Monday, March 31, 2014

Telling Tales by Charlotte Stein Excerpt & Spotlight Tour

Telling Tales

Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 9781402289590

Allie has held a brightly burning torch for Wade since college. They were part of a writing group together, and everything about those days with him and their friends Kitty and Cameron fills her with longing. When their former Professor leaves them his rambling mansion in his will, it's a chance for them to reunite. But there's more than friendship bubbling beneath the surface.

As secrets are revealed and relationships rekindled, the stories get dirtier and the stakes get higher. And now Allie's realized that she isn't quite sure who she wants…fun-loving Wade, or quiet, restrained Cameron. Neither have been honest about their feelings, and now they have the chance to act on all of the tales that ignite their most primal desires.

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What I thought about Telling Tales

I love reading Charlotte Stein stories because I know I'm always going to find some fresh and interesting.  She has a way with writing characters that are unlike any other any characters I read. She takes us right inside the narrators head, and gives the reader an intimate view of their thoughts, feelings and desires like no other author.

Allie and her three friends from the Candy Club are reuniting for a month long vacation at an old professor's house as part of his will.  She thinks she's in love with Wade, one of the group.  They get together and read stories that they've written to each other. Erotic stories.

It doesn't take long for her to find out that they are all repressing sexual feelings for each other, but most surprising to her, is the realization that it isn't Wade she wants, it's Cameron. 

Over the course of their stay, they find out just what that's going to mean for all of them, through their stories and their "hands-on" experiences. (Okay, it's not just hands-on, this is erotica -- filthy and no holds barred for these four friends).

Even though this was a bit slow in spots, it's hot and steamy. Charlotte Stein takes you so far into a character's head that you feel like you are wearing their skin, and while that works for me, sometimes hearing every single thought can be a bit exhausting.  

So, overall, a fun and sexy erotica tale.

Award-winning author Charlotte Stein writes short stories, novellas, and novels. Her first novel, Control, was recently called “a non-stop crazy-hot sex book.” When not writing, she can be found watching terrible sitcoms eating jelly turtles. She lives with her husband and their imaginary dog in West Yorkshire.

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