Giant Catch up post!
I've been very busy for the past few months with podcasting and I have simply not gotten around to updating anything on this site.
For those of you who don't follow me on twitter, sorry!
Here is what is new:
I am co-hosting a #RomBkLove inspired podcast, called #Rombkpod with several fantastic fellow readers, Meka, Melinda, Sarah Jean, and Danie, held together by our producer Sarah. You can find our podcast at all the usual places. We recently passed 1,600 downloads, and I am so excited to see our audience growing and to do our part in concentrating on talking about the fantastic inclusive romances out there.
I also agreed to be part of the Ripped Bodice Excellence in Romance Writing award's inaugural judging panel. I am thrilled to be part of such a fantastic body and I look forward to our book nomination discussion when the year draws to a close.
At the end of the year I am leaving the #readRchat team. It has been fabulous to work with Ellie and be part of this community. However with all my new projects I need to let some stuff go. I know Ellie and MaryLynne are looking for new folks to help crafting a monthly slate of questions. If you have a passion for romance chat on twitter please contact them and let them know you are interested. I know they are very interested in hearing from LGBTQIA and POC readers as we are always seeking to lift up more non-white cis het voices in romance.
What is still true:
I am still reviewing over at Love in Panels. I am proud to be part of this project, especially when my editor and co-reviewers do such amazing things like putting together the Romance for RAICES auction. If you don't already support us on Patreon, would you consider doing so?
I am still podcasting, Beyond the Sectors with Chelsea, but we are rapidly running out of published Kit Rocha Beyondverse books, so we will likely go on hiatus after next few episodes. But if you love Kit Rocha as much as we do, please listen, and let us know what you think.
Rombklove will be back next May but in the mean time check out RombkPod as I have made a point of reaching out to a lot of our past participants and inviting them as guests and cohosts. If you are a POC, LGBTQIA blogger or reader and interested in taking part. Let me know.
I am also doing quite a bit of sensitivity reading for Puerto Rican Latinx characters. This year, I have read for, Mia Sosa, Ruby Lang, Lucy Eden, Alexis Daria, among others. If you want to learn about my rates and what I offer, please email me at anacoqui @ gmail dot com.
What I've read and you might have missed:
First of all I keep a bookthread on twitter with everything I have read. I write bullet reviews there and it helps me keep track of my reading.
The 2019 #bookthread:— Ana Coqui (@anacoqui) January 1, 2019
1. Resisting Desire (Rogue Nights) by Talia Hibbert (m/f, contemp., novella).
A web journalist receiving threats seek shelter with her brother’s BFF who broke her heart after a passionate encounter. Big soft hero
(CW: death threats, past harassment)
You can also find a list of all my Love in Panels reviews here: https://www.loveinpanels.com/prose/author/ana-coqui
These are all the book I have reviewed there since I last updated this blog:
The Austen Playbook by Lucy Parker
American Fairy Tale by Adriana Herrera
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
Alisha Rai and The Right Swipe: A Conversation About Modern Love
Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews
Flying with Angels and Hunters - Nalini Singh's Guild Hunters Series intro and overview.
Archangel's War by Nalini Singh
American Love Story by Adriana Herrera
Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
I wrote a Top 5 list that mentions 35 books for Suzanne and that will be out next month over at LiP. This has been a great reading year.
I can't wait to see what 2020 has in store for us!