Queen of Swords Press

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About Queen of Swords Press:
Queen of Swords is an independent small press specializing in swashbuckling tales of derring-do, bold new adventures in time and space, mysterious stories of the occult and arcane and fantastical tales of people and lands far and near. What does that actually mean? It means we like all of the following: swashbuckling tales with female protagonists, people from wide-ranging cultural and racial backgrounds having adventures in outer space, LGBT and/or Q characters engaged in magic and swordplay and historically-flavored stories that reflect diverse casts of characters doing interesting things.

Please see www.queenofswordspress.com for more information.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy, graphic novels, history, biographies, horror, science fiction, mysteries - you name it. For relaxation, I really like fantasies, graphic novels and mysteries, but it really depends on my mood and what else is going on. I love discovering new writers as well as rereading old favorites.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have found that has varied from book to book. For print books, in person events like book release parties and author readings have been most effective. For ebooks, it's been a mix. Interviews, guest blog posts, podcasts - anything that builds word of mouth is generally helpful.
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Terror at Tierra de Cobre
Pre-release—available March 7, 2024. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,400. Language: English. Published by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
An ancient evil has awakened… In an American West filled with magic and monsters, seven women—two gunslingers, a sorceress, a former nun, a reporter, an Apache fighter and several seemingly ordinary townswomen—must join forces in the town of Tierra de Cobre to stop a goddess and her minions from taking over their world. Succeed or fail, the fight will demand all they have.
A Death at the Dionysus Club
Series: Lynes & Mathey. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,190. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2023 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Julian Lynes and Ned Mathey are back and this time, the stakes are everything they hold dear. A murderer is finding their victims in the London gentlemen’s clubs where gay men find refuge and each other. Julian and Ned’s friends, their former lovers and foes, are all under threat from both the murderer and the terrible risk of exposure. How high a price are they willing to pay to stop a killer?
Little Nothing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,200. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2023 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Two young women race to turn the tide in a Florida on the brink of civil war with monsters, magic and their love as their only weapons.
Death by Silver
Series: Lynes & Mathey. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 109,260. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2023 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
When his nemesis from schoolboy days hires London metaphysician Ned Mathey to investigate his father’s murder, Ned turns to his friend and sometime lover, detective Julian Lynes, for help. Together, they must navigate a magical maze of deceit, danger, their painful past and, perhaps, a future together. Can they solve the mystery and forge a new kind of partnership or will the past prove too much?
Last Car to Annwn Station
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,210. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2022 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Minneapolis Child Protective Services Attorney Maeve Malveaux can’t figure out why her boss won’t let her investigate her latest case. Or why she keeps getting picked up by the phantom cars of the city’s defunct streetcar system and hunted by the hounds of the Wild Hunt. Good thing that her colleague Jill is ready to back her up with a wicked array of skills, charm and cheesecake.
The Language of Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,720. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2022 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Alys has to be the one to go and redeem her father’s pledge, the price for stealing a very special rose. She is the one who has always taken care of their family. She is the one who has never fallen in love and has the least to lose. Or so she imagines before she travels to the Beast’s manor and meets his sister, Grace. Can she remain true to herself and still break the curse before it’s too late?
Obviously, Aliens
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,180. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2021 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The aliens are coming! Or are most of them already here? Dana, Jay and Adam are about to find out as they embark on a wild and hilarious road trip with aliens, body switches, evil plumbing executives and their minions, government agents, talking corgis and more as they try to save the world, stop the bad guys and get Adam and Jay back together.
Blood Moon: A Wolves of Wolf's Point Novel
Series: Wolves of Wolf's Point. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,140. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2021 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
The Wolf’s Point werewolf pack, born from the magic that calls small groups of middle-aged women to embrace their inner and outer wolves, has been protecting the town for generations. Now Becca Thornton and the Pack have their hands (and paws) full of all the trouble they can handle. Plus a bit extra. Can the Pack solve a murder mystery and clear one of their own before it's too late?
The Voyages of Cinrak the Dapper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,200. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2020 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
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Set sail with Cinrak the Dapper, the most valiant and chill capybara pirate captain in all of Rodentdom, and her bold crew. Let the good ship Impolite Fortune take you to the Edge of the World and beyond in a series of adventures about finding your true self, creating found family and searching for the greatest secrets of the deep. Step live
Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,450. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2019 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Haunted houses. Vengeful spirits. Wronged women. A glimpse of a grim future and a visit to a terrifying past. Step inside for a taste of nightmare, a bit of the unexpected and a touch of the weird. 12 stories by award-winning author Catherine Lundoff.
Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures
Series: Captain Marta Ramos and Her Crew. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,060. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2019 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Steam engines. Piracy. Adventure. Even More Tea. Ramos and Simms are back! Join Captain Marta Ramos, the most notorious pirate in the Duchy of Denver, and her crew as they negotiate the perils of rail, land and drawing room in a series of fast-paced adventures in a North America that never was. 2020 Midwest Book Awards Finalist
Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,670. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2018 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General
Think pirates are all about the rum and the pieces of eight? Think again! Let these fifteen tales draw you into the adventures of a new kind of pirate. Sail with them as they seek treasure, redemption, love, revenge and more. Raise the Jolly Roger and sharpen your cutlass (or recharge your raygun) and climb aboard for some unforgettable voyages.
Medusa's Touch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,470. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Betrayal, desire and danger: how did a simple side job go so wrong?
Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures
Series: Captain Marta Ramos and Her Crew. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,830. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Airships. Piracy. Murder. The Occasional Cup of Tea…Join Captain Marta Ramos, the most notorious pirate in the Duchy of Denver, and her crew as they negotiate the perils of air, land and drawing room in a series of fast-paced adventures in a North America that never was. 2019 Colorado Book Awards Science Fiction/Fantasy Finalist
Desire: Sensual Lesbian Erotica
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,180. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2017 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Elvis impersonators, art-fueled lust, forbidden longings, hot women, unexpected love, rekindled flames, magic, all these and more populate the pages of DESIRE. Meet thieves and goddesses, activists and actors, ex-spies and tourists in this spicy collection of 11 tales of sensual lesbian erotica by author Emily L. Byrne.
Silver Moon: A Wolves of Wolf's Point Novel
Series: Wolves of Wolf's Point. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,690. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
Becca Thornton didn’t expect that her menopause was going to come with bonus lycanthropy. But things are heating up in her adopted hometown of Wolf’s Point and she and her new Pack are in danger. Can Becca overcome her fears and help the werewolves defeat their greatest enemy?
Knife's Edge: Kinky Lesbian Erotica
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,750. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
12 stories about spanking, surrender and restraints and some of the fun a few inventive gals can cook up with each other. What else? There are pirates and aliens and cowgirls and the hottest meter maid you'll ever run across. Add in a vampire or two and the hottest fantasies you ever entertained about the girl's field hockey team and you’re in for one wild ride.
Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,750. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017 by Queen of Swords Press. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Eleven tales of the queer fantastic by award-winning author Catherine Lundoff.

Series

Lynes & Mathey
Murder, mystery and magic abound in an Edwardian London where partners in detection and romance, Julian Lynes and Ned Mathey, work together to unravel deadly puzzles.
Death by Silver
Price: $6.99 USD.
Captain Marta Ramos and Her Crew
These books are a collection of linked stories set in an alternate 19th century steampunk-powered American West. Captain Marta Ramos, her main lieutenant, Meriwether Octavian SImms, and her foil/love interest Deliah Nimowitz are the main characters.

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