Beyond Pronouns – Tammy Plunkett

A quick note first here: I come to this book, intended for parents of trans kids that just came out to them, as a 9yr old transmasc. I don’t have kids, but I am trans and non-binary, and I have had no shortage of folk asking me for advice about trans-related stuff; including what to …
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Witch 13 – Patrick Delaney

Sheriff Sterling March is not doing so great. Her life is a mess, and she’s to blame. Wanting nothing more than to spend a night with friends (once the paperwork is done), instead she gets a witch. Straight from a fairy tale, this witch. Tall, pointy hat, black flowing clothes, this person just screams “I …
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The Book of Non-Binary Joy – Ben Pechey

Well heck, here’s a book I couldn’t possibly see and not be immediately in need of. Like any marginalisation it comes with it’s own set of issues–and those who also belong to other marginalised groups feel the bite extra. If you don’t know yet, here it it: I’m non-binary. I’m also disabled, with mental illness. …
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The Manager – A. K. Wilson

Money, power, secrets…love? Katy grew up seeing how the first three could shatter everything–including the fourth. She wants no part of the games and the chase, but that seems to have left her with an empty life. After being suddenly thrown back into the job market, her new boss, Riley, seems to be a channel …
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The Dance Tree – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

It’s Strasbourg. 1518. A woman begins to dance. The Dancing Plague has begun, and will last throughout the summer.  We know only a little about this, as not much in the way of records has survived and the main sources we have are not contemporary. Before this date, there are very scant rumours of other …
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Where We Go From Here – Lucas Rocha

Ian is just finding out that he has HIV, from a lady who resists compassion like it speeds up the aging process. Two times, two guys, without protection, and one of them gave him the virus. And no, he can’t tell them to get tested; they didn’t exactly keep in touch with each other… Victor …
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Dark Theory – Wick Welker (Dark Law #1)

This is book 1 of I don’t know how many in the Dark Law series, and it looks like we have an epic fantasy quest that had babies with a sci-fi space opera – so I’m instantly interested, of course! Ingredients? We’ve got the galaxy slowly whirling towards destruction; everything around our protagonists chaotic and …
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The Single Sapphic Shelf – by Francesca May

Today we have a guest post from Francesca May, on why queer books are so essential. I remember very clearly being a teenager who was not out to her parents. I remember the strong feelings of uncertainty, of simply not knowing how I felt—and worse, knowing that a lot of the not knowing came from …
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Cold Blood – Genevieve McCluer

Kalila lost everything thanks to a vampire asshole: her wife, her kid, her life… She’s been using the ‘gifts’ he left her with to try and hunt him down ever since. Dorenia was turned over a century ago by a vampire who hadn’t exactly intended to do so, and wants her gone. She hoards information, …
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Murder On Monte Vista – David D. Pederson

Pederson is back, and he strikes out on a new path with Mason T. Adler, a 1946 PI, and his friend, the interior decorator Walter Waverly Wingate (and you’ve gotta love the names. So very noir! They went to the same boarding school and everything, too. It’s just perfect). Wingate is throwing Adler a birthday …
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