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Tales for October – Boogieman in Lavender

This will be a Halloween season like no other. Fears are real. Trick-Or-Treat may be cancelled. Costume shops are devoid of costumes. Wearing masks has taken on a new meaning. With more time to read, the escape of good horror fiction has never been more needed. The fine writer Greg Herren has released a collection of mystery and suspense stories; “Survivor’s Guilt and Other Stories.” (Bold Strokes Books.) Including such fine tales as “Annunciation Shotgun” and the title story blending gripping plotting with fine character studies. Many of Herren’s stories have the feel of episodes of the old “Alfred Hitchcock … Read more

REVIEW: The Things That Come – Dan Ackerman

The Things That Come - Dan Ackerman

Genre: Paranormal, Thriller, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay Reviewer: Melissa, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon | Publisher About The Book David never wanted to hurt anyone, but he didn’t ever think he’d ever be made to choose between his own mutilation or someone else’s life. With a threat like that hanging over his head, he returns to his hometown and reconnects with the one person who might believe that the things that come to visit him some nights aren’t just another hallucination. Between his current predicament, an active serial killer, the still-unsolved murders of his classmates in high … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Tracefinder: Choices – Kaje Harper

Tracefinder: Choices

QSFer Kaje Harper has a new MM Paranormal/Thriller out, Tracefinder book 3: “Tracefinder: Choices.” An ex-cop and a psychic on the mend find their safe haven threatened by vandalism, arson, and the shadow of their dangerous past. After overusing his Talent till he almost died, Brian wants nothing more than a quiet job on the farm, with Nick to come home to. He’s trying to start a new life, despite bad dreams he can’t shake, vandalism close to home, and his sister’s problematic baby on the way. Nick gave up the police force and moved to North Carolina to be … Read more

INNOVATION: Cover Reveal

Innovation eBook cover

It’s gettin’ real, y’all. The marked-up manuscript came back from Ryane last week, and we’ve now heard from just about all of the authors with their changes and approval. Now we upload to Amazon for preorder! And it’s time for the cover reveal! Here’s the eBook cover: And here’s the print cover: Next up? Announceing the Judges’ Choices in about two weeks, and then publication on August 8th. So many great stories!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Third Eye, by Rick R, Reed

Third Eye, By Rick R, Reed

QSFer Rick R. Reed has a new MM paranormal thriller out: “Third Eye.” Who knew that a summer thunderstorm and a lost little boy would conspire to change single dad Cayce D’Amico’s life in an instant? With Luke missing, Cayce ventures into the woods near their house to find his son, only to have lightning strike a tree near him, sending a branch down on his head. When he awakens the next day in the hospital, he discovers he has been blessed or cursed—he isn’t sure which—with psychic ability. Along with unfathomable glimpses into the lives of those around him, … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Inheritance of Shadows, by Ally lester

Inheritance of Shadows

QSFer A. L. Lester has a new MM historical suspense out, Lost in Time book three: “Inheritance of Shadows.” It’s 1919. Matty returns home to the family farm from the trenches only to find his brother Arthur dying of an unknown illness. The local doctor thinks cancer, but Matty becomes convinced it’s connected to the mysterious books his brother left strewn around the house.  Rob knows something other than just Arthur’s death is bothering Matty. He’s know him for years and been in love with him just as long. And when he finds something that looks like a gate, a … Read more


The Flowers Of Time, By A.L. Lester

QSFer A.L. Lester has a new F/NB fantasy time travel romance out, book three in the “Lost in Time” series – and there’s an interview AND a giveaway: “The Flowers of Time.” Jones is determined to find out what caused the unexpected death of her father whilst they were exploring ancient ruins in the Himalayas. She’s never been interested in the idea of the marriage bed, but along with a stack of books and coded journals he’s left her with the promise she’ll travel back to England for the first time since childhood and try being the lady she’s never … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT – Migration: Knowledge, by Walter H. Hopgood

Migration: Knowledge

QSFer Walter H. Hopgood has a new bi-gay action adventure/thriller out: “Migration: Knowledge.” With the Earth and her new outpost connected through the Cludiant, Rhys and Jason have the ability to explore the universe. And for Rhys, it’s a chance to not just explore, but to learn all he can. As a scientist, he’s always considered learning at the top of his lifelong dreams. But what happens when their chance to explore and learn turns deadly? And the threats to their project didn’t stop when Rhys and Jason left Earth for Terra. Even as the migration to their new homeworld … Read more