Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 by Rachel Kramer Bussel (editor)

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Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 by Rachel Kramer Bussel (editor)

 

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Micro Review: Imaginative, high-heat, high-quality erotica. Varied stories that span the globe, but all have in common the heated bliss of finding a human connection, mind and body.

Description: Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 2 gives us fierce female passion, timeless love, and lustful encounters that are guaranteed to fill you with utter delight. Edited by the award winning Rachel Kramer Bussel, these sexy stories about women on the prowl span the globe, traveling from Peru to the Bahamas and beyond in pursuit of pleasure. Learn why “Teacher Appreciation” is so special, what sex is like “At the End of the World,” and explore some very explosive “Volcano Nights.” These unforgettable erotic tales by the top authors in the genre as well as newcomers will arouse and thrill readers looking for a hot time between the pages.

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Wanderlust: A Literary Erotica Anthology (Mofo Pubs Presents Book 1) by Megan Lewis (editor)

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Wanderlust: A Literary Erotica Anthology (Mofo Pubs Presents Book 1) by Megan Lewis (editor)

 

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Micro Review: Lovingly selected by Megan Lewis, the Mofo Pubs Presents series provide anthologies of short literary erotica at its best, bringing together a range of excellent writing showcased in themed anthologies. Book 1, Wanderlust, centres around that need to keep moving – from chance encounters by sexual-ships that pass in the night, to those wandering souls that seek to reach out to feel the warmth of human contact as the world rushes by.

Description: Wanderlust—a strong longing for or an impulse toward wandering. The stories in this anthology explore the ramifications of wanderlust—with an emphasis on lust. Twelve tales of those who cannot stay still—whether by choice, curse, or circumstance.

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Aphrodite Overboard by Richard V. Raiment

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Aphrodite Overboard by Richard V. Raiment

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Kidnapped and shipwrecked on a tropic isle, the Lady Susanna finds that paradise comes complete with the willing and most intimate worship of the natives, who appoint her as their goddess of love and fertility. When the island paradise is invaded by devils in the form of a priestly slave-trader and his crew, Susanna is forced to protect the people who consider her their goddess, rather than to succumb to the evil brought by her own countrymen.

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Katie in Love by Chloe Thurlow

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Katie in Love by Chloe Thurlow

 

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Katie Boyd has nothing in common with Tom Bridge, the volunteer doctor she meets at a party – except in bed she finds a passion to match her own. Tom is intense, puzzling, a man who cares about others and compels Katie to question her own life drifting through the hip clubs and London party scene.
When Tom returns to his post in a Sri Lanka orphanage, Katie isn’t sure if their passion was lit by its brevity, or if love, unexpected and not entirely wanted, has edged its way into her life. Should she go back to being who she always was? Or follow Tom into the unknown?
Katie in Love is a compelling contemporary romance that will grip readers as they follow Katie’s journey to an ending they may have expected – but not in the way they expected it. Brilliantly written and coolly self-aware, Chloe Thurlow was described by KM Dylan on Amazon as “…the Anaïs Nin of our times.” With Katie in Love – her sixth novel – Thurlow reveals a writer at the height of her powers.

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Bewitched in Budapest by Justine Elyot

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Bewitched in Budapest by Justine Elyot

 

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Ruby had no idea what to expect from her trip to Budapest, but a strange man in her bed on her first night probably wasn’t it. Once the mistake is ironed out, though, and introductions made, she finds herself strangely drawn to the handsome Hungarian, despite her vow of holiday celibacy. Does Janos have what it takes to break her resolve and discover the secrets she is hiding, or will she be able to resist his increasingly wild seduction tactics? Against the romantic backdrop of a city made for lovers, personalities clash. They also bump. And grind.

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Amorous Woman by Donna George Storey

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Amorous Woman by Donna George Storey

 

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The story of an American woman’s love affair with Japan and her intimate relationships with the many men and women she meets along the way. This modern reimagining of Ihara Saikaku’s bawdy 17th-century novel of the pleasure quarters, The Life of an Amorous Woman, offers a graphic, erotic tale that challenges everything we think we know about Japan.

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Viking Thunder by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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Viking Thunder by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

 

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‘We all struggle. We all desire.’

When the Northmen’s ship is brought ashore in a storm, Elswyth is faced with the prowess of Eirik: a giant of a man who lets nothing stand in his way.

Elswyth struggles to remain independent, but cannot deny her sexual attraction and, ultimately, the satisfaction she finds in Eirik’s bed.

Can Eirik offer her more, and what dark secrets await Elswyth, if she returns with the Northmen to their distant lands?

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Islands by Richard V. Raiment

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Islands by Richard V. Raiment

 

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Menage, adventure, historical romance, and more. Two straight men shipwrecked alone on an island together for years. What do they do? What else could they do? And then a woman arrives…

The early 1700s, Thomas Carton, an English sailor is shipwrecked in the tropics, his ship destroyed and all lives lost, save his own and one other. That other, Peter Lightfoot, is gay—and thus is the last man alive that Carton or any of his ilk would choose to share his isolation. Peter considers himself a depraved freak rightfully despised by God. Thomas agrees.

Forced by the passage of time and the dictates of circumstance into increasing mutual dependence, what kind of relationship, what level of intimacy, might possibly be arrived at by two such men?

And what happens to that relationship when Fate introduces a desirable woman into the mix?

An erotic adventure and romance containing m/m and m/f.

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Auletris: Erotica by Anais Nin

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Auletris by Anais Nin

 

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Previously unpublished erotica by Anais Nin. After remaining hidden for more than 65 years, the story “Life in Provincetown” and the original, unedited version of “Marcel” were discovered after five copies were illegally printed in 1950 and sold to private collectors. Prime Nin erotica in its original form.

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Constraint by Siri Ousdahl

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Constraint by Siri Ousdahl

 

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Ten years ago, Alex Baine fell in love with Linnea Marr, a struggling young artist in a doomed BDSM relationship. Now he’s a very different man–rich, powerful, and someone who knows what he wants– and when he he meets her again, he knows he wants her. But Linnea has changed, too: a successful sculptor, strong-willed, and solitary.

He kidnaps her and takes her to his remote mountain home, but taming her is more difficult — and satisfying — than he ever imagined. As Alex and Linnea battle their way through pain and desire, the war between their bodies transmutes into something even more dangerous. Elegant, brutal, passionate, romantic, Constraint is a dark love story for the ages.

Siri Ousdahl is the pseudonym of a multiple award-winning author.

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Come Let Us Sing Anyway by Leone Ross

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Come Let Us Sing Anyway by Leone Ross

 

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In Leone Ross’s luminous short stories – ranging from richly extended stories to intense pieces of flash fiction, set between Jamaica and Britain – anything can happen. A richly varied, witty and entertaining collection whose frankness may sometimes tickle, sometimes shock; but always engages the intellect and the heart.

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London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp

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London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp

 

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Rent boys, aristocrats, artists, and criminals populate this sweeping novel in which author Jonathan Kemp skillfully interweaves the lives and loves of three very different men in gay London across the decades.

In the 1890s, a young man named Jack apprentices as a rent boy and discovers a life of pleasure and excess that leads to new friendships, most notably with the soon-to-be-infamous Oscar Wilde. A century later in 1998, David tells his own tale of unashamed decadence from prison, recalling life as a young man arriving in the city in the mid-’80s just as the scourge of AIDS hit. Where their paths cross, in the politically sensitive 1950s, when gay men were the target of police and politicians alike, the artist Colin tentatively explores his sexuality while working on his painting “London Triptych.”

Moodily atmospheric and rich with history, London Triptych is a sexy, resplendent portrait of the politics and pleasures of queer life in one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

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The Gentlemen’s Club (The Noire series) by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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The Gentlemen’s Club
by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

 

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Victorian London 1898

Lord McCaulay falls under the enchantment of Mademoiselle Noire. Humiliated by her before his peers, he becomes intent on revenge, but is drawn only further into her web, entering a dark spiral of obsession.

Meanwhile, by day, Lord McCaulay’s path intersects that of young aristocrat Maud, as she struggles to assert her identity against the domination of men.

‘We live in the wondrous here and now and it is here that our flesh must take its pleasure. Your body is yours and yours alone, but not for long, and never long enough.’

Recommended by Stylist Magazine: a ‘mind-blowing’ read.

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Cover Him With Darkness by Janine Ashbless

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Cover Him With Darkness by Janine Ashbless

 

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In rural Italy, a priest keeps a dark secret beneath his chapel — a prisoner. Only the elder holy man knows who this prisoner is and even the priest does not know how long he has been there — hundreds of years, perhaps, or even longer. His fear is that anyone in his parish would ever come in contact with his mysterious and unholy charge. But what happens is even worse than he could have imagined. His lovely young daughter, whose innocence and devotion to god he prizes over all else, trails her father into the cavern and catches a glimpse of the prisoner, a beautiful being like the most handsome of men and yet not. She looks in his eyes and sees pain and wisdom and eternity. Unable to keep away from this silent creature chained to an altar stone, she lives in fear that her father will catch her. One day he does and sends her off to America to be raised by her aunt in Boston. But she never forgets her silent love. Cover Him with Darkness is a thrilling story of an archangel banished from heaven and the human woman with whom he falls in love.

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Named And Shamed by Janine Ashbless

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Named And Shamed by Janine Ashbless

 

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Once upon a time, a naughty woman stole a very precious manuscript from a kindly antiquarian. But all of the world’s ancient and powerful magic has returned…and now there is much more at stake than a few sheets of parchment. Thus begins a rude and rugged illustrated fairy tale, the likes of which you NEVER read when you were little!

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Bride of the Barbarian Princes (Skatha Chronicles) by Lily Reynard

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Bride of the Barbarian Princes (Skatha Chronicles) by Lily Reynard

 

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Torn from my home on my wedding day by the conquering troops of General Vespasian, I offer myself as a war-prize to two handsome, muscular barbarian princes in return for my family’s safety. Far from being afraid, I thank all the gods for this unexpected rescue from my loathsome bridegroom.

Hardened by years in the army, these two barbarians are looking for a voluptuous wife. Before they return to their tribal homeland on the distant Roman frontier, they will take what they’ve come for, and give me the passionate initiation into womanhood that I’ve always craved.

This boxed set contains all three volumes of the Skatha Chronicles:
– Taken by the Barbarian Princes
– Claimed by the Barbarian Princes
– Loved by the Barbarian Princes

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Dark Secret (DARC Ops Book 1) by Jamie Garrett

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Dark Secret (DARC Ops Book 1) by Jamie Garrett

 

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Will stumbling on a far-reaching conspiracy expose a dark secret or will the truth be lost in translation?

Her childhood filled with global exploration that sparked a gift for learning languages, Mira Swanson’s chosen career as a translator makes perfect sense. After she lands a position with a renowned senator, she quickly builds a reputation for being a skilled professional that doesn’t miss a single detail. But when she stumbles onto a hidden document implicating her boss in a black market arms trade, Mira’s detail-oriented life spins out of control. Headstrong and determined to put a stop to the senator’s dirty dealings before innocent lives are put in danger, Mira has no idea where to look for help. That is, until she meets Jackson Archer.

Billionaire white hat cyber security specialist Jackson Archer has been to hell and back, repeatedly. When the world-weary former Navy SEAL meets Mira, her allegations seem dubious at best and he has no problems telling her so. Mira’s complete lack of situational awareness and disregard for her own safety sparks every protective instinct he has, and the more she drives him crazy the more he wants her. But while his SEAL training prepared him for every imagined scenario in war, no exercise could have prepared him for how to deal with his growing desire for the woman under his protection. As they dig deeper and more secrets are exposed, can Jackson keep his focus on uncovering the truth about the senator and keep Mira safe or will countless lives, and their chance at love, be lost forever?

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The Experiences Series by Simone Freier

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The Experiences Series by Simone Freier

 

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“Sexy, imaginative, descriptive and filled with substance.  A fascinating, top-notch read.”

Spanning eight books and 922,000 words, the Experiences series challenges perspectives on love, sex, nudity and kink, as the main characters explore a mind-boggling range of fantasies, fetishes, sexual orientations and lifestyles.  Deftly weaving philosophical discussion and keen observation of human behaviour with a well-told central romance, it’s a thought-provoking and enjoyable erotic roller-coaster.

The series depicts many aspects of human relationships.  In Book 1, Origins of a Fetish, we meet Sam, whose story we’ll follow through the entire 8-book series.  Book 2, First Experience, introduces Kelly, while the third and subsequent titles add numerous additional elements to the couple’s developing relationship.

Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between the unlikely lovers as they set out on their journey of erotic exploration.  While being deeply philosophical and graphically erotic, the Experiences series is a story of female empowerment, and a social comment on roles and relationships in modern society.  It’s also just damned good reading!

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Dirty-Good by Evie Bliss

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Dirty-Good by Evie Bliss
Dirty-Good by Evie Bliss

 

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BDSM for brainiacs: “Scorching-hot, cerebrally sexy, and a geeky blend of steamy romance and smart discourse told in a fresh, new voice.”

Dungeon Dan is disillusioned with the purely physical, while diligent Deb seeks wicked sensuality to complement her rich inner life. When smoking-hot Dan promises desires beyond imagining, how far will Debbie go to fulfil her yearning for excitement? And will she thank him for liberating this new side of her, or resent him pulling the blinders from her eyes?

Thoughtful, wickedly creative, and brimming with metaphor and symbolism, this well-crafted novel uses evocative imagery to weave a lush, intelligent, steamy BDSM tale that’s not for the faint-hearted.

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Like A Bird by Laurie Varga

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Like A Bird by Laurie Varga

 

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A Contemporary Beauty and the Beast romance with a lust triangle.

Can unexpected romance free a wealthy recluse from a cage of his own making?

Gareth Renaut, a mysterious investor, lives in isolation after a work accident destroyed the life he had known. When his business partner, Louis, drags him from his woodland oasis into the urban chaos for just one night, he becomes entangled in a web of passion with two unusual women.

Kitty, a flamboyant entrepreneur, and Sky, a wounded addict, vie for the key that might unlock the secrets of this complex man, while they spread their own wings and prepare for flight.

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