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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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The magic of gluten-free baking: a comic by Shira and Becca

This is a background moment from the fluffy lgbtq fantasy book A Harvest of Ripe Figs. If you were wondering what kinds of work it took to create that gluten-free challah Aviva brings to Shabbat in the middle of the book, read … 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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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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Aviva and the baklava

Aviva, the working-class, bisexual chef turned royal mistress, as drawn by Jane Dominguez. Here we see her in a scene from Climbing the Date Palm in which she works all night by herself to accomplish a seemingly impossible task just to ensure … Continue reading

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Canon femslash and worker’s rights!

Queen Shulamit and Chef Aviva from The Second Mango are back for another adventure; in Climbing the Date Palm they’re charged with the rescue of a foreign prince’s labor activist boyfriend, while also trying to figure out how to become moms to an heir. … Continue reading

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Climbing the Date Palm: a bisexual fairy tale about faith, justice, and family

A fantasy novel about labor rights? It’s true! Here’s the eBook link; print is coming soon. Prince Kaveh, the youngest son of the king of the City of Red Clay, is bisexual, and is completely besotted with Farzin, the engineer … Continue reading

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Lesbian goggles not needed

The Second Mango, where the femslash is canon, the dragon is one of the good guys, and even the het is feminist (and doesn’t involve either of the queer women!) The story continues in two weeks with the release of … Continue reading

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Tropical afternoon rainstorms are a great excuse to cuddle!

Characters from The Second Mango drawn by arinjaeger on commission. The f/f is canon! Sequel Climbing the Date Palm coming July 2. Other formats: Nook | iTunes | Paperback From left to right: Queen Shulamit, then her girlfriend Chef Aviva, her bodyguard Rivka, and…. well, an albino Burmese python that’s more than what it … Continue reading

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Canon femslash and female friendship at a girl’s boarding school for witches

Bluebell Hall by Kayla Bashe is like reading a novelized version of really cute magical girl/shoujo ai anime—if shoujo ai were to be scrubbed clean of “but we’re both girls!” and all the insulting fanservicey boob shots stuff. It’s the story … Continue reading

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