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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: In the Pass of Ghosts – K.L. Noone

In the Pass of Ghosts - K.L. Noone

QSFer K.L. Noone has a new queer fantasy romance short out (M-NB/Gender Fluid): In the Pass of Ghosts. Ghosts are real. And now they’re Aric’s problem. Even legendary swordsmen need time off, and Aric and his half-fairy partner Emrys are traveling south to visit Aric’s brother. But, on a stormy night at a roadside inn, an old friend stumbles in nearly frozen, swearing that the mountain pass is haunted … and deadly. With travelers and friends in danger, Aric and Em will try to solve the mystery of the murderous hauntings, but that won’t be simple. Swords aren’t much use … Read more

Review: OverLondon – George Penney & Tony Johnson

OverLondon - George Penney & Tony Johnson

Genre: Comic Fantasy, Crime, Mystery, Satire, Steampunk LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Gay, Gender Fluid, Lesbian, Non-Binary Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book A Rollicking Comic-Fantasy Whodunnit with a Tudor Twist! Priests from OverLondon’s Church of Vengeful Acquisition are exploding. Is the cause divine retribution, ballistic undergarments or something more sinister? If only the city had a professional private investigator… Luckily, notorious pirate—turned privateer—Captain Alex Reign, has just narrowly escaped the hang man’s noose to establish the Reign Agency in Drury Lane. She needs cash fast and will take any job, even if failure means facing an inconveniently … Read more

New Release: Cursebreakers – Madeleine Nakamura

Cursebreakers - Madeleine Nakamura

Madeleine Nakamura has a new queer fantasy/sci-fi book out (gay, gender fluid): Cursebreakers. Adrien Desfourneaux, professor of magic, must survive his own failing mental health and a tenuous partnership with a dangerous ally in order to save the city of Astrum from a spreading curse. Adrien Desfourneaux, professor of magic and disgraced ex-physician, has discovered a conspiracy. Someone is inflicting magical comas on the inhabitants of the massive city of Astrum, and no one knows how or why. Caught between a faction of scheming magical academics and an explosive schism in the ranks of the Astrum’s power-hungry military, Adrien is … Read more

Review: Now. Then. To Come – Fenn Thornbot

Now. Then. To Come - Fenn Thornbot

Genre: Sci-Fi, Transfuturism LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Gender Fluid, Lesbian, Non-Binary Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon About The Book Several hundred years after the Great Dying, a whole new way of organizing society has come about. There are no cages. What long ago were considered gender relations no longer are done in the same way. A gender binary doesn’t exist. People are free. Then, comes a hunger for power. And freedom is lost. Again. Four major struggles set the scene as we meet Makk, a sixteen-year-old about to transition into adulthood. Now that Alvás is coming to an end, Makk … Read more

Review: Ailuros – Matt Doyle

Ailuros - Matt Doyle

Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Experimental LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Gender Fluid, Lesbian Reviewer: Damien Get It On Amazon About The Book #Begin *Ailuros* In the *present // future*, Alex and Josh must face *their own // a* monster if they are to salvage *their relationship // Ailuros Unit 23* ; These *are not* separate stories. The following report represents a summary of the incident involving the abandoned microgravity holiday destination, Ailuros Unit Twenty-Three, and the crew of the Salvagers Guild Three ship, The Orca. The report is comprised primarily of the official transcripts of both the aforementioned events on board the … Read more

New Release: Inkbloom – E.D.E. Bell

Inkbloom - E.D.E. Bell

QSFer E.D.E. Bell has a new queer fantasy book out (ace, bi, demi, gay, gender fluid, intersex, lesbian, non-binary, poly, trans), The World of Alyssia book 2: Inkbloom. Xelle is marked as dragonfriend. Arriving at To’Ever under a veil of unease and an uncertain future, she must redefine herself. Again. Inkbloom continues the story of Night Ivy, a wandering bard’s tale of magic and friendship amidst the spires and shadows of the seven towers of Alyssia. The second book in the fantasy world of Alyssia, featuring plant magic, friendship, and dragons. “Like the first breeze of spring after a long … Read more

Review: Night Ivy – E.D.E. Bell

Night Ivy – E.D.E. Bell

Genre: Quiet Fantasy LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Demi, Gay, Gender Fluid, Intersex, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Poly, Trans FTM, Trans MTF Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon | Publisher | About The Book Xelle is sure in her passion for magic, but struggles to find her place within the constructs that enable its study. Night Ivy offers the first verse of a wandering bard’s tale of fancy and fantasy, amidst the spires and shadows of the seven towers of Alyssia. The Review I have never read a better description of anxiety or the thought processes of someone who is neuro-divergent than what … Read more

New Release: Binary Stars: Constellations #1

Binary Stars: Constellations #1

Space Fruit Press has a new queer sci-fi romance anthology out (bi, gay, gender fluid, lesbian, non-binary): Binary Stars: Constellations #1. Binary Constellations #1 is the first sci-fi LGBTQ+ anthology from Space Fruit Press, featuring four stories of intergalactic romance. From a shady bar on the wrong side of the asteroid field, to a royal wedding that gets a rude interruption, to two rival lawyers going deep in the archives, to a formal treaty ceremony that heads in an unexpected direction — these tales of space-age hijinks prove that there is steam in outer space. The title refers to the … Read more

New Release: Elias and the Egg – Mere Rain

Elias and the Egg - Mere Rain

QSFer Mere Rain has a new queer fantasy romance out (gay, gender fluid, mpreg): Elias and the Egg. Trajan is descended from dragons. He mostly passes for human — except when it comes to reproduction. His kind don’t take mates, finding partners only long enough to incubate their eggs. Caught unprepared by a rare fertile period and longing for a child, Trajan takes a human back to his hotel. He knows it’s wrong to use Elias without telling him the truth, but it’s only for a few days. No harm done. After all, there’s no reason for them to see … Read more