Because it’s Monday and because most of us were back to the grindstone today, I thought I’d declare Monday’s to be fiction days. It’s already a serious, get back to work kind of day. Why add to the drama?
I admit it; I read fan fiction and, more specifically, femslash. I don’t read as much as I used to because my favorite authors don’t just churn it out, but it’s still a not so guilty pleasure. I got hooked a handful of years back when I was looking up an old favorite TV show, “The Facts of Life”. All the lesbians over 35 reading this are all thinking “Jo!” They all know what I’m talking about.
The pursuit of good femslash fan fiction led me to several authors that write great, original femslash. One author whose stuff I got hooked on right away is Kim Baldwin. She has a whole boat load of books out now but she got her start writing femslash short stories. If you look hard enough, you can still find some of these floating around out there, free for your reading pleasure.
Kim Baldwin’s first full-length published novel and my first purchased “lesbian” book was her novel Hunter’s Pursuit. It’s a great suspense story with tight writing and well rounded out main characters. I enjoyed the aspect of a retiring hitwoman taking in, not necessarily willingly, someone who is appearantly prey for another hitwoman and all that a situation like that entails. I give the book 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason it doesn’t get 5 is because I felt like it ended too soon. I’d have liked to have had more backstory on the 3rd main character and a bit longer of a skirmish at the end.
Oh, and before I forget to mention it, yes there is a love story element and yes there is a bit of ”action” in that department (PG rated blog folks). If you’re looking for a lot of hot scenes between characters though, this probably isn’t the book for you.