Sunday, April 26, 2015

My (Slightly Biased) Review of Spy Games

Spy Games: Thrilling Spy EroticaSpy Games: Thrilling Spy Erotica by Jillian Boyd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Spy Games: Thrilling Spy Erotica is a scintillating collection of eclectic espionage-themed erotica. Admittedly, I'm a little biased because my own story, "Undercover Desires," is included in the anthology. It is an honor to be amongst such a fine group of talented writers. Let me tell you a little about each of their stories.

Ashton Peal starts things off with "The Sound of the Chime," in which we experience how isolating spycraft can be. Stuck in her routine of spy protocols, Chime develops an illicit flirtation with Operator during their weekly phone calls. Then one night things go too far and everything changes. Will she be the good little spy she was trained to be or embrace human connections where she can find them?

In Anna Sky's "Clean Lies," Ciara enters a hotel suite disguised as a maid to install a high-tech device to steal information from a Scottish multimillionaire. When she's caught in the act by the devilishly handsome rogue, she can either preserve her cover as a naughty maid and submit to a spanking -- and maybe more -- or she can get away while she can. What's a spygirl to do?

"A Great Conspiracy of Spies" by Slave Nano is a fictionalized account of spy activities during Queen Elizabeth's reign against Mary, Queen of Scots. The intriguing story is revealed as a series of letters between Sir Francis Walsingham, Her Majesty's spymaster; Gilbert Gifford, the spy in Mary's court; and Anne Bennet, the lady in waiting Gifford seduces to gain information. However, has Gifford really secured Anne's affections, or is she working as a double agent?

"Harper" by F. Leonora Solomon deals with a woman, while on a trip to Paris, who is lured into the spy world by an irresistible man in an exquisite suit. Will she be his escort to a sex club to help him take down a sex trafficking ring? How will she be able to keep her hands off him in his suit?

In "Undercover Desires" by Ria Restrepo, an FBI agent goes undercover as a Dominatrix to get some critical information, but while being followed by henchmen, she runs into a guy she hasn't seen since high school. The seemingly mild-mannered librarian not only helps her catch the bad guys, he also uncovers her secret desires.

"Lady Isidore's Change of Heart" by Zak Jane Keir is a steampunky tale involving sky yachts, aeronauts, and "Carnality Pulsation." Having escaped a balloon racing disaster with minor injures, Lady Isidore learns that sabotage might've been involved. She joins forces with Roger, a longtime admirer, to hunt down the culprit. When their orgasm-powered car runs out of juice along the way, a lady has to do what a lady has to do!

"Playing with Mr. Rhymes" by Ella Casias is a sultry tale of an operative using her feminine charms to gather information to arrest an arms dealer. But how can she resist the seductive appeal of Mr. Rhymes? Who says business can't be a pleasure?

In "Old Spies Club" by Emily L. Byrne, a retired spy reunites with a longtime nemesis and former lover in Italy. Suspicious but curious, Nash finds her attraction to Gia is as strong as ever. But can she trust Gia enough to put their old rivalry behind them and start anew?

Last, but certainly not least, is the beautifully written and intense "Mid-Life Career Changes" by Jessica Taylor. An assassin becomes obsessed with her target, a Russian mobster, while surveilling him for several months. Will she let her feelings for him get in the way of doing her job or follow her finely honed instincts?

I highly recommend this anthology and encourage you to get lost in these diverse, thrilling, and highly arousing tales of intrigue.

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