The world is not full of happily-ever-afters or one-on-one relationships—three or more can most certainly be a (happy) crowd and a complete stranger can be the ultimate lover.

Through 24 erotic stories and vignettes, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Darker Side of Lust takes you back into the heads, hearts and "sexy parts" of its characters.

The Darker Side of Lust will satisfy straight, gay or bisexual fans of erotic fiction with stories that are seductive, suspenseful or risqué but never stray from reality. 

These erotic tales draw the reader in with their vivid descriptions, humor and candor—your carnal memories will be triggered and your senses aroused with what you never dreamed of as erotic. 

The Darker Side of Lust - 5th Anniversary Edition addresses sexless marriages, infidelity, open marriages, anal sex & pegging, masturbation, first-time encounters, sex work, religion, abuse and death through character-driven short stories featuring heterosexual, bisexual and transgender characters.


Read excerpts of stories from the collection here.

Table of Contents


The Charmed Life

The Good Night Kiss

Game Night


Keep Me Warm

Puppy Love

Love You, I Do

Woman In The Moon

Errare Humanum Est


The Storm

African Beats

The After Party

Manu Et Le Connard

Angel Lust

Smokey Rhythms


The Right Wrong Number

The Ride

Lay Your Hands On Me

Double Penetration

Speed Play

Sand In My Shorts

Two Way Threesome

About The Author

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Babeland, multiple locations

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I can’t even pretend: THE DARKER SIDE OF LUST had me from the very beginning. Author Abigail Ekue has a way with words that lure you into the tale, allows you to shed your inhibitions and feelings about the taboo and go with the flow of the characters.
— Cyrus Webb, Founder of Conversations LIVE
The Darker Side of Lust offers the erotic seeker a rollercoaster of hot depth and scintillating mind screws, from a taste of taboo to the twisted dark night of the soul, author Abigail Ekue covers all areas that our society might consider dark and turns them into an erotic munch that any Eros lover will find thrilling, extreme and deliciously BAD!
— ISIS Phoenix, Founder of Naked Yoga NYC

Abigail Ekue’s book, “The Darker Side of Lust,” a beautifully crafted collection of sizzling erotic stories, is a glorious feast for the senses. She frees the reader with her astonishing imagination in these tales to savor incredible heights of sexual desire and pleasure. Her book gives us an unforgettable look at love and lust in our times.
— Cole Riley, Author, Making The Hook-Up & Too Much Boogie
I read Abigail Ekue’s “The Darker Side of Lust” in two sittings. I can only say the same of very few books I’ve encountered. Her imagination and creativity paint realistic, seductive portraits with an unmistakable gift; enjoyment ensued.
— Taalam Acey, Spoken Word Artist

It takes a talented writer and an expansive amount of liberation and imagination to come up with something that is more sexy and passionate than raunchy and overtly extra. Abigail Ekue is all of that and more in my opinion.
— Okema T. Moore, Managing Editor, XI Magazine
Ekue is extremely skilled at telling stories about lovers that reveal more about each partner (or member, where more than two are, um, present) than their style of lovemaking...
— Homegirl Quel, Blogger, Founder of HomegirlBlog


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Tinder Block
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An author gives in to all of her life's distractions--her son, food, sex, Tinder--while battling a case of writer's block. Receiving a match on the dating app might prove to be the creative spark she needed.

Exhaust Pipes
Quick View

A mini collection of car sex and anal sex stories. In the front seat, back seat... or back door these stories are sure to get your engines revving with hot and heavy and even a few romantic scenes.



About the author



My art is here to stir thoughts and emotion. Some of my work will make you smile or make you cry, turn you on, disgust you, enrage you, educate you... no matte what, I've done my part.


Born and raised in New York City, there's no denying that something about the city and the characters I've encountered that fuels the imagination. My fiction includes novel writing, screenplays and short stories in various character-driven genres including erotica found in The Darker Side of Lust and Exhaust Pipes. I also have a story included in the Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 2My erotic non-fiction has been published in Sensheant Magazine.

I've shared my work at various events: UrbanErotika as performer, producer and curator, Abiola's Kiss and Tell Live Revue, Rachel Kramer Bussel's In The Flesh Erotic Reading Series, Forbidden Kiss: The Erotica Series, Ravenous Nights Reading Series, Between The Covers, Inner Vibrations Book Reading and the Arts and Wellness Sanctuary Erotic Arts Salon in Washington DC, to name a few.


As a result of my fiction, I was recognized as one of five Caribbean authors worth knowing by Potent Magazine. I am one of the creative luminaries featured in Everup's 30 Days of Creativity sponsored by Microsoft. I facilitated an erotic writing workshop, "Her Erotic Words: Writing for the Sensual Self" at the Sensual Woman's Soiree hosted by ISIS Phoenix.


Random Musings is where you can find many of my personal essays and social commentaries on sex, dating, relationships and body image. Ask Abbie is my health, fitness, sexy & relationships advice column. Also check out, A Random Moment With -- an artist interview series where I sat down with fellow artists for candid, in-depth conversations. 

I have discussed sex, dating, body image, feminism and the creative process on  VICETK in the AMLOVE Sujeiry with Sujeiry GonzalezThe Venus Revolution with THE American Hottentot, Conversations LIVE! with Cyrus Webb, Love, Sex and Hip Hop, Spotlite Radio, The Marvell Gable Show and The Comfort Zone and have been quoted in Maxim MagazineThe Frisky, BustleNew York PostClutch Magazine, SheKnows, and New York Spirit Magazine on sex, erotica and social media, dating, marriage, body image, pubic hair and naked yoga, respectively. Visit my Media page to listen to recent radio show appearances.


I am a freelance writer specializing in health, fitness and nutrition, personal essays and food writing. I possess a B.S. in Sports Sciences and am an NATA Athletic Trainer with experience working with NCAA Division I athletes in a college setting and with professional athletes to weekend warriors in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy and as a Personal Fitness Trainer. Contact me for your health, fitness, sex, relationships writing projects along with copy writing and editing. I'm also available for interviews and panel discussions on any of the aforementioned topics. 


View my CV here


For information on Abigail Ekue's photography, visit my portfolio websites: 

Abigail Ekue Photography

Bare Men

Exhaust Pipes

A mini collection of car sex and anal sex stories. In the front seat, back seat... or back door these stories are sure to get your engines revving with hot and heavy and even a few romantic scenes.

Tinder Block

An author gives in to all of her life's distractions--her son, food, sex, Tinder--while battling a case of writer's block. Receiving a match on the dating app might prove to be the creative spark she needed.



Questions or comments about The Darker Side...




Press inquires, interview requests, event proposals, book club orders or comments about The Darker Side of Lust contact abigail@abigailekue.com.

Press and Media

Check Out Entertainment Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with JazzyJace on BlogTalkRadio

The Darker Side of Lust - Interview with Abigail Ekue - Author, Photographer. On the inaugural episode of My Dangerous Curves - The Venus Revolution, Abigail Ekue shares selections from The Darker Side of Lust, discusses her writing, Bare Men, her New York travel excursion service, Native Creative Concierge, the Ashley Madison hack, body image and natural hair - Don't Pet The Fro™.


SHE Project Radio - Episode 3: Out of Darkness & Into The Light Chante Ramsey, Host of the SHE Project Radio Podcast, chats with author, photographer and entrepreneur Abigail Ekue about overcoming depression and achieving success in her art! Also share an erotic excerpt from "Double Penetration".


Abigail Ekue joins the LOVE Sujeiry panel to discuss the sex rules of booty buddies, friends with benefits and sex with an ex.


This special Valentine's Day broadcast on Bondfire Radio features Abigail Ekue and Black queer writer Ashley Young. Ekue shares erotic selections from "Unforgivable", "Puppy Love" and "The Ride". Hosted by TastyKeish.

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