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"I, Anita by Lana Fox is striking fare--a fantasy so delicious, vivid, debauched and ripe it could easily be adapted to film. Anita is a sleek, corseted burlesque dancer whose act involves conjuring male orgasms on stage, saving her sexual release only for herself--until she meets the Baron, and all bets are off as bodice-ripping becomes nail-raking orgasms." Violet Blue on I, Anita in Best Women's Erotica 2011.
"Lana, your blog is addictive." Susie Bright on In Bed with Susie Bright.
"One writer who has impressed me this year with her scope and versatility is Lana Fox. She looks at the subjects of sex and sexuality in a grown-up, joined-up way, writing commentary as well as beautifully considered erotica. I will be very interested to see where 2011 takes her." Justine Elyot, author of Erotic Amusements and The Business of Pleasure.
"The Silver Belt by Lana Fox was full of whoa and awesome. I mean, dayum. This is the kind of push the envelope piece that totally got to me. (I’m so on the look out for more from this author)." Dee Carney author of As Beautiful Does, Letting Go, and a wealth of other novels.
"Not many writers handle sex very well. In fact, most writers make me cringe when describing carnal matters. Sex scenes are often overdone—either mired in metaphor or shamelessly gratuitous. But Lana Fox is the rare exception. When writing about our most intimate moments, Lana really shines. Her prose is nuanced and thoughtful, the language always spot-on. Most importantly, her words are honest, which is why I continue to read her work.” Michael Schiavone, author of Call Me When You Land.
"Without a doubt, my favorite story was Lana Fox's Frosting First. I thought it was going to be a silly story about a couple getting it on while baking, which is ok because I love food, but it's so much more. I loved the way she shares our heroine's deepest thoughts throughout whether she's thinking about being spanked with a spatula, or her father. I also loved the voyeuristic twist at the end, even if things didn't end like I assumed they would." From a review of Orgasmic (ed. Rachel Kramer Bussel) in Hot Movies for Her.
Lana Fox's 'The Silver Belt' reminded me of a story in Nin's Delta of Venus in which the character had a fetishized accessory as well. There was a part where the man says to the woman, who laments that she is not a poet like he is, that she is a poem--I raced to the back of the book to read the bio on Lana Fox who said that she wrote the story inspired by Anais Nin. It was a bit like deja vu and yet nothing at all like Nin. Just a really distinctive sensuality and modernity that I know Anais must have smiled about herself. Lana Fox is the kind of author [whose writing is] so good it makes me jealous, wishing I wrote just like her. But the green eyed monster evaporates quickly because I can read her and that is enough..." F. Solomon, New York Chapter of Romance Writers of America.
"‘I, Anita,’ by Lana Fox describes the poignant longing – of a burlesque dancer and her short-lived affair with a Baron – that feels emotionally current though set in yonder years." Tinamarie Bernard at Examiner.com
"For Humans, Love’s All About Weight by Lana Fox is that kind of story that makes you feel good, that renews your hope for the world. Hattie was betrayed by her lover and her neighbors. However, when a mysterious bird with human eyes is brought into her home, she follows her heart and ignores the instructions left to her… bringing her the joy she’s always deserved. A lovely short story that will have you smiling before the end." From a review of Dream Lover by Cholia at Whipped Cream Reviews
"Another juicy story that says so much more than the sex it entails is The Silver Belt by Lana Fox. Here we’re introduced to Maya, a 35-year-old woman who has grown apart from her husband. Although the silver belt he has given her has become a symbol of her entrapment, an encounter with a handsome stranger helps her use the belt to set herself free. 'Like arousal itself, he explained, the belt was a burden, but when she yielded to true passion, it released her,' writes Fox." Marla Seidell, Actress and Writer