Legends of Lust: Erotic Myths from around the World by Autumn Bardot – mini review

legends of lust - erotic myths from around the world

My rating: 4.5 of 5!
Published: the 8th of January 2019
Written by: Autumn Bardot
Series: standalone
Length: 216 pages
Source: Free copy generously provided.
Disclaimer: I was lucky enough to receive a free copy of this book, in exchange for my honest review. However, please note that all opinions and views are my own.




The blurb:

Who knew the ancient world could be so downright… arousing?

Like uncovering a sexy diamond in the rough, Legends of Lust reveals the fiery passions lying dormant behind your favorite mythological stories. This adults-only, debut collection of fourteen steamy, erotic short stories by Autumn Bardot is an explosion of sexy, nasty, and romantic retellings that will take your love of myths to a whole new level.

Odysseus, a mere man, becomes a god-like master of the tease in the eyes of the sex-starved and eternally lustful goddess, Calypso. The tale of Amazonian queen, Hippolyta, and Theseus gives “love-at-first-sight” a whole new meaning that will enthrall your senses. The encounter between Vishvamitra and Menaka takes them to explosive new levels of bodily nirvana. And Gilgamesh, the mighty god-king, sends temple prostitute Shamhat to tame a wild man, but instead he teaches her something about man’s most primal instincts… and is not left wanting.

Run wild in your personal Elysian Fields of pleasure with this spicy, irreverent peek into the sensual world of our most beloved gods, heroes, fairies, and shape shifters from every corner of the earth.



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Holy freaking moly!


When I received an email from one of the publishing assistants at CLEISPRESS, asking me to read and review this book, I was both sceptic and intrigued. I love mythology but at the same time, my experience is that more often that not authors should leave well enough alone.


However, a part of me still wanted to read this erotic spin on famous myths & legends, so I just couldn’t resist. When I received it and read the first story, it’s about calypso and odysseus, I wasn’t impressed. I found it cheesy and over the top, so I put the book aside.


A few days later curiosity got the best of me, and I picked it back up and continued reading. And I’m so glad that I did! What Autumn Bardot has done is downright ballsy. And the result is so epic it’s been a joy to read. Admittedly, there was a few of the myths that I already know which I found harder to read, but I was introduced to so many new myths & legends that I had never heard about.


There was one in particular that stood out to me: Encantado, a myth that stems from the Amazon. I would love to read more about the dolphin man/woman. So, that’s definitely something I’ll be looking more into here in 2019.



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4 thoughts on “Legends of Lust: Erotic Myths from around the World by Autumn Bardot – mini review”

  1. Thanks so much for reading! The encantato myth is just one of the many very cool and sometimes downright creepy South American myths. So happy you enjoyed! I could probably write a novel about these shapeshifters—-*scribbles plot idea in notebook* Hugs!

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