I mentioned in my intro post that I’m a big fan of JC’s books and it seems like a lot of others share that sentiment. If you are not familiar, Kushiel’s Dart is where I would recommend you start. She writes high fantasy set in a reimagined France, there’s amazing character work, an interesting low-magic system, and lots of political intrigue. The main character is a Courtesan who is also an Anguisette, meaning she finds extreme pleasure in pain. There’s a lot of sexy times, spy intrigue, and I really can’t recommend her work highly enough.