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It could be said that we are in a Golden Age for Provocative fiction. With more and more authors releasing books that explore the various realms of sexuality while still offering social commentary and a concentrated examination of human feelings and attitudes throughout. So with that in mind, why not test your fictional limits and see the range of provocative prose we have on offer!
The first collection by one the brightest rising stars in British erotica, this is an uncommonly varied and intelligent set of stories which, while remaining hot and particularly provocative, often veer off into new and unexpected directions, and confirm Stein as a name to watch in the future. Strong female characters, wit to spare and delightfully subversive fantasies make this a gem of a book.
A follow-up to last year’s impressive ULTIMATE BURLESQUE charity anthology, with proceeds going to breast cancer charity, this new offering is no less red hot as it examines decadence in all its variations and dangerous corners. Twosomes, threesomes, lust at its most naked and vulnerable, desires pushed beyond the limits of propriety, every colour in the alphabet of emotions makes an appearance and more. And a bed of roses on the cover, as well as a charitable cause to support. How can one resist?
CHARLOTTE ROCHE - This young German writer’s WETLANDS is the latest shocker from the world of literary erotica, following the hospital saga of a young woman with a sick fascination for body waste, secretions and some of the more taboo corners of the human body. But the scabrous subject matter is certainly redeemed by a glowing sense of humour and cheekiness.
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 November 2009. Unlike the previous two books by this author this has been marketed as fiction however, the story is about how things may have turned out for Belle and her friends so it will be up to you to decide if you believe this is fiction or what has actually happened. Full of amusing anecdotes and antics as we have come to expect from this author, with honest, straight-forward talking. it may not contain quite the ‘shock’ value of the first book but still makes for an interesting and funny read. Exclusive to Lovereading Click the screen below to watch the full interview with Belle de Jour.
The British Queen of Burlesque, Immodesty Blaize, turns her talents to writing, with great success. With all the racy, raunchy fun you could expect from a novel about a girl who has risen to the top of her game in burlesque, but has dark secrets just waiting to be uncovered, this is the perfect, indulgent, fun read for the summer holidays!
In desperate financial straits, aspiring writer Genevieve Carter takes a job as a personal assistant, only to discover that the middle-aged woman she will be working for is none other than her literary heroine, Anne Tournier. Genevieve is at first ecstatic at gaining an introduction to London literary life and Anne's many famous friends. However, her new employer expects rather more from her assistant than was implied in the advert and Genevieve gradually becomes enmeshed in a web of sexual intrigue and experimentation with men and women. Then, by accident, she learns that she has been cast as the heroine of an erotic novel that Anne is writing. Determined to get her own story out first, Genevieve starts a blog where she relates her sexual liaisons to a growing and appreciative readership. Lured by the prospect of a lucrative publishing deal, a competition ensues between mistress and apprentice, one which will push Genevieve to her artistic and erotic limits.
Supernatural romance is all the rage, with vampires to the fore. The erotic attraction of the sons and daughters of Dracula has always been strong but this collection of brand new stories in an erotic vein brings a whole new dimension to those fascinating creatures of the night with stories ranging from New York to Moscow and Venice and adds much flesh to the generous lashings of blood. Chilling and sexy.
More erotic stories, this time loosely based on nursery rhymes. Thought provoking in more ways than one!
These are traditional fairy tales re-told with an erotic twist and as such do sometimes involve mythical creatures, so bear that in mind as these are erotic “fantasies”. If you like your erotica to be a bit more gentle and not laced with too many rude words then this might be what you are looking for.
MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI - My MAMMOTH BOOK OF EROTICA collection has now been going for 15 years. The initial best-selling volume was an attempt to demonstrate the breadth and sheer quality of the genre and initiated a whole new wave of collections and also includes first rate stories by many names you would not usually associate with erotica (Amis, Self, Clive Barker, Anne Rice, Leonard Cohen, etc...)
Chick-lit with a sexy bite in the naked tail. Saucy stories of sexual encounters by the premier league of British female authors, including Kathy Lette, Adele Parks, Joanne Harris, Stella Duffy, Ali Smith, Fay Weldon and 10 others. Each tale is anonymous, so you have to match story and author for extra fun! Sarah Broadhurst's view... This is the most enormous fun – a collection of sexy short stories written by bestselling authors. To add to the fun, they have all used ‘porn’ pseudonyms, a combination of their first pet and their street names. So you get the like of Pom Pom Paradise and Sunset Proudfoot! There is a list of the actual authors, ranging from Joanne Harris to Chris Manby, so you can try fitting the ‘real’ name to the ‘porn name’. But besides all that the stories themselves are varied, absorbing, sometimes ponderous or sad, but certainly all sexy.
EMILY DUBBERLEY & ALY FIXTER - Another outstanding collection of red hot stories, with proceeds going to breast cancer charity, ULTIMATE BURLESQUE celebrates the art of strip tease with new tales from the creme de la creme of Britain’s new generation of erotic writers. As surprising as it is varied. Lovereading view... October is Cancer Awareness Month and Accent Press have produced a collection of erotic short stories, revolving around the world of burlesque, with money from the sales of the books going to Cancer Awareness Charities. So maybe indulge your naughty side knowing that it is all for a very worthy cause.
Literature has addressed sex throughout history. The joys and complexities are shown in 'The Song of Solomon' in the Bible. Byron, Chacer and Donne are famous for their compemplations on sex and desire.
Provocative prose is not simply pornographic, and product created simply to excite and arouse. Provocative prose stands apart as it is able to offer excitement while also deliviering social commentary and an examination of human feelings and behaviour. This genre can help you to think more deeply about sex, desire and how are attitudes to this topic are formed and what impact they have.
One of the most famous literary erotica would be Lady Chatterly's Lover by D.H. Lawrence, which manages to combine titilation and provocation while also offering character development, and an examination of the theme.
While some will still find these books shocking and a step too far. However there are marvelous modern authors such as Henry Miller, Anais Nin, and Annie Rice with her 'Sleeping Beauty' series which was published under the name Anne Roquelaure. With the development and exploration of this genre, there is a wide and varied selection of books for those interested in indulging.