GIVEAWAY: The final Lit Ish giveaway is a pretty major one (like 7 books major)

As our Literary Issue enjoys its last days on the newsstands today, I wanted to let it go out with a bang. I’ve been giving away books all week to keep with the theme and today is the biggest freebie of all.

You’ll likely see a theme here, but I have a handful of books I intend to give to one lucky queer book fan. And by handful, I mean seven unread books by Cleis Press that will give off a whole lotta steam. You’ll see why after the jump.

So, if you would like me to add to your library, I’m going to ask for two things. Author or not, write me the first line of the book you will/may write someday. Include “Turn My Page” in the subject line to me and I will select a winner on Monday. That way you have time to think about it.

Thanks for reading the Lit Ish and to all those who partook in previous book giveaways.

—  Rich Lopez

GIVEAWAY: Fiction double header


Congrats to today’s winner of the Monica Nolan books from yesterday. I have another duo of books to put in the mix for today.

LGBT and feminist book publisher Cleis Press is behind the book Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by¬† Mitzi Szereto which amps up the heat in this Jane Austen retelling. More erotic than queer, the book assures “plenty of good old-fashioned bodice ripping.” Cleis also released Silk, by fashion journalist Rupert James who also writes gay erotica under the name James Lear. Cleis describes Silk as a riotous romp of straight, bi and queer love triangles that will capture and keep your attention. But I prefer Tilly Bagshawe’s take from Elle Magazine on the book.

“If you secretly wish Dynasty had never ended, this is the book for you.”

Yes, please! Email me here with “Duet for one” in the subject line and I’ll randomly select a winner for tomorrow.

—  Rich Lopez