grand slam romance
GRAND SLAM ROMANCE is a queer magical girl softball romance series for adults! It's written by myself and drawn by my wife, Emma Oosterhous! The three book series is published by Mariko Tamaki's Surely Books (an imprint of Abrams Comics Arts). Book 1 is out now and Book 2 is up for pre-order!!
Astra, mickey and wolfgang are back
Astra and Mickey are celebrating their epic victory over their archrivals the Gaiety Gals, but the party is cut short when their nemesis Jasmine Von Schitz reveals the shocking truth: now that Mickey’s magical girl powers have been revealed, they can’t play softball until they obtain a Magical license! Too bad there’s only one place to get it: the Magical DMV in Europe!
Mickey and Astra are in for the Euro-trip of their lives, navigating the Magical Girl League, their own steamy situationship, and a prickly reunion with the hottie whose heart they both broke: Wolfgang Konigin. For Mickey to get their license and for Astra to renew hers, they’ll have to intern for the Berlin Grinders, and only a successful season and a glowing recommendation from their captain will get them there. Unfortunately, that captain is Wolfgang and not all their new teammates want to see the rookies score.
A delightfully madcap romp filled with spellbinding softball, shady exes, and sexy shenanigans, Major League Hotties is another home run in the Grand Slam series from creative team Ollie Hicks and Emma Oosterhous.
GRAND SLAM ROMANCE BOOK 1
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a qUEER GRAPHIC NOVEL WHERE THE BALLS ARE FAST, THE SMOOCHES SPICY AND THE GIRLS... MAGICAL
In this queer graphic novel that’s equal parts romance, softball, and magical girl drama, Mickey Monsoon is the hotshot pitcher for the Belle City Broads, and their team is poised to sweep the league this season. But Micky is thrown off their game when Astra Maxima shows up to catch for the Gaiety Gals, the Broads’ fiercest rival. Years ago Mickey and Astra were best friends . . . and maybe more. That was, until Astra unceremoniously dumped Mickey to become a softball wunderkind at a private girl's school in Switzerland. Now, Astra is flirty, arrogant, and reckless on the field—everything the rule-abiding Mickey hates.
Astra thinks Mickey’s cute and wants to fool around, despite their rocky history and the trail of jilted softballers that Astra leaves in her wake. Too bad the only thing Mickey wants is vengeance for their broken heart and wounded pride! But even they have to admit—Astra is a certified babe. And that's not all: Astra isn’t just a softball superstar, she’s a full-fledged magical girl.
The only way for Mickey to defeat Astra is to betray the Broads and join the Danger Dames, a secret elite team, and start dating Astra’s ex! OK, that last bit wasn’t part of the plan . . . Mickey’s rapidly getting in too deep, but are they just in trouble or are they actually in love? Full of wet mitts, hard hits, and a bevy of softball-playing babes, Grand Slam Romance: Book 1 is a flawless home run that is sure to knock readers out of the park.
PRAISE FOR GRAND SLAM ROMANCE BOOK 1:
"Queer love radiates through this hilarious, colorful, and fiery graphic novel." - Booklist
"Grand Slam Romance is in a category all its own. I’m not just saying that. Hicks and Oosterhous have managed to harness a special kind of horniness that invites imagination and welcomes exploration. [...] Grand Slam Romance’s Queer heart beats at a different pace, mixing sports, romance, and sex for an experience that’ll make you keep the book by your bedside for repeat visits." - Comics Beat
"Fans of A League of Their Own should slide head-first into this series." - Publishers Weekly
"Dyke drama, magic, and a heavy dose of queer horniness? Put me in, coach! Grand Slam Romance is full of loveable characters with cool undercuts and laugh-out-loud jokes that'll make anyone - even the least sporty among us - think about picking up a bat." - Archie Bongiovanni
"Funny, tender, and magical, Grand Slam Romance captures the complicated messiness of an old romance reignited by a new rivalry. A comical and endearingly relatable story!" - Sloane Leong
"Grand Slam Romance is hilarious, sexy, and joyful! Featuring a group of queer friends so funny and cool, you'll wish you were on the team." - Britta Lundin
"Funny, flirtatious, and fantastical, Grand Slam Romance combines all the best parts of sports manga, magical girls, and romance for a satisfying home run of a story." - Nicole Goux