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Review: The Sins on Their Bones – Laura R. Samotin

The Sins on Their Bones - Laura R. Samotin

Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark Fantasy, Romance, LGBTQ+ LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Gay, Non-Binary, Aromantic Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon | B&N | BooksAMillion About The Book Set in a Jewish folklore-inspired reimagining of 19th century Eastern Europe, this queer dark fantasy debut pits two estranged husbands and a daring spymaster on opposite sides of a civil war. Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, C.S. Pacat, and Katherine Arden. Dimitri Alexeyev used to be the Tzar of Novo-Svitsevo. Now, he is merely a broken man, languishing in exile after losing a devastating civil war instigated by his estranged husband, Alexey Balakin. In hiding with what … 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

New Release: Star’s Odyssey – Clint Green

Star's Odyssey - Clint Green

QSFer Clint Green has a new queer sci-fi book out: Star’s Odyssey. In the depths of uncharted space, a unique vessel stirs. “Star,” once a majestic living creature, now a hybrid of organic life and mechanical ingenuity, charts its course through the cosmos. When a ragtag crew of survivors – victims of the cruel Vrexen Empire – find themselves aboard Star, they are thrust into an adventure beyond their wildest dreams. Led by reluctant captain, Alex O’Keefe. this unlikely group of allies must navigate treacherous galaxies, confront their darkest fears, and fight for their newfound freedom. From the remnants of … Read more

New Release: Terror at Tierra de Cobre – Michael Merriam

Terror at Tierra de Cobre - Michael Merriam

Michael Merriam has a new queer weird west/horror book out (ace, bi, lesbian, etc): Terror at Terra de Cobre. An ancient evil has awakened… Strong women, ancient magic and the walking dead make for a heady mix. In Michael Merriam’s tale, seven women are called to protect a small mining town in the New Mexico Territory, Tierra De Cobre, against an evil that has killed or stolen the town’s men and is twisting the souls of the townswomen. The Sihuanaba is part siren, part shapeshifter, possessed of the body of a beautiful woman, her face a horse’s skull with flaming … 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

New Release: Be the Sea – Clara Ward

Be the Sea - Clara Ward

QSFer Clara Ward has a new queer sci-fantasy book out (ace, bi, demi, gay, lesbian, non-binary, poly, trans): Be the Sea. In November 2039, marine scientist Wend Taylor heaves themself aboard a zero-emissions boat skippered by elusive nature photographer Viola Yang. Guided by instinct, ocean dreams, and a shared birthday in 1972, they barter stories for passage across the Pacific. Aljon, Viola’s younger cousin, keeps a watchful eye and an innovative galley. Story by story, the trio rethink secrets, flying dreams, and how they experience their own minds. When they reach Hawaiʻi and prepare to part ways, opportunity and mystery … Read more

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