Besides reading and writing fantasy (and all the subgenres within), I also like to take a break sometimes and read outside of the genre. There really is no genre I dislike. There are some I lean more towards than others, but if the quality of the work and the storytelling is good, I'll read anything.
So in the spirit of trying new things, new authors, new books, and going outside of your usual genre (if you don't already), I present to you two authors that I'm about to read, and you might want to try, too. Yes, they are friends of mine, but I happen to have read some of their work, and know they are also fabulous storytellers, so here's to a blast of fresh air:
Proof by Seduction by Courtney Milan.
She was his last chance for a future of happiness…
A gifted fortune-teller from a humble background, Jenny can make even the most sophisticated skeptic believe her predictions simply by batting her smoky eyelashes. Until she meets her match in Gareth Carhart, the Marquess of Blakely, a sworn bachelor and scientist.
Brush Strokes by Jax Cassidy.
Can a chance meeting and one night of passion bring two unlikely art lovers together, or will fate intervene in the City of Light?