Authors: Tiffany Reisz, Alegra Verde, Alison Tyler, Anne Calhoun, Lisa Renee Jones, Portia Da Costa, Saskia Walker
Release Date: September 24th 2013
Number of pages: 448 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Source: review copy provided by NetGalley
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Grade: 3 stars
Goodreads appetizer: Are you aching for more shade?
The experts in erotic romance invite you to delve deeper into the tantalizing world of BDSM with a selection of delightfully wicked novellas that will ignite your senses. Explore your darkest fantasies with ten daring, intense stories by some of the biggest names in the genre. If you're looking for a lip-bitingly sexy escape, 10 Shades of Seduction will claim you.
My Thoughts: It was quite some time since I read an erotica title, so when I saw 10 Shades of Seduction featured on NetGalley I just couldn't pass the opportunity of reading a few steamy stories in the package of one! And this anthology has at least a story to appeal to every reader. There are stories of submission and secret fantasies coming to life or of lovers reconnecting. Stories about people getting to know a new lifestyle or how a couple can keep their sexual interest through unconventional ways. Suffice it to say that in this anthology you can at least find a story that will appeal to you.
Granted, there are some strong stories in here and some weaker. There are some really hot and others that are just meh. And then there are a couple of them that I really didn't care about. But in overall, in this anthology you get a decent assortment of stories that will entertain you. After all, we're talking about short stories here, so even if you don't particularly like one of them it will end before you'll even know it :)
I'm not a big fan of anthologies usually and that is because I believe that in short stories, there's no room for enough character or plot development. So yeah, all of those stories lack seriously in those departments. There's no character development and in most of them you get down on the dirty parts without no reason whatsoever, well apart from the obvious one :P. But, there are two stories in there that even if there's no real character development, at least the setting and their leading characters feel real. And those authors are whose work I will try in the future. And there are also a couple of real hot stories whose authors I will again try in the future for entirely different reasons :P
Verdict: 10 Shades of Seduction is a good erotica anthology with mostly interesting stories in there. If you're a fan of the genre and you like short and extremely hot stories then this is the read for you!