I read a lot, although I tend to stick to Fantasy and Urban Fantasy. I love magic and supernatural things! Paranormal Romance is okay but a little too heavy on the romance, which does make sense as it IS romance, but it isn’t my preferred genre.
I also read Young Adult (YA) in a variety of genres, as I absolutely should, even if I didn’t already enjoy it, because I write in it.
So I have a general idea of the types of genre available from the spread of what YA covers, although I’m not terribly familiar with Romance’s sub genres.
All well and good.
I downloaded a free YA Book when it was on BookBub and finally got around to reading it. (C. L. Stone’s ‘Introduction’)
It’s a YA Romance with quite a few love interests. Okay, but it’s good, and I read the following books.
This is a thing? Apparently it is! It’s Reverse Harem, and it’s exactly what it sounds like – one girl who ends up with ALL the love interests. (Books where it’s a girl and guy friends and she doesn’t end up with more than two of them is NOT Reverse Harem apparently. That’s Menage Romance?)
But I fell in love with the characters, and this author! She joined an anthology and a reverse harem Facebook group, and I followed. The anthology had some great authors in it and expanded my reading, and the Facebook group had tons of great suggestions.
I’ll admit it. I finally got a Kindle Unlimited account, and it was just so I could try out a bunch of series and not have to pay through the nose. I’m LOVING IT, by the way! And my book costs have dropped by ~$90 a month at LEAST.
That aside, I have to admit I’m enamored with the complex relationship dynamics of thesee books.
And I have a new favorite author!
B. L. Brunnemer – She has three books out so far. The writing isn’t as polished as it could be, but she’s obviously put a ton of work into it and had it edited, so the quality is great. And I’m SO addicted to this series! I joined her Facebook group, and daily people show up squeeing ‘I had to join! I just found you! WRITE MOAR!’ She’s also super accessible and friendly.
I adore her characters, so I’d say check her out!
Do you have any authors you just adore? What genre’s do you read? Even better, what genres do you write? Would you be interested in a series of posts on my all time favorite authors, including self pubs?