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 ‘This Foreign Affair’ by Harper Bliss
Zoey Das is a journalist with her own television show in Australia. She is still finding her footing even six months after her partner of 16 years broke off the relationship. A serendipitous event puts Camille Rousseau, a scientist, in her path and the connection is immediate. The only problem is Camille is a week away from returning home, all the way in Paris, France. The holiday fling that feels like so much more may just be what Zoey needs to start a new chapter in her life.
This was a very good story. The mains are likable, very mature characters as should be at close to 50 years old. The book is told in first person from Zoey’s POV. Have I mentioned I love first person POV? Because I do!Read More »
Lesbian Book Review of ‘Laid bare. A collection of erotic lesbian stories’ by Astrid Ohletz & Jae (editors).
This is a collection of eleven short erotic lesbian stories edited by Astrid Ohletz & Jae for Ylva Publishing. Some of these works have been published previously as stand-alone. Normally the quality of the stories in these compilations is mixed but I’m happy to say that in this case all of them are really good.
‘Flashbang’ is a short sequel of Lee Winter’s excellent book ‘The red files’ and it explores reporters Lauren and Catherine’s new relationship. Steamy and well-written. 5 stars.
‘A different view’ by Jess Lea is a long-ish, interracial, age-gap story between a sportswoman and a photographer involving self-gratification. 3.5 stars.Read More »
Lesbian Fantasy Book Review of ‘The Magic Hunt’ (‘Midnight Hunter’ Series) by L.L. Raand
This is the fifth installment of Radclyffe’s ‘Midnight Hunter’ lesbian fantasy book Series.
‘The Magic Hunt’ picks up after another attack on the Were Alpha by a group of humans who do not want to allow the Praetern species to get equal rights under the law. The Alpha must continue her quest to protect her mate and now born pups, as well as her pack by trying to find out who is behind the attacks.
Now the Timberwolf Pack finds itself fighting another pack and its ambitious leader, as well as offering sanctuary to the Viceregal’s escaped prisoner Torren de Brinna. Can this prisoner help the Alpha save one of her own and shift the balance of power within the vampire ranks?
I recommend the books be read in order so one can follow and enjoy the story better. Radclyffe always gives a bit of a summary but I can not imagine the story being as enjoyable if one can’t understand the circumstances. As it is, there are some things that have not been explained completely and this is book number five in the series.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 »
Lesbian Book Review of ‘Create a life to love’ by Erin Zak
This one was a bit hard to rate, parts of it I enjoyed, others not so much. It was much better than Zak’s debut book but not as good as ‘Breaking Down Her Walls’ in my opinion. I thought the premise was interesting and I like that this was a new idea that we have not really seen done before. With so many lesbian romances out there that is not easy to do. I just felt a few things didn’t come together all the way.
This book is told in first person, in the POV of three main characters; two adults and one teenager. I actually didn’t mind the multiple POV’s, I thought that Zak did a great job of giving all of the characters their own unique voice. Because of the different POV’s this book almost felt part young adult romance and part adult romance. Again, I actually liked that as both romances were sweet. The problem I had was there did not seem to be enough dialogue for my personal tastes. There was a lot of inner reflections and inner conflict, that I felt got repetitive after a while. I wanted the characters just to talk more and further the story that way.Read More »