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RomBkLoveDay28Small#RomBkLove Day 28 is all about taboos. It seems like time cures all sexual taboos in romance. It seems like at one time or another on page sex, oral sex, and anal sex were all considered taboo or too hot for romance. However, these things are all pretty commonplace these days. Are there any taboos left? Anything that you think should still not be shown in romance (not counting illegal acts).

 

Taboo tropes have been in vogue for a bit with the step sibling craze (I still call FAUXBOO on this one). Priests (the Catholic kind) are hot as heroes right now and I’ve seen an increase in romances with daddy kink. Do you think there are any taboos left?

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RomBkLoveDay27SmallSo for today’s #RomBkLove prompt, I was to ask people what sexual act, thing, activity, etc they would like to see more of in romance novels. This one started out asking about what kink people would like to see more of in their books, but I wanted to expand it. Looking for examples? When I posted about the prompt on twitter, Megan Hart immediately offered up dry humping - and I’ll admit that we don’t see much of that these days. So maybe you want to see something that has gone by the wayside as books get more explicit or maybe you want the envelope to be pushed more and see something like hate pegging (see Tamsen Parker’s story in the Rogue Desire anthology for some of this).

 

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RomBkLoveDay26SmallFor #RomBkLove Day 26, the prompt is about sexiest professions in romance. Which jobs do you find sexiest for the main characters to have? Do you like blue collar workers, cowboys, billionaires, royals, doctors, lawyers, actors, athletes, teachers or some other profession? Maybe your tastes run more to military types? Politicians? Mercenaries? Horse trainers? There are so many options.

 

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Monday, 24 July 2017 19:46

Review: Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai

HateToWantYouHate to Want You by Alisha Rai (contemporary, Avon, July 2017)

 

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Series: Forbidden Hearts, book 1

 

Summary:
One night. No one will know.

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RomBkLoveDay25SmallSometimes it seems as if romance, and sex in romance, is for the young. But there are some older characters out there. So, let’s celebrate them today, on day 25 of #RomBkLove. Tell us about those sexy silver foxes, those more mature characters who make you shiver. Who are the sexiest characters in romance who are over 35?

 

Kristen Ashley is known for older heroes and heroines. Both Motorcycle Man’s Tack and Wild Man’s Brock are excellent examples. I believe their heroines (Tyra and Tess) are both older characters as well - and are both very sexy!

 

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RomBkLoveDay24SmallYesterday was all about sexy contemporary romances, so today, #RomBkLove Day 24, is all about sexy paranormal romances. What do you consider the sexiest paranormal romances? Romances where there are some sexy times with aliens, shifters, vampires, etc or sexy times set in alternate universes, futuristic times or on different planets? Is it the characters that are sexy or the setting? Let us know with the #RomBkLove tag.

 

I had to think about this one for a bit to find some to suggest. I’ve always found Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld characters to be sexy - hot angels causing trouble and wreaking havoc. Lora Leigh’s Breeds books, especially the early ones, are super sexy with barbed penises and all. Lara Adrian’s Midnight Breeds series has some very hot vampires that I am a big fan of.

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RomBkLoveDay23SmallFor #RomBkLove Day 23, the prompt is sexy contemporary romances. Let's talk about contemporary-set stories that aren't erotic but are super sexy. Hopefully, there will be a lot to choose from.

 

Now of course what is the difference between erotic and super sexy romance? I have no idea. I can’t help here. The lines are too blurry these days. So whatever you want to recommend works for me.

 

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SomeKindHeroSome Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann (romantic suspense, Ballantine, July 2017)

 

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Series: Troubleshooters, book 19

 

Summary:
Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Though he can’t relate to an angsty teen, he can at least keep Maddie safe—until the day she disappears. Though Pete’s lacking in fatherly intuition, his instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.

 

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RomBkLoveDay22Yesterday, we talked about what trends in sexy and erotic romance that we think should die. There were lots of idea - and some great discussion (that I missed a lot of as I was playing hooky for the day with my husband over on Martha’s Vineyard). So for today, let’s talk about the opposite (kind of): what do you think is the next big trend in sexy/erotic romance or what trend do wish was the next big thing?

 

I am running late on today’s post, trying to come up with examples. Some I’d like to see are kinky romances that rely less on dominance and submission and focus on other areas of kink (Playing Knotty by Elia Winters is an example of this where the hero is into bondage and rope but isn’t necessarily a dominant; he like to both tie and be tied up).

 

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RomBkLoveDay21Small#RomBkLove Day 21 is all about those trends in erotic or sexy romance that you think should die a fiery death - never to be seen again. Do you have any trends that you think should die? Bad birth control usage? No birth control usage? Those 5 second conversations that are all “I’m clean. You clean? Good. Let’s go bare!”?

 

What about the overabundance of bodily fluids? Honey flowing everywhere? Maybe it is the use of honey as euphemism? There are so many options. I can’t help but raise my eyebrows at romance heroes that can have sex five or six times in a row in one night. Sex marathons that last for hours and hours without even a pee break.

 

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