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

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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

Change of Heart by Liv Rancourt: 6/10 Stars

  Momma says a body reaps what they sow, and Clarabelle’s planted the seeds of trouble. The year is 1933, and not much else is growing in the Oklahoma dirt. Clarabelle’s gone and fallen in love with her best friend, so she figures it's time to go out and see the world. If she’s lucky, … Continue reading Change of Heart by Liv Rancourt: 6/10 Stars

Rainbow Islands by Devin Harnois: 5/10 Stars

  In the Christian Republic, homosexual people are given two choices—a camp to "fix" them, or exile to the distant islands populated by lesbians and gay men. Sixteen-year-old Jason chooses exile and expects a hardscrabble life but instead finds a thriving, supportive community. While exploring his identity as a transgender boy he also discovers adventure: … Continue reading Rainbow Islands by Devin Harnois: 5/10 Stars