Bookbed reviews: ‘Wounded Little Gods’ by Eliza Victoria

by Rae Rival THE STORY Regina was born and raised in the small town of Heridos, where gods and spirits walked the earth. Until they didn’t. Ten years ago, the whole town produced a bad harvest – rice grains as black as soot – and the people of the town moved on, away from the soil…More

Supporting Local: My First #romanceclass by #AprilFeelsDay Heat

by Hannah Taotjo Think: romance literature. Done? Now, be honest—did this picture pop into your head? If you said yes, congratulations. You are now officially outdated. You can put away your auntie’s racy paperbacks now, you won’t be needing them anymore (and those Fifty Shades copies, too). It was my first time to attend an event like…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Mystery on 17th Street’ by Annie Gorra

by Rae Rival I once tried writing about my neighborhood when I was younger, but I lacked the values and skills needed to create a good story about one’s neighbors. I didn’t know how to sustain telling the lives of so many characters. I didn’t know how to hold them together so my narrative will have a unified quality.…More

What Am I To You: Episode 11

by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla “Of course, it means something to you,” Tristan says. “You’re a girl.” I must look even more confused because Tristan takes a deep breath, walks towards me behind the counter and refills my glass. “Look, Kit. He’s a guy. Even if he tells you how much he likes you, that doesn’t mean…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Vovochka’ by Alexander J. Motyl

by Lucille de Mesa Perhaps, we can all agree that we have this one friend we cannot imagine our lives without. We call them ‘sis,’ ‘pare,’ ‘mare,’ ‘bestie,’ ‘best friend,’ ‘kapatid,’—even b*tch/b*atch, and all those other pet~ names. But here’s the thing: Will you allow this one friend to write a book about your lives and adventures together? Will it…More