Poems from a girl

A little drop of melancholy, a dose of happiness, surrounded by social walls, yet knocking down barriers, the poet tells her words about her feelings.

Meet Ellyne

Ellyne is an Eastern European indie NA, YA author, poet and wattpader. She is currently publishing her poetry books in English and has already produced three books on the international market. She enjoys talking about important social and political issues and is a committed member of the LGBTQ community.

Junkies, Hookers, Dykes… and Others I Have Known

“It was 1961. John Fitzgerald Kennedy had just been elected President. The Freedom Riders were working to integrate bus stations in the South. Vietnam was a long way from the horror it would become, and I ran off with my daughter’s eighteen-year-old babysitter.”
Actress, switchboard operator, model, encyclopedia sales-girl, wife, mother. Patricia Herd’s life in 1960s California was unusual, but she was a “good girl” with dreams of stardom. Married to a struggling actor and raising a newborn, Herd saw her own dreams of being an actress stifled. Deep within her was an attraction to the dangerous and the wild, an attraction that would break free and lead Patricia into the counter-culture of the period – a world filled with Junkies, Hookers, and Dykes.

But this is also the story of Patricia’s Texas childhood, and she delves deep into the unhappy lives of her parents and how that relationship shaped her own life, personality, and decisions.

Junkies, Hookers, Dykes … And Others I Have Known is a unique snapshot of mid-20th Century America, told with humor and insight.

Patricia Herd has been a teacher, an actress and, at age 86, an emerging writer. She currently has a screenplay in development and is working on a novel based on her mother’s life. She lives in Los Angeles.

Abundantly Attractive

A rescued by a handsome stranger, gay romantic comedy full of mishaps with dogs, cats, rats and reindeer.

Meet Tonwand North

I write gay mm fiction with a focus on the gay-for-you, bi-awakening tropes. Most of my stories are first-person, contain profanity, and the humour includes comic/exaggerated events.

The Young Gods

In this post-adolescent coming-of-age story, a depressed millennial uses her new and devastating powers to ensure that she will never be lonely (or bored) again. After grappling with her overbearing family, her suddenly ambiguous sexuality, her deep desire for independence, and her growing cynicism, Estella Edgehill suffers an accidental overdose. In the afterlife, she is informed that the Gods of old are retiring, and she has been chosen as a replacement. Upon returning to life, she leaves home and meets the boy and girl of her dreams. Together, the three embark on several misadventures, from a shoplifting spree aided by their burgeoning powers at a futuristic shopping mall, to attending a lavish forest party hosted by hipster ghosts, to an encounter with a student-devouring, spectral Wraith on their college campus. On top of the supernatural alterations in the world, Estella must contend with her attachment to her writing teacher, an aging literary titan whose bitterness is only outmatched by his cruelty, and her attraction to her forty-something-year-old neighbor, who is unhappily married to her husband. Relationships are tough, and growing up is hard to do, even for the Gods.

Meet Victoria Ruben

Victoria Ruben lives in Clermont, Florida. THE YOUNG GODS is her fourth novel, and it may or may not be part of a series.

The Happy Couple

What happens when Teri gets the medallion from one of her co-workers and she brings it home to her boyfriend Sam? I think you can only imagine! Well, you don’t have to because it’s all right here!

Meet MORPHEUS JUDGE

Morpheus is an award-winning author whose works focus only gay and it transformation. His work has been praised in Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, and he contributes to many other sites.

Bride of the Crimson Queen

Kami, a novice fire sorceress, never wanted to fight. She already lost her mother, the great fire sorceress Arkemi, to the forces of darkness. While the world sees a fallen hero, Kami is riddled with regret and bitterness—struggling to understand what she died for.
Although heroes may persevere, darkness never truly fades; it merely waits for a chance to return. The Crimson Queen, a powerful vampire that once laid claim to Kami’s town, Fortuna, is back. Struck with fear, the townspeople prepare to evacuate. Alice, Kami’s best friend and vampire hunter, urges her to follow suit. She warns her that the Queen’s power is too great for them to challenge on their own. The Crimson Queen’s formidable power is also augmented by the legions of minions who assist her in her dirty business. Kami refuses, unable to leave her home—the last remaining link she has to her late mother.
But danger travels fast. Alice is bitten by one of the Queen’s vampire minions. Unless that vampire is destroyed within seven days, Alice will become their mindless servant. Unwilling to lose someone else she loves, Kami decides to join a group of hunters hired by the town’s Mayor to eradicate the Queen for good.
These minions have powers Kami’s never seen before and the skills to match it. Will her unwavering determination and raw strength be enough to save her friend and town in the process? She may have less than seven days to find out.


Meet Keri Moore

Keri Moore is the author of “The Fox Demon’s Kiss.” She works for the city by day and writes novels during her spare time. She received a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Smith College and a master’s degree in International Affairs and Global Justice from Brooklyn College. She was born and raised in Brooklyn where she currently calls home. When she’s not writing, she can be found curled up in bed reading a book, cooking, taking walks through Prospect Park, watching Japanese animation, reading a manga, or taking a much needed catnap.

Lords of the Desert

Mehen Pet Tha, and Melcazar El Sharif flee Babylon, to travel to Egypt, where Ramses the Great awaits them. Traveling with those they love, they face danger, despite Melcazar’s desert tribe journeying with them. For Melcazar, the journey is painful. Grieving all he’s left behind, he must navigate his way across vast stretches of desert with followers and tribe. For Mehen, who looks forward to reuniting with Ramses, he must put his trust in the man whose actions have brought them to this journey. For the others; there is a feeling of both anticipation and fear as well as grief and anger at setting forth into the unknown. As they journey, each finds their own challenges. For Raxafar El Sharif, Melcazar’s brother, there is the daily reminder of the love affair that resulted in a child. Nepthys, caught between Mehen and Melcazar, finds solace in Dinni, who himself is finding that his destiny is changing. Galia welcomes the journey, and is intrigued by the compelling and mysterious Rax, but can she put behind her the pain of her past and find happiness again? Love, danger, new allies and adventure await as the Lords of the Desert face a new life ahead. But will all that has befallen them bring them to what they seek? Or will unexpected circumstances bring to each revelation about themselves and an unexpected parting? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09M7DSKRN?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_tkin_1&storeType=ebooks

Meet Debra Hoffmann Knowles

Deb Hoffmann Knowles is a poet, writer, artist and Cat mom, rescuer, and foster parent. She’s from Queens, New York and lives in Bay Minette, Alabama with her husband Jim, Cat Dad and Chef, and her 30 something cats. When she’s not writing, she’s cuddling with her cats and thinking about her next book. She is thankful for the support of her husband James, the comfort of her cats, and the wonder of the rescue community she considers her second family.

Sinfluenced

Bryan Hoenig has it all. A wardrobe full of the most fashionable and one of a kind clothes, millions of adoring social media followers skyrocketing him to full-blown influencer status and a future stake in a major European construction company. But beneath Bryan’s perfectly curated surface lies a shattered life crippled by depression and self-esteem issues. One just fragile enough that an outlandish comment from a digital stranger sends him spiraling out of control and into the intoxicating embrace of the New York City nightlife – drunk and ready for any trouble that comes his way. As Bryan gives himself to the music and gets lost in the sweaty sea of the dance floor, he crosses paths with Vic, a tall and incredibly sexy stranger who finds himself on the receiving end of Bryan’s drunken confessions. But what started as a loose-lipped tell all at the bar turns into something darker as the lives of the two men become more and more entangled. When Vic’s obsessive nature comes dangerously close to the surface, he immerses himself into Bryan’s life, desperate to protect him from everything and anyone – by any means necessary. But how far is too far? How far will Vic go to keep the sins of his past from derailing his carefully-laid plans for the future? Because you know what they say about the secrets we keep…the only way to truly get rid of them is to hit the kill switch.

Meet B.J. Irons

BJ Irons works in the field of education. Many of his personal experiences as a gay man, have contributed to his works. Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community himself, BJ hopes to continue to bring more fun fictional works to his LGBTQIA+ readers. The world could always use a little more color and fun.

Tumbling Down

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Kirkus Review: The brutal murder of a waitress leads a Long Island detective to the most complicated case of his career in this sixth installment of a series.
Detective Neil Jericho of the East Hampton Police Department is visiting his daughter, Katie, when he receives a call from his supervisor, Chief Krauss. A waitress was found murdered and Krauss wants Jericho to investigate. The victim is identified as 21-year-old Sally Espinosa Baez and an examination of her body reveals that she is a transsexual. Jericho turns to dispatcher Evangeline “Vangie” Clark for help. Vangie and her wife, Ingrid, attend meetings of the Hamptons LGBTQ Center and she can assist with the nuances of the case. The search for Baez’s next of kin leads Jericho to Phyllis Sonnenschein, an LGBTQ activist and candidate for town supervisor of East Hampton. Sonnenschein opened her home to Baez and she believes the killing is a hate crime. Evidence gathered at the homicide scene points in that direction. Meanwhile, Jericho’s girlfriend, tattoo artist Rainbow, and her business are targeted by a member of a hate group. As both cases intensify, Jericho discovers surprising secrets in Baez’s past that may hold the key to her murder. The latest installment of Marks’ (Amazing Detective, 2017, etc.) series starring Jericho deepens the development of the central characters while featuring a complex murder mystery full of surprising twists and turns. The narrative is anchored by Jericho, a dedicated detective with an unerring sense of justice. His devotion to his job cost him his marriage and he is determined not to make the same mistakes in his relationship with Rainbow. The supporting characters are equally well-developed, particularly Vangie, a 911 dispatcher who aspires to move up within the department. The investigation into the murder of Baez unfolds methodically as Jericho uncovers the tragic circumstances of her past and the mystery surrounding her death…
A finely paced crime thriller that should appeal to new and established fans of the series.

The gruesome murder of a local waitress draws Jericho into the unfamiliar world of the LGBTQ+ community in Sag Harbor. In the midst of a complicated investigation, he also has to deal with the intricacies of East Hampton politics and a potential threat to his girlfriend Rainbow. Will Jericho be able to solve this murder while navigating everything else going on in his life? His fierce search for justice leads him to a conclusion that will leave readers stunned.

Reviews for other Jericho Novels:

“Marks provides his intriguing principal characters with solid backgrounds and he puts the central mystery front and center from the start. The relationship between Jericho and Susannah gives the book a good, romantic spark. The whodunit initially seems straightforward, but it offers surprise twists that add further dimension to the characters. A fast-paced mystery with plenty of action and colorful characters”— Kirkus reviews “THE BATTLE OF JERICHO”

“Marks’s suspenseful second crime novel featuring Det. Sgt. Neil Jericho (after 2014’s Death Hampton) contains more than a few surprises. Readers should be prepared for a shocking ending.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Paradormancy

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We are not breeders. We are chosen to lead. Now fifteen, we are free from the burden of raising our own children. Born after the war, all of our energy was to be spent building a new and better world. But what if I was attracted to a girl? How would that threaten my future as a visionary? What if the others had secrets too? With my twin brother and Dani by my side, I thought we could bring great change to our dusty, desert outpost. And with our project soon to be unveiled to the other territories, a drifter warned me of a deception so great that it threatened to destroy us all. With inner struggles mounting and chaos erupting around me, the water was snaking its way to our pueblo. After all this time, the seeds had been waiting. I needed to make sure as hell that it was not too late.