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“Kiss me so I’ll be able to feel it when we’re apart.”

The wizard Isaac is leaving on a royal spy mission, leaving behind his warrior captain wife Rivka for a few days. It’s my birthday today, so I’m posting pure self-indulgence. Characters from The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm, drawn by Erika … Continue reading

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The labor activist and his passionate prince

Kaveh gazed up at him adoringly. “I thought I cared for you already, but when you spent all your money making sure everyone was fed, I fell in love all over again. My heart is completely consumed, and recreated to … Continue reading

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So close and yet so far away

Read The Second Mango? Remember this scene?   “Who disturbs my sleep?” growled a familiar bass voice, the low tones resonating more powerfully and more harshly than usual through the door. “Please let me in.” “What happened to not asking more … Continue reading

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Aviva and Shulamit

  January 11 and 12 only, get The Second Mango, a fun, feminist fairy tale with a friendly dragon, a warrior woman, and love between ladies, on eBook for only $4.79. Use the coupon code COZY on the publisher’s website. The … Continue reading

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Show and tell

Rivka showing Queen Shulamit the inscription on her sword, which used to be Isaac’s spare. Shulamit, ever the intellectual, carefully studies the foreign text trying to make out the words for herself. Artwork by Rebecca Schauer. Keep it for now. … Continue reading

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The Second Mango has hetero romance in it, too

She forbade herself even to think the words. But the idea itself, wordless, bubbled forth from her heart and could not be contained. Try as she did, she couldn’t suppress a sudden thought of the thick solidness of his body—tall, … Continue reading

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Rivka’s treasured memory

They lurked in corners together, sharing private jokes, kindred souls apart from the rest. Rivka remembers her skill being patiently honed against the grindstone until, like her own steel, she was sharp, shining, and ready to face the world. He … Continue reading

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