Book Review: Kinship and Kindness by Kara Jorgensen

Originally posted on Beauty in Ruins:
Title: Kinship and Kindness Author: Kara Jorgensen Publisher: Kara Jorgensen Publication Date: August 5, 2020 Genres: Urban Fantasy, Romance Shelves: Transgender This was just delightful, both sweeter and darker than I expected, with some wonderful themes of understanding and acceptance throughout. Kinship and Kindness is a story of pack and of family, a story…

Preview of Kinship and Kindness

My next book in a brand new queer paranormal historical series, Kinship and Kindness, comes out July 31st, and to celebrate and whet your appetites, I have posted chapter one below. You can preorder Kinship and Kindness, on all major ebook platforms and paperbacks will be coming later. Let me know what you think andContinue reading “Preview of Kinship and Kindness”

Cover Reveal: Kinship and Kindness

I know I’ve been going off the grid on here, but there’s a good reason (besides work and life), I’ve been working on a new book: Kinship and Kindness. Kinship and Kindness is a bit of a spin-off from the Ingenious Mechanical Devices series. It follows Theo Bisclavret, the name might sound familiar because heContinue reading “Cover Reveal: Kinship and Kindness”

Reading Rec: A Delicate Deception

A Delicate Deception takes two anxious messes with less than stellar communication skills and makes them fall in love with some incredibly delightful side characters to sweeten the deal. Amelia Allenby just wants to be left alone. After a disastrous final season in London where she decided she had had enough, she retires to theContinue reading “Reading Rec: A Delicate Deception”

On Accuracy in Historical Romance

Back in April, I presented a paper at Ithaca College’s feminist pop culture conference From Pippi to Ripley on the issues surrounding the perceived “inaccuracies” in historical romance, especially queer historical romance. Since this issue has reared its ugly head again, I thought I would share my paper with you.   Queer Historical Romance andContinue reading “On Accuracy in Historical Romance”

Reading Rec: Gilded Cage

In Gilded Cage, we find a lady detective having to team up with an ex-flame but current jewel thief to clear his name of murder. Templeton Lane, part of the infamous Lilywhite Boys, is no stranger to danger, but when he arrives to steal an opal necklace and stumbles across a double homicide, he knowsContinue reading “Reading Rec: Gilded Cage”

Reading Rec: A Little Light Mischief

A Little Light Mischief is a novella that captured my heart with a blunt lady’s maid and a cast out spinster teaming up for a bit of revenge and romance. Alice Stapleton is newly cast out and newly a lady’s companion, but now that she no longer has her father’s vicarage to run, she’s itchingContinue reading “Reading Rec: A Little Light Mischief”

The Wolf Witch is Out Today!

The sixth book in the Ingenious Mechanical Device is out today! You can grab a paperback or ebook copy of THE WOLF WITCH on Amazon here. Since returning to England from abroad, Emmeline Jardine has managed to get a place of her own, maintain a tenuous truce with her guardians, and celebrate her new foundContinue reading “The Wolf Witch is Out Today!”

Reading Rec: Hither, Page

Hither, Page is a murder-town mystery featuring a spy, a doctor struggling with PTSD, a dead maid, and a socialist, flask-swilling, graveyard inhabiting teenage girl who may be my favorite person in a book ever. Dr. Sommers wants nothing more than stability and to put the war behind him, but in a country that isContinue reading “Reading Rec: Hither, Page”