Posts Tagged ‘erotica’

Get Your Read On – New books at MB

Friday, September 5th, 2014

With Spring in the air (the Jasmine is in bloom in Newtown!) now is the perfect time to pick up a sultry new volume and soak in the sunshine along with some sexy inspiration. Our huge book department has grown a little larger this week with these new titles available now:

All of these titles, and few more, are in-store and online now. Visit the New Books section of maxblack.com.au to see all the new volumes.

Three Good Reasons To Read Erotica

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Available as a podcast: download here!

I’ve been doing a lot of media interviews lately where the topic of erotic literature comes up, due to the current success of Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m asked whether it’s good for people’s sex lives.

Absolutely! I reply.

This is for three reasons:

1. Turn Yourself On

Erotica is sexy, so reading it is a good way to get in the mood for sex. Whether you read it leading up to a delightful session of solo play, or perhaps in the bath before meeting your partner in your boudoir for some partnered love-making, it’s an excellent way to start warming yourself up.

2. Know Your Eroticism

What turns you on is a personal thing, we all like different things and there are no should or shouldn’ts when it comes to what you like (as long as it’s between consenting living adult humans). By reading erotica, especially short stories, you can discover what elements of eroticism do it for you. Some stories you’ll read and think: “Oh yes, I like that!” so you might want to explore that eroticism; others will be: “Oh no, that leaves me cold/turns me off” so you know you’re not interested in exploring that eroticism; and some will be: “Ooh, I’m not sure if I like that or not…” in which case it could be worth exploring, if you’re brave enough!

3. Spice Up Your Sex Play

Reading erotica aloud to each other is very sexy and can be part of your beforeplay – or turn it into a game where you try to distract the reader, as part of your foreplay…

More importantly, reading erotica alone or together will give you insights into what you and your partner like. Then you can experiment with adding elements to your own sex play. The stories might be more extreme than you necessarily would be comfortable with, so ask yourself how you could add milder elements to your own life. If, for example, you liked the voyeuristic elements of a story about a couple being watched while they have sex, perhaps you could have sex by an open window or on a balcony. If a story about bondage turns you on, you can always play with stockings and scarves from your own cupboard for a less scary experience, or purchase feathered handcuffs or silken rope for a sensual bondage experience.

You could explore this further by writing some erotica together: you write a paragraph, then your partner writes the next, then you the next, and so on… See what interesting places that takes you to!

There’s plenty of very good erotica around these days. Good book stores have an erotica section. Some adult shops sell erotica – Maxxx Black has a particularly fine range.

Just on the topic of erotica, I pen a pretty good story myself, and am putting the finishing touches to my next book on Female Sexual Archetypes. It contains 44 erotic vignettes to illustrate the concepts, and will be the world’s first book in the brand new genre of Therapeutic Erotica. I’m very excited about this!

That’ll be a fourth reason to read erotica!

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Jacqueline is available for private sessions. Book in with her for private sessions or attend Tantra Fusion Workshops to explore your eroticism.

Product News: NEW BOOKS

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Four hot new titles fresh off the press…

Conquer Me – Kacie Cunningham

With warmth, wisdom and a down-to-earth approach, experienced submissive Kacie Cunningham analyzes the realities of the dominant-submissive lifestyle and suggests ways in which both partners can experience the greatest possible growth and pleasure. At the heart of the book is an emotion Kacie has dubbed “Conquer Me” — which she defines as “the submissive’s internal demand for a show of strength.”

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Exhibitionism For The Shy – Carol Queen

A kind-hearted, deep and surprisingly important book that looks to explore exhibitionism as a consensual erotic pleasure and a means to overcome shyness and body image issues.

Featuring suggested exercises and discussions of erotic dress, talk, personas and roleplay, involving your partner, exhibitionism and the sex industry, and more.

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Orgasmic: Erotica For Women Edited by Sacchi Green

“Orgasmic: Erotica for Women” has twenty-five stories in a little over 200 pages, and they all focus on one thing – orgasm from the female perspective.

With infinite variety and endless creativity, the women in these stories find THE ultimate satisfaction with their long-time lovers, new partners, or illicit assignations.

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Lesbian Lust – Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel

For the queer, the bi or the just plan curious, a new anthology of lesbian stories edited by Sacchi Green is something to get excited about. ‘Lesbian Lust’ does not disappoint. The anthology touches on how women who love women feel in a plethora of real life situations and, if that isn’t enough, also offers up enough pure fantasy and romantic HEA (Happy Ever After) or HFN (Happy For Now) to soothe the heart of the romantic of, yes, every persuasion.

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Feature Product: Vampire Erotica

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

True Blood, Twilight, and a few hundred years of literature have proven that Vampires are an enduring legacy of pop culture. It seems we’ve never quite gotten over the erotic allure of a skin-piercing, blood-sucking hottie having his or her way with us.

So we thought we’d share some new books that deliver the vampire fantasy in a way that Anne Rice never would (even though she probably wanted too).

Daughters Of Darkness – Lesbian Vampire Erotica

Edited by Pam Keesey

There are some excellent stories here–including works by Jewelle Gomez, Kathryn Forrest, and Robbi Sommers–which, as editor Keesey points out, are hard to find elsewhere. Before Dracula, much vampire lore centered around female vampires, and Keesey highlights that tradition.  By combining the ideas of women as vampires and women as seductive lesbians, Keesey doubles the force of images that have historically crystallized society’s fear of powerful women. Perfect for curling up on stormy Spring nights.

The Sweetest Kiss – Ravishing Vampire Erotica

Edited by D.L. King

Immortal, eternally beautiful, strong, and sexy, these creatures take what they need, stealing the life force from those unlucky enough to cross their paths — or from those whose luck leads them to the most thrilling experience of their lives. Edited by noted erotica writer D. L. King, The Sweetest Kiss takes readers into shadowy alleys, dark bedrooms, and mysterious spaces to experience the mash of terror and delight that only a vampire can produce. With a mostly heterosexual focus, some storie also feature bi and queer vampires satisfying their lust in both contemporary and period settings.  These blood-drenched tales give new meaning to the term “dead sexy” and feature beautiful bloodsuckers whose desires go far beyond the red stuff.

Women Of The Bite – Lesbian Vampire Erotica

Edited by Ceclia Tan

A new collection of lesbian vampire sex collected by Cecilia Tan, an editor Susie Bright calls, “simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.”  In Women of the Bite Cecilia Tan captures the timeless allure of lesbian vampires who seduce their way through these fifteen stories of eternal love, dark avenging angels, and the eroticism of blood lust explore the female vampire and her sisters from all angles.

New In Store – Erotic Stories

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

We love a good read, something that will spark the imagination, and hopefully add some sparks elsewhere too! Well for those of us who enjoy a rel bedtime story we have 3 NEW books for you to wrap your brain around:

Got A Minute? 60 Second Erotica

The 2nd edition of Alison Tyler’s wonderful collection of very short erotic stories.

If you like your erotic stories hot and fast these romantic and fiercely sexy stories are bound to do the trick. featuring a veriety of male and female authors and touching on subjects as varied as heavy petting, naughty fun under a restaurant table and a show for the neighbours, you’re sure to find a story to tickle your fancy!

Fairy Tale Lust

Erotic fantasies for women can sometimes be a bit wishy-washy, but add in some familiar elements from classical fairy stories and a whole new universe of erotic potential opens up.

As much fun for guys as well as girls,  Fairy Tale Lust goes over the river and through the woods to find some of the sexiest fairy tales ever written. Playfully seductive, super-naturally sensual and down-right fun.

Fast Girls – Erotica For Women

According to editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, fast girls don’t mind being the girl everyone talks about – as long as all eyes are focused their way.

Daring, shameless and bold, Fast Girls celebrates the woman with a reputation, the one who goes all the way, and the girl who goes after what she wants – and gets it. 20 hot stories from some of the erotic world’s best authors.

Six Sizzling Summer Reads. #4

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Best Lesbian Romance 2009: Radclyffe

Who says romance is dead? Certainly not the authors of these powerful stories of lesbians in love — and sometimes in lust. Best Lesbian Romance 2009, edited by the award-winning author of such books as When Dreams Tremble and Turn Back Time, presents the juiciest, most seductive love stories written today. Putting a new spin on the subject, these stories explore the underlying emotions and complex relationships that help define love between women. Radclyffe has assembled a remarkable collection of stories that carry the reader on a journey that tugs at the heartstrings, titillates, and blissfully explores the pleasures of Sapphic lovemaking. From a shy glance across a crowded room, to a casual meeting at a dinner party, to an accidental encounter on a street corner, this delightful potpourri collection of romantic interludes showcases the many ways love can be both lost and found. From the poignant intimacy of discovering love and cherishing loved ones to erotic encounters involving sensuous leather play and steamy hot tub sex in the midst of a snowstorm.

Contributors include Jennifer Fulton, Karin Kallmaker, Radclyffe, Rakelle Valencia, and Alison Tyler.

A first rate anthology for fans of LesFic romance!

SIX SIZZLING SUMMER READS #2

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Frenzy: 60 stories of sudden sex.

The subtitle says it all. Sudden sex. Fast and furious erotica that will leave you aching for more. Under the editorial graces of the irrepressible Alison Tyler, we are offered an anthology centred around the idea of ‘sudden sex’. Sudden sex from people meeting the first time, for the last time, and for sex play ranging from relatively vanilla heterosexual, to the homoerotic, to the kinky. Tyler has collected 60 short stories about hot encounters to fit all tastes. Whilst no single story is enough to completely satisfy you, each one offers an explosive glimpse into a world you want to visit time and time again.

Considering the majority of the authors are female, it is understandable to have most fast and furious sex acts to be of a female voice. This only adds to the wild theatrics of these little tales that will have you begging for more, more, more! Tyler yet again delivers a highly diverse, steamy and imaginative anthology which hits “wham, bam, thank you sir” in sixty variations! Available in-store and online now here.

Frenzy by Alison Tyler