June 13th, 2017

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: The Olive Conspiracy (Mangoverse #4) Shira Glassman

The Olive Conspiracy (Mangoverse #4) Shira Glassman
Lesbian - Fantasy
Series: Mangoverse
Paperback: 344 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (September 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537757660
ISBN-13: 978-1537757667
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A love story between women, between queen and country, and between farmers and their crops. When Ezra tries to blackmail Chef Yael about her being trans, she throws him out of her restaurant and immediately reports him to the queen. But when police find Ezra stabbed to death, Queen Shulamit realizes he may have also tried to extort someone more dangerous than a feisty old lady. The royal investigation leads straight to an international terrorist plot to destroy her country's economy—and worse, her first love, Crown Princess Carolina of Imbrio, may be involved. Since she's got a dragon-shifting wizard at her disposal, contacts with friendly foreign witches, and the support of her partner Aviva, Shulamit has hope. What she doesn't have is time.

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: Tales from Perach (Mangoverse #5) Shira Glassman

Tales from Perach (Mangoverse #5) Shira Glassman
LGBT - Anthology / Collection / Fantasy
Series: Mangoverse
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (September 30, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537782029
ISBN-13: 978-1537782027
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Seven queer fantasy shorts set in the tropical Jewish world of the Mangoverse novels. “Your Name is Love” An energetic royal guard takes her artist wife on a scavenger hunt around the city so she can stop having artist’s block about the lesbian graphic novel she’s supposed to make for the queen. “No Whining” Trans woman Chef Yael dithers over whether to switch wine sellers, at the urging of her husband Aaron, when her regular vendor is incompetent but the delivery girl is a trusted ally. “Every Us” A prince with anxiety is comforted in the arms of his partner when he wakes up from a nightmare. “Take Time to Stop and Eat the Roses” A trans teenager and his girlfriend go on a midnight quest for flowers for her sister’s wedding. “The Generous Princess” A royal family with two moms and two dads puts their own special twist on celebrating Purim. And now, bundled with Tales from Outer Lands, two contrasting stories of heroic Jewish womanhood: “Rivka in Port Saltspray” Trapped in a seedy port town because an innkeeper is holding her shapeshifting dragon-horse hostage until she can pay all the charges he invented, nomadic warrior Rivka finally has a chance at some decent money when a wealthy but weak man hires her to rescue his fiancée. But she has to think on her feet when she learns there may be more at stake. “Aviva and the Aliens” On the night before the royal Passover seder, Aviva has to outsmart the aliens who abducted her to cook for them because they had grown sick of their spaceship's food replicators. Will she get home before Queen Shulamit wakes up and panics from her absence?

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2017 Rainbow Awards Submission: The Blacksmith Prince Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus

The Blacksmith Prince Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
Gay - Fantasy Romance
File Size: 3079 KB
Print Length: 214 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: July 14, 2017
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17th century Perigord is a county of sun-drenched villages and dark forests, languid rivers and moonlit lakes. It is a corner of France teeming with spirits, dryads and nymphs, and like everywhere else, witches are burned at the stake.

Born with the second sight, young fisherman Jehan wants nothing but to keep his head down, work hard, and stay out of trouble. Which works well enough until a suspicious string of bad luck befalls the village smith and his wife. Their adoptive son Giraud is everybody’s dashing darling, who behind his sooty smile and swashbuckling manners has buried a painful connection to the supernatural himself. Fearing that some evil is afoot, Giraud turns to the only other man in town who knows about the hidden world around them - Jehan.

Before long, they are embroiled in a quest involving brigands, witches and noble fey, while their friendship and attraction gradually shifts into something deeper. If they manage to survive ancient feuds and everyday prejudice, they might even have a chance to forge a Happily Ever After all of their own...


From Rainbow-Award-winning authors Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus, ‘The Blacksmith Prince’ is an old-fashioned, swoon-worthy historical fantasy romance about tender love in a time when history and fairy-tales were one and the same.

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