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NymphWriter
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 11:50:58 AM

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If you want hot erotic steamy sex, The Sleeping Beauty Chronicles by Anne Rice, but I warn anyone not familiar with them... it has MF, FF, MM, BDSM, gangbangs, and much more. It starts hard & never stops. XXX and should really come with asbestos gloves as it's just so fucking hot. It's hotter than 50 Shades

A great series with a limited 3rd person POV is the Harry Potter Series.

Another great series is The Hunger Games.

If you want a good laugh, any of the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evonavitch. I'm not ashamed when I burst out laughing and people wonder what I'm reading.

I'm also enjoy The Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series by Sara Sheppard (both have a TV show on ABC Family) Both series aren't much like the shows, but are great reads.

sarahhiggin
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:20:06 PM

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Hey there guys,

I'm looking for a book on BDSM or bondage or something.
I want a book about tying up a man, torturing him or something.
is there anything like this about?

Please let me know xx
EDWolfe
Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:32:14 AM

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Last year, I read a book by a newer author, Justin R. Macumber, called Haywire. It's a science-fiction story about a group of nanite-enhanced warriors who defeated mankind's greatest threat, but become infected with a computer virus that changes them into killing machines. Only one of these Titans can resist infection, and she has to find out how to defeat the rest of them with the help from a Titan researcher and her son.

I'm currently reading Macumber's latest book, a Minor Magic. This one's a fantasy about a ten-year-old girl who controls flames much like the ones that burned the Earth ten years ago. Exiled from her home, she wanders through ruined lands full of religious zealots who believe she's a demon.
Guest
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 3:24:59 PM

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A "guest" recommended Haruki Murakami previously. Read 1Q84, then Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World. Since this is a short story site, I then bought Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. I believe a great tool in short story writing technique.




Keep it coming. It's been quiet in here.
principessa
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 3:36:18 PM

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For those who might have read Alan Furst on my recommendation, try David Downing. The main character is a journalist who ends up a spy in wartime Berlin where most of the stories take place. As this is a series, the books should probably be read in order.




anonymouslylush
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 7:07:35 PM

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NymphWriter wrote:
If you want hot erotic steamy sex, The Sleeping Beauty Chronicles by Anne Rice, but I warn anyone not familiar with them... it has MF, FF, MM, BDSM, gangbangs, and much more. It starts hard & never stops. XXX and should really come with asbestos gloves as it's just so fucking hot. It's hotter than 50 Shades



Totally Agree... I loved this series and just recently started re-reading it again. I am sure it is not for everyone, but I loved it. I recommend it to anyone I know can handle it.

"I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships."
— Gilda Radner

Guest
Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 8:58:38 PM

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Thanks principessa. Looking forward to it.
Cute_Guy_Uk
Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:23:33 PM

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Brent weeks is a good author or if you want a mega series then wheel of time.
Elling50
Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:21:46 PM

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I have just read Dreamsongs I by George RR Martin. In contains many marvellous short stories from his early days; science finction, horror with a twist. A long beautiful wird sciencs fiction love story "Song for Lya" is also publish separatly on Amazon. Recommended.
Emerys
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 10:52:20 PM

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For those of you who enjoy chick-lit/romance:



Title: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
Author: Sarra Manning
Summary: Sweet, bookish Neve Slater always plays by the rules...

This is one of my favorite novels of this genre. As a bonus, it's also pretty steamy <3




Title: Can You Keep a Secret?
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Summary: Emma Corrigan has lots of secrets, all of which spill out when she, acrophobic that she is, experiences some insane turbulance on a plane. She ends up telling the stranger sitting next to her her entire life story, dirty little secrets included, and the fact that she'll never see the man again is the only thing keeping her from having a break down. But because her luck is just that bad, the stranger turns out to be the mysterious CEO of the company she works for.





Title: I've Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Summary: Poppy Wyatt is about to get married to the greatest man, ever. That is, until she loses her engagement ring-- a family heirloom. Her own phone having been stolen, she steals one that looks to have been discarded, only to find out that it's the phone of a pretty important person. Lots of interesting correspondences ensue.



Emerys
Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 11:23:27 PM

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And for those of you interested in books about psychology/mental health, here are a few you might find enjoyable:


"Love's Executioner: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy" by Irvin D. Yalom
The collection of ten absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter. In recounting his patients' dilemmas, Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into their personal desires and motivations but also tells us his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too human responses with his sensibility as a psychiatrist. Not since Freud has an author done so much to clarify what goes on between a psychotherapist and a patient.


"The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head: A Psychiatrist's Stories of His Most Bizarre Cases" by Gary Small & Gigi Vorgan
True stories are more bizarre than any fiction, and Dr. Gary Small knows this best. After thirty distinguished years of psychiatry and groundbreaking research on the human brain, Dr. Small has seen it all—now he is ready to open his office doors for the first time and tell all about the most mysterious, intriguing, and bizarre patients of his career.


"January First: A Child's Descent into Madness and Her Father's Struggle to Save Her" by Michael Schofield
A brilliant and harrowingly honest memoir, January First is the extraordinary story of a father's fight to save his child from an extremely severe case of mental illness in the face of overwhelming adversity. || At six years old, Michael Schofield's daughter, January, was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia that doctors had ever seen. In January's case, she is hallucinating 95 percent of the time that she is awake. Potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely faze her. January, "Jani" to her family, has literally hundreds of imaginary friends. They go by names like 400-the-Cat, 100 Degrees, and 24 Hours and live on an island called "Calalini," which she describes as existing "on the border of my world and your world." Some of these friends are good, and some of them, such as 400, are very bad.


"Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood" by Julie Gregory
A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor’s examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she’s tall, skinny, and weak. It’s four o’clock, and she hasn’t been allowed to eat anything all day. Her mother, on the other hand, seems curiously excited. She's about to suggest open-heart surgery on her child to "get to the bottom of this." She checks her teeth for lipstick and, as the doctor enters, shoots the girl a warning glance. This child will not ruin her plans.


"50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do; Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books" by Mantesh
With 50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do-Insight and Inspiration, Tom Butler-Bowdon introduces readers to the great works that explore the very essence of what makes us who we are. Spanning fifty books and hundreds of ideas, 50 Psychology Classics examines some of the most intriguing questions regarding cognitive development and behavioral motivations, summarizing the myriad theories that psychologists have put forth to make sense of the human experience. Butler-Bowdon covers everything from humanism to psychoanalysis to the fundamental principles where theorists disagree, like nature versus nurture and the existence of free will. In this single book, you will find Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, and the most significant contributors to modern psychological thought. From the author of the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, 50 Success Classics, and 50 Spiritual Classics, 50 Psychology Classics will enrich your understanding of the human condition.


"Existential Psychotherapy" by Irvin D. Yalom
The noted Stanford University psychiatrist distills the essence of a wide range of therapies into a masterful, creative synthesis, opening up a new way of understanding each person's confrontation with four ultimate concerns: isolation, meaninglessness, death, and freedom.


"Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything"
*Please note that the title is VERY misleading. It is fascinating, though.
Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives.


"Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking" by Malcolm Gladwell
In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?



Emerys
Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:25:05 AM

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Gay romance, anyone? Finding a good adult M/M novel is a bit like trying to find a penny in a junkyard. I've read a few that were genuinely good/well written, though. Some that come to mind are:


"Cut and Run" (series) by Madeleine Urban and Abigail Roux
Special Agent Ty Grady is pulled out of undercover work after his case blows up in his face. He's cocky, abrasive, and indisputably the best at what he does. But when he's paired with Special Agent Zane Garrett, it's hate at first sight. Garrett is the perfect image of an agent: serious, sober, and focused, which makes their partnership a classic clich: total opposites, good cop-bad cop, the odd couple. They both know immediately that their partnership will pose more of an obstacle than the lack of evidence left by the murderer.


"Adrien English Mysteries" (series) by Josh Lanyon
Someone's out to get Los Angeles bookseller Adrien English. His best friend has been viciously murdered, now he's getting weird phone calls and sinister gifts from a mysterious "admirer". The cops think he's trying to divert suspicion from himself—with the exception of sexy and homophobic homicide detective Jake Riordan. Is Riordan really such a great detective—or does he have a few secrets of his own? Is his offer to help Adrien on the level or is he out to nail his favorite suspect—to the wall?


"Shadow of the Templar" (series) by M. Chandler
*I was maybe sixteen when I last read this so I don't know if I'd still feel the same way about it, but I do remember enjoying it a lot back then. It wasn't very realistic, but it was definitely entertaining. Also, this series can be purchased OR read online at mchander.org

Simon Drake is an up-and-coming young FBI hotshot, an agent with a personal track record so outstanding that it borders on unbelievable. Not yet thirty, he's already the leader of his own special ops team; a ragtag bunch of talented but nigh-uncontrollable lunatics, it's true, but under Simon's inspired leadership they're a force to be reckoned with, a team with an unparalleled success rate, a team with an almost unblemished record--until now.

Jeremy Archer is the brilliant and unpredictable scion of a long line of international art thieves, simultaneously a phenomenally wealthy English socialite and one of the most infamous criminals in the world. At twenty-seven years old he's already wanted on nearly every continent for thefts totalling more than ninety-one million dollars, and yet no one has ever come close to catching him--until now.


Ace1047
Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 2:54:39 PM

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If you can find it Past Master by R.A. Lafferty (1000+ years in the future, during a social, economic and political turmoil (not to mention robotic killers killing people in the streets) the only option for the world is to go back in time and kidnap Thomas More (author of Utopia)) Really just a great bit of sci-fi.
Also Cryptonomicon (if you can handle the 1000+ pages)

as far as comics (of which I read a shitload of)
Chew, if you haven't started yet, go buy volume one, like now... seriously go! what the hell are you still reading this for?
Invincible: written by the author of the walking dead, but a superhero story
New 52 Batwoman: just awesome
The Goon: hilarious, violent, beautiful on so many levels
Irredeemable: Superman inspired character becomes a villain, but this time, he definitely will not be a hero anytime soon (issue 4 he destroys the country of Singapore using massive diamonds that have been ignited by his heat vision)
The Boys : written by the author of Preacher, but a superhero story that's like nothing you've ever read
Crossed (main series, not badlands, wish you were here et cetera) zombie like story, except not exactly zombies, the "virus" (we don't know what it is) turns people into raging psychopaths sociopaths et cetera. (the kind of people who rape, murder torture et cetera for fun, bloody, well written, just great on so many levels. takes advantage of the comic medium very well.)
Fables: Our childhood stories (snow white, goldilocks, 3 little pigs et cetera) in a modern day, NYC setting. Great story and great take on classic characters
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: Alan Moore has called this his best work. Need I say more?

I'm going to stop listing things now

And I've only begun fucking with you people.
At the end of the day, it's all math.
adagio_sabadicus
Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 3:14:34 PM

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John Adams...In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second President of the United States

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arianne
Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 3:26:38 PM

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Some of my favourites:

A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, by Julian Barnes (I love most of his work. Before She Met Me gave me the shivers.)

Generations of Winter, by Vassyli Askyonov

Julio Cortázar's short stories.

Confessions of a Mask, by Yukio Mishima


I have just finished Javier Cercas's Soldiers of Salamis: A Novel, and it was quite good.
Haineko
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 8:48:41 PM

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The Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich.

Funny & the woman isn't afraid to write about sex (even though it's not erotica)

latest comp story: Lilith versus Ursula

most likely to get me my famous story badge back
His & Hers secrets Ch1

Under construction (back in business)
Editing: Aphrodite's Gift ch1 (Fantasy/Sci-fi)
On deck: His & Hers Secret CHs 2 & 3 (Trans)

my latest
My Dark Lover ch1 (supernatural)
Dirty_D
Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 7:39:58 AM

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sarahhiggin wrote:
Hey there guys,

I'm looking for a book on BDSM or bondage or something.
I want a book about tying up a man, torturing him or something.
is there anything like this about?

Please let me know xx


I will agree with both of the comments above. Read Anne Rice's beauty series. (The first one is "the claiming of sleeping beauty") a master story teller at the top of her game.

SITTING
Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 8:52:34 AM

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
God knows I took long enough to get round to it but it's SO GOOD! I adore it.
up4it67
Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 10:45:42 AM

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Okay, a bit of self promotion here, but please give my new book a try, its called the Forgotten Graveyard and is available on Amazon Kindle now.
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