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 PLEASE include a link to the book if possible.

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 June 2017 and books that were released in May. We’ve also left April up, in case you missed it.

We update this list either the 2nd or 3rd Friday (sometimes Saturday) of the month (December and January may or may not be an exception, given the Hootenanny event we hold). 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 JUNE 2017

FICTION

APPLE BLOSSOM PRESS
Miranda MacLeod, Fifty Percent Illusion (Love’s Encore 3)

BEDAZZLED INK
Cheri Battista, Secrecy and Synchronicity

BELLA BOOKS
Erica Abbott, Taken In
RJ Layer, Dreams Unspoken
Genevieve Fortin, Water’s Edge
Lise MacTague, Five Moons Rising

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Ronica Black, The Practitioner
Kris Bryant, Shameless
Jackie D, Pursuit (After Dark Series 2)
Laydin Michaels, Captured Soul
Erin McKenzie, Where Love Leads
Radclyffe, Nick of Time (short story)
Fiona Riley, Unlikely Match
Stacia Seaman and Sandy Lowe, eds., Girls Next Door: Lesbian Romance (anthology)
M. Ullrich, Fake it till You Make It
Missouri Vaun, Crossing the Wide Forever
MJ Williamz, Complications

BYWATER BOOKS
Bonnie J. Morris, Sappho’s Bar and Grill

COMPANION PUBLICATIONS
Chris Paynter, More Than a Song

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
Jove Belle, Bitterroot Queen
Andi Marquette, Friends in High Places (revised; more info to come!)

DUET
Carrie Pack, Grrrls on the Side

HARMONY INK
Liv Olteano, Thirteen Mercies, Three Kills

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
A.E. Radley, Huntress

IMAGE COMICS
Brendon Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr, Motor Crush Volume 1 (from the folks who brought you the revamped Batgirl)

LETHE PRESS
St. Sukie de la Croix, The Blue Spong and the Flight from Mediocrity

REGAL CREST
Sharon G. Clark, Speakeasy, Speak Often
Lynne Norris, The Light of Day

RIDE THE RAINBOW BOOKS
Q. Kelly, Knowing Katharine

SAPPHIRE BOOKS PUBLISHING
Barrett, Balefire (reissue!)
Sallyanne Monti, A Heart Well Traveled – Vol. 1: Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes
Mary M. Wright, The French Way

SEVEN SEAS
Kabi Nagata, My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness (manga)

SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
Kelly J. Ford, Cottonmouths

SOHO PRESS
SJ Sindu, Marriage of a Thousand Lies

VINTAGE
Karin Tidbeck, Amatka

YLVA PUBLISHING
AJ Schippers, Shadow Haven
L.T. Smith, A Work in Progress
Lee Winter, Shattered

INDIES
Natalie Debrabandere, Looking for Always
Grace Watson, The Story of Lizzy and Darcy: A ‘Pride and Prejudice’ adaptation
Caren Werlinger, The Standing Stones: The Chronicles of Caymin (more info to come!)

NONFICTION

MCFARLAND
Lizz Millward, Killing off the Lesbian: A Symbolic Annihilation on Film and Television

MAGINATION PRESS
Gayle E. Pitman and Christopher Lyles, When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin Built a Community (children’s illustrated book)

MANGO
Janice Z. Brodman, Sex Rules! Astonishing Sex Roles from Around the World

NYU PRESS
Heath Fogg Davis, Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter?

PENGUIN GROUP
Anne Helen Petersen, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman

REEL ART PRESS
Daniel Nicoletta, LGBT: San Francisco: The Daniel Nicoletta Photographs

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Anne-christine d’Adesky, The Pox Lover: An Activist’s Decade in New York and Paris (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiography)

MAY

FICTION

AFFINITY EBOOKS
Ali Spooner, Back in the Saddle
Ali Spooner, Ruined

ANGLERFISH PRESS
Nancy J. Hedin, Bend

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Nicole Markotic, Rough Patch (YA)

BELLA BOOKS
Lyn Dowland, The Winder Path
Rachel Gold, Nico & Tucker
Gerri Hill, Sawmill Springs
MB Panichi, Choosing Love

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Dena Blake, Where the Light Glows
Meredith Doench, Forsaken Trust (Luce Hansen #2)
Donna Ford, Unbroken
Jenny Frame, Royal Rebel
Jan Gayle, New Life
Meghan O’Brien, Her Best Friend’s Sister
Sandy Lowe, Irresistible
Radclyffe, Freedom Rides (short story; prev. pub. 2009)
Carsen Taite, Letter of the Law (Lone Star Romance)
Karis Walsh, Risk Factor

CLEIS PRESS
Sacchi Green, ed., Witches, Princesses, and Women at Arms: Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tales

DELACORTE BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Dana Alison Levy, This Would Make a Good Story Someday

DESERT PALM PRESS
TJ Whittle, An Empty Stool (more info to come!)
S.L. Kassidy, First Degree Burns (Scarred 4)

DUET
Julia Ember, The Seafarer’s Kiss

ENTANGLED: TEEN
J.C. Welker, The Wishing Heart

HARPERCOLLINS
Misa Sugiura, It’s Not Like It’s a Secret (YA)

HARPER VOYAGER IMPULSE
Stacey Berg, Regeneration (Echo Hunter 367 novel)

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
Emma Sterner-Radley, Life Pushes You Along

HMH BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Ashley Herring Blake, How to Make a Wish

KNOPF
J. Courtney Sullivan, Saints for All Occasions

LADYLIT PUBLISHING
Harper Bliss, This Foreign Affair (Pink Bean 4)

NYRB CLASSICS
Qiu Miaojin, Notes of a Crocodile (English trans. of cult classic novel of queer teens coming of age in Taiwan)

REGAL CREST
Brenda Adcock, The Heart of the Mountain
Nita Round, The Ghost of Emily Tapper

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Shannon Harris, The Details in the Design
Kayt Peck, The Kiva and the Mosque

SERIAL BOX
Ellen Kushner plus others, Tremontaine (Season 1)

SHADOE PUBLISHING
K’Anne Meinel, Pirated Heart

SKY PONY PRESS
Lisa Freeman, Riptide Summer

TURTLEBACK
Maggie Thrash, Honor Girl (AWESOME GRAPHIC MEMOIR! YA)

VULPINE PRESS
Sherryl Hancock, Break in the Storm (WeHo 2)
Sherryl Hancock, Turning Tables (WeHo 3)

WICKED WINTERS BOOKS
Jade Winters, Just One Destiny

WORLD WEAVER PRESS
Rebecca Roland, Shattered Fates (Shards of History #3)

YLVA PUBLISHING
G Benson, Pieces
Andrea Bramhall, Under Parr
Gill McKnight, Wendy of the Wallops (Wallops #2)

INDIES
Ellen Barnes, Our Song
Amy DeMerritt, Keeper of My Heart
Shira Glassman, Knit One, Girl Two (novella)
Arabella Jaimes, The Heart of Summer
Elizabeth Jeannel, The Art of Feeling
Margot Maye Lambert, The Heart of the Matter
Amy McLean, Death of the English Rose (Hallows Series #2)
Cara Malone, Love in the Stacks
Cara Malone, The Rules of Love
Cassandra Michaels, First Time’s A Charm
Lisa Pattinson, Every Little Thing
Victoria Pink, The Best Deceptions: A Lesbian Medieval Fantasy (Deceptions 1)
Victoria Pink, Worth the Risk
Zoe Reed, The Innocent (In Spirit and Truth #3)
A.K. Rose, When in Rome
Sam Ryan, The Divine Empress (Dynasty Saga #4)
Anna Vaughn, Spanish Nights

NONFICTION

ARCADIA
J. Seth Anderson, LGBT Salt Lake (Images of Modern America)

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Benita Roth, The Life and Death of ACT UP/LA: Anti-AIDS Activism in Los Angeles from the 1980s to the 2000s

COACH HOUSE BOOKS
John Lorinc, ed., et.al., Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer

EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
Elizabeth English, Lesbian Modernism: Censorship, Sexuality and Genre Fiction (reprint; Edinburgh Critical Studies in Modernist Culture EUP)

HARPERCOLLINS
Sarah Prager and Zoe More O’Ferrall (illustrator), Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World (LGBT history for young people!)

HATCHETTE BOOK GROUP
Kirsten Palladino, Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding

IMAGINE
Lisa E. Davis, Undercover Girl: The Lesbian Informant Who Helped the FBI Bring Down the Communist Party

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Shanni Collins, All You Need Is Love: Celebrating Families of All Shapes and Sizes
Peggy Cryden, Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Douglas W. Bristol, Jr., (ed.) and Heather Marie Stur (ed.), Integrating the US Military: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation since World War II

LESSER GODS
Karen Bartlett, Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of a Musical Legend (biography, Dusty Springfield)

LIBRARIES UNLIMITED
Jamie Campbell Naidoo, A World of Rainbow Families: Children’s Books and Media with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Themes from around the Globe

MANGO
Kathleen Archambeau, Pride & Joy: LGBTQ Artists, Icons and Everyday Heroes

ROARING FORTIES PRESS
Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, Love on Trial: Our Supreme Court Fight for the Right to Marry

SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Jan Clausen, Apples and Oranges (reprint)

SIMON & SCHUSTER
Clay Cane, Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race

UCB PRESS
Marilyn R. Schuster, ed., A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout (Sexuality Studies)

APRIL

FICTION

AFFINITY EBOOKS
Alane Hotchkins, Fortunes
Annette Mori, Captivated

BALZER + BRAY
Becky Albertalli, The Upside of Unrequited

BELLA BOOKS
Celeste Castro, Homecoming
S.M. Harding, Speak in Winter Code
Ann Roberts, A Secret to Tell

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
I. Beacham, Soul Survivor
CJ Birch, Unknown Horizons
Melissa Brayden, Strawberry Summer
Kris Bryant, Forget-Me-Not
Rebecca Harwell, Phoenix Rising (Storm’s Quarry #2)
Anna Larner, Highland Fling
Robyn Nyx, Escape in Time (Extractor Series, Book 1)
J.M. Redmann, The Girl on the Edge of Summer (Micky Knight #9)
Paul Willis and Amie Evans, Saints+Sinners anthology 2017 (new fiction from the festival)

BOOM! BOX
Shannon Watters et. al., Lumberjanes: Sink or Swim (vol 6; comic)

BRISK PRESS
Georgia Beers, What Matters Most (Mar. 28)

BYWATER BOOKS
Stefanie Deoul, On a Larp
Fay Jacobs, Fried and Convicted (memoir)
Shamin Sarif, I Can’t Think Straight (re-release)
Shamim Sarif, A World Unseen (re-release!)

CHRONICLE BOOKS
Erin Gough, Get It Together, Delilah! (YA)

DESERT PALM PRESS
A.J. Adaire, Don’t Forget (late March)
Kellie Doherty, Losing Hold (book 2 in the Cicatrix Duology)
S.L. Kassidy, First Degree Burns (Scarred, book 4; more info to come!)
BJ Phillips, Snowbird Season (Seasons, book 2; more info to come!)

FLUX
Emily Skrutskie, The Edge of the Abyss

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy

INTERLUDE PRESS
Michelle Osgood, Huntsmen

JUG RUN PRESS
Anne Hagan, Healing Embrace

ONI PRESS
Sophie Campbell, Further Realms of Fright (Wet Moon #3; new edition)

PENNY BRIGHT PUBLISHING
Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner, Star Crossed (Fly Me to the Moon #4)

REGAL CREST
Verda Foster, Three Day Event
Mercedes Lewis, Glimpses of a Fractured Soul (poetry)

RIPTIDE PUBLISHING
Elyse Springer, Thaw (Seasons of Love)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Yvonne Heidt, Meet Me in the Middle
Isabella, Razor’s Edge (American Yakuza #3)

SNOW MOON PUBLICATIONS
Elizabeth M. Cox, Tragedy at Bawley Bay (novella)

SPACE FARFIE PUBLISHING
Lisa Huff, Out of Phase

VAGARY PUBLISHING
C.L. Cattano, Shattered Paradise: An Epic Lesbian Romance Serial (Salvaggio’s Light Book 1)

YLVA PUBLISHING
Jae, Falling Hard
Blythe Rippon, Benched
Wendy Temple, Defensive Mindset

INDIES
J.A. Cipriano, Maverick: A Supernatural Space Opera Novel (Witching on a Starship Book 1)
Nicolette Dane, Floats Her Boat
Rachel Maldonado, Forever
Adan Ramie, Banquet (lesbian sci fi)
Sophie Robbins, Tempest (YA superhero)
Lydia Rose, Bound Together
Fernando Velez, Class6: The CURE (comic)

NONFICTION

BEACON PRESS
Mary Collins and Donald Collins, At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces

BELKNAP PRESS
Nathanial Frank, Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America

MANGO
Telaina Erickson, Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child

NATION BOOKS
Eleanor Roosevelt, It’s Up to the Women (collection of her writings)

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Ila Jane Borders and Jean Hastings Ardell, Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey

29 thoughts on “New Releases & Coming Up

  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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