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shiraglassman:

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. Hop on board for shapeshifters, magically-assisted artificial insemination, Jewish holidays being celebrated on-screen, and multiple bisexual characters depicted positively and without destructive tropes.

Artwork pictured by theloserfish.

thejollyape:

Words you want to read on the back of every book.

[Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram]

thejollyape:

Words you want to read on the back of every book.

[Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram]

verygaygirlfriendkiranerys:

lucyliuism:

i feel like reading fanfic has kind of broken my desire to read published stories bc like theyre so bland tbh like. where the hell am i gonna get queer android romance in a bookstore. who writes about past assassins working together in a coffeeshop. all i see are straight white people making out like really like REALLY

Okay, so while I get this sentiment and I super agree, there are a lot of self-published and indie writers that do just this! It just takes a little bit of perusing and hard work to get to it. Literally every time I pass a New Age / Used Bookstore, I go straight for the science fiction and hunt for any sort of woman writer I can find, or I’ll look for a writer of color or queer person or anything and read who is commenting on their books, then go from there. Anyway, it’s y’alls lucky day because I can actually give you a really awesome anthology of queer androids having sex.

Lesbian steampunk? Queer faeries? Weird alien sex that is probably queer? Science fiction subversion, post colonial science fiction, or afro-futurism, etc? Yeah, I have a shitton of stuff on my wish list. Have at it, kids.

Take notes and happy reading.

kayla-bird:

Tumblr’s own Kayla Bashe, the author of Bluebell Hall, serves up a “thrillingly irreverent” explosion of the beautiful dead girl mystique in Graveyard Sparrow, her new Regency romance starring a neuroatypical lady detective and a well-traveled professional witch.
Katriona Sparrow, dubbed the Mad Heiress by most of London’s upper class, is the deceptively fragile ward of a foreign nobleman. She can’t stand making small talk with strangers, but her psychic powers mean that she’s unparalleled when it comes to deciphering the dead.
On a routine investigation, though, something goes horribly wrong, leaving Katriona catatonic in an upscale hospital and a serial killer with an artistic bent stalking London’s most vulnerable.
Enter Anthea Garlant, a young witch and academic ostracized from polite society for traveling the world without a chaperone. She devises magical accommodations to protect Katriona from the side effects of her abilities- but as she grows more and more attached to the other woman, her professional façade begins to slip.
Will they be able to stop the man who turns beautiful dead women into works of art- the man who is closer to Katriona than anyone suspects?
Now featuring bonus story Blood and Newsprint, about a plucky girl reporter and her butch best friend in old New York!
(I shouldn’t have to say this, of course, but given the state of today’s media, I will anyway: Graveyard Sparrow contains no dead lesbians, tragic lesbians, or lesbians who, for whatever reason, sleep with men, and the majority of named female characters survive the book.)
Trigger warnings: murder, murder discussed as an art form, attempted murder, gaslighting, the use of knives and guns, food, bones, ghosts, and HELLA BADASS QUEER LADIES.
Also featuring: women avenging the deaths of other women, ladies with agency, and a super-cute dog.
If you want to buy it (it’s only 2.99,) here’s the link!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4G8OWQ
(Kayla’s other book, Bluebell Hall, is about a girl with ADD and dyslexia, a trans girl, a fat girl, a black girl, and a girl from an abusive home who all go to a magical boarding school in the 1800s!
You can buy that here:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J55MVD0)

kayla-bird:

Tumblr’s own Kayla Bashe, the author of Bluebell Hall, serves up a “thrillingly irreverent” explosion of the beautiful dead girl mystique in Graveyard Sparrow, her new Regency romance starring a neuroatypical lady detective and a well-traveled professional witch.

Katriona Sparrow, dubbed the Mad Heiress by most of London’s upper class, is the deceptively fragile ward of a foreign nobleman. She can’t stand making small talk with strangers, but her psychic powers mean that she’s unparalleled when it comes to deciphering the dead.

On a routine investigation, though, something goes horribly wrong, leaving Katriona catatonic in an upscale hospital and a serial killer with an artistic bent stalking London’s most vulnerable.

Enter Anthea Garlant, a young witch and academic ostracized from polite society for traveling the world without a chaperone. She devises magical accommodations to protect Katriona from the side effects of her abilities- but as she grows more and more attached to the other woman, her professional façade begins to slip.

Will they be able to stop the man who turns beautiful dead women into works of art- the man who is closer to Katriona than anyone suspects?

Now featuring bonus story Blood and Newsprint, about a plucky girl reporter and her butch best friend in old New York!

(I shouldn’t have to say this, of course, but given the state of today’s media, I will anyway: Graveyard Sparrow contains no dead lesbians, tragic lesbians, or lesbians who, for whatever reason, sleep with men, and the majority of named female characters survive the book.)

Trigger warnings: murder, murder discussed as an art form, attempted murder, gaslighting, the use of knives and guns, food, bones, ghosts, and HELLA BADASS QUEER LADIES.

Also featuring: women avenging the deaths of other women, ladies with agency, and a super-cute dog.

If you want to buy it (it’s only 2.99,) here’s the link!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4G8OWQ

(Kayla’s other book, Bluebell Hall, is about a girl with ADD and dyslexia, a trans girl, a fat girl, a black girl, and a girl from an abusive home who all go to a magical boarding school in the 1800s!

You can buy that here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J55MVD0)

asexual-literature:

Title: Accepting Me
Author: Jo Ramsey
Genre: Coming of Age/Short Story
Overview: All Shane wants for Christmas is acceptance.
Sixteen-year-old Shane’s friends are constantly talking about their boyfriends or girlfriends, and about sex. His parents keep asking him why he doesn’t date. Shane isn’t interested in romantic relationships at all and can’t see what the fuss is all about. All he wants is for his family and friends to understand and accept him the way he is.
Currently only available on Kindle and NOOK

asexual-literature:

Title: Accepting Me

Author: Jo Ramsey

Genre: Coming of Age/Short Story

Overview: All Shane wants for Christmas is acceptance.

Sixteen-year-old Shane’s friends are constantly talking about their boyfriends or girlfriends, and about sex. His parents keep asking him why he doesn’t date. Shane isn’t interested in romantic relationships at all and can’t see what the fuss is all about. All he wants is for his family and friends to understand and accept him the way he is.

Currently only available on Kindle and NOOK


Fannish Friday: Buy/Read: Letters from the Sky - YA novel about a young girl growing up in the middle of a war, trying to understand her feelings for a female guardian angel.

Fannish Friday: Buy/Read: Letters from the Sky - YA novel about a young girl growing up in the middle of a war, trying to understand her feelings for a female guardian angel.

malindalo:

YA books about LGBT characters of color

Find out more about these books at malindalo.com

persisting:

win-king-skeever:

friendlyangryfeminist:

lesbian pulp fiction was huuuuuuuge cottage industry during the 1950s, 1960s  - know your history, know that same-gender women existed before Stonewall and all that

but the novels wouldn’t be published unless, very explicitly and in text a woman DIED or was sent to an asylum because that was what loving another woman did. you deserved that punishment.

and like, can you imagine the lesbians of the 1950s, of the 1960s and this is literally the only available depiction they can see of themselves. because women who loved women bought these novels, desperate for connection.

and people kept writing us dying.

and still do

this is all true! there was one, called the price of salt, that ended up being quite remarkable for the fact that not only did both of them survive, but they also went back to each other at the end, in a tone of “this is the proper happy ending.” 

wtfbadromancecovers:

Side effects of gay regency porn may include severe elephantiasis and portraits looking shocked at you.
Submitted by fannycousland

wtfbadromancecovers:

Side effects of gay regency porn may include severe elephantiasis and portraits looking shocked at you.


Submitted by fannycousland