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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

New Release: They Kill – Matt Converse

They Kill - Matt Converse

QSFer Matt Converse has a new queer horror collection out: They Kill. Four tales of terror. Haunting dolls live upstairs in The Doll Lady. A psychotic serial killer is obsessed with Lady Gaga and lets the world know with each murder. A Stranger’s Rope is a modern-day nod to Hitchcock’s Rope and Strangers on a Train. Insected is a sci-fi thriller with deadly insects from another world. These scary stories will chill you to the bone. Get It At Amazon Excerpt As I’m about to come into my apartment building, I look up and I notice there are now four dolls in … Read more

Review: Alternative Holidays Anthology

Alternative Holidays anthology

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Crime, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Poly Reviewer: Lucy Get It At Amazon | Publisher About The Book Alternative Holidays is an anthology that takes a dark—and sometimes humorous—look at many of our favorite holidays. You’ll be transported from the bottom of the sea to Mount Olympus, from shopping malls in hell to a bathtub in a cheap motel. Cthulhu awakens. Cupid becomes a vigilante. Santa grants deadly wishes. And that’s just the beginning of your journey into alternative visions of the holidays we know, love, and sometimes fear. The Review Edited by Alicia … Read more

New Release: Gods of Inthya – Effie Calvin

Gods of Inthya - Effie Calvin

Effie Calvin has a new FF fantasy short story collection out: Gods of Inthya. And there’s a giveaway. At the beginning of time, the gods came together to create Inthya, a world where magic is common and hatred never had the opportunity to take root. But the Inthyan gods are young and imperfect. With countless failures behind them and unspeakable horrors lurking outside the borders of creation, they must not allow this world to meet the same fate as the last—without alerting their mortal worshippers that anything is wrong. Nineteen short stories from the perspectives of the gods themselves, some … Read more

New Release: Inflicted – Leo Otherland

Inflicted - Leo Otherland

QSFer Leo Otherland has a new speculative fiction collection out (horror, science fantasy, space opera, urban fantasy – ace, gay, lesbian, non-binary, trans FTM): Inflicted. “Pain is pain. It all hurts the same.” Inflicted with dark desire, one man chooses between idyllic pretense and disturbing reality. Haunted by the silence of deep space, an engineer chases an eerie melody. Torn between penance and pride, a dishonored prince challenges the course of history. Suffering cracks our hearts and splinters our minds. It scars and alters us in irreversible ways. Yet while pain breaks us apart, it also binds us together. Our … Read more

NEW RELEASE: Queer Windows: Volume 1 Spring

Queer Windows: Volume 1 Spring

Cay Fletcher has a new queer fantasy collection out (gay, lesbian, non-binary): Queer Windows: Volume 1 Spring. 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 her ordinary life. A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger … Read more

REVIEW: Daring Duplicity – Edale Lane

Daring Duplicity

Genre: Mystery, Historical, Steampunk LGBTQ+ Category: Lesbian Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book Solving mysteries is her business. Finding love is her dream. Will combining the two get her killed? Victorian Era England. Stetson revels in being unconventional. So when society shies away from her independent nature, the bold woman creates an imaginary boss and opens her own detective agency. And her keen observational skills, convincing disguises, and Holmesian methods quickly bring in a string of tough-to-crack cases. Struggling to squeeze a personal life in around a series of hazardous investigations, Stetson worries she’ll never find a … Read more