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Dear Members of the Book Club forum,

 

 As far as I have seen in the rules and guidelines threads there seems to be no restriction on the topic of Erotic fiction. I hope that I am not breaking any rules by starting this thread and apologize for any who feel offended by the subject matter. Now on to the core of the matter.

 

 I generally keep a few books on hand of different genres to fit my fancy or mood. Broadly I primarily read Classics/Literary works (works of Scott, Dumas etc); Thrillers/Mystery; Fantasy and Adventure. After being introduced to literature I often found the average 'successful' modern fiction unsatisfactory. This was the case till Game of Thrones, the rather serious nature, the scale and the willingness to not shy away from adult content blew me away.

 

 Nonetheless I often keep lighter books for when I am tiered or have had a long day. Recently I decided to expand my horizon and try some erotica. I would like to share with you some of the books I enjoyed and hope that the members here will be willing and able to point me towards further reading.

 

Author - Book title

 

Lisette Ashton - Amazon Slave

Lisette Ashton - Forbidden reading

C.J Roberts - Captive in the dark

Penelope Douglas - Corrupt (Devil's Night 01)

Elliot Kay - Good Intentions

 

 Many of the books I found often had a rather submissive/reactive female protagonist with domineering males. I am looking for something where the female protagonist is more affirmative (along the lines of Lisette Ashton's Amazon Slave). Books where she takes what she wants rather than the other way around.

 

 I should mention that I do enjoy/prefer 'Menage's or multiple partners, although not exclusively. I prefer not to have LGBT content, no offense intended. Though I am largely tired of the shape shifting, were-x, y, z, type of books I am desperate enough to buckle if there are few choices to choose from. I do not mind darker stories with some grit/grime.

 

 I apologize for my unreasonable request and hope that the members of this forum will be able to help me find a few other books to read.

 

Thanking you,

Bookishnerd

 

PS I read all the parts of a Series if I can, this means that the other books in the 'Captive in the dark' series or Eliot Kay's 'Good Intention's are already on my to read list.

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I don't suppose there are any rules stopping discussion of any book related topic. Many don't feel comfortable discussing their thoughts on erotica even when interested in it, so you may not get much response. Not really 1 for fiction generally myself and erotica doesn't really interest me much so can't really help, sorry :)

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I don't know many, personally

Are you on goodreads? There might be books you'll be able to find on there.

 

I'm sure it'll be perfectly fine for you to start this topic.

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Dear Members,

 

 Thank you for your honesty. Yes it can feel a bit embarrassing to talk of such books at times. I don't mind talking of such books since sex is a pretty darn natural thing haha, and besides fiction and fantasy does not have to relate to one's preferences or choices in reality. Also it can be stress relieving haha. I also learned that sometimes there can be some truly good, well written book in any genre. Similar in a sense to how Japanese animations sometimes deal with very serious topics.

 

 I generally do browse on Goodreads, its just that cutting through all the mediocre works takes a lot of time and effort haha! I just wish there were a few less smut and a lot less transforming were-things.

 

Thank you anyway,

Bookishnerd

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 Though I am largely tired of the shape shifting, were-x, y, z, type of books I am desperate enough to buckle if there are few choices to choose from. I do not mind darker stories with some grit/grime.

 

 

S M Reine has written some good urban fantasy books, and I know her Tarot Witches series does have explicit sexual content, so although it may be an area you are tired with. The action outside of the fruity ( :D) stuff is pretty fast paced and there is a story there, although I have only read the first in the series.

 

Good luck finding some books that appeal.  :smile:

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There's also a site called Fantastic Fiction, which has a separate site with more Adult content, so a browse on there might be useful to you.

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I know a reading woman at work who told me she reads a lot of erotica so I could ask her. I hadn't heard of any of the authors or titles you mentioned, sorry. 

 

I could recommend Jack Vance though if you fancied any good SF/fantasy? His Lyonesse trilogy was actually quoted as being one of the Game Of Thrones influences, and a couple of names from it are even used in GOT. 

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Dear Chrissy, Madeleine and Vodkafan,

 

 Thank you all for your help! I will look at the books and sites you mentioned. I'm game for pretty much any genre haha, I only meant that the who supernatural genre is a bit over done. I wonder what some one like Bram Stoker would say about all this vampire/werewolf (now there are a lot more were things rofl) craze.

 

 Vodkafan, thank you very much for offering to ask your colleague! Please do not go to any undue trouble on my behalf though!

 

Regards,

Bookishnerd

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 Vodkafan, thank you very much for offering to ask your colleague! Please do not go to any undue trouble on my behalf though!

 

Regards,

Bookishnerd

 

Ah it is no trouble she likes to talk about books. I won't see her until wednesday though

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bookishnerd, I just had a thought, you may enjoy the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovitch. I have read up to number 9 in the series. They are not directly erotica, but they are adult themed and have a likeable heroine who if I remember usually has sex at least once in each book.  She is also conflicted between two different blokes. They are good  quick read fillers for when you are in between more heavy books. They are sequential so you should start at number 1.

And no shapeshifting werewolves or vampires in sight.

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I've heard that the Anita Blake series is quite er raunchy, I think the author is Laurel Hamilton, but they're supernaturally-themed.  I've read several of the Stephanie Plum books and I don't think they're erotic, they're a fun read but more of a comedy crime; any love/sex scenes are very mild.

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I have no problem admitting I read porn, but I don't know any books that fit your bill.

I can tell you right away that Sleeping Beauty doesn't, though. There is homosexual content in there, and the main character is very submissive, though there are some Mistresses in it, too. Also it's BDSM for the most part with little of the more regular sex.

 

Anita Blake might work, Incubus Dreams is there it's starting to be more erotica than anything else, I believe. If I remember correctly Anita kinda switches a lot, though, mixing up submissiveness and dominance. Also, it does border on bestiality in parts, with all the were creatures, but you said you can deal with that if need be.

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Ah it is no trouble she likes to talk about books. I won't see her until wednesday though

 

 Please take your time! And once again thank you very much!

bookishnerd, I just had a thought, you may enjoy the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovitch. I have read up to number 9 in the series. They are not directly erotica, but they are adult themed and have a likeable heroine who if I remember usually has sex at least once in each book.  She is also conflicted between two different blokes. They are good  quick read fillers for when you are in between more heavy books. They are sequential so you should start at number 1.

And no shapeshifting werewolves or vampires in sight.

 

I will look into the series! Thank you for letting me know about the lack of shifty things rofl.

I've heard that the Anita Blake series is quite er raunchy, I think the author is Laurel Hamilton, but they're supernaturally-themed.  I've read several of the Stephanie Plum books and I don't think they're erotic, they're a fun read but more of a comedy crime; any love/sex scenes are very mild.

 

 I just recalled that I read the first of her other series. Its called Merry Gentry I think. I'm always game for a fun read even if the erotic content is on the milder side. Normally I shop for books once every quarter so I tend to make a big big list haha! There's always kindle and eBooks if all else fails.

I don't really know any suitable titles. Good luck though.

 

Dear Itsmeagain, It seems that the quote didn't work properly. I recall seeing the cover on Goodreads and Amazon and will take a closer look. Thank you very much for the recommendation!

I have no problem admitting I read porn, but I don't know any books that fit your bill.

I can tell you right away that Sleeping Beauty doesn't, though. There is homosexual content in there, and the main character is very submissive, though there are some Mistresses in it, too. Also it's BDSM for the most part with little of the more regular sex.

 

Anita Blake might work, Incubus Dreams is there it's starting to be more erotica than anything else, I believe. If I remember correctly Anita kinda switches a lot, though, mixing up submissiveness and dominance. Also, it does border on bestiality in parts, with all the were creatures, but you said you can deal with that if need be.

Dear Sakura, Thank you for the warning! I guess the best way is to try read the book a little. I will look into Incubus Dreams, thank you very much for your recommendation!

 

 Once again my heart felt thanks to all those who have responded to my request and to those who continue to respond! I was afraid I might be dealing with a rather taboo topic and was, hence, not expecting so many responses!

 

Regards,

Bookishnerd

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Well I'm not a mod but the admins usually only need a light touch here. The big taboo is when somebody is not genuine like an obvious sock puppet trying to use the forum for marketing purposes. If it's a genuine request for a book you can bet there is always someone here who will read the same genre who can help. 

We are all book people first  :readingtwo:

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Well I'm not a mod but the admins usually only need a light touch here. The big taboo is when somebody is not genuine like an obvious sock puppet trying to use the forum for marketing purposes. If it's a genuine request for a book you can bet there is always someone here who will read the same genre who can help. 

We are all book people first  :readingtwo:

 

Dear Vodkafan,

 

 True haha! I think I have a sufficient list, for the moment at lest, thanks to the recommendations here.

 

Regards,

bookishnerd

 

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Stephen Vizinczey - In Praise of Older Women

Henry Miller - Tropic of Capricorn

Anais Nin - Delta of Venus

 

Enjoy the world of erotic novels!

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I have no problem admitting I like reading erotica. But I must say most are LGBT. Honestly though, good intentions is also LGBT by definition. The girls in it are involved with each other as well as with alex, and the bond between them is strong. Lesbians and bisexuals are also part of the LGBT spectrum. I can recommend you some awesome LGBT erotica if you want, and some how to books on how to have a healthy poly relationship for yourself, but I am not that into vanilla straight stuff. Let me know if you are interested in any of that.

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