11 Erotic Novels That Might Just Be Better Than Porn

Let’s be real, we all enjoy a little alone time. Guys aren’t the only ones who get excited by a favorite steamy adult site or a go-to dirty movie. We’ve done our fare share of browsing as well, and there’s absolutely no shame in that.

However, when modern electricity or wifi fails us we’re forced to have a plan B. Fortunately, there are a whole slew of erotic novels to turn to in these types of situations. These are just a few of the best books on the market for your alone time. You’re welcome.

1. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren


If you are an undeniable fan of the 50 Shades series, this encapsulating erotica by Christian Lauren is perfect for your library. Hardworking employee and MBA student Chloe Mills has only one problem, her irresistible boss Bennett Ryan. This Christian Grey-esque employer can’t get enough of his employee (Mills) and their steamy office endeavors will have you needing a few hours to yourself.

“Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.”

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2. The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day


Bared To You is the first novel in Day’s Crossfire book series and follows the provocative relationship between recent college graduate Eva Tramell and billionaire playboy, Gideon Cross. Their chemistry is practically intoxicating.

“He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…”

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3. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz


A writer well-known for her steamy erotica, Nora Sutherlin finds herself in intense writing sessions with demanding British editor Zachary Easton. Though the meetings are draining, Sutherlin finds herself becoming undeniably aroused.

“Notorious erotica author Nora Sutherlin thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits until she began to work with demanding and controlling British editor Zachary Easton. … In a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.”

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4. I Am a Woman by Ann Banon


I Am Woman is a classic 1950s novel from the “Queen of Lesbian Pulp” Ann Bannon. Her story follows Laura Landon who has recently fled the oppressive home of her harsh and judging father for the bright lights of New York City. Her new roommate Marcie proves to be exactly what Landon has been missing in her life. Needless to say, things get pretty steamy.

“Sex. Sleeze. Depravity. Oh, the twisted passions of the twilight world of lesbian pulp fiction.” —Chicago Free Press

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5. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward


If you are a fan of the twisted romantic fates apparent throughout the Twilight series, Dark Lover (the first novel in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series) will be right up your alley. This urban erotic fantasy follows the impassioned endeavors of a muscled purebred vampire and a half-breed woman who’s ushered into his fantastical world.

“Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger — one that threatens to consume them both …”

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6. Dirty by Megan Hart


Megan Hart’s Dirty puts a feminine twist on the whole Ana-Christian 50 Shades dynamic and we’re not mad about it. The protagonist Elle is a somewhat damaged woman who throws herself into various sexual exploits attempting to remain emotionally detached. Before long, she finds herself unraveled by and unsuspected lawyer named Dan.

“I don’t apologize for who I am or what I’ve done in—or out—of bed. I have my job, my house and my life, and for a long time I haven’t wanted anything else. Until Dan. Until now.”

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7. Addicted by Zane


The aptly titled “Queen of Erotica” Zane has given us something that may be enough to replace our normal internet activities. Addicted tells the provocative tale of married business woman Zoe Reynard who’s looking outside of her marriage in order to satisfy her every sexual desire. Her addiction to these diverse sexual escapades begins to spin her life out of control and she’s forced to make an unbearable decision.

“Love is indeed blind, and it makes you imagine qualities in a person that don’t exist.”

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8. Between Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey


As you can imagine, Between Lovers is far from your traditional love story. It centers on three utterly irresistible characters who become involved in an unusually complex and steamy sex triangle. Nicole, a successful career woman, finds herself caught between a rekindled fire with her ex and a new exciting affair with a female lover.

“She’s a smart woman. I love that. Intelligence is a wonderful and powerful aphrodisiac. To me, it enhances beauty, makes an ordinary woman look like a movie star.”

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9. Crash by Nicole Williams


Lucy Larson, a burgeoning ballerina falls into an inconvenient lustful relationship with bad boy Jude Ryder and as we all know, wanting something you shouldn’t have becomes irresistible. This story of forbidden romance is enough to make you turn off your lap top even when the wifi is working.

“It wasn’t so much what made me fall in love with him… It was more that I couldn’t not fall in love with him.”

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10. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


While this tale may ruffle a few delicate feathers, the lust an older man feels for an underage girl is unbelievably intoxicating in Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. Like we mentioned before, there’s something to be said for the taste of forbidden fruit.

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”

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11. Forever by Judy Blume


Last, but certainly not least Judy Blume’s Forever transports us back to those very first feelings of infatuation and undeniable sexual curiosity. Katherine and Michael’s seemingly innocent love affair will reawaken even the most dormant libidos.

“Sex is a commitment…Once you’re there you can’t go back to holding hands…and when you give yourself both mentally and physically…well, you’re completely vulnerable.”

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See Also: 11 Books You Need To Read If You Loved ‘The Girl On The Train’