QSFer J. Scott Coatsworth has a new MM sci fi/werewolf romance out: Homecoming.
Spaceman meets wolfman.
When his own world is destroyed, Aldiss and his crew barely manage to escape, leaving friends and lovers behind. What was meant to be an exploratory trip back to the home world becomes a mad dash for survival.
When they awaken from deep sleep on Earth, abandoned by humanity five centuries before, they must quickly learn about their new home. While exploring the region around the ship, Aldiss meets Hari, a human-wolf hybrid, whose people harbor secrets which just might cost the crew their lives.
Will Hari and Aldiss uncover the secrets of the past and find common ground? Or are Aldiss and his team doomed to failure?
“This book clicks on just about every level… a ride worth taking.” –Paul, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
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Hari leaned forward and sniffed the stranger, drinking in his musk. It smelled enticing and strangely familiar.
He sensed the two-legs stiffen, and to reassure, him, Hari licked the man’s neck.
The two-legs was trembling now like a young whelp, so he tried something else. He took the stranger’s face in his hands and kissed him.
The shaking slowed, and then the man kissed him back, hard.
Hari’s pulse raced, and he felt a ravenous hunger for this man that he had only ever felt before for Tavi. Like a starving wolf at the end of a long, hard winter, tearing at the haunch of a freshly-killed deer, its blood hot in his throat.
It is not the time,the kehwhispered in his ear.
He broke contact and turned away, ashamed that he was betraying his clan, and for what? Hunger. Lust. An emotion of his summer form.
“I’m sorry.” Hari didn’t look back, ashamed of the flush in his cheeks. “It won’t happen again.” Even he was not sure if he meant Neru’s attack, or the kiss.
Scott lives with his husband of twenty five years in a Sacramento suburb, in a cute little yellow house with a brick fireplace and two pink flamingoes out front.
He inhabits in the space between the here and now and the what could be. Indoctrinated into science fiction and fantasy by his mom at the tender age of nine, he quickly finished her entire library. But he soon began to wonder where all the queer people were.
After coming out at twenty three, he started writing the kinds of stories he couldn’t find at Crown Books. If there weren’t many queer characters in his favorite genres, he would will them into existence, subverting them to his own ends. And if he was lucky enough, someone else would want to read them.
His friends say Scott’s mind works a little differently than most – he makes connections between ideas that others don’t, and somehow does more in a day than most people manage in a week. Although born an introvert, he forced himself to reach outside himself, and learned to connect with others like him.
Scott’s stories subvert expectations that transform traditional science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something different and unexpected. He runs both Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark.
His romance and genre fiction writing brings a queer energy to his stories, filling them with love, beauty and power. He imagines how the world could be – in the process, he hopes to change the world, just a little.
Scott was recognized as one of the top new gay authors in the 2017 Rainbow Awards, and his debut novel “Skythane” received two awards and an honorable mention.