by Eric Jerome Dickey


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In his latest incendiary novel, New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey explores the boundaries of one woman’s imagination—and crosses them. With absolute abandon…

What Nia Simon Bijou desires, she works hard to achieve. Her accomplishments as a respected writer have not only brought her to Hollywood, but she’s now poised for worldwide success, and pursued and desired by Prada, a man of international power and wealth. With everything Nia has, she remains restless and on a journey to quell her inner storm. Then someone introduces her to a place called Decadence…

In this intimately private club, Nia submits to an abundance of sensual experiences she previously could only have imagined. As secret desires become reality, Nia’s ability to distinguish truth from fantasy becomes increasingly blurred. Seduced into the extremes of Decadence, Nia soon discovers that abandoning all caution in pursuit of your hedonistic fantasies can carry a devastating price…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525953838
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels including An Accidental Affair, Tempted by Trouble, Dying for Revenge, and the NAACP Image Award-nominated Thieves' Revenge. He is also the author of a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels for Marvel Enterprises, featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

July 7, 1961

Place of Birth:

Memphis, Tennessee


B.S., University of Memphis, 1983

What People are Saying About This

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Praise for Decadence:

“If you just want something fun, hedonistic and so hot you’ll need oven mitts, then look for Decadence.”—Washington Blade

And for Eric Jerome Dickey and his novels

“Once again, Eric Jerome Dickey has written a genre-bending…story that is chock-full of danger, intrigue, mysterious characters with shady motives, murder, intrigue…and obsession. Oh, and there's sex. Lots of graphic, erotic, steamy, sweaty, climactic, earth-quaking sex.”—

“Once you start…you’ll have a tough time letting it go.”—The Washington Informer

“Scenes that take your breath away…and a speed-of-light plot.”—Booklist

“Known for his steamy love scenes, Dickey doesn’t disappoint in [Pleasure].”—Minneapolis Star Tribune

“The high-octane narrative will have readers burning through page after page.”—Publishers Weekly

“An action-packed classic noir thriller that draws you in from the first page.”—Ebony

“Dickey taps the intimate emotions of a woman.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Passionate, sensual, rhythmic.”—The Chicago Defender

“No one does it like Eric Jerome Dickey.”—The Black Expressions™ Book Club

“Steamy romance, betrayal, and redemption.”—USA Today

“Wonderfully written . . . smooth, unique, and genuine.”—The Washington Post Book World

“Crackles with wit and all the rhythm of an intoxicatingly funky rap.”—The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Decadence 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't think I was ready for this book. Eric Jerome Dickey has already established himself as the best writer in the business, but with this book, he has truly outdone himself.  While I won't spoil the plot for you, I will tell you this, give yourself the time to read it in one sitting. I finished it in one night. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. It is just that good. Eric Jerome Dickey never disappoints!
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
PLEASURE’s Nia Simone Bijou is back. Four years have passed and she has found success with a film she’s written. On the crux of its debut, Nia’s membership to Decadence, an exclusive pleasure palace, has been approved. While exploring a new level of sexual freedom, Nia can’t help but also be consumed with Prada, a businessman with whom she is intimately acquainted; Bret, her workout partner with whom she shared one night of bliss; and her first love, which ended in heartbreak and betrayal that still lingers. DECADENCE whisks readers headlong into the private adult club. A place where fantasies are fulfilled, voyeurism achieved. Dickey succeeds in capturing Nia’s world and emotions in word. Nia is confident, beautiful and strong, but deep down, she has insecurities. She remains a fascinating character. DECADENCE is a slow, lazy read, but in a good way. Slow and lazy like a Sunday evening drive. Not a lot happens, yet a whole lot happens. It gives Dickey plenty of opportunity to use his words and that’s exactly what he does. Some readers may have problems in following Dickey’s plot because there is a lot of sex. A lot of sex. But it’s sex with substance. With a story. With emotions. With history. With purpose. When people saw I was reading this book I was asked repeatedly if it was good because opinions varied so greatly to both extremes. I’ll say this: Dickey is a beast when it comes to words. Period. Point blank. And in that order! If you are a prude or not into heavy erotica, this is NOT the book for you as his imagery is phenomenal. He has a way of evoking all five of your senses and placing you right in the book along with Nia. This is definitely grown folks reading. If you want a microwavable book, you know, like so many books today. A book that’s quick, fast and in a hurry, this is NOT the book for you. Dickey takes his time, nice and slow. If you want easy and simple prose, this is NOT the book for you. While you won’t need a dictionary to read this book, there’s a lot to digest. Nia’s journey is one narrated by a literary master. I enjoyed my time with DECADENCE. It is not a book for everyone. I’d recommend it to any old school reader who enjoys grown folks reading and words. You know, like the way it used to be… Reviewed by: Toni
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel was superb, it had me hooked from start to finish, i couldnt put it down and read it through in one night EJD outdid himself and im left begging for more literay genius and erotically tinged prose
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must say that the book was the vision! I'm so happy that I was up all night reading and I had no sleep, and it was worth it. Mr.Dickey, I'll take my hat off too you because you are the KING in the book world to me. Can't wait to see what you will do next. Devotion143
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a lame attempt at finishing off a really good book. It had no plot and no ending, it was a waste of my time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book would be better than it was. I think that it was very slow starting. Then, I did not like how it ended. I felt like there were several things that were not answered. A waste of my $10.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With such a penchant for making his readers feel like they belong in his stories, Dickey has done what he does best...leaving his readers wanting more! The scenes are HOTT, the relationships unfathomable and we finally get to see Nia contemplate heading into a season of calm.
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It was a good read for a few chapters and the storyline became boring as the book ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow to start but will keep you sucked in. Was actually recommended to me by a male friend. Give it a shot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo goood. I mean pleasure was awesome but this one. I was reading this book everywhere. Buy the hard copy because you will be gripping the books.lov love love love this book.
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Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great relaxation read! There's just enough plot to keep you interested between Decadence scenes
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This book was awesome! I read this book in two days and I actually wanted more! I love the character of Miss Nia Simone Bijou! I love how she is so free with her sexuality and with who she is as a woman. Sometimes I wish I was this character! This book is a must have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Read - As Always Eric Has Out Done His Self!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not exactly. Have you tried decade of the wolf yet?
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Either a slow read or so much sex that I was too heated to get through certain parts, lol! Overall, good read! I would love to see more of Miss Nia Simone Bijou! P.S. I am excited to see that we will be seeing more of Gideon! I miss him!
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