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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hainish Novels & Stories

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

THE HAINISH NOVELS AND STORIES, Volumes One and Two, separately and in boxed set, coming September 5, 2017, from Library of America. Edited by Brian Attebery. Now available for pre-order. Continue reading

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THE LANGUAGE ATTIC: shazzing

The Word Museum by Jeffrey Kacirk, Barnes & Noble, New York, 2000 is a marvelous tool for writers of historical fiction. Not only does it help find the right word for the occasion, it is good for a laugh or … Continue reading

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Food fantasies and big girl power in Coed Demon Sluts: Pog

For a lot of big (and formerly big) women, food is not necessarily a part of the picture. For Pog it’s everything. Sex equals power, demonhood means wealth, but food is love. Continue reading

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A Visit to the Wisteria Tearoom: Intermezzo: Spirit Matters

Intermezzo: Spirit Matters by Patrice Greenwood After a disastrous Halloween party at the Wisteria Tearoom, Ellen Rosings seeks to draw some understanding out of the chaos. While trying to support her grieving Goth office manager, Ellen ponders the mysterious flashes … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Wings of Fire by Alma Alexander

Sabrina had no idea that her life was so deeply rooted in the mystical and the legendary – not until she found herself in the middle of a war between Heaven and Earth, in the company of a handful of creatures whom she had not believed possible before that moment… and not sure on whose side she was on. Continue reading

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BVC Announces No Perfect Magic by Patricia Rice

No Perfect Magic by Patricia Rice

Will Ives, the bastard son of the late marquess, is as strong, handsome, and smart as his brothers, but he has no interest in society or book learning. His unique gift for training highly-prized rescue dogs is all he needs. His peace is shattered the day the beautiful but eccentric Lady Aurelia demands his help in finding a child no one knows is missing. Continue reading

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My first lesbian love story, Coed Demon Sluts: Amanda

Coed Demon Sluts: Amanda by Jennifer Stevenson

This story is less boffo than the first three Slut adventures mostly because Amanda needs to travel such a long way from numbness to love. I found myself siding with Cricket a lot, prodding Amanda emotionally in the middle of the night, tickling her sense of humor, luring her into the woods, leading by following, crashing around in her life like upbeat ball-lightning, tempting her to live a little. Continue reading

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BVC Announces Coed Demon Sluts: Amanda by Jennifer Stevenson

Coed Demon Sluts: Amanda by Jennifer Stevenson

Aren’t you tired of doing everything right?
Wouldn’t you like a second chance to go back and do it wrong?
Coed Demon Sluts: There’s always room on the team. Continue reading

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BayCon 2017 report

BayCon is my local science fiction convention, one I have attended regularly for quite a few years now. At first, the hotel venue was within commuting distance, so long as I did not indulge in too many late night events … Continue reading

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