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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Dreamboat, by E.D. Parr

The Dreamboat

QSFer E.D. Parr has a new MM fantasy book out: Gorgeous, powerful warlock, Indigo Vaughn, sells his magic spells to people looking to make a dream come true. One night, as he gazes down on the city below from his sky barge The Dreamboat, he wonders why, in centuries, his own wish for a man to love hasn’t materialized. Beautiful, sexy, Darian O’Harr has suffered his fair share of misery. He’s a musician and learned long ago to sing for his supper. New to the city, he comes to Indigo seeking a spell that will bring him the love of … Read more

FOR READERS: Classic or Modern Heroic Fantasy Novels?

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Richard Wood: In the category of classic heroic fantasy, which do you prefer, ancient or modern? LOTR would be ancient for example and Heinlein’s Glory Road would be modern fantasy for instance. An example of LGBT Fantasy would be Brandon Fox’s “Pledged to Magic” series as an alternate history fantasy series, quite erotic. And what are your favorite examples? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat

ANNOUNCEMENT: Magical Rescue, by Laura Baumbach

Magical Rescue

QSFer Laura Baumbach has a new MM holiday paranormal tale out: A large dose of Christmas shifter magic, and a little Elf love, help Daniel recover from a devastating year. Christmas is only a few days away. New Year’s Eve, with all its terminal finality, would, thankfully, bring an end to Daniel Sherman’s traumatic, pain-filled, empty year. Its seem like an appropriate time to bring everything in his world to a close. Spirit broken, Daniel’s plan is to enjoy maybe his last holiday in the icy cold of his beloved wilderness. It would be a comfort to end his days … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Ghoulish, by Kat Bellamy


Kat Bellamy has a new MM urban fantasy out: Colt Jager never knew what happened to the parents who abandoned him, and he never cared–until he inherited their ghoulish secret. Raised as a human who had no idea he was anything but a blue-collar construction worker until the night of his 25th birthday, Colt finds it hard to adjust to life in the Kinship, a hidden world woven discreetly into human society. After a grisly encounter with his true nature, Colt meets a family of human-friendly ghouls who teach him that there’s a way to be inhuman without being inhumane. … Read more

HISTORY: Was Ancient Greece Really a Gay Paradise?

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Alastair Blanchard from the University of Queensland writes about why your ideas about homosexuality in Ancient Greece might be wrong. In recent years, we have seen significant advances won for LGBT rights through hard-fought legal cases and well-targeted political campaigns. Yet it is worth remembering that for decades, recourse to such methods was not available to LGBT people. The law-court and the parliament were deaf to their pleas. For many, it was only in their dreams that they could escape oppression. One should not underplay the importance of such fantasies. They provided succour and hope in a grim world. It … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Gryphon King’s Consort, by Jenn Burke

The Gryphon King's Consort

QSFer Jenn Burke has a new MM fantasy book out: The sudden death of the Gryphon King throws the kingdom of Mythos into uncertainty, and Crown Prince Luca rushes both his coronation and an arranged marriage to a man he’s never met. Eirian is young and idealistic, and while they both want what’s best for their people, their philosophies couldn’t be more different. While Luca believes in honoring tradition, Eirian is determined to infuse modern values into their kingdom of magical creatures. When given the choice between loyalty to his husband and his own crusade, Eirian makes a decision that … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Beloved Son, by Carole Cummings

Beloved Son

QSFer Carole Cummings has a new MM Fantasy book out: When a man’s identity is built on lies, can he find the true self buried beneath? For Wil and Dallin, newfound love might not be enough. To heal themselves and their world, they must learn to see things as they truly are and break free of what they have been tricked into believing. Wil and Dallin stand at the center of an approaching convergence they’re not sure they’re strong enough to face. The power of the land and the Mother waits for Wil in the bowels of Lind, but it … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Rudolph’s Reins, by Pelaam

Rudolph's Reins

QSFer Pelaam has a new paranormal holiday tale out: A reunion of friends leads Clevelly to a magical revelation. Rudy makes a surprise visit to an old friend, Casey. Rudy, and his friends Nic and Jack haven’t seen Casey since he and Jared admitted their love. But all doesn’t go smoothly. A misunderstanding by Jared needs addressing, and Rudy’s just the one to put things straight. At the offer of attending reindeer games with Rudy, and seeing Nic, and Jack again, the couple quickly agree, and Jared arranges to be met at the airport by his cousin Clevelly. When Rudy … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Love Shift, by Neil S. Plakcy

Love Shift

QSFer Neil S. Plakcy has a new MM paranormal holiday tale book out: Can a snow-loving Prancer give up shifting and service to Santa to follow his true love to Florida? Peter’s ability to shift into reindeer form appeared at puberty. As a Prancer, he’s in service to Santa, and working as an EMT in rural Vermont when he’s not delivering gifts to kids around the world. But when his boyfriend needs to relocate to Florida, where it’s too hot for Peter’s shift to take place, which will he sacrifice — his love or his service? Part of the Shifting … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: In Pain and Blood, by Aldrea Alien

In Pain and Blood

QSFer Aldrea Alien has a new MM fantasy book out: It wasn’t meant to be like this. Dylan’s life in the spellster tower has everything he should want: magical knowledge, safety from the King’s Hounds and frequent clandestine affairs with women. All at the cost of his freedom. So when the chance to leave the tower-even as a leashed weapon for the King’s Army-arises, he seizes it. When his first scouting mission goes awry, Dylan is left alone in a hostile world with the tower a distant beacon of safety. Only the flirtatious Tracker, an elven man whose very presence … Read more