The Pen Review: 4: Play


Book Title: 4:Play: A contemporary cocktail of erotic short stories

Author: Jess C Scott

Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance, Short Stories, Poetry

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What I liked:Stories that sizzle and make you hot! These are the short stories of Jess Scott! Stories that will you want to read over and over again. Surely not a book to miss you if you love the contemporary, paranormal, and of course romance!


4:Play captures the deliciousness of sexual fulfillment, the adventure of conquest, and the mystery of unexplored territory.

Among these progressive stories, a brother and sister try to make sense of the sexual love they share; a demure young woman encounters an incubus; and two friends strike up a stimulating discussion that acts as the perfect aphrodisiac.

With a scope and style that is fresh and compelling, 4:Play dives into the depths of navigating gender, sexuality, and the lines of desire.


excerpt is a poem entitled, ‘Playing the Flute,’ from the chapter, ‘Appetizers.’

Playing the Flute

I heard she was an expert at playing the jade flute.

Under the moonlight, we undress each other, hastily — eager to engage in a song of Life’s greatest pleasure.

All her movements are gentle as cherry blossoms upon the water.

She daintily brings her lips and tongue to my warrior.

The night is soon filled with our music.

She does not allow me to let her go faster. She does not tire.

All the while, my intense delight threatens to engulf me, extinguish me.

Every breath threatens to be my last.

When her performance is complete, she kisses me, and falls asleep in my arms.

As she gently sleeps, my hands trace her curves, reveling in the details.

When she wakes, I notice she holds her hairpin with as much care, as my jade stalk.

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