Depart, Depart! is an unapologetically queer cli-fi touching on the very real potential of our current climate crisis in a this-shit-could-happen-in-the-near-future plot while showcasing the hate and discrimination LGBTQA+ folks deal with even during natural disasters.
A Share in a Secret is the fifth installment in Jude Tresswell’s County Durham Quad fictional crime serial. The book is unapologetically queer, staring five queer men in a polyamorous relationship, one of which who is asexual.
I picked An Unnatural Vice, by K.J. Charles up after seeing it recommended on Twitter and I’m glad I did. An Unnatural Vice has a strong enemies-to-lovers romance that I couldn’t resist.
Never thought I’d be rooting for a ruthless assassin who artfully kills her targets, yet, Requiem for Immortals had me doing just that.
Grimmer Intentions, book two of the Tales from the Grim series by Jodi Hutchins is even more delightful than it’s predecessor. Two strong personalities collide in an unlikely romance while tensions in the world of the Grim become palpable.
Life Minus Me was far deeper than I anticipated for a novellette, with a multitude of depth in each character, including secondary characters. It took me into a world I wanted to slip into, with mind reading half angels, premonitions, candy obsessed pixies, and demons. Plus dogs. Can’t forget the doggos.
No Parking was a delightfully cozy romance with an intriguing cast of characters and a wide diversity in a small town setting…
I can confidently say that If You Only Knew, by Jea Hawkins, did not live up to my expectations. Perhaps my expectations were far too high going into to reading this short Kindle exclusive. I read the back of the book and was immediately intrigued as to how the premise of this story could be anything other than problematic and how Hawkins was able to pull it off.
Unpredictable, original, and unapologetically queer, Reverie was a glittery, phantasmagoric adventure that grabbed me with its filigree talons and refused to let go. I stepped into this book without really reading the synopsis because I follow the author on twitter—he is absolutely hilarious—and I figured I’d go on somewhat of a blind book date. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into other than a YA queer fantasy. Damn, I was not disappointed.