Musings

LESBIAN FOCAL BOOK LIST: FANTASY

Fantasy fiction, inclusive of all aspects, tends to be shoved in the corner, placed on the odd shelf in the bookstore corner, maligned, over-looked, marginalized and so forth.  Books written by women, very often, suffer the same fate.  Books written by openly lesbian authors tend to be subsumed within the categories of “women authors,” “lgbtq,” […]

Musings on a reading journey

As any of you who read my reviews will know I read almost exclusively lesbian novels, mainly romance, adventure, crime and similar. It has struck me recently, while reading a couple of fantasy stories, that I used to read almost exclusively sci/fi fantasy novels. I studied Women’s English Literature for my first degree so part […]

Goldies 2014 – the Winners

2014 Goldie Awards Click on the highlighted titles to read our reviews   Ann Bannon Popular Choice  Letters Never Sent  Sandra Moran  Bedazzled Ink  All That Lies Within  Lynn Ames  Phoenix Rising Press Anthology/Collection (Fiction) Best Lesbian Romance Radclyffe (ed) Cleis Press Beyond the Trail Jae Ylva Publishing Three Ann McMan Bedazzled Ink Debut Author […]

Fantastic growth in Fantasy

As any of you who read my reviews will know I read exclusively lesbian novels, mainly romance, adventure, crime and similar. It has struck me recently, while reading a couple of fantasy stories, that I used to read almost exclusively fantasy novels,  with a soupçon of science fiction, and wondered how that changed. I studied […]

Lammy Winners!

Huge congratulations to all the Lammy Finalists, it is a great honor to make that final cut and reflects what we all feel about you, so well done! Special congratulations of course to this years winners: James Duggings Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize: Radclyffe LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION: Happiness, Like Water, by Chinelo Okparanta (Mariner). LESBIAN MYSTERY: High Desert, […]