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October 6, 2019

Updated Top Ten Romance Books

I read several books weekly. All that reading and reviewing leads me to a huge number of amazing romance novels. I recently decided to break the ratings down by sub-genre and maturity/content rating. The maturity content follows movie ratings: G, PG, R, and X for extreme adult content.

Here's the updated list as of October 6, 2019. Enjoy!

Rated G romance novels

1. The Scorched trilogy by Lizzy Prince

Rated PG historical romance novels

1. Lesser Evils by N. L. LaFoille

2. What Heals the Heart by Karen A. Wyle

Rated R/X contemporary romance novels

1. The Scotch Series by Penelope Sky

2. Reckless Kiss (White Rose Billionaires book 1) by Amelia Wilde

3. You Don’t Know Me trilogy by Mandy Lee

4. The Grey Tower series by J. M. Brister (Book 1 is my favorite!)

5. The Dirty Duet series by Laurelin Page

6. Pretty Broken series 1-3 (Unconventional Love Stories) by Jeana E. Mann

7. The Billionaires Obsession by J. S. Scott

8. Hard as a Roc by Suzie Grant

9. Bad Motherf*cker by Jasinda Wilder

10. Open Fire (The Blazed Trilogy) by Aria Blake

Rated R/X Omegaverse romance novels

1. The Alpha’s Claim Series books 1-4 by Addison Cain

Rated R/X historical romance novels

1. Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Rated R/X Romantic comedy novels

1. I’m Cursed: Disaster Zone Jones Book One by Kat Quinn
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Published on October 06, 2019 07:38 Tags: romance, top-ten

September 26, 2019

Five Books for 5k Followers Twitter Challenge

I recently promised my Twitter followers that I would purchase 5 of their books listed as comments when I reached 5k followers. I woke up very early this morning to find I had reached that goal. I promptly rolled 5 random numbers and here we are:

Artistic Love In The Psych Ward by Regina Ann Faith
Veil of Deceit: A Commonwealth Novel by Judy Lynn
Chamala Quest by Mason Malone
Intelligence Block by Kit Falbo
From His Perspective by Lisa Keeble

As promised, each book will be read and reviewed. I post reviews on numerous platforms as well as my blog. I post the link to the review on Twitter and Facebook.

Can’t wait to read your books!
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Published on September 26, 2019 01:28

September 20, 2019

Top ten romance novels by sub-genre and rating

Updated top ten romance novels by sub-genre! Yes! I like this much better because I can acknowledge so many awesome authors this way. Without further ado:

Rated G romance novels
1. The Scorched trilogy by Lizzy Prince

Rated PG historical romance novels
1. Lesser Evils by N. L. LaFoille
2. What Heals the Heart by Karen A. Wyle

Rated R/X contemporary romance novels
1. The Scotch Series by Penelope Sky
2. Reckless Kiss (White Rose Billionaires book 1) by Amelia Wilde
3. You Don’t Know Me trilogy by Mandy Lee
4. The Grey Tower series by J. M. Brister (Book 1 is my favorite!)
5. The Dirty Duet series by Laurelin Page
6. Pretty Filthy Lies by Jeana E. Mann
7. Pretty Broken Girl by Jeana E. Mann
8. The Billionaires Obsession by J. S. Scott
9. Hard as a Roc by Suzie Grant
10. Bad Motherf*cker by Jasinda Wilder

Rated R/X historical romance novels
1. Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss

Rated R/X Romantic comedy novels
1. I’m Cursed: Disaster Zone Jones Book One by Kat Quinn
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Published on September 20, 2019 16:07 Tags: romance-novels, top-ten

September 15, 2019

Top ten romance books 9-15-19

I keep a top ten list of my all-time favorite romance books. After reading quite a few books over the past few months, it's time to update the top ten list.

1. The Scotch Series by Penelope Sky
2. Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss
3. (tied) The Grey Tower series by J. M. Brister and the You Don’t Know Me series by Mandy Lee
4. The Scorched trilogy by Lizzy Prince
5. The Dirty Duet series by Laurelin Page
6. Pretty Filthy Lies by Jeana E. Mann
7. Pretty Broken Girl by Jeana E. Mann
8. The Billionaires Obsession by J. S. Scott
9. Badd MotherF*cker by Jasinda Wilder
10. The Steel Brothers Saga books one through three by Helen Hardt
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Published on September 15, 2019 14:06 Tags: romance-books, top-ten

August 18, 2019

Top Ten Romance Novels 8-18-19

After reading quite a few new novels, I found it necessary to update my top ten list. Without further delay, here's the list:

Top ten romance novels as of 8-18-19
1. Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss
2. (tied) The Grey Tower series by J. M. Brister and the You Don’t Know Me series by Mandy Lee
3. The Scorched trilogy by Lizzy Prince
4. The Dirty Duet series by Laurelin Page
5. Pretty Filthy Lies by Jeana E. Mann
6. Pretty Broken Girl by Jeana E. Mann
7. The Billionaires Obsession by J. S. Scott
8. Badd MotherF*cker by Jasinda Wilder
9. The Steel Brothers Saga books one through three by Helen Hardt
10. Captured by the Pirate Laird by Amy Jarecki
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Published on August 18, 2019 08:48 Tags: romance-novels, top-ten

August 3, 2019

Top Ten Romances

I posted a top ten romance novels list a few months ago. Since then I've read a lot of amazing romances. This is my top ten list updated as of August 3, 2019.

1. Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss
2. The Dirty Duet series (books 1-3) by Laurelin Page
3. (tied) The Grey Tower series by J. M. Brister and the You Don’t Know Me series by Mandy Lee
4. The Scorched trilogy by Lizzy Prince
5. Pretty Filthy Lies by Jeana E. Mann
6. Pretty Broken Girl by Jeana E. Mann
7. The Billionaires Obsession by J. S. Scott
8. The Steel Brothers saga books 1-3 by Helen Hardt
9. The Exile of the Glen by Michelle Deerwester-Dalrymple
10. Vampire Awakenings series by Brenda K. Davies
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Published on August 03, 2019 16:02

July 28, 2019

Review: Brown Recluse by Anna Bowman

Black Recluse by Anna Bowman is a well-written, action-packed science fiction novel with a twist. The author writes with an almost conversational ease. It tells the story of Rayne, a gunsmith who has amnesia. Rayne can’t remember anything and woke up knowing how to repair any gun. Her path collides with that of Solomand Black, captain of the Osprey. Solomand is a pirate with an agenda. Rayne wants only to obtain information that can help her learn who she is. She agrees to repair a gun for Solomand in exchange for his help in finding out more about a mysterious medallion. What follows is a sarcastic, humorous, adventurous romp that was highly entertaining. I give the story five out of five stars.

The characters are well developed and interesting. The dialogue and interaction between characters was spot on. World building and story line are excellent. As usual, I don’t give away details of the plot. You’ll have to buy the book to find out what happens.

Black Recluse
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Published on July 28, 2019 10:48 Tags: anna-bowman, black-recluse, review

July 20, 2019

Try some of my writing for free!

After talking to a few good author friends, I learned another method of self promotion. Trust me, us Indie authors need all the tips and tricks we can get. After hearing the suggestion, I added the information to my website.

Now you can get free pdf copies of the first two chapters of all my previously published works on my website. Read them, hopefully fall in love, and buy a copy if you want more.

You can find all of this and the latest on what's going on in my writing world on my website www.kathrynbladeauthor

Enjoy!
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Published on July 20, 2019 13:31 Tags: fantasy, free, indie-author, kathryn-blade, romance

Crimson Hearts is free for Kindle!

The new release of Crimson Hearts is now free on Amazon for Kindle. If you love paranormal romances, vampires, action, and twists and turns, this one is for you!

“You’re the most insanely beautiful, sexy thing I have met.” His voice was husky, pupils dilated. “I’ve never met a woman who didn’t fall right into my arms. You’re the first.”
“You should get over yourself. I think the professionals call that narcissistic personality disorder.”

Crimson Hearts is free for Kindle! https://www.amazon.com/Crimson-Hearts...
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Published on July 20, 2019 12:36 Tags: action, paranormal-romance, vampires

July 18, 2019

Crimson Hearts-an adult take on vampire romance

I released Crimson Hearts this week. Some of you may not know anything about the book. It's a problem many Indie authors struggle with. We have great books out there, but no way of getting attention for our work.

Here's hoping this overview of Crimson Hearts inspires some interest:

Crimson Hearts is an adult take on vampire romances. You'll be introduced to Nico Reeves, a 500 year old vampire who appears to be stalking a young woman as she jogs. A hit and run driver intercedes and ultimately leads to Nico meeting the young woman, Kaelyn Wyatt.

Kaelyn is not your ordinary woman. She drinks tequila with a passion, curses like a sailor, has a spicy side, and carries baggage from the past with her. She isn't willing to give Nico the time of day until he proves that he is willing to make sacrifices for her. A list of challenges is given Nico by Kaelyn. You'll have to read the book to find out more about the challenges.

Kaelyn's best friend, Jade, drives a 1967 Corvette convertible. She has a fetish for 80s music which is often heard blaring from the Corvette as she races around with Kaelyn at her side. Jade has her own run-in with the vampires.

An ancient prophecy foretells that Nico will meet a chosen mate, fall in love, and have a child together. This child, a day walker, will grow up to bring peace to the otherwise violent vampire world. The Triumvirate of Anarchy does not want peace to come to the vampire world. They thrive on violence and strife.

You will meet a host of characters that complete Nico's coven. Aidan is a gigantic, red haired Scottsman who fondly calls Nico Tiny Tim. Harley will make an appearance. She is an oddball who loves to wear blue lipstick and has deadly skill with daggers and throwing stars. Quinn likes to work out, which is what he does most of the time when he isn't annoying Harley.

There are twists and turns galore in Crimson Hearts. What starts out simply as a romance between a human and a vampire turns into an action-packed story that continues throughout the book.

A part 2 of the series is planned but that depends on the readers. Book 2 will tell Calum's story--Nico and Kaelyn's son. If you like Crimson Hearts post a review or email me to let me know you read it and liked it.

Thanks for reading and email me at any time: kathrynbladeauthor@gmail.com

I love hearing from my fans! Crimson Hearts
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Published on July 18, 2019 11:14 Tags: author-woes, indie-author, paranormal-romance, romance, vampires