The 10 Best Erotic Books for 2023

Erotic films and sensual music are often used to set the mood for a steamy moment. But lovers of literature will be delighted to know that there’s a whole literary genre dedicated to eroticism and sexuality. Discover the captivating world of erotic literature with the experts at our Montreal massage parlour. Dive into spellbinding tales, from erotic novels to sensual short stories, exploring sexuality in all its forms, and let yourself be seduced by these must-read literary works that offer a fresh take on eroticism. Ready to let the fiery pages awaken your senses and stimulate your imagination? Here’s something to pique your curiosity and offer you an intoxicating literary experience that will transport you into a sensual and fascinating universe.

Erotic literature in 2023: dare to explore your fantasies!

2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year for fans of erotic novels. With a range of talented authors and captivating stories, there is something to suit every taste. In this article, we will explore some of the best erotic novels of 2023 by must-read authors in the genre, as well as some popular erotic classics.

Neon Gods by Katee Robert

neon-gods-katee-robert Neon Gods is a sizzling erotic novel by the talented Katee Robert. Set in a world of Greek mythology and forbidden desire, this book promises to enthrall readers with its steamy romance and captivating characters. It is the first installment in the Dark Olympus series, a contemporary rendition of the fabled tale of Persephone and Hades, taking place in a modern Olympus where political figures replace the gods and goddesses. This novel falls under the category of spicy romance and is known for its dark and modern retellings of Greek deities and other well-known figures from Greek mythology. Opinions on the book have been divided, with some praising its intriguing and alluring nature, while others have expressed criticism towards its lack of originality and excessive focus on explicit content. If you enjoy steamy romance novels with a mythological twist, Neon Gods is definitely worth checking out.  

A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn

A Long Time Coming, Meghan Quinn
  A Long Time Coming is a romantic comedy novel by Meghan Quinn. The story is about two friends who have known each other since college and bonded over their love of games and nerdiness. The novel follows their journey from friends to lovers. The book is the third installment in the Cane Brothers series. The novel was published on January 10, 2023, and has received positive reviews from readers and critics alike. The book has been praised for its witty take on the romantic comedy genre and its engaging plot.

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Seven Days in June, Tia Williams
Seven Days in June by Tia Williams is a romance novel that follows the story of two Black writers, Eva Mercy and Shane Hall. The novel explores their reunion 15 years after a passionate and destructive week of fantasies in June that connected them forever. When they unexpectedly meet at a literary event, sparks fly, bringing up their past traumas and catching the attention of New York’s Black literati. The plot revolves around a second chance at love for Eva and Shane, as they navigate their complicated history and the challenges they face in their personal lives. The book delves into themes of chronic pain, Black excellence, and the experiences of being an author/writer. It also explores the complexities of second-chance romance, which the reviewer found captivating. The reception of Seven Days in June has been positive overall. Reviewers have praised the book for its engaging storytelling, well-developed characters, and exploration of important themes. The novel has been described as a slow burn, as Eva and Shane attempt to heal old wounds and navigate their love affair. The portrayal of mental health concerns and the daily difficulties of invisible disabilities has also been highlighted  

Twisted by Emily McIntire

twisted a never after novel
Twisted, EMily Mcintire
Twisted by Emily McIntire is a captivating retelling of Aladdin, filled with darkness and delectable twists. As part of the Never After series, this book can be enjoyed on its own. The story revolves around Yasmin Karam, a privileged young woman determined to bring joy to her father’s remaining days. However, her father has other plans and insists on choosing her future husband. Julian, the trusted advisor, steps in to play the role and strikes a secret deal with Yasmin to protect her forbidden romance with a servant. This enchanting tale includes popular tropes such as enemies-to-lovers, an age gap romance, a forced marriage, and the captivating moment when the villain wins the heart of the girl. With a touch of magic, the plot is brimming with desire, seduction, sizzling chemistry, enigmatic mystique, perilous danger, deceitful secrets, and explosive romance.

Highest Bidder by Sara Cate

Highest Bidder, Sara Cate

Highest Bidder by Sara Cate is a book in the Salacious Players Club series. It follows the relationship between Ronan Kade, a mysterious billionaire and regular club patron, and Daisy, a bartender. Despite their age and social differences, Ronan pays a significant amount for Daisy’s time, leading to a romance between them. Opinions on the book have been mixed. Some readers found the plot to be overly complicated, particularly with the addition of Daisy’s secret and her mother’s involvement. However, others enjoyed the unconventional romance due to the age gap and felt that it added value to the series.  

Other popular erotic novels to read in 2023

In addition to newer fare, there are many classic and contemporary erotic novels that continue to enthrall audiences in the year 2023. Here are some of the most popular erotic books to check out if you haven’t had a chance.  

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Fifty Shades Of Grey, EL James
No list of popular erotic romance books would be complete without mentioning Fifty Shades of Grey. This groundbreaking novel by E.L. James introduced many readers to the world of BDSM and sparked a cultural phenomenon. Opinions on the erotic novel vary greatly. While some readers appreciate its exploration of relationships and sexuality, others criticize its writing style and portrayal of BDSM. One thing is for sure, it might give you some ideas for sexy outfits to wear with your significant other.  

Duke and I by Julia Quinn

Duke and I, Julia Quinn
Julia Quinn’s Duke and I is a timeless classic in the romance genre. This historical romance novel is a perfect blend of love, passion, and scandal, making it a popular choice among readers. It is the first book in Quinn’s series of Regency romances about the Bridgerton siblings. The novel tells the story of Daphne, the fourth eldest child of the Bridgerton family, and Simon, the Duke of Hastings. The novel received mixed reviews. Some readers praised the witty dialogue and engaging characters, while others criticized the portrayal of sexual assault in the book. Despite mixed reviews, the book was successful and spawned a popular Netflix series adaptation in 2020.  

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

Call Me By Your Name, André Aciman
Call Me By Your Name is a highly acclaimed novel by André Aciman. Published in 2007, it explores the coming-of-age journey of Elio Perlman, a 17-year-old American-Italian Jewish boy, and his romantic relationship with Oliver, a 24-year-old American Jewish scholar. Set in 1980s Italy, the story unfolds during a summer filled with passion and love. Acclaimed for its beautiful writing and authentic portrayal of desire, the novel has received widespread acclaim from literary critics and reviewers. The narrative also delves into the 20 years that follow their unforgettable summer romance. While not strictly categorized as an erotic romance novel, Call Me By Your Name explores themes of desire and longing in a beautifully written and thought-provoking way. It is a must-read for anyone who appreciates evocative storytelling.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a novel by D.H. Lawrence that was privately published in Italy in 1928 and France in 1929. The story takes place in England during the 1920s and follows Constance Reid, an upper-middle-class bohemian who marries Clifford Chatterley, a baronet, in 1917. After Clifford returns from World War I paralyzed and impotent, Connie becomes increasingly unhappy with their marriage and begins a passionate affair with Oliver Mellors, her husband’s gamekeeper. The publication history of Lady Chatterley’s Lover is itself a fascinating tale. The first uncensored edition was not released in England until Penguin took the risk of publishing it in 1960. Penguin faced prosecution under the Obscene Publications Act of 1959 but was ultimately acquitted after a highly publicized trial that included testimony from renowned authors of the time. The novel stirred controversy due to its explicit sexual content and portrayal of an adulterous relationship between a woman of the upper class and a working-class man.

Venus in Furs by Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch

Venus In Furs, Leopols Von Sacher Masoch
Venus in Furs is a classic 1870 novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. It tells the story of an unnamed narrator who fantasizes about conversing with Venus while she is dressed in furs. The narrator shares his dreams with his friend Severin, who advises him to read a manuscript called “Memoirs of a Suprasensual Man” in order to overcome his obsession with cruel women. The novel explores themes of female dominance and sadomasochism, drawing inspiration from Sacher-Masoch’s own life. It has been described as a tale of sadomasochism, power, and control. The reception of the book has been mixed, with some praising its examination of power dynamics and others criticizing its depiction of women.  

A diverse literary genre to awaken your senses

Those were our picks for the best erotic books recommended by our hostesses. This literary genre is rich in varied and different styles to stimulate everyone’s senses and sensuality. All you need to do is find a book that appeals to you and get your evenings off to a roaring start. For more hot tips, check out the blog section of our website. And if you’d like to spend an unforgettable moment with one of our hostesses, book an erotic massage with us!