Monthly Archives: August 2014

Busting up the myth of the welfare queen, fantasy-lit style

Kaveh wanted to turn and run, but courage flowed into him as he realized Farzin had joined him at the edge of the dais. “Your Majesty,” said the pudgy engineer. “These men have worked hard, under heat and under rain, … Continue reading

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I like it better when the knight and dragon love each other

This was a key component of my writing motivation. If you feel the same way, check out my series! Rivka and her dragon are each other’s favorites. Yeaka drew this for me, as a complete surprise, not a commission. It’s one … Continue reading

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Will Rivka and her dragon be able to save the prince’s boyfriend?

  The prince smiled slightly. “Save him…” Then he started to faint again.  Rivka grabbed him by both shoulders. “Wake up,” she demanded. His eyes rolled open, but she wasn’t sure if he was there. “Do you love him?”  “Yes. More… … Continue reading

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Aviva and the baklava

Aviva, the working-class, bisexual chef turned royal mistress, as drawn by Jane Dominguez. Here we see her in a scene from Climbing the Date Palm in which she works all night by herself to accomplish a seemingly impossible task just to ensure … Continue reading

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Hypnotizing Chickens: lesbian novel with family, romance, and happy ending

“Just hand me my walker, child.”“I think it’s funny that you still call me ‘child’.”“If I can remember when you was a child and I wasn’t a child myself at the time, then you’re a child.” Hypnotizing Chickens by Julia Watts … Continue reading

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Blessed Twice by Lynn Galli: lesbian love story between college professors

Blessed Twice is a novel about a widowed lesbian, Briony, and her shy colleague coming together in their academic workplace after the main character realizes she’s ready to start dating again. It begins at the wedding of two of Briony’s friends, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Shira Glassman on Climbing the Date Palm and The Second Mango

Originally posted on Avian30:
Another guest post today, this time from Shira Glassman, focusing on some of the bisexual characters in her latest novel, Climbing the Date Palm, the sequel to her book The Second Mango. Both are YA romances that cover…

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