Talk about erotica and the first thought you jump to is porn. But pornography can be disturbing and distasteful if you don’t know the right places to look for it. And sometimes, more than a visual treat, you need the right words to stimulate your mind and take you on a unique journey towards the ultimate orgasm. In fact, reading an erotic story can prove to be more powerful than porn when self-pleasure is the goal. With books, you get to visualise the story in your head and that makes you an active participant in them.
One of the best genres of erotic literature is queer erotica, which is not just representative of the queer community but also a look into the normality of their lives. So, here are six queer erotic books that deserve a space on your bookshelf.
1. Drag Me Up by R. M. Virtues
A modern-day re-telling of Hades and Persephone’s story, Drag Me Up is one hot read. Hades prefers to stay behind the scenes, even if he is the one pulling the strings. He loves his solitude and will do anything to preserve it. Persephone is a talented aerialist trying to get out from under her mother’s thumb. When the two meet, sparks are bound to fly. This slow-burn romance is everything you could ask for. The best part about the book is the piping hot chemistry between Persephone, who is trans, and Hades, who is demi-sexual.
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2. On The Square by Brenda Murphy
A small-town lesbian romance, On The Square tells the story of Mai Li and Dale Miller. Mai Li is a celebrity chef, fresh out of a very public break-up. Mai comes back to her hometown to revive her parents’ shuttered restaurant and make a fresh start. After 20 years of neglect, the place needs a facelift. And in walks the hard-edged contractor Dale Miller who agrees to do the renovation. As these two hot-heads come together, finding their happily-ever-after won’t be as easy. The book also features some mild BDSM and a whole lot of between the sheet action.
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3. Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera
Mangos and Mistletoe strikes the perfect balance between being hot and heavy and cute and fluffy. Kiskeya Burgos left behind the tropical beaches of her hometown in the Dominican Republic in search of her dreams. She lands in Scotland with the singular aim of winning the Holiday Baking Challenge. Sully Morales comes to Scotland to find herself after spending most of her life as a caregiver. Now that things are settled on her home turf, she is free to get back to her greatest love — baking. Sully and Kiskeya are partners for the Holiday Baking Challenge, but they just can’t stop clashing. Will these diametrically opposite women find common ground to win the competition and win at love?
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4. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Fingersmith is a quasi-Dickensian novel at its finest — with lesbian characters at the centre. Sue Tinder is an orphan under the care of Mrs Sucksby who raised her as her own. Sue also happens to be one of the petty thieves in Mrs Sucksby’s home. One day, the most beloved thief only known as Gentleman arrives with a proposition for Sue. Gentleman wants Sue to be his partner in crime as he pulls off a heist at gentlewoman Maud Lilly’s house. But as Sue ends up as a maid at Maud’s house, their relationship takes a turn neither of them anticipated. And things are never as they seem in this novel of thrills and reversals.
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5. The Temptation Series by Ella Frank
If you are considering queer erotic books, you definitely need Ella Frank’s Temptation series on the list. Because boy, the steam that comes off the page will have you heaving! Logan and Tate are a hot AF couple and they make sure the readers know it too. Logan Mitchell is a man who embraces his sexuality and often waves it like a flag. A hotshot lawyer, the man knows what he wants and how to get it. Tate Morrison is right out of a hellish divorce from his wife of four years and a relationship is the last thing on his mind. With a new job in one of Chicago’s upscale bars, Tate is looking forward to a new beginning. The only trouble is that Logan has taken a liking to Tate. And what Logan wants, he gets.
The pages scream raw sexual tension and explosive chemistry. Logan is not a relationship kinda guy, and Tate is not a man kinda guy. But, what happens when they say ‘to fuck with it’ and give it a try?
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6. To Italy, With Love by Nicky Pellegrino
To Italy, With Love promises to make you hunger — for food and some pleasure as well. Assunta has given up on love. While she runs a little trattoria in the most romantic mountain town in Italy, love seems to evade her. Sarah-Jane is done with love after breaking up with her celebrity boyfriend. She’s ready to buy an old convertible and drive around Italy this summer. But when her car breaks down in Montenello, Sarah-Jane’s stay is unexpectedly extended. Now that Assunta and Sarah-Jane are together, can love be far behind? To Italy, With Love is the perfect summer romance that will give you all the feels.
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