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Subject: how would i fi
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:00 PM ET
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I recently found that I like erotica. Other than searching for a title or author or typing in erotica, how can I browse for books? Under what category--contempary, general, what?
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:25 PM ET
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Ah! Welcome to the cyber sluts club, Stephanie... You might begin with the tag cloud. On the Community Menu, there's a link to the "Club Tag Cloud."

Also, check out the "Is This On Your Wish List" topic in this forum. Check out the WLs of some of the other posters. Those of us who are romance readers have maxed out our WLs and many of the hard-to-find books are erotic romance. You'll also catch the names of some of the authors of erotic romance.

My own WL has several erotic romance titles, but not as many as some other members. I already have quite a few of the books other readers are wishing for. Favorite authors: Lora Leigh (sex, more sex, kinky sex, and suspense) and Megan Hart (action and angst).

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:33 PM ET
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Cyber-sluts LOL Colleen you crack me up!

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:36 PM ET
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Hang out here and check out people's wish lists!  You'll find books you never knew existed but that you just HAVE to have.  Also, over on the Games forum, there's a thread called Den of Sin--The chatroom.  Lots of us cyber-sluts hang out over there.  The first page of the thread has some nice lists of erotica as well as tag searches to different genres.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 8:07 PM ET
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you can also check out the erotic romance games on the games forum..just lingering around those threads expanded my wishlist though I grew too impatient and went shopping at amazon, etc! if you wanna browse erotic romance in general try ellorascave.com, samhainpublishing.com, redsage and there are some other erotic romance threads here.mabye on the 2nd page by now but might still be here on the 1st page and there are some other publishers mentioned.

one thing I found once I discovered this awesome new world LOL is that there are WAY different subgenres and some aren't for me!

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 8:51 PM ET
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Hey Stephanie,  Check out this thread.  It's all erotica loving ladies and there are recommended authors, books, links, etc.  Lots of chatting too.  You can also find out about erotica games coming up.  They're all very friendly and helpful.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 9:06 PM ET
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Copied/pasted the following from another thread in this forum

 

If you're just getting started with erotic romance...

Robin Schone - Historical with deep plots and complex characters. Warning: She's not real thorough with the back story so if you read books within a series, start with #1.

Megan Hart - Deep, deep, deep contemporaries. She does emotionally and psychologically complex stories with detailed sex scenes, but the sex is less frequent than usually expected in the genre.

Shelley Bradley/Shayla Black - Contemporary, paranormal. This writer and her alter ego write very differently. When she writes as Bradley, her stories are lots of sex-filled romps but with real plots. When she writes as Black, the sex isn't as frequent and it doesn't fill the hero's every thought (though an argument in contrast to that could be made for Jack Cole). As Black, the plots are more complex, the characters more troubled and conflicted.

Sarah McCarty - Historical westerns (Promises and Hell's Deep series) with plot depth and complex characterization. More to her stories than just sex.

Maya Banks - Fun, hormone-filled romps. The plots and relationships are complete if not always realistic, frequent sex scenes.

Cheryl Holt - Regency period. Yes, I would categorize her stories as erotic romance. I like her stories but I have to warn readers that she does do a formula. There's gonna be an impoverished heroine, an older villainous female, and a younger spoiled Lolita trying to trap the hero into marriage.

Lora Leigh - The diversity of Leigh's stories will never cease to amaze me. From paranormal (wizards and breeds) to menage situations (Bound Hearts, Men of August, Nauti series) to Erotic romantic suspense (Tempting SEALs and Elite Ops), she shows a lot of breadth. Expect lots of graphically described sex. Expect deep plots and complex characters when the page count allows (all non-Ellora's Cave publications except for novellas included in anthologies).

Lacey Alexander - Fun, hormone-filled romps. The plots and relationships are complete if not always realistic, frequent sex scenes.

This is my short list of keeper authors for erotic romance. I'm sure other readers could add commentary about these and other authors...

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 9:30 PM ET
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thanks!