Poison Study Trilogy (Chronicles of Ixia #1-3) by Maria V. Snyder (2005 – 2008)
Fiction | Dystopian Fantasy
POISON STUDY (Book One)
Choose: A quick death… or slow poison…
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (2020)
YA Fiction | Fantasy Romance
Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.
Fangs by Sarah Andersen (2020)
Comics | Fiction | Paranormal Romance
“A new gothic romance story from the creator of the enormously popular Sarah’s Scribbles comics.
Vamp is three hundred years old but in all that time, she has never met her match. This all changes one night in a bar when she meets a charming werewolf. FANGS chronicles the humor, sweetness, and awkwardness of meeting someone perfectly suited to you but also vastly different.”
Midnight Sun (Twilight #5 / #1) by Stephenie Meyer (2020)
YA Fiction | Paranormal Romance
“When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.
Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate I’ve put together a list of my Top 10 favorite romance reads (if you want to see more, visit my Goodreads romance shelf). It’s a genre with quite the spectrum of content, but for me my rule of thumb is that I pay for plot. I try not to waste my time or my money on a “romance novel” that lacks plot and is just too much dramatic nonsense or has toxic content that is never corrected/addressed. Sure some that I’ve enjoyed have been quick and light while others were deep and dark, some have stronger romance plot lines than others where quests or whatever have just as strong a role, but there must always be an actual plot and world-building and character development. I love how there is such diversity in the genre, and I’ve read so many different ones, but plot plot plot! Anyway…let me know what your favorites are! Continue reading
After regaining the rights to her series, Lola Dodge is at last able to re-release this thrilling set of superhero novellas to the world! These novellas are fast, exciting, bite-sized pieces of adult fiction featuring superpowers good and evil with romance threaded between. I was pumped to receive an ARC of book one, Ivory, so I’ve added my review below! Dodge’s current plan is to release one novella a month beginning in October so keep an eye out! (I’ll keep updating this post as more info is released!) Continue reading
The Hathaways #1-5 by Lisa Kleypas (2007-2010)
Fiction | Historical Romance | (TV-MA)
After reading Lisa Kleypas’ Wallflowers series at a rapid pace I immediately pounced on the sequel series. This set of standalones is connected by the Hathaway family and they are my favorite! Continue reading
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (2010)
YA Fiction | Contemporary
“Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. Continue reading
Her by Pierre Alex Jeanty (2017)
Him by Pierre Alex Jeanty (2018)
Poetry | Contemporary
“Her” is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of “Her.” Continue reading
Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1) by C.L. Wilson (2007)
Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
“Once, driven wild with grief over the murder of his beloved, the majestic Fey King Rain Tairen Soul had laid waste to the world before vanishing into the Fading Lands. Now, a thousand years later, a new threat draws him back into the world—and a new love reawakens the heart he thought long dead. Continue reading