Leona Lewis enjoys reading "very graphic" sex scenes in books.

The singer recently read the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey by British author E. L. James. Leona enjoyed the tome and wasn't disappointed by the romantic scenes described by the author.

"[The sex parts] are very graphic, it's basically S&M," Leona told British newspaper The Guardian. "Yes [that's a good thing].”

The 27-year-old British star has recently been linked to One Direction boy band member Liam Payne. Leona, who shot to fame after winning the X Factor UK in 2006, revealed what she is like as a girlfriend. Although the title of her latest single is Trouble, in real life she is an easy person to get along with.

"I'm not annoying in relationships! I'm great!" she declared. "[The new song isn't about me] I think it's more about a relationship where people become a bit destructive. When you can't get out of a situation you do become destructive and you start to resent each other and do things you usually wouldn't do."

Leona revealed other surprising facts about her private life. The star is best known for her soprano voice and singing opera style ballads but is partial to other music styles too. She also admitted to being a fan of vampires, although she doesn't believe in other supernatural beings.

"I do like to rap sometimes," she confessed. "I like watching True Blood, but [do werewolves exist] erm... No..."