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New Release: Paradise Lost and Found – K. Aten

Paradise Lost and Found - K. Aten

QSFer K. Aten has a new FF paranormal romance book out (bi, gay, gender fluid, lesbian): Paradise Lost and Found. “Welcome to Paradise Island Resort, where we specialize in sun, sand, and self-improvement.” Jess Parker has entered middle age single, bitter, and emotionally wounded. Even her friends have noticed her downward spiral into anger and resentment. Then she wins a self-help vacation to the beautiful Paradise Island Resort. Despite spending the past few years with her emotions on ice, the warm tropical climate and hotter resort manager, Lucia Cruz, succeeds in thawing her heart. Jess falls for Lucia, even knowing … Read more

Jeff Baker, Boogieman In Lavender. Broken Metropolis. On Beyond Cisgender VIII

QSF Broken Metropolis; On Beyond Cisgender VII by Jeff Baker AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is the latest installment of this column’s occasional feature “On Beyond Cisgender,” recommending books written by or that feature people beyond the “Old Dead White Cis Hetero Male Literature Canon.” It was suggested by A. M. (Amy) Leibowitz who was lamenting the choices of books for High School reading. I’ve been doing this feature since October of 2018 and it is even more important in an era of censorship and book banning. So, here’s the latest installment.—-jeff Queer-themed anthologies of science fiction and fantasy, while not dominating … Read more

New Release: The Merchant Witch – K.L. Noone

The Merchant Witch - K.L. Noone

QSFer K.L. Noone has a new queer fantasy book out (M-NB): The Merchant Witch. Sometimes heroic swordsmen need money. So Aric and his half-fairy partner Emrys have accepted a job protecting a wealthy cloth merchant’s caravan. But the job’s more complicated than it seems. Em’s fairy father is hunting them, and Em’s trying not to draw attention by using magic. Their client, Lady Caris, has demanded that Em stay in a simple single-gendered human form and not shapeshift — and Aric can see his partner growing more uncomfortable day by day. On top of that, their client’s hiding a magical … Read more

Review: The Merchant Witch – K.L. Noone

The Merchant Witch - K.L. Noone

Genre: Fantasy LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Demi, Gender Fluid, Ace Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon | Publisher About The Book Sometimes heroic swordsmen need money. So Aric and his half-fairy partner Emrys have accepted a job protecting a wealthy cloth merchant’s caravan. But the job’s more complicated than it seems. Em’s fairy father is hunting them, and Em’s trying not to draw attention by using magic. Their client, Lady Caris, has demanded that Em stay in a simple single-gendered human form and not shapeshift — and Aric can see his partner growing more uncomfortable day by day. On top of that, their … Read more

Review: Third Front – E.M. Hamill

Third Front - E.M. Hamill

Genre: Sci-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Gender Fluid, Intersex, Non-Binary, Poly Reviewer: Rari Get It On Amazon | Series Box Set About The Book Dalí Tamareia has the terrorist Skadi in their sights – but bringing her in may cost them everything. Dalí’s role as an undercover operative is compromised, putting a target on their back and threatening the close-knit team aboard Thunder Child. A new lead on Miriam Skadi’s activities forces them back to Luna, where they must confront everything they tried to run from…including their changed relationship with Rion Sumner, who insists on backing up Dalí for this investigation. But … Read more

Review: Peacemaker – E.M. Hamill

Peacemaker - E.M. Hamill

Genre: Sci-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Gender Fluid, Intersex, Non-Binary, Poly Reviewer: Rari Get It On Amazon | Series Box Set About The Book Third-gender operative Dalí Tamareia thought their life as an ambassador ended when they joined a galactic intelligence agency. When they’re yanked out of the field and tapped to negotiate the surrender of deadly bio-engineered warriors who crashed into hostile territory, Dalí is thrust headfirst back into the tumultuous world of galactic diplomacy. Dalí has faced Shontavians before, but not like these. The stranded mercenaries are highly intelligent and have an agenda of their own. Dalí can’t afford … Read more

Review: Dalí – E.M. Hamill

Dalí - E.M. Hamill

Genre: Sci-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Genderfluid, Genderqueer, Non-Binary, Intersex Reviewer: Rari Get It On Amazon | Series Box Set About The Book Dalí Tamareia has everything—a young family and a promising career as an Ambassador in the Sol Fed Diplomatic Corps. Dalí’s path as a peacemaker seems clear, but when their loved ones are killed in a terrorist attack, grief sends the genderfluid changeling into a spiral of self-destruction. Fragile Sol Fed balances on the brink of war with a plundering alien race. Their skills with galactic relations are desperately needed to broker a protective alliance, but in mourning, Dalí no longer cares, … Read more

New Release: A Conclave of Crimson, Book One – Beverley Lee & Nicole Eigener

A Conclave of Crimson - Beverley Lee & Nicole Eigener

QSFers Beverley Lee & Nicole Eigener have a new queer paranormal romance out (ace, bi, demi, gay, gender fluid): A Conclave of Crimson, Book One. What do you do when love threatens to destroy? Seven vampires gather under the roof of Vauquelin’s palatial dwelling in the heart of Paris. A meeting to gain an understanding of each other, to grow closer; a meeting of masters and vampire youth, an education perhaps for them all. But nothing can prepare them for the events that follow. It is not any outside influence that threatens to tear them apart, but a fierce, kindling … Read more

Review: Spark & Tether – Lilian Zenzi

Spark & Tether - Lillian Zenzi

Genre: Sci Fi, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Non-Binary, Pan, Queer, Gender-Fluid, Poly Reviewer: Jay, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book Working odd jobs across the Outer Ring gets a little lonely sometimes—not everyone loves having a synchronist with supraliminal perception around. But all Sacheri wants, he tells himself, is to wander the stars. Then he takes a salvage run to an abandoned moon where he meets the wry, reserved, strictly-by-the-rules archivist Jin. Mesmerized by their confidence and charm, Sacheri can’t resist showing off his abilities—but instead of collecting the damaged ai he was tracking, he … Read more

New Release: Spark & Tether – Lilian Zenzi

Spark & Tether - Lillian Zenzi

Lilian Zenzi has a new queer sci-fi romance out (nonbinary/pan/queer/gender-fluid): Spark & Tether. Working odd jobs across the Outer Ring gets a little lonely sometimes—not everyone loves having a synchronist with supraliminal perception around. But all Sacheri wants, he tells himself, is to wander the stars. Then he takes a salvage run to an abandoned moon where he meets the wry, reserved, strictly-by-the-rules archivist Jin. Mesmerized by their confidence and charm, Sacheri can’t resist showing off his abilities–and instead of the damaged ai he was tracking, he stumbles onto a signal left by a synchronist who went missing decades earlier. Sacheri … Read more