Meredith Katz & Aveline Reynard are authors of queer LGBTQIA+ sci-fi, fantasy and romance. We specialize in happy endings and the lovely in the monstrous ♥

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The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz
Genre: Retrofuture sci-fi, romance, asexual homoromantic F/F
Words: 22,000. Sexual content: None.

A mechanic with a bad case of wanderlust meets a homebound robot stuck in the past. In accepting the things they cannot change and finding the courage to change the ones they can, both of them need to understand what it means to ‘move on’.  Tea, AI, and kindness. Soft and warm.

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How Saeter Robbed the Underworld by Meredith Katz
Genre: Fantasy, mythology, romance, M/M, trickster
Words: 20,000. Sexual content: None.

After a hard day, a young man’s fathers tell him a strangely relevant story about messy relationship between two demigods, children of  the gods of Envy and of Love, and how they trick the underworld out of a very special prize. Found family, daring rescues, shape-shifting tricksters, and Norse-inspired mythology. (Rainbow Awards 2018-2019 Winner Best Bisexual Fantasy Romance; Runner-Up Best Bisexual Book.)

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Smoke Signals by Meredith Katz
Genre: Urban fantasy, romance, M/M, dragon, billionaire
Words: 29,000. Sexual content: High.

A harried CSR for a games distributor gets put in charge of the video game collection of a grumpy and self-centered billionaire who is a literal dragon. At least the dragon is cute… in an apex predator sort of way. Includes soft cats, cooking shows, and knitting! Fun and upbeat. (Rainbow Awards 2018-2019 3rd Place Best Gay Fantasy Romance; Runner-Up Best Gay Book.)

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Empty Vessels (#1) by Meredith Katz
Genre: Paranormal, urban fantasy, romance, M/M, polyamorous, eerie
Words: 80,000. 
Sexual content: Some.

A psychic young man knows he has to overcome his anxieties to protect the local monsters from something terrifying lurking in the night. Along the way, he finds romance in unlikely places, between the ghost that keeps him company and the deer-antlered man running the mysterious antique shop. Monster kissing, flirty horned boys, mindscapes, and creepy dolls. (Rainbow Awards 2018-2019 Runner-Up Best Gay Book.)

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