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Short and Sweet

Original Novellas by Erotica's Hottest Writers

By Michael Hemmingson

  • Paperback
  • £10.99

Short and Sweet delivers, with lusty impact, the best of that nifty literary art form - the erotic novella. Longer than a short story and a tad slimmer than a novel, it's just the right size and shape for erotic adventures. From sexual exploration in college to what kinky cops really do in private with their handcuffs, this surprisingly smart, sexy anthology has something to offer every hungry mind.

Collection of original novellas by the hottest names in erotica today.

Short and Sweet delivers, with lusty impact, the best of that nifty literary art form - the erotic novella. Longer than a short story and a tad slimmer than a novel, it's just the right size and shape for erotic adventures. From sexual exploration in college to what kinky cops really do in private with their handcuffs, this surprisingly smart, sexy anthology has something to offer every hungry mind.

Biographical Notes

Michael Hemmingson is one of the hardest working writers in erotica, with dozens of titles to his name. He has also edited several anthologies of contemporary fiction, including EXPELLED FROM EDEN: A William T. Vollmann Reader, published by Thunder's Mouth Press. He lives in San Diego.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781562015121
  • Publication date: 29 Jun 2006
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Running Press Adult
Hachette Australia

Jax (A Bastard Novel)

J. L. Perry
Authors:
J. L. Perry

My name is Jaxson Albright. My friends call me Jax. I was brought up privileged, and I was supposed to follow in my father's footsteps and move into politics, but I had other plans. To my family's disgust, I'm inked, I'm pierced and I own and run a tattoo parlour in the hip suburb of Newtown, Sydney. I fit in here. I can be the man I was destined to be. But I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for my saviour, Candice. My pink haired angel. We grew up in the same circle - like me, she's an outcast. I have been in love with her for as long as I can remember. I can't get her out of my head. She still owns my damn heart. If you loved the emotional journey J.L. Perry took you on in BASTARD and HOOKER, you'll lose yourself entirely in JAX.'J.L. Perry has captured every gut wrenching emotion in this poignant story of love, betrayal and reconciliation . . . Loved every word.' CLiK Book Blog'An incredibly powerful, sexy and touching love story that will always hold a place in my heart.' RBTL Book Promotions'What can I say, if I could give this more than 5 stars I would. You'll laugh, cry and scream your heart out because it is a beautiful story.' Goodreads reviewer'A rollercoaster of a ride for these two and I felt like I was with them through it all.' Amo and Sarah's Book Corner'WOW!!!! This book blew me away and broke me into pieces. I've been intrigued by Jax, and his story, since reading Bastard and couldn't wait for this.' Goodreads Reviewer'J. L. Perry you are exceptional. Jax's book was everything. It deserves way more than 5 stars.' Goodreads Reviewer'As soon as I started Jax I couldn't put it down. It had me up until 2 am where I finally admitted I needed sleep at 50%. Needless to say, the first thing I did when I woke up was dive back into Jax's story and I didn't stop reading until I finished.' Lost to Books'Highly recommended read for lovers of true romance, hot sex scenes, a great sense of humour and not afraid to shed a tear - believe me my heart broke several times whilst reading Jax.' Goodreads Reviewer'What did I just read??!! This novel gripped me from page one and never let go. It had everything you can imagine. By the 35% mark I had laughed until tears, cried from the hurt, and was swooned by Jax. Goodreads Reviewer'OMG where do I start with this book? I now have a new hero in my life under the name of Jax Albright!!' A Book Lovers Emporium Book Blog

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The Janus Chamber

Sasha Grey
Authors:
Sasha Grey

A few years have passed since Catherine's time in the The Juliette Society, but things haven't been going the way she planned. Her life with her fiancé Jack has become predictable and boring, especially in the bedroom. Now working as a journalist, she struggles to find inspiration in her work or at home - until she starts writing about the death of a publicly beloved model, Inana Luna, whose experiences reflect Catherine's own blossoming sexuality and independence. What started as a routine story quickly becomes Catherine's obsession as she follows the tale of a woman whose tracks take her down a road with too many familiar facets: a fascination with kink, lustful men, and some very sexy intrigue. Like the Roman god Janus, Catherine is simultaneously looking to the past and the future. Can her experiences with The Juliette Society, along with Inana's diary, help her figure out what she really wants in life, love, and sex? Or will the story drag her back down into a tantalizing world from which she might not be able to escape a second time?

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Getting Rough

C.L. Parker
Authors:
C.L. Parker

Hotshot San Diego sports agent Shaw Matthews and his sexy professional adversary Cassidy Whalen have gone head-to-head in the boardroom - and the bedroom. Now Shaw has scored a big promotion - but only because Cassidy turned it down and ran off. There are many things he wants when it comes to Cassidy . . . but her pity isn't one of them. So Shaw rushes to a small town in Maine to retrieve his dignity - and maybe the woman he's hungry to claim once more.Cassidy has pushed herself to the max to realize her career dreams - until a family crisis brings her home. But Shaw isn't letting Cassidy go that easily. Neither is gorgeous Casey Michaels, the childhood sweetheart she left behind - and who now wants to win her back. As the rivalry between the two alpha males intensifies, and Shaw's seductive moves reach a whole new level of heat, Cassidy has to make a choice. And this time, it's for the highest stakes of all.

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Yours Tonight

Joya Ryan
Authors:
Joya Ryan
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Yours Completely

Joya Ryan
Authors:
Joya Ryan

A raw and powerful love story, perfect for fans of J Lynn, Jodi Ellen Malpas and Sylvia Day. Lana Case knows what it feels like to be tossed aside - first by her family and then by the man she naively believed was her true love. But when Jack leaves, reconfirming that she isn't worthy of love, her world shatters. The last person Lana thought to find refuge in is an adrenaline-junky firefighter, let alone Jack's best friend. Yet Callum Malone's easy-going, playboy persona is just what she needs. When Lana finds herself the target of a stalker who isn't going away, Callum not only welcomes her into his home, but also into his bed. Unable to deny the chemistry between them, Lana gives in and after a night of fiery passion discovers what it finally feels like to not only be cherished - but safe. Lana and Callum are falling fast, knowing they're both far out of their depth. And then Jack returns to claim the woman he left behind . . . Addictive and unforgettable, Lana's story will seduce, surprise and stay with you. A brand new romance by the #1 Bestselling author of Break Me Slowly, the Reign series is an emotional roller coaster you'll want to keep riding forever.

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Yours Forever

Joya Ryan
Authors:
Joya Ryan

For fans of J Lynn, Jodi Ellen Malpas and Sylvia Day comes the final book in the Reign trilogy.Time is running out, who will Lana choose? One man has her heart . . . Lana's life has shattered around her. Callum and Jack have been lying to her, the truth behind her family is turning out to be darker than she'd ever have suspected and it seems as though she can't trust anything - especially her own desires. The other her soulTorn between two men and surrounded by secrets, Lana is forced to make an agonising choice, one that could destroy not only her, but the people she loves. What - and who - does she really want? An all-consuming, powerfully addictive love story, the Reign trilogy is not to be missed

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Playing Dirty

C.L. Parker
Authors:
C.L. Parker
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Come to Me Recklessly

A. L. Jackson
Authors:
A. L. Jackson
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Hotel of Seduction

Marina Anderson
Authors:
Marina Anderson

Are you ready for a weekend away at the Hotel of Seduction?Grace has won the man of her dreams - and her fantasies. Brooding, sensual, wealthy and handsome, their days and nights are filled with pleasure. But can this enigmatic man truly love her?Together they have set up a secret, exclusive hotel for adventurous couples, designed to open their guests' eyes to the darker, deeper side of desire. But one of the visitors has an agenda, and David is becoming distracted by a new arrival.As they explore the delights on offer, Grace realises this is a test: if she fails, she will lose David to his next passing fancy. If she succeeds, she will secure his love for ever, and he will finally invite her into his world . . .Take some time away and allow yourself to be seduced by the Hotel of Seduction.

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Beauty's Kingdom

A.N. Roquelaure
Authors:
A.N. Roquelaure

Years before the erotic novel became a phenomenon, Anne Rice wrote the bestselling Sleeping Beauty trilogy. It is now twenty years since the fabled Sleeping Beauty and her prince, Laurent, left the mysterious kingdom of Queen Eleanor, where they had known voluptuous erotic slavery together. Suddenly the great Queen is reported dead and the survival of the kingdom is in peril. Beauty and Laurent are implored to take the throne and to uphold the ways of complete sensual surrender that have made Eleanor's realm a legend. Beauty agrees, but with one twist: she insists that all erotic servitude be voluntary. She and Laurent strive to rebuild Eleanor's land as a newer and finer paradise of luscious abandonment and never-ending sensual pleasure.Countless eager princes, princesses, lords, ladies and common folk journey to Beauty's new Kingdom where she and her husband awaken their domain, ushering in a new era of desire, longing and sexual ecstasy.Provocative and stirring, Rice's imaginative retelling of the Sleeping Beauty myth will be hailed by her longtime fans and new readers of erotica just discovering the novels.

Robinson

The Mammoth Book Of Uniform Erotica

Barbara Cardy
Authors:
Barbara Cardy

Outrageous, even shocking confessions of uniform fantasies and amazing sexual adventures, from what happens when an English Rose is cuffed in the backwoods of Georgie by a Texas Highway Patrol trooper to a waitress at a wedding reception rescued from a night of boredom in an ill-fitting uniform by members of a rugby club. As well as uniforms, the stories involve every kind of kink imaginable, and then some: from straightforward spanking to domination and submission, from solo experiences to group games, and from guilty secrets to sex in public places.These are vivid accounts of sexual encounters and sexy secrets involving uniforms to startle, amuse, shock and excite. Whatever your kink - voyeurism, first-times, oral sex, hotels, good friends, secret mistresses, domination and submission, threesomes, anal, outdoor sex, forbidden fantasies, spanking or downright sadism - you'll find what you're looking for here, in uniform!Svetlana joined the army to help her fellow men and women, but exactly how becomes clear to the sergeant when he finds out about her escapades. Charlene tries out as a strip-o-gram nun, but makes so many mistakes that she ends up bent over the boss's knee.Alan loved to admire the cute little uniforms of waitresses in old-fashioned tea rooms, then one day the phrase 'at your service' takes on a new and more exciting meaning.A young tourist likes the look of an uptight Life Guard - she helps him to let go a little with a public blow job. Buff Darren has had limited sexual experience until he becomes the manager of an Italian restaurant . . . and the waitresses lock him in as he's shutting up.

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The Mammoth Book Of Best New Erotica Vol 13

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

A collection of over 40 original, sensual and provocative sexual adventures, this thirteenth volume of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica offers the very best new work of both deservedly well-known names and up-and-coming talents. The previous volume included stories by Peggy Munson; Elissa Wald; French author Emma Becker; award-winning SF writer Kij Johnson; an acclaimed crime author writing as Pat McStone; San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood; and I. J. Miller. Here you will find an exciting diversity of erotic writing which explores the full breadth of human emotional, sensual and sexual experience - vanilla is emphatically not the only flavour - in stories which are by turns intriguing, shocking, fascinating and enchanting.

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Fall From India Place

Samantha Young
Authors:
Samantha Young

'Scotland's answer to E.L. James' - Sunday PostWhen Hannah Nichols last saw Marco D'Alessandro five long years ago, he broke her heart. The bad boy with a hidden sweet side was the only guy Hannah ever loved-and the only man she's ever been with. After one intense night of giving in to temptation, Marco took off, leaving Scotland and Hannah behind. Shattered by the consequences of their night together, Hannah has never truly moved on.Leaving Hannah was the biggest mistake of Marco's life - something he has deeply regretted for years. So when fate reunites them, he refuses to let her go without a fight. Determined to make her his, Marco pursues Hannah, reminding her of all the reasons they're meant to be together . . . But just when Marco thinks they're committed to a future together, Hannah makes a discovery that unearths the secret pain she's been hiding from him-a secret that could tear them apart before they have a real chance to start over again . . .Praise for Samantha Young:'This steamy romance is mysterious, all-consuming and pretty damn good' Closer'A true gift for storytelling with a liberal dose of racy encounters. But what really sets it apart is exquisite characterisation, so vivid that the cast seeps into the reader's psyche' - Daily Record "Ridiculously incendiary chemistry." -Dear Author . . . "Heartwarming, sizzling and captivating. . . . [Young's characters] are complex, a little flawed, and at their core good people struggling to make it in this crazy world. . . . Young creates steamy scenes that sizzle with just the right amount of details." -Caffeinated Book Reviewer "Ms. Young dives deep into the psyche of what makes a person tick emotionally, what stirs their vulnerability, and ultimately provides them the courage to be better individuals as well as partners. . . . The one thing you can count on from Ms. Young is some of the best steamy, sexual chemistry." -Fiction Vixen Book Reviews "A deceptively complex romantic contemporary romance that will have you laughing, crying, and swooning with delight." -Smexy Books "Just as hot and sexy as the first book. . . . Smart and sexy, Young writes stories that stay with you long after you flip that last page." -Under the Covers "Passion, romance, angst, LUST, major heat, mistakes, personal growth, and the power of love all combine perfectly in Down London Road." -Bookish Temptations "Down London Road delivers on all fronts-charismatic characters, witty dialogue, blazing-hot sex scenes and real-life issues make this book an easy one to devour. Samantha Young is not an author you should miss out on!" -Fresh Fiction "Another flirty, modern, and sexy story. . . . Thanks to the characters' special connection and snappy dialogue, readers will feel the pull of Young's story from the get-go and root for a happy ending." -RT Book Reviews

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The Mammoth Book of Erotic Romance and Domination

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski
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The Mammoth Book of Urban Erotic Confessions

Barbara Cardy
Authors:
Barbara Cardy
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A Girl Walks into a Bar

Helena S. Paige
Authors:
Helena S. Paige

*A CHOOSE YOUR OWN DESTINY NOVEL*When your friend cancels on your girls' night out at the last moment, you suddenly find yourself all dressed up and alone at an exclusive bar. What do you do now?Will you spend the evening drinking tequila with a rock star? Or perhaps the suave and charming millionaire businessman is more your style? But the angelic young barman with a body made for sin has also caught your eye . . . Then there's the bodyguard who has the keys to his boss's sports car and is offering you a ride . . . Maybe you want to head home instead - to your sexy new neighbour.Whichever way you decide to go, each twist and turn will lead to an unforgettable encounter. Can you choose the ultimate sensual experience? Remember: if your first choice doesn't hit the spot, then start over and try something (and someone) new. The power is entirely yours in this fully interactive, choose your own destiny novel.

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The Dining Club

Marina Anderson
Authors:
Marina Anderson

You are invited to the Dining Club. If you pass the challenges we set, a world of pleasure awaits you.He is everything she never wanted: brooding, secretive, rich - and far-removed from her care-free artistic lifestyle. Yet David has a power over Grace that she cannot resist, a power that comes from his darker, passionate side.And now he is ready to truly reveal himself. Inviting Grace to a weekend at the Dining Club, David offers her the opportunity to discover his deepest desires and to find pleasures far beyond her wildest imagination - but only if she if willing to play a series of sensual games. Grace faces a choice: give in to her doubts and retreat to her quiet life, or truly embrace happiness with David and win over her mesmerising lover forever.Indulge yourself in this seductive tale, perfect for true lovers of EL James and Sylvia Day.

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The Juliette Society

Sasha Grey
Authors:
Sasha Grey

Catherine, a blossoming film student whose sexuality has been recently stirred, finds herself drawn into a secret club where the world's most powerful people meet to explore their deepest, often darkest sexual fantasies.But even as these new experiences open intense new pleasures for Catherine, they also threaten to destroy everything she holds dear.In her debut novel, Sasha Grey takes us inside a private, high-profile, sex society where anything and everything can happen.

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The First Kiss

Stephanie Ash
Authors:
Stephanie Ash

He tangled loving fingers in her beautiful hair and fixed her eyes with his most penetrating gaze.Amelia Ashton is a woman with ambition. A singer-songwriter determined to make it to the top of the music business, she finds her plans going awry as one record producer after another falls for her long red hair rather than her sweet music.When an invitation to her mother's fifth wedding in Las Vegas arrives, Amelia decides to take a break while she does her daughterly duty, but a chance meeting with an old friend makes for a surprisingly exciting trip. And when Amelia returns to London, she is more than ready to sort out her affairs, both musical and otherwise . . .Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will consume this intensely romantic and sensual story of true love.Previously published as Musical Affairs.

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One More Kiss

Stephanie Ash
Authors:
Stephanie Ash

His hands weren't quite so gentle now . . .Amelia Ashton has made it. The singer-songwriter is one of the biggest recording stars of her time - but the success she has longed for has taken its toll and her life is no longer her own.When things get too much during her sell-out tour of the US, Amelia heads back to London in search of some quality time. Meeting up with Karis, her former girlfriend-in-crime, Amelia is soon in the midst of some sensual adventures, such as consummating a childhood crush at her friend's wedding. And furthering her career in a most unexpected way . . .Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will consume this intensely romantic and sensual story of adventure and true love.Previously published as Blue Notes.