So this post will be a mix of both ‘A year in review’ & ‘The End of the year survey’ I like both ideas but I want to mix them up a little bit. Basically I’m going to talk about my bookish part of 2017. My favorite reads, biggest disappointments, that one author I met, fandoms I’ve joined and online bookish friends I’m thankful for. Continue reading
Book– Down By Contact
Author– Santino Hassell
Genre– Sports Adult Contemporary Romance.
Rep: Gay MC, Queer characters, POC MC, Bisexual MC, Queer side characters, POC Side characters, m/m romance.
Content warnings: Homomisa, Internalized Homomisa, Explict sexual content, F-Slur, Biomisa, Violence.
Two rival football players begin a game with higher stakes than the Super Bowl in this steamy romance from the author of Illegal Contact.Simeon Boudreaux, the New York Barons’ golden-armed quarterback, is blessed with irresistible New Orleans charm and a face to melt your mama’s heart. He’s universally adored by fans and the media. Coming out as gay in solidarity with his teammate hasn’t harmed his reputation in the least—except for some social media taunting from rival linebacker Adrián Bravo.
Though they were once teammates, Adrián views Simeon as a traitor and the number-one name on the New Jersey Predators’ shit list. When animosity between the two NFL players reaches a boiling point on the field, culminating in a dirty fist fight, they’re both benched for six games and sentenced to joint community service teaching sullen, Brooklyn teens how to play ball.
At first, they can barely stand to be in the same room, but running the camp forces them to shape up. With no choice but to work together, Simeon realizes Adrián is more than his alpha-jerk persona, and Adrián begins to question why he’s always had such strong feelings for the gorgeous QB…
Comic– Rock And Riot.
Author– Chelsey Furedi.
Genre– Historical Contemporary, Young Adult.
Rep: POC MC’s, Lesbian MC, Bisexual MC, Transwomen MC, Non-Binary MC, F/F romances, M/M romances, f/enby romance, interracial romance.
Trigger warnings: None.
With all the fashion and quirks of the 50’s comes the vintage queer love story that you’ve never heard before. Rock and Riot follows the tales of teenage delinquents learning about gender and sexual orientations while still maintaining their fabulous hair.
Comic– Kim Reaper: Grim beginnings.
Author– Sarah Graley
Publication– March 18th 2018 by Oni Press.
Genre– Paranormal, Urban Fantasy,
Rep-POC, F/F Romance, LGBTQIAP+ Main Characters, Interracial Romance.
Part-Time Grim Reaper. Full-Time Cutie
Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim’s job is pretty cool: she’s a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife.
Like most university students, Becka has a super intense crush. Unlike most university students, Becka’s crush is on a beautiful gothic angel that frequents the underworld. Of course, she doesn’t know that.
Unaware of the ghoulish drama she’s about to step into, Becka finally gathers up the courage to ask Kim on a date! But when she falls into a ghostly portal and interrupts Kim at her job, she sets off a chain of events that will pit the two of them against angry cat-dads, vengeful zombies, and perhaps even the underworld itself. But if they work together, they just might make it… and maybe even get a smooch in the bargain.
It has come to my attention that a lot of the books I’m anticipating next year are being released in January. So with that said I decided to get of my lazy butt and write a post letting you all know what them books are. These are in no particular order as I’m excited for them all.
(On a side note. 🏳️🌈 beside the book means it’s an LGBTQIAP+ read)
Book– Ripped Pages.
Genre– Fantasy, retelling, LGBTQIAP+
Published– 22nd Of September 2017.
Rep– Lesbian MC, f|f romance, side m|m romance, POC.
Trigger warnings– Child abuse, Captivity.
Princess Valentina lives a reasonably comfortable life, but after her mother’s death, her father gets tired of taking care of her and locks her in a tower. She spends years on her own, talking to the birds on her windowsill, and reading books with adventures she will never experience. Her plans of running away are usually left for another day because she knows the vast forest surrounding her tower is too dangerous to cross alone.
Until one day, another girl passes by on her horse and Valentina wonders if she’s finally brave enough to seize her chance of freedom.