Orcs, Leaves, and Hot Teas: Orc-tober Recommendations Ribbed For Your Pleasure



It's October which means it's my favorite time of year, baby: Orc-tober. I'm here to bring you recommendations of big, green dudes with big, green dicks. Click the title to be directed to the book of your choosing.

 

Orc Sworn series by Finley Fenn

If y'all know me you know this is my all-time favorite orc series. It's got lots of triggers though (too many to list) so do your due diligence and check those out before you dive in. This is a historical fantasy setting (Lords, Ladies, and the like) where orcs are terrifying but incredibly sexy creatures and human men can go suck rocks. Because that's all they're good for. If you like miscommunication trope, heroines who learn their own strength, orcs who learn patience and understanding, and lots of male/male sex in the background (and later in its own book) then... pick these bad boys up. You won't be disappointed.


Girls Weekend by CM Nascosta

This is one of those recommendations I give to first time monster romance readers. These are gentle orcs who live in a world where monsters and humans co-exist hold fancy jobs and wear suits and frequent nudist colonies. You know, just the regular stuff. This is a unique romance because it follows three elven heroines as they step out of their comfort zones and meet the men--er, I mean orcs--of their dreams. Only one heroine gets her official HEA in the first book (you'll have to keep reading the series for the rest of the lady's HEAs). An extra fun bonus is that the story doesn't end for Heroine #1 when she meets her man. We get to see them be a couple together as the books progress! Book one has some lady orc/lady elf action too, so that was a fun bonus.


The Half-Orc's Maiden Bride by Ruby Dixon

Another great starter montser romance where orcs are gentle and required to prove they can give great oral before you have to marry them. On the downside, you have to be stripped naked in front of all his people. Maybe it's a fair trade? I don't know. Love this little fantasy world of Dixon's. The heroine is a spinster who is married off by her father and honestly...she's just really geeked that he found someone willing to marry her. Even him being an orc isn't really enough to scare her and she's totally down to get plowed night and day by her future husband.


Enthralling the Orc by Tracy Lauren

In this book I kinda pictured the orcs looking rather human (I mean, the cover didn't really help that assumption). I mean, to be fair, the hero is actually a half-orc, so maybe that explain his human-y appearance. He lives in a world in which orcs are considered the scum of the earth (rapists and murderers) and is used to kind of being on his own. So when a lovely young heroine begs him to help her through the forest safely so she can make sure that her niece is safe after recent attacks on her village he says...fuck off, basically. But she wears him down and soon the two are on a journey that will cause confusing feelings for everyone.


Green-Eyed Monster by Elsie Winter

Oooh, baby. A dorky, hipster orc. A... plant fairy heroine? Maybe. My memory is foggy on exactly what she is. Anyways, sign me up. This is a sweet little novella about some college kids. Despite the title leaning towards jealousy, all you've really got here is an adorable story about two students finding somewhat awkward love. Great introduction to Winters' excellent story-telling ability.


The Company of Fiends by Kathryn Moon

It still counts as an orc romance even if only one of the many men is an orc. This is the second book in a series and I do...somewhat strongly feel you need to read A Lady of Rooksgrave Manor first, but that's not exactly a hardship and I highly recommend you do that. But you could probably get away with reading only this book (it's significantly more plot heavy and kinda creepy...in a crime way) if you really wanted to. Mr. Orc here is a sweetheart who has no problem sharing our human (hmm, is she?) heroine with her other partners as long as he still gets to take care of her and please her and love all up on her. What a man.


The following are books I want to read, but

haven't gotten around to reading yet:


The Orc from the Office by Kate Prior

Mate-bonding with a co-worker is against company policy, accidentally or not. Janice knows better than anyone that entanglements with coworkers are risky business, but when Janice accidentally breaks a coworkers nose, she finds herself unexpectedly mated to an orc, and under Monster Resources' scrutiny. Khent from the IT department is quiet and nerdy, despite his tusks. His emails are overly wordy. He won't stop apologizing, even though she's the one who broke his glasses. All Janice has to do is stay away from Khent until the bond dissipates. Easy enough, right?


Mistaken by Pixie Unger

A few years earlier there had been an invasion. Horders of tall, grey aliens with tusks arrived in spaceships as big as cities. Before all the news went dark, humans named the creatures orcs. The human armies had fought and failed. War crimes committed on both sides. Eventually, society collapsed and the government was overthrown when food supplies failed. The humans turned on each other. Nowhere was safe. The orcs had rounded up the survivors and locked them away in refugee camps. In the fullness of time, some women had little green babies.


Orc-Ward Encounters by Sam Hall

As a plus-sized woman and all around awkward noodle, I'd faced some challenges in my search for love, but none more than this. I've stumbled through a portal to another dimension and fell into the arms of them: Vargan, Kren, and Ghain. Three massive orc warriors who keep going on about courting me. See, in their world, women are few and far between and are seen to be gifts from their goddesses and they are pretty intent on unwrapping me. But not just for a roll in the hay. They are looking for a love that will last a lifetime and the problem? So am I.

Sisterwives for the Orc by Amanda Milo

This is Jumanji meets Elder Scrolls meets medieval romance with a blacksmith Orc. Basically a fantasy union for the ages. It'd be downright perfect...except for the fact that my new husband comes with a side of three other wives. I spend five bucks to plan an old arcade game that promises adventurers a chance to choose their very own epic romance. I'm transported to another reality. A realm where three Orc women informme that I've been added to their family, and I'm about to marry their husband. That's right. They share a husband. These Orcs think I"m about to become their sisterwife. Obviously, I have to escape them. There's absolutely no way anyone could be happy living like this forever...right?