Dirty Little Book Club: The Redheads

by Brittany on June 28, 2012

in Alice Clayton, I Read Books, lowercase b, Smut Books

Ever read a book and think, God, this author and I would so be best friends in real life.

I think that a lot.

How David Sedaris and I aren’t sipping coffee and mocking ugly babies in Paris together is beyond me.

Recently, my friend Angie pointed me toward a series of books to add to my smut collection, and I was a touch hesitant, because I’m becoming a bit of a erotic fiction snob. I mean, one tacky word for penis and I am out of there.

And to be honest, I still want to be entertained. I can’t read about just having sex all the time, my clitoris is tired.

Then comes Alice Clayton. Alice bills herself as a comedic erotica novelist. Which is perfect, because basically all the erotica I have in real life is comedic. What am I supposed to do, stare into his eyes and pretend I don’t here that weird suctiony sound coming from my vagina?

First up, The Unidentified Redhead.
Ok, great erotica formula; hot girl, younger hot guy, sex sex sex. But wait, what’s this, I’m also laughing my ass off? Oh crap, I’m also crying? I’m having legitimate emotions in my human parts? I devoured this book in 12 hours, which says something because it’s not short. It’s addicting. I wanted to be Grace, and I damn well could be, because hi, she’s over 30 folks. Who knew women over 30 were pretty, not at all old, and had sex in books.
Pros: Great plot, steamy sex (closet sex, just like me!), tons of snark and humor, the single best set of characters I have come across to date, Team Sweet Nuts
Cons: I really have only one, and it might just be me, but Grace, the lead character sometimes referred to her vagina as her “oonie” and the only reason that weirds me out is because there is this super creepy show on Nick Jr. called Oobi. It’s just a bunch of people using their hands as puppets and talking in super weird voices, so when I read the word oonie, it reminds me of Oobi, and then I’m stuck wiping the imagine of a hairy knuckled hand puppet where my vagina should go. Again, this may be a personal problem.

The Redhead Revealed
This is the second book in the Redhead series, and it’s even better than the first. Their stories pick up right where they left off, and I become even more attached to these two crazy ass people. The sex is still mind blowing, but the best part of this book is Grace. Grace has body issues and insecurities and so many real girl problems that I just want to scoop her up, hug her, and then ask her if gingers have magical powers, because I refuse to believe that’s not true. Now, warning, this is not the last book in the series, the next does not come out until Spring, and I know when I read Bared to You, I was pissed to be left hanging with no relief. However, one thing this book does do is leave you satisfied. Yes, their story will continue, but it doesn’t leave you wondering who the fuck just shot J.R.
Pros: Girl problems I can actually relate to.
Cons: Again, the whole oonie thing.

So, I read those two books in, no joke, 24 hours. I spent so much time fake going to the bathroom, even Andy was starting to doubt my dysentery story. But, this author just got me, and she made me laugh, which is the easiest way to my heart and my pants (call me, Bill Murray). Alice Clayton and I were destined to be best friends. If she had absolutely any idea who I was in real life and also liked So You Think You Can Dance and eating her feelings.

I was determined to make this friendship happen in a mostly organic, not creepy fashion, so after a brief twitter courtship, I stalked her on skype and now I get to talk to her, like, every day about clothes, reality tv smut, songs we bone to, and why Luann is the best-worst Real Housewife ever. This kind of stuff is the basis of all my meaningful relationship, you guys.

Erotic humorist bestie? Check.

You’re next, Sedaris.

Miss my other suggestions and reviews?
Dirty Book Club Part 1
Dirty Book Club Part 2

 

{ 67 comments… read them below or add one }

Johanna June 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

Totally adding these to my list. I like that there is lots of humor, in addition to hot sex. What’s not to like? Can’t wait to read them.

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Brittany June 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

Yes, this is my new favorite genre. I get the steamy parts, but I also still get to laugh.

I can’t be spanked ALL THE TIME.

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Johanna June 28, 2012 at 10:39 am

OK, totally pissed… my library does not have her books. Grrrrr. I will have to get them for my Kindle.

And, I totally agree… a person definitely needs a laughter break from all the spanking

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Becky (Princess Mikkimoto) June 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

My library doesn’t either. Prudes!

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Johanna June 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I think they might have been released through Amazon, so they are only available there???

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Alice Clayton June 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

*runs in*

It’s not in libraries but your librarian can request it! It’s also available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble!

*runs out*

Emmy August 13, 2012 at 1:11 am

Really really late reply/stalking of comments. You can also find it on omnific publishing :)

Kenny June 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

Oh man..you had me at Redhead

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Brittany June 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

Then you’ll be extra happy come Monday. DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN.

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Kenny June 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

lol…OHHH don’t even be a tease like that!

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Kenny June 28, 2012 at 10:47 am

if you tell me you are doing your radio show with her I might burst ya know

Brittany June 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Um then you are going to double combust. Maybe watch instagram this Saturday.

Alice Clayton June 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

You have no idea. It will be a hot mess if we get on the air together…

Kenny June 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Stop….I can’t concentrate

Laura@Catharsis June 28, 2012 at 10:45 am

Still haven’t delved into 50 Shades of Grey, so I’m not sure I’m prepared for this. My biggest hold-up: How can I get through my day with a giant lady wood?

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Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] June 28, 2012 at 11:19 am

You will have giant lady wood, but good for us, it doesn’t show through our pants.

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Anna Hirsch June 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

So I’m over my 24 hour be-mad-at-you stage I posted about on twitter! And YAY for books with humor! I will pick these up after I finish the boring book I’m reading now about personal finances which I’m only reading because I had to add my step-mom to my list of Nook friends so she can borrow books from me and I was kind of worried she’d be shocked by the amount of smut I have.

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Brittany June 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I’m so glad we made up, I mean, I felt the SAME WAY. HOODWINKED!

But this will be better, they aren’t cliffhangers, just continuations.

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Jaime June 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

What is funny is that this book, just like 50 Shades, started as a twilight fanfiction

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Nell June 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Wow, Jaime. Way to bring up something entirely irrelevant. #highfive. o.O

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Lisa June 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

I thought so too! Which fan fic was it?

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Alice Clayton June 28, 2012 at 11:50 am

I may have been watching SYTYCD this very morning…
Alice
xoxo

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Brittany June 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Can we agree to be Team Sweet Nuts AND Team Cyrus?

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Alice Clayton June 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Can we also be Team Mia Michaels?

Alice
xoxo

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Brittany June 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm

You complete me.

Jaime June 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I just read a short, stupid erotic book where the author talked about the girl’s ‘cunny.’

It was ridiculous and distracting and just made me want to smack whoever thought that was a good way to refer to a girl’s lady bits.

Every time I saw it I totally lost the groove.

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Elisa June 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm

That sounds like the perfect summer read. I hope they have it on Kindle format!

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Tammy June 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I have read all of your lady porn you’ve suggested so far and have yet to be disappointed. I will totally read these. Have you read any of the books by Laura Kaye? They are porntastic as well! My husband is completely and utterly grateful for the Dirty Little Book Club.

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Brittany June 28, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Thanks for the rec, I need more and will download now!

(My husband is so psyched also. Busiest he’s been in years.)

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Alice Clayton June 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Laura Kaye is one of my besties! That’s also on my list for you B, make sure you read Hearts in Darkness. It will make you warm…

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Becky (Princess Mikkimoto) June 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I thought I was a fan of your dress up posts, but the dirty little book club? Well let’s just say YOU are my Alice Sedaris. Sigh.

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Brittany June 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Dude. I’m tearing up. There are tears IN my eye holes, replacing the stone!

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Johanna June 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm

If you want some erotic stuff mixed in with the supernatural, read Nalini Singh. She has two series… one about Archangels and another about shifters.

Or if you want straight up CRAZY sex involving all kinds of supernatural, read Laurell K. Hamilton. There are 20+ books in her Anita Blake series. There is actually no sex in the first few books, but plenty of buildup. Plus the acutal plots are entertaining. There are vampires, shifters, etc. etc.

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Big Girl June 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Yes. Yes. Yes. Laurell has been doing it right for YEARS. Charlaine Harris and Stephenie Meyer are boring knock-offs.

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Johanna June 28, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Agreed. Plus, she still cares about the series and writes like she does. Charlaine Harris has been phoning it in for the last few books.

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Brittany June 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I am now completely intrigued!

Laura June 28, 2012 at 6:25 pm

The Anita Blake series is dirtier than the Meridith Gentry series, but it takes longer to get to the dirty bits.

Alice Clayton June 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

OK, I must jump in here. Nalini Saingh’s Guild Hunter Series is on the list I was going to be sending you later this week B so bravo to Johanna!! I am in love with her angels.

The other series I adore is The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. rawr….

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Johanna June 29, 2012 at 8:03 am

Alice, I too love her angels. Kinda wanna be Elena :-). Have you read her shifter series? The names of the books are silly, but the books are decent.

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Alice Clayton June 29, 2012 at 8:24 am

Elena is the best, I love her and Raphael. And I am on Book 2 in the Psy-Changeling series. I’m enjoying, but I prefer Guild Hunter

Nuala Reilly June 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I agree with Becky, which is why I tweet stalked you and sent you a bunch of emails. LOL>
AND one of these days I *will* come down your way when the hubs does his work thing down there, we will totally hang out and it will be epic and awesome.

Um, that may have sounded a bit more aggressive than I meant it to. What I meant is we will likely laugh while I ask Meredith to read out loud the sex scenes from my book that I sent her and then drink wine and braid each other’s hair. In a non creepy, totally we-could-have-been-sisters kind of way.
:-)
Did I mention I frickin adore you?

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Hailey L. June 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I am adding these to my reading list NOW! They sound great!

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Big Girl June 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Dysentery story!!!! Yes!!! I’m so glad someone else lies for the sake of reading, too!! I will skip that whole sleeping thing. I don’t need to eat real food (chocolate bars can be consumed with one hand.) And sometimes my kids need an extra long bubble bath so that mama can just finish this chapter (and maybe the next one.) I need books like I need air. Thanks for the recommendations!!

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Laura June 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm

If you are still looking for reccomendations, the Shadowlands series by Cherise Sinclair is awesome. The first book was my least fav, but the rest are really good.

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Jully June 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Right On!! Cherise Sinclair books are so gooooooood. Just got finished book 2 in the paranormal series she started. Totally loved it, but the Shadowlands series just can”t be beat…

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MJ June 29, 2012 at 3:27 am

Have you read Jennifer Crusie? She’s got a wicked sense if humor. And plenty of smut.

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Alice Clayton June 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

LOVE Jennifer Crusie! Bet Me and Maybe This Time are fantastic!

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Nikki Nicholas Mohamed June 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

MJ, I do hope you are planning to SHARE those books with me when I get home next time! I would give my eye-teeth for some books I haven’t read 100x over….and books I don’t have to share with the kids! ;)

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Karly June 29, 2012 at 9:22 am

So, I read your post yesterday as soon as you posted it and then downloaded the book and then finished that around midnight. Going to see Magic Mike in an hour and then coming home to read book 2. It’s a dirty, dirty day.

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Brittany June 29, 2012 at 9:23 am

Best dirty day ever! Book 2 is great, I love them!

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Jennifer Lane June 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

Your reviews of this hilarious series had me laughing! Especially the “weird suctiony sound” and the “oonie” vs. “oobie” hee hee

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Amanda C June 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

Love love love your suggestions! Just downloaded The Unidentified Redhead!! Can’t wait to read it. :) For the last year or so, as a hobby, I’ve been writing fanfic (based on a Glee couple) mixing plot and smut. I love writing it!! So glad to see your bringing it out of the shadows for us ladies who enjoy it. :)))

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Rian June 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I read this post yesterday and I’m now halfway through the first book and LOVING it! I have a special affinity for The Golden Girls, so Grace is a winner in my book.

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vanessalillian June 30, 2012 at 8:07 am

I only just read 50 Shades and I may or may not have gotten a little toey, but it also bugged me that Christian’s eyes were always “hooded”. It made me think of a foreskin enshrouding the head of a penis. So what I am trying to say is that I’m glad you’re exposing us to more of the genre and that hopefully the others you have reviewed don’t make me think of the main character as a dick (the jury’s still out on whether I intended that as a double entendre or not…).

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meleah rebeccah June 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

SOLD!! Ordering them NOW!

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carlyn June 30, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I just started reading the first one… And I’m already laughing at “holy lord. I think my uterus just left. Yep, there she goes” awesome.

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Carrie Sautter July 2, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I’m so bummed!! My library don’t have anything by Alice Clayton (or a lot of the others you’ve mentioned) and I don’t have a Kindle. I used to buy all my books, but realized I was spending a small fortune. As a divorced, single mom, my smutt books are not in my budget….apparently they’re not in the Lucas County Public Library’s either! lol

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Marge July 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

Well, I am just finishing up Roni Loren’s books and could use some new ones for my list…

Can’t wait to check these out!

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Marge July 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

I can’t get them on Ibooks?! I am devastated now…

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Johanna July 4, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Just finished the 2nd Redhead book. Loved them. Can’t wait for the 3rd. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Tracy July 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Oh man. I downloaded both books to my Kindle on Tuesday, and had finished them off by Wednesday night! I am so into the snark, but also the steam. I cannot wait for the next installment! I hope it comes soon!

(that’s what she said.)

My husband and I both thank you, Alice and Brittany! ;)

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Beth July 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

You are quickly becoming my David Sedaris. Lady, you are hysterical.

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Denia July 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I just started reading The Unidentified Redhead and love it! I mostly picked it up cause I am a ginger and think I am so funny, figured somene wrote a book about me! Anyways, can not stop laughing and I am only, like, 70 pages in. Awesome book.

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Billie July 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Oh my goodness. I LOVE these books!! Being a redhead myself, it’s fun to read a book where the lead character – in addition to being FUNNY and SEXY, etc. – has red hair! Not only that, she’s self-conscious and crazy. It’s like I could be reading about myself, sans the sexy part… and shagging a movie star…but, whatever. :-) Love your blogs. L-O-V-E them!

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Tahina August 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Thank you sooo much for your suggestion… I read them in 2 days..lol.. I love Grace. She was real she had insecurities and fears like every normal person.
What other erotica comedy books can you recommend?
Thank you Brittany :)

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Carrie Sautter August 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I tried to request “The Unidentified Redhead” through my library, as Alice suggested and this was their reply…

“I’m afraid this title is out of print and not available through any of our vendors. The e-book is single-use Kindle title and not for sale to libraries. I checked to see if any other libraries in the United States owned a copy for us to borrow for you, and unfortunately no one else currently owns it.”

So for anyone else without a Kindle, like myself…you can cross the library off your list.lol

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Melissa September 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Okay. So.

I have tried Indigo (Canada) and my library and then while in the States went to BooksAMillion or BooksALot or something like that, Barnes and Noble and still can’t find these books! Someone is just going to have to send me theirs!

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