M/M SFF News for September 2021

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Under the Whispering DoorBatman’s sidekick, Robin, has been revealed as bisexual in the comic series, “Batman: Urban Legends”.  Actor, Tanner Buchanan, who played gay characters in “The Fosters” and “Major Crimes”, has said in a Variety interview that Robin is his favourite superhero and he would love to play the new version of him on the big screen in the future.

Sherlock” and “Doctor Strange” actor Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing a gay rancher in the Netflix western “The Power of the Dog”.  Kodi Smit-McPhee will play his lover and the film is due to be released in cinemas mid-November and begin streaming on Netflix on 1 Lord of Eternal Night coverDecember.  The actors talk about their roles in IndieWire here.

Wilson Cruz, who plays gay character Doctor Hugh Culber in “Star Trek: Discovery”, had a homophobic insult shouted at him at a Star Trek convention on 8 September and hundreds of Trek fans responded on Twitter in defence of gay characters and actors, saying that the meaning behind the Trek world is one of diversity and inclusion.

Popular New Book Releases

The Cursed Prince coverUnder the Whispering Door by TJ Klune – When Wallace dies he is given 7 days before he has to cross over and sets out to live a lifetime in his final days.   (This book from this bestselling author is available in kindle format, audiobook and hardback.)

Lord of Eternal Night (Darkmount Universe 1) by Ben Alderson – Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, this novels tells the story of a young man who is sent to kill a deadly creature and restore magic to a coven of witches.  The beast, though, is not what he expects.

The Cursed Prince (Dark Caress 1) by Richard Amos – This is the first book in a new dark fantasy series, with content warnings, where the seelie and unseelie are at war and a seelie prince and human get caught up in the conflict.

Darius coverDarius: The Paranormal Court Series by E. Broom – This is a revised and updated version of a previously released fantasy novel about a man trying to become king.  Helped by the man who loves him, Darius must face dangers, including a magical serial killer, to gain the throne.

Blooded by Nat Kennedy – A mage and a vampire, who is his former academy instructor, must work together to defeat a terrifying sorcerer.

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M/M SFF News for August 2021

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After the Dragons coverMarvel has released an exciting  new trailer for its “Eternals” movie which includes Brian Tyree Henry as Marvel’s first openly gay superhero, inventor Phastos.  The film will be released in the US and UK on 5 November and stars Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie.  Phastos’s husband is played by actor Haaz Sleiman.

Popular m/m author TJ Klune talks about his superhero sequel and other SFF novels on the 16 August episode of the Big Gay Fiction Podcast here.

In 1979 Marvel nearly made a superhero/disco movie about the character Dazzler, who uses music to create energy beams.  It would have featured music by the Village People and starred Cher, but the project was scrapped and Marvel instead made “Howard the Duck“.  Read more about it here at Pink News.

Popular New Book Releases

Hellstorm coverAfter the Dragons by Cynthia Zhang – 2 men with an interest in dragons – creatures seen by some as deadly killers and others as gods – meet in Beijing and team up in this urban fantasy.

Hellstorm (Hellhound Shifters 2) by Richard Amos – Draven and his brothers face trouble protecting Midgrove City from Hellspawn.  Draven also has a menage a trois romance.

The Bone Gate (Lesser Known Monsters 2) by Rory Michaelson – Oscar and his friends battle a creature that wants to destroy reality while trying to deal with relationships and jobs in this urban fantasy.

You Will Crave Me (The Odin Chronicles 5) by Nicholas Bella – This urban fantasy is listed as being for over 18s only as it features erotic and dark fantasy elements.  It features 2 dragon kings and the men – human and werewolf – who serve them.

Crossing Desires coverGlass Wolf (Fate’s Strays 1) by Cameron Craig – Fantasy about an over-protected omega who falls for a disgraced alpha mage.

Crossing Desires by Chris Bedell – After his royal parents are framed and executed, Darren seeks revenge against the new king and queen.  He starts dating their son to get evidence against them, but his feelings get in the way.

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M/M SFF News for July 2021

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Hellspawn coverStar Wars: The Acolyte“, the new Disney+ series, is likely to include LGBTQ+ elements.  Writer/director, Leslye Headland talks with the Advocate here about what to expect from the series.

Marvel’s series, “Loki“, featuring Tom Hiddleston as bisexual god Loki, is proving popular with audiences on Disney+.  Director, Kate Herron told Collider that there is a chance of Loki getting a boyfriend in the second season.

Marvel’s executive vice-president has also said to Variety that audiences can expect more LGBTQ+ characters in other films and shows in the future.   The upcoming Marvel film, “Eternals“, will be the first to keep this promise by featuring a gay couple.

Popular New Novel Releases

Forsaken Fae coverHellspawn (Hellhound Shifters 1) by Richard Amos – This is the first book in a new urban fantasy series by this popular author.  It has a slow-burn ménage à trois while the main characters fight against escapees from Hell.

Forsaken Fae (Book 3) by R. A. Steffan – Len and Albigard must fight a corrupt Fae Court to stop the Wild Hunt and save the lost souls of their friends.

Khonsu by Romilly King – An Egyptian god is awoken in this tale that shifts between past and present, and a dangerous romance is ignited between god and archaeologist.  (This book is part of the collection of standalone stories about deities from Ancient Egypt and has warnings for dark fantasy elements.)

True Blue coverTrue Blue (Prosper Woods Chronicles 2) by Patricia Logan – This is the second book in this urban fantasy series set in a small town with some unusual inhabitants.  The sheriff and his vampire boyfriend solve a new paranormal mystery.

The Verderer (Pitch & Sickle 2) by D K Girl – Silas and his daemonic guardian, Pitch, struggle with their relationship while fighting monsters in this urban fantasy.

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M/M SFF News for June 2021

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Of the Wild CoverLoki, played by Tom Hiddleston, has been confirmed as bisexual in a recent episode of Marvel’s “Loki“, which is available on the Disney+ channel.  In the series, the God of Mischief is reluctantly working for the Time Variance Authority to to fix problems in the timeline.  This gives him the chance to travel to different time periods and lets the show explore different aspects of his character.   Tom Hiddleston said in an MTV News interview this month that he was pleased to have the chance to explore Loki’s gender-fluidity and sexuality: “Loki is a trickster. Boundaries and identity have always been fluid and I’ve really enjoyed that. I remember even when I was first cast, reading about that stuff and I’m really pleased that we have a place to explore it.”

Allure of Oartheca coverStar Trek‘s George Takei posted a Tweet on 20 June – Fathers Day in the U.S. – that he was sad to have never been able to be a father.  It was something that wasn’t possible for him as a gay man growing up in an earlier era.  Fans immediately tweeted back that he was a favourite uncle figure of theirs.  Gay fans also mentioned how important he had been in their early lives.

Teen Wolf‘ and ‘Arrow‘ actor, Colton Haynes, recently posted a gay modelling photoshoot picture on Instagram.   It had been taken years ago for XY Magazine but, as an actor, he had wanted to hide it.  He said he had been taught to see being gay as a “liability” in the acting industry.  “Being gay is worth celebrating. I wish I’d figured that out sooner, but I’m so glad I know it now.  To everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community, I hope you celebrate yourselves this month and always, exactly as you are.”

Popular New Releases

The Shadow Mark coverThe Shadow Mark (Lords of Davenia 2) by Mason Thomas – In this epic fantasy, warrior Auraq Greystone takes on the role of protector to a man with a rune mark on his arm.  This mark has the power to change the world, but only if they can decipher its meaning before the assassins catch them.

Farview (Graynox to the Sea) by Kim Fielding – Struggling in the aftermath of a traumatic experience, Oliver Webb goes to stay in a cottage he has inherited.  In the seaside village nearby he meets a cursed storyteller.

Farview coverOf The Wild by E. Wambheim – Aeris is a shapeshifter who steals away unloved children and raises them in an enchanted grove.  He is growing weaker until a human man appears, who may be able to save him.

Allure of Oartheca (Oarthecan Star Saga 1) by James Siewert – Action-packed space opera about an encounter between two men that will alter them and might just change a galaxy.

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M/M SFF News for May 2021

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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

Welcome to the end-of-year double months news round-up for m/m fantasy and science-fiction.

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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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