You've finished reading the Fifty Shades series, you've watched all the movies, so what's next? Answer: so many options. There's a whole world of erotic novels waiting to be read — and these picks are so steamy, even Ana and Christian would blush.
Though her dating life was pretty healthy, her interests in intercourse were dwindling. I've experienced week-long spans of sexual disinterest. Not even a shirtless Michael B.
Unlike a lot of my sneering literary colleagues, I was excited to read Fifty Shades of Grey. A naughty novel that American women are going wild for? Sign me up!
The Erotica genre has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent times thanks to the Fifty Shades trilogy by EL James; now we know many of you disliked the premise of the books, loathed the characters and cringed at the syntax but the fact remains that James has allowed readers everywhere to indulge in a little bit of naughtiness without feeling dirty anymore. Precise, intricate and detailed this is one for the readers who like everything and I mean everything described in its entirety. Written in the s and the second book in the The Beebo Brinker Chronicles I am Woman joins Laura Landon a year after leaving college as she flees her home and her disappointed father in the middle of the night to escape the heartache of losing her sorority sister who she adores Beth who has decided to marry. Finding a job and a flat share in Greenwich Village Laura is flung into the Lesbian Bohemia that flourishes there and finds herself attracted to her flatmate Marcie who has a very strange relationship with her ex husband who just so happens to be gay.
No matter how you feel about Fifty Shades of Grey as a book or film, its meteoric rise in popularity has put the spotlight on a frequently misunderstood and underappreciated genre of pop culture that deserves the attention: erotic fiction. The common misconception about the genre is assuming the word "erotic" immediately translates to smut or filth or straight-up pornography. People seem to forget that erotic is a blanket term for anything that turns us on sexually, and the beauty of turn-ons is that they're different for everyone.
Gone are the days of "pulsating members" littering the prose of erotic novels. TG, honestly. Now, the best erotica really delivers in the sexy department, covering BDSM, swinging, polyamory, and everything I mean, everything in between.
In the five years to in Britain alone, romance and erotic fiction sold The sector has also been among the most innovative, with a strong tradition of independent and self-publishing. It was one of the first to capitalise on the anonymity offered by e-books and, according to Jellybooks, a British company that analyses e-book data, romance readers are twice as likely to read on smartphones than literary novel or non-fiction readers.
These works, spanning from tocontained graphic scenes that stirred public disbelief and outrage. Given the time period in which they were published, it is no surprise that these novels were received with utter shock and, in some instances, banned altogether. In addition to the graphic images contained within the novels, the characters were often seen as defying social and moral conventions.
If Fifty Shades of Grey has proven anything, it's that flipping through several hundred pages of NSFW prose is fun and nothing to be embarrassed about. So, please come no pun intended with us into a whole new world of books with stunning sex. Erotica often gets labeled a "guilty pleasure," and while yes—there are many campy books to read, some of which are on this list—plenty of erotica overlaps with genre and literary fiction.