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Subject: New to Erotica
Date Posted: 3/20/2008 1:27 AM ET
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I'd like to read some books in this sub-genre and would like some suggestions for some good reads that are currently in the PBS system. I've gotten some good recommendations but they all seem to be WL books. Can anyone recommend a really good book to start with that they know is in the system currently?

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 1:35 AM ET
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Leticia-I am fairly new to this genre also and have found that most ladies keep their erotica books.  You can look here: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=108330 because most of the ladies who have the WL books will post them there first and you can grab them up before they are posted and go to the next person in line.

When I expressed an interest I had several nice ladies PM me about books they were willing to send me to get me started.  I am sure they will do the same for you.  I am just  now reading my second erotica book.  Pretty good reading, but I will probably pass them along to others in the wish list forum since I know the ladies there and the people who are really looking for them will get them first!



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Date Posted: 3/20/2008 1:47 AM ET
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I actually check that thread periodically. My problem is that I don't know the difference between regular romance and erotica books or authors. I know of a few names but they appear to be the popular wishlisted authors. I guess I'll just have to be quick in researching the books and authors when they are offered in the thread.

Thanks for the suggestion. : )

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 5:55 AM ET
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You may want to check out the the the thread for the Erotic Virtual Box (swap game) under Games.   A bunch of us participate.  There we all "put" 2 books in the box, then we all get to take books out and replace them.   These are all mostly erotica books.  You could check out the titles/authors.    Also, in the initital instructions, it lists publishers.   Hope this helps.   I read alot of erotica, and have taken to doing reviews of the ones I've read, if you want to take a look at the titles.   

Betsy

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 5:59 PM ET
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Thanks Elisabeth! I'll definitely check that thread out.

By any chance, are there any authors that you can't go wrong with no matter what book of theirs you order?

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 6:15 PM ET
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Well, it really kind of depends on what you like.   Contemporary?  Futuristic/Sci Fi? Historical?  Paranormal?    Now, lots of lots of people rave about Lora Leigh.   I used to like her, too.  But after reading 3 or 4 of hers, I got tired of her.  They seem all the same.    Another biggie is Jaid Black.  She is the CEO and founder of Ellora's Cave.  Some of her stuff is pretty good.   I love The Possession, which is Contemporary.   Then she has a crazy series about a secret society of Vikings living in a hidden underground city, in Alaska, I think.   I can't stand those.     Some of the best books I've read, don't come from the "big names" in erotica or romantica.   I love Interstellar Service and Discipline: The Victorious Star by Morgan Hawke, Dangerous Cravings by Evangaline Anderson, and Grace Under Pressure by Melissa Schroeder.   These are all from Loose ID.

I guess it really just depends.   I found a "swap buddy."  So, if a title catches my eye, I ask her if she's read it.   We trade alot between us, too. 

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 6:20 PM ET
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Usually if they aren't WL then they're grabbed pretty quickly when posted.  I would put some on my WL.  Then I would see which ones were WL and check out Ebay or Amazon or something and order a couple.  You can post them here if you don't want to keep them and you can try a couple while waiting for some WL books to come through.

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 6:51 PM ET
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In general, I love the paranormal, contemporary, fantasy, horror, historical & chick lit genre.  My least preferred genre  would probably be mystery/thriller in the same vein as Sue Grafton or Patricia Cornwell for example. But if it's mixed with paranormal or chick lit then it's fine. Thanks for the recommendations. I'm off to check for short wish lists. :)

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 7:03 PM ET
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I think the good stuff is all wishlisted..sometimes I've had some come up or someone here posted to me. I've also done some of hte games where we swap one for one and got a really great one last time - Wild, Wild West by Charlene Teglia. It has 3 stories that overlap in the timeframe between 3 girl friends and 3 guy friends. The first game I got an erotica book but it wasn't a 'romance'..just short excerpts of 'erotica'..I didn't know the difference between erotica and erotic romance but I have to have a story and a romance with mine or just the short stories or 'quickies' as ellora's cave calls them. Ellora's Cave is pretty reliable.

I have some favorites I'd auto-buy except for the fact that a lot of my faves aso write paranormal and I dont' always care for that though it's growing on me.  Also some are heavy into the BDSM stuff and I'm usually only able to handle the milder stuff :-)

some favorites of mine that I consider erotica are: Jory Strong's Crime Tells series(lyric's cop, cady's cowboy, calista's men - 3rd one is a woman with twin brothers but good!), Lora Leigh's Forbidden Pleasure(another threesome), her Nauti series is also good but I can usually only take so much of her at once; her guys are really dominant and her Seal series is hot but not sureif it falls under 'erotica' or not though to me it darn well qualifies! whew! I also like Lisa Marie Rice's Midnight series (midnight man, midnight run, midnight angel) and dangerous lover, port of paradise...woman on the run was good but not my fave of hers. For the 'short stories' I liked Charlene Teglia's Wild, Wild West and just got her Satisfaction Guaranteed with 3 more shorter stories. Ellora's Cave also has 3 anthologies'white hot holidays'..can't remember which of the 3 I liked best but they give a sample of differnt types/authors for ellora's cave. I just got some shannon McKenna books to read but not sure if they're erotica or not but they're prety danged hot.

I don't think these are erotica but they're also good stories/authors with some hot sex: Lucy Monroe's Ready, Willing, and Able, satisfaction guaranteed, deal with this, the real deal(real deal comes before deal with this but not in that series, tie in characters). erin mccarty has some good ones too - smart mouth and mouth to mouth I've read and liked. Lori Foster also writes pretty hot and good stories.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 10:47 AM ET
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I'm new to the erotica field, and have to admit, I'm hooked, I started with the Sleeping Beauty trilogy, and thought "wow", people write stories like this! Now my wish list is full of erotica books, and there hard to come by.

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 10:52 AM ET
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that sleeping beauty series beats all I've ever read! I like more 'loving' stories myself though those are on my shelf for their uniqueness...

Date Posted: 3/26/2008 1:01 PM ET
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Letty,

You might try looking for Emma Holly. Her stuff is pretty hot. I have found some on here that weren't wl'd or were a pretty short wait.

Maybe your little "perv" friend in Montana can help you out some. lol

Ok, I just checked and there are several of hers that one can order. I have read Strange Attractions and loved it but open mindedness is a must. ;)  It's menage. It's definately erotica. I have all of her other books that are posted but tend to covet and savor them so I don't whip through them too fast.



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Date Posted: 3/26/2008 6:41 PM ET
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try Shannon McKenna... don't think she is listed as erotica but she gets pretty steamy

Date Posted: 3/27/2008 10:56 AM ET
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Basically I'm looking for books that fall along the lines like, "Topping From Below. and Panic Snap" by Laura Reese,

Date Posted: 3/27/2008 11:09 AM ET
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I just looked up topping from below and that's not my type of erotica right now..I think the closest I've read to that is the trilogy b y ann rice that she wrote under another name...the sleeping beauty books. one of the reviews there mentioned 'the book of O'..I have that in my tbr along with the other 2 sleeping beauty books(only read through the first one). It would be nice if someone knows others like the ones you mentioned..that's a problem I have with erotica and erotic romance - not knowing what all is done in the book and how 'far' it goes..I usually like a romance along with the sex and light on the S&M but I have a friend who went nuts over some I thought were too 'brutal'..good thing I had her to pass them on to! And some I enjoyw hen I' in the 'mood' for 'that' and other times I dont' want anything close to that..you know? I don't think they do a good enough job sometimes of letting the reader know what to expect!

Date Posted: 3/30/2008 12:20 PM ET
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I agree, it would be nice, erotica is such a huge field, I read the story of o, it was good but not a keeper for me. I also read a 1000 strokes of the brush, I let that one go too, not brutal enough for me!