Blooming Marvellous

Josephine Myles
Blooming Marvellous
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Release Date
July 2013
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Historical Romance, LGBTQ, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

What do a graffiti artist, a nerdy virgin, a lunar cop, a handsome devil, a sexy boater, a disgraced aristocrat and a misbehaving valet all have in common? Bestselling gay romance author Josephine Myles, of course! In this collection of nine short stories you'll find all these characters coming together (quite literally sometimes).

The collection mingles contemporary erotica with a hint of a happy future with historical, paranormal and futuristic kinky romance. There are even a couple of stories that are sweet romance. One thing you can be sure of, though: the blokes in these stories will always get their man!

Buckle up for Jo's British sense of humour and fun, and don't be surprised if there's sex in the potting shed, because with Jo, anything can happen.

Warning: written in splendidly British English.

Book Review by Robyn Elliot (author,reviewer)
Dec 10, 2013   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
265 people found the following review helpful
Everyone who loves reading, whatever the genre(s), often come to appreciate that particular authors are more or less a safe bet; safe in the context of quality of writing, content and editing. Josephine Myles is, for me, one of those authors. Perhaps 'safe' is not the best description for how good she is as a writer, but hopefully you'll note the context. If anything, Ms Myles is just the opposite--unique, unconventional, and any other 'un' that suggests one thing: that she's a fantastic writer who creates fabulous characters.

A graffiti artist, a nerdy virgin, a lunar cop, a handsome devil, a sexy boater, a disgraced aristocrat and a misbehaving valet all come together (quite literally sometimes) in this collection of nine short stories.

This particular anthology of smutty short stories is bursting with originality, humor, lashings of lovely rudeness as well as a few surprises. Humor is a big thing in these stories, amongst other items that tend on the large side, ahem. I should say that, selfless as I am in the writing of review, her stories in this anthology sent me to my fridge, to retrieve a bottle of wine. No, she isn't driving me to drink, but she is driving me away from the writing temporarily because it is more or less impossible to keep on reading when I am crying and laughing.

There are some hilarious one liners and quotes in these stories. I won't repeat them here, but suffice to say, I had to keep pausing to slurp my wine and wipe my eyes at some of the very clever and very funny dialogue. Even as I write this now, some of the lines are coming into my mind and I am laughing.

Josephine Myles makes all of this look easy. That's evidence of her talent, because writing isn't easy, especially anthologies. Throughout each story, I was struck about the range and depth of her ideas, as well as the great way she writes about sex. Forget the corny, waves crashing on a beach performances; these are sweaty, heaving, thrusting, realistically created sex scenes that are deliciously smutty, but curiously sweet and often tender.

Do I recommend this anthology? Only to folk who love great writing, great characters, want a damned good laugh whilst getting slightly hot under the proverbial collar at the rude interludes. And yes, that does rhyme, which seems the perfect way to end this review on a writer's work which veritably sings its creativity off the pages.
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