Book Events, Book Exclusives

On writing, duologies, and witchcraft | Q+A with Laure Eve

laure eveAuthor Interview | Laure Eve
Last month I teased on my Instagram that I got to interview the breath-taking Laure Eve and how I hoped to have it all transcribed soon.

Unfortunately for you, I lost the bloody audio.

Luckily Laure is such a Queen that she agreed to re answer the questions over email for us so I can still scream about her work.

I’m actually a little sad that I did loose the audio because we had such a great conversation, but once the others go live too I can also edit in links to there so you can experience some of the magic.

Keep reading to find out more about Laure Eve, The Graces, and her future work. Continue reading “On writing, duologies, and witchcraft | Q+A with Laure Eve”

Discussion, Guest Post

Stop defining women by the men in their lives | written by Gail

stop defining women

Wow I’m really on a roll with this feminist content, huh? I have to admit I’m so crazy busy I can’t believe I even have the energy to come up with this stuff. But so much stuff makes me angry! Whenever I get angry about antisemitism next, y’all will be the first to know, because there will be a post about it. I’m sorrynotsorry for how short this is in comparison to the previous posts, but you should see my schedule. Have some empathy.

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Book Reviews, Received for Review

ARC Poetry Review: The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace – #Gifted

The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Series: Women Are Some Kind of Magic #3
Genre: Poetry | Feminism
Length: 210 pages
Published on 5th March 2019 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Amanda Lovelace: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Received for free from publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars. They tried to silence her once and for all, but the mermaidโ€™s voice returns in this one.

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Discussion, Guest Post

Stop Friggin’ Fridging

stop friggin fridginWomen In Refrigerators is a website created in 1999 by known comic book writer Gail Simone. She got the name from a Green Lantern comic in which a love interest, Alexandra Dewitt, was killed and stuffed in a fridge for the simple purpose of motivating the male lead, Green Lantern. She and her friends were noticing a pattern: the sheer amount of women in fiction who are raped, maimed, or murdered for the sake of a man’s character development or story. Originally the term referred to comic book storylines only, but in the two decades since, the term – most commonly known as “fridging” – has been expanded to refer to any medium. It appears most egregiously, in my opinion, in video games, but can be found in any medium. Here is, for example, a supercut of fridging in movies.

(Please note that TV Tropes include any character who suffers to motivate another character; in its original form, and in the way most people use it, it refers specifically to female characters killed for the sake of male characters development. When it’s men, it is mostly often more accurately referred to as “dead men defrosting”. Feminist Frequency has an excellent video about this entire subject.) Continue reading “Stop Friggin’ Fridging”

Book Reviews

Graphic Novel Review: Bitch Planet, Vol 1 & 2 by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine and Vol. 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Series: Bitch Planet #1 and #2
Genre: Science Fiction | Graphic Novel | Feminism
Length: 156 pages | 144 pages
Published on 7th October 2015 + 6th June 2017 by Image Comics
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Kelly Sue DeConnick: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Purchased for myself from Waterstones

Synopsis for Vol 1:
Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of Bitch Planet, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation.
In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?Collects BITCH PLANET #1-5.Eisner Award-nominated writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel) and Valentine De Landro (X-Factor) team up to bring you the premiere volume of Bitch Planet, a deliciously vicious riff on women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation.In a future just a few years down the road in the wrong direction, a woman’s failure to comply with her patriarchal overlords will result in exile to the meanest penal planet in the galaxy. When the newest crop of fresh femmes arrive, can they work together to stay alive or will hidden agendas, crooked guards, and the deadliest sport on (or off!) Earth take them to their maker?

Collects BITCH PLANET #1-5.

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