"We make books in an expanded field"

"Smutty books for smart people." —T Magazine, New York Times

Badlands Unlimited is pleased to announce the publication of our new erotica fiction series New Lovers. Inspired by Maurice Girodias's legendary Olympia Press, New Lovers features the raw and uncut writings of authors new to the erotica genre. Each novella has its own unique take on relationships, intimacy, and sex, as well as the complexities that bedevil contemporary life, culture, and art today. The design of New Lovers pays homage to the classic covers of the books published by Olympia Press. The “soft-touch” lamination and embossed lettering on the front covers of the paperback editions make these novellas a precious edition to any library. Both paperback and ebook editions feature special color endpaper artworks by Paul Chan.

The first three books in the series are How To Train Your Virgin by Wednesday BlackWe Love Lucy by Lilith Wes; and God, I Don't Even Know Your Name  more...by Andrea McGinty.

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    Flavorwire, March 12, 2015

    Jonathan Sturgeon from Flavorwire writes about the triumph of Erotica in 2015 in light of Fifty Shades of Grey and highlights New Lovers as one of the up and coming forms of new erotica.  Sturgeon writes, “…erotica’s burgeoning cultural legitimacy is not restricted to mass entertainment.... Read more

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    MSNBC, March 11, 2015

    Wednesday Black author of How To Train Your Virgin and Paul Chan discuss smut with Krystal Ball on MSNBC’s The Cycle. Our favorite quote? “I’m not sure that 50 Shades of Grey got it right or got it wrong. But what’s important is that young people are responding to the idea that women can write... Read more

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    The Paris Review, March 10, 2015

    Jennifer Krasinski writes in the Paris Review about New Lovers and interviews Paul Chan about art and erotica. Our favorite exchange? JK: When I read the first two books in the series, I couldn’t help but giggle at the fact that both writers had a sharp elbow for a certain type of hipster male... Read more

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