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We promise you will feel your own sense of personal pleasure by sharing our invigorating selection of books.

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Authentic Sensual Living by Charlyn Belluzzo

Welcome back to your senses!

Authentic Sensual Living, published by Amorosa Bella sparks your desire to feel vibrantly alive. It is the first book in a series of insightful and entertaining books on this subject by Dr. Charlyn Belluzzo.

Authentic Sensual Living is your guide to experiencing life through all of your senses.

As you read this book, you will master your ability to “FEEL” and bring abounding pleasure into your everyday living.

Authentic Sensual Living takes a "storytelling" approach; sharing many examples from the author’s diverse life and from the experiences of others that she has encountered, allowing you to reflect on your own view of the world and then provides a platform to design your own authentic sensual living plan.


A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman

To read Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of the Senses is to dive headlong into a sensuous feast.

These delightful, inspired essays on the five senses - smell, touch, vision, hearing, taste - mix biology, psychology, history, anthropology, and poetry into voluptuous prose.

Who could fail to pause over Diane Ackerman's description of Cleopatra welcoming Mark Antony to her bed in a room awash in a foot and a half of rose petals? Learn why orange juice tastes bitter when you drink it after brushing your teeth. Crawl in total darkness, feeling your way through the blaring confusion of textures in the San Francisco Touch Dome. Visit a laboratory in suburban Chicago where they levitate objects with ultra sound, or meet a "professional nose" who has "composed" scents for everything from perfume to laundry detergent.

A rich book, where even the rhythm and movement of the sentences can be awe-inspiring, A Natural History of the Senses is not meant to be gobbled in huge helpings, but to be savored and browsed through like a box of exquisite chocolates. You'll come away from each reading with keener senses - seeing colors more deeply, hearing your favorite music anew, savoring complex flavors on your tongue.


Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses by Isabel Allende

Under the aegis of the Goddess of Love, Isabel Allende uses her storytelling skills brilliantly in Aphrodite to evoke the delights of food and sex.

After considerable research and study, she has become an authority on aphrodisiacs, which include everything from food and drink to stories and, of course, love.

Readers will find here recipes from Allende's mother, poems, stories from ancient and foreign literatures, paintings, personal anecdotes, fascinating tidbits on the sensual art of food and its effects on amorous performance, tips on how to attract your mate and revive flagging virility, passages on the effect of smell on libido, a history of alcoholic beverages, and much more.


Everyday Italian by Giada De Laurentiis

In Giada’s own words, “I want you to have fun with this book. That’s why I love cooking—it’s fun!” And Italian cooking is the most fun of all. It’s about passion. It’s about taste and smell and touch. It’s about family and teamwork and togetherness, and of course it’s about delicious food cooked and served at home. The heart of Italian cooking is in the home.

Everyday Italian is true to its title: the fresh, simple recipes are incredibly quick and accessible, and also utterly mouth-watering—perfect for everyday cooking.

Giada believes a great meal does not have to be difficult or complex. The recipes are easy enough that you’ll enjoy making them every day, and so delicious your family will ask for them again and again.


Scents & Sensibilities: Creating Solid Perfumes for Well-Being by Mandy Aftel

Delve into the world of natural aromas and discover their profound effect on emotional well-being, from relieving stress to enhancing sensuality. Renowned perfumer Mandy Aftel shares everything you need to know to create personalized handmade solid perfumes. Aftel has created custom scents for top celebrities like Kate Hudson and Madonna, and has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, O and Vanity Fair. She explains the science of "top," "middle," and "base" notes, and discusses the subtleties of fragrances that will unlock the secrets to finding the perfect perfume for every individual.

Step-by-step instructions along with helpful photographs make this book simple and easy to use, and explain basic equipment necessary for getting started, such as beeswax, a hot plate, and a grater. Aftel also tells how to pick the right containers to store scents, from vintage boxes to jars.

Mandy Aftel is the founder of Aftelier, through which she creates one-of-a-kind perfumes for individuals and private labels. Ms. Aftel is also a counselor and the author of three previous books, including Essence and Alchemy. She lives in Berkeley, California.


Make Love Whenever Possible When Married With Children By Leslie Kaplan and Peg Melnik

Kaplan and Melnik take you on a blissful ride rediscovering YOUR sexy! They motivate couples to play passionately with 50 hot tips to revive romance during the stressful years of raising a family. Their stories show you how to maintain physical and emotional intimacy amidst the chaos of family life.

While the divorce rate in American is an astonishing rate of 62 percent, keeping a strong connection with your partner is critically important! “Make Love Whenever Possible When Married With Children” is playful and poignant with spirited vignettes like “Seduce your spouse with humor,” Be a flasher,” and “Experience the post-vasectomy sexual renaissance.”

Spicing up everyday living by stealing time together and “playing hooky,” French kissing, and sexual favors could put your relationship on the positive side of gravity as you sojourn in life together. Enjoy!