How exciting is this? A post from me that isn’t a most recent reads!
Okay, but seriously, I used to do posts like this quite regularly but I just sort of dropped off. Maybe because I wasn’t really using KU as much and the books were pretty much staying the same. But today I’m here to talk you through them all—I have 18 right now, so let’s get into it.
The Valkyrie’s Viking by Tanya Nellestein
I’ve been seeing this one around a little and it sounds really interesting. I’ve read a few Viking books over the year but none that really stand out, so here’s hoping that I end up really enjoying this one.
Variant Lost by Kaydence Snow
This is one of the few on the list, if not maybe the only one, that I’ve actually started. I just borrowed it last week and decided to pick it up before bed one night. It was interesting enough but I wasn’t immediately grabbed by it, but I’ll definitely come back to it.
Asterion: The Court of the Underworld by Alessa Thorn
I just got this one a few days ago. It came up while I was looking for something else and I love a good bit of Greek mythology so why not add fantasy romance to the mix?
To Love A Scandalous Duke by Liana De la Rosa
I’m always on the lookout for other historical romance authors to read, so when I saw the author promoting her upcoming book on Twitter, I immediately jumped on KU to see if anyone of her books were available and here this one was.
Rise of Hades Boxset by Mila Young
A lot of these that I’m about to talk about in this post are for a couple of indie romance events that I’m attending later this year and into next year—a lot of them I don’t really know much about other than they were an author going to one of those events who intrigued me. This is the first one of those. This one also seems to be known under three different series titles, but if you’re interested the first one is Apollo Is Mine.
Twice Bitten by Belle Harper
And here’s another one already. I know this one is a werewolf kind of thing—I mean I’m mostly guessing that from the title. I haven’t read a lot of werewolf romance and I was honestly more of a vampire gal back when YA paranormal was big, but I’m excited to give it a go.
All Rhodes Lead Here by Mariana Zapata
I downloaded this one to read for a post that I’ve honestly been procrastinating. I need to do a lot of reading for it and this is definitely one of the most intimidating ones on there for me. I’ve never read any Mariana Zapata before so I’m a little nervous.
The Sting of Victory by S.D Simper
I really know nothing about this one other than it’s f/f and a fantasy romance. I think there might be some retelling elements to it, but I’m honestly not sure.
Catch and Cradle by Katia Rose
This is another f/f romance, but this is contemporary/sports instead. I’ve been getting more and more into contemporary romance, as you might’ve seen so I’m very excited about this one.
Broken Bonds by J Bree
A few months ago I started seeing this one pop up all over the place, so I finally decided to borrow it. I don’t really know much about it other than it’s fantasy and reverse harem. I think I’ve read maybe two reverse harem books ever, but I’m willing to give this a shot. I believe J Bree is also going to be at one of those events.
Blade & Rose by Miranda Honfleur
As is Miranda Honfleur, so I downloaded this one because it was one of the ones on the list that really intrigued me. This is another fantasy romance so maybe I just need to dedicate a week or so to reading only fantasy romance.
Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon
This has gotten a lot of hype lately so I downloaded it a few months back but just haven’t gotten around to it. I think I’m going to save it for a few more weeks
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
I’ve talked about this one several times already because I’ve been meaning to get to it for months. It was one of the books Angel picked out for me this year as well, so I really do need to get around to it sooner rather than later.
Blood Arrow by Lela Grayce and Eryn Brooks
I have no memories of what this one is about at all. I’m guessing from the title that it’s fantasy and I think maybe one (or both) of the authors will be at all one of the events, but I’m honestly not sure.
A Touch of Brimstone by McKenzie Hunter
McKenzie Hunter is definitely going to one of those events. I’ve never read anything from her before but this one sounded interesting. As far as I can tell, the main character is a bookseller who finds her accidentally in the Underworld and I’m guessing romance ensues from there.
Gild by Raven Kennedy
If you read any Indie romance, chances are you’ve probably at least heard of this one. It’s been doing the rounds and I’ve had it sitting on my KU for a while now. I’m a little nervous but I do want to get to this eventually.
A Court of Honey and Ash by Shannon Mayer and Kelly St Clare
Last July I went through a bit of a Kelly St Clare obsession and I think I ended up reading about four of her books. This was one I borrowed around that time but I just didn’t end up getting around to it, but I’m hoping to in the next few months.
Dragon’s Gift by Jada Storm and Jasmine Walt
I think this is a dragon romance thing which I’m honestly not sure about. But there’s another book by Jasmine Walt that really piqued my interest but I don’t want to buy it without trying something by her first and this one’s been waiting for me for a while.
And that’s it. Have you read any of these? Which should I prioritise?