Juicy Mangos will shatter your ideas of female innocence forever. Here, the smartest, sexiest literary writers are gathered to tell stories of women at their rawest and most intimate. Each of the seven stories centers around a holiday — from Valentine’s Day to Christmas — when these enticing characters slip out of their daily roles and take on new, daring personas: A married woman finds a back door to Eden where fantastical orgies force her to confront her true and dangerous sexual desires, a historiographer experiences a lustful affair while wearing an enchanting antique dress as an erotic disguise, a sex-toy saleswoman takes on a business partner with benefits to boost her sales.
With exotic backdrops around the world and beautiful, complex characters, Juicy Mangos is sexy enough to keep you glued to the page. But like its diverse protagonists, the stories are smart and provocative and will leave you hot long after your touch on the page has cooled.
Michelle Herrera Mulligan coedited and contributed an essay to Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting. Her articles have appeared in Time, Woman’s Day, and Publishers Weekly. A former editor at Latina, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.