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New Release: Fairy Tales and Shadows – Phillip Donnelly

Fairy Tales and Shadows - Phillip Donnelly

QSFer Phillip Donnelly has a new queer fairy tale collection out (ace, gay, lesbian): Fairy Tales and Shadows. Fairy Tales and Shadows introduces a world of magic and splendor through a diverse set of characters who each star in their own fairy tale-style stories. As the book progresses the stories and characters begin to overlap and come together transforming the book from a collection of fairy tales to a plot-driven novel. Each story presents morals, much like classic fairy tales. The difference is that these morals have been modernized. Instead of teaching children not to wander through wolf-infested woods at … Read more

Review: Xenocultivars Anthology

Xenocultivars

Genre: Speculative Fiction LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Intersex, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Poly, Trans FTM, Trans MTF Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Kobo | About The Book This collection of speculative short fiction is about all kinds of queer growth, from emerging and developing to flourishing and cultivating. Whether they’re tender sprouts just beginning to discover themselves or deeply-rooted leaders fiercely defending those they love, the people in these stories have this in common: you can’t tell them what to do. They grow as they please. The Review I have always loved anthologies. They are like … Read more

New Release: Weird Worlds – Patricia Loofbourrow

Weird Worlds - Patricia Loofbourrow

QSFer Patricia Loofbourrow has a new sci-fi collection out, some including ace and lesbian characters: Weird Worlds. A man arrives at his new job. A woman lets one last customer into her shop. Two teens sneak away to a party. These all sound normal. But these simple actions are on worlds that it’s unlikely you’ve seen before. Twenty short stories bring you twenty weird worlds you won’t soon forget. Warnings: Violence (a bombing), on-screen death. Get It At Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Universal Buy Link Excerpt Mmrra raised all three of his eyes over the fallen log and … Read more

New Release: They Kill – Matt Converse

They Kill - Matt Converse

QSFer Matt Converse has a new queer horror collection out: They Kill. Four tales of terror. Haunting dolls live upstairs in The Doll Lady. A psychotic serial killer is obsessed with Lady Gaga and lets the world know with each murder. A Stranger’s Rope is a modern-day nod to Hitchcock’s Rope and Strangers on a Train. Insected is a sci-fi thriller with deadly insects from another world. These scary stories will chill you to the bone. Get It At Amazon Excerpt As I’m about to come into my apartment building, I look up and I notice there are now four dolls in … Read more

New Release: Gods of Inthya – Effie Calvin

Gods of Inthya - Effie Calvin

Effie Calvin has a new FF fantasy short story collection out: Gods of Inthya. And there’s a giveaway. At the beginning of time, the gods came together to create Inthya, a world where magic is common and hatred never had the opportunity to take root. But the Inthyan gods are young and imperfect. With countless failures behind them and unspeakable horrors lurking outside the borders of creation, they must not allow this world to meet the same fate as the last—without alerting their mortal worshippers that anything is wrong. Nineteen short stories from the perspectives of the gods themselves, some … Read more

New Release: Inflicted – Leo Otherland

Inflicted - Leo Otherland

QSFer Leo Otherland has a new speculative fiction collection out (horror, science fantasy, space opera, urban fantasy – ace, gay, lesbian, non-binary, trans FTM): Inflicted. “Pain is pain. It all hurts the same.” Inflicted with dark desire, one man chooses between idyllic pretense and disturbing reality. Haunted by the silence of deep space, an engineer chases an eerie melody. Torn between penance and pride, a dishonored prince challenges the course of history. Suffering cracks our hearts and splinters our minds. It scars and alters us in irreversible ways. Yet while pain breaks us apart, it also binds us together. Our … Read more

Review: Androids & Aliens – J. Scott Coatsworth

New Release / Giveaway: Androids & Aliens - J. Scott Coatsworth

Genre: Sci-Fi, Cli-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Lesbian Reviewer: Maryann Universal Buy Link About The Book Androids & Aliens is Scott’s third short story collection – eight sci fi and sci-fantasy shorts that run the gamut from cyborgs to (comedic) alien invasions: Rise: The rise in sea levels caused by climate change swallowed Venice beneath the lagoon half a century ago. But what if we could bring it back? Ping: I was a real estate agent by day, and a museum curator in the evening at a sci-fi museum. What I saw one night changed everything. What the Rain Brings: Miriam … Read more

New Release: The Treasured Series – Cari Z.

The Treasured Series - Cari Z.

QSFer Cari Z has a new MM fantasy romance collection out: The Treasured Series. What began as a chance encounter in a museum for Daniel Hart and Rhys Daveth blossomed, sometimes painfully, into a romance that spanned continents, endured secrets, and defied danger. The pair of men couldn’t be more different; one a scholar, dedicated to preserving the past, and the other a shape-shifting thief bent on stealing history for his own gain. Their road together was never easy, but in the end love proved too strong for their warring inclinations to conquer. This is their story. Get It At … Read more

NEW RELEASE: Queer Windows: Volume 1 Spring

Queer Windows: Volume 1 Spring

Cay Fletcher has a new queer fantasy collection out (gay, lesbian, non-binary): Queer Windows: Volume 1 Spring. Love comes in all forms, from enduring friendships, the classic love at first sight, and misunderstandings that unfurl into blooming romance. Queer Windows gives a glance at four fantastical, queer love stories. The Wizard’s Garden Sil, a plant lover and head clerk of a plant shop finds himself slowly befriending a quirky wizard, while also falling in love with his garden. Rosemary for Remembrance Vivian has always dreamed of being swept away from her ordinary life. A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger … Read more