Genre: Fantasy Romantic Subplot? Eh. There’s a love triangle of sorts but the author didn’t spend a lot of time developing the romance. I really didn’t get why the Darkling had a thing for Alina, it was grossly hyped and seriously underdeveloped. Steam? Tepid. Plot: Evil dude wants to control the world, supposedly. Alina has[…]
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From Blood and Ash by Jennifer Armentrout Genre: FantasySubgenre: I spent most of this book saying, “This is a freaking vampire book.” Romance: This has the most decadently written romance ever. It’s not instalove, at least not on the MC’s part, but it IS insta-lust. Steam? Status:Currently scalded. I thought the sex scenes were scandalously[…]
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Magical Midlife Love: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Leveling Up Book 4) by K.F. Breene Genre: Paranormal Women’s Fiction Romantic Subplot: It’s in the title, gentlefolk. The first three books in the series are Jacinta “Jess” focused, as is this one, but we’re getting some of Austin’s POV in this one. Steam? Yes. But, come[…]
The episodic novella about a poor cottar and a kelpie teaming up to seek the Queen of the Sidhe with a spurned sorcerer king hot on their trail is live!
ACoSF is marketed as Fantasy but if I was a purchasing editor at a publishing house, I’d ship this over to Erotica. Romance, Urban Fantasy, and even Fantasy include sex scenes, but when the sex scenes are so many and so graphic, we need to call it what it is.
Genre: Alternate History/Horror Romantic subplot? File the MC’s relationship status as single, yet ‘it’s complicated’. Steam? 0 (Kisses are mentioned, but this is NOT a kissing book) Plot: In this alternate history, the Civil War and slavery ended because people started rising from the dead. Jane was born around the time of the Battle of[…]
Genre: Urban Fantasy Series or standalone: Book 1 in the series Demon Days Vampire Nights Steam? Definite sexual tension, but no sex. Romantic subplot? Kinda. But, in a that’s a really bad idea kind of romance. The romantic interest is one of those guys (vampires) readers fantasize about reading paranormal romance but wouldn’t actually date.[…]
A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) by Brigid Kemmerer Genre: YA Fantasy Steam? Fade to black, but she knows how to make heavy petting poetic and erotic. Violence? This is the third book in a graphically violent series. Far more gore than nookie. Plot: Not going to lie. I looked forward to lyrical prose[…]
Keepers & Destinies by Carl F Brothers Genre: Fantasy Stand alone or series? Book one of a series. Plot: Heaven and Hell both want to rule over Earth. Andrea is sent to Earth. There, she discovers a lot more is going on than she was told and hidden memories resurface. What I liked: Intricate world building.[…]
Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder #1) by Ilona Andrews Genre: Urban Fantasy/Dystopian Future Stand alone or series? Book one of a trilogy. Romantic Subplot? File that under “It’s complicated.” Steam? There was some sexual tension between the main character and her love interest. This is not a kissing book. Violence? Gory battle violence typical of the urban[…]