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4:Play: A contemporary cocktail of erotic short stories
4:Play: A contemporary cocktail of erotic short stories is a collection of works written by Jess C Scott. One of the four short stories within the novel involves an Incubus.
- Title: 4:Play: A contemporary cocktail of erotic short stories
- Author: Jess C Scott
- Published By: CreateSpace (Paperback), jessINK (eBook)
- Length: 266 Pages
- Format: Paperback & eBook
- ASIN: B004SPEBSA (eBook)
- ISBN-10: 1448647665 (Paperback)
- ISBN-13: 978-1448647668 (Paperback)
- Publishing Date: August 5, 2009 (Paperback), March 17, 2011 (eBook)
4:Play captures the deliciousness of sexual fulfillment, the adventure of conquest, and the mystery of unexplored territory. Among these progressive stories, a brother and sister try to make sense of the sexual love they share; a demure young woman encounters an incubus; and two friends strike up a stimulating discussion that acts as the perfect aphrodisiac. With a scope and style that is fresh and compelling, 4:Play dives into the depths of navigating gender, sexuality, and the lines of desire.
The following review is from the Amazon.com book listing in the External Links below:
- 5 out of 5 stars
- Something genuine, something real
- Reviewed On: January 6, 2010
- Reviewed By: Elizabeth P.
To me, what stands out about 4:Play is its intent (along with Jess C Scott's use of modern formatting and original writing style, as seen in the author's debut blog novel, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel). As I perused through each individual story, the goal didn't seem to be to whip the reader into an erotic frenzy, which tends to be the aim of most mainstream erotic material. The material in 4:Play leads one to view eroticism as a universal experience, regardless of a person's sexual orientation or preferences.
The themes used throughout 4:Play cover a lot of ground. It is much more than eroticism on its own. The story "Wicked Lovely" is about a brother and sister pair locked in passion, while "Devilin Fey" has a macabre element which readers of paranormal romance would appreciate. The section titled "Appetizers" contains short poems or texts that showcase the author's versatility, in a world where poetry is increasingly losing its value with the general public. A note about the first and last stories, where the author uses copies of instant messenger and text message conversations within the story. These might annoy traditionalist readers, who might not fully understand what LOL or ROFL mean.
Overall, 4:Play is for those who enjoy a "contemporary cocktail," as the author so notes in the subtitle. The book features varied pacing and an unrestrained usage of modern, contemporary language. The author's writing reflects something genuine, something real, about our generation that few writers have had the talent or the courage to uncover.