OwnVoices: New romance books by LGBTQIA+ authors

Last updated: June 21, 2021

Love stories by queer, trans & non-binary authors. Featuring new releases by Casey McQuiston, Adiba Jaigirdar, Alyssa Cole, Paul Rudnick, Cat Sebastian, Cat Sebastian, Olivia Waite, Roe Horvat, Roe Horvat, Tal Bauer among others.

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  • One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

    One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...Cynical twenty-three-year old August doesn’t believe in much. She doesn’t believe in psychics, or easily forged friendships, or finding the kind of love they make movies about...
  • Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

    Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

    Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani...
  • How to Find a Princess: Runaway Royals by Alyssa Cole

    How to Find a Princess: Runaway Royals by Alyssa Cole

    New York Times and USA Today bestseller Alyssa Cole’s second Runaway Royals novel is a queer Anastasia retelling, featuring a long-lost princess who finds love with the female investigator tasked with tracking her down.Makeda Hicks has lost her job and her girlfriend in one fell swoop...
  • Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick

    Playing the Palace by Paul Rudnick

    THEIR LOVE STORY CAPTIVATED THE WORLD…THE CROWN PRINCE AND THAT GUY FROM NEW YORKWhen a lonely American event planner starts dating the gay Prince of Wales, a royal uproar ensues: is it true love or the ultimate meme? Find out in this hilarious romantic comedy.After having his heart trampled on by his cheating ex, Carter Ogden is afraid love just isn’t in the cards for him...
  • The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

    The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

    Critically acclaimed author Cat Sebastian makes her trade paperback debut in a stunning historical romance about a reluctantly reformed highwayman and the aristocrat who threatens to steal his heart.Kit Webb has left his stand-and-deliver days behind him. But dreary days at his coffee shop have begun to make him pine for the heady rush of thievery...
  • The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

    The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

    Critically acclaimed author Cat Sebastian makes her trade paperback debut in a stunning historical romance about a reluctantly reformed highwayman and the aristocrat who threatens to steal his heart.Kit Webb has left his stand-and-deliver days behind him. But dreary days at his coffee shop have begun to make him pine for the heady rush of thievery...
  • The Hellion's Waltz: Feminine Pursuits by Olivia Waite

    The Hellion's Waltz: Feminine Pursuits by Olivia Waite

    It’s not a crime to steal a heart... Sophie Roseingrave hates nothing more than a swindler. After her family lost their piano shop to a con man in London, they’re trying to start fresh in a new town. Her father is convinced Carrisford is an upright and honest place, but Sophie is not so sure...
  • Innocent by Roe Horvat

    Innocent by Roe Horvat

    “You stole my heart; I had to steal you whole.”On the night of his eighteenth birthday, Navid is marrying the illustrious tycoon, His Excellency Zana Massoud. He barely knows the man, yet he is now Zana’s property. Affected by the grim teachings of his conservative tutor, Navid fears he won’t be able to fulfill his husband’s needs and make him happy...
  • Naked Games by Roe Horvat

    Naked Games by Roe Horvat

    Completely naked, Curtis is stumbling through a dark maze at a sex club while three strangers hunt him. Scary? Except he wants to get caught. The hottest game ever! One epic night turns into a weekend, and he keeps coming back for more. George, Jack, and Ethan. Each different, all of them blindingly perfect. He’s just their toy, but he loves it...
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  • The Grave Between Us by Tal Bauer

    The Grave Between Us by Tal Bauer

    It was just one moment.It was just one mistake.For years, men have been disappearing. A father in North Carolina. A boater in California. A hiker in Arkansas. And more, scattered across the United States. The FBI knows who’s responsible: a serial killer they caught, a man they sent young profiler Cole Kennedy to interrogate...
  • Opposites Attract: Butch/Femme Romances by Meghan O'Brien

    Opposites Attract: Butch/Femme Romances by Meghan O'Brien

    Sometimes opposites really do attract. Fall in love with these butch/femme romance novellas. In An Epiphany in Flannel by Meghan O’Brien, small-town waitress Maisie Davis resolves the mystery of her sexuality after an unexpected encounter with a handsome stranger seated in the corner booth of Moe’s Fine Diner...
  • The Marvelous by Claire Kann

    The Marvelous by Claire Kann

    From the author of Let's Talk About Love, t his YA novel follows a young woman as she host san epic night of games with a big cash prize for the winner.Everybody knows Jewel Van Hanen. When Jewel inherits a not-so-small fortune, she decides to throw a party to celebrate at her new estate...
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters

    Satisfaction Guaranteed by Karelia Stetz-Waters

    Opposites attract in this playful and laugh-out-loud rom-com from Lambda Award finalist Karelia Stetz-Waters.Cade Elgin has a life and career in New York City, and she's determined to get back to both as soon as possible after her aunt's funeral in Portland...
  • Thrust by Rachel Spangler

    Thrust by Rachel Spangler

    Fencing prodigy Jess Kidman has always been ahead of her peers. At the age of thirteen she made the varsity team, won a state championship, came out, and fell head over heels in love with her team captain, Lauren Standish...
  • Love, Blood, and Sanctuary by Fiona Zedde

    Love, Blood, and Sanctuary by Fiona Zedde

    Haunted? Hunted? When you need a safe place from disaster, heartbreak, or gods trying to break you and drain your blood… come to Sanctuary. It’s New York’s most exclusive club for magical beings and the backdrop of three sexy stories from three award winning authors.We Choose to Be by Megan HartLove is in the air…and the blood...
  • Hard Sell by Hudson Lin

    Hard Sell by Hudson Lin

    One night wasn’t enough.Danny Yip walks into every boardroom with a plan. His plan for struggling tech company WesTec is to acquire it, shut it down, and squeeze the last remaining revenue out of it for his Jade Harbour Capital portfolio. But he didn’t expect his best friend's younger brother—the hottest one-night stand he ever had—to be there.Tobin Lok has always thought the world of Danny...

This page aims to highlight the work of authors across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum who write romance books regularly featuring lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex, agender, or ace main characters.

We have compiled the list of authors appearing here based on the books they write and whether the writers themselves identify as LGBTQIA+. That being said, some of the books listed here can feature pairings that appear to be cis-hetero.

We are aiming to include as many writers as possible. However, we are neither interested in speculating about sexual preferences and identities nor would we want to unintentionally out anyone. If you feel that an author you are expecting to see here is missing, please drop us a line with the name of the writer, the title of the book, and - this is really important - a link to their social media, blog, bio, an interview or anything publicly accessible in which they disclose an LGBTQIA+ identity.

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