24 minutes | Oct 20th 2020

#246 Book Recommendations: Dark Romance

Welcome to the What to Read Next Podcast. Today’s guest is my friend and fellow Puerto Rican bookstagrammer Veronica from bellaorevbooks Instagram account. In this episode, we chat about 



Tillie Cole - https://amzn.to/3o4Q5cQ

Pam Godwin- https://amzn.to/2HebKOZ

Sea of Ruin by Pam Godwin - https://amzn.to/2T3xI9F

Cj Roberts- https://amzn.to/346Xxfy

Jewel E Ann- https://amzn.to/349KoT2

Kennedy Ryan- https://amzn.to/3jbm07M

Dylan Allen- https://amzn.to/2IJv7Qv

Mia Sheridan- https://amzn.to/3o6R1gW 

K Bromberg - https://amzn.to/355DSMe

NalinI Singh- https://amzn.to/37jXZJk

Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh- https://amzn.to/3o29yL9

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon - https://amzn.to/31mACv0

Kerrigan Byrne- https://amzn.to/2Hazzax 

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne  https://amzn.to/37jooXy

How to love the Duke in 10 Days by Kerrigan Byrne - https://amzn.to/3jazCQv

The Highlander by Kerrigan Byrne - https://amzn.to/2T86gYB

Den of Vipers by KA Knight - https://amzn.to/3j4lnwE

Jack and Jill by Jewel E. Ann - https://amzn.to/2T2jjuF

Out of Love by Jewel E Ann - https://amzn.to/3kbNjjo

The One that Got Away by Karina Halle- https://amzn.to/2IzZd8S

Emma Scott - https://amzn.to/3jaqsnc

Playing with Fire by LJ Shen - https://amzn.to/3obcNAb

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas - https://amzn.to/346vGfn

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer- https://amzn.to/2HfPRP0 

JJ McAvoy - https://amzn.to/37hRjeJ

K Webster - https://amzn.to/3lTxy0Y

Hoops series by Kennedy Ryan- https://amzn.to/3o0kCZ7 

Him duet by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy - https://amzn.to/37hnB9N

Flirting with 40 by K Bromberg- https://amzn.to/3kbwQvQ

The Devil’s Night series by Penelope Douglas - https://amzn.to/3kaenQf

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas- https://amzn.to/2HdMvMs 

Lauren Blakely-  https://amzn.to/3kf91Di

Bright Side by Kim Holden- https://amzn.to/3j858yM 


Florida, Orange County Library System - $125/year

Great audiobook selection. Hoopla has 10 borrows per month.

Great selection and quick turnaround. I got  the audiobook for Beach Read, Robyn Carr’s audio is mostly available for borrowing, Lynsay Sands (Argeneau), Nalini Singh (Psy-changeling).  

Tip on signing up: $75/3 months, $100/6 months or $125/year Note: When applying, select the check box next to "Out of Country" to enter in your address. They may ask a question on the form about what county OCLS is in to stop spammers. The answer is "Orange" since OCLS stands for Orange County Library System.

Verdict: This one is worth $125 based on the ample selection, access to Hoopla. 

Brooklyn Public Library - $50 a year

Great romance selection, lot’s of ebooks and audiobooks.  No Hoopla.

Books available: new releases, Nalini Singh Psy-changeling series.  The wait time is a few weeks.  

Verdict: if you like romance kindle books then this is a good price for great selection. It is unfortunate, they don’t have Hoopla. They do have a Cloud Library for additional book selection. 


Houston Public Library - $40 a year 

10 Borrows for Hoopla. 

Verdict: I just joined but based on the selection they have Nalini Singh, some Lynsay Sands (no Argeneau), Robyn Carr Virgin River (hold).  I am unsure if this one is worthwhile.  I will track where I am getting the books and give you an update in a few weeks.


Fairfax County Public Library - $27 a year 

No Hoopla 

Verdict: This library has a good Overdrive but not as comprehensive as Brooklyn and Orange County. 


Queens Public Library - $50 a year.

The selection is mediocre. They have little romance. The wait time is long for audiobooks and ebooks.  Not worth $50 a year.








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