Books about Sensual

  1. The Picture of Dorian Gray

    by Oscar Wilde
    A Faustian tale of a man who trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray begins on a beautiful summer day in Victorian England, where Lord Henry Wotton, an opinionated man, is observing the sensitive artist Basil Hallward painting the portrait ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Salomé

    by Oscar Wilde
    A retelling of the Biblical story of a young woman's defiance and seductive power.

    Outraged by the sexual perversity of this one-act tragedy, Great Britain's Lord Chamberlain banned Salomé from the national stage. Symbolist poets and writers — Stéphane Mallarmé and Maurice ... (Goodreads)

  3. A Hunger Like No Other

    by Kresley Cole
    A paranormal romance between a vampire and a shape-shifter, with a love that defies all odds.

    In New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Kresley Cole’s sizzling series, a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire become unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life ... (Goodreads)

  4. Wicked Ties

    by Shayla Black
    An erotic romance novel about a couple exploring the boundaries of their relationship.

    She didn’t know what she wanted… Morgan O’Malley has seen a lot of kinky things as the hostess of a cable sex talk show. But she’s never met a man like Jack Cole before. A self-proclaimed dominant, ... (Goodreads)

  5. Lady Chatterley's Lover

    by D.H. Lawrence
    A working-class man's affair with an aristocratic woman, and their coming to terms with the strictures of society.

    Lawrence's frank portrayal of an extramarital affair and the explicit sexual explorations of its central characters caused this controversial book, now considered a masterpiece, to be banned as ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Art of Love

    by Ovid
    A guidebook on the art of seduction and love, filled with witty advice and anecdotes from ancient Rome.

    The, Ars amatoria, (English: The Art of Love ) is an instructional elegy series in three books by the ancient Roman poet Ovid . It was written in 2 AD. ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Lover Awakened

    by J.R. Ward
    A vampire warrior's passionate journey to find his destined mate.

    In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, ... (Goodreads)

  8. Lover Eternal

    by J.R. Ward
    An immortal vampire struggles to find love while facing the consequences of his dark past.

    In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, ... (Goodreads)

  9. Lover Enshrined

    by J.R. Ward
    Vampire romance between a tortured soul and a warrior woman, filled with suspense and danger.

    In this "frighteningly addictive" paranormal romance saga there's a war raging between vampires and their slayers. Here are the stories of a secret band of brothers like no other—six vampire ... (Goodreads)

  10. The King

    by J.R. Ward
    A complex tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal in a secret underworld of power and privilege.

    Long live the King... , After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle—with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Darkest Kiss

    by Gena Showalter
    A young woman discovers the power of her true identity, as she navigates a dangerous war between the gods.

    She has tempted many men...but never found her equal. Until now. Though she has lived for centuries, Anya, goddess of Anarchy, has never known pleasure. Until Lucien, the incarnation of death—a ... (Goodreads)

  12. Bared to You

    by Sylvia Day
    A passionate romance between two damaged people, learning to trust and love again.

    From #1, New York Times, bestselling author Sylvia Day comes the provocative masterstroke of abandon and obsession that redefined the meaning of desire and became a global phenomenon... Gideon Cross ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Vampire Lestat

    by Anne Rice
    A vampire's exploration of his immortality and the secrets of the world of the undead.

    Set in the late 18th century to the late 1980s, the story follows the 200-year-long life of the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, and his rise from humble beginnings as impoverished nobility in the ... (Wikipedia)

  14. A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure

    by Marlena de Blasi
    A memoir of a couple's move to Tuscany, their struggles and joys in adapting to a new culture, and the food and people they encounter.

    They had met and married on perilously short acquaintance, she an American chef and food writer, he a Venetian banker. Now they were taking another audacious leap, unstitching their ties with ... (Goodreads)

  15. Beautiful Bastard

    by Christina Lauren
    A steamy love affair between two ambitious professionals, full of unexpected twists and turns.

    Beautiful Bastard is a romantic comedy that follows Chloe Mills, a hardworking intern and MBA student that works underneath her demanding yet attractive boss Bennett Ryan. , The two are constantly at ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Reflected in You

    by Sylvia Day
    A passionate romance between two damaged individuals, traversing the highs and lows of a tumultuous relationship.

    Gideon Cross. As beautiful and flawless on the outside as he was damaged and tormented on the inside. He was a bright, scorching flame that singed me with the darkest of pleasures. I couldn't stay ... (Goodreads)

  17. Release Me

    by J. Kenner
    A woman's past comes back to haunt her as she navigates a steamy love triangle. Can she find the strength to let go and move on?

    For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms. He was ... (Goodreads)

  18. Dark Legend

    by Christine Feehan
    A powerful Carpathian vampire hunter finds his lifemate in a human woman, but their love is threatened by an ancient evil.

    'Every Carpathian male is drawn to his life mate, a Carpathian or human female able to provide the light to his darkness. Without her, the beast within slowly consumes the man until turning vampire ... (Goodreads)

  19. Walk Through Fire

    by Kristen Ashley
    After a traumatic event, high school sweethearts reunite and navigate their way back to each other.

    The flame never dies . . . Millie Cross knows what it's like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at ... (Goodreads)

  20. Ride Steady

    by Kristen Ashley
    A biker and a single mom fall in love, but their pasts threaten to tear them apart. Can they overcome their demons and build a future together?

    Meet the intense and sexy bad boy bikers of the Chaos Motorcycle Club in Carissa and Joker's story from Kristen Ashley's, New York Times, bestselling series. The ride of her life . . . Once upon a ... (Goodreads)

  21. Slave to Sensation

    by Nalini Singh
    In a world where emotions are forbidden, a Psy woman falls for a dominant changeling male, risking everything to embrace her desires.

    Dive into a world torn apart by a powerful race with phenomenal powers of the mind—and none of the heart . . . In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of desire, Sascha ... (Goodreads)

  22. Hostage to Pleasure

    by Nalini Singh
    A Psy-Changeling novel where a Psy defector and a Changeling soldier must navigate their attraction while fighting against a dangerous enemy.

    A rebel Psy scientist finds herself at the mercy of a changeling who has sworn vengeance against her kind in this thrilling romance in Nalini Singh’s, New York Times, bestselling series., Separated ... (Barnes & Noble)

  23. Dark Symphony

    by Christine Feehan
    A magical story of love, secrets and suspense as two worlds collide.

    Blinded and scarred in a terrible accident, Antonietta Scarletti made music that thrilled the world with its beauty and passion. Descended from a long line of psychics, Antoinetta has learned to rely ... (Goodreads)

  24. Dark Desire

    by Christine Feehan
    A tale of forbidden love between a woman and a mysterious stranger with a dark secret.

    The book begins with Jacques Dubrinsky, younger brother to Mikhail, being tortured and buried alive by members of the same fanatical group that attacked Raven and killed his sister some 25 years ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Cravings

    by Laurell K. Hamilton
    A collection of erotic short stories featuring vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures.

    Four favorite authors present their favorite characters in all-new tales of bloodlust, appetites that must be sated again and again, and the passion that feeds them. "Beyond the Ardeur" (An Anita ... (Goodreads)

  26. Night Game

    by Christine Feehan
    A psychic detective and a vampire hunter team up to solve a string of murders in a small town.

    Gator Fontenot of the Special Forces paranormal squad must reel in the elusive Iris "Flame" Johnson, a victim of the same horrific experiments that warped Gator–and a red-haired weapon of ... (Goodreads)

  27. Exit to Eden

    by Anne Rampling
    A steamy BDSM romance set on a private island resort.

    Welcome to the club to satisfy all your desires. In the Caribbean sun, the champagne flows and the games of pain and pleasure never stop. Lisa is the perfectionist. Elliot, the client. In their ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Selected Poems

    by Federico García Lorca
    A collection of poems by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, showcasing his lyrical and evocative style.

    The Selected Poems of Federico García Lorca has introduced generations of readers to mesmerizing poetry since 1955. Lorca (1898-1937) is admired all over the world for the lyricism, immediacy and ... (Goodreads)

  29. Caressed by Ice

    by Nalini Singh
    A Psy and a Changeling must overcome their differences to solve a murder case and fight their growing attraction.

    Explore new heights of sensuality in this return to the world of the Psy—where two people who know evil intimately must unlock the good within their icy hearts…, As an Arrow, an elite soldier in the ... (Goodreads)

  30. Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

    by Kresley Cole
    A dark romance between two unlikely lovers, exploring a forbidden love.

    This seductive paranormal series continues with a brutal Highland werewolf and an exquisite young witch, adversaries with a blood vendetta between them. Her breathless kiss haunts him... Bowen ... (Goodreads)

  31. Entwined with You

    by Sylvia Day
    A passionate romance between two people with a painful past and uncertain future.

    From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn't resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside–so much like my own. I was drawn to it. ... (Goodreads)

  32. Dark Melody

    by Christine Feehan
    A dark and sensual tale of a Carpathian hunter and his soulmate, a gifted musician. Together they must fight against evil forces threatening their love and their lives.

    They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of the light... Lead guitarist of the Dark Troubadours, Dayan was renowned for his mesmerizing performances. His melodies ... (Goodreads)

  33. Dark Desires After Dusk

    by Kresley Cole
    A paranormal romance about a woman's forbidden love for a vampire.

    RITA Award-winning author Kresley Cole continues her bestselling, Immortals After Dark, series with this electrifying tale of a ruthless demon mercenary and the lovely young halfling who enchants ... (Goodreads)

  34. Crave

    by J.R. Ward
    A forbidden romance between a wealthy heiress and a man from the wrong side of the tracks. Can they overcome their differences and find love?

    Seven deadly sins. Seven souls that must be saved. One more no-holds-barred battle between a fallen angel with a hardened heart and a demon with everything to lose. Isaac Rothe is a black ops soldier ... (Goodreads)

  35. Sweet Dreams

    by Kristen Ashley
    A woman falls in love with a man who is not what he seems, leading to a dangerous and thrilling adventure.

    She's ready for the ride of her life . . . Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren moves to Carnal, Colorado, and gets a job as a waitress in a biker ... (Goodreads)

  36. Kiss of Midnight

    by Lara Adrian
    A vampire warrior and a human woman fall in love, entangled in a dangerous and forbidden romance.

    He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle Maxwell’s deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night—or this man—is what it seems. For when ... (Goodreads)

  37. Gabriel's Inferno

    by Sylvain Reynard
    A passionate romance between a professor and a student, exploring the power of love and redemption.

    Gabriel Owen Emerson is a brilliant and enigmatic professor of Dante studies at the University of Toronto . His cold, aloof exterior masks dark secrets he successfully hides, though he has never ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Grey

    by E.L. James
    A wealthy businessman and a college graduate engage in a BDSM relationship.

    Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling ... (Goodreads)

  39. Fever

    by Maya Banks
    A woman is kidnapped and held for ransom, but her captor becomes her protector and they fall in love.

    Jace, Ash, and Gabe: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Jace, it’s a woman whose allure takes him ... (Goodreads)

  40. Tempt Me at Twilight

    by Lisa Kleypas
    A regency romance about a Lady and a Lord who must overcome their pride and prejudices in order to find each other.

    He was everything she'd sworn to avoid., Poppy Hathaway loves her unconventional family, though she longs for normalcy. Then fate leads to a meeting with Harry Rutledge, an enigmatic hotel owner and ... (Goodreads)

  41. Passion

    by Lisa Valdez
    A steamy historical romance novel set in Victorian England, exploring the passionate and forbidden love between a widow and a notorious rake.

    In her second year of mourning, lovely, young widow Passion Elizabeth Dare never dreamed she would be with a man again—and certainly not a complete stranger. But amidst the crowds of London's Crystal ... (Goodreads)

  42. Tropic of Capricorn

    by Henry Miller
    A controversial and candid look into the author's tumultuous personal life in 1920s and 1930s New York.

    The novel covers Miller's growing inability and outright refusal to accommodate what he sees as America's hostile environment. It is autobiographical but not chronological, jumping between Miller's ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Shadowfires

    by Leigh Nichols
    A woman with psychic abilities is haunted by a malevolent force that threatens her family and sanity.

    The protagonist of the story is a woman who is in the process of divorcing her abusive husband Eric, an intense scientist at a bio-research company, when he is killed in a traffic accident. As it ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Dark Celebration

    by Christine Feehan
    The Carpathians gather to celebrate the birth of new life, but danger lurks in the shadows threatening to destroy their happiness.

    Raven Dubrinsky, lifemate to the Prince has contacted other lifemates in an effort to join the Carpathians in a Christmas Celebration. Jacques' lifemate Shea is due to give birth at any time and the ... (Wikipedia)

  45. The Key

    by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
    A middle-aged man becomes obsessed with his wife's younger sister, leading to a dangerous game of manipulation and deceit.

    'This year I intend to begin writing freely about a topic which, in the past, I have hesitated to mention even here. I have always avoided commenting on my sexual relations with Ikuko, for fear that ... (Goodreads)

  46. The Master

    by Kresley Cole
    A ruthless and powerful vampire falls for a valkyrie, but their love is threatened by their warring factions.

    A need colder than Siberian winter meets an attitude hotter than the Florida sun in #1, New York Times, bestselling author Kresley Cole's sultry new Game Maker novel, the second installment in the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. Captivated by You

    by Sylvia Day
    The fourth book in the Crossfire series, Gideon and Eva navigate their tumultuous relationship while facing external threats.

    Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own. The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us ... (Goodreads)

  48. A Sport and a Pastime

    by James Salter
    A young American travels to France and begins a passionate affair with a French woman. Their relationship is explored through the eyes of a narrator.

    "As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price ( The New York Times ) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty ... (Goodreads)

  49. Kiss of Heat

    by Lora Leigh
    A passionate tale of forbidden love between two people from different worlds.

    They've waited a decade to come together. Long years filled with unbearable pain and soul-wrenching torment that have changed them both and left wounds that have laid their souls bare. Wounds that ... (Barnes & Noble)

  50. Marly's Choice

    by Lora Leigh
    Marly's past comes back to haunt her as she struggles to choose between two men. Passion and danger ensue.

    Marly's love for Cade has spanned her teenage years, and survived strong and intact into womanhood. Her fantasies and daydreams have sustained her, but she's no longer content with merely imagining ... (Goodreads)

  51. Harmony's Way

    by Lora Leigh
    A romance between two star-crossed lovers, overcoming obstacles of their vastly different worlds.

    Sink your fangs into Lora Leigh's series about genetically altered humans with feline DNA. When the Breeds desire the passions of the flesh, they can't help but get frisky..., Harmony Lancaster is of ... (Goodreads)

  52. The Siren

    by Tiffany Reisz
    An erotic romance between a writer and a siren, exploring the power of seduction and desire.

    Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she's ... (Barnes & Noble)

  53. Beauty's Release

    by A.N. Roquelaure
    A tale of a young woman's awakening to the power of her own sexuality.

    In the first chapter of the story, Beauty is awakened from her hundred-year sleep by the Prince, not with a kiss, but through copulation, initiating her into a Satyricon -like world of sexual ... (Wikipedia)

  54. Delicious!

    by Ruth Reichl
    A food critic's exploration of the culinary world, showcasing the beauty of gourmet food.

    In her bestselling memoirs Ruth Reichl has long illuminated the theme of how food defines us, and never more so than in her dazzling fiction debut about sisters, family ties, and a young woman who ... (Goodreads)

  55. Managed

    by Kristen Callihan
    A rockstar and a new manager navigate their professional and personal relationship, facing challenges and unexpected feelings along the way.

    It started off as a battle of wits. Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big...ego. I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my ... (Goodreads)

  56. Seduced by Moonlight

    by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Faerie Princess Meredith must navigate political intrigue and sensual desires to claim her throne.

    Seduced by Moonlight begins shortly after the events of, A Caress of Twilight, . Kurag, Goblin King, is insisting upon proof that Kitto has become sidhe following sex with Merry. She offers an extra ... (Wikipedia)

  57. Feast: Food to Celebrate Life

    by Nigella Lawson
    A cookbook that celebrates the joy of cooking and eating, with recipes for every occasion and mood.

    Nigella Lawson, Gourmet magazine's "It Girl," New York Times "Dining In" columnist, and bestselling cookbook author, is celebrating life–and you're invited. Feast , Nigella's most festive book yet, ... (Goodreads)

  58. Shanna

    by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
    A fiery Englishwoman is kidnapped by a handsome pirate and taken to the Caribbean, where they fall in love amidst danger and adventure.

    an alternate cover edition can be found, here, Behind the foreboding walls of Newgate Prison, a pact is sealed in secret – as a dashing and doomed criminal consents to wed a beautiful heiress . . . ... (Goodreads)

  59. Midnight Pleasures

    by Amanda Ashley
    A romantic vampire story featuring a dangerous love affair between a mortal woman and an immortal man.

    Handsome and sensual, surrounded by an aura of danger, mystery, and the forbidden, a lover steps from the shadows. But is he mortal? Or is he an ancient god, a sorcerer, or a mythical beast who can ... (Goodreads)

  60. Play of Passion

    by Nalini Singh
    A steamy romance between two changeling pack members, struggling to balance their desire with their loyalty to their packs.

    Passion and reason collide with explosive force in the newest instalment of Nalini Singh’s “mesmerizing” Psy/Changeling series. As a conflict with Pure Psy looms on the horizon, two powerful wolves ... (Goodreads)

  61. Hearts in Darkness

    by Laura Kaye
    Two strangers get trapped in an elevator and must rely on each other to survive. A steamy romance ensues.

    "Laura Kaye has a gift for writing beautifully damaged men and Caden Grayson leads the pack with enough vulnerability to twist your heart in knots." ~ NYT Bestseller Tessa Bailey Two strangers... ... (Barnes & Noble)

  62. A Stroke of Midnight

    by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Faerie Princess Meredith must conceive a child to claim her throne, but danger and political intrigue threaten her and her lovers.

    Following on almost immediately from the events of, Seduced by Moonlight, , A Stroke of Midnight begins with Merry and the Ravens attending a press conference in the sithen. This is highly unusual as ... (Wikipedia)

  63. Envy

    by J.R. Ward
    A wealthy businessman's life is turned upside down when he falls for a woman from the wrong side of the tracks.

    Librarian's note: This is an Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN10: 0349400202 ISBN13: 9780349400204. A man and a woman tread the lines of danger, desire, and deliverance in the new novel of the Fallen ... (Goodreads)

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