Burning up July: Seven Days of Sin, Envy

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As the weather warms up, here at Under the Covers we also like to ratchet up the heat. So prepare for Burning up July 2017: Seven Days of Sin. This is because we little devils at Under the Covers are going to explore how our favourite erotic romance authors make the seven deadly sins burn oh so good. So prepare yourself for a week filled with the sexiest that romance has to offer you as we take the chance to skinny dip in to one of our favourite genres: Erotic Romance.

So, how will it work? Each day we will look at a sin and give your our thoughts and feelings on the troupe it represents as well as some scorching hot recommendations for you. Fair warning though, ice and a clean pair of knickers may be required.

Today we are gorging on:

We are all a little guilty of Envy, when we look at glossy magazines and see the impossibly svelte women clutching that handbag that you absolutely MUST have. When your friend gets a sparkling new car yet yours seems to be held together due to duct tape and desperate hope. For most people material things are important, consumption is a big part of modern life no matter how uncomfortable and guilty that thought may be. Especially when 5 seconds after viewing your friends new car you’ve planned the heist which sees it sitting pretty in your own driveway. We’ve all done that right?Or is that just me?

Well, Envy, that longing for the objects and abilities possessed by others, that’s a deadly sin y’all. Lets face it though you can why; in extreme circumstance envy is an ugly business. Never taking pleasure in other people’s happiness, never being satisfied and grateful for the gifts you have been given. It’s hard to see how someone suffering from extreme Envy could every take joy in everyday life; they’d be right miserable bastards. And they will definitely be miserable when they land in hell and spend eternity immersed in freezing cold water.



Luckily, we ladies at UTC’s don’t suffer too badly with Envy, however, there are those Erotic Romances where we can’t help but feeling it a little. Today, we are destroying the sub genre barriers within Erotic Romance and taking a look at all the books where we can’t help but feel a little envious of the heroine. We are talking all time favourite heroes and heroines within the genre. Whether we envy the heroine ‘cos she’s awesome and want to be her, or because she’s stolen our book boyfriend, these are THE books. The books that we read again and again. The books that appear in nearly all our top ten lists. The books that we recommend to everyone who asks (and even people who don’t). These gems provoke the green eyed monster, but we love them anyway and we hope you will to.

Have we missed any of your favourites?


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I really liked mischief and the masters

Chris Alexander

COWBOY CASANOVA by Lorelei James and EDGE OF THE ENFORCER by Cherise Sinclair. OOOH! MY LEIGE OF DARK HAVEN!!! Mmmm. The list could go on and on.

Nicki S

I now have even MORE books (and authors) on Mt. TBR thanks to this post. Thanks! I think…?

Jenn H

I’ve read Tempted. I’m sure it’s just me but I don’t think it was that good of a read. I didn’t ‘feel’ the characters. Regardless, the other books you listed look good.

Lenna Hendershott

With erotic books I find I go back to a few favorite authors…Samantha Kane, Emma Holly and Robin Schone. I revisit scene’s they’ve written or I just go back and read the book…Strange Attractions, Fairyville, Demon’s Fire and Menage by Emma Holly; Brother In Arms and Birmingham Rebels Series’ by Samantha Kane; and Robin Shone’s short story A Lady’s Pleasure. All old favorites.

Kathleen Bylsma

I’m very picky about erotica. Meghan March does a good job as does Roni Loren. She won last night!

Amy R

Thanks for the list, I’ve only read a couple authors mentioned with a few on my wishlist.