Travels Through The Scarlet Equinox by Toni Griffin, J. Scott Coatsworth, Angel Martinez, Freddy MacKay
Series: Mischief Corner Anthologies
Paperback: 430 pages
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books, LLC; First edition (November 18, 2015)
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Look, it really did start out with demons. In space. Rescuing an angel from a deserted… Never mind. Brimstone has never been about just demons. The eponymous ship of the series, the Brimstone herself, and I have spent a prequel and four novellas building a little family of oddities, though that’s not what we started out doing.
The ship and I had a clear purpose – write some science fiction comedic pieces because, darn it, SF takes itself too seriously sometimes and needs to be reminded that the universe has a sense of humor. Ivana Cockatoo, all brash and sass, certainly confirms it. The ship’s AI doesn’t do serious for long. But she’s watched as we’ve added an angel, a cowboy from the Old West, an oversized pink hedgehog who can only speak in haiku, and so on to our ship family, and the Brimstone would like me to finally admit something. It’s not just about the funny, either.
Yes, the stories are humor, but they’re also about being who you are and holding up a single finger salute to a universe who says you have to be something else. It’s about being our quirky, strange, does-not-fit-in-pre-prepared-box, sometimes annoying, sometimes wonderful selves. It’s about following our passions, no matter the obstacles in the way. It’s about the family we gather around us, which may or may not include the family were born to. The new Brimstone story, Beside a Black Tarn? Well, you’ll just have to snag the Travels Through the Scarlet Equinox anthology and see for yourself.
Brimstone. Demons in space. How can you take that seriously?BLURB: The Autumnal equinox—when the trees dress in their formal scarlet and gold and the crisp air whispers of chance and change, when bright days turn into sudden storms and the veil between reality and imagination thins. Join the Mischief Corner authors as they share stories evoking this often unpredictable time of year.A Bear’s Bear by Toni Griffin
Matthew Warner's been a Chicago Bears fan as far back as he can remember. What other team was a young bear shifter from the Smokey Mountains supposed to root for? When his college friend gets tickets to the next home game, Matthew jumps at the chance for a holiday. It's his favorite time of year and Nic promises him pumpkin carving and a visit to the world's largest corn maze, what more could he want?
What Matthew doesn’t expect is finding out the defensive tackle for the Bears is his mate. Between fainting at the realization, meeting family, and dealing with the media fallout of his mate's coming out Matthew is in for a hell of a rocky Halloween.The Autumn Lands by J. Scott Coatsworth
Jerrith is running. Kissed by an elf, he can't remain in his hometown of Althos anymore. Not that he wanted to stay.
Caspian still hasn't figured out why he kissed Jerrith, but he's running too. Since he was exiled from the Autumn Lands, his past has been hazy, and his future uncertain. But when a stray memory brings things into focus, the two decide to run toward something together. What they uncover will change how they see the world, and themselves, forever.Beside a Black Tarn by Angel Martinez
When Shax stumbles across rumors of an experimental house that responds to the occupant’s brain functions, creating scenarios to please and delight, naturally he wants to steal it. But with the return of a troubled and hunted Julian Parallax and an overabundance of Poe references, even Shax’s scheming may not be enough to get the Brimstone crew out alive this time.Eternity in the Tides by Freddy MacKay
Autumn has always been Zak's favorite season for hiking and camping. Not to mention breathing in all that crisp fall air and sitting around toasty bonfires. That all changed year and a half ago when a rich prick high on prescription pills sideswiped Zak while he was out biking.
Now his days are filled with pain and limited mobility. No more camping. No more trails. Zak's life as he knew it is gone forever.
Back at his beloved stomping grounds, Zak is ready to say hello and goodbye one last time. But when a cry from the frigid Lake Superior waters throws him into the role of a rescuer, more than just his life hangs in the balance. Little did Zak know how much one person giving a damn mattered to him.( Excerpts )About Toni Griffin
Toni Griffin lives in Darwin, the smallest of Australia's capital cities. Born and raised in the state she's a Territorian through and through. Growing up Toni hated English with a passion (as her editors can probably attest to) and found her strength lies with numbers.
Now, though, she loves escaping to the worlds she creates and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come. She's a single mother of one and works full time. When she's not writing you can just about guarantee that she will be reading one of the many MM authors she loves.
For a complete list of books, go to: http://tonigriffin.net/Current_Books.htm
l:: Website :: Facebook Page ::About J. Scott Coatsworth
Scott is the admin for the Queer Sci Fi site. He has been writing since ele- mentary school, when he and won a University of Arizona writing contest in 4th grade for his first sci fi story (with illustrations!). He finished his first novel in his mid twenties, but after seeing it rejected by ten publishers, he gave up on writing for a while.
Over the ensuing years, he came back to it periodically, but it never stuck. Then one day, he was complaining to Mark, his husband, about how he had been derailed yet again by the death of a family member, and Mark said to him "the only one stopping you from writing is you."
Since then, Scott has gone back to writing in a big way, finishing more than a dozen short stories—some new, some that he had started years be- fore—and seeing his first sale. He's embarking on a new trilogy, and also runs QSF, a support group for writers of gay sci fi, fantasy, and supernatu- ral fiction.:: Website :: Twitter :: Facebook Page :: About Freddy MacKay
Freddy grew up in the Midwest, playing sports and running around outside. And honestly, that much has not changed since Freddy was small and throwing worms at other kids, expect worm throwing has been replaced with a healthy geocaching addiction. Freddy enjoys traveling and holds the view a person should continually to learn about new things and people whenever possible.
Freddy's contemporary LGBTQ book, Incubation: Finding Peace 2, won 3rd Place - Best Gay Erotic Fiction in the 2012 Rainbow Awards. In 2013, Freddy's story, Internment, tied for 3rd Place - Best Gay Fantasy in the Rainbow Awards. Freddy's steampunk/SF story, Feel Me, was a finalist and honorable mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards for SF. You can email Freddy at: firstname.lastname@example.org:: Website :: Twitter ::About Angel Martinez
While Angel Martinez is the erotic fiction pen name of a writer of several genres, she writes both kinds of gay romance – Science Fiction and Fantasy. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware, (and full time inside the author's head) Angel has one husband, one son, two cats, a changing variety of other furred and scaled companions, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.:: Website :: Facebook Page :: Goodreads :: Email ::Winner’s Prize:
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