Learn to read...Learn for life (4)

Use the library's selection of reading games for preschool and primary school children, to build the literacy skills of the child in your life.. These e-resources combine learning and play for a truly interactive experience you can share.



Ziptales is a reading program for children aged 6-12 focused on literacy, primary education, games and edutainment. Fully aligned to the Australian English Curriculum for all primary levels.






CHOOSE

Developing Literacy for Kinders to  Grade 2

OR

 Extending Literacy for Grades 3-6


Developing Literacy offers the following options to entice kids to interact with the alphabet, story telling, reading along with the narrator, as well as playing games, solving puzzles and creating with paper.





















Extending Literacy offers animated and narrated readers from Reading grades 1-3  in each of the 12 genres featured.
The last eleven sections offer a more informational reading options as well as support and practice in essential literacy skills.































Learn more about eResources the library has for children book now for a free information session.

Try these other reading games
Busy Things
Enjoy hundreds of literacy, numeracy and problem solving games
Literacy Planet 
English language skill building has never been more fun.
In2era
Characters and stories come to life with Picture Books Online.
Early World of Learning
An educational and fun resource produced by World Book Encyclopedia


The Puffin Browser is often required for mobile devices - download it from the relevant app store.

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The path of true love never runs smooth...heartbreaking literature


Delirium by Lauren Oliver
There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found the cure. Now, everything is different. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway has always looked forward to the day when she'll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy. But then, with only ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable.

Norwegian wood by Haruki Marukami
When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past. Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual obsession is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.

One day by David Nicholls
I can imagine you at forty,' she said, with malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE
DAY.





Me before you by Jo Jo Moyes
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.







Girl in translation by Jean Kwok
Kimberly Chang has her world turned upside-down when she moves with her mother from their home in Hong Kong to New York. But their new life doesn't quite live up to their expectations - living in a vermin-ridden apartment in Brooklyn, the pair only have a sometimes working oven to keep warm.







A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks
Can you resist the depths of the human heart? It is 1958 and seventeen-year-old Landon is revelling in his youth: dating girls and even claiming to have been in love. He is a world apart from shy, reclusive Jamie Sullivan, a Baptist's daughter who carries a bible with her school books, cares for her widowed father and volunteers at the orphanage. But fate will intervene. Forced to partner up at the school dance, Landon and Jamie embark on a journey of earth-shattering love and agonising loss far beyond their years. In the months that follow, Landon discovers the true depths of the human heart, and takes a decision that is so stunning it will lead him irrevocably down the road to manhood.


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Lockwood, the new tenant of Thrushcross Grange on the bleak Yorkshire moors, is forced to seek shelter one night at Wuthering Heights, the home of his landlord. There he discovers the history of the tempestuous events that took place years before: of the intense passion between the foundling Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and her betrayal of him. As Heathcliff's bitterness and vengeance is visited upon the next generation, their innocent heirs must struggle to escape the legacy of the past.



The fault in our stars by John Green
Get out the tissues, this book will make you cry...
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to re-examine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Have you seen the movie?




Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
This is a sweet, moving novel about two misfits finding love in the most unexpected of places. Meet Eleanor. She's just moved to a new town, is struggling to make friends and is finding it even harder living under the same roof as her dysfunctional family. When she first meets Park, she thinks he's obnoxious. Meet Park. He's liked by everyone but has never felt liked he fitted in. He loves his family but feels like they don't understand him. When he first meets Eleanor, he thinks she is weird. It is hate at first sight. But as they suffer each other's company in silence on the bus rides from and to home every day, Eleanor and Park realise that first impressions can be deceiving.


The shoemakers wife by Adrianna Trigiani
The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she, too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will, just as abruptly, separate them once again—sending Ciro off to serve in World War I, while Enza is drawn into the glamorous world of the opera . . . and into the life of the international singing sensation Enrico Caruso. Still, Enza and Ciro have been touched by fate—and, ultimately, the power of their love will change their lives forever.

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Learn to read - learn for life (3)

Use the library's selection of reading games for preschool and primary school children, to build the literacy skills of the child in your life.. These e-resources combine learning and play for a truly interactive experience you can share.
Preview two now!

















Literacy Planet covers key areas of English literacy:
Pre-Reading, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar & Comprehension, with over 10,000 fun, interactive activities.

Suitable for all years of schooling from preschool to Year 12!

To begin using Literacy Planet, parents will need to create a student account for each child.

This account allows you to track your child's progress and they will receive motivational rewards. Once the student accounts have been created you will be emailed a unique login for each child.  Whenever your children return to Literacy Planet they can login to their personal account and continue from where they left off.

New students are given 200 credit points which allow them to play games in the Arcade and buy avatars in the shop. Each activity completed gets you more credit points. To complete activities, go to the Academy!
 
 The Academy is divided into school year with many activities for each year. Learning areas offered differ depending on the year. The earlier years cover phonics, sight words, spelling, reading, comprehension and grammar, whilst the later years just focus  on grammar. Each learning area has numerous fun activities to engage even the most reluctant learner.
Flick through 100 books which can be read or listened to, suitable for 5 - 10 year olds. The categories include creatures, disasters, mysteries, sport.

Try out your new learned skills in the Arena, with Word Mania a word building game, and Donkey Dash a spelling game, Compete against the computer, anyone else online or just your own friends.
Spend some well earned credits here, by buying attempts at four different games. The chance to advance through numerous levels will keep the credit earning motivation going with Sheep bounce, PenPen's Express, Block Stack and Turtle Knock providing a fun and rewarding way to relax.
Create your own avatar in the MyProfile area. Mix up your face, colour and buy the clothes you want to be seen in from the shop. This is now how you will appear every time you login and to anyone around the world who's logged in at the same time. Until you change your look yourself! Beware you need credits points for this.























Early World of Learning is a fun site for pre-school to year 2 students, produced by World Book Encyclopedia. It contains three learning environments, each targeting a critical area of the development of young learners in early elementary grades.

READ
Trek's Travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
Welcome to Reading provides leveled reading practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
Know it is a child's first online encyclopedia. Know It provides a richly visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with nonfiction topics of interest and importance to them. 

PLAY
Put the story in order offers the chance to test listening  skills.Click or tap the picture to hear it read aloud. Drag the events from the story into the order in which they happened.
Concentration is a memory game. Select a second card to try to find its matching pair, to create the full scene.
Multiple choice offers a story and once it is read drag the correct word to the sentence to complete it.
Sorting offers the chance to play with word sounds. Drag each picture to the bucket showing the required sound. Click or tap the picture to hear it read aloud. Working with short and long vowel sounds, beginning, middle and end of word sounds.

WATCH
Watch videos which explore and explain the world. Divided into categories of  interest, over a hundred of these very short videos demonstrate concepts, nature and places as only pictures can.
 Learn more about eResources the library has for children book now for a free information session.

Try these other reading games
Busy Things - Enjoy hundreds of literacy, numeracy and problem solving games
In2era - Characters and stories come to life with Picture Books Online.
Ziptales - A reading program packed with stories, games, videos and puzzles.

The Puffin Browser is often required for mobile devices - download it from the relevant app store.



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Fabulous Fantasy series...



Anne MacCaffrey – Dragonriders of Pern Series
Book One: DragonFlight
At a time when the number of Dragonriders has fallen too low for safety and only one Weyr trains the dragons and their riders, the Red Star approaches Pern, threatening it with disaster.






David Eddings – The Dreamers
Book One: The Elder Gods
New series, new world, and a glorious story destined to reach the biggest audience yet. A new series, a new world, and a glorious story destined to reach the biggest audience yet. They are called the Dreamers. They look like sleeping children. They are, in fact, Gods. There are eight elder Gods, four awake, four asleep, by turns. When they sleep, they sleep for eons. The only time the Gods are vulnerable is when the sleepers awake. Knowing this, the Ruler of the Wasteland, ambitious to become a God by destroying Gods, watches and waits, marshalling troops for war. So it is that the coming of the Dreamers passes unnoticed in the Wasteland. But the world is soon out of kilter, it is being dreamed, and the awakening of gods is no simple transition. The sleeping Gods are stirring. When they wake the battle will begin. There will be trickery and deception. Tribes of humans, creatures of the deep, the sea itself and the earth, the weather and the divinities, all will play their part in the epic struggle against the Ruler of the Wasteland. In their own exquisitely effortless style, David and Leigh Eddings weave a web around the reader of magic, mystery and humour. The Elder Gods is the first in a new and eagerly anticipated series of four books from the bestselling authors David and Leigh Eddings. It is a magical, action-packed, totally engaging and characterful novel on the grandest scale.


Raymond E. Fiest – The Riftwar Saga 
Book One: Magician
In the westernmost province of the Kingdom of the Isles, upon the world of Midkemia, an orphan kitchen boy named Pug was made apprentice to the magician Kulgan. Here starts an adventure that will span lifetimes and worlds. Discover where the story begins. At Crydee, a frontier outpost in the tranquil Kingdom of the Isles, an orphan boy, Pug, is apprenticed to a master Magician - and the destinies of two worlds are changed forever. Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm the land. Pug is swept up into the conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an odyssey into the unknown has only just begun. Tomas will inherit a legacy of savage power from an ancient civilization. Pug's destiny will lead him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to the mastery of the unimaginable powers of a strange new magic. And so the Riftwar begins.

Terry Brooks – The Shannara Series
The Sword of Shannara: Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races." "The Elfstones of Shannara: The magical Ellcrys tree is dying, loosening the spell that bars the Demons from enacting vengeance upon the land. Now Wil Ohmsford must guard the Elven girl Amberle on a perilous quest as she carries one of the Ellcry's seeds to a mysterious place where it can be quickened into a powerful new force. But dark on their trail comes the Reaper, most fearsome of all Demons, aiming to crush their mission at any cost." "The Wishsong Of Shannara: An ancient Evil is stirring to new life, sending its ghastly Mord Wraiths to destroy Mankind. To win through the vile growth that protects this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford - for she alone holds the magic power of the wishsong. Reluctantly, Brin joins the Druid on his dangerous journey. But a prophecy foretells doom as Evil nurses its plans to trap the unsuspecting Brin into a fate far more horrible than death.

George R. R. Martin – A Song of Fire and Ice Series
Book One: A Game of Thrones
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.
Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.

Robin Hobb – The Soldier Son Trilogy
Book One: Shaman's Crossing
Young Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son. Traditionally in Gernia, the firstborn son is heir to the family fortunes, the second son bears a sword and the third son is consecrated to the priesthood. Nevare will follow his father – newly made a lord by the King – into the cavalry; to the frontier and thence to an advantageous marriage, to carry on the Burvelle name. It is a golden future, and Nevare looks forward to it with relish.
For twenty years King Troven's cavalry have pushed the frontiers of Gernia out across the grasslands, subduing the fierce tribes of the plain on its way. Now they have driven the frontier as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the enigmatic Speck people. The Specks – a dapple-skinned, forest-dwelling folk – retain the last vestiges of magic in a world which is becoming progressive and technologised. The 'civilised' peoples base their beliefs on a rational philosophy founded on scientific principle and a belief in the good god, who displaced the older deities of their world. To them, the Specks are primeval savages, little better than beasts. Superstitions abound; it is said that they harbour strange diseases and worship trees. Sexual congress with them is regarded as both filthy and foolhardy: the Speck plague which has ravaged the frontier has decimated entire regiments.

Charlaine Harris – Sookie Stackhouse Series
Book One: Dead until dark
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself and doesn't get out much. She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she's been waiting all her life for.
But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans and he's never around during the day... Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.
And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim..

Peter V. Brett – The Demon Cycle
Book One: The warded man
As darkness falls after sunset, the corelings rise—demons who possess supernatural powers and burn with a consuming hatred of humanity. For hundreds of years the demons have terrorized the night, slowly culling the human herd that shelters behind magical wards—symbols of power whose origins are lost in myth and whose protection is terrifyingly fragile. It was not always this way. Once, men and women battled the corelings on equal terms, but those days are gone. Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible, stepping beyond the crumbling safety of the wards to risk everything in a desperate quest to regain the secrets of the past. Together, they will stand against the night.

Brent Weeks – Lightbringer 
Book One: The Black Prism
Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals.






Douglas Adams – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Series
Book One: The hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy
It’s an ordinary Thursday lunchtime for Arthur Dent until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly afterwards to make way for a new hyperspace bypass and his best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. At this moment, they’re hurtling through space with nothing but their towels and an innocuous-looking book inscribed with the big, friendly words: DON’T PANIC. The weekend has only just begun… 

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Readalikes: Fifty Shades of Grey part 2

Forbidden by Lora Leigh
The Club. Located just outside Washington, D.C., only its members know where men go...John 'Mac' McCoy resigned his membership from The Club when he married Keiley Hardin. Tempting and innocent, sweet and sexy, she would never accept Mac's desire to share her. However, Mac's fantasies haunt his dreams. And his passions. Unable to wait any longer to draw his best friend Jethro Riggs into his marriage. But there's more going on in Mac's neck of the woods than a little additional pleasure. A past case, a stalker that likes to play games. Soon his wife becomes embroiled in something more dangerous than they could ever have imagined, as forbidden pleasure becomes an addiction none of them can escape.


Surrender to Mr X by Rosa Mundi
Vanessa d'A works on reception in one of London's plusher hotels, offering her services to special guests both on the books and after hours. It is the perfect set-up - she does what she loves, and buys what she wants (Christian Lacroix). Then Vanessa meets Mr Alden X: a well-heeled gentleman looking for a little something more. He's willing to pay for it too, and before she knows it Vanessa is off reception and established in Mr X's gorgeous Hampstead home. But this job turns out to be anything but ordinary, and Mr X's tastes run rather to extremes, has she finally taken on more than she can handle?






The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (book 1 in Sleeping Beauty trilogy) A. N. Roquelaure
In the traditional folktale of Sleeping Beauty, the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him.





Diary of a submissive by Sophie Morgan

Sophie Morgan is an independent woman in her thirties with a successful journalism career. Intelligent, witty and sarcastic, she could be the girl next door. Except that Sophie is a submissive; in the bedroom she likes to relinquish her power and personal freedom to a dominant man for their mutual pleasure. From the endorphin rush of her first spanking right through to punishments the likes of which she couldn't begin to imagine, she explains in frank and explicit fashion the road she travels. But it isn't until she meets James that her boundaries are really pushed. As her relationship with him travels into darker and darker places the question becomes: where will it end?





My Education: a novel by Susan Choi
In the heat of September, and the heady rush of starting her graduate degree, Regina Gottlieb is entranced by her seductive, controversial English professor, Nicholas Brodeur. Against all advice, she becomes embroiled in his world, only to betray him in a passionate love affair with the person closest to him. Their romance destroys the equilibrium of all those around them, and threatens to capsize their lives, as Regina and her lover struggle to bridge the gap between duty and desire, obsession and self-preservation. Only years later, when Regina - by now a married mother and bestselling novelist living in Brooklyn - crosses paths again with Nicholas, do we see the full impact of her first, devastating love. 


The submissive by Tara Sue Me
Abby King has a secret fantasy. New York knows Nathaniel West as the brilliant and handsome CEO of West Industries, but Abby knows he's more: a sexy and skilled dominant that is looking for a new submissive. Yearning to experience a world of pleasure beyond her simple life as a librarian, Abby offers herself to Nathaniel, to fulfill her most hidden desires. After only one weekend with the Master, Abby knows she needs more, and fully submits to Nathaniel's terms. But despite the pleasure he takes in Abby's willing spirit, the Nathaniel hidden behind the rules remains cold and distant. As Abby falls deeper into his tantalizing world of power and passion, she fears that Nathaniel's heart may be beyond her reach - and that her own might be beyond saving.

Beginnings : Thirty-something Emma Benson is a free spirit. For her a good life means a life of sensuality. So it's a surprise to everyone when she marries David, a successful businessman, and settles down in the suburb.

Distractions : The continuing adventures of Emma! A series of erotic novels that tap into our deepest romantic fantasies...

Unmasked : Emma Benson was unlikely ever to be your average housewife. But she never meant any of this to happen ... For temptation is all around her, and now her life has hit a crossroads. Can she possibly stay married to David, a man who will never understand her boundless erotic desires? And would he ever forgive her if she told him the truth?


Claim Me: a novel by J. Kenner by Krissy Kneen
Billionaire Damien Starck continues his obssessive relationship with Nikki Fairchild, as she tries to discover his darkest secrets and they both confront experiences from their troubled pasts.











Wrecked by Charlotte Roche
From the author of the international bestseller 'Wetlands'. She goes to great efforts to do whatever it takes to make her husband happy. Elizabeth is also an extremely thoughtful and committed mother to her daughter, compartmentalizing her life for the sake of the family unit. But her perfect mother and wife act hides a painful past and a tragic rift in her psyche - the result of a terrible car crash in which her brothers and mother were involved. Extraordinarily candid, Charlotte Roche returns with a provocative, semi-autobiographical novel that explores what is expected of a twenty-first-century wife and mother. Her story will provoke and involve you to the very last page.



Beautiful You by Chuck Palahniuk
A novel about the apocalyptic marketing possibilities of female pleasure. Sisters will be doing it for themselves. And doing it. And doing it. And doing it some more . . . 










Diary of a naked official by Ouyang Yu
Anonymous, the keeper of the diary, deputy director of a publishing company in a nameless city in China, is a happily married man with a daughter until he succumbs fully to his desires, forever searching for new erotic experiences and secret liaisons. Anonymous is able to hoard a fortune, by embezzlement or corruption, with which he buys permanent resident status for his wife and daughter in the West. He stays behind in China, a situation commonly referred to as a naked official in contemporary Chinese terminology, one who has nothing to fear when exposed because his family is safely installed overseas with all his money.


Triptych by Krissy Kneen
A solitary young woman called Lilly pursues online adventure among the anonymous torsos of Chatroulette, and finds a soul mate. Leda's first love brings tenderness, heartbreak and a powerful awakening at the behest of Rachel and Paul, two very different best friends.











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Readalikes: Fifty Shades of Grey...Part 1


The movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey premiered Thursday 12 February! If watching this movie rekindles your literary love affair with erotic romance fiction, you may like to discover what lies between the covers of these titles:

Rush by Maya Banks (first book in Breathless trilogy)
Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They're accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it's making one particular fantasy come true with a woman who was forbidden fruit. Now she's ripe for the picking..






Temptation’s edge by Eve Berlin
Connor Galloway is about to meet his match. Mischa Kennon may be willing to let the sexy Irishman into her bed, but many a dominant man has tried to tame her and failed. Only for all Mischa's talk she's relatively inexperienced when it comes to intimate power games. Can Connor tempt her to surrender to her innermost desires?






The beauty of surrender by Eden Bradley
Are you ready for the dark side of lovea? The moments when Ava Gregory feels her most beautiful and complete are when she is tied up and bound. Then she meets Desmond Hale, a master in the ancient Japanese bondage art of Shibari. He takes her to the very edge of ecstasy. But having learned the beauty of surrender, dare Ava risk her heart? The Beauty of Surrender is a hot erotic romance which will delight fans of E L James, Sylvia Day and Portia Da Costa.




Ambition by Julie Birchell
Tobias Pope ruled his communications empire with fear and loathing - his employees feared him and he loathed them. But he may have met his match in Susan Street, the young, beautiful and nakedly ambitious deputy of his latest newspaper acquisition.






The silver chain by Primula Bond (first in trilogy)
Bound by passion, she was powerless to resist. The Silver Chain is the first in the passionate and addictive Unbreakable Trilogy by Primula Bond. One dark evening in London, photographer Serena Folkes is indulging her impulsive side with a night-time shoot. But someone is watching her - mysterious entrepreneur Gustav Levi. Serena doesn't know it yet, but this handsome stranger will change her life forever...Serena is fascinated by Gustav, the enigmatic owner of the Levi Gallery, and she soon feels an irresistible pull of attraction. Theinterest is mutual, and Gustav promises to launch Serena's photographic career at his gallery, but only if Serena agrees to become his exclusive companion. To mark their agreement, Gustav gives Serena a bracelet to wear at all times. Attached to it is a silver chain of which he is the keeper. With the chain Gustav controls Serena physically and symbolically - a sign that she is under his power. As their passionate relationship intensifies, Gustav's hold on the silver chain grows stronger. But will Gustav's dark past tear them apart? A seductive and beautifully written novel perfect for fans of erotic romance.
Bared to you by Sylvia Day
Our journey began in fire... Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness - beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me.

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
The land of Terre d'Ange is a place of unsurpassing beauty and grace. It is said that angels found the land and saw it was good...and the ensuing race that rose from the seed of angels and men live by one simple rule: Love as thou wilt. Phedre no Delaunay is a young woman who was born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. Sold into indentured servitude as a child, her bond is purchased by Anafiel Delaunay, a nobleman with very a special mission...and the first one to recognize who and what she is: one pricked by Kushiel's Dart, chosen to forever experience pain and pleasure as one.

I take you by Nikki Gemmell
Under her Chanel suit and designer lingerie, Connie Carven is no longer the typical banker's wife. Since Cliff's dreadful skiing accident Connie has become a willing submissive to her husband's every desire. While at first she enjoys a perverse sense of freedom within the ever-tightening bonds of her marriage, this dark and seductive passion consumes her entirely. She finds herself surrendering to an act that will forever remind her that she belongs to her husband alone - to be unlocked only by him, whenever he pleases. But it is this that awakens Connie from her slumber.




My hundred lovers by Susan Johnson
Lyrical and exquisite, My Hundred Lovers captures the sheer wonder of life, desire and love. A woman, on the eve of her fiftieth birthday, reflects on her days with one hundred scenes from a life adding up to a simple human truth. Character and sexual identity entwine and after all the emotion, the love, the hatred and the despair is done with, the great and trivial acts of her bodily life reveal an imperfect, yet whole self. By turns humorous, sharp, haunting and wise, this is an original and exhilarating novel from one of Australia's premier writers.



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Knight’s game by C.C Gibbs

When her tryst with handsome billionaire Dominic Knight gets out of hand, Katherine Hart resolves to cut all contact for good. But Dominic won't let his object of fascination escape so easily: when they cross paths in a plush hotel in Singapore, their steamy affair is reignited. But can such exquisite pleasure last? Kate knows her lover is a man who lives entirely for the chase. Is this reunion a rushing climax before an inevitable fall, or could Kate possess the keys to finally taming the untamable Dominic Knight?




By private invitation by Stephanie Julian
Some invitations don't need to be sent...only accepted. Antiques dealer Annabelle Elder's life is nowhere near as passionate as the erotic art she collects. A cheating ex-boyfriend and her business have seen to that. So when she attends a New Year's Eve party at Haven Hotel, she sees a chance to blow off some steam. But she never expected to meet anyone like Jared--or to experience such passion in his arms... Handsome, rich, and charming as hell, Jared Golden brought his Midas touch to Haven Hotel--and created an anything-goes pleasure palace on one floor to cater to his special friends and their very special desires. After falling in lust with Annabelle at first sight, seducing her was easier than he expected. What he didn't expect was to be seduced in turn... But unrestrained passion in the bedroom is not the only spark between Annabelle and Jared. Their mutual attraction is confounded by their separate pasts. Caught in an ever-growing web of painful secrets and sensual fantasy, will they be able to face the truth about themselves and trust in true love?
Fall into you by Ronnie Loren
When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she's not girly enough for primetime, she's determined to land a big scoop. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place. Grant's "place" is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he's used to being in charge. Much to Grant's surprise, she's intrigued-- even envious-- of his trainees. Soon Charli's on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.



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