erotic fiction suggestions please

(78 Posts)
pingdriver Mon 11-Jun-12 19:08:09

just had dc2 to add to a 2 year old. DH and I are looking forward to resuming our sex life although aware this could be challenging with two young children. To help us along our way I would like to read some erotic literature. I am aware that we are going to have limited time to wind each other up so to speak and want to get myself in the mood. Guess we have a pretty normal sex life so not looking for anything too tame, but nothing over the top either.
Grateful for suggestions please.................................

Ispywith Mon 11-Jun-12 22:25:53

Fifty shades grey? Just about to start it but have heard it is good!

mayaswell Mon 11-Jun-12 22:54:20

I'm beginning to suspect that the PR for this book is being carried out by a genius of epic proportions, how many more ways can this book get mentioned?

Vox by Nicholson Baker.

tiggy114 Tue 12-Jun-12 22:08:21

I like historical erotica. It's interesting and not cheesy at all. Just read the collectors addition of victorian lesbian erotica by dr major somebody or other. It's good. Theres also one lacsivious bodies which is a look at erotica of the 18th century. I find em sexy but not cheesy. If it whets your appitite, you could try marquis d sade. It's very shockingly rude though. It was written to shock the prudish wealthy and religious of the time. Think he was locked up for writing it. It's not a turn on read though. It's interesting but very shocking.

tiggy114 Tue 12-Jun-12 22:09:18

Oh by the way, fifty shades of grey is an easy read sex novel which i enjoyed. Just not very intellectual.

er1507 Wed 13-Jun-12 14:02:48

Just finished 50 shades of grey...didn't realise it was pure filth when I bought it but loved it none the less! took me 4days to read the entire thing!

coansha Wed 13-Jun-12 18:41:52

Took me a week for all 3.

ElectricSoftParade Wed 13-Jun-12 18:45:47

Have Fifty but haven't read it yet.

Have you read Women on Top/Men in Love by Nancy Friday? They are, ahem, quite filthy racey.

coansha Wed 13-Jun-12 19:28:27

There's another thread with a few names on it, I'm compiling a list for my kindle!

Black lace series of erotic fiction for women. Lots of different authors, time periods, straight or particular fetishes all done.

Alurkatsoftplay Thu 14-Jun-12 17:21:56

Ooh ooh, I used to write Black Lace 10 years ago and I am wondering/hoping there will be a revival on the back of Fifty Shades of Grey.
I just dunno how she did it! It baffles me.

Anais Nin?

kitsonkittykat Thu 14-Jun-12 17:31:28

I liked A Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed, by Melissa P. Anais Nin is also good, but a bit too much in places for my liking. I seem to be remembering a bit of bestiality and perhaps underage stuff....

Alurkatsoftplay Thu 14-Jun-12 17:39:40

The Ages of Lulu was good. It was massive in Spain a few years back then became a film.

Oooh did you? Which ones?

Alurkatsoftplay Sat 16-Jun-12 09:48:56

Don't think it's allowed to say here. I did not however write 50 shades of Grey. Sadly.

Look on literotica. If you can't find anything worth reading then pm me for author recommendations, there are some hidden gems smile

Alurkatsoftplay Sat 16-Jun-12 13:10:08

Or pm me for black lace- if she's the momma porn queen then l am the nana (v erotic image)

OwlsOnStrings Sat 16-Jun-12 13:16:20

Any recommendations for M/M but aimed at women rather than gay guys? I read a fair bit of slashfic blush, but was looking for something less character-specific. For some reason I seem to lose interest if there's a woman involved.

HeyMicky Sat 16-Jun-12 13:29:38

Second literotica. Free and varied

HeyMicky Sat 16-Jun-12 13:31:26

Also, 50 shades is bloody awful. It's not very good erotica and the rest of the writing is dire.

Virgil Sat 16-Jun-12 13:32:01

Taming of sleeping beauty trilogy did the rounds when i was in sixth form. I was very shocked and had to hide them !

Owls - lots of that on literotica, mostly written by female authors, too ;)

I like being momma porn queen :D
Rabbit sceptre in one hand, but what would I make my crown out of...?

OwlsOnStrings Sat 16-Jun-12 15:21:43

Thanks, Cakes - will check that out! wink

von1471 Sat 16-Jun-12 15:57:40

I haven't read Shades Of Gray but have just finished "Love....from both sides" on my kindle - very dirty and very funny - if it doesn't put you in the mood it will definitely make you smile. I enjoyed it so much I've just bought the inevitable sequel "Love...and sleepless nights".

AmIPolly Sat 16-Jun-12 16:09:35

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Easily better than pretty much any other more modern stuff. Well written with a plot and very good.

Magneto Sat 16-Jun-12 16:14:21

Just a warning; I got the Anais , delta of Venus from recommendations on here and stupidly didn't read all the reviews on amazon. Rape and paedophilia (sp?) are really not my thing and I was actually quite shocked as obviously i hadn't been expecting that in the book.

Black Lace no longer exists, try Xcite. Whoever it was that wanted man-on-man action, they do a bit of that.

Or you could try this which I remember enjoying a few years ago.

Alurkatsoftplay Mon 18-Jun-12 16:27:49

But you can still download old Black Lace wink apparently.

coansha Wed 20-Jun-12 19:46:18

There was an article tody in daily mail ( online)about mummy porn and some more book recommendations or anyone who is interested .

wearingpurple Thu 21-Jun-12 10:07:15

Black Lace are relaunching in September (they might be interested to hear from you, alurk).

VickityBoo Thu 21-Jun-12 10:15:54

Ooh I used to love black lace! Especially the same lines as the shades series wink

Used to buy it in a shop in the town I worked in so no one recognised me lol.

Alurkatsoftplay Thu 21-Jun-12 20:42:41

'Oh my', bites lip. I didn't know that, Wearingpurple. I dunno if I can write it anymore tho'. I think I have lost my 'wa'.

Which ones did you used to read Vickity Boo? It's weird that even 5/6 years ago it was all hush hush...Now everyone on the train is openly reading 50 shades.

VickityBoo Thu 21-Jun-12 20:59:31

I can't recall titles I'm afraid. I tried to find them a while back but think I ebayed most of them. I bought them about 10yrs ago and I would have been horrified to have met someone I knew while purchasing lol. blush

I tended to go for the bdsm ones really. blush all embarrassed now lol.

VickityBoo Sat 23-Jun-12 12:45:36

Has this thread died out or has anyone more suggestions?

QueenofJacksDreams Sat 23-Jun-12 12:54:17

Diary of a Vampire Call girl - Free on amazon for the kindle
The Merry Gentry books by Laurell K. Hamilton
Bedtime Stories - Erotic Fairy Tales.

TramadolJacket Sat 23-Jun-12 13:10:15

I'm happy to hear that Black Lace are relaunching, I have a couple of the Quickies books hidden in my knicker drawer and they really are very good grin

I am thinking of buying this after it was mentioned on the fifty shades thread. Has anyone read it?

wearingpurple Sat 23-Jun-12 20:30:39

I've read the Claiming of Sleeping Beauty but found it was just lots of strung-together spanking/sex scenes without any characters. It has a strange, flat sort of tone to it that didn't really rev my engine, I must admit.

Some Black Lace titles I have read and enjoyed:
On Demand by Justine Elyot
Asking for Trouble by Kristina Lloyd
Entertaining Mr Stone by Portia Da Costa
The Things That Make Me Give In by Charlotte Stein
The New Rakes by Nikki Magennis

There are more, but I can't think of them offhand.

VickityBoo Sat 23-Jun-12 21:17:58

wearingpurple I looked into the sleeping beauty books on google and saw the reviews weren't great. sad

Apocalypto Wed 27-Jun-12 11:15:53

Erotica's only good if I have to, er, break off for a bit while reading it.

How about Delta of Venus? Anais Nin, whence the Essex perfume Anais Anais I believe. But don't let that fackin' put you off.

WendySc Thu 02-Aug-12 09:35:21

If you like quickie stories, try Easily Aroused -- My iPad wouldn't be the same without his bookmark on it!!

There are some werewolf/shapeshifter M/M ones, they're part of the "Halle Puma" series by Dana Marie Bell. They're on the Kindle and are usually either free or dirt cheap.

soontobeburns Fri 10-Aug-12 21:33:19

I used to get all my erotic books on a adult website, like wearingpurple the new rakes and asking for trouble where good. My fave is cassandras conflict which has tones of bdsm. Black lace but i got it from

LizziePizzie Mon 13-Aug-12 15:29:21

Try these...

The Oyser also has volumns 3-4 and 5-6...

Another lover of literotica here!

3mum Mon 13-Aug-12 20:26:50

For ebooks also take a look at Lots of rubbish but some very well written erotica too.

Alurkatsoftplay Wed 15-Aug-12 13:54:51

Wearing purple, I just contacted black lace to ask if they might reissue one of mine. Haven't heard back yet. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the heads up.

Just read fifty shades and it was not as rude as I expected!

Here is my favourite one.

All feedback welcome.

AmaraDresden Thu 23-Aug-12 22:37:08

Alur, I'd love to know your pen name! I favour black lace too. Portia da Costa is a good author, and odalisque (cannot remember the author's name) was wonderful!

JustSpiro Thu 06-Sep-12 22:55:27

I've just read 'Bared to You' after finishing the Grey trilogy. I preferred it tbh, and there is a sequel due out in October.

A friend of mine has also recommended 'The Bride Stripped Bare', although I haven't investigated that yet.

Read 'Vox' years ago - was only thinking about it the other day - has some very interesting scenes. Have also got several Nancy Friday's although they are very American (nothing wrong with that, obviously - I just find some aspects of the vocabulary distract me from the 'essentials') and I find them quite dated these days.

There's always Delta of Venus, Anais Nin.....think she wrote more too but that's about all I've ventured into for now.....and Story of O, of course! Hmm....checking my shelves but doubt you'd be in to lesbian erotica? :-)

Oh sorry Apocalypto, I was typing this w/o having gone onto the 2nd page smile

mattblissett Mon 29-Oct-12 11:55:05

I am posting links to the first episode of my series which has been well reviewed and for a limited time, I have made the first episode free for Kindle. I am not spamming, but mumsnet seems like a natural fit for the audience I believe will get the most out of the series.

chinley Mon 29-Oct-12 11:56:33

chinley Mon 29-Oct-12 11:57:00
hermioneweasley Mon 29-Oct-12 20:20:31

For e books I like bella Andre and LC Giroux. For print I like Emma Holly's contemporary stuff (not fantasy/ sci fi)- ménage and top of her game are two of my favourites.

gokhuvegeta Tue 30-Oct-12 22:23:02

Submission (the Plume) ella ardent free at the moment on kindle, fairly short, kind of like fifty shades but better writing. Comes in installments the next being The dungeon (haven't read that yet).

ScrimshawTheSecond Mon 10-Dec-12 18:29:35

Ooh, I got here by vanity googling - I write/wrote for Black Lace too, Alurkatsoftplay! - and am thrilled to hear of people looking for good erotica. Maybe I can help ...

I wanted to suggest that anthologies are a great way to find new authors, get a taste of lots of different writers at once. As well as Black Lace, the Mammoth books are good for a kind of more literary slanted erotica. There's also Harlequin Spice - more romantic, as you'd expect. In fact there are loads of epubs - Ellora's Cave, and lots of wee small indie ones. Cleis Press do a lot of interesting anthos with a very inclusive attitude to sexuality.

For the classics there are Georges Bataille (pretty out-there. Very ... European), Henry Miller (I never really considered this erotica), yes, Nin (Delta of Venus and Little Birds), Venus in Furs, The Story of O.

I am trying very hard to be informative and not push only my favourites and my publishers - inevitably it's hard! There is a tonne out there, and I expect there will shortly be a tonne more since FSOG.

smile If anyone needs any more specific pointers, though, (ahem) happy to help.

TheElfOnThePanopticon Mon 10-Dec-12 21:23:13

Remittance Girl has a beautifully-written erotica blog, and I like Monmouth for very short but well-written bdsm stories.

hermioneweasley Mon 10-Dec-12 21:27:41

Ooo, I wonder who scrimshaw is?

ScrimshawTheSecond Tue 11-Dec-12 10:50:46

Gird yourself for disappointment, hermione! I'm one of the lesser known BL writers. smile

ScrimshawTheSecond Tue 11-Dec-12 10:53:19

Oh, I'd also highly recommend Remittance Girl's new novel, Beautiful Losers. I'm half way through and it's a wonderful erotic read - a woman joining a gay couple. Very character led, very focussed on the sex, very well written.

happierwithgin Thu 20-Dec-12 19:52:27

Forget 50 Shades....poorly written imo. Try anything by Sylvia Day. If you are looking for something a bit more specific just type in erotic fiction on Amazon, most tastes are catered for.

sallydavies Sun 02-Mar-14 13:49:46

just to add...try and , puts me in the mood for when DH comes home or sometimes just for some "me time " !!

Innogen Sun 02-Mar-14 14:14:41

Nancy Friday! Not fiction. But seriously hot stuff.

Used to steal my mums copy of Girls on Top as a teenager.

Innogen Sun 02-Mar-14 14:16:13

Women on top, rather.

MrsBennetsEldest Sun 02-Mar-14 14:17:14

Try anything by Poppet or Sylvia Day.

sazgirl Mon 03-Mar-14 13:49:38

best of womens erotica edtted by Marcy Sheiner

FiveOwls Mon 03-Mar-14 13:56:05

sallydavies, why did you send me a DM recommending those sites you mention above? I've given no indication, here or anywhere else, that I'd be interested in such things. Is it connected to the fact that you were the one who resurrected this thread from December?

SaltyGoodness Mon 03-Mar-14 18:25:22

To the posters upthread who recommended Remittance Girl's Beautiful Losers:

Thank you smile

£3.99 on Amazon was a bit more than I wanted to pay (why must my filth be cheap? Often wondered why am v tight about paying for smutty reads blush) but worth it. Well written, really liked it. Will read more of her stuff, it just seems less saccharine than the Sylvia Day type books.

Tinyminx Mon 10-Mar-14 22:31:02

Interestingly, there were 69 posts on this thread. I'm sorry to spoil that. Oh sweet irony.

On her you can get a personalised erotic book. It will take account of you and DH physical looks, what you wear, what perfume....when I read ours I'd forgotten and when they mentioned my boyfriend's brand of cologne I was so shocked!!
It describes you and he in sexy really is horny. They print quickly and they make a great gift

sheriffofnottingham Wed 12-Mar-14 17:24:06 they do audio books that are roughly shag length so you have your hands free!!

Ericaequites Thu 13-Mar-14 00:31:32

Pat Califia does some excellent lesbian and gender fluid erotica. He used to be a she, so sees things from both sides.

HootHootTootToot Thu 13-Mar-14 00:58:09

Someone mentioned Anais Nin 'Death of Venus' I wouldn't ever recommend it as it contains explicit descriptions of children being raped and gang raped. It's a revolting book and I would question the judgement of anyone that found it 'erotic'

Just because it was written by a woman and was written a long while ago doesn't make it ok.

BOFtastic Thu 13-Mar-14 01:04:05

I think it's Delta Of Venus, not 'Death'.

NigellasDealer Thu 13-Mar-14 01:25:20

I think somebody has already suggested
'Fanny Hill - memoirs of a lady of pleasure' by John Cleland but i will suggest it again!

NigellasDealer Thu 13-Mar-14 01:26:32

oh and if everyone is into Fifty Shades of shite, why not just go for the 'Story of O'?

HootHootTootToot Thu 13-Mar-14 15:18:10

Oops, thanks for the correction, I meant 'Delta' not 'Death' . I guess I was too busy being outraged grin blush

The Gentlemen's Club - by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

Spicy Victorian erotica, with strong female lead getting one over on her persistent suitor: nice romantic element and happy (if slightly unconventional) ending.

I've left a book review also.

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