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Subject: I'm looking for a historical romance book with A LOT of Smut in it!
Date Posted: 10/30/2009 9:19 PM ET
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I love romance books, but I love them even more when they have tons of sex in them.  I've been a huge fan of Madeline Hunter, Julia Quinn, the author of Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel (Heath), and many others.  What do you recommend?????

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Date Posted: 10/30/2009 10:28 PM ET
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Stephanie Laurens books are all about sex - no plot lines :)

Kat Martin

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 10:29 PM ET
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Thank you!  I'll look at both authors! :)

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 10:37 PM ET
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Has anyone read Captain Jack's Woman by Stephanie Laurels? Is it good?
 I just ordered it!  Thanks for your help!!!! :)

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Date Posted: 10/30/2009 11:17 PM ET
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Getting into the erotica realm, you could try Robin Schone and Sylvia Day. They're both heavily wishlisted, but Schone turns up fairly quickly. Check out what you're ordering because I think both write contemporaries too.

Date Posted: 10/30/2009 11:34 PM ET
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Here are few historical romace authors with books that has alots of smut in it:

Lisa Valdez
Noelle Mack
Melissa Schroeder
Sarah McCarty(more of western historical romance)
Madelynne Ellis
Leda Swann
Julia Templeton

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I also want to add Nicole Jordan.

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 1:01 AM ET
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Cheryl Holt for regency-period smut. Especially Secret Fantasy, Forbidden Fantasy, and Double Fantasy.

I echo other recommendations for Robin Schone and I'd classify her stories as erotic romance, but her Victorian-period stories have deep plots and lots of intense emotional angst. They aren't romps, that's for sure.

Sarah McCarty's erotic western historicals are very hot, but frequently WL'd and slowly posted. Diane Whiteside's Devil series is also good erotic historical reading (late 1800's American west).

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Elizabeth Hoyt - I just finished The Leopard Prince, which had a lot of very well written sex scenes. It was also a keeper for me. She's one of the best writers of sex scenes in historical romance that I've read. You know the feeling that as you keep reading romance that once you've read one sex scene, you've pretty much read them all. Hoyt actually brought the excitement back for me. :P I also really loved The Raven Prince.

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Diane Whiteside's Devil series.  Also Sylvia Day and Emma Holly have some historicals.

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Date Posted: 10/31/2009 7:55 AM ET
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Bertrice Small books are pretty graphic.

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Believe it or not a bunch of Lisa Kleypas historicals are highly erotic. Lady Sophia' Lover, Worth Any Price and Seduce me at Sunrise are three of her more sexual titles. I LOVED Worth Any Price, one of my favs by her but actually found Lady Sophia's Lover to be all about sex without much else :idk:

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 10:13 AM ET
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Beth Williamson. She has a series called The Malloy Family. I've read the first two and they are pretty good! I don't think you really have to read them in order.

Date Posted: 10/31/2009 3:40 PM ET
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The Raven, Leopard, Serpent Prince series by Elizabeth Hoyt.   And the Legends of the Four Soldiers, too. 

Also, Madeline Hunter's The Seducer, which is the first in a 5 book series and IMO the hottest.

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Susan Johnson is one that hasn't been mentioned-but for me, plot is inconsistent.  For decent plot as well as hot sex scenes-Elizabeth Hoyt and Diane Whiteside.  Liz Carlyle has lots of sex-plot lines are hit and miss for me.   Anna Campbell, Emma Wildes, Christine Wells, Evagline Collins(Ladyship's Companion) are all newer authors who I'd rate "hot" on the temperature scale.  But for me, it's gotta be about plot and characterization-and that's harder to come by with a hot, hot factor.  I'll be watching this topic....



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I would second both Susan Johnson .. (I've only read her historicals but they are more on the erotic side than most romnces) and Bertrice Small (I remember The Love Slave and The Hellion to be particularly on the erotica side of romance).

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Wow!  Thank you guys for all your input on great romances with "the good stuff!" :)

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 8:38 AM ET
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Here's a good, spicy one by Emma Holly: Beyond Seduction  It's the sequel to Beyond Innocence, which IMO, is not nearly as good.  I know a few people who loved both of them though.  I've read some Robin Schone and they are certainly hot & memorable.  The Lady's Tutor has a pretty decent story line, but it was too talky for my taste. In other words, the hero spends a lot more time telling the heroine what he's going to do, than actually doing it:P  The Lover is also pretty good. The quibbles that I have with Schone's writing don't have anything to do with her plotting or the balance between sex & plot. I'd have to say that she's better than most with writing the borderline erotica/historical romance stuff.  Sylvia Day's historicals are also very hot & not bad reads, but her plots are a little thin, IMO.    I've read all of her historicals & I suppose the best one, IMO, was The Stranger I Married - even though I didn't much care for the premise (it turns out to be a decent book sort of in spite of it).  Nicole Jordan can be very spicy, but old skool.  Some adultery, etc.  A lot of hot button stuff, which I don't necessarily think of as spicy romance.  Susan Johnson is either very good or very bad.  She doesn't seem to have an in-between.  My favorite is Forbidden.  It's too long - should have been edited down by about 50-100 pages - but it is nevertheless some of her best work.  Outlaw is also pretty steamy.  The hero is the promiscuous type, but I enjoyed the story.

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Try Virginia Henley.  Pat

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The Simply series by Kate Pearce

On the PnR side of historical romantica, Sharon Page has a historical series Blood Red, Blood Deep, and Blood Rose.

I'll second Robin Schone.

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Date Posted: 11/2/2009 3:24 PM ET
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Kim, I opened this thread specifically to suggest Emma Holly's Beyond Seduction, lol. Not Beyond Innocence, because it about bored me to tears. Talk about a heroine that's TSTL. But Beyond Seduction is on my keeper shelf. One of my favorite heroines of all time. 

And I'll second others' suggestions for Cheryl Holt and Sylvia Day, and add Jess Michaels, specifically Everything Forbidden and its companion book, Something Reckless. The third book in this trilogy, Nothing Denied, comes out in February.

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Date Posted: 11/2/2009 9:48 PM ET
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Oh,  I third Emma Holly's Beyond Seduction. It's actually one of my favorite novels, erotic and otherwise. If you can get Lisa Valdez's Passion, it is very er..spicy, although it gets a mixed reaction from folks.

I have not yet read her historicals, but Victoria Dahl does very spicy contemps, and so I would guess her historicals come hotter than most as well.

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 7:41 PM ET
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My fave Kleypas novels are It happened one Autumn and Devil in Winter, which is very erotic.  IHoA has one of the funniest love scenes ever.  The heroine is drunk on pear brandy and gets her finger stuck in the bottle while trying to get the pear out. 


As far as Elizabeth Hoyt goes, I loved the Raven Prince, but was disappointed with the rest.  I haven't liked her recent novels at all. 


I have to 4th Beyond Seduction.  It was smoking hot and very good. 


This is a good thread since I also love steamy historicals and it's giving me some ideas!


Bertrice Small ughh.  Don't even mention her to me.  I read one (Adora) and regretted finishing it.  The herioine get repeatedly raped. 

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