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💋 Liar, Liar 💋

  • 💋 Our Trad book is Flawless Girls by beloved author Anna-Marie McLemore, a story of a left-behind sister desperate searching for answers in a boarding school that is definitely what it seems.


    GENRE: YA dark academia urban fantasy fever dream (skews older)

    REP: sapphic intersex Latina mc, sapphic gender-nonconforming li, various white sapphic scs

    LENGTH: 304 pgs


    - New fully-redesigned dust jacket

    - Author letter

    - Signed bookplates

    - Collectible bookmark

    SUMMARY:  The Soler sisters are infamous in polite society—brazen, rebellious, and raised by their fashionable grandmother who couldn’t care less about which fork goes where. But their grandmother also knows the standards that two Latina young ladies will be held to, so she secures them two coveted places at the Alarie House, a prominent finishing school that turns out first ladies, princesses, and socialites.

    Younger sister Isla is back home within a day. She refuses to become one of the eerily sweet Alarie girls in their prim white dresses. Older sister Renata stays. When she returns months later, she’s unfailingly pleasant, unnervingly polite, and, Isla discovers, possibly murderous. And the same night she returns home, she vanishes.

    As their grandmother uses every connection she has to find Renata, Isla re-enrolls, intent on finding out what happened to her sister. But the Alarie House is as exacting as it is opulent. It won’t give up its secrets easily, and neither will a mysterious, conniving girl who’s either controlling the house, or carrying out its deadly orders.

    💋 Our Indie spotlight is
    Earthflown by Frances Wren,  a twisting, magical thriller that sets up US (the 99%) against THEM (the rich).


    GENRE: Adult futuristic whirlwind with a side of drama

    REP: (from the author) “We'd like the emphasis to be that both Litarnes and I are queer creators of colour, and many aspects of the rep is lived experience.”

    Gay male mc w/depression and lower melanin, Ace-spectrum male mc w/lower melanin, Maori male mc w/high melanin, South-east Asian male sc w/moderate melanin, Bisexual & sapphic, scs (including South-east Asian) w/moderate + lower melanin

    LENGTH: 467 pgs


    - New fully-redesigned dust jacket

    - Art + foiled hard case

    - art endpapers

    - Author letter

    - Signed bookplates

    - Extra content

    - Full-color art gallery in back

    - Collectible bookmark

    SUMMARY: When Ethan saves the life of a firestarter, it's nothing unusual. He's the only healer on call at the hospital – and that gunshot wound isn't going to regenerate itself. But his patient turns out to be Corinna Arden, heiress to a pharmaceutical empire controlling Britain's water supply. Her twin, Javier, is a man who (a) starts sending Ethan flowers at work, (b) seems terrified of a secret, and (c) has the cheekbones and earnestness to make up for both.

    Ethan indulges in (what he thinks will be) a brief, harmless romance – but is swept up in a deadly collusion over Project Earthflown: the largest reconstruction tender since London clawed its way out of the rising sea.

    Determined to follow the money, Ollie is a journalist who finds a corpse at the end of a too-convenient tip. The fate of water – and who profits – might depend on the perennial question: has Ethan lost his mind, or is he just an idiot?

    💋 Limited subs beginning with the April box are open now!

April 2024: 💀 I WANT ZOMBODY TO LOVE 💀

  • An illustration of a cement wall ripped open to reveal crumbling red bricks beneath. The words “I want” and “to love” are spray-painted on the bricks in white, and in the center is the word “zombody” in green, puffy, dripping font.
  • We are pleased to reveal that our April 2024 theme is…


    April’s two books are proof that love doesn’t have to end with death. 

    💀 Our Trad book is Hearts Still Beating by debut author Brooke Archer, a gripping, romantic love story set in a zombie-filled post-apocalyptic landscape.

    GENRE: YA post-apocalyptic romance (skews older)

    REP: white CIS sapphic main characters, one with a fantasy chronic illness, wlw

    LENGTH: 336 pgs


    - New fully-redesigned dust jacket

    - Author letter

    - Signed bookplates

    - Collectible bookmark

    SUMMARY: Mara is dead—mostly. Infected with a virus that brought the dead back to life, she wakes up in a facility to learn that a treatment for her ‘condition’ has been found. No longer a danger, Mara is placed in an experimental resettlement program. But her recovery is complicated as she’s sent to live with the best friend she hasn’t seen since the world ended — and since their first and only kiss.

    💀 Our Indie spotlight book is Monsters within Men by T.J. Rose, a delicious slow-burn adult love story set in post-pocalyptic London.


    GENRE: Adult post-apocalyptic romance

    REP: Brazilian/Dutch cis male mc, white cis male bi/questioning mc, Black, Asian, & Middle-Eastern scs, achillean and sapphic scs

    LENGTH: 471 pgs


    - New fully-redesigned dust jacket

    - Art + foiled hard case

    - Original cover endpapers

    - Author letter

    - Signed bookplates

    - Exclusive extended epilogue

    - Collectible bookmark

    SUMMARY: A decade on from the first wave of zombies that wiped out most of society, Noah finds himself stepping up to lead Squad E, part of London’s East Regiment. Between battling monsters, struggling with grief, and his rivalry with another lieutenant, Noah is sinking fast. The last thing he needs is a young, weak conscript with an attitude problem to add to his issues. Especially when he can’t seem to get this new guy out of his head.

    💀 Limited subs beginning with the March box are open now!

March 2024: 😈 BE GAY, DO CRIME 😈

  • A gray-blue square with the words “Be Gay. Do Crime” in rainbow retro lettering. A pair of rainbow handcuffs lies underneath the words and crime scene tape is faintly visible in the background.
  • We are pleased to reveal that our March 2024 theme is…

    😈 BE GAY, DO CRIME 😈

    Rules? Who follows those? Certainly not us…

    We’re super excited to bring to you our exclusive March books:

    😈 Our New Release book is the wonderfully lyrical Icarus by the author of one of our favorite books, The Wicker King, K. Ancrum! It comes with signed bookplates, new dust jacket, an art bookmark and an author letter!

    ICARUS AT-A-GLANCE: achillean cis male mc with eds, white intersex male li

    GENRE: YA greek myth retellings (skews older)

    REP: achillean cis male mc with eds (+neurodivergent-coded), white intersex male li, mlm, closer-than-friends but not lovers mlmlw

    LENGTH: 400 pgs

    SUMMARY: Icarus Gallagher is a thief. He steals priceless art and replaces it with his father’s impeccable forgeries. To keep their secret, Icarus adheres to his own strict rules to keep people, and feelings, at bay: Don’t let anyone close. Don’t let anyone touch you. And, above all, don’t get caught. Until one night, he does. Not by Mr. Black, but by his mysterious son, Helios, now living under house arrest in the Black mansion. Instead of turning Icarus in, Helios bargains for something even more dangerous—a friendship that breaks every single one of Icarus’s rules.

    😈 Our backlist spotlight is the romantic, perfectly-timed sci-fi epic, Junker Seven by Olive J. Kelley! This fully custom special edition comes with a redesigned dust jacket, end pages, foiled hard case, stenciled edges, and signed art bookplates!


    GENRE: Adult Romantic Sci-FI

    REP: wlnb, Autistic physically-disabled transmasc non-binary lesbian mc, femme transfem lesbian li, bisexual transfem sc, Deaf gay trans male sc, lesbian scs

    LENGTH: 313 pgs

    SUMMARY: Castor Quasar is a junker— a bounty hunter making a living off of collecting and selling valuable scrap. They live a quiet life, bouncing from job to job and not worrying about the brewing galactic rebellion. But when they get a job offer for an irresistible amount of money, they find themself smuggling (charming and beautiful) transgender activist Juno Marcus across the galaxy under the watchful eye of the Intergalactic Police Force and a propaganda-informed galaxy.

    🗡️ Limited subs beginning with the February box are open now!

February 2024: 🗡️Dangerous Liaisons🗡️

  • A dark blue background with faint kiss marks all over it. On top is written Rainbow Crate Presents February 2024 theme: Dangerous Liaisons. The Dangerous Liaisons is written in retro font in pale yellow and maroon.
  • Opposites attract… and sometimes that’s a dangerous, dangerous thing. We’re super excited to bring to you our exclusive February books:

    🗡️Our New Release book is the spellbinding Infinity Alchemist by the fan-favorite writer of Felix Ever After, Kacen Callender! It comes with signed art bookplates, new dust jacket, author letter, and art print!


    GENRE: YA Dark Urban Fantasy (skews older)

    REP: Black Trans male mc, Black genderfluid sc, other Black Queer characters, Polyamorous mlmlw

    SPICE LEVEL: 1/5

    SUMMARY: A quest leads three young alchemists toward unexpected love and unimaginable power. Only an elite few are legally permitted to study the science of magic―so when Ash is rejected by the Lancaster Mage’s College, he takes a job as the school’s groundskeeper instead, forced to learn alchemy in secret. When he’s discovered by the condescending and brilliant apprentice Ramsay Thorne, Ash is sure he's about to be arrested―but instead Ramsay surprises Ash with an offer: Ramsay will keep Ash's secret if he helps find the legendary Book of Source, a sacred text that gives its reader extraordinary power.

    🗡️ Our indie spotlight is the hauntingly beautiful The Fall That Saved Us by Tamara Jerée. This haunting fully custom special edition comes with a redesigned dust jacket, end pages, foiled hard case, stenciled edges, and signed art bookplates!


    GENRE: Adult Romantasy

    REP: Black Sapphic mcs, wlw

    LENGTH: 343 pgs

    SUMMARY: Cassiel has given up the family tradition of demon hunting, leaving behind her sacred angelic duty and fated sword. What she can’t leave behind are the scars. To cope, she spends her days immersed in work, pouring all her attention into New Haven Books, her small bookstore and anchor in the new world she’s carved for herself. When a succubus named Avitue arrives to claim her soul, Cassiel is forced to choose between old knowledge and her truth. 

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