Hello, friends! My first book, Fairy Tales for Modern Queers, is about to be published by Harmony Ink Press (the Teen and New Adult division of Dreamspinner Press). It is currently available for pre-order and will be officially released on January 29, 2015!
If you are interested in purchasing the book, it can be preordered on the Dreamspinner Press website, either in paperback or as an eBook. You can follow my Facebook page for more updates, or you can follow me here on tumblr!
Gay teenager Hart could finish his fairy tale for class if his horrible stepsiblings would stop harassing him. Talia’s depression is like a sleeping curse and may kill her if she doesn’t ask for help. Independent, overweight bisexual Sienna deals with her “nice guy” neighbor while visiting her grandmother. When a mysterious girl climbs up Rachael’s fire escape, Rachael might finally break free from her overprotective mother. Transgender Amelia is bullied regularly for her identity, but she’ll show everyone exactly who she is. Princess Rellyn must face down a dragon since she’s seventh in line and battle her father since she’s not a boy, and she’s not sure which one is scarier. An adventurous knight whisks away genderfluid Noll when all they want is a quiet life on their farm. Mermaid Astrid wants revenge on the man who betrayed her, but is confused by her attraction to the one sailor immune to her song. Asexual Myka might love Princess Lysandria, but Myka must learn to control her inner werewolf before the king marries her off to “cure” her. With the help of a witch, blacksmith’s apprentice Malcolm must find his missing prince.
For those of you who feel like you’ve already read every LGBTQIAP+ book in existence, not to worry – there’s plenty still to come! Every TBRainbow Alert will have a mix of five LGBTQIAP+ titles to make sure are on your radar, along with three reasons why you should know them. If you missed the first alert, you can check out those titles here. And now, a few more coming up in 2016!
Title: Fast Connection(July 11) Authors: Megan Erickson and Santino Hassel Genre/Category: Contemporary Romance Rainbow details: m/m, both bi Why put it on your radar?
1. This is the follow-up to Strong Signal, which was so hot my brain combusts just thinking about it.
2. Bi rep! In m/m!
3. Megan Erickson. Santino Hassel. Writing together. I mean, hi.
Title:Of Fire and Stars (November 22) Author: Audrey Coulthurst Genre/Category: YA Fantasy Rainbow details: f/f – one lesbian, one bi Why put it on your radar? 1. f/f Fantasy is one of the rarest things in YA, and if you’ve been desperately waiting for the answer to “What do I read after Ash?” Ta da! 2. Horses! If you are a horse person (as I know the author is), this book is seriously gonna be your jam.
3. Cute, hot, sexy…Coulthurst gets in all of it between Mare and Denna, and the thought of teen girls finally getting a romance this sweet between princess made me hug this book when I was done.
Title: A Darkly Beating Heart (October 4) Author: Lindsay Smith Genre/Category: YA Time-Travel Fantasy Rainbow details: bi female MC Why put it on your radar?
1. The code phrase for this book before it had an official title was “Angry Bisexual Japanese Revenge Fantasy.” If that’s not the best “Describe your book in 5 words” you’ve ever heard…
2. This is Smith’s first novel with a queer main character, but you may already know/love her from “City of Angels,” her contribution to A Tyranny of Petticoats, which featured a Native lesbian MC.
3. It’s so. Freaking. Good. Dark and brutal and raw and honest and compelling and page-turning and awesomely infused with Japanese culture/food/setting.
Title:Girl Mans Up (September 6) Author: M-E Girard Genre/Category: Contemporary YA Rainbow details: butch lesbian MC Why put it on your radar? 1. I honestly didn’t register how unheard this POV was in YA until I read the book, and I suspect it’ll be one lots will be grateful to finally see. 2. Gamer girls! Both the MC and LI! 3. I think this may also be the first Portuguese MC I’ve read in YA, and the book is heavily infused with culture and language.
Title: Not Your Sidekick(September 6) Author: C.B. Lee Genre/Category: YA Sci-Fi Rainbow details: bi female MC Why put it on your radar?
1. The main character is an intern. To a super villain. Like. Come on.
2. Queer girl of color by queer author of color! Queer girl of color by queer author of color!
3. I’ll just direct you back to that premise. I cannot imagine what else is needed here.
TBRainbow Alert #2
For those of you who feel like you’ve already read every LGBTQIAP+ book in existence, not to worry – there’s plenty still to come!
I’m proud to announce that my novel, Valhalla, has been picked up for publication by Harmony Ink Press and will be released as a paperback and ebook on February 13th!
It’s available for pre-order now, here for the paperback and here for the ebook. Expect me to spam the living heck out of this book in the coming months. And to those of you who bought a copy back when I was trying to self publish it, congratulations, your copy is now worth like ten times more than you bought it for.
Thank you to everyone who has supported this novel from the beginning!