December 7th, 2015

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Queer Sci Fi Holiday Blog Hop

QueerSciFi is running our first ever holiday blog hop. Our members will be sharing a number of our great holiday-themed titles on their blogs - it's a great way to find speculative-fiction themed LGBT holiday books! We've included buy links for each of the books below - books are listed in alphabetical order by title. Happy Holidays!


Featured story for the day is mine (well it IS my blog!) And what more can I say other than 'Books make great gifts!'

darkestmidnightindecemberThe Darkest Midnight in December
Author: Jana Denardo
Price: $3.99 eBook

Summary: The year is 1930, and something is hunting infants and young couples in Economy Village, PA. When a local priest begins to suspect a demon may be the culprit, the sheriff calls in a team of Soldiers of the Sun. Caleb, Agni, Temple, and Li specialize in demon hunting, but they can’t rule out an old religious sect as the true culprit. Prejudice, distraught parents, and angry townspeople don’t make the team’s job any easier. And if something goes wrong, their own their own, because by the time their backup arrives, it will be too late.

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PUBLISHER | AMAZON | ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS









candleinthedarkCandle in the Dark Anthology
Author: Various
Price: $5.00 eBook / $10.00 Paperback

Summary: In almost all traditions, winter has been a time to huddle around the fire and be thankful for those the fire is shared with. The holidays grew out of a need to celebrate that time, from Christmas to Chanukah to Solstice. The longest night of the year has always held some special mystery, and we’re proud to present you with several stories of how those mysteries bear fruit. In the first story, Patrick receives a mysterious invitation to dine at the most exclusive restaurant for men. His server, Gio, encourages him to Savor the experience...

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PUBLISHER | AMAZON | ALL ROMANCE







christmascactusforthegeneralA Christmas Cactus for the General
Author: Angel Martinez
Price: $3.99 eBook

Summary: Exiled to Earth for perhaps the worst failure in Irasolan history, General Teer must assimilate or die. Earth is too warm, too wet, too foreign, but he does the best he can even though human males are loud, childish louts whom he can't imitate successfully. When a grieving seaplane pilot strikes up a strange and uneasy friendship with him, he finds he may have been too quick to judge human males. They are strange to look at, but perhaps not as unbearable as he thought.

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PUBLISHER | AMAZON | ALL ROMANCE | APPLE | KOBO











FruitcakesFruitcakes
Author: Renee George
Price: $1.99 eBook

Summary: Losing your boyfriend because you see monsters...not good. Getting locked up in the local mental hospital because you accused your boss of being an actual ogre…also not good. Falling for your crazy roommate, who thinks he’s one of Santa's elves…so not good! Or is it? Come along for a sexy ride as Donner and Bran try to escape the locked ward before Christmas Eve so Bran doesn't lose the only job important to him. USA Today Bestselling author Renee George pens a laugh-out-loud MM Fairytale Christmas…Nuts included!

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AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | APPLE | KOBO







holidaylightsHoliday Lights
Author: Jana Denardo
Price: Free

Summary: Aaron asks Rhys for some help with putting up the tree and finalizing their holiday plans, even though he knows Rhys will have something to say about all of Aaron's geeky ornaments. Rhys puts his own special touches on the holiday decorating as only a fae could.

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LIVE JOURNAL







ilyaandthewolfIlya and the Wolf
Author: Rory Ni Coileain
Price: $1.99 eBook

Summary: Ilya, the youngest son of a Moscow oligarch, is so deep in the closet he’d find Narnia if that weren’t a decadent Western story. On Christmas Eve, his brothers lure him into the forest, intending to murder him and erase the shame he inflicts on their family by existing. However, the attempt is interrupted by Volyk, a wolf who carries the blood of the ancient oboroten’ —shapeshifters. Ilya never imagined a Christmas gift like the handsome wolf, but accepting what Volyk offers will have consequences that change both of their lives forever.

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Lion's HeroLion's Hero
Author: Alexis Woods
Price: $.99 eBook

Summary: Eight nights to fall in love.

Ari has a mission: meet and fall in love with a man chosen for him by God. The catch: he only has eight nights to complete it—the eight nights of Chanukah

Gabriel has a test of faith. Reaching out to a young man, he finds himself confronted with the unbelievable. Believe, and the Festival of Lights may herald a miracle.

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AMAZON | ALL ROMANCE | BARNES & NOBLE







lovingblitzLoving Blitz
Author: Charlie Cochet
Price: $3.99 eBook

Summary: From North Pole City to Winter Wonderland, preparations are underway after a royal announcement sweeps everyone into a frenzy of festivity. At the heart of the celebration are the city’s most beloved elf pilots, the Rein Dears. Once the Big Flight is behind them, the pilots prepare for the royal event. Assigned a special task of finding an Elska rose, Cupid and Blitzen are unaware of how their friendship is about to change forever.

Yet not all that glitters is gold. The sweet, angelic Cupid hides a dark secret, one that threatens to destroy his Rein Dear status, his friends, and the elf who’s captured his heart. It’s up to Blitzen to help Cupid see the light in the darkness and show him that together they can mend broken hearts.

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The Magic of ChristmasThe Magic of Christmas
Author: Pelaam
Price: $2.99 eBook

Summary: Jared joins his four best friends on an early Christmas holiday in a beautiful winter wonderland. He's been in love with the talented and extroverted Casey for years, but lacked the courage to say anything. Casey loves Jared, but despite his gregarious exterior, inside lurks someone shy and insecure and so he's never spoken up. Both men are about to experience real Christmas magic.

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nicolasNicolas
Author: Dianne Hartsock
Price: $6.99 eBook / $14.99 Paperback

Summary: Betrayed by a lover, Jamie rents an isolated cabin on Lake Huron, wanting only to be left alone. Instead, he is pulled from his solitary existence as an artist and tumbles headlong into the legend of Saint Nicolas. As a young man, Nicolas accidentally killed a man intent on murdering three children, only to have the man's malicious spirit rise up against him. Fleeing through the centuries from the Krampus, the evil troll-like creature that dogs his steps, Nico finds refuge with the young artist who takes him into his home and bed. But Jamie has questions. Who is Nicolas, and why does the Krampus want to destroy him?

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No One to Greet the Season
Author: Elizabeth Barrette
Price: Free (poem)

Summary: Victor Frankenstein and Igor have a queerplatonic relationship and a constructed son. Igor's deformed back causes him more trouble in cold weather, which makes Christmas more of a challenge. Victor helps him through it. Gothic fluff, holiday hurt/comfort.

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LIVE JOURNAL







scrudgeandbarleyScrudge & Barley, Inc
Author: John Inman
Price: $6.99 eBook / $14.99 Paperback

Summary: A classic tale takes off in sexy new directions! Poor Mr. Dickens must be twirling in his grave. When E.B. Scrudge, putz extraordinaire and all-around numbnuts, is visited by his dead ex on Christmas Eve, he can’t imagine how his life could sink any lower. But the three ghostly spirits that come along after are even worse! Good lord, a dyke, a drag queen, and rounding out the trio, a big, hunky bear with nipple rings and a butt plug! What’s next? What’s next is a good deal of soul-searching and some hard lessons learned with a dash of redemption thrown in for good measure.

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silversteelSilver/Steel
Author: Belinda McBride
Price: $6.99 eBook

Summary: When dream hunter Dylan Ryve spots a beautiful shapeshifter raising hell in a bar, he knows he wants the wild young man. But Travis Feris is more to Dylan than a few hot minutes outside in the snow; he's the assassin's ticket into the magical town of Arcada. He didn't plan to rescue the kid, but when he found the shifter being attacked, the opportunity to play hero was too good to pass up. Through the solitude of a long winter night, Dylan walks in Travis's fevered dreams, learning about Arcada and the pack, and showing the shifter the man he'd been so very long ago.

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AMAZON | ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS







Spindrift GiftsSpindrift Gifts
Author: Aidee Ladnier
Price: $3.99

Summary: Scars and a tattoo may be the only physical reminders from his years as a slave, but when Jimenez suffers a setback in his medical treatment, the only option is a therapy that will wipe away his all memories of the past including his time with Teo. Teo, torn between supporting his lover's decisions and the good intentions of his family, sets out to teach Jimenez about Spindrift Gifts and how memories are celebrated on Celos even when they are painful. Can Teo and Jimenez weather the storm to find their happily-ever-after on Celos?

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temptedfromtheoakTempted from the Oak
Author: Rory Ni Coileain
Price: $5.60 eBook

Summary: With his blue eyes and heart-melting smile, Gavin could have been made-to-order to entice Tearlach, a lonely tree spirit. But the human is the one who’s been enticed—stolen from snow-buried Minneapolis to the Scottish Highlands by Tearlach’s darag, the ancient oak tree of which he is the living spirit. Tearlach is trapped within the darag by the terrible memory of his own death—hundreds, maybe thousands of years ago, but as recent to him as his last heartbeat. And if desire for the handsome human fails to tempt him out, spirit and oak are both doomed.

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Synopsis


Like your boys in blue keeping the… peace?


Hot firemen dealing with… heat?


Naval Officers getting in way too… deep?


Perhaps you have a ‘thing’ for marines…


Or do you prefer your Men In Uniform to belong in the future?


Another galaxy?


Another time?


Wherever your love of a uniform leads you, MEN IN UNIFORM has something for you.


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Stories Included


Issue No. 1


ERIC GOBER


Come to a land…


Where epic battles rage…


Among monsters, superheroes, and a very sexy cop.


Love and war are funny business in Hollywood, U.S.A.


The Pinkerton Man


CJ BATY


A blackmailer forced Stiles to leave his perfect life behind.


Along the way, he found a new friend, a job as a Pinkerton Agent, and murder.


Can Stiles find the murderer before he kills again?


Mission: Protect the Ex


ALINA POPESCU


Sean never thought his military career would ever have him babysitting his ex who Sean hasn’t seen in six months.


When best friend Tom finds out his younger brother Aiden is targeted, Sean drops everything to protect the man he still loves.


Can two former lovers survive a weekend alone in the woods, or will the threat from within be more devastating than the one from outside?


A Spark in the Shadows


KASSANDRA LEA


Love beckons Officer Warden Brooks to the shadows of a desolate place.


But his lover Tate Eldridge is so much more than a criminal, he’s a beautiful mystery.


His Heart Held Hostage


ASTA IDONEA


When his father loses the battle against Hrafnaheim, Prince Darius finds himself a political prisoner.


Taken in chains to a dark and unfamiliar land, he begins to lose hope.


But then Captain Morten Gunnarsson of the Palace Guards is assigned to watch over him.


Now it is not just Darius’ body being held hostage, but also his heart.


The Emperor’s Slave


EDDY LEFEY


When the Draaduuri arrived on Earth many humans died.


Captain Timothy Kellerman’s family was among them


Now, a truce has been struck. He is the prize.


Crown Prince Yuuhaan has instantly bonded with his slave.


Can the prince keep his baser instincts in check long enough for Timothy to transform?


To become the next great hope of the Draaduuri and the human race?


Yes! Yes! Yes!


LILY VELDEN


Go to Portsmouth, said my friends. It’s quieter. You’ll be able to write without distraction.


They obviously hadn’t met my mysterious and elusive neighbour, Finn.…


After all, what would a Friday night be without hearing Moaner, Gusher, or Squeaker screaming out their joy at being shagged senseless by the obviously talented Finn?


Come to think of it, what would a Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night be without it either?


Thank God for Mondays!


The Firefighter and the Marine


JIM DUNAWAY


Apartment building fires are always tragic, even if everyone makes it out alive. But what happens when a person can’t make it out on their own?


Brave firefighters must risk their lives in order to rescue trapped people.


Lieutenant Kenny Whitfield is one such firefighter. Brave and somewhat reckless. 


Lance Corporal Steve Martinson is one such person in need.


When Kenny and Steve meet face to face in the hospital, well…


Blue Knight


CAROL PEDROSO


Franc has resigned himself to yet another year of pain and humiliation in order to complete his on ship training.


Then along comes Zyph, with his sexy blue skin and probing questions…


Will he be Franc’s Blue Knight?


The Royal Guardian


JO TANNAH


Warrior and Dragon Seek to Destroy Those Who Had Dared Harm Their Prince.


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