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Top 8 dirtiest books to gift for the holidays

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Prepare for some serious heat! These books will make you feel like it's anything but winter. Save these gifts for a time when Grandma isn't around.

Add some spice to your season

The holidays are coming fast, and friends can be the hardest of all to shop for. Are you considering getting them another candle or bottle of smelly lotion? Skip the floof and go for fiery. These books are sure to bring enough heat to get anyone through winter.

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My Secret Garden

Real fantasies from real women. No topic is left uncovered. Chapter after chapter reveals all the dirty things women think. While it's definitely an amusing read for women, it might be a fun gift for a guy who's having trouble understanding a woman's mind. Turns out, it's not that far from a man's.

Quote from the book:

"I know I began this letter by saying I do discuss some fantasies with my husband, but I'm afraid that even that is a fantasy! I can't think of any fantasy we've discussed, but then we have a communication problem!"

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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

This has nothing to do with Disney. While the Sleeping Beauty theme is a starting point, the novel and subsequent books head in a totally different, twisted direction in which the innocent princess is claimed by the not-so-charming prince.

Quote from the book:

"This was the real world then — Beauty and I free to have each other and all the others gone. Just the two of us in my bedchamber, where I should envelop her naked soul in rituals and ordeals beyond our past experiences, our dreams. No one to save her from me. No one to save me from her."

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Fear of Flying

Originally published in 1973, this was the original 50 Shades of Grey — though the story is quite different. It sold 12 million copies when it was initially published, and it caused quite a stir. Fear of Flying may be a bit dated, but it's still an interesting read.

Quote from the book:

"Women are their own worst enemies. And guilt is the main weapon of self-torture... Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilt and I'll show you a man."

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Maya Banks is known for writing about alpha males, and this book is no exception. It's the story of an intense and obsessive relationship that just may have an unexpected twist thrown into the storyline. This is another book with a wealthy, sexy lead, but it's no 50 Shades of Grey knockoff.

Quote from the book:

"'Don't fall in love with me, Mia,' he warned. 'Don't take this for anything more than it is. I don't want to hurt you.'"

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The Bride Stripped Bare

Every woman has a secret. This book brings you intimately into one woman's provocative thoughts. Kinky and weird but themed on escapism, the story of this woman's sexual awakening just has to be read to be understood.

Quote from the book:

"Striding, finally, into the solitude. You feel as if part of your body has been ripped from you, as if flesh has been torn from flesh. But you feel powerful too, for you're free, after so long; the great burden of uncertainty, and guilt, has gone."

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Wicked Ties

For the friend who likes ultra dominance, this is the book. Author Shayla Black is known for her dirty talk that will get many a reader blushing. The sexual tension is off the charts! The Samantha in your group of girls will be all over this book.

Quote from the book:

"If you were expecting Prince Charming, I'm sorry. He's with his boyfriend."

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Dark Lover

If you know a gal who likes a guy who's passionate and possessive — oh yeah, and a vampire — this steamy book is the gift for her. Fans of the Sookie Stackhouse series will fall in love. Plus, it's the first in a series of 12, so if your friend is a reader, there's lots of hotness to enjoy.

Quote from the book:

"You don't know this yet. But you are mine."

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In Flight

Got a friend who can't get enough of 50 Shades of Grey? Lucky for her, you'll have her covered this year with another sexy billionaire to keep her company. In Flight is the first book in the Up in the Air series and follows flight attendant Bianca as she's introduced to all sorts of new things by the fabulously wealthy and sexy James Cavendish.

Quote from the book:

"You won't want any other man after I've gotten my hands on you. Every last inch of you."

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