Cave of Desire by Juliet Cardin
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (12 pgs)
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Nightshade
Thrown back in time to the Stone Age, a modern-day couple must learn to exist with only a cave to serve as their home. Will the struggle to survive tear them apart or will they find their desire for each other has become as primal as their new world?
Whitty and delicious, Cave of Desire plunges the reader into a world of danger and pure lust. In this short story, the reader follows a couple who allow their passion and carnal desires to take over while they live out their fantasies in the Stone Age. Forced to remain completely self-reliant they discover passion they never knew existed before. The blend of rustic simplicity with the realization of time travel adds a different type of seduction to the lives of this sultry couple.
The story is perfectly mouthwatering as you watch these two characters playfully tease and taunt each other until they explode. Not to be overshadowed, the idea behind this short story is genius. The reader is so focused on the characters and their current situation that when the twist comes it is a playfully pleasant surprise. This shows how well the author weaves her story. While this scene is expertly crafted, I would like to see the concept expanded into a full-length novel.
The blend of the Stone Age roughness with the very futuristic idea of time travel makes this one of the more interesting stories to date. The author’s imagination runs wild as the two main characters explore the advantages of a much simpler time. In doing so, Juliet Cardin allows us to see the hedonistic side of advancing technology. Allowing the reader to contemplate the fun uses for the technology in today’s world. Spicy and engaging, this is a story I am sure to enjoy many more times.