What’s COMING OUT (pun intended) this week? We love lgbtqia+ books and we want you to find ones you love, too!⁠ Thank you to bardicfool from Instagram for helping us out this time! Some releases might have been announced last-minute, so if we missed anything, let us know!

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Oct. 18

  • Little Brat by Chara Croft
    • Two step-brothers forced to room together over the summer end up falling for each other.
  • Hard Ink by Ali Lyda
    • Get Ink’d Book 4
    • A tattoo artist with a record of bad relationships finds himself falling for the co-worker who’s always been there to support him.
  • BABY MAMA DRAMA by Catherine Tramell
    • QUINN AND ALEXANDRA Book 5
    • A woman leaves her boyfriend but later discovers she’s pregnant and must decide between him and her ex.

Oct. 19

  • Zigzags by Kamala Puligandla
    • A woman returns to Chicago for the summer and tries to rekindle a relationship with her ex, who’s moved on to a new job and new relationship.

Oct. 20

  • My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo
    • A Catholic school outcast falls for her teacher, but when things get complicated, she’s sent off to relatives in Manila, where she tries to better understand her past and her future.
  • Tiny Ruins by Nicole Haldoupis
    • A coming-out story about a bisexual woman struggling to explain her identity to her family.
  • Born Gay in Dixie by Janet G Tharpe
    • A memoir in prose and poetry about a Southern woman’s experiences learning to accept her sexuality.
  • Funeral Diva by Pamela Sneed
    • A collection of essays and poetry about the impact of AIDS on the queer community in New York City during the 80s.
  • Tiny by Mairead Case
    • A contemporary retelling of Antigone set in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Shifting the Silence by Etel Adnan
    • A collection of poems about understanding aging, death, and our place in the world.
  • The Centrus Syndicates by Quirah Casey, C. T. Dracass, Imani L. Hawkins, and Britt Andrews
    • Four rival supernatural mob families must work together to confront a bigger evil.
  • A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson
    • A play about a queer black writer struggling with his day job while writing a play about a queer black writer struggling with his day job while writing a play.
  • Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth
    • Two girls at a boarding school in 1902 start a secret society that leads to their inexplicable deaths. A century later, they become the subject of a controversial horror movie plagued with suspicious events of its own.
  • Fog City Temptation by Nathan Bay
    • Gay Erotica Bundle Book 8
    • A short story set in the mid-1950s about an interracial couple that tries to make their bathhouse encounter into a full-on relationship, despite society’s disapproval.
  • The Other Side of Forestlands Lake by Carolyn Elizabeth
    • Two childhood friends parted by sudden tragedy are reunited much later in life, when both of them are struggling to protect the young women in their lives and reconcile their pasts.
  • Gray Matters by Dolores Alden
    • A homicide detective and her new forensic scientist try to work a case without admitting they’re falling for each other.
  • When We Were Ghosts by E. J. Phillips
    • A woman whose twin brother dies sets out to get him back, falling in love with a ghost along the way.
  • Comet’s First Christmas by Delilah Night
    • The North Pole Chronicles Book 1
    • A woman tasked with getting Santa across the globe is distracted by both her attractive new PA and a sudden plot to turn believers into Grinches just before Christmas.
  • The Dingo Dilemma by Clair McNab
    • An Australian PI hopes to escape her meddling family by moving to LA, but her cousin and his TV show security job offer plenty of stateside trouble.
  • Songs of the Cicadas by TJ Graham
    • A man with a traumatic past returns to his hometown of Savannah, where a cold case and an encounter with a closeted childhood friend might change everything.

Alex McKenna & the Academy of Souls by Vicki-Ann Bush

    • Alex McKenna Series Book 2
    • A transgender teen travels to a world between the living and the dead in an effort to reunite two sisters and save the Academy of Souls from the sinister Soul Gatherer.
  • Flight of Fancy by Vicki Tharp
    • Valley Boys Book 2
    • A pilot recovering from the death of his partner gets into a new relationship that isn’t what he thought it was.
  • Race for Redemption by Kate McMurray
    • Elite Athletes Book 3
    • A sprinter challenged by his association with a doping scandal falls for a fellow athlete at the Olympics.
  • All God’s Children by Aaron Gwyn
    • In 1827, the lives of an escaped slave and a disgraced soldier intersect on the Texas frontier.

Oct. 21

Oct. 22

 

  • Catalyst by Em Stevens
    • A dark romance about a supervillain looking for revenge and questioning her attraction to her accomplice.
  • Isolation by Shannon O’Connor
    • A collection of poetry about feeling alone and learning to grow.
  • Elf Defence by Lisa Henry and Sarah Honey
    • Adventures in Aguillon Book 2
    • When a duke accidentally plummets to his death, two royal envoys replace him with a cowherd…whom they end up falling for.
  • The Manuscript by J. D. Light
    • Beyond the Realm: Remember Book 6
    • A man who’s spent most of his life trying to remember the beautiful stranger in his dreams is floored when he meets him in real life.
  • Finding a Keeper by Nicole Pyland
    • Sports Series Book 4
    • Two college soccer players start out as rivals, then friends, then possibly something more.
  • Topping the Jock by Jaclyn Osborn
    • Blue Harbor Romance Book 1
    • A teacher and a football coach who were enemies in high school may be something else entirely as adults.
  • Full Balance by Brigham Vaughn
    • The Peachtree Series Book 3
    • Two men settle into wedded bliss only to have a snarky teenager burst into their lives and potentially change everything.

Oct. 23

Oct. 24

  • Stray Fears by Gregory Ashe
    • A man who’s tried to isolate himself from the world gets thrown back into it when a member of his support group dies under suspicious circumstances.
  • Litigation and Lace by Della Cain