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Story of O by Pauline Reage
If you're one of the few people in America (literally three) who hasn't yet read Fifty Shades of Grey"”and maybe before you head out to watch the movie version of the E.L. James master (and slave) piece"”take a look at some of the other steamy reads we have compiled for your Valentine's Day delectation.
Story of O by Pauline Reage:The classic about a woman in bondage. By a woman who was willing to bare all, except her name. (Pauline Reage is a pseudonym)
Delta of Venus by Anais Nin: Now considered groundbreaking, Nin's collection of 15 erotic short stories raised more than eyebrows when it was published posthumously in 1977.
Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller: Originally banned after it was published in 1934, Henry Miller's frank and exuberant tale of 1930s Paris broke as many of the rules of writing as it did obscenity laws.
Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair by Elizabeth McNeill: Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger set the screen on fire in the film adaptation of Elizabeth McNeill's intense and increasingly dark sexual relationship with a man she barely knew.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice: Originally written under a pseudonym, the Sleeping Beauty in this erotic re-telling is awakened by much more than a kiss"¦
Bared to You by Sylvia Day: Can two damaged high class New Yorkers make it together in this world? They have a lot of sex trying to find out.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters: A Victorian romp of the highest order, tipping the velvet is a euphemism for"¦well, what eventually happens between a humble oyster girl and the gender-bending music hall phenom she falls for (hint: rhymes with shucking).
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong: The very first mainstream novel to chronicle the wild ways of a modern woman. Coined an expression that starts with zipless...
The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst: A classic in the canon of gay literature, Alan Hollinghurst's darkly erotic novel follows the sexual exploits of an idle, but dashing young aristocrat.
Addicted by Zane: A successful African-American businesswoman, wife, and mother, seeks therapy for the sex addiction that has her in the grip of dark desires and dangerous affairs.
Keep Me Safe by Maya Banks: In this romantic suspense novel, wealthy Caleb Devereaux turns to Ramie St. Clare to find his kidnapped sister...and gets more than he bargained for.
Damage by Josephine Hart: Jeremy Irons played this handsome executive who made trouble with his son's fiancÃ©. And what trouble it caused...