Queer Ghosts

Queer Ghost Books by Title


There are not a great number of GLBT ghost books, but those that have been found are listed here. Pleaes be forewarned, if you are looking for out-and-out horrific content you might be disappointed as this category contains mostly romance.

These are the items that have been found, a general description, and the general rating by the fans. (note: the ratings shows not only how good the story is, but also how well the horror or creatures are portrayed, and openly queer it is.  A really good non-gay item might score very low).

Title Author Description Year Rating
Are You Loathsome Tonight
gay content bisexual content
Poppy Z. Brite

Cannibal zombies, sentient maggots and professional sexual submissives are just a few of the characters at large in the landscapes of death and desire that Brite maps out in this collection of 12 short, yet horrifying, stories.

1998 --
Bending The Landscape : Horror
gay content lesbian content bisexual content
Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel

Volume II of the award-winning collection of gay and lesbian short fiction exploring the horror genre.

2001 A
Blood Debt
Tanya Huff

Vicki, a female private eye who was until recently human; Mike, a Toronto homicide detective who is her ex-partner and current lover; and Henry, a vampire who writes bodice rippers Henry calls upon Vicki and Mike to help him lay to rest the angry ghosts who are haunting him and demanding he find their killer and mete out blood vengeance.

1997 --
Businessman, The : A Tale of Terror
gay content heterosexual content
Thomas M. Disch

A thoroughly despicable businessman plots to murder his wife, but he finds himself haunted by her ghost after her death.

1984 --
Chilling Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
gay content lesbian content transgender content
Patty G. Henderson

A collection of GLBT horror 'flash fiction,' stories under 1000 words.

2008 A
Coldheart Canyon: A Hollywood Ghost Story
gay content lesbian content bisexual content heterosexual content
Clive Barker

Film's most popular action hero needs a place to heal after surgery that has gone terribly wrong, and finds such a place in a luxurious, forgotten mansion. But the original owner of the mansion was a beautiful woman devoted to pleasure at any cost, and the terrible legacy of her deed has not yet died. There are ghosts and monsters haunting Coldheart Canyon, where nothing is forbidden.

2001 --
Dark Kingdoms
transgender content heterosexual content
Richard Lee Byers

Something truly evil is stirring. Something cunning and malign, that threatens the living and the dead alike.

1998 B+
Disturb Not the Dream
heterosexual content
Paula Trachtman

After moving into a mansion on the beach for the summer, a family begins to see terrifying ghostly manifestations. Being a psychiatrist, the head of the family looks for a scientific explanation, but finds that he must look to the supernatural to explain it. After uncovering the tragedy that occurred in the house many years ago, he must now find a way to prevent it from happing again, to his own family.

1981 C-
Everybody Loves You
gay content
Ethan Mordden

A gay ghost, a talking dog, and a street kid who thinks he's an elf-child join our narrator Bud, best friend Dennis Savage, eternally young Little Kiwi, devastating hunk Carlo and others.

1988 C+
Gardenias Where There Are None
lesbian content transgender content
Molleen Zanger

Graduate student Meanie Myer stumbles on a For Rent sign - and knows in a heartbeat that she has found her dream house. But her friend doesn't understand that something about this house has beckoned, has reached out, appealing to Mel to lavish on it the care and attention that will restore it to full beauty.

1994 --
Gay Haunt, The
gay content bisexual content
Victor Jay

Paul, an ex-Gay trying to go completely straight, is only a couple of weeks away from marrying the boss' daughter. That is, until Paul's former lover, Lorin, shows up... Frighteningly Lorin has been dead for the past five years.

1970 B
Ghost Kisses : Gothic Gay Romance Stories
gay content
Gregory L. Norris

A collection of Gothic, gay, ghost stories.

1994 --
Ghost of Carmen Miranda : And Other Spooky Gay and Lesbian Tales, The
gay content lesbian content transgender content
Julie K. Trevelyan and Scott Brassart

Things that go bump in the night. Ethereal remnants that skulk through the dark. These cleverly written ghost stories range from hilarious to soulful to downright terrifying, and they don't disappoint.

1998 --
Ghosts of Fear Street #28 : Hide and Shriek II
transgender content
R. L. Stein

Becky's heard the stories about Pete, the evil ghost who lives in the Fear Street Cemetery. Pete plays a deadly game of hide-and-seek with the twelve-year-olds of Shadyside. If you lose, he takes control of your body!

1998 --
Grave Passions: Tales of the Gay Supernatural
gay content
William J. Mann

A collection of the most chilling tales of passion currently being penned by today's most provocative gay writers. Unnatural transformations, otherworldly encounters, and deathless desires make for a collection sure to keep readers up late at night for a variety of reasons!

1997 --
Green Man, The
bisexual content heterosexual content
Kingsley Amis

A man begins to see ghosts around The Green Man inn. Eventually he is brought into an ancient battle between God and Satan where he must decide which one he follows.

1969 --
Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories
lesbian content
Catherine Lundoff

Here are seventeen authors who have written of shades, varying from the eerie to the romantic.

2008 --
Holy Family
gay content
John L. Myers

After his previous night's trick is killed, David must help find his killer to clear his name. But as the trail intersects with gay cops, closeted in-laws and an evil spectre, it could be more than he can handle.

1992 --
Hot Blood XI: Fatal Attractions
lesbian content bisexual content heterosexual content
Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett

Unleash your wildest passions. Surrender to forbidden cravings. Here are eighteen delectably unholy tales of terror that will lift you to the heights of passion... then send you spiraling into the sinister shadows of human nature.

2003 --
Keeper of Secrets
gay content
Mark A. Roeder

Fate brings Avery to Graymoor Mansion and he discovers a disturbing connection to the past. Through the eyes of a boy, murdered more than a century before, Avery discovers that all is not as he thought.

2002 --
Master of Seacliff, The
gay content
Max Pierce

Andrew dreams of life as an artist in Paris. He has talent enough but lacks the resources. After getting a job as a tutor, he heads to Seacliff to teach and save his pay. But danger lurks everywhere and nothing is as easy as it seems.

2007 --
Miss Pettibone and Miss McGraw
lesbian content
Brenda Weathers

The story is told in three parts: the middle, the beginning and the end. It is the story of two lovers secluded in their home since the 1940's who remain after their deaths.

1996 --
Necrologue: The Diva Book of the Dead and the Undead
lesbian content
Helen Sandler

Thirty stories to get under your skin.

2003 --
Nightmares & Dreamscapes
gay content heterosexual content
Stephen King

Twenty-three stories devilishly by Stephen King to take you where you never dreamed of going before. Included, too, are a telescript that made home screen history, a startling poem, and an essay that Stephen King regards as his best nonfiction writing.

1993 --
Out There : Stories of Private Desires, Horror and the Afterlife
gay content
Perry Brass and Tom Laine

Out There takes you into the pounding heart of fear, lust, and ecstasy. What happens on a hostile, dark beach in Provincetown, Massachusetts? In the steamy swamps of the Texas/Louisiana border? In the sex-soaked grove of the vengeful phallic god Himself?

1994 D-
Queer Fear
gay content
Michael Rowe

An anthology of horror stories where all of the protagonists are clearly gay.

2000 --
Queer Fear II: Gay Horror Fiction
gay content lesbian content bisexual content
Michael Rowe

Building on the success of Queer Fear (which won the Queer Horror - Best Short Story award in 2000), Queer Fear II brings 22 new GLBT horror stories.

2002 --
Secret of the Amazon Queen
transgender content heterosexual content
Edgar A. Guest

In 1877 four explorers lost in Brazil's jungle are captured by female warriors of a legendary lost city

2004 B-
gay content
Kurt Kreisler

A man begins to dream of fire after meeting his new blind lover, and awakes to find himself alone each morning.

1978 --
Shining, The
gay content bisexual content heterosexual content
Stephen King

Terrible events occur at the isolated Overlook Hotel, where the guests are deceased but not necessarily departed. A family checks in so that the father can write, but terror lurks behind every door. Their son, a psychic who does not know how to use his powers, struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.

1977 --
Someone Is Killing the Gay Boys of Verona
gay content
Mark A. Roeder

A haunted mansion, gay ghosts, a cult of hate, and a hundred year old ax murder all await Sean as he races to discover who murdered his friends before he strikes again.

2000 --
Somewhere in the Night: Eight Gay Tales of the Supernatural
gay content
Jeffrey McMahan

All of the protagonists of the eight horror tales here are gay, allowing the author both a new twist on chiller standbys, such as vampirism and spirit possession, and an intriguing perspective on the complexities of gay life.

1989 B+
Three on a Broomstick
gay content bisexual content transgender content
Don Holliday

Alvin suspected something was a bit different when he became a live-in writer. Sure, the household was unusual but he could never have dreamed up the antics of the Three Furies. Easily the gayest Mary's he had ever met, but that paled in comparison to the surprising things that they could conjure up around the neighborhood.

1967 C
gay content lesbian content bisexual content
Steve Berman

Watch as a Ouija board spells out your deepest secret...

Mourn the loss of that one special boy while you await his ghost...

Listen to the ancient whisperings of a threadbare flapper dress...

Gamble for more than money on a Southern riverboat...

Renounce your citizenship to walk through a restricted area, rife with magic.

2001 --
Unfinished, The
gay content
Jay B. Laws

They are The Unfinished. Their lives were interrupted by an untimely death. Now their terrible predicaments chain them to this earth, jailing them until their stories are known. One man hears their cry, but if he isn't careful, he too many end up ... Unfinished. Three interlinked stories and a frame story set in the Castro district, focusing on a haunted house in San Francisco

1993 A
Vampire Thrall
gay content
Michael Schiefelbein

An artist is hired by a monastery to illustrate an ancient manuscript. Haunted by visions of a vampire his whole life, the artist finally meets one, and is transformed into his thrall. But supernatural forces strive to tear the two apart.

2003 B+
Vintatge: A Ghost Story
gay content
Steve Berman

A goth teen meets the man of his life while walking down an empty stretch of highway. But his dream man becomes a nightmare when he turns out to be the local urban legend, the ghost of a star athlete killed in 1957.

2007 --
When Will You Rage?
gay content transgender content heterosexual content
Stewart Wieck

An anthology of 19 original short stories detailing the lives and battles of San Francisco's werewolves. Follow them as they confront the many guises of the Wyrm.

1994 --
lesbian content
Kris Bruyer

A psychic discovers that the dreams she's been having are very, very real. In a haunted mansion she and her friends discover a very real evil that mixes with evil of ages past.

1995 C-
Wired Hard 3
gay content heterosexual content
Cecilia Tan

Twelve stories exploring masculinity and the desire of men for other men through the lens of otherworldly settings and characters.

2002 --


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