Popular Gay M/M SF, Fantasy and Paranormal Novels from 2018

Standalone Books or New Series

A Ferry of Bones & Gold (Soulbound 1) by Hailey Turner – Patrick Collins, special agent for the Supernatural Operations Agency, owes a soul debt to the gods and when they demand payment he has no choice but to try to solve a series of demonic killings with handsome werewolf, Jonothon de Vere.

Witchmark (The Kingston Cycle 1) by C. L. Polk – Miles tries to escape his fate as a witch by going to war but, when he returns, his secret can’t stay hidden.  He also meets Tristan who has secrets of his own.

The Diminished (Book 1) by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson – In a society where most people are born as twins, singleborn Bo is destined for luxury, romance and to lead the empire, while Vi, whose twin has died, faces a life of struggle as a servant.  They might have more in common than they realise.

Evolved by N. R. Walker – Lloyd struggles in his interactions with humans, so he buys an android to be his companion.  Shaun is everything Lloyd could want but Shaun’s ability to learn and evolve proves a danger to them both.

Fractured Truth (Consequences of a Sin 1) by Ashe Winters – Vampire Avery hates humans but when he’s saved by Ryker, a human with unusual abilities, they end up working together and Avery might find a reason to change his opinions.

Returning Favourites

Ravensong (Green Creek 2) by T. J. Klune – The Sequel to “Wolfsong” brings a new romance to the Green Greek werewolf pack.

Agent Bayne (PsyCop 9) by Jordan Castillo Price – PsyCop Rick Bayne has left his old job and starts work at the Federal Psychic Monitoring Program with Jacob.

Balefire (Whyborne & Griffin 10) by Jordan L. Hawk – Whyborne and his husband, Griffin, travel to Balefire Manor in England where evil lurks and devastating emotional revelations are about to be uncovered.

A Wish upon the Stars (Tales from Verania 4) by T J Klune – Sam returns to a changed world and must work with the Resistance to have a chance to overcome the evil that has taken hold.

The Necromancer’s Reckoning (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer 3) by S. J. Himes – The High Council of Sorcery puts necromancer, Angel, on trial, putting him and his family in danger.

The Top M/M Novels about Magic

There are some amazing M/M novels that have magic as a central part of their plot and here are some of the most popular.

Best seller, “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell is very much in the Harry Potter tradition, set in a wizarding school and featuring a young hero who never wanted to save the world but got stuck with it anyway.  Cassandra Clare’s popular YA urban fantasy  “Mortal Instruments” series includes a gay romance between minor characters while “The Bane Chronicles” gives the backstory of one of these characters: bisexual warlock, Magnus Bane.   Ginn Hale’s compelling two-book series, “Lord of the White Hell“, features YA characters – although it’s aimed at an older audience – in a fantasy world academy, where one of them is suffering under a deadly curse.

Other popular magic novels set in fantasy worlds include Lynn Flewelling’s epic “Nightrunner” series, featuring spy, Seregil, who is not what he seems, and his apprentice, Alec.  Ginn Hale’s  “The Rifter” series sees the main character pulled into a fantasy world where he and his former flat-mate share a shocking destiny.  “The Last Herald-Mage” trilogy by Mercedes Lackey and Jim Grimsley’s “The City Behind the Stars” books all tug at the heartstrings while T J Klune’s “Tales from Verania” series combines humour and magic.

These were some of the best-selling books with a magical theme and you might also want to try my own new series.  “The Other Human Species“, is a Young Adult urban fantasy where Neanderthals never went extinct and two characters who initially hate each other use their magic to fight against oppression.

Must-Read M/M Authors

Fantasy, Supernatural and Historical Genres

My favourite authors have interesting complex characters, fast-paced exciting plots, a detailed background world – particularly important in fantasy or supernatural novels – and a strong romance.  They write books that I re-read again and again.

Luck in the Shadows coverLynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner series is one of my all-time favourites.  Alec and Seregil are lovable characters who grow and change over the novels.  Their romance is slow-burn over the first couple of novels but that Continue reading “Must-Read M/M Authors”