10 7 / 2014

Charm School Graphique Vol 1, by Elizabeth Watasin
ON the very edges of the unknown lies the Twilight World, where monsters and magical people wickedly meet: Little Salem teems with hotrods, malt shops, ghouls, and devil girls. Good, teen witch Bunny has a perfectly bad girlfriend in vampire biker Dean, until a dark, and very insistent lesbian fairy comes along. Can Bunny resist Fairer Than’s charms? And when she does, what will Fairer Than (and Dean), do about it?

Meet magical witch girl Bunny, a good teen witch happily attending Haunt High, drinking Ghost Shakes at Shivers, and dancing her supernatural midnights away at cemetery spook fetes. Dean is her perfect greaser, vampire girlfriend, but beyond hotrods and motorcycles lies something more in the Enchanted Forest: fairies. And even among such ancient, paranormal denizens, they’ve someone to fear, namely the notorious heart breaker and home wrecker, the dark fairy, Fairer Than.
Fairer Than: gorgeous, red-haired, stronger than a fairy ought to be, and smoldering in more ways than one.
Her reputation has Daughters of the Faerie Court flee before her wake lest they fall for her charms. And when Fairer Than comes to Little Salem, she just happens to notice Bunny.
Charm School by Elizabeth Watasin:
an indie b/w comic book emulating the best in old school 50’s pin-up art with a touch of girl romance style, or shoujo manga. Digitally retouched and re-lettered by Elizabeth Watasin. Rockabilly monsters meet fairy tale legends as paranormal hearts and heads collide.

Charm School Graphique Vol 1, by Elizabeth Watasin

ON the very edges of the unknown lies the Twilight World, where monsters and magical people wickedly meet: 
Little Salem teems with hotrods, malt shops, ghouls, and devil girls. Good, teen witch Bunny has a perfectly bad girlfriend in vampire biker Dean, until a dark, and very insistent lesbian fairy comes along. Can Bunny resist Fairer Than’s charms? And when she does, what will Fairer Than (and Dean), do about it?

Meet magical witch girl Bunny, a good teen witch happily attending Haunt High, drinking Ghost Shakes at Shivers, and dancing her supernatural midnights away at cemetery spook fetes. Dean is her perfect greaser, vampire girlfriend, but beyond hotrods and motorcycles lies something more in the Enchanted Forest: fairies. And even among such ancient, paranormal denizens, they’ve someone to fear, namely the notorious heart breaker and home wrecker, the dark fairy, Fairer Than.

Fairer Than: gorgeous, red-haired, stronger than a fairy ought to be, and smoldering in more ways than one.

Her reputation has Daughters of the Faerie Court flee before her wake lest they fall for her charms. And when Fairer Than comes to Little Salem, she just happens to notice Bunny.

Charm School by Elizabeth Watasin:

an indie b/w comic book emulating the best in old school 50’s pin-up art with a touch of girl romance style, or shoujo manga. Digitally retouched and re-lettered by Elizabeth Watasin. Rockabilly monsters meet fairy tale legends as paranormal hearts and heads collide.

05 6 / 2014

Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen (2014). Seventeen-year-old Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties. She wants to drive along the oak-lined streets of Louisiana’s Garden District and lie on the hot sand of Florida’s beaches. She wants to spend every night making memories with her tight-knit group of friends. The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl—especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker. In this poignant coming-of-age novel, Hannah must find a compromise between the truth of her heart and the expectations of her community. She must break through her shame and learn to trust in the goodness of her friends. And above all, she and Baker must open their hearts to the saving power of love. Raw, moving, and teeming with unforgettable characters, Her Name in the Sky is a modern love story about the teenage quest for identity and the redeeming power of the human heart.

Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen (2014). Seventeen-year-old Hannah wants to spend her senior year of high school going to football games and Mardi Gras parties. She wants to drive along the oak-lined streets of Louisiana’s Garden District and lie on the hot sand of Florida’s beaches. She wants to spend every night making memories with her tight-knit group of friends. The last thing she wants is to fall in love with a girl—especially when that girl is her best friend, Baker. In this poignant coming-of-age novel, Hannah must find a compromise between the truth of her heart and the expectations of her community. She must break through her shame and learn to trust in the goodness of her friends. And above all, she and Baker must open their hearts to the saving power of love. Raw, moving, and teeming with unforgettable characters, Her Name in the Sky is a modern love story about the teenage quest for identity and the redeeming power of the human heart.

29 7 / 2013

The Queen’s Curse (2013) Natasja Hellenthal
It’s time for change! In a country with a cursed justice system, two women; Queen Artride Cumhachd and her loyal bodyguard Tirsa Lathabris,set out on a secretive perilous quest. They hope to find the mysterious sorceress living in The Magical Land Dochas, the only person powerful enough to be able to lift the curse. They have to hurry as they only have three weeks to save Tirsa’s teenage brother’s life, sentenced to hanging for a petty crime. But first they have to make it safely to the border.They seek the help of the Silent Folk; enigmatic beings that dwell in the woods and clouds in this enchanting realm, from which few return and none emerge unchanged. But even with their help they seem to be getting no where fast. Time is running out…Whilst they grow exceedingly fond of each other; their endurance and relationship is pushed to the limits as they try to break through the sorceress’ powerful magical traps and overcome all sorts of dangers. Each step of the way will take them closer to their goal, but questions arise; will she be willing to help them and for what price?

The Queen’s Curse (2013) Natasja Hellenthal

It’s time for change! In a country with a cursed justice system, two women; Queen Artride Cumhachd and her loyal bodyguard Tirsa Lathabris,set out on a secretive perilous quest. 
They hope to find the mysterious sorceress living in The Magical Land Dochas, the only person powerful enough to be able to lift the curse. They have to hurry as they only have three weeks to save Tirsa’s teenage brother’s life, sentenced to hanging for a petty crime. But first they have to make it safely to the border.

They seek the help of the Silent Folk; enigmatic beings that dwell in the woods and clouds in this enchanting realm, from which few return and none emerge unchanged. But even with their help they seem to be getting no where fast. Time is running out…

Whilst they grow exceedingly fond of each other; their endurance and relationship is pushed to the limits as they try to break through the sorceress’ powerful magical traps and overcome all sorts of dangers. Each step of the way will take them closer to their goal, but questions arise; will she be willing to help them and for what price?

28 7 / 2013

Lunatic Fringe (2011) Allison Moon
Lexie Clarion’s first night at college, she falls in with a pack of radical feminist werewolf hunters. The next morning, she falls for a mysterious woman who may be among the hunted. As Lexie’s new lover and the Pack battle for Lexie’s allegiance, the waxing moon illuminates old hatreds, new enemies, and a secret from Lexie’s childhood that will change her life forever.

Lunatic Fringe (2011) Allison Moon

Lexie Clarion’s first night at college, she falls in with a pack of radical feminist werewolf hunters. The next morning, she falls for a mysterious woman who may be among the hunted. As Lexie’s new lover and the Pack battle for Lexie’s allegiance, the waxing moon illuminates old hatreds, new enemies, and a secret from Lexie’s childhood that will change her life forever.

20 7 / 2013

Hard Love (1999) Ellen Wittlinger
Since his parents’ divorce, John’s mother hasn’t touched him, her new fiancé wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It’s no wonder John writes articles like “Interview with the Stepfather” and “Memoirs from Hell.” The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed “Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian.” Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape Velocity, John meets Marisol and a hard love is born.
While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.

Hard Love (1999) Ellen Wittlinger

Since his parents’ divorce, John’s mother hasn’t touched him, her new fiancé wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It’s no wonder John writes articles like “Interview with the Stepfather” and “Memoirs from Hell.” The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed “Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian.” Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape Velocity, John meets Marisol and a hard love is born.

While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.

16 7 / 2013

Dare Truth or Promise (1999) Paula Boock
Willa and Louie could not be more different. Louie wants to be a lawyer and is an outstanding student. Willa lives in a pub and just wants to get through the year so she can graduate and become a chef. But they are completely attracted to one another when they first meet at a fast-food restaurant. Soon they fall in love fast and furiously, and everything the girls are sure of — their plans, their faith, their families, their identities -– is called into question…

Dare Truth or Promise (1999) Paula Boock

Willa and Louie could not be more different. Louie wants to be a lawyer and is an outstanding student. Willa lives in a pub and just wants to get through the year so she can graduate and become a chef. But they are completely attracted to one another when they first meet at a fast-food restaurant. Soon they fall in love fast and furiously, and everything the girls are sure of — their plans, their faith, their families, their identities -– is called into question…

13 7 / 2013

The Bermudez Triangle (2004) Maureen Johnson
"Their friendship went so far back, it bordered on the Biblical-in the beginning, there was Nina and Avery and Mel." So says high school senior Nina Bermudez about herself and her two best friends, nicknamed "The Bermudez Triangle" by a jealous wannabe back on Nina’s eleventh birthday. But the threesome faces their first separation when Nina goes away the summer before their senior year. And in ten short weeks, everything changes.
Nina returns home bursting with stories about Steve, the quirky yet adorable eco-warrior she fell for hard while away. But when she asks her best friends about their summer romances, an awkward silence follows.
Nina soon learns the shocking truth when she sees Mel and Avery … kissing. Their friendship is rocked by what feels like the ultimate challenge.

The Bermudez Triangle (2004) Maureen Johnson

"Their friendship went so far back, it bordered on the Biblical-in the beginning, there was Nina and Avery and Mel." So says high school senior Nina Bermudez about herself and her two best friends, nicknamed "The Bermudez Triangle" by a jealous wannabe back on Nina’s eleventh birthday. But the threesome faces their first separation when Nina goes away the summer before their senior year. And in ten short weeks, everything changes.

Nina returns home bursting with stories about Steve, the quirky yet adorable eco-warrior she fell for hard while away. But when she asks her best friends about their summer romances, an awkward silence follows.

Nina soon learns the shocking truth when she sees Mel and Avery … kissing. Their friendship is rocked by what feels like the ultimate challenge.

10 7 / 2013

Boyfriends With Girlfriends (2011) Alex Sanchez
Lance has always known he was gay, but he’s never had a real boyfriend. Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection—but will it be enough to overcome their differences? 
Allie’s been in a relationship with a guy for the last two years—but when she meets Kimiko, she can’t get her out of her mind. Does this mean she’s gay? Does it mean she’s bi? Kimiko, falling hard for Allie, and finding it impossible to believe that a gorgeous girl like Allie would be into her, is willing to stick around and help Allie figure it out.

Boyfriends With Girlfriends (2011) Alex Sanchez

Lance has always known he was gay, but he’s never had a real boyfriend. Sergio is bisexual, but his only real relationship was with a girl. When the two of them meet, they have an instant connection—but will it be enough to overcome their differences?

Allie’s been in a relationship with a guy for the last two years—but when she meets Kimiko, she can’t get her out of her mind. Does this mean she’s gay? Does it mean she’s bi? Kimiko, falling hard for Allie, and finding it impossible to believe that a gorgeous girl like Allie would be into her, is willing to stick around and help Allie figure it out.

08 7 / 2013

Rage (2009) Julie Anne Peters
Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the one everyone can count on. But always being there for others can’t give Johanna everything she needs—it can’t give her Reeve Hartt.Reeve is fierce, beautiful, wounded, elusive; a flame that draws Johanna’s fluttering moth. Johanna is determined to get her, against all advice, and to help her, against all reason. But love isn’t always reasonable, right?In the precarious place where attraction and need collide, a teenager experiences the dark side of a first love, and struggles to find her way into a new light.

Rage (2009) Julie Anne Peters

Johanna is steadfast, patient, reliable; the go-to girl, the one everyone can count on. But always being there for others can’t give Johanna everything she needs—it can’t give her Reeve Hartt.

Reeve is fierce, beautiful, wounded, elusive; a flame that draws Johanna’s fluttering moth. Johanna is determined to get her, against all advice, and to help her, against all reason. But love isn’t always reasonable, right?

In the precarious place where attraction and need collide, a teenager experiences the dark side of a first love, and struggles to find her way into a new light.

04 7 / 2013

She Loves You, She Loves You Not (2011) Julie Anne Peters
Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves, instead of having to hide their relationship. Alyssa never thought she would have to make that move by herself, but disowned by her father and cut off from everyone she loves, she is forced to move hundreds of miles away to live with Carly, the biological mother she barely knows, in a town where everyone immediately dismisses her as “Carly’s girl.” As Alyssa struggles to forget her past and come to terms with her future, will she be able to build a new life for herself and believe in love again? Or will she be forced to relive the mistakes that have cost her everything and everyone she cared about?

She Loves You, She Loves You Not (2011) Julie Anne Peters

Seventeen-year-old Alyssa thought she knew who she was. She had her family and her best friends and, most important, she had Sarah. Sarah, her girlfriend, with whom she dreamed with about the day they could move far away and live out and proud and accepted for themselves, instead of having to hide their relationship. 

Alyssa never thought she would have to make that move by herself, but disowned by her father and cut off from everyone she loves, she is forced to move hundreds of miles away to live with Carly, the biological mother she barely knows, in a town where everyone immediately dismisses her as “Carly’s girl.” As Alyssa struggles to forget her past and come to terms with her future, will she be able to build a new life for herself and believe in love again? Or will she be forced to relive the mistakes that have cost her everything and everyone she cared about?