Timing Is Everything by Alison R Solomon is a mystery set in the small town of Gulfport, Florida and the first in The Gulfport Mystery series. Kat Ayalon is the popular chef at Gulfport’s swankiest hotel restaurant. She dreams of opening her own teahouse one day and her best friend, Wynn is her main source of encouragement. Kat’s relationship history has left her reticent about meeting someone new. When one
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Cinnamon Blade, Knife In Shining Armor by Shira Glassman is a short story. Reading it is like being dropped into the honeymoon phase of a relationship of a crime fighting superhero and an adorable nerd who definitely belong together. Cinnamon Blade, a thief turned superhero, has been waiting for the right moment to ask Soledad out. She does not want Soledad to think she owes her just because she has
Great Bones by Lynn Ames is a romantic comedy that’s sure to make you laugh, smile and forget about the world around you. Rachel writes greeting cards and is so good at it that she sets the industry standard. What she’s really bad at, however, is relationships and having any measure of self-confidence. Her grandmother, Goldie, can see how unhappy Rachel is and wants to help her find love, so
The Escape Artist by Judith Katz is a Jewish lesbian historical novel that brings together magic, sex, and suspense in a thrilling package that’s not quite like anything I’ve ever seen before. It’s 1913 and Sofia Teitelbaum is a sweet 16-year-old living in Poland. Her family isn’t wealthy, but she’s happy enough, especially since she loves her friend Tamar. Out of nowhere one day, her parents are drawn in by
Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman is a super sweet romance featuring two Jewish girls falling in love. Clara Ziegler is a small batch indie yarn dyer who’s on a mission to find the inspiration for her next sock club collection. Wandering through an art gallery on her lunch break leads her to just the thing—Danielle Solomon’s Florida wildlife paintings. Working out the necessary legal details gives them a
Wet Nails by Shira Glassman is an erotic short ghost story. It opens with Adina Greenberg watching an old movie featuring her favourite actress, Rose Hamilton. When she pauses the movie, Adina is shocked to see Rose come out of the TV and is delighted when the actress gives her a manicure and the night of her life. The Characters Adina is a grad student, too busy working on her
I Came Out for This? by Lisa Gitlin is a unique gem. Imagine you’ve picked up the diary of a temperamental person who makes bad choices. And I mean really bad choices. Like, say, following a woman to another state even though she’s rejected you. Are you holding that idea in your mind? You now have just the barest idea of what you’re in for when you read this book.
Fearless by Shira Glassman is a very sweet short story about a band mom falling for the school’s orchestra director. Lana Novak is a newly out lesbian, finally split from her gay husband and ready to live the life she always wanted. When she goes with her daughter on a band trip, Lana finds herself crushing on Melanie, the cute butch who works with the kids in the orchestra. A
The Miracle of the Lights by Cindy Rizzo is a beautiful YA Chanukah short story. I’ll never tell, but it may or may not have made me cry both times I read it. Chava and her girlfriend, Tova, are Hasidic Jews living in upstate New York. When the pressure is on for Tova to enter an arranged marriage, she runs away to New York City. Tova secretly calls Chava every