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 April 2019 and books that were released in March 2019. We’ve also left February 2019 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 APRIL 2019

FICTION

AMPHIBIAN PRESS
V.S. Holmes, Strangers (Nel Bently 3)

BALZAR + BRAY
Margaret Dilloway, Summer of a Thousand Pies

BELLA BOOKS
Maggie Brown, Reinventing Lindsey
Sofi Keren, Painted Over
Melissa Price, Smile Number Seven

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Eden Darry, The House
Jane C. Esther, Uninvited (the Portal, Book 1)
Anna Larner, Love’s Portrait
Radclyffe, Music on the Wind (re-released short story!)
Aurora Rey, Recipe for Love (a farm-to-table romance)
Larkin Rose, Dangerous Curves
M. Ullrich, Pretending in Paradise
MJ Williamz, Model Behavior

BYWATER BOOKS
Paula Martinac, Clio Rising

CANDLEWICK PRESS
Audrey Coulthurst and Paula Garner, Starworld

COFFEE HOUSE PRESS
Gala Mukomolova, Without Protection (poetry)

HARPERTEEN
Jaye Robin Brown, The Meaning of Birds

IMPRINT
Mira Grant, Alien: Echo: An Original Young Adult Novel of the Alien Universe

ISTROS BOOKS
Biljana Jovanovic (Author), John K. Cox (Translator), Dogs and Others

LITTLE BEE BOOKS
Daniel Haack (Author), Isabel Galupo (Author), Becca Human (Illustrator), Maiden & Princess (children’s)

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

QUEEN OF SWORDS PRESS
Alex Acks, Wireless and More Steam-Powered Adventures

REGAL CREST ENTERPRISES
Brenda Adcock, One Step at a Time
Barbara Clanton, Stealing Hope (YA; Clarkesville series, 8)
Nita Round, Raven, Sand and Sun (A Touch of Truth Book Two)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Barrett, Defying Gravity (Damaged 2)
Kay Bigelow, Knight and Dai

YLVA PUBLISHING
A.L. Brooks, Write Your Own Script
Wendy Hudson, Meant to Be Me
Jae, Not the Marrying Kind
Jess Lea, A Curious Woman

INDIES
Lola Andrews, The Princess and the Evil Queen (retelling of Snow White)
Emilia Spring, Witchcraft & Winds (Weather Witch Book 1)

NONFICTION

ABRAMS PRESS
Darryl W. Bullock, David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music

CELADON BOOKS
Abby Wambach, WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Micah Rajunov and A. Scott Duane, eds., Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity

ECW PRESS
Donald R. Laub, Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon’s Stories of Transformation

FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX
Cherríe Moraga, Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir

HARMONY
Gigi Gorgeous, He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Morgan Lev Edward Holleb, The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality: From Ace to Ze

LIMERENCE PRESS
Mady G. (Author, Illustrator), J.R. Zuckerberg (Author, Illustrator), A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

NOMAD PRESS
Maria Cook, et. al., Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms (Inquire & Investigate)

PENGUIN CLASSICS
New York Public Library, The Stonewall Reader

SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Savannah Knoop, Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy

ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
J. E. Sumerau and Lain A.B. Mathers, America Through Transgender Eyes

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Hilary Malatino, Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience

MARCH 2019

FICTION

BELLA BOOKS
Carolyn Elizabeth, Gallows Humor
Gerri Hill, Midnight Avenue
Dana Piccoli, Savor the Moment

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Georgia Beers, The Do-Over
Jenny Frame, Wooing the Farmer
Ellie Hart, Double Vision (Giselle Cutler Mystery 2)
Radclyffe, Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby (short story reprint)
Karis Walsh, Love on Lavender Lane
Brey Willows, Spinning Tales
Barbara Ann Wright, Inheritors of Chaos (A Godfall novel, 4)

BRISK PRESS
Susan X. Meagher, The Keeper’s Daughter

BYWATER BOOKS
Cheryl A. Head, Catch Me When I’m Falling (A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery)

CORGYN PUBLISHING
Caren Werlinger, A Bittersweet Garden

DESERT PALM PRESS
Roslyn Bane, Time for Terri (Smoky Mountain Romance 1)
Kellie Doherty, Sunkissed Feathers and Severed Ties

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
Sacchi Green, Wild Rides and Other Lesbian Erotic Adventures (link to come!)

DOUBLEDAY BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Michael Joosten (Author), Izak Zenou (Illustrator), My Two Moms and Me (children’s)

HARMONY INK PRESS
Felicity Ivy, I’m Not Who You Think I Am

IMPRINT
K. Ancrum, The Weight of the Stars

MOCHA MEMOIRS PRESS
Ren Thompson, Dead Heat

PHOENIX RISING PRESS
Lynn Ames, Chain Reactions

REGAL CREST
J.S. Frankel, Fight Like a Woman
Bonnie Wormsley, The Cursed Heart

RIDE THE RAINBOW BOOKS
Q. Kelly, Reality Lesbian 3

ROGUE CANNON PUBLISHING
Tiana Warner, Aries 181

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Josette Murray, Silver Love
Sarah Turtle, Laurel Cove

SUNNY BEE BOOKS
Suzie Carr, The Pet Boutique

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, Levitate

TOR
Katherine Duckett, Miranda in Milan

TRIANGLE SQUARE
Hal Shrieve, Out of Salem

YLVA PUBLISHING
Boxed set month!
Cheyenne Blue, Girl Meets Girl series (link to come!)
Jae, The Hollywood series (link to come!)

INDIES
Eliza Andrews, Eastside/Westside/Love
Calla Cole, The Heart of December
Lily Craig, Never Just Friends
Jamie Davis, Cyber’s Change (Sapiens Run Book 1)
K.D. Everett, Tells of the Heart
Suzanne Falter, Committed (Oaktown Girls Book 2)
Kim Hartfield, Scandalous
Rose Marie, Her Remedy
Nicole Pyland, Keep Tahoe Blue (Tahoe series 1)
April Robespierre, The Coldest Heart
Sage Toni Sihunn, The Grand Gibberish
Emilia Spring, Witchcraft & Winds (Weather Witch Book 1)
Arizona Tape, Not Today

NONFICTION

BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
T Kira Madden, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir

G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS
Jacob Tobia, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY
Theresa Thorn (Author) and Noah Grigni (illustrator), It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity (children’s)

LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY
Samantha Allen, Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States

THORNTREE PRESS
Koe Creation, This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family

WESTMINSTER JOHN KNOX PRESS
Amber Cantorna, Unashamed: A Coming-Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians

WIDE-EYED EDITIONS
Arabelle Sicardi (Author) and Sarah Tanat-Jones, Queer Heroes (children’s)

FEBRUARY 2019

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW
Jen Silver, Deuce

AVON IMPULSE
Alyssa Cole, Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals novella)

BELLA BOOKS
Catherine Maiorisi, Blood Runs Cold
Venus Reising, Kaleidoscope
Ann Roberts, Screen Kiss

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Kris Bryant, Listen
Julie Cannon, Shut Up and Kiss Me
Maggie Cummings, Perfect Partners
Radclyffe, Blessed Benediction (short story re-release)
Radclyffe, Love to the Rescue (Rivers Community Romace 5)
Cass Sellars, Unexpected Lightning (Lightning 3)
TJ Thomas, Without Pretense
Missouri Vaun, Spencer’s Cove
Laney Webber, A Chapter on Love
Karen F. Williams, Cupid’s Bow
Sheri Lewis Wohl, Drawing Down the Mist

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
Frida Ekotto (author), Corine Tachtiris (translator), Don’t Whisper Too Much and Portrait of a Young Artiste from Bona Mbella (first work of fiction to present stories about love between African women)

BYWATER BOOKS
Rachel Spangler, Full English

CARNATION BOOKS
Gretchen Evans, How to Talk to Nice English Girls

CRAZY INK
Various Authors, Just Love: A Crazy Ink Anthology
JESSICA’S BOOK CORNER
Jessica Potts, The Assistant

CROOKED LANE BOOKS
Kate Mascarenhas, The Psychology of Time Travel

DENABI PUBLISHING
Alison Naomi Holt, Duchess Rampant (The Seven Realms of Ar’rothi Book 3)

DUTTON BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
E.K. Johnston, The Afterward

GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
Amy Feltman, Willa & Hesper

KATHERINE TEGAN BOOKS
Tehlor Kay Mejia, We Set the Dark on Fire

KNOPF BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Lillian Clark, Immoral Code

LISBON PRESS
Cara Malone, Labor of Love (A Lakeside Hospital Novel)

LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Rey Terceiro (author) and Bre Indigo (illustrator), Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel (A Modern Retelling of Little Women)

NINESTAR PRESS
L.E. Royal, Blood Lust

PURPLE HAND PRESS
Elena Graf, Acts of Contrition (Passing Rites 4)

REGAL CREST
K Aten, Running from Forever

ROSE AND STAR
Bridget Essex, Memory (late Jan.)
Marian Snowe, Guarding Her Heart

RUNNING WILD PRESS
Various Authors, Dark Corners (short stories)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
J.B. Marsden, Bobbi and Soul
Kim Pritekel, The Plan

SECOND GROWTH BOOKS
Kate Christie, The Road to Canada (Girls of Summer 4)

SEVEN SEAS
Nagata Kabi, My Solo Exchange Diary Vol. 2 (My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness; manga)

STONE SOUP COMMUNITY PRESS
Annette Mori, Artist Free Zone

TACHYON PUBLICATIONS
Caitlín R. Kiernan, The Very Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan

YLVA PUBLISHING
Lola Keeley, Major Surgery
Jenn Matthews, Hooked on You
Charlotte Mills, Payback

INDIES
Alayna Cole, Queerly Ever After
Nicolette Dane, Lady Pilot
Max Ellendale, The Wolf’s Consort
Amanda Kayhart, Shipped (a romantic novella)
Rachel Lacey, Lost in Paradise
T.B. Markinson, A Woman Undone (A Woman Lost Book 6)
Jax Meyer, A Marine Awakening
Elizabeth Penn, Maple Cove
Nicole Pyland, Checking the Right Box (San Francisco 1)
Natasha West, Just Married?
B.L. Wilson, Trick or Treat: Who’s My Sweet?

NONFICTION

BALLANTINE BOOKS
Jodie Patterson, The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
D.M. Maynard, The Reflective Workbook for Partners of Transgender People: Your Transition as Your Partner Transitions (late Jan.)

PICADOR
Nishta J. Mehra, Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion

STERLING
Wesley C. Davidson, et. al., When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need to Know

INDIES
Alex Porter, The Cunnilinguist: How To Give And Receive Great Oral Sex: Top tips from both ends of the tongue

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65 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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