I can hardly believe it, but this month I surpassed my reading totals from 2017. Don’t ask me how, because I feel like I’m currently mired in a hopeless slump. If it weren’t for audiobooks keeping me engaged during my daily commute I’d be in an even sadder state. And that’s just, well, sad. But even with the slump that still hasn’t kept me from browsing for new off-the-beaten path historicals. Something other than Regency and Almack’s horrible lemonade.
What follows is a guest post from historical romance author Eve Pendle and four others who are releasing a Christmas romance anthology to benefit Planned Parenthood this year. The anthology releases on November 1st and you can buy a copy for just $0.99 for a limited time!
Three mini-reviews of three very different books: a paranormal novella, a contemporary romance, and the debut novel from Hank Green.
KJ Charles newest novel is a sweet, tender, funny and unapologetically queer polyam romance. Readers of Heyer’s classic regencies will recognize Charles playful nods to Heyer’s style throughout the novel from its character types, distinctive slang and energetic resolution. Long-time Charles readers will find delight in the depth of characterization, her scene-stealing secondary characters and her complex emotional conflicts even if no one is gruesomely or mystically murdered.
Veronica Scott is back to share another round of Sci-Fi Romance recommendations!
I don’t think it’s surprising to know that Halloween is my favorite holiday (and sometimes fashion aesthetic). Spooky tales of necromancers, witches, and monsters are my jam! I am a huge horror fan, but I am also a scaredy cat. The right horror story will keep me up for weeks. Paranomal romance is a great way to indulge in some horror-like elements without the insomnia. I generally read a lot of paranormal romances, but I’ve amped up my TBR pile with tons of titles now that the leaves are falling. Here are some of my favorites for Halloween:
Full confession: I am a newer reader of romance. I never sneaked romances from my mother or grandmother or the library when I was twelve (in fact the only books I liked at twelve were the new Nancy Drews). Romance first came to me in Book Riot’s Summer Quarterly box and I scoffed because at that point I considered myself a science fiction or fantasy reader*, but in truth I wasn’t reading much of anything. That box contained Sarah MacLean’s Rogue by Any Other Name and it made me into a romance reader (well, its sequel did anyway).