Review of Not Your Backup

Not Your Backup by CB Lee. Interlude Press. 2019. Content Warnings for review: discusses internalized aro spec and ace spec antagonism Note: I'm reviewing this in conjunction with Purple day for #PrideLibrary19. This book was part of my #PrideLibrary19 TBR and I'm reviewing it on Purple day because it has a gorgeous purple cover! Here is … Continue reading Review of Not Your Backup

#PrideLibrary19 Day 4: Orange Books

I thought I’d do a recommendation list for day 4, which focuses on orange covers. All the books on this list are queer; I tried to have a bit of a cross-section, identity-wise. This list definitely shows my bias towards contemporary queer fiction, esp romance, but also includes speculative fiction, essays, YA romance, litfic, aromantic … Continue reading #PrideLibrary19 Day 4: Orange Books

Review of Criminal Intentions: Junk Shop Blues

Criminal Intentions: Junk Shop Blues by Cole McCade. 2018. Content Warnings for review: Discussion of trauma and sex.  This is episode 2 in a contemporary police procedural slow burn m/m romance between homicide detectives on the Baltimore PD. It's incredibly queer and complex and I have been excited about it since I first heard the … Continue reading Review of Criminal Intentions: Junk Shop Blues

Character Interview with Claude from No Man of Woman Born

  I adored Ana Mardoll's collection of rewoven tales, No Man of Woman Born, a book that centers trans and/or non-binary characters who break, subvert and fulfill gendered prophesies. The prophecies know the MC's gender even if others around them do not, and I love that this magical gender affirmation is at the center of … Continue reading Character Interview with Claude from No Man of Woman Born