For months you’ve been hearing me talk about my novel “about a gay woman, a straight woman, and a dragon”. Well, now, here they are! The book is out!
Queen Shulamit never expected to inherit the throne of the tropical land of Perach so young. At twenty, grief-stricken and fatherless, she’s also coping with being the only lesbian she knows after her sweetheart ran off for an unknown reason. Not to mention, she’s the victim of severe digestive problems that everybody think she’s faking. When she meets Rivka, an athletic and assertive warrior from the north who wears a mask and pretends to be a man, she finds the source of strength she needs so desperately.
Unfortunately for her, Rivka is straight, but that’s okay — Shulamit needs a surrogate big sister just as much as she needs a girlfriend. Especially if the warrior’s willing to take her around the kingdom on the back of her dragon in search of other women who might be open to same-sex romance. The real world outside the palace is full of adventure, however, and the search for a royal girlfriend quickly turns into a rescue mission when they discover a temple full of women turned to stone by an evil sorcerer.
Characters by Shira Glassman; art pictured here by Erika Hammerschmidt and Jane Dominguez. The Second Mango is available as an eBook from Prizm Books (zipped file contains: html, Adobe and Sony optimized pdf, mobi) and will be sold in print by mid-September.