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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

New Release / Giveaway: Rewriting the Rules – Steven D. Brewer

Rewriting the Rules - Steven D. Brewer

Steven D. Brewer has a new queer steampunk book out (trans, gay): Rewriting the Rules. And there’s a giveaway. When peace is no longer possible, one must either go to war or run away. Abandoned by the nobility, everything goes wrong for Revin and he makes a run for it, ready to give up all hope. But when confronted with the choice he must make, will his heart lead him true? Warnings: violence. About the Series Revin, a young man from a poor mining town, has pulled himself up by his bootstraps to become the student apprentice of a law professor. … Read more

Review: Calamity – Toshi Drake

Calamity - Toshi Drake

Genre: Sci-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Xanthe, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It At Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book With the planet on the brink of erupting and his memories gone, can Commander Damon Wild find his way back home?  Commander Damon Wild is not having a good day. Being shot down on a remote planet by the Siwu pirates and then losing his memories is enough to make a good man desperate. When his situation becomes worse—a planetary eruption—Damon knows he must do something. A small scientific outpost at the centre of a caldera offers something he had only … Read more

TV: Our Flag Means Death’s Non-Binary Pirate “Reclaiming Our Stories”

Vico Ortiz - Our Flag Means Death

Early on in Our Flag Means Death, the acclaimed new comedy starring Taika Waititi, we meet a pirate who loses their fake beard – and reveals their true identity. In the new feel-good series, which aired on HBO Max last year and launches on BBC Two on Wednesday (4 January), Vico Ortiz plays a gender non-conforming character who’s credited as both Jim and Bonifacia. When the show starts, Jim is presenting as a man so they can live their dream of being a pirate in the 17th century. That all changes when their fake beard and wax nose are foiled, … Read more

New Release: Farther Reefs Anthology

Farther Reefs Anthology

QSFers J.S. Fields and Heather Tracy have edited a new LGBTQ+ SFF anthology (ace, bi, demi, intersex, lesbian, non-binary, poly): Farther Reefs. The seas spell freedom. Pirates and kraken, boats and submarines, deadly sirens, mermaids, and the women who face them all. These are our heroes. High seas adventure, fantasy, and magic weave together in this sapphic anthology focusing on the joy of the unbounded oceans. If you like diverse stories with lesbian and sapphic heroines exploring oceans, battling sea monsters, and seducing pirates, buy Farther Reefs today! With stories by: Sarah Day and Tim Pratt, Kim Pritekel, Kyoko M. … Read more

NEW RELEASE: Unbroken – Alii Temple

Unbroken - Alii Temple

QSFer Alii Temple has a new FF pirate fantasy book out, The Pirate & Her Princess book 2: Unbroken. A pirate’s home is the sea, sailing beyond the horizon with her true love. Aboard the Crimson Siren, Captain Cinder finally has the life she’s always dreamed of. Her freedom is restored, her crew is a trustworthy bunch, and the princess who holds her heart is by her side. But trouble brewing back in Redmere threatens to pull Cinder and Princess Georgina apart before their future can truly begin. Georgina feels a responsibility to help, while Cinder is vehemently against returning to … Read more

FOR READERS/WRITERS: When Pirates Aren’t Cool

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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Scott: I’ve read a number of posts lately and had a few conversations with authors about books being pirated, often even before release day. Is this getting worse? Authors, what do you do about it? What more can be done? Writers: This is a reader/writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Chat on FacebookChat on MeWe

FOR READERS: Arrrggghhhh

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FOR READERS Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Scott: Following our news article theme – what are your favorite queer pirate tales? Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Chat on FacebookChat on MeWe

REVIEW: The Vampire’s Pirate – Liv Rancourt

The Vampire's Pirate - Liv Rancourt

Genre: Paranormal, Historical, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book Is death too great a risk when the reward is freedom? Dáire Malone has been undead for over 200 years when he is summoned to the home of a would-be queen, a vampiress who possesses an unnatural potency. She declares that Malone will not leave without giving her a pledge of loyalty. He’s been held in thrall before and would rather face his final death than let another have power over him. Thomas Clifton is a pirate, or rather, a privateer. He too is … Read more