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New Release: Lavender Speculation – Jamie Zaccaria –

Lavender Speculation - Jamie Zaccaria

QSFer Jamie Zaccaria has a new queer speculative fiction collection out (horror, dark fantasy, thriller – bi, gay, lesbian): Lavender Speculation. Enter if you’re daring and feel these tales raise goosebumps along your arms as they take you from modern New Jersey to fairytale lands and back again. From witches to werecats and spirits to surgeries, this collection puts queer women front and center in some of the most popular subgenres of speculative fiction. Horror, dark fantasy, and magical realism coalesce in this stunning collection of all things dark and divergent. Get It At Amazon | Publisher | B&N | … Read more

Review: Fix the World Anthology

Fix the World

Genre: Sci-Fi, Some Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Lesbian Reviewer: Ulysses, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon | Apple | B&N | Kobo | Payhip | Smashwords | Publisher About The Book We’re a world beset by crises. Climate change, income inequality, racism, pandemics, an almost unmanageable tangle of issues. Sometimes it’s hard to look ahead and see a hopeful future. We asked sci-fi writers to send us stories about ways to fix what’s wrong with the world. From the sixty-five stories we received, we chose the twelve most amazing (and hopefully prescient) tales. Dive in and find out how … Read more

New Release: 3 Gods, 2 Bets, 1 Texan – Eric Alan Westfall

3 Gods, 2 Bets, 1 Texan - Eric Alan Westfall

QSFer Eric Alan Westfall has a new eclectic MM collection out: 3 Gods, 2 Bets, 1 Texan. A pair of competitive trickster gods strut into a Texas bar…and the Dragon King gives his seventh son an unknown Caravaggio for his hundredth hatchday. What could go wrong? Find out, in… 3 Gods, 2 Bets, 1 Texan: a 2139-word tale about Loki and Coyote competing for a Greek-named ranch hand in Jake’s Bar, located in Godsawful-Lonesome, Texas. A Caravaggio Hatchday: a 6238-word tale of a more-than-life-sized painting of Alexander and Hephaestion, ah, doing the deed (guess who’s on top) in glorious color … Read more

New Release: Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator Anthology

Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator Anthology

A bunch of QSFers and others have a new queer contemporary/paranormal/fantasy anthology out (bi, gay, non-binary): Midnight in the Renaissance Elevator. Do you like mechanical devices with personality? Sure, who doesn’t? How about when they hold your life in the palm of their hands? Hmm…less sure now, yes? Don’t worry, you’re gonna love this. At an LGBTQ literary retreat in October of 2022, a group of authors met a particularly cantankerous elevator. Doors slamming open or closed for no apparent reason? Check. Scary noises, also for no apparent reason? Also, check. Were we concerned for our lives? Okay, listen… This … Read more

Review: Queer Windows Volume 1: Spring – Cay Fletcher

Queer Windows: Volume 1 Spring

Genre: Fantasy, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Lesbian, Non-Binary Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Kobo | Universal Buy Link About The Book Love comes in all forms, from enduring friendships, the classic love at first sight, and misunderstandings that unfurl into blooming romance. Queer Windows gives a glance at four fantastical, queer love stories. The Wizard’s Garden Sil, a plant lover and head clerk of a plant shop finds himself slowly befriending a quirky wizard, while also falling in love with his garden. Rosemary for Remembrance Vivian has always dreamed of being swept away from … Read more

New Release: Intermission – D.G. Carothers

Intermission - D.G. Carothers

QSFer D.G. Carothers has a new MM/Menage fantasy romance book out in the Dragon War Chronicles series: Intermission. We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to take a side trip down two branching paths. First, we’ll follow Matt and Xander as they take a surprise honeymoon to Hawaii in The Honeymooners. It’s not all private beaches and swimming with the fish, though. Truths from Xander’s past are revealed that give Matt new insight into his mate. Just as they get comfortable, the unforeseen appearance of a new enemy cuts their trip short. Next, we slide over to find out what some … Read more

New Release: The Tale of Kami and a Desperate Man – Odessa Silver

The Tale of Kami and a Desperate Man - Odessa Silver

QSFer Odessa Silver has a new free gay historical fantasy duet out: The Tale of Kami and a Desperate Man. Under the moon’s gaze even the strongest of loyalties are tested. What consequences befall a lovesick fool? In the world of Yamato, humans live alongside beings of strange power: kami, who see to the world, and fickle yokai that can bless or trap even the most wary of humans. Hotaka follows the guidance of the kami Tsukuyomi, but even kami make mistakes. And Tsukuyomi’s eyes aren’t the only ones that watch that night. Will Hotaka escape with his life, like … Read more

New Release: Six Strange Stories and an Essay on H.P. Lovecraft – Felice Picano

Six Strange Stories and an Essay on H.P. Lovecraft - Felice Picano

QSFer Felice Picano has a new ghost/story/horror collection out (2 stories are LGBTQ+): Six Strange Stories and an Essay on H.P. Lovecraft. These six stories and an essay on H.P. Lovecraft’s most original work, with comments by the horror-meister’s real life schoolmates, comprise a compelling volume by an author whose earlier work in the field has been called “genius.” In After Sunset in the Second Drawing Room Garden a hip young couple buy the ideal Beverly Hills house perfect for their Television series lifestyle. Only to discover that one special area holds decades old inhabitants who still exert eerie control. … Read more

New Release: Fairy Tales and Shadows – Phillip Donnelly

Fairy Tales and Shadows - Phillip Donnelly

QSFer Phillip Donnelly has a new queer fairy tale collection out (ace, gay, lesbian): Fairy Tales and Shadows. Fairy Tales and Shadows introduces a world of magic and splendor through a diverse set of characters who each star in their own fairy tale-style stories. As the book progresses the stories and characters begin to overlap and come together transforming the book from a collection of fairy tales to a plot-driven novel. Each story presents morals, much like classic fairy tales. The difference is that these morals have been modernized. Instead of teaching children not to wander through wolf-infested woods at … Read more

New Release: Weird Worlds – Patricia Loofbourrow

Weird Worlds - Patricia Loofbourrow

QSFer Patricia Loofbourrow has a new sci-fi collection out, some including ace and lesbian characters: Weird Worlds. A man arrives at his new job. A woman lets one last customer into her shop. Two teens sneak away to a party. These all sound normal. But these simple actions are on worlds that it’s unlikely you’ve seen before. Twenty short stories bring you twenty weird worlds you won’t soon forget. Warnings: Violence (a bombing), on-screen death. Get It At Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Universal Buy Link Excerpt Mmrra raised all three of his eyes over the fallen log and … Read more