Image of The Pleasure Project


Image of The Pleasure Project

Sit back and enjoy this trio of fantastical tales that defy logic but are good reading nonetheless. Each world works because these characters are just like people we know — the situations they find themselves in are made believable by their behavior. In McCormick’s offering, the sex is a given, but the emotions on the table are unexpected, and Ryan’s entire adventure is good fun.

In “The Science of Pleasure,” by JAX (aka Jacquelyn Frank), Dr. Jenesis Bruehl’s research was stolen to create a new breed of superhuman. Kin Gregory, one such creation, offers himself up as her test subject. In “Project Seduction,” by McCormick, Jace is a pleasure companion. After being stranded, he meets local innkeeper Elie. Events prove that an older woman can change your life for the better. In “A Pirate’s Pleasure,” by Ryan, Dani’s a space pirate and Dare is captain of the ship that she boards. But these pirates are more like Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and interplanetary tension abounds between sexual encounters. (APHRODISIA, Apr., 288 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jacqui McGugins