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November 2023: Body Heat
We know you’ve been waiting, so we’ll keep you waiting no longer! Here’s the November 2023 R.A.D. theme…
💙 BODY HEAT 💙
We’ve hand-selected TWO very special books to keep you hot and cozy in the winter months… if you know what we mean!
Both books are getting the full Rainbow Crate special edition treatment:
💙completely redesigned dust jackets
💙case art or foiling
💙bound in author letters
💙signed art bookplates
Read below for information about the books!
Our first book is The Companion by E.E. Ottoman, a beautiful historical romance between two trans women and a trans man in the New York countryside. Madeline Slaughter is tired of New York City and the constant dredge. When her brother suggests she spends some time in the country, she is not expecting to find herself… AND a new home in Victor and Audrey.
Rep: wlwlm, trans woman mc, trans woman love interest, trans man love interest, polyamorous relationship
Spice level: 3.5/5
CW: period typical transphobia and homophobia, smoking, explicit sexual content, rape culture, sexual shame, issues of self worth
Our second book is Three Kings by Freydís Moon, a cozy story about testing the boundaries of a new relationship, shared intimacy, and the chance at a future in a group of three. Ethan Shaw and his husband, Captain Peter Vásquez, have made themselves a cozy life in their lighthouse. When Peter catches a wounded selkie in his net, Ethan must figure out how to care for Nico and whether Nico might be a new beginning for them both.
Rep: mlmlm, transmasc mc, Latine love interest, queer love interest, polyamorous relationship
Spice level: 4/5
CW: explicit sexual content, off-page transphobia, sex pollen, infertility, early-stage pregnancy, mention of death and resurrection
August 2023: Hot Blooded
🔥 Are you ready for a taste of the DARK SIDE of queer fiction?
We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the first titles for our new adult quarterly subscription, otherwise known as R.A.D. (Rainbow After Dark), so without further ado… The theme for the first-ever RAD crate is…
We’ve hand-selected TWO very special books to feed all of your adult cravings, featuring sexy and dark relationships between humans and vampires! These editions are going to be stunning!
🔥 Our first book is Lord of Eternal Night by Ben Alderson!
A dark tale about a witch who has only one meaning in life: to break the curse and save his coven, and the creature he is prophesied to kill. Sent to the creature’s castle, Jak must get close enough to land the final blow, but not all is as it seems, and emotions war as new feelings are uncovered. For what is more dangerous than hate? Lust.
Rep: gay mc, bisexual male mc, mlm
Spice level: 3/5
CW: death, blood, violence, toxic relationships, murder, loss of family members, abuse, manipulation, anger, grief/grieving, depression, profanity, explicit sex
🔥 Our second book is Contract Bound by Elle Mae!
A lush tale about a vampire hunter contracted to protect the future leader of those she has sworn to hate, and the unexpected bond that forms between them. Vampires killed Silvia’s family, and she signed her life away to The Order to satisfy her lust for revenge. But nothing is black and white, especially not Keir, and the undeniable chemistry that sprouts up between them.
Rep: lesbian mcs, gay sc, wlw
Spice level: 4/5
CW: sexual assault, death, gore, parental abuse, child abuse, farming humans for blood, drinking blood of minors, nonconsensual biting, trafficking mention, dubious consent, blood play, biting, self-harm, torture, violence
Both books are getting the full luxe special edition treatment - completely redesigned dust jackets, art endpapers, case art or foiling, printed edges, bound in author letters, and signed art bookplates!
The R.A.D. FAQ is here.
R.A.D. is a quarterly subscription that ships 4 times a year- in February, May, August, and November.
Theme reveals are 2 months prior on the 25th of the month- reveals on Dec 25th, March 25th, June 25th, and Sept 25th.
Renewal charges are on the 15th of the prior month- Jan 15th, April 15th, July 15th, Oct 15th.