Category: Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Autobuy AuthorsRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Autobuy Authors

Posted September 14, 2017 by Annie in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 16 Comments

AUTOBUY AUTHORS If you’re an avid reader like me, you’re bound to have a lot of favorite authors. There are some authors whose work that I love so much that I don’t even need to read the blurb of the next book to know that I will be purchasing it. This is what we call “autobuy authors”. They are the authors who you love above all others and are willing to spend the money to […]

Keeping It Reel | September 2017Random Thoughts

Keeping It Reel | September 2017

Take a seat, grab some popcorn and an ice refreshing beverage and lets Netflix and chill. No you dirty minded individuals not like that, we want to share with you some recommendation about what we are watching and listening to. For those times when you just need to put your book down and plonk in front of the TV and relax. Whether it’s on Netflix, Amazon Prime, regular TV channels or a podcast, we are going to […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Quality vs QuantityRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Quality vs Quantity

Posted August 25, 2017 by Francesca in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 12 Comments

QUALITY VS QUANTITY This is a topic of conversation between a lot of my reader friends lately.  Maybe the past year or so, as we’ve seen so many authors start to put out a lot of books per year.  A lot more than we would’ve ever thought possible years back.  Some of that is just the ease of self publishing that has given authors the ability to get their stories to the masses much quicker […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Where did the romance go?Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Where did the romance go?

Posted August 17, 2017 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 21 Comments

Where did the romance go? I’m not starting this post with a caveat along the lines of ‘sorry if I offend anyone blah blah blah’ because, I am so disappointed and angry that I don’t care. And frankly, it would gall me if this post offends you, yet the subject of the post has some how not pinged on your what-the-fuck radar. Because, for me, it’s not so much pinging as hammering down with all […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Tropes/Trends I’m Tired of SeeingRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Tropes/Trends I’m Tired of Seeing

TROPES/TRENDS I’M TIRED OF SEEING Here comes another maybe unpopular opinion at you guys!  We’re all aware that the book world is flooded with books more so now than ever.  And the unavoidable fact that comes along with that is having some things that get overused to the point that where something used to be a go-to trope, it ends up being the one you stay away from.  Here’s a short list of some things […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: What Makes It Erotic?Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: What Makes It Erotic?

Posted July 30, 2017 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 6 Comments

What Makes It Erotic? What makes an erotic romance erotic opposed to the PG version of the same genre. For me it all comes down to the math’s. Erotic Romance = (High Heat Level + Lotsa Time Spent Banging) Kinky Stuff Most the time, you won’t need to give this much thought, you know if the book culminates in one sex act and that’s it, then it’s going to be contemporary romance, no matter how explicit and hot that […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Male vs Female AuthorsRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Male vs Female Authors

MALE VS FEMALE AUTHORS Am I the only one that seems to have a preference of authors writing a certain genre?  Well, for me, I definitely connect more with male authors when I’m reading a m/m book, and I prefer a female author when reading a m/f one.  There’s always an exception, but that’s something I keep coming across. I think for me it boils down to the fact that a man makes the emotions, […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Turn-OffsRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: Turn-Offs

TURN-OFFS Everyone has turn-offs so it’s not surprising that we’d have some when it comes to the books that we read. After brainstorming, here are our biggest turn-offs when it comes to Fiction! Don’t forget to share what you absolutely hate to see in books below! Cheating If the hero or heroine can’t keep it in their knickers than what’s the point? When the hero sleeps with another woman other than heroine at any point […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: On DiversityRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: On Diversity

Posted April 7, 2017 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 7 Comments

ON DIVERSITY Diversity. I’m approaching this subject with an unusual amount of tact, which isn’t something I am really known for, I normally just say what’s on my mind without much thought of who I may offend – although no offence is generally meant. But diversity is a prickly subject and can often hit peoples sore spots without you ever realising it…hence my diplomacy. First off, I’m white and I’m a Brit. I don’t really […]

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: DNF: A JourneyRandom Thoughts

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: DNF: A Journey

Posted March 2, 2017 by Suzanne in Random Thoughts, Under the Covers / 23 Comments

DNF: A JOURNEY You sit, book/e-reader in hand and yet no matter how hard you try you just can’t get passed the next paragraph. In fact you have read the last few sentences so many times that the words will be echoing in your dreams tonight. So you stop. Maybe it’s time to pick up something else, after all this is your fourth contemporary romance in a row, maybe you need to shake things up. […]