Heat wave - book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Teagan Shepard

Heat wave

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I'm Havin' a Heat Wave!

I'd like to see this available as a better hardcover book, but it's definitely worth it if you like to read a variety of erotic short stories. Just treat it well.
variety of topics
not hard covered.
Rating by reviewer:
useful review

About author

There are many different contributing authors for this book. As far as I recall, I haven't read any of their works prior to this book. Alison Tyler contributes a story, as well as editing the collection and writing an introduction. Violet Blue contributes the foreword. Contributing authors are: Shanna Germain, Matthew I. Jackson, Sage Vivant, Stephen Albrow, Savannah Stephens Smith, Helena Settimana, Lynne Jamneck, Debra Hyde, M. Christian, Simone Harlow, Tom Piccirilli, Michele Zipp, Michelle Houston, Thomas S. Roche, Mark Williams, JT Langdon, Maxim Jakubowski, Tawny Brown, Alison Tyler, Sophia Valenti, and Sommer Marsden.
    • Engaging
    • Multiple contributoring authors

Content / Style / Audience

This collection of erotic short stories is varied in styles just as it's varied in authors. The scenarios range from straight, lesbian, committed, married, casual, break-up recovery and many others. I'm not going to give it all away, as that's what I love about collections such as these: not knowing what I'm going to read. I love the fact that it's all based in summertime, and that makes it perfect for summer reading. It could also be great to read on chilly days (like today) that make one long for bright, warm days.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Summer reading
    • Women
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Beach
    • Bed
    • Front porch swing
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Erotica
    • Fiction
    • Good mix of styles and content


The books is quite simple. The cover of this well-constructed paperback book has a black and white picture of a naked, sweaty heterosexual couple along with the title, editor, and foreword author in simple white, orange, red, and yellow text. The paper cover is thick, glossy cardstock type paper, with a thin glue strip holding the unsewn book in the cover. The book will not endure a long life of being bent backwards. Y'know, when you bend the book backwards to hold the pages open, cracking some glue and putting a crease in the spine. If you treat the book well, it'll last.
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Small size
Follow-up commentary
I've picked this back up a few times and taken it outside with me while I work on my tan. It's held up a little better than I anticipated. I really like the variety in this book and that it doesn't take forever to read one story. I'll have to keep an eye out for more books like this one.
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  • Emma
    awesome reviw
  • Zombirella
    Wish listing this one!
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  • Teagan Shepard
    thank you! and you're welcome.
  • Amber1319
    Sounds good.Thanks
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    Thanks for the review!
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