Category: Reading on the Dark Side

Genre Guide for Beginners: Chapter 3, Historical RomanceReading on the Dark Side

Genre Guide for Beginners: Chapter 3, Historical Romance

Do you know what some of most commonly asked questions are? Genre questions. Either asking us what genre a certain book or series is in, or what exactly is that genre. After spending so much time immersed in the world of romance, it has become second nature to instantly catergorise books into their respective genre, or sub-genre. Just a glance at the blurb, or even just the cover then I can tell you what genre […]

TBR Jar Pick: Spindle Cove by Tessa DareReading on the Dark Side

TBR Jar Pick: Spindle Cove by Tessa Dare

  If you’ve watched my TBR Jar video… here’s an update!     I had modest success with my first TBR jar pick, Masters of the Shadowland by Cherise Sinclair. I say modest, because although I did enjoy it I wasn’t blown away. I only read the first 2 books, but I wasn’t particularly tempted to continue and read more of the series. However, I am glad I finally read them, they had languished far […]

Genre Guide for Beginners: Chapter 2, Contemporary RomanceReading on the Dark Side

Genre Guide for Beginners: Chapter 2, Contemporary Romance

Do you know what some of most commonly asked questions are? Genre questions. Either asking us what genre a certain book or series is in, or what exactly is that genre. After spending so much time immersed in the world of romance, it has become second nature to instantly catergorise books into their respective genre, or sub-genre. Just a glance at the blurb, or even just the cover then I can tell you what genre […]

If You Love This…Jill ShalvisReading on the Dark Side

If You Love This…Jill Shalvis

Here at UTC, we can be a little old skool. Most of our favourite authors have been around for years and no many new series make it into our auto-buy lists. So, we thought doing these posts would not only help us find new things, but also allow others to find older series that perhaps they haven’t encountered before but which we still hold dear to our heart. If you love Jill Shallvis …try out […]

Genre Guide for Beginners: Chapter 1, Paranormal RomanceReading on the Dark Side

Genre Guide for Beginners: Chapter 1, Paranormal Romance

Do you know what some of the most commonly asked questions are? Genre questions. Either asking us what genre a certain book or series is in, or what exactly is that genre. After spending so much time immersed in the world of romance, it has become second nature to instantly catergorise books into their respective genre, or sub-genre. Just a glance at the blurb, or even just the cover then I can tell you what […]

If You Love This…Kristen AshleyReading on the Dark Side

If You Love This…Kristen Ashley

Here at UTC, we can be a little old skool. Most of our favourite authors have been around for years and no many new series make it into our auto-buy lists. So, we thought doing these posts would not only help us find new things, but also allow others to find older series that perhaps they haven’t encountered before but which we still hold dear to our heart. I am a huge fan of Kristen […]

ROAD TO RT: AfterReading on the Dark Side

ROAD TO RT: After

After As you get ready to leave and go back home *insert sad face here* these are a few things you may want to consider. Books Did you buy too many books or pick up too much swag?  If you bring a luggage scale with you, you may be able to figure out if you’ll be overweight.  You can bring a tote bag with you, so you can always carry your heavy stuff as a carry […]

ROAD TO RT: DuringReading on the Dark Side

ROAD TO RT: During

During While RT is in full swing, first of all…. don’t let it overwhelm you!  It’s so easy to get over excited by seeing your favorite authors that you end up cornering them in the elevator and make them want to run away from you (I’m looking at you Angela!)  So here are a few things to keep in mind while the convention is already under way. Wake up early! I know there are late […]

ROAD TO RT: BeforeReading on the Dark Side

ROAD TO RT: Before

Before So you have your ticket and you’re ready to go!  If this is your first time, you may want to consider the following tips. Accommodations I’ve always recommended staying at the host hotel.  Here’s my reason why.  You may go to panels or events or signings and come out of there packed full of books and goodies.  If you are staying at the host hotel you can simply go up to your room, dump […]