Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh. Berkeley. 2019. Content Warnings for review: Discussion of ableism and internalized ableism. Discussion of trauma and torture. Note: I do not recommend this book to disabled readers, and recommend particular caution to neurodivergent readers, especially readers with mental illness. So, I finally read my first Psy-Changeling novel. I've read and … Continue reading Review of Wolf Rain
I thought I’d do a recommendation list for day 6, which focuses on green 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 historical romance, speculative fiction, YA fiction, litfic, … Continue reading #PrideLibrary19 Day 6: Green books
This post is part of #RomBkLove, a month-long Twitter event where folks share their recs for romances that fit particular themes. For the purposes of this post, geek romance is a romance that centers characters who are enthusiasts of something, be it a special interest, a hobby, a subject, a fandom. "geeks are fans of their subjects, … Continue reading #RomBkLove: Geek Romances
I did a post at the end of 2017 recommending a bunch of fall and winter holiday romance, that included Halloween romances. This year, I am doing a separate post just for Halloween romance, focused on romance fiction where Halloween the holiday plays a major role in the story. I tried to give all new … Continue reading Fave Halloween Romances 2018
The Better to Kiss You With by Michelle Osgood. Interlude Press 2016. 4 stars I enjoyed this quite a bit. Fun, funny, geeky, hot. Butch/femme romance, told from the POV of the femme character. I love that basically everyone we meet in the book is queer. There is one moment, early on, that felt off … Continue reading Review of The Better to Kiss You With
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!
This post gives a rather long list of my favorite romances I read in 2017. (Not all of them were published in 2017, of course.) It concentrates on new reads but includes a few notable rereads as well. (I tried not to include rereads that were on my 2015 and 2016 lists.) It definitely shows … Continue reading Fave Romances I Read in 2017