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 April and releases for March, 2020. We also left Jan.-Feb. (combined this time) up, in case you missed ’em.

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 APRIL 2020

FICTION

ALGONQUIN YOUNG READERS
Nicole Melleby, In the Role of Brie Hutchens…

BELLA BOOKS
Maggie Brown, Pursuing Pandora
Bette Hawkins, Running Deep
Stacy Lynn Mill, Out of the Flames

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Andrews & Austin, White Horse Point
Georgia Beers, Flavor of the Month
Tracie Cunningham and Paul Willis, eds., Saints+Sinners: New Fiction from the Festival 2020
Nan Higgins, The Mortician’s Daughter (Death Singer 1)
Aurora Rey, The Last Place You Look
M. Ullrich, What the Heart Remembers Most
Ali Vali, Face the Music
Victoria Villaseñor, ed., Silk and Leather: Lesbian Erotica with an Edge
Laney Webber, The Real Thing
Angie Williams, Mending Fences

BRISK PRESS
Susan X. Meagher, Wonder (I Found My Heart in San Francisco)

CARINA PRESS
Jennie Davids, Inked with a Kiss (Thorn and Thistle 2)

FAIR PLAY BOOKS
Darby Harn, Bloodback: An Ever The Hero Novella

G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Jennifer Dugan, Verona Comics

LIGHTWAVE PUBLISHING
AM Scott, Lightwave: Longshot (Folding Space 7)

ORPHANS & WIDOWS MEDIA
K. Shantel, Made for You 3

PEACOCK DECEIVING A SUITCASE
Olivia R. Burton and Amber Morgan, Cash Grab

REGAL CREST
Hope A. Milam, Welcome Home, Bailey

ROARING BROOK PRESS
Kelly Quindlan, Late to the Party

7 SISTERS PUBLISHING
Martina McAtee, Sinister Souls and Dead Things (The Dead Things Series 4)

STARCATCHER PRESS
Zora Marie, Cast in Fire (A Phoenix of Hope Novel, Book 1)
Zora Marie, Tempered in Ice (A Phoenix of Hope Novel, Book 2)

YLVA
Cheyenne Blue, All At Sea
A.L. Brooks, Dare to Love
Lola Keeley, A Roll in the Hay
Astrid Ohletz and Alex Thorne, eds., After Happily Ever After

INDIES
Amber Belldene, Bright & Beautiful (A Reverend Alma Lee Mystery 2)
Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk, Lucifer’s Emblem: A Paranormal Academy Romance (Celestial Academy Book 1)
Carly Cane, Aphrodite and the Reality Show (Queer Olympus Goddesses 3)
Pixie Chica, Sin City Love
Mariah R. Embry, Lands End
Rob J. Hayes, The Lessons Never Learned (The War Eternal Book 2)
Rachel Lacey, Don’t Cry for Me (Midnight in Manhattan 1)
Marian Snowe, One More Night (released Mar. 25)
Alison Solomon, Before She Left (The Gulfport Mystery Series 2)

NONFICTION

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Jos Twist, Meg-John BarkeR, Kat Gupta, Benjamin Vincent, eds., Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities

MORROW GIFT
Ashley Molesso and Chessie Needham, The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History & Handbook

NIMBUS PUBLISHING LTD.
Rebecca Rose, Before the Parade: A History of Halifax’s Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Communities, 1972-1984

SHE WRITES PRESS
Jo Ivester, Once a Girl, Always a Boy: A Family Memoir of a Transgender Journey
Martina Reeves, I’m Still Here: A Memoir

MARCH 2020

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
Jen Silver, Country Living

ANDREWS MCMEEL PUBLISHING
Yao Xiao, Everything Is Beautiful, and I’m Not Afraid: A Baopu Collection (collection of comics)

BELLA BOOKS
M.B. Guel, Queerleaders
Gerri Hill, Gillette Park
Tagan Shepard, And Then There Was Her

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Dena Blake, Perfect Timing
Melissa Brayden, To the Moon and Back
Catherine Friend, Ghost of the Heart
Charlotte Greene, On the Run
C.A. Popovich, Through Love’s Eyes
Anne Shade, Femme Tales
Ali Vali, Face the Music

FANTAGRAPHICS
Rikke Villadsen, Cowboy (graphic novel)

HERA
Lisa Swift, The School of Starting Over

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Jane Healey, The Animals at Lockwood Manor

INTERLUDE PRESS
Laury A. Egan, The Ungodly Hour

LADYLIT PUBLISHING
Harper Bliss, Two Hearts Together (Two Hearts Trilogy 2)

NORTH STAR PUBLISHING
Lizzie McCord, Duet (Readdie Family 1)

PERNICKITY PUBLISHING
Elizageth McGivern, Weddings and Other Things I Hate

PRIDE PUBLISHING
Alexa Milne, More Than This

REGAL CREST
Hope A. Milam, Welcome Home, Bailey

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
TJ MARSDEN, Family Ties

SUNNY BEE BOOKS
Suzie Carr, Uprooting

VAGARY PUBLISHING
C.L.Cattano, Stealing a Thief’s Heart

YLVA PUBLISHING
A.L. Brooks, Never Too Late for Heroes
Sandra Gerth, Write Great Beginnings (writing guide)

INDIES
Eliza Andrews, Soldier of Dorsa (Chronicles of Dorsa 2)
TT Banks, Dead on Arrival (Sapphic Sphere Collection 3)
Trish Heinrich, Fahrenheit’s Ghost: A Superhero Urban Fantasy (The Heroes of High Tide 1)
Wendy Hewlett, Guardians of the Sacred Moon (Solstice Coven 2)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, A Stepping Stone (Jems and Jamz 7)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, A Brief Debacle
KJ, Kick Back
Bryce Oakley, Undone
Bryce Oakley, Bloom
Donna Raider, A Touch of Murder (Mika and Leah Cross Saga 4)

NONFICTION

AMISTAD
Minna Salami, Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone

BEATEN TRACK PUBLISHING
Unoma Azuah, Embracing My Shadow: Growing up lesbian in Nigeria

BELT PUBLISHING
Raechel Anne Jolie, Rust Belt Femme

BOLD TYPE BOOKS
Selenis Leyva and Marizol Leyva, My Sister: How One Sibling’s Transition Changed Us Both

BQB PUBLISHING
Mark Loewen, The True Colors of Family Coloring Book (Celebrating LGBT Families; appropriate for age range 5-7)

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Matt Brim, Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University
Bonnie Ruberg, The Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games

GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING
Cameron Esposito, Save Yourself

HELENA HISTORY PRESS
Ines Rieder and Diana Voigt, eds.; Jill Hannum, translator, The Story of Sidonie C: Freud’s famous “case of female homosexuality”

INFORMATION AGE PUBLISHING
Kamden K. Strunk and Raina Feiszli, eds., Queering Public Health and Public Policy in the Deep South (Research in Queer Studies)

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Christina Beardsley and Chris Dowd, Trans Affirming Churches: How to Celebrate Gender-Variant People and Their Loved Ones
Tavi Hawn, Cultural Awareness in Therapy with Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Adults and Older People: A Practical Guide
Kimberly M. Zieselman, XOXY: A Memoir (Intersex Woman, Mother, Activist)

MANGO
Jen Cross, Write to Restore: A Step-By-Step Creative Writing Journal for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

ORCA BOOK PUBLISHERS
Robin Stevenson, Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle (updated reissue; this is appropriate for age 9-12)

PENGUIN BOOKS
Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez, Legendary Children: The First Decade of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life

PLUTO PRESS
Lola Olufemi, Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power (Outspoken)

PM PRESS
Adrian Shanker, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
Daniel Q. Gillion, The Loud Minority: Why Protests Matter in American Democracy (Princeton Studies in Political Behavior)

ROWMAN AND LITTLEFIELD
Jeannie Gainsburg, The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Hui Liu and Corinne Reczek, eds., Marriage and Health: The Well-Being of Same-Sex Couples (Politics of Marriage and Gender: Global Issues in Local Contexts)

SKYHORSE
Niall O’Dowd, A New Ireland: How Europe’s Most Conservative Country Became Its Most Liberal

TEN SPEED PRESS
Kate Schatz, Rad American History A-Z: Movements and Moments That Demonstrate the Power of the People (Rad Women)

JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW
Samantha Hicks, Before the Light
Annette Mori, The Panty Thief

BELLA BOOKS
Amy Briant, The Book of Kell
Celeste Castro, The Taking
Jessie Chandler, Quest for Redemption
Carolyn Elizabeth, Dirt Nap
Becky Harmon, Guardian Angel
Louise McBain, Claiming Camille
Cheri Ritz, Vacation People
Jody Valley, The Bartender’s Secret: A Cruise of Deception

BENTON HOUSE PUBLISHING
Natalie Falkenwrath, Lust in the Stacks

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk, In Helen’s Hands
Kris Bryant, Temptation
Julie Cannon, For Your Eyes Only (A Boss of Her novella)
Suzie Clarke, Moon Shadow
Maggie Cummings, Brooklyn Summer
Jackie D, Elimination (After Dark Book 3)
Jackie D and Jean Copeland, Spellbound
Leigh Hays, Providence
Alyssa Linn Palmer, City Kitty and Country Mouse
KC Richardson, Taking a Shot at Love
C. Spencer, On Second Thought
Nicole Stiling, In the Shadow of Darkness
Carsen Taite, Out of Practice (A Legal Affairs Romance 2)
Julie Tizard, Flight to the Horizon
M. Ullrich, Opportunity of a Lifetime (A Boss of Her novella)
Ali Vali, The Inheritance
MJ Williams, Thief of the Heart

BYWATER BOOKS
Anna Burke, Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood

CARINA PRESS
Alexis Hall, Fire & Water (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator Book 3)

DENABI PUBLISHING
Alison Naomi Holt, Spyder’s Web (The Seven Realms of Ar’rothi Book 4)

DRESNIN MEDIA
A.L. Hawke, Mother Savant (Candy Savant Series)

EMPRESS BOOKS
Laura Heffernan, Finding Tranquility

EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING
Serenity Snow, The Madam’s Criminal Intent (Assassin’s Core Book 2)

FLEUR-DE-LIS BOOKS
C.D. Cain, After the Storm (Chambers of the Heart Book 3)

FOXGLOVE FICTION
Candace Harper, Mrs. Mix Up

FRIESENPRESS
Jocelyne Mullis, Pearls, Pills, and Vodka

GEE BE PUBLICATIONS
Belida Harrison, End of War in Thermopylae (Thermopylae Bound Book 6)

GPC PUBLISHING
Melissa Tereze, The Call (Another Love 2)

HARMONY INK PRESS
Harmonious Hearts 2019 – Stories from the Young Author Challenge (Harmony Ink Press – Young Author Challenge Book 6)

HONNO PRESS
Carol Lovekin, Wild Spinning Girls

JESSICA’S BOOK CORNER AND WILD PUBLISHING
Jessica Pots and Elle Wild, The Starving Artist

JMS BOOKS
JL Merrow, A Feminine Flirty Dozen
Alex Powell, Yaliana

LAKE UNION PUBLISHING
Kim Taylor Blakemore, The Companion

LAUNCH POINT PRESS
Deni Starr, Murder by the Sea

LISBON PRESS
Cara Malone, Mouth to Mouth (Lakeside Hospital Book 5)

LISE GOLD BOOKS
Lise Gold, Western Shores (The Compass Series Book 4)

LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY
Karen Millwood Hargrave, The Mercies

LITTLE CROWN PRODUCTIONS
Kimberly Amato, Steele Shield (The Jasmine Steele Mystery Series 5)

NINESTAR PRESS
Megan Hart and Brenda Murphy, Soul Burn
Rebecca Langham, Breaking the Surface (The Outsider Project 2)
Valentine Wheeler, No Parking

ORPHANS AND WIDOWS MEDIA
K. Shantel, Made for You

PAST AND PROLOGUE PRESS
Edale Lane, Merchants of Milan (Night Flyer Trilogy 1)

PERNICKETY PUBLISHING
Elizabeth McGivern, Dating and Other Things I Hate

PLE PRESS
Shaun J. Phree, Caramel Addiction (Chocolate Caramel Vanilla Series)

PURPLE HAND PRESS
Elena Graf, This is My Body (Hobbs Book 2)

PYLAND PUBLISHING
Nicole Pyland, What Happened After…: Tahoe Series Finale
Nicole Pyland, No After You (Celebrities Series Book 1)

REGAL CREST
K Aten, Children of the Stars
Karen Legasy, Forever Would Be Nice

RIPTIDE PUBLISHING
Jamie Sullivan, The Persephone Star

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Patricia Evans Cox, Last First Kiss: A Passport to Love Romance
Kim Pritekel, The Traveler (Book 2: The Hunter)

TEXT PUBLISHING
Laura McPhee-Browne, Cherry Beach

TWO DOLLAR RADIO
Yelena Moskovich, Virtuoso

YLVA PUBLISHING
Charlotte Mills, Body of Work
Chris Zett, Heart Failure

INDIES
Mia Archer, You Can Go Home
Emily August, Born Hunted
Becky Bohan, A Light on Altered Land
Carly Cane, Artemis and The Dating App (Queer Olympus Goddesses Book 1)
Carly Cane, Athena and The College Professor (Queer Olympus Goddesses Book 2)
Amy DeMerritt, All In
Suzanne Falter, Revealed (Oaktown Girls Book 4)
Ava Freeman, Friends and Lovers
B.D. Gates, Missing the Tag
Skylar Gray, For Love and Glory (novella; Book 1)
Darby Harn, Ever the Hero
Becky Harris, Pioneer Hearts
Kim Hartfield, The Fake Game
Kim Hartfield, Half a Heart
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, To the Beat of Their Own Drum/Finding a Voice (Jems and Jamz Books 3 & 4)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, Finding A Voice (Jems and Jamz 4)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, A Fan to Remember (Jems and Jamz 5)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, Aspiring Affection (Jemz and Jamz 6)
Claire Highton-Stevenson, In Dyer Need: The Final Chapter (Ren Dyer Series Book 2)
Tey Holden, The RV Ranch
K J, Kick Back
Amanda Kaitlyn, One Night With Lyric (One More Night Book 1)
Lauren Keen, Red Frozen White (A Bloodletting of Purple Bloom Book 2)
Gwendoline Keller, The Stars in Our Sky
Carla Kincaid, The Perfect Time for Love
Christine L’Amour, Second Time Around
Erica Lee, Twice Upon a Time
Fiona Lehn, Transformation Junkies
McGee Mathews, Exceeding Expectations (Ladies of Diamond Lake Book 2)
L.C. Mawson, History of Magic (Ember Academy for Young Witches Book 2)
Esther Oluwatobi, In my shoes (Adderfort Book 1)
Dallas Jessica Owen, Fallen
Pandouro, Goda’s Slave
Melissa Redden, Wooden Heart (Hearts by the Sea 1)
Erik Schubach, Unleashed: Case of the Bull Doggish
Lily Seabrooke, Life is Sweet
Nicola Shay, The Stars in her Eyes
Brynna Sinclair, The Stars Between Us
Llinos Cathryn Thomas, A Duet for Invisible Strings (novella)
Alex Turner, Loving Her Again (novella)
Alexis Ward, The Tipping Point
Sienna Waters, Full of Woe (A Monday’s Child Romance)
Sienna Waters, More than Me (A Hawkin Island Romance)
C.P. Watson, Lady Love: Ten Lesbian Stories
C.P. Watson, Just Rosalie
K.B. West, Destiny’s Ruin (A Fairy’s Tale Book 2)
B.L. Wilson, Dutch Chocolate 1: The vice president is missing

NONFICTION

HEARTSPARK PRESS
Amy Eleanor and Abbey Darling, 99% Chance of Magic: Stories of Strength and Hope for Transgender Kids

ICON BOOKS
Meg-John Barker, Gender: A Graphic Guide

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Heidi Dalzell and Kayti Protos, A Clinician’s Guide to Gender Identity and Body Image
Sophie Labelle, My Dad Thinks I’m a Boy?!: A Trans Positive Children’s Book
Jonathan Romain and David Mitchell, Inclusive Judaism

LIVERIGHT
Dennis Baron, What’s Your Pronoun? Beyond He and She

PALGRAVE HATE STUDIES
Joanna Jamel, Transphobic Hate Crime

PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
Caroline Derry, Lesbianism and the Criminal Law: Three Centuries of Legal Regulation in England and Wales

POLITY
Kathleen Lennon and Rachel Alsop, Gender Theory in Troubled Times

ROUTLEDGE
Frances Hamilton and Guido Noto La Diega, eds., Same-Sex Relationships, Law and Social Change
Alex Toft and Anita Franklin, eds., Young, Disabled and LGBT+: Voices, Identities and Intersections (Routledge Research in Gender and Society)

SERPENT’S TAIL
Angela Steidele, Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

SIMON & SCHUSTER
P. Carl, Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition

THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
Lisa Rogak, Rachel Maddow: A Biography

VINTAGE
Maria Popova, Figuring (repr.)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Alexander K. Davis, Bathroom Battlegrounds: How Public Restrooms Shape the Gender Order

83 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. 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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  8. We may or may not be able to post lists this month, as this is the busiest time of the year and the Hootenanny is approaching. We do try to do one in December, but we cannot guarantee it. Also, it’s best to contact us directly on the contact page when you have questions like this because we don’t always see comments, especially not on this page.

    Cheers!

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