Category: Monthly Challenges

Monthly Challenge March 2018: We’re Reading… Sports Romance!

Monthly Challenge March 2018: We’re Reading… Sports Romance!

Another month is almost over, and we’re looking to the next! We hope you’ve been enjoying food romance so far, but quickly take a moment to find out what we’ll be reading NEXT month. This next theme is a personal favourite of the Faerie Queen’s, so she’ll be going all out. The theme in question? Sports romance! If you have any book recommendations for the challenge, share them in the comments below! The Faerie Queen already has a couple rugby books lined up, plus her personal favourite, ice hockey. Mmmmm. If you want to take part, all you have to do is join us as a contributor and read at least one book from the challenge. Then share your thoughts by logging in to the blog and writing a review or reaction post, which we’ll make live with a graphic for you to share around! OR!!! Tweet us your thoughts @liatof […]

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Review: The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

Posted February 12th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Food Romance Month, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

The GingerSnap’s review I love chocolate. I love Paris. I read the first book in this series and didn’t hate it. That means I should’ve at least found this book tolerable, right? Wrong, friends, wrong. I hated this book so much that I had to bribe myself with banana bread to actually finish it (“You can only get another slice of banana bread if you get to 75% first”, I told myself). This book tells the story of Jamie (Jamie? Which is her real name? Unsure, since it switches in the book) Corey, who has come to Paris to recover from injuries sustained during her humanitarian work with fair trade cacao farmers, and Dominique Richard, one of Paris’ best chocolatiers and a perpetual grouch who takes an immediate liking to Jame/ie when she sits silently in his cafe for days in a row, sampling and savouring his confections. What makes […]

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Review: Seared by Suleikha Snyder

Posted February 10th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Food Romance Month, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Seared by Suleikha Snyder

The Faerie Queen’s review I DID NOT KNOW THIS WAS GOING TO BE A BDSM STORY. Ok, now that that’s out there, I can breathe again. I don’t mind BDSM stories, and I’ve enjoyed several in the past, but it would have been nice to know it was one going in. But honestly, that was torture, and not of a good kind. It started out ok, if a bit more on the erotica-sans-plot side. Then a plot was introduced, but I never cared. Because I couldn’t bring myself to care about the characters. Fine, I cared enough to force myself to the finish line, but only because the book is like 150 pages long. And yet it took a lot of willpower to read one page after the next. But I got there, and I can say with 100% certainty that this book and I were not meant for each other. […]

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Review: North to You by Tif Marcelo

Posted February 5th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Food Romance Month, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: North to You by Tif Marcelo

The GingerSnap’s review I picked this book as part of our “Foodie February” theme, and oooh am I glad I did! I love any romance that somehow includes food in the plot, and this book delivered. I was drooling every time the word “panini” was mentioned, and by the time cake pops were being crafted, I was so hungry I was ready to raid my kitchen, book in hand. This book follows the trials and tribulations of Camille Marino and Drew Bautista. Camille is the owner of Lucianna, a food truck that she runs with her best friend, Jasmine. The truck is dedicated to turning out delicious Italian-inspired eats that Camille crafts herself, using the knowledge and prowess her grandmother taught her. Camille is also the sole guardian of her little sister, Ally, a talented young artist with big dreams. Between juggling the truck and Ally, Camille’s plate is already pretty […]

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Review: Elements of Mischief by C.M. Stunich & Tate James

Posted January 24th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reverse Harem Month, Reviews / / 1 Comment
Review: Elements of Mischief by C.M. Stunich & Tate James

The Faerie Queen’s review I was a little nervous about reading this because both authors wrote for the Snow & Seduction reverse harem anthology that I have not been able to get through. The anthology is a bit of a mess, and doesn’t look like it’s been edited at all (for content or typos). But I am happy to report that Elements of Mischief is actually a lot of fun and has clearly gone through all the right stages of publication! Reverse harems tend to have the same cast of men – the bad boy, the calming presence, the horndog, and the charming leader – and this was no different. In case you’re wondering: Billy (fire), George (earth), Reg (water), and Skeeter (air). But I sort of expected as much, and while not necessarily original, it was dependably entertaining and sexy. They could be a bit much sometimes, especially Reg, who was […]

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Monthly Challenge February 2018: We’re Reading… Food Romance!

Posted January 21st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Monthly Challenges / / 0 Comments
Monthly Challenge February 2018: We’re Reading… Food Romance!

Another month is almost over, and we’re looking to the next! Let’s take a moment to find out what we’ll be reading NEXT month. Our theme for February 2018 is…food romance! If you have any book recommendations for the challenge, share them in the comments below! If you want to take part, all you have to do is join us as a contributor and read at least one book from the challenge. Then share your thoughts by logging in to the blog and writing a review or reaction post, which we’ll make live with a graphic for you to share around! OR!!! Tweet us your thoughts @liatof and we’ll retweet! Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 240 other subscribers. Email Address

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Introducing Reverse Harem Month!

Introducing Reverse Harem Month!

As announced on Twitter, Love in a time of Feminism is kicking of 2018 with the theme… Reverse Harem! What is Reverse Harem? You probably know what a harem is, but just in case, it’s a term to denote either the area of a man’s home designated for women (wives, concubines, and female servants), as well as the group of women themselves. With regards to fiction, you’ll most likely read it relating to the group of women, all centred around one man. By logic, a reverse harem is the opposite: a group of men, centred around on woman. It might be worth noting that reverse harem does not necessarily have to involve romantic relationships and can be used to simply describe a main cast consisting of one girl and multiple guys, but given this blog is dedicated to romance, we’ll stick to just the romantic relationships. Reverse harem is more commonly […]

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Monthly Challenge October 2016: We’re Reading… Gothic Romance!

Posted September 24th 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Monthly Challenges / / 2 Comments
Monthly Challenge October 2016: We’re Reading… Gothic Romance!

Another month is almost over, and we’re looking to the next! We hope you’ve been enjoying September so far, but quickly take a moment to find out what we’ll be reading NEXT month. As voted on Twitter, our theme for next month is…GOTHIC ROMANCE! If you have any book recommendations for the challenge, share them in the comments below! If you want to take part, all you have to do is join us as a contributor and read at least one book from the challenge. Then share your thoughts by logging in to the blog and writing a review or reaction post, which we’ll make live with a graphic for you to share around! OR!!! Tweet us your thoughts @liatof and we’ll retweet! Before you go, make sure you’re following @liatof on Twitter so that you can find out about other people’s experience and vote for next month’s theme! Subscribe to Blog […]

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