N.G. Peltier is publishing a free F/F Christmas short story with Trinidadian characters tomorrow on her blog! To celebrate that we had a little chat about her inspirations and what she’s planning next for this story.
Q1: Your short story has a lot of food references that sound delicious. Tell us a bit about them and what are your favorite Christmas food!
Yes! We Trinidadians love to eat, and Christmas time is no exception. The food is my fave part of Christmas actually. I mention specifically ham and pastelles in the story as these are usually staples meals for that time. Some people simply bake the ham with a glaze on it others will get a little fancy and add some pineapple and cloves like below. Either way it’s delish!
While I enjoy a good ham the pastelles are definitely my favourite! Pastelles are a meat filled, either beef/pork/ chicken or veg stuffed cornmeal dish that we wrap in fig leaf. There’s also olives and capers in there. So to eat, simply unwrap the leaf and dig in! My family always makes this one week before Christmas and we split it among ourselves sooo yummy!
As for drinks my fave is ponche de crème a milky type drink with alcohol. I believe it’s sort of like the eggnog Americans have. My mom makes her quite strong 😉
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Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler
“Frankie Bellisario knows she can get anyone she sets her sights on, but just because she can doesn’t mean she should—not when the person she’s eyeing is Samara Kazarian, the daughter of a southern Republican mayor. No matter how badly Frankie wants to test her powers of persuasion, even she recognizes some lines aren’t meant to be crossed.
But when Frankie learns she’s been on Samara’s mind too, the idea of hooking up with her grows too strong to resist. Only Sam’s not looking for a hookup; she wants—needs—the real thing, and she’s afraid she’ll never find it as long as Frankie’s in her head.
Forced to choose between her first relationship and losing the girl who’s been clawing her way under her skin, Frankie opts to try monogamy…under her own condition: 30 days of keeping things on the down low and remaining abstinent. If she fails as hard at girlfriending as she’s afraid she might, she doesn’t want to throw Samara’s life into upheaval for nothing. But when neither the month nor Frankie’s heart go according to plan, she may be the one stuck fighting for the happily ever after she never knew she wanted.”
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Brigitte Bautista is an author from the Philippines who’s debut novel, Don’t Tell my Mother, was a delight for me. She has a great writing that is funny and heartbreaking at all the right times with interesting and complex characters. I’m sure many people will love to get to know her better in this interview and hope everyone picks up her book!
When I first started looking for F/F books Siera Maley was one of the first authors I stumbled upon. Her YA stories are all super sweet with well-written romances and it was easy to fall in love with them. I’m so excited to have her on the blog today to share some of her inspirations and as a plus, she’s giving away an Ebook AND an Audiobook of her contemporary paranormal novel, Colorblind!
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I love comics and graphic novels, but I don’t really feel like as a queer woman, I belong. In the last two years I have found that there is a place for me in this wonderful, hopeful and colorful world. Of course, there are too many identities missing, too many stories untold. But there are also many amazing and important graphic novels and comics that deserve all the support.
So here there are my two cents, four sapphic graphic novels that I loved. And please, feel free to leave me your recommendations! Continuar lendo
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“Liv Braxton’s Felon Rule #1: Don’t get emotionally involved.
Smash-and-grab thieving doesn’t lend itself to getting chummy with the victims, and Liv hasn’t met anyone on the mining colony of Nevarro worth knowing, anyway. So it’s easy to follow her Rules.
Until her ex, Tonio, shows up with an invitation to join him on the job of a lifetime.
Until Zia Talbot, the woman she’s supposed to deceive, turns Liv’s expectations upside down in a way no woman ever has.
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Some people over on Twitter have decided to make a readathon for femslash in December and I couldn’t be more excited for that! If you want to participate, this is happening on December 14-28. Here you can find more details, and follow them on twitter.
The organizers also came up with a Bingo chart to help you on finding more books and I bring here a list of recommendations. You can see that most of these books fit at least two or three categories so you can build your own bingo quite easily.
Sometimes, all you need is a quick and easy read with a mostly fluffy romance where the characters actually communicate and understand each other. So I was a bit alarmed when I sat down to look through my Goodreads femslash bookshelf with almost 100 books just to find very few books that actually fit this description! I’m a believer that we need all kind of queer stories. From the lightest fluff to the deepest angst. But when we keep finding so much angst in most of our reads, what does this say? What I mean is, I wish it was as easy to find cheesy romcoms in femslash as it is with m/f couples.
But I did find a few that I’d like to recommend here today. Some of them are books that made me feel happy and others are recommendations from Twitter! I hope you find something that makes your day a little bit better. And don’t hesitate to leave more recs in the comments section! I’d love to add even more to my TBR list.
It’s been a while now since I got an ARC of Roller Girl, the third book in a series called Lake Lovelace, and had a pleasant surprise when I realized this was a great F/F adult book with steamy times and a nice found family vibe related to sports. Today, I chatted with the author, Vanessa North, and got some interesting answers about her research and even about a new F/F story coming soon to share with readers!
Q1: Roller Girl was the first F/F book in the Lake Lovelace series. How did you feel making this transition?
I don’t think it was a difficult transition at all for me as a writer–Tina was an integral part of the Lake Lovelace community from the first book, and her story was plotted concurrently with the second book, so it was really just a matter of figuring out her character’s vulnerabilities and strengths and exploring them.