Fifty Shades of Grey was probably the “break out” book for self published erotic novels in modern times.   E.L. James went the tried and tested self published route to get Fifty Shades of Grey out there, the phenomenal success of the books elevated her character’s erotic adventures from the confines of limited circulations of self-publishing to the big budget marketing of publishing giants.

There hundreds of talented erotic novel writters out there, creating awesome, hot and sizling books and articles you just want to read. Some of them write fiction, others base tales of their saucy adventures in real life. If you follow the author;s interview section of Discover New Books, you would have probably read our conversation with the author of Erotic Tales : A decade of desire.

Our conversation with him prompted us to take a fresh look at erotic novels. This resulted in uncovering a lot of brilliant erotic novels.  This article brings you 31 of the best erotic novels and takes we found. Hopefully you will find some of them as stimulating and exciting as we did.

  1. A Decade of Desire: Erotic Tales

A Decade of Desire by Charles Dyson narrates the erotic experiences of a man whose imaginations are no longer restricted by the rules of ‘The Office’. A collection of over 18 uncensored short stories that describe amorous role-play exploits, hot BDSM and fetish adventures from that time. Online discourses explore the walls defying contemporary relationships while explicit sex scene chapters imagine the amorous connections that follow when two people eventually meet. 

After 15 years of corporate office life, Charlie Doyle’s kinky fantasies revolve around ‘The Boss and Mistress’ part plays which always lead to his’ Sexy Secretary’ being disciplined in a number of office scripts. A Decade of Desire is a true alpha male story, part inspiration and part memoir that will get a lover of good romance captivated till the turn of the last page. 

  1. Red White & Royal Blue

Written by Casey McQuiston is this exciting book titled “Red White & Royal Blue”. Funny and fun, and the family and political dynamics feel spot-on, but it’s the foursquare and indelible love between two young men that will drive readers to start it all over again when faced with the last page. It’s that hard to say goodbye to this couple. 

 Heads of family, state, and other handlers concoct a plan for damage control offering an armistice between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Alex soon finds himself casting into a secret love with an unexpectedly unstuffy Henry that could ail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question. 

  1. Call Me By Your Name

You’ll adore this book if You appreciated the movie adaption, of course, and like to know how Aciman initially wrote that peach scene. But, similarly, you’ll love it if you were ever a teenager with a massive, confusing crush on someone who would surely abandon you at the close of the summer, making every single contact of theirs intense and explosive. 

Call Me By Your Name is a wonderful erotic novel written by an American memoirist and New York Times bestselling novelist, Andre Aciman. 

  1. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake By Sarah MacLean 

Lady Calpurnia Hartwell has invariably followed the rules, rules that have left her single — and further than a little unsatisfied. And so she’s pledged to break the rules and live the life of pleasure she’s been missing. 

This book is for you if you are the type that loves a heroine who just says f *** it and does everything a lady is n’t supposed to do, including having some naughty good fun with an absolute rake. 

  1. Bridgerton: The Duke And I By Julia Quinn

The Bridgerton series is about each of the Bridgerton siblings finding love and marriage in a sophisticated city of London in the early 1800’s. Each volume tells the narrative of one sibling’s romantic journey. This first novel in the series, which the first season of the show follows, is about Daphne falling in love with the Duke of Hastings, who happens to be her aged family’s close friend. 

  1. Next in Line for Love by Harper Bliss

After living in Europe for years, Ali Lennox’s dad asks her to go back toL.A. so that she can take over the family company, Lennox Breweries. Still, this resolution angers the company’s COO, Jill Gold, who has been at LB for further than 20 years. Irked that she has to show Ali the ropes on top of her career snub, Jill treats Ali with contempt. Can the two determine a common ground and mesh at work? Potentially. It turns out that sparks fly outside of the office, too.

  1. Let Me Please You: A McClain Family Novella by Alexandria House

Kat McClain is the only sister in a family of alpha males. Loved, cherished, and sheltered by her sisters, she’s working to heal the pain of a failed marriage to a man she loved from her teenage days and move on with her life, but she’s a woman, she has needs, and she’s understandably lonely. Tommy Kirby has guarded her family since he was just a man and has been a silent staple in the McClain family for just as long. He loves his job and his life, is pious to his employer, but further than anything, he wants a family of his own. Maybe these two are just what the other longs for. 

  1. Theirs for the Night By Katee Robert

Katee Robert’s Theirs for the Night is a story introducing Meg Sanders, a delicate two-shoes who decides to let loose on her birthday. Enter Theo and Galen, two devastatingly graceful men who offer themselves up to her as a brace for one night of undiluted fantasy. Unknown to her, she’s sharing a bed with a prince and his guard, and they are hiding from the troubles of their homeland. 

  1. A Man and a Woman By Robin Schone

Megan is 48 years old and a widow, a woman who just wants to share pleasure with a guy one more time. She gets that from an enigmatic stranger who turns out to be Connor Treffrey, also known as Muhamed, who has spent the better part of his life away from his homeland.

Now, aged 53, he has never before had sexual pleasure, which leads Megan to his door. Together they can eventually satisfy one another’s untamed fantasies, if only for one night.

  1. A Gentleman in the Streets By Alisha Rai

Jacob Campbell and Akira Mori were, for a very short period, step-siblings. But even when the familial bond broke, they nonetheless continued to crave one another. 

Now, Akira is a big-time billionaire and Jacob is a ward to his younger siblings, and he has little time for anything outside of his thoroughly responsible life. 

  1. Bared To You by Sylvia Day

Our love began in fire. Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness-beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white hot. I was drawn to him as I’d no way been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was really flawed and damaged, and he unclosed those cracks in me soeasily.Gideon knew. He’d demons of his own. And we’d come to the glasses that reflected each other’s most private wounds. and desires. The bonds of his love converted me, indeed as I supplicated that the torment of our histories did not tear us apart. Intensely romantic, darkly voluptuous and fully addictive, Bared to You’ll take you to the extreme limits of obsession-and beyond. 

  1.  The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

A cracking romantic comedy that throws an odd wedding party couple together on a dream Hawaiian vacation. The Unhoneymooners is a laugh- out-loud treat that confirms Lauren as the heir to Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes. luscious, spiky and deliciously indulgent, this is feel-good heaven. 

  1.  Credence by Penelope Douglas

Credence is one of those books that’s surely not for everyone. It’spseudo-incest, and while I would n’t call it reverse harem, but there’s lovemaking with many partners. 

 Credence was one of those books that was n’t so much recommended as much as someone told me that I longed to read it because it was so crazy. It really was, and while I was so much entertained by it, it did n’t seem so romantic to me. 

  1. Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

A Touch of Darkness is a true guilty pleasure read. It’s sexy, presto- paced, and so absorbing that once you start reading it, you ’ll be hard pressed to put it down. Trust me, I binge read it in a day. 

 So, what makes this such a fascinating read? The romance. This modern- day retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth features a swoon-worthy Hades and chemistry that jumps off of the pages. The sexual heat between Hades and Persephone is discernible , and the buildup to when they will get together is delectably drawn out. Once they eventually do get together, the spice level gets cranked way up. 

  1. Stanton Adore by T L Swan

This story is told primarily from the viewpoint of Natasha, although we do get some glimpses of the other characters. Natasha has always loved only one man in her life. She has been in love with him for seven years, even though they’ve not been together since she was 17. Now that they’re thrust together via a wedding, you had better strap in because you’re about to go on a wild and really hot lift! 

This is a tale of true, deep and soul crushing love. 

  1.  The Professional by Kresley Cole

The Professional starts out with a bang and never truly lets up. Adopted daughters find their long-lost Russian vor fathers, sneaky foot- jobs during important dinners, passion, intrigue, disloyalty, secrets.

Seriously you have no idea what you are missing if you have not read about the Sevastyan brothers. 

  1.  The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

The Arrangement is an awesome, fast-paced read. It is emotionally charged and filled with page- turning suspense. The Arrangement delves into the sordid, all- too-real world of shadowy affairs between rich, powerful men and the young ladies who are caught in their web. It’s exceptionally well- written with a lot more depth and substance than numerous similar books in this category. It’s easy for authors to fall into crazy- jilted-female clichés, but the plot twists in The Arrangement send the reader spiralling through some surprising twists that could n’t be further from this. 

  1. Knight by Kristen Ashley

This is n’t your everyday romance novel where the hero may have some issues, but also love redeems him. No, this is so not Knight! His styles are unorthodox. Some are downright illegal really, but he means well! He’s steadfast and protects not only what’s his, but what’s important to those that he cares about! He’s really a cool guy; it’s just how he goes about certain effects that need some polishing. You’ll hear from some that have read the novel say ‘ I did n’t agree with how he treated certain effects, but I actually did like the book’ or ‘ I had issues with some of the effects he did, but understood where he came from as I got to know him more’. So again, this may not be what you ’re used to when we talk about heroes.

– Viviana Enchantress of Books 

  1.   Rush by Maya Banks

This is the first book in the Breathless Trilogy, and like all good books in a modern series, it features three close friends, Gabe, Jace and Ash, who are also stunningly beautiful, wealthy and influential. Seriously, do these guys all meet at a prep school for unnaturally attractive boys? Why do they not have one fat, awkward friend? 

– Smart Bitches Trashy Books.

  1. With This Collar by Sierra Cartwright

To be honest, the story just let me feeling blah. mainly because of wording choices that at first I assumed was a light joke, but later understood that he meant the words. He’d say a thing like “ I’m going to enjoy beating you.” Beating you? I take the word beating as something non-consensual, and a lot worse than just a spanking, whipping or even anything I would classify as BDSM. It was n’t said once, but many times, which left me wanting to turn around and leave Marcus in a heartbeat. 

– Delighted Reader

  1. Hate to Want You: Forbidden Hearts by Alisha Ray

One night. No one will know. That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would engage in one perfect night of erotic pleasure. The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts — and the last names that made them adversaries. Until the night she did n’t show up 

Now Nicholas has an empire to run. He does n’t have time for distractions and Livvy’s unforeseen reappearance in town is a major distraction. She’s the one woman he should n’t want… so why ca n’t he forget how right she feels in his bed? 

– Cultura

  1.  Bad Behaviour by Mary Gaitskill

Why is bad behaviour so good?

Now, do n’t worry. I ’m not about to tell you that Mary Gaitskill’s stories taught me how to live — or at least, not exactly. I mean, you would n’t actually want to live like any of the people in these stories, if you could help it. But like numerous young women, and many aspiring writers — young, female, and otherwise — I reacted to Gaitskill’s stories straightaway and intensely. I found them astonishing. I was tempted by the wildness of the characters, by their brazenness and force, even in the face of their own perplexity, and frequently despite their inefficacy. I was interested and impressed, of course, by the amount and type of sex. Was this what adults were up to all this time? 

– Literary Hub

  1. A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter
  2. Crossfire series by Sylvia Day
  3. What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
  4. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill
  5. When Love Calls by Sharon C. Cooper
  6. Beauty and the Professor by Skye Warren
  7. The Rose by Tiffany Reisz
  8. Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
  9. Strip You Bare By Maisey Yates