To explain a little about what this post will be about, every Trope Tuesday post starts with the same introduction. In every romance book you read there are tropes or archetypes you find inside its pages. You can also see them in shows, movies, plays, etc. Every type of entertainment and media. Romantic tropes are everywhere, and they are fabulous. I adore them and I always tend to find my favorite ones in romance books so I can enjoy them even more. Trope Tuesday is a weekly column where I share books that I know people will enjoy with a specific central trope.
What is a trope? Urban Dictionary explains it best: “Despite the erroneous definitions already published here, trope on the interwebs really refers to an often overused plot device. It can also be described as another variation on the same theme. TV shows, movies, comics, games, anime’, & books are full of tropes & many rabid fan-sites now name & track said tropes with a self-explanatory title for each one.” We can name a few: accidental pregnancy, best friends to lovers, sibling’s best friend, marriage of convenience, and so many more. Your favorite couples? They probably got a trope too! It’s always so nice to realize or find out your favorite romance trope and keep searching for books with the same theme. So really? I’m just helping you find that new favorite book of yours. If ever you want a post on a trope I haven’t done yet, do drop me a tweet at @thebookvoyagers and let me know!
First things first, I know I’ve already done one other monster romance Trope Tuesday but it was a few months ago and people change every single day. And yeah, I got to know more monster romances, I got to love this subgenre— this trope — more and more each day, so I needed to share my knowledge of some books that I have a feeling many will love if you’re into this trope as much as I am.
What do I love about monsters? Maybe it’s the fact that a big, evil monster/being is going to be very soft for their love interest, each and every time. It’s so interesting to see the dynamic, to see how the author shows us the fine line between a monster and a human, how it is such a grey area. Plus monsters always have the best of times so these next books will make you… scream, probably. And laugh and definitely smile.
Given to the Beast by Magen Cubed
I have something for the Beauty and the Beast fans. Given to the Beast is a really short erotic romance story that sounds just right up your alley if you love monsterfucking.
An ageless mountain beast, a human maiden, and an epic love story. I love that the synopsis tells us that the heroine might just leave her humanity in order to embrace her inner desires. And I’m here for it.
A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor by Kathryn Moon
The series is called Tempting Monsters, like… ENOUGH SAID. I’ve seen every single person read this book and love it. My faves Katee Robert and Mina (@minareadss) had such a good time reading it that I know I’m going to enjoy this so much.
What I know about this book is that it is very naughty and horny. There are multiple sexy acts happening with a lot of monsters— an invisible man, a sphinx, a Jekyll/Hyde doctor, and so many more. I’m pretty sure all my expectations will be blown, because I’m trying to imagine what will happen, but I just know that so many things will surprise me.
Headless by Aveda Vice
What you should know about this book is that it’s a polyamorous reimagined of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow where Ichabod, Katrina and the Headless Horseman get it on. It’s an erotic romance so expect lots of smut!
You should also pick up Aveda’s Feed which it is their newest erotic novella. I’ve already read this and it’s fabulous. It has a succubus who needs to feed, a hawk moth fairy, an Uber Eats-like app where monsters can find their food, coworkers who dislike each other, and definitely flying sex.
Ensnared by Tiffany Roberts
I saw this title in my feed and I just gotta read it now. I’m scared of spiders and most of the time I dislike them. But, you know, this book is telling me, whispering to me… “read me.”
“He’s spent years as a hunter, but now he’s the one ensnared in a creature’s trap.” This spider-y monster guy is about to be completely whipped for a human.
Girls Weekend by C.M. Nascosta
Asha (@rosegoldreader) put this book on my radar and since then I’ve been wanting to read it. Orcs falling in love and having epic wild sex? You are in the right place.
These three suburban elves are ready to enjoy the sun. They just booked up a trip to an orc nudist resort, knowing that it’s known for hedonistic parties. They aren’t there to catch feelings but you know how it goes…