M/M Book News for November 2019

The latest news on m/m science-fiction, fantasy and paranormal books

M/M Articles and Interviews

There is an interview with “Star Wars” actor Oscar Isaac here about a possible romantic relationship between his character, Poe, and  Finn and said there would be plenty of scenes between the men in the upcoming film.

Read an interview with Erin Morgenstern, author of  new gay fantasy novel, “The Starless Sea“, and the massively popular fantasy novel, “The Night Circus“.

New Releases

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – gay fantasy novel by the author of “The Night Circus” about a young man who finds a mysterious book that leads him to strange places and to a man called Dorian.

The Black Prince by Ariana Nash – dark fantasy novel where a lost dragon prince and a mercenary elf try to avoid falling in love in a dangerous world.  (Takes place in the ‘Silk & Steel’ universe but can be read as a standalone.)

Dragonel (Cryptomorphs 1) by Tiegan Clyne – Sebastian is part human and part beast and is desperate to escape the existence he was born into.  Christopher is a veterinarian who looks after him and knows more about him than he will say.

Soul Magic (The Triad of Magic 3) by Macy Blake and Poppy Dennison – a werewolf and vampire are drawn together as their lives grow more dangerous in the final book in this series.

His Protective Mates (Broken Oaks Pack 1) by L.N. Manning – Marcus is running for his life when he meets mated alphas J-Rod and Aaron.  Will they be able to help him and all find a new kind of relationship together?

Coloring Outside the Lines (Miracle Salvation Island 1) by Shea Balik – Shifter novel set in the ‘Miracle’ universe about two men, who have both suffered in the past, finding each other.

 

 

 

Gay M/M Book News for October

Gay News

The US Supreme Court is currently deciding whether to change laws to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people in the workplace.

A new app that claims to be able to say how gay a person is from their genes has caused massive arguments and concern recently.

There has been a lot of debate over a recent comment by British politician Dawn Butler that 90% of giraffes are gay and that people shouldn’t treat sexuality as such a big deal.

NBC News has put together a list of 16 must-read books for October’s 25th anniversary of LGBTQ History month.

New M/M Book Releases

Heartsong (Green Creek 3) by T J Klune – There is a new romance in the Green Creek werewolf pack, between Robbie and Kelly, but will it lead to tragedy when Kelly is accused of being a traitor? (This is the official e-book copy of the book. Apparently there is some dispute about whether the paperbacks should legally be sold, since the publishers are allegedly not paying royalties.)

Rowan and the Wolf by Lisa Oliver – Omega Rowan has always had bad luck but will it change for better or worse when alpha Shadow shows an interest in him?

Worship (On My Knees Duet 1) by Ella James – After a night of wild passion, will Luke and Vance be able to find something more lasting together?

The King’s Dragon (Fire and Valor 1) by W. M. Fawkes and Sam Burns – Lord Tristram must keep his identity as a dragon shifter from everyone around him, including the dangerous Bet Kyston, who works for the king.

Rocket Science by K.M. Neuhold – Elijah wants to get his PhD, not develop even more of a crush than ever on his best friend’s older brother, Pax.  He doesn’t believe Pax could ever be interested in him but this theory might just turn out to be completely wrong.

Mastering the Flames (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer 4) by SJ Himes – Can sorcerer Isaac and vampire Constantine put their bad history behind them and have a future together?

Gay M/M News July 2019

LGBTQ Entertainment News

Nick Robinson, the star of “Love, Simon“, will appear as Jem Finch in the Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” from this November.  This will be the second time he has taken on this character, having first appeared on stage as Jem.

Netflix threatened to sue Boston’s Straight Pride after the group suggested Netflix would be sponsoring an anti-LGBTQ event.  An e-mail from Netflix told them, “Our legal department is here, it’s queer and it’s telling you to steer clear”.

Duncan James, formerly in the boy-band “Blue“, said on Twitter that he “couldn’t get over the amazing response, comments and love from people” after he posted an Instagram photo of himself and his boyfriend.

Marvel’s first LGBTQ movie character will be Valkyrie, played by Tessa Thompson, who appeared in “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame” and is due to get an LGBTQ romance in “Thor: Love and Thunder“, due to be released in 2021.  Marvel has stated that there will be more LGBTQ characters in their films in the future.

New M/M Book Releases

Arthur Rex: Ex Lapis by J. A. Cummings is the second novel in this series about King Arthur, with the title character in this world being gay.  As the new High King, Arthur – with Merlin beside him – struggles to unite the tribes within Britannia and fight the country’s enemies.

Patron of Mercy (Lords of the Underworld 3) by Sam Burns and W. M. Fawkes – After breaking the heart of Thanatos, god of merciful death, Lach is back to pull him into a new adventure and try to get a second chance at winning his heart.

Treasure Trail by Morgan Brice – Ex-law enforcement officer, Erik, and ex-cop, Ben, meet in Cape May and reluctantly join forces to use their psychic gifts against various paranormal enemies.  This is the first book in a new series.

King Me (Forever Wilde Series) by Lucy Lennox – An art thief and an FBI agent have to team up and put aside their differences to recover a priceless artifact.

Refrain (Rockstar Series) by Anne Mercier – After past abuse, Ethan finds a man he can trust in this new novel in the series.  (This series has an ongoing plot, so this shouldn’t be read as a standalone book.)

There are also new audio books this month from Rhys Ford – Jacked Cat Jive (Kai Gracen 3) – and Isobel Starling – Apple Boy: The Quiet Work 1.

Gay M/M News for June 2019

Entertainment News

A new music video by Queen, Time Waits for No One, has previewed on YouTube this week.  This is an early version of the song that eventually became the 1986 hit, Time.

Taylor Swift has released a new music video, You Need to Calm Down, which has an LGBTQ theme and LGBTQ guest celebrities in it.

New E-Book Releases

Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh – Mythology and gay romance combine in this unusual fantasy.  Tobias lives an unchanging life in the forest until a handsome new arrival takes over Greenhollow Hall.

Once Upon a Time (Calluvia’s Royalty Book 3) by Alessandra Hazard – Science-fiction romance that is part of a series but can be read as a standalone.  Prince Jamil is known as the Ice Prince, a proper man who always does his duty, but when he meets criminal Rohan at the Royal Stables, his life is set to be turned upside down.

Always Mine (Love in Eden 1) by Sloane Kennedy – Two teenage boys fell in love but one of them nearly destroyed the other’s family and ended up in prison.  Now, years later, they are about to meet again.

Stars Awoken: A LitRPG Apocalypse by Tao Wong – The seventh book in this popular series sees John travelling beyond earth and taking on the Galactic Society.

Single (Single Dads 1) by RJ Scott – When Ash is abandoned by his lover, he goes ahead with the planned surrogacy and becomes father to baby, Mia.  She intends to devote all his love to her, a decision that proves difficult when a caring doctor moves in next door.

Gay M/M News for May 2019

M/M Articles

Author, Kaje Harper, has an interesting and thought-provoking article about attitudes to sex in novels: Sex Positivity and M/M here.

Most Popular New Releases

The Fifth Gender (A Tinkered Stars Mystery) by G. L. Carriger – A science-fiction murder mystery m/m romance about an alien and a detective who set out to help a 5-gendered species.

Killer Bond (Ward Security 5) by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott – Daniel Hendricks just wanted a relaxing vacation but a case of mistaken identity puts him on the run and falling for the man who tried to kill him.

Prisoner of Shadows (Lords of the Underworld 2) by Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes – The second book in this series, which can be read as a standalone, features the mythical figure of Prometheus and a vampire.

Shift (Flesh & Bone 3) by Joel Abernathy – Two werewolves meet as children and become involved in each other’s lives.  Warning for strong horror elements.

Firm Hand by Nora Phoenix -A daddy kink D/s novel about Cornell who finds that the man he wants to dominate him is his son’s best friend.

Gay M/M News for April 2019

Popular New M/M Releases

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses 1) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu – The much-loved Shadowhunters characters of Alec Lightwood and warlock Magnus Bane are back in this new series.

Nox by Adrienne Wilder – Nox, a man with amnesia and the ability to hunt creatures Luca hadn’t realised existed, lands naked in Luca’s home, intent on protecting him.

 

Pendulum (Kingdom of Night 1) by Joel Abernathy – Remus unwittingly finds himself in a werewolf pack being fought over by two brothers, facing vampires and hunters as well as the decision of who he wants.

Earth Fathers are Weird by Lyn Gala – Max starts off trying to fight aliens only to be saved and dumped at a spaceport. To get back to earth, he takes on the job of nanny to an alien, which turns out an entirely different job than the one he is expecting.

Lightbearer by L.C. Davis – A mortal man, trying to protect his sister, ends up pregnant with a demon’s baby.

Popular New Books in Ongoing Series

Pixie (Ballsy Boys 5) by K.M. Neuhold

Angel (Fallen Angels 3) by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

 

Gay M/M News for March 2019

Book News

Andre Aciman has announced that he has begun work on a sequel to his best-selling gay novel, “Call Me By Your Name“, which was made into a film in 2017.  It will be called “Find Me” and is due to be released in October.

Cassandra Clare’s new book, “The Red Scrolls of Magic“, first in the new series, ‘The Eldest Curses‘, will be released in hardback on 9 April.  It follows the adventures of popular gay couple, warlock Magnus Bane and shadowhunter Alec Lightwood, whose romance began in the ‘The Mortal Instruments‘ series.

New Releases

No Quick Fix: Torus Intercession 1 by Mary Calmes – Emery hires a retired SEAL, Brann, as a nanny for his children while planning his wedding, but finds himself increasingly interested in Brann.

Blindsided (Fake Boyfriend 4) by Eden Finley – Miller and Talon used to  be friends and take part in wild threesomes together at college and three years later they are reunited playing pro ball.  Talon wants them to go back to how they were but Miller is afraid of getting his heart broken.

All Souls Near & Nigh (Soulbound 2) by Hailey Turner – Second part of the story about Special Agent Patrick Collins who is soulbound to wereworlf, Jonothon.

At a Stranger’s Mercy (Badge & Bullets 1) by Brittany Cournoyer – After witnessing a homicide Bradley is protected by detective, Max Donohue.  (Slow-burn romance will develop over the series.)

Gay M/M News for February 2019

Popular New Releases

HALO (Fallen Angel 1) by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine – A famous rock band faces disaster when its lead singer leaves but could new singer, Halo, cause even more problems for band member, Viper?

A History of Trouble: A Beacon Hill Sorcerer Anthology by SJ Himes – This is a short anthology of stories based on the Beacon Hill fantasy series.

Diamond in the Rough (Four Kings Security 4) by Charlie Cochet – Ward ‘King’ Kingston is hired to protect genius, Leo, which proves to be every kind of a challenge.

Puppet/Master (The Vale Chronicles 1) by Joel Abernathy – In a complex fantasy world filled with fae, shifters, vampires and others, a powerful chimera is captured by four warriors.  Gay harem romance with dark themes.

IRL: In Real Life (After Oscar 1) by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox – When Connor texts a picture to the wrong man, he ends up spending time sending sexy texts to the head of a company he is in New York to do business with.  Hot romance with d/s themes.

Gay M/M Novel News for January 2019

Popular New Releases

Silk & Steel cover

Silk & Steel (Book 1) by Ariana Nash and Pippa DaCosta – Dark m/m fantasy novel about an elven assassin taken prisoner and the prince who should be his enemy.

Fired Up (Fever Falls 1) by Riley Hart – A firefighter gets a second chance with the man he fell for as a teenager.

Deke (Fake Boyfriend 3) by Eden Finley – NHL player, Deke, outs himself to a cute man he meets, only to later discover that the man is a journalist who could destroy his career.

Fired Up cover

Four Ever by Sloane Kennedy – Long-term lovers, Zak and Killian, are having trouble with their relationship, which becomes more complicated when Zak invites 2 homeless young men to stay with them.

Love at Long Last (Trillium Creek 1) by Silvia Violet – Mpreg shifter novel about a forty-year-old pack leader finding love with a younger man.

New Gay M/M SF, Fantasy and Paranormal Novels for 2019

Here is a look at some of the most highly anticipated science-fiction, fantasy and paranormal m/m books due to be released in 2019.

January

Night Kiss (BL Entertainment 1) by E.T. Malinowski – When vampire and K-pop idol, Jung Ki-tae, forms a reluctant bond with university student, Cheong Jin-woo, they must deal with their feelings and fight a murderer together.

February

Prince of Air and Darkness (The Darkest Court 1) by M.A. Grant – Phineas Smith is the only human at a magical school, gifted with the ability to tap into unlimited magick, which others want to use for their own purposes. As he works with his enemy, Roark Lyne, how will their relationship change and what further dangers will emerge?

 

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie – Gods fight men and the wrong person sits on the throne in this fantasy novel by the best-selling author.

April

The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses 1) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu – High Warlock, Magnus Bane, and his boyfriend, Shadowhunter, Alec Lightwood, take a vacation together that proves anything but relaxing when they encounter a demon-worshipping cult. As the danger grows secrets come out, threatening their relationship.

May

The Red-Stained Wings (The Lotus Kingdoms 2) by Elizabeth Bear – In the second book in this epic fantasy series Gage and the Dead Man must find the answer to the riddle of the Stone in the Skull to help the Lotus Kingdoms.

September

Heartsong (Green Creek 3) by T. J. Klune – The new novel in this popular series will feature a new romance within the Green Creek werewolf pack.