Reviews

'Babybel Wax Bodysuit' by Eric Kostiuk Williams

All three stories in this collection deal with “peeling back the wax bodysuit” (an analogy to the wax covering of Babybel cheese), i.e. all the multiple layers we use to hide both our fears and our egos… read more

'Erased' by Robbi McCoy

Erased opens with the quintessential cop car chase. Lights flashing and sirens blaring, San Francisco police officer Dani Barsetti is racing to stop a bomb from detonating at a company responsible for the banking of rare seeds. She also hopes to catch the criminal responsible for endangering the inhabitants of the city. She’s assisting FBI… read more

Blacklight: 'A Kind of Justice' by Renee James

Against all odds, Bobbi Logan, a statuesque transgender woman, has become one of Chicago’s most celebrated hair stylists and the owner of one of the city’s poshest salons. She is finally comfortable with who she is, widely admired in her community, about to enjoy the success she deserves.

Then her impossibly perfect life falls apart.

In the space of a few weeks, the Great Recession drags her business to the brink of failure, her beloved ex-wife needs help in facing a terrible tragedy, and a hateful police detective storms back into her life, determined to convict her of the five-year-old murder of John Strand—pillar of the community—and a sexual predator.

Blacklight: James’ A Kind of Justice depicts the compelling struggle of a shrewd transwoman accused of a vicious crime.
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