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  • Heartsong by T.J. Klune

    Heartsong by T.J. Klune

    Rated: 4.58 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 69 ratings
    Heartsong is the third book in the Green Creek Series, the beloved fantasy romance sensation by New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune, about love, loyalty, betrayal, and family.“ Complex and startling... Green Creek is the perfect setting.” ―Charlaine HarrisThe Bennett family has a They're not just a family, they're a pack. Heartsong is Robbie Fontaine's story...
  • Dark Heir by C.S. Pacat

    Dark Heir by C.S. Pacat

    Rated: 4.73 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 19 ratings
    In this riveting sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Dark Rise, Will and his allies have survived the Dark’s first assault, but at a terrible cost.A new threat from the past is rising, and only a handful of heroes remain to fight...
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  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

    Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 57 ratings
    Would you trade your soul mate for your soul?A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love...
  • All the Inside Howling by Gregory Ashe

    All the Inside Howling by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.50 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    Vie Eliot has survived a new high school, an abusive father, and the murderous Mr. Big Empty. Now, as Vie searches for Mr. Big Empty, he also finds himself facing an unexpected how to be a good boyfriend.When a mysterious drifter named River disappears, though, Vie finds himself dragged into finding the missing boy...
  • The Last Sun by K.D. Edwards

    The Last Sun by K.D. Edwards

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 34 ratings
    Rune Saint John, last child of the fallen Sun Court, is hired to search for Lady Judgment's missing son, Addam, on New Atlantis, the island city where the Atlanteans moved after ordinary humans destroyed their original home.With his companion and bodyguard, Brand, he questions Addam's relatives and business contacts through the highest ranks of the nobles of New Atlantis...
    Categorized as:
    magic  mystery  fae  queer  fantasy  urban fantasy  m-m  paranormal
  • In This Iron Ground by Marina Vivancos

    In This Iron Ground by Marina Vivancos

    Rated: 4.37 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 16 ratings
    Damien is nine years old when his parents die. What should have been the worst moment of his life begins a journey shadowed by loneliness and pain. The night of a full moon, four years and seven foster homes later, Damien flees to the forest, desperate to escape everything. Instead, he finds the Salgado pack, and the earth beneath his feet shifts...
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

    The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 94 ratings
    The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater! Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life...
  • The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong  Vol. 2 by Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù

    The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System: Ren Zha Fanpai Zijiu Xitong Vol. 2 by Mò Xiāng Tóng Xiù

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 27 ratings
    [CHARACTER DEPTH LEVEL +10]Three years have passed since Shen Qingqiu betrayed Luo Binghe, and now there are only two years left before his "deceased" disciple rises from the dead to claim his bloody glory as the protagonist. At least, that's how the story is supposed to go...
    Categorized as:
    magic  mystery  queer  fantasy  historical  m-m  humor  demons
  • Into This River I Drown by T.J. Klune

    Into This River I Drown by T.J. Klune

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 19 ratings
    At once an exploration of grief and faith, Into This River I Drown is one man's journey into the secrets of his father and discovering the strength to believe in the impossible. Five years ago, Benji Green lost his beloved father, Big Eddie, who drowned when his truck crashed into a river. All called it an accident, but Benji thought it more...
    Categorized as:
    magic  mystery  queer  urban fantasy  m-m  demons  angels  fantasy
  • Trailer Park Trickster by David R. Slayton

    Trailer Park Trickster by David R. Slayton

    Rated: 4.23 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 23 ratings
    They are my harvest, and I will reap them all. Returning to Guthrie, Oklahoma, for the funeral of his mysterious and beloved aunt Sue, Adam Binder once again finds himself in the path of deadly magic when a dark druid begins to prey on members of Adam’s family. It all seems linked to the death of Adam’s father many years ago—a man who may have somehow survived as a warlock...
    Categorized as:
    magic  mystery  fae  queer  fantasy  urban fantasy  paranormal  m-m
  • Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

    Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat

    Rated: 4.11 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 27 ratings
    In this stunning new fantasy novel from international bestselling author C. S. Pacat, heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn and begin to draw new battle lines. This epic fantasy with high-stakes romance will sit perfectly on shelves next to beloved fantasy novels like the Infernal Devices series, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, and the Red Queen series...
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

    Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

    Rated: 4.11 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 83 ratings
    There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up. Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost...
  • A Cruel and Fated Light by Ashley Shuttleworth

    A Cruel and Fated Light by Ashley Shuttleworth

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 13 ratings
    Half-fae Arlo becomes entangled in the courtly intrigue at the Seelie Summer palace as danger for ironborns mounts in this “beautifully written and deliciously complex” (Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers trilogy) sequel to A Dark and Hollow Star that’s The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones...
    Categorized as:
    fae  magic  mystery  queer  fantasy  young adult  f-f  urban fantasy
  • Loveless 04 by Yun Kouga

    Loveless 04 by Yun Kouga

    Rated: 4.21 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 18 ratings
    Soubi unexpectedly meets two new Zero warriors Koya and Yamato, who leave him badly wounded. A concerned Ritsuki asks Natsuo and Yoji to teach Soubi about the relationship between a Fighter Unit and the Sacrifice. Older teens...
    Categorized as:
    magic  mystery  queer  fantasy  m-m  urban fantasy  paranormal  dark
  • Loveless, Volume 05 by Yun Kouga, Christine Boylan

    Loveless, Volume 05 by Yun Kouga, Christine Boylan

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 19 ratings
    When 12-year-old Ritsuka discovers a message from his brother Seimei that he was murdered, Ritsuka joins forces with Soubi to find Seimei's killer and uncover the truth...
    Categorized as:
    mystery  magic  queer  fantasy  m-m  urban fantasy  paranormal  dark
  • The Dust Feast by Gregory Ashe

    The Dust Feast by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Only days have passed since Vie Eliot’s murderous half-brother—a dangerous, out-of-control psychic—was stopped from killing the people Vie loves most, but Vie is ready for his life to return to normal. He has plans. Big plans. Make the cross country team, pick up his grades, and spend a lot of time with his boyfriend...
  • Loveless, Volume 03 by Yun Kouga, Christine Boylan

    Loveless, Volume 03 by Yun Kouga, Christine Boylan

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 20 ratings
    When 12-year-old Ritsuka discovers a message from his brother Seimei that he was murdered, Ritsuka joins forces with Soubi to find Seimei's killer and uncover the truth...
  • Loveless, Volume 02 by Yun Kouga, Christine Boylan

    Loveless, Volume 02 by Yun Kouga, Christine Boylan

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 18 ratings
    As Ritsuka continues to mourn the loss of his brother Seimei, he endures abuse at home, bullying at school, and the threat of new assassins on his tracks...
  • The Last Vocari Complete Series by Elena Lawson

    The Last Vocari Complete Series by Elena Lawson

    Rated: 4.33 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Binge read the complete Last Vocari series in this discounted box set. Over 1000 pages of dark and seductive vampire romance with bite.Slay, sleep, eat, repeat.The polished metal stakes strapped to Rose’s thighs have pierced the hearts of so many vampires she’s lost count. The foul creatures have even given her a name for her troubles: The Black Rose...
  • Civil Contempt by Jade Thorn

    Civil Contempt by Jade Thorn

    Rated: 4.29 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    The amount of pressure on Melody is only increasing. The Apex want to mate with her, her new coven wants her to choose a suitable husband from within their ranks and the new Provost wants her out of there - to graduate as soon as possible.Everyone wants something from Melody, including her mad aunt and Coven Bestia...
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

    The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 76 ratings
    The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death...
  • The Prisoner's Throne by Holly Black

    The Prisoner's Throne by Holly Black

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 34 ratings
    An imprisoned prince. A vengeful queen. And a battle that will determine the future of Elfhame.  Prince Oak is paying for his betrayal. Imprisoned in the icy north and bound to the will of a monstrous new queen, he must rely on charm and calculation to survive...
  • The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

    The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros

    Rated: 4.12 of 5 stars
    · 16 ratings
    Would you sacrifice your soul to stop a killer? Chicago, 1893. For Alter Rosen, this is the land of opportunity. Despite the unbearable summer heat, his threadbare clothes, and his constantly empty stomach, Alter still dreams of the day he’ll have enough money to bring his mother and sisters to America, freeing them from the oppression they face in his native Romania...
  • The Ghost of Buxton Manor by Jonathan L. Ferrara

    The Ghost of Buxton Manor by Jonathan L. Ferrara

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    “Michael, don’t forget our Neverland.”For nearly a century, the ghost of 17 year-old Rupert Buxton has been trapped in his childhood home. He spends his days reading, roaming, and trying desperately to recall his former life. Hope is restored when a boy his own age moves into the manor—a boy he quickly becomes fascinated by...
  • Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant

    Prince of Air and Darkness by M.A. Grant

    Rated: 4.05 of 5 stars
    · 20 ratings
    Phineas Smith has been cursed with a power no one could control.Roark Lyne is his worst enemy and his only hope. The only human student at Mather’s School of Magick, Phineas Smith has a target on his back. Born with the rare ability to tap into unlimited magick, he finds both Faerie Courts want his allegiance—and will do anything to get it...
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    royalty  magic  fae  queer  urban fantasy  m-m  fantasy  paranormal
  • The Mortal Sleep by Gregory Ashe

    The Mortal Sleep by Gregory Ashe

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Months have passed since the events at Belshazzar’s Feast. Vie Eliot, reluctant psychic and self-appointed defender of the small Wyoming town called Vehpese, knows that trouble is coming, but for the time being, he wants to spend as many happy days as he can with his boyfriend. Until one night, two men arrive and blow up a car. They threaten to do more damage unless Vie leaves town. Immediately...
  • Den of Psychos: Masquerade of Sin by Avery Song

    Den of Psychos: Masquerade of Sin by Avery Song

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    I woke up to the chilling sound of gunshots.A soured deal, a raid of vicious men, and a blow to my head that contributed to my psychosis.My name is Eloise Genevieve, but the rest of the world calls me crazy.Can I really blame them?After all, I speak to the monsters who have known me since that Devil’s Raid. Sweet, sinful men, who are just as royal, powerful, and merciless as I wish to be...
  • The Stolen Heir by Holly Black

    The Stolen Heir by Holly Black

    Rated: 3.94 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 64 ratings
    A runaway queen. A reluctant prince. And a quest that may destroy them both. Eight years have passed since the Battle of the Serpent. But in the icy north, Lady Nore of the Court of Teeth has reclaimed the Ice Needle Citadel. There, she is using an ancient relic to create monsters of stick and snow who will do her bidding and exact her revenge...
    Categorized as:
    fae  magic  royalty  mystery  competent heroine  m-f  queer  fantasy
  • Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo

    Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo

    Rated: 3.91 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 23 ratings
    Lee Mandelo's debut Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that crosses Appalachian street racing with academic intrigue, all haunted by a hungry ghost.Andrew and Eddie did everything together, best friends bonded more deeply than brothers, until Eddie left Andrew behind to start his graduate program at Vanderbilt...
  • Cutting Your Teeth by Caylan MacRae

    Cutting Your Teeth by Caylan MacRae

    Rated: 3.83 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Ezra Santos is tired of running. Of burning bridge after bridge and going through new names like used matches. He desperately wants something he was never destined to have—a future all his own. Having escaped his hell of a home two years ago, he can’t go a day without looking over his shoulder...
  • White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton

    White Trash Warlock by David R. Slayton

    Rated: 3.91 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 30 ratings
    Not all magicians go to schools of magic. Adam Binder has the Sight. It’s a power that runs in his bloodline: the ability to see beyond this world and into another, a realm of magic populated by elves, gnomes, and spirits of every kind. But for much of Adam’s life, that power has been a curse, hindering friendships, worrying his backwoods family, and fueling his abusive father’s rage...
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

    The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

    Rated: 3.89 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 118 ratings
    “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.” It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past...
  • A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

    A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth

    Rated: 3.79 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 22 ratings
    Choose your player.The “ironborn” half-fae outcast of her royal fae family.A tempestuous Fury, exiled to earth from the Immortal Realm and hellbent on revenge.A dutiful fae prince, determined to earn his place on the throne.The prince’s brooding guardian, burdened with a terrible secret...
  • Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales by M.T. Anderson, Paolo Bacigalupi

    Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales by M.T. Anderson, Paolo Bacigalupi

    Rated: 3.73 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    Fifteen top voices in speculative fiction explore the intersection of fear and love in a haunting, at times hilarious, darkly imaginative volume.Predatory kraken that sing with - and for - their kin; band members and betrayed friends who happen to be demonic; harpies as likely to attract as to repel...
  • Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler

    Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler

    Rated: 3.68 of 5 stars
    · 15 ratings
    “ Runebinder is wall-to-wall elemental magic and mayhem. Alex R. Kahler knows how to rock some socks.” —Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns“If The Walking Dead and Constantine had a baby and that baby was unabashedly queer as hell, it would be Runebinder . “ —Tristina Wright, author of 27 Hours“A roller coaster ride through a world of chaos and blood...
    Categorized as:
    magic  dystopian  queer  fantasy  young adult  urban fantasy  m-m  dark
  • Runebreaker by Alex R. Kahler

    Runebreaker by Alex R. Kahler

    Rated: 3.44 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    Magic is sinAidan desires only one thing: to rule. Arrogant, headstrong and driven by the element of Fire, he will stop at nothing to bring the evil Howls that destroyed Scotland to their knees. But Fire is a treacherous element, and the very magic that brought him to power could burn his world to ash.Especially with the blood of his fellow Hunters on his hands...
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