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 July 2018 and books that were released in June. We’ve also left May 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 JULY 2018

FICTION

BELLA BOOKS
RJ Layer, Find Another You
KG MacGregor, Proper Cuppa Tea

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
MB Austin, Running off Radar (Maji Rios book)
Alexa Black, The Outcasts
Erin Dutton, Landing Zone
Rebecca Harwell, Shadow of the Phoenix (Storm’s Quarry #3)
D. Jackson Leigh, Take a Chance (a Pine Cone Romance)
Elle Spencer, Casting Lacey
Radclyffe, El Destino del Amor (Spanish trans., Fated Love)
M. Ullrich, Love at Last Call
Ali Vali, Force of Fire (Genesis Clan #3)
Kelly Wacker, Holding Their Place
Yolanda Wallace, Pleasure Cruise
MJ Williamz, Exposed

BOOM! BOX
Kat Leyh et.al., Lumberjanes Vol. 9

BYWATER BOOKS
Anna Burke, Compass Rose

DIVERSION BOOKS
K.A. Tracy, Dead Knock (Sam Perry mystery)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
Lights, Skin & Earth (graphic novel)

ELSEWHEN PRESS
Juliet Kemp, The Deep and Shining Dark (Marek series 1)

FLASHPOINT PUBLICATIONS
Ona Marae, Gum for Gracie

FREEFORM
A.W. Jantha, Hocus Pocus: The Sequel

GREEN WRITERS PRESS
T. Stores, Frost Heaves (short stories)

HARMONY INK
Kimberly Cooper Griffin, A.M. Burns, Caitlin Ricci, Three Times the Charm

HARPER VOYAGER
Becky Chambers, Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers)
Claire O’Dell, A Study in Honor

MDR PUBLISHING
Meyari McFarland, Breaking Free (Holiday Romances 7)

REGAL CREST
K Aten, Waking the Dreamer
Barbara Valletto, Diver Blues

ROSE & STAR PRESS
Marian Snowe and Ruby Grandin, Homecoming

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Heidi Harrison, The Four Seasons
Liz McMullen, Frozen Dreams (Charlie Dempsey paranormal series 2)
JB Marsden, The Travels of Charlie

SKY PONY PRESS
Deborah Markus, The Letting Go

STONE SOUP COMMUNITY PRESS
Fay Jacobs and Elizabeth Anderson, eds., The Velvet Anthology (Velvet Lounger! inc. Karin Kallmaker, Lee Lynch, Ann McMan, and others)

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, Kennel Club (Underdogs 7)

WAITING DOG PRESS
Amy Stinnett, Summer Squash (Chickenshit 3)

INDIES
Natalie Debrabandere, Thyra’s Promise
Lise Gold, French Summer
Destiny Hawkins, The Dark Bloods (Blue Moon #2)
Claire Highton-Stevenson, Escape & Freedom
KC Luck, Darkness Falls
Nicole Pyland, Love Walked into the Lantern (Chicago series #3)
Janet Lee Smith, Good Things Take Time (Friends for Life 2)
Victoria Zagar, The White Ship

NONFICTION

ROUTLEDGE
Michael W. Yarbrough et.al., eds., Queer Families and Relationships after Marriage Equality

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
David R. Coon, Turning the Page: Storytelling as Activism in Queer Film and Media
Liz Montegary, Familiar Perversions: The Racial, Sexual, and Economic Politics of LGBT Families

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Yetta Howard, Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Myrl Beam, Gay, Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics

WESTMINSTER JOHN KNOX PRESS
Karen Oliveto, Together at the Table: Diversity without Division in the United Methodist Church

COMING FOR JUNE 2018

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW
Erin O’Reilly and JM Dragon, Racing for Love
Jen Silver, Calling Home

BELLA BOOKS
Sarah Libero, The Power to Choose
Lise MacTague, Demon in the Machine
E.J. Noyes, Gold

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Melissa Brayden, Sparks Like Ours (Seven Shores Romance 3)
Gun Brooke, Wayward Lovers
Nicole Disney, Hers to Protect
Clifford Mae Henderson, Perfect Little Worlds
Cari Hunter, Alias
Kathleen Knowles, The Last Time I Saw Her
Robyn Nyx, Death in Time (Extractor 3)
Radclyffe, All About Us (prev. pub. short story)
Fiona Riley, Room Service
Missouri Vaun, Take My Hand (A Pine Cone romance)

BREEZY TREE PRESS
Clare Ashton, The Goodmans

BUMBLING BARD CREATIONS
JA Armstrong, Night Cap (Open Tab #3)

BYWATER BOOKS
Ann McMan, Beowulf for Cretins

DESERT PALM PRESS
S.L. Kassidy, Learning to Walk Again (Scarred #5)
Jazzy Mitchell, Musings of a Madwoman

EOS PUBLISHING
May Dawney, Stolen Magic (The Veil Chronicles 3)

FEIWEL AND FRIENDS
H.A. Swain, SuperMoon

FOREVER YOURS
Karelia Stetz-Waters, Worth the Wait (Out in Portland)

G.P. PUTNAM’S SONS
Camille Perry, When Katie Met Cassidy

HARPERCOLLINS
Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Drum Roll, Please (YA)

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
A.E. Radley, The Road Ahead

HUMANOIDS
Carole Maurel and Mariko Tamaki, Luisa – Now and Then

IDW COMICS
Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier, Infinite Loop (Vol. 2)

IMAGE COMICS
Brendan Fletcher and Cameron Stewart, Motor Crush (Vol. 2)

JMS BOOKS
Nanisi Barrett D’arnuk, Coast to Coast

KRAKEN COLLECTIVE
Claudie Arseneault, The Baker Thief (aro; aromantic)

LESS THAN THREE PRESS
Megan Derr, The Lady and the Thief (Deceived #5)
Julia Rancourt, Pledged to the Dragon

ORBIT
Alex White, A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

PAW BOOKS
Pat Adams-Wright, The Harbinger

REGAL CREST
Nat Burns, By the Wind’s Will
Patty Schramm, Because of Katie

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Isabella, Twisted Deception
Dolores Maggiore, Love and Lechery at Albert Academy: Pina and Kate and the Stalker of Albert Academy
Kayt C. Peck, The Pyramid and the Painting

SEDITIOUS SISTERS
Alyssa Cole, That Could be Enough

SEVEN SEAS
Nagata Kabi, My Lesbian Experience (Vol. 2; graphic novel)

SKY PONY PRESS
Miriam McNamara, The Unbinding of Mary Reade

TIN HOUSE BOOKS
Rosalie Knecht, Who is Vera Kelly?

VAULT COMICS
Natasha Alterici, Heathen (Vol. 2)

VULPINE PRESS
Sherryl Hancock, In Plain Sight (WeHo 11)

WILD WOLF PUBLISHING
Benjamin Appleby-Dean, The Stickman’s Legacy (May 29)

YLVA PUBLISHING
Cheyenne Blue, Code of Conduct
Jess Lea, The Taste of Her (stories, book 2)
Lee Winter, Under Your Skin

INDIES
Emmy Engberts, Her Elysium (Flowers and Keyboards 1)
Cara Malone, Trail Magic
Magnolia Robbins, Forbidden Melody
Anna Stone, Being Hers
Lauren Trevino, Endless Love
Natasha West, Never the Bride
Jade Winters, If Only She Knew

NONFICTION

CLEIS PRESS
Frank Lowe, ed., Raised By Unicorns: Stories from People with LGBTQ+ Parents

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Stephen Dillon, Fugitive Life: The Queer Politics of the Prison State

HARPERONE
Vicky Beeching, Undivided: Coming Out, Becoming Whole, and Living Free from Shame

HARPERTEEN
Katrina Leno, Summer of Salt

THE HISTORY PRESS
Matt Cook and Alison Oram, Prejudice & Pride: Celebrating LGBTQ Heritage, A National Trust Guide

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Mia Violet, Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love
Benjamin Vincent, Transgender Health: A Practitioner’s Guide to Binary and Non-Binary Trans Patient Care

LIVERIGHT
Robert W. Fieseler, Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation

LLEWELLYN PUBLICATIONS
Tomás Prower, Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World

NYU PRESS
Jeremiah J. Garretson, The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion
Ann Travers, The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution

PESI PUBLISHING AND MEDIA
Lee-Anne Gray, LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guided Workbook to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

ROUTLEDGE
Adam McCormick, LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care

SHE WRITES PRESS
Lise Weil, In Search of Pure Lust: A Memoir

TROUBADOR PUBLISHING
Lisa Kelly, Becoming Lisa

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Martin Duberman, Has the Gay Movement Failed?

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Natasha Hurley, Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Maureen Seaton, Sex Talks to Girls: A Memoir

ZEST BOOKS
Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke, Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens (2nd ed.)

INDIES
M.J. Hobbs, A Quilt Is Meant To Keep You Warm: Humor, Love and Misadventure in the Age of AIDS

MAY 2018

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
Renee Mackenzie Omnibus
Annette Mori, The Dream Catcher
Ali Spooner, Gator Girlz

ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANY
Gayle E. Pitman (author) and Laure Fournier (illustrator), A Church for All (children’s)

ANDREWS McMEEL PUBLISHING
Julia Kaye, Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Amber Dawn, Sodom Road Exit

BALZAR + BRAY REPRINT EDITIONS
Julie Murphy, Ramona

BELLA BOOKS
Rachel Gold, Being Emily (new expanded version; YA)
E.A. Schreiber, Breaking Even
Tagan Shepard, Bird on a Wire

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Ronica Black, Dark Euphoria
Kris Bryant, Breakthrough
Julie Cannon, Fore Play
Lesley Davis, White Wings Weeping (Wings Paranormal Mystery 3)
Cameron MacElvee, The Smell of Rain
C.A. Popovich, Love Came Calling
Nell Stark, The Princess Deception (A Princess Affair novel)
Carsen Taite, Outside the Law
Sheri Lewis Wohl, The Talebearer
Elinor Zimmerman, Certain Requirements

BRISK PRESS
Rachel Spangler, In Development

BYWATER BOOKS
Cheryl Head, Wake Me When It’s Over (A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery)
Ann McMan, Dust

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
R.G. Emanuelle, The Potion (Apr. 24)

EOS PUBLISHING
May Dawney, Death Magic (The Veil Chronicles 2)

EUROPA EDITIONS (Translation edition)
Négar Djavadi, Disoriental

GIATRi MEDIA
Ji Strangeway, Red as Blue (graphic novel)

GROVE PRESS, BLACK CAT
Ruth Joffre, Night Beast (stories)

HARMONY INK
Shirley Anne Edwards, Rage to Live

HARPERTEEN
Jaye Robin Brown, Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit (reprint ed.)

HMH BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Ashley Herring Blake, Girl Made of Stars (YA; reprint)
Ashley Herring Blake, How to Make a Wish (YA; reprint)

JUG RUN PRESS
Anne Hagan, Loving Blue in Red States: Savannah, Georgia

IMAGE COMICS
Michelle Perez, The Pervert

KOYAMA PRESS
Fiona Smyth, Somnambulance (comics)

LADYLIT PUBLISHING
Harper Bliss, In the Mood for Love: A Collection of Lesbian Romance Novelettes
LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Florence Gonsalves, Love and Other Carnivorous Plants

MANGO-A-GOGO PRODUCTIONS
Scot McPhie, Female Planet

MCD x FSG ORIGINALS
Nicola Griffith, So Lucky

MYRIAD EDITIONS
Jade Sarson, For the Love of God, Marie! (graphic novel)

NINESTAR PRESS
Kara Ripley, Riding the Track
Into the Mystic, Vol. 3; various authors

OPEN ROAD MEDIA SCI-FI AND FANTASY
Joanna Russ, The Two of Them (reprint; know your herstory! Russ was a preeminent sci fi author)
Joanna Russ, The Female Man (reprint)
Joanna Russ, Picnic on Paradise (reprint)
Joanna Russ, We Who Are About to… (reprint)

QUEEN OF SWORDS PRESS
Emily L. Byrne, Medusa’s Touch

RANDOM HOUSE
Jen Silverman, The Island Dwellers: Stories (short stories)

RARE BIRD BOOKS
Lucy Jane Bledsoe, The Evolution of Love

REGAL CREST
Brenda Adcock, Unresolved Conflict
Nita Round, Raven, Fire, and Ice (A Touch of Truth Book 1)

ROSE AND STAR PRESS
Marian Snowe, Irrisistible

SANS MERCI PRESS
Vanda, Paris, Adrift (The Juliana Series 3)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS PUBLISHING
R.D. DeLisle, Collette
Dolores Maggiore, Love and Lechery at Albert Academy (YA)
Kim Pritekel, Damaged

SEVEN SEAS
Chii, The Bride was a Boy (graphic novel)

STARS AND STONE BOOKS
Love at the Edge of Seventeen: A YA Romance Anthology
SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, Appetizers (short stories)

SWOON READS
Jen Wilde, The Brightsiders

URUK PRESS
Dragon Cobolt, Champion: Worldshard (The Sunder Shard Chronicles 3)
EC Revelle, Blood Offering (Realm of Reverie 2; novella)

WICKED WINTERS BOOKS
Jade Winters, Love’s Knocking

WILD GIRL PRESS
Alison Solomon, Timing is Everything (Gulfport Mystery series 1)

INDIES
Fox Brison, Where We Belong
C H Cleppitt, Curtain Call
Debra Flores, The Library by the River
Shira Glassman, Cinnamon Blade: Knife in Shining Armor (novella)
Charlotte Anne Hamilton, The Image of Deception
Maria Jackson, Starry Eyes
Mairsile Leabhair, Oil & Vinegar
H.L. Logan, Perfect Together
KC Luck, Rescue Her Heart
Rachel Maldonado, Swap Meet (novella)
Kit Mallory, Blackout (YA)
Kiera Marks, The Distance Between Us
Nicole Pyland, Just Tell Her (Chicago Series 2)
Kristen Roche, Strangers on the Phone

NONFICTION

ABRAMS PRESS
Peter Ackroyd, Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

AMETHYST EDITIONS
Michelle Tea, Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions and Criticisms

ARCADIA PUBLISHING
Ken Schneck, LGBTQ Cleveland (Images of Modern America)

ATRIA BOOKS
Janet Mock, Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me (reprint ed.)

DAYLIGHT BOOKS
Hinda Schuman, Dear Shirley: A True Story

HARDIE GRANT
Will Larnach-Jones, 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Legends

MANGO
Becca Anderson, Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women

NOLO PUBLISHING
Frederick Hertz and Emily Doskow, A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples (19th ed.)

NYU PRESS
Melissa M. Wilcox, Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody

POLITY
Helen Hester, Xenofeminism (Theory Redux)

ROUTLEDGE
Michael J. Murphy and Brytton Bjorngaard, eds., Living Out Loud: An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture
Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis, Michael W. Yarbrough, and Angela Jones, eds., Queer Activism After Marriage Equality

SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
Sudi Karatas, Rainbow Relatives: Real-World Stories and Advice on How to Talk to Kids About LGBTQ+ Families and Friends

SUMMERSDALE PUBLISHERS
Harriet Dyer, From Ace to Ze: The Little Book of LGBT Terms

SUNDAY PRIDE
Ruby Taylor, The Book of Sunshine: A Personal Journey Through Faith, Sexuality, Trauma

TRUE CRIME BOOKS
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, The Fact of a Body

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PRESS
Joan E. Howard, “We Met in Paris”: Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar

INDIES
Sandra Worsham, Going to Wings

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54 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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