When I sat down to work on Faux Ho Ho, I’ll admit one of my biggest motivations was to break some of the “rules” I was seeing come up for discussion again in the romance world. One of these “rules” was to keep politics out of your romance. I’m often nonplussed by that one: any … Continue reading Guest Post: Not Everyone, Just Someone. by ‘Nathan Burgoine
Guest post by Shira Glassman Hi, everyone! Corey thought it might be fun if I made a small guide to the paperback books you might buy your friends for Chanukah, which incidentally is earlyish this year -- the first candle is lit during the first weekend in December. If there are trigger warnings for the … Continue reading Guest Post: Bookish Chanukah Gift Recs from Shira Glassman
Guest post by Stephani Maari Booker In the early-to mid-1990s, I lived in Memphis, Tennessee, where I was a regular patron of the (now-defunct) lesbian-owned women’s bookstore there. One of the many great works that I discovered and bought from that bookstore was Cultural Etiquette: A Guide for the Well-Intentioned. This booklet, originally published in … Continue reading Cultural Etiquette: “Lesbian classic” anti-oppression booklet returns to print
Guest post by Stephani Maari Booker “I once saw two beautiful children playing together. One was a fair white child; the other was her slave, and also her sister… I foresaw the inevitable blight that would fall on the little slave’s heart. I knew how soon her laughter would be changed to sighs.” In her … Continue reading Guest Post: Sci-fi stories show clones as “house slaves” of the future
Guest Post by Devin Harnois Very often, trans and other queer characters are reduced to little more than their identity and their internal and external struggles around that, especially by non-queer authors. It’s as if they can’t conceive of us outside our unhappiness. Once a queer character comes out and/or finds some measure of acceptance, … Continue reading Guest Post: On Writing a Trans Boy Coming Out and Going on Adventures!
Why did I write this book. For a long time, paranormal romance (that I have read at least) has seen several prominent tropes: The love triangle and accompanying jealousy plots Werewolves hating on vampires and vice versa The vampire who is the love interest not doing such terrible things as drinking actual *gasp* blood Vampires … Continue reading Guest Post by Nicole Field!