Smut in the City: Sexy Recommendations!

Filed in The Latin Lover Posted on October 16, 2010 @ 3:37 pm 10 comments
Hey Everyone!
We are back again to talk about everything sexy and smutty, and this Saturday we would like to share with you a few recommendations in the smutty genre. So those who are new to racey novels or those smut veterans who would like to discover a couple new great reads, please take a seat, kick off your shoes and let the girl talk begin. 🙂

We categorized our recommendations into 3 types, depending on the sensuality rate:

1) Warm sparkles flying: these books are for smut novices: they have some tender loving and sensual scenes, but nothing too graphic (mostly romance novels with some love scenes). This first category is not smut, merely sensual or sexy love scenes.

2) Scorchingly hot: a bit more intense, for those who want more than just some general, subtle allusion to caresses, you need a fan reading these!

3) Instant combustion:not for the faint hearted! These books have graphic and detailed sex scenes, they burst in flames!

So today, to ease into the subject, we would like to draw your attention to a few of our favourite sensual novels from the first category:

Warm sparkles flying:
(Gentle romances, these have some tender loving and sensual scenes, but nothing too graphic. These are not smutty novels yet, merely sensual or sexy romances.)
Susi (The Geeky Lover): I’m going with Naked in Death by J. D. Robb. Roarke is so wonderful and made of awesome. Love him to pieces. And this series is just wonderful- Futuristic Science Fiction with Romance? No better mix out there. 😉 And seriously, Nora knows how to write a gripping and enthralling story. Her writing is addicting and you just won’t be able to stop!

Stella (The Latin Lover): When I had to think of sexy, romantic novels, the ones that first came to my mind were Nora Roberts novels! You can’t go wrong with them, but there are a few that I love above the others and can re-read many times: the MacGregors (I just LOVE this series: we get to read about an extended family: the brothers and sisters, then their children and how they find love and happiness), the Born In series (the story of 3 sisters: Born in Fire, Born in Ice, Born in Shame), Cordina’s Royal Family, the Chesapeake Bay Saga (the story of 4 brothers), the Donovan Legacy series. They are all warm, funny and sexy reads. Reading a Nora Roberts novel is like curling up under a cozy blanket and reading about a big happy family and friends (and of course the love stories are all mmm… wonderful!) 🙂
Amanda (The Winged Lover): Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs (Alpha and Omega, Cry Wolf and Hunting Ground)… I don’t read much category 1 novels hehe but Briggs is good if you don’t want graphic, you know what’s happening but you don’t get the squelchy noises.

Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb– only a few “scenes” but a strong romance theme going through the high fantasy elements.

Bea (The Charmed Lover): any romance by Lynn Kurland, and most Patricia Briggs books. They have kisses and mild descriptions of caressing but then fade to black. They are definitley not explicit in any way.
Has (The Smutty Lover): I have to say these are the ones with a lot of tension although the smexy action is toned down. But for me it has to be Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, the tension between Adam and Mercy was smouldering even though the love scenes are tame. But Patricia Briggs really does tension well and I would recommend the Alpha and Omega series to go with that too!
Another good tension filled romance although I think its slightly more hotter, is Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series. I think tension is just as important as a good love scene – *spoiler alert* the payout when Kate got together with Curran was just plain yummy! 😀 *end of spoiler*
And do you have any great sensual novels you would recommend to us?

 

About Stella


Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • Blodeuedd October 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I like the sensual ones, that is why I rather go for UF than PNR

  • pattepoilue October 16, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    @Blodeuedd Lol I tend to the contrary. When Stella asked for recommendations I couldn't come up with ONE book that was only 'sensual' lol.
    I need my smut!

  • Sullivan McPig October 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I agree on the Patricia Briggs books.
    I also would like to add Dark Oracle by Alayna Williams to the mix. I love the romance in that one and can't understand I don't hear more bloggers talk about this book as it's one of my favourite reads this year.

  • Scorpio M. October 16, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Naked In Death is only sensual? I found it pretty steamy. What kind of smut are ya'll reading?! LOL.

  • pattepoilue October 17, 2010 at 3:22 am

    @Scorpio M. All my recs were considered very 'graphic' novels lol. Even my romance book lol. Ah! I'm a perv lol I haven't read Naked in Death so I don't know if there're smex scenes and if they are steamy or graphic or tamed!
    This category is too tamed for me lol

  • Raina October 17, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Mostly the category 1 books make me roll my eyes unless other action is involved somehow. I'd definitely go with the Patricia Briggs books; love love love her!

  • SusiSunshine October 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

    @Blodeuedd I really think it always depends on how it'S done but that could get a discussion for another post.

    @Sullivan McPig I saw that one on your blog…I definitely have to check it out.

    @Scorpio M. Really? It is steamy? Wow OMG I'm way too dirty as it seems. I found it was really tame and I would have welcome one or two additional scenes. I feel like a perv now.

    @pattepoilue ((pervy hug)) LMAO

    @Raina Yeah I so know what you mean. =P

  • Scorpio M. October 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    @SusiSunshine I was just teasing, didn't mean to make you feel pervy, LOL. You are right, Nora doesn't get too explicit. I guess Roarke is such a dynamic hero he alone can elevate sensual to HAWT! =)

    @pattepoilue Kristin Higgins books are pretty tame, no?

  • SusiSunshine October 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    @Scorpio M. Dang it felt so good. 😉 And yes Roarke is HAWT.

  • pattepoilue October 18, 2010 at 2:41 am

    @Scorpio M. YES!! You're right! damn I could have used that one, it's really tamed! *g*

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