Myth & Magic

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Myth, magic, and monsters—the stuff of childhood dreams (or nightmares) and adult fantasies.

Delve into these classic fairy tales retold with a queer twist and surrender to a world of seductive spells and dark temptations.

The Ivy and The Rose by Juliann Rich is included in this Lambda Literary Award finalist anthology.


Published by Bold Strokes Books

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“What a great collection of stories! I’m a sucker for retellings. I love the creativity that they always bring, and Myth and Magic was no exception. The stories are all quick and full of love, lust, and steam! The LGBTQIA spin on the stories made them even better. I’ve yet to read any LGBTQIA retellings and these stories got me excited to find more!

As with most anthologies, some stories are hit and miss. But there are so many gems in this! You cannot miss them. There are an array of stories that deal with a lot of different emotions, settings, and relationships. Myth and Magic has something for every LGBTQIA loving reader!”

~ Kristin, Pretty Little Pages

“Most of the stories had a fantasy setting, befitting the original versions of the stories they were retelling, but others were more modern. Some, like Riding Red, seemed to blend the two in strange ways, and I wasn’t quite sure of the setting even though the story itself was otherwise clear. I was surprised that I enjoyed the ones with modern settings as much as I did, given my preference for fantasy. I think that’s a testament to the authors and their skill, really, since any author that can make you enjoy stepping outside of your comfort zone clearly has some talent to speak of.”