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 February 2019 and books that were released in January 2019. We’ve also left December 2018 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 FEBRUARY 2018

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

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

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

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)

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

REGAL CREST
K Aten, Running from Forever

ROSE AND STAR
Marian Snowe, Guarding Her Heart (more info to come)

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

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

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
Rachel Lacey, Lost in Paradise
Nicole Pyland, Checking the Right Box (San Francisco 1)

NONFICTION

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

JANUARY 2018

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW
Annette Mori, The Book Witch

ALGONQUIN BOOKS
Mesha Maren, Sugar Run

ARMSMERE PRESS
Amy R Farrell, Angel and The Gypsy: A Novel of San Francisco, 1981

BELLA BOOKS
Jackie Calhoun, Careful What You Wish For
Genevieve Fortin, Rising Above
Virginia Hale, Where There’s a Will
Becky Harmon, Brace for Impact
Tracey Richardson, I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

BLACK BAY BOOKS
Iza Moreau, Tank Baby (Elodie Fontaine Mysteries Book 1)

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Joy Argento, Emily’s Art and Soul
Gun Brooke, Treason (Exodus 5)
Jean Copeland, The Ashford Place
Jenny Frame, Royal Court
D. Jackson Leigh, Ordinary is Perfect
Sandy Lowe and Victoria Villaseñor, eds., Escape to Pleasure: Lesbian Travel Erotica
Robyn Nyx, Music City Dreamers
Holly Stratimore, Strings Attached

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

BUMBLING BARD CREATIONS
J.A. Armstrong, Humbug’s Holiday Homecoming: A Romantic Holiday Novella (Homecomings Book 1)

BYWATER BOOKS
Anna Burke, Thorn

HARMONY INK PRESS
Annabelle Jay, Addis on the Inside

JMS BOOKS
Jodi Hutchins, Snowed In

LESS THAN THREE PRESS
Jamie Sullivan, Fumbling Toward Crescendo (novella)

LZ MEDIA
Lara Zielinsky, So Many Ways (author’s collected short stories)

NEW HEIGHTS PUBLISHING
Suzanne Falter, Driven (Oaktown Girls 1)

NINESTAR PRESS
M. Hollis, My Fake Canadian Wife

PATCHWORK PRESS
Katherine Bogle, Harbinger of War (Clockwork Thief Book 5)

PENGLASS PUBLISHING
Laura Ambrose, A Perfect Balance (Romancing the Page 2)

RIDE THE RAINBOW BOOKS
Q. Kelly, Being Margaret (British Royals Book 4)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Kay Bigelow, The Shower

SCHOLASTIC PRESS
Sabina Khan, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

INDIES
Lola Andrews, A Queen Rises (Children of the Fae 1)
C.M. Blackwood, Black Queen
C.M. Blackwood, Vampire Nights
C.M. Blackwood, Secret Things
Charlie K. Darrow, Love You, Nerd
Natalie Debrabandere, Contact 2020
Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett, For Butter or Worse (Jamie Bravo Mystery)
Magnolia Robbins, Starbound
Ellie Spark, Love on the Move
Arizona Tape, Not Monday (A Rainbow Central Story; Not Today Serial Book 1)
Lauren Trevino and Ashlee Winston, Fame and Fortune (3-book bundle)
Sienna Waters, Coffee for Two (An Oakview Lesbian Romance novella)

NONFICTION

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

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Elisabeth Jay Friedman, ed., Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender, Sexuality, and the Latin American Pink Tide

JESSICA KINGSLEY
Tiffany Jones, Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth: Research, Policy and Practice for Health and Social Care Professionals
S.J. Langer, Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model for Understanding Gender
D.M. Maynard, The Reflective Workbook for Partners of Transgender People: Your Transition as Your Partner Transitions
Eva A. Mendes and Meredith R. Maroney, Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum
Sally Rymer, Valentina Cartei, Working with Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Guide for Professionals

MANGO
Eric Rosswood and Kathleen Archambeau, We Make It Better: The LGBTQ Community and Their Positive Contributions to Society

ROSEN YOUNG ADULT
Sean Heather K. McGraw, The Gay Liberation Movement: Before and After Stonewall (The History of the LGBTQ + Rights Movement)
Ellen McGrody, Pioneers of LGBTQ + Rights (History of the LGBTQ + Rights Movement)
Rita Santos, Beyond Gender Binaries: The History of Trans, Intersex, and Third-Gender Individuals (History of the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement)

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
George Takei, et. al., They Called Us Enemy (graphic novel memoir)

DECEMBER 2018

FICTION

AMULET BOOKS
Laura Eve, The Curses (a Graces novel)

AUSXIP PUBLISHING
Mary D. Brooks, Where Shadows Linger (Intertwined Souls Series; Eva and Zoe 2)

BARACHOU PRESS
Hildred Billings, As All Our Fires Burn

BELLA BOOKS
Virginia Hale, Where There’s a Will
Tracey Richardson, I’m Gonna Make You Love Me

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Dena Blake, Friends Without Benefits
Michelle Larkin, Unexpected Partners
Jeannie Levig, A Wish Upon a Star
Erin McKenzie, Taking Chances
Stevie Mikayne, Invalid Evidence
VK Powell, Second in Command (Fairview Station 2)
Radclyffe, Clinical Trials (3 erotic short stories in 1, reprint)
Carsen Taite, Pursuit of Happiness
Ali Vali, Answer the Call
Karis Walsh, Seascape
Erin Zak, Breaking Down Her Walls

BRITAIN’S NEXT BESTSELLER
Emma Nichols, Madeleine

BUMBLING BARD CREATIONS
J.A. Armstrong, Off Screen: The Beginning

BYWATER BOOKS
Stefani Deoul, Zero Sum Game (Sid Rubin Silicon Valley adventure)

CLEIS PRESS
Sacchi Green, ed., Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, vol. 3

DARK HORSE BOOKS
Jennie Wood, Flutter (graphic novel; the Flutter collection)

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
R.G. Emanuelle and Blythe Rippon, eds., Learning Curve: An Anthology of Lessons Learned
ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT ONE GIRL, AN ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS TO EDUCATE GIRLS IN AFRICA.

ENDLESS NIGHT PUBLICATIONS
S D Simper, Carmilla and Laura (re-telling of Carmilla vampire story)

FLASHPOINT PUBLICATIONS
Tammy Bird, Sandman

GALAXY BRAIN PRESS
Sean M. Locke, Reciprocity

GREEN HILL PRESS
Cassandra Leuthold, Fenwick and the Princess (Brutal Worlds Book 2)

HARMONY INK PRESS
Verity Croker, Jilda’s Ark

KNOTTED ROAD PRESS
Leah R. Cutter, Bloodied Ice (The Cassie Stories 4)

LADYLIT PUBLISHING
Harper Bliss, In the Mood for Love (A Collection of Lesbian Romance Novelettes)
Harper Bliss and T.B. Markinson, Life in Bits: A Lesbian Christmas Romance

NAUGHTY NIGHTS PRESS
Erzabet Bishop, Sapphic Holiday Cruise: A Lesbian Holiday Collection

NIM PUBLISHING
Niamh Murphy, Dragon Whisper (Dark Age Trilogy, 1)

NINESTAR PRESS
L.E. Royal, Blood Echo

QUEEN OF SWORDS PRESS
Catherine Lundoff, ed., Scourge of the Seas (of Time and Space; anthology of pirate stories)

REGAL CREST
Mildred Gail Digby, Phoenix

RhetAskew PUBLISHING
Alicia Sophia, 1, 4, 3

ROBIN ALEXANDER ROMANCE
Robin Alexander, Blissfully Blindsided

SAPPHICA BOOKS
Kate Genet, Saving Rose
Ana McKenzie, Times Like These

THREE BUNNY FARM PRESS
Olivia Lark, Lavender Inn (The Flowers 2)

TOULON PUBLISHING
C.L. Avery, Robin’s Lake Road

YLVA PUBLISHING
Catherine Lane, Romancing the Kicker

INDIES
C.M. Blackwood, The Grey Rider
Jenny Bloom, Love by Design
Natalie Brunwick, Love Unleashed
Victoria Cerises, Grave Deceptions (Grave Delights 3)
Emma Chamberlain and Blythe Stone, A Kind of Miracle
Charlie Conwell, Hazards of the Heart
Charlie Conwell, Mistletoe Kisses
Evelyn Dar, It’s Complicated
Giselle Fox, Year of the Kiss
Everly James, Romy and Juliet
Kim Hartfield, The Marriage Contract
Claire Highton-Stevenson, The Doll-Maker
Monica McCallan, Sweat Equity (A LadyLuck Startups Romance Book 1)
Shannon McGee, Of Dragon Warrens and Other Traps (Taryn’s Journey 2)
Elizabeth Mitchell, I Never Stopped
Nicole Pyland, The Disappeared
Lauren Trevino, Holiday Spirit
B.L. Wilson, Old Man Peterson (Cops in Love 1)
Barbara Winkes, Killer Instinct

NONFICTION

CANYONWALKER PRESS
Kathy Baldock, Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community

CONTEXT PRESS
Sand C. Chang, et. al., A Clinician’s Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SOUTH AFRICA
Miss Khanyisa Mnyaka, Traveling While Black and Lesbian: TWBL

PENGUIN BOOKS
Amalia Andrade, You Always Change the Love of Your Life (for Another Love or Another Life)

ROUTLEDGE
Vikki Krane, ed., Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Sport: Queer Inquiries

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63 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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