Given that it's now outselling Harry Potter, we're going to go ahead and assume you've read the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy.


The question is, what do you do next? Wait for EL James to write another book? Buy yourself a set of whips and chains? Wait around for a neurotic, big-hearted billionaire to pick you up in his helicopter and whisk you off to his beautifully-decorated sex chamber?

We've got a simpler solution - enter our competition to win a specially selected collection of novels that (gasp) did the whole erotic-story-thing before Fifty Shades Of Grey was a twinkle in your Mum's eye.


The books in this list range from modern romp-fests with premises just as juicy and ridiculous as 50 Shades, to classics of erotic fiction that caused a stir in their own day.

To have them in time for your summer holidays, simply visit and join the HuffPost UK Culture Facebook page, then click on the 'WIN STUFF' tab.

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  • Bared To You, by Sylvia Day

    The first in the Crossfire trilogy featuring Gideon and Eva, two wounded souls who come together in an explosion of lust and passion as intoxicating as it is devastating <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • Fiona's Fate, by Fredrica Alleyn

    Classic new edition from the very first Black Lace writer. Held hostage by the infamous Trimarchi brothers, Fiona Sheldon and her friend Bethany must submit to the Italians' sophisticated desires while her husband Duncan attempts to find the money he owes them. But Duncan is more eager to free his mistress Bethany than his quiet wife. <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • Havem Of Obedience, by Marina Anderson

    Twenty-something Londoner Natalie Bowen is envied by many, but her personal life is a disaster. Men can't cope with her career success and Natalie thinks she'll never find real happiness. Then she hears about an exclusive weekend retreat called The Haven, a place that specialises in introducing you to pleasures you could never have imagined. Shocked at the idea, but unable to resist finding out more, Natalie decides it's time to put her fears behind her. Once at The Haven, Natalie meets the enigmatic and disciplined Simon, a man who is used to getting what he wants. And Natalie may very well have met her match... <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • In Too Deep, by Portia Da Costa

    Lust among the stacks... Librarian Gwendolyne Price starts finding indecent proposals and sexy stories in her suggestion box. Shocked that they seem to be tailored specifically to her own deepest sexual fantasies, she begins a tantalising relationship with a man she's never met. But pretty soon, erotic letters and toe-curlingly sensual emails just aren't enough. She has to meet her mysterious correspondent in the flesh. <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • On Demand, by Justine Elyot

    Erotic encounters of every flavour are on offer to guests at the Hotel Luxe Royale. Brief encounters in the bar, seductions in the pool or a menage in the elevator - this haven for the hedonistic promises as much heat, steam, lust and excitement as those who pass through it can handle. Conferences end with a bang; a gym instructor offers extremely personal training; illicit liaisons abound and flourish in the luxuriously appointed rooms. The daring sexual exploits of the staff and guests are often seen through the eyes of the Receptionist, who is on her own quest to snare the attentions of the charismatic Manager. Does the woman who offers a discreet venue for the indulgence of every secret desire and fetish - from satin sheets to rubber masks - have anything to offer him? <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • The Story Of O, by Pauline Reage

    A beautiful young French woman, known only as 'O', is taken by her lover René to a splendid mansion near Paris. Here, she is initiated into an elite secret society, where she must learn to serve the sexual fantasies of René and his fellow members. But she must also explore the nature of her own darkest desires - and confront just how far she is willing to go for love. Shocking and dangerously sexy, this famous story of love, dominance and submission is one of the most erotic novels of all time. Read it if you dare. <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • The Apprentice, by Carrie Williams

    In desperate financial straits, aspiring writer Genevieve Carter takes a job as a personal assistant, only to discover that the middle-aged woman she will be working for is none other than her literary heroine, Anne Tournier. Genevieve is at first ecstatic at gaining an introduction to London literary life and Anne's many famous friends. However, her new employer expects rather more from her assistant than was implied in the advert and Genevieve gradually becomes enmeshed in a web of sexual intrigue and experimentation with younger and older men and women. Then, by accident, she learns that she has been cast as the heroine of an erotic novel that Anne is writing. Determined to get her own story out first, Genevieve starts a blog where she relates her sexual liaisons to a growing and appreciative readership. Lured by the prospect of a lucrative publishing deal, a competition ensues between mistress and apprentice, one which will push Genevieve to her artistic and erotic limits. <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • The Ninety Days Of Genevieve, by Lucinda Carrington

    He is an arrogant, worldly entrepreneur who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is for Genevieve to spend the next ninety days submitting to his every desire... this is a dark, sensual tale of love and obsession. <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • Delta of Venus, by Anais Nin

    Anais Nin conjures up a glittering cascade of sexual encounters. Creating her own 'language of the senses', she explores an area that was previously the domain of male writers and brings to it her own unique perceptions. Her vibrant and impassioned prose evokes the essence of female sexuality in a world where only love has meaning. <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>

  • Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller

    Miller's groundbreaking first novel, banned in Britain for almost thirty years, now reinvigorated in a new Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition. A penniless and as yet unpublished writer, Henry Miller arrived in Paris in 1930. Leaving behind a disintegrating marriage and an unhappy career in America, he threw himself into the low-life of bohemian Paris with unwavering gusto. A fictional account of Miller's adventures amongst the prostitutes and pimps, the penniless painters and writers of Montparnasse, Tropic of Cancer is an extravagant and rhapsodic hymn to a world of unrivalled eroticism and freedom. <strong>SOURCE: <a href="" target="_hplink">Waterstones</a></strong>