I’ve been having a lot of trouble finishing books recently. My mind is distracted, and while I can concentrate well enough on the things I need to do for work or around the house, my ability to fall into a book and lose myself there seems to have evaporated. So when I found myself carrying my Kindle from room to room as I went about my business, reading with one eye on the screen while … Continue reading Say Yes to the Duke by Eloisa James
RECOMMENDED: Uprooted by Naomi Novik is $2.99! A lot of people have recommended this book and Novik’s writing, but some readers did mention on Goodreads that the book is a bit slow at times. Do you love Novik’s writing? What did you think of this one?
Content warnings: Both the hero and heroine have troubled pasts, including loss of parents, abuse, and infidelity. Also, the hero is REALLY into researching suicide cults. While this book is surprisingly sweet and light, and none of these things are described in detail, there is plenty of darkness in the backstory, so proceed accordingly. I took one look at the blurb for Beach Read on NetGalley and one-clicked so hard that they could probably hear … Continue reading Beach Read by Emily Henry
Elyse supplied this one! We all had some questions. What did she know? Did it have something to do with the creepy carousel horses in the background? Or is she just wondering whether or not she left her curling wand plugged in? She also looks like she should be viewed in 3D. Here are the rules for captioning that cover: Comment below with your caption! Caption that cover however you wish! You can come up with a … Continue reading Caption That Cover: What Did She Know?
RECOMMENDED: Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews is $2.99! This is not a drill! Many of us romance readers can’t recommend this series or this author enough. You can pick this one up without read the story arc of the previous three, but why would you want to deprive yourself of Ilona Andrews goodness.
If you have a virtual romance event in the works, I would love to hear about it! There’s a form at the bottom of this post for you to fill out. I want to help romance fans connect with one another in as many places as possible, and will be doing a post at the end of each month about any and all events I learn of here. Please use this form to submit the … Continue reading Tell Me Of Your Virtual Romance Gatherings!
Real Men Knit is a contemporary romance set in Harlem. Mama Joy was the owner of Strong Knits, one of the few older Black-owned small businesses in Harlem. She was also the foster mother to Jesse, Noah, Lucas, and Damian, and mentor and mother-figure to Kerry, all of whom are now adults. When Mama Joy dies, Jesse and Kerry decide to try to keep the store open as a tribute to Mama Joy and because … Continue reading Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson
Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach is $2.99! Catch this one as part of today’s Kindle Daily Deals. This is a scifi novel with some strong romantic elements and, in the past, I’ve heard it described as Kate Daniels in space. Many people loved this book and its worldbuilding, though there are a few reviewers who said they never connected with any of the characters.
Welcome to Book Beat! Think of Book Beat as Hide Your Wallet, Part Two! In Hide Your Wallet, we talk about books coming out in a particular month that we really want to read. But there’s more to good books than just new releases! Book Beat aims to highlight other books that we may hear about through friends, social media, or other sources. We could see a gorgeous ad! Or find a new-to-us author on a list … Continue reading Book Beat: Time Travel, Gay Space Werewolves, & More
The transcript for Podcast 405. Behind the Scenes in Publicity, Plus Reading Recs with Estelle Hallick from Forever has been posted!
RECOMMENDED: Wrong to Need You by Alisha Rai is $3.99! This is the notorious cat pee book. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, read Elyse’s review:
I do not think I can possibly endorse Wrong to Need You more strongly than “it will make you forget you’re sitting in cat pee,” but if I could, I would, because this book is everything wonderful. It’s angsty and cathartic and sexy…
Ed note: I (Sarah) strongly recommend you open this post in a new tab, then open all the links in subsequent tabs and savor each one individually. It’ll take awhile. It’ll be worth it- trust me. It took me over an hour to edit this, partially because I was making sure the links were accessible geographically, and partially because I was watching song after song. Repeatedly. I am now so high on Eurovision Endorphins I … Continue reading Stuff We Like: Eurovision!