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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