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Review: Feral Night – Kell Shaw

Feral Night - Kell Shaw

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Suspense LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Trans FTM Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book Return to Kell Shaw’s Vestiges of Magic world in a knife-edge sequel. Lukie’s father is trapped in the Underworld and it’s all her fault. Twenty years after her murder, Lukie has returned to life and is ready to go home, but her father isn’t willing to believe his beloved daughter is back from the dead. Before she can reconcile with him, a supernatural predator steals her father’s soul. One that she’s … Read more

New Release: Cry Baby Bridge Anthology

Cry Baby Bridge anthology

Speculation Publications has a new queer friendly horror/urban legends anthology out (ace, bi, some authors are also LGBTQ): Cry Baby Bridge. Welcome to Cry Baby Bridge. If you venture here at the right time of year, on the right kind of night, you might hear a baby crying in the wind. You might see some things you didn’t believe were real. You might return with some stories to tell too, if you are lucky enough to leave. Warnings: This book contains stories with suicide, murder, infanticide, miscarriage and still birth, sexual and physical assault, mental health issues, spousal abuse, graphic … Read more

New Release: Freedom Inc. – Christina Engela

Freedom Inc. - Christina Engela

QSFer Christina Engela has a new queer sci-fi book out (ace, lesbian): Freedom Inc. Into Adventure! Freedom. Independence. Friendship. Adventure. You could have it all! Or, you might die trying. The only question worth answering is: How bad do you want it? Bad enough to become a threader – a drifter who makes their way across space doing anything they could to make money, just to be able to reach the next port? Mostly, threaders are just one payday away from being actual space pirates – or bums marooned in the ass-end of space, widely regarded with mistrust and suspicion. … Read more

Review: Rise – QSF’s 10th Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Rise

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Sci-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Gay, Gender Fluid, Intersex, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Pansexual, Poly, Transgender Reviewer: Ulysses, Paranormal Romance Guild Amazon | B&N | Bookshop.org | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo | Scribd | Smashwords | Thalia | Vivlio | Publisher/UBL About The Book RISE (noun / verb) Eight definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) An upward slope or movement2) A beginning or origin3) An increase in amount or number4) An angry reaction5) To take up arms6) To return from death7) To become heartened or … Read more

New Release: Feral Night – Kell Shaw

Feral Night - Kell Shaw

QSFer Kell Shaw has a new queer urban fantasy out (ace, bi, gay, lesbian, trans FTM), Revenant Records book one: Feral Night. Return to Kell Shaw’s Vestiges of Magic world in a knife-edge sequel. Lukie’s father is trapped in the Underworld and it’s all her fault. Twenty years after her murder, Lukie has returned to life and is ready to go home, but her father isn’t willing to believe his beloved daughter is back from the dead. Before she can reconcile with him, a supernatural predator steals her father’s soul. One that she’s led straight to his door, after foolishly … Read more

Review: Fairy Tales and Shadows – Phillip Donnelly

Fairy Tales and Shadows - Phillip Donnelly

Note: Upon discovering that the author used AI to assist in the writing of some of these stories, we were concerned about publishing this review. Although AI is a fascinating technology, as it is currently constructed it does not compensate the authors on whose work it is based. But given the fact that the author acknowledges the use of AI as an assist, and how that use may have factored into the quality of these stories according to our reviewer (plus the time Lucy took to read and review it), we have decided to go ahead and publish the review, … Read more

Review: Runes of Fall – A.K. Faulkner

Runes of Fall - AK Faulkner

Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Superhero LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Demi, Lesbian, Non-Binary Reviewer: Ulysses, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon | Bookshop.org | B&N | Kobo | Apple About The Book No storm bows to reason. Quentin’s trip to the desert with his chosen family is supposed to be two days of testing the limits of their powers. Instead, a violent storm looms on the horizon, and nothing will alter its course. The storm has a name: Nate Anderson. Demigod, supremacist, leader of a neo-Nazi Übermensch cabal… and father to Quentin’s latest ward, Mel. He means to take her … Read more

New Release: Amalgam – Gustavo Bondoni

Amalgam - Gustavo Bodoni

QSFer Gustavo Bondoni has a new queer sci-fi book out (ace, gay), Emily Plair Saga book 3: Amalgam. The trilogy that began with Outside reaches its dramatic conclusion as it spans the stars and visits worlds both physical and virtual. Virtual Emily and Rome have returned to Earth’s simulation where they find all the people have vanished. Revolt is brewing in the Tau Ceti colony, as Mira Heine refuses to accept defeat, and a mysterious crime boss eliminates all who ask the wrong questions. Touk, physical Emily, and the Sextus colonists try to establish life on their new planet, but … Read more

Review: OverLondon – George Penney & Tony Johnson

OverLondon - George Penney & Tony Johnson

Genre: Comic Fantasy, Crime, Mystery, Satire, Steampunk LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Gay, Gender Fluid, Lesbian, Non-Binary Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book A Rollicking Comic-Fantasy Whodunnit with a Tudor Twist! Priests from OverLondon’s Church of Vengeful Acquisition are exploding. Is the cause divine retribution, ballistic undergarments or something more sinister? If only the city had a professional private investigator… Luckily, notorious pirate—turned privateer—Captain Alex Reign, has just narrowly escaped the hang man’s noose to establish the Reign Agency in Drury Lane. She needs cash fast and will take any job, even if failure means facing an inconveniently … Read more

Review: Deficient – Michael Solis

Deficient - Michael Solis

Genre: Sci-Fi, YA LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Gay, Lesbian, Non-Binary Reviewer: Maryann Get It At Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Kobo | Waterstones About The Book The near future is progressively free from discrimination based on race, class, and sexual orientation. But in a world populated by the gifted, fifteen-year-old Alejandro Aragon (Alé) is part of the only remaining minority—he’s a Deficient. Powerless. The one that accelerated genetics left behind. Alé knows that he’ll need a miracle to graduate and pursue his dream of a legal career in the capital. His only ally is his best friend Yalamba, an outspoken and exceptionally gifted artist renowned for her unique … Read more