C is for Coeds Book Review

August 20th, 10   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   No Comment
C is For Coeds Book

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The C is for Coeds book is a collection of erotic stories published by Cleis Press and edited by Alison Tyler. The book is 142 pages long and includes 12 different stories. This means that the stories, on average, are about 12 pages long. This book is also pretty short compared to most other Cleis Press books – it only took me about an hour to read cover to cover. This book actually follows a different page format than most of the other Cleis Press books. The book is smaller – its 5 x 7 which makes it about as tall and wide as the palm of my hand placed on it. The inside uses a different, more spaced-out font, and the titles are displayed differently. When it comes down to it, I have to say that I like this format quite a bit more than other Cleis Press books.

C is for Coeds is actually part of the Alphabet Erotica Series that Alison Tyler is editing. After reading this one, I now want to go ahead and purchase the rest of the series if this is an indication of how good the other anthologies are going to be. The cover of this book includes a sprawled-out (clothed) woman with the title in large letters. This might make a good book to read on campus, but only if you are prepared to answer some possibly-awkward questions.

As you could guess, the theme of C is for Coeds is all about college-aged characters. Sometimes the characters are actively in their dorms, sometimes they are home from college for a vacation – they just are all around that college age. The stories mostly focus around penetrative sex and foreplay, but there are a couple bouts of BDSM included – mostly just light stuff though. However, that doesn’t mean you should write off these stories – I was actually impressed by this collection. I’m not sure if it’s a theme of the Alphabet Series, but all of these stories have great plot lines. Aside from one that was virtually just sex, the rest of them have a great backstory and let me know what’s going on with the characters. The stories get into the student’s minds, and it makes the book a ton more fun to read than if it had been without it.

C is For Coeds Book

Showing the back cover of the book

The stories mostly focus on heterosexual interactions. Just one of the stories is purely homosexual (gay) while one of the other stories does have a F/F/M interaction. However, considering the percentage of homosexuality to heterosexuality, this breakdown does seem about right.

The breakdown of the stories (Since there’s only twelve) are: (An “*” means it’s highly recommended and one of my favorites.)
“Sugar” By Brooke Stern – A male friends out that one of the girlfriend’s his friend’s dumped is totally into spanking – his biggest fantasy. The female is a bit crass in this story, but will he be able to please her with his spankings?
“Your Wish is My Command” by N. T. Morley – Two female best friends join the AIDS auction by auctioning off their outrageous slave girl and Dominatrix costumes – but not before acting out the “scene” on stage in front of tons of horny frat boys. What happens when the slave girl starts to feel like this isn’t just an act for her?
“Mo” by Micheal Hemmingson – A male meets up with one of his female friends from the internet. Lots of hot sex ensues.
*”This Week” by Greta Christina – A woman, fantasizing about being spanked by a professor, finally decides to ask for some “extra” help. The story talks about the next couple weeks in their private “study sessions”. When she finally passes her final exam from him, will she choose to take her reward or leave it?
“Cunnilingus 101” by Rachel Kramer Bussel – A male spends all of his time in class staring at another cute girl in class. When she invites him over for a study session, will he find out that she wants him just as much?
“Shady Ways” by Jocelyn Bringas – When a girl and her roommate’s boyfriend start studying together while the girlfriend isn’t around, it leads to some cheating in the middle of the dorm common area. Will the girlfriend find out?
“College Reunion” by Andrea Dale – While at her college reunion, a husband and wife feel frisky and sneak off into the college library to lie on the couch and have sex while the wife retells an occasion where she watched a couple have sex on this very same couch.
*”Janelle’s Spankology 101″ by Michelle Houston – After this female’s roommate confesses she’s kinky, she has no problem spanking her boyfriend right in front of the female. However, this time, she invites the female to wield the paddle herself.
“I Wanted Him to Feel It” by Joel A. Nichols – No plot – just sex. A gay boy takes a straight college-kid home, and they explore their sexuality.

C is For Coeds Book

Showing the inside layout

*”Call Me Jenny”  by Savannah Stephens Smith – A middle-aged woman is offered home a ride by one of her son’s college-aged best friends. On the seven hour ride home, they get to talking, and she starts to feel even closer to him. As their journey continues, it advances to flirting, but after they spend the entire car ride with sexual tension, will anything come of it?
*”While She Was Dancing” by Thomas S. Roche –  20 Page Story. A female decides to use her dormmates clothing while she’s away, but everything ends up going wrong when she finds out how aroused she is in it. To complete her fantasy (and due to other oopsies), she sleeps her roommates bed. However, when her roommate’s boyfriend comes in in the middle of the night and doesn’t know she’s not her dormmate, will she let him touch her?
“On Finding Jon’s Porn” by Alison Tyler – When a male friend allows a female friend to borrow his computer for homework, she gets tired of working and decides to explore his hard-drive instead. Of course, she finds his porn. How will he react?

I’m extremely impressed with this one. There was a couple of spanking stories involved, but what I loved most was the plots of the stories. This book, more than most of the erotic I read, seemed to have more plot to it than just sex. Of course, the plot fit in with the sex and always led to the sex, but I love knowing what’s going on in the character’s heads when they have sex. For example, “Will his girlfriend catch us?” or “Why am I doing this? I’m too old for him.” I’m really loving this collection of stories, but I honestly wish there would have been more of them. You can pick up this BDSM erotic book from Cleis Press, so pick up C is for Coeds today.




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