“Modern Romance” by Aziz Ansari

In Modern Romance, comedian Aziz Ansari teams up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg for a humorous exploration of what it means to date and find love in the modern world.  In our grandparents’ era, finding “the one” wasn’t so complex.  You’d meet someone cute in your neighborhood, and before you knew it, you’d be married.  As Ansari explains,Read more

“Rogue’s Paradise” by Jeffe Kennedy

Rogue’s Paradise is the final installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s Covenant of Thorns trilogy, which tells the story of a woman who is pulled into the land of the fae, where she finds both danger and romance.  In Rogue’s Paradise, Gwynn finally comes to terms with the fact that she’s madly in love with Rogue, and decides to giveRead more

“Rogue’s Possession” by Jeffe Kennedy

Rogue’s Possession, the second installation in Jeffe Kennedy’s fantasy romance series Covenant of Thorns, picks up the tantalizing story of a human trapped in the land of the fae.  In the previous book, Gwynn (formerly Jennifer) was able to negotiate a deal that kept her from being killed on the spot by angry fae, andRead more

“The Tears of the Rose” by Jeffe Kennedy

The Tears of the Rose is the second book in Jeffe Kennedy’s Twelve Kingdoms series, which is about three sisters who each come of age and must make difficult choices to find love and happiness.  Even though The Tears of the Rose is book two, it can function as a standalone because it has itsRead more

Review and Giveaway: “Lust” by Diana Raab

WHERE ELSE where else but in art can you let your fantasies blossom and dreams flower– nowhere. Lust is the fourth book of poetry by Diana Raab.  The book explores the emotional and physical intimacy of love, painting brief pictures of private moments shared between individuals and the complex feelings that they evoke. As inRead more

“Rogue’s Pawn” by Jeffe Kennedy

Rogue’s Pawn is the first in a trilogy of fantasy erotica novels by Jeffe Kennedy.  The story begins when Jennifer walks out of her life and through a portal to fairyland.  This seems to be a theme in the books I’ve been reading lately (see The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic for a muchRead more

“The Deepest Ocean” by Marian Perera

The Deepest Ocean by Marian Perera is a tale of love, magic, and adventures on the high seas.  Captain Darok Juell is on a top secret mission, and he’s received instructions to bring a secret agent from Seawatch on board.  As a member of Seawatch, Yerena Fin Caller has the magical ability to communicate withRead more

“The Winner’s Curse” by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse is a dystopian fantasy novel set in a world that vaguely resembles ancient Rome, but with more ever-so-slightly more  gender equality and with fancier dresses (the cover pretty much sums it up).  Kestrel is a general’s daughter, and as such, she’s forced to choose to either join the military or get married. Read more

“Master of the Opera Act 4: Dark Interlude” by Jeffe Kennedy

Jeffe Kennedy’s serial novel Master of the Opera continues in Act 4: Dark Interlude.  After making a grisly discovery at the end of Act 3, Christine tries to sort out her feelings and figure out which of her love interests is the villain. Christine’s boyfriend Roman Sanclaro starts getting more and more extreme in hisRead more