Like That Spark is a collection of short stories that explore the sensuality and eroticism of the moment when two characters finally realize they are meant to be together. These are tales of relationships and the beginnings of romantic and sexual connections. The stories here will challenge you and your notions of what constitutes a relationship in the first place. You will not find the common tame romance tale here.
Here erotic connections are represented by the science fiction and fantasy worlds; a realm of infinite possibilities. Nothing is ever as it seems. There are mythical kingdoms, distant planets, futuristic cities, surreal dreamscapes, sultry bedchambers, and even the furthest reaches of space to tempt and entice you.
Edited by: Marcy Harris.
What they’re saying:
Most of the stories have an erotic development, and more or less, lean more on the lesbian gender/genre, actually only the last story by Josephine Myles is a M/M romance story … These women are strong willed and independent, and they don’t need a man to feel strong, but they need love, and apparently only another woman is able to give them that. On a strange game of contraposition, the only M/M story is about two men who find pleasure in giving up the power to someone else.
Even if the setting is futuristic/fantasy, it’s not overloaded with details, sometime you realize the story is not contemporary only from little words or details, something that in few brushes give you the perception of future, or something far from today. Mostly the focus is the relationship between the two main characters and as I said, they are erotic stories, so there is also a lot of sex, but in a way, it has always a meaning more them “simply” sex, like through sex they are affirming something, their power and independency.