I will never forget my first kiss. I had no idea what I was doing. Would I miss or mess up? Would I like it? And what if I didn’t? Who would I disappoint? Onlookers and the bartender watched as I leaned over, tentative yet excited. I prayed to the gods. Gently, I stole my […]
The Holidays in Florida Living in Florida, finding Christmas and the holiday spirit(s) takes a little extra effort. When we first moved to the Sunshine State, we laughed as Lowes peddled plastic palm trees decked out in Christmas lights. Even with giant Nutcrackers guarding the streets and wreaths hanging in shop windows, usually decorated with fish […]
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New Wave by Jennifer Ann Shore is a brand new YA feminist fiction and a dystopian novel about distrusting romance that questions if love can change all. Or, is love a trick of the mind when dire circumstances transform a ragged and unsure girl into a princess warrior?
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Are you looking for a historical fiction novel set in the Philippines that is full of sexual tension, secrets, and all that is forbidden? Drinking during Prohibition, powerful older men sneaking around with feisty younger biracial women, and steamy lovemaking scenes My MacArthur by Cindy Fazzi is a brand new historical fiction romance that introduces […]
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From 2009-2010 I lived in Depok, Indonesia as a United States Fulbright Fellow. I both loved and struggled with my time abroad, but I made my little corner of Depok a part of me. Part of my home. When I left a year later, friends despondently waved from my house gates, and I sobbed my […]
Empress Of All Seasons by Emiko Jean is a new YA feminist fantasy novel featuring much-needed diversity in teen fiction. Pairing Japanese folklore with dystopian adventure, follow along with Animal Wife, Mari, as she fights to become Empress of all Seasons.
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