In these 17 provocative and often witty offerings, Mitzi Szereto travels expertly between genres with tales that explore both the light and the dark sides of sexuality. "Oysters and Pearls" gives the reader a glimpse into worlds that are as ordinary as they are fantastical and mysterious. Like a skilled lover, this sensuous and imaginative compilation will leave you wanting more.
“Whether it’s gothic, paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi, romance or flat-out comedy, Szereto does it with panache. Stories that titillate and entertain, provoke wild thoughts or sensual dreams, they’re all here in 'Oysters and Pearls.' Enjoy!”—Kate Douglas, bestselling author of "Spirit Wild" and "Intimate Relations"
“Mitzi Szereto has a quirky and intriguing hold on suburbia, desperation, the loneliness of the human heart and the essential sadness of its yearning, as we seek to express it through sexual contact. It’s a dark and poignant place, of course, but laughter is never entirely absent. Which is just as it should be.”—Niall Griffiths, author of "Wreckage" and "Sheepshagger"
“The strength of this collection lies in its imaginative grasp of the wide variety of cultures, landscapes and emotional engagement of the reader as well the sexual.”—Tobsha Learner, bestselling author of "Picture This"
Table of contents:
The Blood Moon Kiss
“It’s All Right, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”
Loving on Kyoto Time
Do You Remember?
My Zombie, My Lover
Hell is Where the Heart is
Letter to Valentino
The Dracula Club