Romance Roundup - 3/2/19

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 2, 2019 10:50:04 AM / by Suzanne

There's a lot going on in Romancelandia every week, so we're starting a new weekly feature to help all of us keep up. Happy reading!

Romance Roundup

Bringing Toys into the Bedroom

via Bawdy Bookworms

This post, titled "How to Introduce Sex Toys in Your Relationship" is full of advice on how to communicate, how to choose a first toy, and the hangups couples can encounter. We think it pairs nicely with this Love Letter to Romance.


A Big Giveaway from Love in Panels!

In case you missed it this week, we're giving away a big stack of books. This giveaway is open until March 10th.


Barnes & Noble's Big #bookhaul Blowout Event

Through Monday, March 5th

Lots of books at 50% off, including two Christina Lauren titles! Josh & Hazel's Guide to Not Dating and My Favorite Half-Night Stand are both $8.00 instead of $16.00. Also Bellewether, by Susanna Kearsley, and The Light Over London, by Julia Kelly. Lots of YA, cookbooks, and other stuff on sale.


30 Erotic Novels that are Actually Erotic

via Frolic

Cosmo published a list of "erotic novels" this week that are "legitimately good," and included books like Lolita. There's a whole novel to be written about how wrong it is to tell folks to read Lolita "with a vibrator by your side," but rather than give that list any more of our time, let's go to this post that author Suleikha Snyder wrote for Frolic. 


Over on Twitter....

Jackie Lau's Cover Reveal for Ice Cream Lover

You Might Be In A Romance Novel... from @jenniferrnn

This hashtag lovingly pokes fun at this genre we all enjoy. No "trashy books" jokes, but lots of silliness.

NTRNov (Name That Romance Novel)

Jen followed it up with another game, this time "Name That Romance Novel!" This was really fun and I need to sift through the tag so I can see which ones I didn't guess at yet.

This tag (like romance novels) went off the rails a bit...


Other Newsletters to Check Out!

Kissing Books via BookRiot. Jess does a great job recapping  the drama, sales, and new releases. This newsletter is a couple of times a week now, and I still read the whole thing end to end. 

EuroRomTalk. This is a group of romance readers/bloggers around Europe (including Alex!) who write about what they're reading, what they're looking forward to reading, etc. It's heavily skewed toward queer romance, if you're looking for more recs on that front. You can sign up here, plus catch up on the first couple of newsletters!


Books on Sale!

ahopedividedYou can  grab the first two books in Alyssa Cole's Loyal League series for just $2.99 right now. If you haven't read them yet, you should catch up before diving into the new one.

An Extraordinary Union

A Hope Divided (Here's Suzanne's review.)


A Notorious Vow, the third in Joanna Shupe's The Four Hundred series of Gilded Age romances is on sale for $1.99.


You can start one hell of a reading binge with Jordan L Hawk's m/m paranormal, Hexbreaker.  This is the start of a series... #sorrynotsorry. This is currently just $0.99.

Kobo has a list of 200 ebooks for under $2, which includes a bunch of romance! Books from authors like Heidi Cullinan, Zuri Day, Caroline Linden, and more. Most of these are price matched at other vendors. 


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