Dirt-Stained Hands, Thorn-Pierced Skin by Tabitha O’Connell

Dirt-Stained Hands, Thorn-Pierced Skin

Tabitha O’Connell

90 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ romance adventurous lighthearted relaxing medium-paced


A queer, Beauty-and-the-Beast-inspired novellaHeron thought ey wanted to be with handsome, charming Tiel—but the relationship hasn’t quite lived up to eir expectations. With Tiel’s confidence comes a tendency to be overbearing, and now he wants He...

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lighthearted 100%
adventurous 66%
relaxing 66%
emotional 33%
mysterious 33%


medium 66%
fast 33%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

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