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Subject: New to erotica
Date Posted: 3/13/2010 1:30 AM ET
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I have read a lot of romance books but I'm just starting to get interested in erotica.  I do like paranormal romance and would probably enjoy paranormal erotica.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 5:11 AM ET
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Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken has shifter/dragon books that I'd say  hit erotic romance level and are pretty funny/cute. she's one of my favorites for not only some hot scenes though they might be borderline erotica to some and a good storyline and humor

I've liked Jory Strong's non-paranormal Crime Tells so I'd assume her paranormal line would be similar? maybe?I've only read Trace's psychic and the sex scenes were pretty similar to the Crime Tells line(Crime tells isn't paranormal though)

Kate Douglas? has the Wolf Tales and they're not for the faint of heart from what little bit I read in the first wolf tales.I had trouble with the first one because the wolf still had certain,um,parts that would'tie up' though someone said that's explained later

some of the ellora's cave and samhain erotic romance books are in print and samhainpublishing.com gives great descriptions of what to expect in their 'warning' at the bottom of the description. ellorascave.com also has a lot though both have more in ebook form than print..

the deal with erotic romance is you kinda gotta know what you're looking for because it can go from light and playful sexy to full blown bondage 4 somes, etc so knowing what kinda stuff you're looking for (or NOT looking for) is helpful! I think Joey Hill does vampires but they seem like a lot of bondage/S&M type stuff so I haven't read them though someone here may have read them and would know for sure. amazon.com sometimes has some good reviews of certain books and I've posted in some of their discussion communities asking for specific types of books.

eta; oops almost forgot Lora Leigh! she has the Breeds, a paranormal line and she's usually dependable for me. Ihaven't read any of this series yet and there are TONS of them and they've been republished as MMP though not sure if they were edited or not. they're mostly ellorascave.com otherwise. some have said she writes pretty much teh same plots and I'd have to agree but hey at least I know what to expect!

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Date Posted: 3/13/2010 5:32 AM ET
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For discussions and reviews of erotica, do check out the Den of Sin (DOS) chat room under the game forum.  They are now at over 400 pages of chat.  It is a great place to ask for suggestions.  Or lurk.

DOS Chat

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 8:39 AM ET
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wow I didn't know there was a den of sin!! gonna go check it out!

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 8:51 AM ET
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mmmmm Lora Leigh.....I love the Nauti books, if you want to read contemp (no paranormal in those). The Breeds books are great, just start with the MMPB's the Ellora's Cave are hard to get and expensive.

I just read a great paranormal, Soul Mates: Bound by Blood by Jourdan Lane. Great story and hot sex too.

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 8:53 AM ET
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I read mostly erotica/romatica.   Paranormal and Futuristic are my favs.    I've done alot of reviews, if you feel like checking it out.

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 1:09 PM ET
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Michelle Pillow

Mary Wine

Date Posted: 3/13/2010 3:36 PM ET
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I'm a huge fan of Joey W. Hill and she does have a couple of paranormal series going, but they are definitely NOT for someone looking for  the lighter side of erotica.  Most of her books focus rather heavily on the BDSM lifestyle and I can't actually think of any of her couples that don't end up in fully committed Dom/Sub pairings.  Some people (like me, lol) find the development of the trust bond between the Dom and the sub to be quite beautiful and Joey shows that relationship and its development quite well IMO

eta:  And I definitely encourage you to stop by the DOS chat.  There is actually a list on the first page of books that have been recommended by fellow chatters as well as a list of series and their order.  Since most paranormals seem to be coming in series lately, that might prove especially helpful to you.

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Date Posted: 3/13/2010 8:16 PM ET
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THank you everyone.  I will check that out.  I do like the Anita Blake books, I don't want to read about people getting beaten and such, but light sex would be fine.