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The Weird and the Strange: Romance Novels for Those Who Think They've Read Everything

Do you think you've read everything there is to read in the romance world? Are you tired of the same old-same old when it comes to your books? Do you think yourself positively un-shockable? Or maybe you're simply wanting to broaden your romantic horizons?

Well, no matter your reasons for clicking on this blog post, you're in luck. SE White, romance author, and I have combined our weird readers (and some from my amazing followers) to create this list of strange for you.

As always, please let me know if you indulge in any of these reads and...enjoy your reading, but make sure no one is looking over your shoulder. Lots of these books are free on Kindle Unlimited if you want to give them a try risk-free!

Author Note: a "recommendation" does not mean that the recommender liked the book. It similarly does not mean that they didn't like the book. It simply means they wanted it added to the list of weird and strange.


The Lady and the Orc by Finley Fenn

Grey/green orcs with giant orc cocks and no women in their ranks leads to lots of orc on orc fucking, kidnapping of human women, copious amounts of semen, kinks out the wazoo, betrayals, drama, big misunderstandings, lots and lots of sex. A totally filthy series with more groveling than I've ever read and strong, manly orcs who aren't afraid to cry in front of their women. A four-book series sure to delight your imagination.

Hummingbird and Kraken by Reese Morrison

No, Declan's not a hummingbird. He's a happy-go-lucky human. Our other hero Geir is a kraken, aka. a tentacled sea monster, who is a grumpy mcgrumpster. If you choose this romance novel you're going to get instalove and some sexy tentacle fucking mixed with a delightful dose of daddy kink.

recommended by @shainamaydel

Finding Mr. Claus by Brea Alepou

Being Santa requires a Mrs. Claus. A partner. But Santa has no interest in a woman because he's massively gay. So, Chris makes a temporary arrangement with perma-naughty-list Gail. No funny business, just business. This book combines the beloved Santa mythology (elves, reindeer, magic) with daddy dom-ness and lots of kink.

recommended by @embright15

The Golden Line by Addison Cain

The author's own note says all we need to know about this book: this is a dark, sinister paranormal romance for those with twisted tastes and a love for delicious villains. Complete power exchange dominates these pages. Welcome to the omegaverse, hope you like knotting.

recommended by @socarr

Claimed by Evangeline Anderson

A huge alien warrior who was brutally tortured and imprisoned is released with one goal: claim his bride. Olivia Waterhouse has been drafted to be his mate. She has no interest in this (for some crazy reason) but she's signed a contract. Reviews are mixed on this one, but it's free for Kindle (as of 4/8/21) so maybe decide for yourself!

recommended by @literarylovebooks

Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon

Georgie has been stolen by aliens intent on selling her, but unfortunately (or fortunately) their ship breaks down, stranding her on a planet with big, horned, blue aliens. Aliens who are very horny. This series is sure to turn you into what one reviewer referred to as a "alien smut ass bitch".

recommended by @bespectacledbaker

The Real Mother Goose by Selena Kitt

A re-telling of your favorite nursery rhymes with a kinky, BDSM twist, featuring such tales as Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Little Boy Blue (I believe this involves sex with flowers...) and one tale involving cats with human qualities. An Alice in Wonderland-esque story that's pure filth from start to finish.

recommended by @tinyblondereader

Omegaverse + an entire motorcycle club = Hm. With her heat on the way, Baby needs to find a pack, a nest, and alphas she can trust. So she settles for... a whole bunch of dudes desperate for a mate. One mate. Lots of knotting, copious amounts of semen (again? Yes, again), scent-marking and more. One reviewers said, "too much smut" but we know that can never really be true.

recommended by @embright15

The Naughty List by Ellie Mae MacGregor

What happens when Santa comes down the chimney but he's a Daddy Dom and you're a single mom alone on Christmas Eve? Well, lots of orgasms, obviously. Most reviews actually refer to this as sexy and steamy, so the weird is strictly in the Santa fantasy with this baby. Can this author actually make Santa hot? Find out for yourself.

recommended by @canquilt

The Red by Tiffany Reisz

Described as scorchingly hot and mysterious, the heroine of this book sells herself to a delicious Englishman in an effort to save her art gallery from going under. If you like heroes who fuck like degenerates and heroines on the path to sexual awakening, then this book will probably be for you. It's straight filthy erotica at its best.

recommended by (a lot of people on Instagram)

The Scorpion's Mate by Susan Trombley

Well...this is exactly what it sounds like. Human abducted by aliens and dropped into a research facility and chosen as a mate by a... scorpion. He's got four arms, pinches, and plates covering his body. In order to have sex with him our heroine is going to have to get creative. It's a two-parter (I think), so be prepared for that. But if you want aliens that are actually alien-like and not just big and blue... then this might be for you.

recommended by @sam.marie21

Pets: Bach's Story by Darla Phelps

An alien named Bach buys a pet human and is surprised to find that she's smarter than the typical human pet. She can speak and write and Bach slowly has to come to terms with the idea that maybe humans aren't a stupid subspecies like he's been taught all his life. Age play present, as well as spanking, medical, and anal play. Pani isn't happy to be "adopted" so to speak, so be warned.

recommended by @rangeruth

Queen Takes Knights by Joely Sue Burkhart

Virgin vampire queen on the run meets two vampire knights sworn to protect her. This is an MMFFM+ poly series (I might have to google that honestly) and the queen is never forced to choose who she wants to end up with (thank the lord). Swords get crossed, fyi. Very smutty, very unique. There's some period blood vampire situation going on here, so just know that going in.

Cum for Bigfoot by Virginia Wade

Just going based on the title alone I'm pretty sure this is a weird one. It's book one of...many (and the books seem very short). It also doesn't appear to be on Kindle, just paperback, but if you can track down a copy you'd be in for oral sex, fingering, forced consent, penetration with a large object (hmmm), and a threesome. Interesting.

Fire In His Blood by Ruby Dixon

I personally read this and really enjoyed it. Dragon shifters break through a tear in the skies and destroy the world, leaving humans struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. When the officials of the struggling camp offer up our heroine as a sacrifice to the dragon threatening their livelihoods she is taken as a mate (only mates can tame these vicious dragons). The only issue is that they can't understand a world the other person/dragon is saying. Very unique read considering more than half the book there are serious communication difficulties!


For the next portion of this recommendations list, I partnered with romance author SE White who is down to clown with the weirdness. When she offered to email me her favorite and most notable weird reads I thought I'd get a list of a few books, but when I got was a very detailed breakdown (5 paragraphs, y'all) of some of the best and strangest reads out there. Some of these sounds downright scandalous.

For great recommendations and beautiful pictures, follow SE White on her Instagram.

SE White says, "for best cover, The Quarry Master by Amanda Milo. It has a literal fire breathing grumpy boss who would rather BBQ grill every human he encounters but is utterly defeated by the sunshine-powers of the heroine. Super entertaining. Milo's other books come with some heavily triggering content, but she is good about including those triggers in her book descriptions. Contagion, by Milo, is freaking hilarious. The hero is very scary looking but completely unaware of it because in his culture he's a boring scientist who types all day and he's an extreme germaphobe. He has a panic attack when mosquitos try to bite him and the human heroine has to rescue him over and over from scary algae and chipmunks."

SE White says, "A big theme in Tiffany Roberts books is overcoming different/warring cultures or prejudice through the sheer power of love and acceptable. They're emotional, beautiful, angsty books. That said...there are tentacles. Yay! Treasure of the Abyss is a solid 5 star read. I loved it. Humans and Kraken are enemies so there's a bit of Romeo and Juliet. Another of their series is a steampunk sci-fi mash-up with fantasy elements. Shielded Hart has the best cover and the best dirty-talking hero who makes use of his tail. They also have a kookoobananas menage called Unleashed. One of the three heroes is a porcupine-inspired hero with quills."

SE Whites says, "Amber Foy writes straight stroke-fiction with kind of a pseudo-beastiality kink. Like, there are centaurs or pegasus or hellhounds, but they also can shift to human form so it's all okay."

SE White says, "I recently read Taken by the Orc Warrior by Tanya Anders. It reminded me a lot of your Finley Fenn review (she's referring to my reddit review entitled Buckets of Cum). Lots of sex, buckets of cum, yep. I only gave it two stars because the heroine was whiny and kinda selfish and made multiple dumb decisions which annoyed me a lot. The hero was almost too perfect and forgave all her wishy washy conflicting messages. I felt bad for him. But I included it in the list because there are Orcs and not all readers will be as annoyed by the heroine as I was."


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