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Subject: Erotica
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 5:24 PM ET
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Anyone read any good erotica books and where would I find them??  I'm new at this genre...Thanks for letting me know!

Alissa

Date Posted: 8/23/2007 11:51 PM ET
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I enjoy books by Emma Holly, Jaid Black and Lora Leigh.  You might want to check out the Erotica Virtual Box and see what people are posting in there.  It's closed to new signups, but you might get an idea of books to add to your wish list!

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 8:39 AM ET
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where i sthis site..i am having trouble finding it.?

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 8:51 AM ET
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It's on this site.  Go up to the games section and look for the Erotica Virtual Box.

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 9:11 AM ET
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Date Posted: 8/24/2007 10:09 AM ET
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Thanks for the feedback!

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 10:09 AM ET
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You might also like to try www.ellorascave.com   It's an erotic book website. You can look up different titles, authors, etc...  And even read excerpts from the books. It's also free. You only pay if you purchase a book - either ebook or printed book. It also has a rating system on each book so you can choose what level of erotica you are comfortable with. Enjoy.

Pam

 

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Date Posted: 8/24/2007 12:55 PM ET
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Go to Ellorascave.com or Newconceptspublishing.com and you can read excerpts from a lot of books.

I just read a book by Jillian Hunter called The Devilish Designs of a Duke which I found pretty erotic for a mainstreem historical.  This author is new to me so I can't say how it compairs to her other books. 

Some of my recent reads:  Nauti Boy and Hidden Agendas by Lora Leigh/Wild Wicked and Wanton by Jaci Burton/Come and Get Me by Alyssa Brooks.  I'm thinking about posting the last 2 on bookswap.  I'm hanging on to the first 2 as they are part of a series that I haven't completed.

 

Date Posted: 8/24/2007 10:31 PM ET
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I'm a big fan of Angela Knight, her books are pretty imaginative and fun reads, she also has ebooks for download at changelingpress.com.

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 6:39 AM ET
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Alissa- here's a couple more authors worth looking at- Jaci Burton, Diane Whiteside, Sarah McCarty and Vonna Harper. Also, the erotica virtual box swap does have a feature where you can get on the waiting list- and I don't believe there is anyone else on it at the moment. 

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 4:40 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/26/2007 5:14 PM ET
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My two cents:

I found one erotica book I though looked interesting.

The only problem was there was more "Heat" in a Harlequin book meant for teens than in that book.  What's the deal with that?

 

Date Posted: 8/26/2007 8:44 PM ET
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I've found the same thing (though not in teen books) Tracey...some of the harlequin blaze books I thought were less steamy than a couple of silhouette desires I've read and some desires are very very tame while others are pretty descriptive. I got an 'erotica' book that was good but I've read blaze titles with more sex and the type of sex. I sorta go by the author now but even that's not reliable.  Not sure why other than I guess it depends on the author's interpretation of what the line expects...there oughta be a rating system though..I can see boxes on the back with pics and a line through what isn't there and a checkmark for what is! :-) of course a quickie skim through usually lets me know though that's hard to do when ordering online....

Date Posted: 8/27/2007 12:39 PM ET
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Tracy, what was the book? It is odd that an erotica book will be less then a harlequin, it wasn't a good erotica then.

Date Posted: 8/30/2007 2:22 AM ET
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Ashley,

I went to look for the title of the book and could not find it :-(

I do remember that it was about some adwoman who gets the hots for her replacement if she can't win over the company's best/ most prestigious client. It was set in London or New York, not sure though.

Sorry I could not help...

Date Posted: 9/1/2007 4:59 AM ET
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http://www.redsagepub.com/

http://www.extasybooks.com/

These sites have erotica books. their like ELLORA"S CAVE books.

 

 

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 6:12 PM ET
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Does anyone have any good erotica books for a deal???  That would be great, let me know!  I would be willing to trade also!  Thanks

Alissa

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 11:02 AM ET
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I picked up the Irish Devil by Diane Whiteside at Half-price books.  I had to put it down.  Not a good thing to read while babysitting.  I'll pick it up again this weekend. 

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 12:52 PM ET
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I second Emma Holly as an author to watch.  I've read Menage and recently received Cooking Up a Storm and did a quick flip-through... looks just as good as Menage!  I'm also on the WL for a few of her other erotic books: In the Flesh, Velvet Glove and All U Can Eat.  She also write some paranormal stuff; I haven't read any of those by her though.  These books do not compare to Harlequin Blaze (at least the few that I have read!) - very explicit! 

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 5:50 PM ET
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I find some of the Erotica put out by Brava pretty tame, for example the Bad Boy books and Susannah Carr.  I think the Harlequin Blazes are more erotic than they are and there's MORE sex in them.

I hate paying Erotica prices for something that isn't.  I can get 3 Blazes for the same price as one Erotica book in some cases.

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 7:19 PM ET
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I recently read several Bad Boy books that I found at Half-price books. I wouldn't classify them as erotica either.  There were some racy  scenes in some of them but nothing that isn't found in many mainstream romance books. They were still entertaining though.   I consider erotica to push the boundaries a little more. 

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 8:19 PM ET
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The classic VIctorian erotica is "The Pearl."  It's a set of serial novellas produced in Victorian times. 

Date Posted: 9/18/2007 9:07 PM ET
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If anyone has or finds erotica titles in large or larger print would you be kind enogh to let me know?  I don't know if any of the authors have their work picked up for LP or not, so wouldn't know where to start looking.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 4:20 AM ET
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Hi, I'm new to the forum.  Been lurking awhile.

I just read probably 30 erotica books this summer just to see if I liked them and what authors I liked.  I've never read a Blaze that I liked, even by authors that I enjoy elsewhere.  Not sure what it is about the formula that turns me off.  But I found some erotica authors that I liked .  But the absolute best for me were at the two ends of the spectrum. 

On one end were books that were very sexy but not pushing any boundaries at all or very much (in terms of things like bondage or multiple partners, etc.)  Just lots of hot sex, lots of plot for an erotica novel, lots of character development and humor. To me Lisa Marie Rice was the absolute best.  Her midnight trilogy (Midnight Man, Midnight Run, Midnight Angel) were everything I look for in a romance. I bought all her books and loved them all except the one set in Italy.  (Port of Paradise?)  It was pretty good but not a keeper.  These are Ellora's Cave books. Woman On The Run was another really good one by her.  I liked Chris Anson too, Dance Of The Seven Veils and Dance Of The Crystal.  Pretty tame, but for me, very enjoyable. 

At the other end were Megan Hart's books, Dirty and Broken.  They both got a lot of buzz online because they were really substantial plotlines.  I loved them.  They were published by Harlequin in their new erotica line, Spice.  Her third book, Tempted,comes out in January.  Also Harlequin Spice.

The darkest, edgiest books I read were a series by Joey W. Hill (also Ellora's Cave titles). They are set in the world of BDSM.  But the author didn't just describe a lot of sex, she took you into the mind of the characters, how they came to be there and what they were looking for.  Not really my area of interest, but a really talented writer.  I wish all that talent was directed at a genre that I liked more!!  She also wrote The Vampire Queen's Servant, a paranormal with BDSM elements.  One reviewer called it the book Laurel K. Hamilton has tried to write but hasn't.

Probably the oddest book I read was Entertaining Mr. Stone by Portia DaCosta.  I think I was too old for that one or something, LOL.  Still recovering!

Date Posted: 9/19/2007 7:15 AM ET
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Hi Lea! I also enjoyed lisa marie rice's midnight series...I hope she writes more in that one! Another one I like (but has 2 men/1 woman so you might  not like it) is 'forbidden pleasures'. And these 2 probably aren't 'erotica' but I really enjoyed them and they had great storylines and some pretty steamy scenes though nothing s&m or multiple partner, etc : lucy monroe's trilogy - 'ready' , 'willing', 'and able'. they go in order..the last was  my fave and also really liked the 1st book..the 2nd was 'ok' and helped tie the other 2 together.

I've enjoyed most of the blaze titles I've read but they're still harlequin type reads so they're shorter. some have  had connecting stories though that I've really enjoyed' rhonda nelson's 'men out of uniform' and jo leigh's 'in too deep' were really good 'mini series'.

I don't care for the paranormal/futuristic type erotica (at least not yet though i've read some of it) and some of the s&m gets too degrading for my tastes as well sometimes. depends on my mood I guess.

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