#Rombklove 2020 Day/Día 23: Small Town Romance/ Romance Rural

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#Rombklove 2020 Day 23 Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. What are your favorite aspects of small town romances? Do you like when one of the MC is from outside the small town?

#Rombklove 2020, día 23: En ocasiones, una quiere huir a un lugar donde nadie la conozca. ¿Qué es lo que más te gusta de las novelas de ambiente rural? ¿Te gusta cuando uno de los protagonistas es de un pueblo o ciudad pequeña?

Archive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SSGu8CSsIVOI8NpfT7c1ohPaKjuyKpQfn2uM42h1zuw

GR Lists: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148482.RomBkLove_2020_Small_Town_Romance

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html

 


#Rombklove 2020 Day 22: Beautiful Prose/La belleza de la prosa

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#Rombklove 2020 Day 22 Beautiful Prose
Romance writing styles are as varied as its tropes and subgenres. What makes you fall in love with a piece of writing? What are your favorite beautifully-written romances? Favorite sentences? @Rubelang shares some beautiful prose.

#Rombklove 2020, día 22: La belleza de la prosa En literatura romántica, el estilo varía tanto como los temas y los subgéneros. ¿Qué hace que un texto te enamore? Para ti, ¿cuáles son los romances mejor escritos? ¿Y las frases más hermosas? Hoy @Rubelang comparte algunos pasajes de gran belleza.

Archive:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HFjzrg6VHZbR_uYfbPtMmwrT-IonmDE2eoZcb-2KLBw

GR Lists: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148477.Rombklove_2020_Beautiful_Prose_1

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day 21: Musician romance/Romances con músicos

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Day 21: Musician romance by Corey Alexander @TGStoneButch -- Archive

#Rombklove 2020 Day 21 What are your favorite romances about musicians, singers or composers? What do you like best about romances that center music?

#Rombklove 2020, día 21 ¿Cuáles son tus romances favoritos sobre músicos, cantantes o compositores? ¿Qué es lo que más te gusta sobre los romances centrados en la música?

Archive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EVuku59twbOC4oO9xZavDauf7WawNG2sbjGJN9VdBsQ/edit?usp=sharing

GR Lists:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148411.RomBkLove_2020_Musician_romance_1

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148446.RomBkLove_2020_Musician_romance_2

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


Love in Panels Review: Chaos Reigning

Chaos-reigningI am over at Love in Panels with a review of the third book in Jessie Mihalik's Consortium Rebellion series:

In the final book of the Consortium Rebellion, Chaos Reigning, Catarina the youngest of the von Hasenbergs, takes center stage when the survival of not only her house but the whole Consortium is at stake. Catarina is used to being dismissed by others, hiding her sharp mind and unexpected strength behind frivolous conversations and colorful accessories.

Catarina is a fabulous heroine, with a sparkling personality that hides deep hurts and insecurities. Like the previous books in the series, the books are heroine-centered, with the love interest cast in a decidedly secondary role. While Catarina certainly finds Alexander dangerously irresistible his character arc is supportive to Catarina’s narratively and emotionally, single-minded in his desire to protect Catarina, but struggling on to do so while respecting her wishes.

Mihalik focuses on House politics and intrigue in this novel, with most of the action taking place during a house party, crafting a strong sense of menace and tension in which Catarina is deeply comfortable, knowing the ins and outs of the family relationships, proving her ability to judge the intentions of and cultivate loyalty of those she encounters. I loved the focus on this kind of soft power, despite Catarina’s hidden physical prowess and how central Catarina’s deep friendship with Ying Yamado is.

Mihalik delivers a captivating and satisfying conclusion to the Consortium Rebellion saga, full of adventure and intrigue, but never losing sight of the importance of small moments. While I would read a dozen more books in this universe and I hope she is able to return to it at some point, I am ready to follow Mihalik happily to her next space-faring series because I can trust her to deliver great action, fascinating heroines and supportive heroes.

Content Warnings: Violence, Murder attempts, War, kidnapping, death of parents, Past Trauma: Abuse, non-consensual medical procedures

Ana received an advance copy of this book from the publisher for review.

 


#Rombklove 2020 Day 20: Found Community/Pertenencia a una comunidad

#Rombklove 2020 Day 20: Found Community is hosted by Melanie @melon_reads(Reviewer at Love in Panels)

SlavetosensationThis year’s #RomBkLove theme of found community especially resonates because of the circumstances we all find ourselves in. Isolating from our loved ones and families is the very opposite of what found communities in romance promote, the idea of unity and togetherness and how working together always yields a better result than working separately. But while we’re all self-isolating, I’ve sought comfort in my found community, that of Romancelandia. The friends I’ve made in Romancelandia are always ready with a recommendation and eager to join the chorus when anyone sings a book’s praises. We may not always agree on everything but on one thing we are united and that’s the importance of a happily ever after in romance. My very first recommendation for today’s theme is actually due to my book bestie turned real life friend, Melinda (@MelindaEdits) who convinced me just last year to give paranormal a chance. She was convinced I would love it and she was absolutely correct. She was my gateway to both paranormal and to the Romancelandia community on twitter. 

Nowhere is the premise of found community more evident than in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series, where 3 different races, humans, Psy, and Changelings, strive to find common ground and coexist in peace despite their myriad of differences. The very first book in the series, Slave to Sensation, sets up this theme beautifully when DarkRiver alpha Lucas, a leopard changeling matches wits with Sascha Duncan, a Psy who has lived her entire life trying to erase all of her emotions. Watching Lucas and the rest of his pack interact with each other and slowly welcome Sascha into their folds was beautiful especially because Sascha has never formed close emotional connections with anyone before. The entire series is a really excellent example of found community with various members of the Psy race, so used to living in isolation, finding a family amongst different changeling groups and with humans. The pack mentality of these changeling groups and the way they always look out for each other is an enduring theme throughout the series and really heartwarming. 

 

BeginnersKate Clayborn’s A Chance of a Lifetime series is a glorious example of the complexities of female friendships and how the family you choose oftentimes has more of an impact than maybe the one you were born into. When longtime best friends  Kit, Zoe, and Greer unexpectedly win a substantial amount of money in the lottery, they each challenge and encourage each other to go after their deepest desires. Watching these three fierce heroines face down endless obstacles and heal from painful pasts is empowering to witness but having it all unfold as they hold each other up through heartbreak and celebrate each other's victories gives new meaning to the idea of found family. Each of these women is a power in her own right but when they all come together in support of one another, they are virtually unstoppable. 



Naima simone wags seriesSports romances are another great example of found community, especially if it’s a series focusing on a particular sports team. In Naima Simone’s WAGS series, each of the three books focus on a different football player for the Washington Warriors. There is a real camaraderie between the three heroes, Zephirin, Dominic, and Ronin that goes way beyond just being teammates. Their relationship transcends that of professional colleagues. They tease each other, support each other, and if need be, are quick to point out when one of them is being a total screw up. In short, they do what brothers do. The second book in the series, Scoring off the Field, also has the theme of found family running right through the actual romance. Dominic and Tennyson have been best friends for years, having initially met as children in the foster system. Even when they were eventually separated, they managed to retain their friendship and in Tennyson’s case, Dominic is really the only family she has. These books celebrate the idea of finding your community within your workplace, especially in a niche environment such as professional sports. 

I’d love to know what your favorite romances are that celebrate the theme of found community/found family! Do they give you comfort in these times or are you avoiding them?

Day 20 Archive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VikK0F3pBB8B4j6yCSMN665ABnwSghsQmnz51Xh0Lwo/edit?usp=sharing

GR LIST: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148410.RomBkLove_2020_Found_Community_1

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html

 


#Rombklove 2020 Day 19: Kink in Romance/Romance y kink

ES_Day19_Romance y kink ES_Day19_Romance y kink#Rombklove 2020 Day 19: Kink in Romance is hosted by Jennifer Porter

Do you like kink in your romance novels? If so what are some of your favorite ones? Who are some of your favorite authors of kink?

#RomBkLove 2020 Día 19: Romance y Kink ¿Te gusta que la novela romántica incluya kink? En tal caso, ¿cuáles son tus prácticas favoritas? ¿Qué autores recomendarías que las incorporen en sus libros? @JenniferRNN comparte sus favoritos.

Day 19 Archive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aEefHnh1ecp-tzMtyKpgYxaHL6aczoFk6G1hkf2ySA0/edit?usp=sharing

GR LISTS:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148382.RomBkLove_2020_Kink_in_Romance_1

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148386.RomBkLove_2020_Kink_in_Romance_2

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day 18: Romance Audiobooks/Audiolibros de romántica

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#Rombklove 2020 Day/día 18 Romance Audiobooks / Audiolibros de romántica is hosted by Kaetrin

#Rombklove 2020 Day 18 Sometimes hearing the characters voiced by professional narrators brings the story to life. What are your favorite romance audiobooks? Which characters really come alive in audiobook format? Who are your favorite romance narrators?

#Rombklove 2020 día 18: Audiolibros de romántica: A veces, oír a los personajes en la voz de un narrador profesional hace que la historia cobre vida. ¿Cuáles son tus audiolibros de romántica favoritos? ¿Qué personajes brillan especialmente en este formato? ¿Cuáles son tus narradores predilectos?

 

Day 18 Archive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_KzGcosvs74BKb14M5ullyOgu6s1HhDWEIl1HyBaLUM

GR LISTS:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148302.RomBkLove_2020_Audiobooks_1

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148309.RomBkLove_2020_Audiobooks_2

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day 17: Romantic Suspense/Suspense romántico

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#Rombklove 2020, Day/día 17 Romantic Suspense/Suspense romántico is hosed by Sarah (@lustfoundreads)

#Rombklove 2020 Day 17

Danger and delire! Whether the characters are on the run or in hiding, you just know sparks are going to fly. What are your favorite romantic suspenses?

#Rombklove 2020, día 17: Suspense romántico

¡El peligro aviva el deseo! A la carrera, escondidos o de incógnito, saltan chispas cuando los protagonistas corren riesgos. ¿Cuáles son tus novelas románticas de suspense favoritas?

 

Day 17 Archive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15Sn1dhAMIk9ZTXs3-ywTONgQuVUBkk_qSHJUnXoVvqo/edit?usp=sharing

GR LISTS:

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day 16: Just a hint of magic, Un toque de magia

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Just a hint of magic, Un toque de magia

#Rombklove 2020 Day 16:

Just a hint of magic

Witches, Wizards, black cats… Sometimes magic is obvious, and other times it’s subtle. What are some of your favorite romances featuring a hint of magic? Do you like when magic is obvious or hidden in small gestures? https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/05/rombklove-2020-day-16-just-a-hint-of-magic-un-toque-de-magia.html 

#Rombklove 2020 Day 16:

Un toque de magia

Magos, brujas, gatos negros… A veces la magia es evidente; otras, sutil. ¿Cuáles son tus romances con elementos mágicos favoritos? ¿Prefieres que la magia sea obvia o que se oculte en pequeños gestos? https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/05/rombklove-2020-day-16-just-a-hint-of-magic-un-toque-de-magia.html 

Day 16 Archive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DydQfo-_VTqKs1V-wT4ybjtqXUPWiOaBc42sjLAOdlM/edit?usp=sharing

GR LIST: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148262.RomBkLove_2020_Just_a_hint_of_magic

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html

 

 

 

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#RomBkLove 2020 Day 15: Marriage of convenience/arranged marriage

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#Rombklove 2020 Day 15: Marriage of convenience/arranged marriage/Matrimonios de conveniencia is hosted by Mary Lynne @emmelnie from #ReadRChat

#Rombklove 2020 Day 15 : Marriage of convenience/arranged marriage

First comes love, then comes marriage..but not always. What makes this classic trope work for you--or not? Let’s explore our fave marriage-of-convenience and arranged-marriage romances today with @emmelnie!

 

Rombklove 2020, día 15: Matrimonios de conveniencia ¿Primero el amor y luego la boda...? No siempre. ¿Qué hace que este tema recurrente funcione para ti? ¿O acaso no es lo tuyo? Hoy @emmelnie explorará nuestras novelas favoritas sobre matrimonios de conveniencia o pactados.


Day 15 Archive:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13FZ3jbfq21qmilqr_VytvuDzSlKOWWIEwxeQy_RuYFo/edit?usp=sharing

GR LISTS:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148231.RomBkLove_2020_Marriage_of_Convenience_1

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148232.RomBkLove_2020_Marriage_of_Convenience_2

 

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html