#Rombklove 2020 Day/día 28 : Wrapped Around your Pinky/Comiendo de la Mano

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#Rombklove 2020 Day/día 28: Wrapped around your Pinky/Comiendo de la Mano is hosted by author Allie Therin, @allie_therin

Which tough characters hide a softer, smitten side? Are they grumps who've been enchanted a sunshine, or buttoned-up stoics who adore a kid or a pet?

Who's got your favorite romance characters wrapped around their pinky?


#Rombklove 2020, día 28: ¿Qué personajes duros esconden un lado tierno? ¿Son gruñones que terminan embelesados por un rayo de sol o adustos estoicos que caen rendidos ante un niño o una mascota?

¿Quién consiguió que tu personaje favorito acabara comiendo de su mano?

GR Lists: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148694.RomBkLove_2020_Wrapped_Around_Your_Pinky

Archive


How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day/día 27: Bodyguard Romances/Romances con guardaespaldas

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#Rombklove 2020 Day/día 27: Bodyguard Romances/Romances con guardaespaldas is hosted by Micaela @Siempreromances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They must protect you...at all costs. What makes a good bodyguard romance? Do you have a favorite bodyguard character?

#Rombklove 2020, día 27 Romances con guardaespaldas

Te protegerá... cueste lo que cueste. ¿Cuáles son los ingredientes de un buen romance con guardaespaldas? ¿Tienes algún protagonista favorito?

Archive

GR List: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148684.Rombklove_2020_Bodyguard_Romance


How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day/día 26: Religious and Cultural Communities/Comunidades culturales y religiosas

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Day 26: Religious and Cultural Communities by Stacey Agdern @nystacey
#Rombklove 2020 Day 26

Cultural and Religious communities come in all different forms. Large, small, found, you name it. Cultural and religious traditions can be the touchstone of friendships and relationships, new or old. They can also be the source of the  aunties, tias, uncles,  grandmas, bubbies, zaydes, Tantes and other elders that watch over you, whether you want them to or not ;)   Which ones have stood out the most?  Which would you like to see more of ?

 

 

#Rombklove 2020, día 26: Existen comunidades culturales y religiosas de todo tipo. Grandes, pequeñas… Sus tradiciones pueden ser la clave de amistades y relaciones, nuevas o antiguas. ¿Cuáles son las que más te han llamado la atención? ¿Cuáles querrías ver representadas más a menudo?:)

 

 Archive

GR Lists: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148644.RomBkLove_2020_Religious_and_Cultural_Communities

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day/día 25 : Activist MCs/Protagonistas activistas

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Today's #Rombklove's theme is Activist MCs  by Carolina @wutheringreads



#Rombklove 2020 Day 25
What are your favorite romance novels with activist MCs? Why do you love them?
Has any romance featuring activism changed your outlook on any issue?
Do you like the activism to be a central part of the plot?


#Rombklove 2020, día 25 Protagonistas activistas
¿Cuáles son tus novelas favoritas con protagonistas activistas? ¿Por qué las amas?
¿Alguna vez una novela que lidie con el activismo ha cambiado tu perspectiva con respecto a alguna cuestión?
¿Te gusta que el activismo sea una parte central de la trama?

Archive

GR Lists:https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148586.RomBkLove2020_Activist_MCs_1

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day/día 24 : Steampunk

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#Rombklove 2020 Day 24: Steampunk Gadgets, gizmos, revised history, smart women… These are all typical features of a steampunk romance. What aspects of steampunk do you enjoy? What are some of favorite steampunk romances/characters?

#Rombklove 2020, día 24: Steampunk Máquinas e ingenios, historia alternativa, mujeres inteligentes… ingredientes habituales del romance steampunk. ¿Con qué aspectos disfrutas? ¿Cuáles son tus novelas y personajes favoritos?


Archive:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cFXFkfT3eIe1c-9my309UEOmA0_c6vEDnC-19GT6dRA/edit?usp=sharing

GR Lists: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148552.RomBkLove_2020_Steampunk

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day/Día 23: Small Town Romance/ Romance Rural

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#Rombklove 2020 Day 23 Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. What are your favorite aspects of small town romances? Do you like when one of the MC is from outside the small town?

#Rombklove 2020, día 23: En ocasiones, una quiere huir a un lugar donde nadie la conozca. ¿Qué es lo que más te gusta de las novelas de ambiente rural? ¿Te gusta cuando uno de los protagonistas es de un pueblo o ciudad pequeña?

Archive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SSGu8CSsIVOI8NpfT7c1ohPaKjuyKpQfn2uM42h1zuw

GR Lists: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148482.RomBkLove_2020_Small_Town_Romance

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html

 


#Rombklove 2020 Day 22: Beautiful Prose/La belleza de la prosa

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#Rombklove 2020 Day 22 Beautiful Prose
Romance writing styles are as varied as its tropes and subgenres. What makes you fall in love with a piece of writing? What are your favorite beautifully-written romances? Favorite sentences? @Rubelang shares some beautiful prose.

#Rombklove 2020, día 22: La belleza de la prosa En literatura romántica, el estilo varía tanto como los temas y los subgéneros. ¿Qué hace que un texto te enamore? Para ti, ¿cuáles son los romances mejor escritos? ¿Y las frases más hermosas? Hoy @Rubelang comparte algunos pasajes de gran belleza.

Archive:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HFjzrg6VHZbR_uYfbPtMmwrT-IonmDE2eoZcb-2KLBw

GR Lists: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148477.Rombklove_2020_Beautiful_Prose_1

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


#Rombklove 2020 Day 21: Musician romance/Romances con músicos

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Day 21: Musician romance by Corey Alexander @TGStoneButch -- Archive

#Rombklove 2020 Day 21 What are your favorite romances about musicians, singers or composers? What do you like best about romances that center music?

#Rombklove 2020, día 21 ¿Cuáles son tus romances favoritos sobre músicos, cantantes o compositores? ¿Qué es lo que más te gusta sobre los romances centrados en la música?

Archive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EVuku59twbOC4oO9xZavDauf7WawNG2sbjGJN9VdBsQ/edit?usp=sharing

GR Lists:

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148411.RomBkLove_2020_Musician_romance_1

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148446.RomBkLove_2020_Musician_romance_2

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html


Love in Panels Review: Chaos Reigning

Chaos-reigningI am over at Love in Panels with a review of the third book in Jessie Mihalik's Consortium Rebellion series:

In the final book of the Consortium Rebellion, Chaos Reigning, Catarina the youngest of the von Hasenbergs, takes center stage when the survival of not only her house but the whole Consortium is at stake. Catarina is used to being dismissed by others, hiding her sharp mind and unexpected strength behind frivolous conversations and colorful accessories.

Catarina is a fabulous heroine, with a sparkling personality that hides deep hurts and insecurities. Like the previous books in the series, the books are heroine-centered, with the love interest cast in a decidedly secondary role. While Catarina certainly finds Alexander dangerously irresistible his character arc is supportive to Catarina’s narratively and emotionally, single-minded in his desire to protect Catarina, but struggling on to do so while respecting her wishes.

Mihalik focuses on House politics and intrigue in this novel, with most of the action taking place during a house party, crafting a strong sense of menace and tension in which Catarina is deeply comfortable, knowing the ins and outs of the family relationships, proving her ability to judge the intentions of and cultivate loyalty of those she encounters. I loved the focus on this kind of soft power, despite Catarina’s hidden physical prowess and how central Catarina’s deep friendship with Ying Yamado is.

Mihalik delivers a captivating and satisfying conclusion to the Consortium Rebellion saga, full of adventure and intrigue, but never losing sight of the importance of small moments. While I would read a dozen more books in this universe and I hope she is able to return to it at some point, I am ready to follow Mihalik happily to her next space-faring series because I can trust her to deliver great action, fascinating heroines and supportive heroes.

Content Warnings: Violence, Murder attempts, War, kidnapping, death of parents, Past Trauma: Abuse, non-consensual medical procedures

Ana received an advance copy of this book from the publisher for review.

 


#Rombklove 2020 Day 20: Found Community/Pertenencia a una comunidad

#Rombklove 2020 Day 20: Found Community is hosted by Melanie @melon_reads(Reviewer at Love in Panels)

SlavetosensationThis year’s #RomBkLove theme of found community especially resonates because of the circumstances we all find ourselves in. Isolating from our loved ones and families is the very opposite of what found communities in romance promote, the idea of unity and togetherness and how working together always yields a better result than working separately. But while we’re all self-isolating, I’ve sought comfort in my found community, that of Romancelandia. The friends I’ve made in Romancelandia are always ready with a recommendation and eager to join the chorus when anyone sings a book’s praises. We may not always agree on everything but on one thing we are united and that’s the importance of a happily ever after in romance. My very first recommendation for today’s theme is actually due to my book bestie turned real life friend, Melinda (@MelindaEdits) who convinced me just last year to give paranormal a chance. She was convinced I would love it and she was absolutely correct. She was my gateway to both paranormal and to the Romancelandia community on twitter. 

Nowhere is the premise of found community more evident than in Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series, where 3 different races, humans, Psy, and Changelings, strive to find common ground and coexist in peace despite their myriad of differences. The very first book in the series, Slave to Sensation, sets up this theme beautifully when DarkRiver alpha Lucas, a leopard changeling matches wits with Sascha Duncan, a Psy who has lived her entire life trying to erase all of her emotions. Watching Lucas and the rest of his pack interact with each other and slowly welcome Sascha into their folds was beautiful especially because Sascha has never formed close emotional connections with anyone before. The entire series is a really excellent example of found community with various members of the Psy race, so used to living in isolation, finding a family amongst different changeling groups and with humans. The pack mentality of these changeling groups and the way they always look out for each other is an enduring theme throughout the series and really heartwarming. 

 

BeginnersKate Clayborn’s A Chance of a Lifetime series is a glorious example of the complexities of female friendships and how the family you choose oftentimes has more of an impact than maybe the one you were born into. When longtime best friends  Kit, Zoe, and Greer unexpectedly win a substantial amount of money in the lottery, they each challenge and encourage each other to go after their deepest desires. Watching these three fierce heroines face down endless obstacles and heal from painful pasts is empowering to witness but having it all unfold as they hold each other up through heartbreak and celebrate each other's victories gives new meaning to the idea of found family. Each of these women is a power in her own right but when they all come together in support of one another, they are virtually unstoppable. 



Naima simone wags seriesSports romances are another great example of found community, especially if it’s a series focusing on a particular sports team. In Naima Simone’s WAGS series, each of the three books focus on a different football player for the Washington Warriors. There is a real camaraderie between the three heroes, Zephirin, Dominic, and Ronin that goes way beyond just being teammates. Their relationship transcends that of professional colleagues. They tease each other, support each other, and if need be, are quick to point out when one of them is being a total screw up. In short, they do what brothers do. The second book in the series, Scoring off the Field, also has the theme of found family running right through the actual romance. Dominic and Tennyson have been best friends for years, having initially met as children in the foster system. Even when they were eventually separated, they managed to retain their friendship and in Tennyson’s case, Dominic is really the only family she has. These books celebrate the idea of finding your community within your workplace, especially in a niche environment such as professional sports. 

I’d love to know what your favorite romances are that celebrate the theme of found community/found family! Do they give you comfort in these times or are you avoiding them?

Day 20 Archive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VikK0F3pBB8B4j6yCSMN665ABnwSghsQmnz51Xh0Lwo/edit?usp=sharing

GR LIST: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/148410.RomBkLove_2020_Found_Community_1

How to participate?

Readers: Respond to the prompts! Share your favorite books, characters, scenes, or thoughts on tropes. Make sure to include the #RomBkLove hashtag with your tweet! If you have read and loved a book by LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and/or Authors of Color that fits the prompt please, please mention it. You might think everyone has heard of the book but I can guarantee you there are lots of people who still need to hear about it.

Authors: You are welcome to participate too, as fellow readers. The tag is not meant for self-promotion. Boost fellow authors, celebrate the community but do so in a way that respect reader spaces. Respect the conversation. Join in to rec the books you love that fit the theme/trope/prompt. Yes, you can say “I wrote a book with this trope” but please don’t spam the hashtag with generic promo.

For a list of all of these month's prompts and archives go to: https://www.anacoqui.com/2020/04/rombklove-2020-celebrating-inclusive-romance-during-a-pandemic.html