Lesbian Fantasy Book Review of ‘My dream woman’ by C.H. Clepitt
A really great premise but the execution didn’t hold up. This is my first novella by Clepitt. As a lesbian fantasy and paranormal fan, I was excited to read this. I really liked the premise and I thought it had so much potential. Unfortunately, I didn’t care for Clepitt’s story choices or her chosen pace for this novella.
The main story is about a woman named Andi who works two jobs just to pay the rent. Her self-esteem is at an all-time low with a mother who is constantly putting her down. But when Andi dreams, she becomes a sword-wielding warrior with all the confidence in the world. When Andi meets another warrior woman in her dreams but then also in real life, Andi realizes her dream world might have real-life consequences. Read More »
Lesbian Sci-fi Book Review of ‘Safe passage’ by Rachel Ford
3.5 Stars. This was an entertaining lesbian sci-fi book. I actually enjoyed it more than I expected. I love sci-fi but some of the self-published lesfic sci-fi on Amazon can be a little hit or miss for me. I was happy to see that this was a well-written and well-edited read. I didn’t notice any of those blatant mistakes that can be common with self-publishing and Kindle Unlimited. It was a good clean story and I was glad for it.
Ford did a really good job of creating a whole universe with many planets and aliens. It was very easy to get the feel of each new world. In fact, the whole book was very easy to get into. There was never a lot of info-dumping or anything too technical that made me scratch my head. Everything was easily explained and the book had a nice fast pace that kept me turning the pages. There was a good amount of action mixed in and even when the story slowed, it never got bogged down or boring. Read More »
Lesbian Sci-fi Book Review ‘Across the dark horizon’ by Tagan Shepard
3.75 Stars. This was a really entertaining read. This is the third book by Shepard and while I enjoyed her first two books a little more, this was still a fun read. I’m a big sci-fi fan so I have to say that the fact Shepard left her romantic-dramas behind to take us to the moon instead was really appreciated. I love authors that can write in multiple genres and this fact makes me even more excited to see where she might take us next.
While I would put the sci-fi tag on this book, it really is light sci-fi, in fact, futuristic might be the better name for this. The idea of this book is not really so far out there. I could actually see something similar happening in another ten to twenty years. I think because of this you don’t have to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy this. I would recommend this one to lesfic readers in general.Read More »
Lesbian Fantasy Book Review of ‘Raven, Storm and Shadow’ by Nita Round
4.25 Stars. I just love this series! This is the third installment of Round’s Touch of Truth series and another really good read. This series has been extremely consistent with all the books being well written and entertaining reads. Round has an incredible imagination that makes this steampunk-fantasy series really special. There is nothing out there in lesfic like this series and I just love authors that can be so completely different.
This is a series so each book picks up where the last one ended. This series really needs to be read in order, but since all the books are good, it’s no hardship. Round recently decided to try self-publishing so this third book is less expensive than the first two. Currently at only 4.99, in my opinion, this book is a steal. And while it is self-published, I didn’t notice any issues sometimes common in self-publishing. This book was as well written as Round’s books always are. Read More »
Lesbian YA Book Review of ‘The Women of Dauphine’ by Deb Jannerson
3.50 Stars. This is a lesbian YA book that was well written but hard to read. Trigger warnings include violence, abuse, sexual assault, suicide, and the one that really bothered me, conversion therapy. Actually, had I realized this book included children in conversion therapy I would have passed on it. I do want to make clear though this is not NineStar Press’ fault or the author’s but mine for not reading the whole book blurb.
I find book blubs to often contain spoilers, so I tend to skim or ignore them altogether. I read the first paragraph, saw that this was a lesfic YA-paranormal-romance, and immediately grabbed this book. I just ignored the conversion therapy part that is clearly sitting right there in paragraph two of the blurb.Read More »
Lesbian Book Review of ‘Always a love song’ by Charley Clarke
4.25 Stars. This was a really good read. I believe this is Clarke’s full-length debut and that makes this book even more impressive. I have actually read one of Clarke’s fantasy short stories before called ‘The Flamebringers’. I thought it was really sweet with my only main complaint was wishing it was longer, so when I heard YLVA picked her up as an author, I could not wait to sink my teeth into this book. I had pretty high expectations and I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed this read.
As I’ve mentioned before I’m a fan of lesbian celebrity romances so this book already had a check in the win column for me. But what surprised me and what made this book so good is that it was a second chance romance. It’s not just that it was a second chance romance, but that it is one of the most realistic second chance lesbian romances I have ever read. This book was pretty emotional at times and not only did I find it gripping but it really affected me too. The anger and betrayal of a break-up, the hurt that both parties cause, it was just really believable and well written.Read More »