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Summary: In the shadows, treachery and betrayal grow unseen. The state funeral of Princess Olivia at Port Ruth marks the end of the Queen of the Desert’s reign of terror. As Lucinda, Magda and Ascara attend this grand ceremony, all is not as it seems. A storm of secrets and lies emerge from the shadows and the darkness threatens to destroy them all. No matter where Magda goes, her heritage calls to her. Even when they make their way home, peace and safety are still not theirs. Malice and betrayal, hidden and out of sight, finds the three women and threatens to pull them under the waves of death and pain once more. For the Trinity of Truth: Raven, Fire and Ice, there can be only one way forward, but at what price? This is the third in the Towers of the Earth fantasy adventure series.

A Touch of Darkness - Nita Round - The Towers of the Earth
A Touch of Darkness

Nita Round ...

April 2, 2020

Word Count: 94000

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To have a future, they must face their past. Magda, Ascara, and Lucinda must draw upon the strength of their trinity to seek out the truths of the past that hold the key to their future. They travel north, to Magda’s place of birth amongst the Oceanics. For Magda, this is an unwelcoming place, a reminder that she was banished and dealt a cruel fate. Named Stoner and landlocked, for an Oceanic this is a dishonour and a fate worse than death. To return to the float again would place her life, and those with her, at risk. In the freezing waters of the far north, Magda finds herself defending her honour and birthright.  She must succeed as their fate depends upon it. Failure is not an option, the costs are too high. Will Magda allow the past to hold her back, or will she find her destiny? A Touch of Ice is the fourth book in the Towers of the Earth fantasy adventure series.

A Touch of Ice - Nita Round - The Towers of the Earth
A Touch of Ice

Nita Round ...

June 9, 2020

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Summary: As foretold, the Trinity of Truth must finally face the Mistress of the Night. Lucinda, Ascara, and Magda have survived several dangerous encounters with the various agents of Sh'Na. It is time for them to brave the beast herself in the pyramid from Lucinda's dreams. Magda, however, has met this Queen of the Desert before. Now her past history has risen to confront her with the evidence of her mistakes, and brings new dangers to the trinity. Although she can draw strength from her bonds with Lucinda and Ascara, she fears that even the power of the three of them will not be enough to withstand Sh'Na's evil. But there is more to face than just the desert beast. There are other dangers directed at the three women, and they must act with care and forethought, or be caught in the traps of others. From the city of Port Ruth, their troop travels into the burning lands of sand and sun, where they will face Sh’Na in a battle for more than their lives. Failure will mean the end of the world as they know it. Success will bring a new truth, and the revelation of a new path for all three of them. The trinity must continue to work together, not only to save the world, but also the very nature of time itself. “When the Hours are true, the gates of time will open”. In the end, will the trinity prevail? Or will darkness rise again? This is the second in the Towers of the Earth fantasy adventure series.

A Touch of Rage - Nita Round - The Towers of the Earth
A Touch of Rage

Nita Round ...

March 2, 2020

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Summary: One month after her childhood friend Gilbert appeared on the doorstep of her library seeking help in fleeing from the Blue Crescent Brotherhood, Lenna Faircloth - librarian, self-proclaimed dormouse, and lover of all things alcoholic - finds herself in the unlikeliest of situations: roughing it in the forest with her mother's people, the Freewomen of Laur. With his dying words Gilbert bequeathed to Lenna one of three powerful artifacts, dubiously named the Godjewels, and it had formed a unique psychic bond with her that only the wards of the Freewoman settlement could mask from the other parties interested in acquiring her gem. As for Lenna? She's just interested in taking a bath, having a tall glass of wine, and forgetting the past month even happened. APPRENTICE continues the tale of LIBRARIAN and follows the adventures of a young woman forced to confront and discover what it means to be a hero (albeit a sometimes tipsy one), a friend, and a person with far too much power at their ready disposal.

Apprentice - Brian Fence
Apprentice

Brian Fence ...

November 14, 2014

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… Bellarosa sleeps, her previous life forgotten. As she dreams, she can but observe the world she sees in her mind and wonders if it is real. But one day, Tolliver stumbles into a tunnel leading to her resting place, and he can hear her. As she becomes part of his life, her dreams fill with budding love. But is Tolliver a figment of her imagination or a real human being? Can Bellarosa find her memories and learn the truth about her long sleep before she loses Tolliver and her own life? What if the Brothers Grimm had taken the dreams of "Sleeping Beauty" into account? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

Bellarosa - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
Bellarosa

Katharina Gerlach ...

June 14, 2016

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Summary: Emeline’s quiet village has three important rules: Don’t look at the shadows. Don’t cross the river. And don’t enter the forest. An illustrated fantasy filled with beauty and power, Between the Water and the Woods sweeps you into a world where forests are hungry; knights fight with whips; the king is dying; and a peasant girl’s magic will decide the future of the realm . . . When Emeline’s little brother breaks all three of their village’s rules, she is forced to use her family’s forbidden magic to rescue him from the dark things he awakens, the Ithin. Now that the Ithin are afoot in the land, she must, by law, travel to the royal court and warn the king. But the only way she and her family can make the journey to the capital is with the protection of a sour magister and a handsome, whip-wielding Lash Knight. Will Emeline survive in a city where conspiracies swirl like smoke and her magic is all but outlawed? Seven full-page black-and-white illustrations accompany Between the Water and the Woods, a lush, fairy-tale-style fantasy perfect for readers of Karen Cushman and Shannon Hale.

Between the Water and the Woods - Simone Snaith
Between The Water and The Woods

Simone Snaith ...

March 19, 2019

Word Count: 79,025

Summary: Solving mysteries is her business. Finding love is her dream. Will combining the two get her killed? Victorian Era England. Stetson revels in being unconventional. So when society shies away from her independent nature, the bold woman creates an imaginary boss and opens her own detective agency. And her keen observational skills, convincing disguises, and Holmesian methods quickly bring in a string of tough-to-crack cases. Struggling to squeeze a personal life in around a series of hazardous investigations, Stetson worries she'll never find a woman of like-passions. But with her heart set on true love despite the risk, she carries on hunting for the perfect relationship. Will her clever escapades lead to death… or delight? Daring Duplicity: The Wellington Mysteries, Vol. 1, Adventures of a Lesbian Victorian Detective is a collection of five sequential novellas, each encompassing its own exciting mystery while furthering the story of Stetson’s life in London. If you enjoy crime dramas, Victorian era fiction, or a sweet lesbian romance, then you’ll love award-winning author Edale Lane’s Daring Duplicity. Order yours today!

Daring Duplicity - Edale Lane
Daring Duplicity

Edale Lane ...

January 19, 2022

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… Ember Ash toils in the family's clockwork shop under her stepfather's watchful eye and dreams of magic. When she buys a fairy in a cage, her life takes a turn for the weird even though the fairy's magic is but weak. Can Ember outwit her jealous stepsister and find a magic of her own? What if the Brother's Grimm hadn't realized how capable „Cinderella“ really was? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

Ember Ash - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
Ember Ash

Katharina Gerlach ...

August 2, 2017

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Summary: The Dissolution approaches, and all will change. "Science fantasy with fantastic queer rep" -J.S. Fields, Author of the Ardulum Series The Dissolution approaches. Sam has saved the Assembly of Species, but at a terrible cost. Locked in his apartment, his memories gone and his best friend abducted, he is once again crippled with anxiety. Meanwhile, Enos struggles to free her brother from imprisonment, alone for the first time in her life. Her true species has been revealed, and there are hints the deadliest of her kind survived an ancient war. But the Nether contains more secrets. A musical chime disrupts daily life, signaling changes to its very fabric. To solve this mystery, Sam must face his anxiety and confront truths about his memories and unique abilities. Only then can he save his friends from the machinations of the Life Coalition, by understanding the reality behind the Facets of the Nether. If you like epic fantasy, space opera and music-based magic, you'll love William C. Tracy's Dissolution Cycle. Download Facets of the Nether today and discover the diverse cultures, genders, and alien species of an epic science fantasy space opera! The Dissolution Cycle (Epic Space Opera, LGBT): Book 1: The Seeds of Dissolution Book 2: Facets of the Nether Book 3: Fall of the Imperium Book 4: Tales of the Dissolutionverse (Novella collection)

Facets of the Nether - William C. Tracy - Dissolution Universe
Facets of the Nether

William C. Tracy ...

June 22, 2020

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Summary: The Dissolution is here. It is both an end, and a beginning. "Science fantasy with fantastic queer rep" -J.S. Fields, Author of the Ardulum Series The Dissolution has begun. Sam is finally reunited with Enos and Inas, only to see his new home under siege by beings that dissolve reality at a single touch. Even as they battle their personal demons, the three apprentices must also fight to save their home. Enos lashes out at those she loves, plagued by voices she’s consumed, and Inas must risk his sanity to access ancient memories of the Nether. Sam must learn how he uniquely affects the Symphony, but there is little time to master what usually takes a lifetime. The Nether is leaderless and the Assembly is in chaos. The three apprentices must counter an invasion by aliens who rip the Symphony, and the very universe, apart. Ancient antagonists will resurface, a battle must be fought, and the secrets of the Nether and the universe will be laid bare in this final book of the Dissolution Cycle. If you like epic fantasy, space opera and music-based magic, you'll love William C. Tracy's Dissolution Cycle. Download Fall of the Imperium today and discover the diverse cultures, genders, and alien species of an epic science fantasy space opera! The Dissolution Cycle (Epic Space Opera, LGBT): Book 1: The Seeds of Dissolution Book 2: Facets of the Nether Book 3: Fall of the Imperium Book 4: Tales of the Dissolutionverse (Novella collection)

Fall of the Imperium - William C. Tracy - Dissolution Universe
Fall of the Imperium

William C. Tracy ...

August 24, 2020

Word Count: 120600

Summary: Captain Talis just wants to keep her airship crew from starving, and maybe scrape up enough cash for some badly needed repairs. When an anonymous client offers a small fortune to root through a pile of atmospheric wreckage, it seems like an easy payday. The job yields an ancient ring, a forbidden secret, and a host of deadly enemies. Now on the run from cultists with powerful allies, Talis needs to unload the ring as quickly as possible. Her desperate search for a buyer and the fallout from her discovery leads to a planetary battle between a secret society, alien forces, and even the gods themselves. Talis and her crew have just one desperate chance to make things right before their potential big score destroys them all.

Flotsam - RJ Theodore - Peridot Shift
Flotsam

R J Theodore ...

February 1, 2022

Word Count: 36000

Summary: IN-NO-VA-TION (Noun) 1) A new idea, method, or device. 2) The introduction of something new. 3) The application of better solutions to meet unarticulated needs. Three definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 120 of our favorites. Innovation features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

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William W. Tate ...

August 8, 2020

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… When Marge and her father enter the town to sell charcoal, the young smith John falls for her immediately. However, beautiful girls vanish overnight in town, and he has no idea where Marge is staying. Can he find her despite the curfew before the kidnappers will? What if the Brothers Grimm didn't notice that "Hänsel und Gretel" weren't siblings at all? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

John and Marge - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
John and Marge

Katharina Gerlach ...

February 11, 2016

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… Despite the disabilities a curse has caused, tsarevna Rivka fights for her independence. Why can't her father, the tsar, understand that burning witches isn't the answer to her and her sisters' heart problems? She only learns how badly the curse affects the three princesses when she meets glass blower Nikolaj who seems to be tied to her in some strange way. Can she get her father to see reason before her heart drags her to hell? What if Richard von Volkmann-Leander hadn't known that “The Sisters with the Glass Hearts” were far more capable than you'd expect? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale. And since it's the last book in the series, it is longer than the other volumes.

Obsidian Heart - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
Obsidian Heart

Katharina Gerlach ...

February 6, 2019

Word Count: 100000

Summary: Destiny in one hand. Doom in the other. Which will destroy him first? Artificers are the gilded princes of the Iron Empire. Mages are violent criminal outcasts. Devin competes to become the best artificer in the empire . . . but he's secretly a mage. Devin, a young skilled apprentice, dreams of becoming the master of his craft if he can only resist the sinuous allure of magic. His secret grows heavier as he claws his way to the top of his competitive, cutthroat guild. Friends and rivals start taking notice when Devin glorifies in the persona of the dragon and builds mechanical armor to match. He's also started hearing voices in his head: the stout words of the being he calls 'the artificer' and the sly, oily voice of 'the mage.' How long can Devin be satisfied with fake dragon armor when the promise of true arcane power whispers in his ear? Embark on Devin's dark, epic journey in Book One of The Artifice Mage Saga. Join the fantasy steampunk brawl of metal vs. magic where sorcery is bloody, science is greasy, and nobody's hands are clean.

Rotten Magic - Jeffrey Bardwell - The Artifice Mage Saga
Rotten Magic

Jeffrey Bardwell ...

March 10, 2018

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences … When the royal family of the neighboring country visits, Prince Laurent turns down the princess—with dire results. Turned into swans, he and his brothers flee, followed by their sister in a flying machine. But then they crash on a remote cemetery. Can they regain their human bodies, before the angry princess catches up with them? And what about the strange ghost Laurent feels attracted to? What if Hans Christian Andersen had known what “The Wild Swans” were capable of? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

Royal Swans - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
Royal Swans

Katharina Gerlach ...

September 23, 2016

Word Count: 135000

Summary: Lynx is a mercenary with a sense of honour; a dying breed in the Riven Kingdom. Failed by the nation he served and weary of the skirmishes that plague the continent's principalities, he walks the land in search of purpose. He wants for little so bodyguard work keeps his belly full and his mage-gun loaded. It might never bring a man fame or wealth, but he's not forced to rely on others or kill without cause. Little could compel Lynx to join a mercenary company, but he won't turn his back on a kidnapped girl. At least the job seems simple enough; the mercenaries less stupid and vicious than most he's met over the years. So long as there are no surprises or hidden agendas along the way, it should work out fine.

Stranger of Tempest - Tom Lloyd
Stranger of Tempest

Tom Lloyd ...

March 16, 2016

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Summary: Discover ten planets, joined through music-based magic and an immense sentient crystal. This anthology contains nine stories from the popular Dissolutionverse universe! Join Origon as he investigates the Pixie homeworld and tries to avert a war! Learn how to change the Symphony with Rilan, as she searches for Origon's lost brother. Travel with merchants in an old war train with some suspicious cargo. Fly with the first majus in space! Discover the food and culture of the ten species. Learn what lurks in the basement of the House of Potential. Music, magic, and murder is afoot with Mandamon, as someone plots to bring down the secret Society of Two Houses! An ancient being confronts other-dimensional entities. And a climbing crew searches for the top of a miles-high wall, riding a giant steampunk beetle! If you like space opera, fast-paced adventure, music-based magic, and complex, diverse characters, then you’ll love this collection of stories from William C. Tracy’s Dissolutionverse. Pick up Tales of the Dissolutionverse to discover the music today! There’s more adventure in The Dissolution Cycle (Epic Space Opera, LGBT): Book 1: The Seeds of Dissolution Book 2: Facets of the Nether Book 3: Fall of the Imperium Book 4: Tales of the Dissolutionverse

Tales of the Dissolutionverse - William C. Tracy
Tales of the Dissolutionverse

William C. Tracy ...

May 20, 2019

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… Elfin, a male fairy, and Mikael, smith and inventor, want to know what's better, magic or technology. Unfortunately they didn't consider the human factor. Now they have to hurry to save their guinea pig and his loved-ones from the worst, before someone dies. What if Wilhelm Hauff hadn't realized who was really responsible for „The Cold Heart“? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

The Challenge - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
The Challenge

Katharina Gerlach ...

December 1, 2016

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Summary: Once upon a time in a world where magic and technology collide with unexpected consequences… A little boy who doesn't want to sleep easily becomes a problem — especially if the mother is extremely tired. How does the mother in Theodor Storm's fairy tale “The Little Havermann” feel? The book includes a bonus story and the original fairy tale.

The Cradle - Katharina Gerlach - Tales Retold
The Cradle

Katharina Gerlach ...

October 24, 2016

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