Tag Archives: qwoc

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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Dates: truly marvelous short queer historical fiction comics anthology

The stories in the Dates graphic fiction anthology, edited by Zora Gilbert and Cat Parra, are all super-short, so they’re perfect for little moments when you need a bite of LGBTQ+ positivity in the middle of your day like a … Continue reading

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Review: ASCENSION, queer sci-fi starring Black lesbian mechanic who stows away on starship

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi is an incredible book full of facets I never imagined from just the blurb. I’m growing increasingly dissatisfied with blurbs lately; this marks the third book that took me forever to read because the back jacket made … Continue reading

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Passover art of the Mangoverse’s main lady couple

Hope those of you who celebrate Pesach had a good seder! Aviva and Shulamit found the gluten-free afikomen and escaped with it, in this fun pic by Becca Schauer… Characters are from these books.

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Aviva was already pissed at the giant sentient locusts, but when they threatened her girlfriend—

Presenting the 5775 Mangoverse Passover Special! Aviva and the Aliens: Aviva, chef turned royal mistress, must outwit the aliens who abduct her just before Passover in hopes she’ll be a better cook than their spaceship’s food replicator. Tales from Outer Lands, … Continue reading

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“My Lady King”: genderweird lesbian sword-and-sorcery romance between warrior and witch

My Lady King by Kayla Bashe (kayla-bird on Tumblr) is a FREE Kindle download until January 6 (2015) and if you grab it, you’re in for a real treat. (There are apps you can use to read it if you don’t … Continue reading

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Four-dollar lesbian fairytales!

Use thankful2014 to get The Second Mango down to $3.60 and Climbing the Date Palm to $4.40. Package includes Kindle, Nook, html, and pdf. Code expires at the end of Thursday, 11/27/2014 and only works on Prizm’s website, not Amazon or on the paperbacks. (There are also … Continue reading

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And then she put her down and kissed her

You really want to make a writer happy — surprise her with an adorable picture of her lady couple in the middle of the night out of nowhere. Thanks, Yeaka! Shulamit and Aviva are characters from these novels.

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Lady lovin’ in the sukkah

Aviva and Shulamit, the lady couple from The Second Mango and Climbing the Date Palm, share a cuddly moment during Sukkot. Drawn by Becca Schauer based on characters created by Shira Glassman.

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“The Summer We Got Free”: powerful family drama with queer themes

Holy shit. Okay, so maybe reading this book in one sitting, alone in my apartment, wasn’t such a smart idea. I’m a wimp and there was some pretty fucking powerful, heavy, HEAVY, I mean heavy like those magnets that make something tiny … Continue reading

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