Ultimate Decadence is an anthology of 30 erotic stories on the theme of decadence from best-selling authors including Karen Krizanovich, Suzanne Portnoy, Maxim Jakubowski and Elizabeth Coldwell.

Every aspect of decadent sexual excess is explored, from Bloomsbury-set inspired debauched romps to romantically naughty tales full of roses and champagne, diamonds and Venetian masks.

Co-edited by Scarlet Founding Editor Emily Dubberley, Forum Editor, ...

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Ultimate Decadence is an anthology of 30 erotic stories on the theme of decadence from best-selling authors including Karen Krizanovich, Suzanne Portnoy, Maxim Jakubowski and Elizabeth Coldwell.

Every aspect of decadent sexual excess is explored, from Bloomsbury-set inspired debauched romps to romantically naughty tales full of roses and champagne, diamonds and Venetian masks.

Co-edited by Scarlet Founding Editor Emily Dubberley, Forum Editor, Sarah Berry, and prolific journalist Alyson Fixter, and introduced by best-selling author Mil Millington, all writers donated their stories free of charge, and a minimum of 15% of the cover price of the book goes to Macmillan.

Ultimate Decadence by Poppy Winters

Good time gal Davina has no interest in working for a living and fully intends on quitting her new job to find something else that pays better. When she is offered a very different kind of night shift she eagerly takes on a trial run, pleasing both herself and the boss before making a decision. 


Beautiful Things by Kitty Meadows

On a beautiful island in the middle of the Mediterranean lives reformed thief Decca and her passionate girlfriend Jan. Not much interrupts their lives, but a call from her former partner leaves Decca with a very important client to please.


Blind Man’s Buff by Justine Elyot

Venetia Valverde is the perfect slut, a fervent exhibitionist who loves a crowd. Her lover Gil has set up the perfect scenario for her ultimate pleasure and soon she is running blindfolded through a large room attempting to catch her playmates. When the game is over the whole group joins in to reward Venetia for her sportsmanship.


A Costume Drama by Daphne Bing

The feisty Lord Fleetwood has decided to marry and chooses the innocent Caroline as his new Lady. Caroline quickly finds she enjoys her wifely duties but her disobedient streak means the Lord must discipline his new wife – though he has a feeling she may enjoy it.


Endless Night by Marcelle Perks

A bored city girl tires of the rat race and finds solace in loner Joachim. His dark, crowded flat is the perfect place for their frenzied lovemaking and despite their flawed relationship she always returns for more.


Freefall by Emily Dubberley

In the glamorous music industry it’s hard to believe that anyone could be bored of the sex, drugs and rock n roll lifestyle, but a label boss has become so jaded only truly good sex makes him happy. When he meets Louise at an after party he knows she is different from any woman he’s met before, and he’ll go out of her way to get what he wants.


Blow the Candles Baby by Suzanne Portnoy and Simon Morgan

A down on his luck man and his loving girlfriend wonder how best to celebrate when he reaches his fortieth birthday. A trip to the local naturist health spa leaves them decidedly unimpressed – that is, until they discover the room full of swingers.


New Blood by Wersha Bharadwa

Busy lifestyle guru Alexandra is surprised when her latest client is somewhat different to her usual crowd. The expensive looking billionaire Ivan Cruz treats her with such a casual attitude that she can not help but get riled up. When she goes over to really give him a piece of her mind, he finds him simply irresistible.


Roses by Miranda Forbes

Roses become the ultimate turn on for one woman when her lover decides not only does she need to feel their soft, cool petals against her skin, but their long, hard stems against her delicate flesh for a spanking.


The Decline of Conversation by MonMouth

An early morning appointment on a Wednesday is far from dull when a visit to the beautiful Fifi’s house ends in its usual way, with a box full of toys and a vibrator that Fifi loves in one very select place. 


The Gilded Fountain by Jeremy Edwards

A secret club meets in the heart of London with ladies of every shape and colour amongst its membership. One member, Jocelyn, decides she wants to marry her lover Stephen and brings him into the club to experience its niche delights. 


The Night at the Hotel by Elizabeth K Payne

Two thirty-somethings, bored of their usual vanilla relationships, meet and agree to enact their mutual fantasy. After several chaste dates they meet at a hotel to play out what they have waited for, a master and pet relationship where he is the master and she is his willing, serving pet.


Swing Town by Lauren Wissot

Crazy orgies happen nightly at Erick’s three storey apartment in the city. Porn stars, rock stars, lawyers, right down to construction workers all show up for the nightly sessions. Erick has been looking for a new hostess and Craigslist gives him a very interesting candidate.


More by Donna George Storey

Hot executive Kendra has learned to always aim for the win-win outcome. Her married lover and business mentor Jason expects nothing less of her, and always pushes her to be her best. When he challenges her to ten orgasms in one night, he’ll take her any way he can to help her achieve her goal.


Tube Journey by Paris Orsini

The Monday morning commute rarely gets as exciting as when one horny woman tempts a businessman and an awkward teen to play along with her exhibitionistic act. With the whole train watching, and some joining in, all three come to an incredible orgasm.


Wedding Day by Jennifer Dark

A desperately unhappy groom has been forced into marry a society girl with no hope of escape after getting her pregnant. Disappearing from the festivities to clear his head a notices a lone, slim woman dipping strawberries into chocolate in a way that begs him to come and explore.


Dark Horse by Karen Krizanovich

Waking up naked and tied to a horse Delia has no idea where she is or how she got there. The only thing she does know is that riding this horse is giving her the most incredible orgasms imaginable. When the stable owner explains that she’s paying off a debt after losing a bet last night, the best thing she can do is play along.


Pink Champagne by Laura Godman

Chris wakes Hannah up on their five year wedding anniversary with an exorbitantly expensive bottle of Krug Rose champagne. They celebrate five years of great sex and great companionship by slicking themselves up with the pricey champagne and licking it from each other’s bodies.


Double Take by Madeline Moore

As teenagers identical twin sisters Jean and Patricia meet identical twin brothers Gene and Pat at the annual twin convention in America. The twins all experiment together until they are old enough to marry, at which point they must decide who gets to marry who. But can they stay faithful to each other?


Sculpted to Perfection by Elizabeth Coldwell

Renowned recording artist Bella Capaldi is throwing a launch party for her latest album and

Marianne has wrangled herself an invite. At the party she meets famous footballer Gary and is tempted to join him in a side room for some secret fun, where they are joined by a very unexpected participant.


Coming Home by Josephine Jay

Ruby has missed her lover Dan while he’s been away from business. Three months is a long time to go with only her hand to pleasure herself. She sets up a lavish homecoming seduction in a sumptuous hotel room and sets about enacting one of Dan’s most favourite fantasies.


A Night at the Opera by Sarah Berry

An award winning opera singer is terrified when her flamboyant maestro believes she isn’t passionate enough to sing in a well-known opera. Her leading man steps up to put her in the protagonists frame of mind the only way he knows how – with a night of passion to rival that which she sings about.


Alice’s Indulgence by Adam Sawyer

Alice decides that being alone on Valentine’s day isn’t such a bad thing, but treats herself to a night away in a beautiful hotel anyway. There she meets the charming Scot Iain, who entices her from the very first time their eyes meet. She invites him back to her room for a drink, and the sexual connection the two have is stunning.


Sweet Like Chocolate by Mark Farley

Claire is shop-sitting her mother’s cake shop and can not think of anywhere she’d rather be less. That is, until the graceful Italian couple Silvio and Anna come in to tempt her. The three end up sampling the cakes in a way Claire never imagined as Silvio takes her over the counter and Anna finds a great use for some spare chocolate.


Henry by Mistress Grace

Decadent Henry is in London for a short time and wants to enjoy himself. He calls in a lifestyle dominatrix who knows him, and his kinks only too well. He pleasures her with strawberries and cream before she gets him off in his favourite way.


Cocktease by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Brad feels uncomfortable showing his girlfriend how he jacks off, even though she begs him to let her watch. When he refuses she ties him up with her best pair of fishnets and teases him to an incredible climax with her hands instead. 


Indulgence Calling… by Angel O’Neill

The ‘Ultimate Indulgence’ package at a swanky hotel is put to the test by one determine connoisseur. When three very different, very striking men all show up at her door together, she knows she will be in for a wild night.


Fantasy by Sarah-Louise Young

A classy photographer ends her most recent affair when her latest lover has to move away for business. With another few months before her partner is due to return home she takes on a photography student from the local college and takes pride in teaching him her ways, both professional and personal.


Take Me to Carnevale by Maxim Jakubowski

A doomed affair between an older man and a younger woman comes to a head in Venice where the annual Carnevale is taking place and Venetians meet to throw decadent orgies where partner swapping awakens the younger Emma to a whole new world.


All or Nothing by Henrietta Maddox

Gorgeous Lilly never stays in one place for too long. Used to raising eyebrows and dropping jaws she isn’t shocked in the slightest when she captures the attention of both Tom and his best friend Mickey. They spend a month of passion-fuelled sex together before Lilly’s intoxicating presence threatens to drive the friends apart and a choice must be made – who gets Lilly?

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Editorial Reviews

Mil Millington

An anthology of detonator cap short stories to set you off on a burst of hot, panting, frankly disturbing sexual intemperance.

author and journalist Mil Millington

An anthology of detonator cap short stories to set you off on a burst of hot, panting, frankly disturbing sexual intemperance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907761980
  • Publisher: Xcite Books
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Series: Ultimate Xcite, #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 249
  • Sales rank: 119,620
  • File size: 416 KB

Meet the Author

Justine Elyot is the author of the Black Lace title On Demand as well asThe Business of PLEasure and Meeting Her Match. HEr fiction is published by Black Lace, Xcite and Cleis Press.  She likes to explore the dark side of desire in her writing. She lives by the sea.

Jeremy Edwards, described by the Erotica Readers & Writers Association as “one of the most original and amusing erotic authors around,” is the author of the erotocomedic novels Rock My Socks Off [Xcite Books] and The Pleasure Dial [1001 Nights Press], and the erotic-story collection Spark My Moment [Xcite]. His quirky, sensuous tales have appeared in over fifty anthologies with numerous publishers large and small, including four volumes in the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica series, and he has contributed scores of short stories to print and online magazines 

As a guest on the Web circuit, Jeremy has been seen or heard at Erotica Readers & Writers Association, Erotica for All, Lust Bites, LoveHoney, 4-Letter Words, LiberatorOoh, How to Write Erotic Fiction, Dr. Dick’s Sex Advice, Sexy Librarian, Vibe Erotic Book Club, Air Atta Ca Talk, Oh Get a Grip! F-Stop, Rachel Kramer Bussel Online Book Club, and Cult of Gracie Radio. In the nonvirtual world, he has appeared at In the Flesh, Essensuality, and Ravenous Nights in New York, the Erotic Literary Salon in Philadelphia, In the Flesh: L.A. (via telephone), the Seattle Erotic Art Festival (showcase display), and Arts Night Out Northampton (Massachusetts); and as the host of Sexy Scribes Speaking (in Turners Falls, Mass.).

Jeremy’s work explores sex in its sunniest form, celebrating joyful sensuality, libidinous urgency, offbeat romanticism, and the pleasures of language and laughter—with the focus on cerebral, sexually self-aware women, and the men and women who adore them. Readers can drop in on him unannounced (and thereby catch him in his underwear) at www.jeremyedwardserotica.com.

Elizabeth Coldwell joined Xcite Books in 2011. Formerly the editor of the UK edition of Forum magazine and co-founder of the Guild of Erotic Writers, she has been writing erotic fiction for over twenty years and her work has been widely published in the UK and US. She enjoys writing across the spectrum of erotica genres, from m/m space opera to girl/girl messy fun, vanilla to BDSM, paranormal to contemporary.

Maxim worked for many years in book publishing as an editor and launched the Murder One Bookshop, which he owned and ran for over 20 years. He now writes, edits and translates full-time in London.

Find Maxim at:

His blog: here

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