Sign up for the Tungsten Hippo Weekly Digest to get our recommendations in your inbox - and a free short ebook.

A Taster Flight of Stories about Love

You may have noticed that I never recommend any romance books here. It is not that I am opposed to the depiction of love in the stories I read. It is not that at all- Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors. The problem is that I am having a hard time finding good, well-written romance short ebooks to recommend. A steamy love scene is not enough to make me overlook the fact that the rest of the book is dreck. If you have recommendations for romance short ebooks I should check out, definitely leave them in the comments.

In the meantime, I offer this taster flight of stories about love, from different points of view.

Midnight’s Tale, by George Berger
This is the short ebook that started it all for me- after reading it, I was hooked on the potential of the format. On the surface, it is the story of a goat, but it is full of keen insights about people, and some of the keenest are about love.

Seventy, by Liana Brooks
This is a colonization story that ends up making some good points about love. I don’t want to say more for fear of spoiling the story!

Nothing of Me, by Eugie Foster
Love is a central theme in this intriguing mix of myth and fantasy.

None of these books can really be considered a romance, but all explore aspects of love. If I find some actual romances that I like, I’ll be sure to post a second love story taster flight, too.

Post type: 

Add new comment