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message 1: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments This thread is also in the paranormal group, but I was just wondering what everyone here thinks.

Which author writes the best sexy/racy scenes?

I love Sherrilyn Kenyon's scenes because they are not that unbelievable. For the most part, it can all be done by normal folks lol. I mean, have you read Night Embrace?? lol. And I also love Kresley Cole. Although she does tend to overdo the virginal character turning into the wanton woman. But still... very entertaining.


message 2: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 132 comments I am REALLY really loving Kenyons scenes.. Not just the sex scenes.. ALL of it.

The stories she writes are just so damn good and amazing I find myself sometimes with tears in certain parts and that to me is proof of a good writer


message 3: by Melinda (new)

Melinda (craftymommy) | 23 comments Sherrilyn Kenyon is good. I read the first of the Psy/Changling series and really like Nalini Singh's writing.

I'd probably also list Gena Showalter.


DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (darkheart) | 437 comments I also love Kenyon and agree she can write a great scene. I'll throw in a vote for J.R. Ward. Both Z and V had some pretty awesome scenes! *** Potential Spoiler alert for Lover Enshrined *** And the scene with Qhuinn and Blay? That didn't even involve sex but was still HOT!

And come on, Jeaniene Frost. Bones in One Foot in the Grave - damn... ;)


message 5: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Oh man... One foot in the grave. Fantastic!!!

I also kind of like Lynsay Sands.. her scenes are always so cute. and at the end I always go "awwww" lol.


message 6: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments I have to ditto 3 of the authors already mentioned: Sherrilyn Kenyon, Karen Marie Moning and Jeaniene Frost. One of the main things that I love about all 3 of them is that their books aren't just about sex! I mean, they have hot sex scenes but they also write these stories that just pull you in. There are so many others out there that write romances with no real story. It just seems like the story is put there to move you from one sex scene to another. I hate those kinds of books, they just seem to be a waste of my time!


message 7: by ♥Tricia♥ (new)

♥Tricia♥ (siddie) | 132 comments Yes Kelley Anne! I totally agree.

The sex is good mind you, but the story line and the humor that these authors are known to write are SOO much better.


message 8: by Dawn, Desperately seeking new worlds (new)

Dawn (dawnv) | 4055 comments Kelley Anne I agree with you on Sherrilyn Kenyon but I have not yet read the highlander series and Karen Marie Moning for faefever does not do it for me.

I think I like Larissa Ione the best especially with Pleasure Unbound IMHO she wrote a really interesting story with sex and sexual tension plus I felt like the erotic scenes were part of the story and not just added for the sake of erotica.




message 9: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Dawn - Moning's fever series is great (in my opinion) but completely different from her Highlander series. The highlander series is firmly in the Paranormal Romance genre, heavy emphasis on romance. While her fever series is more urban fantasy. If you like Sherrilyn Kenyon, I think that you would really enjoy her highlander series.


message 10: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I'm still waiting for my first highlander book.. it's coming from PBS. and it's really slow moving lol. I'm anxiously awaiting it!


message 11: by Dawn, Desperately seeking new worlds (new)

Dawn (dawnv) | 4055 comments That is what I heard Kelley Anne and I can kind of see how it is true from the hints she has in the faefever series.

Same here Jess patiently waiting ....


message 12: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I wouldn't call myself patiently waiting lol... more like.. where the hell is it waiting. :)


message 13: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments So I was reading last night, and I was reminded exactly why it is that I love reading books by Kenyon, Moning, and Frost. While they write amazing love scenes, they also give you some great story to sink your teeth into!

Someone recommened to me that I read the Breed Series by Lora Leigh. So, I got the first three from the library and read the first one, Tempting the Beast, last night. First off, I have to say that she does write extemely hot love scenes, but there wasn't really any story to back it up! I mean, the premise of the books could be really exciting, suspense filled with some great romance in the middle of it, but it wasn't! Since I already have the other 2, I'll probably try them out, see if things start to get better, but if not, I sure wont be reading the 19 books in this series.


message 14: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Kelley Anne wrote: "So I was reading last night, and I was reminded exactly why it is that I love reading books by Kenyon, Moning, and Frost. While they write amazing love scenes, they also give you some great story ..."

I've only read one of her Nauti series, and I wasn't that impressed with it. There wasn't that much story behind it either.

I think I have the first of her breed series on my list, but if it's that bad I won't bother lol.


message 15: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments I'll let you know if the next 2 get any better. I mean, there is some GREAT potential in the world that she set up, but none of it was really explored! It was nothing but sex. If the next ones aren't any better, I wouldn't recommend bothering with them. Unless of course you are in the mood to read a completely guilty pleasure book and just focus on the sex and no story. but personally, I need the story or the rest just falls flat for me!


message 16: by Dawn, Desperately seeking new worlds (new)

Dawn (dawnv) | 4055 comments I read Fairyville by Emma Holly and wow I think she writes the best scenes especially the M/M and the M/M/F and the M/F. Erotica with a plot nice! Can I also share I thought it was interesting how she made this story about two couple but four relationships and person has something to overcome it was real bonus that the men were not effeminate in any way.

So now I think I have a tie between Larissa Ione and Emma Holly.


message 17: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Interesting, I've never heard of Emma Holly, but I'm going to look her up now. :) Thanks Dawn.


message 18: by Dawn, Desperately seeking new worlds (new)

Dawn (dawnv) | 4055 comments Jess wrote: "Interesting, I've never heard of Emma Holly, but I'm going to look her up now. :) Thanks Dawn."

Happy to help and add to the never ending TBR LOL



message 19: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 60 comments Dawn- I have read Ione... she does do some great scenes. I have Fairyville on my TBR list so I am excited that you say she does good too. Now I want to read that soon so I can compare!


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Kelley Anne,

I think the Breed books got MUCH better. The first one I had read was Megan's Mark and decided to read more. I read the next 2 in the series, then went back to the beginning and I can honestly say the earlier books were not the best. I think if you keep reading you won't be disappointed.


message 21: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments That's good to know. I actually have copies of most of the ebooks of this series, so I keep telling myself to give them another try, but I really don't want to keep reading if they don't get any better. But since it sounds like they do, I'll try them again. I have some free time later this week and I'll read the next few then.


message 22: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish (last edited May 25, 2009 09:53AM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Yeah, especially if you already have them. I loved Dawn's Awakening. It was dark, but also very sweet. A lot of people either loved that one or hated it. It was one of the few that actually had me crying.

Elizabeth's Wolf was another great one.

I hope you like them.


message 23: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Moi - So, I gave the Breed series another chance, and I can see that they are getting better and better. They now seem to actually have some story to them! I'll probably keep reading them now. I'm just glad that they aren't all like that first one!


message 24: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish (last edited May 27, 2009 11:07PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Kelley Anne wrote: "Moi - So, I gave the Breed series another chance, and I can see that they are getting better and better. They now seem to actually have some story to them! I'll probably keep reading them now. I..."

I'm glad you're liking them. They really do get much better. There are two coming out soon, Cabal's story in August or September, then Jonas' story in 2010. Jonas is the one I want to read. I can't wait to see him get his fanny handed to him on a platter by his mate. HA!


message 25: by Teri (new)

Teri (terifili) | 3 comments JR WARD HANDS DOWN!


message 26: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments I just read a few books by Lauren Dane and she is definitely a great writer.

Also Jaci Burton has great scenes. I like her biker series :)


message 27: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments So I've been reading a few more of the Lora Leigh books. I am enjoying the series better, but I have found that Leigh leaves a lot of holes in the story. And they are ones that are driving me crazy! Like at the end of the second book, The Man Within, they talk about Roni's real father and him wanting to see her. He and his son even make a small appearance in another book, but nothing is ever really resolved or explained. Some of the individual books are pretty good, but the stories just seem to leave holes!


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish I believe that Roni does get resolved in another book...Dawn's Awakening...no that's not the one. Roni is step sister to Seth, who ends up being Dawn's mate and Roni ends up with... gosh, I think I remember but don't want to spoil it for you. But it does get resolved.

And yes, the writing, the stories, do get better.


message 29: by Adrienne (new)

Adrienne ::which is the best lora leigh series?::


message 30: by UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish (last edited Jun 23, 2009 05:00PM) (new)

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Totally depends on what you're in the mood for. I liked the Breeds series when I wanted really Alpha Males with a twist.

Right now I'm reading her Military series' Tempting SEALS and Elite/SpecialOPs. There's also a new series she is starting, the Wounded Heroes. The first novella came out today in an anthology called Real Men Last All Night.

Then of course, if you want some heavy sexuality, you can read the Bound Hearts series.


message 31: by Sara (new)

Sara (leelan) | 51 comments I think it is imperative for the story line to be good otherwise the sex scenes are just boring. I love the Brotherhood the best but there are a lot out there that yall have mentioned that I have yet to read. Right now have been reading the Dark Hunter series. I like it but so far the only one that has seemed "hot" to me has been the one about Zarek and the Werehunters. I think I just like really bad boys being tammed or something I dunno know. Also, I think that if the writer uses stupid words to describe a sex scene it will kill it for me. I want to know why such a beautiful sounding word like "clitoris" is replaced with things like her "nub" and her "cleft". BLUCK! I sat there the other night trying to think of other words writers could use that don't gross me out but couldn't think of any better than what it is. Maybe we need to start a thread "Suggestions for other words describing anything with sex". LOL!


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish I agree, Sara. I want the sexuality to be important to the relationship, the emotional intensity combined with the sexual intensity is what does it for me.


message 33: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments I'm right with you guys! I have to have a great story, not just the sex. I actually really have enjoyed the Dark Hunter series, but I can see where you could say they aren't extremely "hot". They have great stories though, and personally I like the story to sex ratio in them. Give me a few great love scenes and a fantastic story and I'm happy! Have you read Night Play yet? That one and Acheron are probably two of my favorites!


message 34: by Sara (new)

Sara (leelan) | 51 comments Yes the one with Zarek and Night Play have been my favorites so far. I'm extremely upset with myself right now because I ended with Night Play but they were out of the next one in the series and I had Dark Side Of The Moon from a friend. Well I read it and kicked myself through the whole book because things were reveled that were from the previous books I hadn't read yet. I'm so impatient and have Acheron and it's calling my name but I don't want to ruin it for myself. What do yall think? Should I wait?


message 35: by Lauren (new)

Lauren | 60 comments I would wait I loved Acheron and a lot more things are reveled in there too.


message 36: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Yeah! Wait! I had the same issue with getting Acheron before some others in the series, but you really don't want to read it yet. Just wait!


message 37: by Sara (new)

Sara (leelan) | 51 comments Tears! Was hoping yall would be like nah go ahead with it. Pooh! I'll wait.


message 38: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments lol! I feel for you, I really do!


UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish I would totally wait....it made Acheron all the more amazing.


message 40: by Sara (new)

Sara (leelan) | 51 comments Ahhhhh!!!! I have a lot to go too!


message 41: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments lol, it will be better in the long run if you wait. It builds up the anticipation!!

I have another contender for sexy scenes - Lorelei james. Wow.


message 42: by Sara (new)

Sara (leelan) | 51 comments Which should I read from Lorelei James. I just checked out some of the books and cowboys totally turn me off not into them AT ALL EVER! But I noticed she didn't have all cowboy books so which of those should I read?


message 43: by Jess (new)

Jess | 3721 comments Sara wrote: " Which should I read from Lorelei James. I just checked out some of the books and cowboys totally turn me off not into them AT ALL EVER! But I noticed she didn't have all cowboy books so which of t..."

I've only read the first two of her cowboy books.. I haven't read any of her others yet.


message 44: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Personally, I love cowboys! I'll have to check her out.


message 45: by Lenore (new)

Lenore  (lenorenrr) | 205 comments Jeanine Frost scenes are great. I also agree with the J.R Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Amazing!


message 46: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze (the_flooze) | 1831 comments I love Sherrilyn's balance between her continued world building and her HEA. She never sacrifices plot just to get characters into bed. They always spend time together and have trials to endure together before they end up in each other's arms. It makes me value the relationships more because you really feel the build up. She's also great at tugging heartstrings with her description of each warrior's past. She's not afraid to make you cringe in order to convey the character's personality. But once they're in bed, yum. And all the better for the wait.

On Jeaniene Frost: Bones in particular jumps off the page for me, and while I love that Frost is all about her plot, the scenes she's written for Cat and Bones so far have been so hot I can't help wanting more. Maybe we could have one book where they're on vacation and she just has them devouring each other the whole time, so we can get it out of our systems?

I'm all over the boards praising Karen Chance, so I have to mention her here too, of course! I think her sense of timing is awesome, and she's created a great mix of humor (lots of laugh out loud moments), emotion (I'll admit it-I've sniffled and sighed), and non-stop action. And the sexual tension she creates between some of her characters is just downright delicious. She makes you desperate to reach out and grab these men. My eyes were glued to the page many a time. For a writer that starts off slow in book one, damn did she improve.


message 47: by Lenore (new)

Lenore  (lenorenrr) | 205 comments Michelle M.: I second your Karen Chance. She is an amazing author, and I can't wait for the next book. However, I wish soon Cassandra would end up with her guy (sorry trying to avoid spoilers). The suspense is killing me!


message 48: by The Flooze (new)

The Flooze (the_flooze) | 1831 comments Oh, me too! You should get over to the Curse the Dawn thread. We've been all over that topic and our gleeful frustrations.

"Is it sex yet?"

Lol


message 49: by Sara (new)

Sara (leelan) | 51 comments Sweet guys I am going to have to put Karen Chance on my list too! And I have heard the name Bones so many times I'm gonna have to read that book too.


message 50: by Kelley Anne (new)

Kelley Anne | 1619 comments Oh, you really should! Both of those series are great!


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