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 QueerCosmos.com, 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”

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”

Mother Knows Best Book Review from @kleffnotes

Claire Abram’s desperately wants a second chance at motherhood after a deadly genetic mutation took her little boy from her. When she meets Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor, and a young scientist, Jillian Hendricks, who wants to make her mark in the field any way she can she has that chance. In Mother Knows Best the group chooses to create the first child to ever have three genetic parents. This sort of secret is impossible to keep hidden and when things come to light the trio will have to make decisions that will change their lives forever. Continue reading “Mother Knows Best Book Review from @kleffnotes”

Villains Never Die Book Review from @kleffnotes

“In this world, the lines of good and evil are not so stark. Here, heroes are remembered, but villains never die,” is the establishing notion behind Nick DeWolf’s third book, Villains Never Die. In a world where heroes are remembered, the villains never die. There are so many starting points that set the path of this story in motion: a warehouse explosion, a battle between all of the heroes and the Triad of Evil when Japan was almost destroyed, and the moment Doctor Dendrite became the most feared man in the world. None of these though is the crucial moment, but rather there are three people find themselves drawn into a world where history is coming to a head. Continue reading “Villains Never Die Book Review from @kleffnotes”