A lesbian is reading lesbian books and talks to a lesbian author (sort of)

My lesbian reading list is (for the most of the time) quite transparent. I tend to read lesbian romance that sometimes is mixed with some well written (please!!) erotica or steamy scenes, but most of the time it follows the typical story about the young, unreachable and stunning medical doctor who just started on her fellowship and then meet the crewcut but equally stunning and sassy, but know it all nurse, who is more than happy to show her the ropes, so to speak.

Cue rainbows and “omg is this really what I am” emotional drama.

Sometimes I mix it up with a detective who is forced to work with the new and very likeable and stunning woman who just joined the team. She don’t like her at all and the new PD-P-something finds her senior partner disturbing to work with until sparks fly. Cue more rainbows mixed with a few unicorns as well, and some overweight unlikeable sexist male partners.

It is a lesbian romantic book, so yes, men are generally often – or at least 30-55% of them are portrayed as scum or just very unlikeable with some unpleasant tics, sticky hands and/or body odor.

So ya I am reading a lot of lesbian romance. Sorry just can’t help it and love every moment of them, even when I am told that the thing that I am reading is utter emotional rubbish and that I should be reading some more in the serious genre. You know serious books like when Lee Kuan Yew and Kim Jung Il went bare-chested out to wrestle North Korean unicorns with Putin, while they exchanged tips on how to prosecute opposition leaders or irritating bloggers in their own countries, and other similar polished ghostwritten political memoirs.

Oh no! I just dared to use Lee Kuan Yew as a sarcastic plot tool, so I guess that Lee Hsien Loong just about now is practicing on sounding like Jeffrey Goines while he is standing in front of the bathroom mirror quoting “My father’s gonna be really upset, and when my father gets upset, the ground SHAKES! My father is God! I worship my father!” over and over again until he gets the tone and pitch right, but still fails in sounding right anyway.

Yes it is true, the Singaporean PM really needs some self irony in his life.

A video blogger and blogger got sued and one (until now) jailed as well for publicly saying that they didn’t like him or the politics made by his party. So yes, blogging and writing about Singaporean politicians with the “right” surname can be risky to do.
(Made a correction on the above part. Used to say “Both a video blogger and blogger have been sued and jailed”)

I do read more serious books as well, but honestly I really love these emotional dramas – it’s similar to my most re-watched TV-series Grey’s Anatomy. Emotional drama all over, that have no relations to reality. I know it is fake and unrealistic, but can’t get enough of the drama, and always end up crying over the same things that I already know will come.

Amazing Suzie “sexy hair” Carr began to follow me on Twitter too – if you don’t know who that is (then you should be spanked), but she is the author of Tangerine Twist, The Muse and many other books that usually ends up on the top seller list on Amazon in the lesbian romance section.

You can find her books on Amazon or read about her on her personal blog.

So I followed her back when I realized that someone famous (she is to me) followed me and in a hurry re-read one of her books that I had on my Kindle. Just to be ready if she wanted to quiz me in what I remembered about her writings and books. ;)

We have for the last days been communicating back and forth through twitter, and that is amazing. You know, writing and actually getting a reply from someone who have written several books that touched you emotionally in some way is greater than I actually expected it to be.

Usually I find authors to be rather unapproachable in general so getting a reply was a plus that made me order more books from her.

No it’s not that I am all rainbows about her but she sounds like an amazing and nice person.

Anyway, she asked if I were a writer (of books), and I reluctantly admitted that I have a few failed / chronically delayed attempts behind me, so she gave me quite a few hints to how I could improve my book writing, and I started to feel to itch to continue writing that lesbian romance, with a Singaporean subplot, that I have been dying to write.

Singapore simply NEEDS more lesbian romantic books!

Period!

Absolutely!

I feel that writing an article and writing a whole book is two different things that need different techniques to succeed. Yes, Yes I know they are both about writing and capturing the audience, but I still feel that you need to approach them differently. So while I find it very easy to write an 2,000 article in no time, then I find it incredible difficult to manage my time properly so I can complete that book that I want to do.

Suzie Carr also made several YouTube videos that is worth seeing if you are working on a book and is stuck or just need some guidance.

Her website is also full of several interesting hints and pointers on how you can succeed on not only writing your first (or next) book, but also gives you hints about all the nitty gritty things that are good to do before you start and what to do after you are done writing and is looking to get it published or how to market your self-published book.

See for yourself.

 

 

Amy just wrote a childrens book about same-sex wedding, and it is amazing!

I were (secretly) just allowed to skim through a few pages of Amy Chungs new children book “Wishful Wedding”, and it is simply amazing!

Malaysian born Amy Chung, just released her 3rd book, and this time it is an illustrated book about a girl and her two daddies, and why they are feeling sad.

“Papa’s sister is getting married today! Daddy and I get ready, a flower girl I am. We witness in delight and giggle with glee but deep down in our hearts, we’re sad you see? When will my fathers be able to wed? I can only hope for change, in the future ahead.”

Equality had always been a part of Amy’s own personal beliefs and were often frustrated when confronted by exasperating homophobic news in the public media and general public. Amy’s literary focus is among other towards children of same gender families and how difficult it must be growing up in a society and community where it is not often understood and sometimes still considered a stigma to grow up with same-sex parents.

More importantly she believes that the world need more LGBTQ literature for younger children so they know no different and that they will grow up in a world where diverse family units just simply exist, and she long for the day when the world don’t have to associate pride with the words “tolerance” and “acceptance”.

“We need more exposure and education in our schools, libraries and media. Our children can pave the way for the future.” she said.

And I can only agree with her on that – and is not only a strong hint to Singapores National Library Board, who I feel should be gifted a few copies of the book…

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It took only Amy a few hours to write the story – but several months of agony to rewrite and edit it into the book you today can get. She didn’t feel it were any easier to sit down and write her third book, but not more challenging either.

“The greatest challenge writing a book is doubting yourself and your writing.  So you re-write and work on the manuscript over and over again until you lose the original intent.”

The 32 pages book were Illustrated by multiple award winner, Paula Bossio, who outdid herself with these amazing illustrations that she did for the book, and even if you for personal beliefs do not (shame on you) belive in same-sex weddings and partnerships, then you should get this book just for the cute illustrations.

Wishful Wedding can be found on Amazon and selcted other stores and is suitable for children ages 3-6 years, and adults with a youthful mindset

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A Wishful Wedding is part of A Pocketful of Pride and is a series within the Pigeonhole Books collection that features stories about children from families with same-sex parents. .You can read more about Amy and her other books here or stalk her on GoodReads here

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Books: Angel Fire by Gerri Hill

“A vacation out of the city sounds like just the ticket for Tori Hunter and Sam Kennedy. Joining their Dallas Police Department pals Casey O’Connor and Leslie Tucker in a rented RV, they set out for the New Mexico mountains—and on a collision course with a manhunt.

FBI agents Cameron Ross and Andrea Sullivan are tracking a deadly quarry in desolate territory. An ex-teammate from Cameron’s Special-Ops days is in deep hiding, planning who-knows-what to cap off a killing spree. With a hostage at stake and time running out, Cameron reluctantly agrees to outside help from women she doesn’t know…or trust.

In the crossover that fans have been clamoring for, it’s a heart-pounding race against time that challenges the courage and commitment of the exceptional women from Gerri Hill’s Hunter’s Way and Devil’s Rock Series.”

 

Gerri Hill is by far one of my favorite authors, and I will usually be the first in line to get her book when she publish something new.

Angel Fire, is the book that was demanded by her fans. It is the book that bought the characters from the Hunters series, and Devil’s Rock series together.

Unfortunately I am mixed about the book. I liked it, it was as usual well written, but I at the same time felt it were forced and wondered if it wouldn’t have been a better read if she solely had made it a book in the Devil’s Rock series and left the characters from the Hunters series out of it.

If you haven’t read her books before, then find her older works first. Not that it is bad and that you shouldn’t read it. It is a book that every book lover of lesbian books should read (read all her books), but it needs the background stories of the characters to be really appreciated.

Lesbian food and Books?

In the upper right corner(or somewhere else on mobile devices) you can now see that I added two new categories “Lesbian Food” and “Books”.

It is part of a personal side project that is long overdue, so I decided to include it in this blog and somehow slowly get myself started with the easy things by writing about food and books that I have read from Amazons Lesbian Romance section, or whatever Bella Books decided was good enough to be published.

Usually I manage to digest one or two books a month, so don’t expect the section to be updated more than once or twice a month. The food section will be updated about 3-4 times a month and will only include dishes that I had the pleasure of creating or tasting. Maybe even both.

And yes I know (sigh). Calling anything “Lesbian Food” is…. an invitation to get your eyes rolling. hm!