The Headmistress – Milena McKay

Milena McKay’s debut novel, The Delicate Things We Make, is the book I recommended most often this year since I read it in January. It’s a very impressive debut, a promise of many good books to come. The Perfect Match in February reinforced that impression, but it’s so different, much lighter and a novella, that … Continue reading The Headmistress – Milena McKay

One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston & Natalie Naudus (narrator)

One Last Stop is the kind of book I have to stop reading/listening to every fifteen minutes or so to let my heart rate slow down. The kind I don’t want to end. It’s delightful and charming and wonderful. It's hot chocolate on a cold afternoon, sweet and warm and perfect. August Landry left New … Continue reading One Last Stop – Casey McQuiston & Natalie Naudus (narrator)

Catch Lili Too (Gamin Immortals #1) – Sophie Whittemore

Catch Lili Too is wonderfully weird, with a Buffy/Wynonna Earp vibe. It's grisly and gory and super fun. For reasons she can't explain, Lili, an asexual Siren struggling with depression, finds herself investigating multiple murders in a small town called Gamin, after discovering a brand new ghost in the room she was about to stay … Continue reading Catch Lili Too (Gamin Immortals #1) – Sophie Whittemore

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 – Sinclair Sexsmith

I read this anthology a while ago but had trouble deciding what to write about it. The thing with anthologies is that the editor needs to find the right balance and I don’t think they did with this one. My problem isn’t with the quality of writing or the pace of the stories, I have … Continue reading Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 – Sinclair Sexsmith

Bet Against Me (High Stakes #1) – Fiona Riley & Melissa Sternenberg (narrator)

As I’ve said before, my friends and I have these book club chats once in a while, and this time we had chosen Fiona Riley’s latest book, Bet Against Me (the time before was Finding Jessica Lambert by Clare Ashton). Having read the book a few weeks ago and not trusting my memory to do … Continue reading Bet Against Me (High Stakes #1) – Fiona Riley & Melissa Sternenberg (narrator)

Callisto 2.0 (Shambhala Saga #1) – Susan English

When I first started reading lesfic more than twenty-five years ago, there were a few lesbian/feminist utopias about women-only worlds. The first that come to mind are Daughters of a Coral Dawn by Katherine V. Forrest and Return to Isis by Jean Stewart. I was reminded of these while I was reading Callisto 2.0, Susan … Continue reading Callisto 2.0 (Shambhala Saga #1) – Susan English

GlitterShip Spring 2020 – Keffy R.M. Kehrli (Editor) & Gwen C. Katz & Claire Humphrey & Phoebe Barton & Kat Riddell & Lore Graham & Elena Sichrovsky & Jennifer Mace & Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cae Hawksmoor

I don’t usually review magazines but I had the opportunity to take a look at this one and I’m really happy I got to discover it. GlitterShip is a queer online magazine of science-fiction and fantasy. There is also an audio version, as podcasts, so if you’d rather listen than read, you have a choice … Continue reading GlitterShip Spring 2020 – Keffy R.M. Kehrli (Editor) & Gwen C. Katz & Claire Humphrey & Phoebe Barton & Kat Riddell & Lore Graham & Elena Sichrovsky & Jennifer Mace & Benjamin Rosenbaum & Cae Hawksmoor

Bet Against Me (High Stakes #1) – Fiona Riley

I loved this book. I need to start with that because my journey to get there was rather circumvoluted. Trina Lee is about to reach her goal as Realtor of the Year. She has the best boss and the best team. Her mother, the head of her Vietnamese-Chinese family, might compare selling luxury real estate … Continue reading Bet Against Me (High Stakes #1) – Fiona Riley