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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
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The Mismade Girl

Sasha Grey
Authors:
Sasha Grey

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.

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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.

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Yours Tonight

Joya Ryan
Authors:
Joya Ryan
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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 Urban Erotic Confessions

Barbara Cardy
Authors:
Barbara Cardy

True stories of temptation and seduction from the big city - spanking, domination and submission, group games, and every other kind of downright rude and kinky fuckery you can imagine, as well as some you probably can't. This collection of over 100 first-person accounts of amazing sexual adventures, in which real people give free rein to their innermost secrets and desires, follows in the footsteps of the bestselling Mammoth Book of Erotic Confessions. Here you will find vivid confessions of sexual encounters to startle, amuse, shock and excite, as men and women reveal their most daring and outrageous sexual secrets, from a good old-fashioned spanking to bondage and submission, from solo experiences to groups getting it on, and from guilty secrets to sex in public places. Barbara Cardy has once again done a fantastic job of ruthlessly whittling down literally thousands of submissions to this collection of well over 100 sexy secrets. There are no categories; to an open mind, each confession has the potential to seduce. Whatever your kink - voyeurism, first-times, oral sex, uniforms, hotels, good friends, secret mistresses, lingerie, domination and submission, threesomes, anal, outdoor sex, forbidden fantasies, spanking or downright sadism - you'll find what you're looking for here. Erotic dreams can come true, as they do here, from New York to Amsterdam, from LA to Stockholm, and from Sydney to Paris.

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A Girl Walks into a Bar

Helena S. Paige
Authors:
Helena S. Paige
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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.

Piatkus

The Great Gatsby Unbound

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Karena Rose
Authors:
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Karena Rose

Nick Carraway, a young virgin from Minnesota, moves to New York in the summer of 1922 to find love. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, a wealthy but unfashionable area populated by the 'new rich' - a group prone to garish, extravagant parties full of wild, erotic activities.And Nick's next-door neighbour is the worst of them all: a mysterious man named Jay Gatsby who throws open the doors of his gigantic Gothic mansion every Saturday night to house the most opulent, seductive sexual encounters. A carnal, sensual world is revealed to Nick, led by the beautiful, alluring, golf champion, Jordan Baker who is devoid of all love and wants to make him another of her playthings. But who is Jay Gatsby? And what will happen when Nick steps into his raunchy, wild mansion? Things will never be the same again in this erotic retelling of The Great Gatsby.

Robinson

House of Lust (Modern Erotic Classics)

Michael Hemmingson
Authors:
Michael Hemmingson
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The Ties That Bind (Modern Erotic Classics)

Vanessa Duries
Authors:
Vanessa Duries

The Ties that Bind is the story of a young girl who falls under the influence of a corrupt older man. He awakens her sexual desire, enslaves her . . . and leads her along a dark path to certain destruction. Poignantly honest and burning with unbridled sexuality The Ties that Bind was a scandalous bestseller in France where the young author's personality brought her briefly into the limelight before she died in a tragic car crash while still in her early twenties.

Robinson

Sad Sister (Modern Erotic Classics)

Florence Dugas
Authors:
Florence Dugas

Sad Sister is the semi- autobiographical story of a sadomasochistic love triangle between university students Florence and Nathalie, and their professor J.P. - an affair that goes horribly awry. Smart and meditative, steamy and disturbing, Sad Sister is perhaps the most significant work of French erotica since The Story of O.

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Beautiful Losers (Modern Erotic Classics)

Remittance Girl
Authors:
Remittance Girl
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Burn (Modern Erotic Classics)

Michael Perkins
Authors:
Michael Perkins

Nicholas Wilde is a 50-year-old painter shunned by the art elite for his unflinchingly representational depictions of the female form. Rose Selavy is the 24-year-old muse who refuses to let him own her. When they meet, their passions burn red hot, then bloody, and inspire one another. But when Rose leaves, Nicholas is left impotent, unable to seduce the other women he meets - no one can light the same flames as she had.

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Meeting the Master (Modern Erotic Classics)

Elissa Wald
Authors:
Elissa Wald

In Wald's darkly erotic stories, characters enact the intricate and subtle ways that dominance and submission play a role in their daily lives: a young girl dreams of submitting to a boy who's not interested in controlling her, an ex-convict is so accustomed to serving his cellmate that he cannot adjust to the outside world, a professional dominatrix is beaten at her own game by a psychiatrist, and a student lies his way into the home of an army recruiter in order to become his houseboy. Meeting the Master is a provocative exploration of the pleasures and rituals of dominance and submission.

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Dark Matter (Modern Erotic Classics)

Michael Perkins
Authors:
Michael Perkins

Lightening, meet Thunder...San Francisco is a place of pure excess and liberation, where every flavour of sexuality is there for the tasting. Robin wants to be part of it, and by embracing extreme erotic experiences to escape her father's hypocrisy. Buddy is a rebel, a wild spirit. The moment they meet, sparks fly in a frenzy of desire unbound and darkness unleashed; and when Robin asks Buddy to kill her father, he knows he has found his destiny.Dark Matter is a hypnotic tale of erotic cravings.

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Evil Companions (Modern Erotic Classics)

D.M. Perkins
Authors:
D.M. Perkins

We had gotten aboard a roller coaster, and it was a race for our lives, on a one-way track . . .In New York City during the heady, tumultuous years of the 1960s, a young couple meet. Together they embark on a dark erotic journey into forbidden sexuality - travelling on an incandescent road to nowhere in their tragic fall from grace. Scorching and poignant, and banned upon its first publication in England, Evil Companions is a masterpiece of contemporary erotica. 'Evil Companions is a meticulous miracle of language and observation . . . A dark jewel on the erotic landscape.' Samuel R. Delany

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The Mammoth Book of Erotica presents The Best of Michael Hemmingson

Michael Hemmingson
Authors:
Michael Hemmingson

MovementsA married couple explores the possibilities of swinging, partner-swapping, and making money online through amateur pornography...The DressA man finds a skimpy, sexy black dress and convinces his wife to wear it in public, enticing her exhibitionist desires and his voyeuristic delights. What seems to be a mere item of clothing has transformative properties for them both...Hollow HillsCinda explores her sexuality one night in a car full of men, as the man she plans to marry watches her indulge in every debauchery...The Misery and Agony of Bodies...In the roaring 1920s, a young woman finds herself a willing sex slave for a wealthy man with very perverted ideas...The Comfort of WomenAn author with his first novel published finds a cure to several years of isolated celibacy: wanton and sultry women in the academic and literary world all willing to give the young author new sensuous material to write about...

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The Mammoth Book of New Erotica

Maxim Jakubowski
Authors:
Maxim Jakubowski

n this work the full range of sexual experience is explored. In some of the stories the mood is lighthearted, in some it is sad, and a few reach out towards the limits of human desire. The authors range from Martin Amis to Poppy Z. Brite.

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The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica

Lawrence Schimel
Authors:
Lawrence Schimel

Passion and lust from the pens of today's leading writers of gay erotica Over 30 short masterpieces of gay erotic fiction by male writers from around the world are collected in this volume. They include rare gems, new work, complete erotic novellas, sexy and intriguing characters, gorgeous settings. Contributors include Allan Hollinghurst, Felice Picano, Aaron Travis, Neil Bartlett, Andrew Holleran, Michael Lassell, Stan Persky, Philip Ridley and many more. Here is a whole garden of sensual delights in which gay men speak openly and joyously to other gay men about their passions, their desires.

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Lesbian Erotica, Volume 8

Barbara Cardy
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Barbara Cardy