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Nikki Gemmell - Author

About the Author

The author has had two previous novels published to critical acclaim, with reviewers hailing the freshness and power of her writing. In the tradition of women over the centuries, she has decided to conceal her name in order to allow herself utter freedom in the writing of this novel.

 

Featured books by Nikki Gemmell

With My Body

With My Body

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

A wife, comfortably married with three children, is contemplating middle age along with all the constraints of motherhood. Finding herself numb and locked down in an unending cycle of school runs, laundry and meal times, she cannot at first see a way to live with honesty. Even her husband, whom she loves, has never reached the core of her. Despairing of ever finding a way through her family to her own identity, she returns to the the memory of an old love affair -- the consequences of which she has never resolved. She goes back to her past and confronts it, and the result is an exhilarating examination of present-day desire.

The Bride Stripped Bare

The Bride Stripped Bare

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2004

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey - the international bestseller - an explosive novel of sex, secrecy and escape. 'You've never been in control, until now; you've never, before, had exactly what you want...The lights turned off. A touch that's gentle, slow, provocative, that builds you up, that makes you want it too much...' Imagine on honeymoon, lulled by sultry heat and the promise of a lifetime's happiness, you discover a shocking secret about your husband. But instead of destroying you, the knowledge brings freedom; the freedom to bare your soul, explore your deepest desires and discover what you really want. THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE is the story of a passionate sexual awakening, as erotic as it is dangerous. The seduction goes further when a married woman recalls her first love affair in Nikki Gemmell's WITH MY BODY...

Other books by Nikki Gemmell

After

After

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Australia's bravest and most honest writer explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her own life. Nikki Gemmell's world changed forever in October 2015 when the body of her elderly mother was found and it became clear she had decided to end her own life. After the immediate shock and devastation came the guilt and the horror, for Nikki, her family, relatives and friends. No note was left, so the questions that Elayn's death raised were endless. Was the decision an act of independence or the very opposite? Was it a desperate act driven by hopelessness and anger, or was her euthanasia a reasoned act of empowerment? After is the story of Elayn Gemmell - and the often difficult, prickly relationship between mothers and daughters, and how that changes over time. As anguished as it truthful, as powerful as it is profound, After is about life, death, elderly parents, mothers and daughters, hurt and healing, and about how little, sometimes, we know the ones we love the most.A deeply intimate, fiercely beautiful, blazingly bold and important book. 'A bold work of nonfiction ...a work that will raise questions and start conversations' Bookseller + Publisher 'Eloquent and shatteringly honest . ..Although Gemmell's pain is raw, her prose is polished ...[and] rich with metaphor, symbolism and imagery. The impact is cumulative and powerfully affecting, at times almost overwhelming. Gemmell's message is universal, heartfelt and clear: fix rifts before it is too late, before relationships are shattered like fragile vessels. Find forgiveness and compassion. Mend what is broken with any available glue. Understand the isolating effects of infirmity and talk about pain management. Love unconditionally before it is too late.' Sydney Morning Herald ?'Compassion, humanity and love shines through every page' Caroline Overington

On Quiet

On Quiet

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2018

International bestselling author, Nikki Gemmell bring us an essay on the power of quiet in a shouty world. Gemmell makes the case for why quiet and its companion, a calm acceptance of things as they are, is quietly doing the rounds in this belligerent age. 'The shock of quiet. Why we need it more than ever now. How to glean it, hold on to it, and recalibrate within it.'

Cleave

Cleave

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

'Gemmell has written a powerful novel that does not flinch from strong emotion or description to provide a luminous insight into the fringes of Australian society and the long, dark night of the soul' The Times 'The desolate landscapes of central Australia, eerily beautiful and cruel, are superbly evoked in Cleave. Nikki Gemmell's heroine, Snip Freeman, is a painter who, as a child, lived in the centre until her father Bud deserted her ...Prompted by her grandmother, she heads west from Sydney with a stranger, Dave, in search of Bud, her own childhood and, perhaps, a new life. Gemmell writes brilliantly about the journey, about Snip's insistence that she feels lust, not love, for Dave, and later about Snip and her father marooned in the desert, both hallucinating as they run out of water and hope' Sunday Time s

Nikki's Threesome

Nikki's Threesome

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2014

I Take You

I Take You

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

From the author of the bestsellers `The Bride Stripped Bare' and `With My Body', a new twist on a classic tale of passion. Set in Notting Hill, this modern-day version of `Lady Chatterley's Lover' sees a banker's wife awaken to the erotic possibilities of her life. Connie Carven is devoted to her husband, who is paralysed from the waist down following an accident. But her devotion is what he demands - in fact, he insists on Connie's utter subservience to his every desire. But unable to physically satisfy his wife, Clifford is eager to explore new, strange and troubling avenues of passion. Connie, ever the dutiful wife, follows wherever he leads, no matter what the cost to her. And yet Connie is bursting with unfulfilled desire. Unfulfilled, that is, until the communal gardener enters, and their affair accelerates to its tense, shuddering conclusion.

I Take You

I Take You

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

From the author of the bestsellers The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body, a new twist on a classic tale of passion. Set in Notting Hill, this modern day version of `Lady Chatterley's Lover', sees a banker's wife awaken to the erotic possibilities of her life. It begins by describing with scorching honesty and delicious cheekiness a couple in the thick of marriage - people who still fancy each other rotten, and how they find a way of keeping the sex aflame amid the demands of work/family/life. And yet this wife, safe within her marriage, is bursting with unfulfilled desire. Unfulfilled, that is, until the communal gardener enters, and their affair accelerates to its tense, shuddering conclusion.

I Take You

I Take You

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2013

From the author of the bestsellers The Bride Stripped Bare and With My Body, a new twist on a classic tale of passion. Set in Notting Hill, this modern day version of `Lady Chatterley's Lover', sees a banker's wife awaken to the erotic possibilities of her life. It begins by describing with scorching honesty and delicious cheekiness a couple in the thick of marriage - people who still fancy each other rotten, and how they find a way of keeping the sex aflame amid the demands of work/family/life. And yet this wife, safe within her marriage, is bursting with unfulfilled desire. Unfulfilled, that is, until the communal gardener enters, and their affair accelerates to its tense, shuddering conclusion.

With My Body

With My Body

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2013

For fans of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY; the author of sensational bestseller THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE returns with a powerful tale of marriage and desire. `"e;There's something incredibly erotic about a woman"e; - his voice drops into breath, he can barely say it - "e;bound. Hidden,"e; he continues. "e;Wrapped. Think of Heloise and Abelard. Unwrapping themselves, all their clothes, their known lives - for each other, no one else. The cheongsam...will you wear it? For me?"e;You nod your obeyance...'You remember a man whose only pleasure was in giving. You escape from the drudgery of married life in memories of that first affair, with a man who thrilled with your desire. Who asked you to try everything in a quest to find the extremes of your love. The story of an education in love with the most compelling hero since Christian Grey; discover passion reawakened in WITH MY BODY...

Bride Stripped Bare

Bride Stripped Bare

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2013

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey - the international bestseller - an explosive novel of sex, secrecy and escape. `You've never been in control, until now; you've never, before, had exactly what you want...The lights turned off. A touch that's gentle, slow, provocative, that builds you up, that makes you want it too much...'Imagine on honeymoon, lulled by sultry heat and the promise of a lifetime's happiness, you discover a shocking secret about your husband. But instead of destroying you, the knowledge brings freedom; the freedom to bare your soul, explore your deepest desires and discover what you really want. THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE is the story of a passionate sexual awakening, as erotic as it is dangerous...

Bis auf die Haut

Bis auf die Haut

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2012

"e;Zum ersten Mal im Leben setzt du dir zum Ziel, einen Mann zu erregen, bis er vollig fertig ist. Mit deinen Handen, deinen Lippen, deiner Zunge."e;Eine Frau verschwindet. Ihr Auto steht verlassen an einer abgelegenen Klippe, ihr Korper wird nicht gefunden. Sie war die brave Ehefrau, die gute Mutter, wohlerzogen, ruhig, verschlossen. Aber sie hat ein brisantes Tagebuch hinterlassen - den Bericht eines brennend sinnlichen Erwachens. Erotisch und gefahrlich."e;Der Sex ist hart und schmutzig und genau da wo du ihn willst."e; Elle"e;Erregend...wie ein kunstvoller Striptease - BIS AUF DIE HAUT verfuhrt."e; San Francisco Chronicle"e;Ein gewaltiger Roman der nicht vor starken Emotionen oder eindeutigen Beschreibungen zuruckschreckt."e; London Times

Cleave

Cleave

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

Snip Freeman is a woman in search of her father. Not the physical presence of him - she knows where he lives, in the desert out of Alice Springs - but the truth behind his abandonment of her and her mother. At the bequest of her grandmother, Snip sets out for the Centre to track him down. She is no stranger to this part of the country; she goes there regularly, drawn by the strange power of the land and by the strength of community of its native people, who provide her with a greater sense of family than her own ever has. Snip, thirty-something, has always been a loner and a wanderer. Afraid of intimacy, and preferring to direct all her energies to her painting, she moves on as soon as she feels herself growing attached to anyone. When she somehow lets herself fall in love with Dave, the guy who answers her ad for a co-driver to the Centre, she runs away from him too. With her father, Bud, Snip escapes into the desert, both of them fleeing imaginary demons. Their four-wheel-drive hits a rock and the fuel tank is punctured, and they're stranded for days on end without adequate food or water. Then Bud disappears altogether. Dave, too, is running - after Snip. The lesson she has to learn is that she cannot run away from herself. Nor, she discovers, does she want to repeat her father's mistake and live only for herself. Cleave revolves around the themes of covering and discovering, revenge, the nature of affinity, and finding you place in the world. Like Shiver it is written with a high-voltage energy and is particularly strong on male/female relationships in the complex nineties. While not a sequel to Shiver, Cleave is the second in a trilogy of novels set in extreme locations, and its evocation of the desert, the use of the desert as a metaphor for human isolation, will resonate with readers everywhere. Like Shiver, Cleave is a moving and very personal novel, and is bound to win Gemmell many more admirers.

Shiver

Shiver

Author: Nikki Gemmell Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2011

Exploring the emotional depth of love and loss set in the wilderness of Antarctica.Nikki Gemmell's first novel.Faced with the opportunity of a lifetime, Fin learns the rules and taboos of community life in Antarctica. Amid the land of mythical tragedies, of long journeys into darkness and death, of soles falling from feet and being strapped back on, of teeth freezing and splitting, fingers dying, toenails coming away - Fin breaks the strictest taboo of all - she falls in love. Fin gets caught in a chain of events that lead to a shattering conclusion.