Queer Romance Month Posts by Nicole Kimberling, Astrid Amara, Ginn Hale, and Josh Lanyon ~ * ~ NEXT EVENT: Seattle Public Library Reading ~ * ~ Conventions: GeekGirlCon 2014 ~ * ~ New releases from Blind Eye Books: The Devil Lancer by Astrid Amara Champion of the Scarlet Wolf (Book One) by Ginn Hale ~ * ~ When Blind Eye Books authors play elsewhere: Fair Play by Josh Lanyon
Coming November 10 from Carina Press
Queer Romance Month celebrates queer romantic fiction and the Blind Eye Books authors are participating!
Next appearance of Team Blind Eye will be at the Seattle Public Library. Here's the schedule.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: EXPLORING LGBTQ SCI-FI AND FANTASY
Monday, November 17, 7-8:30pm
This year we tabled at Geek Girl Con for the first year ever. What a con! So many wonderful young women (and men) geeking out to their heart’s content. Special thanks to Miss Mandible and Mr. Hyde for working the Blind Eye Books table. While we were there, Langley Hyde, Astrid Amara, Ginn Hale and myself, along with the wonderful J. Tullos Hennig and the smart-as-a-whip Amber Dawn spoke on a panel titled: Gaylaxy Quest: Exploring Queer Fantasy and Science Fiction. The audience was very fun and excited and interested in our various book recs.
On the left: The must-have T-shirt
On the right: Miss Mandible and Langley Hyde get acquainted in the dealers' room
Mr. Hyde ensures that we all make it to our panel on time. (I love that he’s cosplaying from his wife’s book. Cute!)
POV shot of the photographer about to pose a question to our panel.
Summary: Captain Elliott Parrish of Her Majesty’s 17th Lancers cavalry division finds most details about his assignment in the Crimean peninsula insufferable. Rampant cholera, missing supplies, and inept planning start the British war effort against the Russian Czar’s expansion into Turkish territory on poor footing.
What should have been a swift and decisive summer victory soon drags into a harrowing winter campaign, and Elliott must rally disheartened men through sickness, battle, and starvation. But when he is assigned the additional task of spying on a fellow officer, the inscrutable Cornet Ilyas Kovakin, he finds himself disconcerted and fascinated by both the work and the man.
Rumors surround Ilyas Kovakin, the half-Russian officer who reports to none in his division. People say they’ve seen snakes slithering into his tent at night, that he has another face visible only in certain light, and a penchant for violent acts carried out in darkness, alone. But the truth that Elliot soon discovers is much more dangerous then mere superstition.
For Ilyas, his return to Crimea is colored with the horrors of his past.
Once a mercenary, he has made a terrible mistake and inherited horrifying powers that he can barely control. He feels his hold over his humanity slipping away daily, and fears that salvation may already lay beyond him when the cheerful Captain Parrish catches his attention. Among men who hate him and superiors who covet his brutal power, Ilyas finds the young captain’s charming company almost irresistible.
But Ilyas knows that the closer he is drawn to Elliot the more he will endanger them both.
Summary: Five years after abandoning the Sagrada Acedemy, Elezar Grunito has become infamous in the sanctified circles of noble dueling rings for his brutal temper and lethal blade. Men and women of all ranks gather to cheer and jeer, none of them knowing Elezar’s true purpose. But a violent death outside the ring marks Elezar as a wanted man and sends him into hiding in the far northern wilds of Labara.
There, creatures of myth and witchcraft—long since driven from Cadeleon—lurk in dark woods and prowl the winding streets. Soldiers and priests alike fear the return of witch-queens and even demons. Elezar soon learns that magic takes many forms, some too alluring to resist, others too terrible to endure. But just as he begins to find his place in this strange new country, the past he left behind along with his school days returns to challenge him once again.
Summary: Setting up house with his new lover was tricky before arson landed his former radical father in the guest bedroom. Now ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills has to figure out who is willing to kill to keep Roland's memoirs from being published. Read an excerpt.