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! Let us know anything that we missed in the comments! Independent books, especially, seem to pop up last minute so sometimes we do miss them! 🌈

Note: Please read summaries and reviews to find content that suits your interest range! We understand that some content may be objectionable to some readers, but we are only aiming to provide a list of what is available. It is up to you to make a judgment call based on content. 💜

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Mar. 14

  • Key Lime Kisses by Kallie Frost
    • An alpha who recently had his heart broken accepts a request from his sister to bake a key lime pie, setting off a series of events that leads him to a potential new mate.
  • Blueberry Pie Beau by Jena Wade
    • Two unlikely men come together, thanks to a somewhat pathetic-looking pie and a bachelor auction.
  • Banana Cream Dreams by Leyla Hunt
    • A meeting between two men at a bachelor auction seems destined to go nowhere . . . until one of them applies for a job at a new restaurant and realizes his potential boss is the alpha he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about.
  • Claimed: Ramjin Alien Warrior Mates by Leona Windwalker

Mar. 15

  • The Lyricist by JF Holland
    • A man who was once the lead singer of a wildly popular band discovers a singer in a small bar who not only inspires him musically but also makes him question his sexuality.
  • My Recipe for Love by Ashlynn Mills
    • After his boyfriend decides they should get a “free” day from their relationship on Thursdays, a man hatches a plan to make him jealous.
  • Beautifully Wicked by Charity Parkerson
    • Candied Crush Book 13
    • Known for getting into trouble, the less talented twin of a famous rock star catches the eye of a star pitcher who must compete with an ex for his affection.
  • Roped Tight: A Second Chance Romance by Kim Loraine
    • Ryker Ranch Book 4
    • A champion bull rider comes home to help out as his family ranch and falls for his first love, who broke his heart years ago.
  • Emerett Has Never Been in Love by Anyta Sunday
    • Love, Austen Book 1
    • After “losing” his best friend to marriage, a man decides to play matchmaker, despite his best friend’s dad’s warnings.
  • Featherbed by Annabeth Albert
  • The Player’s Encore by Joe Cosentino
    • Player Piano Mysteries Book 2
    • A music teacher and a ghost he unleashed from an antique player piano search for the truth behind a series of murders.
  • American Paraliterature and Other Theories to Hijack Communication by Black Stricklin
    • Anthem Symploke Studies in Theory
    • A scholarly study of the intersection of post-1968 French theory and the American avant-garde.
  • Lesbian Cinderella by Kitty Jones
    • A retelling of Cinderella in which a girl learning to stand up for herself falls for the princess of her realm.
  • Besiege Me by Nicholas Wong
    • A collection of poetry about the Hong Kong/China conflict and the queer urban experience.
  • Two for the Talisman by Anton Wirček
  • Blood Moon by Catherine Lundoff
    • Wolves of Wolf’s Point Book 2
    • A female werewolf pack rallies around a member who was found with a dead body in her car trunk and no memory of how it got there.
  • Good White Queers?: Racism and Whiteness in Queer U.S. Comics (Queer Studies) by Linke Kai
    • An analysis of racism and intersectional allyship in queer comics written by the white queer community.
  • Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart by Arisa White, Miah Jeffra, et al
    • An anthology of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by queer writers and artists about their identities.
  • Hot News by Caleb Pine
    • A man whose fiance died assumes he’ll never find someone else until he meets a reporter who is struggling with his own heartbreaks.
  • Betrayed by Kensie King
  • Taking Liberty by Kim Pritekel
    • A young woman recently out of work returns home to a small town where she is reunited with the police sergeant who’s been pining after her for years and may be ready to make a move.
  • The Foreman and the Drifter: A Gay M/M Cowboy Romance by Jackie North
    • Farthingdale Ranch Book 1
    • A ranch manager trying to enforce the rules finds himself wanting to break them for a drifter who arrives looking for a job.

Mar. 16

  • Five Ways to Fall Out of Love by Emily Martin
    • Amidst her parents’ imminent divorce, her best friend’s obsession with finding “the one,” and the fallout of her own disastrous homecoming date, a high school student struggles to decide whether to give love another chance.
  • Love’s Truth by C.A. Popvich
    • A woman who barely escaped a cult tries to rebuild her life and even considers starting a relationship with an attractive conservation officer, but her past threatens to destroy her chance at happiness.
  • The Noble and the Nightingale (The Sisters of Sarras) by Barbara Ann Wright
    • An ex-spy falls for a noble, but when their kingdoms threaten to go to war again, it could mean death for both women.
  • Fleur d’Lies by Mj Williams
    • A trans cop learns that his fellow police officers are breaking the rules and sets about proving it, despite the danger it puts him in.
  • Coming to Life on South High by Lee Patton
    • A young gay man from a white, working-class family falls in love with a black artist and must face both racism and other coming-of-age challenges as he tries to build the life he wants.
  • On the Rocks by Riley Scott
    • A woman on the run from her past starts a relationship with a Florida bartender, but their self-destructive behavior threatens to derail their chance at happiness.
  • Next Exit Home by Dena Blake
    • A city veterinarian returns home to help her ailing father’s rural clinic, where sparks fly between her and a local vet assistant.
  • Leaving’s Not the Only Way to Go by Kay Acker
    • A woman adrift after her father’s death is drawn to an autistic home designer whose daughter may be the key to helping them move forward together.
  • Running Scared by Saffron Blu
    • Running Hearts Book 2
    • A broken-hearted bassist falls for someone new, but when his ex re-enters his life, the three of them struggle to figure out what they want.
  • Table for Two by Kate Gavin
    • Two strangers share a table at a busy restaurant and leave hating each other . . . only to discover they’re caterer and client.
  • What a Tangled Web by Melissa Brayden
    • A Tangle Valley Romance Book 3
    • A winemaker buys a cafe without realizing she’s bought it out from under the woman who had a crush on her in high school–and who isn’t about to forgive her any time soon.
  • Splinters of the Heart by Alyssa Rabil
    • A desperate man is rescued from a bad situation by a doctor, but as the two grow closer, their happiness is threatened by problems from their past.
  • Guarding Evelyn by Erin Zak
    • A woman on leave from the Secret Service takes a job as a bodyguard for a famous actress, and while the two butt heads, they soon become closer than either of them expected they would.
  • Coaching the Nerd: An Opposites Attract, Campus MM Romance by Eli Easton and Tara Lain
    • Nerds vs Jocks Book 2
    • A nerdy boy joins the jocks’ flag football team, where he grows closer to the classmate assigned to train him.
  • Embouchure: Poems by Emilia Phillips
    • Akron Series in Poetry
    • A series of poems telling the story of one woman’s coming out.
  • Sweet Lies Here by Dalnette P. Bell
    • In the early 1960s, two girls embark on an interracial relationship that quickly shifts from platonic to romantic.
  • Active Reception by Noah Ross
    • A collection of poetry about viewing love and life from the bottom.
  • Transversal: Poems (Camino del Sol) by Urayoán Noel
    • A collection of bilingual poetry about love, loss, and desire through the lens of the author’s Puerto Rican heritage.
  • Sex with Strangers by Michael Lowenthal
    • A collection of short stories about modern relationships, intimacy, and hookups.
  • The Tender Grave by Sheri Reynolds
    • A teenager tries to escape the consequences of her participation in a hate crime by running to the half-sister she’s never met, but when she learns that her half-sister is married to a woman, they both have to re-examine what it means to be family and find forgiveness.
  • Elfquest: Stargazer’s Hunt by Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, Sonny Strait, and Nate Piekos
    • A graphic novel about an elf who travels from his ancestral home to uncharted space.
  • The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore
    • After being assaulted at a party, a girl carefully befriends a fellow victim with no memory of that night even as the magic world around them begins to descend into chaos.
  • That Way Madness Lies: 15 of Shakespeare’s Most Notable Works Reimagined by Dahlia Adler
    • Fifteen retellings of Shakespeare’s stories by a variety of YA authors.
  • Earth 832: A Lesbian Action Adventure by L. Fergus
    • The New Angels Book 2
    • Five women struggle to save lives on an alternate Earth where the United States is an empire threatened by danger on all sides.
  • Wolf Maneuvers by Julia Talbot
    • Nose to Tail Inc. Book 3
    • A retired black ops soldier and an undercover security agent struggle to put their growing attraction on the back burner as they fight to protect the children in their pack.
  • Fated: Koi and the Osprey by Hawke Oakley
    • Pack of Brothers Book 6
    • An alpha still learning his role meets an omega who doesn’t fit in, and the two begin to suspect they may be fated mates.
  • The Offering Surrender by Rosary Deville
    • Wolves of Wereduin Book 2
    • A beta struggling to escape his alpha realizes his alpha may be the only way to survive the brutal Offering.
  • Working Out West by Lila Rose
    • Polished P & P Book 3
    • A college student signs up as an escort to help pay the bills and ends up falling for a client.
  • Fiery: MM Fantasy Adventure by Joseph Satoria

Mar. 17

Mar. 18

  • Morte by Leigh Kenzie
    • Vendetta Book 5
    • Two men struggle to survive threats to their mafia family.
  • Make Mine a Lion by Harper B. Cole and Colbie Dunbar
    • Mated by Chance Book 1
    • A shifter who thinks of himself as damaged goods goes to a matchmaker, who sets him up with someone he thinks is all wrong . . . but might actually be all right.
  • The Heart Heist by Elle Keaton
    • Crimes of the Heart Book 2
    • A man still recovering from a broken heart decides to give up on relationships–a decision that’s difficult to stick with when he gets a second chance at love.
  • Vanilla Steamer by Crystal Lacy
    • Bold Brew Book 4
    • A barista assumes he’s incompatible with the customer he’s attracted to, but when his assumptions turn out to be wrong, their pasts may still keep them apart.
  • Distorted by Nyla K
  • Past Grief by Edward J Leahy
    • A police officer struggling with her father’s suicide becomes embroiled in a case involving a mass shooting and a transgender witness.
  • Moss-Covered Claws by Jonah Barrett
    • A collection of fantasy short stories about anxiety-feeding demons, time-traveling anti-facists, and vengeful spirits.
  • Once Before Sunset by David Deutsch
    • A man travels through New Hampshire, Princeton, and Amsterdam, trying to find himself.
  • Coming Out, Again: Transition Stories by Sabrina Symington
    • A graphic novel featuring a variety of coming-out stories.
  • Ethnicity and Kinship in North American and European Literatures by Silvia Schultermandl and Klaus Rieser
    • Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
    • A scholarly look at kinship and cultural narratives of belonging.
  • The Autistic Trans Guide to Life by Yenn Purkis and Wenn B. Lawson
    • A survival guide for autistic trans and nonbinary adults written by two leading autistic trans activists.
  • Loving Scarlet by Catherine Tramell
    • The Bad Blue Curvy Romances Book 5
    • The local “bad girl” finds her plans consistently blocked by the local sheriff, leading to even more problems when they fall for each other.
  • He Braved the Storm by Kody Boye
    • The Elements of Ice Book 3
    • The new ruler of a clan of shifters has to figure out how to keep his pack safe in the face of new conflicts and dangers.
  • Knight by Aubree Valentine
    • Day and Knight Series Book 2
    • Struggling under the weight of his secrets, a man returns to his rural Pennsylvania hometown only to realize he can’t outrun his past.
  • Zyon by Michelle Frost and Michele Notaro
    • Kingdoms of Pelas Book 1
    • After being kidnapped to be the prize in a contest of champions, a young human learns that the warriors are in just as much danger from their lord as he is.
  • How to Love by Susan Hawke
    • LOVESTRONG Book 8
    • Two men recovering from difficult past relationships fall for each other quickly, but an unexpected consequence of the past forces them to reimagine what their future might look like.

Mar. 19

  • Goddess by Liv Savell and Sterling D’Este
  • Sugar Daddy: A Dark Age Gap Romance by Xan Collins
    • After escaping an older, dangerous ex-lover, a college student is reunited with his ex-lover’s son, and as the two head toward a romantic relationship, he struggles to deal with his guilt and what he really needs.
  • Roman by Avril Ashton
    • Freelancers Book 2
    • A mix-up has a mercenary and an ex-pastor stuck together in a cabin during a storm.
  • Reclaiming Pride: An MM Shifter Story by Jessie G
    • Kindred Story Book 2
    • A shifter is hesitant to commit to his fated mate after losing so many of the people he cares about–but he may have no choice when it turns out his mate is the only one who can stop their enemies.
  • The Elven King’s Love by Devon Vesper
    • Fated Elves Book 2
    • An elven king tries to keep his new lover safe without explaining the bond they accidentally initiate–one that could endanger them both.
  • Love Forged by Nicole Pyland
    • A woman discovers that the father who left her is actually still alive, and she sets out to find him along with her best friend, who’s secretly in love with her.
  • Grantham by Taylor Rylan
  • Indirection by Gregory Ashe
  • Revenant by Richard Amos
    • Fallen Fire Book 3
    • A fixer of magical objects struggles with his true nature and his growing feelings for the detective he’s working with.
  • Stories I’d Never Tell Without Wine: …Spilling My Past, Not the Red by Allister Dean
    • A collection of humorous essays.
  • African Literature in the Digital Age: Class and Sexual Politics in New Writing from Nigeria and Kenya by Shola Adenekan
    • A look at how and why queer Nigerian and Kenyan writers are putting their work on the internet.
  • Tomas by L.J. Diva
    • Porn Star Brothers Book 3
    • A personal-trainer-turned-porn-star fights to hold onto the life and the people he loves.
  • Forever by L.J. Diva
    • Porn Star Brothers
    • Three porn star brothers struggle to move on with their lives after a series of catastrophic events, but one brother finds a new level of challenge when it comes to getting his happily-ever-after in a homophobic world.
  • Love Never Dies by L.J. Diva
    • Porn Star Brothers
    • Against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic of the 70s and 80s, two men try to keep their lives going and their relationship intact . . . until tragedy strikes.
  • Dreads & Crew Cuts by Sammi Cee
    • Takoda Outreach Center Book 4
    • After being kicked out of his parents’ house, a recent high school grad gets taken in by his brother and falls for his brother’s best friend.
  • Pretty Wild by Christina Lee and Riley Hart
    • A straight-laced man falls for his wilder friend, but the two can’t quite connect, each thinking the other wants something different.
  • Blood Money by Fyn Alexander
    • A man struggling to heal from drug addiction and rebuild his architecture business gets caught up in a plan to chase down human traffickers–a plan that puts not only him, but also his new relationship, in danger.
  • Magic of Wolf by Xya Olsen
    • Magic of Four Book 2
    • A student in his second year at Oracle Academy faces a death prophecy, unruly magic, and a haunting by a ghost only he can hear.
  • Glamour by Mychael Black
  • XOXO, Byron: A M/M Age Play Romance by A.W. Scott
  • Bound with You: A Bound & Controlled Spin-Off by Shaw Montgomery
    • Tender Control Book 1
    • After struggling for years to keep his family financially afloat, a man finally earns the freedom to think about his own needs and meets someone who’s also wondering where to go from here.
  • Blind Tiger by Jordan L. Hawk
    • The Pride Book 1
    • In a 1924 Chicago where magic is just as prevalent as prohibition, a small-town man moves to the big city, meets a cheetah shifter, and is drawn into the underworld of gangs and crime bosses as they search for a killer.

Mar. 20

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