G Is For Games - erotic fiction by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Kayla

G Is For Games

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"G is for Games" is part of the Erotica Alphabet series by Cleis Press. The book ties around the theme of "games, and all of the stories are very unique and fun to read. Not all of them are as erotic as they could be, but they all are a pleasure to read.
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Pros:
Varied plots, Exciting stories, Great tie around theme, Easy-to-read, Nice format
Cons:
Shorter than other Cleis Press books
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review
"G is for Games" is an erotica book that is published by Cleis Press and edited by Alison Tyler. The book is part of the Alphabet series of erotica, and it is much shorter (and smaller in size) than most of the other Cleis Press erotic anthologies. It also follows a different format and look which I, personally, really enjoy the look of. Because of the smaller size, it feels like you turn the pages more often, and I feel more "accomplished" that way. The book features 13 different stories which are included on 140 pages. The stories are written by popular authors.

As you could guess, the entire book revolves around the theme of "games". I actually was really impressed by the variety of the different stories that were included in this book. It doesn't just stick to games that couples play. Instead, it emcompasses a huge variety of "games" in general. There are sex stories that are focused around the idea of soccer, ones that are focused around baseball, and ones that are focused on the idea that couples play and other personal games. While I was just expecting the personal games, it was nice to see that some of the other types of games were included as well.

The stories vary in terms of who is included. Some of the stories include multiple people, and there are actually some lesbian and gay stories which surprised me. You usually don't see too many gay-type stories in most of these erotic anthologies, so I really enjoyed reading that one. There are some multiple-person sex scenes as well, and they vary upon who is involved. The only "constant" is the fact that a game, whether national-pastime or bedroom-time, is involved.

The neat thing about "G is for Games" is the fact that the plots are so varied. You don't really read the same story twice. However, at the same time, it does, sometimes, seem like the sex in the stories takes a backseat to the plots. I enjoyed this (and if you like stories in your erotica, you'll like it too), but if you are someone who enjoys the "here it is!" with your sex in your stories, this may not work out the best for you.

My favorite stories:
The most creative story out of this book was "Think of Baseball" by Joel A. Nichols. This one wasn't very arousing, but I LOVED the creative plot behind it. The main character prides himself on how well he can get off his wife which sends her into a deep, deep sleep, but no matter how hard he tries, he can not orgasm with his wife. Instead, after she falls asleep, he slips off into the basement to masturbate alongside his baseball bat from when he was younger. Very interesting!

Another great story is "Seven Minutes in Heaven" by Kristina Wright. In this story, the main male character is tied up while all of his girlfriend's friends get a chance to do whatever they want with him for seven minutes in a dark closet. The only rule is that they can't have sex with him. Of course, in the end, the girlfriend gets to enjoy him. This story is really creative and has multiple little sex plots in it because of each of the girlfriends.

My very favorite story from this collection is "Nine Ball, Corner Pocket" by Michelle Houston. In this story, the main female and male character make a bet that, if she can sink the corner pocket ball, he will engage in a male/male/female threesome with her. Well, of course, she does, and she finds a suitable male "victim" to play with. This story is just downright hot, and I wish I could find more male/male type stories in regular books.

Overall, I really love this book. It's a bit short, but the price is also less than other Cleis Press books. I love the theme that the book was put together around, and Alison Tyler did an amazing job of selecting unique and interesting stories that go 'against the grain" of regular sex erotica, and instead, add some interesting literary points to erotica that makes it sexy AND really interesting to read. This is definitely an erotica book that "stands out" among the rest.
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  • Love Buzz
    I love the cover, I've actually seen a whole bunch of these alphabetical pin up girls somewhere and really like them. thanks for the grest review
  • Diabolical Kitty
    Nice review thanks!
  • TransMarc
    NIce review. I wonder who madethe cover art.
  • lokoum
    A really detailed and awesome review! As usual, the story summaries are useful and interesting.
  • darkkitty
    Great review!
  • Sinfully
    Cool. I wanna get this.
  • Undecided
    Thanks for the review
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