The Other Side: An Anthology of Queer Paranormal Romance Cover
Title: The Other Side: An Anthology of Queer Paranormal Romance
Creators: Format: EBook Print
Color: Black and White
Romanceiness: Romantic Elements
Heat: PG13
Tags: paranormal queer gay lesbian
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Synopsis from the Creator:

Featuring 19 comics by 23 different creators, THE OTHER SIDE is a celebration of queer romance and the paranormal! Inside, you'll find positive romance stories featuring a wide variety of queer and trans protagonists -- as well as poltergeists, shadow monsters, guitar-playing hypnotists, lost angels, genderfluid vampires, trickster ghosts, and many more!

THE OTHER SIDE features the talents of: Kou Chen, Mari Costa, Natasha Donovan, Melanie Gillman, Kori Michele Handwerker, Gisele Jobateh, Margaret Kirchner, Hannah Krieger, F. Lee, Kate Leth, Mildred Louis, Sfé R. Monster, Katie O'Neill, Amelia Onorato, Aatmaja Pandya, Fyodor Pavlov, Bitmap Prager, Ezra Rose, Britt Sabo, Bishakh K. Som, Sarah W. Searle, Laurel Varian, Mary Verhoeven, and CB Webb.

Love In Panels' Review:

As a reader of comics and paranormal romance novels, I was reeeeally excited about this anthology. While I ended up really liking it, it wasn't what I was expecting, so here are the talking points summarized for you:

  • These are not explicit romance. Maybe PG-13, for some kissing, but if Love in Panels had a PG rating, I'd probably give it that.
  • Lots of ghosts! I was expecting werewolves and vampires like we see in PNR novels, but it was a pleasant surprise to see a full spectrum of paranormal.
  • Most of the stories are fairly short, so unlike some anthologies, you may not have a strong emotional response to a story by the time you've finished it. That said, the length and variability of the stories really appealed to my 2017 brain.
  • Queer is loosely defined in this anthology, meaning that the characters are free to be who they are, often without explicitly defining themselves to the reader. This was one of my favorite aspects of the book. Queer folks finding happiness, having full lives, not being only defined by certain pieces of their identities... more of this!
  • This is a book you could give to family members, that kid you're mentoring, the library... you name it. It's a strong piece of supportive and fun fiction without being violent or sexually explicit.

If you want a light, happy read in which you can find some queer people finding happiness with paranormal entities, this is the book for you.

The Other Side, an Anthology of Queer Paranormal Romance

[fa icon="calendar"] Jun 12, 2017 1:04:00 PM / by Suzanne

Looking for a fun read featuring happy queer folks finding love with paranormal beings? Want to give comics to your queer niece/nephew? Here's the book for you.

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