Vanessa Wu was born in Fuzhou, China, where her parents worked in the Communist Army Hospital. She educated herself on a diet of foreign literature, some of it quite respectable, including nearly everything written by Jane Austen, W. Somerset Maugham, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
She graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai and travelled in Asia and Europe where she met many interesting men before completing her sexual and academic education at Westminster University, London.
She works for a law firm in London and lives close to Greenwich Park where she can often be seen talking to people with dogs. If she had a dog of her own it would be a Beagle and she would call him Billy. If she writes enough stories and enough people buy them maybe she can give up working at that stuffy old law firm and stay at home with Billy instead, going for long walks in the park in the morning and having long, sensual daydreams in the afternoon.
Until then, she joins thousands of commuters every day on the Docklands Light Railway and spends many an idle hour anticipating her next erotic encounter.
Where to find Vanessa Wu online
Asking for a Spanking
by Vanessa Wu
Price: $0.99 USD. 5790 words.
Published on November 20, 2011. Fiction.
This is a short story with wickedly explicit sexual descriptions. It is not suited to readers under 18 years of age.
The title says it all really. The only question is whether the woman gets the spanking she deserves.
But I am not going to give away the plot. You will have to read it for yourself to find out.
Captain Sun: Forbidden Love in China
by Vanessa Wu
Price: $0.99 USD. 4990 words.
Published on July 31, 2011. Fiction.
This story depicts a passionate sexual relationship between a captain in the Red Army and the daughter of a surgeon. It is set in China at a time when sex and love were considered decadent and sex outside marriage was taboo. It contains explicit sexual imagery from the outset and is not suitable for readers under 18. It is a short story of about 5,000 words.
The Love Drug
by Vanessa Wu
Price: $0.99 USD. 8050 words.
Published on July 9, 2011. Fiction.
An exotic short story about the healing power of herbs and the remarkable aphrodisiac qualities of Lapsang Souchong tea.
This story contains very explicit descriptions of consenting adults indulging in passionate sex.
Under the Canopy of Love
by Vanessa Wu
Price: $0.99 USD. 6220 words.
Published on July 5, 2011. Fiction.
Eduardo is handsome. Eduardo is charming. Eduardo fancies her.
But Eduardo is attached.
So why is she naked in his arms?
This story contains extremely explicit descriptions of adults indulging in passionate sex.
Love on the Rebound
by Vanessa Wu
Price: $0.99 USD. 6020 words.
Published on July 2, 2011. Fiction.
When Adele sees her film maker boss ditched by the actress he adores, she does what every good personal assistant would do. She takes care of him.
Like all Vanessa Wu's stories, this one fizzes along with witty dialogue and suppressed erotic tension until the inevitable moment when the tension explodes.
This short story contains sexually explicit imagery.
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- Captive In His Arms
on July 05, 2011
I enjoyed this story from start to finish. It is quite playful and I was wondering if it was going to be a terrible tease but it managed to both tease and satisfy, much to my relief. My only qualm is that the heroine, who endured a very long ordeal, managed to do so without once needing to go to the toilet. She is clearly a heroine in every sense of the word. But the story is enticing and the writing is superb.
- Fall into Winter
on Aug. 25, 2011
It’s very generous of Eden to include four novellas in her book Fall Into Winter. Many writers would have published it as four books and charged you the full price for each. Then they would have brought out two double novellas before finally publishing the quadruple novella anthology.
This is what modern book marketing experts recommend.
But Eden is very generous in lots of ways. She gives us four novellas at once and she gives a lot of herself in each of these four novellas. It’s this generosity that makes them special.
In The Asian and the Austrian there’s a character called Elena. When Elena tells the handsome Austrian that she has given up her job in banking to write erotica, he asks “These are stories about sex?”
“Not exactly,” Elena replies. “They’re not about sex, but they include it.”
Lots of novels and stories include sex. But in Elena’s stories the sex is very explicit and detailed. At least, it must be if her stories are anything like Eden’s.
Part of the thrill of reading Fall Into Winter is knowing, or imagining, that all of the female protagonists are really Eden. Eden in various thin disguises.
In the Austrian and the Asian the disguise is hardly there at all. Elena is Eden at her most naked, her most vulnerable, her most honest.
Because of this, it is a very touching story. Since I am also an Asian who has been to Austria, it is a story that I can very much relate to. The things Elena notices in Austrian culture are the things I noticed too. The sense of place is so strong that at times it is just like being there. And when you are reading erotica this good, that’s exactly the right place to be.
Elena’s observations about being an Asian woman in Thailand are also very accurate. You are not Thai but people treat you as if you are and expect you to behave in the same way. Both Elena and Eden are very good at fleshing out these background details that help develop the characters.
So I enjoyed these stories as stories and I enjoyed them as erotica. If Eden hasn’t already, I urge her to go and conspire intimately with one or two close-bosom friends so she has enough material for her next quadruple anthology. I understand the bees are already buzzing about the blossoms but I can hardly wait for the whistling of the redbreast so I can pluck more fruits from Eden’s bountiful garden.