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Review of “Mistress Moderately Fair”, historical f/f romance between actress and playwright

This review originally appeared in The Lesbrary The English Restoration, i.e. when Charles Stuart II returned to England to take his father’s throne back from the Puritans, fascinates me for being a renaissance of both art and hedonism. Theaters opened … Continue reading

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Lesbians uncover political corruption in suspense novel The Red Files

We often, in the LGBT lit world, talk about the need for representation in stories of the same type straight people get — fighting aliens or corruption or natural disasters instead of just bigotry. The Red Files by Lee Winter is … Continue reading

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Book review: A bi, poly president of the USA?

With a title like Kneel, Mr. President I was definitely expecting a lot of enthusiastically-written kinky sex, but this book surprised me by being more than that. Instead, it starts right as a tense situation comes to a head–the First Lady … Continue reading

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To Summon Nightmares: trans paranormal thriller

To Summon Nightmares by J. K. Pendragon in one sentence: (mostly secular) bi Jewish trans man vs. his new gentile boyfriend’s Scary Past with the Occult. I don’t read a whole lot of horror/paranormal/urban fantasy, so as an outsider there … Continue reading

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Goddess-worshippy fantasy novel where priestess loves chambermaid, saves nation

Prayer of the Handmaiden by Merry Shannon is actually the second book in a fantasy series, but since it’s about a completely different pair of women than the first one, just set in the same universe, you can start there like … Continue reading

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“If Only For One Nite” – uplifting Black gay fiction from the late 90’s

I found If Only For One Nite by James Earl Hardy by accident while wandering the shelves at my local library, and since I’m interested in reading 1. LGBT lit and 2. romance that isn’t about well-to-do white Protestants, I eagerly grabbed it … Continue reading

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Portrait in jasmine and grapevines

For I am unworthy, and she is lost these many years. She said I am heartless, and thus, unworthy. King Jahandar and his childhood sweetheart, driven away in fear of the responsibility of being his moral center. Who is she? … Continue reading

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