Book of the Month, Seriously Sexy 1, is full of amazingly hot stories on such diverse themes as lesbian seduction, open relationships, illicit love affairs, domination and exhibitionism.
Whatever you're interested in, there's sure to be something within the covers of this incredible book to tease and tempt you!
One of the hottest stories in Seriously Sexy 1 is Impressionism by Jeremy Edwards.
This erotic tale of seduction, voyeurism and exhibitionism is beautifully written and is laced with Jeremy's signature style which makes it so easy to lose yourself in the story entirely!
Jeremy is a pseudonymous sort of fellow whose efforts to spin libido into literature have been widely published online, on the newsstands and in print, including in Xcite's Tease Me and the soon-to-be released Ultimate Burlesque. Jeremy explains that his greatest goal in life is "to be sexy and witty at the same moment – ideally in lighting that flatters my profile!"
We're good to you here at the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club! Not only are we offering the hottest books at the lowest prices, we're also bringing you another free erotic story!
This time, it's a sizzling tale of domination and submission from Erotic Story Competition runner-up Lexy Lenox. Entitled Pleasure Bound, this story won Lexy £100 and the chance to have her story published online!
Last year Lovehoney ran an Erotic Short Story Competition. Erotica writers, from the amateur to the semi-professional, were asked to create a story that involved one of our sex toys and therefore have the chance of winning £100 worth of sexy treats for themselves!
Sex author Julie Peasgood, Nexus author Angel Blake and Lovehoney's Head Buyer Bonny Hall had a hard - but enjoyable - time reading through the hundreds of excellent submissions and eventually came to a unanimous decision.
The winner was Miss Red for her story The Magic Bullet - a seriously sexy short story that makes us love men in uniform even more!
Everyone loves a good piece of erotica and to celebrate the launch of the Erotic Book Club, Lovehoney has decided to give away a year of orgasms!
Simply, take our erotic reading survey and you could win a free erotic book every month for a year and £100 of the most desirable and sought after sex toys!
If you don't win the competition, there's always the featured Book of the Month from Lovehoney that also comes with a free vibrator!
So, let us know why you love erotica, your favourite type of erotic book and who you think the hottest literary couple are and you could be our lucky winner!
This survey has now closed.
2008 marks Mills and Boon's centenary in the publishing world and to celebrate, the team have been giving advice on how to write a best-selling romance novel.
Although Mills and Boon have been criticised for repeating plot lines, the inevitable happy endings and the simple writing style, to still be going strong after 100 years is no mean feat!
The reason the books may be so popular is because of their dependability and escapist value. You know that if you pick up a book with a hot-pink cover you're going to get a romance novel with chaste kisses and blushing brides whereas picking up a flame-covered title from the Blaze series, will be full of lust-fuelled scenes and graphic erotica!
There really is nothing worse than getting totally absorbed in an erotic story, enjoying the plot, seeing how the characters develop, getting to your first hot and heavy sex scene and then - BAM! You're faced with a phrase which is not only very unsexy but extremely distracting, too!
In our Erotic Book Club Forum we have been discussing this precise phenomena which has come to be known as "Throbbing Member Syndrome". This terrible affliction affects writers of erotic fiction and causes them to use words and phrases which, quite frankly, set our libidos plummeting!
A lot of people are put off by the idea of erotica, thinking it's all "throbbing members" and period drama-style tales of heaving bosoms and, many years ago, this was very much the case!
However, it's recently been given a 21st century face lift. Erotica is now not only stories that genuinely leave you reaching for your rabbit vibrator but sex guides and manuals that reveal all the hottest tips and techniques, too.
My favourite kinds of stories are those that are based on real life. I love knowing that the words that have sent a tingle down my spine are the true stories of someone's experiences.
But whether you're looking for shocking confessions, a guide to new positions or short stories to leave you breathless, Lovehoney has the perfect erotic book for you!
It might have only just started to feel like summer outside but Pauline Réage's Story of O is bound (excuse the pun!) to leave you hot and bothered! This now infamous tale of dominance and submission is the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month for August.
As this is a classic book, we're giving away a classic vibrator with Story of O throughout the month of August: The Lady Lustfinger Mini Vibrator. With its twist operated base and multispeed motor, it provides powerful internal and external stimulation which is sure to make it one of your favourites!
Delving into Story of O to find an excerpt that would provide a suitable taster was exceptionally difficult.
Not because it was hard to find something appropriate, but because the book is so hard to put down once you start reading, I didn't know if the extract would ever end!
I think journalist, critic and author Graham Greene described the book best: 'A rare thing, a pornographic book well written without a trace of obscenity'.
The following extract illustrates that point perfectly, using the passionate and elegant language that the whole book is laced with.
In normal circumstances we would feature an interview with the author of the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month but sadly, Pauline Réage, the author of Story of O passed away in 1998.
However, the author's life is so fascinating and the hidden tale behind the Story of O so intriguing, there's no way that we couldn't let you in on it!
Story of O is widely acknowledged to be one of the most famous erotic novels of all time. Graham Greene described it as "a rare thing, a pornographic book well written and without a trace of obscenity".
Harold Pinter called it "a remarkable piece of work", while Brian Aldiss proclaimed, "I do believe that Pauline Réage had confounded all her critics and made pornography (if that is what it is) an art".
These are just a few of the incredible compliments from some of the most prolific literaries of modern times, especially as Story of O has been so controversial and divisive in its approach to sex, feminism, discipline and submission.