M/M SFF News for August 2021

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General

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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Gay Fantasy and SF News for June 2020

General News

Prince's Master by Alessandra HazardRead about a recent study into non-binary astronomers in this article at LiveScience.

Justice Smith, who starred in “Jurassic World“, has come out as gay this month.  He and his boyfriend, fellow actor Nicholas L Ashe, shared an Instagram video and photos to support the Black Lives Matter protest in New Orleans.

New Releases

Where Foxes Hunt with Wolves coverWhere Foxes Hunt With Wolves (Folk Lore 2) by K. A. Merikan – a werewolf, banished from his pack, meets a man whose easy existence is about to vanish when he become a fox shifter.  (Part of a series but can be read alone.)

Deacon: A New Haven Prequel by Nicholas Bella – A fantasy novel about how alpha werewolf, Deacon, became the person he is in the ‘New Haven‘ series.

Prince’s Master (Calluvia’s Royalty 4) by Alessandra Hazard – After an attempted assassination a prince is separated from his family and grows up believing himself to be just another orphan.  The Second and his Bonded coverHe is taken on as an apprentice by Castien, a powerful manipulative man, who inspires both hatred and desire in him.  (Part of a series but can be read as a standalone.)

The Second and His Bonded (Kincaid Pack 2) by Kiki Clark – A wolf shifter and a tiger shifter are drawn together in the Kincaid Pack but the secrets and differences between them may pull them apart.  (Also part of a series but can be read as a standalone.)

Shayne’s Hope (Timberwood Cove 12) by Liam Kingsley – 2 shifters are brought together by the daughter one man had to give up and the other one adopted.  (Part of a series but can be read as a standalone.)

Everyone Has Secrets coverConcealed Magic (Magic and Claws 2) by Liam Kingsley and Jill Haven – a shifter tries to ignore his desire for a mage because it was mages who destroyed his pack.

Everyone Has Secrets (Detectives in Space 3) by Clare Solomon – yes, I have another new release!  The third book in this m/m SF mystery series is now out and solves a couple of the ongoing mysteries as well as a deceptively simple case of theft on a disturbing planet.