Having a sexy book at your bedside keeps things interesting in the fantasy department. If you and your lover are in the mood to spice things up, we’ve got you covered with some literature guaranteed to keep the pages turning and the love burning.

Curl up with bae for some erotic literature by Black authors. We’ve handpicked these five steamy classics just for you!

This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of ESSENCE magazine, on newsstands now.