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Review: Point of Hopes – Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett

Point of Hopes - Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett

Genre: Mystery, Historical, Fantasy LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book The city of Astreiant is full of magic, danger and bureaucracy, and never moreso than when something or someone is making guild apprentices disappear without a trace. Philip Eslingen has just been discharged from his mercenary company and as a Leaguer and a stranger, makes an ideal suspect. Fortunately for him, Pointsman Nicolas Rathe from the Point of Hopes station doesn’t agree, but he knows the only way to prove that is to find the missing children and the real culprits. Together they must … Read more

New Release: The House of the Red Balconies – A.J. Demas

House of the Red Balconies - A.J. Demas

QSFer A.J. Demas has a new MM alt-historical romance out: The House of the Red Balconies. Hylas has come to Tykanos to build an aqueduct. He has not come to enjoy the island’s main attraction: the six houses where the companions of Tykanos, courtesans both female and male, offer tea and elegant conversation. Yet he cannot ignore them as he finds himself renting a room in one of the tea houses and meeting his neighbour, the beautiful, chronically ill companion Zo. Over breakfasts in Zo’s garden, the two men begin a friendship that transforms the isolation of their lives. But … Read more

Review: House of the Red Balconies – A.J. Demas

House of the Red Balconies - A.J. Demas

Genre: Historical, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Whiskey November Get It On Amazon | Publisher About The Book Hylas has come to Tykanos to build an aqueduct. He has not come to enjoy the island’s main attraction: the six houses where the companions of Tykanos, courtesans both female and male, offer tea and elegant conversation. Yet he cannot ignore them as he finds himself renting a room in one of the tea houses and meeting his neighbour, the beautiful, chronically ill companion Zo. Over breakfasts in Zo’s garden, the two men begin a friendship that transforms the isolation of their lives. But … Read more

Review: Three Wishes and a Miracle – Mere Rain

Three Wishes and a Miracle - Mere Rain

Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Bi Reviewer: Maryann Get It At Amazon | Publisher About The Book Aelred hasn’t been outside the monastery since his parents donated him as a child. He knows he shouldn’t want more than this life of prayer, but he dreams of the far-off lands spoken of in the Bible. When a wealthy patron leaves a chest of treasures to be catalogued, Aelred is fascinated by their beauty. Most beautiful of all is the strange man who appears from nowhere and claims to be a djinn … with wishes for Aelred! Aelred is sure the djinn … Read more

New Release: Three Wishes and a Miracle – Mere Rain

Three Wishes and a Miracle - Mere Rain

QSFer Mere Rain has a new MM historical paranormal romance out (bi, gay): Three Wishes and a Miracle. Aelred hasn’t been outside the monastery since his parents donated him as a child. He knows he shouldn’t want more than this life of prayer, but he dreams of the far-off lands spoken of in the Bible. When a wealthy patron leaves a chest of treasures to be catalogued, Aelred is fascinated by their beauty. Most beautiful of all is the strange man who appears from nowhere and claims to be a djinn … with wishes for Aelred! Aelred is sure the … Read more

Review: Terror at Tierra de Cobre – Michael Merriam

Terror at Tierra de Cobre - Michael Merriam

Genre: Horror, Western, Weird West LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Lesbian Reviewer: Beáta Get It At Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Kobo | Apple | Smashwords | Universal Buy Link About The Book An ancient evil has awakened… Strong women, ancient magic and the walking dead make for a heady mix. In Michael Merriam’s tale, seven women are called to protect a small mining town in the New Mexico Territory, Tierra De Cobre, against an evil that has killed or stolen the town’s men and is twisting the souls of the townswomen. The Sihuanaba is part siren, part shapeshifter, possessed of the body of a beautiful woman, her face a horse’s skull … Read more

Review: Witch in the Wind – Damian Serbu

Witch in the Wind - Damian Serbu

Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It At Amazon | Publisher |  Universal Buy Link About The Book A winter storm blows through Salem, Massachusetts, setting young witch Alexander MacBeth on a perilous path to adulthood as his dying mother gifts him an heirloom and pleads for him to use it to survive. To do so, he will need to perfect his inherited witchcraft to protect himself from those who want him dead. In his journey to adulthood, he falls in love with dashing nobleman Crispin Nottingham. Abandoned by Crispin and pursued by the Puritans, he finds he must harness … Read more

New Release / Giveaway: Witch in the Wind – Damian Serbu

Witch in the Wind - Damian Serbu

QSFer Damian Serbu has a new MM historical paranormal book out: Witch in the Wind. And there’s a giveaway! A winter storm blows through Salem, Massachusetts, setting young witch Alexander MacBeth on a perilous path to adulthood as his dying mother gifts him an heirloom and pleads for him to use it to survive. To do so, he will need to perfect his inherited witchcraft to protect himself from those who want him dead. In his journey to adulthood, he falls in love with dashing nobleman Crispin Nottingham. Abandoned by Crispin and pursued by the Puritans, he finds he must … Read more

Review: Hooch and Howl – Karenna Colcroft

Hooch and Howls - Karenna Colcroft

Genre: Historical, Paranormal LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Ulysses, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It At Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Apple | SmashwordsUniversal Buy Link About The Book In the decade since being changed into a werewolf in 1920, Malachi has become used to being alone. But the appearance of bootleggers Jonathan and Roger on the beach below Malachi’s cottage shows Malachi what he’s been missing. He wants these men in his life, but he can’t ask them to stay. The following day, Roger returns seeking Malachi’s help in rescuing Jonathan from the rum-runners who are holding him hostage. Can Malachi help the men while protecting his own … Read more

New Release: Devin’s Dreams – D. C. Wilkinson

Devin's Dreams - D. C. Wilkinson

QSFer D.C. Wilkinson has a new queer historical fantasy out: Devin’s Dreams. Devin Sharp, a gentle-natured boy, has trouble sleeping. Recurring visions of strangers moving among shadows in his bedroom keep waking him at night. He swears that what he sees and hears is real. To no avail. No one believes him. An older sibling taunts him. “Silly dreams,” she says. But are they? Coming of age as a gay teen in the seventies, Devin’s sleep issues are just one more secret safely locked up in his closet. But not for long. Freshman year in college brings a measure of … Read more