Top LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novels Recommendations

Originally posted on SMART WITCHIN' READS:
I am obsessed with graphic novels, so I’m always on the lookout for new and old graphic novels. Today, I want to bring you the absolute best graphic novels I’ve read with LGBTQIA+ pairings in them. I’ve read all of these comics so you can trust that I’m not…

Romance Books with Illustrated Covers

Originally posted on SMART WITCHIN' READS:
2019 is shaping up to bring Romancelandia some beautiful books (inside and outside). I absolutely love illustrated covers. There’s something about how it all ties to something in the book and it just brings something more to the table. I’ve gathered a lucky 13 romance books with illustrated covers…

9 M/M Fake-Dating Trope Romances

Fanfiction is a gift to humanity—not only does it give you thousands of stories about your favorite pairings, but it brings with it so many different tropes. You want enemies-to-lovers, fake-dating, oh-no-we-only-have-one-bed-is-that-okay?, alternative-universe, etc etc. So why not read those tropes in mainstream books? I’ve compiled some of my favorite fake-dating/fake-relationships m/m romance books, plus…

Book Review: Play It Again by Aidan Wayne

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Received: ARC provided through Netgalley Publication Date: April 22, 2019 Publisher: Carina Press Point of View: Third Person (Dovid & Sam) Genres & Themes: Romance, M/M Romance, Contemporary BLURB: The videos are fun. But it’s the host who has him coming back for more… When Seattle-based blind YouTuber Dovid Rosenstein finds…

My January in Books

In no particular order, these are the books that I read in January. I read a mixture of books, I would say, and thankfully I haven’t read books that I’ve had to DNF. In all, I would say it’s been a good bookish month!

Book Review: Deke (Fake Boyfriend #3) by Eden Finley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Own Publication Date: January 5, 2019 Publisher: N/A Point of View: First Person (Ollie & Lennon) Genres & Themes: M/M Romance, Sports, Romance, Contemporary BLURB: Ollie  Word of advice: don’t come out to random guys in public restrooms. Even if they’re charming and adorably nerdy and offer to…

Graphic Novel Review: Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Received: Own Publication Date: October 16, 2018 Publisher: Oni Press Point of View: N/A Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Middle Grade, Contemporary BLURB: When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a storm, the last thing she expects is to discover…

Resolutions & Other Bookish lists

I’m not much for resolutions. I don’t really get them. For me, it’s list the Gym Thing. You know, the beginning of the year, when everyone has signed up for a gym membership because they eat generously during the holidays, and the whole New Year, New Me is still in the air. By the time Spring…

Book Review: Pisces Hooks Taurus (Signs of Love #4) by Anyta Sunday

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Received: ARC provided through A Novel Take PR Publication Date: October 14th, 2018 Publisher: Unknown Point of View: First Person (Matt) Genres & Themes: M/M/Romance, LGBTQIA+, Contemporary BLURB: It’s a time for searching, and a time for finding, Pisces: keep casting your line and you will hook what you’re looking…

Book Review: Rend (Riven #2) by Roan Parrish

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Received: ARC provided through NetGalley Publication Date: November 27, 2018 Publisher: Loveswept Point of View: First Person (Matt) Genres & Themes: M/M/Romance, LGBTQIA+, Contemporary BLURB: After a whirlwind romance, a man with a painful past learns to trust the musician who makes him believe in happy endings. Matt Argento knows…