Five Thing Friday ~ Recommendations For New Readers


Each Friday, here at Prism Book Alliance® we will be tackling a very important topic… of sorts.  Five Thing Friday…  The topic will change each week, so be sure to check back.  We encourage you to comment with your own Five Things!

Topic: Recommendations For New Readers

We asked each of our reviewers to tell us about what are five books you would recommend to a new reader of LGTB romance?


Tigers & Devils by Sean Kennedy
THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet
Hat Trick series by Jeff Adams
Regularly Scheduled Life by KA Mitchell
Crossing Borders by ZA Maxfield


The Nightrunner Series by Lynn Flewelling for fantasy lovers
Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville for mystery/ thriller readers
Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune for contemporary/ family interest
Settling The Score by Eden Winters for humor and cuteness
Bonds of Earth by GN Chevalier for history fans


Gosh, this was a difficult question, and these are all so different:

The Magpie Lord series – KJ Charles (for paranormal lovers)
Sutphin Boulevard – Santino Hassell – (gritty contemporary lovers)
Enlightenment trilogy – Joanna Chambers (historical lovers)
Skybound – Aleksandr Voinov (more recent historical lovers)
Return on Investment ( for suspense lovers)

Lirtle Grafton

What Binds us by Larry Benjamin
King Perry by Edmond Manning
Cold by Brandon Shire
Fair Game by Josh Lanyon
The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies 1) by KJ Charles


The Millionaire Upstairs by MJ O’Shea for a traditional genre romance.
Crossing Borders by ZA Maxfield for a humorous romance.
Regularly Schedule Life by KA Mitchel for a romantic drama.
Without Reservations by JL Langley for a paranormal romance.
Butterfly’s Child by Alan Chin for a contemporary romance with depth.


All The Wrong Places – Ann Gallagher
Under the Knife – Laurin Kelly
Sweet – Alysia Constantine
Trailer Trash – Marie Sexton
Into the Blue – Pene Henson


This is so hard.

Gaywyck, by Vincent Virga (to see where gay romance began)
Glitterland, by Alexis Hall
The Companion, by Lloyd A. Meeker
Marty and the Pilot, by Harper Fox
Out, by J.L. Merrow

So what are your Five Things???

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5 thoughts on “Five Thing Friday ~ Recommendations For New Readers

  1. Marie Sexton – Promises (contemporary)
    KJ Charles – Magpie Lord (paranormal/historical)
    Joanna Chambers – Provoked (historical)
    Andrea Speed – Infected: Prey (urban fantasy)
    Josh Lanyon – Somebody Killed His Editor (mystery)

  2. Brandilyn: Thanks for the shoutout! 🙂

    Here’s my five:
    The Understatement of the Year – Sarina Bowen
    St. Nacho’s – Z.A. Maxfield
    Then the Stars Fall – Brandon Witt
    My Roommate’s A Jock? Well Damn – Wade Kelly
    Blood on the Ice – Katriena Knights

  3. Depends on my mood…
    Kaje Harper for both contemporary and paranormal
    Kari Gregg for dark erotic tales
    Tara Lain for light sexy fun, both contemporary and paranormal
    Marie Sexton’s Trailer Trash
    Mercedes Lackey or Marion Zimmer Bradley for fantasy
    Tamora Pierce for young adult fantasy
    I’m sure I’ll think of more later, lol. Thanks for everyone’s lists, adding names to the TBR mountain!

  4. Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
    The Catch Trap by Marion Zimmer Bradley
    The THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet
    Hot Head by Damon Suede
    All KInds of Tied Down by Mary Calmes

    Really tough question, but these are a few of the books that really hooked me on the m/m genre. (After I was seduced away from het-rom/ UF/PNR and the Black Dagger Brotherhood due to unrequited Vutch-syndrome)

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