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 October 2017 and books that were released in September. We’ve also left August 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 OCTOBER 2017

FICTION

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Kristyn Dunnion, Tarry This Night

BALZER+BRAY
Rebecca Podos, Like Water

BEDAZZLED INK
Alicia Joseph, A Penny on the Tracks

BELLA BOOKS
Jaime Clevenger, A Fugitive’s Kiss
E.J. Noyes, Turbulence
Ann Roberts, Vagabond Heart
Blythe H. Warren, Bait and Switch

BLIND EYE BOOKS
Ginn Hale, The Long Past and Other Stories

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Kay Bigelow, Hiding Out
Melissa Brayden, Eyes Like Those (Seven Shores Romance 1)
Maggie Cummings, Definite Possibility (Bay West Social Book 3)
Jennifer Fulton: y’all, the Moon Island series is available again. Go see.
Sophia Kell Hagin, Omnipotence Enough
Anne Laughlin, A Date to Die
Laydin Michaels, Captured Soul
Jaycie Morrison, Heart’s Orders (Love and Courage 2)
Winter Pennington, Night Bound
Radclyffe, Erotica 101 (short story; prev. pub. in Erotic Interludes 3)
Aurora Rey, Summer’s Cove (Cape End Romance 2)
TJ Thomas, Dawn’s New Day
Julia Tizard, The Road to Wings

BYWATER BOOKS
Rachel Spangler, Edge of Glory

DUTTON BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
E.K. Johnston, That Inevitable Victorian Thing
Malinda Lo, A Line in the Dark

ENTANGLED: TEEN
Tristina Wright, 27 Hours (The Nightside Saga)

EQUAL FOOTING BOOKS
R.E. Conary, The Rachel Cord Mysteries (all-in-one!)

HARMONY INK PRESS
Julie Aitcheson, Being Roy
Harmonious Hearts 2017 – Stories from the Young Author Challenge (Harmony Ink Press – Young Author Challenge Book 4)
Nina Rossing, Mick and Michelle

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
Emma Sterner-Radley, Making a Tinderbox (Tinderbox Tales 1)

HOWLING MAD PRESS
Kendall Grey, Bang (Hard Rock Harlots 5)

HQ DIGITAL
Allie Burns, The Lido Girls

INDEPENDENT
Vicky Jones and Claire Hackney, Meet Me at 10

NIGHTBOAT
Jen Bervin, Silk Poems (poetry)

NINESTAR PRESS
Brianna Klenitz, Off Pitch (Pitch Prodigies 1)

REGAL CREST
Reba Birmingham, Floodlight

RIVERHEAD BOOKS
Brit Bennett, The Mothers (reprint)

SAGA PRESS
R.E. Stearns, Barbary Station

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
R.D. DeLisle, Miranda
Isabella, The Gate

SEVERN HOUSE
Charles Atkins, Best Place to Die (Lillian and Ada mystery; reprint)

SHE WRITES PRESS
Carol E. Anderson, You Can’t Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the Sixties (NONFICTION)
Danielle Wong, Swearing Off Stars: A Novel

SPINIFEX PRESS
Susan Hawthorne, Dark Matters

TOR BOOKS
K Arsenault Rivera, The Tiger’s Daughter (Their Bright Ascendency)

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Amy Hoffman, The Off Season

YLVA PUBLISHING
G Benson, Who’d Have Thought?
Cheyenne Blue, Party Wall
Wendy Hudson, Mine to Keep
Jae, Backwards to Oregon (it’s BAAAAAAAAACK!)
KD Williamson, Pink
Lee Winter, Love is not Nothing (short story follow-up to Requiem for Immortals)

INDIES
Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole, and Rose Lerner, Hamilton’s Battalion: A Trio of Romances
Laura Morgan, Two Worlds, One War (Black Rose Series; novella)
Nikki Woolfolk, Mise En Death: A LeBeau Chocolates Adventure (Bittersweet Mystery)

NONFICTION

ARCADIA
Dennis McBride, LGBTQ Las Vegas (Images of Modern America)

CLEIS PRESS
Candace Walsh, ed., Greetings From Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women

ForeEdge
Maj. Margaret Witt, Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the Tipping Point for Gay Rights

HARDIE GRANT
Dan Jones (author) and Michelle Rosenthal (illustrator), 50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons

HARPER
Armistead Maupin, Logical Family: A Memoir

HARPER PERENNIAL
Linda Hirshman, Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution (reprint)

JESSICA KINGSLEY
Charlie Craggs, To My Trans Sisters

KMW STUDIO
Gregory Kramer, Drags (photography; drag kings and queens)

MANGO
Eric Rosswood, The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads: Everything You Need to Know About LGBTQ Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid to Ask

THE NEW PRESS
Gabriela Herman, The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA

PICADOR
Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Author, Editor) & Kate Harding (Author, Editor), Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America

TATE PUBLISHING
Alex Pilcher, A Queer Little History of Art

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Cynthia Enloe, The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Joan Marie Johnson, Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967 (Gender and American Culture)

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

SEPTEMBER

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW
S. Anne Gardner, For the Love of a Woman (all of S. Anne’s books on sale, September!)
Fran Heckrotte, Future Perfect (Solaris series 2)
Dannie Marsden, Dress Blues

AKASHIC BOOKS
Lauren Sanders, The Book of Love and Hate

AMETHYST EDITIONS
Ariel Gore, We Were Witches

ANDERSEN DIGITAL
Sally Nichols, Things a Bright Girl Can Do

BELLA BOOKS
Jaime Clevenger, A Fugitive’s Kiss
Becky Harmon, Illegal Contact
R.J. Layer, Dreams Unspoken
Riley Scott, A Time to Speak

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Dena Blake, Unchained Memories
Julie Cannon, Take Me There
Jean Copeland, Summer Fling
Radclyffe, Always Next Summer (short story)
Cass Sellars, Lightning Chasers (Lightning Series Book 2)
Ali Vali, Beauty and the Boss
MJ Williamz, Lessons in Desire
Brey Willows, Fury’s Choice (Afterlife, Inc. Book 2)
Sheri Lewis Wohl, Walking Through Shadows

CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Sonia Patel, Jaya and Rasa. A Love Story (YA)

HARMONY INK PRESS
A.M. Burns and K.T. Spence, New Hoofprints in the Snow

IMAGE COMICS
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Kate Leth, Moonstruck #3

THE KRAKEN COLLECTIVE
Lyssa Chiavari, Cheerleaders from Planet X

LADYLIT PUBLISHING
Harper Bliss, No Other Love (Pink Bean 6)

LESBIAN LITERATI PRESS
Kelli Jae Baeli, The Girls in the Band

ONI PRESS
Sophie Campbell, Wet Moon Book 4, Drowned in Evil (new ed.)

OPEN ROAD MEDIA TEEN AND TWEEN
Nancy Garden, Good Moon Rising (YA, by the author of Annie on My Mind!)
Nancy Garden, The Year They Burned the Books

PERYTON PRESS
Skye MacKinnon, Heart of Time (Ruined Heart Series Book 1)

REGAL CREST
Calvin Payne-Taylor, Genderbound: An Odyssey from Female to Male

RIPTIDE PUBISHING
Lorelie Brown, Her Hometown Girl (Belladonna Ink 3)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
J.P. Haynes, The Closet Chronicles

SIMON AND SCHUSTER BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Fox Benwell, Kaleidoscope Song (YA)

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, Trafalgar and Boone and the Books of Breathing

VULPINE PRESS
Sherryl D. Hancock, Vendetta (WeHo)

WINGS PRESS
Margaret Randall, Morning After: Poetry and Prose in a Post-Truth World

YLVA PUBLISHING
Cheyenne Blue, Party Wall
Jae, Perfect Rhythm

INDIES
Avery Taylor Adams, Home Baked Hope (Baking It Together 2)
Mia Archer, Swipe Right
Edie Bryant, Changing Leaves
Emma Collins, One Way Ticket
Nicolette Dane, Love and Wanderlust
Kit Eyre, Valerie
Jea Hawkins, A Brief History of Longing
Heidi Lowe, A Scarlet Kiss
Sarah Markel, Identity Crisis
Leigh Matthews, Colony
Tamsen Parker, In Her Court (Camp Firefly Falls Book 18)
Mardria Portuondo, Jade Undone
Jane Retzig, A Betrayal
Erin Wade, Three Times as Deadly

NONFICTION

FIRST SECOND
Tillie Walden, Spinning (graphic memoir)
Tara Wimble, The High Flyer

COUNCIL OAK BOOKS
Carmen Renee Berry and Tamara Traeder, The BFF Girlfriends Guide: Friendships Worth Keeping Forever

DAGGER EDITIONS
SD Holman, Butch: Not Like the Other Girls (photography)

FLOATING WORLD COMICS
Menorah Horwitz, The Diary of Menorah Horwitz

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker, How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are

NYU PRESS
Marla Brettschneider, Susan Burgess, and Christine Keating, eds., LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader
Emily Skidmore, True Sex: The Lives of Trans Men a the Turn of the Twentieth Century

PLUTO PRESS
Ciara Cremin, Man-Made Woman: The Dialectics of Cross-Dressing
Mario Mieli, Towards a Gay Communism: Elements of a Homosexual Critique (classic; critique addressing relationships between homosexuality, homophobia, and capitalism; reissue)

ROUTLEDGE
Noreen Giffney and Michael O’Rourke, eds., The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory
Melanie Judge, Blackwashing Homophobia: Violence and the Politics of Sexuality, Gender and Race (Concepts for Critical Psychology)

SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
Dara Hoffman-Fox, You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery
Skylar Kergirl, Before I Had the Words: On Being a Transgender Young Adult

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Kenny Fries, In the Province of the Gods (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiography)

AUGUST 2017

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
Annette Mori, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
Ali Spooner, The Bee Charmer

BELLA BOOKS
Virginia Hale, Echo Point
Bette Hawkins, No More Pretending
Micheala Lynn, Fire Dancer
Renée J. Lukas, In Her Eyes
KG MacGregor, Moment of Weakness
Tegan Shepard, Visiting Hours

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Mardi Alexander and Laurie Eichler, To Be Determined
Ronica Black, Freedom to Love
Valerie Bronwen, A Lamentation of Swans
Erin Dutton, Planning for Love
Jenny Frame, Unexpected
T.L. Hayes, Sweet Boy and Wild One
Jaime Maddox, The Scholarship
Radclyffe, Secrets of the Heart (reprint short story)
Rachel Spangler, Getting Serious
Carsen Taite, Sidebar
Yolanda Wallace, True Colors
Barbara Ann Wright, House of Fate

BOOKVIEW CAFÉ
Jennifer Stevenson, Coed Demon Sluts: Omnibus: Coed Demon Sluts: books 1-5 (humor)

BYWATER BOOKS
Judith Katz, Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound (reprint)

CIRCLET PRESS
Jennifer Levine, ed., Like a Spell: Earth — Lesbian Fantasy Erotica

CLARION BOOKS
Betsy Cornwell, Venturess

FANTAGRAPHICS
Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez, Love and Rockets (Vol. IV, Vol. 3; comic)

HARMONY INK PRESS
Julia Ember, The Tiger’s Watch (Ashes of Gold Book 1)

HARPERCOLLINS
Annabel Fielding, A Pearl for my Mistress

HARPERTEEN
Courtney Stevens, Dress Codes for Small Towns (YA)

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
A.E. Radley, Mergers and Acquisitions

IMAGE COMICS
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Kate Leth, Moonstruck #2

KATHERINE TEGAN BOOKS
Lana Popovic, Wicked Like a Wildfire (YA)

KATHY DAWSON BOOKS
Moïra Fowley-Doyle, Spellbook of the Lost and Found (YA)

LESBIAN LITERATI PRESS
Kelli Jae Baeli, Face Down in the Low Road

LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Brandy Colbert, Little & Lion (YA)

NINESTAR PRESS
M.K. Hardy, Chasing Ghosts

PEEPAL TREE PRESS, LTD.
Helen Klonaris, If I Had the Wings: Short Stories

REGAL CREST
Verda Foster, Three Day Event
Jeanine Hoffman, Extremes

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Beth Burnett, Eating Life

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Lawrence Hogue, Daring and Decorum: A Highwayman Novel

SOURCEBOOKS FIRE
Linsey Miller, Mask of Shadows (YA)

TRAVERSING Z PRESS
L.S. Johnson, Harkworth Hall

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Carol LaFavor, Evil Dead Center (reissue; lesbian mystery, Ojibwa)
Carol LaFavor, Along the Journey River (reissue; lesbian mystery; MN Red Earth Reservation)

WARM STUDIOS
Vivian Sage, A Good Catch (Inamorata Book 2)

YLVA PUBLISHING
A.L. Brooks, Miles Apart
Amber Jacobs, Primal Touch
Fiona Zedde, The Power of Mercy

INDIES
Idella Breen, Feeders and Bleeders (Nightwalker Agency 1)
Megan Cutler, The Soul of the Earth (Eternity’s Empire Collection Book 2)
Bella Donnis, Trapped
Bella Donnia, A Petal and a Thorn
Bella Donnis, Where Are You?
A.J. Estelliam, Alex Hope
Claire Highton-Stevenson, OUT: A Camryn Thomas Story
Sophie Stern, Playing to Win
B.L. Wilson, Are You the One for Me?

NONFICTION

BENBELLA BOOKS
Parvez Sharma, A Sinner in Mecca: A Gay Muslim’s Hajj of Defiance

IXIA PRESS
Audre Lorde; foreword by Sonia Sanchez, A Burst of Light and Other Essays (herstory alert; collection of Lorde’s essays)

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Janna Barkin, He’s Always Been My Son: A Mother’s Story about Raising Her Transgender Son

LEXINGTON BOOKS
Cara Bergstrom-Lynch, Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Becoming Parents or Remaining Childfree: Confronting Social Inequalities

MANGO
Janice Z. Brodman, Sex Rules!: Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World
Jennifer Cross, Writing Ourselves Whole: Using the Power of Your Own Creativity to Recover and Heal from Sexual Trauma

MIT PRESS
Patu and Antje Schrupp, A Brief History of Feminism

NYU PRESS
Kara Ellerby, No Shortcut to Change: An Unlikely Path to a More Gender Equitable World

ROUTLEDGE
Peter Hegarty, A Recent History of Lesbian and Gay Psychology: From Homophobia to LGBT

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Denise Chanterelle DuBois, Self-Made Woman: A Memoir (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiogy)

VIKING BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code (STEM — ages 5 and up; 10-17 key age range)

VINTAGE
Hermione Lee, Willa Cather

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38 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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