M/M SFF News for June 2021

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General News

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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January 2021 M/M News

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General News

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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News for October 2018

Free Halloween Treats

Some of the most popular m/m writers, including Crystal Lacy, Lucy Lennox and A. E. Wasp, have grouped together to release 21 free short stories at Prolific Works here.

New Releases

The Bones Beneath my Skin” by TJ Klune – gay science-fiction romance about Nate, a man who feels he’s lost everything, encountering Alex and the extraordinary child Alex is protecting.

The Truth Within (Pelican Bay 3)” by Sloane Kennedy – After Cam Wells loses his career and lover he becomes sheriff of Pelican Bay and meets Ford, a younger man desperately in need of help.

Expedition, Estimation and other Dangerous Pastimes (Claimings 4)” by Lyn Gala – This is the newest novel in this science-fiction series about lovers, Liam and Ondry.

Hell on Earth (Hellbound Omegas 1)” by Macy Blake – Meshaq, alpha of the hellhounds and protector of his world, encounters a human who is on the run and they must work together in a magical battle.

Beautiful Chaos” by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack – Silas is agoraphobic and can’t leave his house; Corey has been abused.  They are both struggling with their lives when they meet, so will they be able to help each other?  (Warnings for self-harm, depression, anxiety and mentions of past abuse.)

 

New Novel: The Source of Magic

I have the first book in a new series, “The Other Human Species 1: The Source of Magic“, being released on 6 March.  It’s a YA magic fantasy with a slow-burn m/m romance.  It’s available now at the special pre-order price of 99p/99c – price increasing on its release – and the links to buy it at Amazon are below.

Book description: When Elliot Rivers, a Homo Sapiens, becomes friends with Barve, a Nean (Neanderthal) on their first day at university he has no idea of the conflict and fury it will cause among the students and staff, as well as within his family. To make matters more difficult, Barve’s argumentative brother, Farlden, hates Elliot.

Elliot and Farlden both possess the rare gift of magic. The discovery that it becomes stronger when they combine their abilities creates a connection between them and, against their will, it draws them closer together, slowly changing animosity to something far more dangerous.

The Nean brothers are keeping an extraordinary secret, though, one that could shatter their complex relationships with Elliot and change all their lives.

Amazon links: US  UK  AU  CA  FR  DE

M/M News for January 2018

LGBT Films and TV Shows

Indie Wire reviews some of the top LGBT films of 2017 while Dazed looks at upcoming LGBT movies for 2018.

Find out about new LGBT TV shows at Pride here and, if you haven’t already watched the second season of “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” on Netflix, I really recommend it as it has some great gay and bisexual characters.

New M/M Novel Releases

His Kind of Love” by Kate Hawthorn – When Joel Reading, a lonely nineteen-year-old, loses his home he ends up being taken in by Gabriel Hunter, a handsome older man with too many secrets. This is a dark novel with a spin on the Red Riding Hood fairytale.

Love Me Whole” by Nicky James – Oryn Patterson has dissociative identity disorder, sharing his mind with five other personalities. It makes his life a constant struggle. Vaughan falls for him but can he cope with such a complex relationship?

The Right Way” by May Archer – The third novel in the series about two men getting involved while one tries to solve the mystery of why his parents were murdered in a plane crash.

Omega’s Stepbrother” by Anna Wineheart – Mpreg novel about omega, Wyatt, who is recovering from the abusive relationship he jumped into after kissing his stepbrother, Raph. Raph still has feelings for Wyatt but can they cope with all the difficulties of starting a romantic relationship?

Straight by Day” by Jason Collins – Famous actor, Patrick, is living a glamorous lie until he meets Braden. Will he have the courage to try to create something real with him?

Rebound” by Remi Ryan – A broken heart leads Noah home to the small town he used to dislike and back into the life of Aiden, best friend of Noah’s brother. Aiden is in the closet but his encounter with Noah could change both their lives.

Blaze” by Avery Ford – This first book in the Masterson series shows fireman, Luke, rescue the kitten of single father, Freddie. Their lives are complicated but their evolving relationship helps them cope with everything.

Quotes for Halloween from M/M Books

halloween-banners02-destroyer-of-worlds‘John had never even imagined Gray smiling; like everything else about him, it was sexy, oddly sweet, and, given the flash of fang, borderline disturbing.’ – “Destroyer of Worlds (SPECTR Book 5)” by Jordan L. Hawk

‘The Fantome was bound by the same working that gave it strength. That ring of blood held it in that room, confined it to the tower; it could not follow me out the door Melusine coverand into the deserted square, where I slumped to my knees, panting, almost sobbing for breath, my heart beating in my chest like a terrified bird’ – “Melusine” by Sarah Monette

“Because it is not only my heart and soul that crave it,” he said, his voice strained. “There is a terrible need… in the darkest part of me… and it will never be satisfied until I have wrenched you from the light of the world and into the shadows with me” – “Merrick” by Claire Cray

freebooksarticle-nor-iron-bars-a-cage‘Perhaps what separated nightmare from life was that extra edge of pain that your mind could not conceive of’ – “Nor Iron Bars a Cage” by Kaje Harper

‘The seduction frightened Tony more than the Hunger. Even shadow-held, he’d responded … He was alive because Henry wanted him alive. He’d die smoke-and-shadowswhen Henry decided it was time. Sure, that applied to pretty much anyone who shared a vampire’s territory, but he knew it. Personally. Hell, biblically’ – “Smoke and Shadows” by Tanya Huff

‘The god of wolves is the god of death … He is the god who knows that nothing comes without price’ – “A Companion to Wolves (Iskryne)” by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear

black-blades-rifter-3‘They would use her to destroy their enemies and then they would poison her, bleed her, and murder her. Then they would retrieve her bones to carve another yasi’halaun, find another woman, and do the whole thing again’ – “Black Blades (The Rifter Book 3)” by Ginn Hale

‘Alec was beginning to be as frightened of Seregil as he wasLuck in the Shadows cover for him. He hadn’t intended to sleep the previous night, but the exhaustion of the past few days caught up with him and he’d dozed off. In the middle of the night he’d awakened to find Seregil crouched less than a foot away, eyes shining like a cat’s in the dark, his breathing was so harsh it was almost a growl. Motionless, he simply stared at Alec’ – “Luck in the Shadows” by Lynn Flewelling