LINKED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDSHIP, generations of Black women hold tightly to the things that bind them against forces that threaten to overwhelm them—heartbreak, mortality, racism, misogyny, literal and figurative ghosts. Lovely, stirring writing. B PLUS
New: K.L. Noone's MM historical fantasy Midwinter Marriage:
The Honorable Edmund Rookwood needs to get married. By Midwinter. Or his father will disinherit him. Edmund has always tried to be a loyal son and dutiful heir — unlike his scandalous younger brother. But his father’s ultimatum ...
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Below the Heavens is a high fantasy web novel series featuring a quick witted protagonist and a world and magic system crafted from scratch, incorporating east Asian culture and influences.
This indie novel is available for free on Royal Road via the web browser (link in my bio) or their app! Also available on Scribblehub, and I have a Patreon as well where you can read ahead on a sizeable portion of content!
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New sapphic audiobook review: Cover Story by Rachel Lacey, narrated by Quinn Riley
The Thousand-and-One Rides of the Devil's Horse by Eric Alan Westfall:
"Diablo was known as the “devils own horse,” and for good reason. He was a dark-as-sin, blacker-than-black horse... a blend of fantasy/paranormal and mystery with a great surprise ending! It's a quick read and a lot of fun."
Some other open access books on the conservation of railway heritage are available on the same website.
SMART, SIZZLING VAMPIRE novel is a sexy, erudite, witty retelling of the Dracula story with a young Black woman at its center. Contemporary and queer and funny as hell. A MINUS
BRILLIANT, MOTIVATED, AND FIERCELY fabulous, activist Eddie Ndopu tells the story of his journeys: South Africa to Canada to Oxford to his role on the world’s most glittering stages speaking out for the rights of people with disabilities. B PLUS
"How does the far right operate today? This volume presents a unique critical survey of the online and offline tactics, symbols and platforms that are strategically remixed to stake national and transnational cultural claims by contemporary far-right groups in Europe and North America. Featuring short, accessible analyses by an international range of expert scholars, policy advisors and activists, the book offers a plurality of answers to practical and theoretical questions about how and why the Internet has been crucial to emboldening extreme nationalisms in these regions and what counter-cultural approaches civil societies should develop in response".
Today's release: Eoghan R. Cunningham's MM fantasy romance Curse of the Dragon’s Eye:
When the last dragon died over a thousand years ago, magic disappeared along with them. Alone and powerless, humanity was left to pick up the pieces of their once magnificent world...
Today's review! Luca by Jackie Keswick:
Gloria: "I enjoyed this book best so far. I cannot wait to read the next book!"
Maryann: "I love the series, and am looking forward to the next story from Jackie Keswick – it should be very interesting, as the man himself, Fritz, will be in the hot seat!"
The Darkness That Comes Before, The Prince of Nothing series by R. Scott Bakker
The best epic fantasy book I have read in a while. Tons of names, tribes, nations, cities, countries, factions, individuals clash in a massive once-in-a-millennium undertaking. What more does a bookworm need? Simply top-shelf stuff, imho.
New Release: Amanda Cherry's queer urban fantasy romance*: Time & Again.
As far as Ruby Killingsworth is concerned, life could not possibly get any better. She is the wealthiest and most influential she’s ever been. Her entertainment empire continues...
Note: the romance itself is between cishet characters.
Today's review! Feral Night by Kell Shaw:
"Lukie has finally found and killed her murderer, and is now free to find her father... filled with betrayal, secrets, lies, and a teenage girl who never got to grow and learn how to be an adult. Now I can’t wait for book three. Hopefully it won’t be long. 4 stars."
Tired of the same old stories, told the same old way?
Well, have I got some books for you:
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"Am I Less British?’ focuses on the children of refugees and immigrants in North London, whose parents migrated from Turkey.
Providing a rich ethnography of the lives of the children, the book studies their sense of identity, belonging and their transnational experiences. It aims to understand how the children position themselves within a range of locations (London, North London and Turkey), where they face class hierarchy, racism and discrimination, and explores how they think about their sense of belonging within the contemporary political context in Britain and Turkey."
BRIGHT, VIVID TALE of two Nigerian girls touched by the spirit world, driven toward each other by different destinies. Gorgeously written, with a brilliant kaleidoscope of detail. B PLUS
Today's release: Tessa Crowley's MM fantasy The Terrible.
Once upon a time in the kingdom of Leithbrochen, a king and queen in need of an heir went to seek the aid of a fairy who lived in a hut that was never in the same place twice. Many years later, in a small village along a river, a monster made ...
I #read A Masquerade With a Marquess (#book 8/Lords of Temptation). The blurb is a little off - the MMC does marry the FMC knowing she's blind, but also for all the wrong reasons. TW for jealousy and paternal abuse. I may follow up with more from the series, not sure yet. #regency #romance #romancelandia #reading @romancebooks