Ultimate Burlesque – Emily Dubberley and Alison Fixter (eds.)
There are so many things right with this book it’s difficult to know where to begin. For starters, it’s an erotic book. Secondly, it’s for charity. And thirdly, it’s packed full of incredibly well-known writers. Fantastic.
Ultimate Burlesque is the brainchild of the fabulous Emily Dubberley. Her mum was diagnosed with cancer (and is now, thankfully, in remission), and in a very unique way of saying thank you to the cancer charities, Emily decided to release a book of which proceeds would go to Macmillan Cancer Research. And here it is. Along with good friend Alyson Fixter, Ultimate Burlesque was put together. It features big names such as: Alison Tyler, Katie Fforde, Portia Da Costa, Jeremy Edwards, Sarah Berry, Maxim Jakubowski, Kristina Lloyd, Mark Farley and Mat Fraser; as well as a story from the lovely editors. There are 30 excellent stories in this book, all themed around, yes, you’ve guessed it – burlesque.
Sexy ladies in corsets and stockings doing their thing – very erotic indeed. And what makes it better is the fact that there are so many stories from different authors that no two are the same, or even similar. They vary wildly and are all extremely naughty! I think the very nature of the book may make it more likely that men would enjoy the book too, as it isn’t just based on female fantasies. There are female authors in here writing from a male perspective, and vice versa. It makes for incredibly interesting reading, and had me feeling frisky on several occasions!
If I haven’t given you enough reasons yet to buy the book – then I don’t know what else to say! It’s full of wonderful stories from wonderful writers, and is for a good cause! ‘Nuff said.