We are: readers, book lovers, hopeless romantics. Binge on Books exists to save you the pain of buying bad books. I don’t make it a habit of ripping apart books or authors so you can pretty much guarantee that if I review it, I liked it in some way. I read, review, and discuss it all. For real: this site runs the gamut of diverse reads.
Rating System: don’t have one! If we review it, we’ll tell you why and list the reasons you may or may not.
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Reviewer, Owner: Judith | email@example.com | Twitter: @bingeonbooks
Current fave authors include: CS Pacat, Ginn Hale, Tammara Webber, Catherine Fisher, Amy Jo Cousins, Cathy E Zaragoza, Kris Ripper, Roan Parrish, Eli Easton, Amy Lane, JC Lillis, Alexis Hall, Heidi Cullinan, Jordan Castillo Price, Abigail Roux, and Nora Sakavic.
All time fave authors include: Poppy Z Brite, Francesca Lia Block, LJ Smith, Neil Gaiman, Wendy & Richard Pini, Wilkie Collins, and Thomas Hardy.
Current fave book: it’s a toss up between a) Captive Prince by CS Pacat, and b) The Rifter series by Ginn Hale.
Little Known Judith Facts [cause apparently I am an “enigma” who does not give enough personal information to the readers of my reviews. What.]: I went to NYU where I studied Classics (as in Languages, as in Latin and Greek; please keep your jokes about my job potential to yourself); spent a bit of my childhood outside of Omaha, NE which means I have a certain fondness for cows, corn, and burly men; I’m half-French and a lover of all things Francais (yes, I speak French; and no, I’m probably not going to speak it with you. Unless you ask really nicely); I never wear pants: for serious, NEVER; in addition to being an obsessive reader, I am also an obsessive runner.
In 2015, I was the Publicity/Marketing Manager of Queer Romance Month, a month long literary festival which exists to celebrate queer romantic fiction in all its aspects. Pop over to the QRM site for some amazing think pieces, flash fiction, art, music, and more from some of today’s leading authors.
I currently pen a LGBTQ+ romance column called Rainbow Trends for USA Today’s HEA Blog in addition, I review queer YA for Teen Vogue. I’m also the owner of diverse pub, Open Ink Press, and literary PR agency, A Novel Take PR. Come on over and say “hi” in any (or all) of the places!
Contributor: Erin | Twitter: @booksandjoe
All time fave authors include: JRR Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, NK Jemisin, Lois McMaster Bujold, Stephen King
Current fave book: I can’t list a fave, but the last best thing I read was Him, by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Little Known Erin Facts : I live in New England and I love all the associated outdoorsy stuff. I am a sucker for dogs. Dooooogggs. I have two kids and yes, the dog is probably more spoiled. I work in a field that makes me wary about putting personal info on a public site, but I’m really passionate about my work. I’ve been reading romances since I stole them from under my neighbor’s mom’s bed while she was at work, and I started reading even more in grad school. Nothing makes me happier than recommending a good book to someone who will love it.
Current fave authors include (in no particular order – other than deliberately alphabetical): KJ Charles, Megan Derr, Amy Rae Durreson, Ginn Hale, Alexis Hall, Sunny Moraine, Vanessa North, CS Pacat, Roan Parrish, Jordan Castillo Price, Nora Sakavic, Marie Sexton, SP Wayne
All time fave authors include: Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, Poppy Z. Brite, Ursula K. Le Guin, Neal Stephenson, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe
Current fave book: For Real (Alexis Hall) is throwing down with The High King’s Golden Tongue (Megan Derr)
Little Known Sara Beth Facts: I share a house with my ex-husband, our two daughters, and five cats. With one car and plenty of angst between us, I’m still convinced nothing will go wrong, and that I might still qualify as pretty dateable. I love to read, write about what I read, and I really, really love to talk about what I’m reading. So, I look forward to many hours of conversation with you all surrounding books, books, and more books.
Current fave authors include: KJ Charles, Garrett Leigh, Lisa Henry, Karin Slaughter, Harlen Coben, Ilona Andrews, Jordan Castillo Price
All time fave authors include: I don’t really have an all time favorite. I go through phases and my favorites change depending on what genre I’m reading at the time.
Current fave book: Badger
Little Known Alisa Facts : When I’m not working or parenting you can find me reading or watching hockey. (Or talking incessantly about reading or hockey.) I love learning new things and I’m a bit like a magpie. New things always catch my eye and I love checking them out. My kids are finally old enough to travel well so we try to go to as many places as possible. Everything from day trips to longer vacations. I’ve really come to love audiobooks over the last few years. I listen while I drive for work, when I clean house, and when I run with the dog. I think they’re the perfect thing to let me get stuff done while feeding my reading addiction at the same time.
Contributor: Madison | Twitter: @MPMarkerWrites
Current fave authors include: Sabaa Tahir, Mary E. Pearson, Jacqueline Cary, Philippa Gregory
All time fave authors include: Sarah J. Maas, J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Sarah Dessen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hans Christian Andersen
Current fave book: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Little Known Madison Facts: I’m still in college studying writing arts and have been lucky enough to live in Philly, Manhattan, and moving to Florida for a year. I have restless soul syndrome! I live with my wonderful boyfriend and our dog (soon to be 2 dogs). I love to read and I tend to stay awake all night to finish a good book. I’m working on my first novel and hope to finish it in the next year. Other than my love for all things literature I play and coach volleyball, I drink too much caffeine, and I love listening to podcasts in my car.
Contributor: Anya | Twitter: @shiny_luv
Current fave authors include: KJ Charles, Garrett Leigh, Roan Parrish, Alexis Hall, Kim Fielding, C.S. Pacat, Avon Gale, Heidi Cullinan, Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell.
All time fave authors include: Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, E. M. Forster, Harry Harrison, Toni Morrison.
Current fave book: Coffee Boy by Austin Chant
Little Known Anya Facts: I live in NYC and I love cats. ALL THE CATS! I started reading romance novels when I was in high school. I was reading Barbara Cartland in Russian (I know ya’ll read her books too, don’t even front). They were super addictive despite being really similar in terms of plot and characters. Ah, good times. When I’m not reading for pleasure, I’m proofreading so it’s ALL THE BOOKS ALL THE TIME for me. I absolutely love introducing people to new books and share the moment of “SQUEEE that book is amazing!” with them.
Contributor: Edwin | Twitter: @gaybookgeek
Current fave authors include: KJ Charles, Roan Parrish, Santino Hassell, Megan Erickson, Amy Jo Cousins, Austin Chant, Harper Fox
All time fave authors include: Ginn Hale, David Eddings, Jeff Vandemeer, J R R Tolkien, Melissa Scott, Maureen F McHugh
Current fave book: Harper Fox’s Seven Summer Nights.
Little Known Edwin Facts: As you can probably tell from the all-time fave authors list compared to the current fave authors list, my first love was and is SF & Fantasy, and through that I came to queer romance. This has led me to the point where I’m now grumpy if my SF/F reading doesn’t feature happy queer main characters. Aside from that, I read and write for a living (though not fiction), so of course my hobby is reading, and now writing about what I read. Why do anything else?
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