Messier Than Ever

A Fondled and Gobbled Anthology

Four wonderful short stories that make fun of the genre many of us love, romance. These stories aren’t meant to be taken seriously but are to make you laugh at some of the silliness that can happen when your imagination goes wild. It’s also a great way to read new authors or new to you authors. This particular set has three women and a man. I’ve read some of these authors but no all. The insight I got from their story has me wondering about some of their other stories…..the real ones (I guess that is what you would call them.). Fun and irrelevant exemplify these stories. From a space alien fantasy to a realistic male lap dance, each story is unique and interesting. Each story is also complete and has nothing to do with any of the other stories in this book.

Fondled and Gobbled is a series of fun stories from various authors that make fun of the stories they write for a living. None of them are related to each other and all of them are fun to read. Nothing like a unique twist or an outlandish premise to make you laugh while you read.

Amy Ruttan starts this book off with her alien space romance, Alien Impregnito. She warned him but he didn’t listen. He’s searching for a species to mate with. Her species is dying out because there are no males. This could be a perfect match when he becomes pregnant!

Shifting gears, the second story by Piper Trace is about a vampire. Craving Her Crimson Neck has a 200 year old vampire falling in love with a country bumpkin. They may not always understand exactly what the other wants but they love each other. Can he ask to drink her blood without her running away in terror?

Can dreams come true is the question in Midnight Dream Lover by Cristal Ryder. She takes you into a woman’s dreams while she sits at an Irish pub. It feels so real. But is it? Or, is it just a dream?

The lone male writer in this book, Justin Whitfield, contributes the last story in this book, All In the Mind. It has a different feel from the previous stories which may be because it is from the male point of view and because the fantasy quality is missing. It feels as if this is an actual account. This isn’t bad, just different. (I actually like Mr Whitfield’s writing so really, it’s just different, not bad.) So, what does a male stripper think about while giving a lap dance? Read this story to find out!

Each story is so very different from the others but each is a wonderful example of it’s writer’s talent. When you’re ready for stories that will make you laugh or smile, pick up a Fondled and Gobbled book!


Book Blurb for Messier Than Ever

His plan was to find a mate to give him offspring, not to bear the children himself! Can a centuries-old city vampire and a honky-tonk country honey accept each other’s unusual sexual needs? The perfect dream lover is definitely too good to be true, especially when you’ve been drinking in an Irish pub. What’s a male erotic dancer actually thinking during that lap dance?

If you’re looking for the perfect romance with the perfect hero and heroine, this isn’t it! This is a series of spoofs, parodies, just-for-fun lighthearted take-offs. It’s for all us longtime, hard-core romance readers who can laugh at the clichés, purple prose and “suspend your disbelief” plot devices that haunt our beloved favorite genre.

An Exotika® erotica anthology from Ellora’s Cave


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2013 4.50