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If You Love '50 Shades of Grey,' Check Out These 16 Other Sexy Reads

If our readers are like most women, Fifty Shades of Grey has left them breathless, desperate ... and wanting more. Sadly, with just three books in the series, our time with Christian Grey must come to an end (at least until the films have all come out). But don't fret. There are plenty of other super erotic reads to whet the appetite. None of them will be Christian and Anastasia -- but they might just come close.

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For a lot of folks, steamy romance novels have a bad connotation -- some (we'll say it, judgmental) people think they aren't high-quality literature. Well, to heck with those people, we say. Steamy, sexy novels are a healthy and fun way to play with fantasy -- which is probably why we can't get enough of 50 Shades, TBH. And we want more! We searched far and wide for the steamiest erotic novels that will scratch that 50 Shades itch. Looking for a way to steam up couples time too? Well, share this with a partner -- or just keep the fantasy alive solo. 

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Here's a list of the 16 most tantalizing post-Grey options.

What other sexy novels would you recommend?


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1'Strangers' by Barbara Elsborg

Two strangers whose lives are spiraling out of control find the bliss between the sheets with one another.

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2'Gabriel's Inferno' by Sylvain Reynard

Sexy, secretive professor Gabriel Emerson uses his good looks and charm to seduce sweet graduate student Julia Mitchell. (The book was also a semi-finalist for Best Romance in the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards.)

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4'The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty' by Anne Rice

In this retelling, the fairytale princess is awakened by foreplay, not a simple kiss. The prince's reward -- Beauty's sexual enslavement to him.

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5'Insufferable Proximity' by Z Stefani

Hot shot lawyer Heaven is faced with an ultimatum from her professional rival Julian: Get turned in for her shady business dealings or agree to be his submissive for 30 days.

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6'Dark Lover' (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1) by J. R. Ward

Think of it asTwilight meets Fifty Shades of Grey. When a young woman learns she is half-vampire, she jumps into a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

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7'Story of O' by Pauline Reage

Written in 1954, this classic erotic tale is about a Paris fashion photographer who goes to a mysterious chateau with her lover where she is whipped, chained, and humiliated to her delight.

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8'Gordon: A Nove'l by Edith Templeton

Set during World War II, this tome follows a recently discharged army officer who begins a torrid affair with a strange yet alluring psychologist.

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9'Emmanuelle' by Emmanuelle Arsan

Originally published in 1967, this book is hard to find. If you can get your hands on one, you will blush at the erotic escapades of one of the most sexually adventurous heroines of all time.

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10'Sweet Restraint' by Beth Kery

It's a steamy story of former lovers who use little S&M to get reacquainted.

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12'Heidi and the Kaiser' by Selena Kitt

Mousy aspiring fashion designer Heidi accidentally spills something on CEO Mr. Kaiser and gets a spanking ... and a job.

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13'On Dublin Street' by Samantha Young

A New York Times bestseller from fan-favorite Samantha Young, this steamy novel is full of sexy Scotsmen. Just the way we like them!

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14'The Siren (The Original Sinners)' by Tiffany Reisz

An erotica book about an erotica book ... how's that for a delicious twist?

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15'Hero' by Samantha Young

After her father's betrayal, Alexa longs for a white-knight figure in her life. And though she tries to help Caine deal with his own damage, he's not sure he can be the hero Alexa needs.

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