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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.  So with that in mind, why not test your fictional limits and see the range of provocative prose we have on offer!

In Too Deep

In Too Deep

Author: Portia Da Costa Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

I just want a taste of you. Or a touch. My fantasies about you plague my every waking hour. My only comfort is imagining that similar fantasies might obsess you too. When young librarian Gwendolynne Price starts finding increasingly erotic love notes to her in the suggestion box at work, she finds them both shocking and liberating. But who is her mystery admirer and how long will he be content to just admire her from afar...

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Bared to You A Crossfire Novel

Bared to You A Crossfire Novel

Author: Sylvia Day Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2012

Bared to You by Sylvia Day is the first in the Crossfire trilogy featuring Gideon and Eva, two wounded souls who come together in an explosion of lust and passion as intoxicating as it is devastating - the perfect read for fans of bestselling erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Our journey began in fire...Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness - beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private wounds...and desires. The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn't tear us apart...Intensely romantic, darkly sensual and completely addictive, Bared to You will take you to the very limits of obsession - and beyond. 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, futuristic, science fiction, 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 second novel in the series Reflected in You is available from Penguin in October . Bared to You has an emotional feel similar to Fifty Shades of Grey ...It is full of emotional angst, scorching love scenes, and a compelling story line. ( Dear Author ). While it is true that Bared to You has much in common with Fifty Shades of Grey , Bared to You is a more complete story, one that is better written. The characters are better developed and the story is far sexier. This is an erotic romance that should not be missed. It will make readers fall in love. (Romance Novel News). The secondary characters are just as flawed as Eva and Gideon, which makes Bared to You richer and more real to me than many of the contemporary books I've read in a while. ( Romance Junkies ). This is a sophisticated, provocative, titillating, highly erotic, sexually driven read and is extremely well done. I enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey , but I loved Bared to You . (Swept Away by Romance). This book was just incredible. I couldn't put it down! The sex was so hot and the relationship was so juicy that I just had to know what was coming next! ( Read Our Lips ). It literally blew my mind and after finishing it, I wasn't able to stop thinking about it!... Bared to You is an intense novel full of hardships, heartbreak, overcoming obstacles, trust, and most of all...trying to find love in a relationship that may seem hopeless. I truly and wholeheartedly was amazed by this book. ( Happy Ever After ). Bared to You obliterates the competition with its real, emotionally intense characters that deal with pain and pleasure with honesty. (Joyfully Reviwed).

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The Perfect Submissive

The Perfect Submissive

Author: Kay Jaybee Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2012

Hidden behind the Fables Hotel's respectable facade, five specially adapted rooms wait; ready to cater for the kinky requirements of its guests. When Mrs Peters, the mistress of the hotel's exclusive entertainment facility, meets the new booking clerk, Jess Sanders, she instantly recognises the young woman's potential as a deliciously meek addition to her specialist staff. All it will take is a little education. Under the tutelage of the dominatrix, Miss Sarah, Jess learns to cope with her unexpected training schedule, the increasingly erotic chill she experiences each time she survives a new level of correction, and a truly sexy exercise routine. Temporarily distracted from her intimidating rule over Fable's top floor by an enigmatic artist, Mrs Peters begins to plan how she can secure his obedient assistance, in grooming Jess into the perfect submissive...

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Make Me

Make Me

Author: Charlotte Stein Format: eBook Release Date: 17/05/2012

An intense menage leaves their friendship in tatters, but now, ten years later, things don't seem quite as forbidden. Two guys, one girl ...all possibilities. Maisie had no idea her best friends could be so kinky. But now, ten years after the most intense sexual encounter of her life, she's about to discover just how sexually flexible they can be. Forced to face Brandon and Tyler, Maisie comes up against something she doesn't expect: the intensity of her own desires for things best left in the past. But once Brandon's confessed to her just how persuasive Tyler can be when it comes to kinky encounters, Maisie finds that some things can never be buried. She wants them both, and she's no longer afraid to admit it...

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Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker

Author: E. L. James Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you for ever ...Daunted by the dark secrets of the tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Ana Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a US publishing house. But desire for Grey still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, she cannot resist. Soon she is learning more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades than she ever thought possible. But while Grey wrestles with his inner demons, Ana must make the most important decision of her life. And it's a decision she can only make on her own...

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Surrogates

Surrogates

Author: KD Grace Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2012

ABANDON YOURSELF TO TEMPTATION. HALF PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY.Dan takes his marriage vows seriously. Until he gets the balls to ask for a divorce, watching each other fool around is all he can offer his beautiful gardener, Francie. But when Dan's friend, Simon, agrees to be his surrogate, affairs of the heart get complicated.Even though he's in love with his beautiful gardener, Francie, Daniel takes his marriage vows very seriously. Until he gets the balls to ask for a divorce, watching each other fool around is all he can offer her. Then Dan convinces Francie to allow his friend, Simon, to be his surrogate - to have sex with her while Dan watches and supervises. It's a win-win. Dan stays faithful to his wife, and with Simon's help, he can keep Francie satisfied until he gets the nerve to ask for a divorce.With their yawner of a love life, Dan's wife, Isabel, is enjoying her own version of borderline fidelity with her massage therapist, Ellen. Bel can't see the harm. After all, it's not proper sex if it's with another woman, is it?Dan's discovery of Ellen and Bel trysts strangely rekindles his passion for his wife. As sex with Bel gets kinkier and better, and sex between Francie and Simon gets ever more sizzling, Dan thinks he has the best of both worlds. But secrets don't stay secret. Substitutes aren't the real thing. And in the end there are no surrogates for matters of the heart.Dan's discovery of Ellen and Bel trysts strangely rekindles his passion for his wife. As sex with Bel gets kinkier and better, and sex between Francie and Simon gets ever more sizzling, Dan thinks he has the best of both worlds. But secrets don't stay secret. Substitutes aren't the real thing. And in the end there are no surrogates for matters of the heart.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Author: E. L. James Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2012

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating.     Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view...

In Her Service

In Her Service

Author: Various Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2012

AROUSING SHORT STORY COLLECTION OF HOT ORIGINAL EROTICA. HALF PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY.Original erotica fantasy fiction exploring the curious and intense pleasures of submitting to female domination. Hot new stories from Charlotte Stein, Aishling Morgan, Monica Belle, Primula Bond, and Willow Sears.For many men nothing can compete with the intoxicating pleasure of a dominant woman in full control of the bedroom, playroom or office. So come visit the places where corseted matrons and cruel thigh-booted minxes make their slaves bow, kneel, scrape and sting before their heels. An explicit femme dom collection of empowered women and reduced men who learn to know their place...and wouldn't have it any other way.Pursuing a female celebrity for a scoop leads one journalist into a humiliating experience he'll never forget...Daisy is a harsh mistress, but when her slaves revolt, her punishment is greater than even she could devise...Kelly's arrival at a female friend's wedding, involves the renewing of special extra-marital vows that have nothing to do with monogamy...

Body Temperature and Rising Lakeland Heatwave

Body Temperature and Rising Lakeland Heatwave

Author: K. D. Grace Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2012

Can the power of lust overcome deadly intentions? A voyeuristic encounter on the fells ends in sex with a charming ghost for American Marie Warren who realises she has the ability to unleash demons. Her powers bring her to a coven of witches who practise rare sex magic that allows ghosts access to pleasures of the flesh. As ancient grudges unfold, Deacon, the demon Marie has unleashed will stop at nothing to destroy everything the coven s high priestess holds dear, including Marie and her landlord, Tim Meriwether. Only the power of lust Marie and Tim share can stop Deacon before the coven is destroyed and innocent people die?

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Ekaterina and the Night

Ekaterina and the Night

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/09/2011

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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.