50 Shades of Grey is so much more than a series, it’s a global phenomenon of unparalleled proportions. The movie that going to come out around Valentine’s Day 2015, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, will most likely be a box office hit. If you love 50 Shades of Grey so much, we suggest you give other books, just like it, a try. Today we’ve got 5 books like 50 Shades of Grey whose men and women are going to keep you up at night and leave you wanting more.
If you’re going to read erotica, then we suggest you do it well. If you’re going to get introduced to the wonderful world of BDSM, then we suggest you let Anais Nin, one of the most brilliant minds in our modern history, do it. Delta of Venus is a collection of erotica short stories that are going to make your blood rush through your veins. You will be amazed at how skillfully the feelings, emotions, and pleasures are expressed in this collection of short stories.
Some critique the book, saying that it’s not sensual enough, but its rawness is what makes it so good. In this book you won’t be getting the Oh, my you’re getting in 50 Shades of Grey, simply because Anais Nin knows how to write.
4. To Command and To Collar by Cherise Sinclair
This book is so fun and captivating that you simply won’t be able to put it down. When Master Raoul wants to find the traffickers who are praying on the subs in the Shadowlands, he gets invited to a slave auction with the help of the FBI. When he finds a woman slave at the auction that simply catches his eye, he goes against the FBI and buys her. But can she ever escape the Master who has enslaved her heart and be free? Or is freedom just an illusion? You’ll have to read To Command and to Collar to find out.
It may sound a bit cheesy, but we assure you it’s a wonderful read with lots of kinky stuff that will give you all the BDSM thrills you want.
We’ve got a little something for everyone, so here is a superb book that has become a landmark in gay BDSM literature. I Once Had a Master portrays the Dom and sub relationship better than most BDSM books out there. If you really want to get to the bottom of BDSM, understand it and even practice it, this book is a must read. I Once Had a Master is a collection of short stories that will enchant you from the first couple of pages.
Another great S/M BSDM classic by John Preston is even the more famous Mr. Benson, also highly recommended by us if you want a book like the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, but better.
Bared to You hit the bookshelves in 2012 and became a New York Times Bestseller the same year. Sylvia Crossfire is a veteran writer whose novels have enthralled reader for decades. It’s the book that resembles 50 Shades of Grey the closest. We recommend you start reading this after you’re finished with the 50 series. If you need a bit more convincing, search for some excerpts online, it’s so hot we simply cannot post it here.
This is simply the most classic piece of BDSM erotic literature ever. It may not be very similar to 50 Shades of Grey, but the reason why it is number one on our list is that if you do read it, you will start to get a real understanding of the BDSM phenomenon. Because, as many have pointed out, The Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy doesn’t do that very well. It’s a nice and catchy story, but it does not do justice to the complex sexual practice, that is BDSM.
The Story of O is about the love between Rene and a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer. Their affair is intense, sexual and so much more than one would expect. It’s also much better, from a literary standpoint than 50 Shades of Grey.
If you’re new to BDSM you want to learn about it, then we suggest you try and find more books that will slowly shed some light on this practice. Goodreads is the best place to start and Tumblr is also good.