Memorable Reads of 2023

  “And books, they offer one hope that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe, one is saved.” – Anne Rice AT THE beginning of 2023, I made a New Year’s Resolution to read more. Specifically, I wanted to choose reading over watching TV in my downtime. […]

INTERVIEW WITH URBAN THRILLER AUTHOR BRIAN B. EWING

  Brian B. Ewing: “ When writing, whether it be a short story, a standalone novel, or a series, I tend to envision it in a movie or television format. ” I’d like to welcome Brian B. Ewing to the BLOG. A self-professed, “dark-humour, word-vomit enthusiast,” Brian is the author of The Reels series of Urban Thriller […]

Review: A Queen of Blood and Glitter: A Faery Tale of Grief, Drag, and Hope Told In Six Parts by Benjamin Kissell

A Queen of Blood and Glitter: a Faery Tale of Grief, Drag, and Hope Told in Six Parts is the flagship book in the A Queen of Blood and Glitter Series, which includes two follow-up novellas. The half-Faerie drag queen, Blodeuwedd, aka Miss Nomer, has a score to settle. They’ve suffered a terrible loss resulting in a deep […]

INTERVIEW WITH QUEER DARK URBAN FANTASY/HORROR AUTHOR J.P. JACKSON

J.P. Jackson: “The whole reason I started writing was that queer representation in Urban Fantasy books didn’t exist.” I’d like to welcome J.P. Jackson to the BLOG. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (He’s a Canuck, like me!), J.P. is the author of several novels and novellas, including the Dark Urban Fantasy Magus Malefica series and […]

Review: Dragged To Hell by J.P. Jackson

LIKE THE main character’s drag queen persona Azadore Necrophilia Hex, the short story Dragged To Hell, by J.P. Jackson is a different, wholly unique creature. I’ve never read a supernatural gay romance that combines the paranormal, Drag, goth culture, and all that great queer lovey-dovey stuff and does it seamlessly with rich, descriptive text. It’s […]

Review: Hood’s Ride Is Red by J.P. Jackson

HOOD’S RIDE Is Red is a sexy and thrilling short story that reimagines the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale. Harkin Ross, nicknamed “Hood” after his Red Dodge Dart–a clever, butch take on the “red hood” motif–is hiding a hairy, clawed, sharp-toothed secret, but not very well, unfortunately. Arrested and locked up for a crime that […]

Review: Summoned (Magus Malefica—The Coven Series Book 1) by J.P. Jackson

SUMMONED IS the story of Devid Khandelwal, a handsome, young gay man, soon-to-be college graduate, and amateur occultist. Dev has been trying to connect to the supernatural world, referred to as the Shadow Realm, for years without success. His final attempt at piercing the veil is a Summoning Board that grants the user three ultimate […]