Well the sun has finally made its appearance here in the UK, with a few warm days gracing the nation and promises of more to come. If you’re planning taking in a few rays this summer, whether from the comfort of your back garden or popping to the beach, you might want to take a book with you to help those hours drift happily by.
Top tip: If you’re worried about people seeing the cover, grab yourself some innocent wallpaper and school it up by covering it before you go out. Tell people it’s to protect the cover from suncream and summertime spills.
With an absolute mountain of hard copy books to keep me out of mischief as well as an overflowing Kindle (if there can be such a thing), I like to think I can give some great advice when it comes to hot books to read and keep the flame of your erotic imagination burning brightly.
Some of my favourite erotica books have been from Xcite Books, with their authors always friendly, approachable on the web as well as constantly providing new, colourful works which keep you coming back for more. KD Grace provides decidedly furry kink in The Pet Shop, where the human pet tale (tail?) will leave you both romanticised and thrilled in equal measure.
Alex Jordaine is another of my favourite Xcite authors. You can read my recent interview with him here and also catch some of his new excerpts here. If you have any interest in FemDom and the female Domination aspect of BDSM, you will love Alex Jordaine’s Mistress series.
Moving away from Xcite Books for the moment, you can’t expect anything less than the best from a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. Meet Megan Hart, who writes both erotica and mainstream novels for your entertainment. I will in time be providing feedback for some of Megan’s mainstream works, including Precious and Fragile Things, as well as the erotic novel Virtue and Vice from The Order of Solace collection.
For more amazing novels which have international acclaim, try Portia Da Costa. I have both Diamonds in the Rough and The Accidental Call Girl on the go and so far, I love what I am reading. Portia is very active on Twitter, lives in West Yorkshire and is a highly approachable author with a wicked sense of humour.
If small hot bites are your bag, then you need an erotic anthology to sink your teeth into over a couple of hours in the sunshine.
Mills and Boon have captured some highly enticed literary and erotic works in their 12 Shades collection. The 12 Shades of Surrender series captures the eloquent nuances of such erotic writing greats as Tiffany Reisz and Portia Da Costa in Bound, as well as Megan Hart and Saskia Walker in Undone.
Cleis Press offer the very best, handpicked hot topics for your imaginative attention with up to date publications such as Best Women’s Erotica 2013, Best Bondage Erotica 2013, Best Erotic Romance 2013, Best Sex Writing 2013 and Twice the Pleasure – Bisexual Women’s Erotica. You might also enjoy the hotness that abounds in Immoral Views by Sweetmeats Press, featuring dazzling creations by Kay Jaybee, KD Grace, Lucy Felthouse and many more.
My favourite erotica over the past year have been without a doubt the Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz, as well as the filthy and depraved Named and Shamed by Janine Ashbless. If you like erotica, you actually NEED these books.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my round up of the best erotica out there to keep you company over the summer. If you have any further suggestions, why not let me know by leaving a comment below, or chat about it on the forum!