Since the start of 50 Shades of Grey, the world of erotic books has skyrocketed.
When the story started as a popular Twilight fanfiction, it soon expanded into a series of books and a blockbuster movie.
The novel brought a new light to the world of sexuality and BDSM.
Although the novel and movie definitely keep up with the sensual themes of erotic books, many are looking to dive into this world in a novel that doesn’t feature Christian Grey.
For the ladies who are hoping to turn up the temperature with a few novels, check out a few of these erotic books to stimulate the right kind of mood.
Breathless Series by Maya Banks
The Breathless Series by Maya Banks features three novels starring a trio of wealthy, handsome, and powerful men.
Rush (Breathless #1)
The first novel of the series follows Gabe Hamilton, a hotel owner who falls for his best friend’s younger sister.
With him being 14 years her senior, they go on a journey of sexual attractions and relations.
Fever (Breathless #2)
The second novel in the Breathless series follows Jace Crestwell, the best friend of Gabe Hamilton and Ash McIntyre. The story introduces Bethany, a woman Jace soon takes a liking to.
Soon he becomes infatuated with her and makes a pledge not to share her with anyone, even if it threatens to tear apart one of his friendships.
Burn (Breathless #3)
The final novel of the Breathless trilogy follows Ash McIntyre. After sharing a slew of women with his best pal Jace, he finds that his friend is no longer willing to split the attentions of a certain woman.
Ash later meets Josie, a woman who pays no mind to his charisma and wealth, and he soon realizes that her rejection of him spurs on his pursuit.
The Fixed Trilogy by Laurelin Paige
The Fixed trilogy follows Alayna Withers and Hudson Pierce as they embark on a journey together.
Alayna doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to relationships, especially when she gets a little obsessive. Her rollercoaster relationship with Hudson is just beginning!
Fixed on You (Fixed #1)
Alayna Withers, a recent MBA grad, isn’t going to let a few restraining orders from her past keep her down.
She’s vowed to stay away from men that could potentially bring back her scary loving tendencies, but she can’t help it when she meets Hudson Pierce.
Although she makes plans to stay away from him, Hudson Pierce, the sexy and wealthy owner of a nightclub, sets his sights on her.
They both soon realize that their partners have a dark history they weren’t aware of.
Found in You (Fixed #2)
In the second novel of the series, Alayna and Hudson find themselves in a whirlwind, especially when they start turning to people outside of the relationship.
Alayna begins an uncommon relationship with Hudson’s former fiancé, and when the revelations go too far, it threatens to break Alayna and Hudson for good.
Forever with You (Fixed #3)
In the final story of the trilogy, it seems that Hudson and Alayna have grown and might make it to the finish line.
When secrets from the past start popping up, it seems as if the couple might be torn apart forever.
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young
On Dublin Street follows the story of Jocelyn Butler, an American woman who leaves her past behind and tries to start a new life in Scotland.
While living on Dublin Street, she meets Braden Carmichael, a Scotsman with intentions of getting her into his bed. When Jocelyn is skeptical in starting a relationship, he outlines a sexual agreement with no strings attached, but is sex enough for Braden?
On Dublin Street is the first novel in the series, followed by Down London Road and Before Jamaica Lane.
Sinners on Tour Series by Olivia Cunning
The Sinners on Tour series begins with Backstage Pass, a novel following the story of five single and attractive musicians.
When Myrna Evans goes on tour with the group, the members of the band throw their hats into the ring. Although there are reasons to choose all of them, Myrna finds herself attached to Brian, the guitarist of the group.
The two soon kindle a hot and fiery relationship.
There are a total of 7 novels in the series. Backstage Pass is followed by Rock Hard, Hot Ticket, and Double Time.
Spark Trilogy by J. Kenner
For another novel that will give you the same erotic feel as 50 Shades, the Stark Trilogy is a winner.
The series follows Damien Stark and a strong woman who isn’t strong enough to say no to him. The characters continue on a path of fighting personal demons, obsession, and ultimately love.
Spark Trilogy consists of the novels Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J. R. Ward
When it comes to erotic books, if you’re looking for back to back stories starring sexy, strong, and sensual men, then the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series is for you. From 2005 to 2009, seven novels have been released.
This series ventures away from fiction and dabbles in the paranormal world. The stories follow six vampire warriors and members of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
What’s sexier than a band of vampires who somehow lure women into sexual relationships with them?
With names like Wrath, Rhage, Zsadist, Butch, Vishous, Phury, and Rehvenge, you’re going to want to make it to the end of the series.
The Blackstone Affair Series by Raine Miller
The Blackstone Affair Series comes with a total of four novels about an art student, Brynne Bennett.
While studying in London, she meets a businessman, Ethan Blackstone, who soon convinces Brynne that she belongs in his bed.
The rest of the series follows the ups and down of their relationship and we’ll discover whether their relationship was meant to last outside of the bedroom.
The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day
Beginning in 2012, Sylvia Day has published five novels in the Crossfire series, the most recent being published in 2016.
The series follows a woman and her obsession and infatuation with Gideon Cross, a man with a dark past that she couldn’t say “no” to.
The series details her growing relationship with cross and how much he captivated her. If the titles of Bared to You, Entwined by You, and Captivated by You aren’t enough of a hint, her relationship with Gideon is a hot one.
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz
The first novel of the Original Sinners series, The Siren stars Nora Sutherlin, an erotica writer who soon realizes her own characters and storyline isn’t her own.
When she realizes she’s in the hands of Zachary Easton, an editor, she realizes that the control he seeks might not only be fictionally, but sexually as well.
This Man Series by Jodi Ellen Malpas
With one of the novels being titled Beneath This Man, you can be sure that the This Man series is sensual and sexy.
The story follows Ava O’Shea, an interior designer who is hired to decorate a manor.
Although she expects a middle-aged balding man, she soon finds that Jesse Ward is the exact opposite. When Jesse Ward decides he wants her, it leads to a whirlwind relationship for the pair.
If you’re looking for other ways to get in the mood, taking a peek at these erotic books will certainly have you headed in the right direction!
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