Wallflowers, a Christmas Carol, & More
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Articles / December 15, 2019

There are some stupidly good Kindle Daily Deals today of the fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal variety. Please check them out! Spellbound Spellbound by Allie Therin is $1.99! This is part of today’s awesome lineup of Kindle Daily Deals. This is a gay fantasy historical romance with a dash of mystery. Most readers loved the writing, while others wished the execution were better. Reviews also mention that this one has closed door/off the page sex scenes. To save Manhattan, they’ll have to save each other first…  1925 New York Arthur Kenzie’s life’s work is protecting the world from the supernatural relics that could destroy it. When an amulet with the power to control the tides is shipped to New York, he must intercept it before it can be used to devastating effects. This time, in order to succeed, he needs a powerful psychometric…and the only one available has sworn off his abilities altogether. Rory Brodigan’s gift comes with great risk. To protect himself, he’s become a recluse, redirecting his magic to find counterfeit antiques. But with the city’s fate hanging in the balance, he can’t force himself to say no. Being with Arthur is dangerous, but Rory’s ever-growing attraction to him begins…

Lightning Reviews: KJ Charles, a Retelling, & an Anthology
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Articles / December 15, 2019

We have some Lightning Reviews for you! All of them are in a similar grade range, but they’re different in genres: an LGBTQ anthology, a historical romance novella, and a steampunk Beauty & the Beast retelling!   B- All Out author: Saundra Mitchell All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages is a fun YA fictional anthology. I enjoyed the variety of the stories and the variety of representation, although I was sorry to see no bisexual representation (if I missed it, let me know!). Multiple ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds are represented and there are a couple of asexual stories in addition to the LGBT stories, which I was thrilled about since asexual relationships are so rarely explored in fiction. In my experience, romance short stories are very difficult to pull off because there’s no time for a relationship to develop. Most of these stories deal with that by depicting the very beginning of a relationship and ending on that note – a first kiss, for example. In addition, most of these stories are romances and end either happily or, in one occasion, on a cliffhanger. All of them are pretty solid (some more than others),…