Date From Hell by Gareth Vaughn: 6/10 Stars

  In his desperation to find a date in time for the annual Helloween bash, minor-rank demon Kev summons a coworker he once hooked up with. But when the smoke and sulfur clears, it isn’t demon Ira standing in the ring, but a very perplexed, very human mortal named Archer. Archer is cute, confused, and … Continue reading Date From Hell by Gareth Vaughn: 6/10 Stars

Zach’s Man by Elizabeth L. Brooks: 6/10 Stars

  I am a gay man, not a straight woman, no matter what parts my body has, no matter how hard it is for my family to understand. I'm luckier than many in my position. My family may not understand, but they are only confused, not hateful. And I have Zach, who knows who and … Continue reading Zach’s Man by Elizabeth L. Brooks: 6/10 Stars

A Dance of Air and Water by Antonia Aquilante: 5/10 Stars

  Edmund is heir to the throne of Thalassa and a wielder of Water magic. Devoted to his kingdom and his duty to it, Edmund can do nothing but acquiesce to an arranged marriage with the queen of a neighboring kingdom. The marriage and the child it is required to produce will seal an alliance … Continue reading A Dance of Air and Water by Antonia Aquilante: 5/10 Stars

What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger: 7/10 Stars

  Eli Bell is the only son of a police chief inspector and a forensic scientist. He's grown up wonky in a world that only deals with the straight and narrow -- and his new boyfriend isn't helping. Rob Hawkes is six feet of muscle, tattoos, and arrest warrants. A career criminal and a former … Continue reading What It Looks Like by Matthew J. Metzger: 7/10 Stars

Him Her You Me Us by Savannah Blue: 4/10 Stars

  I've always felt like a foreigner in my own skin—like I didn't fit in with anyone at any time in any place... Then as I got older, I realized I didn't want to. Nowadays, I don't live and breathe for what the "people" think. I just want to be me. Unique. Powerful. Confident. My … Continue reading Him Her You Me Us by Savannah Blue: 4/10 Stars

Speedbump by Charli Coty: 6/10 Stars

  Ezra Cook is sole caregiver to older brother Tray, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in his forties. They live outside the small town of Drop, Oregon, on property Tray bought with his Microsoft settlement money. For years, Ezra has been going on and off low doses of testosterone to maintain a comfortable level … Continue reading Speedbump by Charli Coty: 6/10 Stars

The Right Thing To Do At The Time by Dov Zeller: 6/10 Stars

  If Jane Austen and Sholem Aleichem (Fiddler on the Roof) schemed in an elevator, this just might be their pitch. Ari is Elizabeth and Itche is Jane--and this Jewish, queer, New York City retelling of Pride and Prejudice is for everyone. Ari Wexler, a trans guy in his late 20s, is barely scraping by. … Continue reading The Right Thing To Do At The Time by Dov Zeller: 6/10 Stars

The Black Tides of Heaven by Jy Yang: 7/10 Stars

  Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as children. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While his sister received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's … Continue reading The Black Tides of Heaven by Jy Yang: 7/10 Stars

Hair to the Throne by Meredith Katz: 6/10 Stars

  The city of Flecton is ruled with an iron fist by Demon Prince Vehr, whose human citizens suffer under demonic enslavement and live in fear of her ever-watchful presence. The prince herself is never seen, living in her underground palace and sending demons to kidnap skilled humans to serve her. Ten years earlier, Merle's … Continue reading Hair to the Throne by Meredith Katz: 6/10 Stars

No Rulebook For Flirting by Laura Bailo: 6/10 Stars

  When Gabriel goes to the annual gaming convention, planning to play as many games as he can during the next three days, he doesn’t expect to be glared to death in the parking lot by a really cute guy. So when the same guy joins the game Gabriel is playing, Gabriel is determined to … Continue reading No Rulebook For Flirting by Laura Bailo: 6/10 Stars