• News and Announcements,  Release

    Cover Reveal: Empty Vessels

    We are extremely excited to reveal the new cover for Empty Vessels! Originally released by Less Than Three Press, we’re working to re-release Meredith’s backlist independently, and since Empty Vessels is the first book in the Sixth Sense Investigations series (with the first sequel being released in late 2019!) we wanted a new look for it that we could carry over through additional books in the series.

    Please check out the Artstation of the fantastic RubyDianArts who made this cover absolutely come to life. You’re the best, Dian ♥

    Empty Vessels will be available for purchase again both in ebook and print within the next few weeks! I for one am beyond excited to hold this gorgeous book in my hands and stare soulfully at the Horned Boy’s beautiful, beautiful face.

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    A queer paranormal romance by Meredith Katz

    Words: 80,000
    Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Gay, Bi, Polyamorous (m/m/m)
    Learn more | Read an excerpt

    Haunted by the ghost of the man who saved his life at the cost of his own, Keith has developed an awareness beyond what humans can normally sense—a world of spirits, monsters, and fascinating people that can only be described as Others. When he starts to have prophetic dreams about strange creatures hunting down helpless Others, he realizes that there has to be something only he can do.

    Accompanied by Lucas, his best friend despite the complex feelings around his death, and the Horned Boy, a beautiful and mysterious Other, Keith knows that he has to confront his feelings and his fears in order to find his place in this new, strange world—and to protect the things that he’s coming to love.


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  • News and Announcements

    Farewell, LT3

    We recently got some sad news that Less Than Three Press, the publisher that Meredith has been with for over four years (and Aveline more recently) is closing their doors. We’re amazingly grateful to the LT3 staff for all their hard work and kindness, and will definitely miss what they brought to the queer romance community.

    As for us… while this is a huge hit, we’ll be working as quickly as possible to swap over to a self-publishing model for Meredith’s (fairly considerable) backlog of novels and novellas. Both of us will be doing edits and rewrites on stories that were previously in LT3 anthologies and re-releasing those as standalone novellas in the near future. We also have some brand new stories that are drafted up and will soon be ready to go, with at least a few releases possible by the end of 2019.

    We’ll need your help! Building up a way to reach readers after losing a central hub like one’s publisher is not easy. We put together a quick list of how you can support us and would be forever grateful if you took a look, followed us on social media, and signed up for our newsletter so we can send updates when new books come out and old ones are re-released.

    We really just want to make sure we can continue getting our words out there. If you’re a fellow LT3 author, feel free to reach out to us if there’s anything we can do in the way of signal boosting. Meredith also put together a list of all LT3 authors and their sites/social media information, so please share the love around.

    Thanks so much for your support! You’ll still be able to purchase LT3 books for a short time, so if there is something you’ve been eyeing, our book list is here.

  • Sales

    Pride Sale! 20% off!

    My publisher, Less Than Three Press, is having a Pride Sale throughout the month of June! Through June 30th, save 20% off all print and ebook books purchased through their book market.  Click any of the covers below to go to the LT3 sales page for that book. Happy Pride, everyone!













    Omnibus: The Cobbler's Soleless Son & Behind Bars Contains "Only Human" by Meredith Katz (also published separately) as well as zombie stories by other authors Contains "Debating the Dragon" by Meredith Katz, as well as tournament & quest stories by other authors.







    Contains "If Wishes were Fishes" by Meredith Katz and "Heart & Parcel" by Aveline Reynard, as well as stories by other authors.




  • Reviews

    Review: Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (2014)

    Rating: ★★★★★
    Genre: Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Superheroes
    Categories: M/M, Queer characters
    Content Warnings: N/A
    Buy it at: Amazon (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3) | Barnes & Noble (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3)

    Description: After the previous team of Young Avengers fell apart, some of them have stayed away, and others are still out living that superhero life. But a new threat against the universe appears — an eldritch terror known as Mother, who has the ability to brainwash adults and is a parasite who is drawn to Billy’s reality-warping powers in the hopes of eating his soul, and maybe destroying the world in the process (all under the oblivious noses of adult superheroes). It’s Kid Loki who decides to get a new team together, bringing in the new members: America Chavez (a dimension-hopping lesbian Latina) and Noh-Varr (a disaffected Kree ex-soldier with a love for earth music), as well as pulling back some previous ones, such as Kate Bishop (rich girl with a bow and Hawkeye #2), Billy Kaplan (chaos-mage and son of the Scarlet Witch, Wiccan), and Teddy (a shape-shifting skrull-kree hybrid prince and Billy’s boyfriend, Hulkling). Joining them is David Alleyne aka Prodigy, an ex-mutant whose ability had been to learn everything.

    I’m rereading a bunch of the Young Avengers content, which has won several GLAAD awards for the queer content it introduced.  If you want to follow along, I made a Young Avengers reading guide over here to make it easier to understand the order, where to get the comics, and links to my other Young Avengers reviews (including reviews for marvel events & crossovers that I only posted on Goodreads).

  • Reviews

    Review: Young Avengers: The Children’s crusade by Allan Heinberg & Jim Cheung (2011)

    Rating: ★★★★
    Genre: Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Superheroes
    Categories: M/M, Superheroes
    Content Warnings: Highlight to read: Brief scenes of racism and homophobia from background characters towards our heroes. Major character death.
    Buy it at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

    Description: Some years ago, Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, in grief over the loss of her children, used her reality-rewriting powers to kill a bunch of her teammates and remove the mutant powers from almost all mutants, then disappeared. But Billy and his teammate Tommy have strong reason to believe that they were the souls of her children, transmigrated into new infants in utero of other people, and born again onto this world. After all, he’s a reality-rewriting wizard and Tommy is a speedster and they look identical.

    Nobody except Magneto wants Wanda back—both the X-men and the Avengers think they’d have to kill her—but only by finding her can they answer these questions, and perhaps save Mutantkind in the process. …

    I’m rereading a bunch of the Young Avengers content, which has won several GLAAD awards for the queer content it introduced.  If you want to follow along, I made a Young Avengers reading guide over here to make it easier to understand the order, where to get the comics, and see my other Young Avengers reviews!