Top 10 PNR/UF Books for Badass Bitches

This post was actually really difficult for me. For years, I read almost nothing (outside reading for school) that wasn’t paranormal romance or urban fantasy.  I have read so much of it. Hundreds of books, dozens of series, and so many authors.

For me, PNR/UF was an escape from everything. It was an escape from the pressures of school, work, parenthood, marriage. Paranormal romance was a flight on pages, taking me far from the mundane concerns of everyday life. I could fall into the smoky worlds of vampires, demons, werewolves, and witches. It was all so far removed from the perfidy of academia that it truly relaxed me.

It didn’t hurt that they were full of super hot guys and kickass women.

However, it didn’t take many books to figure out that much of the same crap that is so pervasive in everyday life, is also pervasive in PNR/UF. There is a lot of dubious consent. There is a lot “men-only heroes.” There are plenty of women who just cannot get it together to save themselves.

Much of it reads like the dirty fantasy of a Fox and Friends host.

But there is so much more. Women who rescue not only themselves, but the WORLD. Strong women who aren’t afraid of being labeled as “troublesome” or “bossy.” Women who aren’t afraid to be sexually open and *gasp* demanding.

Women and men who aren’t afraid to be vulnerable before one another, wearing their hearts on their sleeves and bleeding for those they love. Women who are standing up for the little guy, taking no shit, giving no fucks, and being a general badass bitch.

Therefore, I put together a top ten list.

Top 10 PNR/UF books for badass bitches.

Top 10 PNR/UF for Badass Bitches

 

Again, in no particular order.

 

What goes better with badass bitches than gin? NOTHING.

The Matchatini

 

The Matchatini

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The Matchatini The Matchatini

 

 

The Matchatini

by Cat Bowen

Prep Time: 20 minutes (making simple syru

Keywords: beverage

Ingredients (Enough syrup for MANY drinks,)

    for the syrup

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • juice of half of one large lime or one small lime
    • 1/2 tsp matcha powder or 3 GOOD tea bags

    for the cocktail

    • 4 oz GOOD gin
    • soda water

    garnish

    • frozen blueberries
    • limes
    • lime leaves if you’re fancy

    Instructions

    if you’re using matcha

    add all syrup ingredients into a saucepan,

    whisk

    cook on medium until everything is dissolved–about 5 minutes

    let cool 10-15 minutes

    if you’re using green tea bags

    bring the water to a simmer

    simmer green tea bags in water 5 minutes

    remove bags

    add sugar and lime

    cook on medium until everything is dissolved–about 5 minutes

    let cool 10-15 minutes

    Avengers, Assemble

    add 4 oz gin

    1 1/2 oz matcha syrup

    5-6 ice cubes to a cocktail shaker

    shake VIGOROUSLY. LIKE YOU MEAN IT. 20 seconds

    strain over two glasses

    top with soda

    add straw and garnish

    imbibe responsibly.

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    9 thoughts on “Top 10 PNR/UF Books for Badass Bitches

    1. Why must I imbibe responsibly? Is that a rule of the matchatini or just a general guideline? FUCK RESPONSIBILITY! (Long Day. Not over. Gin me.)

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