Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Priest by Jackie Barbosa

TITLE: The Priest
AUTHOR: Jackie Barbosa
PUBLISHER: Cobblestone Press
LENGTH: Short story (roughly 5k)
GENRE: Contemporary erotica
COST: $2.99

Marisol has had one fantasy since she was a teenager – to have sex with a priest in a confessional. With the benefit of The Pleasure Club, she finally gets to make that a reality…

Cobblestone has had a new series of erotic shorts subtitled The Pleasure Club. I’ve looked at a couple of them, but this was the first that interested me enough to try out. Make of that what you will. But it’s honest about its purpose, I knew it was going to be short – though maybe not quite that short – and I figured what the hell.

For what it is, it works. The prose is clean and builds effectively, with that sense of breathless expectation of finally getting something you’ve always wanted. Marisol is a thirty-seven-year-old workaholic who has always wanted to be naughty and could never find a man to satisfy her needs, so she’s gone ahead and tried the professional fantasy route. She pretty much gets everything she ever wanted. The man impersonating the priest remains faceless throughout the story, but he offers the right sort of demanding attitude to push all her buttons.

It’s hot, easy to read, and far too short. Marisol is interesting enough to continue exploring, especially with the little tease at the end of the story. I’m not convinced almost $3 for 5k is worth it, but at least I enjoyed this particular offering. I would be a lot less forgiving if I’d hated it.


8/10 – Smooth and easy


6/10 – There’s not really much personality since he’s a faceless, nameless man fulfilling a fantasy, but he doesn’t ring any alarms, either


6/10 – Considering it’s an erotic short, more personality than I would have expected.

Entertainment value

7/10 – Smooth and relatively effective

World building

7/10 – Surprisingly evocative



1 comment:

Emma Petersen said...

I'm totally and completely biased. I will say that upfront. But seriously. Anyone who can write a story about a priest (even a play one) and make a devout Catholic not only read it but actually enjoy it kicks ass.