Author: Summer Daniels
Price: varies (see link)
Publisher: Amazon Digital
Point of Sale: Amazon
Reviewed by: ChrisGerrib
Here at POD People, we received a query from Summer Daniels. She had three volumes of erotica, billed as the “true erotic journey of a recent divorcee.” I don’t usually review erotica, and Emily Veinglory, my co-blogger, writes it, but I decided to give Ms. Daniels a shot.
The three volumes are really short stories, each one running about 6,000 words, detailing the journey of Summer Daniels. The (presumably fictional) Summers had divorced (topic of Volume 1) and in which she meets Mark, another recent divorcee who wants to “take control” of her erotic journey. His way of wooing is very 21st Century, involving personal web sites and the like. Volume 2 and 3 get more into the meat of the matter, so to speak.
Now, the key factor in evaluating erotica is seeing if it generates a reaction in the reader. (“Reaction” – yea, that’s the ticket!) So, by that standard, I have to evaluate Summers’ Journey as a success. Volume 1 generates the reaction of “what happens next” while Volume 2 and 3 provide an explicit view of what happens.
Ms. Daniels is not one for laying out scenery, and her assignations happen in a generic upper-middle-class suburban America, but for this particular story that works well. Sometimes in erotica the best thing the writer can do is get out of the way. The volumes are priced at either $1.99 or $2.99, although there is a Collection One for $5.99 that has all three volumes included. I found Ms. Daniel’s journey interesting, and look forward to later editions.