Sexier than Guinevere and Sir Lancelot’s indiscretions in Arthurian mythology, hot, passionate and magical to boot. Thrones of Desire is an anthology that will give the reader thrills for hours as erotica and mythology is combined in such a way as to give Game of Thrones a proper run for its money. No longer do we have heroines that is too shy to take off their clothes, no longer is erotica boring and outdated, no… Thrones of Desire breaches the genre and pushes the limits as action, adventure, sex and mythology is combined to create a wonderful read that will keep the reader entertained for hours. What’s more is that the contributing authors know exactly what it means to write erotica. Keeping their writing professional, keeping to the theme and giving the reader exciting twists and sexy turns.
I’m not a keen reader of erotica, the reason being that most of the times it’s pretty unimpressive or badly written. However, Thrones of Desire is a fun book that aims for variety whilst keeping the theme in place. I must also admit that I quite enjoyed the mythological tones that was captured, seeing as I enjoy fantasy and mythological reading in particular. That being said, what was most surprising was the quality of the editing that was done. Not being completely sure as to who the publishers are or being familiar with their work, I was delightfully surprised by the quality of the book. Mitzi Szereto, editor of Thrones of Desire, did an amazing job on this book and can hold her head high. Additionally, the way the stories were laid out was also done in such a manner as to promote the reading of Thrones of Desire, instead of giving readers “lows” and “highs”. Of course, there are some “low” points in the anthology, but the “highs” outweigh them immensely… Furthermore, the foreword is written by Piers Anthony, renowned fantasy author.
As always, I need to remind folks that I don’t review anthologies per story. A book should be reviewed in a whole and Thrones of Desire is a very well-written book, which will appeal to erotica lovers. It’s well-edited and every contributing author had his/her good points in their respective stories. The cover is quite eye-catching and the plots are well thought out. All in all, this is a great read and is not as pathetic as most modern erotica reading goes. We don’t have weak female characters (a.k.a. 50 Shades of Gray), which is a breath of fresh air, quite honestly.
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