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Old 10-15-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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Not to be offensive but Jackie Collin's is hardly considered true erotica. True erotica is a little more cerebral than your typical bodice ripper type books.

Try reading some Anais Nin - "Little Birds" in particular.
She's really quite the character. Very intersting and quite liberated for her time. Maybe that comes from her European upbringing. There was a movie many years ago called "Henry and June" and it was about the relationship she had with Henry Miller and his Wife June and it was based one of Anais Nin's diaries.

Also ....
DH Lawrence - "Lady Chatterly's Lover". Quite scandalous for the time and again not quite so obvious as more modern novels. But quite erotic in it's theme and tone.
Henry Miller - "Tropic of Capricorn" or "Tropic of Cancer" both are quite graphic in their depiction of his sexual life.
Anne Rice is pretty adept in the genre as well, although, I am most definitely not an Anne Rice fan. I just don't care for her writing style.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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Have you read any of the Nexus Confessions books?
No, I haven't heard of those. I'll look them up.
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Old 10-16-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Megan Hart writes beautiful erotic novels, and strangely enough, they actually have plots! My favorite so far is "Broken". I've also read "Deeper", which has paranormal elements, and "Dirty". However, if you're sensitive to the "C" word, you might want to skip her books.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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It depends on how you define erotica. I enjoyed de Sade a long time ago, and Henry Miller. Now I prefer that such things be part of a (real) relationship. I enjoy well written romances, mysteries, sci fi, and fantasy - it can and does fit into any and all of them. The real trick for the writer is knowing when to make it part of the story, and knowing when to let the reader's imagination have something to work with, too. That can and does take place in the same work as the more explicit scenes.
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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A resounding no here. I don't read any kind of erotica or books along those lines though I read a few of the more well known books long ago. I'm not a prude, just not interested.
I don't like it when there is a lot of sex in mysteries, sci fi whatever.
I don't like the sex descriptions in anything that isn't billed as such (so that I can avoid it). I find it sort of embarrasing and wonder if the author is lifting details from their own sex life.
I don't get it really. If you want sex go have some.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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I don't get it really. If you want sex go have some.
It’s not quite as simple as that…

In the books it’s the description of the sex, the fantasy of it all.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: NC
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Zane is an author who you might like. She wrote Sisters of APF, Sex Chronicles, Skyscraper.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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I like Camille Anthony. I don't like Maya Banks. Have you tried Lora Leigh?
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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Jackie Collins, Nexus Confessions etc.

Can you recommend any?
For erotica, nobody writes better than Emma Holly. She's really in a league of her own. Forget Jackie Collins..! Anyone can write a hot story filled with naughty dialogues, but Emma Holly's novels actually have plots, her characters are multi-dimensional, and when writing her hot scenes, she doesn't 'tell' her readers what's going on, instead she 'shows' it.

She has some excerpts posted on her website, check her out: Excerpts (http://emmaholly.com/excerpts.htm - broken link)

Another author I would highly recommend is Robin Schone: Robin Schone Erotic Romance Novel Author
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: South FL
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One of the most erotic novels I've read was this erotic fairy tale:

Amazon.com: The Twelve Dancing Princesses (9780373605163): Nancy Madore: Books

This book made me feel hot!!

Twelve princesses, each possessing riches, grace, power and dignity. Yet despite the sister's charmed lives - and despite the handsome men who desire them - they are woefully unfulfilled, frustrated and aching for something more. As a powerful wizardess helps to solve the riddle of their discontent, each princess discovers creative - and naughty - ways to satisfy her passionate cravings and desperate needs.
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