Almost a year ago, I started this blogging thing... I was a romance reader, or so I thought I was. My little world didn’t go very far beyond Nora Roberts and authors who write along the same lines. Being a reviewer/blogger has introduced me to SO much more romance. I mean romance I never even knew existed. There’s Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Suspense, Erotica, and the list goes on.
I started reading Romantic Suspense because there was a book coming out from a series that I loved. There were a couple of characters making a brief appearance, but their stories were told in another series. So I had to check them out. Who knew Romantic Suspense could be so good. Let’s just say, Diego Santero from Melissa Cutler’s TEMPTED INTO DANGER is one of my favorite romantic suspense heroes. As is, Jack Vaughn from Leslie McKelvey’s ACCIDENTAL AFFAIR. (I swear Jack actually speaks to me in my dreams.) These two guys are ICE and DEA agents who know how to use guns and will do anything and everything to keep the woman close to them safe.
My first Erotica book was Sylvia Day’s BARED TO YOU. Oh my gosh, Gideon Cross. There’s something to be said about a man who wears tailored suits and has piercing eyes that make you feel he can see into the depths of your soul. For this sub-genre, my current favorite author is Maya Cross and her The Alpha Group series. This series as has some serious suspense going on with it’s current book, Lockout.
Now, New Adult..... This was a genre I seriously was refusing to read... I mean, I survived my late teens and early twenties, I didn’t want to revisit that time and all of the stupid mistakes we tend to make at that age. But darn it... S.L. Scott, another author fav, asked me to read one of her books. It never occurred to me to say, “S.L., is this New Adult?” Well.... I read Good Vibrations. I am now patiently waiting for the second book in the Welcome to Paradise Series. What I learned about this genre is that the sex is unfreaking believable. Plus you can’t help but fall for the hero because he’s trying really hard to find himself and become the man he is supposed to be.
So tell me about the romance books you read. What type are they? What are some of your favorite books? Who are some of your favorite authors?
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