Cole Riley, an innovative voice in urban literature, produced several early street classics: Hot Snake Nights, Rough Trade, The Devil To Pay, The Killing Kind, Dark Blood Moon, and more recently, Harlem Confidential and Guilty As Sin. His erotica has been featured in many anthologies, including Intimacy and Maxim Jakubowski's The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica. In literary legend Ishmael Reed's newest book, Mixing It Up, Riley is cited as one of the influences on top-notch crime scribes Richard Price, George Pelacanos, and others. He lives and writes in New York City.
Making the Hook-Up
"Ultimately a job extremely well done. A satisfying erotic collection of stories whatever color your skin is. Quite the most visceral collection of short stories I've ever delved into." — Champagne and Benzedrine, Eden Fantasys
"This is a beautiful, soulful look at love, sex, and life from an African American point of view that never the less speaks to any and all people." — Airen Wolf, Eden Fantasys
"The stories are almost all page turners. Many of them are filled with culture, and raw emotion, and colorful descriptions of places I've never been, foods I've never tried, and atmospheres I've never experienced. Cole Riley did an excellent job putting together this book." — Rayne, Eden Fantasys