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Monday, May 16, 2016

The Devil's Doorbell; An Erotic Anthology by various authors- featuring M. O'Keefe- Featurea and Review

A woman's pleasure is a dangerous thing. A primal appetite that, once awakened, can never be sated. A secret that gives power to those who know it. A magic that, once unleashed, can never be contained.
Some say the clitoris is the devil's doorbell, set to summon him forth at the merest touch...

It's time to ring the bell.
Here are seven tales of sexual empowerment and erotic defiance, featuring the hottest storytellers of erotic fiction.

In the Garden by Anne Calhoun
Exact Warm Unholy by Jeffe Kennedy
Red Leather by Delphine Dryden
Drowning on Dry Land by Megan Hart
Devil in the Dark by Christine d'Abo
London Calling by Megan Mulry
We Are All Found Things by Molly O'Keefe (writing as M. O'Keefe)




The Devil's DoorbellThe Devil's Doorbell by Anne Calhoun
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Devil’s Doorbell by various authors is a 2016 publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This anthology features seven short erotic tales by seven talented authors. For the sake of time, I’m going to review:

“We Are All Found Things” by M. O’Keefe.

After being robbed of some valuable work tools, and with rumors of other break ins in the area, Rennie, gives Luka a place to stay for free in exchange for keeping an eye on her place.

There is something very familiar about Luka, she knows him from somewhere, but he’s not willing to help her out in regard. When she finally figures out where she knows him from, Rennie is stunned, but vows to stay quiet. As spring passes to fall, then to winter, Luka and Rennie develop a comfortable relationship, until they share a kiss, which causes Luka to shut down. But, when Rennie throws a New Year’s Eve party, the two finally have a breakthrough, which will open the door for the damaged Luka to find healing and hope.

M. O’Keefe has a real talent for developing damaged characters, and building relationships for them that are realistic, but also helps them experience a sexual awakening that precipitates a healing from within that helps them to conquer fears and gives them a partner they can totally trust.

This tale is a very good example of this. Luka’s life was a nightmare and he is psychologically damaged as a result. His story is harrowing, but Rennie is a strong woman and patiently tears down the walls he’s built around himself.

Although this is a short story the character development is solid and the story is complete in every way necessary. I am very proud of this couple and the giant strides they made. I think both of them are well on their way to a solid, healthy relationship.




Molly O'Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.

She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn't looked back. She loves exploring every character's road towards happily ever after.

Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she's not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.

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