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Every month we feature erotic anthologies and novels, sensual romances, erotic chick lit, hot guy lit, gay and lesbian erotica, and more. Titles are recommended by the Erotica Readers & Writers Association and our website visitors.
Best Women's Erotica 2015 by Violet Blue (Ed)
Women and desire are the focus of this lust-filled literary exploration. Violet Blue has her finger on the pulse of sex and culture today and is an in-demand sexpert sought after by the likes of Dan Savage, Forbes Magazine, Oprah Winfrey and everyone in between. There is no more in tune with what women want and, especially, what female readers want. Love, romance, and risk run rampant in this volume, expertly curated by Violet Blue, and she leaves no holds barred in stories that will steam up your reading glasses.
From first time encounters to break-up sex, couples rekindling their spark and long-time partners engaging in game-changing experimentation, Best Women's Erotica 2015 guarantees the best erotica for women of the year (if not the decade).
Penthouse Variations on Oral: Erotic Stories of Going Down by Barbara Pizio (Ed)
Great oral sex can be mind-blowing, life-changing and create memories that last a lifetime. In the debut of the book series inspired by the wildly popular Penthouse Variations Magazine, the focus is on oral pleasures of every kind. Penthouse Variations on Oral reminds us that nothings is more appetizingly erotic than a good blow job and that going down on the object of your affection is sheer bliss for both parties. Giving head - taking in the essence, taste, smell and sexy up-closeness of a lover is a powerful aphrodisiac that affects one physically, mentally and emotionally. Once you have your lover in your mouth, the heat of desire, passion, and lust focus before your eyes and tie your arousal directly to them.
In Penthouse Varaiations on Oral, lovers explore the many ways oral sex can be an act of love, tenderness, devotion or pure sexual act that lets readers revel in the emotion and sensuality of it all. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy this sexy read of explicit stories to get you hot and bothered with more than a mouthful. These sizzling stories are meant to be savored. And shared.
Eros Surprised: Erotic Stories from the East and West by Raja Rien
Eros Surprised takes its name from a poem by Lawrence Durrell, author of the famous Alexandrian Quartets. "Greek statues with bullet holes for eyes/Blinded by Eros in surprise/ Lover and loved...
Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Ed)
Romance is all about fantasies of love that ignite the imagination and light a fire inside. Love and sexual fantasy have always been intimately intertwined, and this collection of steamy stories shows just how well the two can merge.
Combining rich and explicit imagery with classic love stories, the best writers of erotic romance bring to life tales that can be read aloud in bed. From long-lost lovers reunited to love at first sight to romance rekindled, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel offers succulent stories that will quicken heartbeats and appeal to the most romantic of souls.
The Big Book of Domination: Erotic Fantasies by D. L. King (Ed)
Not every woman likes to submit. An increasing number like to be on top. And their partners love it! D. L. King, editor of 2013's award-winning Under Her Thumb, curates a scintillating collection with The Big Book of Domination. Filled with surprises and unexpected twists (yes, that kind, too!), this book proves that when lust and desire take control, all bets are off.
The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 13 by Maxim Jakubowski (Ed)
A collection of over 40 original, sensual and provocative sexual adventures, this thirteenth volume of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica offers the very best new work of both deservedly well-known names and up-and-coming talents. The previous volume included stories by Peggy Munson; Elissa Wald; French author Emma Becker; award-winning SF writer Kij Johnson; an acclaimed crime author writing as Pat McStone; San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood; and I. J. Miller.
The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica by Rose Caraway (Editor)
Imagine a library — a very special one run by a librarian whose only concern is pleasing her patrons. In fact, this librarian will stop at nothing to service her readers. To that end, she has carefully collected a fantastic and fantasy-filled set of stories guaranteed to satisfy literary lusts in The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica.
This voracious volume is simply bursting at the binding with amorous archives and bibliophilic bliss; it is a veritable dictionary of desires, with stories by top eroticists Rachel Kramer Bussel, Tamsin Flowers, and Salome Wilde, as well as Rose Caraway, the sexy librarian herself.
Soulbound: Dream Lover Romance for Women by Kristina Wright (Ed)
Supernaturally sensual and captivating, the stories in Soulbound will fill readers with a craving that defies the rules of life, death, and gravity. Kristina Wright presents a magical potion of sexy and romantic stories filled with male fairies and mermen, as well as darkly erotic tales of ghosts, shapeshifters, and possession. Two clairvoyants explode in desire as they silently probe one another's innermost thoughts. A maiden releases a man set in stone from his mysterious garden and finds herself embraced by a passion that had been trapped for centuries.
Up-and-coming romance writer Kristina Wright captures and holds the imagination in this exhilarating collection filled with fantasy lovers who will take readers places they’ve never been before. Soulbound is where flesh meets fantasy, a stunningly seductive and wildly imaginative book of out of this world romance!
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A New Resolution by Ceri Grenelle
New Year’s Eve represents a time of promises and new beginnings, but for Lore Beyer it will always be the night her family fell apart. Seventeen years later and Lore appears to be a successful and confident woman, but on the inside her emotions and fears are wrapped up so tightly she might burst from the pressure. She made a resolution when she was a young girl to never allow herself to become anything like her father, no matter the cost.
Bangkok Noir by Lisabet Sarai
Diana Fanning, aka the Professor, runs The Academy, the only genuine BDSM bar in Bangkok. She’s the first person police colonel Apichat Weeranwongsakul consults when a bar girl turns up brutally murdered, tightly bound, with clamped nipples and every orifice stuffed with sex toys. The colonel figures the killer might be
"This is definitely one of the most original D/s themed books I have read in a very long time. The exquisitely kinky and erotic BDSM play is just a bonus." —BDSM Book Reviews
Only by HelenKay Dimon
Dimon turns genre expectations upside down in this blisteringly hot erotic suspense sequel. Fans of her high-stakes, dangerously seductive world will find plenty of familiar faces and a wealth of new temptations and menace that quickly grow addictive. Though the number of sex scenes sometimes inhibits plot development, Dimon's ability to weave together such strong, engaging plots is commendable, and her characters are surprising, complex and sensual. With a subplot as addictive as the main arc, this is a sequel — and a series — that simply should not be missed. —Reviewed by Bridget Keown for RT
Though Kyra Royer's past is dark, she is determined to put those memories aside and pursue the man of her fantasies. Sebastian Jameson has built his fortune by making problems disappear. Kyra demands his complete attention for the duration of their fling, and though he knows his time with this challenging, irrepressible young woman is short, Bast can't resist the temptation. But when his latest case brings deadly consequences, Bast has no choice but to keep Kyra close in order to keep her safe.
Lost at SEA and Found by Skyler White
After a memorable stay at the Society for Erotic Adventures with her husband, Joss returns on her own to begin her new job as staff writer for the hotel. Upon her arrival, she learns that most staff members are initiated, not trained. Seeking an interesting angle for her story -- and more curious than she might like to admit -- Joss puts herself, her safety, and her marriage in Serafina¹s strange and possibly magical hands. Joss's initiation reunites her with the charismatic and mysterious Tilson, and she embarks on an adventure more powerful and more dangerous than she ever anticipated.
Cover Him With Darkness (The Watchers) by Janine Ashbless
In a remote and mountainous part of Europe, a priest keeps a dark secret beneath his chapel—a prisoner. Even the holy man does not know how long he has been there—hundreds of years, perhaps, or even longer. The priest's fear is that anyone in his parish would ever come in contact with his mysterious and unholy charge. But what happens is even worse than he could have ever imagined.
His lovely young daughter Milja, whose innocence and devotion to God he prizes over all else, trails her father into the cavern and catches a glimpse of the prisoner, a beautiful being like the most handsome of men, and yet not. She looks into his eyes and sees pain and wisdom and eternity. Unable to keep away from this silent creature chained to an altar stone, she is torn between family loyalty and her growing connection to their prisoner. One day her father discovers their forbidden intimacy and sends Milja off to America to be raised by her aunt in Boston. Cover Him in Darkness is a dark and thrilling story of an archangel banished from heaven and the human woman with whom he falls in love.
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Along Came Merrie by Beth D. Carter
Merrie stumbles into a bad situation, forcing an outlaw motorcycle gang to ‘deal’ with her, but her escape leads her into the arms of two incredible men who change her life forever.
Merrie Walden is in the wrong place at the wrong time. When she sees something she shouldn’t, she’s attacked by a vicious outlaw biker bent on shutting her up—permanently. She escapes him by jumping out of a moving car. Luckily, horse rancher Braden McClintock finds her and takes her for medical attention to his adopted brother, Leo Cloud Dancer.
As she heals in the men’s home, Merrie realizes that she’s falling for both men. Braden is taciturn, while Leo is outgoing—both reaching a deep-seated need in Merrie that she never knew she had.
However, the outlaw biker has discovered her hideout and even if she doesn’t know what she witnessed, he sure as hell does—and he wants her silenced. Will Merrie have a chance to have a happily ever after with Braden and Leo?
In His Keeping: A Slow Burn Novel by Maya Banks
#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn series with this second book—a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.
Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else—telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.
Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he’s more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he’s more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn’t prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he’ll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life.
Screwdrivered (The Cocktail Series) by Alice Clayton
Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshi—wait, what?
Clayton shows off her trademark humor and zany characters in the third installment of her Cocktail series. Giggles and lustful leers follow the heroine when she attempts to renovate a historical house while living out her romance novel fantasies with not one, but two local men. Sizzling chemistry, infectious dialogue and the heroine’s overactive imagination will leave readers crying with laughter as she discovers that sometimes what you see isn’t what you get.
By day, Vivian (Viv) Franklin designs computer software, but by night, she loses herself to heaving bosoms, windswept moors and manly, sweaty chests. This secret romance junkie suddenly finds herself in her very own romance when she inherits a seaside home complete with a gorgeous muscle-bound hunk. But romance novels always have a twist and, in this case, there are two heroes vying for Viv’s attention. Will she ride off into the sunset with the gloriously ripped cowboy, or choose the local librarian whose mild manners and elbow patches hide a delightfully naughty side? Viv isn’t sure who she wants to spend her happily ever after with, but she plans on having fun while choosing. —Reviewed by Tori Benson for RT
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Caged Sanctuary by Tempeste O'Riley
Kaden Thorn, a dental surgeon who lives a quiet life, has no hope of finding the love he craves. A vicious gay bashing cost him the use of his legs and confined him to a wheelchair. He has given up hope of finding a Dom or even a nonkink partner to love him. When his best friend practically forces him to attend a dinner party, the last thing he expects is a strong Dom who can see beyond his wheels.
by Sean Michael, Julia Talbot, & BA Tortuga
Even the strongest paranormal creature can need a rescue, as proven by the three stories in Cereus: Rescue. In Free Demons, by Julia Talbot and BA Tortuga, when demon Bel goes to the Cereus resort, he’s fleeing his father, the king of a demon dimension. When his bodyguard of old shows up, Bel thinks Xerxes is there to take him home, but Xerxes wants them to be free to be together.
Best Gay Erotica 2015 by Rob Rosen (Ed)
Best Gay Erotica 2015 is filled to the page-turning brim with fantastic tales of fire dancers and TV repairmen, of hunky painters and electricians and magicians, solo sex, duo sex, and sweat-soaked triple onslaughts. Heck, throw in an alien and a priest, and you’ll soon see why this anthology is head and shoulders — not to mention certain other body parts — above the rest, and always with the highest literary quality that readers have come to expect from this esteemed and steamy collection.
Homeboys: Gay Urban Erotica Paperback by Shane Allison (Ed)
Shane Allison is more daring than any other gay writer today, and he pushes the boundaries further than anyone else. In Homeboys we ride shotgun with the wild and fancy-free outlaws of the streets. What happens when two horny members from LA’s notorious Crips and Bloods are involved in a secret love affair? Or when a few members of the Greasers and the Socs meet for hot group sex in an abandoned freight train? Feel what it's like to keep it on the DL with Del, Norteños-style, and read all about how to get hazed by Asian Boyz. This bold and so-bad-it's-good book explores the erotic lives of thugs, drug runners, mischievous miscreants, dirty cops, prison gang bangers, and warriors of the wild.
Blackmail, My Love: A Murder Mystery by Katie Gilmartin
Josie O'Conner travels to San Francisco in 1951 to locate her gay brother, a private dick investigating a blackmail ring targeting lesbians and gay men. Jimmy's friends claim that just before he disappeared he became a rat, informing the cops on the bar community. Josie adopts Jimmy's trousers and wingtips, battling to clear his name, halt the blackmailers, and exact justice for the many queer corpses. Along the way she rubs shoulders with a sultry chanteuse running a dyke tavern called Pandora's Box, gets intimate with a red-headed madam operating a brothel from the Police Personnel Department, and conspires with the star of Finocchio's, a dive so disreputable it's off limits to servicemen — so every man in uniform pays a visit.
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Appetites: Tales of Lesbian Lust by Ily Goyanes (Ed)
Appetites: Tales of Lesbian Lust is like an all-you-can-eat buffet prepared especially for you by some of the world's most celebrated chefs. Whether you're in the mood for erotic adventures or rocking romances, the thirteen stories in this collection are sure to satisfy your hunger as the characters satisfy theirs.
Forbidden Fruit: Stories of unwise lesbian desire by Cheyenne Blue (Ed)
She’s off limits but the attraction burns so bright it’s impossible to resist. This collection of seventeen stories charts the spectrum of unwise lesbian desire, gathering tales of women you should resist—but can’t. In Jean Roberta’s Shelter the bad girl’s back from prison. An upper-class lady seduces her maid in Laila Blake’s poignant story set in Regency England, while a Catholic nun is beguiled by a hooker in Lisabet Sarai’s powerful The First Stone. These women are cops, slave owners, doctors, Dommes, and horse thieves, and you’ll find them at the pool, being seduced by older women, putting their job on the line for lust, or seducing the salt-and-pepper butch.
With stories from writers at the top of their game, including Sacchi Green, Erzabet Bishop, Beth Wylde, Harper Bliss, and Allison Wonderland, this collection is sure to thrill.
Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 by Laura Antoniou (Ed)
Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 features the fiercest, freshest lesbian erotica of the year, curated by the legendary Laura Antoniou, million-selling author of The Marteketplace series.
These stories will make you want to call your girl in the middle of the afternoon and tell her things that make her squirm. Images of girlsex will take over your brain. Read these stories and you'll be compelled by sheer erotic need.
Best Lesbian Romance 2015 by Radclyffe (Ed)
The stories in Best Lesbian Romance 2015 will have readers falling in love with love all over again. A celebration of the swooning sensation of a first crush, the dizzying feel of a first touch and the raw electric elation of sexual passion are all captured here.
Radclyffe, the highly lauded romance novelist and master editor always covers the full range of lesbian love- a real spectrum of experience with plenty of room for passion and possibility, as praised by The Advocate, "Every story the human heart can tell."
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The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty: How to Maintain – or Regain – a Spicy, Satisfying Sex Life by Joan Price
“Sex changes with aging, but for every problem, there is a solution,” says Joan Price, “senior sexpert” for the over-fifty population. Her definitive guide to sex and aging has it all: medical challenges, loss of libido, loss of intimacy, dating, elusive orgasms, erectile dysfunction, vaginal pain, self-pleasuring, sex toys, kink, and more. The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty delivers solid, practical information in a friendly, accessible style to help all genders and orientations, partnered or unpartnered, enjoy their sexuality for the rest of their lives.
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The Writer, Vol 1 (4 episodes)
When the award winning erotic art website Sexart released "The Writer," it marked a major advance in the state of art of erotic cinema. The ten episodes of Italian director Alis Locanta's psycho-sexual masterpiece earned raves across mainstream and adult entertainment media, as well as unprecedented consumer acclaim. Months after its initial release "The Writer" remains one of the most popular and admired offerings at Sexart.
After introducing the principal characters in the first episode of "The Writer" series, director Alis Locanta begins to experiment with the potential of his creation, and continues to develop the themes established in various installments while also providing what fans of the series have come to expect: the unexpected. "The Writer" is a powerfully satisfying work of erotic cinema.
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