When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees. Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.This book is intended for mature audiences.
Turn up the heat with five sensual novellas that take the readers on a wild ride of stimulation.Led and edited by the New York Times bestselling author Zane, Another Time, Another Place transports sensuous and steamy encounters across the world and through history. From when the pharaohs ruled, to the forbidden romances in the time of the Vietnam War, to a future where technology has reshaped the meaning and making of love, this anthology showcases the popular talents of contributors such as Rique Johnson, Dywane D. Birch, and more.Readers explore the many cultures and traditions that have shaped the concept of romance. These five novellas takes readers to places they've only imagined before, fleshing out the sizzling detail and proving a satisfying read in the tradition of such runaway favorite anthologies as Chocolate Flava and Blackgentlemen.com.With its lush settings and a taste for the unknown, Another Time, Another Place is a treat for the adventurous soul. This delicious collection, featuring five of the hottest African-American authors today, brings whole new worlds to life.
Three women-one chance to rekindle a love they thought they'd lost forever. The Spark... Remember that first crush? The first guy you kissed, the lover that took your breath away, and the one that got away? When the same gorgeous guy is a part of all of these sexy experiences and more, he becomes Mr. Unforgettable. When the old flame becomes the thing of the past, life still goes on, especially for Tiffie, Eminence, and Chelsi. They have been managing just fine without these sexy distractions or so it seems. The Flame... Then Jesse, Keys, and Vincent walk back into these women's lives, and the house of cards around their hearts comes tumbling down. Even though the desire between them and their men still exist and engulfs them in a blaze of passion, can they trust that this time is meant to be? That happily ever after is within reach? The Burn... The Right To Love by Aliyah Burke -- Jesse's badge cost him Tiffie, the love of his life. When they're reunited, can he convince her to give them a second chance? Designed for Love by Yvette Hines -- Chelsi doesn't have time for reunions in her life, but Vincent has designed a different plan, one that includes him in her life. Last Call by Bridget Midway -- Can Eminence Dutton let go of the past to see a future with former love Keys Tanksley?
Give Best friends Kathryn, Leya, and Summer all make a vow during a friend's wedding: explore the world to find love. Leya is the hopeless romantic willing to take a grand leap for big rewards. Kathryn is the unwavering cynic who plans to use the trip to recharge her batteries rather than find romance. And Summer is the friend most afraid to explore her deepest desires for fear of being judged. Take When Leya meets Kolby, Kathryn meets Justin, and Summer meets Xander, the ladies' worlds are turned upside down. Each finds that a simple getaway has turned into something much more than they may be able to handle. The flash of passionate heat burns hot when they meet. Is it enough to keep them together? Surrender Can Leya learn to trust Kolby after a startling truth is revealed? Will divorce attorney Kathryn learn that with the right man and his love a long-lasting relationship is possible? Can Summer gain enough confidence to snag a man she's taken with and reveal a side of herself she's never shared? With so many obstacles in their paths, these ladies will have to follow their hearts to gain true love.
This winter threatens to be the worst season for the lonely hearted. The Chills Three women who don't know each other all seem to have one thing in common: they don't want to spend another holiday alone or stuck in the middle of family and the million-question game on why their still single. The Shivers An advertisement for a singles retreat in the mountains, filled with snow, cozy cabins, fun and available men seems the perfect escape for the winter blues. The thought of meeting the perfect guy for a holiday fling has them all feeling toasty inside already. The Bite These three women soon discover that Jack Frost isn't the only thing that's nipping on the ski slopes this holiday. The love bug is out to claim hearts. When a holiday tryst turns into something unexpected, something more, will these women be willing to give love a chance?
Zane's legion of fans can't get enough of her way of telling a juicy, sexy story. In "Nervous, " the "New York Times" bestselling queen of erotica brings us a tale of a woman with a split personality. Jonquinette has always been nervous around men, but on the weekends her alter ego, Jude, goes on intense sexual escapades. When Jonquinette seeks the help of Dr. Marcella Spencer, the psychiatrist Zane originated in her bestselling novel "Addicted, " Jude's response is to go on a sexual rampage. In the meantime, Jonquinette becomes interested in her new neighbor, Mason, but Jude has no intention of letting Jonquinette fall in love -- not when Jude's having so much fun. Based on a short story of the same title from her bestselling collection "The Sex Chronicles, Nervous" is classic Zane with an edge. So, relax, sit back. You're in for a nerve-tingling read.
*****AUTOGRAPHED*****When three Chicago girlfriends find they aren't getting any, they get serious. They want men who know their way around a woman's body-and how to provide the ultimate in stimulating pleasure. . . it's over the knee and over the top . . . Fienin' Angie Daniels Nightclub owner Simone Thomas has given up on love. She wants S-E-X only, and with a man who can fulfill her every fantasy. Architect Shaun Dutton can't wait to fly her to Florida, where he can strip off her clothes-and uncover the steamy secret fantasies even Simone has never admitted to . . . Just Lay Down Kimberly Kaye Terry After she left her husband, Lilliana Michaels never expected to want a man again. But rock-hard Josh Ellis is far too fine to pass up. He's got plenty to teach her about pleasure-and he's so good with his hands that Lilly wants them all over her . . . Caught Lisa G. Riley Melinda Carlisle is shocked when gorgeous Dr. Nick Pantino answers her personal ad. Dating a co-worker is a bad idea, especially when what she wants involves getting naked. But Nick's deliciously sexy suggestions change her mind-and his passionate attention to her curves makes her hot all over . . . Lisa G. Riley's work has been called "character and issue driven; exciting, passionate, and thought provoking" The author of three novels and three novellas, Riley resides in Chicago where she is hard at work on her next project. Her next novella, "Fit to be Tied" will be out from Kensington in November 2007 in the Bound to Ecstasy anthology.