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If you liked the original Black Lace Book of Women's Sexual Fantasies - 'a compulsory text for all those who want to know what really turns women on' (Forum) - and wanted more, relief is here at last.
The New Black Lace Book of Women's Sexual Fantasies, the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month for May, looks at women's fantasies fifteen years on - and discovers that nothing is off limits in the female imagination.
If that hasn't whetted your appetite, here's an extract:
The Black Lace Book of Women's Sexual Fantasies is a tough act to follow, but if anyone can do it Mitzi Szereto, author of the New Black Lace Book of Women's Sexual Fantasies, can.
Mitzi has more than a dozen books to her credit, including Getting Even: Revenge Stories, the critically acclaimed Erotic Fairy Tales: A Romp Through the Classics, The World's Best Sex Writing 2005, Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers, and the popular Erotic Travel Tales anthology series.
She's also penned several best-selling erotic novels under the name M. S. Valentine, and has pioneered the erotic writing workshop in the UK and Europe, teaching them from the prestigious Cheltenham Festival of Literature to the Greek islands.
Originally from the USA, Mitzi now lives in England.
Mitzi's been featured in everything from The Times to Penthouse - and now she's kindly granted Lovehoney an exclusive interview. Read on for more...
As if writing April's Erotic Book Club book of the month, Cassandra's Conflict, wasn't enough, Fredrica Alleyn wrote the very first Black Lace novel, guaranteeing her a prime place in the Erotic Hall of Fame. But she's still found time, very kindly, to answer a few questions for us about this landmark erotic novel.
Ever wonder how Black Lace started out? As part of their fifteenth anniversary, they're reprinting some of the most popular books in the series - including the very first, Fredrica Alleyn's Cassandra's Conflict.
If the thought of getting your hands on this classic erotic novel hasn't got you planning how to use the Original Supersex Love Lube we're giving away free with the book during April, the following extract from Fredrica's novel is guaranteed to get you going.
The story so far: Cassandra's playing a game, and the golden rule is that she's not allowed to come. Easier said than done when you're subjected to this kind of erotic torture:
Sex, drugs... but no rock'n'roll. Still, there's more than enough of the first two to satisfy anyone's tastes in Fredrica Alleyn's Cassandra's Conflict, the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month for April - and the first Black Lace book ever published!
You'd be a fool to miss this offer of a free bottle of Original Supersex Love Lube 150ml, worth £4.99, when you buy the book during April - and don't forget to discuss it with other erotic fiction fans in the Erotic Book Club forums.
A house in Hampstead. Present-day. Behind a facade of cultured respectability lies a world of decadent indulgence and dark eroticism.
Cassandra's sheltered life is transformed when she gets employed as governess to the Baron's children. He draws her into games where lust can feed on the erotic charge of submission. Games where only he knows the rules and where unusual pleasures can flourish.
Share your thoughts on Cassandra's Conflict in the Erotic Book Club Discussion Forum - there'll be lots of lively debate.
Don't forget: you'll get a free bottle of Original Supersex Love Lube 150ml, worth £4.99, when you buy the book during April.
Here are some questions to think about while you're reading the book...
Happy Birthday Black Lace, 15 years old this year! There's no better way to introduce yourself to erotic fiction's sensational success story than by picking up a copy of Black Lace Quickies 1, the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month for March.
If you've already read a Black Lace book, we know you'll want to come back for more ... but how much do you really know about this bestselling brand of erotic fiction by women for women? We asked the Black Lace team to tell us a little about their history and where they see themselves going in the future - and this is what they said:
Excited by the idea of erotic fiction but not sure where to start? The Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month for March, Black Lace Quickies 1, is the perfect book to whet your appetite, with six stories specially picked from Black Lace's bestselling Wicked Words series to demonstrate just what erotic fiction can do for you!
Other reviewers have had nothing but praise for the Wicked Words series - Romantic Times described them as 'filled with hard-hitting, mouth-watering, sizzling-hot action', Scarlet called them 'intelligent, horny and diverse', and Forum reckons they're 'in tune with your desires!'
And if that's not enough for you, check out the following extract from one of the featured stories, in which Emma turns the tables on a former lover:
Whether you're dipping a toe in the wonderful world of erotic fiction for the first time or you're a seasoned veteran whose shelves are groaning with smut, the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month for March, Black Lace Quickies 1, is sure to wow you. Featuring six stories taken from the cream of Black Lace's Wicked Words series, this collection hits all the right spots, whatever your tastes.
And when you buy this book for the bargain price of £2.99 during March, you'll get a Joyrider Vibrating Massager absolutely free, so you'll soon be learning to read with just one hand! If you're wondering just what's in store, read on:
- Emma is a doctor who takes control of a new patient - a man who used to control her life...
- Read the story of a curious girl with a passion for petrol...
- Inga is an air hostess with a longing for designer toys...
- Lauren discovers the forbidden on a passenger liner...
- Jason's Mom has got it going on...
- Emily steals an identity to be the only girl on a warship...
Share your thoughts on Black Lace Quickies 1 in the Erotic Book Club Discussion Forum - there'll be lots of lively debate.
Here are some questions to think about while you're reading the book...
Our Erotic Book Club choice for February, Longing for Toys sees Virginia Crowley turning away from the holy orders explored in Corruption in favour of a red-hot tale of sexual obsession in strip clubs. And with a title like that, you just know it isn't going to be long before the toys come out ...
It's a very horny, very funny book, and we're proud to present an exclusive interview with the author, talking about Longing for Toys, sexual addiction and just why it pays to steer clear of strippers. Read on:
At last ... a book that's tailor made for Lovehoney customers! Other erotic novels may introduce the odd dildo or vibrator for extra colour, but it takes something like Virginia Crowley's Longing for Toys to show just what a quivering jelly they can make of you.
FRM thought Virginia's last, Corruption, was 'deliciously perverse', while Desire called it 'a rollicking good read'. See what you think by checking out the following extract - Robert has just arranged a stag party for his friend James, and invited a couple of strippers over. Things will never be the same again: