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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!

Grey Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

Grey Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

Author: E. L. James Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world. Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty - until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him - past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian's cold, wounded heart. Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

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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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Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

Author: Eden Bradley Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/12/2012

Ever been tempted? While Mia Curry's university students cram into her class on sexuality, Mia has always kept her own private fantasies carefully under wraps - until now...Jagger James is everything Mia wants and everything that is taboo: he's young, gorgeous - and a student. But how can Mia resist?

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The Beauty of Surrender

The Beauty of Surrender

Author: Eden Bradley Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Are you ready for the dark side of love? The moments when Ava Gregory feels her most beautiful and complete are when she is tied up and bound. Then she meets Desmond Hale, a master in the ancient Japanese bondage art of Shibari. He takes her to the very edge of ecstasy. But having learned the beauty of surrender, dare Ava risk her heart?

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Meeting the Master (Modern Erotic Classics)

Meeting the Master (Modern Erotic Classics)

Author: Elissa Wald Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2012

In Wald's darkly erotic stories, characters enact the intricate and subtle ways that dominance and submission play a role in their daily lives: a young girl dreams of submitting to a boy who's not interested in controlling her, an ex-convict is so accustomed to serving his cellmate that he cannot adjust to the outside world, a professional dominatrix is beaten at her own game by a psychiatrist, and a student lies his way into the home of an army recruiter in order to become his houseboy.

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The Secret Lives of Married Women

The Secret Lives of Married Women

Author: Elissa Wald Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/10/2013

Two identical twin sisters - one a sexually repressed defense attorney, the other a former libertine now living a respectable life in suburbia - are about to have their darkest secrets revealed, to the men in their lives and to themselves. Both find themselves pushed to the edge, and confronted by discoveries about themselves and their lovers that shock and disturb them.

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Breathless for You

Breathless for You

Author: Elizabeth Anthony Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Set in the 1920s, this passionate, provocative tale is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey. November 1921. Since arriving in London, Madeline, the young French ward of Ash, the new Duke of Belfield, has become the subject of lurid speculation, and when she's offered the chance to travel to Belfield Hall, Ash's country seat in Oxfordshire, Madeline is eager to seek refuge there. But Oxfordshire is not as quiet a retreat as she assumed, for soon she clashes with a handsome gamekeeper - Nathan Mallory - whose seduction techniques are astounding and addictive. Meanwhile, Madeline's secret nightmares of her own dark past in Paris continue to haunt her. At the same time Madeline realises that her guardian the Duke (whom she holds in the highest regard) has an impossible love too - for his Sophie, the former servant girl. It's in Madeline's power to reunite the two, but quite possibly at the cost of her own happiness - and her choices are made even more difficult by the secret machinations of powerful people who would do anything to keep Sophie and Ash apart ...

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Three Weeks with Lady X

Three Weeks with Lady X

Author: Eloisa James Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2014

Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs a wife. But to marry a lady, Thorn must acquire a gleaming, civilized facade, the specialty of Lady Xenobia India. Exquisite, head-strong, and independent, India vows to make Thorn marriageable in just three weeks. But neither Thorn nor India anticipate the forbidden passion that explodes between them. Thorn will stop at nothing to make India his. Failure is not an option. But there is only one thing that will make India his ...the one thing Thorn can't afford to lose ...his fierce and lawless heart.

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Black Lace Quickies: Girls on Top

Black Lace Quickies: Girls on Top

Author: Emma Hawthorne Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2012

This volume contains brand new stories from women who ignore the rules, unleash their sexual fantasies and find out just how wildly delicious sex can be when you take it to the limit - and, sometimes, beyond..Features:Darkroom - Jen and her boyfriend explore group sexDoctor in the house - Debbie's visit to A&E results in a romp with a doctor which gives a whole new meaning to the term 'bedside manner'..Mistress Millie - when Millie meets fit farmhand Jake she knows exactly how to put him in his place...Mouth to mouth -rescued from the sea by two hunky Californian lifeguards, Amy gets a lot more than she bargained for...Kick the habit - Lisa's retreat to a convent leads to a romp with 21-year-old virgin Sister Mary.Big Ben - Tourist Marie has an exotic adventure on an open-top bus...Juicy - Samantha is about to discover her husband and his bestfriend are hiding a sexy secret...Circus Circus - some girls dream of running away to the circus, Louise fantasises about the muscular trapeze artists. And now her fantasy is about to come true...Festival fever - Leanna shares a tent with her friends Dee and Mar. And they get up close and very personal...Top Brass - She's the boss's wife and Cindy knows she shouldn't say no to any of her demands...

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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.