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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?
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.
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
Trista Ann Micheals
Lorelei James - Rough Rider series
Lora Leigh - Bound Hearts series
Ann Marie McKenna - Blackmailed
My fave erotica books:
Generational Sins (definitely not for everyone)
Rough, Raw and Ready (LOVE the whole series)
Long Hard Ride (LOVE the whole series)
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
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
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
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)
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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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.
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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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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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!
Interstellar Service and DIscipline: The Victorious Star by Morgan Hawke
Ghostland by Jory Strong
Dangerous Cravings by Evangaline Anderson
Abiogenesis by Kaitlyn O'Connor
My most favorite of all time is
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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I love these lists!
I would recommened in historicals
Passion by Liza Valdez
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)
and Emma Holly