I've been a lifelong fan of superhero comic books and am excited to see the genre breakthrough into traditional literature arenas, but I feel that I'm...moreI've been a lifelong fan of superhero comic books and am excited to see the genre breakthrough into traditional literature arenas, but I feel that I'm about to be sorely disappointed because nothing will reach the bar that this book has raised.
Not only were the best aspects of the superhero genre represented (the adventure, the ambitious sci-fi, and the no holds barred world building) they also brought what this publishing company was founded on, great stories featuring great representation of marginalized people. It was so exciting to read about my familiar superhero worlds with real people, people of different races and sexualities and genders.
I'd recommend this to not only people who like comic books, or romance, but people were looking for stories with realistic characters. You won't be disappointed.(less)
This book that I highly anticipated the release of. Romantic literature is not only something I enjoy, but I think is a great venue to explore differe...moreThis book that I highly anticipated the release of. Romantic literature is not only something I enjoy, but I think is a great venue to explore different types of inter-personal relationships and the fact that so few "alternative" lifestyles and sexualities get the spotlight in this genre is a travesty.
In Heart of Aces each story features an asexual character within a romantic context, which is an ingenious way of showing the spectrum of sexual aspects of asexuality which is often misunderstood to have none.
Given that the theme of this book is one of a highly unknown and misunderstood sexuality, I thought that most of the book would be hard to approach as simply stories of romance, but that isn't the fact at all. The stories within this book are, at their core, classic romantic tales of longing/union, hurt/comfort, and love conquering all.
I recommend this book to those who finally want accurate depictions of asexuality and to those who simply love great love stories.(less)
This book was my brain-child that I approached the newly forming Good Mourning Publishing with, and it was selected as the publisher's first release!...moreThis book was my brain-child that I approached the newly forming Good Mourning Publishing with, and it was selected as the publisher's first release! I'd like to thank them, the editor Amber Dearinger, and all the other authors involved
The idea for this book came after numerous discussions about how disabled people, mainly people in wheelchairs, were depicted in fiction. No one was happy with it. I was dedicated to the idea of a romance anthology based on this type of character written by writers of different genres and varying points in their careers; writers who are disabled people, able-bodied people (those not disabled), and devotees (those with a fetish for disabled people). I also wanted a spectrum of romances featuring heterosexual couples as well as gay and lesbian ones...I'm proud to say my vision was achieved.
If you do read the book, please give it an honest review. If you love it, good. If you hate it, good. It was created as a response in this ongoing dialoged of literature, romance, disabilities, and diversity; your opinion matters.
I also hope it inspires you to write your own stories with disabled characters. If you think "I want to try this" or "I can do this" or "I can do a better job than this" do it! Write, publish, and tell me about it so I can get a copy.(less)