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Author Spotlight: Helena Stone

Helena Stone

It’s the Daily DNA – Discover a New Author from the QueeRomance Ink site. Today: Helena Stone MM BDSM, Dark, Contemporary, Holiday, Horror, New Adult Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode. The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer… Continue Reading Author Spotlight: Helena Stone

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Review: Rise Anthology

Rise

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror LGBTQ+ Category: Asexual, Bisexual, Demisexual, Gay, Gender Fluid, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex, Lesbian, Poly, Transgender Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book RISE (noun / verb) Eight definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell: 1) An upward slope or movement2) A beginning or origin3) An increase in amount or number4) An angry reaction5) To take up arms6) To return from death7) To become heartened or elated8) To exert oneself to meet a challenge Rise features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers… Continue Reading Review: Rise Anthology

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Review: Lavender Speculation – Jamie Zaccaria

Lavender Speculation - Jamie Zaccaria

Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy, Fairy Tale LGBTQ+ Category: Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It At Amazon | Publisher | B&N | Bookshop.org About The Book Enter if you’re daring and feel these tales raise goosebumps along your arms as they take you from modern New Jersey to fairytale lands and back again. From witches to werecats and spirits to surgeries, this collection puts queer women front and center in some of the most popular subgenres of speculative fiction. Horror, dark fantasy, and magical realism coalesce in this stunning collection of all things dark and divergent. The Review This book is filled with all kinds of speculative fiction short stories, and there are… Continue Reading Review: Lavender Speculation – Jamie Zaccaria

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Review: Sting in the Tail – TA Moore

Sting in the Tail - TA Moore

Genre: Fantasy, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book The Carnival of Mysteries just arrived in Sutton County. They say if you cross the fortune teller’s palm with silver she can read your future like a map. Right now all Ledger Conroy wants to know is if he has a future. Back in Sutton after over a decade, Ledger’s plan had been to bury his father–recently deceased convicted serial killer and less-well known warlock, Bell Conroy–clear the property, and then finally wash his hands of being a Conroy. Instead there’s a cured human heart in the larder, a pissed off pretty boy who is… Continue Reading Review: Sting in the Tail – TA Moore

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Review: The House of Ash – Hayden Thorne

The House of Ash - Hayden Thorne

Genre: Historical Fantasy, Gothic Horror, Romance, Vampire Fiction LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Maryann Get It At Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book A dark and deadly curse haunts a dying family, manifesting itself with neither rhyme nor reason in its frequency except for its victim: a male child who will then be born without a soul. Living in a great house designed specifically for entrapment, monsters and the women who become reluctant champions for their children carry on a tragic cycle shaped by an inexplicable mystery. And every final confrontation between the tainted and the protector is recorded in an old journal—a bloodstained volume handed down from champion to champion… Continue Reading Review: The House of Ash – Hayden Thorne

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Review: Little Rock – Alex Beltran

Little Rock - Alex Beltran

Genre: Fantasy, YA LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Bisexual Reviewer: Maryann Get It On Amazon About The Book England, fall 1993. Sent against his will, Owen Appletoff arrives at Little Rock boarding school from his hometown of San Diego. Within its high walls awaits Taylor, his handsome golden-haired roommate, with whom a strong friendship quickly blossoms. Meanwhile Daniel, the sexy school bully, lends a watchful eye to the school’s newest arrival. As the days go by, any harmony Owen sought is torn apart by the strange visions haunting his dreams. The kelpie, a spirit of ancient Celtic legend, has marked him out as a target. In a school where things are not… Continue Reading Review: Little Rock – Alex Beltran

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Review: My Cat’s Guide to Online Dating – Christian Baines

My Cat's Guide to Online Dating - Christian Baines

Genre: Comedy, Horror, Magical Realism, Contemporary LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Poly Reviewer: Lucy Get It On Amazon About The Book A hook-up gone bad can be purrder. Fresh from a breakup, deeply closeted freshman Zach jumps at the chance to housesit his family home and enjoy a long, horny summer free of both his ex and his religious parents. But when an old enemy turned hot hookup falls to his death, Zach turns to the only true friend he’s ever known—his cat, Grace Jones. With the dead man’s phone and a knack for texting, she promises Zach help, for a price that will satisfy both their appetites. Does it matter… Continue Reading Review: My Cat’s Guide to Online Dating – Christian Baines

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Review: Alternative Holidays Anthology

Alternative Holidays Anthology

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Crime, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Bi, Gay, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Poly Reviewer: Lucy Get It At Amazon | Publisher About The Book Alternative Holidays is an anthology that takes a dark—and sometimes humorous—look at many of our favorite holidays. You’ll be transported from the bottom of the sea to Mount Olympus, from shopping malls in hell to a bathtub in a cheap motel. Cthulhu awakens. Cupid becomes a vigilante. Santa grants deadly wishes. And that’s just the beginning of your journey into alternative visions of the holidays we know, love, and sometimes fear. The Review Edited by Alicia Hilton and Bob Brown, Alternative Holidays is an anthology that will by… Continue Reading Review: Alternative Holidays Anthology

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NEW RELEASE / GIVEAWAY: Parasite – Ridley Harker

Parasite - Ridley Harker

Ridley Harker has a new gay horror book out (with a romantic subplot):  Parasite. And there’s a giveaway. Seventeen-year-old Jack Ives is used to being unlucky. His only friend has just moved away to college, his parents are alcoholics, and he’s relentlessly bullied by the town psychopath. All that begins to change with the arrival of a handsome but quirky new student, Lucien, who wants to be more than friends. Their newfound happiness doesn’t last, however, as a strange new illness strikes the island. Fishermen go missing, and the villagers left behind aren’t themselves anymore. When Lucien is suspected to be the cause of the outbreak, can Jack overcome his… Continue Reading NEW RELEASE / GIVEAWAY: Parasite – Ridley Harker

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New Release: As Fast As She Can – E. F. Schraeder

As Fast as She Can - E. F. Schraeder

E. F. Schraeder has a new lesbian horror / coming of age book out: As Fast As She Can. Living in a quiet house on the outskirts of town, Ginger isn’t like the other girls. When she wakes up and discovers the unthinkable about her adoptive parents, she runs away and goes on a rampage straight to the only friend she has. Can she control what they both become? With a violent, growing hunger and more questions than answers, Ginger has nowhere to turn. Amazon | Universal Buy Link Excerpt Two dozen camps dotted the acreage around the five-mile perimeter of the lake. The trails that linked the parcels were scarcely… Continue Reading New Release: As Fast As She Can – E. F. Schraeder