Daughters Of Darkness - erotic book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Diabolical Kitty

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This book isn't worth reading. I would especially not suggest getting this book if you have problems with children (aged 13) being forced into having sex.
Lots of Stories
Forced sex of a minor
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review

About author

The stories include:

Dracula Retold - by Zana
I, Vampire - by Jody Scott
Carmilla - J. Sheridan LeFanu
Daughter Of The Night - by Elaine Bergstrom (I have comments about this one below)
Louisiana: 1850 - by Jewelle Gomez
Lilith - by Robbi Sommers
Virago - by Karen Marie Christa Minns
The Vampire - by Pat Califia
Oh Captain, My Captain - by Katherine V. Forrest
Minimax - by Anna Livia

These stories are all based on the concept of Lesbian vampires. Some of the stories have historical type language and can be boring to those who don't enjoy that type of language. A story or two does move a bit away from the main book concept and have men involved. There isn't a lot of sex in most of the stories either. It's more the erotica of the vampire than that of sex. This book was very slow reading because of the language, and few were even slower because of the grammar used. This isn't one of my favorite books and don't plan on reading it again. I don't know much about any of the authors, but I don't think any of them made my favorites list either.
    • Dull
    • Multiple contributoring authors

Content / Style / Audience

The content is supposed to be mostly lesbian erotica. Sadly, the one story within the book, titled 'Daughter of the Night' was quite a bit off this topic. This had a grown man forced to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. This story alone turned my stomach for the whole book. They rest of the stories are more themed lesbian erotica and are more in a historical time period writing. This may bore some who aren't into reading historical romance type of writing. This book honestly is supposed to be geared toward those who like lesbian erotica, but personally, I would remove this book from shelves and not allow it to get into the hands of anyone.
  • 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?
    • None
    • Reading
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Not in public
    • Read in private
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Erotica


The layout is normal for erotica. Each story starts and ends on its own page. The binding and book quality are well made. It is normal with that of a soft cover book.
    • Not very discreet cover
    • Soft cover
    • Well made

Personal comments

I think this book should have never been published. Therefore, I am giving this book 1 star. Anything that has forced sex with a child should have banned. That is even too much for erotica.
Follow-up commentary
I tried to read this again to get a different perspective and I just couldn't. This book definitely will be donated or burned.
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  • EdenJP
    Thanks for the review!
  • Willow Wand
    Words escape me. FORCED SEX WITH A 13 YEAR OLD!? NASTY!
  • wrmbreze
    That is a big nono and means I won't be ordering this book ever.
  • Badass
    Excellent review, thank you much. I now know what NOT to read. I have major problems with anything to do with kids and sex.
  • Mwar
    Makes me wonder what else that author has written. Hope it's not a recurring theme...
  • Blooddragon
  • TransMarc
    God it sucks. I just wanted a good vampire erotica. Meh. Damn.
    Thanks for warning us. This sucks so much I can't find the words.
  • subwayrailings
    ohh thanks for this review
  • SassySam
    thank you
  • LoooveMonkey
    Thank you.
  • treehugger
    Thanks for the review, not gonna get this!
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