I have heard high praises of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series and I already have the first 3 books on my shelves (thank you Sully! :-) (yes, I'll start this series for the challenge). (Reading order)
C.L. Wilson's Tairen Soul series comes highly recommended as well, I remember lots of bloggers praised Crown of Crystal Flame. (Reading order)
Elizabeth Vaughan's Chronicles of the Warlands series (reading order) and Epic of Palins series were mentioned (reading order), the 1st one being a favourite of several bloggers and authors.
Hailey Edwards' Daughters of Askara trilogy will come to an end in June (reading order), we still have time to catch up in time for the release of the 3rd book Eversworn ;-)
And last but not least Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel Legacy (Reading order) and her Namaah trilogy were also recommended.
I hope you found some interesting new books/authors to discover and challenge yourself to expand your reading horizons ;-)
Do you have any other great fantasy romance recommendations I should check out?