Big Man by Matthew J. Metzger: 10/10 Stars

  Max Farrier wanted to follow in the family footsteps and join the Navy once, but he’s better off focusing on just surviving his last year of school and going to work in Aunt Donna’s shop once it’s over. After an incident at school puts Max in the hospital, Aunt Donna’s had enough. She signs … Continue reading Big Man by Matthew J. Metzger: 10/10 Stars

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A Decade of Visions by Cameron Ramses: 7/10 Stars

  Born to a single mother in Dust Bowl-era Nebraska, Roy Manger learns to deny his true self from an early age. The rural Midwest is no place for a boy who wears girls’ clothes for fun—let alone for one who suffers gruesome hallucinations. It is only when he leaves home that he can embrace … Continue reading A Decade of Visions by Cameron Ramses: 7/10 Stars

Life Underwater by Matthew J. Metzger: 10/10 Stars

  Ashraf never thought he could fall in love. So when he falls hard and fast for marine biologist Jamie Singer, it’s a shock to the system—in more ways than one. Even if he can wrap his head around what love is and how relationships work, Ashraf’s not sure this is viable. He’s hydrophobic. And … Continue reading Life Underwater by Matthew J. Metzger: 10/10 Stars

The Craft of Love by E. E. Ottoman: 9/10 Stars

  Benjamin Lewis has created a life for himself as one of the most respected silversmiths and engravers in New York City. For Benjamin, his work is his passion and he has never sought out companionship beyond the close ties of family. Stumbling across dresses sew by his late mother, however, reawakens painful memories from … Continue reading The Craft of Love by E. E. Ottoman: 9/10 Stars

Lunav by Jenn Polish: 10/10 Stars

  They don’t have dragons where half-faerie Sadie was born – not living ones, anyway – but in the Grove, everyone knows that dragon eggs grow on trees like leaves and need Dreams to hatch. Without faerie Dreams, the dragons won’t survive. And neither will anyone else. Brash, boyish sixteen-year-old Sadie thinks she can stop … Continue reading Lunav by Jenn Polish: 10/10 Stars

Sex in C Major by Matthew J. Metzger: 9/10 Stars

  He knows chasing those fantasies is only going to end in disaster, but he can't seem to stop his self-destructive spiral. He’s a transgender man struggling to come to terms with the intersection of his identity and his sexual fantasies as a submissive. He needs someone to take control before he loses it completely. … Continue reading Sex in C Major by Matthew J. Metzger: 9/10 Stars

Ida by Alison Evans: 10/10 Stars

  Ida struggles more than other young people to work this out. She can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. One day Ida sees a shadowy, see-through doppelganger of herself on the train. She starts to wonder if she’s actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far … Continue reading Ida by Alison Evans: 10/10 Stars

Whip Stir and Serve by Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake: 9/10 Stars

  Maggie Jensen has one goal: make cinnamon buns, from scratch, for her father's retirement party. She’ll do whatever it takes to finish the job and prove she isn't a klutz in the kitchen, family stories about her burned hard boiled eggs be damned. She’s more comfortable in the wood shop, but how hard can … Continue reading Whip Stir and Serve by Caitlyn Frost and Henry Drake: 9/10 Stars

Lost Boy Found Boy by Jenn Polish: 8/10 Stars

  In a futuristic world, Neverland is a holomatrix, Hook is a cyborg, and Tinker Bell is an automated computer interface. Peter is desperate to save his lover from a military draft that, unbeknownst to him, Mir volunteered for because they are desperate to be able to fly. So, naturally, Peter programs an entire island—Neverland—as … Continue reading Lost Boy Found Boy by Jenn Polish: 8/10 Stars

Afterglow by Elliott Junkyard: 9/10 Stars

  Zachary Allen is a rising pop star whose debut album hit the top of the charts. He sets off on his first international tour and he's living the dream. But he sacrificed coming out of the closet for the sake of his career. Gabe is a slam poet who is neither ashamed of being … Continue reading Afterglow by Elliott Junkyard: 9/10 Stars