OwnVoices: New romance books by LGBTQIA+ authors

Last updated: June 5, 2023

Love stories by queer, trans & non-binary authors. Featuring new releases by Alexis Hall, Alexis Hall, Tal Bauer, Cat Sebastian, Adiba Jaigirdar, Rebekah Weatherspoon, Roe Horvat, Adriana Herrera, Jack Harbon, Jamie Fessenden among others.

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  • A Lord for Whenever by Alexis Hall

    A Lord for Whenever by Alexis Hall

    Originally scheduled for publication on March 20th, 2018, the author announced on his blog in February 2018 the "Regency trilogy" had been put "on the back burner for the foreseeable future"...
  • Mortal Follies by Alexis Hall

    Mortal Follies by Alexis Hall

    A young noblewoman must join forces with a rumoured witch to conquer an ancient curse in this devilishly funny and heartwarming sapphic Regency romantasy from TikTok titan and bestselling author of Boyfriend Material Alexis Hall.It is the year 1814 and Miss Maelys Mitchelmore finds her entry into the highest society of Bath hindered by an irritating curse...
  • How to Say I Do by Tal Bauer

    How to Say I Do by Tal Bauer

    NoëManhattan is my heart and soul. In the cutthroat world of elite public relations, I’m one of the princes. I manage global superstars, predict the up-and-coming trends, easy. And social media? That’s my specialty. I can make you, hon, and launch you straight to the stratosphere. My life is champagne glitter and starlight, and everything around me is gold...
  • We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian

    We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian

    Casey McQuiston meets The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in this mid-century romdram about a scrappy reporter and a newspaper mogul's son--perfect for Newsies shippers. Nick Russo has worked his way from a rough Brooklyn neighborhood to a reporting job at one of the city's biggest newspapers. But the late 1950s are a hostile time for gay men, and Nick knows that he can't let anyone into his life...
  • The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar

    The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar

    A pun-filled YA contemporary romance, The Dos and Donuts of Love by Adiba Jaigirdar finds a teenage girl competing in a televised baking competition, with contestants including her ex-girlfriend and a potential new crush - perfect for fans of The Great British Bake Off and She Drives Me Crazy !“Welcome to the first ever Junior Irish Baking Show!”Shireen Malik is still reeling from the breakup...
  • Her Good Side by Rebekah Weatherspoon

    Her Good Side by Rebekah Weatherspoon

    A swoony, heart-melting YA romance from beloved author Rebekah Weatherspoon about two awkward teens who decide to practice dating in order to be good at the real thing. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han.Sixteen-year-old Bethany Greene, though confident and self-assured, is what they call a late-bloomer. She's never had a boyfriend, date, or first kiss...
  • Cautious Match by Roe Horvat

    Cautious Match by Roe Horvat

    “Excellent news, we’ve found your perfect match!”.JoriI don’t want to be single forever—I just find it difficult to put myself out there. That’s why my meddling brother registered me with a matchmaking service. They did personality tests, took pheromone samples, and now they claim they’ve found the ideal alpha for me...
  • An Island Princess Starts a Scandal by Adriana Herrera

    An Island Princess Starts a Scandal by Adriana Herrera

    One last summer. For Manuela del Carmen Caceres Galvan, the invitation to show her paintings at the 1889 Exposition Universelle came at the perfect time. Soon to be trapped in a loveless marriage, Manuela has given herself one last summer of freedom—in Paris, with her two best friends. One scandalous encounter...
  • Crimes of Passion by Jack Harbon

    Crimes of Passion by Jack Harbon

    Press play on this funny, sexy short story about rival true-crime podcast hosts forced to play nice and work together when, in reality, all they want to do is kill each other.Emery Thompson hates Calvin Chamberlain. From the way he acts like he’s better than everyone to the way he moves through the world thinking his podcast is the cream of the crop, every little thing about the man gets to him...
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  • Destined by Jamie Fessenden

    Destined by Jamie Fessenden

    When Jay and Wallace first meet at an LGBTQ group, they have no idea they’ll be dating six years later. In fact, they quickly forget each other’s names. But although fate continues to throw them together, the timing is never quite right. Finally they’re both single and realize they want to be together..
  • Pretty Black by J.R. Gray

    Pretty Black by J.R. Gray

  • Desire by Julie Mannino

    Desire by Julie Mannino

    Esai’s path has been set since birth after he was saved from a house fire. He’ll live out his life as a Pastor, remain at Meadow church, and deny himself the touch that he truly craves. He’s spent years trying to bleed out the vile part of himself so he can be what everyone expects of a unselfish, pure, and an example to everyone.Until Tiras...
  • Prince of Pain IV  by Julie Mannino

    Prince of Pain IV by Julie Mannino

    LiamDays of darkness and punishment have proven who owns Liam's mind, body, and soul. He'll do anything to serve even if it means staying forever and having the touch he so desperately craves.Until Prince Briar expects something Liam doesn't know how to give to him.Prince BriarNow that Liam’s completely his, Prince Briar can continue his plot to get Father out of the way...
  • Eclectic Mix Tape by Rick R. Reed

    Eclectic Mix Tape by Rick R. Reed

    The stories in this collection by best-selling author Rick R. Reed range from laugh-out-loud funny to tear-inducing poignancy, to get-your-hackles-up scary to fan-yourself erotic. Within the pages, you’re sure to find something to titillate, delight, provoke thoughts, and induce tears -- maybe all in one story...
  • The Cheerleader and The Roommate by Chelsea M. Cameron

    The Cheerleader and The Roommate by Chelsea M. Cameron

    This book contains both Style and Chord, two bestselling sapphic romances that are coming together for the first time!Kyle Blake likes plans. So far, they’re pretty Finish her senior year of high school, head off to a good college, find a cute boyfriend, graduate, get a good job, get married, the whole heterosexual shebang. Nothing is going to stand in the way of that plan. Not even Stella Lewis...
  • Another Chance by Chelsea M. Cameron

    Another Chance by Chelsea M. Cameron

    When Farrah tells her three closest friends that they should all take off to a small town in Maine for a month, they have no idea how it’s going to work. But Farrah doesn’t like taking no for an answer, so soon all four of them are staying together in a cottage near the beach. It’s everything Farrah needs to get away from her life, which has been a little rocky as of late...
  • Second Chance with the Demon by Chace Verity

    Second Chance with the Demon by Chace Verity

    Crystal Barefield loves developing romance-focused video games at FlirtHoney, but her office is a trash fire of misogynistic coworkers and crunchy deadlines. In order to survive the toxic environment, she has to keep to herself and refrain from showing emotions. Her isolating lifestyle has worked fine for years, but everything crumbles when she reunites with the demon she wanted to forget...

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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