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Summary: The resurrection of one world will mean the destruction of another. The homeworld of the alien Noigel has been annihilated. Their existence as a species is on a razor's edge. But they have found a replacement: Earth. But it must be changed to suit their needs. If they succeed, all of humanity will perish. When an alien secret agent is killed, his technology and mission are given to Hina Takamachi. The Japanese schoolgirl discovers the alien's battle suit gives her incredible powers, just like the anime heroines she admired as a kid. The battle suit's artificial intelligence, whom Hina names Voice, informs her that only she can save the world from the Noigel.With Voice training and guiding her, Hina must overcome her own self-doubts and find the courage to stop the Noigel's plan. For one world to win, the other must lose.

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Zero Sum Game - Cody L. Martin
Zero Sum Game

Cody L. Martin ...

September 2, 2022

Word Count: 68810

Summary: Variant children are vanishing at an alarming rate. It will take a uniquely mismatched pair of trackers to untangle a web of conspiracy and misdirection to find them. In his isolated cabin, variant Damien Hazelwood avoids human contact as much as possible to prevent attacks of blind berserker panic. But his rare talent as a locator makes him the go-to contractor for tricky missing person's cases and when agents bring him a troubling contract involving missing variant children, he finds it impossible to refuse. Licensed tracker Blaze Emerson can't help being irritated when he's expected to follow the strange, twitchy locator's lead on his latest case. He works alone, he's damn good, and as a variant sparker, he has both the fire and the firepower to take on anything out there. Though he has to admit there's something intriguing about a man who can find people with his brain. ​ With vastly different temperaments and backgrounds, Damien and Blaze need to negotiate quickly how to work together if they're going to crack this case. Add in the sudden appearance of Blaze's outlaw ex, the perils of tracking in the wilds, and a maddening lack of discernible motive or method, and they soon find themselves in as much danger as the kids they're trying to rescue. Variant Configurations takes place in a future Earth where humanity is reclaiming its spot in a gradually healing world. This book contains mentions of past abuse, action-adventure style mayhem, and the beginning sparks of a slow burn, series-spanning relationship.

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Rarely Pure and Never Simple - Angel Martinez
Rarely Pure And Never Simple

Angel Martinez ...

June 28, 2022

Word Count: 28000

Summary: Monty has a special power that no one else possesses. And he hates it. He just wants to live a quiet cheese sandwich and tap water life. Fate, being the fickle bitch it is, has other plans. His best friends, Lark and Sean, have abilities as well and the trio encounter three mysterious people who show them, they are not alone. It would be nice if any of them had useful abilities, but take what you can get, right? As a result, Monty is forcibly dragged into a world of coffee-addicted villains, half-competent goons, and pompous windbags. Monty must use his wits against the witless to save himself and his friends. To do so he must embrace being the DICK WIGGLER.

Dick Wiggler and Other Useless Superpowers - Mick Collins
Dick Wiggler and Other Useless Superpowers

Michael R Collins ...

April 25, 2022

Word Count: 71000

Summary: I’ve got a secret. Two, actually. I’m not that powerful. My best friend Gerald, though, he’s got enough superpowers to fill the role of two heroes. His abilities are so strong, he can even make everyone believe I’m destined to be more than a sidekick. My other secret? I love him. My crush is getting harder to hide now that we’re headed off to superhero university together. With Gerald as my roommate, it’s only a matter of time before he figures out how I feel. And from there, our other secrets will inevitably unravel, too. Including what truly happened the night we stumbled on a League of Villains meeting. I never counted on the League ruining my plans to enjoy the university experience with my bestie. Or the nemesis who haunts my nightmares turning his telepathy on the city I grew up expecting to protect with my powers. One thing’s for sure, superhero school isn’t for the faint of heart. Super U: Rising Storm is an M/X superhero slow-burn best friends to lovers romance. It is part of a multi-author shared universe following the university adventures of superheroes in training. Gerald is a trans man who commands the wind and electricity. Ignatius is his non-binary and autistic best friend, who controls electric sparks. Read now to watch them turn their spark into a storm.

Super U: Rising Storm - Alex Silver
Super U: Rising Storm

Alex Silver ...

October 12, 2021

Word Count: 111,000

Summary:

New York: two years after the Third World War. Humanity is rebuilding its cities brick by brick; the damage done to the people, however, is a lot harder to repair.
Dan Hardacre is one of those people. An aspiring stage actor and experienced draft-dodger, Dan struggles to find his place within the Utopic rebuild of New York City. When he’s not caught up with the duties of work, Dan lives a quiet life in mourning for his mother, Dyani, who went missing when he was a teenager.
One night, Dan experiences a vivid, terrifying nightmare that puts him right on the front lines of the war for which he dodged the draft; it ends with him facing Death itself in the form of a metallic, faceless humanoid creature that calls itself the Valkyrie. To investigate the reason behind his haunting experience, Dan seeks out a meeting with his estranged father, who reveals the startling truth about Dan’s dream: it wasn’t a dream.
With this newfound knowledge and the powers it brings, Dan makes it his mission to return to the scene of his nightmare. However, he soon comes to know that confronting the Valkyrie not only endangers him but the war-withstanding world he leaves behind.

Road to Juneau - Liam Quane
ROAD TO JUNEAU

Liam Quane ...

May 18, 2021

Word Count: 52000

Summary: To escape an arranged marriage, the king needs a fake fiancé. Stat. King Bastien’s father locked him into an ironclad betrothal contract with Lady Helena Rey when the two of them were only seven years old. Bas and Helena have never been friends—and not only because she marked their first meeting by dropping a frog down his shirt. He’s been unsuccessfully petitioning Parliament to annul the damn contract ever since he took the throne nine years ago. But with the deadline for officially confirming the engagement rapidly approaching, Bas is getting desperate. Enter commoner Nico Pereira, manager of the Royal Crest Vineyards, who nurses a secret crush on the king. He’s at the New Palace to unveil a  wine that’s the first joint venture between North and South Abarra. No problem, right? Except Nico has a secret: He has a superpower. Not a very strong superpower, but because powers are a privilege reserved for Royals, it still puts him at risk for arrest and prosecution. Nico can usually mask his limited foresight gift under the guise of being an incredibly efficient administrator. But when King Bastien asks him to be his fake fiancé? Well. Nico never saw that coming. Nothing if not loyal, Nico accepts the faux-posal, although close proximity to Bastien makes him more than a little… uncomfortable, and the increased scrutiny of government officials threatens to expose his illegal ability. Good thing this engagement is temporary, because being the king’s ex will be a lot less onerous than prison or exile. Or, if the attacks from a shadowy conspiracy continue, with being dead. King’s Ex is a 52,000-word M/M superhero rom-com featuring a fake engagement, class differences, improbably pristine clothing, dueling secrets, a guaranteed HEA, and a kitten.

King's Ex - E.J. Russell
King's Ex

E.J. Russell ...

February 26, 2021

Word Count: 41000

Summary: A yuletide wedding brings tidings of comfort, joy… and peril. Eighteen months ago, Tarik Jaso, Duke of Arles, would have been thrilled if Sander Fiala, Duke of Roses, sank beneath the waves along with his stupid boat. That was then. Now, Tarik can’t wait to head out on a private sail with Sander—a sail that will culminate in a highly public, politically significant wedding. Their union will be the first one between North and South Abarran royalty in centuries. If all goes to plan, it will usher in a new era of peace and cooperation between their countries. But as the big day approaches, their meticulous arrangements begin to fall apart. Can Sander and Tarik weather the storm of political opposition, familial objection, and outright betrayal to reach the altar at last? Duke the Hall is a 41,000-word M/M superhero rom-com featuring two dukes determined to tie the knot, relatives both helpful and annoying, spiteful thunderstorms, superhero sabotage, and hints that things are not all they seem. Note: Duke the Hall is not a stand-alone story. It’s the sequel to Duking It Out and as such contains spoilers for the earlier book.

Duke the Hall - E.J. Russell
Duke the Hall

E.J. Russell ...

November 17, 2020

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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Innovation
Innovation SALE

William W. Tate ...

August 8, 2020

Word Count: 46000

Summary: Royal dukes from rival countries, shipwrecked on a deserted island. The grudge match of the century—or a love story of super-heroic proportions? Sander Fiala, Duke of Roses, is fourth in line to the South Abarran throne, even though his rogue power earned him the nickname “The Monster of Roses” and got him banished from the Castle. But right before he’s about to set off on his annual birthday sailing trip, the Queen asks him to meet with the notoriously volatile North Abarran Duke of Arles. Tarik Jaso, Duke of Arles, expects the worst from people because—let’s face it—people are the worst. His superpower bombards him with any and all electronic transmissions, which…yeah, people suck. So when he’s attacked and wakes up in the cabin of a stranded boat, he knows he’s royally screwed. Because the man looming over him—the man he’d gone toe-to-toe with right before the attack—is the infamous Monster of Roses. Tarik is positive the Monster is behind his kidnapping. Sander is sure the whole thing is Tarik’s fault. As they work toward rescue, Tarik realizes that the disturbingly hot Sander is no monster, and Sander discovers that Tarik’s temper masks a caring soul wrapped in a cantankerous (though undeniably sexy) body. tt For their burgeoning connection to endure, they’ll have to duke it out with political factions, dark conspiracies, and centuries of traditions that keep them on opposite sides of the border. But first? They have to get off this damn island. Duking It Out is a 46,000-word M/M enemies to lovers, opposites attract, superhero rom-com, featuring Only One Bed, a grumpy duke who should know better than to jump to conclusions, a self-doubting duke who’s good with his hands (heh), gossipy seagulls, competent assistants, a guaranteed HEA, and (unfortunately) capes.

Duking It Out - E.J. Russell
Duking It Out

E.J. Russell ...

July 6, 2020

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Summary: Being too close to the truth got Jon Xiong's mother killed. While searching for answers, a murderous cult shows up at his door. A secretive organization called the Tuners comes to his aide and teaches him about his rare ability to travel between worlds called tuning. He grapples with his new superpower and is stuck between those who would maintain order in the multiverse and those who would destroy it. Jon must avoid the same gruesome fate as his mom and figure out what happened to his family.

Tuners - Aaron Frale
Tuners

Aaron Frale ...

March 25, 2020

Word Count: 130000

Summary: The world was forever changed when a government genetic experiment created the Chromodecs from a dead alien in 1952. Decades later, when it became apparent that society needed a way to deal with a hybrid humans with unheard of powers, the CORP was created. The Chromodec Office of Restraint and Protection was a special government police agency formed to keep track of the Chromodecs. This particular tale involves two refugees, young babies who were sent down to Earth to escape being used as pawns in an interplanetary war, despite the fact that Earth itself wasn’t so safe. Destined to be Q’sirrahna, or soul mates as the humans called it, Amari Losira Del Rey and Zendara Inyri Baen-Tor would grow to be more powerful than any other beings on the planet, if they could find each other first. After being forced to hide from the CORP when it’s realized their powers could level entire cities, Amari and Zen will have to answer one question. Who will save the world when it all falls apart?

Children of the Stars - K. Aten
Children of the Stars

K. Aten ...

January 31, 2020

Word Count: 15473

Summary: Three superheroes in love! Or one superhero, one former sidekick, and one redeemed supervillain, at least... Ryan, John, and Holiday have been partners -- in every sense of the word -- for two years. They’ve saved the world, fallen in love, and remodeled the secret base to include bookshelves and a bigger bed. But Ryan and John have always been the public face of the team. The world still believes Holiday’s a villain. And he’s been using that reputation to stay undercover and share information. Tonight, though, Holiday comes home injured, and his partners aren’t sure the mission’s worth his life. Contains lasagna, superhero theatrics, home renovation, a thunderstorm, and very enjoyable use of superpowers in bed.

Sundown, Holiday, Beacon - K.L. Noone - Extraordinary
Sundown, Holiday, Beacon

K.L. Noone ...

September 11, 2019

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Summary: FIVE Amazing Superhero Books in by Damien Benoit-Ledoux to enjoy! 1300+ pages! Grab all FIVE books in the LGBT Guardians series, bundled together for the first time! CONTENTS 1. Accidental Awakening 2. Unidentified Phenomenon 3. The Rise of Dark Flame 4. Ultimate Sacrifice 5. Balance of Power ------------------------------------ Book 1: Accidental Awakening ------------------------------------ When high school juniors Quinn McAlester and Blake Hargreaves wake up in a hospital room after a freak accident in a dangerous cave, they have no idea how much their lives will change—until a number of unexplained phenomena leads the boys to believe they are developing super powers. Be prepared to be riveted to the story till the last word! ------------------------------------ Book 2: Unidentified Phenomenon ------------------------------------ As the excitement of Quinn and Blake’s newfound super powers grows, so does the harsh reality of responsibility and conspiracy around them. After saving lives, Quinn discovers the rejection of city authorities who lash out against vigilantism while Blake secretly exercises swift justice and becomes further entangled with Victor Kraze and the mysterious organization he works for. This is an engrossing story that has not only kept my interest, but is so hard to put down, it has kept me up late at night. ------------------------------------ Book 3. The Rise of Dark Flame ------------------------------------ As the dust from Quinn and Blake’s destroyed friendship settles in their lives, their disparate ambitions bring them back together in unplanned and unwanted ways. Quinn fights to win the trust of the local authorities and the world while juggling his personal life, love life, and superhero life. On the other side of town, Blake embraces superhero life with Victor Kraze and impatiently waits to be set loose until he decides to take matters into his own hands, further dragging them all into a convoluted mess. OMG! This third story in this series will get your heart racing and keep it there. ------------------------------------ Book 4. Ultimate Sacrifice ------------------------------------ As winter settles over New England, the headstrong Victor Kraze pushes his team to recreate the accident that imbued Quinn and Blake with superhuman abilities. Working in the shadows, Blake spirals out of control and embarks on a destructive rampage that infuriates what’s left of The Order. Working with his team of unique individuals, Quinn devises a plan to infiltrate The Order and rescue his best friend from the clutches of the organization’s evil mastermind. Full of both action and adventure, you don't want to miss this book! ------------------------------------ Book 5. Balance of Power ------------------------------------ Mayhem explodes in Portsmouth when Victor Kraze reveals his true intentions, threatening everyone Quinn holds dear. Faced with insurmountable odds and overwhelming destruction, Quinn and his small team of mismatched heroes must risk everything to stop the maniacal Victor from creating an army of sinister superhumans bent on creating chaos before it’s too late. Tech talk, super-heroic philosophy, loving friendship, and teenage romance in a tale of responsibility and redemption. A splendid wrap-up to a fascinating series.

Guardians Box Set - Damien Benoit-Ledoux
The Guardians Origin Story Omnibus

Damien Benoit-Ledoux ...

April 28, 2019

Word Count: 65000

Summary: Will Logan and Luke Warren are still running, with no refuge in sight. After stopping in Tennessee to meet up with teammates Ron Perry and Jake Wilson, they head for Atlanta, to rendezvous with the remaining member of their team, Todd Jackson. Kowalski told Logan he murdered Jackson, but Logan knows all too well how hard it is to kill any of them now. He’s hopeful that Jackson survived and is waiting to meet them. Once they arrive in the city, they find Jackson easily enough. They soon discover, however, that he’s involved in a strange and savage situation, a member of a vicious fight club in the basement of an Atlanta club. When he tells Logan he’s in trouble and can’t extricate himself, Logan finds an oppressive atmosphere of evil in the club, seeming to center around the club’s owner, a charismatic man named Austell. Logan is disgusted by the illegal fighting, but Luke and the others are all inexplicably drawn to it. Something or someone is influencing the men, infusing them with violence and cruelty. A chain of events begins to unfold that will test Logan and Luke’s bond to the breaking point. Logan’s life is turned upside down as he has to fight for the lives of his friends and the man he can’t live without. When they're kidnapped, and everything Logan holds dear is in deadly danger, will he be strong enough to save them all? In this book, the second in a three part series, new clues and revelations emerge as to what happened to Logan and his friends in book 1, Origins, Gods of War, to change their lives. They face a new and savage threat to their safety, and receive intervention from Heaven itself? Or could it be Hell?

Dread - Shannon West - Gods of War
Dread

Shannon West ...

January 10, 2019

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Summary: They aren’t above killing… …and now his family and boyfriend are missing. Everyone thinks The Order’s dangerous new super villain Nightmare wants to destroy the world, but Quinn knows better. This is different. This time, it’s personal. The stakes have never been higher, and Quinn—as the superhero Blue Spekter—has a crazy plan that just might work. Can he defeat Nightmare and The Order before it’s too late? If he fails and Nightmare slaughters him, who will stop the maniacal super villain from destroying everything and everyone they love? BALANCE OF POWER is the fifth book of The Guardian Series and is part of the Spekter Superhero Universe. Remember all those cool things that happened before? Well, this book wraps all that stuff up. Read it now! You know you want to!

Balance of Power - Damien Benoit-Ledoux - Guardians
Balance of Power

Damien Benoit-Ledoux ...

December 1, 2018

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Summary: He must make the hard choice… …flee or fight. Becoming the superhero Blue Spekter was supposed to be fun for Quinn, the realization of a childhood dream. But the insidious Order hijacked his dream-come-true by twisting his best friend Blake into the feared supervillain Dark Flame. Now, The Order wants Dark Flame to kill Quinn and erase Blue Spekter from history. For Quinn, junior year is no longer about surviving high school; it's about survival and protecting the ones he loves. But can he? Does Quinn have the courage to stop Blake and take down The Order, no matter the cost? ULTIMATE SACRIFICE is the fourth book of The Guardian Series and is part of the Spekter Superhero Universe. Get it now.

Ultimate Sacrifice - Damien Benoit-Ledoux - Guardians
Ultimate Sacrifice

Damien Benoit-Ledoux ...

November 3, 2018

Word Count: 47,000

Summary: A collection of tales filled with monsters, be they human or beast, ranging in setting from dystopia to pitch black noir and even general silliness. From the ludicrous to the frighteningly plausible; from deep space to after the end of the world. There are clumsy werewolves and bloody revenge, monster sleep overs and a dieting fad sure to kill your appetite. Whether looking into the past or the future, you're sure to find that stuff gets really weird.

Shotgun Bastards and Other Stories - Andrea Speed
Shotgun Bastards and Other Stories

Andrea Speed ...

July 18, 2018

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Summary: They think he's their pawn… …but playing the game is part of Blake's plan. At just sixteen years old, Blake is lost without The Order's guidance—and The Order hopes he'll become their secret weapon in the fight against injustice. The Order always gets what it wants, but Quinn—now known as the superhero Blue Spekter—refuses to step aside and thwarts their nefarious plans. Can The Order—through Blake—persuade Quinn to drop the superhero act and join him in the real fight against crime? More importantly, how long does Blake have until The Order discovers what he's really after? THE RISE OF DARK FLAME is the third book of The Guardian Series and is part of the Spekter Superhero Universe. Get it now.

The Rise of Dark Flame - Damien Benoit-Ledoux - Guardians
The Rise of Dark Flame

Damien Benoit-Ledoux ...

July 7, 2018

Word Count: 19298

Summary: Emily Monroe may be a lot of things, but one thing is for sure, she is NOT the Chosen One. Emily is a normal girl working at Big Burger who has the unfortunate luck to look exactly like Big City's superhero darling, the Chosen One. It has been the bane of her existence as it disrupts her life and those around her when super villains come knocking, wanting to prove their mettle by fighting the Chosen One. Nobody listens when she insists she isn't who they think she is. With common sense and years of rage built up inside, she usually serves their butts to them on a platter, asking "Did you want fries with that?" No cape required.

Emily Monroe is Not the Chosen One - Erik Schubach
Emily Monroe is NOT the Chosen One

Erik Schubach ...

May 8, 2018

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Summary: The manhunt is on… …but no one knows who—or what—to look for. Impossibly heroic superhuman saves, wanted criminals vanishing into thin air, and thugs washing up with unexplainable third-degree burns can mean only one thing: someone has taken the law into their own hands. But who? And why? With the Department of Homeland Security breathing down the necks of city officials, Quinn and Blake must hide their superpowers from everyone, even their families. Time is running out. How long can they outrun the growing pile of damning evidence against them? UNIDENTIFIED PHENOMENON is the second book of The Guardian Series and is part of the Spekter Superhero Universe. Get it now.

Unidenfied Phenomenon - Damien Benoit-Ledoux - Guardians
Unidentified Phenomenon

Damien Benoit-Ledoux ...

May 5, 2018

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