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Cover Reveal: Impact – Queer Sci-Fi’s fifth annual flash fiction contest


Queer Sci Fi is releasing its fourth flash fiction anthology: Impact. We have the cover reveal here today!

COVER - Impact



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

About the Series:

It’s hard to tell a story in just 300 words. Each…

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A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audiobook Review: With A Kick Collection #1 by Clare London and Joel Leslie (Narrator

Fabulous review for With A Kick Collection #1 in audio *blush* *cheer* *whoop*. Joel Leslie has brought my guys to life in his own unique, inimitable way ❤

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This collection includes Clare London’s first two London-based novellas of the With A Kick series—A Twist and Two Balls and Slap and Tickle. Also included are two short stories featuring the characters in these books—Nice and Snow and Smack Happy.

With a Kick is a new ice cream shop, featuring ice cream for adults, i.e., ice cream made with liquor in a variety of flavors, one of which is named for the shop’s accountant, Bryan, and his new boyfriend, Phiz—Slap and Tickle. Patrick and Lee are the struggling owners who hope to be successful in the little shop located in the heart of London.

Each story is a self-contained romance, but Patrick and Lee are featured in each story that shows the progress of both their relationship and the business.

A Twist and Two Balls— Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star…

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Color Me Pride – Instafreebie LGBT Giveaway this week

A broad spectrum of FREE LGBT books ranging from short stories to novellas – take a look and see if anything takes your fancy! 🙂

And included from me? A TWIST AND TWO BALLS, in anticipation of the new book in the series coming out this summer. *YAY*

BLURB: Eduardo Mancini is going to be a star of the London stage and screen. Or that was the plan. His alter ego Eddy March hasn’t got further than the chorus and a bit part in a TV series. His parents aren’t supportive, his agent can’t place his particular skills, and he’s finding it hard to hang onto his young dreams. Things go from bad to worse when he’s late for an important audition, hasn’t got enough money to pay the taxi fare, and is chased across the streets of Soho by the irate driver.

Eddy reaches what he believes is sanctuary – With A Kick, a store where ice creams are blended with alcohol and imagination, and where his friends can help him. But Nuri the taxi driver is persistent in his steady pursuit, above and beyond the money he’s owed. Despite their very different characters and background, Eddy and Nuri’s relationship goes from a complete unknown to a wary balancing act. There are still mistakes to be made, and hurdles to clear. And both of them have to admit that their life so far hasn’t gone the way they planned.

But maybe being caught by Nuri was just what Eddy needed – both for his job and his heart.


Amazon – s/he loves me, loves me not

The news from Amazon on Tuesday after my challenging for 2 months why they blocked the self-publication of my OWN story (with proof of copyright provided):

We won’t be making ”Say A Little Prayer (ID:10549064)” available for sale on Amazon at this time.
I’m sorry, but we can’t offer any additional insight on this matter.

The news from Amazon today:

We’ve published your Kindle book:
Say A Little Prayer by Clare London (ID: 10549064)
The book was recently reviewed again and successfully published on Amazon. We had incorrectly blocked your title in error. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

BLIMEY. You couldn’t make this stuff up, you know. And who knows if it won’t be yanked off the shelves again at any time?!

Still – for now – here it is. And it’s ALWAYS been available at Smashwords in all formats.

BLURB: Jonathan’s a hardworking student running a couple of jobs to fund himself through college and also help his Mum run her B&B on the Dorset coast. Despite his mischief-making Gran’s insistence, he doesn’t have the time or the nerve to chase potential dates. Then one day on the beach, after a hard day’s ice cream sales, he meets the mysterious and gorgeous Admael. Now Jonathan doesn’t need to do the chasing—Admael’s ready and willing to make Jonathan as happy as he’s ever wanted. And even if Jonathan’s too nervous to think of anything beyond how to smuggle Admael home on the No. 7 bus, Gran is always on hand to offer him some lewd suggestions. Now Jonathan just has to worry about hiding Admael’s wings…