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 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 March 2021

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General News

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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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.

General News

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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M/M News for September 2020

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General News

Silver MoonGay “Teen Wolf” actor, Charlie Carver, has been interviewed lately by Digital Spy about his roles in the new version of the classic gay film, “The Boys in the Band” and in the new adaptation, due next year, of DC Comics’ “The Batman“, starring Robert Pattinson.  “The Boys in the Band“, which begins streaming on Netflix on 30 September, also features “Star Trek“s Zachary Quinto and “American Horror Story” actor, Matt Bomer.

Star Trek: Discovery” has signed up non-binary actor, Blu del Barrio, and transgender actor, Ian Alexander, to play new characters, Adira and Gray.  The third season is due to begin airing in October.

Signs of possible life have been found on Venus in the inexplicable form of phosphine, a gas that is normally only created by biological sources.  Venus’s temperature is about 900 degrees Fahrenheit, which should make life impossible, so scientists are currently  baffled by this discovery.

Popular New Releases

Summoning SecretsSilver Moon (Four Moons 4) by Richard Amos is the final book in this quirky urban fantasy series and involves Aki and G fighting to save the world from destruction.  (This is part of a series and isn’t a standalone novel.)

Summoning Secrets (Familiar Magick 2) by Abigail Kade – A witch accidentally summons a demon and they join forces, helped by a squirrel familiar, in this urban fantasy.

Moon Rite (The Books of Locurnia 1) by Deonne Dane – This is the beginning of a new fantasy series about a young man, Moon RiteFalric, who has always been torn between magic and a warrior’s life and must through two rites to discover his purpose.

Shards of Ice (Grim & Sinister Delights 9) by R. Phoenix – Gay fantasy re-telling of “The Snow Queen“.  Kai is captured by the snow prince and the more time he spends with him, the less he cares about Tristan, the first man he loved.  (Warnings for emotional and physical abuse and bloodplay.)

 

M/M News for August 2020

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Dead Moon coverPopular m/m author, Jordan L Hawk, has announced that there will soon be a role-playing game based on her Widdershins m/m fantasy series.  Find out more at the Library of the Omniverse Press here.

There is an article at Pink News about gay fairytales and how they used to be destroyed in the past by academics.  One tale, “The Dog and the Sea“, about a sailor who falls for a handsome prince, is now available to find out about at an online exhibition and has a translated illustrated version available on Amazon.

Most Popular New Releases

Drowned Country coverDrowned Country (The Greenhollow Duology 2) by Emily Tesh – The mythical tale of Henry and Tobias continues in this sequel to the best-selling novel, Silver in the Wood.  (Both novels are also available as an audio book.)

Dead Moon (4 Moons, Book 3) by Richard Amos – Urban fantasy with a slow-burn romantic sub-plot.  Akira and G face separation and a journey to the underworld in the latest book in this series.  (This is part of a series and cannot be read as a standalone.)

Ember Boys coverEmber Boys (Flint & Tinder 1) by Gregory Ashe – This is a new spin-off series from Hollow Folk and follows Emmett and Jim as they struggle with life after helping to save the world.  Locked up in a psychiatric hospital, Emmett discovers a monstrous new enemy and will need Jim’s help against it.

The Lost Prince (Royal Powers 4) by Sara York – Superhero novella about two outcasts who fall in love when they are trapped by a cave-in.  (Can be read as a standalone.)

Eternal Sin (Primal Sin 2) by Ariana Nash – A war wages between angels and devils.  Severn is too weak to survive on his own and must trick Mikhail into helping him.

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