Kickin’ Rocks by Marianne K. Martin

When a young couple’s happiness is threatened by hatred, they turn to a worn-out feminist to help them fight the good fight.

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Coming in July 2019


A millennial with a disposition to worry still expects the system to work for her—especially when it comes to matters of justice and love. But when it doesn’t, she turns for help to a worn-out feminist who knows first-hand just how tough it can be to kick rocks along the path of resistance, and why it’s so important to never give up hope.


Jada Baker is a millennial, but she was born to worry—about her mom, her job, abused animals, and about the growing discord she sees playing out in the news every day. But she also believes that good will triumph over evil, and that she will find a true and deep love. And when Amie Luca, a veterinarian whose compassion for helping mistreated animals captures her heart, Jada believes that she has finally found the woman she’s been searching for.

But, when the happiness that Jada and Amie are building is suddenly threatened by a surge of hate and homophobia, they turn to a friend who has learned the hard way that kicking rocks can be painful. Dusty Logan logged long hours fighting for women’s rights, watching friends suffer and die through the AIDS crisis, and battling for the right to openly love a woman, and she’s bone tired. Yet when she sees Jada and Amie—a new generation of women—facing a new but familiar wave of discrimination, her spirit to fight the good fight is rekindled. And Dusty will do everything she can to make sure that Jada and Amie get that shot at real happiness after all.


MARIANNE K. MARTIN is one of the most revered writers in the lesbian fiction genre. She is the author of eleven novels, including five Lambda Literary Award finalists. She has been honored with the Trailblazer Award from the Golden Crown Literary Society, and she was inducted into the Saints & Sinners Literary Hall of Fame. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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