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Tenderness: A Kink & Showtunes story

(Kink & Showtunes #0.5)

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When Judith gets dumped by her girlfriend, she feels like her world has imploded. It will take the love and care of her queer chosen family, and the support of her best friend Shiloh in particular, to help her cope with the havoc that this break up has wreaked on her life. This chosen family love story illuminates the ways we can find hope amidst devastating change, if we ...more
Kindle Edition, 36 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by Xan West
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Ash
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book reminded me it's okay to stim and wear things I like and to hold onto my found family. It was what I needed on a hard, shattery feeling day.
Isaiah
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Another amazing story that makes me wish I was living inside of it. The theme of found family is strong and warmed my heart.
Laura
Reading anything by Xan West always feels like a warm hug. Judith has just been broken up with by her girlfriend of 3 years and she ends up with a migraine and feeling disconnected from her body. Lucky for her, Shiloh, a member of her chosen family, shows up and ze helps her begin the process of healing from the breakup. I loved seeing the whole queer family come to Judiths place and help her plan where shes going to live now that Mara has left. I also really appreciated Judith bringing up many ...more
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Hi there, this is the author. I wanted to note that you can find content warnings for this story here:

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It is currently available in the anthology Queerly Loving. This will be a stand-alone version of my story only. This story takes place in the Kink & Showtunes universe, prior to the events of Their Troublesome Crush, and involves many of the same characters.
Nicole Field
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Although this is now available as a standalone short story now, it was originally printed as part of Queerly Loving in 2017.

I want to start by saying that this is a gorgeously self contained story about a moment of crisis in one person's life, and gives a minor commentary on the state of bisexual characters in fiction. At the same time, gosh I wish it would have been longer.

One of the things I love about Xan's books is that the collection of characters feature across many of the same books.
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Xan West is the nom de plume of Corey Alexander, an autistic queer fat Jewish genderqueer writer and community activist with multiple disabilities who spends a lot of time on Twitter.

Xan's erotica has been published widely, including in the Best S/M Erotica series, the Best Gay Erotica series, and the Best Lesbian Erotica series. Their work has been described by reviewers as offering the erotica
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