"Stories so imaginative and playfully perverse as to shock even the most jaded, she shows her staggering ability to arouse, amaze, and astound." —M.Christian, author Dirty Words.
Wetting the Appetite showcases the much-anthologized and celebrated erotic fiction of Blake C. Aarens. It includes everything from her first piece of erotica "Strangers on a Train," to "Let it Rain" which appeared in the March 1996 issue of Penthouse, to newer pieces like "Very Secret Service" about a fictional tryst between a certain Secretary of State and one of her detail of protective agents. Wetting the Appetite is a literate sexual smorgasbord, with something for everyone between its pages. Anonymous straight sex bumps up against the first encounter between two men who will invariably become lovers, while dykes on bikes give way to a graphic fantasy of star fucking. This book is filled with sticky stories that chronicle the wide range of sexual passions and attempts to feed the hunger of the human animal for variety--even if that means a vampire or a truly alien extraterrestrial. This is a book to read alone, or read out loud, a book to enrich your fantasy life and fuel your fingers beneath the sheets.
"Blake Aarens is a masterful erotic fiction writer — but she's also a terrific fiction writer, period. She renders characters and voice in an utterly believable and gripping way. You really are there with her characters, experiencing their thrills, their lonely moments, their hot spots, their comedy, their joy. From the first line of every story, you're right there, ready to go along for the ride. I'm thrilled that Blake's collected work is finally all in one place. This book is long over-due." —Gina de Vries, co-editor Becoming: Young Ideas On Gender, Identity, and Sexuality.
"Blake C. Aarens' erotic storytelling has more facets than a diamond. [She] sees desire where not all of us would think to find it." —Carol Queen, author The Leather Daddy and the Femme.
Blake C. Aarens is an author, playwright, poet, screenwriter, and former college theatre instructor. She earned her B.A. in Rhetoric (Creative Writing) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Playwriting) from Saint Mary’s College. Her work has appeared in Penthouse Magazine, the Herotica series, Open Wide, Best Lesbian Erotica, Aché: A Journal for Lesbians of African Descent, Switch Hitters, Best American Erotica 1993, Virgin Territory, and numerous other publications.