I love humor. I haven't read all that much erotica that combines humor with story. Maybe the occasional funny character, or a hero or a heroine with a sense of humor. The concept of funny erotica might be an oxymoron, but even if it is, whenever I've come across it, I have enjoyed it immensely.
Asteroid6969 doesn't start out as if it has any humor. It starts off like a space opera, perhaps with a feel to it a little like the movie Space Pirates. Lance, the blond Adonis-like space pirate has to put down on Asteroid6969 and in the meantime, he's going to get a hot bath in real H20. He's also got an infestation, a space ship full of furzbas, small furballs that live off of energy. They're faintly reminiscent of tribbles, that charming nuisance of an animal documented in the original Star Trek series. Naked, our hero swashbuckles out of his bath to rescue a virgin wanna-be-submissive from the evil clutches of a Dom who's meaner than she'd expected.
What follows is not exactly a comedy, or a comedy of errors. But the hero is heroic, and the heroine is as naively ingenuous as you could wish her to be. To be honest, I thought I was going to like this story much more than I did. Not because it is written badly because it is actually written pretty well. But the flashbacks are disconcerting and a bit confusing. a structure that seems to me a bit ambitious for this little 66 page story. I am sure that the author did this to get the initial hook of the structure in the right place—the romance industry does have certain conventions, and one of them is the elimination, more or less, of the hero or heroine's childhood, to be replaced by a chunk of rapidly-purveyed backstory exposition. I really think this good story would have been much better if the author had been free to present it in consecutive order. The story wraps up rather tongue in cheek, with a bit of humor, with almost a wild-west ambiance in the Fanny’s Fandango House of Pleasure and Fantasy, various dance establishments, bars, etc. I look forward to reading more of Samantha Winston's work.