Wednesday, January 16, 2019

We Love Lists: Our Romanceopoly Recs

We recently told you about the Romanceopoly Reading Challenge hosted by Under the Covers and Peace Love Books. Those ladies put together a great list of recommended reads for each of the properties on the challenge board.

 But there were a few times where we found ourselves saying, "But what about this book?" So we wanted to put some of our own recs out there for everyone else participating in the challenge. Or anyone looking for a book rec really. And maybe talk about some of the topics we haven't found books for yet.
(These are our additions to the lists the hosts have already put together so we're not repeating anything from their recs.)

Leather Lane
Read a book from a completed Urban Fantasy series:
The Nightshades series by Melissa F. Olson
The Black Dog series by Hailey Edwards
The Others Series by Anne Bishop
The Fae Out of Water Series by E.J. Russell
(This one would also count for Freedom Friars.)

Kickass Lane
Read an Urban Fantasy with a kickass heroine on the cover:
Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells
Borrowed Souls by Chelsea Mueller
Heart of Malice by Lisa Edmonds
Thunder Road by Sierra Dean
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Growing Pains Place
Read any YA book:
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
The Abyss Surround Us by Emily Skrutskie
any of Jenn Bennett's YAs

College Row
Read a New Adult novel set in college:
The Wait For You Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Once Loved by Cecy Robson
(This one could also be a tearjerker for Heartbreak Hospital.)

Memory Lane
Read a Historical Fiction novel:
Breath of Earth by Beth Cato
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Sweet Street
Read a sweet or small town contemporary romance:
The Forbidden Hearts series by Alisha Rai
The Southern Eclectic series by Molly Harper
The Plum Orchard series by Dakota Cassidy

Read a book with a firefighter hero or heroine:
Wickedly Powerful by Deborah Blake

Magic Row
Read a PNR where the hero or heroine can wield magic:
Moonstruck by Lauren Dane
Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn
Shadowbound by Bec McMaster
The Edge series by Ilona Andrews

Warriors Way
Read a PNR featuring a band of warriors:
Moonshadow by Thea Harrison
The SWAT series by Paige Tyler
The Dark Sword series by Donna Grant
(This would also count for Memory Lane and Creature Crescent)

Creature Crescent
Read a PNR where the hero or heroine isn't human:
The Black Lily by Juliette Cross
The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre
The Dark World Series by Donna Grant

London Street
Read a Steampunk novel:
The Blud series by Delilah S Dawson
The Immortal Empire series by Kate Locke
Gunpowder Alchemy by Jeannie Lin

Faraway Land
Read a Fantasy Romance or Fantasy Novel:
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Master of Crows by Grace Draven
Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
(This would also count for Freedom Friars)
Witchmark by C.L. Polk
(This one also would count for Magic Row, Creature Crescent, and Freedom Friars)

Alien Avenue
Read a SciFi Romance or SciFi novel:
Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet
Necrotech by K.C. Alexander
The Village Series by Darien Cox
(This one also would count for Freedom Friars)

Subway Uptown
Read a chef or foodie romance: 
Wrong to Need You by Alicia Rai
Small Change by Roan Parrish
The Remaking of Corbin Wale by Roan Parrish
(This one would also count for Sweet Street or LGBT Lane)

Read a New Adult LGBT romance:
A Hundred Thousand Words by Nyrae Dawn
(This would also count for College Row)
Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler
(This would count for College Row) 
Signal Boost by Alyssa Cole
(This would count for Alien Ave)
Competence by Gail Carriger
(This would also count for London Street)
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren (one of MCs is in high school and the other is in college so this book can be both YA and NA)
Check, Please! Vol. 1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

Freedom Friars
Read an Adult LGBT Romance:
Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish
Badlands by Morgan Brice
(This would also count for Magic Row)
The Sumage Solution by G.L. Carriger
(This would also count for Magic Row or Creature Crescent)
The Omega Objection by G.L. Carriger
(This would also count for Creature Crescent)
Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk
(This would also count for Magic Row or Memory Lane)
It Takes Two to Tumble by Cat Sebastian
(Would also count for Memory Lane)
Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger
 (This would also count for London Street)
Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger
(This would count for London Street or Creature Crescent)

There are a few categories where we're still looking for the right rec. If you have a favorite for any of these, let us know in the comments.

College Row
I thought I had a great idea, but it wound up being set in high school.
I've already read The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan

London Street 
I've already read Darkest London, London Steampunk, Iron Seas, Clockwork Dagger

Military Mews
Read a Romantic Suspense with a military hero or heroine:
I've already read Black Knights Inc, The Associates, and some PNR featuring former military heroes.

Cozy Corner
Read a mystery or a cozy mystery:
There's this series called The Vampire Knitting Club that I'm thinking of doing for this prompt but I'm open to other ideas. I've only read one cozy series before and it was just okay for me.

Murder Mill
Read a thriller or a romantic thriller:
I have a couple of ideas for this one, Jane Doe and Zero Sum Game, but this isn't a genre I normally read so tell me your faves.

Women's Ave
Read a Women's Fiction novel:
I wish they would find a better name for this genre. It's just as bad as telling kids there are boy books and girl books. I have no desire to read Nicholas Sparks or anything that was made in to a movie. Anyone have a Chick Lit rec?


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