20 Steamy Erotic Novels To Read This Year

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April 17th, 2017   |   Updated on May 21st, 2021

Erotic fictions are misunderstood, underappreciated, but at the same time, most popular genre of fictions. Some confuse ‘erotic’ with pornography. Eroticism is not pornography, because pornography does not concern itself with the aesthetics of sexual desire, sensuality and romantic love.

Almost all erotic novels start with a great love story which revolves more around fantasy and desires and less around physical acts.

Here is our list of hot and steamy romance novels which take you away from dull and boring life to the world of fantasy.


1. Forever, by Judy Blumesteamy romance novels

When you build something up in your mind — really imagine it, wish for it — sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn’t live up to your expectations. Check out here.


2. The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough

A sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback returns to enthrall a new generation. Click here.


3. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

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Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Visit here.


4. The MacGregor Brides, Nora Roberts

The MacGregor clan’s patriarch is determined to see his three career-minded granddaughters married. So he hand-picked three unsuspecting candidates as worthy consorts … Now all he has to do is set his plans in motion. Click here.


5. Montana Sky, Nora Roberts

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When Jack Mercy died, he left behind a ranch worth nearly twenty million dollars. Now his three daughters — each born of a different marriage, and each unknown by the others — are  shocked to learn that before any of them can inherit, they must live together on the ranch for one year. Click here.


6. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, J.R. Ward

Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger — one that threatens to consume them both …Visit here.


7. Lords of the Underworld, Gena Showalter

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In a remote fortress in Budapest, six immortal warriors — each more dangerously seductive than the last — are bound by an ancient curse none has been able to break. Available here.

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8. Face the Fire, Three Sisters Island Trilogy Book #3, Nora Roberts

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The new owner of the island’s only hotel, Sam Logan has returned to Three Sisters with hopes of winning back the affections of Mia Devlin, the woman he scorned when he left the island years ago. He is puzzled when she greets him with icy indifference — for the chemistry between them is still sizzling and true. Angry, hurt and deeply confused, Mia refuses to admit that a passion for Sam still burns up her heart. Available here.


9. I Am a Woman, Ann Banon

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Legendary novels from the 1950s and ’60s set in the gay mecca, Greenwich Village. Purchase now.


10. Try, Ella Frank

Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case … someone. … Logan Mitchell wants to try Tate Morrison. Click here.


11. Lover At Last, J.R. Ward

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Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions. .. but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together … finally become one. Check out.


12. Beautiful Bastard, Christina Lauren

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An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Visit here.


13. The Crossfire Series, Sylvia Day

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness … The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart… Available here.


14. The Siren, Tiffany Reisz

Notorious erotica author Nora Sutherlin thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits until she began to work with demanding and controlling British editor Zachary Easton. … In a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple. Check out here.


15. Dreaming of You, Lisa Kleypas

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When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress — and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London. Click here.


16. Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

She lives in cosmopolitan West London. She is Nikki, daughter of Indian immigrants, who want to live a more western and more independent life.

While teaching a creative writing course, she discovers wealth of fantasies and erotic desires, buried inside her students. Most of students are from the traditional Punjabi community. These older women’s husbands had died long ago. However, every woman has a secret life. And they have to keep their secret lives hidden from the “Moral Police”. Soon a scandal breaks out threatening to engulf them all. Check out here.


17. My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

My Favorite Half-Night Stand by Christina Lauren

It is the story of two best friends — Millie Morris and Reid Campbell. They occasionally hook up. But they are afraid.

Afraid of ruining what they have. They form a close-knit group. All members of this group are working at the University of California. Soon they are on the path which is most likely to lead them towards singledom. Check out here.


18. The Sleeping Beauty Quartet by Anne Rice

The Sleeping Beauty Quartet by Anne Rice

This is a series of four books, written by Anne Rice. These four books include The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment, Beauty’s Release, and Beauty’s Kingdom. Loosely based on the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty, the novels have lots of explicit sexual adventures.

The first book, The Claiming of the Sleeping Beauty, starts with Beauty being awakened from her hundred-year sleep by the Prince. The Prince does not awake the Beauty with a kiss, but through sex. Soon, Beauty finds herself in a kingdom, as a slave, being surrounded by other naked slaves.

All the books of the quartet take you through the world of erotic yearning and fantasy. Check out here.


19. Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

First published in Germany in 2008, it is an erotic literature for fans bur pornography for critics. Here, Wetlands refer to vagina, tales of which is narrated by an 18-year-old Helen Memel. The girl is currently being treated in a hospital. What is she suffering from? She is suffering anal fissure, caused by the careless shaving of anal hair.

A sexually active woman since she was fifteen, Helen does something which extended her hospital stay. During this time, she falls in love with her favorite male nurse Robin. This book touches upon many taboo topics including, body fluids, men’s sperm, sweat, mucus, and why she prefers it over personal hygiene. Click here.


20. The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Alexa Monroe has agreed to go to a wedding with a stranger. Why? Because she gets stuck with him in an elevator, and finds him interesting. They never thought they would have so much fun. But then they have to go their separate ways. However, they can’t stop thinking about each other… Click here.