valentine's Reading Slam

Valentine’s Reading Slam

Join us for a fun evening of aural frolics saucy enough to make ears burn and cheeks blush! There will be bubbles whilst you mingle and plenty of time to browse and shop our super collection of sex toys just in time for a fantastic Valentine’s Day.

We have a stellar line up for you: Zak Jane Keir, K D Grace, Charlie Forrest, Exhibit A, The Other Livvy and Ishmael Skyes are all ready with their hottest stories for your pleasure…

Date: Friday 10th February
Time: 6.30pm
Address: Sh! 57 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB
Price: FREE

The evening is a warm up for V-Day so make sure to book your FREE ticket now and we promise you’ll come away with some great ideas! *wink*

KD Grace Blog

Guest Blog: K D Grace – The Inspiration of Sex

We are super-excited (and a little hot & bothered, but more about that in a bit…) to have award-winning author K D Grace with us today! Having known K D for many years (we’ll never forget her first reading at the shop – vegetable plots have never looked the same since), we are always delighted when she stops by for a visit. Today, she has exciting news to share  – and (here’s come the hot bit) she is giving away a very juicy excerpt from her new book The Tutor… Over to you, K D!

I’m very excited to be guesting on the Sh! blog today. It’s no secret that Sh! is one of my favourite places on the planet and the fabulous Sh! Ladiez are my heros. It’s been a real pleasure to have Sh!’s manager, Renee guesting on my blog twice in as many weeks, where she’s been talking about putting the spark back in both couple love and self love.

Writing pen and birds 1_xl_20156020What I’d like to talk about today is a writer’s eye view of that spark and what having that spark means to the rest of our lives. Since I started writing erotica, my tagline has been that Freud was right. It IS all about sex. I believe that more and more the longer I write. Our sexuality infuses every other area of our lives, and in no place is it manifest more powerfully than in our creativity. I know, I know. You would expect an erotica writer to say that. But I’m talking about art, music, dance. That spark is also manifest in the way we handle problems, the win-win situations in the business world, cutting edge science and technology, ways to make life easier and better for all of us – those all dovetail into our creativity, which, at its core, is libido and drive to create. ‘Nuf psychology according to K D. My point is that sex and creativity are linked. I don’t think it’s any surprise to find that creative people are horny people. Nor do I find it surprising that people want to write and read erotica. I think it’s because of that very same spark.

Kay Jaybee and I are very excited to be teaching an Essentials of Writing Erotica Master Class here at Sh! on the 23rd of September.

It’s our opportunity to link creativity and sexuality in a place that has been doing that for years without writing a single story – though certainly the Sh! Ladiez have a lot of stories to tell.

It doesn’t matter if you write it to sell or write it for your own private pleasure, to be able to put a sexual experience into words – whether it’s a fantasy or an actual experience – is in a way like building your own sex toy. Oh yes! You can totally get off on words. Ask any one of the Brit Babes, check out the Sh! book shelf, check out the pages and pages of erotic books on Amazon if you have any doubts. Words are a great sex toy and a fabulous sex toy prompt as well. It’s no surprise at all that Sh! has a well-stocked shelf. The other thing about words is that they’re the ultimate safe sex. One of the best things about writing down those erotic fantasies and turning them in to fiction is that it allows a writer to live out even the darkest, most dangerous sexual fantasy vicariously, and that allows the reader to do the same.

Writing erotica is also a wonderful way to explore our own sexuality, to bring those deepest, darkest secret desires into the light, but still keep them at a safe distance.

Writing erotica is a way of delving a little deeper into the places we might even fear to go, but that a story format allows us to do a little more bravely, a little more boldly.

Also, any erotica writer will tell you that there’s no better way to explore the human psyche, to discover who the characters in a story are, than to see their sex lives and their attitudes toward sex unfold on the page.

There’s a safe intimacy in words that allows us free rein to explore our sexuality and discover just how multifaceted it really is. With that in mind, I don’t think it strange that people want to write and read erotica, nor do I think it’s strange that other people are frightened of it and see it as a threat fearing the ‘damage it might do to society.’ Life is all about intimacy issues and how we handle sex is a HUGE intimacy issue.

The-Tutor-KD-Grace_PromoSquare_PreOrder_finalI suppose in part that’s why my latest novel, The Tutor, holds such a soft spot in my heart. The novel is all about intimacy and the creative extremes we’re willing to go to in order to have it. In The Tutor, I take away the one sense that we never lose, the one we most rely on in our everyday life. I take away the sense of touch. Sculptor, Lex Valentine is severely haphephobic — not being able to touch anyone else or allow himself to be touched by others. Within that context, I wanted to explore intimacy and how it would develop – if it even could develop – without the aid of physical contact.

The Tutor is also a major testament to inspiration, which is another topic that will be approached in our workshop. The inspiration for The Tutor actually came from a workshop taught by Kay Jaybee at Smut Manchester last year. I was given a writing prompt that involved a tin of pears in heavy syrup and a mysterious summon to the storeroom of the local grocery store. That prompt led to The Tutor, proving that sometimes even when things go pear-shaped, good things happen.

While I probably won’t be bringing a tin of pears in heavy syrup to our workshop on the 23rd, I think I can safely say there will be writing prompts. For that matter, we’ll be in a fantastic store FULL of wonderfully sexy writing prompts.

We hope very much that you’ll sign on to join us and the Sh! Team, and we’ll do our best to stimulate that creative spark.

About K D Grace/Grace Marshall

Voted ETO Best Erotic Author of 2014, and a proud member of The Brit Babes, K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she is, otherwise, what would she write about?

When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening. When she’s not gardening, she’s walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband have walked Coast to Coast across England, along with several other long-distance routes. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She also enjoys martial arts, reading, watching the birds and anything that gets her outdoors.

KD is the author of 13 novels, multiple novellas, and countless short stories. She is published with Totally Bound, SourceBooks, Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Sweetmeats Press and others.

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Free Erotica!

K D have very kindly offered us a fruity preview peek at The Tutor and having read it, we’re feeling all flustered… Enjoy! 

The Tutor

Struggling writer, Kelly Blake has a secret life as a sex tutor. Celebrated sculptor and recluse, Alexander ‘Lex’ Valentine, can’t stand to be touched. When he seeks out Kelly’s advice incognito, the results are too hot to handle. When Kelly terminates their sessions due to what she considers her unprofessional behavior, Lex takes a huge risk, revealing his identity to her at a gala exhibition, his first ever public appearance. When Kelly helps the severely haphephobic Lex escape the grope of reporters and paparazzi, rumors fly that the two are engaged, rumors encouraged by well-meaning friends and colleagues.

The press feeding frenzy forces Kelly into hiding at Lex’s mansion where he convinces her to be his private tutor just until the press loses interest, and she can go back home. They discover quickly that touch is not essential for sizzling, pulse-pounding intimacy. But intimacy must survive the secrets uncovered as their sessions become more and more personal.

Excerpt: Lessons in Pears

“Was this your idea or Dillon’s? Kelly asked, hoping to relax him.

“It was mine, after Andy told Dillon and he told me. I thought it was something that I …” The muscles along Lex’s jaw looked as though they were made out of iron, and a fine blush crawled up his neck tinting his ears bright pink. “I’ve never touched a woman … in that way.” He forced a laugh. “Obviously. I’ve …” the blush deepened and he avoided her gaze. “I’ve put lube on some of the sculptures – you know — down there, but I … well it isn’t the same.”


“The pears won’t be either,” she said, her heart suddenly aching at the physical isolation this man endured on a daily basis, and it wasn’t just her heart that ached, she felt his lack deep in her core. It had been easier with Andy. She had been almost flippant with him. She was sorry for that now. She spread one of the towels on the Queen Anne chair across from him and settled herself onto it so they were facing each other. “The texture will be different and with the pear there’ll be less give.” She dipped her fingers in the bowl and rubbed the heavy juice between her index finger and her thumb. “If you touch a woman, she’ll be much warmer.” She gave him a conspiratorial smile. “You’ll be amazed at how warm and how soft she’ll be down there when she’s ready to be touched. With Andy, this,” she nodded down to the pears, “was improvisation, this was the best I could do under the circumstances, but a woman, well a woman feels like nothing you’ve ever touched before.”


He was no longer avoiding her gaze. His eyes were locked on her, and he was struggling to keep them on her face, she knew that; she understood the urge for him to drop his eyes to the place of which she spoke, the place with which she was so intimate, the place that couldn’t help but respond to the topic, to the situation, to the strange intimacy they had shared almost since the moment they’d met. “You can look, if you want,” she opened her legs so that he could see the place in between clothed in black denim, completely disguised and yet so very obvious. “And I’ll look at you too,” she nodded down to his own jeans straining to contain him already. “It’s what men and woman are naturally inclined to do when there’s a sexual attraction.”


With her heart hammering in her throat, she took one of the pear halves into the cupped palm of her left hand, then she brought it down between her spread thighs, feeling the juice of it run over her fingers and drip onto the towel as she spread her legs a little farther and held her pam to mimic the position of her vulva. “Touch it like a woman would touch it, and you’ll always get it right.” She drug her index and middle finger up from the bottom of the pear to the center and felt her own body respond in empathy. “The pear has no folds, no secret valleys, no swollen flesh to be teased open, so you’ll have to use your imagination with that.”


Lex gave a little moan soft and deep in his chest as he shifted to make himself more comfortable. “I know the anatomy,” he said. “I’ve watched porn and I’ve studied drawings. I know how it looks like it might feel. I know the response it elicits.” His tongue flicked nervously over his upper lip. “Of course that’s just acting, isn’t it?”


“Porn is about fantasy, about voyeurism, and it doesn’t matter if it’s real if it gets you off. But when it is real,” she spread her index and middle finger up the sides of the pear’s central opening, “if you’re good, if your sensitive, you’ll feel the spasms of your lover’s orgasm, even see them if you’re using your tongue; and you can feel them gripping at your cock when your inside her. If you’re paying attention.


“The clitoris,” she laughed softly, “Well with Andy I used a Ticktack, but he’s a chemistry major. He likes charts and graphs and periodic tables. You’re an artist, you live in your imagination, so you don’t need a Ticktack. Some women like the thumb stroking and circling while the other fingers work inside. Some women like to use their fingers.” She demonstrated on the pear, and Lex groaned. “It’s always best to ask and be sure.”


“What do you like?” His words were a labored rasp against the back of his throat, and Kelly found herself stunned by the question, and way more aroused than she wanted to be. He shouldn’t have asked. She should have answered. But she did.


“I like it this way.” She shifted her hips and opened a little further so he could see her thrust and scissor, circle and probe technique, and her body responded with the tight grip and release of muscle memory.

“Jesus,” he whispered moving forward on the sofa and leaning closer for a better look. “And when someone uses their tongue?”


She caught her breath in a giddy laugh. “Afraid I can’t tell you what I do since, sadly I’m not that flexible.”


“But you can tell me what you like.” His voice had gone rough.


“I like the flat of the tongue to part me and then probe me, circle my clit and then kiss and suck.” She closed her eyes, finding it difficult to meet his gaze when she spoke about something so intimate, so secret. Come to think of it, she’d never had a man actually ask her how she liked it. The few who had given a rat’s ass about her pleasure had been happy enough to let her order them about, but never quite got the hang of it.


It was the loud schussing sound that caused her to open her eyes. Lex had moved the coffee table out of the way paying no attention to the slosh of pear juice all over the towel V had spread. His eyes were locked on Kelly as he fished out his own pear half and fell to his knees in front of her. When she realized what the man was about to do she dropped the pear she’d been holding with a little gasp of surprise and scooted as far back in the chair as she could. He knelt low, holding the pear in the cup of his hand, as she had, placing it against the edge of the chair between her legs! She gave a little yelp and scrambled back in the chair still further, spreading her thighs over the rise of the chair arms to keep from touching him. He moved forward, the back of his hand so close to her crotch that she could feel the heat of it, and he lowered himself still further until his hair nearly brushed the insides of her thighs. Then, still looking up at her from his position on the floor, he began at the bottom of the open pear half and ran his tongue flat and undulating all the way up, flicking in just slightly in a little circle at the top end before he closed his lips around the apex and she could hear the slurp and suck of the sweet syrup.


“Oh! Lex! Ah!” And then she went non-verbal, holding her breath, tightening muscles deep inside her body, the only muscles she dared to move if she were to keep from touching him. She raised both arms and fisted her hands in a suicide grip around the back of the chair to keep from curling them in his hair. Her thighs trembled from her efforts to keep her legs on the chair arms and not throw them over his shoulders for leverage. She didn’t move. She didn’t breath as he licked and nuzzled and suckled until pear juice ran down his chin and onto his tee-shirt, until his face was damp and sticky, until his forehead was sheened with perspiration, and still he held her gaze as though they were locked together in each other’s orbit neither able to move without the other’s consent.


“Oh God, I’m gonna come.” She barely managed a warning when his own convulsion brought him dangerously near her body. He had stopped breathing, she was sure of it. She practically climbed the back of the chair to keep from touching him as he lost control. Then with a tremendous gasp of oxygen, he straightened, let the pear fall from his hand onto the Aubusson carpet and looked up at her.


“I’m going to pass out.” And he did.


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Release: 11th October


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Feeling inspired? Book a ticked to Essential Elements of Erotica Masterclass here!

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Essential Elements of Erotica Writing Master Class

Essential Elements of Erotica Writing Master Class

Are you interested in learning to craft your own erotic stories?

Whether you’ve never given it a go before or you’re just looking for some expert tips, if you’re interested in being published or just writing for your own enjoyment, our Essential Elements of Erotic Writing Master Class is a fabulous way to get your creative juices flowing.

The class will be led by Kay Jaybee and KD Grace who are both award winning erotic authors with countless short stories, novellas and erotic extracts to their names.


Essential Elements of Erotic Writing will be a practical workshop, so come prepared with a pen and paper, ready for when inspiration hits.


The workshop will be around 2 hours long, in that time we will take you through everything you need to know to craft some smoking hot erotica, whether for your own enjoyment or everyone elses. Keep reading to find out more about the award winning authors who will be running this fantastic workshop, or book your place now.

Event Details

When: Friday 23 September 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium

How Much: £20 – Book Now

Voted ETO Best Erotic Author of 2014, and a proud member of The Brit Babes, K D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she is, otherwise, what would she write about?

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When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening. When she’s not gardening, she’s walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband have walked Coast to Coast across England, along with several other long-distance routes. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She also enjoys martial arts, reading, watching the birds and anything that gets her outdoors.

KD has erotica published with Totally Bound, SourceBooks, Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace,Sweetmeats Press and others.

K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, Fulfilling the Contract, To Rome with Lust, and The Pet Shop. Her paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Witches trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011. Books two and three, Riding the Ether, and Elemental Fire, are now also available.



K D Grace also writes hot romance as Grace Marshall. An Executive Decision, Identity Crisis, The Exhibition, Interviewing Wade are all available.

You can find KD Grace at or

You can also connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Kay Jaybee


With a background in history and archaeology, Kay Jaybee should be sat in a dusty university library, translating Medieval Latin criminal records, and writing research documents that hardly anyone would want to read. Instead, tucked away in the South West of England, Kay writes sexy stories with one hand, while drinking strong black coffee with the other.


A founder member of the acclaimed Brit Babes, co-manager of Devon Writers, and kinker of the ordinary objects, Kay believes that everybody deserves a bedtime story…


Kay Jaybee was named Best Erotica Writer of 2015 by the ETO

Kay was also nominated as the Best Erotica Writer in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Kay received an honouree mention at the NLA Awards 2015 for excellence in BDSM writing.


Kay wrote the The Perfect Submissive Trilogy, Making Him Wait, The Voyeur, as well as the novellas, Not Her Type: Erotic Adventures With A Delivery Man, Digging Deep, A Sticky Situation, and The Circus. She has also written the anthologies The Collector, The Best of Kay Jaybee Tied to the Kitchen Sink, Equipment, Yes Ma’am, Quick Kink One and Quick Kink Two. Kay has had over 100 short stories published by Cleis Press, Black Lace, Mammoth, Xcite, Penguin, Seal, and Sweetmeats Press.

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Details of Kay’s work, past, present and future can be found at

You can follow Kay on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads. You can also find her on the Brit Babes website and writing contemporary romance under the name Jenny Kane.


Erotica Evening at Sh! Women's erotic Emporium 29th july 6-8pm

Join Us for a Free Book Reading | 29th July | 6-8pm

To celebrate this year’s National Orgasm Day, we are bringing you bucket-loads of fun!

We’ll be sharing our best sex toy tips, the A-Z of hot spots, we’ll have a flash competition (keep an eye on our social media where you’ll be able to compete for a truly orgasmic prize) and we’ve even organised a free event with a delectable selection of top authors of erotica – just for you!

Don’t miss this exclusive evening with short story readings, all on our favourite theme: orgasms, orgasms and more orgasms!

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You’ll be able to relax with complimentary refreshments whilst enjoying the aural treats provided by some of UK’s finest female authors:  Zak Jane KeirKristina LloydKD Grace, Cherry Redd and Dragon King’s Daughter +  yet-to-be-revealed guests!

The readings will be followed by an opportunity to browse the shop, and if you feel inspired to carry on celebrating throughout the night, we’ll be offering some orgasmic discounts too!


This event is likely to fill-up so be sure to book your space by emailing us at in order to secure your name on the guestlist




Sh! Women's Erotic Emporium, 57 Hoxton Square. London N1 6PB

Violet Blue at Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium

What a great evening! Violet Blue, Scarlett French, Jacqueline Applebee and K.D Grace read some super-hot erotica; we drank pink bubbly and ate choc cupcakes and had our ears tickled n’ teased by some super hot erotic book readings…

We were delighted to welcome the sublime Violet Blue to our “Aural Fun & Frolics book-reading .

Violet joined fellow authors, Scarlett French, K D Grace & Jacqueline Applebee, to tickle and tease our ears with erotic book reading from the “best women’s erotica series. & to launch Best Women’s Erotica 2010.

Violet Blue at Sh!Violet is author of many bestsellers including The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus, The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio, The Ultimate Guide to Adult Videos, and How to Kiss

She is also editor of the Best Women’s Erotica series and many other erotic anthologies. A high profile blogger & tech-sex commentator ( CNN, Ophra ) and can found at

To show our appreciation, we gave Violet her very own violet-blue themed Sh! strap-on!

A beautiful prurple corset harness with matching Cupid 3 curved silicone dildo, plus a bottle of Sh! lube of course! She read a brilliant HOT short story by Thomas Roache. Put a lock on your hampers ladies ~ seems worn panties are too sexy to resist..!

KD Grace at Sh!K D read ‘Vegging’ from Best Women’s Erotica 2010. She’s a fan of chinese martial arts, long walks and ‘extreme gardening


Jacqueline Applebee at Sh!Jacqueline Applebee gave us a little taster of Best of Best Women’s Erotica, due out early next year. Jacqueline was thilled with her Sh! Secret Santa prezzie!

She read ‘Penalty Fare’ from Best of Best Women’s Erotica 2, out early 2010 ~ and as usual she had us captivated with her sizzling style.

We have signed copies of the brand new Best Women’s Erotica  in store ~ perfect Xmas – or valentines – prezzies for loved ones…


Win a copy of Violet Blue’s The Kissing Bible

…and learn why Great Kissers Have the Most Fun!

Kissing is an art form and Violet Blue, sex-positive pundit in mainstream media, shows you every trick for the ultimate lip-lock in this indispensable field guide. 

Entering the competition is easy peasy and a winner will be selected at random

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Events at Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium Feb-April

February – KD Grace launched her latest novel Body Temperature and Rising at Sh!

On 25th February, a fabulous evening was had by all, as everybody sat spell-bound by this fantasy tale, set in the Lakeland fells ends in sex with a charming ghost for American transplant, Marie Warren.  who discovers she her ability to unleash demons and ghosts.
Her powers bring her to a coven of witches who practice rare sex magic that allows ghosts access to pleasures of the flesh….

We are incredibly honoured that best-selling and multi-awardwinng erotic author KD chose to launch her latest thrilling and super hot novel at Sh! and proud to call her a true Sh! friend.

KD Grace has erotica published with Xcite Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, and Scarlet Magazine.

March at Sh!  – A month of stocktaking!

Boringly much of March was taken up with the financial year end which is about as sexy as a single sticky sock, so we’ll say no more about that except it’s done and we’re free as birds once more to get back to bringing you the best erotic event calendar and finely-picked pleasure products known to women…

April at Sh! – Back to Pleasurable Pursuits…

We’ve had another hectic month at Sh! Towers, this month has been all about exciting new toys and amazing erotic events.

The fabulous twosome KD Grace & Kay Jaybee joined us last weekend for an exquisite evening of smut, sorcery and, of course, plenty of bubbly & nibbles (including some delicious pink whoopee pies baked by the equally delicious Mr. Lucy Felthouse. Thank you!).

Guests were treated to sexy snippets of KD’s latest novel Elemental Fire, the final title in the paranormal erotica trilogy, Lakeland Heatwave. Avid KD Grace fans will know that she also writes saucy romance under the pen-name Grace Marshall. Grace read from Identity Crisis, the second in the Executive Decisions trilogy. Kay Jaybee gave us a reminder of the hot BDSM novel The Perfect Submissive, *and* an exclusive from the eagerly awaited The Retreat. News that The Perfect Sub is now the first in a trilogy has left Team Sh! (along with many others) weak at the knees, begging for more… As always, it was a pleasure ladiez, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

It’s been a busy month for hen parties, with many brides looking to learn a couple of new tricks to pave the way for married life! A big *Congratulations* to all the brides-to-be, we hope you have as much fun on your wedding day as we had here with you all!

Did you enter our Toy of the Month competition? The lucky winner was chosen at random yesterday afternoon, so check your inboxes!

Fuschia Ayling
Fuschia Ayling

We were proud to have the talented Fuschia Ayling hosted her exhibition ‘Details Unknown’ throughout April. Fuschia’s photography is concerned with the female nude, and working in collaboration with her lovely girlfriend Louise Raines, she has “produced an intimate and eclectic body of work including projection, body painting, scanography and conceptual erotic portraiture.”

The top selling sex toy of the month was the PicoBong Kaya. A sleek, sexy vibe that’s perfect for even the most stylish of ladiez.

In other exciting news, the Sh! blog has been nominated for an Erotic Award! We are very honoured and would like to shout a big *THANK YOU* to the kind folks who nominated us.

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Tips to Help You Make the Most Out of Reading Erotica

By K D Grace & Kay Jaybee

Read Erotica Surrounded by Your Fav Sex Toys

KD: Whenever possible, read erotica with your feet up, surrounded by your favourite sex toys. This will remind you of the versatility of erotica. If you’re in it to play, well you already ready! If you’re in it for a good read, you’ve assumed the most comfy, readerly position. If you’re in it for both, it’s a great way to practice multi-tasking.

KJB: Of course- when we say toys, we are not talking cuddly bears here!

KD: Yeah! Right! Cuddly bears *Sniggers behind fingers*

2. Read Erotica in Public

KD: Never miss an opportunity to read erotica in a public place. With the new subtle covers and with eReaders, only YOU will know how much fun you’re having, and you’ll be having a lot more fun for being naughty in public.

KJB: It is great to read on the bus or tube- there is so much salacious pleasure to gain from doing anything in secret. Who said the process of reading itself shouldn’t be sexy!

Share the Erotica Pleasure

KD: Erotica is twice as much fun when you share it. Try taking turns reading it out loud to your lover and enjoy the heatwave!

KJB: And of course, if you both simply want to listen to keep those hands free, there are always audiobooks!

KD: Oh yes! Aural pleasure at its technological best!

Remember – Erotica is Fantasy!

KD: Lock your inhibitions away when you read erotica. Remember, it’s total fantasy, a fantastic opportunity to get hot and bothered over some totally different kink. It’s a chance to be sexually adventurous safely.

KJB: After all, when you’re in the world created by an erotica writer, you can be anyone you want to be!

Relish the Experience

KD: Enjoy! The erotica experience is where the written word and the human body collide with deliciously sizzling results. Take full advantage of the sizzle and have a great time!

Come to an Erotic Book Reading

KJB: So when you come to a Sh! reading, how can you make the most of the experience? Well, grab a glass of fizz, and let your eyes wander over all the beautiful toys and books on offer…then while you’re listening to the stories, you can contemplate if any of the playthings you’ve seen on the shelves, might be nice to accompany some more of the tale once you get home to read it yourself!

KD: And that glass of fizz is extremely important because it’s thirsty work listening to naughty stories surrounded by titillating toys!

KJB: If this is your first visit to sex shop, then fear not! Walking into a shop that focuses on sex can be scary the first time- but it isn’t a frightening place at all. We are a friendly bunch- look at us- just ordinary folk – who just happen to have over the top imaginations!

KD: And the Sh! Ladiez with their lovely smiles are absolutely the go-to-girls for any questions you have. Or for a caffeine filled cuppa, or a top-up to your fizz.

KJB: So why not come along- sit back, loosen your corset (although not too much, because a little discomfort rubs well with a little pleasure), nibble a cup cake, sip that fizz, and open your ears, and let our naughty words work their magic!

KD: Throw in the odd bit of spanking (only as needed, of course) and a night of readings at Sh! is a feast for all the senses!


If you’d like to join us for an Erotic Reading check out Twitter or our blog for details of the next event.


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Elemental Fire Book Review

Elemental Fire – Paranormal Erotica

Author:  KD Grace

Obsessed with revenge, Kennet Lucian makes a deal with a demon, a deal he comes to regret when he meets Tara Stone, head of the Elemental Coven, and a powerful witch with a desire for revenge at least as great as his. Even though the attraction between the two is magnetic and the lust combustive, Kennet must betray her to accomplish his goal, which is ultimately her goal as well; to put a final end to the demon, Deacon’s, reign of terror. But can Tara trust the man who has wormed his way into her heart and the heart of the Elemental Coven? Can she trust Lucia, the demon with whom Kennet is allied, a demon with her own agenda. The path to Deacon’s destruction is far from clear, and the price that must be paid to be free of him forever may be too high, even for Tara Stone.

Elemental Fire - KD Grace
Elemental Fire – KD Grace

Paranormal Threesome

Our reviewer says: “I’m a huge fan of KD Grace’s previous work, and was looking forward with eager anticipation for Elemental Fire, the final novel in the Lakeland Heatwave trilogy. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled to get my mitts on a preview copy of this long-awaited finale.

Since then, I’ve spent my weekends, evenings and lunchbreaks immersed in a world of passionate sex magic, following the journey of the Elemental Coven to the climax.

All the sex scenes are hot, but without a shadow of doubt, my favourite has to be Tara, Kennet & Lucia – so vivid I almost felt the mind-blowing, demonic orgasms escaping the pages. If you enjoy your supernatural with an added dose of sexy, this trilogy comes highly recommended.”




About the Author: KD Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she, because otherwise, what would she write about?

When she’s not writing, KD is veg gardening or walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband recently walked the Coast to Coast rout across England. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots.

KD has erotica published with Xcite Books, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Sweetmeats Press and others.

KD’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms HollyThe Pet Shop. Her paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, was listed as honourable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011. Book two, Riding the Ether, is now available.

K D Grace also writes hot romance as Grace Marshall. An Executive DecisionIdentity Crisis, books one and two of her Executive Decisions Trilogy are now available.



Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel & Friends

Join New York-based author and erotica editor Rachel Kramer Bussel for a Sh! exclusive – her first UK reading!

One of the world’s best know and loved erotic authors,  Rachel will be joined by authors Janine Ashbless, Jacqueline Applebee, Justine Elyot, KD Grace, Kay Jaybee and Carmel Lockyer, reading steamy selections from erotica such as Orgasmic, Smooth, Best Bondage Erotica  and Gotta Have It: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex.

Rachel Kramer Bussel Book Reading

Event: “She’s Gotta Have It”

Where: Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium 
When: Saturday, July 2 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Free cupcakes and bubbly while supplies last!

Books will be available for sale and signing.

True to our female focused ethos, we ask that male guests are accompanied by a woman.

Spaces are limited, so make sure to book your space early as this FREE event will fill up quickly! Email us at and we’ll add your name to the guest list!


Renee Reviews our Rachel Kramer Bussel Book Reading…

Rachel Kramer Bussel
Rachel Kramer Bussel

I first met Rachel Kramer Bussel about 3 years ago. She turned up at Sh!, rather damp as she’d got lost in the rain. We got chatting, and she politely asked if she could do a reading ‘at some point’. I thought that ‘at some point’ might mean 6 months – a year later. As it happens, in New York speak, ‘at some point’ really means 3 years – but anticipation is half the fun, right?

Rachel Kramer Bussell is in the UK to promote the books, Orgasmic , Smooth Erotic Stories for Women, Gotta Have It (69 Stories of Sudden Sex) and Best Bondage Erotica  , and I was thrilled to finally have her read in the store. Her very first ever UK reading, none the less!

Along with Rachel, we had top erotica authors and regular Sh! readers; KD Grace, Kay Jaybee and Jaqueline Applebee,

Justine Elyot, Janine Ashbless, Carmel Lockyer may have read at Sh! for the very first time, but somehow I don’t think it’s going to be their last..!

Renee’s amazing cup cakes

After making a joke about wanting to try out my First Aid mouth-to-mouth skills (I really need to learn how to control my mouth better!), I introduced Rachel Kramer Bussel, who kicked off the evening with a sexy story called ‘Belted’ from Orgasmic.

I noticed I wasn’t the only one nodding in agreement as Rachel describes the arousing sound and feel of a belt…

Next up is KD Grace, who read ‘Muscle Bound’ from Smooth. Disappointingly, I was called upstairs and missed her reading. Instead, I found myself discussing ‘sex furniture’ with a couple hoping to sell me some sort of sex-couch. I know the story tho, and it’s wickedly hot! (FYI: I declined the sex furniture, as I think imagination and a kitchen table is all you need for a great romp!)

Jacqueline Applebee
Jacqueline Applebee

As usual, Jacqueline Applebee’s reading technique raises gasps and giggles – the woman is sex on hot pink sofa in a sweaty basement without air con! She read a threesome story from Gotta Have It, ‘Not a Bang but a Whisper’. Again, I missed most of it as I was lacing a woman into a corset on the shop floor. I have it on good authority (well, a whole room-full of people can’t be wrong!) that Jacqueline was amazing.

Kay Jaybee, looking fabulous in a red dress, read ‘The Advantage of Working from Home’ from Gotta Have It. Now, Kay is one of my favourite authors – but I missed her reading too. (For someone so excited about this evening, it seems as if I missed most of it.) Whilst Kay is reading, I’m ringing up toy after erotic toy after erotic toy – the couple I served were clearly hoping for a wicked weekend!

Carmel Lockyer & Kay Jaybee
Carmel Lockyer & Kay Jaybee

I also missed Carmel Lockyer’s first ever reading at Sh!

Let’s just say it involved two merry couples stomping around the shop with me in hot pursuit. We’ll just going to have to invite Carmel for another reading..

I haven’t yet read my copy of Gotta Have It – but I’m looking forward to checking Carmel’s work out!

There was a short break, and somehow I got my bottom spanked by an enthusiastic guest wielding a rose-tipped crop whilst serving bubbly (multi-tasking!) This is not unusual mind, when you have a shop full of various implements and happy, hot shoppers, it stands to reason it’ll sometimes get a bit merry!

As the shop shuts, and the guests are locked in, I actually get to hear Justine Elyot’s story ‘The London O’. And oh my Lord – I found myself considering purchasing a cheeky pair remote vibrating panties … It’s rather hot as it is, and Justine’s story does nothing to cool us down!

Janine Ashbless
Janine Ashbless

Janine Ashbless confessed to being a little nervous before her reading, but by the time it was her turn she was confident and sexy, thrilling us with her story ‘The Ingenue’ from Best Bondage Erotica .

Rachel finished off with a delicious story by Heather Linn, before answering questions and signing erotica for guests. Everyone has had a great time, and Rachel is thrilled that so many turned up. Saying that, many who’d booked a space didn’t turn up – naughty!

Amongst the crowd enjoying cupcakes and hot stories were fabulous authors Lucy Felthouse and Victoria Blisse (aka The Northern Birds), the glamorous Rebecca Bond (author) and Parv Roovinder, former Sh! Girl Scarlett French (author), Suraya Sidhu Singh (editor of Filament magazine), up-and-coming author Lexi Bay, burlesque artist and blogger Rubyyy Jones and the one & only Suzanne Portnoy, London-based author of The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker and  Huffington Post Columinist

Rachel and her inspiring Sh! goodies
Rachel and her inspiring Sh! goodies

We weren’t quite sure what Rachel’s plans for the rest of the weekend were, so we decided to gift her with a Corset harness, a curved silicone dildo , plus a bottle of our own lovely Sh!  Lube – just in case!


Our way of saying a BIG thank you for helping us to create one of the best erotic book reading events we’ve ever had the pleasure of hosting.

And we hope she feels inspired enough to write a sexy story about her new sex toys – we look forward to reading it, Rachel!

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