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Provocative Prose Provocative Prose - Erotic Stories

I 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!

This Month's Featured Books

Darker Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian by E L James
Darker Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian
E L James
E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe. Determined to win her back, he tries to suppress his darkest desires...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Jill Alexander Essbaum
A much talked about novel of female alienation, US poet Essbaum's is a curious blend of Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina brought into the modern post-feminist age. Married...

The Tryst by Monique Roffey

The Tryst
Monique Roffey
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Jane and Bill, a London couple whose relationship is enduring the pressures of time but harbours some element of dissatisfaction, come...

White Fur by Jardine Libaire

White Fur
Jardine Libaire
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. It's Romeo and Juliet modern grunge style when Elise Perez, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks and colour...

The Month Before's Featured Books

The Pleasure Quartet: Summer by Vina Jackson

The Pleasure Quartet: Summer
Vina Jackson
A striking and beautifully written 'adults only' read, containing some extreme and profoundly intimate scenes. Focusing once more on violinist Summer Zahova, this is the last in The Pleasure Quartet and...

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey
E. L. James
The book everyone’s been talking about, now a major motion picture. Young and innocent Anastasia Steele doesn’t quite know what to make of the smouldering industrialist Christian Grey when she...

Grey Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E. L. James

Grey Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian
E. L. James
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...

One with You by Sylvia Day

One with You
Sylvia Day
Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably. Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the...

Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

Fifty Shades Darker
E. L. James
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...

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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.