Since temperatures are turning cooler in the northern hemisphere, let’s read a steamy sapphic book for this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo!
It can be a sapphic erotic romance–where the focus is on the romantic but with several steamy love scenes that are critical to the development of the love story–or sapphic erotica, which focuses on sexual journey of the main character.
For this category, you could read a novel or a shorter steamy story.
15 recommended sapphic erotica or sapphic erotic romances
Here are my book recommendations for sapphic erotica & sapphic erotic romances:
Worth the Wait by Jae
When struggling actress Jill lands her dream TV role, she rushes home to celebrate with her girlfriend, stuntwoman Crash.
A steamy shower leads to sheet-rumpling passion as they try out a new sex toy. Will their intimate celebration turn out to be worth the wait?
“Worth the Wait” won the Good Sex Awards 2021 in the Best Use of Sex Toys category. It’s a short sequel to Jae’s lesbian romance Just Physical but can be read as a steamy standalone.
The Club Revisited by A. L. Brooks
Welcome back to The Club. The rules are the same but the players have changed. Mandy still runs her unique nightclub. These days she’s ready to bring love and passion back into her own life, but finding it? Well, maybe the universe has a sense of humour. Lindsey has come out late in life and is looking for a confidence boost, and a club regular is only too happy to help her out. Caitlin would love to test her limits after being shamed by an ex for her desires. Jody thinks no one will want to be intimate with her again after a tragic accident left her body forever changed. Her best friend Kris has other ideas. Joanna and Suzanne have been together for years. They’re still in love but something’s missing. Maybe The Club can help add some zest to the bedroom? Laura has overcome most of her grief from losing her wife, but wonders if she still has it in her to be intimate with someone.
Whatever they need, they can find. Anonymity, sweetness, sexiness, and unexpected opportunities abound at The Club, as Mandy watches over them all.
Heart’s Surrender by Emma Weimann
Single mom Gillian Jennings is bored with life when she meets knockabout painter Samantha Freedman. Their attraction is immediate and powerful and they jump into a simple, no-strings-attached affair. The absolute last thing they want is a relationship. Right?
But can their sizzling nights of fun lead to something more? Or are the differences between the two women too vast for such a crazy coupling to last?
This rich-girl/poor-girl romance mixes paint-spattered jeans with pant suits and pearls for one wild, satisfying ride.
Stud Like Her by Fiona Zedde
Chance has been in love only once, but it wasn’t with the girlfriend she stayed with for far too long. The same girlfriend who dropped Chance when she became too inconvenient. Or maybe just boring.
To bury her disappointment, Chance tries to return to the woman she loved back when she was too afraid to be herself. A stud attracted to other studs.
Instead of her old love, though, Chance finds Garett: a new and persistent admirer with the kind of swagger that leaves Chance weak in the knees. Garett is hot and very popular with her half a million followers on social media. She’s also a lot younger than Chance is used to. Not to mention there’s something familiar about her, something dangerous, that Chance can’t quite put her finger on.
Make the Yuletide Gay by Ivy L. James
Junior editor Grace Taylor is doubling as the temporary assistant to senior editor Nicola Valentine…and harboring a secret crush on her. Grace is devastated when a work conference forces her to miss her big family Christmas. However, she gets a gift she doesn’t expect when a snowstorm strands her and Nicola at a small B&B.
Nicola has no idea how to handle sharing a room with her gorgeous, vibrant assistant. As she learns to share her heart as well, her fear threatens the blossoming relationship. Can she let Grace in, or will Nicola’s past sabotage her chance at happiness?
Double Six by Brenda Murphy
Elaine MacLeod, the most feared and revered Mistress of Rowan House, is frustrated. Overworked, still hurt and angry over the departure of her long-term lover, she refuses to admit Rowan House needs another Mistress to accommodate their guests. Unconvinced anyone will be able to meet her high standards, Elaine grudgingly agrees to audition the sole applicant, Petra Grendhal.
Robin Broadacre would do anything for the woman who rescued her from certain death at the hands of her previous employers. When she volunteers to assist Petra with her audition, Elaine is forced to reckon with her desire for Robin. Drawn to Petra’s fiery strength and icy demeanor as well Robin’s devotion, Elaine finds herself torn between her passion for both women. When Petra disappears on a trip to Oslo, Elaine and Robin’s search leads them to menaces from Robin’s past and a fight for their lives.
The Shaded Parlor by Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk
Mistress JuliAnn Clayton owns one of the most renowned bars and alternative restaurants in the area. But when she allows her staff to talk her into listing herself in the “Flog-a-Dom” auction to benefit the LGBTQ Pride Clinic, she’s sure something will go wrong. With an audience watching and the Dungeon Monitor officiating, how bad could it get? And Dr. Shelley is always ready to alleviate any injury, real or imagined.
With a starting bid at five thousand dollars, it will definitely raise money for the Clinic. But when the bidding gets out of hand, will it open all those doors JuliAnn has spent fifteen years trying the lock closed? Will the memories sink her back into those dreaded days that even millions of dollars haven’t erased?
When the mystery bidder turns out to be the Mistress who abandoned her fifteen years earlier; the one JuliAnn swore she’d never go back to, her memories come crashing down. Can she fulfill her promise to help the Clinic, or will the past throw her bar, her restaurant, and her reputation into chaos?
Dance Until the World Ends by Davina Lee
Lina and Arabel are just a couple of gals on the lower rungs of society’s ladder. Born into a culture with rigid caste system, all they want to do is find the next good party. Never in their wildest dreams would they suspect the survival of their island colony might rest on their shoulders. But things come to a head when the ever seething rebellion pushes the two women into the spotlight and into danger’s path.
With their own colony no longer safe, these best friends find themselves on the run, fleeing with only the clothes on their backs. Their journey into the unknown leads them to discover strange new lands, never before visited, some with even stranger inhabitants than their own. Will these newfound acquaintances prove to be friend or foe, or simply another temptation from the path?
Follow Lina and Arabel on a hero’s adventure of epic proportions at the far distant edge of humanity’s future. Sailing over the clouds, risking everything to do what is right for their people and their colony.
Bleeding For Eurydice by J. X. Sleator
Wendi Tsang never expected to worry about anything other than trying to survive her classload, her job, and the unwelcome advances of bros and jerks. One night, however, she was pushed too far. A moment of reckless desperation put Dacie in her apartment. The petite, well-proportioned being from another world promised her easy relief from her strife; a way to get revenge on the ones responsible. Should she trust her? Or is she going to lead her down an evil path from which there is no return?
The Taste of Her by Jess Lea
In the first of this two-part tantalizing collection of erotic lesbian short stories, strong women let their masks slip and explore thoughts they never dared imagine.
Discover the stern lingerie boutique boss’s secret when her ambitious salesgirl takes a peek where she shouldn’t.
Receive a naughty literary festival lesson and enjoy the hottest cold war between rival movie make-up artists.
Slide back to a decadent 1930s cabaret bar, where the jaded star watches her back-up dancer rise to fame at a dangerous time.
Experience the sensual, unexpected spark between two Medieval nuns.
The Taste of Her is for everyone who has ever dreamed of giving orders or disobeying them. And everyone else who loves to watch.
Forever Theirs by Anna Stone
A billionaire executive. Her glamorous fashion designer girlfriend. Together, they’re determined to make one unassuming woman theirs.
For florist Chloe Campbell, life isn’t all sunshine and roses. Deep in debt and haunted by a past she’s desperate to leave behind, she can barely keep her little flower shop running. So when Mistress Media executive Gabrielle Hall strolls into Chloe’s shop and hires her for her company’s event, Chloe jumps at the opportunity. She’s irrevocably drawn to the tantalizingly beautiful woman.
And when she comes face to face with Dana Obi, Gabrielle’s girlfriend, Chloe is drawn to her too. A world-renowned fashion designer, Dana is just as beautiful, just as elegant, and just as enticing as Gabrielle.
Both women possess one characteristic that makes Chloe weak—they like to take control. They want Chloe. And they’ll do whatever it takes to get her.
Swept into a whirlwind of romance and sensual delights beyond her wildest fantasies, Chloe is unable to resist falling for her two Mistresses. As their relationship deepens, all three women begin to wonder if the love they’ve been searching for is within their grasp, but secrets and past shadows stand in the way. Can Dana and Gabrielle do what it takes to make Chloe theirs for good?
Magnetic Reverie by Nico J. Genes
Lana lives a perfect life in Washington D.C. with her husband, Greg. Right in the middle of a peaceful and simple life, she awakens from a dream that reveals to her a new reality that questions the very essence of who she is.
Enter Claire, a beautiful young woman with who Lana is supposedly in a relationship.
Meandering between Slovenia while sleeping and the USA while awake, this love story makes Lana evolve and grow.
Prewrath and Rapture by TJ Dallas
Four years ago, Harry’s first act of Humility sent her hurtling to the deepest recesses of the dream world. When Death gives her the chance to save her family, her second act will prove infinitely worse.
When Persephone arrives at the Cardinal, it’s time for Harry to keep her end of the deal. But it isn’t Pride, or even Humility, that Persephone wants; it’s Wrath.
Emilia must join ranks with four forces of evil that long predate the Seven Deadly Sins; Death, Pestilence, War, and Famine. Emilia’s ruthless volcano has lain dormant for centuries, but a hidden agenda and a betrayal could tip her over the edge, causing an eruption felt throughout the very fabric of time and space.
Princess of Thermopylae by Belinda Harrison
Skylar has spent the past six winters travelling throughout Attica and the Peloponnese assisting those who requested aid, her father her only companion.
Princess Alexis of Trachis has spent the past five winters with the fearsome tribe of Molossians in Epirus, honouring the alliance her betrothal formed.
Two women with nothing in common. But when Skylar saves Alexis’ life, an invisible bond is formed, igniting an undeniable attraction. Alexis’ intended husband may be fierce, but so is Skylar, and both are used to getting what they want.
In the fight for the princess, there can only be one winner. Can Skylar have Alexis or will old alliances win out?
Something or Everything by Lily St. Michael
Maddie Francisco is a young, hardworking single mother from a close-knit Catholic family who’s been in the closet for so long that she’s simply become celibate. One night while picking up an extra bartending shift, she finds herself unable to resist the allure of a charming, older, and apparently straight, female customer. Breaking her one hard and fast rule, she allows herself to succumb to temptation.
Julia Sinclair is a successful, independent, real estate broker. She is also a twice-divorced, single mother who has given up on love and is concentrating on her business and her health. After an out-of-town conference, she sits at a hotel bar and meets Maddie, the young, attractive, and personable bartender. For the first time in her life, she finds herself inexplicably attracted to a woman, but she is more interested than bothered by this surprising development.
In spite of the differences in their ages, their locations, and their sexual pasts, Julia wants nothing more than to see Maddie again. Maddie’s fear, however, will not allow her to contemplate repeating this encounter, and she walks away.
Will Maddie be able to overcome the fear of being herself? Will Julia be able to forgive Maddie for walking away?
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