Erotic author Kristina Lloyd's books include Darker than Love and Asking for Trouble.
Her new book Split will be on sale as of 8 November 2007 and Lust Bites - a vampire erotica trilogy also featuring contributions from Mathilde Madden and Portia Da Costa - is out on the same date.
You can read more about Kristina on her blog. She is also a regular contributor to Lust Bites. Kristina lives in Brighton.
How did you first come to start writing erotic fiction?
I'd just finished a Masters in 20th Century Literature and was wondering what to do next. I like writing and I like sex so thought I'd try my hand at erotica. I started off with short stories then moved on to novels a couple of years later.
Kristina Lloyd's Asking For Trouble is the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club's first book of the month.
When Beth Bradshaw - the manager of a fashionable bar in the seaside town of Brighton - starts flirting with the handsome Ilya, she becomes a player in a game based purely on sexual brinkmanship. The boundaries between fantasy and reality start to blur as their relationship takes on an increasingly reckless element.
When Ilya's murky past catches up with him, he's determined to involve Beth. Unwilling to extricate herself from their addictive games, she finds herself being drawn deeper into the seedy underbelly of Brighton where things, including Ilya, are far more dangerous than she bargained for.
You can share your thoughts on Asking for Trouble in the Erotic Book Club Discussion Forum.
You can buy the featured Erotic Book Club Book of the Month, Asking For Trouble, for just 99p during November! (RRP £7.99)
Here are some things to ponder while you're reading the story:
We think we should all read more dirty books and we're not ashamed to say it! So we're starting an Erotic Book Club to encourage everyone to have a naughty book at bedtime or bathtime or whenever takes your fancy.
Think of it not so much as Richard and Judy but Richard and Rude-y!
Every month we'll feature a different erotic book from erotic publishers like Black Lace, Nexus or Cleis Press.
We'll interview the author, post an extract from the book to the Erotic Book Club blog and also provide reading notes to inspire discussion in the Erotic Book Club discussion forum. Hurrah!
Best of all, you'll be able to buy the featured Erotic Book Club monthly book at Lovehoney for half price. The first book is Kristina Lloyd's Asking For Trouble (RRP £7.99) which you can buy for just 99p during November!
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Oh, Sex Toys. So tempting, but how do you know what to buy? What works? What doesn't? What is even OUT THERE to try? You have questions, I have answers (most of the time…)
So much of what you see about 'sex' and 'sexiness' seems to focus on the raw physicality of the act and tarting it up at all hours and on all occasions. I can appreciate that these elements do have their place at times but surely there are some more inspirational approaches out there to mingle in my headspace?
This Aussie Needs More
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Get ready to sizzle! Lovehoney's Winter 2007/2008 sex toys catalogue is available now!
It features 64 pages of the best sex toys, erotic gifts, games, books and lingerie for you to browse at your leisure in places that you can't take your computer. Settle down on the sofa and peruse the pages at your leisure, picking out something sexy for you and your partner.
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Now is the time to walk all over your man…
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In last week's "Ask Birdie…" column, the woman who wrote in mentioned that she would never use a vibrator herself because she is too sensitive. Now, I might normally be inclined to argue that if you think that than you just haven't found the right style of vibrator yet, but I think it is also kind of fun to point out all the toys you can try that don't involve batteries. Maybe at some point in the future I'll direct your attention to more unusual vibrators…
But, until then, I present to you - 5 Toys For Women Who Hate Buying Batteries