Well Played by Stella Harris - A young cellist has the chance of a lifetime at a very prestigious institution. But her position is soon compromised by her frustratingly gifted, handsome and manipulative section leader. On Highway 17 by B. Z. R. Vukovina - Passion burns brighter than fame as an idealistic guitarist makes his way to California, and the young musician is suddenly forced to question his destiny. And the Midnight Trio by Harper Eliot - In the jazz bar where she sings, Violet teases with her eyes, her body and her voice, and the wealthy patrons appraise her body as intently as they appraise her songs. But Violet’s lover plays piano in their little trio, and he is a very protective man… Raw by Amélie Hope - Lust and love and rock ‘n’ roll. A young groupie craves the pounding music and sexual freedom of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Will she ever be able find love in this playground of music and lust? The Vicar's Organ by Percy Quirk - Indiscretion and exploitation run rife through the congregation of a quaint English parish. But, as the faithful flock reveal their secrets, who is truly the lamb and who is the lion?
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Since it is an anthology compiled by Kojo Black, you would expect “Strummed” to include some of the very best writing, conveying, through its sounds and rhythms, the pleasure and profundity of sex. And you would be right. -Vanessa Wu @ Intense Sensations