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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!

A Passion for Him

A Passion for Him

Author: Sylvia Day Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Miss Amelia Benbridge and the Earl of Ware are the most anticipated match of the Season. But Amelia's love will always belong to her childhood sweetheart, the gypsy Colin - who tragically died. She knows she'll never feel such passion again. But when a brooding stranger at a masquerade offers a single, sensual kiss passions rise and she is determined to unmask her phantom admirer. And though deception lies in this stranger's heart, her body cannot hold her back... Sylvia Day is the number one New York Times and number one international bestselling author of more than a dozen award-winning novels, which have been translated into thirty-nine languages. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honoured as Amazon's Best of the Year in Romance. She has won the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award and been nominated for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award twice.

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A Private View

A Private View

Author: Crystalle Valentino Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Welcome to the world of the elite...As a model, Jemma is used to being the centre of attention. And when Dominic Vane, the world-famous photographer, asks her to pose for him, she knows it's not just her pictures he's interested in. But in a world where pleasure is pursued above all else, will falling for Dominic's masterful touch come at too high a cost?

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A Secret Shared A S.E.C.R.E.T. Novel

A Secret Shared A S.E.C.R.E.T. Novel

Author: L. Marie Adeline Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Hidden desires are set free in Secret Shared - the intoxicating, intensely sexy second novel in the internationally bestselling S.E.C.R.E.T series. Cassie Robichaud has come a long way from the invisible, insecure woman she was a year ago. As she takes her place as a guide for Secret - an underground society dedicated to helping women realize their wildest, most intimate sexual fantasies - Cassie tries to put the bittersweet memories of the man who was almost hers behind her. But while helping a new member, Dauphine, to live out the passionate adventures she's kept buried for so long, Cassie's connection with one of the male recruits may unravel the one thing she's afraid to leave exposed: her heart. Can a passion formed in fantasy ever become love in Cassie's reality? It is an irresistible, erotically charged and unforgettable romance series, perfect for fans of E. L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and Sylvia Day's Bared to You.

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All You Can Eat

All You Can Eat

Author: Emma Holly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Sex, lies and murder. Frankie Smith is having a bad day: her boyfriend has just dumped her and she's just found a dead body behind her cafe. Still, things look up when sexy local detective, Jack West, turns up to investigate.

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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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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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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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Beautiful Losers (Modern Erotic Classics)

Beautiful Losers (Modern Erotic Classics)

Author: Remittance Girl Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2012

'Would you like to watch us?' Shira is deeply, achingly in love with her best friend, Jean. This is unfortunate, because he's gay. But with one flippant invitation, Shira, Jean, and his boyfriend, Sebastian, begin their obsessive journey into the dark heart of sexual excess. When even their own edgy subculture refuses to accept them, Sebastian builds a new world with new rules to shelter the threesome. But the baggage they've brought with them can't simply be left at the door and, when the real world breaches the carefully constructed walls, it does so with tragic consequences.

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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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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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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.