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June 7 Favorites: Urban Fantasy books
Before joining #bookstagram and getting flooded with fabulous recommendations from fellow readers, I actually thought I didn’t like urban fantasy. AHAHAHAHA poor smol me. Actually, what I didn’t like was missing out on two of the biggest names in urban fantasy romance and I am so very glad Teresa, The Romance Reader and Lubnaa, Romance Library fixed this lack in my life.
These two series are huge in the urban fantasy world and if you haven’t tried them yet I would 1000% recommend starting. They are well worth it. Don’t be like me and think you’ll die on your historical romance hill before giving them a shot!
Gena Showalter, Lords of the Underworld Series
Ancient, immortal warriors who opened Pandora’s box and were cursed to house a demon lord from the box inside their own bodies as punishment. They’re all extremely honorable and noble and broken, is what I’m saying, so if Damaged With a Secret Cinnamon Center™ is your thing THIS SERIES IS FOR YOU.
Read this series for:
- Tall, hot, handsome warrior types
- castles in Hungary
- gods and goddesses galore
- alternate dimensions
- getting run over by a BUS MADE OF EMOTIONS book after book
- happy endings
Kresley Cole, Immortals After Dark Series
Vampires, werewolves and demons, oh my. Also valkyrie, phantoms, vemons, immortal berserker warriors, and Lothaire, who is in a class all his own. This is a straight up monsters fitting into modern life series and it is LITERARY HEROIN. Freaking addictive. Kresley Cole makes up a lot of her own mythology and there are multiple storylines following different characters. If you want a great breakdown of the different plot arcs along with some hilarious asides the Fated Mates Podcast by Sarah MacLean (YES! THAT SARAH!) and Jen Prokop is what you need. You’re welcome, btw.
Read this series for:
- gorgeous, damaged, deadly creatures
- beautiful, beautiful anguish
- fated mates
- Torture Island (™ Sarah MacLean and Jen Prokop)
- a lost limb count in the dozens
- action and adventure
- Malkom Slaine
- deadly peril
- MMMM, MALKOM
- alternate dimensions and magic
- sexy, sexy biting (it’s a thing, don’t judge me)
- beheading as a romantic gesture
- Rune and Josie
- Ruinous, yummy Rune
- happily ever afters