9 steamy books from sex slaves to bikers, pickups to partners
Reading is sexy, and it’s even nicer when you’re reading something a bit sexy to get in the mood, or better yet, reading it aloud to a partner. But whether you’re single, or in a couple, these nine new books will fill your fantasies with all sorts of nice and naughty thoughts. While I review books on a regular basis on my advicesisters.net web site, and a few of these books are also included in my reviews there, I do my best to present to readers what I think will be appropriate for that audience. So here, I’m including books that may or may not appeal to you or your particular erotic interests, If you like them, please speak your mind and tell us so in our comments area. The books reviews are archived in our reviews column archives, so you can come back any time and add your thoughts about anything we’ve reviewed…and we really welcome your feedback. I’m also adding some links to Ebook downloads where I can, because I know many people are using these more often and it’s travel season. Stock up — and steam up!
Alison Blackman Dunham reviewing for leather and lace spice
Stone Cold (An Iron Tornados MC Romance by Olivia Rigal( Kindle Edition 2014) is sexy, but it is the least sexually graphic of all the books we are suggesting. That doesn’t take anything away from it’s sexy appeal, however. Ms. Rigal has a flair for writing and her characters make you want to get to know them better. In fact, since her books end right when you are just getting hooked, it’s like good sex, you just are panting for more. But you have to wait for the next novel to find out what’s going to happen. In Stone Cold, the reader is introduce to Lisa Mayfield, a personable law student who is pulled out of her job one day by her boss, hurried onto a plane, and sent down to Florida to her family to deal with the sudden death of her brother. While there, she runs into a former lover and her brother’s best friend who has dropped out of the police academy where her brother was enrolled with him, to become a member of a notorious motorcycle clubcalled the Iron Tornados, a gang that Lisa suspects might have caused her brother’s death. While Lisa searches for the truth about her brother’s death, she still can’t stop her attraction for “bad boy Brian.” Could Brian really have become a stone cold biker? I admit, the bad boy with the talented hands seems a bit cheesy, but it drew me in, oh yes it did. Rigal has a way with words and she makes them do great things. This is not erotica, but it’s sexy and romantic. It’s good, and you can get the Kindle version of Stone Cold (An Iron Tornadoes MC Romance) and revel in the romance, right now.
Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-Term Love by. Mark A. Michaels, Patricia Johnson and Tammy Nelson ( / Cleis Press 2014). There is a lot to digest in this book, but sometimes I wonder with books like this if the authors are trying to hard to do too much. The authors’ background in tantra, and personal experiences as teachers and as a couple give them a wide view of sex and intimacy, and that’s a good thing, but there are 426 pages broken up into 13 chapters with so many sub sections that each can only have a few paragraphs to perhaps a few pages devoted to topics that could take an entire chapter, or perhaps an entire book, to properly cover on their own. The authors might have been better off expanding the chapters on tantra and exploring more adventurous forms of sex, and eliminating those on sexual concepts and anatomy which one can get from other resources. For someone stuck in a “vanilla” relationship seeking something new, something more, partners in passion might be a good place to start and get some ideas, just not a great place to end. I’m not saying that the book is poorly written (it isn’t) or that the material covered is bad (that’s not true either) but I was left wanting more….You can find Partners In Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long-term Love .
Shy Love aka, Sheelagh Blumberg, has both beauty and brains, and she knows how to use them. The former porn star isn’t stupid and she is a surprisingly, a good writer. I admired her user-friendly “voice” and the encouraging way she advises both male and female audiences. I reviewed two of her books, one for women, one for men.
How to Land a Rich Man by Shy Love may get you thinking that rich men are around the corner just waiting to marry you, and that would be a mistake. But the author is a a successful business woman and married mother of two who has advanced degrees and also married a wealthy man. She has the looks and the brains to pull that off. And she could turn heads just by walking into a room. But you can’t keep a wealthy man, or any man, just on looks. Sheelah (Shy Love) knows that, and she tells you how to build confidence and get the skills you need not just to attract a wealthy man or a good man, but any man, and then keep him interested. Not all of her tips will be as effective for every woman in every situation, but many of them are just “grandma wisdom” that has worked well through the ages. There is no such thing as the perfect man, but while you may find some of the author’s tips impractical or not quite your style, and you might not land a rich man with them, you may at least land the man you’re hoping for. As a dating and relationship expert, I kept mentally “high fiving” her advice throughout the book. Ladies, the author puts the power back in your hands, where it should be. The book is slim and and easy read. It’s a good primer for the clueless, and a good review for the woman who isn’t getting the results she wants in the dating world. Get How To Land A Rich Man: A Complete Guide To Getting The Perfect Man for your Kindle, now!
As to How to Catch A Kitten – The Ultimate Pick Up Guide, it too, is mostly confidence building basics plus a lot of the basics the pick up artists (PUA) books tout. I am not a fan of pick up artist books (if you read my book reviews you know they make me squirm. I don’t advocate playing games to manipulate anyone (e.e. the classic of using a wing man) but some men just need a push to get into the “game.” I didn’t even like the title, until I read somewhere that the author’s sister’s adult star name is “Diamond Kitty” (sue me, I love cats) so I assume that’s the “cute” factor. But once again, Sheelah won me over with basic advice for men that most of these PUA books suggest, from upping your image physically, to building confidence with the right approach. She makes her tips easy for even the most clueless man to understand and helps them understand things such as how to read basic body language, and which girl to approach in a group first to get results (it isn’t the hot girl that you want to target first, but the “gatekeeper/guardian). While most men have a least some grasp of social techniques down, a lot of younger men and socially inept men don’t, and this book might really help them change their social lives. Most men wouldn’t take dating advice from a woman, but advice from a former porn star turned mogul with beauty and brains? absolutely! Get How To Catch A Kitten: The Ultimate Pick Up Guide ! for your Kindle.
At the heart of every D/s relationship is a power exchange, where one partner, the submissive (sub/bottom), surrenders her control to the other partner , the Dominant (Dom/top). This can be for a very specific period of time, such as for a scene, or for some, it might be a lifestyle and last a lifetime with varying degrees of control. As Tony an I have said in many of our leatherandlacespice.com posts about the popular book series of 50 Shades of Gray, and BDSM in general, there There are so many facets to BDSM and each couple adapts it to suit their particular needs and wishes, But within BDSM there is a distinct difference between a submissive and a slave. A submissive obeys and serves by choosing to do so each time and retains her will within the context of the D/s relationship, whereas a slave has given up all rights and becomes, in effect, property. Therefore, the title Slave Girls: Erotic Stories of Submission Edited by D.L. King Foreward by Rose Caraway (Cleis Press. 2014) is a bit of a misleading title. All of the stories are steamy stories of women in submission and they are craving intense scenes that are highly erotic, but not all are stories of women who are slaves. These short stories of various levels of submission are a collection from a variety of erotic writers who know how to wring that last bit of emotion out of a story. The scenes of BDSM depicted in these stories go from fairly mild to fairly severe. Yes, they are very erotic, but they also depict women who have a need for punishment and control bordering on total control. For those readers who feel that the Masters/Doms or Dommes in this type of BDSM are cruel and that submission of this sort is “abusive” (and I’m not making any judgments about that), the book will evoke strong emotions. For those who love BDSM and erotic literature of this type, it’s a slam dunk addition to their erotic bookshelves. Add Slave Girls: Erotic Stories of Submission to your Kindle.
One of the nice things about collections of short stories of any type, is that if you don’t really like one of them, you can simply go to the next. With erotic stories by 69 authors (and I’m sure there was intention in that number) sharing their most erotic short stories, you’re bound to find some that capture your imagination and attention. And that’s why I like the books like the Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel ( Cleis Press, 2013). Although the book was published last year, this book has something with erotic fantasies to steam up a boring day or night with something for everyone’s taste. There are all kinds of people and all kinds of sexy ideas so pick and choose the ones you want to read –it’s an erotic literature buffet. Not all the stories are equal in intensity, but you are the only one who needs to judge which ones turn you on, the best, so I’m not even going to bother calling out favorites. The people in these stories may be enjoying their own orgasms, but you can enjoy reading about them. Let the stories fuel your imagination, and if you wish, find a partner and make some magic of your own. Check out The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories .
I take a dim view of any title that uses a superlative unless that superlative can be substantiated. Who is to say?? So I admit that I didn’t want to read Best Erotic Romance 2014, edited by Kristina Wright (Clies Press 2014). But since I received a number of erotic books form Cleis, I decided to take a peek under the covers and see what was inside. This book is a collection of romantic stories, not all necessarily very erotic ones. Yes, there is graphic sex in the stories, but it’s more about the slow buildup (the “plot”) and less about pulling the “steamy” from you, the reader. There are sixteen stories, well curated, that cover different sorts of romance between different types of people from married mommies to co-worker coupling, and more. These forms of desire are crafted into well written stories that portray sex, and love, not just sex–and sometimes, that’s refreshing. Are these 16 stories the best erotic romance stories of 2014? I really can’t say if that is the case although the editor of the book, Kristina Wright, apparently thinks these are the “bees knees,” but if you like to read about sexy romance, this book will satisfy you. Ready for some erotica? Get Best Erotic Romance 2014 and spend some time, dreaming.
I admit the premise is silly, implausible and well, kind of dumb, but I also admit that I really liked the entire S.E.C.R.E.T. trilogy including the latest book, S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed: A SECRET Novel (Secret Trilogy) by L. Marie Adeline (Broadway Books, 2014). Just released in May by L. Marie Adeline (a pseudonym for the bestselling author Lisa Gabriele), this book brings back some of the characters from the previous two books, including waitress turned restaurateur Cassie Robichaud who is in love with her business partner and ex lover, Will Foret. But without being too much of a spoiler, as readers learned from the past books, when Will discovers that Cassie is part of S.E.C.R.E.T., an underground group devoted to helping women experience their deepest sexual fantasies, he breaks things off with Cassie, leaving her brokenhearted but still involved with the organization, and with another S.E.C.R.E.T. “member.” And there are new characters to root for. They’re like-able, realistic, romantic and the sex scenes are genuinely steamy and erotic. If you like fantasy, you’ll fall for these books. It’s no S.E.C.R.E.T that I hope the author keeps books like SECRET Revealed: A SECRET Novel (Secret Trilogy) coming, (pun not intended).
Although I downloaded the Kindle edition Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Last 80 Years byKate Munro (Icon Books , 2014), I didn’t see a price on it, but there’s also a hard copy version. I thought it was going to be a really cute commentary on virginity, but it turned out to be a commentary on Ms. Munro’s sex life along with those of other people through her Cosmopolitan award-nominated blog, The Virginity Project. Call me confused, but I sort of didn’t get it….the book flipped and flopped around, and I just really didn’t care to know the details The stories are there, but there just doesn’t seem to much much humanity in the characters she is showcasing. I wanted to know about the various people and how they”lost it” but the author failed to make me care. The writing style was ponderous, I felt like I had to wade through it. It’s just not my style and I didn’t think it was all that well done. I wanted to love it, but I wasn’t wowed, but maybe you will be. Still, I give this late bloomer to blogging and writing a plug — Visit: http://www.virginityproject.typepad.com/
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