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13 Enthralling Gay Space Operas to Explore the Future #SciFi #Giveaway

Hello all and welcome to a new list of recommended reads from EyesOnBooks – enthralling gay space operas to help you explore the future and the Universe! Read on to discover our picks and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom to enter the giveaway for a chance to win all these amazing gay space operas!

Some of you might have noticed that I took a break for a while – two weeks off from these giveaways. It was because I was exhausted and the long heat wave we’ve experienced made things worse. I am back now and I’ll catch up with everything from sending out your prizes to picking winners and having these lists up once a week 🙂

13 Enthralling Gay Space Operas to Explore Outer Space

1. Ardulum: First Don by J.S. Fields

Ardulum. The planet that vanishes. The planet that sleeps.

Neek makes a living piloting the dilapidated tramp transport, Mercy’s Pledge, and smuggling questionable goods across systems blessed with peace and prosperity. She gets by—but only just. In her dreams, she is still haunted by thoughts of Ardulum, the traveling planet that, long ago, visited her homeworld. The Ardulans brought with them agriculture, art, interstellar technology…and then disappeared without a trace, leaving Neek’s people to worship them as gods.

Neek does not believe—and has paid dearly for it with an exile from her home for her heretical views.

Yet, when the crew stumbles into an armed confrontation between the sheriffs of the Charted Systems and an unknown species, fate deals Neek an unexpected hand in the form of a slave girl—a child whose ability to telepathically manipulate cellulose is reminiscent of that of an Ardulan god. Forced to reconcile her beliefs, Neek chooses to protect her, but is the child the key to her salvation, or will she lead them all to their deaths?

2. The Avanti Chronicles by Hannah Walker

This is a 9 book gay space opera series, so quite an epic read!

From book 1 – Cronin’s Chance

Posted to some stars awful cruiser, Dr. Corin Talovich hoped to serve his time quietly and get on with his life, but fate stepped in and decided otherwise.

Crashing into an unknown planet was the last thing Corin expected. With only his friend, Lieutenant Commander Tate Riven, by his side, they face the unexplored world and new enemies bravely, leading them to the Derin Clan, where they’re welcomed by the leader’s son.

Kel isn’t sure about the strange men, but he isn’t about to send them away, especially when the bond between Corin and himself is something he can’t ignore.

When another clan wages an attack, Kel is forced to make some hard choices which nearly costs him everything he holds dear. Together, with their allies, Corin and Kel fight, focusing on the future they desire, knowing failure not only dooms their love, but also those around them. Side by side, they work to destroy the evil threatening to keep them apart and becoming the family both men desire.

3. Eternal by Marie Brown

Kai and Jericho. Two exiles from the Eternal Empire. Their paths cross in a nondescript Borderland moonbase, far from Imperial civilization. On the surface, it’s an ideal situation. Kai needs a bodyguard, Jericho has all the necessary skills and then some, and they get along well in their initial meeting.

But then reality intrudes. Because Kai is a hunted man, pursued throughout the Borderlands by mercenaries and assassins. And Jericho is held captive and docile by a vicious restraining collar, sold into slavery years ago by his own father and exiled for a crime committed against a free man. So it’s a cash transaction, not friendship, that brings the two young men together.

A close relationship springs up almost instantly between them, deepened and cemented by the adventures they share. Bounty hunters, pirates, and renegades keep the two exiles stepping lively about the Borderlands. The slave collar makes certain neither man does anything about the growing attraction between them.

Then Kai’s mysterious past catches up to him in a way he just can’t ignore. Because the Imperial Legions are out in force, hell-bent on catching the elusive exile for reasons of their own. And then he makes a decision which might just destroy everything.

Welcome to a world in which the Rome never fell. Instead, it conquered its home planet and grew into the interstellar Eternal Empire, a vast civilization powered by magic and slavery, where life can be mighty good for some citizens. Meet dragons, demons, and necromancers. See the repercussions of Kai and Jericho’s actions. And above all, hold on, because it’s going to be a wild ride.

4. Taking Shield Series by Anna Butler

This is (so far) a four book space opera and one of my personal favorites of all time. Here’s a link to my review of book one, Gyrfalcon, and a video discussing the other books as part of a readathon roundup.

From Book One – Gyrfalcon – Free to Download on Amazon

Earth’s last known colony, Albion, is fighting an alien enemy. In the first of the Taking Shield series, Shield Captain Bennet is dropped behind the lines to steal priceless intelligence. A dangerous job, and Bennet doesn’t need the distractions of changing relationships with his long-term partner, Joss, or with his father-and with Flynn, the new lover who will turn his world upside-down. He expects to risk his life. He expects the data will alter the course of the war. What he doesn’t expect is that it will change his life or that Flynn will be impossible to forget.

Books One and Two of the series – Gyrfalcon and Heart Scarab – are included in this giveaway.

5. Soul’s Blood by Stephen Graham King

Equal parts troubleshooters and troublemakers, Keene and Lexa-Blue, along with the sentient ship, Maverick Heart, have been known to solve a problem or two. For the right price, that is. Even so, they aren’t prepared for a summons from a love Keene thought long past. Daevin Adisi is now the Technarch of Brighter Light, one of the greatest corporate colony states in the Galactum, which is on the brink of war with Sotari, descendants of a people changed by nanogenetic experimentation. Seeking only to live a quiet, simple life free of the technology they blame for the worst part of their history, Sotari has struggled to co-exist with Brighter Light, which to them represents the worst of their own history. And now, the uneasy truce has finally crumbled. In his last-ditch attempt to save their world, Daevin has called upon Keene to help him finally bring peace.

6. Chaos Station by Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke

Discover intergalactic romance and out-of-this-world stakes in the first book of the critically acclaimed Chaos Station series.

“You’re not real. Felix Ingesson is dead.”

The war with the alien stin is over, but Felix Ingesson has given up on seeing his lover, Zander Anatolius, ever again. Zander’s military file is sealed tighter than an airlock. A former prisoner of war, Felix is attempting a much quieter life keeping his ship, the Chaos, aloft. He almost succeeds, until Zander walks on board and insists that Felix isn’t real.

A retired, broken super soldier, Zander is reeling from the aftereffects of his experimental training and wants nothing more than to disappear and wait for insanity to claim him. Then he sees footage of a friend and ally—a super soldier like him—murdering an entire security squad with her bare hands and a cold, dead look in her eyes. He never expected to find Felix, the man he’d thought dead for years, on the ship he hired to track her down.

Working with Felix to rescue his teammate is a dream come true…and a nightmare. Zander has no exit strategy that will leave Felix unscathed—or his own heart unbroken.

7. Perihelion by Tami Veldura

Kato Ozark, crown prince and soldier, has just been chosen to pilot his family’s queenship. He’s trained his entire life for this honor, but it comes with a catch. It seems that First Engineer Mas’ud Tavana has also been chosen as the queen’s pilot. Mas’ud has no formal training, and they both believe a mistake has been made. But when an attack on a distant Ozark queen forces them to work together, it’s clear their minds are better as one than apart.

They might even go on a proper date. Through mission briefings and politically required offspring, the mental link their queenship forges between them only grows stronger. Within this bond they find strength in each other. Then a rogue AI attacks their ship, ripping the queen open to the core. The two pilots feel it all; the assault destroys their connection and tears them adrift into open space.

Kato and Mas’ud wake up in the medical bay of a rival family with no memory of their queenship or each other. Hailed as a war hero, Kato retrains as a kingship pilot, preparing to defend Earth against the AI. Mas’ud, dismissed as permanently broken, struggles to rediscover his own truth.

Their queenship is out there, waiting for her pilots to come home. The future of their family depends on it.

8. The Interscission Project by Arshad Ahsanuddin

The Interscission Project is another series in our gay space operas list. Three books are out right now and the first book in the series, Zenith, is free to download on Amazon.

From book one: Zenith

Grounded after a rescue attempt in Earth orbit goes bad, Commander Martin Atkins of the Confederation Navy is approached by the Interscission Project, a consortium of civilian corporations on the verge of perfecting the technology to travel to another star. Despite his misgivings, the chance to get back in the pilot’s seat is too much to pass up, and he convinces his best friend and crewmate, Charles Davenport, to leave the military temporarily and join him as part of the crew of the Zenith, humanity’s first starship.

Edward Harlen is a brilliant young engineer, and a key player in the construction of the Zenith to take advantage of the untested technology of foldspace drive. But Edward has his own agenda in joining the project, and a bitterly personal score to settle with his boss, Trevor Sutton, a vendetta of which Trevor is entirely ignorant. But when Edward’s sister Stella enters the picture and manages to secure a position on the project, all of Edward’s careful plotting is upset, and she might spell the downfall not only of his plans for revenge, but of the entire Zenith mission.

The spark of attraction between Edward and Martin is a complication that Edward can’t afford, but of which he can’t let go. For Edward knows the secret at the heart of the Interscission Project, the hidden potential of the technology that in the wrong hands could become the ultimate assassin’s weapon: the ability to rewrite history, not just once, but many times. As an unseen enemy moves to destroy them, and the body count multiplies in their wake, Martin and Edward must choose whether they will allow the possibility of love to challenge their destinies, or will they instead take up arms in a war to control the most ancient and terrible power in the universe.

Time, itself.

9. The Star Host by F.T. Lukens

Ren grew up listening to his mother spin magical stories about the Star Hosts, a mythical people possessed by the power of the stars. When Ren is forced into slavery by the despotic ruler of his home planet fief, he is stunned to discover firsthand that his mother’s folklore surrounding the Star Hosts is true; he is one of them. Armed with this knowledge and the aid of a fellow prisoner—an inscrutable member of the revered Phoenix Corps regiment named Asher—Ren learns to control his newly emerging technopathic abilities. While navigating the growing attraction between them, together they must plan their escape in time to alert the Phoenix Corps of the Baron’s intent to conquer the peaceful Drift Alliance before it’s too late.

10. FlashWired by Anna Butler

Cal Paxton and Jeeze Madrid are the top scouting team on the Pathfinder-class starship, the Carson, on the very outer edge of Earth’s expansion across the galaxy. Cal’s and Jeeze find uninhabited planets for the Carson to evaluate for possible colonization.

Cal and Jeeze are wingmen, best friends… and lovers. Cal wants more than a casual relationship but Jeeze, recently divorced, is wary of commitment. When Jeeze’s scout ship is shot down over a planet inhabited by a race Earth has never before encountered, what will Cal find when the Carson can finally mount a rescue mission? Will he ever succeed in persuading Jeeze to take up his offer of hand and heart?

11. Chasing Cold by Stephen Graham King

On the tiny, frozen world of Frostbite, Rogan Tyso is the Mailmail, responsible for the communications array that keeps his home in contact with the other human Refuges scattered across known space. It has been a century since the Cluster–the great union of Earth-like colonies–fell to an alien race known only as the Flense, and human civilization has been reduced to an afterthought. Rogan’s correspondence with Nathe Mylan, a man thousands of light years away, offers him both the possibility of a love he has never found, and a chance to work on a project that may help humanity escape the influence of the Flense for good.

12. Alpha Trine by Lexi Ander

The sole survivor on a science vessel adrift in deep space, Zeus was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of the Mar’Sani, though he is both human and blind, and seen by most as unfit to join the royal family. Though they were able to repair his vision, Zeus does not trust his eyes and the nobles of his parents’ court refuse to ever trust a frail human.

Dargon Kal-Turak, along with his symbiote and lover Alpha, command one of the most dangerous ships in the stars. Narrowly escaping a trap, they dock in a space port to make repairs, but find that the Psionics hunting them are closing in fast. In desperation they kidnap the port Master Mechanic, unaware that the man they’ve brought on board is more than he seems, and will bring far more upheaval to their ship, their lives, and the stars than any of them could have imagined.

13. Surrogate by Jeanne G’Fellers

Worker. Trade Agent. Serf. Etain Ixtii detests the labels others give her, but there are some things she must accept. She was genetically designed to do specific tasks. Her breeding instincts interrupt her life every forty-five days. But workers like Etain are taught not to question so when she returns from training questioning her home world Gno’s profit-based caste system, she risks her life. She doesn’t want to be an agent and doesn’t want to cross through the wormhole to never return.

Usurer Serria, the owner of Etain’s birth and training debt, quickly tires of her problem worker and launches Etain through a collapsing wormhole so she can collect the insurance payout. Very bad business indeed, but Etain manages to survive the attempt, arriving on the other side plagued by debilitating headaches and hounded by a dangerous insectoid enemy that no one, including Leigheas Sternbow, the Takla royal physician, and Mercine Feney, the Empire’s powerful female leader, can make disappear.

Giveaway – Win all 13 Gay Space Operas!

One lucky winner will have all these gay space operas delivered to their Kindle. If you think it should be you, then you should definitely enter the giveaway!
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37 Responses to “13 Enthralling Gay Space Operas to Explore the Future #SciFi #Giveaway”

  1. Diane says:

    This is such an exciting giveaway because the books have such a wide range of topics! Sweet!

  2. Joscelyn Smith says:

    I would love to add these to my book hoard. 😎

  3. Lee Todd says:

    I have a couple of these, would love to get the rest 🙂

  4. susana says:

    I love sci-fi, so this sounds perfect for me. Thank you for the chance

  5. Abe says:

    I would love to win these books! Thank you for the chance.

  6. Andi Byassee says:

    I’ve read a few of these, and I’m always on the lookout for more!

  7. Susan says:

    I already have a couple of these, but still would love to win!

  8. Val says:

    These books are amazing, what a fabulous selection and awesome prize!

  9. Kaetrin says:

    I’ve only read one of these books (Chaos Station) and it was so good so I’m excited about all the others. Thx for the giveaway.

  10. Anya Nat says:

    So many great books and most of the authors new to me! Thank you for organizing this giveaway & crossing my fingers for winning 🙂

  11. Becky Black says:

    Well that’s expanded my To Read list!

  12. katmarie says:

    What a great collection! Even if I don’t win it gives me lots of new recs! Thanks for putting it together!

  13. Gina says:

    I’m really excited about this give away as there is such a variety of books and authors.

  14. Ileana Rivera says:

    I’ve read one of the books featured and enjoyed it. I’ve also read other books from another author featured and like their writing as well. Thanks for this wonderful chance to read more works from some author’s I’ve already seen recommend in other groups and some who are brand new to me.

  15. Blaine Hall says:

    I have been an avid reader of scifi and fantasy for all my reading life! What a great collection of books. Quite a few were new to me! Woo Hoo!!

  16. Eric G says:

    I love space operas (especially LGBT ones) and I didn’t know most of these, so thanks!

  17. Purple Reader says:

    I’ve read a couple of these – Star Host, and Zenith – and really enjoyed them. And I’m sure the rest will be just as good.

  18. H.B. says:

    Thank you for the recs. The books look interesting

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  20. Chelsie Angelique says:

    Very Intriguing books!!

  21. Dani says:

    This is a great collection! Can’t wait to read!

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  23. C Stuboe says:

    All of the books in this giveaway look really interesting – definitely a collection of books I would not mind having.

  24. Debra says:

    These looks amazing

  25. Jana Denardo says:

    What a fun giveaway.

  26. Suzelle says:

    this looks like an awesome to-read list 🙂

  27. Andrea says:

    I own several of these. Great books.

  28. Moondrawn says:

    Thank you for the opportunity. Moondrawn at gmail dot com

  29. Aida says:

    I want to read every single one of these. They all sound so interesting.

  30. Dixie says:

    I’ve always liked sci fi books and sci fi channel.

  31. Tiuri says:

    The Chaos Station series is amazing. I will certainly check out the other ones listed (especially if I were to win them 🙂 )

  32. Ryzlaine says:

    This collection looks great ! I love sci-fi and gay stories .. what better than à mix of both ?

  33. Amelia says:

    What an exciting mix of books! 🙂

  34. Jennifer says:

    Sweet! I have a couple of these, and they are great – looks like an amazing group!!

  35. iam says:

    amazing giveaway, thank you!

  36. Pomma Johnson says:

    Thank you for the great give away!
    I think all of these are on my gotta have list.
    Wishing all the authors the best & continued success!

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