Posts Tagged ‘genre:speculative fiction’

High Five Dive by Adrian Fridge

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Rating: 7/10 ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 
Title: High Five Dive
Author: Adrian Fridge
Genre: M/M romance, speculative fiction
URL: Amazon
Price: FREE
Summary [from the publisher]:
t’s been 200 years since mankind first settled on Mars… and found about about the aliens… and had a big War… but this is not about all that.

After his ship stalls on his way back to the Mars colonies, Clark Waters is forced to confront his childhood menace and brother’s best friend, the very same Evan Mitford who owns the repair shop in charge of fixing this problem. Hot, hot Evan who he’s been secretly attracted to for ages and who is now invading every inch of his life. Insults traded and barriers broken, someone’s getting f*cked.

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A Charm Of Magpies by K J Charles

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Title: A Charm Of Magpies
Author: K J Charles
Genre: Alternate worlds, Victoriania
URL: Samhain Publishing
Price: US $4.50
Other Information/warnings: violence, explicit sexual content, reference to incest and suicide, supernatural content
Summary [from the publisher]:
Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry.
Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude…and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual.
Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die.

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The House of Doom, Dreams and Desire by Red Haircrow

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ 
Title: The House of Doom, Dreams and Desire
Author: Red Haircrow
Genre: Horror, Erotica, Speculative Fiction
URL: Smashwords
Price: US$ .99
Other Information/warnings: Explicit Sex
Summary [from the publisher]:
John Jones believed himself the most enlightened of gay men. Professional, well read and boyishly handsome despite his age, he also believed himself open-minded, tolerant and devoid of vice. Yet he cannot resist the temptation of “The House”, a computer generated environment where one can explore their own subconscious in a safe environment. Safe except for the darkness you bring with you.

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A Roof for the Rain by Katrina Strauss

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ 
Title: A Roof for the Rain
Author: Katrina Strauss
Genre: Romance, Post-Apocalyptic, Speculative Fiction
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Price: US$ 1.99
Summary [from the publisher]:
In a world with nothing left to lose, can one man find hope in another?

It’s the year 2031. The rain doesn’t fall, while access to water is controlled by a ruthless few. In the midst of this harsh, barren world, Jacob has taken up his father’s mantle as leader of the rebellion against the Water Lords.

Loyalty and sacrifice have their place in Jacob’s life, but there’s little room for love. Gorgeous recruit Ethan at least meets Jacob’s physical needs, but duty to their cause comes first.

When a killer dust blizzard interrupts a scouting mission, memories of Jacob’s painful past hit him full force.

Will he find shelter from the storm in the form of Ethan’s love?

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The Karma Booth by Jeff Pearce

Rating: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 
Title: The Karma Booth
Author: Jeff Pearce
Genre: horror, science fiction/speculative
URL: Smashwords
Price: US$6.99
Other Information/warnings: Graphic violence (including against women and children), horror, mild sexual content (het)
Summary [from the publisher]:

They say, “Executing a murderer won’t bring your loved one back.” But now it can! The Karma Booth. It’s terrifying. It’s devastating. It will change history, ethics, religion, science, everything. What are its terrible secrets? How does it work? And how can it be stopped?

Ethics consultant and ex-diplomat Timothy Cale is hired by the U.S. government to investigate this earth-shattering scientific breakthrough, and he better do it soon because the moral quagmires and complications are multiplying. Cale and his partner, London police detective Crystal Anyanike, must stop a powerful psychopath on a killing spree while searching for the elusive billionaire behind the Booth’s invention, the one man with the answers to all their questions…

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Arabesque by Hayden Thorne

Rating: 8.5/10 ★★★★★★★★½☆ 
Title: Arabesque
Author: Hayden Thorne
Genre: fairy tale, horror, gay romance
URL: Smashwords
Price: US$2.99
Other Information/warnings: horror, violence, explicit sexual content
Summary [from the publisher]:
Alarick, the son of a sorceress-queen, falls in love with a childhood friend, and their romance stirs the fires that soon rage through a corrupt and decadent court. Separated during a bloody uprising, Roald and Alarick become ensnared in adventures designed to twist their characters and destroy their minds, and they find themselves fighting for their souls in the face of dark magic.

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