EBONY BUTTERFLY II is an anthological delight that nearly surpasses its predecessor. Containing more than 10 short stories written by Delilah Dawson, there is something to please every romance fan.

"The Workout" brings together a personal trainer who provides more than the average exercise routine, and the side effects of a newly prescribed medication turn sexual for a patient in "Bent for Leather."

A man and woman share more than a fascination for African architecture in "Solistice Offering," and "Masquerade" shows what can happen when three couples dare to test their wild side. Cybersex for a computer addict, while playing a mythological adventure game, turns surreal in "Virtual Bliss." "Car Wash" serves up more than a wax job when a stripper falls for a partygoer, and a young man forces his girlfriend to be adventuresome on a desert in "Sand Surfing." (Jan., 360 pp., $ 15.95)

Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton