Erryn reviews ‘Dirty Words: Provocative Gay Erotica’ by M. Christian. The ebook was published January 5, 2014 and was 188 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Pavi Proczko, released May 5, 2017 and is 6 hrs and 33 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I’m always game to try something new.
Here it is – the Lambda Literary Award Finalist for best gay collection, Dirty Words. M. Christian’s extraordinary anthology shows just how hot and imaginative manlove erotica can be! From mischievous Native American spirits, to victims of cybernetic nightmares, these stories will enthrall, arouse, shock and – always – turn you on. They are all well-crafted tales, filled with what some people call dirty words and dirty men, and will touch you in ways you’d never expect.
I listened to this audio several weeks ago and have let it settle before sitting down to write the review. To be clear – I listen to plenty of erotic content. Very little offends my senses. But I tend to read erotic – not erotica. And there is a difference – I like my happy endings. That being said, this was a noteworthy collection of short stories, so I dove in.
The stories were varied and, to say the least, not for the faint of heart. But if you love some down and dirty with a definite mix of creativity, then this might just be the collection for you. The settings were diverse, the characters interesting, and some of the stories memorable. (I’ll never forget the puppy one.)
I would probably try more stories from this author which is always the mark of something that has piqued my interest. And I thought the narrator, Pavi Proczko did a good job. I’ve never heard him before but won’t hesitate to pick up anything narrated by him that strikes my fancy.
This listen won’t be for everyone, but if you’re looking for some quick dirty gay stories then this book is for you.
8/10 Pots of Gold – Compares to 4/5 Stars
M.Christian is – among many things – an acknowledged master of erotica with more than 400 stories in such anthologies as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bisexual Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica, and many, many other anthologies, magazines, and Web sites.
He is the editor of 25 anthologies including the Best S/M Erotica series, The Burning Pen, Guilty Pleasures, The Mammoth Book of Future Cops and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road (with Maxim Jakubowksi) and Confessions, Garden of Perverse, and Amazons (with Sage Vivant) as well as many others.
He is the author of the collections Dirty Words, Speaking Parts, The Bachelor Machine, Licks & Promises, Filthy, Love Without Gun Control, Rude Mechanicals, and Coming Together Presents M.Christian, Pornotopia, How To Write And Sell Erotica; and the novels Running Dry, The Very Bloody Marys, Me2, Brushes, Fingers Breadth, and Painted Doll.