This reader favorite is on sale, and we’re snapping it up!

This reader favorite is on sale, and we’re snapping it up!

Of Poseidon, by Anna Banks

Talk about kismet! We just started our new fantasy romcom tag last week, and one of our very first reader recommendations for the tag is already on sale! Remi commented on the fantasy romcom post: “The Syrena Legacy trilogy by Anna Banks. Don’t let the stereotypical, YA romance book covers fool you. It’s one of my go to lol series. Book one is Of Poseidon and if the first 5 pages don’t have you cracking up, you’re either not human, or one of those British Queen’s Guards, the ones in red with the big, furry hats.”

Thanks, Remi! No red, furry hats here! We loved the sample, and we’re happy to snap it up, especially at the sale price of only $2.99 for the ebook. For anyone who has recommendations in the fantasy romantic comedy genre, or in any of the other genres we cover, we’d love to hear it!

   

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The definitive fantasy romcom! (And a tip to make you laugh today.)

The definitive fantasy romcom! (And a tip to make you laugh today.)

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure, by William Goldman

This post is our gift to you. If you’ve never read this edition of this book, follow your favorite link to the free sample, and read the introduction. Not only will it be one of the funniest introductions you’ve ever read, but by the time you’re done, you won’t be sure anymore whether Florin is a real place or S. Morgenstern was a real person.

It isn’t, and he wasn’t. The publisher blurb says so. And we Googled it, too, because we still weren’t sure. So now we’re sure that it isn’t, and that he wasn’t. Mostly.

You’ll see.

In any event, no collection of fantasy romcom titles would be complete without it. (Our thanks to @ivythesorceress for the reminder, with more reader favorites coming soon!)

   

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Naked werewolves and NMT covers. What’s the deal with fantasy romcom cover art? (P.S. We love this one!)

Naked werewolves and NMT covers. What’s the deal with fantasy romcom cover art? (P.S. We love this one!)

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, by Molly Harper

Has anyone else noticed that a lot of fantasy romcoms have covers that don’t imply any humor? They just look like regular romance novels. (A.k.a. naked male torso covers. NMT covers? Sure, let’s go with that.) In fact, they often don’t suggest any fantasy element either. But it’s the fantasy and the humor combined with the romance that makes them so special! What gives?

Here’s one that manages to get both the humor and the romance across visually, so I’m adding it to our new fantasy romcom tag. (It’s already shaping up to be a pretty sweet blog section!) But, hey, maybe I’m in the minority here. Which do you like better? This kind of illustrated, humorous cover for a fantasy romcom? Or a classic NMT cover? Which one would you be more likely to pick up? Which one does a better job of delivering on the “promise” that the cover makes about the read?

Do you read fantasy romcoms for the fantasy, for the humor, for the romance, or all three?

   

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Help us find this fantasy romcom a forever home! (Even if we have to build it ourselves.)

Help us find this fantasy romcom a forever home! (Even if we have to build it ourselves.)

Enchanted, Inc., by Shanna Swendson

Erin, here. I don’t get riled up very often, but I’m stomping around like an ogre in a hobbit shire today. Why? Because I’m on a fantasy romcom kick, and, apparently, Amazon doesn’t have a category for that. I mean, seriously? There’s a whole category dedicated to literary critiques of 18th-century philosophers and poets, for heaven’s sake! (The number 2 best-seller in that category has zero reviews, by the way. Toss those episodic poets some love, people. I mean, come on.)

I noticed it while looking at today’s feature. I thought, “Hey, this looks great! I’ll post this one, and I’ll find some more like it to add to our list over the next few months!” Only, when I clicked on its category listings, none of those books were anything like this one. At all. Let’s look at some examples, shall we?

   

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A 5-star romcom with vampires, C.L. Ogilvie’s Some Assistance Required is a steal at $2.99!

A 5-star romcom with vampires, C.L. Ogilvie’s Some Assistance Required is a steal at $2.99!

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Some Assistance Required, by C.L. Ogilvie

Glenda Melner has a mother who (probably) can’t remember her name, a new lawyer boss who happens to be a vampire, and a best friend who’s convinced Glen won’t survive her first week on the job. The firm comes complete with a shapeshifter who can’t shift, a fairy who can’t fly, a hyperborean who can’t be bothered to give a mere human the time of day, and vampire-hating protestors who lob garlic at the lobby. Not to mention the orc at the security desk.

Soon Glenda is embroiled in a hot supernatural mess, and I loved every minute of it. The book is a standalone, but I wish it weren’t because I adored the main character and the entire ensemble cast. I would buy another book about them all in a second!!!

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A paranormal romcom with an irreverent sense of humor and a healthy dash of sass. Just $0.99 for a limited time!

A paranormal romcom with an irreverent sense of humor and a healthy dash of sass. Just $0.99 for a limited time!

Heirs of Grace, by Tim Pratt

“My new life was off to a bumpy start even before Trey got eaten by the mirror.”

We love great first lines, and this one speaks for itself. It clues you in that there’s a problem—a paranormal sort of problemand it promises a good laugh. The rest of the sample does not disappoint. Buy it today for $0.99 or, if you’re a Prime member, read it for free.

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Supernatural murder and an alpaca. A magical romantic comedy… with a body count.

Supernatural murder and an alpaca. A magical romantic comedy… with a body count.

Hoofin’ It, by RJ Blain

$0.99 Kindle Sale ($4.99)

What do FBI agents, vampires, witches, glass eyes, alpacas, and a wicked sense of humor all have in common? You guessed it: Hoofin’ It, by RJ Blain. I read the first chapter and then bought it immediately for only $0.99. I laughed at the spitting alpaca. I laughed at the conversation Shane has with his mother. Heck, I laughed at the dialog with the 911 operator, but there’s probably something wrong with me.

I even laughed at the dedication. Here, look. I screenshotted it for you.

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