What’s the sexiest book you’ve read? ?
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Anne Rice writes erotic scenes throughout her books, especially the Mayfair Witches trilogy. She also writes just erotica under the pen name A.N. Roquelaure.
Her Sleeping Beauty novels are a lot of fun, if perhaps not for everyone’s tastes.
The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet was pretty randy! 😀
Branded by Fire by Nalini Singh. It was hot, no other word to describe it.
Soft warm rain by Roberta Latow and all books in the famous Emmanuel series by Emmanuel Arsan
Chester 5000 XYV is a fun sexy sort-of-steampunk graphic novel. Very cute-sexy.
Anais Nin’s “Delta of Venus” is an interesting read for being very sexy while also being a frequently scathing critique of patriarchy.
Tipping the Velvet probably.
Tipping the velvet was wonderful.
Definitely one of my faves, but have you read The Fingersmith? My #1 Sarah Waters.
Yes I read Fingersmith a few years ago. Tipping the Velvet was my fave, but Fingersmith was great too.
@Sarah I mean, she really can do no wrong. Lol
Haha, no she can’t. They’re very engaging stories.
I was also quite a fan of “Affinity.”
“I Lost It All In Montreal”
Kushiel’s Dart. Setting and writing are lovely. Sex scenes are naughty. Best of all worlds
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning. Or, any of her Highlander series, for that matter.
Hmmm. The first book that caused a real “stirring” in me was “The Leopard” by Lampedusa. “Il Gattopardo” for those who read in the original Italian.
I love Italy. Everything about it. Never heard of that book though.
Nicole, it’s actually an old, classic book by Giuseppe Tomaso di Lampedusa. There was even a film called “The Leopard”. It’s an EXCELLENT book. Read on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Leopard
@Frank Interesting! I guess the movie was in English. I checked out Risorgimento. When did the Venicians disappear? Same time? Was thinking about that today.
The Venetians really weren’t in Sicily. At most they stopped at Siracusa on a trading route through Malta.
@Frank Oh, I know. Just wondered. BTW, I looked it up and The Leopard is still the top 3rd best selling book in Italy.
@Nicole it is one of my all time favorite books. I have the same edition that is pictured in the Wikipedia picture above and I’ve read it several times.
Did you see the movie?
@Nicole no I haven’t 🙁
Any Anne Rice erotica. Especially The Sleeping Beauty Chronicles.
I don’t know about the sexiest but I just finished The Atomic weight of love and it is sexy in the middle.
Lady Chatterly’s Lover
Also, Anais Nin. Delta of Venus and Little Birds.
Written On The Body, by Jeanette Winterson. Tragic, but so sensual. Also, her Gut Symmetries. Ugh. So good.
Anecdotes of Sexual Promiscuity. I can’t find it anymore.
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9 1/2 weeks. Phew.
The Pearl, a collection of Victorian era erotica.
@Ravi Can’t remember. It was a compilation that I read many years ago.
What about Fifty Shades of Grey
My wife’s text message, ‘let’s meet for lunch’, trumps that drivel.
@Steve not bad?
No that is like a 3rd grader wrote it.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Good film (TV-series, actually), by the way! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324264/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series.
You’ve not read yet Grey’s Trilogy??
@Ravi I have read the first book. I thought there was a storyline that could have been interesting actually. But its bad writing and portrayals of the main characters that put me off from the start.
@Maheswari Same here. I have read only the first book.
Loved that series! And pretty much most anything Nalini Singh puts out. ? Guild Hunter series is good too.
Love naline singh!!
I watched the movie, the ending was quite good.
yes movie also good
I found it disturbing not sexy. Being a slave is not sexy. Neither is having a pimp. (I have worked with children rescued from sex trafficking, so I am not very good judge)
I agree with Ann – I love a good sexy book, but this book read to me like nothing more than a 200 page treatise on the wonders of misogny. It dwells on the supposed inherent inferiority of women, it extols the removal of all personal rights and desires from women, and it encourages men to sexually engage with women in non-consensual ways.
It’s a constant re-iteration of the theme that the one right and proper path to happiness and satisfaction for women is in the complete and utter submission to the desires of men, and that for men to violently force their wills and desires onto women is not only acceptable, but ultimately the best thing for the happiness of the women as well. Ick.
(The movie, however, seems to largely avoid these broad generalizations, instead focusing on the experiences of individuals, and consequently came across to me as much less troubling, and one of the rare examples where I would say that a film improved upon the book it was based on.)
Liber Null & Psychonaut
On Dublin Street
Not my genre!!!!
I hoped so..
@Ravi sorry, I keep losing the internet due to this terrible storm!
@Ravi thanks Ravi! It is a little frightening!????
Rosemary Rogers, and Kathleen Woodiwiss both wrote very sexy books in the 70’s. No great literary value, but definitively broke the sweet and chaste romance genre.
Now it’s Elle Kennedy et al with digital books.
Bertrice Small was even more racy! I have her entire booklist.
cool! just found 12 of her books at my library (ebooks) any recommendations?
Kris Gatzemeyer just discovered that the books belong to the “The World of Hetar” series, so I guess I’ll read them in order, lol! (Also the Skye Legacy series but missing one book…)
@Jes speaking as one of the “wild ladies”, as Bertrice herself called us on her message board back in the day, the World of Hetar series was not a fan favorite. The original Skye O’Malley series is where to start! Start with that series or the other big favorite series that starts with “The Kadin” followed by “Love Wild and Fair”. She died a few years ago, but her website should still be up listing her books and series in order, or go to http://orderofbooks.com/ and search her name. ?
I should add that I personally enjoyed the Hetar series, but most of her dedicated fans didn’t.
LOL, I attended a women’s college in the 70s and we all read Rogers’ book, Sweet Savage Love. I’d probably die of laughter if I read it now.
Oh, and Megan March. Wowza! Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard series…..??
The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour is great. Plus the series, secret diary of a call girl with Billie Piper is just excellent
Would have been something by Rosemary Rogers I expect
Oh my gosh, I remember those Rosemary Rogers books being hot 50 yrs ago! Thanks for the memories
Drakon series by Shana abe.
The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty.
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