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message 1: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
Romance Lovers, in general, have indulged in these guilty pleasures...


Heather (Let's-Go-Pens-We're-Gonna-Take-This-One) Angela Knight....I won't embellish on this because I don't want to get you too excited!


message 3: by Kelly (last edited Mar 04, 2010 08:23PM) (new)

Kelly  | 144 comments I read my first erotica novel in 2009 and I could not believe how much I truely loved it. Sexy, damn good writing and fast. What more could a girl want?!
Only Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #10) by Lora Leigh
Seven Nights of Sin by Lacey Alexander

The Bikini Diaries by Lacey Alexander Addicted by Charlotte Featherstone

The ones that I have liked to date and would recommend.


message 4: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
Heather wrote: "Angela Knight....I won't embellish on this because I don't want to get you too excited!"

Do Share...



message 5: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (last edited Mar 04, 2010 08:29PM) (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
Kelly wrote: "I read my first erotica novel in 2009 and I could not believe how much I truely loved it. Sexy, damn good writing and fast. What more could a girl want?!
Only Pleasure (Bound Hearts, #10) by Lora Leigh
[book..."


I don't mind erotica, it just has to be smart, well written, erotica... If Im reading 'porn'...(for lack of a better word...), I don't want it to feel like I'm reading 'Porn'... lol. Make sense? Addiction came very close to what I would look for in this genre... Thea Devine, on the other hand, is awful... Or a tleast the 2 books I've attempted to read were...


message 6: by Kelly (new)

Kelly  | 144 comments Rachael wrote: "Kelly wrote: "I read my first erotica novel in 2009 and I could not believe how much I truely loved it. Sexy, damn good writing and fast. What more could a girl want?!
[bookcover:Only Pleasure|..."


yes, It was very good my first Erotica so as I was reading my jaw was on the floor. It has m/m/f.
So if you are not okay with that you will not like it.


message 7: by Megan (new)

Megan I too love the Albright Sisters series by Jess Michaels. The only one of those I haven't read yet is Taboo. I loved reading Blood Red by Sharon Page, and there are two more (so far) in the series that I have yet to read. However, that is REALLY a guilty pleasure for me as it is hard core and you don't mind one scene of m/m and some scenes of m/m/f in it as well.


message 8: by Alycia (last edited Mar 05, 2010 09:03AM) (new)

Alycia Rachael wrote: "Kelly wrote: "I read my first erotica novel in 2009 and I could not believe how much I truely loved it. Sexy, damn good writing and fast. What more could a girl want?!
[bookcover:Only Pleasure|..."


Yes, it is contemp.
Many people like Laura Leigh... I don't have anything nice to say, so I won't say it, just like my mom taught me, but I do want you all to know that it is just my opinion. I hear her paranormal erotic Breeds series is good though.


message 9: by Alycia (new)

Alycia My favs so far are:
The Bikini Diaries by Lacey Alexander Everything Forbidden (Albright Sisters, #1) by Jess Michaels Wicked Ties (Wicked Lovers, #1) by Shayla Black Decadent (Wicked Lovers, #2) by Shayla Black
I just started reading erotica based on one of my friend's loaning me a couple of books and telling me to try them. I was totally unsure. I have found favorite authors and authors I personally avoid... just started reading this genre in sep./oct.


message 10: by Alycia (new)

Alycia Rachael wrote: "Ow ALl what a wonderfull selection .. cant wait to read about Deke .. that last scene in wicked ties .. ow what a treat .. it was like giving me a big chocolate cake all to myself ..YUMMMMM"

I absolutely love Deke!!!! SO MUCH! I hope you love him too.


message 11: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
Who's Deke?


message 12: by Alycia (new)

Alycia Shell wrote: "Who's Deke?"

He's the hero in Decadent by Shayla Black.


message 13: by Julianna (last edited Mar 06, 2010 06:15PM) (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 124 comments Erotic isn't my favorite sub-genre, but I like to indulge in it on occasion. The best erotic novel I've read so far is Jane and the Sneaky Dom by Hannah Murray. The hero is absolutely scrumptious.;-) I thought the first three books in Lora Leigh's Breeds series were pretty good, particularly The Man Within, as was Caine's Reckoning, the first book in Sarah McCarty's Hell's Eight series.


message 14: by EvaS (last edited Mar 06, 2010 06:31PM) (new)

EvaS (evikes) | 70 comments Ok, so now I had to add them all to my list!!!!
I agree with Shell that erotica needs to be smart and the story must have substance in order to be sexy. That said, the last books I have read within this genre are the Beauty Series by Anne Rice - writing as A.N. Roquleaure and retelling the traditional story of 'Sleeping Beauty'.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty #1) by A.N. Roquelaure
Personally, I was a HUGE fan of her work (until she became fanatically religious) and I only bought the Beauty books because I loved her writing. They are totally S&M , m/m, f/m, f/f and bordering on 'porn'... but *cringe" I can't say I disliked them... the writing and story line did keep my interest (I did read all 3 books, I confess) but I have not reread them since. I prefer something a bit less intense and 'dark'.... I just bought JR Ward’s "Dark Lover" yesterday, and I will be purchasing “Everything Forbidden” the next time I’m at the bookstore!
:^)


message 15: by Kelly (last edited Mar 06, 2010 06:40PM) (new)

Kelly  | 144 comments Eva wrote: "Ok, so now I had to add them all to my list!!!!
I agree with Shell that erotica needs to be smart and the story must have substance in order to be sexy. That said, the last books I have read withi..."



I only read the first Beauty. I just could get over the abuse factor. I mean they really are broken characters. I went into it after reading my only other Rice work Belinda also under pen name.
Beauty was a huge shock for me just not my cup of tea. I do however think Rice is an amazing writer.


message 16: by Alycia (new)

Alycia I had a friend try and read that series too... she couldn't finish book one either and did not recommend that I try it.


message 17: by Alycia (new)

Alycia Julie (Mom2lnb) wrote: "Erotic isn't my favorite sub-genre, but I like to indulge in it on occasion. The best erotic novel I've read so far is Jane and the Sneaky Dom by Hannah Murray. The hero is absolutely..."

Thanks for the recs Julie... I just marked Jane and the sneak dom to read :)


message 18: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 124 comments You're welcome, Alycia. I hope you like it. I'm planning on reading the sequel this month, and I've heard that it's equally good.


message 19: by EvaS (new)

EvaS (evikes) | 70 comments Yes, the abuse factor bugged me too, and it is definitely not my thing.... if it wasn't for the fact that Anne Rice wrote them, I don't think I would have gotten through the first one. I bought them as a set, and I guess I kept reading because I was a fan of hers and could not think of putting aside one of her books. The story also was quite engaging and I wanted to see it through.... I also wanted Beauty to KICK his ass at some point!


message 20: by Kelly (new)

Kelly  | 144 comments Eva wrote: "Yes, the abuse factor bugged me too, and it is definitely not my thing.... if it wasn't for the fact that Anne Rice wrote them, I don't think I would have gotten through the first one. I bought the..."

okay Eva I'll bite what happened to Beauty????


message 21: by EvaS (new)

EvaS (evikes) | 70 comments The Prince woke her up with a kiss.... he then 'claimed' her for himself, took her to his kingdom, and made her a sex slave. To make a long (it's a trilogy) story short.


message 22: by Kelly (new)

Kelly  | 144 comments Eva wrote: "The Prince woke her up with a kiss.... he then 'claimed' her for himself, took her to his kingdom, and made her a sex slave. To make a long (it's a trilogy) story short."

In the end of the 3rd book she ends up with the Prince? I read the 1st book only.


message 23: by EvaS (last edited Mar 12, 2010 10:17AM) (new)

EvaS (evikes) | 70 comments I only read it once, and it's been a while (late 90's)..... and I honestly can't remember how it actually ends! I just remember blushing a lot while reading them, and wanting her to just kick his butt already for what he put her through. I do believe she is released at one point in the second book, and chooses to return because she is so immersed in that world that she longs for it… as I recall.
Ok, now I will probably re-read them once I finish the Outlander books (reading the FC right now).

The reviews for these books are all over the map, but this one is my fav:

"This book had me whispering "Sweet Jesus" and turning pages at a nymphomaniacal rate.... the continuing story of Beauty, the horny princess-slave and Tristan, her trusty he-whore companion.
I really don't know if the book was "good" or not, because I was so engulfed in the horrendous images of kink that to be honest, I didn't really follow the story. "

yup. that about sums it up.


message 24: by Kelly (new)

Kelly  | 144 comments Eva wrote: "I only read it once, and it's been a while (late 90's)..... and I honestly can't remember how it actually ends! I just remember blushing a lot while reading them, and wanting her to just kick his b..."

I loved all the DG books. I do recall FC has the gathering that does drag a bit. Enjoy Jamie and Claire.


message 25: by EvaS (new)

EvaS (evikes) | 70 comments Kelly, I actually enjoyed the Gathering... it's the mundane, routine, day to day stuff that I can do without. I think there's a bit too much of that in FC... wiping runny noses, laundry, cooking, gathering plants, cleaning the surgery, and on and on.


message 26: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
I haven't read the Beauty series, but have heard about them. Back in highschool, girls had to snuggle them in from the US.. cause they were illegal in Canada... pfft!!! Figures. I don't think they are anymore though.


message 27: by Alycia (new)

Alycia Why were they illegal? Or is it just the content because of being in high school?


message 28: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
Alycia wrote: "Why were they illegal? Or is it just the content because of being in high school?"

No, you could not buy them in Canada, because of their content.


message 29: by Alycia (new)

Alycia Interesting. Is content still censured?


message 30: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
No, I don't believe so. It was a while ago that I was in HS though...(Sigh, now that's a depressing thought.)


message 31: by Alycia (new)

Alycia HAHA. I am sure it wasn't that long ago... I wouldn't think that would still be illegal today.


message 32: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
Alycia wrote: "HAHA. I am sure it wasn't that long ago... I wouldn't think that would still be illegal today."

No It wouldn't be... I wonder if I could order them from my local bookstore.. May be a little embarresed to do so, if what I have heard about the content is true..


message 33: by EvaS (new)

EvaS (evikes) | 70 comments I was at the used books store by my work, and there they were on the shelf!!! Didn't really expect to see them in a used books store...


message 34: by Jesslynn (new)

Jesslynn | 70 comments The Beauty series was probably my 1st foray into Erotica. Given to me by a friend in college who always had great suggestion (ie Memoirs of a Geisha or The Nanny Diaries) and I was a little shocked bcs she didn't prepare me for the content, but I loved them!


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Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 50 comments I frequently find Ellorascave books at a thrift store near me.


message 36: by Alycia (new)

Alycia Mary wrote: "I frequently find Ellorascave books at a thrift store near me."

I was surprised a few months ago that B & N now carries EC books, not a ton of titles but they do have some in store now. Kindle also has EC books available too... which I love that fact!


message 37: by Kelly (new)

Kelly  | 144 comments I'm reading Voyeur and loving it! Voyeur by Lacey Alexander


message 38: by Alycia (new)

Alycia Good to know Kelly! I decided to wait on this one and read something else for the challenge in the LK group. But I think I will make sure to read Voyeur soon! :)


message 39: by Jesslynn (last edited Mar 31, 2010 05:12PM) (new)

Jesslynn | 70 comments I just bought some Emma Holly books...has anyone read her?
Fairyville by Emma Holly Beyond Seduction (Beyond Duet, #2) by Emma Holly


message 40: by Alycia (new)

Alycia No but I see her name come up here at GR she has fans for sure... that first book you listed, I am tempted to read. I can't remember what reviews were saying on that one


message 41: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 124 comments I've read Emma Holly's Beyond Duet. The first one Beyond Innocence was just OK for me, but I thought the second one, Beyond Seduction was awesome.


message 42: by Jesslynn (new)

Jesslynn | 70 comments They both got great reviews on amazon and here, so...Can't wait till they get here!


message 43: by seton (new)

seton (lindaseton42) Jesslynn wrote: "I just bought some Emma Holly books...has anyone read her?
Fairyville by Emma Holly Beyond Seduction (Beyond Duet, #2) by Emma Holly"


she is very hit/miss for me. i was one of the few who wasnt very impressed by her historicals but I know loads loved it. the only series of hers that I like is her Daemon series


message 44: by Jesslynn (new)

Jesslynn | 70 comments Seton wrote: "Jesslynn wrote: "I just bought some Emma Holly books...has anyone read her?
Fairyville by Emma Holly Beyond Seduction (Beyond Duet, #2) by Emma Holly"

she is very hit/miss for me. i was one of the few who ..."

I read some weird reviews abt the Demon series, so thought I would hold off on those until I saw if i liked her or not.


message 45: by Kelly (new)

Kelly  | 144 comments Kelly wrote: "I'm reading Voyeur and loving it!Voyeur by Lacey Alexander"

This was fab, fun, and fast. I am recommending it to all who would like to try erotica.


message 46: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
I have Beyond Seduction (Beyond Duet, #2) by Emma Holly

Haven't read it yet. I did not know that it was erotica.


message 47: by Jesslynn (new)

Jesslynn | 70 comments Shell wrote: "I have Beyond Seduction (Beyond Duet, #2) by Emma Holly

Haven't read it yet. I did not know that it was erotica."

hahahaha...um, from what I've read Emma Holly is pretty hardcore Erotica! Menage's everywhere and some m/m action. I am reading Fairyville by Emma Holly by her right now and i'm only like 70 or so pages and yeah...it's steamy.


message 48: by Julianna (new)

Julianna (authorjuliannad) | 124 comments Shell wrote: "I have Beyond Seduction (Beyond Duet, #2) by Emma Holly

Haven't read it yet. I did not know that it was erotica."


Actually, the Beyond Duet books are borderline erotic. I'd probably call it more of a super-steamy mainstream HR. It's very hot, but nothing kinky that I recall.


message 49: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
So I have just started, and almost finished. Mona Lisa Awakening (Monere Series #1) by Sunny

I have finally found an erotica, I can get into... So much so I went and ordered all the rest of them


message 50: by Mishelle, 'The Book Bag' (new)

Mishelle LaBrash (mishalabrash) | 1520 comments Mod
So I have read the entire Mona Lisa Series....

Mona Lisa Awakening (Monère Children of the Moon, #1) by Sunny Mona Lisa Blossoming (Monère Children of the Moon, #3) by Sunny Mona Lisa Craving (Monère Children of the Moon, #5) by Sunny Mona Lisa Darkening (Monère Children of the Moon, #6) by Sunny

The first 3, I thought were fantastic, the 4th really fell flat for me... Still definatly worth the read however.. If you can handle anything other than monogamy, and can appreciate the 'strange'

I am going to read her next series as well, cause she is a very good writer.

Lucinda, Darkly (Demon Princess Chronicles, #1) by Sunny Lucinda, Dangerously (Demon Princess Chronicles, #2) by Sunny


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