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Topic:for Valentine it’s a love freebie!

And I have decided to make a stand that will maybe have my blog plummeting or get tons of hateful comments! But I am a defender of freedom and free thinking so this week, I have chosen to talk about my favorite taboo romances.

Why?

Because right now, on social media, there are people targetting taboo romance authors (taboo according to THEM) and having them evicted from Amazon!

That witch hunt is a shame for the reading community!

I am of the mind “if you don’t like it, don’t read it” but don’t go shame others who like it or destroy the authors who write these books!

I am not into dark romance anymore but I used to read and love lots of them! You’ll see some of my choices are not even “dark” but it’s a different love, be it love for the same gender (that’s still taboo in some communities) or love for a teacher, for someone with a big age gap, for your kidnapper etc.

So to all writers who write unconventional love stories, this is for you!

Keep fighting, keep writing what you like, keep making us uncomfortable, keep pushing our boundaries!

And remember, this is MY blog and I will only allow respectful comments and healthy debates.

Thanks for reading.

Sophie

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19 Comments

  1. It’s so discouraging to see the witch hunts that are happening with some authors. You said it right: if you don’t know an author’s subject matter, don’t read it! No one is forcing you. But how dare someone think they can determine what others read. Ugh!

    You shared several that I love: Torn, All the Ugly and Wonderful Things, Nine Minutes, and Wolfsong.

  2. I love that you did this, Sophie! It’s absolutely horrifying that taboo authors are being targeted and removed from Amazon. Like you said if you donโ€™t like it, donโ€™t read it. It’s not that hard! ๐Ÿ™

  3. I was reading about that witch hunt in one of my Instagram chats and was just appalled. I’ll never understand why some think they are entitled to be the reading police. People just need to mind their own business and let people read what they want to read.

  4. Generally, I don’t read much in this genre, but, and that’s a big but, it doesn’t give me the right to shame those authors. People are so negative anymore. Why? What happened to freedom of choice?

  5. Taboo romances have been my fave since I was a tween! Some of these are favorites of old, and some I still need to read, thank you!