A sampling of what readers are saying about Chemical [se]X!
Author Oleander Plume puts on her editing hat for this collection of concept erotica. What the hell do I mean by “concept erotica”? I mean that all the stories in the anthology stem from a concept created in Plume’s titular story “Chemical [se]X”, which opens the anthology. In the story, scientists at a confectionery development lab discover a potent herb from South America might just be the key to creating the ultimate aphrodisiac. They quickly decide to make it the key ingredient in a new range of chocolate truffles, and as the anthology unfolds, the effects of the discovery of the herb and the creation of the truffles ripple through the veins of every subsequent story.
Chemical [se]X is breathtakingly original, daring and funny as fuck. A true gem, and hopefully one of the starting points of an erotica indie publishing revolution.
-Jillian Boyd, writer, editor, blogger
How good is Chemical [se]X? It’s so good that when reading it on the train home from work, I actually missed my stop. Somewhere in the middle of Dario Dalla Lasta‘s deliciously filthy rollerskating romp, [du]X, I had a faint niggling in my subconscious. I looked up to, only to realize that the doors had closed and I was still on the train. That has never happened to me before in my long history of reading while commuting.
All told, this lovely anthology was a pleasure (a distinct pleasure) to read. There is something for everyone here and I can’t recommend it highly enough. This book turned me on, made me think, and made me laugh. What else do you need?
-Maria Opens Up, writer, blogger
To be honest with so many authors and bloggers I love contributing to this anthology it would have been virtually impossible for me not to love it. So it will be no surprise to find that I did love it. As well as the digital copy I received to review I have now got my own paperback version as well, a copy I hope to one day have signed by all the authors. I was trying to pick a favorite story to offer to you, but every story contained in this collection was hot and sexy, and I really did love them all. Exhibit A’s tale of sexy flatmates revs my engine every time I read it leaving me wiggling in my seat, but so does Malin James’ tale of a submissive turned Domme……which I guess says more about me than the stories. Lol.
I loved each and every story contained within these pages, and was left with an overwhelming urge for sex and chocolate – possibly both together. If anyone wants to dip anything in Nutella and let me lick it off, that might work too.
-HornyGeekGirl, writer, blogger
Oleander’s idea is something I haven’t seen before in erotica. While anthologies have a common theme, there’s nothing tying the individual stories together. With Chemical [se]X, while each story works as a stand-alone, the connecting thread took the collection as a whole to a new level. I want more anthologies like this.
My husband and I often read different erotic books as we have different turn-ons (with a few exceptions, like Alison Tyler), but our shared kindle account means that we can see and read the books that the other has bought. When I was reading Chemical [se]X, my kindle account would tell me that I was last at a different page because I learned that my husband was reading it at the same time I was. Much like the way we eat chocolate in real life, I devoured Chemical [se]X and my husband is slowly savoring it.
-Delilah Night, author, editor, blogger
Chemical [se]X is a scrumptious collection of wicked delights with something for just about every prurient taste. You may be tempted to gobble the whole thing in one sitting for the ultimate erotic high, but I found myself savoring it one or two luscious bites at a time.
Just like a box of chocolates, I had my favorites. Both of Oleander Plume’s offerings make the top of the list. The first story, “Chemical (se)X,” for which the anthology is named and the inspiration for the rest of the stories, is a brilliantly naughty story about two scientists tasked with developing a line of sexy chocolates using a powerful aphrodisiac discovered is the Brazilian rainforest. Jane and Wyatt’s experimentation has some very pleasurable results.
Plume’s other story, “Coffee Break,” is an erotic tour de force laced with her trademark spicy wit. While installing wainscoting in the mayor’s house, Ryan and Zak unknowingly eat some of the sexy chocolate and are soon hammering each other. But things really get interesting when the mayor gets home.
There are twelve other delicious morsels that will surely appeal to many erotica connoisseurs, so get Chemical [se]X and delve into the rich, chocolaty love.
-Ria Restrepo, author, blogger
Chemical [se]X maybe one of the most fun, sexy, and arousing books I’ve read in a long time. Right from the beginning this book gets its hooks into you and won’t let go. I loved that! I knew that the stories would be based on a theme, but I didn’t know just how connected the stories would be. To me the connectivity made this anthology a standout. Refreshing and just clever. I highly recommend reading this book.
Each story involves an aphrodisiac chocolate that will have you licking your lips wondering if there is such a thing. (Seriously, I’d like to try some if there is). All the stories in this anthology are solid and arousing. I enjoyed every last one of them.
-K. A. Smith, author, poet, blogger