Steamy quarantine lit will keep your fire going 24/7

It’s here. Wait. It’s been here: quarantine literature.

Here is actually there, as in Amazon. It can be your go-to place to buy books in the hottest new genre of novels featuring many steamy Kindle titles.

The audience is the bored at home for months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A lot of the book covers are so risqué they give me unwanted impure thoughts and they might give you unwanted impure thoughts, so I’ll refrain from sharing the erotic covers and link to them instead. The ones with tame covers will show up in this post.

Let’s take a look:


Editions: Free with Kindle Unlimited, $2.99 to buy

Author: Ellis Levi, who has written other quarantine fiction

Publication date: March 23, 2020

Pages: 36

Description: “Two lusty twenty-something couples have just moved in together, and the sexual tension in unbearable. Bodies are flaunted and eyes are eager as the collective sexual salivating reaches crazy-making heights. Then, the unthinkable happens…”

Amazon customer reviews: 0 as of Thursday, July 23, 2020

“Quarantined Quartet: Kinked!”

Editions: Free with Kindle Unlimited, $2.99 to buy

Author: Ellis Levi

Publication date: April 3, 2020

Pages: 47

Description: “The foursome who broke down their sexual barriers when the quarantine began are back, and this time, they’re getting kinky.”

Amazon customer reviews: 0 as of Thursday, July 23, 2020

“Quarantined and Kinky Boxset: Five Stories About First Times, Romance, and Breaking Barriers”

Editions: Free with Kindle Unlimited, $4.99 to buy

Author: Ellis Levi

Publication date: April 22, 2020

Pages: 144

Description: “This boxset features five stories that follow hot young couples as they venture into the world of domination, submission, kink play, group sex, and romance.”

Amazon customer reviews: 0 as of Thursday, July 23, 2020

“Three in Quarantine”

Editions: Free with Kindle Unlimited, 99 cents to buy

Author: Mia Masters, who has written three, yes, three pandemic novels about threesomes

Publication date: July 15, 2020

Pages: 59

Description: “One leap of freedom, a sudden lockdown, and two hot bosses to share it with.”

Amazon customer reviews: 1 and it’s 5 stars as of Thursday, July 23, 2020

“Under the Sheets”

Editions: Free with Kindle Unlimited and $2.99 to buy

Author: Jamie Knight; this is the ninth book in Knight’s Love Under Lockdown series

Publication date: July 10, 2020

Pages: 68

Description: “My boss and I are under lockdown orders. And we’re under luxurious silk sheets together.”

Amazon customer reviews: 3 with 5 stars, 1 with 4 stars and 1 with 3 stars as of Thursday, July 23, 2020

“Feliz Covidad: Two Girls Throw the Ultimate Covid College Party”

Editions: Free with Kindle Unlimited, $2.99 to buy

Author: Patricia A. Adams

Publication date: May 13, 2020

Pages: 18

Description: “Lauren, a senior at ECU in Greenville, North Carolina, has always lived by her mother’s advice: ‘Keep your attitude positive and your STD test negative.’ So, what can go wrong (or right?) when she and her roommate decide to throw a Covid-19 party and invite an endless number of fraternity hunks to her house?”

Amazon customer reviews: 0 as of Thursday, July 23, 2020

“Pandemic Panties: A Fireman’s Fetish”

Editions: Free with Kindle Unlimited, $1.99 to buy

Author: Punky Flowers

Publication date: April 18, 2020

Pages: 29

Description: “This awkward romance short brings together a kinky first-responder and a college student with a secret. Ray is in the driver’s seat but Holly is totally in control.”

Amazon customer reviews: 0 as of Thursday, July 23, 2020

“Covid-69: An Erotic Coronavirus Quarantine Story

Editions: Free with Kindle Unlimited, $2.99 to buy

Author: J. Andrews

Publication date: March 23, 2020

Pages: 23

Description: “This is about a college student living in an off-campus apartment in Los Angeles, her punk-rock downstairs neighbor and a knock on her door about a plumbing problem.”

Amazon customer reviews: 1 with 5 stars as of Thursday, July 23, 2020

Other totsy tine titles at Amazon include “Mother’s Panties,” “The Virus of Desire,” “Stepbrother Quarantine,” “Quarantined with a Nurse,” “Locked Down With My MILF Neighbor,” “Locked Down With My MILF Teacher,” “14 Nights in Quarantine With the Wrong Wife” and “The Doctor Will See You Now.”

Details? I’ll let you look them up. That’s what the links are for.

During the quarantine, will I read any of the books I mentioned? Not no, but hell no.

In case you have yet to realize it, the headline for this post is not sincere. Instead, it’s satiric and sarcastic. I assume the entertainment value of tine lit is intentionally pervy and unintentionally hilarious.

Now I need to clean my mind of this filth and get back to finishing a legit 2020 book, “Becoming Duchess Goldblatt,” already among my all-time favorites.

Beautiful image. Wonderful writing.

A look at Gulfport Barnes and Noble since reopening during pandemic

I’ve renewed my trips to the Barnes and Noble in my hometown of Gulfport, Miss., since the bookstore reopened its doors last month.

The thing is, I don’t go there as often as I did before the damn coronavirus and I don’t spend an hour or two there like I used to. It’s more like 20 to 30 minutes.

Sure, as always, there’s plenty of cool stuff to look, such as the books pictured in the featured image at the top of the post, and people still browse as much as they want, but I can’t stand empty spaces and that’s what I’ve noticed the most during my occasional visits since 5-17-20.

Empty spaces, I suppose, are part of corona precautions and that’s appreciated. I want to feel safe and not be at an elevated risk. I saw “elevated risk” a number of times on a covid form I signed before I decided to cancel a dentist appointment two weeks ago. The two words elevated my corona anxiety and I took them as a warning that I need to reschedule.

Since this post is about a bookstore and not the dentist office, perhaps I need to explain what’s wrong with empty spaces at my Barnes and Noble.

Spaces that used to have chairs, tables and benches are empty. Empty spaces are uninviting. You don’t expect me to sit down on the floor to relax and leaf through a book or two or a magazine or three for two hours, do you? That’s not a comfy experience.

And thinking of empty spaces, why am I also thinking of the Traffic song “Empty Pages”?

So much for my prized prose. Let’s look at the pictures I took while at the store.

If I had an editor, they would probably tell me to write captions for my fine examples of photojournalism, but I don’t have an editor and I believe the pictures are self-explanatory.

I might go back to the bookstore on Tuesday, 6-9-20. As I finish this on Sunday, 6-7-20, at 6:43 p.m., I need to see how soon Cristobal clears.

Whenever I return to Barnes and Noble, I will continue to honor their corona rules and I will follow guidelines I developed for myself.

My own rules:

Never touch printed material without using the store’s hand sanitizer as long as the sanitizer doesn’t have the scent of a stinky ol’ bass pulled from the Tchoutacabouffa.

Never cough through my mask.

Never sneeze through my mask.

Never sniffle through my mask.

Make sure my nose is under my mask, though my nose isn’t disgusting.

Make sure my mask isn’t covering my eyes.

The nose rule references a tweet the actress Jane Levy made on Monday, 6-8-20-, and it’s so good, I’ll share it with you to close out this post.

How many of you miss lollygagging in Barnes and Noble?

It’s been seven weeks since I went shopping at my Barnes and Noble at Crossroads in Gulfport, Miss.

It was a Friday night and I bought a copy of Mojo Magazine’s Collectors Series: Bob Dylan 1941-1973 Revisited.

Now I’m stuck at home with the Barnes and Noble blues because of the store’s temporary closure.

Almost two months without a trip from my home. Damn Covid quarantine and self-isolation.

I miss my daily Barnes and Noble visits. The store’s Facebook page says “you can still get your books with curbside pickup through our buy online pick up in store option on, or by giving us a call at the store.”

And window displays have a similar message.

You know, I have no enthusiasm for the curb. I prefer being inside the store.

I miss lollygagging.

I miss the browsing.

I miss seeing the new book titles.

I miss seeing the new issues of magazines.

I miss the music.

I miss using Shazam to ID songs.

I miss the banter between sellers.

I miss the buzz of the cafe.

I miss the homeless.

I miss the chairs.

I missing sitting in one.

I miss the regulars.

I miss my friends.

I miss the conversations.

What about you?

Image credits: All photos by John E. Bialas, with filters from Snapseed app