What are the best literary erotica novels?

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    #1Delta of Venus

    Delta of Venus
    Delta of Venus is a book by Anais Nin that tells the story of different women whose obsession will sexual fantasy and worldly desires will lead them to nothing but pain and darkness. It is a compilation of sexual fantasies. 
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    Kyle Nichols
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Delta of Venus by Anais Nin is quite a shocking novel. I was prepared for some steamy scenes but wow!"
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    #2Lolita

    Lolita
    Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel, Lolita, tells the story of Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged literature professor, and his obsessive desire for his stepdaughter, 12-year-old Dolores Haze.
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    Adam Wilson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The subject matter could be taboo but the prose is outstanding. It plays with your emotions and will have you tied in knots about how you feel. "
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    #3Story of the Eye

    Story of the Eye

    Story of the Eye is an adult fiction novel written by Georges Bataille which is a surreal look on the bizarre sexual misinterpretations of a pair of teenage lovers. 

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    Donald Nichols
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I read about a quarter of Story of the Eye, before putting it down for good. This was basically pornography in text form, with nothing redeeming about the narrative whatsoever."
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    #4The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
    The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice is the first book in the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy. This erotic novel is the retelling of Beauty's story in relation to sexual desire. In this novel, Beauty gets awaken by the Prince's sexual initiation.
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    Heather Ortiz
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "She should have to stuck with vampires. There just isn't enough content to stretch into a trilogy. It's an ok story just not enough sustenance."
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    #5Tipping the Velvet

    Tipping the Velvet

    Tipping the Velvet is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Sarah Waters which follows the adventures of Nan King, who starts her life as an oyster girl in the town of Whitstable.

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    Nancy Mendez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Lesbian erotica and something to do with oysters, I wonder what the reference could be. Give this a read if that's your thing. A lot of people like it."
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    #6Fingersmith

    Fingersmith
    Fingersmith is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Sarah Waters which centers on orphan Sue Trinder who is living with Mrs. Sucksby and her family, and her love interest who is also an orphan. 
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    Héctor Solano
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Fingersmith it is best literary erotica novels it tells about orphan Sue Trinder who is living with Mrs. Sucksby and her family, and her love interest who is also an orphan. "
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    #7Dirty (Dan and Ella)

    Dirty (Dan and Ella)
    Dirty is the first book in the erotic romance series Dan and Elle written by Megan Hart which follows the love story between Elle Kavanagh and Dan Stewart. 
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    Huang Shi
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Dirty (Dan and Ella) is probably one of the best literary erotica novels that I have had the pleasure of reading lately. This novel by Megan Hart lead me on an emotional journal that I was not expecting. This novel is hot and steamy."
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    #8Little Birds

    Little Birds
    Little Birds is an erotic romance novel written by Anais Nin which looks into the mysterious world of sex and sensuality. There are 13 vignettes introducing different people in the book. 
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    Sarah Long
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This was the first time I have read Anais Nin and I really enjoyed it. It is a short quick read and is great for anyone who loves short stories (and short chapters for that matter) The writing style is beautiful and somewhat other worldly where it transports you to another place. They are erotic and fun. ."
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    #9Macho Sluts: Erotic Fiction

    Macho Sluts: Erotic Fiction

    Macho Sluts: Erotic Fiction is an adult erotic fiction book written by Patrick Califia-Rice. This was originally published in 1988. This book contains a collection of stories about sex, gay bars, and more.

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    Douglas Jimenez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Patrick Califia-Rice is known for his erotic books mainly including the LGBT community. He has a very nice way of describing things in an erotic way, even for simple things. If you like erotic novels, you should check this book and the author's other books."
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    #10The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories

    The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories

    This book is a collection of revisited classics such as 'The Red Riding Hood', but with a dark and creepy environment. These stories are held in an enormous gothic mansion, full of dungeons, halls and hidden passages. 

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    Eugene Barnes
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories is a pretty good book about fairy tales that has a hint of erotica in it. I enjoyed since it tends to retell the tales of most of the females in the fairy tale history to be all powerful and has a nice hint of darkness which is quite disturbing one would say. Would highly recommend for you ladies if you enjoy powerful women."
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    #11With My Body

    With My Body
    With My Body is the second book in the adult erotica fiction the Bride trilogy written by Nikki Gemmell which centers on an unnamed woman who is a mother of three young boys but is unhappy with her life.
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    Shirley Fields
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Erotica is one of my favorite genres because U enjoy the story telling. I found With My Body the other day, the second book by Nikki Gemmell and instantly fell in love with it."
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    #12Play It Again, Charlie

    Play It Again, Charlie

    Play It Again, Charlie is an erotic gay romance written by R. Cooper that tells the story of two men, one younger and the other older who fell in love with each other. The relationship then leads to a sexual one.

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    Lucy Yang
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This was a nice read. It's about a retired police officer teaching at a community college and a chance meeting with a man he'll become besotted with. The characterization was well done and it really is a heartwarming tale spun beautifully. It is a character driven story that explores how hard it is for people to open up and let others in, and how rewarding it can be when you finally let your guard down."
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    #13A Twist of Fate (Lexi)

    A Twist of Fate (Lexi)

    A Twist of Fate is the first book in the adult erotica fiction series Lexi written by T. Gephart which centers on the life of PR manager Lexi that changed in a span of six months. 

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    Maria Welch
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I highly recommend A Twist of Fate to any reader of exotic fiction. I started this in the evening and ended up staying up way to late as I could not put the book down! Fun, easy to read, creative, and erotic. Great author to add to my list!"
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    #14The Secret Lives of Emma: Distractions

    The Secret Lives of Emma: Distractions
    The Secret Lives of Emma : Distractions is the second book in the adult erotica fiction trilogy written by Natasha Walker which continues the story of married woman Emma Benson and her sexual fantasies. 
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    Kyle Taylor
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "What a great book! I had previously read The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings and loved it so I was so happy when The Secret Lives of Emma: Distractions came out. I just couldn't wait to read it and I was not disappointed. I think it's one of the best erotica novels that I have read. "
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    #15Pride and Promiscuity

    Pride and Promiscuity

    Pride and Promiscuity: The Lost Sex Scenes of Jane Austen is an erotic novel by Arielle Eckstut and Dennis Ashton. The novel was first published on April 1, 2001 and it is about the fictional lost sex scenes of Jane Austen's novels.

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    Bobby Hayes
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "fits topic but not the best"
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    #16Kinky

    Kinky
    Kinky is an erotic book written by Opal Carew, Jayne Rylon, and Avery Aster that tells the story of an innocent young girl who will have sexual relations with an older man who will then be his sugar daddy. 
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    Ryan Keller
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Whew! This book is hot. Just like the first one, this book is great! Its second of the book series and its based in NY. It can be real and excited in very unique ways. It showed its dirty side often and i loved it!"
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    #17His Little Red Lily

    His Little Red Lily

    His Little Red Lily is an erotic book written by Amelia Smarts that tells the story of Lily and Jesse. They fell in love with each other though they have very different characteristics. Their love will turn into lust.

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    Divya Jaiteley
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This was a decent read in the terms of erotica. It wasn't as good as the Grey books, but can solidly stand on it's own. Lily and Jesse's erotic adventures set with a real story line in a western setting made my imagination really active after reading each chapter."
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    #18Kushiel's Dart

    Kushiel's Dart

    Kushiel's Dart is an erotic romance novel by Jacqueline Carey that tells the story of Phèdre nó Delaunay. She is born with a bizarre mole in her eye that makes her not qualified for the career she wants. But it seemed like the bizarre thing makes her a sexual masochist. 

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Best What are the best literary erotica novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Delta of VenusBooks 37 Paid
2LolitaBooks 35 Paid
3Story of the EyeBooks 33 Paid
4The Claiming of Sleeping BeautyBooks 30 Paid
5Tipping the VelvetBooks 29 Paid
6FingersmithBooks 29 Paid
7Dirty (Dan and Ella)Books 26 Paid
8Little BirdsBooks 24 Paid
9Macho Sluts: Erotic FictionBooks 21 Paid
10The Bloody Chamber: And Other StoriesBooks 15 Paid
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