First-time erotic story writer Carly Drew won £500 in Lovehoney's 2008 Erotic Story Competition. You can click here to download and enjoy Carly's story, Dirty Little Secret, for free!
Carly's writing talent was so amazing that we gave her the dream job of a lifetime as Lovehoney's Pleasure Director!
We caught up with Carly to find out what inspired her to turn her hand to writing rude stories. Turns out all you need is 3 rum & cokes and a box of chocolates…
Last year Lovehoney ran an Erotic Story Competition to encourage you to try your hand at writing an erotic story involving one of our sex toys.
We received more than 100 entries so our judges, sex author Julie Peasgood, Black Lace author Angel Blake, and Lovehoney's Head Buyer Bonny Hall had a hard - but enjoyable! - time picking the winners.
The winner of the £500 first prize was Carly Drew, pictured here after someone cruelly Superglued her hands to her head. (Well, it's either that or she's been inspired by the cover of this month's Erotic Book Club choice!)
You too can be a winner with Lovehoney.co.uk. Simply enter our Sex On Holiday Survey for your chance to win a Mates Intensify Gel and Condoms Set.
Download Carly's winning story for free below the break.
It's been fifteen years since the publication of the first Black Lace Book of Women's Sexual Fantasies - to date the bestselling book on Lovehoney. A lot has changed in fifteen years, but have women's fantasies changed as well?
Why are dark and forbidden themes such a turn-on? What is the sexiest thing a man can do for a woman? Is today's woman more open-minded and willing to live out her fantasies?
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: