So, on this blog, the madness started when I got the “brilliant” idea of reading a ton of asexual fiction novel(la)s from Less Than Three Press for Asexual Awareness Week, and then I dedicated a month to Harmony Ink Press, and then I dedicated a month to Dreamspinner Press, and finally I dedicated last month to the self-publishing platform Smashwords. Unsurprisingly, I am going to dedicate this month to Riptide Publishing, the last LGBTQ+ publisher which has put out a significant amount of ace fiction (there are other LGBTQ+ publishers which have put out at least one work of ace fiction, but AFAIK, only Less Than Three, Harmony Ink / Dreamspinner, and Riptide have published more than two ace titles).
These are the titles I intend to review:
Blank Spaces by Cass Lennox
Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron
“Labyrinth” by Alex Beecroft
All the Wrong Places by Ann Gallagher
“Making Love” by Aidan Wayne
Far From Home by Lorelie Brown
Finding Your Feet by Cass Lennox
Admit it Sara, you’ve turned this into an ace review blog.
No, I will not admit it! If readers start viewing this as primarily a review blog, I am going to quit. If I start getting offers of advanced reader copies or free review copies, I am going to quit (note: I have no objection to reviewers who accept free review copies, I just don’t want to go there myself).
Furthermore, I think next month (March) will probably be the last month when I do a formal ‘Ace Fiction from X’ month deal. I think the theme for March will be “Previously Ignored Publishers” – either works of ace fiction from small publishers who I have ignored until now, or works of ace fiction from mainstream publishers, which I have also ignored until now.
And you all can help me by giving me recommendations. What are the great works, or the less-than-great works, or even the terrible yet interesting works of ace fiction you have read, that you want me to review in March?
Does that mean you will never ever again review any ace fiction after March?
No it does not. What it means is that I will probably only review ace fiction on an irregular basis, rather than doing the whole ‘Month of Ace Fiction from Blah Blah’ shebang.
But you’ll probably write more rants about ace fiction.
Well, yes. One of the reason I’m reading all this ace fiction is so that I get a good idea of what’s out there. Now that I have a much better idea of what’s out there, I have a lot more to rant about.
As always, I am curious about what the works of ace fiction from the publisher du mois, in this case, Riptide Publishing.