50 short stories revealing the humor and twisted craziness of life, love, lust and the pursuit of happiness. S.L. Carpenter goes where few have dared go – into the bedrooms, the dreams and the private fantasies of everyday people and makes us laugh at what he finds there. These stories are short, funny and occasionally poignant. Most of them will make you think as you shake your head and recognize something familiar. Some will make you gasp…others? Well, you'll just shake your head. (Contains STRONG adult content)
Logan Knight is recuperating from a fire that killed his two best friends. Libby Turner is on a mission to keep her beloved grandmother out of an assisted living facility. From the moment the two meet, sparks fly and they can’t keep their hands off each other. Can they stick to their plan of keeping their relationship strictly sexual or do they give in to the love that claims their hearts?
Debasis Sahu, a highly talented painter arrives in Mumbai with a goal. He receives his first setback when his friend who had earlier promised him support is unable to do so. Debasis encounters the true personality of Mumbai and its people.
To conserve his finances, he spends his nights with a prostitute, a trick he learns on his very first day in Mumbai while having tea in a small eatery named Ram Bharose. His nocturnal sojourns with the prostitute with whom he keeps a safe distance ends abruptly when he runs out of money. After weeks of aimless life, destiny brings him face to face with Sheetal Sanghvi, a ruthless art dealer and a woman with ravenous sexual desire.
The story is set up in Mumbai, India, known for its extreme lifestyle and beliefs. These elements add a conflicting glamour to the book. Lilith portrays soul stirring city pathos, human disparities, forgotten art form, love, lust and redemption.
In Interludes, Ida Tornovski shares short satirical stories about one woman’s trysts and tribulations with love. Some of the men are losers, some are boozers. Others are lawyers and cops, with the odd prince thrown in. They all play musical chairs on the stage of Life, Lust and Love.