Got a Minute?

Book by Cleis Press Inc.

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60 Seconds To Love

If you have a minute, this anthology may have something for you. It features 60 stories all under 1500 words. The stories range from fairly vanilla to bondage and discipline. Many in this collection are arousing enough to make you want a quick (or not so quick) encounter of your own.
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Pros:
Large collection of stories, wide variety, some stories will make you want more.
Cons:
Not all stories arousing, some may not like the set-ups or couplings.
Rating by reviewer:
4
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Got a Minute? I can usually fit in a minute or two somewhere in my crazy days, whether it’s waiting for someone in my car, hiding in the bathroom for a few, or those moments right before bed when the house is blissfully silent except for the stereo snoring of my husband and dogs. And during these times, I like to sneak in times to read.

Got a Minute? (60 second erotica) is an oversized paperback anthology. It was first published by Cleis Press in 2007: this is a subsequent printing from 2010 with a forward by Thomas S. Roche, author of hundreds of erotic short stories. It’s edited by Alison Tyler, a writer I’m coming to enjoy more and more, and whose stories have appeared in hundreds of erotic collections.

I knew when I picked up this book that the title referred more to the shortness of the stories rather than detailed stories about fast sex, and indeed, I found that to be the case. With 60 stories packed into 222 pages, the stories are all under 1500 words, with a few that are only 3-4 paragraphs long. Most of the stories will take a bit longer than 60 seconds to read, but all are easily read in under 5 minutes.

Some of the stories are really too short, and don’t leave you wanting more or thinking about them after you’re done. Others feature hot and fast sex; still others manage to have longer encounters within their few pages. For the most part these are the stories that I found exciting and more arousing.

The stories in this collection feature quite a variety. From vanilla sex to BDSM, solo dreams to couple play (mostly, but not entirely, between a man and woman) to quick three-ways, there’s a little something for everyone: phone sex, chance encounters, voyeurism, peep-hole sex, spanking and bondage. Sex at home is as likely as sex away. The stories range from first person to third person and some are even laid out as scripts or questionnaires.

While not all of the stories were particularly arousing for me, there were several that definitely were, most (but not all) having some element of control and domination. Some of my favorites:

“Squeaky Clean” by Shanna Germain – A woman cleans her sex toys in the sink, thinking about the previous night and what’s to come.

“The Test” by Xan West - She's asked to be taken on as a novice by a man. He pulls her into a bathroom stall by her collar to see if she’ll pass his test.

“The Rider” by Clare Moore - This tale takes the idea of a quickie to heart, as Bess lusts after a Pony Express rider. He only has 2 minutes when he arrives at the station to dismount and change horses to continue his ride. Bess is fully ready to make the most of their short time together, and so is the rider.

“What She Hath Deserved” by Alison Tyler – She’s been bad and has to think of a suitable punishment. She asks to write a script, and is given an hour to complete it. Will the script name her punishment, or the discarded pages?

“As She Was Told” by Tenille Brown - Stephanie lies on a hotel bed, doing as she’s been told. She’s never questioned what he’s asked, even when he’s not there to make sure she does it. And with the curtains open, what if a maintenance man should happen by the window?

“The Magazine” by Bonfils - When he comes home early from work, he finds his woman looking guilty. She’s found one of his favorite dirty magazines, and he’s inspired to take control and have her read, amongst other things.

“The Last Good-Bye” by Alison Tyler - Connor calls and tells her to be ready. When he arrives with flowers and a crop, she knows she’ll be facing more of her “fucked-up” fantasies that she’s revealed to him.

Overall, Got A Minute? is a good collection with a wide variety of stories. While some of them may not arouse you, others will make you want to seek out a 60 second or longer encounter of your own.
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Comments
  • Kayla
    Kayla  
    I usually find these stories too short. Glad you liked it though.
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    I often do too, but there were a good batch in this one that really worked

    Thanks for the comment!
  • NuMe
    NuMe  
    Great review! Sounds interesting.
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    Thank you! It is
  • Naughty Student
    Naughty Student  
    Sounds like an easy quick read to get the juices flowing. Great review Sammi.
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    It is, for sure

    Thank you!
  • mikebooks
    mikebooks  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Lola Park
    Lola Park  
    This looks like a great mood starter
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    mikebooks - thanks for reading!
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    Lola Park - some of them definitely can be
  • SaraU29
    SaraU29  
    Great review! Thanks!
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    Thank you!
  • Marcianpro
    Marcianpro  
    Awesome review!
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    Thank you!
  • Aydios
    Aydios  
    thanks for the review
  • Sammi
    Sammi  
    Thanks for reading!
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