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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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“Under the Lights” – teens make friends, girl gets the girl, in new YA novel about Hollywood stars

Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler is a great book that kept my interest so intently that at one point, I was even literally reading it at red lights! Adler has an easy to follow, captivating writing style that doesn’t leave … Continue reading

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There are times when Queen Shulamit doesn’t really mind being gluten-intolerant!

Shulamit and her bodyguard Captain Rivka are characters from The Second Mango (sequel due out July 2014!) drawn here on commission by casually-draws-dorks.

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Femslash and platonic female friendship can coexist in the same story

“But why can’t anyone just be friends anymore?” “Why can’t we have a story about women that isn’t a romance?” Variations of things said to femslash fans and to queer women who are looking for representation in the media. They … Continue reading

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“Should I buy these earrings or the other ones?”

It’s extra convenient to go shopping with your best friend when she’s also your bodyguard! Queen Shulamit and Captain Riv (Rivka) from The Second Mango, a fairy tale that challenges gender norms. Above artwork by angelwhoisinlovewithyou on commission.

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Shabbat shalom!

“It’s Shabbat,” Shulamit suddenly realized out loud. Rivka muttered quietly in her own language in a cadence Shulamit took for counting out the days. “So it is. There’s our Shabbas candle…” “Where?” Shulamit felt smart for noticing Rivka’s usage of … Continue reading

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Family of choice

Family of choice is very important to the themes in The Second Mango and its sequels. I wanted to celebrate the many types of love that make family–birth relatives, romantic love, in-laws, stepfamily, and those friends who become family because … Continue reading

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