This month is #Pride! There are so many upcoming and recent releases that I’m looking forward to reading. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Contemporary romance, and historical romance. There are so many upcoming books that make me breathless. From lesbian mercenaries, bisexual mean girls, transgender runaways, and and the fantasy version of ‘be gay, do crimes.’
What queer new and upcoming releases are you looking forward to reading?
Among Thieves by M.J. Kuhn
| Saga Press | September 7 |
A woman with a deadly reputation joins a crew of criminals. An adult heist fantasy!
A callous and brazen mercenary works for a criminal in the slums of Carrowwick. With a reputation as the quickest and deadliest blade in the city, Ryia Cautella, not her real name, is forced to team up with a crew of miscreants, smugglers, and thieves. The goal? Her freedom. Criminals, scheming, betrayals, queers and heterosexuals, magical heists, take-no-shits heroines, and f/f slow burn romances.
The fantasy version of ‘be gay, do crimes’
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker Chan
| Tor Books | July 20 |
Mulan but Sapphic and featuring genderqueer protagonists and a pure prince.
Mulan meets The Song of Achilles and all Sapphic. A historical fantasy debut of war and destiny in an epic alternate China. Using her brother’s identity, Zhu enters a monastery as a young novice. A reimagining of the rise of the Ming Dynasty, She Who Became The Sun features genderqueer protagonists. A villain pines after a pure prince. Billowing sleeves, romances with yearning, knives, and generals kneeling.
Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
| Tor Books | September 28 |
Transgender runaways and violin legends on a spaceship.
Three women escape their pasts, a Hell-damned violin legend, a young transgender runaway, and a spaceship captain fleeing a war. They find each other and unexpected magic in California’s San Gabriel Valley.
Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo
| TorDotCom | September 28 |
The Sound and the Fury, The Fast and the Furious, and The Secret History bound up in a single queer Southern Gothic. Masculine frustrations, violence, and desire. Looks gay and spooky!
The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw
| Erewhon | September 7 |
Lesbian mercenaries on a space heist!
A diverse crew of queer criminals go on treasure hunts in sentient spaceships. These former criminals come together to solve their last mystery to rescue a comrade. A band of dangerous women, half-clone and half-machine battle their traumas in a universe of sentient ageships that want them dead. Sapphic romances, cyborg lesbian angst, yearning, and knives.
Payback’s A Witch by Lana Harper
| Berkley | October 5 |
Witchy romcoms are coming out from publishers, and I’m very excited about this trend hitting off. Payback’s A Witch is a bisexual witch romance with The Witches of Eastwick vibes.
Blackheart Knights by Laure Eve
| Quercus Publishing | Recent Release |
Camelot but Gotham. Knights, bisexual and nonbinary characters, ride around motorbikes in leather and with swords. Electric trains, television, urban wastelands, and dive bars in a sexy and violent queer world. An Arthurian retelling with a modern twist, the Blackheart Knights, releases from Jo Fletcher Books.
The Hellion’s Waltz by Olivia Waite
| Avon Impulse | June 15 |
A lesbian historical romance about a thief with a mission and the honorable woman who knows her every secret
Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
| Berkley | February 22 |
A queer romantic comedy. Returning from her photography career in New York City for her step-sister’s wedding, Delilah runs into a bookseller and former mean girl, Claire Sutherland. Bisexuals get it!
How To Find A Princess by Alyssa Cole
| Avon | Recent Release |
A queer Anastasia retelling, featuring a long-lost princess who finds love with the female investigator tasked with tracking her down.