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Discuss, request, and recommend /u/-related /lit/ works!

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New to /u/lit? Here's a small chart to get you started.

Collection download:
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Top /u/ fantasy list

Collection download:
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>>3475477
Why can't anything be as good as The one who eats monsters?
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>>3475477
updated chart, added Jasmine Throne

also removed "requires knowledge of Avatar" from Kyoshi novels because some anons last thread said they didn't need it
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>>3475502
Because some books, such as The Masquerade Series, are worse than TOWEM, while others, like The Locked Tomb and When Women Were Warriors - better.
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>>3475552
I don't think you understand any of the books you ever read man. Try learning english before posting here
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>>3475554
...

uh, what?
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>>3475555
Considering that your english language skills are pretty fucking terrible, you clearly aren't proficient enough to actually understand the books you are reading. Therefore you can't rate them effectively.

This is an English speaking board. Learn english before coming here
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>>3475556
What's my favorite color?
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>>3475557
Google translate isn't helping you here huh.
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>>3475558
I though you know it, if you're convinced you know many other thing about random persons on the net from their posts.
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>>3475560
>I though you know it, if you're convinced you know many other thing about random persons on the net from their posts.

Holy shit learn english and stop using google translate.
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>>3475562
nah, be mad
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>>3475554
I hate people like you. If someone has made a mistake tell them what they did wrong. If all people were such insufferable cunts like you, no one would learn anything. Faggot.
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>>3475568
This is a /lit/ thread, not an English learning thread. You should learn the language the books are in or shut the fuck up.
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Its funny that I know whats happening the moment I see that the post count has shot up. Come on people, you're not noble knights battling trolls, the thread quality goes down when you respond
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>>3475571
Then there's no reason for your retarded nitpicking posts in the first place. Go flaunt your superiority complex elsewhere.
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>>3475597
Learn English before you try to critique an English language book retard.
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A Punch to the Face, by Marnie Marsh.

So, someone last thread recomendad this and I found the title funny so I looked it up and after some consideration I gave it a shot.

Gotta say thanks, 'cause this was a BLAST. Speaking in detail about it kinda ruins the fun of the story though, so just let me put it this way: If you like Enemies to Friends to Lovers, you're gonna LOVE this shit.

It's a really fun read about an MC with anger management issues falling in love with her highschool bully turned new best friend as she falls out of love with her childhood friend.

The story starts by baiting you into thinking it's gonna be a childhood romance story (including the summary. I understand why the author didn't spoil the actual plot but I feel it's gonna suffer because the current summary is kinda generic AF), then it has this one moment where the childhood friend gets a boyfriend and it seems like it's gonna be one of those melodramatic lesbian books about how much it sucks to be gay or some shit (I would've dropped here if I hadn't been spoiled the actual plot because of how sick I am of this) but THEN you actually start to get some more intimate MC/Bully interactions and the pieces fall into place and the book becomes a hundred times better.

But even besides the plot, the characters are charismatic, they have good chemistry, and I just blasted through like the last third of the book in one sitting.
Oh, it even makes away with the "get together at the last second" or "last minute drama" bullshit. Characters get together at like three fourths of the way in and they fucking stay together for the last bit just being cute girlfriends with some problems that don't get in between their relationship.

If I had to say one bad thing, though, is that the prose is simple to the point of being almost plain, and the ending does feel a bit rushed. I can forgive these though because they don't really matter when the story is THIS good.
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>>3475632
Oh this sounds cute. Will check it out.
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Is anyone willing to share a download link for the epub/mobi of the Children of Jade (Chrysathamere Trilogy #3) by Morgan Cole?
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>>3475632
I liked it, I do wish there wasn't as much talk about punching, though. Kinda got old after a while.
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>>3475554
>I don't think you understand any of the books you ever read man
any of the books you've ever read*
Try learning English before insulting someone over their English skills
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>>3475877
Good try, but the sentence is perfectly fine, doesn't need to be in past tense.
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>>3475477
>https://lilfile.com/S6Q3Qg
Could someone pls upload it on mega?
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I hate that regardless of the medium, there's always way more gay representation than lesbian.
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>>3475550
Redpill me on jasmine throne. Does it have sex? Het? Is it pandering to wokeness (like Two spirit, I don't feeeeeel like a woman, kinda shit)?
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>>3476023
no sex, nothing spicier than kissing. it's shelved as adult/YA

no het at all

no wokeness
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>>3476001
Idk, in cartoons lesbians are a definite win.
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>>3475856
I mean, it's not as much talk as Emma just sort of reacting to stuff violently. I liked that about her, a lot of stories kinda show you an 'aggressive' character but all they ever do is, like, talk shit. But with Emma it really does kinda feel like if you cross her she will beat the shit out of you.
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>>3476077
Not really. That's just a meme gay men made up.
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>>3476201
I'm pretty sure there are more cartoon lesbians than gay men
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>>3475729
No, but I found out about Chysathamere on here and am enjoying these books!
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What are the best authors on Bold Strokes Books? Looking especially for fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal
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>>3476226
Jane Fletcher
Gill McKnight
Shea Godfrey
Barbra Ann Wright
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Three short scifi romance books. They are in a shared universe, but as far as I could tell otherwise unrelated. Reminded me a bit of Becky Chambers, if not as refined.

Angel Martinez - The Solstice Pudding
Engineer wants to woe some space station's aloof (but shy) officer, and buys her a pet. But turns out the pet is illegal and also dangerous. So they got to catch it quickly.

They manage of course, and fall in love along the way. What I like is that the engineer's screw up isn't dismissed; she's paying fairly heftily for the damages she's caused. Otherwise there isn't much to say.

Angel Martinez - Safety Protocols for Human Holidays
Interspecies space ship, and there's only one human on it - and the crew suspect "it" might be sad. So they tell their security officer to figure out what's going on with "their" human, on account that they are the closest species (sorta-but-also-not-space-orcs; the main argument seems that they too can lactate).

It's pretty amusing, and I like the alien perspective. They are really trying to figure out "humans". Naturally they also fall in love. Well, why not.

Angel Martinez - The Anti-Quest
The most complicated and too short for how complicated it is, but still nice. Has a neat twist to it.
Basically a half-human-half-sortadragon becomes unexpectedly ruler of a planet. And then she's send on a quest to rescue ... herself ... from ... herself. Along the way she picks up a biologists who wants to do science with the native dragons.

Naturally they also fall in love. But it kinda rushes through everything. Politics, character development, romance, xenobiology ...

Overall if you're bored all these are fine for a quick read. The 2nd one to me stands out as the most fun one to read, but the 3rd certainly has the most things going on.
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I'm getting into Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins, its an ok YA romance, bi protag thou and i get the feeling i should have read the first book, a het book about another set of chars, if only to have a little more background on the LI...
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>>3476628
>first part is a het book
Worthless, then.
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Any recs where both the protagonist and the LI are kind of dumb but in a cute way and not a retarded drama filled way?
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>>3476640
Yeah, its about the brothers of the second book LI and it has a straight girl protag...meh maybe if i really like the book i might go back and read that one.
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>>3475502
how does it feel knowing it'll never get a sequel?
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The papercutter is up on mobilism. If anyone feels like taking one for the team and sharing their thoughs after reading it, please do.
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Next Dar & Kerry is finished;
http://www.merwolf.com/ffiction.html#dk
No idea whether there's any interest, but, hey. It's free. And you get it as a shitty pdf or docx.
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>>3477184
I still have hope.
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>>3477402
It'll come out the day Danielle Parker releases the next Faoladh novel. Or maybe the day Marie Castle finishes her Dark Mirror series. I guess Cary Caffrey could be releasing the next Girls from Alcyone novel? Or maybe Sam Ryan will finish his Dynasty series, ha ...
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>>3477411
The Sam Ryan one actually kind of pisses me off. He was improving! The last book was surprisingly heartbreaking and the build up was there! And then nothing. At least Alcyone finished the story arc and the snippet from the next book can be considered non canon
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>>3477431
I'm actually genuinely kind of curious how the series would have ended. It's not one of those where everything's predictable; far from it. I think the first book (despite in terms of writing quality being rather, well, shit) still had one of the best twists I've seen in fiction. So even though it's not exactly an outstanding series, it'd have interested me to see what Ryan wanted to do with it.

I forgot Camryn Eyde in my impromptu list.
> My third in the Tricky Series, Tricky Courage, is well into the first draft. I've been writing it since 2017 and have put a lot of pressure on myself to make it better and flow naturally from book one to two to three. I really want to see this series complete, so my next publication will be that book...it's just a matter of when.

It's from 18 months ago. Should that be taken as a positive? Unfortunately I fear I have zero trust in statements like that.
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>>3477411
I'm starting to worry that Tamsyn Muir might be added to the list with Alecto the Ninth.
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>>3477460
Eh, It's only been a year. Calm down
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>>3477461
Yeah, I know I'm probably getting my panties in a twist over nothing, but it was already pushed back once, and she also has that unrelated novella that's supposed to come out this year, which still doesn't have a release date. If the novella gets pushed back, it will be an even longer wait.
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>>3477431
>>3477411
It's sad that only good books never get finished.
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Half of June has already passed, and I don't think a single good book as released
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>>3477530
Do you just come here to be wrong?
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>>3477554
Name?
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>>3477575
Check >>3475632
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https://universe.leagueoflegends.com/en_US/story/rise-with-me/

Leaving this here. It's pretty good
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>>3477926
And here I thought there was only one token lesbian there.
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>>3477932
Neeko was confirmed on release, with Diana/Leona they have been hinting and then confirmed them for the pride month events and now we're just waiting for them to confirm Cait and Vi are fucking
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>>3477926
that was cute
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Caitlin Starling - Yellow Jessamine
From the Luminous Dead author, so as expected quite decent prose.
The story is set in the capital of a fallen empire, a sort of last holdout of the old elite that is now surrounded by rebel forces and poised to fall. Not in a siege, but simply by economic stranglehold.

The heroine is a "widow" of a rich merchant house, and she's known to supply other women with illegal potions for various purposes. One might call her a witch. She's also got contacts with the rebels, and enemies within the city. All in a rather paranoid remnant state. So her situation is far from safe, and she herself isn't exactly the most stable person.

Then a weird sickness starts happening, and it seems to specifically follow and haunt her. It's a bit of a horror novel in that aspect - what's going on, this is going to end badly, people are dying horrible deaths, etc. Not that I'd call it outright scary, but it's certainly not meant to be a comfy read.

The book doesn't have a happy end. I didn't think it was a bad end either; it's more about just getting out of the situation. Which ends better for some and not so much for others. In that regard don't expect much of a romance; it's a short book, it's about horror. I probably wouldn't even have mentioned it but love is ultimately a surprisingly decisive element in it, nonetheless, so, there, you can get some lesbian satisfaction out of it. Maybe.

It's an ok quick read altogether.
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>>3477411
>>3477184
So I checked the author's fb and when asked if they're alright they said "I'm okay! Just working far too slowly.". That was 4 weeks ago. So I'm gonna keep waiting
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I recently finished reading Simper's Carmilla and Laura. I enjoyed the story itself, but I also enjoyed the final touch where the prof sees two women that are likely Carmilla and Laura kissing each other at the airport. They have apparently adapted their looks to match the modern standards and no longer need to hide their relationship in a world where it is no longer frowned upon. I wonder if there are works that depict a relationship that spans multiple eras between two almost immortal beings. I'd like to see how they would adapt and how the dynamics between them shift over time.
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After Her Royal Highness, it was cute and a quick read thou at time it felt super rushed, i started pic related...its basically The Mortal Instruments with gay characters.
I like the edgy lesbian angel and the Fae bs...the cover its like so fucking animu that i can't help but lol everytime i see it.
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Any young adult nerd/jock romances?
Something like this >>3475632
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>>3478522
GRRM says the same thing
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>>3479308
The nerd and the jock are the same person in this book
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>>3479456
A nerd jock? Hot
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I'm reading this next after i'm done with a half a book i'm reading now, its appears to be really gay and i spoilered something for me that made me want to read it even more.
the main lesbian love triangle actually ends in a 3some.
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>reviews your book
nothing personnel kid

(seriously tho, who is this person)
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>>3480186
She reads your book. She loves her country, craft beers, and birkenstocks. That's all you need to know.
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>>3480206
She buys craft beers at bucees
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Anyone got this one?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54311792-trick-of-the-spotlight
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>>3480284
>k-pop
Don't need to read any further, all my interest has been snuffed
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What is a good site to upload your stories and get feedback?
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>>3480186
Based cottage dyke of goodread reviews
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>>3480476
What you said, but without even an ounce of irony.
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>>3480477
I wasn't being ironic, sis
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>>3480407
Dunno, ao3, fictionpress?
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>>3480482
Good, then.
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41941612-girl-crushed

Still reading this - it's kinda long, but the hate for it in the reviews is way overblown.
I'm more than halfway through, and there's been like, 2-3 instances where the character suggested that the way you dressed suggested your sexuality, and it was joking or half-joking every time.
For the type of book it is, a high-sch0ol romance, it's actually a pretty solid book, and definitely underrated
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>>3480504
There's a ton of negative reviews for the Tiger's daughter because people don't understand you don't have to be asian to make a fantasy asia setting.
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>>3480504
>https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41941612-girl-crushed
>bisluts absolutely seething
Funny, but not enough to make me read it.
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>>3480407
Only place to reliably get good feedback is Fimfiction, but that obviously requires writing about a certain subject not allowed on 4chan aside from on a certain board.
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>>3480407
If your goal is feedback to actually improve you really need that personal interaction. Look for a writing forums, feedback exchanges, discord channels, whatever. Even posting here in the personal projects thread (assuming that's still around) is more promising than just posting it somewhere. Those sites really are for reading, whichever it is, and won't provide much if any useful feedback via random comments or reviews.

Also; somehow all the sites known to me are shit (+for FF content). Wattpad nuked its community and now exists to promote paid content; Royalroad refuses LGBT tags because it exists for "certain niches" (and is focused on isekai/gamelit stuff, which somehow can't possibly be sorted by the romantic pairings), webnovel has this bizarre tag policy where if you got a female lead it has to be a romance story (because, you see, only women read female leads and all women want romance stories, so you couldn't possibly write sport stories with a female lead that's not just contemporary romance), and all LGBT stories are under female lead no matter what (so all BL stories too) which is a level of retardedness rarely seen, and AO3, well, fanfiction focus aside I guess it's okay, but the page is straight out of ancient Internet era. Really could do with an update.
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>>3481206
>Really could do with an update.
AO3 is still literally the best site to read fanfics just due to its tag system letting you find literally anything you seek. For all 'ancient internet era' more sites can stand to learn from that.
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>>3475632
i need more books like this
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Anything with a high-school teacher x student?
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>>3477411
> No The One Who Eats Monsters sequel
> No Pure of Heart sequel
Fucking hell, I hate it.
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>>3481261
Yeah and then you go "hmm I'd like more things similar to this" and you're completely adrift because half the tags on any given story are completely unrelated to any other tag on the site.
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I've been reading the author of Clear and Muddy Loss of Loves latest ongoing story Ruzhui and it seems like when she realized she was 250 chapters in she just started rushing towards the end.
I'm kinda disappointed because I was enjoying the happier slice of life atmosphere compared to her previous stories but after this it just seems like her stories revolve around an extremely slowburn romance until an inevitable sex scene and then forgo the rest of the plot with timeskips.
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>>3480136
I'm reading this (mainly because of spoiler) but it's been hard. The story is interesting enough but I don't think the way it's written is for me. I'm still gonna finish though.
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>>3475632
Just read it. Oh, how YA. So YA. YA all the way.

Bland prose you mentioned, but the characters are equally as bland (although credits to the anger-management lesbian, that's standing out a bit), the setup is as generic-YA as it goes (look those weirdo psycho school bullies) and the plot progression and character development is as simplistic as it possibly can be.

I'd also disagree that it's any sort of good at enemies-to-lover romance. They are enemies because one's a bullying bitch and the other one (especially) protective of her friend, okay. Then both their crushes collapse and ... then they are friends. The book even has to lampshade the instant development with this oh yeah, fist-to-the-face was kind of cathartic and now it feels as if all the baggage of the past is irrelevant ... . All it does with the theme is "we're now slightly awkward friends that apologize a bunch of times". Okay. Where's the hot-cold push-pull dilemma? Nowhere.

Oh, and it sorta does the whole "I might have bullied her for a decade but also sorta I wasn't the bad one really, just kinda, because, you know, I'm now the love interest, so I couldn't have been just a complete asshole."

It also does a bunch of stuff that people usually complain about; yes, avoiding the dreaded retarded misunderstanding deserves all the praise. But nonetheless it drifts way into the "now suddenly everyone's gay" territory, there absolutely needs to be a non-binary character too to teach about how that works, the generic religious bastard parents are of course present, men are basically just there as a sexual threat, etc.

If you like your typical YA story, go for it, if you hoped for something that goes a bit beyond at least with the main relationship ... nope.
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>>3481992
One annoying thing I found about the MC is that she has no real development besides getting over her oneitis. It would have been nice for her to end up developing a long term goal besides graduating HS but it probably was going to be a thing but the author ran out of time.

It would have been a way better book if it cut out the homophobic parent drama and instead made it about Emma actually finding out what she wants to do with her life. She might as well just dropped out and gotten a GED or something since her graduating has little fucking importance but it's a large part of the book that she must graduate
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>>3481992
>>3482005
>Then both their crushes collapse and ... then they are friends
Not really, it takes a month or so, and they have plenty of tense interactions beforehand.
>Where's the hot-cold push-pull dilemma?
It's like, 75k words long or so, if you have so much of that then you end up with no proper romance development and end up with fucking she-ra
>"now suddenly everyone's gay" territory
I see nothing wrong with that :^)
>there absolutely needs to be a non-binary character
Oh come on they don't even appear onscreen, don't be a fag.
>the generic religious bastard parents
No shit, the conservative community they're in was kind of a big part of the story
> men are basically just there as a sexual threat
So like real life.

Though the last part I agree with. I woudl have liked to see Emma, like, figuring shit out for her future.
Then again I'm on my late 20's and I haven't figured anything out so who am I to judge.
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>>3481992
>"now suddenly everyone's gay"
Why would you complain about that? What are you, a hetfag? I don't care for token hets in my gay stories
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>>3482021
>Not really, it takes a month or so
Doesn't even matter what arbitrary time the author describes; it's about the development in scenes. And there's not a lot between "punch to her face" and "okay, guess we're friends now".

>75k words long or so
Enough for a bunch of scenes about her trying to come to terms with "that boyfriend", but zero for classic "do I want to strangle or fuck her" moments makes me sad.

>Oh come on they don't even appear onscreen, don't be a fag.
They do appear at the end once, if that matters. Either way the point isn't their presence (for all I care they could have been the "cool older LGBT friend" that helped figure things out, you know, like a character with an actual purpose in the story), it's the "let me explain how it works ..." which seems to be the sole point of their existence.

>No shit, the conservative community they're in was kind of a big part of the story
If that actually had been the case the story might have been more interesting. Church figures, teachers with some actual influence, something. But frankly it's minimal, aside from the ending. Not that anyone seemed to care too much about that, which also, yeah. Not outstanding.

>So like real life.
Fair enough. But nonetheless pretty cliché boring.

>>3482021
>>3482030
Don't teach kids that you got to be a bully to turn into a lesbian, that might have unforeseen and unfortunate consequences.
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>>3481992
>men are basically just there as a sexual threat, etc
I agree with other anon. That's just how they are irl.
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>>3482036
idk sis I found the enemies to lovers to be satisfying enough.
>it's the "let me explain how it works ..."
I didn't find it too annoying. It's probably there because the author seems to be nonbinary, or at least they prefer they/them pronouns. I actually suspect britney's sister may be based on a girlfriend because she's absurdly relevant for appearing like, twice
>If that actually had been the case the story might have been more interesting
But that's, like, the main reason Emma's entire drama happened. the story literally couldn't have happened if not for the highly conservative community pissing Emma off to the point where she exploded.
>Don't teach kids that you got to be a bully to turn into a lesbian
The world would be a lot better if all bullies were lesbians
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>>3481992
I think there's 2 misunderstandings here:
1) The story very pointedly explains that Britney IS the bad one. She doesn't make excuses. What she does is apologize and explain she's had a change of heart, and Emma accepts it because she's more emotional than she is rational and can tell she's being honest.
2) Emma didn't really develop because she didn't /need/ to develop, save for her anger issues, but that's not something you change in a few months. Britney literally tells us Emma is in the morally right standpoint, and Emma's lack of care for her future probably relates to the very obvious ADHD she has (inattentive, emotional, unable to study unless someone is literally forcing her to).
The rest of the criticism I think is fair, even if I don't agree entirely.
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>>3481206
>webnovel has this bizarre tag policy where if you got a female lead it has to be a romance story
How do you even police that? Does a bot just flag any story with a female lead without romance? Does your story get deleted if your ongoing work doesn't have romance?
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>>3482044
>I didn't find it too annoying
No, me neither. On the whole I didn't think anything about the book was too annoying. I just found it didn't do anything particularly great; and that this character on balance wasn't a positive for the story. But with your explanation ... eh, fine. If it's a personal thing for the writer.

>the story literally couldn't have happened if not for the highly conservative community pissing Emma off to the point where she exploded
The main reason she seems so pissed off seems to have developed long before she even realized she was gay. Sure, it helped push her over the edge at some point, but I at least never got the feeling it wouldn't have happend (and hasn't happened) for other forms of bullying. And while the story does develop from this it's also not like, for example, as a teaching moment the school forced the two to do some community project together; she wasn't specifically confronted by any sort of bigoted teachers or priests or parents that forced her into some nightmare religion camp or anything of that sort ...

>The world would be a lot better if all bullies were lesbians
They'd just turn into that fucked up Republican type that channels their self-hatred onto the world instead of just getting laid; or if they do get laid, it's the sex-trafficking-minors-and-drugs type, so ...
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>>3482049
>The story very pointedly explains that Britney IS the bad one.

There's that in my opinion very weak scene where she explains that actually she wasn't the lead bitch but sorta got goaded into it by her not-anymore-friends, as a "figurehead bully". And it's not an "absolve of all guilt" thing at all, but it is quite a bit in the "oh, that wasn't really-really her" thing.

It's as you say her that needs character development, but instead of developing her forward from who she is, there's also a chunk of retconning on who she was previously, essentially.

Also I disagree that Emma doesn't need some figuring out; the codependency thing is mentioned a few times, the way she lets herself get pushed around, sort of, how to handle being best friends when life goes into a new direction ... that anger stuff was just the most visible; I'd say.
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>>3482057
>there's also a chunk of retconning on who she was previously, essentially.
I disagree with this wholeheartedly. All we knew was Emma's perception on who Britney was and not who she actually was. This aspect actually matters a lot in the story.
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>>3482052
Disclaimer: I don't really use the site so ...

My understanding is that it's simply not policed, it's just built into the system and then you either lie or don't. If you post a story, you got to pick a genre to post it under. So for example if you say your genre is LGBT, then it's automatically in the female lead category. If you got a male lead instead? Well, too bad. If you pick sports, it's automatically in the male lead category. Got a female lead? Well, either change genre or lie about the protagonist. Or if you do it the other way around and say your protagonist is female, you can't pick the war genre for your story. So same choice again ...

It seemed so bizarrely stupid to me I checked their forums on what they said, and if I recall, their excuse was that morons spam LGBT and female lead stories with stupid comments about that fact, so they essentially segregated the community via "male and female lead". That and "different reading habits".

I don't know. It's not that I can't see that at all, but the entire system looks like a level of retardedness to me that's hard to wrap my head around.
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>>3482054
I think something that may be hinted at near the end is that, maybe, Emma's own prejudice against her community may have a play in her narration. The vice-principal does say things are not as awful as Emma seems to think, and even in the end when she acts gay in front of everyone, shit's mostly fine.
>>3482058
This exactly. Not saying Emma's an unreliable narrator, but I felt like there was a very specific reason why this story was from Emma's POV only: We're seeing the world through the lenses of a scared, angry teenager. Britney was a bitch, but she probably wasn't as bad as Emma perceived her to be
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>>3482058
I just find this approach cheap. Let her be an actual bitch and develop or discover aspects her that make her likable or lovable or at least fuckable anyway. That's to me good character development.

Going "we've only seen her bitchy outside but deep down she's insecure and lonely and just wants a real friend" is ... yeah, the classic YA cliché for the popular bully girl, but also just dull. You don't really need to do anything complex with the character, just say "we've now learned that she's not how she previous was so all good".

(obviously she nonetheless has some actual development, ie in her struggles on how to deal with LGBT themes, but that's a minor point here I'd say)
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>>3482057
>>3482065
Well, I think the problem here may be a difference in what you want from what the book offers.
The book is about a girl who was spoiled and a bitch who had a change of heart, and THAT is the Britney we get to know. Could it have been about an actual bitch who we get to know more in detail and who may change mid-story? Sure, but then it wouldn't be the same book. Personally, what I loved the most was seeing Britney's regret. It really managed to hit me, especially in the big scene where she breaks down crying in Emma's room.
I think that scene was more effective in confirming Britney had been an actual bully than a hundred extra pages of her being an asshole would have been because we see how differently she perceives her actions now.
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>>3481594
Finally finished it. I would not recommend reading it for the romance but if you're looking for some horror/mistery story that happens to have 3 queer protagonists, it's not a bad read.
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>actual book discussion happened in /ulit/
>it was not about whether a book is counted as yuri or not
I can't believe I was asleep and wasn't able witness such an event.
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>>3482275
I actually picked it up for that and for it being in several DarKAcUdeMiA lists lol, the lesbianism was a bonus, that i would have suspected but i didn't remember that the author wrote Cameron Post...
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>>3477376
im interested its what got me into network engineering as a career oh god im so cringe
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>>3482580
At least the cover has no pretenses, I applaud the author for not making me lose any time.
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>>3482602
Shame they lately seem to always be about natural catastrophes. "The city is flooded and people are dead!" "Don't worry. We can fix the Internet."

... also no real character development anymore. But, eh, I got a soft spot for the series too. Maybe I had a bit more fun in the beginning, when Dar just screamed at people at work, but, mh, it's such a classic of lesbian fiction, from back in ye olde days when 95% of it was some type of Xena fiction.
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Please give recommendations for books with ANGST. My friends are having lesbian book club and that's the theme this time.
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>>3482760
Bruised by Tanya Boteju was pretty angsty, IIRC
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>>3482760
And Interference by Zoe Reed, although it's been a while since I've read that one, maybe someone else can confirm.
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>>3482760
Any YA book should suffice, those are normally 90% angst
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>>3482760
Maybe try "The Song of the Sea" by Jenn Alexander if you want adult angst.
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>>3482760
The Moment by TC Anderson
Her Name In the Sky by Kelly Quindlen
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>>3482580
I liked this book.
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>>3482895
x2
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anybody got any recs for monstergirl, enemies to lovers (bonus if coercion is used or similar stuff) or bullying novels?
fics are ok too
>>3475632
the prose was middling and it made the earlier chapters kinda dull but i liked it overall
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>>3483778
For bullying, Blurry by Lulu Lucille.

For monstergirl, The Road to Kalazad by K.L. Mitchell is on my plan to read, it's about a relationship between a girl and her centaur girlfriend.
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>>3483778

Tryst Six Venom by Penelope Douglas

-high school, bully romance, enemies to lovers
-blurb doesn't do it justice; better read these from the author's site (the WIP is more or less chapter 07)
https://pendouglas.com/bonus-scenes/stand-alones-up-and-coming-bonus-scenes/tryst-six-venom-bonus-content/

!!!NSFW
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>>3483789
>>3483814
thanks anons i grabbed tryst and blurry
cant seem to find kalazad, any chance of an epub? and if any other anons have coercion stuff id really like more recs
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>>3483789
ok this girl is a monster what the heck
i bullied people at school but never a blind kid shes evil
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>>3483789
>Blurry by Lulu Lucille
>2.87 on goodreads
holy shit
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>>3483908
yeah im reading it right now and the story is interesting but jesus christ its so poorly edited
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>>3482895
Do you have a link for the moment or do you know if it's in the archive? I'm downloading on mobile.
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>>3483879
I don't have it also.

>>3483906
>>3483908
>>3483933
Yeah, there's alot of pretty harsh moments that made me really uncomfortable. The ending is not that bad as the reviews says though.

>>3483936
Here:
https://www79.zippyshare.com/v/ux05i1nE/file.html
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ok i finished blurry and it was ok, definitely needs a real editor and a stronger ending though
i should sleep ive got stuff to do today but i might read tryst instead
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>>3483941
>link
Thanks!
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The lack of love for the GOAT Benjamin Medrano is shocking.
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>>3483814
tryst was cute and funny and nice
i liked it a lot thanks for the rec
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>>3475554
I don't think you understand anything, period. Come back to this thread when you have Master's Degrees in Philosophy, Literature and Linguistics or don't come back at all.
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>>3484080
I occasionally read a book of his and for the most part they are just awful. Always the same themes, always the same cringe prose; no idea how to do tense plots or actual character development ...

He is a bit like "Robin Roseau" in that all his characters act and especially speak like 70's scifi robots. He couldn't do human emotions if his life depended on it.

Bit of a shame really, since I had reasonable hopes after Ancient Dreams. Which I still think is worth a look for the fun/creative themes, despite the problems. But the other stuff, eh. Not so much.
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>>3484080
>Benjamin Medrano
>GOAT
b8/8
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>>3484087

You're welcome. I heard it's going to have a short sequel.
Also, it's Douglas' first f/f novel, so don't bother with her other books. She has plans to write another f/f though, given the positive feedback she got from her straight fans.
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>>3484120
>Missing the point.

Tell me if you can google translate a book that's entirely in Mandarin and properly judge the plot and characters.
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>>3484333
>not having a point
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... after a brief interlude featuring a vaguely interesting discussion we're now back with our regular program, disturbed person yelling at themself ...
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BK Hunter - Endbringer
I did read the first one, but I don't remember ... anything, really, about it. The 2nd I noticed I hadn't actually even finished. But, whatever, I read this one anyway.

So basically this is a world that's some far-future-post-cataclysm earth thing; some "magic returns", monster wipe out much of humanity, whatever, now there's adventurers and dwarfs and elfs and shit.

It's about duanimus, people that are "two souled". So you got a human soul and a monster soul and I think you can switch between being one or the other. But everyone hates them, and there's an evil god who uses them/the monsters to try and wipe out humanity.

But the heroine wants everyone to reconcile and believes in the common good and yaddayadda. So she confronts the god by basically telling them that she'll figure things out and they fight a bit but not really and then the god agrees and now everyone's moving forward.

In-between the book is practically a side-quest thing. Two side-quests that don't advance much, don't contribute much, and aren't very interesting. Aside from just being boring the main problem is that the author is temporary-challenged; they just can't write a paragraph without switching tenses 5 times. It's pretty ridiculous.

The romance doesn't offer much. It's framed as this grand self-sacrifice thing which doesn't happen, so, okay, everything's fine - which is fine, but also as there wasn't anything else pretty boring.

It's got the "weird ideas" thing going for itself but otherwise it's not a series worth looking at.
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Pure of Heart was a piece of shit. It's further solidified my bias that paranormal stories are garbage, no exceptions. Generic werewolf plot with terrible pacing (read: slow as a glacier) and an incredibly contrived climax. The het subplot for 80% of the book is a complete waste of time. There's TWO het subplots!

Emerson's kind of cute I guess, but it's ruined because it's love at first sight with the worst possible implementation. "Magical werewolf imprinting" is not a good setup for romance.

Dialogue was soooooooo cringeworthy. Author tried to banter and it's fucking awful. People don't speak like Marvel characters in real life, they don't throw quip after quip at each other.
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>>3484347
Wow, the timing of this post is uncanny.
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JB Garner - Goddess Tear
This got the be one of the most simplistic adventure stories I've ever read.

Tribe has a MacGuffin, bad guys come, kill a few people, steal the MacGuffin, run away with MacGuffin. Heroine takes the chief's daughter who is of course the love interest and a gnome trader and chases after the bad guys. The bad guys keep moving towards their home base and the good guys keep going after them. The End, wait for the sequel.

The entire thing is done in a rather clunky and clumsy manner. I does some things where you'd expect a better author to insert some twists - mostly because the bad guys and the tribe worship the same goddess. So you'd think, I don't know, that it affects them fighting each other or there's some "aha, it's a misunderstanding!" or ... I don't know. Maybe in the sequel, but not in this one. And same goes for everything else. Everything goes exactly as you'd expect it, including the jealous fiancé of the love interest being the generic traitor guy over his spurned romance.

As for the actual romance, well. The heroine and her love interest are interested in each other from the beginning, there's just a bit of "we can't, I got this duty as daughter to the chief!" but they got over that and then it's fine. Aside from that it doesn't offer anything.

If you're really, really bored and just want some action, okay. But otherwise this isn't good enough in any aspect.
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Any books about an obnoxious ranting schizo who pretends to be an oldfag who's above it all?
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>>3485117
Trigger Warning: Johnstone, William W., Johnstone
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>>3485094
Did you say. .. . gnome trader?
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>>3485221
Sure. Why? Pretty generic fantasy trope.
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>>3485223
Im just picturing someone who trades gnomes. May have misinterpreted the post
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>>3485253
That is funny and reminds me of My Dragon Girlfriend on webtoons.
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>>3484677
The one lesbian werewolf story I liked is a fanfic, though it's on-going and not very romantic so far.
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>>3485409
Link?
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>>3485411
https://archiveofourown.org/works/16432028/chapters/38474777
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>>3485422
>Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight
Shame, I hated that anime so I don't think I'm gonna read this fic. Thanks for the link, anyway.
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>>3485436
>I hated that anime
Revue Starlight is unironically the best /u/ anime of the last 5 years what the FUCK are you smoking you tasteless pleb holy shit
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>>3485436
No problem. There might be other hidden gems on AO3, but it would require a huge filter list to avoid the trash.
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>>3485452
That's like saying the Black Plague was the best of the last 5 plagues.
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>>3485469
Revue starlight is as close to /u/ kino as you can get. I cannot fathom the levels of shit taste required to dislike it
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>>3485471
>kino
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>>3485477
I know what I said. Revue Starlight's direction and production values are peak anime
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>>3485528
You clearly haven't seen the movie. Keep your innocence, sis.
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>>3485567
that clip's from the movie, which was fine. Not sure what you expected from a recap
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>>3485572
Oh, you sweet summer child.
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>>3485567
The 2021 one? Are there any rips around?
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>>3485576
????
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>>3485599
Either you're unaware or you don't belong here.
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>>3485624
?????
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>>3485599
>>3485630
They mean the most recent movie, sis. The 'true ending' to the anime.
Real shit movie that completely destroyed all possible ships and romances.
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>>3485659
AFAIK it's unsubbed so I'll wait until I actually see it before making a judgement. And unless they literally introduce male love interests I'll continue to ship whoever I like
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Recommend me a teacher x student tale.
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>>3485746
The Housemistress by Keira Michelle Telford if you want something steamy.
Unravel by Rebecca S. Lazaro if you want something complicated.
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>>3485452
>being a contrarian on the internet just to have a reason to argue with people
Get a life.
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Any good web serials?
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>>3485659
>>3485665
Where can I watch it?
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Ruzhui really went downhill these past 4 chapters. Nothing but convenient solutions for our MC.


- Science Babies
- Convenient solution to Lin Buxian's medical condition.
- Convenient solution to Chunhua Princess' mental illness.
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>>3485750
I've read Unravel following your recommendation but it became noticeably worse after part one. Overall, enjoyable first half, meh second part.

What surprised me is that I could still refund it on Kindle even after I'd read it.

Though I would love more recs with characters feeling guilty and reluctant, trying to fight their feelings, that kinda stuff.
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Zen Cho - Black Water Sister
Malaysian family moves back to Malaysian from the US and tries to get their life in order. Heroine struggles with what she wants to do and gets dragged into supernatural events as she's possessed by her grandmother.

Overall I found it enganging. Don't know that much about Malaysia so that was interesting, although it at times felt a bit over-the-top quasi-stereotyping to me - but, I mean, it's fiction, sometimes you gotta lay things on a bit thick. The supernatural stuff was fun - there's a good mix of tension, more lighthearted moments, some darker twists, some gratifying violence even ...

... that being said it also felt a bit YA to me, despite the heroine having graduated college. Probably this whole "I'm not sure what to do with my life" thing. Also, despite some of the more serious moments and some real violence, this could have been a way darker story (which personally I think I'd have preferred). Especially the end could have been more impactful.

There's a lot of broken English in the book. To me, it's a bit like writing in dialect: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Apparently they speak "Malaysian English" with various competence there, so it does seem reasonable enough. Of course they also speak in other languages, "translated" into English.

As for the romance, the heroine is in a long-distance relationship with her girlfriend who is still in the US, so frankly there's not much there, aside from the occasional angsting.

Competent novel, solidly done. Nothing too outstanding, aside from the setting, but also nothing that really bothered me.
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>THE CONVINCING HOUR
> by Ann Roberts

>Juvenile delinquents are vanishing from Lakeview, Michigan. Story Black, a brilliant fifteen-year-old, has heard the >smartest kids go from jail to a special school—and then college. The mastermind behind it all is Lakeview’s newest >citizen, Charlotte “Char” Barnaby, a former high school principal and winner of the largest lottery jackpot in history. She >brings her powerful billions back to her dying hometown, determined to save it and the worthiest children—regardless of >what it costs.

>Story plans to be next. Getting arrested is easy but getting out of Lakeview may be impossible. Standing between her >and her new life is her mother, Patty Black, a meth user with a genius I.Q. and a mysterious past of her own. Char >launches an elaborate scheme to convince Patty to let Story go, but Patty is an immovable force, unwilling to put Story’s >happiness before her own. If Story wants the future she sees, she must confront her mother and be willing to lose >everything, even their relationship.

... now that's what I call an innovative plot.
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>>3486417
What the fuck
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>>3486417
>Story Black
Now that's the name of a protagonist if I've ever heard one.
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First time in this thread, and I’ve glanced at the resources in OP, though haven’t done a thorough search, so I apologize if I’ve missed something.

Are there any examples of hardboiled detective fiction, preferably starring a private investigator, where the lead is a lesbian?
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>>3486536
Off the top of my head;
Gerri Hill has several crime/mystery works, most notable would probably be the Hunter series,
Lee Winter's Requiem for Immortals and The Red Files come to mind,
JM Redmann's Micky Knight series,
R.E. Bradshaw's Rainey Bell series,
Wild by Meghan O'Brien.

You can probably find a few lists on goodreads with these titles and look up for more stuff.

>>3486016
>people recognize me by the recommendations
I need to be here less, jfc
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>>3486536
The large chart does have a pretty large mystery section.

I'm a bit dubious about the "hardboiled" part though. If you mean the "It was a rainy day as I sat here in my fedora drinking whiskey - a hard drink for a hard woman - as the client with her ruby red lips entered, and I knew immediately she would be trouble - my kind of trouble ..." type I'd tend towards "none/if it exists it's probably awful". Alexis Hall's Kate Kane series leans into it (including fedora), but it's urban fantasy.
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>>3486558
I think what you described is noir while hardboiled is more like along the lines of Die Hard

>>3486536
I second The Red Files especially the first book
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>>3486547
>I need to be here less, jfc
Lmao anon, no worries. I downloaded the book because of your post here >>3485750 I'm just a fast reader.
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>>3486417
>a meth user with a genius I.Q.
At least it's easy to identify the author's self-insert character. Too bad nothing else about that makes any sense.
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>>3486417
>smartest kids
>worthiest children
>genius I.Q
Yuck. Eugenics supported alert.
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>>3486658
tbf the only meth addict i know is a very intelligent person (aside from the meth addiction)
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>>3487162
>tfw too inteligent to break my meth addiction
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>>3486773
You say that like it's a bad thing
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>>3487203
Intelligence doesn't actually protect from drugs, homeopathy, religions, other abusive relationships, or anything else you'd think intelligent people would be too intelligent for ...
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>>3487253
This is a bad thing.
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>>3487258
What is intelligence? Less surprisingly, being good at crunching numbers, or predicting economy, or building rockets doesn't help you deal with drugs too much
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>>3487296
Your parents were siblings
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>>3487258
>>3487308
True, it's more a matter of wisdom and self-control.
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>>3487296
Yeah, being a good person, in other words.
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Books focusing more on feels rather than sex? No crude sex scenes?
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>>3487321
Or fear or laziness or depression or anger or a simple lack of opportunity. There are any number of factors that can prompt someone to avoid something.
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Quick impressions:

PJ Berman - War of Mercy
Fantasy series; King dies, no secure heir, civil war, foreign interference, religion, democratic rebels, yaddayadda. Lots going on, but reading it it feels so simplistic. Instead of doing anything in depth everything's rushed.

One of the 3 main POV characters is a lesbian. I didn't stick around but I'm fairly sure her lover gets killed. That being said apparently there's gods interfering, so whether that means anything I don't know.

Winnie Frolik - The Illhenny Murders
1930's Britain mystery featuring a lesbian district nurse. Unfortunately the sample didn't go to either her love interest or the mystery so it's a bit hard to gauge the main plot points. It feels a little clunky but the setting is interesting to me so I'll probably read that at some point; hopefully the mystery won't feel too badly done, and hopefully the romance isn't too generic awful ...

Bethany A Perry - Give Me Grace
Books that start with the heroine spilling her intestines in the emergency room are promising by default, although I'm not a fan of any sort of religious talk - heroine has amnesia and gets taken in by nuns/sisters. It's clear those aren't ordinary - some sort of demon hunting order, maybe? And the heroine herself might be a demon? Might be worth a read, just for how weird it is.

Erik Schubach - Changeling (Worldship Files)
Just pointing out that this is out, in case anyone cares. Same stuff as always with him, honestly.

Leah R Cutter - Circle of Air
Super bland witch urban fantasy, just from the vibe. Hard to describe, but it feels so uninteresting, despite a quite brutal story about witches being sacrificed and their souls trapped in bridges. A book for once not helped by lacking a love interest.

Nanisi Barrett D'Arnuk - Kuroki-san's Slave
BDSM slavery but in dreadful boring. How do you even make a simple BDSM/romance/erotica story this boring? Talk, talk talk, some weebery, more talk ... boring sex, boring end.
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>>3487374
my dms babe i wanna hold your hand and help you with all your problems
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God I hate the trope where one of the characters breaks up with the other cause she's afraid of the other person breaking up with them.
Just completely retarded, and I have a really difficult time imagining that happening in real life.
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>>3487499
>you can’t fire me [from this relationship]! i quit!
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>>3487516
>I need you to hand over your vibrator. And your other vibrator.
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Did you know there isn't a single published novel about romance between sisters? Don't bother looking, I already checked.
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>>3487590
You looked in french literature?
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>>3482602
It may be cringe but it’s an uncommon experience. I know someone who went to law school because of fanfic.
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Got baited by The Other Side of Perfect
by Mariko Turk since it was in the LGBT tag from goodreads and the LI in the synopsis is called Jude. Jude is a boy, don't wase your time folks.
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>>3487626
Isn’t Jude usually a boy’s name?
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Fact: Books with 2+ first-person POVs are trash. No exceptions.
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I pieced out an entire Teacher x Delinquent one-shot smut novel from start to end and wrote it all down, it feels pretty solid. Now I just have to write it.
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>>3487789
hurry please i need it
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>>3487789
>not delinquent teacher x honors student
Foiled again.
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>>3487826
>lesbian GTO
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I still maintain that "The Shadow Campaigns" belongs on the Top /u/ of Fantasy list.
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>>3487903
I do too

But some autists hate the fact Marcus is a major character POV
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>>3487903
Nah, the last book was soo bad.
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>>3487903
I think thee books just kinda got repetitive. Like books 3 & 4 almost completely blend together. Even book 2 is mostly like that except it had the really long espionage and revolution part. Whatever, I am still happy that these just exist.
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>>3487789
Keep me posted...
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>>3487738
Yep.
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>>3487738
>>3487963
That's just, like, your opinion, woman.
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>>3487672
I mean... Hey, Jude.
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>>3488064
Hey.
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Skyla Dawn Cameron - Blood Ties (Elis O'Connor Book 1)
Urban fantasy novel in a universe that has a previous series which I didn't read. This takes place 25 years later, possibly with the daughter of the previous protagonists or something. So it kinda throws you into things, but at the same time it's more a "in medias res" approach than "you should've read the prequels", I think. It's just a fast paced story that doesn't bother with info dumping world building paragraphs.

It follows Elis who is of course snarky and kinda doesn't fit in and she special because she's the daughter of a vampire or somesuch thing and all that generic urban fantasy stuff. Also, she's a self-described serial killer of men. So if you got a problem with a heroine being bitter about rapists, abusers and the like and just going out and murdering them you might be annoyed by those bits.

Not that the story is actually about that; she's chasing after her missing brother after an attractive woman appears at her door to try and get her to help. They flirt quite a bit and the heroine explains rather logically that she's rather not dating men on account that most don't deal well with the whole "I murder men as a hobby" thing. Nonetheless it's not exactly a romance novel and with this book feeling rather incomplete (the brother isn't even close to being found, let alone what's going on with him) I don't know whether it'll go anywhere; for all I know the series is done with that character (which would be bizarr, but eh, who can know).

Either way, atmosphere is pretty decent, solidly written, story is always moving forward, some twists too; nothing you won't expect (I suspect), but nothing that's too stupid as far as I was concerned. As far as urban fantasy goes I'd say this was surprisingly un-awful.
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>>3487826
Without giving too much away; Delinquent is involved with the honors student as well. So don't worry, that's already in there.
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>>3487943
I don't know if I would agree that they're repetitive necessarily, but I agree that 4 and 5 are weaker books. I couldn't say why, specifically. I've reread the series maybe five or six times over the years, and the last two books I end up skimming.
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>>3488097
But the deliquent isn’t a teacher. That part’s important to the concept.

That’s alright, though. I’ll just sit here in my corner fantasizing.
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>>3488239
you could always write a short story about it
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>When Dusk Comes, by J.J. Arias
WoD-style underground vampire society political intrigue, drenched with romance. Or vice versa, depending on how you read it. Maingirl is a hot, blonde, Bostonian bounty hunter. While trailing a mark she meets a sexy older woman, Other Maingirl, who's a billionaire hotel magnate and also ancient, secret queen of the vampires. Queeny inexplicably falls madly in love with bounty hunter girl, who is a thirtieth her age, apropos of nothing. The rest of this one is basically just them being cute all the while trying not to worry about this progressively more threatening vampire rebellion that's going on. Ends on a predictable cliffhanger.
I know there's not much to this one. I was gonna wait and review the whole trilogy, but atm I am stalled hard in the second book, which tilts all the way into vampire political intrigue mode for the stretch that I've read so far. Maybe I'll push through it, idk.
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>>3487903
haven't read it but Django Wrexler is not a good author, his other series (Ship of Smoke and Steel) was mediocre at best
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How the fuck do Goodreads categories actually works? It seems like it's the exact same books for weeks, then suddenly it gets updated with two dozen new ones all at once, including random inexplicable straight or M/M romances despite the category being "lesbian" and not "queer" or "LGBT" or whatever. Does someone literally just go in and manually put a bunch of new books in there whenever they actually remember to, or what? There has got to be a better way to keep track of this, right?
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>>3488614
I've no clue, amazon actually does the same thing where i find MM books and whatnot in lesbian categories.
And I wish all of these books didn't get grouped so often in the LGBTQ+ umbrella.
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>>3488614
Goodreads is such trash site. Can't somebody make a proper database with detailed genres, tags and whatnot?
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Judy M Kerr - Black Friday
First book in a mystery series. Company runs some ponzi scheme various agencies are investigating. Heroine herself works for the US Postal Service.

I had hoped it'd be a bit different; obviously it influences how and what you'd investigate if you are a cop in a homicide department compared to being a private investigator compared to being a railway cop compared to maybe being a lawyer trying to help their client or being a private person that gets involved in something. Unfortunately the Post-bit doesn't really go anywhere; it reads just the same as if it were your random cop.

This also has to do with that the mystery doesn't have much substance. They are frankly even at the start practically able to prove the financial shenanigans of the company they investigate, so that bit barely matters. Instead it quickly turns into a homicide investigation, and it becomes way less convincing immediately. It really needs to force the heroine to be there all the time, and be the one to do things all the time. Also, there's a strong "she's the only one who figures out what's really going on while everyone else makes wrong assumptions" vibe, for no good reason (for example, she and her partner literally observed the prime suspect being elsewhere during the murder, and nobody has reason to doubt them. So, you know, not very plausible that everyone insists he's the guy anyway ... ).

Private life of the heroine ("MC") is for the most part pretty dull - so dull in fact, that when reading, you'll probably start thinking about the author's choices. You'll get a strong "hey, look at this picture of my fiancé. Isn't she beautiful? We plan to marry once I'm back from this one last mission!" vibe. I'd like to commend the author for going for a quite bold choice in the middle of the book, but it's just not done that well.

Overall not good enough. Not the mystery, not the private stuff. Conclusion not that satisfying either.
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>>3488614
I know Cat Sebastian writes both M/M and F/F, so I assume some of the other authors who write both got mixed in if they labled their books "Queer" or "LGBT".
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>>3488681
I know https://www.thelesbianreview.com/advanced-search/ has a fairly robust tag system, however it's not a comprehensive database since it only include books that they've written reviews for.
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>>3488614
It get updated on the 1st of every month with what came out in the last month. It's actually an excellent way to keep track of what books came out. I use the general LGBT tag
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>>3487591
Got any French recommendations then?
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>>3488614
>How the fuck do Goodreads categories actually works
They don't.
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>>3488449
Thats 100% a Swanqueen fic, right?
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>>3487590
There's plenty of Frozen fanfictions, anon.
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>>3488239
But like, how much delinquency can a teacher partake in before she's fired?
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>>3489231
a lot as long as she keeps her drug habit under wraps
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Stranger Things: Rebel Robin just came out a few days ago. It is only a prequel though and the synopsis makes it sound like it is focused on her accepting her gayness more than potential relationships/crushes though, sadly.
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>>3489067
I wouldn't know, I don't really know anything about ouat. Is it worth watching, once I'm done with my semiannual Xena rewatch?
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>>3489569
>Is it worth watching
For yuri? No.
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>>3489569
No at all, that said the parts with Elsa in s4 where gay af, also the parts of Red, Mulan and Merida where cute and kinda shippy, the ep where Red gets her OTP with Dorothy from Oz it was an ep from s6 i think?
The last season was a reboot set some time in the future, where they had Alice and Robin Hood and The Wicket witch of the West's daughter, also Robyn lol, be the secondary ship of the season.
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>>3489580
>Wicket witch
There’s a cricket joke somewhere here I’m too lazy to come up with.
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>>3489523
oh cool I'll give it a try
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>>3489569
>semiannual Xena rewatch
I do around 6/9 months of abstinence between runs, how long do you wait?
Favorite episodes?
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My White Dahlia - C.M. Blackwood

Adette Salazar, a Hispanic-American woman living in 1950s London, gets a job as the personal assistant/secretary to an eccentric author who is rumored to have scandalous tastes, Dahlia Frobisher. They become attracted to each other, but their growing relationship is threatened by the specters of their dark pasts.

This story was and far more "literary" than I was expecting from a self-published lesbian romance. It is told from a first-person perspective and has a sort of "unreliable-narrator" thing going on ("unreliable" in the sense that Adette does not reveal major aspects of her past to the reader until she is unavoidably confronted by them.) It is very dramatic, and the story is far-far darker than I was anticipating (at some points it borders on misery-porn.) The romance has some nice moments, but it doesn't really match the extremity of the other content.

Overall, I probably wouldn't recommend this. The romance is ok but not particularly special, and it isn't really well-written enough to recommend for the dramatic content (not that it's badly written, but it isn't a masterpiece.)
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>>3489523
That was supposed to get a podcast too, right?
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>>3489523
Is this out in mobi and libgen yet?
Because i did a quick seach a couple of days ago and nothing.
>>3489569
If you have the time to rewatch shows, you might just as well watch it.
Just know that the two main women chars are straight and they are never show as anything else, they have a huge fandom of delusional fans and tons of fics thou, the gays are Ruby/Red but not in the first seasons, Mulan, she has some muddled thing where the narrative makes you think she is into a prince but she is actually into the Sleeping Beauty, who marries the prince and it goes nowhere, and reaaaally later you have Alice/Robin, who an alt version of the classic Alice and the other is the daughter of two other chars.
Oh and the half season with Elsa was super gay.
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>>3489649
I always felt that 'Been There, Done That' was the best 'intro to Xena' episode. It's got the perfect balance of goof, adventure, gay, and clever. But as far as my personal fav, it's hard to beat 'The Ides of March' for grandeur. It concludes so many different storylines so perfectly, all at once. Gives me chills just thinking about it.
I usually go around 18-24 months between watches. That's long enough for it to settle and for me to enjoy it fully again. But if I meet someone new who wants to watch it, that's an instant rewatch. Hard to beat watching it again through a new friend's eyes, same with any show.
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>>3489569
its a cw show so its pretty trash, i really couldnt get into it
but other people like it so ymmv, try watching the first ep and see how you feel
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>>3490029
Its an ABC/Disney show.
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>>3489973
Excellent taste sister.
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>>3490141
idk why i thought it was a cw show
probably cos it fits the same niche ig
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>>3489580
>>3489877
poor mulan. I'm still mad.
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>>3490399
The actress was so hot too! What a waste.
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>>3490399
Mulan got basically friendzoned hard by the story, when she hung around Red and Merida most of the fandom was convinced she was supposed to end up with Red, heck the way they meet was 100% out of an animu and then bam! special ep where Red meets Dorothy and Mulan gets btfo uber hard...
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>>3475477
>>3475550
Do any of these have NSFW scenes?
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Baru Cormorant finally earned out it's advance so Dickenson will star getting actual royalties now.
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Martin Schiller - Blackbird Excalibur
Final book in that weird time-travelling multi-verse conspiracy series. Conflict has from the start been between the "Masters" and the "Lyrians" and who gets to control humanity, with the Lyrians be the "enslave them all" type. This I guess supposedly solves the issue once and for all.

I can't really say much about this as a book. It's not like the story is tense, I don't think the characters are particularly great. I find it kinda annoying how the heroine goes along with everything anyone wants of her. The finale doesn't have much oomph.

So really it's interesting for the wacky stuff. Basically all conspiracy theories are true in this universe. Also you meet tons of historical figures or their parallel universe counterparts. Lots of weirdness. It's well-written, although I find the heroine as narrator at times really annoying.

Interesting series if you're into unconventional stories, otherwise not really.
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>>3490584
Baru, tiger’s Daughter, andPriory do.
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>>3475477
>The Priory of the Orange Tree
Okay, who is the main couple in this story? Because the part of the synopsis that says "Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction", raises alerts in my head. I don't like love triangles.

I don't give a shit about spoilers, go ahead.
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>>3490872

Here's my two cents, I'm sure a lot of anons liked this book though so take my points with a grain o salt.

The queen and the lady in waiting is the /u/ romance. The queen does marry a guy, get pregnant, the guy and the baby dies, and only then do they get together. Also the "insemination sex" is described in the book by maids that are waiting for then to finish through the door. Personaly, I don't recommend this book. It has A LOT of POV's that doesn't matter at all /u/-wise and the story is not event that great. Also everytime the story is finally going somewhere the author makes sure to change the POV to a boring plot happening somewhere else.
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Gabrielle Gagne-Cyr - The Theurgy of the Gods
Evil McBadguy oppresses some fantasy lands with his 7 henchmen; mostly because each of them got a God they use in battle. It's a bit like Persona - they "summon" them and use their powers then. It's even described at some point that they have an "ultimate" attack that they can use only rarely and "normal" skills they can use all the time.

Anyway, heroine tries to assassinate him but this goes of course wrong. Would have been a very different story had that worked out right away ... so she flees with whatever companions survive, and they are forced to team up with a corsair captain (this is totally different than pirates; honesthonest, they are differently criminal and thus not actually bad).

Rest of the book is collecting gods; which they decide they need on their side if they want to win against the bad guys. Which makes sense. And strikes me as rather dumb for not having been on their radar before. It does have 1-2 better moments, but for the most part it's pretty boring. You don't even get a good feel for the world (there's also tech like radar or hovercars but it seems completely disconnected and arbitrary) or characters.

What annoyed me was the romance though. First of all - heroine's name is Farrah and her love interest is Feras. Listen, you can't expect me to pay that much attention. Too similar! Far too similar! Of course also you know how it goes: the heroine is the serious rebel leader, quiet, controlled, wants to plan ahead, etcetc. The corsair captain is of course roguish and irreverent and smirking and teasing ... and then over time they start to respect and trust each other and they end up holding hands. Okay. The book tries going for that, I think, but every scene with those two seems to only exist to have the captain belittle, mock, disregard, lecture, whatever the heroine. So, fuck that. It was annoying as shit.

Also ends nowhere, just because. Didn't enjoy at all.
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>>3490889
Its one redeeming quality is the prose. Everything else is pretty forgettable.AAO
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>>3475632
Lotsa people complaining about the prose but... I don't really see why it being simple is bad. It's not like it's so plain it comes off as amateur-ish. It conveys what it wants pretty well. You don't need fancy words or tons of unending pretentious inner monologues with a story as simple as this one.
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>>3475471
Does anyone has the epub or MOBI from Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating?
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>>3475476
Do you have a pastebin for this list? I would like to give it a Ctrl+F.
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Do all novels that aren't labeled as Young Adults have some smut/NSFW content? Help me, nee-sama, every romance I've ever read has been fanfic.
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>>3487457
>Bethany A Perry - Give Me Grace
>Books that start with the heroine spilling her intestines in the emergency room are promising by default, although I'm not a fan of any sort of religious talk - heroine has amnesia and gets taken in by nuns/sisters. It's clear those aren't ordinary - some sort of demon hunting order, maybe? And the heroine herself might be a demon? Might be worth a read, just for how weird it is.

I decided to read this one and It's actually a decent ride if you don't mind the MC being kind of a crybaby. criticisms I have are The Raga encounter was underwhelming. Maybe that was the point since the key to beating her was letting go desire oh well. The author needs a new editor too, it seems like the editor made this a rush job and so there are some sentences that read really strangely or have awkward transitions.

Overall the conflict isn't so much religious but more about "choices" in life. More spoilers for why the MC is an Amnesiac So basically regular tier demons are more like evil spirits that take over human bodies, the MC takes over an alcoholic lesbian's body because she has witch powers she can take advantage of in order to defeat Raga, which is the Indian demon of desire, before she takes over the woman's body, she makes a deal with the current head of the Order to take her memories away until she says a trigger phrase. The reason why is because the MC wanted a way to purge all sense of desire from her mind to beat Raga. However this plan semi-fails when she ends up falling in love with the LI

Some of the scenes end up really trippy and pretty creative. Of course the end has a sequel hook as well. Overall it's like a 6/10 hopefully the sequel has an editor that gives a shit.
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>>3491310

In my experience, no. I've read a ton of books that skipped the smut part.
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>>3491303
No, sorry. Only exists as this chart. Don't think there's any particularly convenient way to just get the text out of it either.
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>>3491310
Unfortunately no
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>>3491326
With Ninestar I get the impression they pretty much stick with the author's draft and just do some proofreading-level "editing". Which I think is often not the right choice, especially with how many inexperienced part-time authors they got.

But at least the book sounds like something a bit different, despite the issues.
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>>3491355
That's really unfortunate, it really could be a 7 or 8 if she had a good editor to clean up the sentences and frame some of the realm hopping scenes a lot better. It kind of gave me Chainsaw man vibes with some of the concepts.
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>>3489523
>>3489809
>>3489877
Its out in VK, the robin novel i mean.
I'm only missing The Dead and The Dark and Cinders of Yesterday for my tbr list.
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Is there any cute story that contains a poly relationship? Preferably between 3 women and with them liking each other equally.
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>>3491763
>poly
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>>3491769
Can you chill the fuck out? You're obnoxious.
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>>3491791
polyam is an abomination
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>>3491796

it works fine for some people, emphasis some, let people have their own lives
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>>3491763
Plain Bad Heroines, if you are into its weird mix of gothic-movie-in-movie-dark-academia-horror-comedy you are probably gonna like it.
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>>3491796
It’s fine when it’s triplets.

Actually it’s preferable.
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>>3492066
I never realized I needed this
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>>3491796
>read gay novels
>think poly is an abomination
Why are humans so retarded?
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Jane Fletcher - Silver Ravens
Talk about not clicking with a story. As expected from Jane Fletcher it's "solid workmanship"; nothing too stupid to complain about.

But I found the story pretty uninteresting and the setup annoying. Essentially, heroine is a bit lost in life, as they usually are; she then coincidentally does some puzzles which lead her to a secluded place where she then gets kidnapped into some type of fae parallel world where she's supposed to decode some scrolls for the Queen.

The romance is of course with the dashing captain of the queen's elite soldiers (Silver Ravens...), and also the one who effectively kidnapped the heroine. And I know they hardly could have gone "hey, we need you in some parallel world for this task ..." but this entire "I guess I got to go along with whatever they want now" bit was annoying, especially since it's of course also the romance.

Obviously "just" decoding a scroll couldn't have filled an entire book so there's some things that develop from that but nothing that was surprising or very interesting. Pretty big chunk goes into a "side quest" that ultimately doesn't really connect with anything.

Overall I guess I was just annoyed with the heroine and her trite romance, and bored by the story. Not a novel I'll remember fondly.
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>>3492225
Hello, anon, I see you've read a lot of books. Do you have a list of the best ones to recommend me? You don't need to talk about each one of them if you don't want to, the names are enough, I'll take a look at the synopses myself.
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>>3492210
>read gay novels
>must give up on romantic love and endorse every depravity under the sun
I'm not sure I see why
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>>3492395
Why not ... predictably, this comment is going to get too long:

Scifi:
Kyra Anderson - The Significant. I've recently read it again and I'm not quite as convinced anymore but ... just don't read it twice, I guess.
AC Edwards - Maple Leaves Quartet. Quite strange political / Canadian scifi series. Absolutely unique heroine. Book 4 is a different POV so either ignore that one or don't.
UF:
Lara Hayes - Redamancy. Primarily the first one; good, tense, reasonably dark vampire novel.
Jody Klaire - Above and Beyond. Empath series. Solid quality throughout, but first one again I found strongest.
Casey Matthews - The One Who Eats Monsters. It comes up a lot in this thread; I wouldn't say it's the "literary type" of "best" but it's the "fun" type of "best.
Elizabeth Watasin - Monster Stalker. Same as above, aside from the fact that it's not as popular.
Roz Kaveney - Rhapsody of Blood. Very unique series, good quality. Bit Pratchett-Witches-esque "sensible" heroine.
Fantasy:
Seth Dickinson - Baru Cormorant. The other one that gets mentioned all the time; rightly so, excellent first book in particular. I'd actually just put that in my #1 spot.
Sam Farren - Bitfrost. It's a strange one but I do like it. Dragonoak series of theirs is also not exactly bad.
Comedy:
J Judkins - A Date with Angel. Drags a bit in the middle to be fair.
Camryn Eyde - Tricky Wisdom. Roommate romance with great banter. Book 3 is supposed to be out soon(tm).
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>>3492435
Contemporary / Romance:
Lorelie Brown - Far From Home. Good mix of serious and romance, and interesting theme.
Lee Winter - The Brutal Truth. Good ice queen stuff. Another common recommendation.
Hildred Billings - Ren'ai Rensai. Gets some hate. Poly, gender issue, Japan. Lots of shit going on.
Ashley Bartlett - Cash Braddock. Small-time drug dealer lead. The first book in particular is great.
Historical:
Sarah Waters - Fingersmith. Everyone knows that one. But it does deserve that recognition.
Mysteries:
Kate Allen - Alison Kane. Not the greatest mysteries, but everything else is great fun.
Cari Hunter - The Dark Peak. Good police procedural and excellent lead characters. Cute and dark.
Anne Holt - Hanne Wilhelmsen. Particularly satisfying for readers that too hate humanity and are assholes about it.
Jennifer L Jordan - Lauren Vellequette. Very refreshing mysteries.

Seems reasonable enough. Presumably forgot a bunch, but that's just how this stuff goes.
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>>3492403
You are obnoxious and annoying.
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>>3492435
>political/canadian sci fi

Is Canadian sci fi different from normal sci fi?
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>>3492438
> Cash Braddock
Why did I read it as Crash Bandicoot?
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>>3492439
Oh, we've moved onto insults now? Then, you are a fucking idiot and should just keep quiet.
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>>3492435
>>3492438
Thanks, anon, I'll take a look at each one of them, starting with the comedy ones.

I would also like to say that I appreciate your effort to come here to give us a small review of what you are reading, I really liked that.
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>>3492725
Review anon is pretty based and is probably the only thing keeping this thread together
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>>3492514
It's like Canadian bacon.
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>>3492739
>probably the only thing keeping this thread together
I thought that was my sparkling wit.
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>>3492514
Everything's shite but there's beer and socialism.

>>3492517
Their lives are roughly an equal train wreck. Although in different ways.

>>3492725
>>3492739
Thanks. I'm always slightly bemused by how I've written hundreds of these now and still predictably run into the "comment too long" limit almost every time, instead of having learned by now how to judge that instinctively ... turns out that 4chan somehow wasn't meant for book reviews, even very crude ones.
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>>3493072
Socialism is also a shit, nee-san.
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>>3488770
Any more lesbian review sites, /u/?

I found this:
>https://lezreviewbooks.com/
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>>3493120
>>3493120
Honestly it's hard to judge some of these LGBT sites simply because I know a lot of the books are going to be rated highly solely because of progressive subjects being address and not for writing, prose or characters. Contemporaries are barely readable nowadays because there has to be a side track on how non binaries are totally valid and cool people.
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>>3493120
Both sites kinda suck at reviewing, IIRC.
Extra points for diversity and representation or whatever, when the book itself sucks ass.
I only visit them to see what's new. Occasionally when i see a review for something I've already read, I'll be amazed by what shit they'll give good reviews to.
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>>3493121
>>3493122
it's astounding how little these lesbian review sites like Baru. In fact, I don't think it's even on most of them. It's not even the fantasy bias, they review plenty of fantasy

Instant loss of cred
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>>3493144
A lot of these people legitimately don't know the difference between a book addressing uncomfortable and fucked up subjects that are there to be edgy and ones that are there to be puzzles and obstacles for the protagonist to navigate through. They want every book to be just a circlejerk of "anyone who is gay is objectively correct".
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Here's one review I saw: https://www.thelesbianreview.com/sculpting-her-heart-annette-mori/

Here's an excerpt I posted in a past thread: >>3417466
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>>3493121
>>3493122
Honestly, I just need the tags to skip anything that looks suspicious. For example, if there is a "butch" in the middle, I don't even open it, because I know there's going to be a boring gender drama cycle throughout the entire book.
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>>3493278
Some tags are useless, like the 25-39 old protagonist tag.
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>>3493286
There's this weird American obsession with "pedophilia grooming" where people are afraid to read books about teen protagonists and it's getting to be obnoxious since people are including the 17-19 range as "too young".

Like fuck, you can die for your country at 17 but if you find one attractive even on accident you're a pedo somehow. I feel those tags are just overcompensation for people who are overly guilty of finding an 18 year old attractive once.
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>>3493491
I just find the 25-39 range way too large. It's be better if it was more segmented.
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>>3493492
Yeah, that's actually true. If it's written correctly a 25 year old is going to be mentally in a different place than a 35 year old.
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>>3493121
It's kinda the same with regular SFF fiction, since A) readers are predisposed to be positive to like it, and B) with smaller authors you're probably gonna fuck them over with a negative review.
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>>3493121
>>3493122
>>3493144
>>3493175
>muh diverstiy-quality false dichotomy
It's that time of the day, it seems.
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>>3493917
Sorry for talking shit about your shitty website, but you need to start getting over it
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what are some books like tryst six venom?
i really liked it and im not sure where to find similar stuff, im new to this sort of stuff..
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>>3494252
Can you talk about this one? Is it just porn?
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>>3494354
yeah pretty much
my girlfriend described it as like 'we get it you fuck in all the inconvenient public places' cos thats like half to two thirds of the book
the other part is angst and drama, which is hot at the start when its bullying but kinda boring by the end
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>>3494628
Check out Meghan O'Brien's stuff - thirteen hours, the night off, her best friends sister, the sex therapist next door.
Theyre just about 50% sex, 50% plot.
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>>3493117
>tfw no retarded capitalist gf
wel
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>>3494252
I want the same too.

>>3494797
Are they all enemies of the lover/bully?
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>>3495720
Just started to read it yesterday and damn, now I also want more bully/romance nsfw novels.
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>>3495720
>enemies of the lover
>enemies to lovers
Fixed. I'm retarded.

>>3496151
Yeah, I'm still reading but I already want more dynamics like this. There are some cringe scenes that make me stop reading for a while, but the book is still good and I recommend it.

The first half is the best part, I love their lines and how they fight. I had fun reading Clay's jealous tantrums, that alone is worth the whole book. My favorite scene is them arguing at the church.
>“Do something for me?” I ask her, keeping my voice low as students fill the rows around us, and the altar servers light the candles. “Move your ass a little faster than my grandmother down the field this Friday, or is that too much trouble?”


Come on, anons, go read that shit. Clay and Olivia are on a lacrosse team together.
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>>3496347
I already am, past 55%, and this shit is fire, I'm a sucker for hate fuck and sexual tension and this hits the spot just right. It's amusing how fucking gay Clay is and she doesn't even realize it.
After finding out that this is the first f/f of the author and she writes hetI don't want to say that it spoiled the book but it sure did put some things in prospective.
In any case I learned two things for sure
>people have ridiculous names
>high school is batshit crazy in murrica
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>>3496347
I'm exactly at 50% right now and don't want it to end. Can't seem to stop reading though.
We need more f/f bully romance!
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>>3496491
>>3496839
I wish I had your standards so I could enjoy more books.
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>>3496937
Recommend some if you know so many that are like that.
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>Messaging Her: A Lesbian Romance by Olivia O'Malley
Reading this thing, I'm near the beginning, and I've never read a book with more grammatical mistakes.
Worlds like: your, his, her, it, she, are seemingly used completely randomly. And the writer uses some common phrases and sentences but, slightly differently, it just feels off, like someone google translated a book from chinese. Here's a small paragraph.

"What can it be?" Suddenly a tall, young woman stands in front of me. She wears a white top and a gray tea towel hangs over one of her defined shoulders. She holds a glass in her hand with her long, narrow fingers. What immediately stands out is her sassy short hairstyle. Her colored, silver-violet hair is trimmed short on the sides. She wears only the top hair long with a side pony. When she doesn't get an answer from me, she leans against the bar and leans forward. Her arm muscles stand out clearly.
"What can it be?" She asks me again. Hearing your voice under normal circumstances puts butterflies in my stomach. She sounds relaxed and youthful. Not a bit squeaky like mine. The nervousness is gone. She didn't recognize me. From where?

I don't really have a point, just thought it was weird and slightly interesting...
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Here's another one:
What shit! I pull my cell phone out of my pocket and hit the speed dial button. Then I hold the thing to my auricle and see the strange girl - my roommate! - to the way she climbs the stairs. Why didn't I notice anything? On the mailbox, next to my name, was only her last name. Sure, there were a couple of pumps and hair clips scattered around the apartment, but I thought these were the things of my roommate's friend!
"Hi!" Shouts Scarlett when she finally answers. I hold the cell phone away from me for a moment. Sometimes it can be really loud. She's probably doing this to annoy me.
"You me too!" I bleat at her and make my way back to the bar.

After googling the author's name, I get a bunch of weird porn stuff. Olivia is probably some 60 year old dude living in a trailer in a forest behind a landfill.
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>>3497303
I’ve RPed with better writers on GaiaOnline.

>>3497321
Actually, almost everyone I met on GaiaOnline was a better writer.
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>>3496347
>tryst six venom
After reading this for a bit I finally get the appeal for enemies to lovers
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>>3497437
Same. Are there more books like this one?
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Can you guys recommend anything where jealousy/obsessive behaviour takes a big part?
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Any clue where one could find the novels from I.M. Rogue?
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>>3497708
There's a few in the torrent
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>>3497437
Update I went from reading Tryst Six Venom to Her Name in the Sky, the catholics got me alright.
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>>3497525
my love life sis
also /r/ing anything like this, i guess tryst could fit here cos clay does the whole jealous/obsessive behaviour thing
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>>3498055
>Young Adult
How lewd is this thing, anon?
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>>3498372
They have sex once. Not very detailed
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>>3498055
>Tryst Six Venom
>Her Name in the Sky
I was about to read the first one, but if it's ANYTHING like Her name in the fucking Sky I might as well not waste my time. I hate books that are 95% "being gay is suffering" only to have underwhelming 'happy' endings.
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>>3498372
It's pretty horny and dramatic, but yeah not very explicit. You can tell that this is the first f/f work from the author.

>>3498537
Tryst Six Venom and Her Name in the Sky aren't very similiar aside from the setting (catholic school). However, it's fascinating to put them side by side, analyzing their approach of the same 'coming of age' story.
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Absolutely perfect.
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>>3498055
I took a look at this one and didn't like it. Lots of christian drama, but I could handle it if Baker wasn't a slut. I spoiled myself and seems like Baker even slept with their male friend.

Baker doesn't even look like Hannah's friend, honestly. Baker and Hannah interactions are not funny either. This is not so much a "enemies to lovers", or a "friends to lovers", is more like a "my bitch friend to lover".
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>>3498998
Eh, it was ok-ish at best. Last minute drama, we don't get to enjoy the relationship because they only actually get together at the fucking epilogue, and they're nothing but secondaries in the sequels. The best one in the trilogy tho
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>>3499034
Baker was just totally neurotic. I didn't read her actions as malicious, just irrational. But the romance was kinda meh so you're right on that
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>>3499148
Baker is a piece of shit. She spends the entire book ignoring Hannah. She lets Hannah take all the blame for the email. She could just ignore Hannah and get on with her life, but no, she needs to purposely make Hannah suffer by rubbing in her face that she's fucking with that shit boy.

I'm sad... Sad that Hannah got with this piece of junk at the end. I can't even believe this is a romance, anyone is better for Hannah than this Baker whore. What Baker deserves most is to be with that shitty boyfriend of hers and die from alcoholism.
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>>3499186
Do you have any recommendations of books like 'Her Name in the Sky' but better?



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