What’s New Wednesday


Hey Gang,

This What’s New Wednesday is packing a punch. Just released today and already Number 1 on the LGBT Sci-Fi bestseller list at Amazon. “Impact” is a collection of flash fiction stories all revolving around the theme of Impact. My entry made it into the book, so now you have two good reasons to get your copy today.

Book Blurb:

IM * PACT (noun)

1) One object colliding with another

2) An impinging of something upon something else

3) An influence or effect on something or someone

4) The force of a new idea, concept, technology or ideology

Four definitions to inspire writers around the world, and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell, but only 110 made the final cut.

A difficult choice to be made. An object hurtling recklessly through space. A new invention that will change the world. So many things can impact a life, a society, or a planet.

Impact features 300-word speculative fiction ficlets from across the queer spectrum from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.

Welcome to Impact.

Series Blurb:

It’s hard to tell a story in just 300 words. Each year we ask writers to take the challenge, turning in stories across the queer spectrum. The rules are simple. Write a complete sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal or horror story, include LGBTQIA characters, and do it all with just 300 carefully chosen words.


Since this book is composed of stories of no more than 300 words, we can’t really do a standard excerpt, so we’re offering you the teaser first lines from some stories.

“She’d needed new oil. She felt her joints grow stiff, her muscles grow tight, her follicles thickening. If she didn’t get fresh quarts soon, people she passed would start calling her sir, asking, Where’s your gun?” —Crossville Station, by Nathan Alling Long

“The mallet’s impact on the hard, bright disk shattered the silence in the talking chamber. The resulting deep tone reverberated through the vault, through Saskia, as she fidgeted beside her lover.” —Settled, by Aidee Ladnier

“This is how the world ends, or so they say. From where I’m standing, it simply looks like a rolling darkness as distant lights flicker and die.” —Visitors, by LJ Phillips

“’What have you done?’ The mechanical eyes came to rest on his face, the droning beep sounding loud in the small room.” —Identity and Change, by Jo Tannah

“’Once upon a world, we were the same,’ he said, lifting my hand to his lips; the ground shaking beneath us.” —Impact, by Jack Ladd

“I been a tinker and soothsayer long enough to know this country’s at the cusp of war. They stir up hate easy as breath. And, oh, it pains my soul to see it. “ —Impact of Intervention, by Patricia Scott

“All lives begin with a messy impact of some kind. The crash of zygotes and gametes. Splats of silica gel between cybernetic synapses. Two women slam into each other carrying full cups of coffee.” —Quintessence, by E.M. Hammill

“If I venture far enough into the house, I’ll find my closet.” —The Closet, by K.S. Trenten

“It touched Ligaya when she was a child. Or she touched it. A half-glimpsed shape under her bed.” Mas Mabuti An Answang, by Foster Bridget Cassidy

“Jam zipped down the neon track, feather-light in low gravity. She rocketed forward, a glowing haze in her starred helmet, and shot past the pack. “Space Jammer!” echoed as she neared the line. Time to rack up the points.” —First Bout: Andromedolls Vs. Crotch Rockets, by Ginger Streusel

COVER - Impact

Buy Links:

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Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/impact-84

Angus & Robertson: https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/x/p/9781732307537

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40779373-impact


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What’s New Wednesday


J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer magical realism book out:

A group of strangers meets at Ragazzi, an Italian restaurant, for a cooking lesson that will change them all. They quickly become intertwined in each other’s lives, and a bit of magic touches each of them.

Meet Dave, the consultant who lost his partner; Matteo and Diego, the couple who run the restaurant; recently-widowed Carmelina; Marcos, a web designer getting too old for hook-ups; Ben, a trans author writing the Great American Novel; teenager Marissa, kicked out for being bi; and Sam and Brad, a May-September couple who would never have gotten together without a little magic of their own.

Everyone in the River City has a secret, and sooner or later secrets always come out.

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Matteo stared out the restaurant window into the darkness of Folsom Boulevard. It was getting dark earlier as summer edged into fall. Streetlights flickered on as cars drifted by, looking for parking or making the trip out of Midtown toward home.

The sign on the window read “Ragazzi” (the boys), lettered in a beautiful golden script just two months old. Investing in this little restaurant his uncle had left to them when he’d passed away had been their ticket out of Italy. But now with each passing day, as seats sat empty and tomatoes, pasta, and garlic went uneaten, the worry was gnawing ever deeper into Matteo’s gut.

Behind him in the open, modernized kitchen, Diego was busy cooking—his mother’s lasagne, some fresh fish from San Francisco, and some of the newer Italian dishes they’d brought with them from Bologna. The smells of boiling sauce and fresh-cooked pasta that emanated from the kitchen were entrancing.

They’d sent the rest of the staff —Max and Justin—home for the evening. The three customers who had shown up so far didn’t justify the cost of keeping their waiter and busboy on hand.

Matteo stopped at the couple’s table in front of the other window. “Buona sera,” he said, smiling his brightest Italian smile.

“Hi,” the man said, smiling back at him. He was a gentleman in about his mid-fifties, wearing a golf shirt and floppy hat. “Kinda quiet tonight, huh?”

“It always gets busier later,” Matteo lied smoothly. “Pleasure to have you here. Can I get you anything else?”

“A little more wine, please?” the woman said, holding out her glass so the charm bracelet on her wrist jangled.

“Of course.” He bowed and ducked into the kitchen.

He gave Diego a quick peck on the cheek.

His husband and chef waved him off with a snort. “Più tardi. Sto preparando la cena.”

“I can see that. Dinner for a hundred, is it? It’s dead out there again tonight.”

Diego shot him a dirty look.

Matteo retrieved the bottle of wine from the case and returned to fill up his guests’ glasses. “What brings you in tonight?” Maybe they saw our ad.…

“Just walking by and we were hungry. I miss the old place though.… What was it called, honey?”

Her husband scratched his chin. “Little Italy, I think?”

“That’s it! It was the cutest place. Checkered tablecloths, those great Italian bottles with the melted wax… so Italian.”

Matteo groaned inside. “So glad you came in” was all he said with another smile.

Author Bio

J. Scott Coatsworth

Scott lives with his husband Mark in a little yellow bungalow in East Sacramento, with two pink flamingos by the front porch.

He spends his time between the here and now and the what could be. Indoctrinated into fantasy and sci fi by his mother at the tender age of nine, he devoured her library. But as he grew up, he wondered where the people like him were.

He decided it was time to create the kinds of stories he couldn’t find at Waldenbooks. If there weren’t gay characters in his favorite genres, he would remake them to his own ends.

His friends say Scott’s brain works a little differently – he sees relationships between things that others miss, and gets more done in a day than most folks manage in a week. He seeks to transform traditional sci fi, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something unexpected.

He runs Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark, sites that bring queer people together to promote and celebrate fiction that reflects their own reality.

Author Website: https://www.jscottcoatsworth.com

Author Facebook (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/jscottcoatsworth

Author Facebook (Author Page): https://www.facebook.com/jscottcoatsworthauthor/

Author Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/jscoatsworth

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8392709.J_Scott_Coatsworth

Author QueeRomance Ink: https://www.queeromanceink.com/mbm-book-author/j-scott-coatsworth/

Author Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/J.-Scott-Coatsworth/e/B011AFO4OQ


The Curse on Tour

Mark your calendars, The Curse: Origin of the Vampires is going on tour across the blog-o-sphere. From May 19 through June 1, my latest release and I will be visiting a number of different blogs. The tour will present some excerpts from the book, an author interview, and some behind the scenes glimpses of background information used to develop this future version of the World of the Silver Hunter. This is my first book tour and travel arrangements were made through OtherWorldsInk.com part of the Queeromanceink.com family. So come hop on the bus and join the tour.

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If you haven’t gotten your copy of The Curse yet, it’s available at all major retailers in both ebook and print. Follow this universal book link to get your copy today: http://www.books2read.com/The-Curse.


Paranormal Giveaway

Hello All,

I know I’ve been quiet for a while. It was for a good reason, I was doing the final edits on The Curse, formatting it for both print and e-book, making sure the print cover fit the template, and determining whether to go Amazon only or wide distribution via IngramSpark. Based on printing costs I’ll be going wide when I release The Curse, on April 28.

This week I’m part of a paranormal giveaway hosted by Jay H. Jay which is very different from the normal giveaways I participate in. Jay has lined up a bunch of authors and instead of winning just one book from on author, you submit a list of your top picks and she’ll fill as much of your list as is available. Check out all the details here: http://joyfullyjay.com/2018/04/paranormal-week-giveaways/

I’ll have more on the release of The Curse soon including a universal buy link so you can find it from your preferred retailer.

Kethric Wilcox


Hey Folks,

Today I’m sharing the good news about my friend J. Scott Coatsworth’s new book LANDER, book two in his Oberon Cycle.


Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Format: paperback, ebook

Cover Artist: Anne Cain

Genres: Sci Fi, MM Romance

Pairings: MM, also includes FF

Tropes: second chances, ex lovers

Keywords/Categories: Wingfic, Gay, LGBT fiction, Queer Sci Fi

Book Blurb:

Sometimes the world needs saving twice.

In the sequel to the Rainbow-Award-winning Skythane, Xander and Jameson thought they’d fulfilled their destiny when they brought the worlds of Oberon and Titania back together, but their short-lived moment of triumph is over.

Reunification has thrown the world into chaos. A great storm ravaged Xander’s kingdom of Gaelan, leaving the winged skythane people struggling to survive. Their old enemy, Obercorp, is biding its time, waiting to strike. And to the north, a dangerous new adversary gathers strength, while an unexpected ally awaits them.

In the midst of it all, Xander’s ex Alix returns, and Xander and Jameson discover that their love for each other may have been drug-induced.

Are they truly destined for each other, or is what they feel concocted? And can they face an even greater challenge when their world needs them most?

The Oberon Cycle: Book Two

Series Blurb: Xander is a skythane man whose wings have always been a liability on the lander-dominated half world of Oberon.

Jameson is a lander who has been sent to Oberon to find out why the supply of the psycho-amoratic drug pith has dropped off.

What neither knows is that they have a shared destiny that will change the two of them – and all of Oberon – forever.

Series Title: Oberon Cycle

Position (Number) in Series: 2

Necessary to Read Previous Books: Yes

Giveaway: Scott is giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate and three copies of his queer sci fi eBook “The Stark Divide.” Via rafflecopter at: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b60e8d474/?


Buy Links:

Dreamspinner eBook: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lander-by-j-scott-coatsworth-9317-b

Dreamspinner paperback: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/lander-by-j-scott-coatsworth-9318-b

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Lander-J-Scott-Coatsworth/dp/1640804773/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lander-j-scott-coatsworth/1127876852?ean=9781640804777

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/lander-4

iBooks: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/lander/id1333640753?mt=11

QueeRomance Ink: https://www.queeromanceink.com/book/lander/

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38088645-lander

Lander-scott-authorAuthor Bio:

Scott lives between the here and now and the what could be. Indoctrinated into fantasy and sci fi by his mother at the tender age of nine, he devoured her library. But as he grew up, he wondered where the people like him were.

He decided it was time to create the kinds of stories he couldn’t find at Waldenbooks. If there weren’t gay characters in his favorite genres, he would remake them to his own ends.

His friends say Scott’s brain works a little differently – he sees relationships between things that others miss, and gets more done in a day than most folks manage in a week. He seeks to transform traditional sci fi, fantasy, and contemporary worlds into something unexpected.

He runs Queer Sci Fi and QueeRomance Ink with his husband Mark, sites that bring queer people together to promote and celebrate fiction that reflects their own reality.

Author Website: https://www.jscottcoatsworth.com

Author Facebook (Personal): https://www.facebook.com/jscottcoatsworth

Author Facebook (Author Page): https://www.facebook.com/jscottcoatsworthauthor/

Author Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/jscoatsworth

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8392709.J_Scott_Coatsworth?from_search=true

Author QueeRomance Ink: https://www.queeromanceink.com/mbm-book-author/j-scott-coatsworth/

Author Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/J.-Scott-Coatsworth/e/B011AFO4OQ

Legend Omnibus Edition and Updates on The Curse

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Welcome Fans, Friends, and New Readers,

Sorry to have been so quiet of late but real life hit me with a few stress inducing events, which slowed me down but haven’t stopped me. I read a few comments from people asking for a way to get Tracker, Witch, and Hunter all in one place, so I created an Omnibus Edition, which contains all three books. Because of the length of the combined books (around 650 pages) I had to look for someone other than CreateSpace to publish a print version. I chose IngramSpark to publish both the ebook and print versions and gained wider distribution especially for the print version. Since, IngramSpark works with local distributors to print and sell books, you should be able to order a print version from your local bookstore regardless of where in the world you are.

You may also have noticed I’ve redesigned the covers of all three books with new artwork. The photography work is by Dan Skinner Photography and you’ll see more of Dan’s work on up coming books.

Now, I know many of you are eagerly awaiting the release of The Curse, book one of the Origin of the Vampires trilogy, which I originally thought would be happening this month. I sent the manuscript to my wonderful editor Shannon just after Thanksgiving and she’s a little swamped at the moment so I won’t get the first round of content edits back until just after Christmas. Hopefully, I won’t be ripping out chapters or adding scenes. I asked Shannon to make sure I have enough vampires and that I’ve given you enough clues to make the revel at the end of the book not seem like a bad Agatha Christie mystery reveal. Once I have those back and make the necessary fixes, the book will go back to Shannon to line edit and proofread. The target release date is Feb. 24, 2018. Watch this space and follow me on FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter for more. If you’re looking for other great LGBT+ romance checkout Queeromanceink.com for other great authors.

Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year,

Kethric Wilcox

Sneak peek into The Curse

I know everyone is waiting for the release of The Curse: Origin of the Vampires, so I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at the prologue. I’m close to having the manuscript ready to go to my editor, only about five chapters left to write. I’m shooting for a summer release before I dive back into working on book one of the Legacy series, The Goldilocks Pledge. Enjoy this look into the future of the World of the Silver Hunter.


An old journal sat open on the battle-scarred desk in the back of St. Martin’s Antiques and Collectibles. The owner tossed the book down beside his personal diary started two nights after his transformation into a vampire. The man in question glanced down at the current page of his life story.

March 5, 1992

I sat in the old house for two days after killing the being claiming to be Cain, son of Adam and Eve. Are biblical tales more than stories? Still can’t decide who I’m trying to convince, myself here in the present or some time off in the future. The effects of Cain’s curse are starting to take affect. When I tried to light the fire, I found my Ruby magic tainted with Ebony magic, which possessed a strange sparkle. The faint stirrings of hunger are starting to manifest, and my canines are elongating into fangs. Major magic awoke the moment my silver sword cleaved the vampire’s head from his shoulders. Now to find out what becomes of my life or unlife.

Would you believe twenty-five years passed since I wrote this entry? Didn’t think the crazy old man was Cain the first of his kind. The reality of my situation makes everything my poor lost Susan believed in, the fiction the critics of Judeo-Christian beliefs claim. Wonder what the church would make of Cain’s journal or any of the other ancient books in my private collection. Still can’t figure out what to make of some of the passages directed at his successor, in particular the one at the end of the journal; Richard thought as he flipped to the last page of Cain’s journal, which contained writing.

Under the full moon in the throne room of El-Abel soak these last pages in blood from one of my grandchildren and reveal the deepest truth.

Richard paused in his reading when a text message vibrated his phone. Pulling his phone out he glanced at the message and decided to put himself to the test. Richard hit the phone number in the text message and waited while the number rang.

“Kieran Belle, can I help you?”

“Mr. Belle, my name is Richard St. Martin. I’m a hunter, and I understand your services, as a tracker, are for hire.”


Reports claim the famous shifter and vampire hunter Richard St. Martin died somewhere in the wastes of the Russian Empire in late 2026. Witnesses consider Seth Abelson, the man who inherited St. Martin’s estate in 2030, an imposter. The United States of America’s decline continued and as with many of the former superpowers vanished in the ensuing chaos of The Upheaval in 2092. Under the storm of High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulses unleashed by radical eco-terrorists, civilization crashed back to pre-World War II levels of technology and Victorian ideals of morality. Waves of conservative victories erased many of the significant advances in civil rights. In the aftermath of The Upheaval, new nations arose from the wreckage. The Papacy under Pope Francis III seized control of Europe and established the New Holy Roman Empire as a balance to the Russian Empire. Pope Francis forced the signing of The Holy Accord of 2104, banning the redevelopment of air and space technology to prevent a repeat of The Upheaval. Travel restrictions are in place not only between the new nation states but also within many of the new nations.

A few national organizations serving as law enforcement on a global scale possess unrestricted travel permits. Our order dedicated to St. Hubert and based in the New Holy Roman Empire, is one of these organizations. Founded to honor the patron saint of hunters and to train hunters, the modern Order of St. Hubert serves an expanded function. At our core, we are still hunters. Based on rumors the Vatican ordered us to form a team and investigate the leads. The team discovered Richard St. Martin’s secret library in Amsterdam, New York in the Federal Union of North America. In hopes of laying claim to this treasure, the Order dispatched an archival team to recover the contents of the library. Unknown forces killed both teams. The last authentic communication received here at the Mother House of the Order came on January 25, 2111. Circumstance surrounding the event meant we acquired only one of the copies sent out to inform us on some of the secrets St. Martin kept hidden. The copy we received is incomplete, and we’re not sure what the actual proof behind our agent’s claims is. Attached is a copy of the late Father Sebastian’s cover letter for the records. Recovery of these journals is of the highest priority to all members of the Order.

Alexander Le Roux,


Order of St. Hubert

Liege, Belgium, Holy Roman Empire



December 10, 2110

To Whom It May Concern:

Sorry I cannot call you by name, but I’m making and sending as many copies as possible, so I cannot address those who will receive these copies. By the time you receive this package, I will be dead or worse, do not trust any further communications from me. I beg you to take all precautions available to you to ensure these documents reach either my Grand Master or the Pope. Mother Church must be warned an ancient enemy still exists. The Members of St. Hubert’s Order counted Richard St. Martin, whom they called Lord Hunter, as an ally. Now I fear our trust is misplaced. In the aftermath of Lord Hunter’s death during the hunt for Celina Dyta, the Order did not possess the influence needed to claim his estate. The Upheaval and the wars following the disaster led to us becoming influential enough to claim what we believed belonged in our protection.

After things settled down, travel resumed between the Holy Roman Empire and the Federal Union of North America. The Vatican dispatched my team to recover relics from Lord Hunter’s last listed residence in Amsterdam, New York. What we found horrified us and challenged our faith in our Lord and Savior. The volumes contained in the St. Martin Museum of the Supernatural, contain dangerous materials. The attached are copied from one of the blasphemous tomes purport to be from the Journal of Cain, firstborn son of Adam and Eve. This journal’s vague claims and twisted history challenge every tenant of our faith. The author’s claims to be the first vampire raise the specter of horror in our hearts. Worse are the additional notes in the verified hand of Lord Hunter. Notes which claim one of his early kills as a vampire claiming to be Cain, and of receiving Cain’s curse as foretold in the Bible.

I beseech you to pass this package on. Whatever the truth may be vampires started to come for us and I am the last of my team left as I write this. Warn Mother Church.

Father Sebastian Drummond,

A Priest-Scout

Order of St. Hubert of Lieges


“Master, everything is done as you required. We destroyed the Order’s team before they communicated with their motherhouse. Like you commanded a false partial journal was sent to The Order with a letter from one of the members of the team. Other partial copies are scattered as well as the one whole copy of the journal you prepared. All will be tracked and moved along as needed,” Database reported to Richard St. Martin.

“Thank you, my little spy. The whole journal must find its way into the hands of an academic, a religious scholar, or an archaeologist. There are secrets within I need revealed, starting with the location of El-Abel.”

The Dark Future

Hello everyone and welcome new followers,

I’m trying to get back into the swing of things after taking some time to get over writer’s block and the depressing outcome of the most recent election here in the U.S. The outcome threw me off my writing stride when I realized a couple of the events I created in my alternate timeline for the Silver Hunter world were coming to pass in the real world only sooner than I’d planned for the books. But enough about politics, you’re hear to learn about what’s coming to your e-reader from Kethric Wilcox.

First out this year will be The Curse, book one of the Origin of the Vampires trilogy. Set in mostly in the early 22nd Century, what originally was planned as a short story has turned into an archeological/religious/romance thriller and is currently looking to be about 100,000 word novel. The book follows Dr. Jeremiah Banks, an archeologist and college professor at the University of Arizona in the Republic of Texas; and Professor Juan Di Vargas, the Ferdinand II Chair of Ancient Theology at the University of Madrid in the Holy Roman Empire as they follow the clues laid out in the pages of a mysterious collection of journal pages supposedly written by Cain, the son of Adam and Eve, and the first vampire, and containing notes from Richard St. Martin, better known to some as Lord Hunter and to others as Lord Slayer, the new lord of all vampires.

The pair along with Dr. Banks’ graduate students will navigate the political-religious landscape as they search for the lost city behind the story of Enoch, while dodging the attacks of rival factions led by vampires so ancient they are known as the Primordials.

Following The Curse, the plan is to finish writing The Goldilocks Pledge, which is book one in the Legacy of the Silver Hunter trilogy. The Legacy books will follow the impact Kieran and Cory Belle-Cooper lives had on various couples in their extend family. The Goldilocks Pledge will feature Ian and Billy Belle-Cooper as the main pairing as they grow into their role as the Archivist of the House of Beauty. As you might gather this tale will twist the fable of Goldilocks and the Three Bears into a new tale.

After The Goldilocks Pledge, I’ll be working on book two of both the Vampire and Legacy trilogies, Lord Hunter (Vampires) and Ruby Wine (Legacy).