Fat Heroines in M/F Romance

It’s hard to find a good m/f romance centering a fat heroine. Mostly what I find is characters with lots of self-loathing, who diet continuously, cover up immediately after sex, and assume that the hero doesn’t really want them or that a thin woman is going to steal him. Sometimes, if I get lucky, the […]

Favorite Romances I Read in 2016

Hard Earned Happy Endings Heartbeat Braves by Pamela Sanderson, because I don’t think I’ve ever read a more satisfying hard-earned happy ending, ever. Nothing Like Paris by Amy Jo Cousins, because I wasn’t sure they could figure out how to be together, pretty much til the end, and wasn’t sure how one of the main characters was […]

Short Form Romance and Erotica

A friend asked me to recommend some romance and erotica. She’s a spoonie, and specifically requested shorter forms because pain and low spoons makes reading novels challenging. So I put together a list of a few of my faves.  I’m going to start with novels and novelettes, grouped by type. Geeky Sated by Rebekah Weatherspoon: […]

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Free Stories and Poetry by Queer, Trans and Non-Binary Authors

One of the things I often turn to in times of great difficulty and despair, especially when searching for hope, is the work of queer, trans, and non-binary authors. So I put together a list of free stories and poems, available online now, to share with you, gathered by theme. Love and Revolution: INTIFADA INCANTATION: […]

Books By Trans and Non-Binary Authors

It’s World Book Day, so I thought I’d share some recommendations of books by trans and non-binary authors.  Please feel free to share your own recommendations in the comments! Novels Nevada by Imogen Binnie Yemaya’s Daughters by Dane Figueroa Edidi (also try Brew) Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg He Mele A Hilo by Ryka […]

A Starter Pack of BDSM Romance

Yesterday I was talking with Mia Hopkins about BDSM romance, and how so much of it is rooted in fantasy. I’m especially entertained by the visions of BDSM clubs that exist in the genre. The secret societies. The corral where you park your submissive to hang with your Dom buddies. The hierarchy where there is the […]