Heather Rose Jones


Heather Rose Jones is the author of the Alpennia historic fantasy series: an alternate-Regency-era Ruritanian adventure revolving around queer women’s lives, woven through with magic, alchemy, and intrigue. Her short fiction has appeared in The Chronicles of the Holy Grail, Sword and Sorceress, Lace and Blade, and at Podcastle.org. Heather blogs about research into lesbian-relevant motifs in history and literature at the Lesbian Historic Motif Project and has a podcast covering the field of lesbian historical fiction and historic fantasy, which includes book listings, author interviews, and short audio fiction. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works as an industrial failure investigator in biotech pharmaceuticals—which has surprising parallels with writing novels. She enjoys bicycling and gardening and only reluctantly gave up a decades-long involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism, which fed a deep love affair with the material culture of pre-modern Europe.

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The Language of Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,720. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2022 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Alys has to be the one to go and redeem her father’s pledge, the price for stealing a very special rose. She is the one who has always taken care of their family. She is the one who has never fallen in love and has the least to lose. Or so she imagines before she travels to the Beast’s manor and meets his sister, Grace. Can she remain true to herself and still break the curse before it’s too late?

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