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ANNOUNCEMENT: Dan’s Hauntastic Haunts Investigates: Goodman Dairy , by Alex Silver

Dan's Hauntastic Haunts Investigates: Goodman Dairy

QSFer Alex Silver has a new MM (gay/Trans FTM) paranormal romance out: “Dan’s Hauntastic Haunts Investigates: Goodman Dairy.” When ghosts reach across the veil, Daniel Collins is there to tell their stories. Dan is a vlogging ghost hunter. He has devoted his life to documenting paranormal activity. In his converted van, he travels around the country exploring haunted sites. He loves the thrill of filming restless spirits. Chad Brewer, skeptic, works for an insurance company. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, but watching Dan’s vlog is his guilty pleasure. The cute vlogger is accident prone. He has Chad’s work extension on … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Infected Volume 2, by Andrea Speed

Infected Volume 2

QSFer Andrea Speed has a new Queer Paranormal/Mystery Suspense book out: In a world where a werecat virus has changed society, Roan McKichan, a born infected and ex-cop, works as a private detective trying to solve crimes involving other infecteds. In Infected: Lesser Evils, Roan is struggling to control his inner lion while hunting down a serial killer targeting shifted infecteds. Then, in Infected: Undertow, Roan is stuck in a coma as human and lion war for control; meanwhile, Holden and Fiona have their own cases to solve. And in Infected: Epitaph, a rash of tiger strain infecteds brings back … Read more

ANNOUNCEMENT: Parasite, by Soren Summers


QSFer Soren Summers has a new MM paranormal book out: It’s been one hundred and forty-five days since the world ended. Paragon has swept through the city of Pleasance like a reaper’s scythe. Now the dead walk the earth, seeking the flesh of the living. Still Jarod Samuels refuses to die. As a hunter, Jarod safeguards the Hive, the ruined mall he calls home. He exterminates zombies to protect the city’s last few survivors, and to keep Gabriel Anderson unharmed, their lives intertwined now more than ever. But in a city ravaged by Vertex’s corruption, there’s no telling what dangers … Read more

For Readers: Favorite Paranormal Writers

Paranormal encompasses a whole host of things. From Alphas to Zombies, from Mummies to Vampires, from Ghosts to Shifters, there’s a plethora of choices. Who is your favorite current LGBTIQA Paranormal Writer, and why? 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 & Giveaway: Realm of the Polar Bear, by Alex Morgan

Realm of the Polar Bear

Note: leave a comment on this post with your email to win a free eBook copy of one of Alex’s older books! QSFer Alex Morgan has a new GENRE book out: Stranded by a blizzard on his way home for Christmas, Jarrod waits for death by freezing in his pickup, until a large, white-haired, bearded man steps out of the forest to rescue him. Jarrod is reluctant to follow the handsome man but decides his chances of survival aren’t good if he stays in his truck. Caleb takes Jarrod to a warm, inviting cabin in the middle of the forest … Read more

Discussion: Using Music in Speculative Fiction

Yellow Dancer

Editor’s Note: Angel is hoarding her bits today, but hopes to share them with us again next week. Today’s topic comes from QSFer Hank T. Cannon: Music! What are the ins and outs of using song lyrics in a story, or novel as temporal or emotional touchstones. Is licensing involved, or only after a certain point? Does it detract from a story by anchoring it too much in a certain time and place? Great questions. I’ve used songs in stories, only to have the lyrics yanked out over publisher concerns of copyright issues. What’s your experience with music in stories? … Read more

Discussion: Differently-Gendered Beings

Facebook Genders

Today’s topic comes from QSFer Brian Cherry: How about a discussion of different gendered beings, such as Storm Constantine’s Wraeththu? it’s a good question. We’re starting to move, as a society, beyond the idea that there are only two genders, male and female. This first hit me when I was watching Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and I realized that Terence Stamp’s character was really neither. In recent years, we’ve started to see “third gender” passports. More and more people are identifying publicly as gender queer, eschewing being strictly identified with either of the “traditional” genders. And even Facebook, flawed … Read more

Announcement: Between the Lines, by J. Scott Coatsworth

Between the Lines

Hey all, It’s finally here – my very first stand-alone story, in the form of a novella from Dreamspinner Press called “Between the Lines” (save 25% at the DSP store with code BTLRC). This is one of my favorite little stories – my love letter to Sacramento. Sacramento is our adopted hometown. Mark and I moved here in 2003 looking for a little more room at a better price than the Bay Area offered. We never planned to stay, but here we are, twelve years later, and SacTown has gotten under our skin. It was fun to explore the city … Read more

YA in Speculative Fiction

Gay YA

Today’s topic comes from QSFer Anastasia Vitsky: “Could we have a day devoted to YA?” I think it’s a great idea. While I haven’t written any yet myself, there’s a market for it. So here are my questions today – do you write or read LGBT YA sci fi, fantasy or paranormal books? If you’re an author in this genre, how have they been received? What sells and what doesn’t? Is it difficult navigating the line between what’s acceptable and what’s not in YA? And as a reader, what are some of the stand-out books you’ve read?

Announcement: Bryce’s Cop, by Toni Griffin

Bryce's Cop

QSFer Toni Griffin has a new paranormal MM romance out: New from Toni Griffin, author of the Amber Allure best-seller Frankie’s Vamp….. (Book 2 of the Hot Encounters series)… The last thing centuries-old vampire Bryce Denahli expects during a routine night at Hot Encounters is to get arrested. He’s even more surprised when the sexy, straight police detective turns out to be his mate. Bryce has been alone for a long time, and he doesn’t care what the law says about stalking…the man is his! In all his life, Lucas Ford has never had romantic feelings towards a man. But … Read more