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Subject: What are your top 10 erotica titles?
Date Posted: 4/17/2013 6:16 PM ET
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I've read some erotica but not a whole lot. (Lora Leigh, Sunny, a few Maya Banks, handful of other stuff).

I'm looking for recomendations of where to start. I like any type of story (sci-fi, paranormal, historical, with my least fav. being just straight contemporary). And I would probably prefer at least one woman in the story (not much into male/male).

So, Where would you guys say to start?  And what do you think are the top 10 authors or your top 10 favorite books in erotica?


Date Posted: 4/17/2013 6:59 PM ET
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Ooooh, good topic!    I'm interested in seeing everyone's favorites. I'll get a list together too. It might take a bit to actually decide which are my all time faves. Mine are mostly contemporaries. I don't read too much paranormal erotica, and almost no sci fi.

Date Posted: 4/17/2013 7:40 PM ET
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Some of my faves are:


Jory Strong - Fallon Mates series

Shiloh Walker - The Hunters series (1-6)

Jaid Black - The Empress New Clothes

Bianca D'Arc - Dragon Knights & Resonance Mates series

Eve Langlais - Freakn' series


Jory Strong - Calista's Men

Maya Banks - Colters Woman, Brazen, Stay with Me

Melissa Schroeder

Trista Ann Micheals

Lorelei James - Rough Rider series

Lora Leigh - Bound Hearts series

Ann Marie McKenna - Blackmailed



Date Posted: 4/17/2013 7:46 PM ET
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My fave erotica books:

The Reluctant Dom

Lisa's Gift

Generational Sins (definitely not for everyone)

Loving Lies

Rough, Raw and Ready (LOVE the whole series)

Long Hard Ride (LOVE the whole series)

Promises (m/m)

Between Sinners and Saints (m/m)

Riding Temptation  (love the whole series, this is just my fave)

Sweet Persuasion  (probably my fave of this series)


Ok, that was really, really hard. LOL  




Date Posted: 4/17/2013 8:15 PM ET
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Oh my, this'll be hard and I know I'll leave out a LOT of good books.

The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton

Lisa's Gift by McKenzie Mackade

the entire Sinners on Tour series by Olivia Cunning

Colters' Woman by Maya Banks (that whole series too)

Six by Opal Carew

Blackmailed by Annmarie McKenna

The Dom's Dungeon by Cherise Sinclair (anything by her really)

Hara's Legacy by Bianca D'Arc

Night is Darkest by Jayne Rylon (that whole series also)

Their One and Only by Trista Ann MIchaels


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Date Posted: 4/17/2013 9:53 PM ET
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the entire Sinners on Tour series by Olivia Cunning 

Yes!!!  I so badly wanted to add this, I just cant pick a favorite from the series.

Date Posted: 4/18/2013 8:48 AM ET
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I couldn't either Missy, each one is as good as the others.

Date Posted: 4/18/2013 11:51 AM ET
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I don't know if I could think of ten but here's the ones I can:

The New Species series, Sinners on Tour, Blacktop Cowboys by Loralei James, Lisa Marie Rice, some Maya Banks, Tina Folsom's Scanguard series, Beth Kerry's One Night of Passion series
Date Posted: 4/18/2013 12:26 PM ET
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I second Lorelei James,

Date Posted: 4/18/2013 12:49 PM ET
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My tastes run mostly towards the "out of the ordinary" catagory

Laurann Dohner's New Species series (genetic splicing - m/f)

Laurann Dohner's Cyborg series (cyborgs - m/f)

Laurann Dohner's Zorn series (alien m/f)

Samantha Kane's Brothers in Arms series (historical - m/m/f)

Strangers by Barbara Elsborg) (m/f)

Beth Williamson's Devils on Horseback series (historical m/f)

Eve Langlais' Cyborg: More than Machine series (I'm on a cyborg kick right now)







Date Posted: 4/18/2013 1:43 PM ET
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oh , this will be hard....LOL       I'll get a list together..  I dont read any sci-fi  or much paranormal..

I really want to read Sinners on tour series ( I've only read the first one)

Lorelei James......LOVE this series!!!   ( /Rough Riders)

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Date Posted: 4/18/2013 7:25 PM ET
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Oh, I forgot the Brothers In Arms series by Samantha Kane.  LOVE those too.  And anything Lorelei James writes is really good.

Date Posted: 4/18/2013 10:59 PM ET
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oh, I liked Lisa's gift too. Its probably the only erotica that made me cry...LOL

Date Posted: 4/19/2013 10:11 AM ET
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It seems to me that difference between some romance and erotica is mainly some of the words that are used.  In fact the language part is the only thing that bothers me about the erotica.  I just can't see a woman saying some of those things.  That and the fact, that often they seem to start in the middle.  I like to start when the character meet not after they've known each other for years.  That being said, here are some of my fav's that have written erotica, but at the bottom I'm going to add some other fav's that are called romance but are pretty close to the other in my mind.

I like Sarah McCarty, she does paranormal and cowboy, very alpha male.

Maya Banks, KGI Series and Colters both were very good.

Samantha Kane, Brothers in Arms just sucked me in. 

Mari Carr has a series based on Monday child is ? and goes thru Sunday very good.

L James Rough Rider series

Cherise Sinclair's Master of the Mountain was a very good book and I'm not into the Sir stuff.

Shayla Black is good

 Lori Foster all her books are alpha males and steamy

Christine Feenan very steamy

Linda Howard some are very steamy .

Thanks for starting this thread, I now have new authors to read.

Date Posted: 4/19/2013 11:53 AM ET
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hmmm top 10... well I'm basically with'Nancy on the vanilla and I think we have the same line drawn as far as  the dom 'ness I can handle(though I did make one exception for 'sir' or similar type wording) 

Lisa's Gift (this is the exception because it seemed to be used only when they were 'playing'

Promises Linger - Sarah McCarty - read all 4 in this series and liked them but there's some violence (not by the hero or not intentional) that I don't care for

Calista's Men -Jory Strong (liked all in this series) one of the few menages I love

Forbidden Pleasure - Lora Leigh-anotgher of the few menages I love

Abduction - Varian Krylov - this I dont understand- it's erotica and hot but it's like psychological rape which is NOT my thing yet this book held my attention. I find it disturbing yet seems to be well wrtten for the subject. so far it's been my one exception in that it's forced and doesn't seem to be a ;love' story and I prefer a good romance along with the sex- even in erotic romance.


MIdnightt Man/MIdnight ANgel - all 3 were pretty good but I like the heroes/heroines best in MIdnight Man and Midnight Angel(MIdnight Run I think is the other one)

ooops forgot for paranormal I also like Shelley Laurenston







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Date Posted: 4/19/2013 10:47 PM ET
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Have you ever read Shannon Mckenna.......Behind closed doors , hers is not called erotica but I think its pretty close.  This series got me hooked and wanting to read steamy.....

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Date Posted: 4/20/2013 3:51 PM ET
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I loved Shannon McKenna's McCloud Brothers series but I don't consider them erotica.  More like steamy romantic suspense.  Same with Maya Banks' KGI series.  I recommend both series but they're not really erotica.  Well worth the read though!

Date Posted: 4/21/2013 9:38 AM ET
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My favorites:


Interstellar Service and DIscipline:  The Victorious Star by Morgan Hawke

Ghostland by Jory Strong

Melissa Schroeder

Dangerous Cravings by Evangaline Anderson

Abiogenesis by Kaitlyn O'Connor

Date Posted: 4/21/2013 11:38 AM ET
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My most favorite of all time is

Death Row: The Trilogy: The Fugitive / The Hunter / The Avenger by Jaid Black

My other most favorite of all time is

Interstellar Service & Discipline: Victorious Star by Morgan Hawke

I also recommend Lora Leigh's Breeds, Bound Hearts, Men of August & Nauti series

Kaitlyn O'Connor's Cyberrevolution series.

Maya Banks' Sweet series is also very good erotic romance.

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Date Posted: 4/21/2013 11:53 PM ET
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Lauren Dane

Olivia Cunning

Eve Langlais

Allyson James - Shareem books

Jaci Burton

Cherise Sinclair



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Date Posted: 4/22/2013 1:32 AM ET
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Thanks! Some of these sound really intriguing!

Date Posted: 4/22/2013 8:14 AM ET
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Oh yes, Cherise Sinclair is fabulous! Sophie Oak is another good one.

Date Posted: 4/22/2013 1:36 PM ET
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I love these lists!

I would recommened in historicals

Passion by Liza Valdez 

Jess Michaels 

Kate Pearce (most have some M/M scenes but it's M/F in the end)

Charlotte Featherstone (not the mass market books which are steamy but not erotica)

Sylvia Day

Robin Schone

and Emma Holly 




Date Posted: 4/22/2013 7:46 PM ET
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Sophie Oak also writes as Lexi Blake.  Good stuff no matter what name she's writing under!