What She Craves is an anthology of 3 romantica short stories by new author Lacy Danes. Despite the modern looking cover, all 3 stories are set in the early 1800s. It will dropping to a book store near you on February 27th.
The first two stories are connected by two brothers against an orgy setting. While the first story Lust’s Vow was unfocussed and left me cold, I thought the second story Checkmate featuring a courtesan heroine against an elaborate backdrop game of sexual chess to be pretty good.
The third story (Night of the Taking) is a paranormal historical story about a small English village which celebrates a festival in which some Cat People abducts their virgin maidens to have sex with them. Like Vampires (see sidebar), I dont find reading about Cat People having sex all that interesting.
Lust’s Vow –D+
Checkmate – B
Night of the Taking – C