Ever wondered how erotic fiction writers tell their friends and family what they do for a living?
Nicola Jane, author of interactive erotic novel Follow Your Fantasy, reveals all in this special guest blog post.
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The day my Facebook status update said "Just another day, writing about cock" was not the day I planned on coming out as an erotic writer to my day job as an educational materials writer.
But, after being on a panel at a materials writing conference, I started getting friend requests and Facebook mails from respectable fellow professionals, none of whom knew my little secret.
I couldn't accept their requests but I didn't want to snub them either. What was I supposed to do?
Pick up your copy of February's Book of the Month and receive a free Lovehoney Powerful Mini G-Spot Vibrator (normally £4.99) thanks to Lovehoney's Erotic Book Club.
The Seduction of Valentine Day by Eden Bradley tells the tale of beautiful call girl Valentine Day, who caters to the desires of her exclusive clientele in the finest hotels.
Basking in her world of luxury and fantasy, Valentine makes her living being the object of lust and adoration. But, the high life comes at a price: forever the seductress, she has never given into seduction herself...
Whether you're sharing your Valentine's evening with a loved one or treating yourself to a night of solo pleasure, pairing this sexy novel with the free G-spot vibe is sure to heat things up. The magnetic heat of seduction glows from the pages of this red-hot erotic novel - prepare to be drawn into a world of irresistibly heated passion.
Read on to find out what inspired the author to write this tale of seduction...
Introducing January's Book of the Month: Explosive by Beth Kery!
This month, steam up your reading glasses with Beth Kery’s latest smirk-inducing, breathtaking erotic novel, Explosive, and receive a free Lovehoney BASICS Love Bullet Vibrator!
Each month, we load up our shelves with a thrilling new erotic novel for our Erotic Book Club. Head over to the Lovehoney Forum to see what our community thinks of this month's chosen novel.
Contemporary and impressive with plenty of drama, twists and turns packed into its pages, Explosive draws in the reader with sensual descriptions of the sexual magnetism between the protagonists.
From the moment he arrives at Dr Sophie’s holiday retreat, ex-Navy explosives specialist Thomas fulfills her in ways she never knew she needed. A volatile electricity pulses and sparks between them, threatening to draw Sophie into the depths of his dangerous past.
Introducing Lovehoney's Book of the Month for December!
Every month, we choose a new exciting erotic novel for our Erotic Book Club. This month's read is The Gift by Portia Da Costa, and for every copy purchased you get a free Lovehoney 10 Function Dream Bullet Vibrator (normally £10.00)!
A Sunday Times bestselling author, Portia Da Costa is undeniably a master of her craft. Watch and marvel as she deftly spins gripping storylines that entwine her characters in steamy trysts and believable dilemmas.
This special edition features an additional sexy Christmas scene - making it the perfect stocking filler for your loved one this festive season.
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Read on for a synopsis and extract...
We all love a steamy erotic novel but, in my opinion, there are few things racier than a memoir-based tale; a window into red-hot real-life exploits... Especially when you can gossip about the best bits with your friends afterwards and there's a free gift up for grabs!
So it was with a smile and raised eyebrow that I tucked into Lovehoney's Book of the Month, Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission by bestselling author Alison Tyler. As the official Lovehoney Book Club read for November, this is your chance to pull up a pew at the Lovehoney Book Club thread on our forum and share your thoughts.
Plus, pick up your copy from Lovehoney and you'll receive a free Silver Collection Silky Bondage Restraint (normally £16.99)! If you need any more reason to check out this novel, award-winning sex columnist and author Violet Blue is a fan: "Dark Secret Love a scorchingly hot work... it's impossible to stop turning the pages... I love this book."
Join our informal erotic book club here - everyone's welcome! Don't forget to give us your take on this naughty read in the comments or on the forum...
Sex with a stranger is the subject of many sexy daydreams, erotic novels and porn movies, but does it ever happen in real life?
Have you ever had anonymous sex with someone you didn't know? Would you?
With anonymous sex being a top fantasy for many (source), strangers roleplay is a safe way to explore that desire.
Many couples find adding a touch of anonymity to their play increases passion, which could explain why blindfolds are such a desired bedroom accessory.
To help you get started, we're giving you the chance to win a Lovehoney Tease Me Soft Satin Blackout Blindfold (£16.99)! Leave a comment below before October 4th to be automatically entered.
Read on to find out whether men or women are more likely to bed a stranger, and more...
Having been called a "New York Times bestseller that will make a better lover of any man", Ian Kerner's comprehensive guide to cunnilingus, She Comes First: The Thinking Man's Guide to Pleasuring a Woman (£14.99) certainly lives up to its 5 star rating.
The Times sex columnist Suzi Godson declared that women should "Get yourself a copy of Ian Kerner's manifesto She Comes First and make sure your boyfriend reads it too."
A frequent guest on the TODAY Show and Dr. Oz, Ian Kerner Ph.D is a clinical sexologist and sex counsellor whose own issues with erectile dyfunction led him to develop a foolproof approach to oral sex.
His how-to guide on every aspect of cunnilingus for men has enjoyed phenomenal success worldwide, with many happy girlfriends and wives taking to the internet to sing Mr. Kerner's praises. One reviewer even asked "Is it too late to nominate Kerner for some sort of Nobel prize?"
With a 5 star rating, Lovehoney customers clearly share this enthusiasm!
It's the world's most hotly-contested celebrity gossip, and the rumours show no signs of calming down. Since it was announced that Universal Studios and Focus Features acquired the rights to produce movie adaptations of record-breaking erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, celebrity magazines and fan websites have been buzzing with speculation as to who will play kinky billionaire Christian Grey and his virginal lover Anastasia Steele.
There have been a string of false trails and supposed 'favourites', and now bookies are even taking bets as to who will land the dream roles, with many actors snubbing suggestions that they'll be in the movie due to its explicit content and expected levels of nudity.
But with no one really knowing any of the details, we're dying to know what your thoughts are about the upcoming Hollywood epics and how you feel about seeing the story played out on the Silver Screen.
Let us know your opinions by taking our Fifty Shades of Grey Survey and you could be in with a chance of winning the ultimate Indulgent Pleasure Bundle worth over £150.
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Everyone has a sexual fantasy.
Whether it's sleeping with a celebrity, having sex outdoors or exploring your kinky side, we all find ourselves thinking "What if?" at times.
The great thing about fantasies is that you're in charge - you decide the setting, the characters and the choregraphy.
But are fantasies ever as good in the flesh?
The new book by sexpert Tracey Cox explores common sexual fantasies, and what happens when they're made a reality.
We're giving away 5 signed copies of Dare: What Happens When Fantasies Come True by Tracey Cox (worth £7.99). Simply comment below before April 19th to be in with a chance to win.
Read on below for the best fantasy-related articles from around the web.
My new book Dare: What Happens When Fantasies Come True is based on the real life experiences of 30 women who dared to turn their erotic daydreams into reality.
The general consensus? Be careful what you wish for!
I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed writing a book more. Some of their stories are steamy and lustful, many are laugh-out-loud hilarious and others are embarrassing, disappointing or plain disastrous. But they’re all endlessly fascinating - because they’re real.
Each story is written in three parts:
The fantasy is the glossy version of what each woman imagined the encounter would be like.
The decision is when the story switches from fantasy to reality and when we find out why she decided to act it out.
The reality details what happened when she did.
This extract gives a taster of what Dare is like, to tempt you into wanting more - and this is one of my absolute favourites.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!