Gaylactic - Spectrum
"We Recruit" by Julia Watts -
recommended short list title by the 2007 Gaylactic/Spectrum Awards!
Magazine about "Once Upon a Dyke"
February 2005 Issue
"A handful of beloved lesbian writers
give classic stories a twist in this collection of reimagined fairy
tales... The best part? You can read Once Upon a Dyke and discover
exactly how mermaids (and Rapunzel, Snow White and many other familiar
characters) get it on!"
Volume 31, Number 4 Issue
Speaking of Karin
Kallmaker -- what a story she has crafted this anthology! An erotic
Little Mermaid, Kallmaker's story tells how mermaids caninfect humans
with incredible, terminal longing. The twist is only lesbians can
be infected... Unfortunately, the 77th daughter of the Mer-Queen
has a real addiction to human lesbians, one in particular.
Midwest Book Review
fairy tales were created for several reasons; community identity,
teaching morality, and of course, as entertainment. Thus it is fitting
for a group of lesbian authors to reconsider fairy tales and ask
in their introduction, "Why were the heroines always pretty,
pure, passive little things who needed rescuing? .... What was so
charming about Prince Charming anyway?"
The sex gets steamy and sometimes may challenge readers. The novella
formats make for a nice change of pace in reading. Once upon a Dyke
is romantic, funny, thoughtful, and hot. Buy a copy and live happily
ever after, for a while.