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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Xcite Books (January 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907016430
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907016431
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,943,470 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Skillfully written to provide a provocative blend of kinky sex with subtle mystery. Simply put, this book is a page-turner for the erotic reader. --The Romance Reviews (Top Pick)

A wonderfully hot book, which will have you running down your vibrator batteries in no time... the best erotic novel I have read for a very long time. --Kay Jaybee

"A thoroughly enjoyable erotic read which ticks all the boxes and leaves the reader feeling satisfied with their choice of fiction... I can't wait to see what this talented author comes up with next." -- Miz Love Loves Books

"The Initiation of Ms Holly is erotic fantasy at its best. The sexual scenarios are wonderfully varied and imaginative, and unfailingly arousing. I flew through the book, devouring one luscious sex scene after another, as eager as Rita herself for the next trial." Erotica Revealed


The Initiation of Ms. Holly is so hot I am still tingling a day after I finished reading this novel. This spicy number will heat you up and keep you fully charged for days to come. --Coffee Time Romance

About the Author

K D Grace lives in Surrey. Her erotica is published with Xcite Books, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Cleis Press, and others.

Customer Reviews

I read this book based on a recommendation.
Laura Furlong
The plot of The Initiation of Ms. Holly is sexually intense and full of self-exploration as well as empowerment.
Katie
I found this book very, very erotic and sizzling!!!
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Loves FAB Romance on May 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
Rita Holly is on a train when the power goes out. She's feeling claustrophobic, but lucky for her, Edward, the gentleman who bumps into her in the dark aisle, wants to help her out...a hot kiss to take her mind off things soon leads to mind-blowing sex, on the train, and when they part, she realizes she never even saw his face.

Once she's home, she wants to find him again. Her roommate playfully texts him, pretending to be Rita, and he texts her back that he'd like to see her again. They arrange to meet at The Mount, an exclusive club that is rumored to be a sex club. Rita is excited to be invited, and once there she's overwhelmed by the opulence and sexuality of the place. She soon learns that there are rules, and if she wants to be with Edward, she must follow them. If she is well-behaved, she'll be invited to become a member, at which time she will be able to see Edward's face. In the meantime, she must go through an initiation period with each of the members.

My thoughts:
I'm going to be up front, I did not finish this book. I like reading erotica, but for me there was just too much sex. I like sex in my books - lots of it. But The Initiations of Ms. Holly wore me down. I read 74% of the book before I set it down for good. I think I would have enjoyed this book much more if it had been a collection of short stores instead of one long one.

There was also no real character development - what is the basis of the attraction between the main characters? I know she eventually decides she's doing it as an expose for her magazine, but it doesn't feel true - this reader knows she's doing it for Edward. Why does Vivian, the Mistress of the Mount, hate Rita so much? Why does Edward want Rita so much that he'll endure whatever Vivian dishes out?
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Laura Furlong on April 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
I read this book based on a recommendation. Although I don't tend to love erotica, this book was really good. It is so very well written. The plot is great. It would be great even without all the juicy bits (which I think certainly can't be said of all erotica novels). KD Grace is an excellent writer and, although she is great at writing erotica, I'd love to read a non-erotic novel by her, as well!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia K Dickey on December 25, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
This was my first reading experience with erotica! I was not disappointed at all! K.D. weaves a tale of mystery as she takes you through Miss Holly's experiences. As the plot evolves, the author manages to entwine erotic scenes with modern mythology. The story takes a surprising and entertaining twist toward to the end. This is a very satisfying and enjoyable story!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nicky on June 21, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have read a lot of erotic books in my time and this one tops them all. Not only does it have the best written love making scenes, but the story line is amazing. You really get into the book after the first chapter. Very well written and keeps you interested till the end. I'm recommending this book to all of my friends.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chrissa M on June 22, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book starts off with a steamy encounter in the pitch darkness of a stalled tube on the underground and moves surprisingly plausibly into the realm of the super-wealthy, ultra-notorious milieu of the Mount - a naughty club, indeed, wherein there seem few limits to the initiated and many interesting demands of the prospective member. Along the way, Holly is denied the sight of her yearned-for tube partner - which only heightens her desire and determination to be allowed into the club and back into his... Arms.

Set in the present day, I was pleasantly surprised at how seamlessly the use of modern technology was incorporated into what is one of the classic naughty-book tropes (sex club of the rich and infamous). KD Grace did an excellent job of providing just enough familiar touchstones to bring the reader in - and the story and the sex scenes are well - balanced and peculiarly plausible. This is fantasy, to be sure, but Grace made it realistic enough to have me wondering just *what does go on* behind certain facades.

The scenes are never crude, though quite explicit. Refreshing!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Burk on March 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This book was very well written and definitely took me along for the ride of a lifetime! It wasn't hard to imagine that I was Miss Holly and I enjoyed every juicy minute of it! KD is a fantastic writer and was able to spin a twist into the ending the definitely took me by surprise! Thank you for writing such a great story that kept me tantalized and wanting more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By debi3303 on May 3, 2013
Format: Paperback
"I received this book as a review copy in return for an honest review"
Two strangers having sex is a great way to start off a book.
Little did Rita know that this was only the beginning.
Oh to be put thru so many trials that would involve sex of some sort with god knows who. What is the price you would pay to be initiated in an exclusive club?
Well Rita was put to the test and I don't want to give it away but let's just say she had a wild ride. KD Grace wrote a deliciously sex filled book and I enjoyed every second of it! I wonder where I can get the cat suit. I have never ridden a motorcycle but now I am really thinking twice about ridding one.
If you have read The Pet Shop and enjoyed it then you will enjoy this one too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SSG (USA-ret) Russell Wm. Elliott, 2nd on February 20, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Ok here goes, so where do I start? Though I've given this one five stars, I'm not entirely comforable going quite that far, but four din't quite seem altogether sufficient either. Yeah the book is filled with inticingly erotic sex that sizzles from one chapter to the next...but that's my issue with this entry like some others I've reviewed of late, and with passage of recent months since I'd read the book I've most certainly become somewhat more demanding as to how a genuine five star read should titilate, rather than just tantalize the reader from first page to last. Why is it that so many authors have what should be a book that's so blazing, smoldering hot it's ready to literally busrt into flames in the readers hands, with descriptively raw, and explicitly eroticly written lenghty sex scenes leaving nothing to the readers immaginagion...rather than just skirting the edge of being luridly graphic in their depiction, ie: going half-way? Is there some kind of unwritten stiulation writers are being held to demanding that an erotic romance novel is limited to no more than 350 pages, give or take? Are publicists and editors denying writer privilage to let a novel extend to more like 400 pages, or even a bit beyond that, if the writer feels that's what is truly warrented for fully expressing what they're wanting to bring across, or give their readers just a bit more honest 'paint peeling' pizazz??? Ok, I guess I've gotten my point across...though likely not to those who might honestly benefit from that particular bit of criticism. For review readers questioning possible purchase of this novel...IT IS WELL WRITTEN AND WORTH THE READ!!! I am in fact seriously considering pulling this one back out for a re-read, 6 months after first devouring it in just over a single day...Read more ›
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Voted ETO Best Erotic Author of 2014, 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.

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

K D's critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, Fulfilling the Contract, 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 are all available.

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