locate the kind of story you're dying to read? You know what they
say: If you can't find it, write it! Submit your curvy stories here:
This database owes its
existence entirely to the fans, publishers, and authors of
novels who took the time to add the titles of their favorite
stories featuring realistically proportioned heroines ranging from
the slightly plump, to the lushly voluptuous, to the largely abundant. Have
you read any of the books featured on this site and have a comment
to make on them? Join a discussion about the book at
the Dangerous Curves forum.
Are there books missing from this list which desperately need to
be added to it? Please share the information! Contact me if you have books to
recommend, or if you feel any novels have been mis-categorized since I am
making my best guess based on the excerpts and reviews provided. If you
would like to submit your own review, please
Q. What kinds of books
are listed here?
A. This site mainly
focuses on fiction in the form of both short stories and novels.
The bulk of the list is made up of romantic fiction, but there are
several mystery series, sci-fi/fantasy, and general fiction books as
well, with some biographies and poetry thrown in for good measure.
The one common thread is that all of the books have strong
female protagonists who don't fit the current mold for beauty.
They are described as being either real-sized or plus-sized, or they are
not described at all but are simply 'everywoman' characters whose
appearance is left completely to the imagination of the reader.
Q. Why are the
books not separated by genre and subgenre?
A. Because a lot of
the books would appear on multiple pages, making it harder for me to
maintain the website. (I did, however, compile a few
reading lists to help folks find certain
types of books with specific qualities which are not denoted by the
genre list, as I didn't want to add so many genre tags to each book that
it would be impossible to skim through the author lists and find what
you are looking for!)
Plus, by glancing at all the titles in the database visitors
have a pretty good chance of stumbling across a great book in a genre they
might otherwise never have considered picking up.
Q. What do you mean by
A. "Real-size" heroines are
those women who aren't considered plus-size, but who aren't Barbie dolls
Q. How do I know
which titles are real-size books and which are
A. Size is such a subjective matter
that I'm leaving it up to visitors of the site to make their own
decision book-by-book based on the excerpts and reviews provided.
So many of the novels, whether written about a heroine who is size 12 or
22, use the same wonderful descriptive language when referring to their
curves: ample, soft, lush, luscious, voluptuous, etc etc
(You can use the search page to find reviews of
books with a specific size heroine.)
I'd hate for anyone to miss
out on a great book just because it wasn't marked a certain way
size-wise. However if you are only interested in
plus-size books there are some authors, editors, and publishers who do
focus exclusively on women over size 14. (Bear in
mind there are many authors in the database who have
written some plus-size heroines who aren't included in
this particular list, so again I suggest you check the reviews of titles
that catch your eye. :^) )