Edwin‘s top reads of the year
As designated Chief SFF Nerd at Binge On Books, it feels appropriate for my top 4 reads of the year to also be in the SFF genres. So what follows are the four science fiction and fantasy novels I read and enjoyed the most, in no particular order. Before I get to that, though, I should mention some books in the contemporary queer romance genre I enjoyed very much this year. Some honorable mentions, if you will: Kim Fielding’s Love is Heartless, Roan Parrish’s Small Change, and Liz Jacobs’ Abroad: part 1 are all wonderful books and well worth your time. I should also add that there are 2 or 3 other books it was really hard to leave off the list. 2017 has not been a good year, but it has had some damn good books. Now on to the main event. Read More
Published by: Amazon Digital Services
Genre: Paranormal Historical Romance
Reviewed by: Erin
Get ready for: Whyborne like you’ve never seen him before, Christine like you’ve never seen her before, and threats from both The Beyond and the local florists’ shop. Read More
Published by: Dreamspinner Press
Format: Kindle ARC
Genre: M/M Romance
Reviewed by: Judith
Rating: Hands down one of the best romances I’ve read. EVER.
Roan Parrish has a gift. She can take seemingly mundane situations and turn them into something achingly nuanced and compelling. This book is nothing short of breathtaking. It truly is everything you want in a romance: it’s sexy, it’s intimate, the characters genuinely like each other and spend a great deal of their time on the page together talking and learning each other; it reads as 100% natural and nothing about it or their relationship is forced. Not one thing. Get it, devour it, adore it. Then come find me and let’s discuss it cause I just can’t stop talking about this one to anyone who will listen.
Hello all! First off, if you’re under 18, please avert your eyes and don’t read this post. Things are about to get very real. We’re about to talk about a subject that is near and dear to a lot of you (and me! And Ellen too if we’re being honest): romance!
Shocker! In addition to YA and NA, we also read a whole lot of romance. It used to be taboo and we’d have to hide dog-eared copies of Nora Roberts’ latest under our pillows. Now, not so much. Obviously, this is not the forum to post romance reviews but happily for you, we created a sister site back in September where we do post them. It’s called I Love Romantic Fiction and really, if you haven’t looked at it, go go GO!
Obviously, as 2012 draws to a close, we decided that just as we picked our Top 3 YA/NA Books here, we should do the same for Romance. Because we figured if we like romance and YA/NA, you probably do too and just like us, you need some ideas for some decent books. We’ve chosen 6 books that we loved beyond all else (a teaser for you: Priscilla Glenn and EL James might play a part); some are well known, some you’ll never have heard of, all you’re certain to adore.
Here’s our list and enjoy!