28 July 2010

Guestblog - A guide into the smut by @Ferishia

Hello all *waves* I’m Ferishia!

My lovely twitter friend Leontine has invited me here to her blog to tell you which books I think should be on your smut book reading list. Not sure where she got the idea that I know stuff about smut book reading *sneaks looks at both kindles full of smut titles and several piles of paperback smut books*, but I’m gonna run with it. lol This is my list of books and/or authors not to miss if you are just starting to get into smut book reading. Or if you are already reading smut books, this will give you some heads up on some books and/or authors that may not be in your TBR pile(s). 

Prepping myself to write this, I hunkered down with a glass of sparkling wine, cued up my ‘Sexual Chocolate’ playlist on my iPod, then started browsing through my GoodRead bookshelves to figure out what books to recommend from the many, many, many (many, many, MANY) piles of smut books from both physical and electronic TBR lists. GoodRead says I have about 322 books that I’ve labeled “erotica”. *blinks in amazement* So, after several browses through my shelves, I came up with these smut recs.

One Note: Almost all of my picks are paranormal romance heavy. What can I say? Vampires, demons, alpha werewolves and shifter stories are hawt! Well, the ones I read are. Lol I’ll try to toss a few ‘regular’ smex reads in the mix, but don’t hold me to that.

First up is Meljean Brook. Now, I know what you sayin’. Meljean Brook writes smex? Well, it’s kinda lite smex. Her Demon Moon was the very FIRST book I read in the PNR genre and forever cemented my love for it. So, I must give her props because of that. Demon Moon is part of The Guardian series (it is book 2, but I read this book before I knew it was a series).

Quote that sucked me in firmly:
“Her sex pressed against him. She couldn’t mistake the ecstasy that shook him. He could feel the heat of her, the wet was his own. Good God. She’d made him come in his pants. And she’d done it with a single kiss.” Demon Moon, pg. 57

Now, there are more provocative, *cough* quotes with those naughty words for body parts, but this is the one quote that made me want to read more of this series. There are six books and four novellas in PNR anthologies.

Another author’s work to add your TBR list is Emma Holly. My introduction to Emma was through her book Demon’s Fire. I was rec’d her name for good smexy PNR, and checked this one out of the library. Talking about H.A.W.T! I think I read it about *cough three times cough* before I returned it (late) to the library, then promptly went out and purchased my own copy (and read it two more times, lol) along with the others in this series (also read several times, each). This is book six in her Tale of the Demon World series. Also add the book Fairyville to your list as well as it is another piece of smexyliciousness. Yes, it is about fairies, I’m not gonna lie, but it’s hot fairy smut. Lol A bit of warning with this book. There is some man-on-man loving action as well as male-female-male ménage-a-trios, and, yeah… just read it. Lol Also, there is a short novella titled And Then There Were Four that is like an extra epilogue to Fairyville. Yes, foursome consisting of four males and one female! It’s not to be missed! Trust me on that. Lol You might also like her PNR Midnight series, which starts with the first book, which is actually a novella in the anthology Fantasy (I would also recommend the Fantasy PNR anthology. There are a few other smexy stories in it from other authors you may or may not know.), then on to the second book in the series Catching Midnight. There are quite a few books and novellas in this series. I’m still making my way through it.

Emma does have quite a few non-PNR books that those of you not really into PNR might enjoy as well (see, I have read some non-PNR, but only because of the smut. Lol). Velvet Glove (features some light to mild BDSM) and All U Can Eat are both non PNR. They both have a ménage scene or two. For those who are into historical smut, you might try her Beyond Duet series (two books), which starts with Beyond Innocence. There are a lot more of her books that I really need to pull out of my piles to read. So much smut, so little time. *sighs* lol

Now, I picked up A Storm of Passion by Terri Brisbin on a whim. I’m not normally into historical romances (although, I’m quickly changing my stance on that, because yeah, I found they have much smut! Lol), but the front cover was interesting and I thought the back cover blurb sounded good. Plus there was bit of PNR in it. I was pleasantly surprised at the smexy smut in these pages, especially since I didn’t have to wait for it. By the third chapter, it was on like popcorn! Lol This is the first book I’ve read from this author, but after reading it, I decided I need to look into more of her writing.

I picked up Allyson James’s http://www.allysonjames.com/index.html Mortal Temptations because I liked the way the cover looked and the back blurb wasn’t too bad either. O.M.G. Talk about SCORE! Yeah, this one I really surprised that I liked. But one word, if you are looking for something with an actual plot, *snickers* (fyi, plot and smut do not necessarily go together), then you will be disappointed in this one. There is a little of everything in this book. There is some male-female, man-on-man, ménage and a hinted at man-on-man threesome. YUMMO! lol There are only two books in this series so far. The second book, Mortal Seductions is in my TBR pile waiting to make my acquaintance. Lol

One author whose book should DEFINITELY be in your TBR pile is Joey W. Hill http://www.storywitch.com/. Love, love LOVE her Vampire Queen’s Servant series. I kept seeing her books in at the bookstore I frequented, but yeah it was one of those $15 books. Now sometimes, depending on my mood, I’ll take a chance and splurge on book even if I’m not familiar with the author (and then pray to teh smut Goddess that it has lots of smex and doesn’t suck). I don’t spurge on new-to-me authors a lot though. That’s a lot of money to invest in an author you don’t know about and that you may, or may not like. So, I did the next best thing and went to the library to see if they had a copy of her book that I could sample. I found the first book in the series, The Vampire Queen’s Servant, at the library. I got about four chapters in and then decided I needed to own it. I went right out and purchased my own copy the next day (and read it twice). Talk about smut! It’s different take on the vampire story, as all the lead vampire characters are women (yay, girl powah! Lol) I’ve read the first three and have not been disappointed yet. I have the fourth book waiting in one of my TBR piles for me.

Last month, I read a book from one of Joey’s other PNR series. A Mermaid’s Kiss was a little different for me since it was about mermaids and angels, and I usually stick to vamps, weres, and shifters. But I had faith in Joey and she did not disappoint me. A Mermaid’s Kiss is a part of her Daughters of Arianne series. So far there are three books and I have all of them. I plan to read the second book, A Witch’s Beauty, sometime next month. Joey W. Hill also has several non-PNR series. I’ve been rec’d her Nature of Desire series, which I hope to get to sometime soon.

There you have it folks. This is quality smut I’m recommending here, so I KNOW you’ll find something to your liking. Lol I have a whole LOT (lots and lots) of other smutty recs I could give you, but I don’t want to overwhelm you with decisions. If you want some more smut recs or know of some smut in particular you think I should be in my TBR pile, don’t hesitate to hit me up on twitter @FERISHIA. :)

****Giveaway****

Emma Holly will send a copy of Demon’s Fire and Ferishia will send a copy of Kresley Cole’s Pleasure’s Of A Dark Prince to one commenter.

The rules for each giveaway:
 You can assume each giveaway is international unless states otherwise. Author’s have been extremely generous but even their generosity has limits sometimes!
 Every [meaningful] comment you make on a blogpost with a giveaway attached will be an entry to that particular giveaway. So if you make 3 comments, you will be entered 3 times.
 I will announce all winners to each giveaway on August 4th, you are personally responsible for contacting me with your snail mail or e-mail information.

23 comments:

  1. Great smutty suggestions :) Have heard about a few, and some are new to me

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  2. Love the smut rec's! I heart smut. :)

    Now that you've gotten your feet wet with smutty historicals, you should check out Kate Pearce's House of Pleasure (Simply) series. I'm probably sounding like a broken record, but it's some seriously fantastic smut. And you've probably already read Shayla Black, right? Her stuff seems to be on pretty much every self-respecting smutty bookshelf.

    ~Lindy

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  3. BTW, early Robin Schone was my intro to smut. I'm not too keen on her later work, but her early stuff was pretty freaking hot. :)

    ~Lindy

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  4. Great suggestions.More to add to my TBR list.The Emma Holly books sound really good.I'll have to look into these more.

    (please don't enter me for Pleasure’s Of A Dark Prince giveaway)

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  5. Great post. Love all the book suggestions.
    Totally agree with the recommend of Joey W. Hill. I started with her Nature of Desire series and am currently working on getting the mermaids.
    I also enjoyed Fairyville by Emma Holly. Wasn't aware of the novella sequel til you mentioned it here. Can't find it on Amazon so it must have been a limited edition.:(

    carolcobun(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Loved reading the post and you gave an awesome list of books and authors. Joey W. Hill is definitely one of the best and I'm going to give Meljean's books a try since I've been hearing a lot of good things about them

    lilazncutie1215(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Whew, that is a hot quote from DEMON MOON. I must add Meljean Brook to my wishlist!! My first smexy PNR was Kresley Cole's A HUNGER LIKE NO OTHER. I still remember that shower scene...

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  8. Oooo, looks like some good recommendations there! Off to check them out!

    I've got a couple of books by Joey Hill, maybe I should get around to reading them?

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  9. I've read Emma Holly, but her non pnr. I'll have to look for some.

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  10. PLEASE DON'T ENTER ME IN TODAY'S GIVEAWAYS - I OWN BOTH BOOKS.

    Those are some great suggestions Ferishia - Emma Holly was one of my very first smutty authors - I LOVE her work!

    *hugs*
    Anna

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  12. How do I love Meljean's Guardian series? *sigh* Thanks for sharing your loves. Another GREAT smexy author is Larissa Ione. Her Demonica series and her joint venture with Steph Tyler (Sydney Croft's ACRO) are SO HOT!

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  13. @Blodeuedd - I'm happy that I you found some new smut to check out. :)

    @aromagik - Thanks for the rec! I'm searching Amazon now! ;) And I have a Robin Schone in my to-buy TBR pile.

    @elaing8 - you MUST read Emma Holly! she is teh awesome! :)

    @Beth I'm going to have to check Joey Hill's Nature of Desire series. I've gotten a lot of recs for that. I just did a search for the novella, and I didn't find it either. I bought early last year for .49. Maybe it was limited. Bummer!

    @jeanette8042 - def give Meljean Brook a go! The series is HOT. :)

    @Diana - yep, that quote is full of WIN! lol :)I remember that shower scene too. Oh, now I'm gonna have to re-read that to refresh my memory *wink* :)

    @s7anna - glad you like the recs! I lurve Emma too! *hugs*

    @Twimom227 - *tacklehug* heys! :D Yes, teh Guardian series is teh HAWT! I'm behind on several of the books *face palm*. I hope to catch up soon. I lurve Larissa Ione too. I have the ACRO series in my TBR pile that I must get too soon. Thanks for reminding me.


    Thanks for all the comment love and thank you Leontine for having me. :)

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  14. Hi Fereshia, great post. Definitely some great author and book recommendations. I've read Emma Holly books and they surely do are steamy. Thanks for the awesome giveaways.

    armiefox at yahoo dot com

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  15. I've never read any of Emma Holly or Allyson James books but I will look into them. I've not read any of Joey's vampire or mermaid series but I loved her Natural Desire series. Thanks for the great tip on some new books.

    sstrode@scrtc.com

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  16. Wow! That quote does it for me too... that is talent!

    Thanks for sharing your list... looks like mine is going to get longer.

    :D

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  17. Thanks for all the recommendations!

    Shayla Black/Shelly Bradley and Trista Ann Michaels were my simultaneous introductions to Smutville with major score!

    I've never heard of Emma Holly. I'll need to look her up. Meljean Brook is already on my TBR, but I may need to move her up to the top of the list!

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  18. And my wishlist has officially gotten longer.

    Thanks!

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  19. Funny enough your most recent interview was my introduction to smut :) RG Alexander's Regina in the Sun was my first and I have been hooked on her ever since. I'm just tarting Kresley Coles series and it looks great. Love you blog -

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  20. Great recommendations! I'm definitely going to check some of these out :)

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  21. Great smexy and HAWT! suggestions! I haven't read any of these, so I'm entering with the hope that this may warm up my bookshelf and my reading!

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  22. I enjoyed reading Ferishia's post and would be happy to read any of those offered for giveaway. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  23. Hi Ferishia!
    oh wow, thanks for your post - they are some new books for my bookshelf *gg* and you are right about Joey W Hill - I love all her books and they are keepers for me :)
    greetings, Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

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