Erotic 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.

Love, Sex & Murder Shows

Love, Sex & Murder Shows

Author: Kelly Banks Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/02/2022

When an old friend appears on Emily Caine’s doorstep one night, her quiet world is about to change forever. ‘Love, Sex & Murder Shows’ by Kelly Banks is a heady and sultry mix of crime fiction, thriller and romance. The countless hours spent in front of detective and true crime shows prepare Emily well for the events that unfold after Callie, an old friend from school, appears on her doorstep one Friday evening. Having left her gangster husband, Callie and Emily embark on a brief and fiery affair, an awakening for Emily that leads to her seeing the onscreen violence she’s familiar with, enter into her reality. The book gradually builds in tension, and Emily’s character becomes darker and more sinister as the story goes on. She claims at the beginning she is a “slave to her emotions” but by the end of the book I noticed the “disconnect” she was so fascinated by in the serial killers she watched. This was an interesting and certainly entertaining book, with action and tension of all kinds to keep you turning the page. The fallen angel referenced in the synopsis is reflected in the structure of the story, with Emily’s relationship with Callie being the catalyst to her falling into a darker world with the personality to match. 'Love, Sex & Murder Shows' is an entertaining read full of thrills and twists that you may not expect with an additional adult edge.

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The Love Hypothesis

The Love Hypothesis

Author: Ali Hazelwood Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/10/2021

TikTok and social media most definitely made me buy this book. It didn't disappoint! An entertaining romance that find Olive, a third year Ph.D candidate ropes tall, dark and unapproachable professor Adam Carlsen in to an awkward fake dating scenario, aiming to convince her best friend they're a couple.  As you can probably guess from the synopsis there's plenty of awkward, cringe-worthy moments mixed in with the romance. This book is incredibly readable, the plot's overall predicability is comforting and keeps you turnining the page, reading "just one more chapter" until you reach the inevitable ending. A brilliant feel-good romance, my first instinct when finishing The Love Hypothesis was to pick it back up and start again. If you loved The Flatshare or The Kiss Quotient, you may very well want to get you hands on a copy of The Love Hypothesis.

The Heart Principle

The Heart Principle

Author: Helen Hoang Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/09/2021

It takes a certain skill to make a novel that’s part of a series feel like a standalone, while also pleasing loyal fans. It’s what Helen Hoang, with her latest release, has managed to pull off – and in style. At the start of The Heart Principle, we are thrown into the life of Anna. She’s a young violinist who’s found fame online. It quickly transpires, though, that she has a few problems on her talented hands. First there’s the professional one about anxiety around performing. And another: her boyfriend wants to sleep with other women. (To, you know, make sure she’s really the one, of course.) Understandably, this throws Anna into a state of chaos – and eventually into the arms of Quan.  Pearl clutchers, best not to read much further. This book has all the hallmarks of a contemporary romance, plus the deleted bedroom scenes. It’s steamy, very steamy. Yet it’s incredibly tender, emotive and revealing too. Hoang doesn’t hold back on subjects other writers may shy away from, and she explores sensitive issues with a boldness that’s hard not to admire. The Heart Principle introduces newbies to her work (like me) to her confident and gutsy storytelling, and to characters you’ll want to revisit again. 

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The Piper's Dance

The Piper's Dance

Author: Maxim Jakubowski Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2021

A fascinating take on an age old story that led me on a compelling and unique dance. Two of the children spirited away by the Pied Piper of Hamelin escape his clutches centuries later and find themselves attempting to survive in a world they no longer recognise. Maxim Jakubowski has previously written novels that span various genres, here The Piper’s Dance spins between legend and myth, fantasy and relationship (and contains moments of erotism), with Maxim himself describing it as: “hardboiled fantasy”. What awaits is an absorbing, delicious feast of a read. From the first sentence I was hooked, I truly loved where this tale took me, it’s a journey of discovery and I found myself exploring alongside Tristan and Katerina. The brilliant vivid characters feel entirely real, I didn’t stop to question, I just believed. Innocence, experience and knowledge join together in a heady mix that sent my thoughts in new directions. A different, potent and exhilarating read, I’ve chosen The Piper’s Dance to feature as a Liz Robinson Pick of the Month. Pre-order the signed hardback or the paperback of Piper's Dance from telos.co.uk and get a 20% discount using the code: lovereading

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Hard Like Water

Hard Like Water

Author: Yan Lianke Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2021

On his return to his village in the Balou Mountains, soldier Gao Aijun sees a young woman wandering barefoot along the railway tracks in the warm late-afternoon sun. Her name is Hongmei. Aijun is instantly intoxicated, his wife - waiting patiently for him at home - quickly forgotten. Both Aijun and Hongmei hurl themselves into their town's revolutionary struggle. Spending their days and nights stamping out feudalism, writing pamphlets and organising rallies, they become inseparable: they are the engines of history. The couple dig a 'tunnel of love' - to further the revolution, of course, but also to connect their homes and provide a chamber for their secret rendezvous. While the unsuspecting villagers sleep, they sing political songs and compete in shouting-matches of Maoist slogans before making earth-shattering love. But when Hongmei's husband finds them together one evening, their dreams of a life together begin to fall apart. Hard Like Water is a novel of immense emotional force from one of China's greatest contemporary writers, a universal human drama about the nature of power and the dangers of hubris, as well as the freewheeling momentum of love and sexual desire.

Freed

Freed

Author: E. L. James Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2021

Relive the sensuality, the romance, and the drama of Fifty Shades Freed - the love story that enthralled millions of readers around the world - through the thoughts, reflections, and dreams of Christian Grey. E L James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper new take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe. You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will make Anastasia Steele his wife. But is he really husband material? His dad is unsure, his brother wants to organise one helluva bachelor party, and his fiancee won't vow to obey . . . And marriage brings its own challenges. Their passion for each other burns hotter and deeper than ever, but Ana's defiant spirit continues to stir Christian's darkest fears and tests his need for control. As old rivalries and resentments endanger them both, one misjudgement threatens to tear them apart. Can Christian overcome the nightmares of his childhood and the torments of his youth, and save himself? And once he's discovered the truth of his origins, can he find forgiveness and accept Ana's unconditional love? Can Christian finally be freed?

Rattlesnake Road (A Small Town Mystery Romance)

Rattlesnake Road (A Small Town Mystery Romance)

Author: Amanda McKinney Format: Ebook Release Date: 04/05/2021

I rather enjoyed this book. A romance with a difference. Not your usual light romance, which I much prefer, something with a touch of the dark side about it.  Grey finally leaves New York and a whole load of baggage behind her and heads to Berry Springs to rebuild her life. After a setback or two, she meets Declan, someone with his own history. Having said that he only appears in the book a third of the way through. The first part deals with Grey’s life challenges and how she takes them on.  Ultimately, they both want to turn their lives around.  I liked this book, it was refreshing and had honesty in it. Well written and plenty going on to keep my interest. Thanks for the opportunity to read this.  Helen Lowry, A LoveReading Ambassador

Erotica Kinky Short Stories

Erotica Kinky Short Stories

Author: Sandra Novel Format: Audiobook Release Date: 22/04/2021

Are you looking for an audiobook of erotica that explores every possible type of orgasm? Tired of looking at Porn? Look no further! Enjoy this collection of sinfully delicious erotica tales by Sandra Novel. These pleasurable sensual tales of love and lust will soak your panties starting right now! This adult erotic audiobook includes many of the hottest titles from best-selling erotic audiobooks. You are about to enter a new world of forbidden lust, sex, and eroticism that will keep you on the edge as you listen to this adult oriented content that some may deem distasteful, sinful, disgusting, sick or otherwise disturbing! You’re not just getting a guide on sex. Find that lost intimacy, Don’t wait any longer, buy your copy today!

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Erotica For Women

Erotica For Women

Author: Sandra Novel Format: Audiobook Release Date: 21/04/2021

Looking for the sexy stuff? For the steamiest most explicit erotic stories around? You are one click away from uncovering the best collection of forbidden lust, sex, and eroticism that will keep you on the edge as you listen to this adult-oriented content. Enjoy this collection of sinfully delicious erotica tales by Sandra Novel. These pleasurable sensual tales of love and lust will soak your panties starting right now! You will find a collection of hot and exciting short stories about sex and forbidden encounters that you can listen to wherever you want to feel excited, it includes two of her hottest titles: - Erotica Kinky Short Stories - Erotica For Horny Women Over 10 hours of spine-tingling, sensual, racy spoken erotica for your listening pleasures - whatever they might be! You are about to enter a new world of forbidden lust, sex, and eroticism that will keep you on the edge, this adult erotic audiobook includes the hottest short stories from best-selling erotic novels. These stories include explicit content for women and men who are ready for some adventures! Forget watching porn! You’re not just getting a guide on sex, don’t wait any longer, buy your copy today!

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Call Me Cali: Book 2: Becoming

Call Me Cali: Book 2: Becoming

Author: Lana Gold Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2021

In the second book of the ‘Call Me Cali’ series, ‘Becoming’,  we return to Cali Kistler and her new ambition to do whatever it takes to join the legendary GG’s bordello. After being told by GG herself to get more life experience before committing to the lifestyle of a high-class call girl, Cali signs on to a new Interior design class, and works on experience and self improvement in all aspects of her life. The characters that we have been introduced to us in ‘Call Me Cali: Blooming’ are back with more racy encounters than ever, and there’s a few new faces too. With her “Will they? Won’t they?” relationship with Jean-Chris getting more serious, will Cali leave her salacious life behind before it's had time to properly begin? There’s plenty of ups and downs in Cali’s story, with cringy mistakes, positive revelations and an intense motivation to claim her own future, whatever path that may be. I liked to see how the character of Cali has developed over these two books. In ‘Becoming’, Cali seems more sure of herself, and dedicated to doing what it takes to carve out the life she wants. Cali’s time at her interior design school leads Cali to face a whole host of other problems and her numerous temp agency jobs will have you chuckling even if it’s from second-hand embarrassment.  Cali’s will and determination are as apparent as ever in this second book in the series as she focuses on carving out her own place in the world, one racy encounter and college course assignment at a time.

Call Me Cali: Book 1: Blooming

Call Me Cali: Book 1: Blooming

Author: Lana Gold Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2021

'Call Me Cali' sees the girl from the small town head to a big city to seek romance and adventure. At 18, Cali Kistler is cast out by her parents and sets off to New York City with a scholarship to a prestigious design school. But her naivety and perhaps overindulgence in her fantasies puts her in some difficult situations. Intrigued by the idea of dancing and in need of an income quickly, Cali goes looking for a way to make her every fantasy a reality.  I found Cali endearing in her own way, at some points superficial but I found myself reading on to make sure she was going to be ok as the plotline progressed. There are some hairy moments and Cali’s strength of character shines through. In contrast to her aim for a sexually free lifestyle, Cali meets Jean-Chris, a young Frenchman with a slightly more old-fashioned outlook on life who could perhaps lead to a more conventional path. But will she commit to her initial more racy dreams, or head to a more “normal” life plan? If I’m being honest I didn’t like Jean-Chris, I felt he was quite judgemental and condescending which came across as quite hypocritical considering his own affairs. I particularly liked Cali’s sense of character during these parts of the books because she did what she wanted, despite his thoughts and attempts to guilt her into change. As we read the story, Cali resolves to commit to work for her goals, with a plan to take on extra education, learn to become more cultured and of course indulge in her romantic fantasies as often as she can. As the book ends there’s hope and a lingering sense of anticipation as we wait to see what more is to come from Cali.

Love Stories for Hectic People

Love Stories for Hectic People

Author: Catherine McNamara Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2021

‘Love Stories for Hectic People’ is a collection of short stories exploring aspects of love that aren’t necessarily the ones that are focused on most often, the sides that aren’t “happy ever after”.  Each flash fiction piece is distinct and the collection can be read from cover to cover or picked up and enjoyed in whichever order takes your fancy. The author’s writing helps to create an entire world in a few deceptively simple stories, each one felt thought through and complete to me, with the reader left at the end pondering about next steps and unspoken meaning. The perfect way to be left after a flash fiction piece in my opinion. Covering a number of aspects of relationships and sex, from the joy of it to deeper and darker issues of affairs, abortions and miscarriage. I highlight this to demonstrate the variety within these stories (as I’ve said, each have their own unique tale, setting and atmosphere) and also to mention in case any potential reader is sensitive to a particular topic.  Quick to read through with plenty to come back to and contemplate, I think that this is a great collection of flash fiction.

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