elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards: Best Lesbian Fantasy

And the Rainbow Award goes to:

1) The Beast That Never Was by Caren J. Werlinger - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy
Lesbian Fantasy
Paperback: 246 pages
Publisher: Corgyn Publishing (May 22, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0996036865
ISBN-13: 978-0996036863
Amazon: The Beast That Never Was
Amazon Kindle: The Beast That Never Was

1) Great plot development. The story is easy to consume and to follow and has a lot of logical progression to it. The plot is a little predictable in places, but overall, it's fun to read and enjoyable. They did some research and had some details that were very uncommon, but thoughtful. I can really appreciate that. It's the hallmark of a good writer not just to be able to put prose onto paper, but also to be able to use the setting and the culture of the setting in the plot in unique ways. The characters feel like real people. They have troubles and wants. Conflict is present. They don't feel like they fall flat, and characters whom you don't expect to relate to end up having some serious worries, flaws, and concerns. Good show overall! Clean and simple. A bit too much adverb use in some places where the adverbs can simply be replaced with a stronger verb. Overall, very pleasant and easy to read/consume, which is a pleasure. Recommended for consideration for an award.

2) This gorgeous re-imagining and refreshing interpretation of a classic fairy tale is a literary tour de force that awakens a fountain of possibilities for readers. As the forces of good and evil meet the conflicting reflections we each bring to our understanding of what it means to be different, Werlinger has achieved a poignant and powerful verbal picture of love, heroines and humanity.

2) The Mirror’s Gaze (Amendyr Series #4) by Rae D. Magdon - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy
3) The Broken Coil (The Glass Pantheon #1) by Sy Itha - Gender: Lesbian - Genre: Fantasy

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