June 1, 2010

A Whole New Challenge!

Lately I've been thinking about branching out a little. What's caught my eye is some of the sub genres in romance. Paranormal Romance has had some really good reads to offer lately—and it's where some of my favorite authors have been shelved. (You know Richelle Mead, Jeaniene Frost, Yasmine Galenorn, Jenna Black, JR Ward, Kresely Cole, and too many others.)

What's really pushing this is some titles in Historical Romance, Science Fiction Romance, and even some Western have been catching my eye. After reading some good reviews, and some really awesome excerpts I'm ready to dive in.

The best part is that Book Chick City now has a challenge going for other readers out there who might be interested in the genre. So that long time romance readers, or newbies like me, can enjoy the genre together!

So here's the scoop on the challenge.

Timeline: 1st June 2010~ 30th Sept 2010. Only books started on June 1st count towards this challenge.

Feel free to join in on the challenge if you're interested in branching out your preferences! For additional information or to join the challenge, click here.

My blog is clearly Fantasy and Urban Fantasy (heavy on the UF), I've always been a picky reader and these two genres have always been the only ones that yield good reads for me. For those worried that I might start mixing them up, I will be keeping the reviews separate. If you'll notice on the sidebar there are now two links for reviews.

1. Colters' Woman (Colters' Legacy, Book 1) by Maya Banks
2. The Duke of Shadows by Merideth Duran

*Update* I have decided that for this challenge I will not be including Paranormal Romance for it. Since quite a few of them could be classified as UF and the few I've read are shelved in with my regular reviews.

I've also picked out some books for the challenge, click here to check them out. *End of Update*


Kelly Peres said...

So joining!! I'm just like you I don't mind romance haven't read one forever and their are a lot of good ones out there!! Yay!!! I'm Excited!!

Book Chick City said...

Hi Shera - Thanks for signing up for my Summer Romance Challenge. I'm like you and have only ever really read horror and urban fantasy, but I tried a couple of romance recommendations and really enjoyed them. I'm glad you are joining me on the road of discovery!

Also, I have added another level - good luck and have fun :)

Ines said...

I can't wait to see your list, I'd like some more SF romance. :)

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Kelley: Your excitement makes me want to do a Happy Dance!!!

BCC: Wow! 16 books, I'll keep my expectations low for now.

Ines: I'd like to see some sci/fi romance. I haven't had too much luck pulling up the ones I've seen around. Hopefully all will be revealed!