Do you consider Laurell K Hamilton's "Meredith Gentry" series of books erotica?

Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
I am curious about the erotic fiction offered by Eden Fantasys. I have never read a book that was actually classified as erotica. However "A Kiss of Shadows" and the other books in the "Meredith Gentry" series by Laurell K Hamilton are composed mainly of sex scenes loosely connected by a plot. When I'm in the right mood, those books can really get me hot and bothered. Some of her other books are also mainly sex scenes(the later "Anita Blake" books), but some of her earlier books had no sex at all. So I'm focusing the poll on the "Meredith Gentry" books.

If you have also read her books, would you consider them erotica? Or simply fantasy fiction that happens to have some good sex scenes.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I have never read any of Laurell K Hamilton's books.
slynch , namelesschaos , Sammi , mmmmm , breakfastonpluto , Reiyth , unfulfilled , MistressDandelion , humblepie , SMichelle , Stinkytofu10 , PassionCpl
12  (40%)
I have read one or more of the "Meredith Gentry" books and DO NOT consider them erotica.
I have read one or more of the "Meredith Gentry" books and they COULD BE considered erotica.
winterseve , Tenuki Tea , wrmbreze , Ms. N , tinadice , RomanticGoth , Curiouscat , gypsymama , JKS , travelnurse , xMila , lnk8522 , Haifisch
13  (43%)
I have read one or more of the "Meredith Gentry" books and they are DEFINITELY erotica.
Gina RPG Geek
1  (3%)
I have not read the "Meredith Gentry" books, but I have read other Laurell K Hamilton books. (Please specify)
addysmum23 , FemmeFlo , jokerzwild , Rory
4  (13%)
Total votes: 30
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06/18/2011
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Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Why is "I consider them badly written" not a choice?

I started out reading Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series (which I enjoyed), and even after that took a turn for the worse, I gave Merry Gentry a chance. Both lead to the same destination: disappointment (in the stories) and horror (that I'd paid for them).

If I try to be objective, I classify the first books of the Anita Blake series as supernatural mystery novels. However, the later AB books and the Merry Gentry series are what I would classify as erotic horror.
06/18/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
I didn't think to ask whether or not you actually liked or disliked them. Oops! I'm still sort of new at creating these surveys. I suppose I should have worded that last question, "Or simply fantasy fiction that happens to have lots of sex scenes?" Hopefully, I'll get better at these forum discussions with time.

I was mainly just wondering if her writing was or was not similar to what is classified as erotica.

But thanks for letting me know what you think of them.
06/19/2011
winterseve winterseve
I love these books to get me in the mood with a plot. They definitely would be considered by some people as erotica. I really enjoy Hamilton's work and have read all of her books. The Meredith Gentry series can get a bit out there but they are hot. (The Anita Blake books go in and out of being worth a read - first few are great then they go downhill in quality and plot originality).
12/12/2011
Ms. N Ms. N
I wish there were more forthcoming in the series. I really enjoyed it, though literature it is not. With the number of sex scenes, it can definitely be considered erotica.

A better set of novels is Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel series. Not as much sex, but better written, for sure.
01/22/2012
Tenuki Tea Tenuki Tea
I've read everything Laurell K. Hamilton has done (including her Star Trek novel) and can easily agree the Merry Gentry series is basically erotica. The Anita Blake series started out being a little racy but as the series went on she included more and more sex scenes and it became more paranormal erotica and less paranormal mystery with some sex.

Overall, I enjoy the series. They are like a summer popcorn flick. Light reading, gets the heart racing a little, and doesn't require a huge time investment.
01/22/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
I haven't read the series you're talking about, but I read an Anita Blake vampire hunter novel, and half the book was sex. Literally. I think it could definitely be called erotica.
01/22/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I've read them. I really wish that they were more detailed in the sex scene area. One or two sentences hinting at what is being done is kind of a let down. I wouldn't call that erotica. I like juicy details.

They're good for a long car ride or a lazy afternoon.
04/03/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
They could, I love Laural K books, especially Anita Blake!
06/03/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I love Laurell K's books!!! Their are definitely erotic, but now what I personally would call erotica. For me, erotica is a story where the plot is about sex (meaning that even the non sex scenes are pretty much ABOUT sex/sexuality). Laurell K books are paranormal/fantasy/mys tery/horror with LOTS of sex. I like both kinds of books, but too me they are very different.
06/11/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I never heard of the series before.
06/11/2012
Nacht Stern Nacht Stern
Never heard of this before, going to go look into it now.
07/27/2012
JKS JKS
I guess some would consider it erotica. I like the Anita Blake series MUCH more than the Meredith Gentry - they are similar, but I think Anita Blake is written better, has better story lines, and definitely keeps me interested longer than the Gentry series. After the first couple of books it's pretty explicit too, some good fantasy material ;-)
07/29/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I love those books
07/30/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
I am curious about the erotic fiction offered by Eden Fantasys. I have never read a book that was actually classified as erotica. However "A Kiss of Shadows" and the other books in the "Meredith Gentry" series by Laurell K ... More
Never read any of them.
07/30/2012
jokerzwild jokerzwild
I have only read Anita Blake books but based on that I would say yes. Here early books in the Blake series I wouldn't say were erotica but her later books are for sure. I enjoyed the early books.
07/30/2012
Rory Rory
I have read most of the Anita Blake books but now I'll have to read Meredith Gentry. They do do tend to get pretty erotic later in the series.
09/22/2012
lnk8522 lnk8522
I like the Merry books, all of them. I believe both they and the Anita blake books could be considerdedx erotica. Especially the later AB books. It actually got to the point where I stopped readin AB because it was purely sex with no real plot. Luckily she listened to her readers and got a bit back on track with the storyline.
11/23/2012
Haifisch Haifisch
The Merry books STARTED off with a good storyline, and it seemed to progress more and more into just sex scenes. However, I doubt I would consider them erotica. I still like the books, though. I own a physical copy of each one of them!
02/24/2013
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