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  • The Collected "Greene Shorts"; Volume 1 on Jan. 14, 2011

    Although Incest Erotica is considered a small niche market, Esmeralda Greene's character development, plot movement, accessible style and humor will likely appeal to most general erotica readers. Ms. Greene writes about "fun within the family" and bestiality in a straight-forward, beguilingly innocent manner, taking the reader into fantasies which might otherwise seem unerotic or unacceptable. The result is a buoyant, fun ride: stories that are easy, fun, engrossing and stimulating - escapist fantasy that just makes you feel good. Although Greene has stated that her work is strictly fantasy and does not advocate actual incest, Amazon.com has censored and deleted most of Greene's work from their website. Amazon is being hugely hypocritical, discriminatory, and punitive in this by continuing to offer well-known, major works that involve incest; e.g., The Bible, The Book of Mormon, “Chinatown” (film), Oedipus Rex, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Toys in the Attic, Tender Is the Night, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to name just a few. Ms. Greene's stories seem to knock down one taboo after the next, while the characters pause briefly with concern and guilt before they are carried away (along with the reader) with lust and find that no harm is done with consensual, adult incest or bestiality. I highly recommend stories in the Greene Shorts collection, and this compilation is a great buy when purchased through Smashwords.com.
  • The Freebie on Dec. 24, 2011

    I need to agree with other reviewers: this short story has a nice plot, a bit of travelogue, and an interesting "coming of age" story. I reserve 5-star ratings for only the very best, and this is one. All this and it's free - nothing to lose, much to enjoy.
  • Great With Child; A Short Story of Pregnancy and Bestiality on Dec. 24, 2011

    The Smashwords "Description" of this Short Story provides a good idea of the plot, but it does not convey the humor that makes Ms. Greene's work so much fun. Because our "Heroine" is left without satisfaction by a husband late for work, she proceeds through a series of increasingly taboo escapades on the farm. However, these only make her more needy, until her husband returns - all kinds of sex and true love too! That's a lot of heady hedonism packed into one little story. I reserve 5 stars for only the best, and this is one.
  • The "Greene Shorts" Incest Collection; Volume 1 on Dec. 24, 2011

    Although Incest Erotica is considered a small niche market, Esmeralda Greene's character development, plot movement, accessible style and humor will likely appeal to most general erotica readers. Ms. Greene writes about "fun within the family" and bestiality in a straight-forward, beguilingly innocent manner, taking the reader into fantasies which might otherwise seem unerotic or unacceptable. The result is a buoyant, fun ride: stories that are easy, fun, engrossing and stimulating - escapist fantasy that just makes you feel good. Although Greene has stated that her work is strictly fantasy and does not advocate actual incest, Amazon.com has censored and deleted most of Greene's work from their website. Amazon is being hugely hypocritical, discriminatory, and punitive in this by continuing to offer well-known, major works that involve incest; e.g., The Bible, The Book of Mormon, “Chinatown” (film), Oedipus Rex, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Toys in the Attic, Tender Is the Night, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to name just a few. Ms. Greene's stories seem to knock down one taboo after the next, while the characters pause briefly with concern and guilt before they are carried away (along with the reader) with lust and find that no harm is done with consensual, adult incest or bestiality. I highly recommend stories in all the Greene Shorts collections, and this compilation is a great buy when purchased through Smashwords.com.
  • Mom and Muttly; A Short Story of Incest and Bestiality on Dec. 24, 2011

    Although Incest Erotica is considered a small niche market, Esmeralda Greene's character development, plot movement, accessible style and humor will likely appeal to most general erotica readers. Ms. Greene writes about "fun within the family" and bestiality in a straight-forward, beguilingly innocent manner, taking the reader into fantasies which might otherwise seem unerotic or unacceptable. The result is a buoyant, fun ride: stories that are easy, fun, engrossing and stimulating - escapist fantasy that just makes you feel good. Although Greene has stated that her work is strictly fantasy and does not advocate actual incest, Amazon.com has censored and deleted most of Greene's work from their website. Amazon is being hugely hypocritical, discriminatory, and punitive in this by continuing to offer well-known, major works that involve incest; e.g., The Bible, The Book of Mormon, “Chinatown” (film), Oedipus Rex, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Toys in the Attic, Tender Is the Night, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to name just a few. Ms. Greene's stories seem to knock down one taboo after the next, while the characters pause briefly with concern and guilt before they are carried away (along with the reader) with lust and find that no harm is done with consensual, adult incest or bestiality. I highly recommend stories from all the Greene Shorts collections.
  • Doggy-Sitting; A Short Story of Bestiality on Dec. 24, 2011

    I find it interesting that I don't fully understand why Esmeralda Greene's work so appealing.  I know that her stories are both fun and funny, that she is constantly breaking taboos, and that there is enough intelligent character and plot development to keep everything engrossing.  I should be able understand this since I have a degree in Lit. and have had opportunity to read some of the best authors who include the erotic in their work - Updike, Vargas Llosa, Miller, Nabokov.  Along with most interested readers, I've been through Erotica classics, such as Emanuelle, Story of O, Fanny Hill, Delta of Venus, and de Sade.  Also with many compatriots, I've read current Erotica by top authors - Selena Kitt, Saskia Walker, M. Christian, Mike Kimera, Alison Tyler, and Susie Bright's Best American Erotica series.  I'd have to rate Ms. Greene at the top of this last list.  Still, I can't really express why Greene's Short Stories are so compelling, though maybe it's just something one has to experience with reading.
  • A Chain of Mothers; Erotic Tales of Incest on June 01, 2012

    With Esmeralda Greene sex takes many forms including most varieties, multiple partners, incest, bestiality, and more - just about anyone and anything. In doing so, Ms. Greene achieves what other authors cannot: drawing the reader into any subject, making even taboo topics seem completely natural, and infusing everything with a sense of humor and fun. If Greene's topics seem "too far out there" or unattractive, give it a try anyway: chances are you'll be beguiled.
  • Brown and Pink; A Short Story of Lesbian Romance and Exhibitionism on June 01, 2012

    With Esmeralda Greene sex takes many forms including most varieties, multiple partners, incest, bestiality, and more - just about anyone and anything. In doing so, Ms. Greene achieves what other authors cannot: drawing the reader into any subject, making even taboo topics seem completely natural, and infusing everything with a sense of humor and fun. If Greene's topics seem "too far out there" or unattractive, give it a try anyway: chances are you'll be beguiled.
  • Doggy-Sitting; A Short Story of Bestiality on June 01, 2012

    With Esmeralda Greene sex takes many forms including most varieties, multiple partners, incest, bestiality, and more - just about anyone and anything. In doing so, Ms. Greene achieves what other authors cannot: drawing the reader into any subject, making even taboo topics seem completely natural, and infusing everything with a sense of humor and fun. If Greene's topics seem "too far out there" or unattractive, give it a try anyway: chances are you'll be beguiled.
  • Great With Child; A Short Story of Pregnancy and Bestiality on June 01, 2012

    With Esmeralda Greene sex takes many forms including most varieties, multiple partners, incest, bestiality, and more - just about anyone and anything. In doing so, Ms. Greene achieves what other authors cannot: drawing the reader into any subject, making even taboo topics seem completely natural, and infusing everything with a sense of humor and fun. If Greene's topics seem "too far out there" or unattractive, give it a try anyway: chances are you'll be beguiled.
  • Mary and Joseph; A Short Story of Bestiality and Incest on June 01, 2012

    With Esmeralda Greene sex takes many forms including most varieties, multiple partners, incest, bestiality, and more - just about anyone and anything. In doing so, Ms. Greene achieves what other authors cannot: drawing the reader into any subject, making even taboo topics seem completely natural, and infusing everything with a sense of humor and fun. If Greene's topics seem "too far out there" or unattractive, give it a try anyway: chances are you'll be beguiled.
  • The Dog Upstairs; A Short Story of Bestiality on June 01, 2012

    With Esmeralda Greene sex takes many forms including most varieties, multiple partners, incest, bestiality, and more - just about anyone and anything. In doing so, Ms. Greene achieves what other authors cannot: drawing the reader into any subject, making even taboo topics seem completely natural, and infusing everything with a sense of humor and fun. If Greene's topics seem "too far out there" or unattractive, give it a try anyway: chances are you'll be beguiled.
  • Goody Two-Shoes on June 01, 2012

    With Esmeralda Greene sex takes many forms including most varieties, multiple partners, incest, bestiality, and more - just about anyone and anything. In doing so, Ms. Greene achieves what other authors cannot: drawing the reader into any subject, making even taboo topics seem completely natural, and infusing everything with a sense of humor and fun. If Greene's topics seem "too far out there" or unattractive, give it a try anyway: chances are you'll be beguiled.