December’s New Releases
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Articles / December 1, 2019

It’s the first of the month! How the heck did that happen? It’s freakin’ December! We’re changing up Hide Your Wallet slightly in the sense that we want to give you all a more curated list. There are more of us now and with all of us listing so many books, we felt the feature was getting a bit unwieldy and away from romance. Going forward, we’ve giving ourselves individual caps and a certain number of books we mention have to be romance. We are a romance site after all! Hope you like the changes! Queerbaiting and Fandom Author: Joseph Brennan Released: December 1, 2019 by University of Iowa Press Genre: Nonfiction In this first-ever comprehensive examination of queerbaiting, fan studies scholar Joseph Brennan and his contributors examine cases that shed light on the sometimes exploitative industry practice of teasing homoerotic possibilities that, while hinted at, never materialize in the program narratives. Through a nuanced approach that accounts for both the history of queer representation and older fan traditions, these essayists examine the phenomenon of queerbaiting across popular TV, video games, children’s programs, and more. Contributors: Evangeline Aguas, Christoffer Bagger, Bridget Blodgett, Cassie Brummitt, Leyre Carcas, Jessica Carniel, Jennifer Duggan, Monique Franklin, Divya…