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 in the comment body 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 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 2017 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). 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 2017

FICTION

AFFINITY EBOOKS
JM Dragon, Breaking the Silence
Renee MacKenzie, Pausing

BEDAZZLED INK
Cherie Battista, Secrecy and Synchronicity
Xequina Berber, Giovanna Capone, Cheela Romain Smith, eds., Dispatches from Lesbian America
C.D. Cain, After the Storm (Chambers of the Heart)
Jody Klaire, Best Maid Plans (Renovating Hearts Series)

BELLA BOOKS
Maggie Brown, In the Company of Crocodiles
Catherine Maiorisi, No One But You
Kate Merrill, Murder at Metrolina
Sheryl Wright, Stay With Me

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Charlotte Greene, Love in Disaster
A. Rose Mathieu, Sins of Our Fathers
Radclyffe, Secret Heart
Kara A. McLeod, Worthy of Trust and Confidence (Agent O’Connor 2)
Justine Saracen, The Sniper’s Kiss
Cass Sellars, Lightning Series (book 1)
Yolanda Wallace, Divided Nation, United Hearts
Brey Willows, Fury’s Bridge
Jessica Webb, Troop 18 (Kate Morrison thriller 3)

BOOM!
Chynna Clugston-Flores (author) and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Illustrator), Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy

BYWATER BOOKS
Paula Martinac, The Ada Decades

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

HARPER VOYAGER IMPULSE
Stacey Berg, Regeneration: An Echo Hunter 367 Novel

LADYLIT PUBLISHING
Harper Bliss, Everything Between Us (Pink Bean series #3)

REGAL CREST
Jane DiLucchio, A Change of Heart
Jeanine Hoffman, Truth or Fiction

ROSE AND STAR
Marian Snowe, Prairie Heart (more info to come!)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Lucy J. Madison, In the Direction of the Sun
Diana Sue Wellspring, Lavender Dreams

SUNNY BEE BOOKS
Suzie Carr, Beneath Everything

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, Breaking Anchor

SWOON READS
Jen Wilde, Queens of Geek

YLVA PUBLISHING
Shaya Crabtree, You’re Fired
Emily O’Beirne, Future Leaders of Nowhere (YA)
AC Oswald, Hold My Hands</a
KD Williamson,
Between the Lines (Cops and Docs 3)

INDIES
Liv Rancourt, Change of Heart (novella)

NONFICTION

ARCHER
Laura Leigh Abby, 2Brides 2Be: A Same-Sex Guide for the Modern Bride

GATEKEEPER PRESS
Erin Passons, The Nasty Woman Project: Voices from the Resistance (ALL proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood)

HARRINGTON PARK
Jeff Guaracino and Ed Salvato, Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality: A Guide for Business Practice

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING
Cristy C. Road (author and illustrator), Indestructible: Growing up Queer, Cuban, and Punk in Miami

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Sammi Jones, Derby Girl: A Memoir

NYU PRESS
Abigail T. Brooks, The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention

PENGUIN GROUP
Meredith Maran, The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention

RANDOM HOUSE
Ariel Levy, The Rules Do No Apply: A Memoir

ROWMAN AND LITTLEFIELD
Susan Gluck Mezey, Beyond Marriage: Continuing Battles for LGBT Rights

FEBRUARY 2017

FICTION

ADAPTIVE BOOKS
Kaitlin Ward, Bleeding Earth (YA, horror-ish)

AFFINITY EBOOKS
Annette Mori, The Termination

BELLA BOOKS
Jaime Clevenger, Party Favors
Sarah Libero, Consequences
Tracey Richardson, Delay of Game
Y.L. Wigman, Milgrane: Embracing the Sapphire

BLOOMSBURY
Melissa Febos, Abandon Me

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Julie Cannon, Wishing on a Dream
Michelle Grubb, Becoming You
Franci McMahon, Impasse
Aurora Rey, Crescent City Confidential
PJ Trebelhorn, The Right Kind of Wrong
Missouri Vaun, Birthright
Missouri Vaun, Privacy Glass (Nash Wiley 4)
Karis Walsh, Amounting to Nothing (Mounted Police series)
MJ Williamz, Love Down Under

DUTTON (books for young readers)
Nina LaCour, We Are Okay

HARMONY INK PRESS
Jo Ramsey, Midnight Chat (YA; bullying)

INTERLUDE PRESS
Pene Henson, Storm Season

J.A. ARMSTRONG BOOKS
J.A. Armstrong, Script Doctor (Off Screen #8)

REGAL CREST
T. Novan, Blayne Cooper, Madam President (5th ed.)
T. Novan, First Lady (5th ed.)
Nita Round, Knight’s Sacrifice

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Fran Cee, Four of a Kind
Shelia Powell and Liz McMullen, Finding Fire

YLVA PUBLISHING
A.L. Brooks, Dark Horse
Shayla Crabtree, You’re Fired
Catherine Lane, Tread Lightly

INDIES
A E Dooland, Solve for i
PJ Groves, Bus Encounter
Maisie Johannsson, The Tipping Point
Raven J. Spencer, The Gift
Eda J. Vor, Like Two Opposite Things
Noelle Winters, Falling for You

NONFICTION

 

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Wenn B. Lawson and Beatrice M. Lawson, Transitioning Together: One Couple’s Journey of Gender and Identity

NEW INTERNATIONALIST
Nikki van der Gaag, NoNonsense Feminism: Alive and Kicking

PINTER AND MARTIN
Sarah Hagger-Holt and Rachel Hagger-Holt, Pride and Joy: A guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Noah Berlatsky, Wonder Woman (new ed. of Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism in the Marston/Peters Comics, 1941-1948

TRANSCRIPT-VERLAG
Erik Schneider, Normed Children: Effects of Gender and Sex Related Normativity on Childhood and Adolescence (Gender Studies)

UBC PRESS
Lynda R. Ross, Interrogating Motherhood

JANUARY 2017

FICTION

AFFINITY EBOOKS
Erin O’Reilly, Next Time

BEDAZZLED INK
Jody Klaire, Best Maid Plans

BELLA BOOKS
Meghan Diane, Constellations
Becky Harmon, New Additions
Robbi McCoy, Erased
E.J. Noyes, Ask, Tell

BLACK BAY BOOKS
Iza Moreau, The 5

BLF PRESS
S. Andrea Allen, A Failure to Communicate (essays and short stories)

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Ann Aptaker, Genuine Gold (Cantor Gold 3)
Gun Brooke, Escape (Exodus Book 3)
Lesley Davis, Raging at the Stars
CF Frizzell, Night Voice
Cari Hunter, A Quiet Death (Dark Peak series 3)
Jeannie Levig, Into Thin Air
Laydin Michaels, Buried Heart
Lisa Moreau, The Butterfly Whisperer
Radclyffe, Staying Power (short story)
Radclyffe, Training Op (short story)
Sheri Lewis Wohl, She Wolf
Ali Vali, The Devil’s Due
Missouri Vaun, Smothered and Covered (Adventures of Nash Wiley 3)
Barbara Ann Wright, Widows of the Sun-Moon

BYWATER BOOKS
Ann McMan, Three (Plus One) (Tales of Diz and Clarissa) [reprint, but a little bit extra!]
Ann McMan and Salem West, Hoosier Daddy (Bywater edition!)
Rachel Spangler, Close to Home (a Darlington Romance)

CLEIS PRESS
Cara Bruce, ed., Best Bisexual Women’s Erotica

DIVERSION BOOKS
April Daniels, Dreadnought (Nemesis 1; trans superhero!)

HARLEQUIN TEEN
Robin Talley, Our Own Private Universe

HARMONY INK PRESS
Annabelle Jay, Starsong (The Sun Dragon Book 3)

IDW PUBLISHING
Love is Love (graphic novel; authors and illustrators in the comics industry come together to honor those lost in Orlando)

IMAGE
Kelly DeConnick (plus illustrators), Bitch Planet Vol. 2 (graphic novel)

J.A. ARMSTRONG BOOKS
J.A. Armstrong, First Course

KAYLIE JONES BOOKS
Patricia A. Smith, The Year of Needy Girls

MARGARET K. MCELDERRY BOOKS
Ellen Hopkins, The You I’ve Never Known (YA-ish)

MINOTAUR BOOKS
Ellen Hart, Fever in the Dark (A Jane Lawless Mystery; Ellen has been named the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for 2017)

PATCHWORK BLUEZ
B.L. Wilson, Sweet Sarah’s Bluez (Forever Woman, 2)

QUERELLE PRESS
Roberta Degnore, The Assistance of Vice (cult classic 1980s lesbian novel reissue)

RANDOM HOUSE
Kayla Rae Whitaker, The Animators
Dharma Kelleher, Snitch (A Shea Stevens mystery)

REGAL CREST
Sharon Clark, The Magic Found in Chaos
Rae Theodore, Leaving Normal: Adventures in Gender (literary memoir; 2nd ed.)

ROSE AND STAR
Bridget Essex, Under Her Spell

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Barrett, The Dreamcatcher (YA)

TOR.COM
Ellen Klages, Passing Strange

WICKED WINTERS BOOKS
Jade Winters, Unravelled

WIDDERSHINS PRESS
Jordan L. Hawk, Undertow: A Whyborne & Griffin Universe Story (novella)

WILD GIRL PRESS
Alison R. Solomon, Devoted (more info to come)

YLVA
JD Glass, Drawn Together
A.E. Radley, Grounded

ZEDDE PUBLICATIONS
Fiona Zedde, Hungry for It (How Sweet It Is 2)

INDIES
Idella Breen, Bonewalker (Eternal Soul, Book 1)
Rachel Kiss, Forbidden Girl
Rachel Kiss, She’s All I See
CS Patra, Rebirth (Castles in Flames and Ice 1)
Lora E. Rasmussen, Shatter: The Dark Reach Wars Vol. II
Rhavensfyre, The Long Road Home (Chase and Rowan 6)
Noelle Winters, Shattered Hearts

NONFICTION

AMORATA PRESS
Shanna Katz, She and Her: Lesbian Sex Positions from Intimate and Sensual to Wild and Naughty (not that y’all need help in this department, but here it is…lol…with “step-by-step instructions”!)

BLF PRESS
S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle, eds., Solace: Writing, Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color

CLEIS PRESS
Joan Nestle, A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings (know your herstory!)

DAGGER EDITIONS
Jane Byers, Acquired Community

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life

HAYMARKET BOOKS
Sherry Wolf, Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of LGBT Liberation (Kindle!)

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Declan Henry, Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are

LIBRARY OF AMERICA
Jane Bowles (plus editor), Jane Bowles: Collected Writings (know your herstory!)

NEW PRESS
Bennett Singer, David Deschamps, LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers

NYU PRESS
Mary Daly (plus editors), The Mary Daly Reader (a collection of her writings)

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Emily Westkeamper, Selling Women’s History: Packaging Feminism in Twentieth-Century American Popular Culture

SAGE PUBLICATIONS
Jonathan F. Alexander, Deborah T. Meem, Michelle A. Gibson, Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies (3rd ed., check with your library; expensive)

SIMON & SCHUSTER
Joan Nestle, A Restricted Country (revised classic essays! Know your herstory!)

SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
Mark O’Connell, Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty-First-Century Weddings

SPINIFEX
Robert Jensen, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

SUNY PRESS
Bonnie J. Morris, The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Adam M. Messinger, LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research (important work, and something that needs to be addressed in LGBTQ communities; check with your library as it’s a little pricey)

25 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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