When Jennifer Roberts’ new anthology, Some Like it Bi: Erotic tales of bisexual ménage fell into my greedy little hands I knew it would be so hot it would burn. I was right, so I licked my wounds and tore through it, beginning to end in one read.
From seasoned play enthusiasts, scene-curious introverts, surprise rendezvous mischief-makers, to romantically bound triads, this collection of stories covers all the myriad configurations of the love triangle, with promises to entice and ensnare. If you want a glimpse into the world of threesomes, queue up to this little peep hole:
While some of the stories don’t read as polished as others, the spirit of menage prevails throughout. Particularly worth noting is “Surprise” by Laura B. Cooper. It’s hot, well-written, and has a strong voice. This story stands out from the others, as its jaded, swinging narrator thinks she’s done it all and is a bit bored with her wild sexual pursuits. She walks away from her overly sex-slaked life only to stumble onto a new fondness–with her husband, no less–right in her own backyard. Sort of.
The collection’s editor, Roberts’, contribution is “Seducing Sunshine,” a sweet, personable story of an unsuspecting trio finding abandon together. The backbone of the collection, it provides a hint of genderqueer that the other stories don’t embody, and really taps into the vibe of young poly relationships.
Apart from being the only paranormal piece in the anthology, “Y’Know, They Come In Threes,” by Anthony Beal sets itself apart as a beautifully written, haunting, and engaging story. Beal builds a world in a mere few pages that is dark and enthralling, as well as a relationship that I really cared about. That it’s steamy is a bonus. I really fell for its art in lines like, “Eden, in turn, regularly spent them like found money, capriciously, as if each moment of pleasure with them were her last…” Despite that it ended exactly as needed, I wasn’t ready to stop reading it.
Some Like it Bi features the work of Mistress Rae, Daisy Dunn, Laura B. Cooper, Jennifer Roberts, T.S. Addison, K. Rowe, Anthony Beal, and Dani Brown. Read more about the contributors and the anthology at the League of Extraordinary Indie Authors’ Facebook page.