Saturday, September 10, 2016

Book Review: On a Hot Summer Night by Lisa Beth Darling

On a Hot Summer Night

An Erotic Vignette

by Lisa Beth Darling


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Doctor Richard Mason is alone and bored one hot summer night when he decides to take a jaunt down to Tony's Bar to cool off. Little does he know things are about to get a whole lot hotter when a redheaded vixen sets her sights on him for a lustful one night stand. Waking in the morning wanting more, at the very least to know her name, he wonders if this is the end of a very sultry night or just the beginning of things to come.


My Rating:




Favorite Quotes:



It was a perfect little love nest or black widow's web.  Rick still wasn't sure which one he'd walked into.


My Review:



The first of several short stories in a series, this was a quick and erotic tale that succeeded in holding my attention, despite the lack of a relationship or romance between the characters.  The story quickly evolved with an intriguing character of a seductive and predatory female, which is an unusual scenario.  I was left guessing if said female was human or otherworldly, and was a bit concerned for the male character, fearing he would end up satisfying a different appetite than her sexual palette. 


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About the Author

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It was in the 4th grade when Lisa Beth Darling discovered she was a naturally gifted writer. For her very first creative writing assignment, the teacher asked the class to pen a story about a baby bird's first flight and read them to the class. Putting pencil to paper, Lisa was instantly whisked away by a force she couldn't explain. When they were finished, all of the children read their happy stories to the class. Not Lisa. She got up and told of how the baby bird flew too high, hit a plane, crashed to the ground and died. She told of how the mama bird and daddy bird cried of how even God was upset sending the rains pouring from the sky. The class was speechless when she finished all they could do was stare at her. The teacher kept her after class told her the story was very good but it was different from the others. She asked Lisa if she'd ever heard of Icarus and did she base her story on him. Lisa had yet to encounter Greek Mythology or hear a whisper of Icarus. As Lisa left the classroom the teacher again told her how good the story was but suggested she might want to write something happier next time. When Lisa asked her teacher: "Why?" The teacher had no answer. Luckily for us, Lisa never took that teachers' advice.

Today she brings us complex multi-layered stories rich with the trials and tribulations that make up the world in which we live. Not one to be pigeonholed into any single genre, Lisa's stories revolve around the intricacies of couples from range the intimacy of lovers, to mothers and sons, and brothers and sisters.

Lisa Beth Darling is 49 years-old, lives in her hometown of New London, CT with her husband of nearly 30 years, Roy. She is the author of more than fifteen novels along with several short stories and non-fiction books.