If you can keep my title in mind, you'll be better prepared for the 14 stories in this collection. They are erotic in the sense that they deal with sex as the major means for plot and character development. Perhaps some people would get aroused by these stories but not I. I don't think any of the outcomes are positive but they are certainly dark and potentially scary. Happily there were no over-arching gender stereotypes, both men and women are victims and monsters, and it wasn't merely a collection of vampire, ghost or werewolf tales. Not for the faint of heart or stomach.