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  • He Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan

    He Who Drowned the World by Shelley Parker-Chan

    Rated: 4.40 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    How much would you give to win the world?Zhu Yuanzhang, the Radiant King, is riding high after her victory that tore southern China from its Mongol masters. Now she burns with a new desire: to seize the throne and crown herself emperor.But Zhu isn’t the only one with imperial ambitions...
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    high fantasy  queer  fantasy  historical  f-f
  • Webs & Wards by Benjamin Medrano

    Webs & Wards by Benjamin Medrano

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Joy can’t get a break. Having survived a chance encounter with a demon lordling, and made an immense sacrifice, one might expect Joy to at least have some time to rest and recover. Instead, when Joy’s friends learn what she sacrificed, they decide they’ll repay her, no matter what it takes, and they take the adventurous bee-girl on a quest to find another apis hive which can help her...
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    magic  queer  fantasy  f-f  demons
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  • Hives & Heroism by Benjamin Medrano

    Hives & Heroism by Benjamin Medrano

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Demons loom over Dorma.Despite Joy’s victory over Alethus’s servants, his plans haven’t been stopped. Even so, a glimmer of hope lies before her, and she and her friends are determined to grasp it.That doesn’t mean it will be easy, though. An army is invading Dorma, one with the same destination as Joy. Their goals are sinister, but they aren’t going to stop Joy and her friends...
    Categorized as:
    magic  queer  fantasy  f-f  demons
  • Talyn: Descent by Benjamin Medrano

    Talyn: Descent by Benjamin Medrano

    Rated: 4.60 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Talyn’s in over her head.Talyn is finally beginning to take control of her life in a new world. Learning that her problems aren't natural is a first step, but before she can take true measures, her life takes a turn for the worse. Cast into the depths of Castra's dungeon, she survives only on the sufferance of others...
    Categorized as:
    magic  high fantasy  queer  fantasy  f-f  demons
  • She Who Would be King by Kim Pritekel

    She Who Would be King by Kim Pritekel

    Rated: 4.40 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Cateline is the seventeen-year-old daughter of a nobleman in fourteenth-century France. It's a time when children aren't seen as those to be loved and cherished, but instead are used as pawns and bargaining chips on the chessboard of control and privilege.She is married off to a prince in the country of Sursha, a Gaelic-speaking island nation near Ireland...
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    high fantasy  queer  historical  fantasy  f-f
  • Claiming Fawn: A Lesbian Omegaverse Paranormal Romance by Winter Thorn

    Claiming Fawn: A Lesbian Omegaverse Paranormal Romance by Winter Thorn

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Magic can’t solve everything…Royal alpha dragon shifter, Anreya Vyron, spends her days locked away in her study and her nights chained up in a tower.She harbors a dangerous secret and vows to take it with her to an early grave.Until she came along.Mage. Tamer. Omega. Fawn is all of those and more...
  • Shell Game by Benny Lawrence

    Shell Game by Benny Lawrence

    Rated: 4.25 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Life in a remote fishing village in the middle of a civil war is neither safe nor inspiring. So, when an opportunity comes along for village girl Lynn to be kidnapped and enslaved by Darren, a ruthless pirate queen, she takes full advantage of it. But Darren is neither as ruthless nor as piratical as she appears at first glance--and Lynn's not exactly what she seems to be, either...
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    high fantasy  queer  fantasy  f-f  pirates  historical
  • The Warrior Moon by K. Arsenault Rivera

    The Warrior Moon by K. Arsenault Rivera

    Rated: 4.11 of 5 stars
    · 10 ratings
    The Warrior Moon, the sequel to The Phoenix Empress and striking conclusion to K Arsenault Rivera's wildly buzzed about epic fantasy, which began with The Tiger's DaughterBarsalayaa Shefali, famed Qorin adventurer, and the spoiled divine warrior empress, O-Shizuka, have survived fights with demon armies, garnered infamy, and ruled an empire...
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    high fantasy  queer  fantasy  f-f  historical
  • Fire in the Hole by Alex Westmore

    Fire in the Hole by Alex Westmore

    Rated: 4.20 of 5 stars
    · 5 ratings
    Fire in the hole! Those were the last words Quinn Gallagher heard before her mighty ship sunk beneath the waves. Now she’s adrift in more ways than one as she attempts to flee from all those who would push her under… underground, under water, and of course under the covers...
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    new adult  queer  pirates  f-f  historical  fantasy  m-m
  • Stay with Me by Lily X.

    Stay with Me by Lily X.

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    In this first of a sexy new sci-fi romance series, a galactic farmer discovers the robot she ordered is actually a flesh-and-blood woman.Cedra: Running a farm on your own is exhausting and lonely. The Servana 200 service bot I ordered was expensive, but I need the help—and if it can also hold a conversation, it will be worth the price...
  • The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore

    The Impossible Contract by K.A. Doore

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Second in K. A. Doore's high fantasy adventure series the Chronicles of Ghadid, a determined assassin travels to the heart of the Empire in pursuit of a powerful mark, for fans of Robin Hobb, Sarah J. Maas, and S. A. Chakraborty Thana has a huge reputation to live up to as daughter of the Serpent, who rules over Ghadid’s secret clan of assassins...
    Categorized as:
    high fantasy  queer  fantasy  mystery  f-f
  • Unbroken by Alli Temple

    Unbroken by Alli Temple

    Rated: 4.17 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    A pirate’s home is the sea, sailing beyond the horizon with her true love.Aboard the Crimson Siren, Captain Cinder finally has the life she’s always dreamed of. Her freedom is restored, her crew is a trustworthy bunch, and the princess who holds her heart is by her side.But trouble brewing back in Redmere threatens to pull Cinder and Princess Georgina apart before their future can truly begin...
  • Shiver Her Timbers by Alex Westmore

    Shiver Her Timbers by Alex Westmore

    Rated: 4.14 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    It’s been six years since Quinn started dressing as a man in order to sneak aboard the most notorious pirate ship ever to set sail upon the seven seas—and those years have definitely begun to take their toll...
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    new adult  queer  pirates  f-f  historical  fantasy
  • The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

    The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

    Rated: 4.02 of 5 stars
    · 34 ratings
    The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands.Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets...
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    high fantasy  magic  queer  fantasy  f-f
  • The Pirate's Booty by Alex Westmore

    The Pirate's Booty by Alex Westmore

    Rated: 4.01 of 5 stars
    · 11 ratings
    When Quinn Gallagher’s childhood friend is abducted from a dock in Ireland, she’ll do whatever it takes to come to the rescue—even if that means dressing as a man and joining the crew of one of the most notorious pirate captains the world has ever seen. Quinn soon finds there is much to enjoy living as a man, in particular the company of other women...
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    high fantasy  queer  pirates  f-f  historical  fantasy
  • Ancient Ruins by Benjamin Medrano

    Ancient Ruins by Benjamin Medrano

    Rated: 3.98 of 5 stars
    · 13 ratings
    Sistina awakened after millennia of dormancy, her memories in tatters and born anew. Residing in the ruins of an ancient city, she finds herself drawn into a war between two elven nations and the slaver kingdom of Kelvanis when she rescues a princess from slavery. With her domain containing hints of forgotten knowledge, Sistina becomes a dungeon, stronghold, and source of hope all at once...
    Categorized as:
    magic  queer  f-f  fantasy  harems  orcs
  • The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

    The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

    Rated: 3.97 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 37 ratings
    A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully...
  • The Shattering of the Spirit-Sword Part I by Sam Farren

    The Shattering of the Spirit-Sword Part I by Sam Farren

    Rated: 4.00 of 5 stars
    · 6 ratings
    Princess Castelle is the last of her bloodline. Kept safe by the spirits bound to the forest surrounding her, Castelle devotes herself to studying all a future Queen needs to know, waiting for the day she can wield Brackish. The spirit-sword is her birthright. Only those worthy of ruling the archipelago can temper Brackish’s ancient rage without succumbing to it...
  • Sword of the Guardian by Merry Shannon

    Sword of the Guardian by Merry Shannon

    Rated: 3.96 of 5 stars
    · 12 ratings
    A shocking assassination creates an unconventional bond between a princess and her guardian in a kingdom filled with political intrigue, danger and unexpected romance. Princess Shasta Soltranis enjoys a pampered life of court dances, elaborate finery, and the occasional secret fencing match with her twin brother, Daric...
  • Lady Knight by L.-J. Baker

    Lady Knight by L.-J. Baker

    Rated: 3.88 of 5 stars
    · 8 ratings
    Rhiannon, outcast and female knight, seeks a cause worthy of a chivalric hero in a medieval world of magic and misogyny. Eleanor, a wealthy widow, has given up all hero of finding passionate love and her perfect knight - until she meets Rhiannon. Aveline, a powerful priestess, needs a warrior for her secret mission of starting a holy war...
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    magic  high fantasy  queer  f-f  medieval  historical  fantasy
  • Uncharted by Alli Temple

    Uncharted by Alli Temple

    Rated: 3.67 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 6 ratings
    In a world of arrogant nobles and their punishing laws, Georgina will be hanged if anyone discovers she is a spy. But when the wicked prince proposes marriage, Georgina must accept. Refusing would expose the secrets she has delivered to a hidden resistance and forfeit her life. With her wedding day looming ever closer, salvation comes from an unlikely source...
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    high fantasy  queer  fantasy  f-f  behind-doors
  • Burning Roses by S.L. Huang

    Burning Roses by S.L. Huang

    Rated: 3.72 of 5 stars
    · 14 ratings
    When Rosa (aka Red Riding Hood) and Hou Yi the Archer join forces to stop the deadly sunbirds from ravaging the countryside, their quest will take the two women, now blessed and burdened with the hindsight of middle age, into a reckoning of sacrifices made and mistakes mourned, of choices and family and the quest for immortality...
    Categorized as:
    high fantasy  queer  fantasy  f-f
  • A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

    A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

    Rated: 4.51 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 3 of 5
    Open door [?] · 30 ratings
    The stunning, standalone prequel to the New York Times bestselling The Priory of the Orange Tree.Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms – but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory's purpose...
  • A Hero's Tale by Catherine M. Wilson

    A Hero's Tale by Catherine M. Wilson

    Rated: 4.57 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    In Book III of the trilogy, Tamras must make her own hero’s journey. She ventures into the unknown and encounters a more formidable enemy than any she has ever faced. Character is destiny, and the destiny of Tamras and all her people will depend upon choices that come less from the skills she has been taught than from the person she has become, from her own heart...
    Categorized as:
    magic  high fantasy  war  queer  fantasy  f-f  historical  young adult
  • The Queen’s Heart by J.K. Jeffrey

    The Queen’s Heart by J.K. Jeffrey

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 4 of 5
    Explicit open door [?] · 12 ratings
    Half-witch Percy Flores is beginning to feel comfortable in her role as the secret Soul Match and pet of vampire Princess Selene Borealis. But with jealous love rivals and the future of the Borealis Kingdom uncertain, Percy finds herself in more danger than she could imagine...
  • Avatar: The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

    Avatar: The Shadow of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

    Rated: 4.38 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 2 of 5
    Behind closed doors [?] · 28 ratings
    Kyoshi’s place as the true Avatar has finally been cemented—but at a heavy cost. With her mentors gone, Kyoshi voyages across the Four Nations, struggling to keep the peace. But while her reputation grows, a mysterious threat emerges from the Spirit World. To stop it, Kyoshi, Rangi, and their reluctant allies must join forces before the Four Nations are destroyed irreparably...
  • A Journey of the Heart by Catherine M. Wilson

    A Journey of the Heart by Catherine M. Wilson

    Rated: 4.48 of 5 stars
    · 18 ratings
    In Book II of the trilogy, Tamras’s apprenticeship as a warrior isn’t turning out quite the way she expected. Her unconventional choices lead to her crossing swords, almost literally, with Vintel, the war leader of Merin’s house. She finds herself embroiled in a power struggle she is doomed to lose, but the loss sends her on a journey that will change her destiny and decide the fate of her people...
  • The Forgotten Realms by Silvia Shaw

    The Forgotten Realms by Silvia Shaw

    Rated: 4.67 of 5 stars
    · 9 ratings
    The sweeping saga of Rand continues. Her time at Falcon’s Keep over, Savannah comes into her full power as the wielder of the sacred medallion. She seeks help in Arcadia to interpret the Prophecy Chart, the black magic spell that divides the Forgotten Realms from the rest of Rand...
    Categorized as:
    magic  high fantasy  queer  fantasy  f-f  demons  paranormal
  • Iron Heart by Nina Varela

    Iron Heart by Nina Varela

    Rated: 4.28 of 5 stars
    · Steam rating: 1 of 5
    Glimpses and kisses [?] · 32 ratings
    For too long, Automae have lorded over the kingdom of Rabu, oppressing its human citizens. But the human revolution has risen, and at its heart is Ayla. Once a handmaiden, now a fugitive, Ayla narrowly escaped the palace of Lady Crier, the girl she would’ve killed if she hadn’t fallen in love first...
  • The Sagittarius by K. Aten

    The Sagittarius by K. Aten

    Rated: 4.71 of 5 stars
    · 7 ratings
    Kyri has known her share of loss in the two decades that she has been alive. She never expected to find herself a slave in roman lands, nor did she think she had the heart to become a gladiatrix. But with her soul shattered she must fight to see her way back home again...
    Categorized as:
    high fantasy  queer  fantasy  f-f  dark
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