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!
Don’t worry, J. C. Andrijeski, you’re still first in my heart! You’ll just have to move over and make a little space. You too, Patricia Briggs. *smile*
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?
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hmm reverse harem stuff though. lol I just think of all the animes where there is some girl who can’t defend herself and she needs the harem cause otherwise she would be rip. I am trying to read the Eragon series but I am more into my crochet right now and I don’t want to do an audio book so maybe someday I will pick it up again.
Ha! Yeah, if I were sucked in an anime I would need a harem just to stay alive! I haven’t read Eragon? Why can’t you read it and crochet?
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