Three Dollar Bill Reviews




Fun things!

So a few months ago the fabulous Emily approached me and asked if I’d be interested in helping her with a review site that showcased books in the GLBTQ genre. Her goal was to break beyond the erotic romance m/m barrier of book review sites and delve into a whole range of other books in the genre while still keeping some romance (we do love those after all). I loved this idea and happily signed up, which then mostly consisted of me saying “too yellow, move to the left, you do that, I’m heading to lunch.”

Thankfully after much hard work and several frustrations the new site went live this week on Monday. Three Dollar Bill Reviews – Reviews of books as queer as a three dollar bill. We’ve already gotten a great response, much better than I anticipated. So far we’ve produced 4 reviews and gotten a lot of requests for more. It’s always fun to get a review request for a book you want to read.

For my part I’m going to be focusing on those books in my TBR that have been languishing. A lot of them are from Lethe Press or Rebel Satori or those books that aren’t really romance and more in general gay fiction. I hope to include some classics I haven’t read and always wanted to. So suggestions are more than welcome!

So far Emily has offered two incredibly thorough, well-written and fair reviews. I’ve also contributed a review of ZA Maxfield’s Family Unit as well as today’s offering of RW Day’s A Strong and Sudden Thaw. Tomorrow Emily has an opinion piece going up on bisexuality in fiction.

I’m pretty excited about the site and the content that we’re going to be reviewing. While the goal is to bring perhaps little known books or classics or books beyond the erotica romance subgenre, we’ll definitely be adding those so hopefully there is something for everyone. We all need a little porny romance in our lives.

Anyway please check out the site, comment, offer book suggestions, site suggestions, offer to read my TBR and write cliffnotes, whatever! We look forward to hearing from you.

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8 thoughts on “Three Dollar Bill Reviews

  1. I think that’s a pretty awesome idea and I’m looking forward to reading your reviews. Especially that broad focus will be great… while I love my romances, it’s not all there is to the genre, really.

    • Thanks! I’m pretty excited and have a bunch of non-romance books to read. They’re always ones I wanted to but seemed to get shuffled behind current releases and so on. Since I can now focus on this, I have the time and motivation. I hope people want to read them now 😀

  2. Great idea for the new site! I’m looking forward to reading your and Emily’s reviews and finding new books to add to my TBR pile.
    As for suggestions, there are several authors I’ve read and liked– Michael Thomas Ford (Looking For It was my fave fiction, and his autobiographical books are funny), Jay Quinn, Bart Yates, Dan Savage, and David Sedaris.
    And if you’re taking requests, there are a bunch of books (mostly older classics) that I’ve considered but haven’t bought/ read that I’d love to read your review of. 🙂 Just say the word, and I’ll be happy to make a review wishlist for you. 😛

    • Thanks!
      Please please please.. yes please suggestions. I’ve read some of the those authors (Definitely all of David Sedaris and Dan Savage) maybe I can choose some favorites to re-read and review.
      But I’m definitely interested in what people would like to see reviewed. I have some young adult, some gay fiction, some literature, even a few classics from Blind Eye Books all scheduled but I eagerly take ideas.
      So please do :D. I can’t promise I’ll get to all of them but there’s a high probability I could as well.

      • Yay! Here’s some I’d love to see:
        The Lord Won’t Mind by Gordon Merrick
        Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
        Wicked Angels by Eric Jourdan
        The Man Who Fell In Love With the Moon by Tom Spanbauer
        The God In Flight by Laura Argiri
        The Coming Storm by Paul Russell
        Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You by Peter Cameron
        My Lucky Star by Joe Keenan
        Now and Then my William Corlett
        Damages by Bazhe
        A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
        A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNicholl
        The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
        The World of Normal Boys by K.M. Soehnlein
        When You Don’t See Me by Timothy James Beck
        The Carnivorous Lamb by Gomez-Arcos
        Clicking Beat On the Brink of Nada by Keith Hale
        Sorry so many, lol, I just went through books I’ve had on my amazon wishlist, but haven’t been able to decide about. Unfortunately, some are no longer in print. 😦

        • Ok, I already got 2 of the books and several I have on my potential “to get” list when the first wave of stuff to read is reviewed, so thank you very much!

  3. Three Dollar Bill Reviews
    Kassa, this is exciting! I love the look of your new review site: very streamlined, minimalist, and organized. Clever name, too!
    This is really a good idea because the explicit m/m erotic romance is getting about 90% of the attention in the genre. Your site will shine a light on all those other deserving gay themed stories that aren’t quite fitting into that particular category.
    I subscribed with my RSS feed reader, and look forward to reading your reviews!

    • Re: Three Dollar Bill Reviews
      Thanks Val! We’re both very excited about the site and the hope to review a more broad range of books. Although I do enjoy m/m erotic romance, that is only a portion of what I read, although most of those reviews get buried or ignored. Emily also reads a TON of lesbian and bisexual fiction so perhaps together we can offer something different.
      At least that’s the hope. There will of course be some m/m snuck in there to entice readers to come and see, maybe poke around other genres.
      All suggestions very welcome!

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