Writer and all round literary don Maxim Jakubowski, our crime expert, also has a passion for erotic fiction. So, he has taken on the mantle of selecting books for our Provocative Prose genre. We hope you enjoy his selections.
Thrill Seeker Kristina Lloyd
'I'd never set out to snag Mr Right but I'd veered so far off that track I was now at the mercy of Mr Dangerously Wrong...' A sexy and controversial erotic thriller - Fifty Shades Darker than E L James... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
Erotically Ever After Rachel Kenley
Immerse yourself in these well-loved tales that now have the ultimate in sensual happy endings. Black Lace Books : the leading imprint of erotic fiction for women. Format: Paperback - Released: 14/03/2013
Bad Angels Rebecca Chance
Step into Limehouse Wharf, the new, uber-luxury apartment building in Canary Wharf where celebrities who have had 'work' done can hole up until they have healed and which is about to see its most glamorous and scandalous Christmas yet. Staying... Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2012
From time immemorial, prose has celebrated the joy of the senses and addressed the joys and complexities of sex. Think ‘The Song of Solomon’ in the Bible or The 1001 Nights, through to Chaucer, Boccaccio and the often shocking sensual nightmares of the Marquis de Sade.
So where does the line between what is considered erotic and what might be termed pornographic stand? Some argue that if titillation is the only object of the exercise, then it falls into the realm of the latter. But then one must be careful to distinguish between titillation and provocation, and who would deny that D.H. Lawrence, for instance, withLADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER seriously attempted to combine both elements, while still offering social commentary and a deep examination of human feelings and attitudes to sexuality.
More modern practitioners of erotica like Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Anne Rice with her ‘Sleeping Beauty’ trilogy (as Anne Roquelaure) and others have pushed the envelope further, and I would argue that we are right now in the middle of a veritable Golden Age for literary erotica. Naturally, some will always find such books shocking. but I daresay none of those I have selected for your further perusal could be found guilty of being exploitative.
So, stretch your fictional limits and dip, with caution, into this ocean of pleasure!
The Accidental Call Girl Portia Da Costa
It's the ultimate fantasy: When Lizzie meets an attractive older man in the bar of a luxury hotel, he mistakes her for a high class call girl on the look-out...
Eighty Days White Vina Jackson
February 2013 Provocative Prose Book of the Month.
A romantic, well-written, storyline combined with some steamy sex ... the writing duo behind the...
Valentina Evie Blake
Milan, 2012. Photographer Valentina Rosselli is living with her lover of one year, Theo Steen, but refuses to commit to anything more. When she is offered an intriguing photography assignment,...
Carrie's Story Molly Weatherfield
Originally published in 1995, Molly Weatherfield's erotic classic has stood the test of time alongside The Story of O and Justine. In this new era of 'BDSM romance' à la...
S.E.C.R.E.T. L. Marie Adeline
A young widow, Cassie's life is filled with sadness and regret. She waits tables at the rundown Cafe Rose in New Orleans, heading home each night to her solitary one-bedroom...