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Riot Recommendation: What Are Your Favorite Steamy Romance Novels?

S. Zainab Williams

Executive Director, Content

S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.

This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Carina Press, publisher of The Reward/The Assignment (Lessons in Control Series) by Jade A. Waters.

What would you do if someone offered to fulfill your wildest fantasies?




Dean Sova is everything Maya Clery craves. From the first touch, their connection is intense. After leaving her troubled past behind, Maya thought she was happy—she is happy—but meeting Dean forces her to acknowledge dark needs she longs to explore yet has never had the courage to face.

Is it getting a little warm in here? When you want to take romance up a notch, you can count on erotic fiction to help you bypass minutes spent skimming the book, searching for the really spicy bits. Tell us in the comments below, what’s your favorite steamy romance novel?