Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden

A Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden July 16, 2019 · Bold Strokes Books Contemporary RomanceLGBTQIARomance I was sold on this book when I heard it has a donut shop called Amazin’ Glazin’. Yes, sure, new small town romance by one of my favourite authors, whatever. But DONUTS, friends, are important. Unsurprisingly, the donut shop name

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Dalliances and Devotion by Felicia Grossman

B Dalliances & Devotion by Felicia Grossman August 26, 2019 · Carina Press Fantasy/Fairy Tale RomanceRomanceScience Fiction/Fantasy Content warnings CW/TW for PTSD, sibling death, antisemitism Vapid, vacuous, and verbose — a waste of ink. These are the words swirling in Amalia Truitt’s head as we first meet her. It’s 1871, and Amalia is a beauty

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Whispers of Shadow & Flame by L. Penelope

B+ Whispers of Shadow & Flame by L. Penelope October 1, 2019 · St. Martin’s Griffin Contemporary RomanceLGBTQIARomance Oh, this book made me so happy. I had DNFed ten books within the first chapter before starting Whispers of Shadow & Flame, and I’m so grateful for this read for pulling me out of every book

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Time for a New Liberation?

On the tenth anniversary of 1989, at the brink of the millennium, we could celebrate both the original triumph of the velvet revolutions and great subsequent progress. By the twentieth anniversary, in 2009, the countries of Central Europe had become members of both NATO and the EU, while political scientists described Hungary as a “consolidated

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A Black Actor’s Unrequited Love for Shakespeare

One of the pleasures of American Moor is its portrayal of how an actor builds a character, and we come to see that a character is not only himself but also an anthology of all his relationships. To play the black warrior Othello, you have to also be able to play Desdemona, to imagine what

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