This is a topic I’ve been thinking about for awhile now. If you’re anything like me, you’re not interested in all those so called “steamy” or “spicy” scenes in books. A lot of what I see on Bookstagram and the like are often about those types of books. Hot and spicy romance which is really just long extended sex scenes that I’m really not interested in reading. I want world building, character development and plot twists, not fifty pages of his “rod” or her “love juices” *gag*
I scrolled through my entire read list on Goodreads to try to come up with as many fantasy books/series with as little sex as possible in them. This was more difficult than I anticipated. Surely I must have read at least one series that didn’t have any sexy time, right? Well, yes and no. Just about every fantasy book I’ve read has a love interest or romantic subplot of some kind. So with that in mind, here is the best I could do based on my own read, fantasy novels with (almost) no sex in them:
- Sevenwaters Series by Juliet Marllier
- Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis
- Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
- Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
- Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan
- Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey
- Princess series by Jim C Hines
- Cloud Mages by S.L. Farrell
- Tears of Artamon by Sarah Ash
- Deverry series by Katharine Kerr
These are the ones I came up with though keep in mind that some of these I haven’t read for years and I can’t remember precisely if they had sex scenes or not. Some, like the Sevenwaters series, have romantic plots in them but no long descriptive sex scenes.
If you have any to add to this list, I’d really love to know, so please leave titles and/or authors in the comments.
As always, thanks for reading!