How Romanceopoly was born
Romance books and board games…two things we adore. So, we wanted to create a romance reading challenge that combined the fun of a board game with our love of romance books and all the wonderful subgenres it contains. And so, in a gloomy castle – aka terraced house in England and a house in Florida – with a great Wi-Fi signal, a flash of lightning and much evil cackling the Romanceopoly Yearly reading challenge was born in 2019.
Simultaneously, our book blog, Under the Covers Book Blog, has been a haven for readers since 2011, offering advice, recommendations, latest news and a cozy corner of the internet to celebrate all things bookish.
Now Romanceopoly has a new lease on life! We’ve merged the worlds of the Romanceopoly challenge and Under the Covers Book Blog into a single brand. Now, you can still join in on the Romanceopoly reading challenge but also get some fantastic recommendations all in one place.
Whether you’re here to explore, to connect, to shop, or to challenge yourself to read, we’re thrilled to have you on this adventure. Welcome to Romanceopoly, your very own bookish retreat under the covers!
I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple, book, planner and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.
I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends. I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely. *Back off bitches* I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm Jason Momoa!
I’m a part time graphic designer and also run my husband’s construction business from home. I’m a self appointed superwoman – she who can do it all!. I love blogging with my girls and couldn’t do it any other way! My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance as well. Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book. Because I need variety to avoid book slumps. I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
favorite hobby (besides reading)
Pasta & Pizza
Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?