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New Release: Extraordinary Box Set – K.L. Noone

Extraordinary Box Set - K.L. Noone

QSFer K.L. Noone has a new MM superhero three book box set out: Extraordinary. John’s a weary superhero who lost his first partner. Ryan used to be a sidekick but always wanted to be in charge. And Holiday, trained to be a supervillain, is trying to learn to be good. The three of them make a fantastic team … on a mission, or in bed at home, especially once Holly moves in for good. Together they’ll face new perils — from villains to earthquakes to meeting each other’s parents. This box set contains the following Extraordinary stories: Sundown, Holiday, Beacon: Three superheroes … Read more

New Release: Flashes – K.L. Noone

Flashes - K.L. Noone

QSFer K.L. Noone has a new romance short story collection out (sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary): Flashes. From holiday decorating at a historic castle to werewolf FBI agents, from nightmares aboard a starship to a book-thief encountering a king’s brother in a fantastical library, from hurt and comfort and cinnamon pancakes to a cozy afternoon full of wedding planning, these collected stories bring together K.L. Noone’s flash and short fiction for the first time! Some familiar characters make an appearance — Jason and Colby from the Character Bleed trilogy and Wes and Finn from the Seasonal Stories — and brand-new characters and … 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

Review: Fix the World Anthology

Fix the World

Genre: Sci-Fi, Some Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Lesbian Reviewer: Ulysses, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon | Apple | B&N | Kobo | Payhip | Smashwords | Publisher About The Book We’re a world beset by crises. Climate change, income inequality, racism, pandemics, an almost unmanageable tangle of issues. Sometimes it’s hard to look ahead and see a hopeful future. We asked sci-fi writers to send us stories about ways to fix what’s wrong with the world. From the sixty-five stories we received, we chose the twelve most amazing (and hopefully prescient) tales. Dive in and find out how … Read more

New Release: 3 Gods, 2 Bets, 1 Texan – Eric Alan Westfall

3 Gods, 2 Bets, 1 Texan - Eric Alan Westfall

QSFer Eric Alan Westfall has a new eclectic MM collection out: 3 Gods, 2 Bets, 1 Texan. A pair of competitive trickster gods strut into a Texas bar…and the Dragon King gives his seventh son an unknown Caravaggio for his hundredth hatchday. What could go wrong? Find out, in… 3 Gods, 2 Bets, 1 Texan: a 2139-word tale about Loki and Coyote competing for a Greek-named ranch hand in Jake’s Bar, located in Godsawful-Lonesome, Texas. A Caravaggio Hatchday: a 6238-word tale of a more-than-life-sized painting of Alexander and Hephaestion, ah, doing the deed (guess who’s on top) in glorious color … Read more

New Release / Giveaway: Transform the World Anthology

Transform the World

There’s a new hopepunk book out in the Writers Save the World anthology series from Other Worlds Ink: Transform the World. And there’s a giveaway. FOURTEEN WAYS TO CHANGE THE PLANET Income inequality is worse than it was in the Roaring Twenties. Corporations are moving fast and breaking things, and the social contract seems to be falling apart, aided by social media disruption and division on steroids. There has to be a better way. We asked fourteen sci-fi writers to come up with innovative ways the world could work better. Universal basic income, smaller communities, AI voting, and learning to … Read more

New Release: Spirits Teeth and Wings – BL Maxwell

Spirits Teeth and Wings - BL Maxwell

QSFer BL Maxwell has a new paranormal romance collection out: Spirits Teeth and Wings. Try a small taste of three paranormal series featuring different creatures of the night. Ghost hunters, vampires, and gargoyles, all with their stories to tell. Each of them hoping to somehow find their other half in the strange world they live in. Ghost Hunted: Proving ghosts are real is something Jason Thomas had always dreamed of. Visiting the haunted places, he’d been obsessed with since he was a kid, and playing amateur ghost hunters with his best friend Wade, is a passion that’s only grown. As the … Read more

New Release: Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator Anthology

Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator Anthology

A bunch of QSFers and others have a new queer contemporary/paranormal/fantasy anthology out (bi, gay, non-binary): Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator. Do you like mechanical devices with personality? Sure, who doesn’t? How about when they hold your life in the palm of their hands? Hmm…less sure now, yes? Don’t worry, you’re gonna love this. At an LGBTQ literary retreat in October of 2022, a group of authors met a particularly cantankerous elevator. Doors slamming open or closed for no apparent reason? Check. Scary noises, also for no apparent reason? Also, check. Were we concerned for our lives? Okay, listen… This … Read more

Review: Six Strange Stories and an Essay on H.P. Lovecraft – Felice Picano

Six Strange Stories and an Essay on H.P. Lovecraft - Felice Picano

Genre: Horror, Ghost Stories LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay Reviewer: Sherry, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon | Publisher About The Book Several pieces have appeared previously, as they appear here, or in slightly different form:“After Sunset in the Second Drawing Room Garden” in Cutting Edge: Single Slices and also in the anthology, Best New Horrors #29, (2018). “The Tapping at Cranburgh Grange” in the anthology, “The Half That You Don’t See,” (2018) “Flawed” in the anthology Saints & Sinners, (2019); also in the anthology, Unburied, (2021) “H.P. Lovecraft and Time” in Culture Cult magazine, (2019) “Next” in the anthology, … Read more

New Release: Intermission – D.G. Carothers

Intermission - D.G. Carothers

QSFer D.G. Carothers has a new MM/Menage fantasy romance book out in the Dragon War Chronicles series: Intermission. We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to take a side trip down two branching paths. First, we’ll follow Matt and Xander as they take a surprise honeymoon to Hawaii in The Honeymooners. It’s not all private beaches and swimming with the fish, though. Truths from Xander’s past are revealed that give Matt new insight into his mate. Just as they get comfortable, the unforeseen appearance of a new enemy cuts their trip short. Next, we slide over to find out what some … Read more