Embraces: Reviews


  • Publishers Weekly (Full Review)
    "...this fine anthology would have made a mark in the leanest of years. Provocative, intelligent, subversive and, above all, artful, this is a horror anthology that every discerning admirer of the genre--or of erotica--will want to embrace."
  • Hellnotes (Full Review)
    "Editor Guran has done a great job of selecting stories with the widest possible range of viewpoints, styles, and orientations...chances are you'll find plenty here you've not seen before."
  • FeoAmante.com (Full Review)
    "There are no disappointments, which is almost unheard of in an anthology. Embraces: Dark Erotica pulls no punches and never fails to deliver the goods."
  • Scarlet Letters (Full Review)
    "The stories in Embraces are thoughtful, challenging, and not at all everyday fare -- for fans of either horror or erotica If you have a strong stomach and a taste for dark and twisted sexual scenarios, Embraces is not to be missed."
  • The Sharpe Tongue (Full Review)
    "...a mind-blowing, horizon-broadening experience...The 21 stories in this fine collection are bizarre, it's true, and there's no lack of bloodshed or horror. But much to my great relief and entertainment, each one looks at the underside of erotic life through fresh eyes, some even bordering on the experimental -- and each one is a treasure.
  • 13thStreet.com (Full Review)
    "An anthology as varied as it is brilliant."
  • Baryon (Full Review)
    "The most packed volume of 'dark erotica' that has been available within my memory...it deserves to be on everyone's best of the year list. Any story in it would also make the list as well."
  • Clean Sheets (Full Review)
    "The writing is strong, surprising, and imaginative. To successfully meld the world of erotica and horror, the authors featured have found a way to subvert convention and take us someplace that we haven't been before. Or at least to a place most of us haven't been. There are no formulas, no cliches, and many strong images..."

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