You don’t have to read Erotica to find steamy sexy stories! Since 50 Shades of Grey exploded onto the book scene there has been a renewed interest in books from the erotica genre. A whole new group of people who may not have picked up a book in years, are now reading again. Anything that gets people reading has to be good!
What I want to bring to your attention is, if you are looking for a story where the sex is hot hot hot, you do not need to buy pure erotica to find it. Have a look through some of my reviews on this website and you will notice I refer to sex a lot in them – yes, I enjoy a good sex scene as much as the next person.
While I enjoy an erotica novel, I often find that the story line is not very strong and too often the book relies simply on sex. I do like a good story with sex which is where your more mainstream novels come along. Surprisingly historical fiction can be one of the best for steamy sex scenes and definitely leave you needing a cold shower to cool down; what those Regency men and women get up to behind closed doors – phew! Authors who I would recommend if you want to delve into this genre are,
- Stephanie Laurens – Particularly the Cynster series which starts with Devils Bride.
- Gaelen Foley – Pretty much anything by her.
If your tastes go a bit further afield, have you considered paranormal romance? This can involve anything and everything from vampires to fairies to werewolves to ghosts. Authors I would recommend as having excellent story lines as well as excellent sex scenes are,
- Sherrilyn Kenyon – Start with Fantasy Lover from her Dark-Hunter series!
- Larissa Ione – Read her Demonica Series before the Lords of Deliverance.
- J.R. Ward – I highly recommend her Black Dagger Brotherhood series – Dark Lover is the first book.
Of course, mainstream novels do not generally go down the route of BDSM and group sex (well not the ones I have read anyway!) so if it is that aspect of erotica you are particularly interested in stick with it, otherwise consider branching out into territories unknown, you might discover a whole new world!