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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.
  • Alistair's Private Affairs on May 04, 2015

    Some but not a lot of plot, but combing that with good M/M descriptions keeps the pages turning. I'll buy the two sequels.
  • The Other Side of the Pool on May 04, 2015

    This is a very good novel with character development and plot which is a story first and erotica second. The writing shifts the point of view among the characters while continuing to advance the plot. Much is told through sexual encounters but only as a theme. This is by far the best free publication I've ever read, and I think it deserves to be on Amazon and possibly in print. As a first novel this is exceptional, and I hope Mr. Ashton will continue writing full length works. My congratulations to this author (offered by a Lit. Major).
  • The Barbie Lez Fantasies - Week 1: Boxing Day (Lesbianism) on May 13, 2015

    Barbie Lez is both her pseudonym and the main character in her works. The "Barbie Lez Fantasies" very short "quickies" are voluminous. Though the author generously offers these free, they only hint at the themes and style of her typical length work. However, "Doggy Style Part 1: The Russell Terrier" is also offered free, and this can be read as an independent short story or as the first of five Chapters in the novella "Doggy Style: The Complete Series". This is where I suggest that you can judge the themes and fun that Barbie has to offer: the first sex experiences that virgin Barbie has are dog bestiality. If that subject doesn't sound like a turn on, you may be surprised at how the beguilingly humor draws the reader into the fun of Barbie's first time. If this initiation somewhat corresponds to your reading experience give it a try. The "Fantasies" scores 4 stars, and the short story and Complete Series gets a 5 from me. By the way, if you're a fan of either Barbie Lez or Esmeralda Greene, you will like the other.
  • Doggy Style - Part 1: The Russell Terrier (Bestiality) on May 13, 2015

    Barbie Lez is both her pseudonym and the main character in her works. "Doggy Style Part 1: The Russell Terrier" is offered free and can be read as an independent short story or as the first of five Chapters in the novella "Doggy Style: The Complete Series". This is where I suggest that you can judge the themes and fun that Barbie has to offer. If that subject doesn't sound like a turn on, you may be surprised at how the beguilingly humor draws the reader into the fun of Barbie's first time. The first sex experience that virgin Barbie has is dog bestiality. If this initiation somewhat corresponds to your reading experience give it a try. Both the short story and Complete Series gets 5 Stars from me. By the way, if you're a fan of either Barbie Lez or Esmeralda Greene, you will like the other.
  • Doggy Style: The Complete Series (Bestiality) on May 13, 2015

    Barbie Lez is both her pseudonym and the main character in her works. "Doggy Style Part 1: The Russell Terrier" is offered free and can be read as an independent short story or as the first of five Chapters in this novella, "Doggy Style: The Complete Series". The free SS is where I suggest that you can judge the themes and fun that Barbie has to offer. If the subject doesn't sound like a turn on, you may be surprised at how the beguilingly humor draws the reader into the fun. The first sex experience that virgin Barbie has is dog bestiality. If this initiation somewhat corresponds to your reading experience, this is the place to give it a try. And there's a plot !!! Unlike nearly all erotica which just barely hangs sex scenes one after the other, "Doggy Style: Complete" has a light story that provides added interest. Both the short story and Complete Series get 5 Stars from me. By the way, if you're a fan of either Barbie Lez or Esmeralda Greene, you will like the other.
  • Hung Like a Stallion: The Complete Series (Bestiality) on May 21, 2015

    This is the second novella between "Doggy Style" and "Zoophile" where the main character, Barbie Lez, goes undercover to take down a bestiality ring. Trouble ensues, but Barbie makes the most of her sex with the horses - "might as well enjoy it!" Prior reading of the "Doggy Style" story collection is recommended. This is a really fun romp with a light plot holding together horses, lesbians, and incest. If that doesn't sound like a turn on to you, try the free stories - you may be surprised and drawn in by the humor that carries you along with Barbie's adventures. I'm leaving basically this same review at the other two books.
  • The ZOOphile: The Complete Series (Bestiality) on May 21, 2015

    This is the third novella following "Doggy Style" and "Hung Like a Stallion" where the main character, Barbie Lez, goes undercover to take down a bestiality ring. Trouble ensues, but Barbie makes the most of her sex with various zoo animals - "might as well enjoy it!" Prior reading of the "Doggy Style" story collection is recommended. This is a really fun romp with a light plot holding together horses, lesbians, and incest. If that doesn't sound like a turn on to you, try the free stories - you may be surprised and drawn in by the humor that carries you along with Barbie's adventures. I'm leaving basically this same review at the other two books.
  • Hung Like a Stallion - Bonus: The Initiation (Lesbiality) on May 21, 2015

    This is a follow up story to "Hung Like a Stallion" where the main character, Barbie Lez, goes undercover to take down a bestiality ring. Trouble ensues, but Barbie makes the most of her sex with the horses - "might as well enjoy it!" Prior reading of the "Doggy Style" and "Hung Like a Stallion: story collections is recommended. This is a really fun romp with a light plot holding together horses, lesbians, and incest. If that doesn't sound like a turn on to you, try the free stories - you may be surprised and drawn in by the humor that carries you along with Barbie's adventures. I'm leaving basically this same review at the other books.
  • Doggy Style - Bonus: The Sexcape (Bestiality) on May 21, 2015

    This is a follow up story to "Doggy Style" where the main character, Barbie Lez, goes undercover to take down a bestiality ring. Trouble ensues, but Barbie makes the most of her sex with the dogs - "might as well enjoy it!" Prior reading of the "Doggy Style" story collection is recommended. This is a really fun romp with a light plot holding together dogs bestiality, lesbians, and incest. If that doesn't sound like a turn on to you, try the free stories - you may be surprised and drawn in by the humor that carries you along with Barbie's adventures. I'm leaving basically this same review at the other two books.
  • The Winsome Widow on May 24, 2015

    In her Forward, Miss LaPage indicates, "By telling what I hope is a (more) real story . . . I hope I have brought something new to the table." In placing the plot and characters first this is unusual for erotica, and her unique style does succeed in making the work "new". The author also indicates that "The Winsome Widow" is a derived homage to Stephen King, and I don't think he would mind at all this effort and execution. This was compelling enough to draw me into forgetting about my own time and place. I'm rather careful about "star" ratings, but this is unquestionably a 5* to me. Since this book is also free, it's probably the best bargain I've ever seen. Thank you Miss LaPage for providing such enjoyable reading.
  • Uncommon Relations #1-5: a Man, His Wife, & Her Mother on June 03, 2015

    I would like to vote "YES" for the author to release the next part of "Uncommon Relations". Parts #1-5 were a wild, fun ride. Please, please do not waste the additional stories that are ready to be published. If you're still concerned, just leave a cautionary forward similar to the epilogue of this first installment. If anyone does not want to go to further "extremes", let them know to read the other available works instead. Thanks for writing and sharing.