Kristina Lloyd

Erotic Fiction Author

Such a Special Couple

I’m thrilled to see my name in lights – or at least, hovering under a naked woman’s right nipple – on the US cover of the latest Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica (ed. Maxim Jakubowski). Mammoth 9 features my story, ‘Such a Special Couple’, a piece recently described by Shanna Germain as ‘darkly spectacular’. (I do like that!)

‘Such a Special Couple’, first appeared in Alison Tyler‘s J is for Jealousy (Amazon US). Here’s the deliciously vicious opening:

Such a Special Couple

Joining us in bed last night was the ghost of his ex-girlfriend. He can’t see her but I can.

I see her everywhere. She’s all over his apartment, usually in bits which is how I prefer her. She’s sweat and blood stains on the mattress, skin cells in the dust, and hairs down the sofa. I look in a mirror and she’s standing behind me, six years of images checking her reflection.

Unfortunately, she’s also with us when we fuck. Sean pounds away, clutching my hair and whispering, “Take it, slut.” I whimper, begging him to stop, and she’s whimpering, too. I can hear her in my head – Ah, ah, no, please!

I wonder if she took it as well as I do, and I want to ask, Who’s best at begging, me or her?

In his apartment is a room I’m not supposed to enter. It’s not exactly locked (well, you have to check, don’t you?) but is half-barricaded by a low bookshelf. Privately, I call it his Bluebeard room. And to be honest, if his ex-girlfriend were in there, I wouldn’t mind as long as she were dead.


Mammoth 9 is nearly 500 fat pages long and features a staggering wealth of smutters including Shanna Germain, Remittance Girl, Donna George Storey, Ella Regina, Jeremy Edwards, Alison Tyler, Kristina Wright, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Polly Frost, Mike Kimera, Saskia Walker, Craig Sorensen, Carrie Williams, Elizabeth Coldwell, Thomas S Roche and Marilyn Jaye Lewis. Phew! Currently retailing at a stupidly cheap £4.79 on Amazon UK, Mammoth 9 looks set to hit the shelves in the States in March.

And a smidgen more on the excitement front: I got name checked in this great SFGate article from Violet Blue who recommends you Kink Up Your Kindle!

If you want to kink it up with me, you have four filthy choices, and can select from a steamy m/m story in Kiss My Ass; my controversial bestselling novel, Asking for Trouble; my darkly gothic and twisted Victorian fuckfest, Darker Than Love; or my Arctic vampire novella, ‘The Vampire’s Heart’ in Lust Bites. Oh, and news just in – you have a fifth choice: Mammoth 9 is available on Kindle right now, released in advance of the paperback.

Or you could download the whole lot and see if you can melt your Kindle.


January 23, 2010 - Posted by | Kristina Lloyd | , , , , ,


  1. It made me so happy to see your name front and center in the centered type on the front!

    Comment by Jeremy Edwards | January 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. Thank you! It’s lovely that you are happy for my happy!

    Comment by kristinalloyd | January 25, 2010 | Reply

  3. It was my pleasure to read your story, and I mean that in every sense of the way. I often read your work with the combination of intense joy and that grinding envy that comes from being lost in the words of a careful, dangerous master. 🙂

    Best, s.

    Comment by SG | January 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. Wow, thank you Shanna! Any more of this and I’ll be inspired to start writing again. (I lost my pen, you see, but I’m looking hard and I know I will find it soon.)

    Comment by kristinalloyd | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  5. you’ve changed your website or is it my computer?
    I want to buy the book just from reading that small part. I also think you should do a 2nd novel with Beth ten years on or just after. I loved that book so much!

    Comment by caz | January 31, 2010 | Reply

  6. Caz, I moved the furniture, yes! Hopefully the site’s prettier and more navigable now.

    I do think about Beth and Ilya’s story in idle moments. Ten years on would be wonderful to do. Beth would still be living in Brighton, settled in a happy, fulfilling relationship … then she sees Ilya in town. And the world around her goes slo-mo as she stares, not quite believing he’s back. Ilya would have aged well – a few lines, face a little harsher, and still hot as hell. And he’s come back for Beth. Because he’s never stopped wanting her.

    Ah, it would be great to do but I doubt it’s going to happen – well, not unless someone offered me a lot of money and that tends not to happen much in erotica these days! But I’m glad you enjoyed AFT – thank you!

    Comment by kristinalloyd | February 1, 2010 | Reply

    • yes the site’s great.
      If i had the money i’d pay you to write it just for me!!!! ha. i want to read it just from those few sentences.

      Comment by caz | February 1, 2010 | Reply

      • Thank you! I do want to write it having written those few sentences! It felt slightly like writing a blurb – but less painful.

        Ah, Ilya! Let go of my head! I’m busy, you bastard.

        Comment by kristinalloyd | February 1, 2010 | Reply

  7. Yay! So great to be published in this along with you, Kristina, and such great writers! Maxim Jakubowski is the best. Love the cover.

    Comment by Polly Frost | February 1, 2010 | Reply

  8. Kristina, I absolutely loved “Such a Special Couple”! In particular the excerpt you posted had me laughing and very envious of your writing magic in the very best way. Definitely prefer those dead ex-girlfriends. I think this year’s Mammoth is especially strong–go Maxim!

    Comment by donnageorgestorey | February 1, 2010 | Reply

  9. Polly, Donna, great to see you both here! Thank you for the kind words. And agreed, this year’s Mammoth is solid and sexy.

    But harrumph, all your profile pics are miniscule. I’ve just been trying to fix it but no luck so far. I still have some site-revamp tweakage to do – plump up the cushions, buy new flowers, dust the dog etc – so will add the ‘make avatars visible’ challenge to the list.

    Comment by kristinalloyd | February 1, 2010 | Reply

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