Tag Archives: fairy tales

Fantasy lit review: LETTERS TO ZELL, fairytale princesses as wine-bar book club friends trying to fix their lives; includes f/f HEA

Letters to Zell by Camille Griep is a powerful, beautiful book using the veneer of Western European fairy-tale princesses living in a magical realm just a portal away from ours to tell a familiar, timeless story about four female friends struggling … Continue reading

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The Olive Conspiracy: a young queen protecting her nation’s agriculture and happiness

Presenting my newest Jewish fantasy novel! When Ezra tries to blackmail Chef Yael about her being trans, she throws him out of her restaurant and immediately reports him to the queen. When police find Ezra stabbed to death, Queen Shulamit realizes … Continue reading

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Fairest: dark f/f fairy tale where the girls earn their happy ending

Fairest by K.S. Trenten is a lesbian fairy tale that’s loosely a dark love triangle between Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Cinderella. Well, not quite a triangle—giving away too many details would spoil some of the intricate weaving of the … Continue reading

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Prince loves prince! “The Rules of Ever After”, a well-constructed gay fairy tale romp

I feel like I keep inventing microgenres and subgenres within fantasy, because of the way my own books don’t sort neatly into the existing ones. What I write is not, for the most part, “epic fantasy”, in that I don’t always … Continue reading

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“A Harvest of Ripe Figs”: music, magic, and mystery starring a lesbian queen now available in eBook!

Who wants a fantasy novel where an adorable qwoc couple get to be moms? Queen Shulamit loves solving mysteries and taking care of her subjects, so when beautiful young music star Esther’s violin is stolen after a performance, she jumps … Continue reading

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Lighthearted New Adult lesbian mystery in a tropical fairy-tale setting: PREORDER

The celebration continues — I woke up to find out that Prizm has put A Harvest of Ripe Figs up for preorder for $4.49. The plot: lesbian queen (in lilac) goes on detective hunt to find a young music star’s stolen … Continue reading

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Fairy tales where the cute, plucky cook winds up with the queen

In The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm, plus the upcoming sequels, the ladies who love ladies get the happiest endings! l Queen Shulamit and Chef Aviva were drawn here by Kayaczek.

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