Homoerotic stories involving griffons, demons, dragons, wizards, and thieves. In The Dragon’s Treasure, a dragon obsessed with cleanliness quietly pines over a regular customer to his shop. In The Selkie No One Wanted, a selkie who is nothing like his beautiful siblings winds up helping the fisherman he has long admired. A demon finds himself dealing with two troublesome humans in The Spawn, and in Mad Finnegan, a mad wizard reunites with the person who first drove him into the ‘madness’ that has made him infamous. A young chef winds up with an unusual assistant in Dragon Stew and a man finds that life has not quite yet passed him by in The Innkeeper’s Story. The Quest sends a loud-mouthed demon to earn the affections of a mate who does not want him, and in Spellbound a talented thief longs to find a way to steal the heart of his latest client.
((The first thing that caught my attention was selkies, because I love a selkie story that’s done well (aka, not a “well, you’ve trapped me here so I guess I’ll figure out how to adapt to staying with you”). The rest of the stories sound like a lot of fun, too– dragons! Demons! Other high fantasy stuff that’s right up my alley! <3))
Messages in a bottle, notes in an old desk, abandoned journals, words lost to time… Less Than Three Press presents a collection of stories about misplaced and long-forgotten words, and the effects they have on those who stumble across them…
((I *love* the idea of this anthology– the entire theme reminds me of Somewhere in Time, which is one of my Absolute Favorite Ever movies))
Space is not always filled with adventures and glory. Not everybody goes racing off to battle evil and save the galaxy. Between the rebels, pirates, royals, and spies are the everyday people who work hard just to get by and ensure everyone gets home safe. Less Than Three Press presents a collection of tales about the ordinary folks who keep the stars running.
((As much as I love space operas, the idea of looking into the lives of regular people trying to get by on spaceships/new planets sounds like a great read.))
Fairytales never grow old, because there is never an end of new ways to tell them, new ways to see them. In this first volume of many to come, see what happens when a humble blacksmith fights a duel, a prince conspires with bandits, and a lonely thief seeks shelter in a lone tower. See a goblin try to save his brother, and a tutor watch over his perfect princess, while a shy prince braves a mountain in the name of love. See what happens when a runaway prince must be tracked down, when dark rumors surface a gloomy castle, and when a young man saves a little girl, and a lonely soldier hunts down a band of robbers. See a stable boy save his best friend, and a prince save his mother, while a humble gardener faces down a terrible beast and a poor young man befriends a troll. Watch what unfolds when a sad young man is bound to a toad, and a prince confronts an evil witch, and a quiet mage seeks to break a terrible curse.
((FAIRYTALES. MY LOVE AND JOY. (also, there’s about six or seven volumes in this series; reading material for days! ;) ))
TITLES TO KNOW TUESDAY: Trinity Week Round-up Edition
Bonjour my little marshmallow munchkins of mischief! Welcome to another edition of TTKT. This week, I’ve read every single freaking piece of fanfic submitted for TRINITY WEEK and below is a result of what the highlights were for me. Feel free to throw candy and Taylor Swift in my general direction for finally birthing this out into the world.
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Disclaimer: I gave all ships an equal opportunity to shine this week, so you’ll see a mix of everything!
Favorites are indicated with an *. Some themes have honorable mentions, some don’t.
This fic is the epitome of the morning after when both of you aren’t quite sure what to say, only that you both want so desperately for the other to say it first. It’s wonderfully paced, and as it clips along you’re caught up in the hope that something lovely just might happen again before the sun rises.
Great lines: But suddenly everything within her has turned to bubbles, and every time she reaches out to touch her own feelings, they pop into foam and light, glowing air.
Holiday nerves can get the best of anyone, but especially when you’re meeting someone’s big, loud family for the very first time. This is a little ficlet really, but it reminded me so much of that nerve wracking “well, what did you think?” moment that I had to include it.
Great lines: A kaleidoscope of color danced on the freshly fallen snow, and each breath hung in the air as we walked to my car.
Have you ever been on a date that you just, well, had no idea was a date? That’s where this fic takes us and it’s pretty hilarious when one person is so nervous and the other is just so so oblivious. Maybe once they figure it out, sparks will fly after all?
Great lines: As cheesy and cliché as it sounds, Grace does the thing, where she nudges Hannah’s pinky with her pinky. She feels like all of the air might have been sucked out of her, that she might explode from the pressure, that’s now, inevitably, there.