Sexy Story Authors
Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written seventy plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. Her books bring all the feels from sass and quirk and laughter to emotional grit to panty-melting heat. She loves frequent travel, good books and great booze, although she’ll take mediocre booze if there’s nothing else.
For many, many years she was a registered nurse. Which means she knows things. Anatomical things. And she’s not afraid to use them! She lives in a pretty little coastal town where she gets to stare at the ocean all day.
Madeline Ash is a contemporary romance author and two-time RITA® Award finalist. She has also won Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year award (RUBY). She delves deep into the hearts and minds of her characters, creating flawed and compassionate leads—who are always rewarded with a happy ending.
A sensualist and a romantic, Andra writes about heroes and heroines who veer from the mainstream to indulge their desires and find love. As a self-confessed genre-hopper, her erotic romances span historical, contemporary and paranormal.
Andra lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful man and her never-ending TBR pile and hopes her adult children aren’t too traumatised by having a mother who writes smutty stories.
Rania Battany writes emotionally driven contemporary romance and women’s fiction, with a passion for interracial relationships. She loves nothing more than exploring real issues while creating flawed characters who have to fight their way to Happily Ever After. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children, alternating her days between writing and pottering around the garden.
Bethany Bennett grew up in a small fishing village in Alaska where required learning included life-skills like cold-water survival, along with several other subjects that are utterly useless as a romance writer. Eventually settling in the Northwest with her real-life hero and two children, she enjoys mountain views from the comfort of her sofa, wearing a tremendous amount of flannel, and drinking more coffee than her doctor deems wise.
Victoria Brooks is a writer and researcher on sexual ethics. She has published academic, media and fictional pieces on the connection between philosophy and sex.
She uses her queer desire to create new worlds, and to challenge ethical frameworks that do not fit women’s sexualities. Her book Fucking Law: the search for her sexual ethics is out now, and she is currently working on an academic project on consent and queer sex clubs, as well as writing an anthology of erotic fiction and philosophy.
As a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic romance, Opal Carew’s books have won several awards, including the National Readers’ Choice Award (twice), the Golden Leaf Award (twice), the Golden Quill (4 times), CRA Award of Excellence, and Silken Sands. Opal writes about passion, love, and taking risks. Her heroines follow their hearts and push past the fear that stops them from realizing their dreams… to the excitement and love of happily-ever-after.
Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels since she first started swiping her grandmother’s paperbacks. Now she writes her own sexy tales about complex women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men.
Her work has been described as ‘the defibrillator contemporary romance needs right now,’ and not by herself, or even her mum, but OTHER PEOPLE.
Eve lives in Melbourne with her boy and a bunch of semi-dead plants.
Taylor V. Donovan
Taylor V. Donovan is a bicultural travel aficionado, compulsive researcher, and lover of history and all things 80s. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she now resides in New York City, remains passionate about her homeland, and is optimistically cynical about the world.
When not writing queer romance, she can be found indulging in true crime documentaries, advocating for civil rights, and fighting for equality for all. Find her here, or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Clementine Ford is a writer, broadcaster and public speaker based in Melbourne, Australia. She writes on feminism, pop culture and social issues and is the author of two books, Fight Like a Girl and Boys Will Be Boys. You can support her on Patreon, follow her on Twitter and Instagram, and give her five stars on Goodreads.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Cathryn is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.
Lily Harlem is an award-winning, bestselling author who pens her romantic and super sexy stories from her cottage in South Wales. As a former nurse she enjoys the slower pace of life as it gives her vivid imagination free rein to run wild. And wild it does, her stories are erotic, kinky and, of course, loving. They range from sweet contemporary, to BDSM boundary pushing and she’s a complete floozy when it comes to pairings enjoying writing male/female relationships, ménage a trois and gay love stories, basically, anything goes.
When she isn’t writing she’s enjoying the countryside with Mr Harlem, stomping up mountains with her dogs, riding on the beach and flying birds of prey. What you can always be sure of with Lily is a happily ever after, to love with passion is, after all, a great and endless adventure.
Adriana was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last 15 years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings.
When she’s not dreaming up love stories, planning logistically complex vacations with her family or hunting for discount Broadway tickets, she’s a trauma therapist in New York City, working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Her debut novel, American Dreamer, has been featured on Entertainment Weekly, NPR, was one of the TODAY Show on NBC’s Hot Beach Reads picks. She’s a co-creator of the Queer Romance PoC Collective and serves as the president for the Romance Writers of America New York City Chapter.
Regina Kyle knew she was destined to be an author when she won a writing contest at age 10 with a touching tale about a squirrel and a nut pie. By day, she writes dry legal briefs, representing the state in criminal appeals. At night, she writes steamy romance with heart and humor.
She is a two-time winner of the Booksellers’ Best award, in 2016 for ‘Triple Dare’ and in 2018 for ‘The Billionaire in Her Bed’.
Laura Lee is a USA Today bestselling author of steamy and sometimes ridiculously funny romance.
She won her first writing contest at the ripe old age of nine, earning a trip to the state capital to showcase her manuscript. Thankfully for her, those early works will never see the light of day again!
Laura lives in the Pacific Northwest with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and three of the most poorly behaved cats in existence. She likes her fruit smoothies filled with rum, her cupboards stocked with Cadbury’s chocolate, and her music turned up loud. When she’s not writing or watching HGTV, she’s reading anything she can get her hands on. She’s a sucker for spicy romances, especially those that make her laugh.
Selena Laurence is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of One of a Kind Romance. She has published books in Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Paranormal Romance. She’s also a curated contributor in non-fiction on Medium as SE Reed.
Selena lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her family, her Goldendoodle, and Demon Cat. Her favorite city is Edinburgh, her favorite color is purple, and her favorite shoes are Converse.
Find out more about Selena, or find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads, or keep up with what she’s up to through her newsletter.
Stefanie London is a multi award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances and romantic comedies.
Originally from Australia, Stefanie now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and anything zombie-related.
Ainslie Paton’s brand of hyper-real romance is chock full of sexy escapism and tropey goodness. Her heroes love hard, her heroines kick ass, and her happy endings light up the page.
Ainslie always wanted to write stories that made people smile, but the need to eat, accumulate books, and have bedclothes to read under was ever present. She sold out, making words happen for companies, governments, causes, conditions, high-profile CEOs, low-profile celebs, and the occasional misguided royal.
Holley Trent is a USA Today best-selling author who writes paranormal and contemporary romances ranging from sensual to erotic. Her steamy Plot Twist romances are available at all major book retailers. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or you can check out the AAR review of Three Part Harmony.
Award winning author K.L. Wilde is a bad influence and an avid reader who found her calling when she turned her hand to writing erotica. She is all about the Happily Ever After – just ask her about it! She loves reading, traveling to exotic locales, and long walks with her Norwegian Forest cat. When she’s not writing, she can be found donating blood just so she can get the free cookies. She has an endless affection for all genres of romance including an inexplicable fondness for zombies. She lives in Australia with a menagerie of kids and animals and a very patient spouse. She once made a devilish pact to never grow old… just don’t ask her about it.
Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him.
They have co-authored four New York Times and USA Today bestselling series and the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels. Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.
RITA® Award-winning author Leah Ashton writes fast-paced romantic suspense and smart, modern contemporary romance. All her books feature strong heroines, deliciously heroic heroes and swoon worthy happily ever afters.
Leah lives in Perth, Western Australia with her gorgeous husband, two amazing daughters and the best intentions to meal plan and have an effortlessly tidy home.
Clare Connelly grew up in a small country town in Australia. Surrounded by rainforests, and rickety old timber houses, magic was thick in the air, and stories and storytelling were a huge part of her childhood. From early on in life, Clare realised her favourite books were romance stories, and read voraciously. Anything from Jane Austen to Georgette Heyer, to Mills & Boon and (more recently) 50 Shades, Clare is a romance devotee.
Clare has a small family and a bungalow near the sea. When she isn’t chasing after energetic little toddlers, or wiping fingerprints off furniture, she’s writing, thinking about writing, or wishing she were writing.
Sareeta Domingo is the author of The Nearness of You [Piatkus/Little,Brown, 2016], If I Don’t Have You [Jacaranda Books, 2020] and editor and contributing writer of upcoming romantic fiction anthology Who’s Loving You [Trapeze, 2021]. She has also written numerous erotic short stories and an erotic novella with Pavilion Books. Her books for Young Adults are published under S.A. Domingo, including Love, Secret Santa [Hachette Children’s, 2019]. She has contributed to publications including gal-dem, Stylist and Token Magazine, and has taken part in events for Hachette Books, Winchester Writers’ Festival, Black Girls Book Club and Bare Lit Festival among others. She lives in South East London.
If you like to treat yourself to BDSM-flavoured hot romance, you’ll be like a kid in a kinky candy store with her back catalogue.
Elements you are likely to find in Justine’s work include moustachioed melodrama villains, whips, wisecracks, knights in tarnished armour, damsels under duress, lovers, leather, aquiline features, and references to popular songs.
Amanda Faye currently resides in Atlanta with her high school sweetheart, husband of 14 years and their 4 amazing children.
She’s had a passion for reading and writing since she was a child. She stole her first romance novel from her mother at age 12 and hasn’t looked back since.
Katrina is a college professor by day and writes romance by weekend when her cats allow. She writes high heat, diverse and mostly queer erotic romances and erotica. She also likes sleep, salt-and-pepper beards, and sunshine. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Award-winning author of sensual, emotional adventures of the heart. Reader, traveler, former English teacher, chocolate lover, and keeper of a very messy desk.
Over the years, Rebecca has called many places home, including Michigan, New York City, San Francisco, and Stockholm, Sweden.
The first book in Rebecca’s indie series, Stockholm Diaries, Caroline, won the 2016 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award in the Contemporary Series category, and she writes about hot, edgy bodyguards in Australia for the new, super-sexy Harlequin DARE line.
Ellen Mint adores the adorkable heroes who charm with their shy smiles and heroines that pack a punch. She recently won the Top Ten Handmaid’s Challenge on Wattpad where hers was chosen by Margaret Atwood. Her books, Undercover Siren and Fever are available at Amazon as well as a short story in the Lucky Between The Sheets anthology. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or here.
Dr. Laurie Mintz is a feminist author, therapist, professor, and speaker whose life’s work has been committed to helping people live more authentic, meaningful, and joyful lives through the art and science of psychology.As a tenured Professor at the University of Florida, she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality to hundreds of undergraduate students each year. She also teaches and mentors graduate students in both their clinical and research training, helping them to find their own niche as psychologists.
Dr. Mintz has published over 50 research articles in academic journals and six chapters in academic books. She has received numerous professional and teaching awards. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the author of two popular press books—both written with the aim of empowering women sexually: Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters and How to Get It (HarperOne, 2017) and A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex: Reclaim Your Desire and Reignite Your Relationship (Adams Media, 2009).
An avid reader of most—if not all—genres, Lila has been writing for nearly 25 years, both fiction and non-fiction. She blends genres to create powerful characters, emotional plots and exciting stories that stay with her readers.
Strong, courageous and resilient, her female protagonists embrace their desires while battling inner demons and dangerous foes. Lila lives in Japan with her family. The rich and beautiful traditions, the amazing nature and the long history of this country are a constant source of creative inspiration to her.
In her spare time, she watches movies, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and consumes wholesome memes on Twitter.
With the help of supportive friends, a loving partner, two bossy cats and a well-used music subscription, she writes and writes in her sunny, sea-girt home.
Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin’s Mira Books.
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky’s Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The Siren, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide.
Her erotic fantasy The Red—self-published under the banner 8th Circle Press—was named an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Goodreads Best Romance of the Month. It also received a coveted starred review from Library Journal.
Elizabeth SaFleur writes award-winning romance that dares to “go there” from 28 wildlife-filled acres, which she shares with her husband and one very spoiled Westie. When not immersed in books she can be found dancing or drinking good Virginia wine—not necessarily in that order.
Anna Stone is the bestselling author of the Irresistibly Bound series. Her sizzling lesbian romance novels, featuring strong, complex, passionate women, are sure to bring the heat.
Anna is in her 30s and lives on the sunny east coast of Australia. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a coffee in one hand and a book in the other. You can also find her here, on Twitter and Facebook, and give her five stars on Goodreads.
A USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has also had six New York Times bestsellers.
Torre has been featured in Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest-blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She has been a Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com, has had a feature film made from her bestseller Hollywood Dirt, and created Alessandra Torre Ink—an author’s community and online school with over 10,000 members.
When not battling her husband at Scrabble, she chases her pet chickens, three dogs, and shoos away iguanas.
Fiona Zedde was born under the Jamaican sun but now makes her home in Spain.
Since getting the writing bug, she’s published about thirty books and short stories, mostly of black lesbian romance, including the Lambda Literary Award finalists, Bliss and Every Dark Desire. Her novel, Dangerous Pleasures, received a Publishers Weekly starred review and was winner of an About.com Readers’ Choice Award for Best Lesbian Novel or Memoir.
At this very second, she’s probably writing another book, and it has 100% chance of having queer romance and queer women in it. Her pseudo-healthy obsessions are French pastries, English cars, and Jamaican food.
Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling author with a cult following of ‘lambs’.
She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily.
Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in one-room school house in full, 1908-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order.
She lives in the Kansas City area with her hot cop husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they’re so naughty we don’t talk about them.)
Ida Brady is a lover of chocolate and thunderstorms. When she isn’t trying to tame her intractable curls, she’s running after her little ones, usually with a book in hand. Ida lives in the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s CBD with her Irish husband and their out of control collection of books. She sometimes daydreams about having a huge library in her home but will settle for stacking novels in the kitchen drawers instead.
In her past life, Ida taught VCE Literature and English to a gaggle of teenagers. While she misses their enthusiasm, she sure as hell doesn’t miss marking papers. You might find her dancing the Argentine tango in her spare time, which isn’t often these days. She loves travelling with her family, observing strangers at cafés and getting lost in a good story.
Anuja Varghese is a Canadian writer whose work has appeared in several journals and literary magazines. She is currently working on a collection of short stories while pursuing creative writing at the University of Toronto. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter or check out more of her work.