Books I loved

Like most authors, I also love to read. Here are some books I've enjoyed recently that might be worth your time. I've arranged them by category, and will be updating them occasionally. Click on the book title for my comments on each. Enjoy!

Contemporary Romance
Painted Faces
Painted Faces

The most unusual contemporary romance I've ever read. It's about a man who dresses up as a woman as a cabaret singer, and it's brilliant. So good. SEXY. I resisted reading it for a long time. So glad that I finally read it.

Borden
Borden

Twisty, very dark mafia type romance that I loved. Book one of two.

Room Hate
Room Hate

Fun book based on a trope I love.

For the Thrill
For the Thrill

Book one of the Beyond Blood series. Dark and weird, but I loved it.

For the Fight
For the Fight

Book two of the Beyond Blood trilogy - darker and darker . . .

For the Bond
For the Bond

Conclusion to the Beyond Blood trilogy.

Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams

My first Kristen Ashley book, and still my favorite by far. Love this woman's writing!

At Peace
At Peace

Another incredible book by Kristen Ashley. This was another of my early reads from her and I think it set a whole new standard. Loved it.

Contemporary romance is one of my favorite subgenres. While I read almost anything, the one type of romance I don't read is MC. I made a decision a while back to avoid them for a variety of reasons, not leave of which is when you study motorcycle clubs for a living, reading fictional accounts becomes less appealing . . .
Romantic Fantasy and Futuristics
Depravity
Depravity

This is book one of a series retelling the story of Beauty and the Beast. Compelling and well done.

Radiance
Radiance

This is a wonderful fantasy romance that's a slow, gentle burn that becomes more and more compelling. I cannot wait for the sequel.

Last Hour of Gann
Last Hour of Gann

This is flat out one of the finest romances I've ever read. It's science fiction, it's romance, it's bizarre and somehow it manages to explore philosophy, what it means to be human and theology. Oh, and it's sexy too. And yes, there is a lizard, and yes, it works. I have no idea how.

Girl of Fire and Thorns
Girl of Fire and Thorns

This is a fun romp of a romantic fantasy. It's sort of YA, in that the characters are young, but the writing felt mature and developed to me. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Cold King
Cold King

Solid fantasy romance that's sort of a Cinderella story in a way.

Sorceress of His Own
Sorceress of His Own

Excellent fantasy romance. Not what I was expecting but I couldn't stop reading it.

Skin
Skin

One of the best post-apocalyptic romances out there. This is zombies, and yes, she does make it sexy!

Transcendence
Transcendence

Shay Savage is an incredible author, and I think this may be one of the most unusual romances I've ever read. It's a romance told entirely from the point of view of a pre-verbal cave man. It's really good. I have no idea how she pulled it off, but beautiful and elegant in every way.

Last Necromancer
Last Necromancer

The first of a series I read like crack. Loved it.

Queen of all that dies
Queen of all that dies

This is probably in the wrong space - I think it's technically science fiction, but it's really more of a fantasy. One of two.

Imposter Queen
Imposter Queen

This is a fabulous fantasy romance that I sincerely hope is the start of a long series. Lots of potential in this world.

I love fantasy  and futuristic romances, although good ones are hard to find. Some of these are young adult, while others are aimed at an adult audience.