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What happens when a small town drag queen gets sucked into a realm of sword and sorcery and forced to do much more than lip-sync for her life?

After a weird wizard transports Sleazella LaRuse to the realm of Houmak, Green Bay's number one diva must battle to save her life and protect the lip-syncing, potty-mouthed persona she's worked so hard to cultivate. Will her bones b
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Paperback, 150 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Eraserhead Press
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Dan Schwent
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-books, 2016
When Sleazella LaRuse, Green Bay's top drag queen, gets whisked away to another realm to marry a demi-god, she finds herself in deep trouble. What Dravor, the man who summoned her, do when he finds out she is in fact a he?

While I'd been aware of this book for years, I couldn't resist snapping it up for ninety-nine cents on Bizarro Monday.

Dungeons & Drag Queens is a fun bizarro romp featuring the most fabulous of drag queens in a D&D type fantasy realm. Sleazella struggles to keep things together
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Danger
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Let me tell you about Dungeons and Drag Queens, the bizarro-fantasy-crossdressing-epic:

A drag queen named Sleazella LaRuse is whisked away from her Green Bay drag-bar into a magical realm, where she is expected to marry Houmak, the serpent king of the sky. But what the serpent king doesn’t know is that she’s packing sausage underneath her slavwolf fur mini-skirt. Of course, what’s a little extra flap of skin in the way of true love?

Look, if the title of this aptly-named book alone didn’t sell yo
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Ms. Nikki
Sleazella LaRuse, a drag queen, is kidnapped by the magician, Dravor.
Dravor thinks he has found a queen for his king, and that she will have his babies, but he his sorely mistaken. Sleazella doesn't have the necessary girly bits.

Sleazella flees from the weird magician, bumbling through a world she knows nothing about. However, Dravor is not giving up. He's a great magician and he will find a spell that will allow her to have the king's children.

This was a fun read. I was concerned that the auth
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Douglas Hackle
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
In this parody of the high fantasy genre, an audacious drag queen by the name of Sleazellla LaRuse gets whisked away against her will to the realm of Houmak—a land of swords and sorcery. Sleazellla must attempt to get back to her homeland of Green Bay, Wisconsin—where she enjoyed status as the reigning mc of the Bar Belle nightclub—or else figure out how to enjoy a new sort of queendom in this D&D-inspired place of magic and monsters. If you’re looking for a fun, funny, fast, fanciful, and fabul ...more
Andrew Stone
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dungeons & Drag Queens is fabulous! Seriously, the best fantasy epic ever. And besides that, it is one of the strangest bizarro books I have read. If you aren't sure you like bizarro because it's too weird, stay away. If you like weird things, drag queens, awesome stories, and/or great writing, then read away!

With that said, I don't really want to review this book. I feel the title alone is enough to get anyone to read, and if I get into details, I won't be able to keep myself from handing out
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Tiamatty
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I got this purely based on the title. I was really hoping for a humourous but sincere fantasy epic with drag queens as protagonists. I was very disappointed to find how short it is, and just how little real sincerity is in the book. It's too caught up in being "irreverent," which often comes down to attempts at gross-out humour. Characters are all one-note, and get tiring fast, including the protagonist. What little attempts at drama there are usually end up feeling obligatory, something that ha ...more
Tali Spencer
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: f-sf, humorous
A bizarre little book and loads of wacky fun. The hero, after all, is a small town drag queen. And the adventures upon which Sleazella embarks have more twists than a pretzel, if that pretzel harks from demented gender-be-darned fantasy. I love this kind of quirky story, and the nonstop action, along with sharp snark and laugh out loud characters left me with a big smile on my face. Recommended for readers who love the bizarre tradition of science fiction and fantasy, Dungeons and Dragons style ...more
K8
This is really bad, and not in a fun way. Even absurd stories need coherent world-building. Gross out humor is fine, but after a point it's just boring. And, if I'm bored with it in a book that's under 150 pages long, that's really not a good thing. I wanted to like this. I really did. ...more
David Agranoff
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
This novel is set partly in a strange and totally bizarro land, so weird that it is like nowhere else on this earth. The author of this novel grew-up in this realm known as Green Bay Wisconsin. MP Johnson is a one in a million person/ author who grew-up a punk rocker and an aspiring drag-queen in this small town that is known as the Vatican city for american football. It was worthy of winning the wonderland award for the best novel because it is personal and empowering.

Johnson is a talented writ
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Cory Cline
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dungeons & Drag Queens brings things to the table. It brings many things to the table. Things that my mother would have never allowed me to bring to the table. You have a kidnapped gal from Green Bay who will do anything she can to keep her title of number one drag queen in Green Bay, but it ain’t easy for a gal in Green Bay and it’s even worse for a gal in Houmak. You have a world full of beasts that would make Jurassic Park look like a petting zoo, and you have a story full of heart as our her ...more
Jeff O'Brien
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I generally don't take fantasy authors seriously unless they use initials for their first name. So when I saw this book was penned by a gentleman by the name of MP, I could hardly resist it. I would describe this book as posi, progressive, whacky, funny, and made of paper.

What we have here is the next great work of fantasy that we've all been waiting for. Imagine if Robert Jordan (my favorite author despite his lack of initials, I know, I'm such a hypocrite) was a closet drag queen and decided
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Nick Cato
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've been following MP Johnson's writing for a while now, and he's one of those authors who simply gets better with each release. Here's an inventive mash up of satiric fantasy with plenty of bizarro elements ... picture if Terry Pratchett were to lose his conscience and you'll have a good idea of what's in store.

Drag queen Sleazella gets sucked into a D&D-type realm where she encounters all types of wild creatures and characters (a motley crew of sailors were my faves) and finds herself not onl
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Jan
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
That book was a blast, highly recomended to those who ever played D&D and if you haven't played D&D but you are in for some twisted shit this is the book to read and if you try to read it in a Drag Queen voice it's even funnier. ...more
Teresa
Super empowering tale of a drag queen that can do any-fucking-thing! Wonderful little story of what anyone can be capable of with some serious determination (with loads of panache thrown in for good meaure). I'm sure I'll re-read this sometime in 2015, and when I do, a better review will follow! ...more
Kevin Strange
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 motherfucking stars, bitch! Review to come. :)
Lainie
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book had me laughing throughout the entire story. Sleazella is one of a kind and we should all aspire to have a little bit of her spunk in all of us.
Hugo
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
One of the funniest reads of the year. This is how I like my bizarro: dirty yet beautiful and absolutely glamourous!
My first MP Johnson book and won't be the last.
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Dave Anderson
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
The best Drag Queen in Green Bay is transported into a different world where she must fight and prove herself. Solid read and will read more by this author
Roud Faria
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly fun! This is a serious fantasy story twisted to make you laugh and gat perplexed with Sleazella adventures. All the elements are there: the healms, the quests, the wigs, the rhinestones... ❤️
Armando
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fenomenal book. I enjoyed every page, the story is really well written and so original! Characters perfectly characterised, Sleazella is awesome! I hope that the writer decides to write another book with another drag queen as main character because the world needs more drag queen literature!
Marie
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
Interesting. Weird.
Vincenzo Bilof
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
MP Johnson should be writing for television or film; a lot of writers get this compliment from reviewers, but Johnson has found a comfortable niche. It’s a rare gift for a writer to be able to sustain a consistent level of humor and originality through a narrative without losing a reader’s interest. While some of the best bizarro novellas are parodies and satires, MP Johnson proves that he is among the best in the new wave of bizarro fiction writers. (In case you’re wondering, MP Johnson’s book ...more
Tex Reader
4.0 of 5 stars – Good Fantasy, Good Fun … Good God.
(I'm excited to have won this as a Goodreads First Read – so thanks, M.P.!)

I love fantasies and sword and sorcery, especially with some glbtq in it, but have read very little along the humorous or bizarro vein. Not only did this deliver on that, but the bizarro twist with the attitude of Ru Paul’s Drag Race (of which I’m a fan) also made it intriguing and entertaining. And you couldn’t ask for a better cover to represent.

This was an easy-to-read
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Regina
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: home-library
Drag Queen, Sleazella, finds herself teleported into another dimension/alternate reality where she is destined to be a real queen, mated to a flying slug who rules the land.

Sex battles (literally) and disgusting, oozing creatures with a bit of torture thrown in. What can I say. Funny as hell and never a dull moment.

Thanks, Dawn, I really needed a laugh and this book hit the spot.
Ferenc
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway.

That being said, I was fearful of this book. Don't have any drag queens around here, never met one, and while I don't judge them, I don't understand them either. So I was afraid I won't like this book because I won't understand the main character's motivation.

But there was so much blood, gore, and other biological secretions in this book, that the drag queen's character was the least of my problems.

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Charles
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this bizarro fantasy novel by MP Johnson.

Dungeons & Drag Queens is the story of Green Bay’s reigning drag queen, Sleazella LaRuse. LaRuse has been transported by a crotchety old wizard into the realm of Houmak, the mighty serpent god.

Though LaRuse has been chosen for a special task, she’s driven to get back to her home world to keep her rivals from dethroning her as queen diva. She must battle nipple-mouthed monsters, hungry clouds and oversexed troll disciples among other oddballs if she
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TK
Not my favorite thing ever. I found that Sleazella embodied all the things that I don't love about gay and drag culture, without really capturing what I do love about it. I'm also biased because I haven't been in a good place with fantasy lately. If you're a high fantasy fan you might find this a lot more enjoyable then I did. ...more
Derek Ailes
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Being a Queen isn't a drag in this bizarre fantasy adventure.

When Drag Queen Sleazella LaRuse is transported to the realm of Houmak by a wizard who thinks she's a real queen, she begins her quest to find her way home to Green Bay before she has to become queen to the god Houmak. MP Johnson brings us another exciting bizarre tale with scene after scene where the reader says: "What just happened?" There is no predictability to this story since MP Johnson possesses a twisted mind that can't be comp
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Jeff Arndt
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You should read this. Not because I told you to, but just because.
While there are no kobolds lurking in the shadows waiting to ambush you, and very little mention if any of orcs, MP did a completely awesome job on this tale.
Upon the first few pages, I realized I'm not gonna be able to put this down, as I was brought along on a pretty twisted and fun adventure, unlike any I ever experienced when I played Dungeons and Dragons years ago. If you are expecting D&D as you remember your own role playi
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John Bruni
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Take Conan, all right? Replace him with a drag queen from Green Bay named Sleazella LaRuse. Put her into Conan's world, except give it a makeover by, say, GWAR and John Waters. Got that picture in your head? Good. Because that's how awesome this book is. Every time you think you've reached the deepest depths of Johnson's depravity, he surprises you again and again until the over-the-top ending which will change your life. Or you can look at it from another perspective: it's the journey of a youn ...more
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