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Adult Fiction

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.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 11 Over 40 Pieces of Outstanding Short Erotic Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 11 Over 40 Pieces of Outstanding Short Erotic Fiction

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2012

This is an unputdownable short erotic fiction from the most outstanding writers in the field. Once again, Maxim Jakubowski has put together a masterful selection of over 40 stories of sexual encounters from every corner of the world.

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Blue Angel

Blue Angel

Author: Logan Belle Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2012

Mallory Dale doesn't like surprises. At least, that was the case. When her boyfriend takes her to a burlesque club for her twenty-fifth birthday, all she wants to do is go home and get under her bedcovers. So when she is pulled up on stage by one of the dancers and stripped down to her bra, in front of a roaring crowd - surprisingly, she loves every second of it...

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Wedding Games

Wedding Games

Author: Karen S. Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2012

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Stocking Fillers

Stocking Fillers

Author: Lori Perkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2012

It may be cold outside but this collection of steamy stories is almost too hot to handle! There's no better way to escape this season than with Stocking Fillers. Black Lace Books : the leading imprint of erotic fiction for women.

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Bad Angels

Bad Angels

Author: Rebecca Chance Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2012

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 there over the festive period is Melody Down, an actress whose career is in tatters after too much plastic surgery and who has fled LA to get her body and her boyfriend back. But is a 'well-meaning' friend about to sabotage all of Melody's Christmas wishes? Meanwhile, Aniela Fatyga, the nurse in residence, finds herself falling for the unlikely Jon Jordan, an assassin for hire who is also convalescing there. Will her feelings be reciprocated or will their sizzling relationship remain purely physical? And who is he on the run from? And then there's oligarch Grigor Khalofsky, the owner of Kensington football team, whose legendary Christmas party is about to get a whole lot more exciting when murder, blackmail and scandalous revelations decide to pay a visit along with Santa.

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An Executive Decision

An Executive Decision

Author: Grace Marshall Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2012

Overworked CEO Ellison Thorne has no time for sex, let alone romance. The only answer, at least where his retiring business partner Beverly is concerned, is a no-strings sex clause in her replacement s contract, designed to make Ellis busy life easier and hotter. But she s joking, right? When Dee Henning takes over Beverly s job, sparks fly between her and Ellis, but work takes priority in driven Dee s life too. Can one night of passion in a Paris hotel room prove Beverly s Sex Clause is their secret to success in the boardroom and the bedroom, and what will happen if that private clause becomes public knowledge?

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Reflected in You A Crossfire Novel

Reflected in You A Crossfire Novel

Author: Sylvia Day Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Reflected in You is the second novel in the erotic romance Crossfire series by Sylvia Day, following on from Bared to You - it's the perfect read for those who loved Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay away. I didn't want to. He was my addiction...my every desire...mine. My past was as violent as his, and I was just as broken. We'd never work. It was too hard, too painful...except when it was perfect. Those moments when the driving hunger and desperate love were the most exquisite insanity. We were bound by our need. And our passion would take us beyond our limits to the sweetest, sharpest edge of obsession...Intensely romantic, darkly sensual and completely addictive, Sylvia Day's Reflected in You will take you to the very limits of obsession - and beyond. If I were to recommend any book today to readers who enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey ...this would be the first one I would offer...It is full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling story line. (Dear Author). Far sexier than Fifty Shades of Grey ...this is an erotic romance that should not be missed . ( Romance Novel News ). A well written and sexually charged romance with characters who have real depth...it's what Fifty Shades of Grey should have been . (The Book Pushers). Sylvia Day is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen novels written across multiple sub-genres - contemporary, fantasy, historical, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy - under multiple pen names: three! A wife and mother of two, she is a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. The first novel in the Crossfire series, Bared to You , is also published by Penguin.

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On Demand

On Demand

Author: Justine Elyot Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Stories of forbidden sex and dangerous liaisons and seductions all set around a nameless hotel, much under the ironic gaze of the all-knowing receptionist. Gives a new meaning altogether to room service, even if some of the stories are set around the bar, the gym and every nook and cranny of the luxurious establishment. From satin sheets to rubber masks, every kink is available. A striking debut by a young, new British writer.

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Valentina

Valentina

Author: Evie Blake Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2012

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, to take pictures of those engaged in the darker side of desire, she gets drawn into a shadowy world that reveals a part of her she never knew existed...Venice, 1929. Belle is the alter ego of a well-to-do socialite, trapped in an unhappy marriage and constrained by society. As Belle she plays out her fantasies by leading a secret life as a courtesan - but she will only truly be set free by finding the man who will love her. Though decades separate them, Belle and Valentina's lives are intertwined. Both will experience an awakening of their latent desires, but will they discover the connection between physical passion and true love?

The Dark Garden

The Dark Garden

Author: Eden Bradley Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2012

Are you ready to surrender? When Rowan Cassidy meets Christian Thorne in an exclusive club, he challenges everything she's ever believed about herself. He then makes an outrageous proposal: give herself over to him completely for thirty days and discover her most secret fantasies and her true nature.

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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.