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Dive into romance with these twelve stories of queer love under the sea!
 
Love & Bubbles is a short fiction anthology of love stories united by an underwater theme and featuring characters from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum.
 
Go on a deep-sea voyage to study a brand-new species alongside a cute, distracted scientist. Discover your magic with a water witch and the help of a cute
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Paperback, 183 pages
Published October 18th 2018 (first published October 17th 2018)
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Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful anthology of short stories. My personal favorite was Color and Pressure, which was about two scientists in a submarine who are studying a fascinating species. It was very cute, as were the rest of the stories. I really appreciated that this was a collection focused simply on romance without sex. That isn't to say that every character was asexual--although one was and it made me very happy--but the stories simply focused on the romance part and didn't worry about including the ...more
Tessa
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
A nice collection of stories! I liked how different the worlds were where the stories took place, kept it interesting :D
Kate
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So. Cute! The anthology is a lovely collection of sweet stories, and definitely worth picking up if you need the equivalent of a warm hug. I love the sheer range of protagonists, places, romance choices and possibilities; from the one central theme, the authors have all gone in very different directions, while still keeping the thread of romance and sweetness throughout.

Summoned by Minerva Cerridwen is about a very sweet elderly couple; a grumpy merman meets his strange neighbour and accidentall
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Claire
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Cute anthology; I appreciated how many of the stories also had an undertone about climate change and how that was going to affect the oceans.

Particularly enjoyed Lia Cooper's the Selkie Wife, A Happy Place's Maggie Derrick (shades of Practical Magic there), the Dwindling Forest of Kelp by Victoria Zelvin (I understand why it's got an open ending but I would definitely read more in that world) and Shallows by Jennifer Lee Rossman.

Tanner and the Water Nymph by Jaylee James was the standout for me
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Estance Moriarty
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: p-quite-good
Overall rather good. Most of the stories were really short, but mostly still quite enjoyable.
Karin
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a good collection. I love queer romance, everything from bonded romance to on-the-precipice-of-intercourse. I like representations of diverse bodies. The stories explored in expected and unexpected directions, and I would not have one without the other.
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Shelves: my-stories
As I authored one of the stories in this anthology, I won't rate it, but I do want to say that I very much enjoyed the read. The stories are very different in terms of worldbuilding and style, and I really like that the paperback version has little sea-themed illustrations!
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Love & Bubbles is a short fiction anthology of love stories united by an underwater theme and featuring characters from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum

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