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Review: Hermit on Mars – Kate Rauner

Hermit on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization, Mars Get It On Amazon About The Book The colony thrives, but a discouraged settler craves change. His mother’s call from her threatened habitat sends him racing to save her. Sig’s robots contribute to the colony’s success, but his own life is falling apart. When his mother, living in a remote cavern with a group of malcontents, sends a plea for help, he’s eager to solve her life-support problems. He knows more about technology than a bunch of misfit miners, and probably more than the Hermit, their mysterious benefactor. But he isn’t ready to face the deadly … Read more

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Review: Born on Mars – Kate Rauner

Review: Born on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization, Mars Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book A slowly failing colony abandoned by Earth. New arrivals half a planet away. An unreliable young man desperate to save his friends and family.Jake didn’t ask to be born on Mars. He drifts among tasks in his tiny settlement, never finding the purpose he craves. When a spaceship lands half a planet away, they bring technology his sick family desperately needs. But the new-comers refuse all efforts at contact. Breaking through is Jake’s chance to redeem himself. When he connects with a Chinese ceramicist in the group, … Read more

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Review: Glory on Mars – Kate Rauner

Glory on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization Get It On Amazon About The Book A fragile foothold on a vast frozen plain. A crashed spaceship’s pilot may have been murdered. Will the first settlers on Mars be the last? Determined to explore with her robots, Emma Winters leaves Earth forever and makes the one-way journey. She trained with her friends for the planet’s deadly challenges, but living on Mars drives them apart. The corporation that sent them has no answers as conflicts escalate toward catastrophe. Her allies falter and clues to survival remain beyond Emma’s grasp. Can she discover the truth before the Red … Read more

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Review: Shadows of Insurrection – Vanessa MacLaren-Wray

Shadows of Insurrection - Vanessa MacLaren-Wray

Genre: Fantasy Get It On Amazon | B&N | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords | Publisher About The Book There’s a kettle of rotten fish on the fire … and the stink’s about to get worse. – Jeskan proverb Once in a generation, the matriarchs of Jeska choose a new king to manage the government and command the Guard — protecting Jeskans from crime, invaders, and insurgency. Corren’s been training for that job since he was six, but this is an unsettled time: rumors of strange incursions, grumbling discontent, and increasing brigandry. Corren’s own problems are multiplying. His father, a skeptical shaman, has gone missing, His polyamorous foster-brother keeps … Read more

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Review: A Planet of Wrath and Tears – Colin Alexander

A Planet of Wrath and Tears - Colin Alexander

Genre: Sci Fi, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, First Contact Get It On Amazon About The Book A distant star is calling us. Will it end in tears? Could the first contact between humanity and an intelligent species from outer space come at a worse time? The signal arrives when Earth is only beginning to recover from an apocalyptic cyber- and nuclear war. Transportation is by horse. New construction relies on salvage from ruined cities, and indoor plumbing is a thing of the past. Leif Grettison was an army ranger and then an exoplanetary scout who survived two interstellar missions. He thought he … Read more

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Review: Salvage – R J Theodore

Salvage - R J Theodore

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Sci-Fantasy LGBTQ+ Category: Lesbian, Gay Get It On Amazon About The Book Peridot is headed for its second cataclysm. War has broken ancient alliances, sealed borders, and locked down the skies. The Five, Peridot’s alchemist gods, have seen one of their number die and another fall in their efforts to protect their world from invaders beyond the stars. Defeated and diminished, they have ceased to answer the prayers of their people and have left the rapidly unraveling world to fend for itself. Talis and the orphaned crew of the lost airship Wind Sabre have a plan to set things … Read more

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Review: I Made a Reviewer Cry

Xtreme Delusions review - Love & Limitations

I made a reviewer cry (in a good way) and I’m not sorry. From Susan at Xtreme Delusions: One story about broke me and put me back together again. If I didn’t enjoy all of the books in this collection (but indeed I did!) there is one story that made reading it a rewarding, if heart-wrenching, experience. The Boy in the Band broke my heart in places but the story was also uplifting. It’s not exactly a romance but there are romantic elements in it. Heed the warnings listed in the blurb for most of them apply to this story. Justin is … Read more

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Review: Rembrandt’s Station – Christie Meierz

Rembrandt's Station - Christina Meierz

Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance LGBTQ+ Category: Gay Get It On Amazon About The Book Stationmaster and exiled aristocrat Albert St. John Rembrandt—Bertie to his friends—is in love with someone he’s always believed he can’t have, and finding out the hard way that some Tolari are as poisonous as their planet is only the beginning of his troubles. A ship has gone missing. His station is in crisis. Bertie must somehow recover his health and manage the disaster while trying to decide whether to accept genetic modification in order to be with the man he loves. And no Rembrandt has ever taken … Read more

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Double Review: Love & Limitations

Love and Limitations - J. Scott Coatsworth

Just got two great release-day reviews for my brand new MM/Gaylit short story collection Love and Limitations – from Maryann at QueeRomance Ink and Ulysses at Paranormal Romance Guild. The Reviews Maryann Five short stories about how others find love, no matter the situation or where they are, and some have love staring them in the face but just don’t see it.   My favorite story is “Slow Thaw,” which I first read in 2018. It was worth reading again. Col Steele and Javier Fernandez are two very intelligent scientists, focused on researching the effects of climate change in Antarctica. They … Read more

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Review: Transform the World Anthology

Transform the World

Genre: Sci-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Lesbian Reviewer: Beáta, Ulysses Get It On Amazon | Universal Buy Link About The Book “Today I swam through MOMA. Leon says it was a waste, encasing the art, then flooding the museum—frivolous and elitist. I say it was a gesture of optimism, a triumph of technology and political will.” Want to thrill to the possibilities of a hopeful future? We asked a bunch of sci-fi writers to spin tales of a better future, imagining ways in which the world might become a better place. From a swim through an underwater museum to a joyous … Read more