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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. Indulge your secretive sensual side, peek into the lives of others and explore a complex pleasure of human existence. Find out more in our adult fiction category.
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.
The follow up to her highly successful first book The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker, Suzanne Portnoy is back with more tales of her sex life. Whether you approve of her lifestyle choice or not it certainly makes for interesting reading.
A story about adultery and the far reaching effects it has, although this isn’t all doom and gloom. It is a story about people finding out what is really important, who they really are and the things that matter most. Chapters are told from different characters point of view which gives the prose pace and keeps it fresh. If you enjoyed The Adultery Club you’ll enjoy this.
LUST BITES - The Black Lace imprint has been at the forefront in presenting erotica by women for women and this collection of sexy vampire stories by the best British female writers is a great example of how erotica can renew any theme. Not that vampires have ever combined danger and sex!
An exploration of the world of a female masochist, this is a compelling and explicit book describing the erotic world of a woman who likes to be regularly spanked, caned, whipped and more. It is not the actual pain she enjoys but the feeling afterwards of having been â€œbadâ€. Shocking and arousing this is a fascinating insight into a little known world.
The candid inside story of Thailand and its increasingly popular sex tourism. Described as the Disneyland of red light areas Thailand is revealed to us through Kit McCann's experiences of this world. Told with a razor-sharp wit and dry humour he shows the highs and lows of a country which has made the sex industry its own.
Sex, lots of it, but strangely not really titillating for being factual it has a practical, sex manual feel to it and you can tell the author is a journalist. She writes a column for The Independent on sex and much of her research comes from her own exploits. However it does have a sort of searching for Mr Right story and a genuinely surprising twist. Good fun, humorous, light-hearted and very instructional.
More stories and anecdotes from Belle de Jour. Expect much of the same frankness and titillation that the first book provided. Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 November 2009. Exclusive to Lovereading Click the screen below to watch the full interview with Belle de Jour.
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.