Obviously taking pity on my lack of blog-fodder, JamiSings (a fairly regular commenter 'round here) sent me an e-mail desperately looking for some book recommendations. She gave me permission to post her query on the blog - so here it is! Here's what she's looking for (and coincidentally, what she's not looking for).
So this all started with a thread on All About Romance - this one actually
It's all discussions of fairy tales we love. Well, it's got me craving some serious fairy tale themed romances. Especially if the fae actually appear in it. Thing is, you know how you're burnt out on Paranormals? Well, right now I'm burnt out on historicals. My recent forays trying to find "plain Jane" and Older Man/Younger Woman romances gave me a lot of historicals. I REALLY want some contemporaries. (Yes, I've read ALL of Karen Marie Monings books, BTW.)Jami is open to all sorts of fairy tales, but she's sooooo over Cinderella (seriously, girlfriend has exhausted the fairy tale collection at the library - she was telling me about some that I've never even heard of!) By contemporary she's willing to go pretty much anything 20th century and after. She'll make an exception for steampunk, but otherwise she wants to stay the hell away from the 19th century and earlier.
She's looking for books with Sexy Times, but buttsecks is a deal-breaker for her. She's totally cool with Hot Vanilla.
She's open to reading "older" romances (she works at a library, so ILL is always an option for her) - but she doesn't like Rapetastic Bodice Rippers. Also, no YA recommendations (Google's been spitting out lots of YA recs to her.....)
She really wants to read some human/fae books - but given that she's exhausted Karen Marie Moning, she's willing to go with "just fairy tale-ish."
So Bat Cave Dwellers, what have you got? I've been on Paranormal Burn-Out for a while now, and my contemporary reading tends to be stuck in Category Romance Land. Any awesome-sauce single titles out there? Any smokin' fun paranormals? Hit us up in the comment section!