I don’t think I’ve ever had such a great kick-off to the new year as this January. I finished a lot of projects that just sort of lingered on long past the time they should have been completed, only for the reason that I was deathly afraid of what people would think. I’m trying to work on that.
Best yet, I blazed through over 9,500 words written in one day!!!
I’ve only written that much once before, in an Earl Grey-fuelled NaNoWriMo day sprint.
But enough vague new year cheer. Onto the books! Over the holidays, I had the chance to delve deep into a few fantastic LGBT fantasy books, including:
Oliver Evans promised never to tell stories again. He just can’t remember why. But when he returns to his grandmother’s Welsh cottage, he discovers that there’s more truth to his childhood make believe than he could ever imagine.
This past holiday, instead of starting anything new, I delved back into series I started and then just didn’t continue. I picked up Gillian’s boxset (hurray! I love boxsets) and delved into Morgen Curse. Then hurried through Morgen Song. Then furiously searched Gillian’s blog for plans for another book while plotting how to trick her into writing said book, emailed her in joy that there’s more books coming, and then reread Deep Magic and Morgen Curse again while planning a visit to the real Aberderon, Wales. That is how much I love this series.
If you love sirens and haughty princes, then you’ll love this series too.
Rackish eighteen year old Henry Montague escapes on a last hurrah Grand Tour with his best friend and secret crush Percy, only to get on the wrong side of a very powerful and deadly enemy.
I feel like I’m the last person in LGBT fiction to read this young adult novel, as I kept seeing everyone raving about it. And it’s worth the raves. This books makes me jealous that I didn’t write it. I really like the idea of a story written from the point of view of the profligate son. Usually, they’re just railed against so we can tut tut their profligacy, but Mackenzi really makes this character work.
If you like 18th century hi-jinx and audacious protagonists, then you’ll love this book.
Eight years after Lawrence abandoned him and six years after the flood that destroyed the US, Grover must work together with Lawrence to re-close the rift.
Ginn Hale has a new book out! And it’s taken me a few months to get around to it, because *gulp* tyrannosaurus rex. I only have nightmares about two things, and that’s one of them. But like every other Ginn Hale story, these are worth risking nightmares. I also love that they’re a collection based in the same world.
If you love adventure and all types of LGBT romances, then you’ll love this anthology.
Bonus! 5 Free Fantasy Romance Books
Need even more books? Until January 31, QueeRomance Ink is offering 5 free fantasy romance books for free when you join their site.
QRI is awesome. They’re kind of like Goodreads for LGBT Romance fans, making it easier to find new reads by genre, pairing, identity and more. I’ve been an author member since they launched last year.
Your turn: what awesome books have you read this month?
Share with us in the comments! I’d love to know.