Let April Daniels introduce you to the most badass transgender lesbian superhero you’ve ever met. [Book Review]

If there’s one thing I’ve made perfectly clear in the last few years, it’s that superheroes just aren’t my thing.

No offense meant to people who love them, because I know you all are vast in number and fierce in your loyalties, but I just… rarely get into superhero stories. For one, I find them formulaic, and I rarely see the point of view of the protagonist before or after their miraculous change in station.

But this superhero book blew me away, and I can’t stop myself from singing its praises.

cover of Nemesis Book 1, Dreadnought, by April Daniels

Book Description

Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny’s body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl.

It should be the happiest time of her life, but Danny’s first weeks finally living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined. Between her father’s dangerous obsession with “curing” her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he’s entitled to date her, and her fellow superheroes arguing over her place in their ranks, Danny feels like she’s in over her head.

She doesn’t have time to adjust. Dreadnought’s murderer—a cyborg named Utopia—still haunts the streets of New Port City, threatening destruction. If Danny can’t sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.

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If The Labyrinth and the Harry Potter universe had a baby… [Book Review]

Have you ever gotten the chance to read a book that seemed like it would be two of your favorites melded together? That’s how I felt when I signed on to read the first in a new fantasy series recently. Continue reading “If The Labyrinth and the Harry Potter universe had a baby… [Book Review]”

She’s a real lady-killer, but she doesn’t know why. [Book Review]

I don’t know where I have been (under a rock, maybe?), but I haven’t found a lot of good LGBT books that aren’t about love and/or tragedy based on gayness, so it’s been nice to read some of these new books that have LGBT main characters that are in different genres.

This was one that I wanted to read immediately, because I love a good mystery/thriller, and I couldn’t wait to see what was going on. Continue reading “She’s a real lady-killer, but she doesn’t know why. [Book Review]”

‘Tween friendship and a gender place. [Book Review]

Adolescence is a hard time for everyone, you can’t deny it. You’re somewhere between a kid and an adult, expected to walk the thin line between obedience to elders and responsibility for one’s own actions. It’s tough for everyone, but for some kids, it can be even worse.

This is the story of one of those kids, and his struggles to find lasting friendship, deal with his alternative family, and confront a truth about himself that will change his life forever. Continue reading “‘Tween friendship and a gender place. [Book Review]”

Grieving mother seeks solace, finds a mystery that turns into pure horror in By the Dark of Her Eyes. [Book Review]

I’m one of those readers who likes a lot of different genres, so when I find two of my favorites smashed into one book, I nearly always have to take a peek at the story. That’s what happened with the book I’m reviewing today. I saw it was horror… then realized it was lesbian fiction, as well, and knew it was a story I needed in my life.

Ghosts, trauma, and a sexy lesbian contractor? Count me in! I went into this book looking for a great mix of two genres, and I was not disappointed. Continue reading “Grieving mother seeks solace, finds a mystery that turns into pure horror in By the Dark of Her Eyes. [Book Review]”

A complicated routine isn’t the hardest thing these two will learn. [Book Review]

I love looking through the selection of books Netgalley offers. There are so many intriguing descriptions, covers, and titles in all genres, and I often request more than one (sometimes four or five) at a time based on those.

Today’s book is one that immediately caught my attention. Anyone who follows my blog regularly knows I love a good LGBTQIA/SAGA book, and this one did not fail to please.

cover of LGBTQIA/SAGA romance Finding Your Feet

Book Description

While on holiday in Toronto, Evie Whitmore planned to sight-see and meet other asexuals, not audition for a dance competition. Now she’s representing Toronto’s newest queer dance studio, despite never having danced before. Not only does she have to spend hours learning her routine, she has to do it with one of the grumpiest men she’s ever met. Tyler turns out to be more than a dedicated dancer, though—he might be the kind of man who can sweep her off her feet, literally and figuratively.

Tyler Davis has spent the last year recovering from an emotionally abusive relationship. So he doesn’t need to be pushed into a rushed routine for a dumb competition. Ticking major representation boxes for being trans and biracial isn’t why he went into dance. But Evie turns out to be a dream student. In fact, she helps him remember just how good partnering can be, in all senses of the word. Teaching her the routine, however, raises ghosts for him, ones he’s not sure he can handle.

Plans change, and people change with them. Learning a few steps is one thing; learning to trust again is another entirely.

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When BFFs turn lovers, not everyone is keen on the idea. [Book Review]

Though most readers probably know me from my horror and thriller stories, I have to admit that I’m a sucker for a sappy romance. (I’ve even tried my hand at writing a few, and will definitely be writing more, along with horror, thriller, science fiction, etc., in the future.)

So when lesfic author E. A. Kafkalas agreed to let me review her book, I was excited to see what twist she had put on the familiar best-friends-turned-lovers storyline.

cover of lesfic romance Out of Grief by EA Kafkalas

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