Character Interview:: Cal from City of Betrayal

Hello, dear readers! Today I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite characters from Claudie Arseneault’s City of Strife, which I reviewed here and soon-to-be-released City of Betrayal. I previously interviewed Larryn, and now I’m bringing you one of the other most central characters to this tale! Cal is, quite frankly, a delight, which is why…

Favorite Queer Books for Pride

June is Pride Month, which means that us queer folk are supposed to gather together, which has not been the case at all this year on Twitter. Frankly, it’s been a shitshow, so I thought I’d do some aesthetics of queer books that I’ve loved in the last year! Timekeeper by Tara Sim I had…

Author Interview:: LJ Hamlin

Hello, dear readers! Welcome back to my author interviews! Today I’d like to introduce you to LJ Hamlin, yet another twitter friend, who is a wonderful author who has several books coming out through Less than Three Press. LJ is a disabled queer writer in her late twenties, she loves writing all kinds of different…

Review:: Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee

After a shout-out from one of the Internet’s superstar vloggers, Natasha “Tash” Zelenka finds herself and her obscure, amateur web series, Unhappy Families, thrust into the limelight: She’s gone viral in Tash Hearts Tolstoy. Her show is a modern adaptation of Anna Karenina—written by Tash’s literary love Count Lev Nikolayevich “Leo” Tolstoy. Tash is a fan of…

Review:: Keeper of the Dawn by Dianna Gunn

Sometimes failure is just the beginning, especially in Keeper of the Dawn. All Lai has ever wanted is to become a priestess, like her mother and grandmother before her, in service to their beloved goddess. That’s before the unthinkable happens, and Lai fails the trials she has trained for her entire life. She makes the only…

Review:: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate

It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts in Noteworthy. Unfortunately, she’s an Alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation. So…

Review:: The New Old Me by Meredith Moran

The New Old Me is a lusty, kickass post-divorce memoir, one woman’s story of starting over at 60 in youth-obsessed, beauty-obsessed Hollywood. After the death of her best friend, the loss of her life s savings, and the collapse of her once-happy marriage, Meredith Maran whom Anne Lamott calls insightful, funny, and human leaves her…

Guest Post:: Ace Coding for the Allo Eyes

This guest post is written by Tiffany Rose, one of the co-authors of Hello World, which I featured earlier on CandidCeillie in a character interview.  I’ve recently noticed that allosexuals (that’s people who are sexually attracted to others) don’t pick up asexual coding. So if you see someone running around labeling everyone in sight ace, that’s probably just…

Review:: Dreadnought by April Daniels

Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers…