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 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 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.

Gay M/M Book News for November 2018

New Releases

Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology (Volume 2)” by various popular authors including Lucy Lennox, Aimee Nicole Walker and A. E. Wasp – 17 authors have contributed m/m stories to this 720 page anthology, with all the proceeds going to LGBT charities.

Confessions: The Princess, the Prick and the Priest (Confessions 4)” by Ella Frank – The final novel in this series gives the 3 men who are involved with each other their happy ever after.

A Vampire’s Heart (Ellowyn Found 1)” by Kayleigh Sky – A vampire prince and cop must work together to investigate the murder of a vampire.  This is the first book in a series, but it can be read as a standalone.

The Devil (Cards of Love)” by Ashley Jade – Dark, sexy novel about 3 dangerous men that is part of a series.

His Saint (Forever Wilde 5)” by Lucy Lennox – When Augie takes self-defence classes to protect himself after an attack, he doesn’t expect to be taught by someone as as caring and sexy as Saint.  Final book in series.

Festive New Releases

All I Want for Christmas… is my Sister’s Boyfriend” by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank – Miles would love to get a boyfriend for Christmas and he even runs into the perfect man… only to have him show up again dating Miles’ sister.

Mr Frosty Pants” by Leta Blake – 2 former friends, who both secretly want more than that, struggle to reconnect over the Christmas holidays.

Snowball’s Chance (Ice and Snow Christmas 3)” by Jocelynn Drake – Adam thinks work colleague Jason is dull and Jason thinks Adam is full of himself.  Not even Christmas could bring them together… could it?

For more festive reading ideas, try out my recommendations for my favourites here.

Gay M/M News for August 2018

Articles about M/M Books

Author Kaje Harper has an article here about gay romances that feature three or more people at Love Bytes Reviews.

The Independent has compiled a list of nine recommended LGBT novels that are being released in 2018.

Popular New M/M Novel Releases

Private Charter” by N. R. R. Walker – Stuart Jenner’s high-powered job has left him stressed and exhausted, so he hires Foster Knight to sail him round the Great Barrier Reef for a fortnight.  As the temperature rises, will their relationship stay professional?

Confessions: Priest (Confessions 3)” by Ella Frank – This is the third novel in the Confessions series, depicting a polyamorous gay romance, each novel showing a different one of the three main characters in more detail. This time, Priest’s past with his violent father returns to cause problems for him, his husband and their lover.

Circle of Trust (Genesis Circle 2)” by Nicholas Bella and Aimee Nicole Walker – Vampire, Lorcan, has to work with vampire hunter, Christian, to find out who is killing local vampires but their relationship soon grows more intimate. Warning for explicit sex scenes.

Protecting the Billionaire” by Jason Collins – Damon isn’t interested in romance and he’s never been involved with a man. He just wants to earn some much-needed money as bodyguard to a wealthy man. His plans fall apart when he meets Jamie.

Texas Charm (Aberrant Magic 6)” by Lyn Gala – This new novel in the well developed fantasy series has a detective and his shaman lover investigating corruption in the Talent council.

Gay M/M News for July 2018

Articles about M/M Books

M/M author K.J. Charles has an entertaining blog post about her recent writing endeavours, with the novel she began, the one she ended up writing and the original story she later returned to. Read Stuck in the Middle here.

Author Kaje Harper has an article about Bi Characters and the Evolution of the Genre at Love Bytes Reviews.

Popular New M/M Novel Releases

A Bit Like Desire (South Haven 2)” by Brooke Blaine – When Trent gives up his life as a rock star, a holiday on South Haven Island seems a great idea, but there he meets the one man who refuses to fall at his feet.  Part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

Ravensong (Green Creek 2)” by T J Klune – The second novel about the Bennett werewolves sees pack witch, Gordo, trying to ignore his feelings for Mark while a new threat to the group rises.

Heart (Ballsy Boys 3)” by K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix – What do a porn star, a nerd and a parole office have in common?  The answer is this sexy threesome novel.

His Dirty Secret: A Royal Bad Boy Romance” by Aiden Bates – Ryan, the oldest son in a royal family, has just got out of prison and faces condemnation from everyone except Anthony. Can their budding romance survive the hostility of everyone around them? Warning for Mpreg and aimed at over 18s only.