Hot romance stories available today range from gentle and sensitive erotic fiction to love between fantastic creatures and sex games that stretch the imagination. They invite readers to experience adventures beyond their normal lives.
Some classics in hot fiction, like ‘Story of O’ (by French author Anne Desclos, who wrote under the pen name Pauline Reage – English version published 1965) may not be readily available (you can probably find a second hand copy). ‘Story of O’ was an enormous commercial success and even won a literary prize literotica. However, there are many other erotic novels which are available today. Regrettably, they may sell strongly but are often written with less psychological insight and without its calm, almost emotionless, elegant style.
Hot romance novels today have considerable freedom in the creation of the leading characters. Some are fairly ‘realistic’, as with cowboys, cops and soldiers, but nonetheless possessing great sexual appeal. Others involve the imagination and delve into fantasy. There is an abundance of vampires, werewolves, demon-slayers and even feline-based characters. The women are often – though not always – beautiful and invariably have a great longing and a yearning for love.
Some author’s write prolifically in this genre and don’t feel the need to be realistic, yet provide characters that readers can still identify with, as in ‘Pleasure Unbound’, by Larissa Ione. The heroine is a demon-slayer with a great sexual thirst that is denied her. Unfortunately, the character with greatest appeal for her is a hot demon!
Lora Leigh is another who writes extensively and with great imagination. In ‘The Man Within’, the man loved by the heroine belongs to a genetically altered Feline Breed whose presence has alarmed the world. In ‘Guilty Pleasures’ the women have husbands or lovers who are members of an exclusive and select “Club,” where a third party is invited into their beds.
Some have produced a new version of familiar stories. For instance, ‘ ‘Enchanted: Erotic Bedtime Stories For Women’ by Nancy Madore. She has assembled some of the world’s best known fairy tales into an erotic collection.