There are seven challenges for RomanceopolyAThon, which is running from April 8-14 and you can actually ignore your rolls, which is helpful because I’m currently on the one that requires me to read historical fiction, which I’m not in the mood for really. (But When We Left Cuba comes out on April 9th, so once I’m through with the readathon, I’m absolutely getting to that one!) Anyway, I’m absolutely doubling up. I’m in a weird slump-y kind of place. (This post is late and I am very sorry.)
1. Red on the Cover
Scandal Takes the Stageby Eva Leigh has been on my TBR (owned) for such a long time and I’m really excited to actually pick it up. I’m reading it for Mayfair, which is the square for reading a historical with a class disparity. Here’s the first paragraph of the synopsis:
Successful playwright Maggie Delamere has no interest in the flirtations of noblemen like Cameron, Viscount Marwood. She once paid dearly for a moment of weakness . . . and vows to rebuff the wildly persistent—and irritatingly handsome—scoundrel at every turn. But when pressure to deliver a new play hampers her creativity, an invitation to use his country estate as a writer’s retreat is too tempting to resist…
2. Abs on the Cover
Beyond Ecstasy by Kit Rocha is a book I was meant to read last month, but, well, that didn’t happen. So. Here we are. I’m reading this for the Firestorm square, which requires you to read either a book about firefighters or a non-contemporary erotic romance.
3. Illustrated Cover, New to Me Author
For Women’s Avenue and to fill this challenge, I’m going to try and get to Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, but if you think Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors counts as women’s fiction, please let me know because I really want to read that right now actually. Anyway, I think I’ve talked about this book somewhere before, but it’s like a woman teaching creative writing for Punjabi women at a community center and somehow this turns into women reading and writing erotica? Unsure, but very excited.
4. One Word Title, Book You Already Own
MacRieve by Kresley Cole is my choice for this challenge and I have started it today, which is great. Part of the delay for me was trying to finish up Shadow’s Claim so I would be ready to launch into this. Anyway, I’m reading MacRieve for Creature Crescent, which is to read a book with a heroine who isn’t human (I think). Anyway, Chloe Todd is the daughter of some dude who was in the Order that kept our faves trapped on Torture Island and Will is a very tortured soul. I’m kind of excited to get further into it and nervous because a lot of people really hate Will? We’ll see how it goes!
5. UTC/PLB Recommendation
I’m going to read The Kiss of Deception for this challenge, which fits on the board in the Faraway Land square. The Kiss of Deception is a book I started and made it like three chapters into. I’m not sure why I wasn’t into it because Kayla from booksandlala loved this one and I feel like I should too, but Idk. Hopefully I’ll like it more on this go around. We’ll see. Anyway, this princess is supposed to get married so she runs away and there are two dudes on her trail, a prince and an assassin, but we don’t know which is which? We’ll see how it goes!
Are you participating in Romaceopoly? What about this readathon? Let me know!