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


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 | | 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

New Release: Crystals and Contracts – A.A. Fairview

Crystals and Contracts - A.A. Fairview

QSFer A.A. Fairview has a new queer paranormal romance out (bi): Crystals and Contracts. My landlord is going to hate me for what I’m about to do. I’ve never had a father and never wanted one either. To my dismay, I do have a father, Arthur le Fay–a crime lord witch. Afraid for not just my safety, but the safety of my friends and coven, I have no other choice but to make a deal with a devil. A little drastic? Maybe, but it’s certainly effective. At least it would be–if the devil would agree to make a deal with … 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

New Release: Silverweaver – Cameron Montague Taylor

Silverweaver - Cameron Montague Taylor

QSFer Cameron Montague taylor has a new queer gaslamp fantasy book out, Ilia Archives #1: Silverweaver. When the hunter……becomes the haunted. Second-rate ghosthunter Anya Iteri is the black sheep of a family of metalweavers—powerful mages who can forge iron, shape steel, and even bend blood. Down on her luck and struggling to pay rent, she bribes her little brother, a city guide, to let her drum up business on one of his tours. The plan is simple. Summon a hibernating ghost to give the tour a show, return it to its slumber, and collect a hefty tip. But the moment … Read more

Review: Flotsam – R.J. Theodore

Flotsam - R J Theodore

Genre: Sci-Fantasy, Steampunk LGBTQ+ Category: Bisexual, Gay Reviewer: Scott Publisher | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CAN | IBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | IBooks| Author Site | Goodreads About The Book R J Theodore has a new Science Fantasy Steampunk book out: Flotsam. And there’s a giveaway! Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship crew from starving, and maybe scrape up enough cash for some badly needed repairs. When an anonymous client offers a small fortune to root through a pile of atmospheric wreckage, it seems like an easy payday. The job yields an ancient ring, a forbidden secret, and a host of deadly enemies. Now on the run from cultists with … Read more

New Release: Low Dawn – Sax Brightwell

Low Dawn - Sax Brightwell

QSFer Sax Brightwell has a new queer sci-fi romance (bi, trans FTM) out, Secrets of Sleipnir book 1: Low Dawn. A steamy queer romance on an alien world. A story of hidden histories, shattered destinies, and Really Big Animals. Fiyeli has a pretty good life on the ringed moon Sleipnir. He has friends all over, and even a few casual lovers, if not the belonging and devotion his heart has never stopped seeking. He’s made a career of sorts out of crossing the treacherous Sea of Glass, carrying messages and guiding travelers through the massive impact crater separating the northern … Read more

New Release: Song of Flames – M.D. Grimm

Songs of Flame - M.D. Grimm

M.D. Grimm has a new MMF fantasy romance out, Sisters of Song book 1: Song of Flames. She tried to steal treasure from the dragons’ hoard… and stole their hearts instead.To save her sister from a lascivious lord, Venya must steal a piece of treasure from a legendary dragon’s hoard. Dragons haven’t been seen in several generations, so imagine her surprise when she wakes not one, but two dragons from their hibernation. While the battle-honed Onyx is intent on having her for lunch, the graceful Gold appears more curious than angered by the theft. Abyss and Ray have very different … 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 | | 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

Review: Into the Glittering Dark – Kelley York

Into the Glittering Dark - Kelley York

Genre: Dark Fantasy LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Lesbian Reviewer: Maryann Get It At Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book How do you control something that cannot be tamed? As magi apprentices, Everis and Wren have led a relatively peaceful life. But when the king dies under suspicious circumstances and Everis foils an assassination attempt on the princess’ life, the pair are sent by their master to investigate the only lead they have. In a city far away ruled by the dead king’s brother, they need to find answers—fast. As an unlikely group of allies forms around them in the chaos, … Read more