November 8, 2012 by Bill Johnson
Perhaps you are new to the erotic book world. Perhaps you’ve read hundreds of erotic books but don’t know where to go next. Either way, finding a good Erotic Books can sometimes be a challenge. Even if the plot seems interesting, the writing may be poor or you might dislike the main character… there are so many factors to an erotic book that finding one you actually enjoy can seem overwhelming!
Luckily, I am here to help. After much research, I have narrowed down the two erotic books that are absolutely must-reads.
The first is The Story of O by Pauline Reage. Though published way back in 1954, this erotic book is Fifty Shades of Grey for grown-ups. It tells the story of a woman who chooses to become a willing sex slave. Not for the feint of heart, The Story of O is steamy and descriptive, a little bit scary at times, and some even believe it to be true. There is a great deal of speculation that the first draft of this steamy book was in the form of love letters from the authoress to her lover, who was an enormous fan of the Marquis de Sade. The fact that its publication, originally in France, was such a controversy is just another reason to try this book on for size.
Some critics claim that this book is anti-feminist due to the beatings and mutilations that the main character endures. Others argue that because she has asked for these things to happen to her, and that throughout the book her consent is sought and given, this erotic book is actually extremely feminist. You’ll have to read it yourself to make a decision of your own.
The second erotic book on my must-read list is The Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure. I suppose technically speaking, this is three books you should read, as it’s a trilogy, but bear with me. This series is by author Anne Rice, originally published under a pseudonym. These books are, as can be discovered by the title, about the classic Sleeping Beauty story; except that instead of being woken with a kiss…
Playboy described Rice’s Sleeping Beauty as “Articulate, baroque and fashionably pornographic” in a review of the read. We have to admit that Playboy probably knows its stuff when it comes to sexy books. If you love twists on classic fairy tales and love erotic books then this trilogy will be perfect for you. I know that for me, finding out what happens to Sleeping Beauty after the last page of her fairy tale (with a sexy twist no less) is extremely titillating.
If you’ve already read these two must-read erotic books, then good for you! If not, I’d suggest going out and purchasing a copy from your local bookstore or on your ereader. You won’t regret it!