Definitely a spicy one! Zane does is again in this captivating book filled with steamy stories that tap into women's darkest passions and most sensuous fantasies. It's a great read if you need a little heat on a lonely night! -JNH
Whew! An inspiring book! It is written for a woman's unique erotic point of view.
Don't be dissuaded by African-American main characters, because hot sex is hot sex no matter who you are.
Zane never holds back, every detail to it's fullest you'll love this book, a must read for all women
Great book! NOT for the prudish!
Elementary stuff. Read the first 2 stories and could not go on anymore. Very basic with out a nice steamy, low burn and build up to the meat a potatoes - so to speak. Very blah!
I have heard so much about Zane, and have noticed the popularity of her writing. Naturally, I expected "Sex Chronicles" to be exceptional neo erotica. I was rather dissapointed. She created no air of mystery in any of the stories, and she did little to build anticipation before the actual sex-scenes unfolded. Overall, about 3 or 4 stories in, I realized that they were all the same story, with a slightly different settin and set of characters. Also, there wasn't much about it that I found realistic, it was over the top and sensational. Dissapointing book!
From a bold and captivating voice comes a collection of stories that probes women's darkest passion and pushed boundaries of erotic fiction. Sometimes romantic, sometimes raw, Zane appeals to men and women alike with these tales of intoxicating sensuality.
This is a collection of short stories of the erotica nature, all told from the womans perspective. These are the fantasies of ladies and by and large have some romantic element and all focus on the womans pleasure. Not to say the men involved arent having a good time. The collection starts off pretty tame, then gets a little wild, and by the end the stories are, for most women, full-blown crazy, steamy fantasy. Most of the stories feature couples, though a few feature more than 2 participants. A few stories are parties or weekend-long events that have many people enjoying exploring their sexuality.
Most of these stories were fairly short, so they were perfect for folding laundry together with my man. Of course, I started the book on my own, but then noticed he was listening in here and there. So, I started making it a habit for folding the laundry. Its amazing how much assistance I got with this menial chore while this book was on in the background ;) . Many of the tales were sweet, but none stinted on the details. I loved that each and every one of them was focused on the womans pleasure and told from her point of view. While not every fantasy was for me, there was plenty there for my man and I to discuss later.
I have a little confession to make: I didnt realize this collection was not only written from womens point of views, but from African-American womens point of views. Honestly, I didnt notice in particular until I started looking up the author in preparation for this review. I think women from any cultural background could find something to enjoy in this book. This is also my first exposure to Zane and her works, though I doubt it will be my last. Apparently, this book is also the basis for the same titled series on Cinemax. I may have search for that..and perhaps my man could help with the vacuuming in the living room while it is on? ;)
It was great to see that the featured women came from several walks of life: business woman, scientist, gym janitor, etc. If I have any complaints, it is a minor one: Sometimes the little pet names the lovers bestowed upon one another were the same story after story, which occasionally made it difficult to keep the stories distinct, the characters separate, in my mind. But, lets be honest, I wasnt listening to this book for the individual characters.
Sexually explicit stories & fantasies.
Not quite what I thought it was, it was Okay.