Six Erotic Tales: The Complete Entertainments (So Far) by Terrance Aldon Shaw
This book brings together the first six short stories in Terrance Aldon Shaw’s on-going series of Erotic Entertainments. The stories range in length from approximately 4,500 to 11,000 words; each one exploring a new scenario and mood from a different narrative point of view.
Saturday Nights in the Middle of Nowhere
Somewhere, deep in the wild, wide-open subconscious of the southern Great Plains, the shadowy caretaker of the New Squamedaya Roadhouse tells the story of lovely aspiring country-western chanteuse, Suzan L’Amour, and the unlikely lover who changes her life forever.
Her Dark Passage
Ignored by her husband, and abandoned by her so-called best friend, Jessi is left alone on a rainy night to celebrate her fortieth birthday at a decrepit old movie house. But the Humphrey Bogart double feature is less interesting than the handsome young stranger who sits down next to her halfway through the show. Will Jessi ignore the boy’s subtle advances, or take a chance for once in her life?
The Sweet Guy Tells All
The sweet guy is a character in every romance novel, but being one in real life is no fun. Will the sweet guy finally get lucky? Or will his life continue to imitate art?
Sleeping Dogs and Southern Comfort
On a trip south with her boyfriend to attend a reunion of his old Marine unit, Nancy finds herself in a tight spot when he abandons her for the love of his life, leaving Nancy alone in an old brass bed with “the other woman’s” gorgeous, half-wit brother.
Will fooling around make her boyfriend jealous, and get her off in the bargain? Or will Nancy end up with more pleasure—and more trouble—than she could possibly imagine?
In this noir-ish tale, a down-and-out ex jazz DJ discovers an unusual ability, born of his very ordinariness. But his new-found talent is put to the test when a beautiful, strangely troubled woman walks into his life, and leads him on a bewildering night journey, culminating in unexpected pleasure and mystery.
Three Lies Before the River
Drop-dead gorgeous Terri’s psychic ability has always given her an edge on the job, and at the poker table; until a co-worker gets under her skin and into her head. As if beating her at cards isn’t bad enough; he makes her want him obsessively, and leads her to question everything she ever thought she knew about herself. Living a lie is hard work; but learning how to let go is even harder.