We know that you sometimes need a break from fantasies, mysteries, and classics, and try your hands on some erotic novels. If your idea of erotic novels is ‘books on s*x’, then you are completely wrong. It is much more than that. All erotic novels are not only about rough s*xual scenes, BDSM, and rich men. But, is a great love story that will keep you hooked to the book. Just ask yourself what is your taste in sensuality and you will have the perfect erotic novel for you. So, let’s not waste another moment but dive into the list of 50 most erotic novels of all time.
Best Erotic Books Of All Time
Let’s dive straight into the list of best erotic books of all time without wasting any time. Check out all the books below.
Author – Emmanuelle Arsan
About the book – This is a story of French bis*xual women who starts exploring her desires, and fantasies. The plot is based on 1967. It is better to say that there is a minimum plot and you get to get a piece of how Emmanuelle explores her fantasies from men to women in a flight to a squash court.
Author – Judy Blame
About the book – This is a book that is about exploring s*xuality during teenage times. The book includes exploring the desire for s*x for the first time. the quotes from this book will give you goosebumps. However, you can go find out more and know why it got banned from some school libraries.
3) The Thorn Birds
Author – Colleen McCullough
About the book – It covers a story about a tv serial type romance. And knows how a tv soap lover wants their erotica to be. The book was later adopted as a tv series in the 80’s. the tv series had a lot of women hooked to it and was a major hit during that time. it is a good blend of erotica and romance.
4) The MacGregor Brides
Author – Nora Robert
About the Book – This book is just meant for you if you’re a rom-com fan. This falls under the genre of contemporary romance. It has a woman as its lead character, who is dealing with her life with full independency and still managing to get a slice of erotic romance.
Author – Diana Galbaldon
About the series – This is the name of the series. Under this name, there are eight novels. Most of it is about sturdy men in kilts, time-traveling, handsome men, and historical fiction. The plot is based in Scotland. It is a novel that has the potential to get you hooked for all of the books.
6) The Sisters of APF: The Indoctrination of Soror Ride Dick
Author – Zane
About the book – This book is about the soror sisters’ erotic movie by some sturdy black women. The APF or Alpha Phi Fuckem is a club for private investments. This is only meant for professionals who have a knack for s*x and wild parties. The book also talks about a first-year law student and her dating life.
7) Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Vol. 4
Editor – Rachel Kramer Bussel
About the booklets, clear it off at first, this is not an erotic ‘novel, but an anthology series that has stories of gay, characters with multiple partners, hetero characters. If you do not want to stride through pages of a love story then go for this series. It has some truly erotic s*x scenes. Get ready for some hard-hitting BDSM.
8) The Wedding Date
Author – Jasmine Guillory
About the book – It is erotica with some of the best-written s*x scenes. This is the ideal if you want to chick romance and some smoking hot s*x scenes. It also has a prevocational plot that unwinds and explores an interracial relationship. Go for this if you want the best combination of romance and erotic.
9) Night Shift: A Choose-Your-Own Erotic Fantasy
Author – Joanne Angel
About the book – This is a story of finding an adventure for an individual almost like Bandersnatch, but with the bled of s*x scenes in the perfect amount. This is a book where we get to explore a grad student who works at an s*x shop at Florida. It can be the erotica you have been looking for.
10) The Cocktail Series: Wallbanger
Author – Alice Clayton
About the book – This is the perfect book for you if your taste meets humor, cute dates with erotic s*x scenes. The story unfolds how Caroline encounters her neighbor having sensual s*x with many women. She is still disturbed because of the breakup she recently had. But, she gradually finds her way to satisfaction.
11) Montana Sky
Author – Nora Roberts
About the book – This book explores the s*x life through the country’s lands. From rolling on a pile of hay and exploring sisters, the book includes everything you need to feel the country winds on your face. But, it just not erotica it also involves a mystery of a murder. This was also adapted as a movie.
12) Dance off Series: Take the Lead
Author – Alexis Daria
About the book – Dance and some sizzling s*x, can erotica get any hotter? The book has reached some new heights with this one. It is a story about a Puerto Rican professional dancer trying to avoid the lust for her dance partner but result into a sizzling s*xual chemistry between them.
13) The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series
Author – J.R. Ward
About the book – The story of the book unravels the story of wanting and sensual s*x between a masculine, not taking ‘no’ for answer men and sassy, intelligent and self-dependent women. This was a best-selling novel. You can definitely give this one a try.
14) The Kiss Quotient
Author – Helen Hoang
About the book – Stella, who is an econometrician on the Autism spectrum and Michael who is a Vietnamese-Swedish-American escort has sizzling chemistry with some sensual s*x. They try to keep things professional but gradually fail. She is a female protagonist you have never come across.
15) The Sookie Stackhouse Novels/The Southern Vampire Mysteries
Author – Charlaine Harris
About the book – This book has played a major role in inspiring the Tv series true Blood that was broadcasted on HBO. Get a slice of how getting seduced by panthers, weretigers and other supernatural things feel like. If vampires and other supernatural beings is your thing then go for this book.
16) Lords of the Underworld
Author – Gena Showalter
About the book – This book is meant for those who love Roman and Greek mythology. Greek and Roman mythology both are known to be keen on sizzling events and handsome gods and goddesses. The plot is not much, the writing mostly revolves around erotic scenes.
17) Face the Fire, Three Sisters Island Trilogy Book 3
Author – Nora Roberts
About the book – The story revolves around how an owner of a hotel, the only hotel on an island tries to win back the heart of Mia Devlin who is one of the three sisters. Sam starts with a cold introduction, which angers Mia and increases her affection for him. You will be hooked to this book if you are into warlocks and witches.
18) Call me by your name
Author – André Aciman
About the book – This book was later made into a great movie. If you already watched the movie, try to read the novel as well. Ever had a major confusing crush on a person during your teenage days? Then this is the perfect book for you. It’s unbelievable how Aciman made it so real with easy words to understand.
19) I am a woman
Author – Ann Banon
About the book – the book is set in the 50s and 60s; it reveals how things were for a gay person at that time and that too in a village. You will encounter an erotic novel through the life of a gay person and get to know why Ann Baron is known as the “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction.”
20) Lover at last
Author – J.R Ward
About the book – This is another story that includes hot s*x scenes and vampires. And when there are vampires, you know there is no end to fantasies, hot bodies, and steaming erotic scenes. If you loved the brotherhood Dagger Brotherhood, then you will also love this book as well.
Author – Ella Frank
About the book – This is exactly meant for you if you are into steamy s*x and sizzling romance then this is the perfect book for you. However, the story of this book revolves around one or multiple men. The plot includes a great hot romance that would not want to miss.
22) Crossfire Series
Author – Sylvia Day
About the book – If you have read Fifty-shades, but are unsatisfied due to loosely written characters and developed storyline then this is the book for you. It has better and hotter s*x scenes with more sensible characters. You would love how well-written the s*x scenes are.
23) Beautiful Bastard
Author – Christian Lauren
About the book – Let’s pull another reference of the Fifty shades trilogy. This is the perfect book for you if you just cannot get enough of the fifty-shade trilogy and its erotic hot s*x scenes. The novel actually started as fanfiction. This can be a great change of taste.
24) The siren
Author – Tiffany Reisz
About the book – If you are up for a non-regular love story, but hot s*x scenes where BDSM is also explored then this is the book for you. Move over, cliché romance, and make space for some nail-digging erotic scenes. This erotica is just too real, for the soft hearts to handle.
Author – Kate Noble
About the Book – Most of us got engaged in a mismatched love story, this book is also about a couple who are a complete mismatch for each other but they still end up in a very controversial situation. The book has some great s*x scenes that will keep you glued to the pages.
26) Romancing Mr.Bridgerton
Author – Julia Quinn
About the book – The book revolves around a woman who has forever adored her friend’s brother but failed to confront him. She feels she knows everything about her. Her bubble breaks when she got to know some of his deepest secrets which makes her realize she does not know the person at all.
27) Dreaming of you
Author – Lisa Kleypas
About the Book – in between Sara Fielding’s going from a country house to researching a novel she comes across a ghastly crime. The story is about how she saves her life from a dangerous man and you get a slice of erotica in between all this. It has a great plot and hot s*x scenes. What else do you want?
28) Follow my Lead
Author – Kate Noble
About the Book – yes yet another Kate Noble book has made it to this list. It is about a duke coming across an escort during his trip across Europe. He falls utterly in love with this person and realizes he would even marry her to keep her safe. It is a great book with a hint of royal love story, struggles, and yes of course erotic s*x scenes.
29) The Rough Riders Series: Long Hard Ride
Author – Lorelei James
About the book – Countryside romance fiction is great and when it is blended with hot s*x scenes it becomes the best of all and you just cannot afford to miss it when it involves cowboys. The book has a good plot line that you would enjoy as it unravels slowly.
30) Best of Gay Erotica 3
Author – Richard Labonte
About the book – This is not a novel but an anthology. The author has pulled out some of the most steaming and bold s*x scenes through some hard-hitting stories that are beautifully written. He made sure that this stands as a milestone in the field of gay erotica. This is the third collection in the series.
31) Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year
Author – Sacchi Green, ED
About the Book – This is also an anthology, which has been written by some of the most famous lesbian and romantic authors. This covers all that gives you the taste of everything from hooking ups to long-term relationships and some great hot scenes. If you are trying to avoid reading long erotic novels you can give this a try.
32) Best American Erotica
Author – Susie Bright, ED
About the book – this is another anthology n this list, but worth it. It has many hot erotic scenes that you would love to experience. This was last published in 2008 and no publication after that. The fans surely miss it. But, you should not miss this if you want to experience some hot erotica.
33) Best Fetish Erotica
Author – Cara Bruce
About the book – Another Anthology on the list, but it totally deserves it. If corsets, girdles, cross-dressing, giving, or getting pleasure is what you want to read then this is the best anthology you can get your hands on. Thomas Roche, Greg Wharton, and more also contributed to this.
34) Best Black Women’s Erotica
Author – Blanche Richardson
About the book – It is not written by just one but several writers like in other anthologies. It contains the 25 most sizzling stories that you can experience through the eyes and hearts of black women. It represents to you a huge range of styles and variations in s*x scenes. Some other authors are Diane McKinney-Whetstone, Barbara Neely, Renee Swindle, and more.
35) Best Erotic Fantasy and Science Fiction
Author – Cecilia Tan, ED
About the book – Yet another anthology. This book takes you on a ride through fantasies and healthy s*x. This contains 17 stories that are hand-picked by Cecilia Tan. You would love how every story is so different from the others and has some of the most erotic scenes.
36) Thrones of desire
Author – Mitzy Szeto, ED
About the book – This anthology is completely inspired by the hit series Game of Thrones. This book revolves around the stories of mist, fire, and swords. This is one of the best fantasy anthology books of all time. You can surely enjoy this one.
37) The S*x Chronicles
Author – Zane
About the Book – This is a brilliant story of a housewife who starts by desiring her husband to experiment more and leads up to a secret group of a sorority of women that is almost underground. You will not be bored at any point in your reading.
38) Delta of Venus
Author – Anais Nin
About the Book – This is a great blend of lust, lushness and romantic. This is one of the great representations of one’s imagination. You get to know how a Hungarian adventure entices rich woman, cons her, and flees with her money. This is truly one of the best pieces of erotica.
39) The Claiming of sleeping beauty
Author – A. N Roquelaure
About the book – The author tells the story of sleeping beauty with a twist. In this story, we get the sensual version of Sleeping Beauty. Here the princess wakes from her sleep when enticed by s*xual intentions. It is beautifully written, and it unravels a great story.
Author – Edith Templeton
About the book – It is a book about a psychiatrist who goes on a venture into a s*xual and romantic way of life with Louisa. The woman in the story starts realizing her unsettling history still haunts her when she gets into relation with this psychiatrist. It is erotica with a deep-seated story that you would like to know.
41) Killing Johnny Fry
Author – Walter Mosley
About the book – This is a book about a man who wants revenge. He caught his girlfriend cheating on him red-handed. Now he wants vengeance. This is a great story of a man wanting revenge and also trying to change his life. It is excellent erotica as well.
42) G-spot – An Urban Erotic Tale
Author – Noire
About the book – It is a story of a nineteen-year-old girl who is the owner of the notorious club known as G-spot Social club. She is also someone’s girlfriend. The book is an excellent blend of teenage life and sensual erotica. It explores the ups and downs of teenage life.
Author – Zane
About the book – You just cannot deny how sensual Zane’s writing is. It just keeps you glued to the book. This is a great book with a good amount of erotic scenes. It is a story of a rich businesswoman who wants to find her pleasure, in her own way. She confronts her desires with her therapist, which makes the story more interesting.
44) Bared To You
Author – Sylvia Day
About the Book – A heart-wrenching story with a good amount of erotic scenes. The characters go through some of the major character development of all time. If you are in search of erotica with a good storyline, then this is it.
45) Fifty Shades of Grey
Author – E L James
About the book – Many regard this book as one of the best erotic novels. And, yes it is true to some extent. It is a story about how a billionaire with the fetish of dominating his partner falls in love with a young girl. It shows how their story turns from one phase to the other.
46) Fifty Shades Darker
Author – E L James
About the Book – Another one from the Fifty-shade trilogy, this book is more about how the couple explores the history of Christian Grey. It is also great erotica. Character development is the major focus of the book, but it does not fail to deliver some hot erotic scenes.
47) Fifty Shades Freed
Author – E L James
About the book – This one is again from the Fifty-shade trilogy and talks about how Mr. Grey gets rid of his past horrors. He becomes a free man without his exclusive and sometimes risky fetishes.
48) The Mister
Author – E L James
About the book – Yet another E L James book has made it to the list and completely deserves it. It is not as hard-hitting as the Fifty Shades Trilogy but consists of some soft romance and a good amount of erotica.
Author – Gina Gordon
About the book – Violet, the main character, has not recovered from the tragedy. But, her neighbor sure does help her get wild s*x and give her plenty of satisfaction.
50) To have and To Master
Author – Sparrow Beckett
About the book – This is erotica with a great story. It is a story of a man who ultimately finds the girl of his dream, and now he just cannot let go of her. He will do anything to keep her in his life.
Conclusion about Best Erotic Books
We hope you loved the collection of the best Erotic books you need to read. If you know about any other book that might fit into this list then kindly comment below, We will be happy to add it to the list.