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 March 2018 and books that were released in February. We’ve also left January 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). 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 MARCH 2018

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
JM Dragon, Omnibus (collected works)
Renee MacKenzie, Kai’s Heart
Ali Spooner and Annette Mori, Free to Love (Spooner, “The Chandler’s Daughter”; Mori, “Forbidden Love”)
The Lone Star Collection (Texas-themed short stories from a variety of authors)

BALZAR + BRAY
Audrey Coulthurst, Inkmistress

BELLA BOOKS
Genevieve Fortin, Dingo’s Recovery
Gerri Hill, The Locket
Kate Merrill, Homicide in Hatteras

BLACK MASK COMICS
Ryan K. Lindsay and Sami Kivela, Beautiful Canvas (vol. 1)

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Kay Bigelow, Killer Winter
Heather Blackmore, It’s Not a Date
Dena Blake, A Country Girl’s Heart
Jane Hoppen, The Northwoods
Radclyffe, Dangerous Waters (First Responders 7)
Aurora Rey, Spring’s Wake (Cape End Romance 3)
C. Spencer, Truth or Dare
MJ Williamz, Score
Brey Willows, Fury’s Death (Afterlife, Inc. 3)

CUSTOM HOUSE
Chelsey Johnson, Stray City

GROVE PRESS
Val McDermid, Report for Murder and Common Murder: Lindsay Gordon Mysteries #1 and #2 (reprint: together in one!)
Val McDermid, Final Edition and Union Jack: Lindsay Gordon Mysteries #3 and #4 (together in one!)
Val McDermid, Booked for Murder and Hostage to Murder: Lindsay Gordon Mysteries #5 and #6 (together in one!)

HARLEQUIN FICTION FOR TEENS
Saundra Mitchell, ed., All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages (queer historical fiction for teens!)

HARPERCOLLINS
Lisa Walker, Paris Syndrome

HMH BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
A.B. Rutledge, Miles Away from You

IMAGE COMICS
Grace Ellis, et.al., Moonstruck (Vol. 1)

INTERLUDE PRESS
Taylor Brooke, Curved Horizon (Camellia Clock Cycle 2)

JESSICA’S BOOK CORNER
Jessica Pots, The Blind Date

LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Ashley Herring Blake, Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

ONI PRESS
Sarah Graley, Kim Reaper, Grim Beginnings (Vol. 1)

PATCHWORK BLUEZ
B.L. Wilson, Tyson: A Sister’s Love Be Limitless

PEGASUS BOOKS
Kelly O’Connor McNees, Undiscovered Country: A Novel Inspired by the Lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok

REGAL CREST
K. Aten, Rules of the Road
Heather Jane, Potential

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
J.B. Marsden, Reclaiming Yancy
Randi Triant, The Treehouse

SCHOLASTIC, INC.
Kheryn Callender, Hurricane Child
Jessica Verdi, And She Was

YLVA PUBLISHING
A.L. Brooks, Up on the Roof
May Dawney, Survival Instincts
Alex K. Thorne, Chasing Stars (Superheroines collection)

INDIES Olympe de Gouges
Anna Cove, Lucky Love
Claire Highton-Stevenson, The Promise (link to come!)

NONFICTION

BALLANTINE BOOKS
Katie Heaney, Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out

CROWN ARCHETYPE
Sarah McBride, Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Yvonne Welbon and Alexandra Juhasz, eds., Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making

ILEX PRESS
Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of the Rights of Women: The Originial Manifesto for Justice, Equality and Freedom (herstory!)

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Elly Barnes and Anna Carlile, How to Transform Your School into an LGBT+ Friendly Place: A Practical Guide for Nursery, Primary and Secondary Teachers
Michael Beattie, et.al., Counselling Skills for Working with Gender Diversity and Identity (Essential Skills for Counselling)
Matthew Waites, Supporting Young Transgender Men: A Guide for Professionals

NYU PRESS
Gayle Salamon, The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia

NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
Christine Caldwell and‎ Lucia Bennett Leighton, eds., Oppression and the Body: Roots, Resistance, and Resolutions

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
T. Jackie Cuevas, Post-Borderlandia: Chicana Literature and Gender Variant Critique

SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Rebecca Chalker, The Clitoral Truth, 2nd Edition: About Pleasure, Orgasm, Female Ejaculation, the G-Spot, and Masturbation (reprint edition)

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Erin O. White, Given Up for You: A Memoir of Love, Belonging, and Belief

W.W. NORTON & COMPANY
Joe Kort, LGBTQ Clients in Therapy: Clinical Issues and Treatment Strategies

FEBRUARY 2018

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW
Erin O’Reilly faves collection!
Ali Spooner, Diamond Dreams (Strong Southern Women 1)

BELLA BOOKS
Karin Kallmaker, My Lady Lipstick
Emily King, Cracking Love
GL Roberts, Jewel of Fire (Shieldmaiden 2)

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Ronica Black, Private Passion
Melissa Brayden, Hearts Like Hers (Seven Shores Romance 2)
Jane Hardee, Undiscovered Affinity
Jeannie Levig, A Heart to Call Home
Radclyffe, Hopelessly Hers (short story, previously published)
PJ Trebelhorn, Twice in a Lifetime
Ali Vali, Hell Fire
Missouri Vaun, Love at Cooper’s Creek
Barbara Ann Wright, Children of the Healer (Godfall 3)

BOOM! COMICS
Shannon Watters, et.al. Lumberjanes Vol. 8

BYWATER BOOKS
Penny Mickelbury, Death’s Echoes (re-issue!)
Hilary Zaid, Paper is White

DUET
Tom Wilinsky and Jen Sternick, Snowsisters

FIREBOUND BOOKS
Kate Cudahy, The Duellist trilogy

G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Dana Mele, People Like Us

HARLEQUIN TEEN
Saundra Mitchell, All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages

HARMONY INK PRESS
Annabelle Jay, Luminosity (The Sun Dragon Book 5)

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
A.E. Radley, Journey’s End (Flight 3)

IMAGE COMICS
Tee Franklin, et.al., Bingo Love (graphic novel)

MARGARET K. McELDERRY BOOKS
Amber Smith, The Last to Go

MINOTAUR
Ellen Hart, A Whisper of Bones

NINESTAR PRESS
Effie Calvin, The Queen of Ieflaria (Tales of Inthya 1)
Once Upon a Rainbow (Vol. 2; re-written fairy tales)

RANDOM HOUSE
Amy Bloom, White Houses

REGAL CREST
Brenda Adcock, Gift of the Redeemer
Patty Schramm and Nann Dunne, eds., Love is in the Air

SAPPHIRE PUBLISHING
Shannon M. Harris, Add Romance and Mix (A Garriety Romance)

SIMON PULSE
Shaun David Hutchinson, The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

SUNNY BEE BOOKS
Suzie Carr, The Curvy Side of Life

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, Can You Hear Me

TEA ROSE BOOKS
M.E. Tudor, Building Love

YLVA PUBLISHING
Georgette Kaplan, Face It
Jae, Just for Show
Jess Lea, The Taste of Her (Vol. 1; erotic short stories)

INDIES
J.A. Armstrong, Commander in Chief (By Design 11)
Lynn M. Carr, Peculiar Bonds
Lise Gold, The Cruise
H.L. Logan, In Her Spotlight (Neeson Girls 2)
H.L. Logan, Come Home (Reunited 2)
Tamara Lynn, Winter Games
Amanda Kayhart, Running the Tides
Louise MacBain, Sweet Jane: A Story of Awakening
R C McDonald, More than Meets the Eye
Rachel Maldonando, Reader in the Park
T.B. Markinson, Girl Love Happens Series (G&T Lesbian Romance Season 2)
Tara Wimble, The Forward
BF Worlds, The Last of Her Kind (Amarok 1)

NONFICTION

DARK HORSE BOOKS
Margaret Atwood, The Secret Loves of Geeks

DEY STREET BOOKS
Tina Alexis Allen, Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Ezili’s Mirrors: Imagining Black Queer Genders

HERALD BOOKS
Steve Rothaus, Gay South Florida: 30 Years of LGBT Progress

McFARLAND
Ashton Spacey, The Darker Side of Slash Fan Fiction: Essays on Power, Consent and the Body

MANGO
Marissa LaRocca, Starving In Search of Me: A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming An Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance

NYU PRESS
James M. Messerschmidt, ed. et. al., Gender Reckonings: New Social Theory and Research

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Barbara J. Risman, Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure

POLITY
Lisa M. Stulberg, LGBTQ Social Movements

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Tison Pugh, The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom

SANDRA BROMAN
Sandra Broman and Esther Olivaras, Esther!

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Renée M. Sentilles, American Tomboys, 1850–1915

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Jonathan S. Coley, Gay on God’s Campus: Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities

JANUARY 2018

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW
Annette Mori, Unconventional Lovers

AMULET BOOKS
Laura Eve, The Curses (A Graces novel)

BELLA BOOKS
Maggie Brown, Playing the Spy
Nat Burns, The Liaison
Catherine Maiorisi, A Matter of Blood

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Kris Bryant, Touch
Jenny Frame, Charming the Vicar
D. Jackson Leigh, Seer and the Shield (Dragon Horse War 3)
Kara A. McLeod, Known Threat (Agent O’Connor #3)
Tina Michele, Between Sand and Stardust
Radclyffe, Meeting FtF (prev. published short story)
Renee Roman, Epicurean Delights
Jane C. Esther, The Universe Between Us
Jesse J. Thoma, Data Capture
Ali Vali, Heart of the Devil (Cain Casey prequel)

BRISK PRESS
Susan X. Meagher, Vacationland (Dec. 24, 2017)

BUMBLING BARD CREATIONS
JA Armstrong, Open Tab

EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING
Serenity Snow, A Northerly Breeze (Windswept 3)

IMAGE COMICS
Grace Ellis, et.al., Moonstruck Vol. 1

JMS BOOKS
Ginna Wilkerson, Message from Alice

MARGARET K. McELDERRY BOOKS
Sarah Fine, The True Queen (Imposter Queen #3)
Ellen Hopkins, The You I’ve Never Known

NINESTAR PRESS
Hannah Carmack, Seven-Sided Spy

ORCA BOOK PUBLISHERS
Brooke Carter, Learning Seventeen

PHAN
Tey Holden, New Quarters (Addy and Karen Series, 2)

RAZORBILL
Sarah Glenn Marsh, Reign of the Fallen

REGAL CREST
K. Aten, The Fletcher (Arrow of Artemis #1)
Barbara Valletto, Limbo

RESTLESS BOOKS
Ana Simo, Heartland

RIPTIDE PUBLISHING
Jodie Griffith, Twice in a Lifetime

SECOND GROWTH BOOKS
Kate Christie, Outside the Lines

SERIAL BOX
Joel Derfner, et.al., Surrounded (Tremontaine S3:12)
Racheline Maltese, A City’s Favor (Tremontaine, S3:13)

SHADOE PUBLISHING
Prudence MacLeod, Deliberate Love

SOHO CRIME
Sujata Massey, The Widows of Malabar Hill (mystery, 1920s India)

SOURCEBOOKS FIRE
Marieke Nijkamp, Before I Let Go

SWOON READS
Claire Kann, Let’s Talk About Love

WEDNESDAY BOOKS
Amanda Hocking, Between the Blade and the Heart

YLVA PUBLISHING
JD Glass, Punk and Zen – Part 1: The Remix
Sharyn Munir, Falling into Place
Ellen Simpson, A Heist Story
Emma Sterner-Radley, Coffee and Conclusions

INDIES
Eliza Andrews, Reverie
Cameron Darrow, Remember, November
Natalie Debrabandere, Of Scars and Duty
Amy DeMerritt, Upon a Wishing Flower (Brooke and Hannah 1)
Layce Gardner, Cross Your Heart (True Heart 4)
Jea Hawkins, League of Lesbians: Lil (superhero/supervillain series)
Jea Hawkins, Fire on Ice
Donna Jay, Mistaken Identity
Margot Lambert, The Heart of the Matter
Cara Malone, The Rules of Parenthood (Rulebook 3)
Marisol Mason, What Remains of Love
Cassandra Michaels, First Time’s a Charm
René Nienaber, Clean Slate
Chloe Peterson, Finding Eden (Small Town Romances 1)
Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin, The Secret Admirer
Elle Spencer, Casting Lacey
Arizona Tape, Your Own Human (My Own Human #2)
Tara Wimble, The Fallback
Fiona Zedde, Insatiable Appetites (How Sweet It is #4)

NONFICTION

CLEIS PRESS
Joan Nestle, A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings (national treasure! Read her!)

HOMOFACTUS PRESS
Jay Sennett, Moxie, Vol. 1: True Tales from a Female to Male Transgender Man Living on Hormones for More Than Twenty Years

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Irwin Krieger, Helping Your Transgender Teen (2nd ed.)

POLITY
Lisa M. Stulberg, LGBTQ Social Movements

PLUME
Andrea Gibson, Take Me With You

PRAEGER
Joel T. Nadler and Meghan R. Lowery, eds., The War on Women in the United States: Beliefs, Tactics, and the Best Defenses

RED PLANET
Simon Napier-Bell, 50 Years Legal: Five Decades of Fighting for Equal Rights

SEREN
Norena Shopland, Forbidden Lives: LGBT Histories from Wales

TEAM ANGELICA PUBLISHING
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah et.al., eds., Sista!: An anthology of writings by Same Gender Loving Women of African/Caribbean descent with a UK connection

UNBOUND DIGITAL
Christine Burns, Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
C.J. Janovy, No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS
Julia Himberg, The New Gay for Pay: The Sexual Politics of American Television Production

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50 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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  7. 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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