Review of American Dreamer

American Dreamer by Adriana Herrera, performed by Sean Crisden. Carina Press. 2019. Content Warnings for review: Discussion of racism, familial estrangement, abuse, queer hatred. I have such complicated, strong, mixed feelings about this book. There is so much I loved about it, for much of the story. And there is a later plot twist in … Continue reading Review of American Dreamer

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Review of Team Phison Forever

Team Phison Forever by Chace Verity. 2019. Content Warnings for review: discussion of abusive family, familial estrangement, depression Team Phison Forever gave me so many feelings. It was rather different, and substantially more angsty when compared to Team Phison, which I also really enjoyed, as a fluffy cozy grumpy/sunshine geek foodie romance between two queer … Continue reading Review of Team Phison Forever

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

Fave Valentine’s Day Themed Romances 2019

This post lists my favorite Valentine's Day-themed romances I read since last Valentine's Day's list. I tried 30 romances to get to this list! These recs definitely show my bias towards contemporary romance, but there are romsusp and paranormal romances included as well. I link to reviews where I have written them; and also where … Continue reading Fave Valentine’s Day Themed Romances 2019

Guest Post: Bookish Chanukah Gift Recs from Shira Glassman

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