BOOK REVIEW- ALYSON FIXTER & EMILY DUBBERLEY (editors) Ė ULTIMATE BURLESQUE 2008 XCITE BOOKS
A very hot, stimulating erotica short story collection, with thirty stories, written to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research in conjunction with Burlesque Against Breast Cancer.† www.burlesqueabc.com† All of the authors, including the editors, Katie Fforde, Maxim Jakabowski, Portia Da Costa, Mark Farley and many others.
The editors, who have both worked for Scarlet Magazine,† combine talents to produce MAKING SWEET MUSIC, in which a burlesque dancer provides a private show for a boyfriend, who seems too critical of her performance then appears to make love to another girl to punish her, or does he?
Clare Wordley reworks the Bibleís most famous burlesque, Salomeís Dance Of The Seven Veils, in THE PRINCESS & THE PROPHET. Donít expect the Gospel truth here.
Kristina Lloydís THE LION TAMERíS SCARS is the funniest story, in which a circus stripper dreams of moving into office work, and goes through secretarial sex fantasies. Her efforts to point out to a greedy boss why Burlesque stars get paid more money to take off fewer clothes are hilarious.
In Elizabeth K. Payneís KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, a burlesque performer punishes a girl for trying on her costumes and trying out her boyfriend. Like many stories in the collection, this goes much further than describing a sensual dance routine. .
The most touching story is Alison Tylerís LIKE THOSE GIRLS. Here, a student, working as a maid to make ends meet, becomes intrigued and very turned on by a series of oil paintings featuring Burlesque girls in performance, that she sees in a room that she tidies up. What will happen when she meets the artist responsible?
A lovely book in its own right, and knowing that monies raised by its sales go to a very important charity† make it all the more important.
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