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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Black Lace (April 22 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352345438
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352345431
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 • "If you are looking for strings-free erotica, and not for deep romance, On Demand is just the book... Indulgent and titillating, On Demand is like a tonic for your imagination. The writing is witty, the personal and sexual quirks of the characters entertaining." --Lara Kairos

About the Author

JUSTINE ELYOT's kinky take on erotica has been widely anthologised in Black Lace's themed collections, and in the most popular online sites. She lives by the sea.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Willow on March 2 2010
Format: Paperback
I absolutely loved this book! It was so much fun. Justine Elyot is a hoot and she makes you laugh.

One of the things that's so different about this story is that while it's a series of sexy escapades that happen at a fancy hotel, it's mostly about Sophie Martin, the receptionist. Sophie is definitely a free spirit, willing to embrace her naughty side, and she gets into all kinds of intriguing scenarios. I actually got quite caught up in Sophie's story, wondering what would happen to her and her two men. The end was electrifying.

The side stories are awesome too. Most erotica books have a bunch of stories that are all the same. This is not true with "On Demand." Each story is very different and they all are spiced with Ms. Elyot's very funny sense of humor. I was grinning from ear to ear!

This is a fabulous book! I can't wait for her second book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Best of both worlds March 2 2010
By Erotic Elf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As another reviewer has noted, one of the great things about this brilliantly crafted erotic package is its clever use of continuity to link a collection of stories. The result here is the best of both worlds: while each item brings the satisfying reading experience of a self-contained tale that scoops us up, takes us for a super-sexy ride, and deposits us back on terra firma some twenty pages later, our overall investment in the individual characters and the community they collectively represent gradually builds, as it does in a conventional novel. Most significantly, the narrator moves back and forth from the center of the action to the sidelines, functioning at times as the immediate protagonist and at other times as raconteuse. The effect is that we get to feel both the intimacy of being privy to her own adventures and psychology and the voyeuristic thrill of watching her open the curtain on the erotic activities of others (as well as observing her peripheral roles in the lives of other characters, which adds further insight to our understanding of her personality and her world). Each time we return to the thread of Sophie's personal plot, she feels more like an old friend--an exceptionally passionate, adventurous, and self-aware friend--and by the end of the book we care about her as much as we would about any novel protagonist.

In exploring the variety of what can go on behind closed doors in a big hotel--not to mention in less concealed parts of the building--these stories do justice not only to the sexual possibilities but also to the interpersonal complexities. And in addition to the wealth of sensuous erotic narrative, Elyot's collection offers plenty of wit, emotional engagement--and surprises! Through her evident dedication to making this book everything an erotic story collection can be, this talented author has left no stone unturned.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
On Demand March 2 2010
By Willow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I absolutely loved this book! It was so much fun. Justine Elyot is a hoot and she makes you laugh.

One of the things that's so different about this story is that while it's a series of sexy escapades that happen at a fancy hotel, it's mostly about Sophie Martin, the receptionist. Sophie is definitely a free spirit, willing to embrace her naughty side, and she gets into all kinds of intriguing scenarios. I actually got quite caught up in Sophie's story, wondering what would happen to her and her two men. The end was electrifying.

The side stories are awesome too. Most erotica books have a bunch of stories that are all the same. This is not true with "On Demand." Each story is very different and they all are spiced with Ms. Elyot's very funny sense of humor. I was grinning from ear to ear!

This is a fabulous book!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Simply Delicious Feb. 2 2010
By Viper - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I've read many, many Black Lace books in my time. Books about bad girls and good girls and weird girls, books set in ancient times and Victorian times and totally non-existent times.

But seriously, I've never read a Black Lace book like this. It's both a short story collection and a novel, of sorts- we're given enough to care deeply about the main heroine, but she also spends a lot of time dissecting (delightfully) the sex lives and kinks and tricks of the various visitors to the Hotel, so you can dip into it at various points, or gobble it up all at once.

I'm afraid I had to gobble it up, because each teasing vignette left me wanting more, while frantic to find out about Sophie and her continuing storyline. She gives the book what it needs- a sense of exploration, of a real heroine trying to understand each new naughty thing that the Hotel's guests are indulging in.

Which makes her getting sucked in all the sweeter, of course.

But I don't think saying so really covers what Ms. Elyot has achieved, here. She's used an old skool Black Lace setting, but re-invigorated it and re-evaluated it and made it completely real. She's delivered a book that is absolutely chock-full of wit and humour, without losing the steaming heat. She's written a perfectly erotic book, and yet somehow allowed in romantic elements that don't lessen the impact of that eroticism.

And I want to bonk all of its heroes. Which when it comes down to brass tacks, is the highest accolade I can give. Why aren't you reading this book, already?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Bundle of Fun and Entertaining Sexiness Sept. 20 2010
By Emerald - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This tightly themed short story collection captivated me immediately. The basic premise of the book is one of the sexiest things I can imagine: a woman who likes to hang out at the bar of a posh hotel and pick up men gets hired to work at the hotel's reception desk, offering the opportunity to continue her extracurricular exploits after hours! This setup, introduced in the first story, could hardly have been more appealing to me. I was hooked--and the rest of the book certainly lived up to its promise.

The aforementioned hotel receptionist, Sophie, is the main narrator throughout the collection. I much enjoyed the aspect of having a common narrator throughout the book, which, though each story is self-contained, I experienced as giving it a novel-like feeling. As a reader, I liked the familiarity this continuity prompted me to develop in relation to Sophie, many of the other characters, and even the setting (the posh hotel) throughout the work.

In addition to this book's considerable entertainment capacity, I found not only the sex but also the tension and context surrounding it (or even, in some cases, surrounding the lack thereof) intriguing, compelling, and unquestionably hot. Overall I found On Demand a bundle of fun packed full of entertaining sexiness, and I highly recommend it as a deeply engaging, personable, entertaining, and very hot read.
A good read, but feel it lacked good story flow. May 22 2013
By Sorcha O'Dowd - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I had read so many good reviews for this book and was really excited to read it as it had an average rating of 4.02 stars on Goodreads, and everyone was raving about it. Maybe it was because of the high expectations I had for this book that made it not quite reach the mark. It's difficult for me to describe what I thought about this book. There was nothing wrong with it per se, as it was a well written fun read, that was just what it said on the tin. The author's writing style was good and I liked how the little glimpses we were given into not just the main character Sophie's life, but some of the guests at the hotel.

However, it might have been just me, but I felt the story didn't flow so well, as the story constantly jumped from describing the lifestyle of one character to another which left me unable to connect to any of the characters as they were only met briefly. As this was a book set in a hotel, I can understand that it might have been the author's intention to do this, to emphasise the ever busy and changing hotel lifestyle, but for me I felt this detracted from the main characters and their own inner thoughts.

The main character Sophie has an infatuation with her manager Chase and whilst she does end the book happily with another man, I didn't feel that Sophie's feelings for Chase were resolved. Neither was there any indication given on what Chase thought of Sophie. I thought the relationship between Sophie and Lloyd seemed quite rushed and very out of place as there wasn't any lead up to it, in fact I hardly recall Lloyd even being mentioned in any important context before the group night at the pool. A bigger build up of their relationship would have probably drawn me into the story more easily, as well as making me sympathise with Lloyd more and not feel like Sophie ended up with the consolation prize because Chase didn't want her.

Despite this, I thought it was a well written, intriguing story that I would recommend to others who enjoy this genre of book.
I'd definitely read from this author again as her writing style was great, but due to the problems I felt it had with story flow and the way the characters stories were not resolved, I couldn't quite give it 4 stars.

3 - 3.5 stars.

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