Twitter Recommendations for First Time Romancers who like Fantasy

So I have this friend, who I always talk to about romance, but he has never read any. So I asked to twitter, what would you recommend for a young male who reads fantasy, but has no idea about romance and is willing to test the waters. This is what the fabulous romance community on Twitter came up with!

  • The Siren by Tiffany Riez (literary bent, BDSM, hot sex, strong characters)
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon Born of Night (sci fi setting, male perspective, gentle sex and crime)
  • Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead (fantasy with strong romantic elements)
  • The Changeling Sea by Patricia A McKillip (fantasy with a female gaze)
  • The Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs (Urban fantasy with strong romantic elements)
  • Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs (More romancey than prev series)
  • Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh
  • Graveling or Fire by Kristen Cashore (Fantasy, strong romantic elements)
  • The Sharing Knife by Lois McMaster Bujold (Fantasy, strong romantic elements)
  • The Iron Seas series by Meljean Brooks (steampunk worldbuilding)
  • Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold (Sci fi with romance)
  • Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews (More urban fantasy than straight romance, but with female protagonists)
  • Shadowfae by Erica Hayes (explicit sexy times, but edgy and dark romance)
  • Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger
  • Lord of the Fading Lands by C L Wilson
  • Demon Angel by Meljean Brooks
  • Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris
  • Thousand Kingdoms series by N K Jemison (fantasy with strong romance)

For something different:

  • Suzanne Brockman (romantic suspense)
  • Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey (contemporary)
  • Mr Impossible by Loretta Chase (Historical)
  • Mr Right and Other Mongrels by Monique McDonnell (Contemporary Australian Romance)

Thx to @stuffedO, @bookthingo, @littlecatdesign, @rudi_bee, @kaetrin67, @jodimca, @greenspace01, @prohairetic, @_marijana_


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