Deference features the main character, Lana, who is a foreigner running away from past trauma while living and working in the beautiful country of Japan and also studying martial arts with her teacher, Honda. The story follows Lana's relationship with both Honda and his wife, Yuki, as everything with them becomes more and more intense.
On Twitter recently, there was a blow up of "bi discourse" because a bi writer who'd written a sapphic book was rejected by a gay agent for the expressed reason that she is married to a man. Since this happened, I've been seeing so much bi pride and bi phobia that it's giving me whiplash, … Continue reading Bisexual Discourse
The topic of cis-straight women writing M/M romance blew up recently, and I had some thoughts I wanted to share on the subject. While I'm not a queer man and would not presume to speak for that community, I do know the experience of being in a minority that gets excluded from content about themselves, … Continue reading When Cis-Hetero Women Write M/M Romance
This book was suggested to me when I asked for queer and polyamorous romance recommendations available through Barnes and Noble (I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket) and I’m so glad it was! I enjoyed almost everything about this story, the world, the romance, and the characters. I’m going to do … Continue reading Bath Book Review: A Sea of Pearls and Leaves
For today's review, I've read the book My Lord by fellow queer and polyamorous writer, L. B. Shimaira (can also be found on her website)! This is a horror with kinky romance/erotic scenes that titillate, while providing a new version of vampires to haunt your daydreams. Er, I mean, nightmares. For the video format of … Continue reading Bath Book Review: My Lord