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. 11

 

 

Oct. 12

  • The Vicar and the Rake: A Gay Historical Romance by Annabelle Greene
    • Society of Beasts Book 1
    • A man who’s renounced the life of a gentleman in favor of becoming a vicar encounters a rake with a price on his head , and their lives are put in jeopardy not only because of the pesky threat of assassination, but because of their growing attraction to each other.

 

  • Original Kink by Jubi Arriola-Headley
    • A collection of poems exploring kink from a queer Black perspective.

 

  • Storm Warning by Thom Collins
    • A workaholic looking for fun and a widower still mourning his husband meet on a cruise and risk a fling turning into love.

 

  • Hugs & Quiches by Candace Harper
    • A cooking competition pits two women against each other in an effort to overcome their pasts and build a better future.

 

 

 

  • Lockset by Brenda Murphy
    • University Square Book 2
    • A visit from the police turns a brilliant litigator’s life upside down, and when she returns to her hometown and her estranged family, a chance romantic encounter with a locksmith could change both of them for good.

 

 

  • On the Edge of the Game by ROY CRUISE
    • X-G SERIES BOOK 2
    • A special agent fights against the X-G Organization while trying to avoid Vatican agents who want to kill him.

 

  • Damned If You Don’t by Hairann
    • A prince who would have been glad to let his brother be the heir uncovers a plot against their father and forms a reluctant alliance with a satyr to save him.

 

 

  • If I Wanted to Call You: What Would You Say? by James David
    • Oliver’s Story Book 1
    • In November of 1987, two men exchange phone numbers, but a raging snowstorm and the secrets it reveals have one of them wondering if he’s made a mistake.

 

 

  • Reckoning by D. B. Watson
    • Two Timer Series Book 3
    • Two men about to move in together hit a wall when one of them is targeted by a killer.

 

  • Cross and Boned by Karrie Roman
    • After being sentenced to a convict ship for stealing, a nineteenth-century man is surprised to discover both friends and love on the voyage.

 

 

  • Perceptions by Mary Eicher
    • The Artemis Series Book 2
    • After a rash of accidents kills teens with psychic abilities, an attorney and her partner decide to find out who’s been luring the victims to their deaths.

Oct. 13

 

 

  • Beyond the Ruby Veil by Mara Fitzgerald
    • A woman kills the only person in the land who can create water and must find a way to keep her city from dying of thirst.

 

 

  • Dream Boat by Shelley Feller
    • A collection of poetry about the author’s experiences being nonbinary.

 

  • Shelter in Place by David Leavitt
    • A comedy of manners about a group of New Yorkers navigating their lost sense of security in the days just after the 2016 election.

 

 

 

  • A Rope of Thorns by Gemma Files
    • The Hexslinger Series Book 2
    • A former Pinkerton agent and a spiritualist get caught up in the schemes of a betrayed lover who wants revenge on the hexslinger who sacrificed him to a Mayan goddess.

 

  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
    • In the late 1800s, three sisters work with activists in Salem to change the world via witchcraft.

 

 

 

  • A Heart Back Home by Andrew Grey
    • After losing his job, a man returns to his estranged father’s farm and, while trying to save it, reconnects with an unrequited high school crush, who now has a young son.

 

    • The leader of a band of freedom fighters runs across an amnesiac whose real identity threatens their relationship–and the future of the freedom fighters’ movement.

 

  • Hard Fall to Bliss by S. L. Hannah
    • Sex, Life, and Hannah Book 4
    • A woman struggles to make important decisions about her career and her love life despite the past relationships hanging over her head.

 

  • Keeper by Sydney Quinne
    • Andy is a keeper, someone who protects women with unusual powers. She has one last murder to prevent before she can go back to a quiet, normal life–but that may not be as easy as she’d hoped.

 

  • Z-Town by Eden Darry
    • Little things like disturbed graves, buried treasure, and attacking zombie hordes might just prevent two women from rekindling their romance. 

 

  • Cedarwood Cowboy by Megan Slayer
    • Cedarwood Pride Book 11
    • A successful musician returns home to be with his dying grandmother and discovers that her estate is being handled by the man he loved in high school.

 

  • To Sleep with Reindeer by Justine Saracen
    • A Nazi resister and a Sami reindeer herder fall in love amid the chaos of World War II.

 

  • Twice Shy by Aurora Rey
    • Two divorcees–a baker and the architect she hires to fix up her bakery–are ready to start a relationship, but the baker’s ex-wife threatens to tear them apart.

 

  • The Other Woman by Erin Zak
    • Two women discover they had a mutual lover, which throws a wrench in their budding relationship with each other.

 

 

  • Best Practice by Carsen Taite
    • A Legal Affairs Romance Book 3
    • A recently unemployed woman gets a temporary new job in a corporate legal position where her boss turns out to be a childhood crush.

 

  • Home by Kris Bryant
    • A recent divorcee returns to her hometown, where her life becomes intertwined with the local sheriff and a stray dog.

 

  • The Big Tow: An Unlikely Romance by Ann McMan
    • Two women inadvertently end up working for the National Recovery Bureau, a repo agency located in a small town, and their adventures bring them closer together.

 

 

 

  • Woven by Elle E. Ire
    • Storm Fronts Book 3
    • A mercenary struggling with her recently discovered identity as a cyborg must defeat a clone threatening to steal her life and the woman she loves.

 

  • Junk Boy by Tony Abbot
    • A novel in verse about the friendship between a boy and girl dealing with very different kinds of “junk” in their family lives.

 

 

  • One More Chance by Ali Vali
    • A surgeon called in for a consult discovers that the patient is a woman she once loved–and who is now in danger of being sent back to the husband who abused her.

 

  • Ensnared Hearts by Anna Stone
    • Mistress Book 2
    • An intern on an international trip gets involved with a mysterious coworker, and their relationship soon becomes more complicated than either anticipated.

 

  • Tru by Aiden Bates and Ali Lyda
    • Hell’s Ankhor Book 7
    • A fake boyfriend agreement goes off the rails when the two men involved are caught up in an arsonist’s plot and begin to question just how fake their relationship is.

 

  • The Sea Within by Missouri Vaun
    • Two women travel through time to find a way to save the earth’s oceans–and maybe each other.

 

  • A Peculiar Prom Night: A Minded Story by R.L. Merrill
    • Two veteran high school teachers chaperone a very strange prom involving a ghost ship and a lot of sexual tension on the San Francisco Bay.

 

 

  • To Catch a Raven by Yasmina Iro
    • Dark Goddess Book 1
    • A woman who solves supernatural crimes becomes compromised in a case that hurts a friend and puts her in the path of an alpha she’s not allowed to want.

 

  • The Straight Crimes by Matt Juhl
    • A teenage girl looking to start over falls for a guy with his own terrible secret.

 

  • Close Friends by Authoress Karma
    • The lines between friendship and romance blur over the course of two women’s relationship.

Oct. 14

 

  • Rookies at Love by Jenn Fitzgerald
    • Face Off for Love Book 3
    • A newly divorced dad struggles to balance his hockey career and the care of his daughter, but an offer of help from a teacher at his daughter’s school could change everything.

 

Oct. 15

 

  • Infinity Diary (The Pride List) by Cyril Wong
    • A collection of poetry by one of Singapore’s leading English-language poets about the nature of mlm love.

 

  • Cam & Beau by Maria Cichosz
    • Cam and Beau are two pothead BFFs whose lives are turned upside down when Cam finally works up the courage–thanks to some outside help–to tell Beau how he really feels.

 

 

  • True Hearts by Ellie Green
    • When her business fails, a woman moves to a small town and unexpectedly finds love with her landlady.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • By the Light of Dawn by Adrienne Wilder
    • A handmade sailboat brings together two men and sets them on a journey into the middle of the sea.

 

 

  • Harrowed by Irene Preston and Liv Rancourt
    • Haunts and Hoaxes Book 2
    • A ghosthunter and his researcher partner struggle to define their relationship as they look into a mystery on a Louisiana plantation.

 

  • Tradimento by Leigh Kenzie
    • Vendetta Book 3
    • While a mob boss plots his escape from prison, his partner tries to find out who put him there.

 

 

  • Forged in Fire by Rachel Langella
    • Ashville Arcana Book 2
    • A wolf shifter who has always shifted painfully receives unexpected help from a mage, but their growing relationship is endangered by the disappearing shifters around them.

 

  • The Tainted Star by D. R. Bailey
    • Bernadette Mackenna Cases Book 2
    • A criminal lawyer and her assistant dig into a case involving slander and a famous actress.

 

  • Lesbian Fashion Struggles by Caroline Earleywhite
    • A novel about growing up femme, queer, and presumed straight in Arkansas.

 

  • Special Education: Poems by Caroline Mei-Lin Mar
    • A collection of poems about a teacher trying to understand herself and her work.

Oct. 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Catch Me by Mia Monroe
    • Tattoos and Temptation Book 4
    • A man trying to hide his attraction to his best friend gets a surprise when said friend joins forces with a sexy newcomer to convince him to give a poly relationship a chance.

 

 

 

  • I Promise No Lies by Annabeth Chatwin
    • Two best friends who promised never to lie to each other find their promise shaken when one comes out as gay, and the other struggles to admit his feelings.

 

  • A Very Messy Motel Brothers Wedding by Kate Hawthorne
    • A short story about a man trying to put on a wedding for his brother while emotions are running high, and his own relationship is in danger.

 

 

 

 

  • Jaksill by Hayden West
    • Ascension Book 8
    • A heavenly being falls for a mortal and struggles to find a balance between his duty and his love.

 

OCT. 17

  • The Cat in the Coffin by Meyari McFarland
    • The Hidden Library Book 5
    • A man recently made Lord of Castle Manor discovers the cushy job he was counting on is actually far more complicated.

 

  • Admirer’s Halloween by Ezra Dawn
    • A man who’s spent years admiring a fellow shifter from afar works up the guts to approach him during the town’s Haunted Festival.

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