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Author Spotlight: Steven dos Santos

Steven dos Santos

It’s the Daily DNA – Discover a New Author from the QueeRomance Ink site. Today: Steven dos Santos Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi, Young Adult Steven dos Santos is author of THE TORCH KEEPER novels, a Young Adult Post-Apocalyptic series featuring LGBTQ+ characters. Book One, THE CULLING, was named an American Library Association 2014 Rainbow List Top Ten Selection. Steven’s other series, DAGGER: THE DUST OPS, is a Young Adult Paranormal Espionage Adventure, also featuring LGBTQ+ characters. Steven graduated from Florida International University with a B.S. Degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications Television Broadcasting program and also has an MFA in Writing from Spalding University. He is an adjunct English… Continue Reading Author Spotlight: Steven dos Santos

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New Release / Giveaway: The Gauntlet Runner – J. Scott Coatsworth

The Gauntlet Runner - J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer YA/crossover sci-fantasy book out, The Tharassas Cycle Book Two: The Gauntlet Runner. And there’s a giveaway! A GUARD AND A THIEF. WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Aik has fallen hopelessly in love with his best friend. But Raven’s a thief, which makes things… complicated. Oh, and Raven has just been kidnapped by a dragon. Now Aik is off on a quest of his own, to hunt down the foul beast and make them give back his … friend? Lover? Soulmate? The whole not-knowing thing just makes everything harder. Meanwhile, the world of Tharassas is falling apart, besieged by earthquakes, floods, and strange creatures no… Continue Reading New Release / Giveaway: The Gauntlet Runner – J. Scott Coatsworth

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New Release / Giveaway: Magic, Monsters, and Me – Timoteo Tong

Magic, Monsters, and Me - Timoteo Tong

Timoteo Tong  has a new MM YA sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal romance out: Magic, Monsters, and Me. And there’s a giveaway. Sixteen-year-old Elijah Delomary loves the City of Angels. The sunshine, the palm trees, the ocean. He especially enjoys battling the monsters infesting the dark corners of the vast metropolis. As he starts his junior year at Burbank High School he meets a new friend, Austin who also fights monsters to keep Angelenos safe. As their friendship develops and love blooms, Elijah’s arch nemesis Devlina reappears, threatening to use magic to destroy the world. Elijah must now juggle pursuing his feelings for Austin, meeting the lofty expectations of his affluent and influential family,… Continue Reading New Release / Giveaway: Magic, Monsters, and Me – Timoteo Tong

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New Release / Giveaway: Rewriting the Rules – Steven D. Brewer

Rewriting the Rules - Steven D. Brewer

Steven D. Brewer has a new queer steampunk book out (trans, gay): Rewriting the Rules. And there’s a giveaway. When peace is no longer possible, one must either go to war or run away. Abandoned by the nobility, everything goes wrong for Revin and he makes a run for it, ready to give up all hope. But when confronted with the choice he must make, will his heart lead him true? Warnings: violence. About the Series Revin, a young man from a poor mining town, has pulled himself up by his bootstraps to become the student apprentice of a law professor. But then, everything goes wrong: their airship is captured by… Continue Reading New Release / Giveaway: Rewriting the Rules – Steven D. Brewer

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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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New Release / Giveaway: The Dragon Eater – J. Scott Coatsworth

The Dragon Eater - J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer sci-fantasy book out, The Tharassas Cycle book 1: The Dragon Eater. And there’s a giveaway. Raven’s a thief who just swallowed a dragon. A small one, sure, but now his arms are growing scales, the local wildlife is acting up, and his snarky AI familiar is no help whatsoever. Raven’s a thief who just swallowed a dragon. A small one, sure, but now his arms are growing scales, the local wildlife is acting up, and his snarky AI familiar is no help whatsoever. Raven’s best friend Aik is a guardsman carrying a torch for the thief. A pickpocket and a guard? Never going… Continue Reading New Release / Giveaway: The Dragon Eater – J. Scott Coatsworth

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Cover Reveal: The Dragon Eater – J. Scott Coatsworth

The Dragon Eater - J. Scott Coatsworth

We have the cover reveal for J. Scott Coatsworth’s upcoming YA/Crossover Sci-Fantasy book The Dragon Eater, Tharassas Cycle book one. And there’s a giveaway! Raven’s a thief who just swallowed a dragon. A small one, sure, but now his arms are growing scales, the local wildlife is acting up, and his snarky AI familiar is no help whatsoever. Raven’s best friend Aik is a guardsman carrying a torch for the thief. A pickpocket and a guard? Never going to happen. And Aik’s ex-fiancé Silya, an initiate priestess in the midst of a magical crisis, hates Raven with the heat of a thousand suns. This unlikely team must work together to face… Continue Reading Cover Reveal: The Dragon Eater – J. Scott Coatsworth

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Review: The Witness of the Sun – Suki Fleet

The Witness of the Sun - Suki Fleet

Genre: Paranormal, Post Apocalyptic, YA, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Jau Get It On Amazon About The Book An epic post-apocalyptic love story.A paranormal with a difference.MC’s that are fated with a capital F. Ilya knows little about the world Before. All his village has left are pictures in books of glittering cities made of glass, of dangerous creatures like bears and wolves that used to haunt more than the forests. Ilya knows little of the wars that forced people to flee the cities and hide. One dusk, when Ilya and his sister are hunting rabbits, a bear, a creature that they were told no longer exists, comes into the… Continue Reading Review: The Witness of the Sun – Suki Fleet

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Review: Two Tribes – Fearne Hill

Two Tribes - Fearne Hill

Genre: Contemporary LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Reviewer: Ulysses, Paranormal Romance Guild Get It On Amazon About The Book It’s 1995, and troubled seventeen-year-old Matt Leeson harbours three passions: indie music, wartime history, and the posh boy he sits next to in maths class. Not in that order. One of those passions is closely guarded, along with a few other secrets Matt tucks away. Such as his abusive father, the cramped run-down flat he calls home, and the futility of his dreams to escape both. Twenty-five years later, and plodding Dr Alex Valentine, recently divorced, is looking back on a life less lived. On his failed marriage and the dull bore he’s… Continue Reading Review: Two Tribes – Fearne Hill

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REVIEW: It Helps With the Blues – Bryan Cebulski

It Helps With the Blues - Bryan Cebulski

Genre: YA, Coming of Age LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Bi, Ace, Non-Binary Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon | Publisher About The Book Jules leaves. Gabriel rages. Estelle changes. Joshua hides. In the aftermath of a classmate’s suicide, a boy embroils himself in a community of Midwestern teens, each doing what they can to cope as they stumble—together and apart—toward a life worth living. The Review It Helps With the Blues is not a romance. I first met the author, Bryan Cebulski, when he submitted a poignant post-apocalyptic tale called “From the Sun and Scorched Earth” to Other Worlds Ink for the “Fix the World” anthology. It’s the story of a… Continue Reading REVIEW: It Helps With the Blues – Bryan Cebulski