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 December 2017 and books that were released in November. We’ve also left October 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 DECEMBER 2017

FICTION

APEX BOOK COMPANY
Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Winterglass

BEDAZZLED INK
Cherie Battista, Secrecy and Synchronicity

BELLA BOOKS
RJ Layer, Dreams Unspoken
Clare McNab and Katherine V. Forrest, Lethal Care (Inspector Carol Ashton Series)
Tracey Richardson, Heartsick

BLACK MASK COMICS
Magdalene Visaggio et. al., Kim & Kim: Love Is a Battlefield (Vol. 2)

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
MB Austin, Strictly Need to Know (A Maji Rios Novel, Book 1)
Georgia Beers, Right Here, Right Now
Gun Brooke, Arrival (Exodus book 4)
Jackie D, Lucy’s Chance
Shea Godfrey, King of Thieves
VK Powell, Captain’s Choice (Fairview Station Book 1)
Radclyffe, First Sight (short story, reprint)
Carsen Taite, A More Perfect Union
Erin Zak, Falling into Her
M. Ullrich, Time Will Tell
Yolanda Wallace, Tailor-Made
MJ Williamz, Hookin’ Up

BOOK SMUGGLERS PUBLISHING
Tansy Rayner Roberts, Girl Reporter (novella)

BOOM! COMICS
Kiwi Smith et. al., Misfit City (Vol. 1)

BYWATER BOOKS
Ann McMan, Jericho (re-release)

DECORUS NEBULA PUBLISHING
Emily Selleck, Doubt the Stars (Shakespeare in Space Book 1)

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
Gill McKnight, Little Dip (Garoul Series, Book 5)

HARPERTEEN
Natalie C. Parker, ed., Three Sides of a Heart: Stories about Love Triangles (YA)
Fiona Zedde, Insatiable Appetites (How Sweet It Is, Book 4)

INTERLUDE PRESS
Annie Harper, ed., If the Fates Allow (A Holiday Anthology from the authors at Interlude Press)

KJC BOOKS
KJ Charles, The Price of Meat (short novella, reprint)

MISCHIEF CORNER BOOKS
Angel Martinez, Safety Protocols for Human Holidays: A Holiday to Remember (short story)

NINESTAR PRESS
Elna Holst, Candlelight Kisses (holiday story)
Ellen Jenkins, Dala Horse Inn (holiday story)

ONI PRESS
Sophie Campbell, Wet Moon: Where All Stars Fail to Burn (Book 5)

REGAL CREST
Anna Furtado, Tremble and Burn

ROSE & STAR PRESS
Bridget Essex, Howl for the Holidays

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Sallyanne Monti, ed., A Heart Well Traveled; Vol. 3: Tales of Long Distance Love Affairs and Unlikely Outcomes

SERIAL BOX
Tessa Gratton, et. al., A Blur of Bright Water (Tremontaine Season 3, ep. 10)
Karen Lord, et. al., Sword and Spirit (Tremontaine Season 3, ep. 9)
Karen Lord, et. al., Dragon Rampant (Tremontaine Season 3 Ep. 11)

SINGING DRAGON
Sabrina Symington, First Year Out

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, The Cabot Girls of Coventry Island

TANTOR AUDIO
S.W. Andersen (author), Nicole Zanzarella (narrator), Switchback

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Carole laFavor, Evil Dead Center (reprint; mystery)
Carole laFavor, Along the Journey River (reprint; mystery)

YLVA PUBLISHING
Andrea Bramhall, The Last First Time
Jae, Love at First Write (short stories)
Roslyn Sinclair, The Lily and the Crown
Emma Sterner-Radley, Long-Distance Coffee

INDIES
Jennifer Dean, I’ve Been Looking for You
Aly Gustafson, Delta Cygni: Aso Sierra (first book in Aso Sierra ‘verse)
Elizabeth Jeannel, Cursed (novella)
Arizona Tape and Laura Greenwood, Soulswap (Twin Souls Book 1)

NONFICTION

BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC
Dan Healey, Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi

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

FLOATING WORLD COMICS
Menorah Horwitz, The Diary of Menorah Horwitz (graphic novel autobiography)

MCFARLAND
Deborah Kintu, The Ugandan Morality Crusade: The Brutal Campaign Against Homosexuality and Pornography Under Yoweri Museveni

THE NEW PRESS
Maciek Nabrdalik, Out: LGBTQ Poland

ROWMAN AND LITTLEFIELD
Elizabeth F. Fideler, Women Still at Work: Professionals Over 60 and Still on the Job
Charlie McNabb, Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Yasemin Besen-Cassino, The Cost of Being a Girl: Working Teens and the Origins of the Gender Wage Gap

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
Japonica Brown-Saracino, How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
C. Riley Snorton, Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity

NOVEMBER 2017

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
Lacey Schmidt, Playing with Matches
Jen Silver, Changing Perspectives

ANVIL PRESS
Annette Lapointe, You Are Not Needed Now

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Julie Maroh, Body Music

BEDAZZLED INK
Nina Packebush, Girls Like Me

BELLA BOOKS
Gerri Hill, The Secret Pond
Karen Legasy, My Forever Hero
Cade Haddock Strong, The Schuyler House

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Ashley Bartlett, The Price of Cash (Cash Braddock series 2)
Ronica Black, Under Her Wing
Mickey Brent, Underwater Vibes
CF Frizzell, Nantucket Rose
Lisa Moreau, Picture Perfect
Robyn Nyx, Change in Time (Extractor Trilogy 2)
Radclyffe, Love After Hours (A Rivers Community Novel)
Fiona Riley, Strike a Match (A Perfect Match Novel)
Karis Walsh, Set the Stage

BOOM! COMICS
Hope Larson and Jackie Ball, Goldie Vance Vol. 3

BYWATER BOOKS
Ann McMan, Aftermath (a Jericho novel; re-release)
Ann McMan, Jericho (a Jericho novel re-release)
Rachel Spangler, Edge of Glory

CANDLEWICK
Julie Mayhew, The Big Lie

CLEIS
Sacchi Green, ed., Best Lesbian Erotica Vol. 2
D.L. King, Unspeakably Erotic: Lesbian Kink (A Cleis Anthology)

DARK HORSE BOOKS
Adam P. Knave, et.al., The Once and Future Queen

DC COMICS
Marguerite Bennett, et. al., Batwoman Vol. 1: The Many Arms of Death (Rebirth)

DUET BOOKS
Nancy Stewart, Beulah Land

EMOTICON PUBLISHING
Ellyn Oaksmith, Chasing Nirvana

GROVE PRESS
Kathy Acker, Blood and Guts in High School (reissue)

IRON CIRCUS COMICS
Melanie Gillman, As the Crow Flies

MANIFOLD PRESS
Julia Bozz, et.al., Call to Arms: Modern LGBTQ+ fiction of the Second World War
Farah Mendlesohn, Spring Flowering

MASCOT BOOKS
Lynn Thorne, Who Am I, If You’re Not You?

MEERKAT PRESS
G.D. Penman, The Year of the Knife

QUEER PACK (division of Ylva)
Eden S. French, Reintegration

REGAL CREST
Tonie Chacon, A Christmas Song
Calvin Payne-Taylor, Genderbound: An Odyssey from Female to Male

ROSE AND STAR PRESS
Bridget Essex, The Christmas Wolf
Marian Snowe, The Actress (released late Oct.)

SAPPHIC PIXIE TALES
Cassandra Duffy, Pintor Noche

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Addison M. Conley, Falling for Love: A Winter Romance

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

TRIPLICITY PUBLISHING
Grayen Morgan, Castor Valley (Law & Order Book 2)

TULABELLA RUBY PRESS
Elizabeth Andre, Roll with Me (Lesbian Light Reads 10)

WILD WOLF PUBLISHING
Benjamin Appleby-Dean, Lamplight (Oct. 26)

YLVA PUBLISHING
Andrea Bramhall, Rock and a Hard Place
Wendy Hudson, Mine to Keep
KL Hughes, The Art of Us
Emily O’Beirne, All the Ways to Here
KD Williamson, Pink
Lee Winter, The Brutal Truth

INDIES
Sally Xerri-Brooks, Her Shadow: A Story of Love, Loss, and Politics
Edie Bryant, Thankful (Thanksgiving story)
Tallulah Burns, Safe Haven
Emily Reneé Cerantola, Formation Processes
Corey D’Anna, The Road to Freedom (The Drop Series Book 1)
Max Ellendale et. al., Wildrose
Chanel Hardy, My Colorblind Rainbow
H.L. Logan, The Bunniemooon
L.C. Mawson, Love/Hate (Aspects Book 1 YA)
Magnolia Robbins, Lightkeeper
Lisa Mae Pattison, Every Little Thing
Arizona Tape, My Own Human (book 1)
B.L. Wilson, Ferrelli’s Restaurant: Love never comes around a 3rd time

NONFICTION

COFFEE HOUSE PRESS
Myriam Gurba, Mean
Noelle Winters, Poker Face

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Anna Bianchi, Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child: A Guide for Parents and Carers

MONSTROUS REGIMENT PRESS
Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond, eds., The The Bi-ble: An Anthology of Personal Narratives and Essays about Bisexuality

NYU PRESS
Amanda K. Baumie and D’Lane R. Compton, Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood (reprint)

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Julia “Jules” Balén, A Queerly Joyful Noise: Choral Musicking for Social Justice

SEAL PRESS
Susan Stryker, Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution (2nd ed.)

SINGING DRAGON
Pete Wallis, Joseph Wilkins, and Thalia Wallis, What Does Consent Really Mean? (guide for kids)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Julio Capó, Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940
Jessica Ziparo, This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War–Era Washington, D.C.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Cyd Cipola et.al, eds., Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader (Feminist Technosciences)

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

HARMONY PUBLISHING GROUP
Patty Tomsky, Take Back the Night

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
J.S. Fields, Ardulum: Second Don
Brianna Klenitz, Off Pitch (Pitch Prodigies 1)

NOVEL IDEAS PUBLISHING
Fran Heckrotte, Future Perfect (Solaria, book 2)

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
J. Anderson, Lovers
Shannon Ellison, Darkness Falls
Maria Jackson, Keep Her Forever
Beth Martin, Quality DNA
Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole, and Rose Lerner, Hamilton’s Battalion: A Trio of Romances
Laura Morgan, Two Worlds, One War (Black Rose Series; novella)
Sybil Smith, Finding Chaos (Changes book 2)
Sybil Smith, Her Healing Place
Nikki Woolfolk, Mise En Death: A LeBeau Chocolates Adventure (Bittersweet Mystery)
B.L. Wilson, Bed 4 Sale, but integrity isn’t

NONFICTION

ARCADE PUBLISHING
Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

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

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42 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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