Science! @BedsidePress Comic Review from @kleffnotes

Bedside Press has recently been picked up for distribution through Diamond Book Distributors and to showcase this new partnership I will be reviewing two of their upcoming books. The first of these is Science!, which won’t be out until next year, but is something that science fiction fans will love. Not just that, but the main character is totally crushing on her roommate, who happens to be a girl. This mysterious comic has a little bit of everything for ever reader and that makes it such a great read. Continue reading “Science! @BedsidePress Comic Review from @kleffnotes”

Juliet Takes a Breath @PenguinTeen Book Review from @kleffnotes

Comic book lovers should recognize Gabby Rivera from her work on the solo series America, focused on America Chavez for Marvel Comics. In her mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever Rivera has brought her writing skills to the Penguin Random House imprint Dial Books with her novelĀ Juliet Takes a Breath, which comes out today. Juliet Milagros Palante has been a a self-proclaimed closeted Puerto Rican baby dyke from the Bronx, but now she is out of the closet and about to head out on a life-changing experience to intern with her favorite feminist writer. What she didn’t expect was that her coming out would crash and burn, but she has a plan, or at least she thinks she might. Continue reading “Juliet Takes a Breath @PenguinTeen Book Review from @kleffnotes”

The Kamah Sutrah Book Review from @kleffnotes

This book is a hoot and wicked funny. The Kamah Sutrah: A Bawstonian’s Guide to Wicked Good Sex by Cian Smith is a book that while designed to discuss the topic of sex also leans into the humor with the use of an exaggerated Boston dialect throughout the book. Even just the description for this book had me laughing and if you are looking for a fun read you have definitely found the one. Continue reading “The Kamah Sutrah Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 4 Book Review from @kleffnotes

Award winning editor Sinclair Sexsmith has put together a collection of stories from a refreshingly diverse group of individuals of various genders and identities in the fourth volume of Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year. These multi-talented authors showcase a variety of diverse stories that include anything from a mysterious warrior at a Renaissance Faire to a fantasy speed dating night. While each story is tremendously different each of them showcases what it feels like to fully step into one’s own power and feel deeply in your own body. Continue reading “Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 4 Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Queer Cosmos Book Review from @kleffnotes

Cosmic Queers get ready for the read of your life! Now I have seen this subset of the queer community popping up on my Twitter feed and while I am not an expert I believe the Astrology gays, who I really wish were called Astrologays, will get a kick out of this book. Colin Bedell, astrologer for the Cosmopolitan and, has created a book with no heteronomative language focused on providing insight into the stars for the queer community. Queer Cosmos isn’t out yet, but you can find out my thoughts on this interstellar sensation before the release in November. Continue reading “Queer Cosmos Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Happier as a Woman Book Review from @kleffnotes

Releasing in October of this year, Happier as a Woman: Transforming Friendships, Transforming Lives is the story of a woman who found her path after becoming established in a more traditional sense. Martina Giselle Ramirez had first started wearing her mother’s shoes in secret in the second grade, this was still when the world knew her as Martin. Growing up as an adopted Mexican-American in a racially segregated city she had sworn she would not just become another statistic. Her journey would take her from valedictorian to tenured professor with a family. Once she had found her place she finally felt comfortable taking the next step to being her true self. Continue reading “Happier as a Woman Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Jason T. Gaffney from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to chat with award-winning writer, actor, and producer Jason T. Gaffney about his movie, Analysis Paralysis, as well as some of his other projects. This movie is Gaffney’s directorial debut and he co-wrote it with his father. In this rom-com the focus is on both mental health and on LGBT representation. Thank you to Jason T. Gaffney for answering all of my questions. Continue reading “Interview with Jason T. Gaffney from @kleffnotes”

Cult Filmmakers Book Review from @kleffnotes

Cult filmmakers come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, which gives each of them their own special niche in the world of film. Ian Haydn Smith brings together 50 of the filmmakers who have made their mark from Burton to Tarantino. His handpicked collection of creators examines how they earned their cult label and celebrates the movies they’ve made. Cult Filmmakers also includes fantastic illustrations from Kristelle Rodeia to bring to life these figures of film. Continue reading “Cult Filmmakers Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Barbie Forever Book Review from @kleffnotes

Robin Gerber presents a a history of the famous doll, Barbie, in Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy later this month. The book debuts on September 24th, but I had a chance to check out this collected work a bit early. Gerber examines how Barbie came to be and how she still continues to influence the world through all new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and more. Continue reading “Barbie Forever Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Dieting Deliciously Book Review from @kleffnotes

Dieting Deliciously Volume One is a collection of recipes that fitness athlete, model, and foodie Marie Blanchard wanted to share with readers looking for meals that might help them in their fitness journey. As someone who loves food and is always on the lookout for new recipes I wanted to check this book out and see what Blanchard had, well for lack of a better phrase, cooked up. While her ultimate goal is to provide meals that will help those looking to maintain a certain physique and stay tied into their fitness goals, you don’t need to feel pressured to adhere to the idea that you have to eat certain foods to be fit in order to enjoy the recipes she shares. Continue reading “Dieting Deliciously Book Review from @kleffnotes”