My fiancee is a big fan of erotic literature and I’d love to buy her a few new books that she might find…ahem…inspiring.
She owns and loves Anais Nin’s diaries, “The Story of O,” and “Lady Chatterly’s Lover.”
Are there good modern examples of these types of books that you could suggest? As far as subject matter, the kinkier the better I think. The books listed above should give you a good idea of what she likes to read.
I took a small survey of the Doms I know and they all said well of course I’ve read it. Some said they had it right here, next to the Story of O. Some said I’m rereading it right now and what did you think of this scene (ie would you want to do that :eek: . Very evil and depraved book, fulll of mind games. My second favourite after O.
The Erotica Readers and Writers Association has new content every month, and some really good stuff, too. There’s a Treasure Chest of previously featured stories, and they range from sweet to kinky. Found at erotica-readers dot com.
Warning: link to Amazon.com search results–titles and covers may not be safe for work.
Alison Tyler writes great contemporary erotica, and is an awesome editor. Your fiancee might enjoy one of the story collections Alison’s edited. (Caveat: she’s picked a story or two of mine to publish, so I’m biased. But she’s also a fabulous editor to work with!)
I have a story in “Best Bondage Erotica 2” if your fiancee likes that sort of thing.
There’s always Fanny Hill, which is available from Penguin, which shows you how fuddy-duddy it’s considered now. I’ve got a copy.
Grove Press used to publish “erotic Lit Classics”, and you can still find them in used bookstores, or, increasingly, used book sites.
My Life and Loves (Frank Harris)
My Secret Life
Autobiography of a Flea**
If you’re looking for more recent suff, there are collections like The Year’s Best Erotic Literature in a zillion variations at the local Barnes and Noble.
Do you know what sort of erotic lit she likes? Because not all erotica “works” for all readers. For all I know, she prefers the steamier “romances” (which I understand can get surprisingly explicit) to something labeled as “erotica”.
I also really enjoy the Best Women’s Erotica series of books. A lot. Much more so than “Best American Erotica” which seemed to have a lot of weird stuff in them, which wasn’t really erotic to me.
I went through a phase of greatly enjoying the faux Victorian erotica by many Anonymous authors. I still have a few cherished paperbacks. I really enjoy the varied terminology for all the various throbbing bits and positions.
Oh! Mammoth has a couple of big books of “new” erotica, which can be nice and kinky.
Fun, “Story of O” type erotica, with a 70’s feel – less politically correct, with a hint of the forbidden. Reminds me of those old “Christina” adventures by Blakely St. James. I see Amazon and Barnes & Noble both have them in electronic format now. Recommended for those not afraid to venture close to the edge.