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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Xcite Books, an imprint of Accent Press Ltd (8 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907761721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907761720
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,782,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Xcite has delighted its readers with a wealth of superb titles and first class storytelling. Its titles have far outstripped the others for both quality of the product and sensual erotic content.' --Winner of Jade Erotic Awards: Erotic Fiction Publisher 2010

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Like most short story collections this is a mixed bag, with some tales appealing more than others. Favourites of mine included Split (a clever take on the myth of Persephone and the underworld), Personal Trainer (fizzes with energy and wit) and The Constantly Horny Gardener (sweet and satisfying, if a touch predictable).
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By Dark Haven Maven "Dark Haven Book Reviews" - Published on Amazon.com
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Erotic stories should titillate and stimulate the reader. Power Play stimulates, titillates and much more. It hits all the bases under the BDSM umbrella of domination and submission. This is erotica at its very best! There are 20 extremely well written tales in this anthology and I loved the diversity of the stories.

My absolute favorite in the anthology was "Split" by Shanna Germain. This is hard edged eroticism swaddled in a cloak of Greek Mythology. This twist on the Hades/Persephone story was just plain brilliant!

For fun and quirkiness "Acting Tough" by Landon Dixon is outstanding. I will never view another detective noir story the same again. The dialogue is vintage film noir and hysterical in sections. The author gives the reader a missing person tale with equal parts sexuality and humor. I'm smiling right now as I write this. This story is high camp but still wonderfully true to the genre it emulates.
Another favorite of mine in this anthology is "The Uninitiated Bottom." This is a realistic portrayal of a domme experiencing the other side of the domme/sub equation. "The Best Laid Plans" - Alex Jordaine, "Coated" - Kay Jaybee, "Counting to Ten" - Elizabeth Cage, and Alana James' "No Reservations" a wonderful twist on Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train") are equally impressive offerings and for me thought provoking. For sensual stories of loving relationships with erotic heat, "Trust Me" by Jade Melisande and "The Next Step" by Jeanette Grey left me smiling.

For lovers of prose with GLBT heart, Angel Propps' "The Initiation of Lily" was an intense glimpse into a subculture of dominant lesbians that I had to read twice. While "Waiting in Vein" by Giselle Renarde was a wonderful reminder that the most important body part for dynamite sex is a controlled and captivated mind. Brava to both authors.

If I said anymore about this anthology, my review would be pages long. I can't emphasize enough - straight, lesbian, m/m, hard edged, quirky, humorous, powerfully thought provoking with sensuous and sizzling sex - this anthology is a great combination of eroticism and storytelling that has something for everyone. Power Play has made my keeper shelf.
(Disclosure: PDF copy of anthology received from publisher)
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