Civil War Romance Done Right, Bookstagram and Shimmy Bangs: My Romance Threesome Of The Week by Kate Olson

Civil War Romance Done Right, Bookstagrammers & Shimmy Bangs: My Romance Threesome Of The Week by Kate Olson


By Kate Olson (@theloudlibrarylady)

Just a note to anyone who has been reading my weekly installments here ~ I have changed my Instagram handle from @theloudlibrarylady to @kate.olson.reads. Same account, just a new name! Same great books though, I promise.

Some amazing romance reviewers on Instagram

I know that a lot of us romance readers are loud and proud about our adoration of a steamy HEA, but that’s not always the case. In my perusing of the #bookstagram world on Instagram, I initially struggled to find romance readers to connect with, but don't fret! I’m I’m going to help you out here by offering you up some ladies who don’t shy away from dashing dukes, threesomes and mass market paperbacks. Well, not ALL of those all the time, but this  group of readers who do read and review romance!

@jackiereadsromance

@jackiereadsbooks

@leighkramer

@kourtneysbookshelf

@afterdarkreads

@theliterarybabe

@falling4romance

@kristyb_readsromance

@romancereaders411

@kamrunwithak

@heathershurrah

@kybookgirl

@krystal_loves_books

@explorewemily

@happyoccurence

And if I missed you this time around, please do DM me on Instagram and let me know so I can include you in my next round up!

Civil War romance done right

Oh, how I love Alyssa Cole. She writes historical romance just as adeptly as contemporary romance, and I’m here for ALL of it. I recently finished book 2 in her Loyal League series and am now dying to get my hands on book 3 ~ alas, it’s not out until February 2019. But I’m ready! Civil War era, fierce females, scathing indictments of slavery, hot romances and thrilling adventures ~ what more could a reader want? If you haven’t encountered these books yet, I highly recommend adding them to  your TBR! Start with The Extraordinary Union, then move on to A Hope Divided, and then wait patiently with me for An Unconditional Freedom…...

On My Radar

I adore finding upcoming releases and I love sharing them with you! Here’s a romance releasing on August 21 that I’m excited about…...


Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell (Publisher Summary)

To catch a thief…or fall for one?

All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal.

The Shimmy Shimmy Bangs are master jewel thieves who are planning the heist of the century. And Shimmy leader, Stella, isn’t about to let anyone—even if he is a hunky, tatted-up studmuffin—get in her way. But when two of her girls are put out of commission, Stella realizes that Nick isn’t just a red-hot distraction. He might be the answer to her pilfering prayers.

Now, Nick and Stella are putting everything on the line for one last job. But when two thieves have this much chemistry, it’s only a matter of time before somebody’s heart gets stolen.


About the Author


Kate Olson is a reader, blogger, librarian, wife and mother in Wisconsin. When not reading, she is buying books, taking pictures of books for Instagram, sorting and shelving books or writing about books (here). While she attempts to read a wide variety of genres on a regular basis, her first loves will always be romance and women’s fiction.

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