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.

Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart

Author: Carly Phillips Format: Audiobook Release Date: 31/05/2019

Ten years ago, a seventeen-year-old Lily Dumont faked her own death to escape an uncle who wanted her inheritance, leaving her old life-and love, behind . . . but Lily never forgot Ty Benson. When Ty discovers Lily's uncle is about to have her declared legally dead in order to finally get his hands on the family money, Ty seeks out Lily and urges her to return home, face her past, and reclaim what rightfully belongs to her. Can Ty reclaim Lily as well? Or will she leave him again, this time for good? Contains mature themes.

Audiobooks of the Month
Way of the Wolf: Ascension

Way of the Wolf: Ascension

Author: Rebecca Anne Stewart Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2019

My. Oh, My!  When I first saw the cover and after reading the summary I had some preconceptions, I was expecting a supernatural romance and this is exactly what I got.  This is a story that I think flows well and I was very quickly absorbed. I have to say I was a little thrown when I first started reading, the book ploughs in straight away with talks of packs and pups and it did take me a moment to figure out the nature of the characters. I have had a quick look at the reviews of this book since reading and noticed it was called a “shifter book”, I am familiar with supernatural romances but not this exact sub-genre so it may be that my initial confusion was caused by this. It didn’t deter from my overall enjoyment of the story. I was hooked throughout, I enjoy stories that make me ask questions about the more mundane workings of that world and the characters' interactions. I am very eager to find out more about Cathwulf and her world and I will be tracking down the rest of the series to find out more. Cathwulf is a strong, independent werewolf that wants to make her own way in the world. Earning her position though her strength and not being submissive to a male partner. But when her pack must travel to assist another all that may change. Combining the animalistic natures of the characters’ wolves and more human mysteries and politics, this is a brilliant book for fans of supernatural romances. All of the characters are interesting and well-developed, but I know that there's more to find out in future books.  I was absorbed in the story, much to the detriment of everything else I did that day and the ending came far too fast. I was left dying to know what happened next and I can't wait to check out the other books in the series. Charlotte Walker, A LoveReadnig Ambassador

Indie Books We Love
The Mismade Girl The Juliette Society, Book III

The Mismade Girl The Juliette Society, Book III

Author: Sasha Grey Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/05/2019

The pendulum has shifted in Catherine's life once again. Four years after peeling back the curtain on The Janus Chamber, we find her now ironically working as a political journalist, settled into a mundane routine and dating life because she chose to tell the truth about Inana Luna instead of embracing a life of decadence with The Juliette Society. Meeting a man who reignites her passion for cinema and guilt-free sex makes her realize what she's been missing, but an unwanted scandal douses the flame. Forced to lay low, she finds an opportunity to take back her career with a human interest story in Honduras, but there are people who see Catherine's article as a threat and will do everything they can to stop her from writing. The world she finds is unlike anything she's ever seen. Catherine is The Mismade Girl, and as her life is turned upside down, she must choose to either perish . . . or be remade anew.

The Facilitator, Part 2

The Facilitator, Part 2

Author: Tracie Podger Format: Audiobook Release Date: 02/05/2019

The game was over - but who had won? Mackenzie Miller thought his life was perfect. He had the woman of his dreams but there was one last piece of his life puzzle to fit. Could he do it in time? Lauren Perry thought her life was perfect. She had the man of her dreams but when humiliation comes full circle is she brave enough to face it head on? More importantly, what happens when your list of fantasies has been achieved? A new list has to be explored, of course. The Facilitator, part 2 follows on from The Facilitator - this erotic romance features graphic scenes of sex and very colourful language - you have been warned!

Audiobooks of the Month
Dancing with the Devil and other stories

Dancing with the Devil and other stories

Author: David Garner Format: Ebook Release Date: 30/04/2019

This book is a collection of five short stories, each very different but with central theme of all of them desire and how it manifests itself in different ways. Each story is set in a different location and range in time from pre-second World War to the present day. Although I enjoyed all of the stories, there were a couple that stood out to me and I would have liked these to continue, so I could find out more about the characters and what they did next. Overall, this is a really enjoyable book and is nice and easy to dip in and out of, by reading a story at a time. I would really recommend this book. Nicola Coen, A LoveReading Ambassador

Indie Books We Love
Entangled

Entangled

Author: J. S. Scott Format: Audiobook Release Date: 30/04/2019

A Wall Street Journal bestseller. There’s nothing richer than a second chance in the steamy second book of New York Times bestselling author J.S. Scott’s Accidental Billionaires series. Aiden Sinclair was a commercial fisherman before he suddenly came into his billionaire inheritance—not that he’s complaining. Being a Sinclair does have its perks. But things were simpler before the money. He may have been dirt poor, but he loved his job and fully intended to always come back from the sea to his girlfriend, Skye Weston, so they could move toward something more permanent. Or at least that had been the plan…until he returned from a two-month fishing trip to discover she had moved away and was marrying somebody else. It tore his world apart. Now Skye’s back in town after nearly a decade. She’s a single mother and just as beautiful as ever. However, for some odd reason, she appears to hate him, when it should be Aiden who wants nothing to do with the woman who dumped him. Unfortunately, more than nine years of separation have done nothing to put a damper on their white-hot chemistry. But even if those feelings are real, Skye has been keeping secrets. The truth of the past is about to come to light, and there is so much more at stake than just Aiden’s heart...

Audiobooks of the Month
One Night With Finnbar

One Night With Finnbar

Author: Leo D'Lance Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2019

The author has done incredibly well to create scenes and atmosphere of the 18th century and to get the warnings out of the way, this attention to detail is also used to portray a number of sexual assaults, the writing is richly detailed but I would say it isn’t one for the faint hearted. A vague essence of the plot reminds me of Tess of the D’Urbervilles, with Finnbar characterised as hard-working and innocent hearted but in a position that leaves him vulnerable to those more powerful than he, which is ultimately his downfall. Martin is generally a selfish and unlikeable character, but in this the author has crafted him well. As I was reading, and arguably applying a modern thought process, I wondered at his ability to bring a young boy to a strange city and, while expressing his position as his master and guardian often, essentially leaving Finnbar to his own devices, allowing him to seek his own work and lodgings. I did also think that there was something of Lolita in this book. Although it states that Finnbar is 17/18 I have to admit his simple nature made me picture him as younger and made Martin, Maddox and others come across as even more predatory.  I also praise the amount of research that has gone into this book, in order to include some historical figures who existed but also in the little details, the mention of padding in Forbes clothes to correct his frame as a small example I spotted. The world and writing throughout One Night in Finnbar is incredibly well-crafted. This isn’t a happy story by any means but for those who would be interested in dark, gritty, historical fiction, then they may find this an interesting read.

Good Samaritans

Good Samaritans

Author: Will Carver Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Oh my word! How to describe this wonderfully clever, deeply dark and immensely satisfying read… every now and then a book comes along that surprises you, in the best possible way, and this is one of them. Five people, connected, somehow, with three murders, how on earth does everything link together? The first paragraphs slipped straight from the page and into my consciousness before awareness hit and I sat bolt upright. Will Carver creates an almost conversational tone which sits at odds with the content, creating a greater intimacy with the words and they land with hammer hard precision. The short intense chapters highlight one of the characters at a time, there is no explanation as to who is the focus, none is needed. A slight jolt of awareness as understanding settled after the first few sentences of each chapter kept me on constant alert. I can genuinely say that I had absolutely no idea where this was going, I stayed in each moment, sucked in the words, and feel as the story has tattooed itself on my mind. Good Samaritans is a provocative, heady, unique, challenging read and it is absolutely blimmin wonderful! Do I recommend it? With my heart and soul, yes I most certainly do!

eBooks of the Month
Ride

Ride

Author: Harper Dallas Format: Audiobook Release Date: 09/10/2018

No one rides like Chase Austin. Bad boy. Player. Adrenaline junkie. Snowboarder Chase Austin has a reputation-and not just for being the world's best extreme athlete. He's as cold as the mountains he rides, loyal only to his crew . . . and panties drop wherever he goes. Photographer Brooke Larson knows better than to let him get through her emotional Kevlar. So what if she used to have his poster on her bedroom wall? She's not a teenager with a crush anymore. Chase Austin is her key to the big time, and she's getting his photo no matter what. Too bad the only place Chase wants her is in his bed. Men leave. Success is forever. Brooke knows the drill, and she's not letting anyone get in the way of her career-or into her heart. But whether it's on the slopes or between the sheets, riding with the best means risking it all. Contains mature themes.

Audiobooks of the Month
Poetry Inspired by Oliver Fantasy and Friendship

Poetry Inspired by Oliver Fantasy and Friendship

Author: Victoria Day-Joel Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2018

Poetry Inspired By Oliver Fantasy & Friendship is a collection of poems I’m sure a lot of us have felt we could have written at one point in our lives or another. Following the thread of an unrequited or, as it says in the synopsis, “perhaps unrecognised” love. This collection of poems cover meeting, getting to know and desiring a person, her muse, as well as including brief italicised comments about the feelings or events that inspired the poem above. These are written quite poetically themselves. This is an indulgent collection of poetry that explores both friendship and sensual/erotic desires for a person. I think that  most people will be able to find something to relate to although there is certainly bravery and honesty here in publishing these poems for all to read. There is a part of me that wonders whether Oliver is a real person and how he feels about these poems and that fact that they have been published. The tone of the collection reminds me of Andrew Lincoln’s character in Love Actually. I think there’s an argument to be had for whether these poems are a romantic gesture or perhaps should remain as private thoughts, and I think it depends on whether these poems are inspired by one person, and what their reaction is. I’m undecided about where I fall on that spectrum of debate, but taking the poetry collection on its own, I admire the vulnerability required to share these private thoughts with us and I like how it creatively explores the themes of unrequited love. This is a poetry collection that is quick and easy to get through to form your own reaction.

Blind Date

Blind Date

Author: Debbie Ioanna Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2018

Aged 30, Jenny is determined not to be 'left on the shelf'and her best friend Sarah, and even Jenny's mother, are keen to help her find the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, a series of blind dates turn out to have disastrous consequences which are not aided by the antics of Jenny's beloved but needy cat, Bing Clawsby. Jenny's heart is set on her work colleague Zach but will he ever notice her, especially as she becomes embarrassingly self-conscious in his presence? Easy to read, amusing and lighthearted, 'Blind Date' would make a perfect summer holiday read. It is what it is.....and could not be described as a work of great literature......but I loved it! Many of us could imagine ourselves in Jenny's shoes as she attempts to find ways of escaping from cringe-worthy experiences on blind dates, has embarrassing bedroom encounters, discovers the sometimes offensive and inappropriate world of dating apps and suffers teenage angst each time she is anywhere near Zach. This is a fun read, each chapter reminding me of the sort of article a newspaper columnist might write, urging me to discover what might befall Jenny next. I am pleased to report that the ending did not disappoint! Val Rowe, A LoveReading Ambassador

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2018

John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure has been described as the first erotic novel in English and is perhaps the greatest example of the genre. From the outset it was mired in disrepute. Cleland penned the novel to liberate himself from debtors' prison, and the book's manifestly lewd content led to its legal suppression within a year of publication. Though versions of the novel, nearly always abridged in some form, continued to find a way into print, the Memoirs remained an underground text until the 1960s. Only as that decade ushered in a culture less socially deferential and more sexually permissive was the moment opportune for the obscenity ban to be successfully challenged. Cleland's novel is a triumph of literary style, resting on his invention of an entirely new, vividly metaphoric, terminology for describing sexual pleasure.