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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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A quick & easy guide to all my bi characters

Since I’m bi, I tend to write a lot of characters who are bi as well. Like other minority demographics, we don’t always get satisfying or accurate representation. Tropes will call us flaky, selfish, hedonistic, or unreliable. That’s not to say … Continue reading

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This book was like queer Hogwarts

The Gay Teen’s Guide to Defeating a Siren: Book 1 The Seeker by Cody Wagner is what happens when you combine the plotbunnies of “What if one of those gay conversion therapy camps was scamming the parents and all the kids inside … Continue reading

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Graveyard Sparrow: sweet lesbian romance amidst terrors of Victorian horror setting

Graveyard Sparrow by Kayla Bashe is a dark, yet sweet and happily resolved, piece of lesbian paranormal with a Victorian Gothic setting. This is a world where magical powers are somewhat normal, if not common, but women with magical abilities … Continue reading

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The Mystic Marriage: 19th century lesbian scientists creating magic rocks

The Mystic Marriage is the story of a proud, emotionally closed-off, initially friendless and basically penniless young woman, Antuniet, struggling to redeem her family’s honor after her brother [insert spoilers for Daughter of Mystery.] There are three subplots in the book: … Continue reading

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“.להדליק נר של שבת…”

Devoted couple Shulamit and Aviva begin their Shabbat by lighting the candles and wishing you all Shabbat Shalom! Read about them in A Harvest of Ripe Figs, recently announced a 2016 Bi Book Awards finalist, or in the short stories in Tales … Continue reading

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MY YEAR ZERO: all-girl love triangle with a Jewish lesbian MC, young adult lit

My Year Zero by Rachel Gold, in a sentence, is a YA all-girl love triangle with a Jewish lesbian MC, a bi-girl love interest, and a very satisfyingly happy ending full of love and tenderness. Okay, now that my entire Mangoverse … Continue reading

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FOR SIZAKELE, all-female love triangle about Nigerian-American who bonds with new friend over shared Africanness

The prose in For Sizakele by Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene is luscious yet easy to follow, and I read the entire book in one day because the characters captivated me so much. This is a book that glows with not only … Continue reading

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Anthology of wintertime gay romance about big, beardy men

The Bears of Winter is a terrific collection of short fiction celebrating big, hairy men who love other men, written and edited mostly by men. Despite the common theme of “it’s fucking cold outside”, the settings are pretty varied — … Continue reading

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Queer families, including polyamorous ones, celebrated in SFF short story collection “Fierce Family”

The fact that I’m not constantly bombarded by enthusiastic recommendations for this book, when it has so much in common with my novels in celebrating the strong bonds of queer families in a SFF setting, just proves the truth of … Continue reading

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