Bookbed reviews: ‘Beyond Light and Darkness: A Kathbute Anthology’

by KB Meniado THE STORY The 11 stories in this anthology showcase the interpretations of the Kathbute writers to the theme of light and darkness in the genres of Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Mystery. The Watch Repairman’s Son – H. Bentham Can I Stay? – Nigel Libranages Potion Lunacy – Irina Jean Etienne and Amelie – Johanna Lee The Man in Between – Trix Luna The Time Banker – Raine Rillera The Trial of the Tainted – Trix Luna Word Wisp – AlaraChan IDA Allegro – RK Sanchez Thirty-Seven – Yelle Felicenny Darker Than Night – AlaraChan IDA Read…

10 Lines to Love from the #StartHere Anthology, No Matter Your Gender Identity

by KB Meniado Been wanting some Filipino LGBTQIA+ romance? Celebrate! The book you’ve been looking for is here. Featuring M/M, F/F, F/NB romance stories with happy endings (and heat levels), the Start Here anthology is ready to serve you—yes, you, whatever pronoun you use—some real feels and maybe, also a few happy tears~ Check out this list of some of the most memorable lines from each of the story in the collection! 1.“To loving ourselves,” Ezra repeated with a smile, holding up his glass of water that by now, Caleb knew was all he ever drank. “I hear it’s the greatest love story ever.”—In…

#BookbedFictory 002: ‘Di & Rency’s Makeup Emergency’

by H. Bentham Prompt: “You don’t have to do this.” “I want to.” “Then at least let me buy you a proper Sailormoon costume.” Di, call me on this number. –Rency I had an irrational fear of calling unknown numbers, but I immediately hit ‘Call’ the moment I read the message was signed “-Rency”. Lorenzo, my best friend, only used the pet name I gave him in times of crises. Three rings passed before he answered. “Diana,” he said, his voice shaky and unnatural. Just one word, just my name, and I already knew he had been crying. “Yeah, it’s me.”…