Book Recs, Bisexuals of the Blade, & More
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Articles / December 18, 2019

Christmas is next week and Hanukkah begins this weekend. What? When did that happen. If you’re celebrating any holiday traditions, we hope they leave you fulfilled and happy. Eat all the food. Enjoy all the things. … Sil is at Frolic recommending some 2020 enemies-to-lovers romance titles! This is one of my favorite tropes, so I’m all about this list! … The holiday season hasn’t begun until I’ve seen the Folgers incest ad on television. Don’t know what I’m talking about? This GQ profile will tell you all you need to know! … Hallmark made a dumb move be pulling an ad featuring a lesbian wedding. I believe they’ve reinstated it, but if you want more queer romances in your holiday season, there’s a great book recommendation list on Twitter. If you *ARE* looking for some queer holiday fun reminiscent of Hallmark movies? Allow me to suggest some books, shall I? First off, these two ladies get an assist on their way to holiday happiness by a kitten. A KITTEN!https://t.co/xyO45r3frk — ‘Nathan Burgoine (@NathanBurgoine) December 14, 2019 … Author, comedian, and producer Josh Gondelman wrote about how he’s adopted his wife’s enemies: That’s part of what love is. When the person you…

Watchmakers, Earls, & More
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Articles / December 18, 2019

By Her Touch By Her Touch by Adriana Anders is $1.99! This is the second book in the Blank Canvas series. The first one, Under Her Skin, is FREE!  A warning that these romances on the darker side and feature abusive backstories. I was halfway through Under Her Skin when I bought By Her Touch. If you like angsty characters trying to rebuild their lives, check out this series. He Will Always Bear the Scars Undercover cop Clay Navarro left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of every brutal act he was forced to commit tattooed across his skin. He doesn’t have space in his messed-up life for anything gentle–not now, maybe not ever. Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger’s pain, intimidated but intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay’s frightening exterior. But when the Sultans return looking for revenge, she finds herself drawn into the dirty underbelly of a life forged in violence…that not even her touch may be able to heal. Add to Goodreads To-Read List → You can find ordering info for this book here.       The Earl The Earl by Katharine Ashe is 99c!…

2019 SBTB Gift Guide: Skincare, Makeup, And All the Moisturizers
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Articles / December 18, 2019

It’s time for the latest and final edition of the 2019 Smart Bitches Gift Guide! This week? Skincare, Makeup, And All the Moisturizers! If you need some ways to treat and pamper yourself and those around you, the crew at SBTB HQ have so many ideas and suggestions to help. I love doing our gift guides, especially this latest edition. Want to see? Just click that image above or click right here, and come shop with us! And if you’d like to browse some more, we have a complete Stuff We Like archive, including past Gift Guides and other posts of our favorite items.

Mangos & Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera
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Articles / December 18, 2019

B- Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera December 23, 2019 Contemporary/OtherLGBTQIANovellaRomance The best part of Mangos & Mistletoe is the mouthwatering descriptions of pastries created in a GBBO-inspired holiday baking competition set in Scotland. The worst part of Mangos & Mistletoe is the mouthwatering descriptions of pastries created in a GBBO-inspired holiday baking competition set in Scotland. Do not repeat my mistakes: you must not read this f/f enemies-to-lovers-in-only-one-bed novella without a plate of delicious pastries nearby. My baking experience is limited to an almost burned attempt of shortbread and I’ve never been more sorry for it. Hot chocolate rugelach with marshmallow nougat, key lime and coconut shortbread casitas with intricate piping, mentions of tropical fruits like guavas and mangos… If your salivary glands are already watering, here’s my recommended plan-of-action: Stop reading this review (okay, I don’t mean this literally. Just read fast because time is ticking). Close your electronic device (unless you’re reading SBTB on a clay tablet, in which case you should close that instead). Run to the nearest grocery store or bakery to stock up on baked goods/ingredients. I recommend something not very sticky as your wandering fingers may leave marks on the e-reader screen. Stretch…