Move over Christian Grey! We look at nine stories that put E. L. James's sensual novel back in it's box. From hot lawyers to mysterious cowboys, dive into your next sensual story...
It's safe to say Lisa Hilton is revolutionising the sexy novel and we're backing her all the way. In the first of her trilogy of novels featuring chic anti-heroine Judith Rashleigh, the academic writer presents us with a protagonist who doesn't take anything lying down (cheeky). We're sick of drippy & naive female leads who are just there in their sole purpose to facilitate male pleasure, so it's refreshing to come across a strong role model who is fully in charge of her sexuality. Pic: Amazon
The 12 part book series is reported to be the next 'Fifty Shades'. Carlan told 'Today' that she was inspired by E.L. James. "I read Fifty Shades of Grey, and I loved it" she gushed. However, the protagonist Mia arguably is more in control of her own sexuality than Anastasia Steele ever did! Picture: Amazon
The 78-year-old author has opened up about her desire to write a passionate lesbian romance novel. The writer is well known for her steamy novels and now she's looking to potentially pen a story featuring romantically charged scenes about women.
This sexually charged novel sees Special Agent, Shane Dominic, reconnect with former flame, Laura, after a high-profile murder. She's got information he needs and he's willing to do anything to make her give it up... Picture: Amazon
Long before there was 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' there was 'Story Of O'. A French erotic novel written in 1954, it tells the tale of a fashion photographer who attempts to understand her devotion to her lover by submitting to him completely. Picture: Amazon
Jocelyn has gone to great lengths to outrun her past, evening leaving the US to relocate in Scotland. But there's one man who's determined to get to know her and he'll stop at nothing to uncover her secret. Picture: Amazon
Hot billionaire? Check. Beautiful assistant? Check. You can guess what happens next in 'Bared To You'. With many similarities to 'Fifty Shades', this is definitely one for E. L. James fans. Picture: Amazon
'Innocence Tempted' is the prequel to Samantha Blair's 'Generational Sins' but you don't have to have read it to enjoy the story of Katlyn and the cowboy who introduced her to the world of submission. Picture: Amazon
'Gabriel's Inferno' explores the slightly kinky story of a university professor and his graduate student. Professor Gabriel Emerson uses his looks and charm to get what he wants but when he meets Julia his life is thrown into turmoil. Picture: Amazon
One hunky love interest not enough for you? 'Screwdrivered' has got two and that's part of the problem for Viv. Who will she choose; the cowboy or the librarian? Picture: Amazon