April M/M News

M/M Articles

Judith of Binge on Books has written a new article for USA Today on the friends-to-lovers trope in M/M novels here.

LGBT Characters on Television

There’s an interesting article in The Guardian on the changing portrayal of LGBT characters on TV here.

TV Guide has an article on 25 Great LGBT Characters in Pop Culture Right Now here.

Popular M/M Novels Released in April

Paranormal

Tell Me the Truth” by Lisa Oliver
Wild Ride” – by Preston Walker
Forbidden Love” by D. J. Heart

Contemporary

Let’s Pretend We’re Married” by Edith Scott
FU: Fixer Uppers” by Devon McCormack
He’s Worth It” by Jerry Cole
Playing Daddy” by Aiden Bates
Cocky” by Sean Ashcroft
Rescue Me” by K. M. Neuhold
Red Dirt Heart Imago” novella by N. R. Walker
Sound of Us” by A. M. Arthur

M/M News for February 2017

M/M Articles

M/M ‘Comfort Re-read’ recommendations by Kaje Harper at Prism Book Alliance here.

K J Charles has a post here about her upcoming M/M trilogy, “Sins of the Cities”, with some beautiful illustrations.

Judith of Binge on Books has written a couple of new articles for USA Today recommending M/M SF books here and M/M books with geeky heroes here.

LGBT News

The closure of gay publishing company Samhain will make many M/M novels by popular authors unavailable, at least for the present time. There’s a blog post by K J Charles here about how it will affect her books and one by Kaje Harper here.

February is LGBT History month so there have been a variety of articles and events for this across the world.

The Church of England voted in favour of LGBT marriage, refusing to endorse a report by the House of Bishops condemning it.

Popular M/M Novels Released in February

Imago” by N R Walker
After the Fire” by Felice Stevens
An Unseen Attraction” by K J Charles
Code Silver” by Max Walker
Yes, Professor” by Renae Kaye
Between These Sheets” by Devon McCormack
Weight for Happiness” by Jason Collins
Beau and the Beast” by Kay Simone

January 2017 M/M News

M/M Articles and Reviews

Historical M/M Country Estate novels reviewed at USA Today here.

LGBT News

An Irish Government Minister wants President Trump confronted over LGBT rights – read more here.

The UK Government may soon abolish one of its last anti-gay laws, one that says Merchant Navy officers can be fired for being gay.

There has been a sharp increase in the number of LGBT Asylum Seekers coming to the UK recently.

Medical students joined the recent Mumbai Pride March .

Popular New M/M Releases

Painted on my Heart” by Kindle Alexander
Healing Jacob” by Nicole Stewart
Something to Dye For” by Aimee Nicole Walker
Be True” by Stella Starling
Atonement (The Protectors Book 6)” by Sloane Kennedy
Protecting the Soul (Souls of Chicago 3)” by Annabella Michaels
Thrown” by Hope Sawyer
Faking It (Metropolis Book 1)” by Riley Hart
Sweet Deal” by Harper Logan
“The Letter” by Jerry Cole
Grounding Griffin (A Made Marian Novel)” by Lucy Lennox
Watching and Wanting (Housemates Book 4)” by Jay Northcote

December M/M News

LGBT News

Elton John and David Furnish celebrated their wedding anniversary and 23 years of being together.

Donald Trump has invited various anti-gay religious leaders to speak at his inauguration.

Mike Pence, the US Vice President-elect, was voted ‘homophobe of the year’ and his neighbours have been putting up rainbow flags.

Meryl Streep to be given LGBT Ally for Equality Award from Human Rights Campaign in their 2017 Greater New York Gala.

Around 250,000 people in Taiwan attended concerts and performances in the capital city in support of making gay marriage legal.

Reviews

Through December MM Book Escape have been reviewing their favourite M/M books of 2016 here.

Back Porch Reader has a review of her favourite M/M novels of 2016 here.

More M/M festive novella recommendations here.

Popular Novels Released in December

Paranormal Novels

Wraith: The 12 Olympians Book 6” by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Chosen Pride: L’Ange Book 3” by Mary Calmes
Buried Passion” by Aiden Bates

Contemporary Novels

Second Chances” by Jerry Cole
Break my Shell” by K. A. Merikan
Leo Loves Aries” by Anyta Sunday
The Love Song” by Kay Simone
Rejoice, Dammit” by Kaje Harper
Jumping Jude” by Lucy Lennox
Switched” by N. R. Walker
Undisputed” by Aimee Nicole Walker and Nicholas Bella

November 2016 M/M News

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The election of Donald Trump as new US President has caused a lot of worry, particularly with the appointment of racist and anti-LGBT people to various government posts. There are recommendations for legal protection for members of the LGBT community here

Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, who recently appeared at Pride Toronto, has appointed an LGBTQ special advisor to help improve and enforce LGBTQ rights.

A shooting at a gay nightclub in Albany, New York left 3 injured.

British serial killer, Stephen Port, who killed 4 gay men, has received a life sentence.

Ellen DeGeneres has been given the Medal of Freedom by President Obama for her “courage and candour” in news03-santa-babyhelping improve issues of equality and acceptance.

Lady Gaga spent Black Friday at the Ali Forney Center, an LGBTI homeless kids shelter, singing, talking and meditating with the people there, while Madonna spent Thanksgiving at the same shelter.

Kylie Minogue and other musicians gave support for same-sex marriage at the Australian ARIA Music Awards.

Articles by M/M Writers

Thought-provoking article on historical fiction and how people are represented by Alex Beecroft here.

New Festive Releases

(Some festive reviews here )

news03-christmas-hexA Christmas Hex: Winter Wonderland Collection” by Jordan L. Hawk (released 31 October)
Gingerbread” by Avery Ford (released 7 November)
A Family for Christmas” by Jay Northcote (released 16 November
Santa Baby” by Heidi Cullinan (released 8 November)

Popular Books Released in November
Paranormal

Riding the Tide” by M. A. Church
Dark Magic” by Kayci Morgan
Daring Fate” by Megan Erickson

Contemporary

news03-family-for-christmasRomancing the Wrong Twin” by Clare London
Rock” by Anyta Sunday
The Necessary Deaths” by David C. Dawson
Falling Down” by Eli Easton
A Country Boy at Heart” by M. A. Church
Dyeing to be Loved” by Aimee Nicole Walker
Love at First Hate” by Muriel Garcia
Catch Me” by Jerry Cole
A Walk through Fire” by Felice Stevens
Summer Lessons (Winter Balls Book 2)” by Amy Lane

October M/M News

LGBT News

A UK government bill to overturn historical convictions for gay and bisexual convictions failed to be passed in Parliament due to a Tory minister’s ‘filibuster’ tactics, but will be discussed again at the end of the year.

Hilary Clinton released a video showing her support for the LGBT community – watch it here.

The United Nations launched a campaign to promote intersex awareness.

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Julian Morris and Vanessa Redgrave will star in the upcoming 2-part gay BBC drama “The Man in the Orange Shirt” (no airdate as yet).

Limited release of gay film “King Cobra”, starring Christian Slater and James Franco, from 21 October onwards (US and UK).

Dead or Alive’ singer, Pete Burns died on 23 October, aged 57.

Will and Grace” star, Sean Hayes, said “I should’ve come out sooner” at a recent Outfest awards ceremony.

Interview with gay actor Robin Lord Taylor (“Gotham”) here.

Popular New M/M Books

news02-paws-and-clawsParanormal

Paws and Claws (Alphas Unleashed Book 1)” by M. A. Church
Branded (Bulletproof Book 2)” by Jenna Galicki
Wolf’s Clothing (Legend Tripping Book 2)” by E. J. Russell
PsyCops Briefs: Volume 1” by Jordan Castillo Price
news-sept-hexmakerThe Ghost of Buxton Manor” by Jonathan Ferrara
Hexmaker (Hexworld Book 2)” by Jordan L. Hawk
The Mind Spy (Juxtapose City 10)” by Tricia Owens
All Hallows’ Eve” by Annabelle Jacobs

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Mordred, Bastard Son (The Chronicles of Mordred Book 1)” by Douglas Clegg

Contemporary

Absinthe of Malice (Book 5 of the Sinners Series)” (audio book) by Rhys Ford and Tristan James (Narrator)
news02-always-youIt Was Always You” compilation by Cardeno C. and 6 others
Blank Canvas (Paint Book 2)” by Emma Jaye
Dinner at Jack’s” by Rick R. Reed
In Vogue” by Lucia Laurent
Can’t Hide from Me” by Cordelia Kingsbridge
Eyes Only for You (Eyes of Love 2)” by Andrew Grey
Overexposed (In Focus Book 4)” audio book by Megan Erickson
news02-danceEnjoy the Dance (Dancing Book 2)” by Heidi Cullinan
Bound to Surrender: A Doms Genesis Novella” by Jenna Jacob
Double Talk (On the Radio Book 2)” by Pandora Pine
Changing on the Fly” (charity anthology) by various
Thirds Beyond the Books 2” by Charlie Cochet – proceeds going to Big Cat Rescue
news02-chasingChasing the High” by Beth Michele
Drawn In” by Barbara Elsborg
Behind the Eight Ball” audio book by M. A. Church
Tempting Tristan” by Melissa Foster
Timing” and “After the Sunset” by Mary Calmes
Must Like Spinach” by Con Riley

September M/M News Round-Up

news-sept-hexmakerUpcoming

Enjoy the Dance” by Heidi Cullinan will be released on 11 October but can be pre-ordered now.

Hexmaker (Hexworld Book 2)” by Jordan L. Hawk will be out on 14 October but is available for pre-order now.

Articles and Podcasts

There’s a great podcast interview with Jordan L. Hawk about self-publishing here.  I’ve only just discovered these podcasts but they have discussed some really interesting LGBT fiction subjects and interviewed authors including K J Charles, so I’ll definitely be listening to more of them at https://thehopelessromantic.simplecast.fm/

Interesting article with Lexi Ander about her new paranormal series, including ideas about the nature of werewolves at GGR-review here.

Of LGBT interest, there’s a great BBC article celebrating LGBT history here: “Queer History Landmarks Celebrated by Historic England”.

Some new M/M novel releases for September

Paranormal

news-sept-unsafe-exposureFlux (Ennek Trilogy Book 2)” by Kim Fielding
Wild Retaliation” by Ethan Stone
Werewolf’s Tale and A Druid’s Sword (I.O.N. Book 2) by Lexi Ander
Reclaiming (Immortal Ink Book 1)” and “A Private Hunger” by Sean Michael
Shield of the Dragon (Dance with the Devil Book 6) by Megan Derr
The Persecution of Wolves” by Lucy Felthouse
Unsafe Exposure (Hidden Wolves Book 4)” by Kaje Harper
The Pill Bugs of Time (Offbeat Crimes Book 2)” by Angel Martinez
Blood and Choice (Book 2 of the Human Hybrids Trilogy)” by Clare Solomon (Mine!)

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An Evidence of Magic (Everlight Book 1)” by Kris Michaels and Patricia A. Knight
Into You” by Jay Northcote
The Autumn Prince” by Sadie Sins
Mad Lizard Mambo (The Kai Gracen Series Book 2)” by Rhys Ford
Forgotten Things (Men of Magic Book 1)” by Hollis Shiloh
Bitterwood” by Rowan Speedwell

Science-Fiction

Flight (Queer Sci-Fi’s Third Annual Flash Fiction Contest)” by various authors

news-sept-optical-illusionContemporary

The Senator’s Secret” by K. C. Wells
Optical Illusion” by Emma Jaye
Rescued” by Felice Stevens
Tart and Sweet” by Amy Lane
The Weight of It All” by N. R. Walker
Pushing the Envelope” by Kim Dare
Just a Summer Deal” by Zach Jenkins and E. Davies
Hope for Pulse: Hate Will Never Win” anthology by various authors for Equality Florida charity
Out of My Mind (Browerton University Book 3)” by A. J. Truman
One Pulse” anthology for charity
Broken Pieces” (audio book) by Riley Hart (Author) and Jack DuPont (Narrator)