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Pulp

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Charles Bukowski's brilliant, fantastical pastiche of a detective story. Packed with wit, invention and Bukowski's trademark lowlife adventures, it is the final novel of one of the most enjoyable and influential cult writers of the last century.

Nicky Belane, private detective and career alcoholic, is a troubled man. He is plagued not just by broads, booze, lack of cash and a raging ego, but also by the surreal jobs he's been hired to do. Not only has been hired to track down French classical author Celine - who's meant to be dead - but he's also supposed to find the elusive Red Sparrow - which may or may not be real.

You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero

Bob Powers (Author)

The Just Make a Choice Adventure Series is narrated by 'You', i.e. every ambivalent thirty-something on the planet. You want to make choices and define your life but what if you get it wrong? What if you can't go back and do it over again?

In You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero the pretty girl you went out with last night has been kidnapped and you're expected to save her. Trouble is, what if saving her from the kidnappers will look like some sort of commitment?

Luckily, every chapter offers you a variety of chances to save the girl, or to give up and run away. By making choices about the fate of Julia, you will also find yourself re-evaluating your life in a way you've been trying to avoid since leaving school. It's your story. All you have to do is make a choice!

My Work Is Not Yet Done

Thomas Ligotti (Author)

When junior manager Frank Dominio is suddenly demoted and then sacked it seems there was more than a grain of truth to his persecution fantasies. But as he prepares to even the score with those responsible for his demise, he unwittingly finds an ally in a dark and malevolent force that grants him supernatural powers. Frank takes his revenge in the most ghastly ways imaginable - but there will be a terrible price to pay once his work is done.

Destined to be a cult classic, this tale of corporate horror and demonic retribution will strike a chord with anyone who has ever been disgruntled at work.

Where Have all the Cowboys Gone?: A Rouge Erotic Romance

Kate Pearce (Author)

What happens in Vegas…

It’s one thing to have a one night stand with a sexy stranger …it’s quite another to marry him.

But that’s what city-slicker Lauren Redstone does, waking up the morning after with a hot cowboy for a husband.

As far as she’s concerned, last night never happened, but Grayson wants to give their hasty marriage a try…

Rouge X - red-hot romance just got steamier!

Teatro Grottesco

Thomas Ligotti (Author)

Thomas Ligotti is often cited as the most curious and remarkable figure in horror literature since H. P. Lovecraft. His work is noted by critics for its display of an exceptionally grotesque imagination and accomplished prose style. In his stories, Ligotti has followed a literary tradition that began with Edgar Allan Poe, portraying characters that are outside of anything that might be called normal life, depicting strange locales far off the beaten track, and rendering a grim vision of human existence as a perpetual nightmare. The horror stories collected in Teatro Grottesco feature tormented individuals who play out their doom in various odd little towns, as well as in dark sectors frequented by sinister and often blackly comical eccentrics. The cycle of narratives introduce readers to a freakish community of artists who encounter demonic perils that ultimately engulf their lives.

The Ninety Days Of Genevieve

Lucinda Carrington (Author)

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...

A dark, sensual tale of love and obsession.

The Perils and Dangers of this Night

Stephen Gregory (Author)

A bleak mid-winter. An icy wind blows through the corridors of Foxwood Manor, a boys' prep-school deep in the woodlands of Dorset. The boys have gone home at the end of the Christmas term and the old house is left to the headmaster, Dr Kemp, his wife, and Alan Scott, a boy abandoned by his mother.

As the snow falls heavily on the house and the surrounding woods, a story of revenge and retribution unfolds: a web of half-truths and innuendoes woven into a bizarre game of hide-and-seek through the corridors and dormitories of the school.

The Perils and Dangers of this Night is a compelling story of unfolding horror as a small boy undergoes a rite of passage, seeking redemption from his haunted past.

In Too Deep

Portia Da Costa (Author)

I just want a taste of you. Or a touch. My fantasies about you plague my every waking hour. My only comfort is imagining that similar fantasies might obsess you too.

When young librarian Gwendolynne Price finds increasingly erotic love notes to her in the suggestion box at work, she finds them both shocking and liberating.

But who is her mystery admirer and how long will he be content to just admire her from afar...?

A dark sensual romance to fuel your fantasies, as recommended in Tracey Cox’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ steamy reading list in the Daily Mail.

Hard Time

Robert Black (Author)

Three men are committed to Her Majesty's Prison Cairncrow on the same day. There's Paul - a young, tough inner-city robber. Simon, by contrast, is gentle, feminine, and obviously gay, and the third, John, is an ex-vicar. The prison is a corrupt and cruel institution, run by sadistic officers and bullying hard men. It's also a sexual minefield - the old-timers prey on the newcomers and the guards prey on everybody. Will the three new inmates find their niche in this brutish new environment?

Sureforce

Phil Votel (Author)

Working-class Manchester: a seedy underworld populated in part by rough, butch security guards and clubowners. Amongst its denizens is Matt, recently discharged from Her Majesty's armed forces and now employed by the security firm Sureforce - a company ruled by an iron-fisted, well-muscled boss. Matt's got no complaints, though. It's good money and there are plenty of perks - including hanging with the beefiest, meanest, hardest lads in town.

Ten Fantasies

Abi Titmuss (Author)

TO INDULGE ...TO ENJOY ... TO SHARE
What does Abi Titmuss really fantasise about?
Who are the men - and women - that turn her on? What is she really thinking about during her most intimate moments?
For the first time, Abi Titmuss invites you to share her ten most private erotic fantasies. revealing and empowering each fantasy gives you a unique and sensational insight into a woman in touch with her vibrant sexuality.
Beyond the gossip, behind the rumours, beside the bed - Ten Fantasies shows how a stimulating, vivid erotic imagination can enhance your life.

The Grin of the Dark

Ramsey Campbell (Author)

Once upon a time Tubby Thackeray's silent comedies were hailed as the equal of Chaplin's and Keaton's, but now his name has been deleted from the history of the cinema. Some of his music-hall performances before he went to Hollywood were riotously controversial, and his last film was never released - but why have his entire career and all his films vanished from the record?
Simon Lester is a film critic thrown out of a job by a lawsuit against the magazine he helped to found. When he's commissioned to write a book about Thackeray and restore the comedian's reputation, it seems as if his own career is saved. His research takes him from Los Angeles to Amsterdam, from dusty archives to a hardcore movie studio. But his research leads to something far older than the cinema, something that has taken a new and even more dangerous shape...

Deadly Affairs

Juliet Hastings (Author)

Eddie Drax is a successful businessman with a short fuse and a taste for big blondes. A lot of people don’t like him: ex-girlfriends, business rivals, even his colleagues. He’s not an easy man to like.

When Eddie is found asphyxiated at the wheel of his garaged Porshe, DCI John Anderson investigates – not surprisingly, Eddie’s death wasn’t suicide.

Suppressing his distaste, Anderson becomes involved in Drax’s circle of passionate women and jealous husbands. The opportunity to renew his acquaintance with Catherine Marshall, Drax’s demure accountant, is a considerable consolation for Anderson. And he’s confident he’ll find the killer. Instead, he discovers romance, seduction, a lesbian couple with dark secrets – and another murder.

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Beginning in 1967, Bukowski wrote the column "Notes of A Dirty Old Man" for the underground newspaper Open City. Perennially drunk, broke and in search of a woman, Bukowski takes on the guise of a wise fool as he ventures through America's seedy lowlife. Peopled by Kerouac, Burroughs and other much less salubrious characters, his exploits provoke humour and despair, whilst highlighting the inherent beauty and futility of life.

Thieving Fear

Ramsey Campbell (Author)

Charlotte Nolan and her cousins may not have ended up in the jobs they hoped to have when they were teenagers, but they've made their way in life. Charlotte works for a London publisher, Ellen cares for the elderly, Hugh has left teaching to work in a supermarket while his brother Rory is a controversial artist. Then more than their jobs begin to go wrong as something reaches out of the past for them.

What has it to do with the summer night they spent on Thursaston Common? If the dreams they had that night are catching up with them, how is the Victorian occultist Arthur Pendemon involved? Before the nightmare ends more than one of them will have to enter what remains of Pendemon's house and confront what still lives there in the dark.

Tales of Ordinary Madness

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Inspired by D.H. Lawrence, Chekhov and Hemingway, Bukowski's writing is passionate, extreme and has attracted a cult following, while his life was as weird and wild as the tales he wrote. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited.

From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture in his 'tales of ordinary madness'. These are angry yet tender, humorous and haunting portrayals of life in the underbelly of Los Angeles.

New Erotica 4

In the following pages you'll find some of the finest erotic writing available anywhere. The Nexus imprint has continued to grow and change to reflect the more sophisticated demands of its readers, and now features tales dealing with the most bizarre extremes of sexual activity.

The Most Beautiful Woman in Town

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Surfacing from the literary underground, Bukowski's wild and immortal stories have become cult favourites. This collection of anecdotal short stories demonstrates Bukowski's compelling semi-autobiographical style and his mastery of visceral language and the depiction of seamy underworlds.

Focusing on themes that recur throughout his work, from Los Angeles and bar culture to alcoholism, gambling, sex and violence, these pieces also introduce unexpected elements of fantasy and surrealism.

Factotum

Charles Bukowski (Author)

Henry Chinaski, an outcast, a loner and a hopeless drunk, drifts around America from one dead-end job to another, from one woman to another and from one bottle to the next. Uncompromising, gritty, hilarious and confessional in turn, his downward spiral is peppered with black humour.

Factotum follows Charles Bukowski's bestselling Post Office, his highly autobiographical first novel. Bukowski's Beat Generation writing reflects his slum upbringing, his succession of menial jobs and his experience of low life urban America. He died in 1994 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most distinctive writers of the last fifty years.

Neeli Cherkovski was a close friend of Bukowski and is the author of Hank: The Life of Charles Bukowski (Random House, 1991)

The Great Crime Of Grapplewick

Eric Sykes (Author)

Another tale from Grapplewick. The mayor is also chief of the fire brigade and bandmaster of the brass band. Into this world comes Terence, a crook fresh from jail. Commander Wilson Brown is determined to be the new mayor and he and the band are drawn into Terence's web of intrigue.

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