New Releases & Coming Up

Hi, there. We thought it might be helpful to keep a static page that we update frequently to let you know what’s going on in the world of lesfic/fiction with strong women characters. We will update this page each month, and post a blog that tells you when we’ve updated. If you subscribe, you’ll be alerted to that blog and you can then come here to this page and impress all your friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of the world of lesfic/feminist/indie/women-friendly/LGBT publishing.

To be clear. Not all the titles listed here are lesfic, but they include strong women characters and feminist themes. We also list nonfiction. And it’s why we’ve supplied links, so you can go check the books out to find out what they’re about.

Authors, or authors/publishers not on this list, please drop us a line at our contact page (see it up there? At the top of the page with all the other page tabs?) to let us know about YOUR new release or coming attraction so we can get you on our list(s). And please let us know that you’re interested in being included in our listings and provide the book’s title, the author, and a buy link or a link for more information about it.

How this works: this page only includes the current month, the previous month, and the forthcoming month. So if it’s March, for example, it’s not going to do any of us much good if you say you have a book coming out in August. If you have a March release, let us know the end of January/very beginning of February so we can include it in February’s lists as a forthcoming release and then again in March as a current release. That way, you get two months of fresh coverage.

The following list includes forthcoming releases for October 2019 and books that were released in September 2019. We’ve also left August 2019 up, in case you missed it.

We update this list either the 2nd or 3rd Friday (sometimes a later Friday or Saturday) of the month (December and January may or may not be an exception, given the Hootenanny event we hold). And sometimes we screw up and miss a month. Yikes! Sorry! Anyway, please get your info to us before the 2nd Friday of the month if you’d like it to coincide with our reminder blog we send out once a month. Otherwise, we can update here at any time. Thanks.

COMING FOR OCTOBER 2019

FICTION

ACRE BOOKS
Faylita Hicks, Hoodwitch

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
C.S. Joseph & Kathleen Greyson, The Hidden Room

BELLA BOOKS
Jamie Anderson, An Army of Lovers
Karin Kallmaker, Painted Moon (25th anniversary edition!)
K.G. MacGregor, The Lucky Ones
Lise MacTague, Hunter’s Descent

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Georgia Beers, One Walk in Winter
Eden Darry, Vanished
Kimberly Cooper Griffin, No Experience Required
Morgan Lee Miller, Hammers, Strings, and Beautiful Things
Aurora Rey, The Inn at Netherfield Green
Cass Sellars, Finding Sky
Elle Spencer, 30 Dates in 30 Days
Carsen Taite, Leading the Witness
M. Ullrich, Top of Her Game
Yolanda Wallace, Heart of a Killer

BYWATER BOOKS
Cheryl A. Head, Judge Me When I’m Wrong (A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery)
Rachel Spangler, Fire and Ice

DREAMSPINNER PRESS
J. Coatsworth, The Shoreless Sea (Liminal Sky series

ECW PRESS
Brenda Brooks, Honey

FLATIRON BOOKS
Julia Armfield, salt slow

HAYMARKET BOOKS
Staceyann Chin, Crossfire: A Litany for Survival (poetry)

ItsClaStev Publishing
Claire Highton-Stevenson, In Dyer Need (The First Chapter)

LOCAL HERO PRESS
Ian Thomas Healy (Author) and Scott A. Story (Illustrator), Rooftops: A Just Cause Universe Novel

NIGHTBOAT BOOKS
Xandria Phillips, Hull (poetry)

PYLAND PUBLISHING
Nicole Pyland, The Perfect View (Tahoe Series Book 3)

REDWOOD PRESS
Anna Veltfort, Goodbye, My Havana: The Life and Times of a Gringa in Revolutionary Cuba

REGAL CREST
Mildred Gail Digby, Stay

YLVA PUBLISHING
Jae, The Roommate Arrangement
KL Hughes, The Wrong McElroy
Lola Keeley, Slammed

INDIES
KT Brodland, An Unfortunate Incident
Kate Herschberger, The Cure (The Collins Trilogy Book 2)
Wendy Hewlett, High Priestess (Solstice Coven Series Book 1)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, A Second Chance (Jems and Jamz 2)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, Don’t Tell Me Twice/A Second Chance (Jems and Jams, 1 and 2; double feature!)
Lark Maren, Playing the Field
Bryce Oakley, Bewilder

NONFICTION

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Ivan Coyote, Rebent Sinner
Kai Cheng Thom, I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World

BREAKWATER BOOKS
Gemma Hickey, Almost Feral

CENTRAL AVENUE PUBLISHING
Trista Mateer, Aphrodite Made Me Do It

CLEIS PRESS
Martina Giselle Ramirez and Alicia Partnoy, Happier as a Woman: Transforming Friendships, Transforming Lives

CROWN
Holly Jackson, American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation

GALLERY 16 EDITIONS
Hal Fischer, The Gay Seventies (photography)

HARRY N. ABRAMS
Kembrew McLeod, Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the literary punks, renegade artists, DIY filmmakers, mad playwrights, and rock n’ roll glitter queens who revolutionized culture

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Finn V. Gratton, Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults: A Guide for Professionals and Families
Juno Roche, Trans Power: Own Your Gender

LIBRARIES UNLIMITED
Stephen G. Krueger, Supporting Trans People in Libraries

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Millar Fisher, Michelle and Kat Kuang, The Rainbow Flag: Bright, Bold, and Beautiful (children’s books)

THE NEW PRESS
Misha Friedman and Masha Gessen, Two Women in Their Time: The Belarus Free Theatre and the Art of Resistance

NYU PRESS
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz, Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives

NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
Kevin Manders and Elizabeth Marston, eds., Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices

STERLING
Christopher Measom, Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey

SUMMERSDALE
Samuel Alexander, The Little Book of Queer Icons: The inspiring true stories behind groundbreaking LGBTQ+ icons
THREE ROOMS PRESS
Alvin Orloff, Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997

VERSO
Andrea Long Chu, Females

SEPTEMBER 2019

FICTION

ABRAMS IMAGE
Fariha Róisín, How to Cure a Ghost (poetry; queer Muslim femme)

AFFINITY RAINBOW
Annette Mori, Pleasure Workers

ANIMAL HEART PRESS
Kate Garrett, To Feed My Woodland Bones [A Changeling’s Tale] (poetry)

ARTICLE94
L. Fergus, Birthright (Ascension 1)

AUSXIP
Susanne M. Beck, Redemption (Ice & Angels 1)

BARACHOU PRESS
Hildred Billings, September Lessons (A Year in Paradise 9)

BELLA BOOKS
Gerri Hill, After the Summer Rain
MB Panichi, Blood and Roses

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Joy Argento, Before Now
CJ Birch, False Horizons (New Horizons 3)
Charlotte Greene, Legacy
Cari Hunter, Breathe
Kathleen Knowles, Somewhere Along the Way
Larkin Rose, All She Wants
Ali Vali, Double-Crossed (A Vegas Nights Novel)
Erin Zak, Beautiful Accidents

BUMBLING BARD CREATIONS
Nancy Ann Healy, Identity (Alex and Cassidy 6)

CHICKADEE PRINCE ENTERPRISES
Pen Pearson, Bloomsbury’s Late Rose
JMS BOOKS
L.J. Hamlin, Tales of the Fae
L.J. Hamlin, Taking Risks

DESERT PALM PRESS
Susan Stocker, Find Your Heart

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
Louisa Kelley, Fianna the Gold (Shift series, 1)

EOS PUBLISHING
Serena J. Bishop, Dreams

GLEEFUL PUBLISHING
Harley Rose, If She Favours You

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
A.E. Radley, Lost at Sea

MT. AIRY GIRL PRESS
Nikki Harmon, Neither Here Nor There

NINESTAR PRESS
Brenda Murphy, Complex Dimensions (A Rowan House Novel)

NORN PUBLISHING
Sarah Ettritch, Salbine’s Embrace (Salbine Sisters 2)

PALMAS PUBLISHING
L.E. Perez, Reap the Night

PYLAND PUBLISHING
Nicole Pyland, Time of Day (Tahoe Series 2)

REGAL CREST
Caitlin Alise Donovan, In the Way of All Flesh

SAPPHICA BOOKS
Ana McKenzie, Cry of the Heart

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Patricia Evans Cox, Innis Harbor (A Passport to Love 3)
Shannon M. Harris, Blueprint for Romance: A Garriety Romance

TOR
Tamsyn Muir, Gideon the 9th

TULABELLA RUBY PRESS
Elizabeth Andre, The Soul of WBVR (Paranormal Grievance Committee Chronicles Book 3)

W&B PUBLISHERS
B. S. Steele, I Forgave You Anyway

WHISPER PUBLICATIONS
Cheryl L. Hyde, Silk Whispers

YLVA PUBLISHING
Karen Frost, Daughter of Fire: Conspiracy of the Dark
Lois Cloarec Hart, Calgary series box set (link to come!)
Roslyn Sinclair, The X Ingredient

INDIES
J.J. Arias, New Day Rising (Dusk Queen Series 3)
C.C. Bridges, Wolf Knight
Carrie L. Carr, Destiny’s Bridge (Book One in the Somerville Series, Featuring Lex & Amanda)
Penny A. Carter, Appetite for Love (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Not!)
Emma Collins, Dreaming of Paradise
A.L. Creek, Lucianne (LJ Tillery 1)
Natalie Debrabandere, Warrior 3.0 (Contact Book 3)
Mariah R. Embry, The Secret Life of a Career Wife
Kit Eyre, Amy (Valerie Series 2)
Ava Freeman, Four Letter Word (novella)
Katey Hawthorne, Aelfwear
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, Don’t Tell Me Twice
Talaith Gladvert, Love Over Gold
Red L. Jameson, Girl Crazy (novella; The Cupid Dating Agency 2)
Carla Kincaid, Christmas All Around Us
Karen Klyne, Destiny of Hearts (An Opening in Time 3)
KC Luck, The Lesbian Billionaires Club
Angie Lynch and A.J. Dalrymple, Beauty in the Thunder: A Sequel to Beyond the Rain
Sasha McCallum, The Lake (novella)
Sasha McCallum, The Reader and the Writer (novella)
Sasha McCallum, There Will Be Blood (novella)
Sasha McCallum, Said the Spider
Sasha McCallum, Oculi
Heather MacLee, Where There’s a Will (novella; Wild Violet 2)
Emilie Nantel, OPEN: A Tale of Love, Mermaids, Bassists, & Creepy Dudes
Magnolia Robbins, Stay
Erik Schubach, Rapunzel: Let Down Your Hair (Urban Fairytales 5)
Erik Schubach, Armageddon (Urban Fairytales 11)
Viola Smart, The Stage Manager (A Backstage Romance)
Meagan Taylor, Dandelions and Apples
Sienna Waters, Fair of Face: A Monday’s Child Romance
Tara Wimble, The Six Yard Girl
Barbara Winkes, Implications (Carpenter/Harding Series Book 9)
Noelle Winters, Pretty Lies

NONFICTION

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Kai Cheng Thom, I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World

BEACON PRESS
Imani Perry, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (reprint ed.)

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Eskridge Jr, William N. and Robin Fretwell Wilson, eds., Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground

ECCO
Benjamin Moser, Sontag: Her Life and Work

HARPER ONE
Jonathan Van Ness, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love (memoir; Queer Eye guy!)

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Jan C. Niemira, ed. et. al., Sex, Sexuality, and Trans Identities: Clinical Guidance for Psychotherapists and Counselors
Eris Young, They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary and Genderqueer Identities

LITTLE, BROWN SPARK
Daphna Joel and Luba Vikhanski, Gender Mosaic: Beyond the Myth of the Male and Female Brain

MCD
Sara Quin and Tegan Quin (TEGAN AND SARA!!!), High School (Memoir!!!)

THE NEW PRESS
Mab Segrest, Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South (memoir, back in print!!! YAY!)

SMITH STREET BOOKS
Patrick Boyle (Author) and Antoine Corbineau (Illustrator), Queer Icons From Gay to Z: Activists, Artists & Trailblazers

STERNBERG PRESS
Jill Johnston (author) with Fiona McGovern, Megan Francis Sullivan, and Axel Wieder, eds., The Disintegration of a Critic

TILLER PRESS
Jackson Bird, Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir)

VIRAGO
June Eric-Udorie, ed., Can We All Be Feminists?: Seventeen writers on intersectionality, identity and finding the right way forward for feminism

WIDE-EYED EDITIONS
Arabelle Sicardi (Author), Sarah Tanat-Jones (Illustrator), Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present!

AUGUST 2019

FICTION

AFFINITY EBOOKS
Ali Spooner, The Trophy Wives Club

AVON IMPULSE
Cat Sebastian, A Little Light Mischief (A Turner Novella)

BELLA BOOKS
RL Burgess, Counting on Love
Jaime Clevenger, All the Reasons I Need
Emily King, Summer Desires

BLEEDING INK PUBLISHING
Scott Mooney, Pricked

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
MB Austin, Double Down (Maji Rios 3)
Jenny Frame, Blood of the Pack (Wolfgang County 3)
Sandy Lowe, Party of Three
Renee Roman, Where the Lies Hide
Missouri Vaun, Chasing Sunset
Karis Walsh, Sit. Stay. Love.
Sheri Lewis Wohl, Cause of Death

CANELO
Lisa Hartley, Time to Go (Detective Caelan Smal 3)

CREATIVIA
Constance Emmett, Heroine of her Own Life

CTP PULSE
Laney Wylde, When Light Shatters

DREAMSPINNER PRESS
Elle Ire, Threadbare (Storm Fronts)

FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX
Sara Stridsberg (Author) and Deborah Bragan-Turner (Translator), Valerie: or, The Faculty of Dreams: A Novel
JMS BOOKS
Davina Lee, Miss Baxter’s Girls Book 3: Chef Margo

HARPERCOLLINS
Daisy Tate, You Make Me Feel Like Glamping (Happy Glampers 1)
Daisy Tate, Do You Really Want to Yurt Me? (Happy Glampers 2)
Daisy Tate, Teepees for Two (Happy Glampers 3)
Daisy Tate, We Are the Glampions! (Happy Glampers 4)

JMS BOOKS
Shelly Greene, Programming
L.J. Hamlin, Love Has Wings
L.J. Hamlin, Fangs and Fairytales
JL Merrow, London Lark (short story)
Chloe Spencer, Stations of Life

LABOR OF LOVE COMMUNICATIONS
Chelsey Engel, A Summer of Fever and Freedom

LAUNCH POINT PRESS
Reba Birmingham, Words on a Plate (The Hercynian Forest Series 2)
Judy M. Kerr, Black Friday (An MC McCall Novel of Suspense)

LISBON PRESS
Cara Malone, Good Vibes

MINOTAUR BOOKS
Ellen Hart, Twisted at the Root (A Jane Lawless Mystery)

NIGHT RIVER PRESS
Kimberly Cooper Griffin, Without a Net

NINESTAR PRESS
Nancy J. Hedin, Stray
Jodi Hutchins, The Grim Assistant (Tales from the Grim 1)

PAST AND PROLOGUE PRESS
Edale Lane, Heart of Sherwood (2nd ed.)

PYLAND PUBLISHING
Nicole Pyland, What Happened After…(San Francisco Series Finale)

REDHOOK
Hollie Overton, The Runaway

REGAL CREST
K. Aten, Burn It Down

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
B.L. Clark, Rearview Mirror (Eagle Peak Romance)
J.B. Marsden, Prairie Hearts

SHADOE PUBLISHING
K’Anne Meinel, Shanghaied: A Woman Down Under (prequel)
K’Anne Meinel, Outback Born (A Woman Down Under 1)
K’Anne Meinel, Outback Bred (A Woman Down Under 2)
K’Anne Meinel, Outback Heritage (A Woman Down Under 3)

TRITON
Kristina Meister, Love Under Glasse

WHISPER PUBLICATIONS
Cheryl L. Hyde, Silk Whispers

YLVA PUBLISHING
A.L. Brooks, The Long Shot
Shaya Crabtree, Tight Knit
Lois Cloarec Hart, The Calgary Series (boxed set)
Jenn Matthews, The Words Shimmer

INDIES
Michelle Arnold, Survivor’s Guilt
Dorothy Rice Bennett, The Little Red Barn (An Olympic Romance)
Jenny Bloom, Love in the Mix (novella)
Liz Carlton, Crystal Clear (novella)
Jessica Conwell, Three Sharp Knives
Heather M. Dunn, Nexus of the Spire (Serriya Book 3)
Max Ellendale, Hart & Stocker
Corinn Hester, The Wall of Nova
Brett Hicks, Orion Rising (Return of the Old-Bloods 4)
Allie Keane, In Bloom
Erica Lee, Anyone But Her
Caroline Waters, Drone Envy (Robotic Restitution 1)
Siena Waters, Picture Me Perfect
Natasha West, 200 Hours
B.L. Wilson, The Prisoner and the Lawyer

NONFICTION

BERGHAHN BOOKS
Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate, eds., Preservation and Place: Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States

BLACK INC.
Benjamin Law, ed., Growing Up Queer in Australia

CAITLIN PRESS, INC.
Jules Torti, Free to a Good Home: With Room for Improvement

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Freiya Benson, Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender and Non-Binary Voices
Sam Hope, Person-Centred Counselling for Trans and Gender Diverse People: A Practical Guide
Jennie Kermode, Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary People with Disabilities or Illnesses: A Good Practice Guide for Health and Care Provision

MAGINATION PRESS
Kathryn Gonzales MBA and Karen Rayne PhD, Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You

NEED TO KNOW LIBRARY
Greg Baldino, Everything You Need to Know About Bisexuality (ages 12-17)
Anita Louise McCormick, Everything You Need to Know about Nonbinary Gender Identities (ages 12-17)

NYU PRESS
Emily Skidmore, True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (reprint ed.)

OBERON BOOKS
Emma Frankland, None of Us is Yet a Robot: Five Performances on Gender Identity and the Politics of Transition

PLEIADES PRESS
Meg Day and Niki Herd, eds., Laura Hershey: On the Life and Work of an American Master

REAKTION BOOKS
Paul Baker, Fabulosa!: The Story of Polari, Britain’s Secret Gay Language

ROSEN YOUNG ADULT
Devlin Smith, The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights

ROUTLEDGE
Susan Gluck Mezey, Transgender Rights: From Obama to Trump
Emma K. Russell, Queer Histories and the Politics of Policing (Queering Criminology and Criminal Justice) [order from your library; this shit is expensive!]

THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
The Kilroys, The Kilroys List, Vol. 2: 67 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights

VINTAGE
Dora Carrington (Anne Chisholm, ed.), Carrington’s Letters: Her Art, Her Loves, Her Friendships (reprint)

W.W. NORTON
Elijah C. Nealy, Trans Kids and Teens: Pride, Joy, and Families in Transition
Adrienne Rich (Sandra M. Gilbert, ed.), Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry (HERSTORY ALERT!)

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73 comments

  1. While we at Bedazzled Ink really appreciate our new releases being listed here, please be aware that we publish many books that aren’t LGBT. Our lesfic imprint is Nuance and almost all our Mindancer Press books are lesfic. Our Bink Books imprint has both mainstream and lesfic fiction.

    Dream by Robbi Bryant is completely mainstream.

    The Ghost and the Machine is a truly magnificent and unique book that we love to pieces and want everyone to rush out and read, it’s not true lesfic, although it hints at the possibility.

    I just felt the need to clarify after I saw Dream listed.

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  2. Yes. We know. That’s why we state above that the books listed are “in the world of lesfic/fiction with strong women characters.” And then we state, “the world of lesfic/feminist/indie/women-friendly/LGBT publishing.” We thought that would cover it, and make readers understand that yes, we do cover lesfic, but we also cover fiction with strong women characters and feminist themes. After all, this is WOMEN and Words, not LESBIANS and Words (though many of us identify that way). I’ve made it even clearer (I hope) with this addition above:

    “To be clear. Not all the titles listed here are lesfic, but they include strong women characters and feminist themes. That’s why we’ve supplied links, so you can go check the books out to find out what they’re about.”

    You’ll notice, for example, that we’ve also listed Jesse Blackadder’s “Chasing the Light,” which is published through the Aussie division of HarperCollins. That book is not lesfic, but it’s about the first women who travel to Antarctica in the 1930s and we thought that was a super-cool feminist/strong women character book, so we listed it. We’ve also listed the YA novel “Drifting,” by Lisa Nelson, which is not lesfic. Nevertheless, we thought a strong young female protagonist was a character readers would be interested in. Plus, it’s a coming-of-age story, and we like those.

    Hope that clarifies for everyone.

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  3. Thank you so much for doing this. With so many releases each month, this is so very helpful. I missed 3 books that I quickly bought thanks to this. Keep up the great work.

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  4. It’s rather late for me to reply, but thank you very much for including my novel, Lindsay Versus the Marauders, in your listings for June. The sequel, Lindsay, Jo and the Tree of Forever, should be out in late October or early November and I promise to let you know as soon as I do!–J.S. Frankel

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  5. Hi, Linda–your best bet is to post this question on your Facebook page, since this page doesn’t get many comments and people tend to just look at the book lists and not the comment section. Also, since you have a new book out, I’d recommend blogging about that. How you came to write it, what inspired you, that sort of thing. 😀

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  6. Like this a lot, would have missed a few new ones by authors not with the bigger publishers without it. Just a note though that one slipped past your December list. Damaged Goods by Eliza Lentzski came out late in the month.

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  7. Thank you for doing this. Jove says you are the one that researches and prints this very valuable list. Thank You so verymuch

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  8. Yeppers, I go and find all the books. LOL Okay, as many of the books as I can. I know I miss some, which is why I ask for people to keep me apprised if they know of one…

    Thanks for reading!

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  9. November Fiction: Bywater Books, Rachel Spangler, Edge of Glory. Link doesn’t take you to her book -> takes you to Spring Flowereing. Just an FYI

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