30 Shades of Great Erotica

By Kendra Holliday | February 16, 2015

Everyone is bitching about how terrible 50 Shades of Grey is. I’m no exception.

Yes, it sucks.

So where can you find GOOD erotica – the kind that will jump start a million libidos and celebrate kinky creativity?

Writing is not easy, but based on all the incredibly shitty erotica out there, it must be especially hard to craft this genre. You have to use the right words and flow to elicit feelings of arousal, rather than cringing. It’s a delicate balance. Plus, it can be pretty subjective. Some people hate the word “cunt,” while others can’t stand the term “nether lips.”

I asked friends and readers for their recommendations, and came up with this extensive list of 30 Shades of Great! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Are you ready to check one of these out?

Are you ready to check one of these out?

1. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy – this one was mentioned the most. You should probably check it out.

2.Literotica – Hit and miss, but LOTS to explore. My favorite category is Incest/Taboo.

3. Lady Chatterly’s Lover

4. Anais Nin – I remember being so shocked and turned on reading the scene where a group of men pin down a woman and let a big, shaggy dog lick her pussy. I also got really disturbed and turned on reading about the man who found a freshly drowned body and had his way with it.

5. The Story of O – female submission galore

6. Rachel Kramer Bussel – The Big Book of Orgasms

7. Exit to Eden – more Anne Rice BDSM

8. Genesis Deflowered – the Bible is already salacious enough, but this author fleshes out some scenes…

9. My Secret Garden – published the year I was born! These fantasies are timeless…

10. Forbidden Flowers – encore to Secret Garden

11. Kushiel’s Legacy series by Jacqueline Carey – I’ve read this, it’s pretty good. Hell, you know it’s good when you remember certain scenes and incorporate them into your own fantasies – the one that stands out to me is when the slave girl is in the great hall and is presented to a Lord as a gift, and his Lady watches him take the slave girl on the table…

12. Whip Smart – memoir of a college student working as a dominatrix

13. Topping from Below – a BDSM tale of two sisters…

14. Under her Thumb – Female domination. I think David Wraith has a story in this one?

15. Domme Chronicles – more female domination

16. Bending by Greta Christina

17. Original Sinner’s series – tagline: “It’s not erotica until someone gets hurt.”

18. Shoshanna Evers – runs the gamut

19. S.E.C.R.E.T. by Marie Adeline

Reading is sexy!

Reading is sexy!

20. Remittance Girl – a great example of her work is here

21. Mike Kimera – Remittance Girl’s mentor

22. Francesca Lia Block

23. Exhibitionist

24. Smorgasbord of Lust – short stories and poems

25. Babysitting the Baumgartners – an older couple and their teen babysitter

26. Autobiography of a Flea – blackmailing priests and uncles and all kinds of men have their way with teen girls

27. The Landlady’s Girl – a slave girl is willing to service all of them…

28. The Sexual Life of Catherine M

29. Letting Go Maya Banks trilogy

30. The Happy Hooker

Finally, if you’re into fan fiction, check out this chock full of fantasy forum – Archive of our Own.


youknowwho 2014-08-03 19:23:38

HOLY HELL, these pictures of you are HOT! I definitely have school girl fantasies, ha! The person you hooked me up with only found two people interested in writing erotica me being one. If you hear of anyone else, let me know and I’ll pass her info to them.


    Kendra Holliday 2014-08-03 20:12:21

    Aww thanks. They are old pics of me, but relevant to the post :)


fuzzilla 2014-08-05 14:03:20

“Nether lips”? I’ll take cunt for 1000, Alex…


Anne Zapf 2014-08-08 18:37:08

What about the really trashy novels by Linda Howard? There are others: Bella Andre and Ella Grace put out some hot fiction about beautiful men and women. Hot stuff, and I like it better than the recommended reading I see above.


    Kendra Holliday 2014-08-08 20:55:44

    How have I not heard of her? Thanks for the heads up!


Buddha 2014-08-09 12:58:47

Literotica is my go-to site, as well. Granted… most of the stories lose me with shit writing, but it’s better than most and has tons of genres.


Buddha 2014-08-09 13:02:28

Oh and… I’ve got some stories to share. I’ll email you.


Kendra Holliday 2014-08-27 05:57:01

Someone suggested this visually and topically interesting site – http://www.besplace.com/stories/


Remittance Girl 2015-02-16 09:41:06

Hello, I just want to thank you. I’m really honoured to be on your list. And I’ve always thought hairy armpits were hot, on either sex.


fuzzilla 2015-02-16 10:30:21

Huh, one of my Facebook friends was just saying, in response to the 50 Shades flick coming out, that they should make a “Kushiel’s Legacy” movie.


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