New Arrivals!

We have received quite a few book donations this semester, and while we couldn’t put everything on the shelves, we now have some new books for you to peruse!

Here is a sampling of some of our newest arrivals:

Blood Sisters
Blood Sisters: Lesbian Vampire Tales, edited by Bianca de Moss

 

 

A collection of lesbian vampire erotica, sure to set your spine tingling! Award-winning authors won’t let your literary side down, either.

 

 

 

 

Stranded
Stranded by Blayne Cooper

 

 

A sports commentator, soccer player, and team manager meet adventure on a trip to Venezuela to profile the new recruit. The three women are tested mentally and physically as they fight for their lives and learn to depend on each other.

 

 

 

Banshee's Honor
Banshee’s Honor by Shaylynn Rose

 

 

Dive into a fantasy world with half-elf Azhani Rhu’len. Everything she loves has been stolen from her through treachery, and she clings to regaining her honor. Struggling to heal, Azhani meets Stardancer Kyrian, a healer-priest with a past shadowed by darkness and fear. Together they discover an ancient evil threatens the land. Will Azhani abandon her quest for honor to save her people, or will she turn her back on those who cast her out?

A Midsummer Night’s Read

Come in and check out the library’s new book display, “A Midsummer Night’s Read”! Inspired by the magic and fantasy of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, these books were chosen as relaxing reading for a balmy day.  The following is just a selection of what’s available at the library.

 Were the World Mine  [WERE 2009]While rehearsing for a high school production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Timothy discovers a secret love potion that begins to turn the residents of his conservative town lesbian and gay in this award winning movie musical.
 Myths and Magic: Legends of Love Anthology
edited by Anne Regan  [9.604 DREmy 2010]A collection of retold myths, legends, and fairy tales that focus on gay romance.
 Fairy Tales : Traditional Stories Retold for Gay Men
by Peter Cashorali  [9.504 CASfa 1995]This retelling of tales includes such classics as Beauty and the Beast, Hansel and Gretel, The Frog King, and The Ugly Duckling.
 Wisewomen and Boggy-boos
by Jessica Salmonson & Jules Faye
[8.006 SALwi 1992]A dictionary of Lesbian Fairy Lore
 Venus as a Boy
by Luke Sutherland  [9.402 SUTve 2004]While turning into gold, a young bisexual Londoner relates the story of his unusual life.
 The Dyke and  the Dybbuk
by Ellen Galford   [9.406 GALdy 1994]A soul-stealing demon tries to track down a taxi driving lesbian film critic in this comedic tale that contains elements of medieval Jewish folklore.

Interested in finding more GLBT fantasy books? The GLBT Fantasy Fiction Resources blog has lots of great information and book reviews.  This is also a good place to find reviews on GLBT science fiction as well.

New fiction at the GLBT Library

Last week we shared some of our new non-fiction titles and a few new memoirs. Since it’s now spring break, let’s relax and look at some of our new fiction!

 Holding Still for as Long as Possible
by Zoe Whittall
9.400 WHIho 2010

Traces an unusual love triangle between a former teen idol, a big-city paramedic, and a fashionable filmmaker, all part of the generation that grew up with the War on Terror, SARS, Hurricane Katrina, and texting.

 

 Sprout
by Dale Peck
9.404 PECsp 2009

Sprout Bradford has a secret. It’s not what you think–he’ll tell you he’s gay. He’ll tell you about his dad’s drinking and his mother’s death. The green fingerprints everywhere tell you when he last dyed his hair. But neither the reader nor Sprout are prepared for what happens when Sprout suddenly finds he’s had a more profound effect on the lives around him than he ever thought possible. Sprout is both hilarious and gripping; a story of one boy at odds with the expected.

 Turnskin
by Nicole Kimberling
9.604 KIMtu 2008

Raised in a remote farming community, Tom Fletcher knows little of his Shifter heritage and less about the dangerous lives that other Shifters lead in the city of Riverside. For Tom the big city is a daydream of opening nights and bright theatre lights. But when Tom meets Cloud Coldmoon-the infamous and handsome heir to a criminal syndicate-everything changes. Suddenly suspected of murder, Tom must flee to the only city where his kind are common. Filled with shapeshifters, con men and mobsters and ruled by the vengeful Coldmoon Family, Riverside is as perilous as it is alluring. Tom seeks refuge in the Turnskin Theatre, where his shape-changing skills can be put to good use on, and off, the stage. Here he has a chance to fulfill his dreams of stardom and romance, but only if he can stay one step ahead of the police and criminals alike- otherwise the next shape he takes could be his last.

 Love You Two
by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
9.400 PALlo 2008

When Maria was a little girl, her mum used to sign cards and notes to her and her younger brother Leo with the crazy line, Love you t(w)oo. It was supposed to make them feel like their mum had heaps of love for both of them, that she loved them equally. Well, that’s okay when you love all your kids. Actually, that’s the way it should be. But what happens when your mum decides that her turning-40 revolution is going to be the announcement that she loves your dad as much as ever, but is also in love with someone else! Maria’s mum has always been strong and funny and maybe a bit too cool for a mum. Maria’s always loved her mum for fighting the ‘old wog ways’ and making sure Maria has an easier time growing up and discovering love than she did. But can Maria’s love for her mum deal with this? Is there a limit to love and can it easily turn to hate? Does love end? What is love anyway? And what does it all mean for Maria’s own feelings about her new guy?

 

 Luna
by Julie Anne Peters
9.408 PETlu 2004

Regan’s brother Liam can’t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night-in the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister’s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam’s family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen’s struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

 Probation
by Tom Mendicino
9.404 MENpr 2010

In this timely and provocative novel from an authentic new voice in fiction, Mendicino explores how a closeted gay man’s decision to marry impacts his life and the people he loves, and what happens when the lies unravel.