On Valentines Day I asked readers what their first Erotica/Erotic Romance book was. I got some really interesting answers which gave me an idea to trace where I got this intense love for all things erotica.
I’ve always been an avid reader. I remember begging my parents (who are not readers at all) to get me The Princess and the Pea. A story of a prince who wants to marry a princess but is having difficulty finding one 🙂
From there I moved on to The Secret Seven and The Famous Five. Nothing remotely romantic though it did start my fascination with trying to solve mysteries 🙂
Which led me to Nancy Drew, my favorite series growing up. It started innocently enough but eventually Nancy Drew Case Files became more romantic. From this:
I then moved on to Sweet Valley High which of course had just a bit more romance in it.
Finally I just jumped in…actually to the deep end because I remember reading a steamy scene and thinking wowza-what-is-this?! That was Mills and Boon.
Then I found a Jackie Collins my older sister had hidden in her closet. I’ve never told her how I would dig through to find her naughty books…I guess that secret’s out 🙂
There was a scene in Hollywood Husbands that seriously shocked me! I might have been too young I admit…
Then I found Historical Romances. I fondly remember my favorite 🙂
I can’t tell you how many times I re-read Frankly My Dear….I wonder if I would enjoy it now…hmmm..
Fast forward to the Fifty Shades of Grey craze…
…and there we have it.
I’ll end with my favorite Erotica book. This one deserves countless mentions! Broken by Megan Hart. Read my review HERE.
Feel free to comment below on your favorite Erotica/Erotic Romance books or trace your journey to Erotica or rave about your favorite OR rant about your least favorite 🙂