received to review I have now got my own paperback version as well, a copy I hope to one day have signed by all the authors. I was trying to pick a favourite story to offer to you, but every story contained in this collection was hot and sexy, and I really did love them all. Exhibit A’s tale of sexy flatmates revs my engine every time I read it leaving me wiggling in my seat, but so does Malin James’ tale of a submissive turned domme……which I guess says more about me than the stories. Lol.
I loved each and every story contained within these pages, and was left with an overwhelming urge for sex and chocolate…….possibly both together. If anyone wants to dip anything in Nutella and let me lick it off, that might work too. 😉
Overall: I really loved this book and highly recommend you go and buy it.