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 releases for January and February 2020 (combined this time) and books that were released in December 2019, which we left up, in case you missed it.

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 FEBRUARY 2020 AND NEW RELEASES FOR JANUARY 2020

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW
Samantha Hicks, Before the Light

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
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)
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

DECEMBER 2019

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
J.M. Dragon, Wanted for Christmas

ARTICLE94
L. Fergus, Razor’s Pass: A Lesbian Action Adventure (Ascension Book 2)

BARACHOU PRESS
Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings, Don’t Let Go

BELLA BOOKS
Celeste Castro, The Taking
Catherine Maiorisi, Ready for Love

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
MA Binfield, One Small Step
Gun Brooke, Lunar Eclipse
Kris Bryant, Tinsel
Nicole Disney, Shadows of a Dream
Jenny Frame, Someone to Love (An Unexpected Romance 2)
Nan Higgins, London Undone
Annie McDonald, Where We Are
Robyn Nyx, Uncharted (A Chase Stinsen Adventure)
VK Powell, Line of Duty (A Fairview Station Novel 3)
Aurora Rey, Erin Zak, and Elle Spencer, Hot Ice (3 Romance Novellas
Raven Sky, Date Night
PJ Trebelhorn, Face Off

BYWATER BOOKS
Avery Brooks, Other Girls

DESERT PALM PRESS
C.A. Farlow, A Quantum Singularity (Nexus Book 3)
S.L. Kassidy, Taming the Wind (Warrior Class 2)
CJ Murphy, Forever Chance
Ann Modtland and Michele Modtland, The Life in Death

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
KD Williamson, Big Girl Pill

EAKARTS
EA Kafkalas, Donning the Beard

FLASHPOINT PUBLICATIONS
Patty Schramm, Sara’s Choice (Yukon series 2)

J’Adore Les Books
Emma Nichols, Christmas Bizarre: A Festive Lesbian Romantic Comedy (Duckton-by-Dale Romance Book 3)

KJC BOOKS
KJ Charles, Proper English

JMS BOOKS
Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk, Keeping It Together (Cameron Andrews Mysteries)

PYLAND PUBLISHING
Nicole Pyland, Begin Again (Tahoe Series Book 4)

NINESTAR PRESS
Jodi Hutchins, Grimmer Intentions (Tales from the Grim Book 2)

REGAL CREST
Mildred Gail Digby, Uncovered

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Isabella, Faithful Valor

STONE SOUP COMMUNITY PRESS
Annette Mori, Compound Interest

INDIES
Feya Banch, Christmas Miracles
Rhoda Baxter, Christmas for Commitmentphobes: A heartwarming Christmas comfort read (Trewton Royd small town romances Book 3)
Natalie Brunwick, Far from Home (novella)
Pixie Chica, Mistletoe (A Forever Safe Christmas Book 7)
Emma Collins, Christmas Wishes
TJ Dallas, The Bartender’s Pride (Pride Trilogy 1; Pubished Nov. 15)
Mariah R. Embry, Audra: Summer Love
Bridget Essex, Memory
Megan Fox, Crossed Paths
Megan Fox, Everything for You
Megan Fox, The Everyday Adventures of Sam and Megan
Elena Graf, The More the Merrier (A Hobbs Christmas Story)
Adriana Herrera, Mangos and Mistletoe (A Foodie Holiday Novella)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, To the Beat of Their Own Drum (Jems and Jamz Book 3)
Claire Highton-Stevenson, Grave Decisions: A Detective Sophie Whitton Story
Karen Klyne, Love for Auction
Donna Jay, Corporate Lines
Stuart Land, Until Love
Leigh Landry, Collie Jolly (a sweet holiday romance)
Kassandra Lea, Winter Star
Tamara Lynn, Feast on Scraps (Act of Love 3)
Kris Ripper, One Dead Vampire (A Rocky Fitzgerald Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1)
Bryce Oakley, Midnight
Lily Seabrooke, The Christmas Ball
Marian Snowe, Peppermint Kiss (Nov. 28)
B.L. Winter, Game Changers: Add one then two and everything changes
Brooke Winters, No Room at the Inn
Elskidor Xell, Furtive Liaison

NONFICTION

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Ivan Coyote, Rebent Sinner

BEACON PRESS
Carlos A. Ball, The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally

BEATEN TRACK PUBLISHING
Sossity Chiricuzio, Honey & Vinegar: Recipe for an Outlaw

BERGHAHN BOOKS
Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate, eds., Identities and Place: Changing Labels and Intersectional Communities of LGBTQ and Two-Spirit People in the United States

CEDAR FORT, INC.
Ramsey Mike, My Dad’s a Muslim, My Mom’s a Lesbian, and I’m a Latter-day Saint

CLEIS PRESS
Colin Bedell, Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities & Relationships

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
E. Patrick Johnson, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women

DUTTON
Robyn Crawford, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

GATEKEEPER PRESS
Courtney Kittrell, Unapologetically Favored: A woman. A leader. A testimony

GRAYWOLF PRESS
Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir

HACHETTE BOOKS
Lindy West, The Witches are Coming

HARBOR MOUNTAIN
Ruth E. Dickey, Mud Blooms (poetry)

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Mimi Lemay, What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING
Eloisa Acquino, The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World

RED HEN PRESS
Julia Koets, The Rib Joint: A Memoir In Essays

SEAL PRESS
Abby Stein, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

SIX FOOT PRESS
Fleur Pierets (Author) and Fatinha Ramos (Illustrator), Love Around the World (children!)

WIDE EYED EDITIONS
Howard Megdal (Author) and Abbey Lossing (Illustrator), 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States: Celebrate the Lives of Inspiring People Who Paved the Way from Every State in America! (children!)

ZED BOOKS
Owen Worth, Morbid Symptoms: The Global Rise of the Far-Right

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  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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  10. 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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