Top Ten Tuesday ~ Love Freebie

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This one is a “Love Freebie” (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.) because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Mr. Wyrm and I don’t celebrate in the traditional way (aka going out and spending tons of money on a fancy dinner and flowers and chocolates), but I think we’ll get some cheesecake to share for dessert. Yum. (That’s our tradition. Take-out Cheesecake Factory cheesecake.)


Love Freebie: My Favorite Literary Couples

This is just in order of the first couples I think of, not necessarily in order of preference. Also, I’m not going to explain any of them (too distracted by thoughts of cheesecake) but if you’re curious about why, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll do my best to explain when I’m less distracted! (Mmmm, cheesecake.)

Side note: I just realized these pairings may result in spoilers. Sorry.

  1. the Mage Winds trilogy by Mercedes Lackey ~ Elspeth & Darkwind
  2. Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn ~ Coriel & Kent
  3. the Tower & the Hive series by Anne McCaffrey ~ Damia & Afra
  4. To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis ~ Ned & Verity (and the cat!) (and yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to comment…)
  5. Dime Store Magic (and the rest of the Otherworld series) by Kelley Armstrong ~ Paige & Lucas
  6. Elfshadow (and the following books) by Elaine Cunningham ~ Arilyn & Danilo
  7. Tinker by Wen Spencer ~ Tinker & Wolf Who Rules
  8. Indexing by Seanan McGuire ~ Henry & Jeff (note: Henry is short for Henrietta. I have no arguments against same-gender couples, but this isn’t one of them.)
  9. Smoke and Ashes by Tanya Huff ~ Tony & Lee (this one is a same-gender couple, though they do more dancing around it than actually being a couple. And I don’t get more books featuring them. Sigh.)
  10. Phenomenal Girl 5 by A.J. Menden ~ Lainey & Robert