Don’t Be Shy (Volume 1): A Collection of Erotic Lesbian Stories (Don’t Be Shy Series) by Astrid Ohletz ~ Book Review by Ameliah

DOnt-Be-ShyTitle: Don’t Be Shy (Volume 1): A Collection of Erotic Lesbian Stories (Don’t Be Shy Series)

Author: Astrid Ohletz

Publisher: Ylva

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 04/27/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Drama, Erotica, Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance

Blurb:

Twelve authors of lesbian fiction bring you short stories that focus on the sensual, red-hot delights of sex between women and the celebration of the female form in all its diverse hedonism.

You’ll find intimate encounters between strangers, couples playing out their most titillating fantasies, one-night stands, and stories featuring slow, sultry weekends. Are you up for toys, hot sex, and fun? Are you in the mood for something spicy?

Stories by: Annie Anthony, Cheri Crystal, Eve Francis, Harper Bliss, Jess Lea, Jove Belle, Lila Bruce, N.R. Dunham, R.G. Emanuelle, Ronnie Willows, Sacchi Green, Samantha Luce

My View:

Ylva does it again!
This is a collection of ten arousing, erotic short stories. I love anthologies because you never know who you will discover. Ylva is one of my favourite places to get them from because I know I’ll not only find new authors (along with some of my favourites) but because I know there won’t be a bad one in the bunch.

While I loved all the stories there were a few that really stood out. I was having a sleep study done while I read this book before falling asleep. R.G. Emanuelle’s Insomnia’s setting was a perfect coincidence. (Mine wasn’t as much fun as hers was!) I wonder what my brainwaves were like, I’ll bet they spiked as my heartbeat raced!

Harper Bliss’ Fit for Forty was a lovely tale of a committed couple as they celebrated one’s 40th birthday by connecting with nature on a very secluded and beautiful nature setting. There was a realness to this tale. I could totally relate to both characters. This is one of the things I love most about Harper’s work.

Another pleasant surprise for me was The Longest Night by Ronnie Willows. I’ve never seen her work before and I do hope to find more. This sizzling BDSM erotic encounter is about a woman who just needs to surrender control so she can feel free again. It was sexy as hell but there was a real emotional undercurrent that made this short unforgettable.

Kudos to all the authors, Very, very well done! I thank you.

Links

Don’t Be Shy (Volume 1): A Collection of Erotic Lesbian Stories (Don’t Be Shy Series) on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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