IF THE FIST BROWN SUGAR LEFT YOU WANTING MORE, THEN FEAST YOUR SENSES ON BROWN SUGAR 2 AS 18 BESTSELLING BLACK WRITERS CELEBRATE A GREAT ONE-NIGHT-STAND
The first, bestselling Brown Sugar anthology was a literary and commercial success, winning the Gold Pen Award for Best Short Story Collection. Brown Sugar 2 brings you more smart, sexy, and original stories written by bestselling black writers you know and love writing about characters you'll recognize in places you'll know. These stories set the stage for seduction with a distinctly new flavor, and they are as insightful as they are sexy. Here are the real souls of black folk, and each story will take you there in more ways than one. Just be careful -- you might get more than your mind blown. Sexy and stimulating, playful and romantic, seductive and inspiring, Brown Sugar 2 is a must-have collection for every lover, as well as every lover of good fiction.
TANANARIVE DUE ZANE NELSON GEORGE JENOYNE ADAMS SHAY YOUNGBLOOD SANDRA KITT BERNICE McFADDEN TIMMOTHY B. McCANN YOLANDA JOE MICHAEL A. GONZALES PRESTON L. ALLEN LEONE ROSS SHAWNE JOHNSON REGINALD HARRIS KATHLEEN E. MORRIS WILLIE PERDOMO NICOLE BAILEY-WILLIAMS REBECCA CARROLL
Like its predecessor, Brown Sugar, this anthology of African-American erotica edited by Essence magazine contributor Taylor explores every permutation of adult sexuality straight, gay, lesbian and some decidedly unconventional group sex with a combination of hip-hop slang and high-brow sensibility. In Willie Perdomo's "Ella by Starlight," allusions to Jean-Michel Basquiat bump up against references to the Notorious B.I.G. Many of the pieces weave serious questions of racial and sexual identity into their racy scenarios. Rebecca Carroll's "Mr. Man," for instance, deftly examines the plight of a young black woman, adopted and raised by white parents, whose skin throbs with "perversely tangled envy, grafted from a deep and silent well of inexperienced blackness" whenever she encounters other African-Americans. Nicole Bailey-Williams's "Zoe" is candid in its depiction of a beautiful but insecure college student who experiments with lesbianism, and Michael A. Gonzales's "Simply Beautiful" observes both the sensual and the sinister in a chance encounter between a self-involved filmmaker and an aging barroom diva. There is some old-fashioned raunch as well. "It wasn't like I was collecting dividends on my pussy," remarks the protagonist of Zane's "Mr. Good Lay" as she prepares to end three years of celibacy. And Sandra Kitt's "Passing Through" revisits that time-honored erotica staple, a tryst between a stranded motorist and her mechanic. There's something here for every reader, especially those who enjoyed Taylor's previous collection.