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

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I guess it's time for another towem re-read.

Unrelated, anyone know some obscure student/teacher stories? I feel like I've read all of them.
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>>3786748
When I reread towem it felt worse than the first time. I noticed all the little flaws more. How do you feel about it?
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>>3786842
I notice them too, but they're not so big that they'd ruin my experience. I just enjoy the romance.
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>>3786748
What is the complete name of ‘towen’? It’s not in either recs pages, googling it comes up with nothing.
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>>3787073
The One Who Eats Monsters, it's in >>3786741
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Not sure if I should ask here or the fanfic thread, but besides ao3, are there any places to find self-published original lesbian novels?
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>>3787347
Royal Road. ScribbleHub.
>https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/39751/fates-parallel-a-xianxiawuxia-inspired-cultivation
>https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20710/liminal-radiance-path-of-old-dreams
>https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/10381/maou-shoujo-magical-chaos
>https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/28023/katalepsis
>https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/40641/displacement
>https://www.scribblehub.com/series/278470/retribution-engine-arc---complete--see-synopsis-for-sequel/
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>>3787389
Thank you very much, anon. I'm gonna check these out!
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>>3786741
What do you think of A Space Between Worlds, I know the MC is a disgusting bislut but from what I understand there is no new male love interests after the story begins.
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KL Mitchell - The Road to Kalazad
Light-hearted fantasy adventure, following a human x centaur couple. Don't really have too much to say about it; didn't think it was bad, but also didn't get too into it.

Basic premise is that the two are forced by the bad guys, via deadly curse, to retrieve an artifact. The story doesn't take itself too seriously though, and the heroines always get caught up in something else ... it's supposed to be funny, but I found it kinda distracting and just not fitting too well with the whole "do this quickly or die" background.

Obviously, in the end everything works out. Writing was okay, nothing great, but service-able. Romance, well, it's an established couple; there's no real surprises, but it's a nice change of pace nonetheless (unsurprisingly there's no graphic sex but there's clear references that the two are having sex ... however it is they are managing).

There's a sequel out; don't think I'll read it, but, eh. Maaaybe if I get really bored.
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Any of these books as great as like say, Dosto?
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>>3788987
>tfw no centaur gf
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>>3791802
>Centaur gf, eh? Do you go riding together?
>Oh sure, we ride each other for hours – last night, for example.
>What?
>What?
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Finished reading Nona the Ninth. I guessed the twist as soon as the part about Nona knowing every language came up. Gideon and Harrowhark are finally both alive and back together, but who knows if the story will ever go back to being focussed on them, since I assume Alecto the Ninth is going to be told from Alecto's perspective. I also get the impression that the author doesn't take the Gideon/Harrow shipping very seriously and even makes fun of it, so the endgame will probably be disappointing.
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Beyond the Blue by T.J. O'Shea

Age gap romance (30 and 50) about a detective and a morgue doctor. Really nice characters and is well written.

My biggest problem is that it is too long. All the drama presented that extended the book are kinda understandable (family and grief mostly), but I feel it would be better being 25% smaller.

>>3793894

I think the next book is from Harrow's POV, at least the first chapters. I think the end will be bittersweet at best too.
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>>3793894
They actually aren't back together, because Alecto takes Harrow with her to John, in the very last paragraph. So who knows when they'll actually talk.
The impression I get from the author is more that she's making fun of herself, but she does take the characters seriously. I don't think it's going to get a traditional happy ending but I don't think all hope is lost.
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>>3793894
Is Nona worth the read? I sorta dropped it after the first 8 or so chapters cause they were boring even by TLT standarts, but if the payoff is worth it I'll give it another shot.
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>>3793894
I think everything points to Gideon/Harrow so they're trying to extend the anticipation as long as possible. But I've been turned off of finishing it just based on the introduction of Paul
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>>3794113
I would say wait for the last book to read one after the other. Nona is mostly just set up.
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>>3786748
Nothing new or esp. obscure, but your post kinda put me in the mood to re-reading some.

Keira Telford - The Housemistress
This is just so perfectly that original sexy teacher x student fantasy. I mean, basically, the heroine arrives at school and then it's immediately all sexy (and quickly sex). Lots of bum fondling along the way.
Obviously not too much in terms of story.

... shame she isn't writing anymore (I think).

Coco Mingolelli - Peccatum in Carne
Another one by a disappeared author (I think ... look, it's not like I keep super-close track of that sort of thing). The setup feels quite similar, with a student immediately swept of their feet by a sexy language teacher. But this gets quite ambitious and ... well, convoluted would be an exaggeration, but maybe tries to do a twist too many? The longer the novel goes on - and it's quite long - the sloppier it feels like it's getting. Probably just down to self-publishing and at some point not having the energy to edit quite so carefully anymore. At least that's my impression.

On the other hand it's still sexy and all the drama is serious and it all still leads somewhere, so. dunno. It's flawed, but in interesting ways.

Suzanne Clay - Chiaroscuro
Three BDSM short stories. It's teacher x former student, and generally very careful to be more wholesome than "edgy"; also obviously with just being three short stories there isn't too much going on. They meet again, they have some fun sexy times, they figure some things out. It's nice.
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>>3794324
Read them both, I don't like bdsm nor erotic romances. Thanks for the reply though.
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>>3786748
>>3794468
Unravel by Rebecca Lazaro
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE6OpWk-wqY
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Do you know of anything tribal/jungle fantasy? I would prefer no men as well.
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>>3796151
Nicola Griffith's Ammonite sort of fits in that criteria even though it's not really fantasy but more SciFi.
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>>3796648
Weird lol. I started reading that last night after asking. It's pretty good so far.
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>>3796688
I binged over half that story in a few hours. Best compliment I can give a story.
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I have a mighty need for princess x knight or warrior x mage type of stories. Any recommendations?
I really enjoyed the 1st dorsa book and also daughter of the sun so anything similar is what I desire.
Thanks in advance <3
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>>3797161
Honestly, there's a few works that kinda fit;
Lyremouth series - Jane Fletcher
When Women Were Warriors - Catherine Wilson
Silverglass - JF Rivkin
Dragonoak series - Sam Farren
Alpennia series - Heather Rose Jones

Daughter of the Sun is book #2 in the series I think, make sure to check the others too. But if you liked that series, you might want to give a look at the Fallen Gods series by SD Simper as well.

There's more stuff with this dynamic, my brain just isn't cooperating right now.
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>>3797161
>warrior x mage type of stories.
May I introduce you to a little book called Gideon the Ninth?
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It just occurred to me that Pyrrha loved Cam and Palamedes knew that so he brought up her sister possibly being at the park. I want her back so bad. So bad.
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>>3797839
P*** is the worst thing that happened in that book. I still enjoyed nona but that ruined it for me.
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>>3797886
I am of the opinion Nona loved Cam romantically. "Camilla was so sweetly handsome and good. Nona always wanted to be close to her. Pyrrha said it was puppy love, but Nona knew that puppy love was different," "...and she smiled at Nona - smiled her lovely, exquisite little smile, the one that made Nona feel like she really could fall in love with Camilla forever and forever and get married to her and maybe adopt a dog" and it feels pathetic when Camilla was mocked for not having any life apart from Palamedes, and even Palamedes was curious about what Cam wanted as her own person. that result just felt incredibly insulting.
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>>3797148
Finished the 2nd half in one sitting just now. Great book. Surprised Ammonite doesn't get more recognition in this thread.
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Any good Lovecraftian/Cosmic Horror stories with lesbians? I guess that kind of stories aren't best for romance though.
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>>3799042
Deepwater bride by Tamsyn Muir. Its a short story but very good
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>>3799042
the web novel katalepsis
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Does anyone have a link to a free Nona The Ninth audiobook?
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>>3799101
I did read this one a bit, but kinda lost interest when it turned out the protag wasn't actually schizophrenic.
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>>3799118
It's on mobilism forum.mobilism(.)org/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=4958467&hilit=nona+the+ninth&sid=227aa761dea6018a67456be69f614c58
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>>3799175
Thanks, mate.
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>>3799042
Funny you should ask ...
... though this is probably not what you are asking for.

Marie Cardno - How to get a girlfriend when you're a terrifying monster
A short novel about a witch travelling to some other dimension that's made up of the "Endless", some sort of eternally devouring cosmic horror, for research. Occasionally, bits of the Endless split off, and then at some point get devoured again. But in this case that bit manages to stay independent ...
... and immediately falls in love with the witch. Who is also immediately in love with that weird tentacle thing with two many eyes.

So really, the answer to the title's question is "find a lazy romance writer".

But that aside it's an obviously funny idea and you kinda want to know how it all turns out. Ends on a tiny bit of a cliffhanger so might want to wait for the next one.

Prose is okay, not great, little bit clunky, but okay. Worth a look for its weirdness.

>>3798201
>Surprised Ammonite doesn't get more recognition in this thread.
Eh, it's one of the "classics", it comes up from time to time. Not the biggest fan myself.

There's also some "Amazon" novels, for the original question, but honestly just can't remember what they were called. I vaguely recall one being not too bad ... should be somewhere in the /u/ torrent ... well.
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any u/k? the only ones i know of would be kiera delacroix's books and one i can't remember the name of about a marine sniper
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Anyone got any cyberpunk recs?
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>>3800203
Most of Benjanun Sriduangkaew's books
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>>3800642
>Benjanun Sriduangkaew
Any specifics? Or are all of them /u/?
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>>3800818
Pretty much. Personally I enjoyed Shall Maachines Divide The Earth. It's a bit short but it's got everything you'd want from a cyberpunk setting
Low life high tech
Body modification
A perv murderous a.i who will literally kill everyone on the planet for you and ask only to be fucked good in return
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>>3800862
I gotta disagree that any of these are cyberpunk, or at least have more than a dusting of it. They are too much high society, there isn't any corporatism, it's not very much at all about the haves and have-nots, it isn't about any sort of social order falling apart; all is very much held together in a comparatively orderly fashion. It's high ranking diplomats, military leaders, living in utopian societies with, yes, fucked up undercurrents, and, yes, they might variously be temporarily down in society, as a you'd expect in a story, but never much in the gutter; and especially the AIs are basically Gods. Not really cyberpunk to me. Simply scifi.

Obviously still worth reading.

Her fantasy stuff too.
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>>3800933
>>3800862
Thanks for the recs!
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What are your favorite novels that have relationships which are leaning to a dom/sub dinamic in the bedroom? Preferably it shouldn't be a BDSM novel (or have any BDSm at all). I just tend to get hooked to stories where one of the women has dominant tendencies
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>https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/20710/liminal-radiance-path-of-old-dreams
does this get better? i'm only like 5 chapters in but the writing is pretty sub-par and still have no idea what is going on in the story or the world.
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>>3797803
I just want to say that I hate (love) you. I read the books back to back and I'll never be the same again.
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After watching some House of the Dragon, I wanted to know, any sapphic fantasy books that star hot milfs? There's real potential there.
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>>3786737
Is the archive still being updated? If so what would qualify?
I know that the archive has many different stories from fluffy romance, to basically written fetish porn and I want to know what you're looking for.

Oh and thanks for the work already done, really appreciate it.
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>>3805999
>Is the archive still being updated?
Not at the moment - but it's always been more of a month-long grind when the mood strikes rather than a continuous thing. It was built upon an older collection of around 3k books and uber rips. The additions made 2017 and 2020 were mainly from going through every relevant mobilism thread since 2013, where the original seemed to have stopped, and begging the uploaders of any dead links to reupload.

Tried to add tags for a while which felt meaningless since collecting the books took months by itself. I did however mean to separate the erotica by their own tag, but fucked it up and ended up deleting all tags. I managed to restore some of em, but there's a lot of shitty erotica hiding in there. Anyways...

>If so what would qualify?
Any genre. We want it all, as long as it's got lesbians. I've deleted over a thousand books that end in hetero relationships or ones that are part of a series in which, for some fucking reason, the fifth book suddenly follows an all-male throuple. Tagging your book LGBT with no indication of why you did so in the synopsis or your author's blog should be a crime. Waste of time.

Short answer: All genres are valid. Doesn't have to be romance, just needs lesbians. Anyone is more than welcome to upload an updated version. Make sure the metadata for author is consistently spelled so we don't end up with multiple folders for the same author.
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Had some extra time to read these past weeks, here are my considerations:

Home Field Advantage by Dahlia Adler

Classic story of cheerleader in the closet pinning on the star player (this is a extreme case where the player is a QB on a male football team). It's not that well written and is in first person, which makes it feels worse.

Sealkeeper by M.M Jobbins

Cool concept but terrible execution. This book would be 10x better if it wasn't so YA.

The Science of Being Angry bu Nicole Melleby

I love the books by this author, this one is another great example. If you want some pre teen angst, check out her books.

A fox in shadow by Jane Fletcher

Cool political book about a envoy from a gigantic empire going to conquest a small barbarian tribe through politics. Well written and nice characters. It's like Baru with less stakes.

Under her influence by Amanda Radley

Influencer goes to a amusement park after being invited by one of the CEOs, ends up in love with his older sister (other CEO). If you don't mind the influence cringe, it's a nice enough read.

The Wicked and the Willing by Lianyu Tan

Poor girl starts being a Maid to a vampire lady. Falls in love with the abusive vampire lady and her butch butler. Book is nice enough in the start but by the end the true nature of vampires starts to show. There is a rape scene where the vampire lady rapes the maid towards the end. This book lets you chose the end, so it has this gimmick going for it.
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>>3807238
Bloodmoon Bound by Emily K. Hardy

Inocent girl goes after cool and powerful vampire lady so she can help find a friend that disapeared. Well written but the story is not that great.

Timber Falls by Gerri Hill

Classic Gerri book, great mistery and well written.

The Grace of Sorcerers by Maria Ying

Highlight of these simply by the fact that the LI is a demon that doesn't have a required form in the world. The MC, a warlock, literally wears her during some moments and it's actually really hot and something I didn't really know I needed. The MC also has a sister (who is a sorcerer and actually used magic to change genders when she was little) who has a Tiger Shapeshifter as her LI.
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>"You overestimate my power," Priya said carefully.
>"Do try it." Obi W—Malini's face was hungry in the light of the boiling magma.
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I'm a straight man and I want to write a fantasy novel in which the main character is an lesbian.
How do I write a lesbian woman without embarrassing myself?
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just write a good story
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>>3808380
Don't try to write a sex scene, otherwise just write a good story and you'll be fine.
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>>3808380
You'll be fine, especially because it's fantasy. Once you're comfortable writing a female character you are 99% of the way there. If you're worried about writing sex perhaps keep the description more implicit or suggestive.
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>>3808380
Have her act like a dork whenever there's another woman around, and have her wear plaid flannel shirts.
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>>3808380
Write her like you would write a man.
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>She was so sexy that my body went all hot when I saw her kind of like an erection only I’m a girl so I didn’t get one you sicko.
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>>3797161
You might be interested in hearing what I'm working on right now. You can find my first post here >>3808380
Before you get your hopes up, it's not a pure romance. It'll be more like an action adventure with the magic stuff causing quirky challenges. At this stage, I expect romance to be the B plot.
I haven't read either book you named, but I'll add it to the pile. I'd like your input. What do you like about the dynamic? What's something you really wish someone would do with the main characters? What are some bad renditions that I should avoid?
>>3808394
I didn't think I'd have to mention that my novel won't have a sex scene.
And before anyone asks, there aren't going to be any characters with a tragic backstory involving rape.
>>3808429
I only ask because I'm unsure if I can pull it off. I mean, I have to sell the story to actual lesbians, after all.
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I really hate when an author starts tokenizing a bunch of identities for their side characters like they have to check them off some diversity checklist.
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>>3810261
And they're not even important characters, they're just there for validation, it's so weird... That's why I started reading the authors description to see if they are obsessed with this bullshit.
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>>3811168
>>3810261
Yes, it's a red flag for me. Books with that shit are usually not worth reading anyway.
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>>3810261
>>3811168
>>3811226
I too hate minorities in a "concern-trolling dog whistle-y" way, my fellow non-bigots.
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>>3811255
Yup, thanks for proving my point.
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>>3811251
I have no idea what the hell you're talking about. Speak english like a normal person so I can understand you or go back to the shithole you came from.
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>>3811323
>I have no idea what the hell you're talking about.
It's okay to be an ESL, I won't bully you for it.
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>>3811333
Yeah, and let me tell you: I'm glad they don't teach this twitter crap in books. Anyway, you can just stand there talking to yourself, because I'm not going to waste a minute trying to figure out what the fuck you're saying.
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>>3811323
lol it wasn't very hard to understand
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>>3811406
There's one anon here who actually reads while the rest takes their vague summaries and runs with it. You really have that much faith huh.

Has the Gideon discourse in this thread taught you nothing?
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>>3811345
>not going to waste a minute trying to figure out what the fuck you're saying
>but I will waste several minutes replying and getting angry at you and for some reason Twitter
>>3811423
They understood fine. They wouldn't be so mad otherwise.
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>>3811251
that's not why i hate it
when an irrelevant character like a barista shows up and they're like "this is my close poc(italian) service worker friend themthony theytano so i'm going to spend a couple of paragraphs clunkily referring to them in in their preferred pronouns and then never mention them ever again. anyway have you met my best friend? she's south asian and her family adopted me because my parents are white trash" it takes me out of the moment
and you know it's disingenuous because the author is from sundown town oregon and never wrote about stuff like this until editors started putting it in their manuscript requirements
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>>3810261
Which authors are guilty of this?
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>>3811500
g benson has recently started doing it but the book I was reading when I wrote that was mistakes were made by meryl wilsner
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>>3811500
jae
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>>3811458
>they're like "this is my close poc(italian) service worker friend themthony theytano
>and then never mention them ever again
Don't see any problem here. If they're not a prominent character, why is it so bad they aren't mentioned again, anyway? Characters talking about things/people/events that never get brought up again is very common. And would you get just as mad if "they" in question were he/she-thony he/she-tano instead? We both know you wouldn't.

>referring to them in in their preferred pronouns
Wtf, that's horrible. Next thing you know they'll be referring to them by their preferred name too, you know, the way literally everyone who's not a shitty person refers to other people when talking to them. Truly an atrocity and 100% a very sane thing to get buttblasted about.
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>>3811644
"Preferred pronouns" aren't a thing to 99% of the world and are a silly solution to made up problem. Twitter doesn't dictate language.
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>>3811644
No, you don't understand, no one has weird irrational dislike for any of these people or is getting triggered by them simply existing in their fiction or whatever; it's entirely a consequence of how it's done and is definitely a big deal that any reasonable non-whacko would get upset over.
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>>3811657
>no one has weird irrational dislike for any of these people or is getting triggered by them simply existing in their fiction or whatever
Totally. Wink-wink
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>>3811644
>>3811657
>>3811689
tokenism is not inclusion and the way it's handled in so many of these books it's clear they're just trying to meet manuscript submission guidelines.
if it was actually an important issue to these authors then they'd create actual characters instead of forcing what amounts to a stereotype into their blonde/brunette lesbian romance.
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>>3811695
>manuscript submission guidelines
Is this real?
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>>3811704
most publishing houses don't accept unsolicited manuscripts but when editors have open submissions they'll usually have a list of genres and themes they'd like to receive. bipoc and lgbtqia+ representation has been a popular theme in the past few years.
if you search manuscript guidelines on social media you might find some editors who have theirs open.
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>>3811458
I would rather theythems be a minor character never to be mentioned again desu. As a non-native English reader, singular they comes across really clunky and confusing.
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>>3811761
Singular they for when the subject's gender is indeterminate has been used for a long time. It's only in recent years that certain people have begun (mis)using it for "non-binary" people, and it's just as clunky and confusing for us native speakers.
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>>3811769
>it's just as clunky and confusing for us native speakers.
>us
Yeah no, speak for yourself.
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I'm working on a story about two young (18 and 20) mages are required to put together a special research paper for the mage-school. This involves going off into the wilderness to find some magical creatures and studying them. Adventures happen along the way. I'm just not sure if I should start at the beginning with the two of them first meeting while travelling to the academy, or just skip all of that and start with the two of them beginning their adventure.
I want to write the earlier start because the meeting I had planned was kind of cute and I liked the slow reveal of their different backstories and how different they are, but I think all the really fun stuff only happens later on. Plus, I don't have a lot of ideas for the school and what kind of stuff can happen there apart from little romantic scenes. I've got a magic system but it's not complicated and doesn't need much explanation.
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>>3787421
Space between worlds was excellent and smart. My impression was that MC was less bi than willing to do what it took to get out of the ghetto.

Anyway, yeah, the het is backstory. it's all u/ in the ongoing story
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>>3799042
>Any good Lovecraftian/Cosmic Horror stories with lesbians?

the Outside, by Ada Hoffman is exactly this. It's sci-fi - starts in a space station - with mad physics and sanity crushing monsters. MC is lesbian.
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>>3812690
Start with the adventure but fit those scenes as flashbacks somehow.
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How would you rate Gideon and its sequels? Which book do you like the most and which the least?
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>>3813765
2>1>3

For a first read the first one is better but the second book is great on a reread. The third book is not bad but it's mostly set-up for the final one.
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>>3813765
GtN > HtN > NtN
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>>3813765
1 and 2 almost tied, but 1 wins by a hair. Then 1&2>>3. It's not bad but it doesn't reach the level of the other two. Here's hoping the final book will stick the landing.
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>>3813785
Took the words right out of my fingers. 1 is very good but the setup is definitely very obvious and the ending is very predictable, whereas 2 is a much more complex and rewarding ride that needs to be read very closely to know what's going on.
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>>3813910
>the setup is definitely very obvious and the ending is very predictable
In what way? A lot of things aren't foreshadowed except perhaps a few pages ahead.
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>>3813921
idk maybe it's because tragedy is my favorite genre but like it became very clear very early that the whole point was that the swordchick would need to die for the necrochick to get the powers and from there it was obvious that gideon was gonna die and then, like you said, everything fell into place a few pages at a time
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>>3813925
>it became very clear very early
Got any specifics? Because I didn't see that coming. If anything, my complaint would be that it's not predictable enough for a mystery plot. Sure, some major plot points are foreshadowed. But there are even more red herrings which give it too many possibilities. You can only tell with the benefit of hindsight which clues were relevant. Too many surprises, convenient interruptions and coincidences.

What irked me the most is how abruptly the relationship between Gideon and Harrow changed. Harrow was vile. She didn't go through redemption or growth, she suddenly decided to be nice.
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>>3813935
Well considering that It's kind of Gideon's fault for her parent's suicides no one in this book was really in the right
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>>3814076
>It's kind of Gideon's fault for her parent's suicides
I like how this exact point is explicitly refuted in the first book.
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>>3811656
potable water isnt a thing to most of the world and nobody dictates the english language lmao, this has got to be one of the dumbest arguments ive seen
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>>3814338
No more dumber than yours, certainly.

Did someone post the thread link on twitter or something? What the hell is going on here...
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>>3814347
>more dumber
stop complaining about how natives speak english you fucking esl
>implying raiding
ulit is a very slow thread and a lot of people dont check it regularly but you really shouldnt be surprised to see people with opposing viewpoints to yours, these same arguments have been happening for years here
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>wow this opinion you hold sure is dumb in my view
vs
>people thinking things I don't? it must be a conspiracy!
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>>3807238
>A fox in shadow by Jane Fletcher
>Cool political book about a envoy from a gigantic empire going to conquest a small barbarian tribe through politics. Well written and nice characters. It's like Baru with less stakes.

Gonna have to slap a purity warning/milf on this one, both MCs have kids. One of the MC's kids is 17. Shame on this anon for not mentioning it
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>>3814643
>fantasy book with milfs
Oh I know what I'm reading next.
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>>3814643
OMG how impure!
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Any books with lovers' quarrels? It must be because of something trivial, like jealousy or something. The more ridiculous and funny, the better.
And I don't want it if it involves cheating with a guy! You can keep that crap to yourself.
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>>3807238
>The Science of Being Angry bu Nicole Melleby
I finished it. It's cute, thanks. The yuri has a small role, the story revolves more around the MC's family issues, but it's still good.
Do you have anything else with twins supporting each other?
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Any new releases that should be on the radar? I personally want to read some more fantasy nowadays.
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there's no worse feeling than finding a book with a decent premise and good reviews just for the first word of the narrator to be "I'm".
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there's no better feeling than finding a book with a decent premise and good reviews with the first word of the narrator to be "I'm".

Ah, the joys of not being a 1st POV/present tense autist.
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>>3812867
Sounds right up my alley. Thank you, onee-sama.
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>>3815150
Funny you mention that, I just started reading another book that has twins: Sigrid and Elyn by
Edale Lane.

The genre and story is not even close the one you read. It's set in the viking era and the love story is about two shieldmaidens from rival villages.
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>>3815973
>book starts with a word
jesus christ how horrible
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Is there a Tarzan, but with yuri?
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>character describes herself as "queer"
yep, im not finishing that
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With Z-library kind of dying, should we update the torrent?
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>>3813935
Well one challenge is the necro getting introduced to their cavalier's body and fighting instincts while they remain safe behind closed doors, and another is about them being okay with sucking their cavalier's lifeforce and putting them in great pain. There's a theme of being willing to use your cavalier's soul and being willing to dispose of their body.
And then lines like "there's nothing worse than a cavalier having to watch the necromancer die" or something like that, that clearly foreshadowed to me that Gideon wasn't going to watch her necromancer die, whatever the cost

And I guess she suddenly decided to be nice because
>being forced to work with her -> being forced to recognize that she is actually very capable and willing/able to protect and help her -> willingly working with her > willingly recognizing that it's actually pretty nice to be with her/share triumphs with her --> oh shit now she values this, the first thing approaching a warm and positive connection in her life outside of her wet dreams about a corpse, and she no longer only cares to possess Gideon as a whipping girl but desperately wants to maintain this new thing that blossomed between them.
So for that, she suddenly becomes nice.
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Is there a way to buy/get books like "Sick Like Me" from Parker Mayhem without Kindle?
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>>3816062
Do you like it anon? Premise interests me
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>>3819615
Just finished it. The prose is not that good, the story and characters is ok. The author apparently did a lot of research into the viking theme so reading the original names for things and some true references was good.

I would say try reading the first two chapters and see if you like the characters and the prose, I don't remember reading another /u/ book in this setting and enemies to lovers is already a pretty rare theme.

Also read the warning in the beginning and see if you would like to continue, it's pretty on point with things that do happen.
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Wow, I didn't thought dark lesbian erotic novels exist. Are there books like that?
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>>3819502
meant this one
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>>3819502
Nevermind, I read it and its trash. Most likely written by a man.
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>>3819194
Love this part:
>Gideon did not know how to handle this new, overprotective Harrowhark, this girl with the hunted expression. She kept looking at Gideon with the screwed-up eyes of someone who had been handed an egg for safekeeping and was surrounded by egg-hunting snakes.
They had a sweet 12-24 hours or so of being together in complete trust and cherishment
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not exactly /u/ but the deuteragonist of Empire of the Vampire is a lesbian
it's from the author of nevernight chronicle
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>>3819633
>The author apparently did a lot of research into the viking theme
Love this, picked up
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>>3819633
Do either of them die then? Cause if so, not interested.
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>>3821632
No. It has a happy ending.
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Silk and Sword by P.S. Scott

In the first 5 chapters the current POV MC was misnamed as the other multiple times.

Droped.
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I wrote a f/f fic of Nihmune and Bao, hope you guys enjoy it.

https://archiveofourown.org/works/43094574
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i dont go on here often, is everything on here a $2 kindle YA e-book. is there, like, any real literature about being a lesbo or is it all fan fiction "slash" stuff
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I've been out of the reading habit for about a decade now, but recently got back into it. Mostly fantasy and sci-fi. I read Baru and the Locked Tomb books and they were good. Wondering what to start next, so I ask anon for advice.

Looking at these atm
- Chrysanthemums trilogy (think I saw it mentioned here at some point)
- The tiger's daughter
- Jasmine throne
- the singing hills cycle (dunno if this is even /u/ but I have it jotted down from years ago)
- Book of the Ancestor
- Tales of Inthya


I don't care about purity stuff but I do need there to be actual yuri payoff, and ideally not too much pagetime annoying het romance. Also ideally not absolutely amateur writing.
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>>3824488
Tiger's Daughter and Jasmine Throne are good
I tried reading the first book in the Singing Hills cycle, it's not pure /u/ but may have an overarching /u/ narrative that I didn't get to. The main character of the framing narrative is apparently non-binary(?) and is always referred to with "they" pronouns which made it confusing to read for me.
I haven't read any of the other ones.
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>>3824488
The one who eats monsters.
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Does anyone know of something with punks, hoolies, or rebellious behavior? Something with tomboys that could kick your ass.

>>3824488
If you enjoy fantasy, try the When Women Were Warriors trilogy.
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>>3824488
the kyoshi novels are pretty damn good if you know and like the avatar universe.

both gearbrekers books by zoe hana mikuta if you like mecha stuff.
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>>3824838
>A Punch to the Face
I've never read it , tomboys who act like that are shit, just saw someone commenting about it here and it looks like it's what you want.
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>>3825282
They can be done alright, but it's pretty hard, most of them bounce into obnoxious jerks like Chloe from Life is Strange. /unrelated
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I finally read the Gideon sequel. And I am disappointed. Some parts are really good but the first half is boring and the end is shit.

The author makes the story needlessly confusing but it just ends up being badly written and pointless. The big plot points can be predicted from a mile away. There are too many coincidences, everyone is too special. All the dead people making an appearance reduces the impact of the first book. If you make a bold decision, stick with it. Speaking of which, announcing the deaths of John and Harrow at the start of the book was a terrible decision because all it did was frustrate me about the inevitable ass pulls that indeed happened. The older characters weren't written convincingly and it's obvious the author doesn't have a STEM background. The lack of good romance is also a let down.
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>>3826052
I liked Abigail being a major character only after her death, it's fitting because her whole thing is being a genius spirit caller. In the first book I thought it was a shame that she died before we got to know her at all, but that turned out to be the reason why - so she could be Harrow's psychopomp. I think that's a clever way to use your characters in a series about death and necromancy. The boldest deaths were of the kids, and their guardians didn't allow them to come back aside from the brief moment Harrow pulled them in.

But yeah, Ortus was boring - but he served to highlight the impact Gideon's absence has on Harrow, how she's less confident and driven and spurred to put on appearances or impress anybody; how they don't get shit done because he's useless - the fire in her life is out, and the play she's putting on is dull and unmotivated. The house floods and grows colder. She's just trying to stop her mind from totally falling apart.
Ortus/Nonius I find reminiscent of the tedium of Tavros in homestuck. (Muir is a big ex homestuck)


I enjoyed Ianthe and Harrow's fucked up situationship, I liked Harrow's desperate longing for the Body, and I enjoyed the whole book's romance of Absence. The whole thing is about how badly Harrow is suffering because of her refusal to deal with the grief of or consume Gideon. Her loneliness and a vulnerability in the crater of her lost love. If you fell for their relationship in the first book, it eats at you, you just wish Gideon was there with her. And then I thoroughly enjoyed when Gideon finally took over her body, and her impassioned rejected rage vacillating with tender worried care and longing. And the overall flirtatiousness of it. And Harrow's au projections, her reflections about Gideon, her decision to crawl in a tomb and let herself go for Gideon. The last quarter of the book was full of the yearning for each other that I love.
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>>3826078
But mostly I enjoyed the book as a Harrow fan - the limits her sanity is pushed to, and the limits she crosses to push back.

I agree on the Lyctors, they weren't too great, but it did the job on selling their inhumanity, how 10,000 years turned them into uncaring monsters. They were made to be killed off without anybody missing them. They were made to make Harrow's surroundings so hellish that Ianthe was a comfort.

I just finished it the other day. I'm not as motivated to start Nona since it will mostly mostly be an absence of both of them for the whole book, but I'll get around to it. Can't wait for Alecto
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>>3825416
>Chloe from Life is Strange
>obnoxious jerk
What is it with tomboys that bring out such shitty opinions and awful tastes?
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>>3826195
*brings
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>>3826195
That anon should've used Vi as an example of a terrible fucking character. Chloe is fine.
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>>3826204
>Vi
>a terrible fucking character
Again, what is it about tomboys and bringing out such shitty opinions?
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>>3826204
How did Chloe not do everything wrong and with a bad attitude to boot? A bad upbringing is NOT justification for being a bad person.
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>>3828461
>2022
>still parroting bullshit /v/ talking about

>inb4 "so everyone who X is Y?" catchphrase
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damn nona wants to FUCK camilla
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can you recommend any works with butches or tomboys being vulnerable / learning to be loved? I've been reading lots of gay FF13 fics and I need more like Lightning and Fang
even better if they both are
thanks
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Is there any benefit to authors from giving away free books through NetGalley? I read some of their terms and it seems like authors even pay fees.
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>>3829060
It's pretty much the only way to guarantee reviews when you're starting out
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GoodReads has at least /u/ books as nominees in their awards thingy which you can vote for. Delilah Green Doesn't Care and Legends & Lattes.
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Just finished Sarah Water's 'Affinity' and kind of just need a place to thought-vomit for a second

(Full spoilers)

Fuck me that ending is nuts. As soon as that Vigers came up at the end I felt like an idiot for not putting the hints together before, but it at least made the surprise of the ending twice as effective. Also, I was surprised at how heavily it's hinted that Margaret might just end it all (not that her life hadn't hit a pretty noticeable low point); I knew it was a grim book but still kind of took me off my guard. Defo worked, though

I do wonder about Selina, though. The final-final reveal that Vigers was actually the one who was twisting everything together makes me wonder if maybe there was a part of Selina that did care about Margaret, though maybe that's just my weak heart speaking. Not that it would make the ending any easier; if anything that makes it a lot more depressing

I dunno, this is just a steam of consciousness now

A solid 9/10, would let it rip my heart out again
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How/why are people rating a book that's not even out yet?
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>>3830037
Because it's allowed. If people were allowed to post their own ass on goodreads, they would be doing it. And with gifs and emojis.
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>>3830037
How are some reviewers able to play and review the game before the official release? Same thang here
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>>3830145
But the book isn't even close being done.
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>>3830172
If you say so, I've never even heard of that particular book, but just wanted to say that early reviews are a thing.
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Robin Schadel - Crossroad Blues (Sam Hain ... 5?)
Clunky urban fantasy I managed to kinda enjoy after the first book, but this was one was absolutely direction-less, doesn't really conclude anything; doesn't have anything interesting going on. Very weak "middle book" syndrome novel - just sorta there to transition to the next novel ...

Jolie Dvorak - Enthralled in her Design
Cheap smutty romance; sorta delivers on that but also not that much, and got some real annoying variation of the usual relationship drama at some point. Romance of course is just rich-sexy-architect spots sexy-stripper in strip club, and both are immediately so into each other it's of course some sort of destiny, or whatever other rubbish. And then at some point there's the obligatory misunderstanding ... eh.

Also, very much doubt author had any clue about architects and architectural companies, but not exactly super-relevant, I suppose.
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>>3830037
Oh, I just finished reading the first one, should go rate the third book, thanks for reminding me.
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Anybody got a working link for The Anti-Quest by Angel Martinez?

Both of the link in mobilism are down.
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I love this picture even though the alecto is pre-barbie canon
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Just finished reading Captive in the Underworld by Lianyu Tan and enjoyed it thoroughly. Its the retelling of the Hades and Persephone story. Does contain rape, Hades on Persephone. If anyone knows other stories like this please do recommend them.
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Any recs where one MC is the jealous type?
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>>3832509
The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer, same story, IIRC there's rape in this one too
Thorn by Anna Burke, beauty and the beast retelling, I gave up 1/3 way through because I remembered how much I dislike the original story
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>>3832525
Pure of Heart - Danielle Parker
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>>3832574
>Rape as a form of character development
Why do all these lesbian stories do this shit?
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>>3832665
At least in this case the original story is about Zeus raping Persephone...
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I really dislike how some authors use dialogue to describe things. It feels so fake, no one in real life talks like this:

"The way you used the terrain along the ravine to stagger the additional cabins with half a mile of separation between each was very creative. The acre of fenced off outdoor space for each unit, well hidden beneath the treetops, was invaluable to deputies and witnesses alike".

I'm not a writer, but I have to wonder the about the thought process about writing dialogue like this, it's really off-putting.
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>>3832574
Thanks for the recs anon I'll try them out
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>>3833201
>I really dislike how some authors use dialogue to describe things. It feels so fake, no one in real life talks like this
> I have to wonder the about the thought process about writing dialogue like this, it's really off-putting.
My thoughts when reading TLT, lol. Espectially the reason why I'm trying to get into nona but keep dropping it. First book was good enough to keep me going through it despite her writing style, the hype after the first book was enough to keep me going through the second one, but by the third book I feel like she stretched the momentum and pacing of the story that kept me hooked so thin that it was no longer enough to compensate for her off-putting writing style.

I'll never understand the impusle of some writers to have a good story buried under the layer of needlessly artificial and over-the-top prose. Reading them feels like a literally equivalent of listening to a pretentious experimental-progressive-avantguard-jazz-fusion album, which I'm sure some people are into, but not me.
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>>3833201
I think some authors struggle with the concept of having a narrative voice so they need their characters to explain everything instead
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Looking for a recommendation, ideally from the archive since THEY TOOK THE FUCKING ZLIBRARY, i have difficult time navigating these, i tried breaking legacies but it made me cringe so hard i stopped trying for a bit, i didnt get gideon
and more horny stuff ive tried made me uncomfotable and now being on blockers completely made me non horny. I prefer fantasy stories but most of these look so garbo, and it was consistenyly the experience when i tried, are the standards here with recs so low.
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Several months ago I asked for a book recommendation that emulated the comfy nothing bad happens atmosphere of Non Non Biyori but with explicit lesbians. The only response I got was to read Legends and Lattes, I finally got around to it and it kind of sucked. It was a bit cringe too, as the kids say. Not god awful or anything, just kind of a waste of time, it was barely even gay.
I don't blame the anon who recommended it but I was a bit disappointed.

So, now I'll ask again. Are there any comfy books like Non Non Biyori where nothing bad happens, but with explicit lesbians?
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>It's almost december
If you all thought the quality of books this year was bad, just wait until all the christmass books with dogs come out
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>>3833631
I don't have any specific recommendations, you might try the "Light and Fluffy / Warm Hug" tag on The Lesbian Review but I can't guarantee you'll find anything worthwhile.

https://www.thelesbianreview.com/category/review/books/story-and-plot/genres/warm-hug/

The book I read that had the least amount of conflict that I actually enjoyed was "Wrong Number, Right Woman" by Jae, but comparing that to Non Non Biyori would be silly since it takes place in Portland and features a card-carrying Butch as one of the leads.
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Is it possible to read "GAP" for free or buy it without entering credit card info?
https://www.mebmarket.com/ebook-181426-GAP-ver-eng
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>>3833631
With explicit lesbians you mean sex? Because I only saw "comfy" with "sex" on fanfics. In published books it is difficult to see the two together.
Anyway, comfy without sex:
>She Gets the Girl - Rachael Lippincott
With sex:
>Written in the Stars - Alexandria Bellefleur
I don't know if this one qualifies as comfy, but it sure doesn't have pointless drama. Also, check out E. J. Noyes' books.
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>>3834756
>She Gets the Girl
where did you even get that now that zlibrary is down
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>>3834831
Not that anon but I've seen it in bookstores.
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>>3834831
Check the OP for:
mobilism
libgen

Another good site is myanonamouse, but to get in you have to pass an (easy) interview, since it's a torrent site.

Of course, the best option is to just buy the damn book in a store.
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>>3834831
not them but it's on irc which is where zlibrary got most of their content anyway
openbooks is a good tool for downloading from irc if you don't know how
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Excited to see the new releases of the month in the Lesbian tag from Goodreads

>90% are het

What a shit website.
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I saw someone recommend grace of the sorcerer here. But I found out who wrote it, and do you guys like it?5
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Love and Duty by Catherine Young

Nice enough book with a polyamorous relationship. I wish there were more like this and I hope the author writes more harem books.
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Looking for monstergirl yuri, and not like vampires, mermaids, and werewolves. I'm talking centers, insects, or eldritch creatures.
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>>3835892
Where are my slimegirl books!?
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>>3835892
What about literal space ships? Take a look at ships in service by StarAndrea.
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Something's Different - Quinn Ivins

A PhD who is struggling to find work assumes the identity of her ditzy identical twin sister to cover her job as assistant to an icy-hot college president.

The fun premise is mostly squandered by the fact that the main plot just dissipates about 2/3s of the way through and gives way to banality. I was genuinely enjoying the college politics and the twin-charade stuff but it ends abruptly without a really satisfying climax or conclusion, the last 100 pages of the book is just generic romance. The book is also marred by a fair bit of mental health moping, and the author even says in the Acknowledgements that it was even worse before beta-reading. I'm also not really one to care about "virtue signaling" but writing like this can be a bit much:

>Caitlyn cringed at the word bitch. “Well, I don’t like her politics either, but they shouldn’t be sexist. She’s…” Caitlyn stopped herself from saying demanding, another gendered word. “She’s focused and doesn’t tolerate excuses. If she were a man, they’d probably respect her for being tough.”

Overall, I do not recommend this book. There were some fun parts, but the ending third was just so impotent that it ruined my enjoyment of the book up until that point.
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>>3836193
>demanding, another gendered word
lol what?
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>>3836261
I assume she should be dewomanding instead? But the "man" in that word is from the PIE root for "hand", not "man". Or maybe there's some dIsCoUrSe about how people use the word "demanding" about woman acting in ways they wouldn't criticize men for, like calling someone "shrill" or "brittle".
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>>3836193
>writing like this can be a bit much
Jesus, how fragile can you be? Yes, I mean you.
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>>3835892
>ywn make out with ur centaur gfs filthy unwashed asshole
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>>3836397
I don’t think fragility comes into it. It’s just past the threshold of what they find enjoyable to read. On the whole it seemed like a fairly balanced review.
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>>3836414
>past the threshold of what they find enjoyable to read
Right, but then the example was so hilariously mild. It's like claiming to have a tolerance for gore but quoting a passage like this and declaring it stomach-turning:
>Her hand drifted too close to the cat's belly; in a blur of sudden violence the cat twisted and struck. She gasped and snatched her hand back. A red line stood out already, droplets of blood glistening gently.
The review overall was even-handed, yeah.
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>>3836178
Looks interesting.
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>>3835089
No clue who the author is, but I found the prose to be quite unbearable. Which is a shame, since it does sound fun. But first person plus purple prose is just ... a real chore to read.
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>>3836193
>I'm also not really one to care about "virtue signaling" but writing like this can be a bit much:
>virtue signaling
Unless you know for sure the author's actual politics don't match the ones expressed in the book you're simply using "virtue signaling" as nothing but a buzzword for "things I don't like". People can and do genuinely care about certain political and social issues and comment on them in their work, you know.
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>>3833631
>Are there any comfy books like Non Non Biyori where nothing bad happens, but with explicit lesbians?
Try "Her Royal Highness".



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