M/M SFF News for May 2021

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General News

99 Days coverThe official trailer for Marvel’s “Eternals” is available on YouTube here.  The film includes a gay couple played by Brian Tyree Henry and Haaz Sleiman and will premiere at cinemas in November.

Word of Honor“, the 36-episode gay Chinese fantasy drama is now available on Netflix. I really recommend it, although I should mention that it has some very sad moments.

British actor, Jeremy Irvine, has been cast as the gay title character in HBO Max’s  “Green Lantern“.  The superhero first appeared in a DC comic as a gay character but was not shown as gay in the various onscreen roles until now.

Popular New M/M Releases

True Mate (Prosper Woods Chronicles 1” by Patricia Logan – This is the first official book in a new paranormal mystery series, but it has a prequel which introduces the main characters.

Reckoning (Fallen Fire 4)” by Richard Amos – This is the final book in this popular urban fantasy series and sees a battle with a newly reborn Lucifer.

Blood Moon (Vampire Vigilante 1)” by Nazri Noor – This is the first book in a new urban fantasy series, although it features a main character, the vampire Sterling, who appeared in a previous series.  Sterling has to solve a series of bizarre murders.

99 Days” by Matt Converse – After UFOs are seen in the sky, Mitch rents out a room to the mysterious Claytone and soon finds himself involved in extraordinary events.

Slumbering Ember (The Vargr 1)” by Meraki P. Lhyne – Matt is sent to school in Denmark as an exchange student to learn more about his past.  Little does he suspect that this includes a connection with Norse gods.

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M/M News for April 2021

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Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios, has told Entertainment Weekly that gay superhero Wiccan – who appeared in “WandaVision” as a child – might appear in one of the upcoming Marvel series.   You can read the full article here.

Gay musician Olly Alexander responded on “The One Show” to the rumours about him being the latest incarnation of the Doctor in new “Doctor Who“: “I would love to – what an amazing role that would be – but it’s not happening I don’t think anytime soon.”  He has also said he would love to play a gay superhero.

Pixar Animation Studios is intending to include a trans teenager as a new character and are currently looking to cast the role.

Popular New Releases

Fairytales from Verania by TJ Klune – This is a set of short stories from this bestselling author set in her fantasy world.

Elfing Up Easter (Elves After Dawn 2) by Sophie E Russell – Mr Santa and Arlo must help find the Easter Bunny, helped by 2 Arctic elves.  (This is part of a series and isn’t a standalone book.)

Forsaken Fae (Book 2) by R. A. Steffan – In the second book in this fantasy trilogy Len and Albigard desperately try to find a way to stop the supernatural Hunt and save the souls of their friends.

Flesh & Blood by Adara Wolf – dark fantasy novel about the demonic Prince Suraj – son of an evil king – who is captured by those trying to overthrow the king.  (This has warnings for dark themes and graphic violence.)

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M/M News for March 2021

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Curse of the Dark Prince coverThe new Chinese gay fantasy series, Word of Honor, is currently being released on YouTube with English subtitles and has become a massive global success.  Based on a gay novel by Priest (who also wrote the popular Guardian fantasy novel), it stars Gong Jun (a.k.a. Simon Gong) and Zhang Zehan.  Gong Jun also starred in a contemporary gay/bromance drama, Advance Bravely.  Read more discussions of Word of Honor on Jayne Stars here and Radii China here or go to YouTube and start watching the show now.

Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey recently appeared in a Just for Variety podcast, where he talked about being sexually fluid, as well as giving up drugs and alcohol.

Revenant coverThe Jack Snyder cut of Justice League is now streaming in the UK and US.  This is a new version from the original director, rather than the previously seen version Joss Whedon changed when he took over as director.  The film – now released in series form – stars Ben Afflick, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and gay Fantastic Beasts actor, Ezra Miller.

Popular New Releases

Sink or Swim coverCurse of the Dark Prince (Prince’s Assassin 3) by Ariana Nash – This is the last book in this epic gay fantasy trilogy, with Prince Vasili fighting for his throne and his lover.

Sink or Swim (RELIC 2) by Maz Maddox – Two dinosaur shifters with clashing personalities must pretend to be engaged to search for lost fossils.

Witchbane (Kitsune Chronicles 3) by Lissa Kasey – Sebastian’s power is out of control, so he and Liam go the the fae land of Underhill to try to help him, facing fresh dangers.

Witchbane coverRevenant (Fallen Fire 3) by Richard Amos – Zayn must fight enemies and the dark side of his own nature in the latest book in this urban fantasy series.

True Knight (Prequel to the Prosper Woods Chronicles) by Patricia Logan – Two new arrivals in a small California town find themselves facing supernatural enemies.

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M/M News for February 2021

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Forsaken Fae cover

It’s LGBT History Month here in the UK, so there are plenty of articles and book recommendations online at the moment, as well as UK events.

Buffy and Angel actress, Charisma Carpenter, has accused Joss Whedon of verbal abuse, speaking out in support of Justice League‘s Ray Fisher, who has also made allegations against Whedon.  Various members of the Buffy and Angel casts have expressed support for Charisma Carpenter or spoken of similar experiences with Whedon.

Doctor Who actress, Pearl Mackie, has a new interview with Digital Spy about being the first openly gay companion to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in the tenth series.   The actress came out as bisexual last year and said how important she felt LGBTQ+ representation is.  “I’ve met a lot of people to whom Bill was a huge catalyst in enabling them to come out to their families, which is something that you never really think as an actor you ever have any kind of impact on someone’s life on that scale.”

Popular New Book Releases

The Vampire and the Librarian coverForsaken Fae 1 by R. A. Steffan – Set in the same world as the bestselling series, The Last Vampire, human Len and Albigard, a fae, who hate each other are forced to work together to fight a cataclysmic primal force.

The Vampire and the Librarian by E. Broom – Urban fantasy where a human librarian discovers his soulmate when he is mistaken for someone else and kidnapped.

His Time to Love: A Solstice Romance (Vale Valley Season 5, Book 15) by Giovanna Reaves – Alastaire has lived for more than a century and endured the loss is his parents and lover.  He meets amnesiac omega, Fox, who has a baby and Alastaire must decide whether to The Stagsblood Prince coverrisk his heart again, but there is a twist about Fox’s missing memories that may change everything.

The Stagsblood Prince 1 by Gideon E. Wood – Tel, crown prince of Feigh, loses the throne to his bigoted brother and must decide whether to go to war with him or run.

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January 2021 M/M News

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The Marvel superhero series, “WandaVision” is streaming on Disney+ at the moment and includes the birth of gay character, William, who, in the Marvel comics, grows up to be Wiccan, who marries Hulkling.  In a recent interview with People magazine, Paul Bettany – who plays Vision – said how tough it had been for his father to be a gay Catholic and that he hoped his own children would “live authentically” and never be judgemental.

It’s been rumoured that Jodie Whittaker is leaving “Doctor Who” and gay musician/actor, Olly Alexander, has been suggested as a possible replacement.

Harry Potter” stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have all made comments in support of the trans community following J K Rowling’s negative comments last year.  Rupert Grint reiterated this in an interview with The Times on 13 January: “I do think it’s still important to stand up for what you believe in, and for people and communities that need our love and support.”

Popular New Releases

Wormwood SummerWormwood Summer (San Amaro Investigations 1) by Kai Butler – Parker Ferro owes a debt to the fae and must find a missing girl for them or die.

Kensho (Claimings) by Lyn Gala – This is a set of science-fiction stories and novellas set within the Claimings universe where Liam and Ondry are together.

Requiem (Fallen Fire 2) by Richard Amos – Zayn and Charlie face danger  in the second book in this urban fantasy series featuring angels, dragons and other magical races.  (Not a standalone book.)

First Kiss by Seth King – this is a gay romance about second chances with a fantasy twist.

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November and December M/M News

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General News

Breath coverGay actor John Barrowman’s famous omnisexual character, Jack Harkness, will be back on 1 January in the BBC special, “Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks“.

Alan Ball, who created the urban fantasy “True Blood” series, is set to begin work on a reboot version which will be even more gay than the original, with a brand new cast.

Marvel Comics has stated that the character of Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, from “Guardians of the Galaxy” is bisexual and this is explored in the ninth graphic novel.  He will be shown getting into a relationship with two aliens – male and female – who are already together.

X-Men actor, Sir Ian McKellen, being in the over-80s ‘at risk’ group, has been one of the first people to get a Covid vaccination in the UK and said he felt very lucky.

Popular New Releases

Reborn coverBreath (Scales ‘n’ Spells 2) by A J Sherwood and Jocelynn Drake – A mage tries to escape from his clan with the help of a dragon shifter.

Earth Husbands are Odd (Earth Fathers 2) by Lyn Gala – Max struggles to protect his tentacled lover, Rick, and their 3 children from bigotry and other problems as they travel through space.

Reborn (Fallen Fire 1) by Richard Amos – A man finds himself with the ability to transform into someone with wings and scales and hires a detective to find out how it happened.

Bound (Chinatown Demons 1) by Rhys Ford – A detective and a demonic medical inspector try to solve a bizarre murder.

Reign of Darkness (Prince’s Assassin 2) by Ariana Nash – Prince Vasili has to leave his home and take a dangerous journey and Niko must choose whether to help him in the fight for the throne.

Reign of Darkness coverThe Divine Roses (Jake & Dean Investigations 3) by Richard Amos – The final book in this urban fantasy trilogy sees Jake and Dean trying to solve a murder where the killer leaves the mark of a rose on victims.

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M/M News for October 2020

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Amos RidgeStar Trek reboot actor, Zachary Quinto, talks about “Boys in the Band” and how difficult it was to publicly come out of the closet in Hollywood in this Variety interview.

There are rumours of a gay relationship for the title character of “Spider-man 3here at Pink News.  Andrew Garfield, Tobey Macguire and Tom Holland have all signed to appear in the new film.

Teen Wolf” series star, Tyler Posey, talked about his sexuality in a recent Rolling Stones interview, saying he had had relationships with men as well as women.

Popular New Releases

LacunaLacuna by N.R. Walker – Fantasy about four children who are raised to be rulers and two whose fates are entwined.

Amos Ridge (Beyond the Realm: Remember 5) by BL Maxwell – Two childhood friends fall in love and discover how to time travel to help fix problems for the human race.  (Part of a multi-author series but can be read as a standalone.)

Marked by Death (Necromancer 1) by Kaje Harper – When ghosts start talking to Darien he has to beg a necromancer for help.  (This novel is currently free here on Smashwords.)

Consequences of Crying (Grim and Sinister Delights 13) by Abigail Kade – Dark retelling of the ‘Boy Who Cried Wolf’ tale where a man is caught between an incubus and a vampire, with no one believing that he is losing his soul.  Warnings for dark themes and situations – check trigger warnings.

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M/M News for September 2020

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General News

Silver MoonGay “Teen Wolf” actor, Charlie Carver, has been interviewed lately by Digital Spy about his roles in the new version of the classic gay film, “The Boys in the Band” and in the new adaptation, due next year, of DC Comics’ “The Batman“, starring Robert Pattinson.  “The Boys in the Band“, which begins streaming on Netflix on 30 September, also features “Star Trek“s Zachary Quinto and “American Horror Story” actor, Matt Bomer.

Star Trek: Discovery” has signed up non-binary actor, Blu del Barrio, and transgender actor, Ian Alexander, to play new characters, Adira and Gray.  The third season is due to begin airing in October.

Signs of possible life have been found on Venus in the inexplicable form of phosphine, a gas that is normally only created by biological sources.  Venus’s temperature is about 900 degrees Fahrenheit, which should make life impossible, so scientists are currently  baffled by this discovery.

Popular New Releases

Summoning SecretsSilver Moon (Four Moons 4) by Richard Amos is the final book in this quirky urban fantasy series and involves Aki and G fighting to save the world from destruction.  (This is part of a series and isn’t a standalone novel.)

Summoning Secrets (Familiar Magick 2) by Abigail Kade – A witch accidentally summons a demon and they join forces, helped by a squirrel familiar, in this urban fantasy.

Moon Rite (The Books of Locurnia 1) by Deonne Dane – This is the beginning of a new fantasy series about a young man, Moon RiteFalric, who has always been torn between magic and a warrior’s life and must through two rites to discover his purpose.

Shards of Ice (Grim & Sinister Delights 9) by R. Phoenix – Gay fantasy re-telling of “The Snow Queen“.  Kai is captured by the snow prince and the more time he spends with him, the less he cares about Tristan, the first man he loved.  (Warnings for emotional and physical abuse and bloodplay.)

 

M/M News for August 2020

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Dead Moon coverPopular m/m author, Jordan L Hawk, has announced that there will soon be a role-playing game based on her Widdershins m/m fantasy series.  Find out more at the Library of the Omniverse Press here.

There is an article at Pink News about gay fairytales and how they used to be destroyed in the past by academics.  One tale, “The Dog and the Sea“, about a sailor who falls for a handsome prince, is now available to find out about at an online exhibition and has a translated illustrated version available on Amazon.

Most Popular New Releases

Drowned Country coverDrowned Country (The Greenhollow Duology 2) by Emily Tesh – The mythical tale of Henry and Tobias continues in this sequel to the best-selling novel, Silver in the Wood.  (Both novels are also available as an audio book.)

Dead Moon (4 Moons, Book 3) by Richard Amos – Urban fantasy with a slow-burn romantic sub-plot.  Akira and G face separation and a journey to the underworld in the latest book in this series.  (This is part of a series and cannot be read as a standalone.)

Ember Boys coverEmber Boys (Flint & Tinder 1) by Gregory Ashe – This is a new spin-off series from Hollow Folk and follows Emmett and Jim as they struggle with life after helping to save the world.  Locked up in a psychiatric hospital, Emmett discovers a monstrous new enemy and will need Jim’s help against it.

The Lost Prince (Royal Powers 4) by Sara York – Superhero novella about two outcasts who fall in love when they are trapped by a cave-in.  (Can be read as a standalone.)

Eternal Sin (Primal Sin 2) by Ariana Nash – A war wages between angels and devils.  Severn is too weak to survive on his own and must trick Mikhail into helping him.

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M/M SF And Fantasy News for July

General News

King of the Dark coverThe StoryOrigin SFF LGBT+ Romance book giveaway will be ending soon but you can pick up some free books there now.

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been criticised over the last couple of months for making anti-transgender comments on Twitter.  Daniel Radcliffe and other actors and celebrities have responded with statements of support for the transgender community.  You can read more about this at Eonline.

Superhero fantasy show, “The Umbrella Academy” will be returning to Netflix soon for a second season and has promised that it will have more gay content.

Popular New Releases

King of the Dark (Prince’s Assassin 1) by Ariana Nash – In the first novel of a new dark fantasy series soldier Nikolas becomes a slave in the palace of Prince Vasili.  (Warning for content that might disturb some readers.)

Smash & Grab (RELIC 1) by Maz Maddox – Paleontologist Simon goes on the run with dinosaur-shifter Dalton in the first book in a fun, exciting new series.

The Assassin’s Dragon (Fire & Valor 3) by W. M. Fawkes and Sam Burns – Final book in this fantasy trilogy where Tristram must somehow get the help of both the Llangardians and the mountain dragons to rescue his king.