Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel that put sexy fiction in the mainstream and left countless of housewives hot and bothered from page to page. For our more discerning readers, we’ve put together a list of must-read novels that would make Christian Grey blush. From whips and chains to vampires and unbridled passion of forbidden love and more, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy.

1. Delta of Venus by Anais Nin



This spectacular novel by erotica queen Nin houses a series of vignettes that detail several sexual counters that’ll make event the kinkiest of hedonist.


2. The Story of O by Pauline Reage



If bondage, whips, chains and submission are your fetish of choice then this book is for you. Making Fifty look like a mother goose tale, this sensational erotic novel is deemed a classic.


3. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward



Revenge, action, lies, romance – this series has it all. But most importantly, hot vampire warriors fucking. What else can you ask for? If supernatural sex is your thing, this series will have you entranced from cover to cover.


4. Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill



If Maggie Gyllenhaal crawling on all fours in the film Secretary is up there on your list of favorite cinematic moments, you’ll be interested to learn that the popular BDSM movie is based on a story from this collection of stories that explore many different sides of kink, fetishes and sexual desires.


5. Lover by Marni Mann



Dive deep into the life of Piper Callahan as she navigates the often tricky world of swinging. From secret rendezvous to intense passion this sexy story gives you perfect play-by-play action that’ll make you HOT.