Fall 2018 Releases I’m Anticipating

Here are some books I’m excited about that are coming out September-November 2018.

September Releases


  • Marvellous Grounds: Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto ed by Jin Haritaworn, Ghaida Moussa and Syrus Marcus Ware (Sept 7): Everything about this looks amazing! Plus I loved Ware’s children’s book. I gotta check this out.
  • Criminal Intentions: The Man with the Glass Eye by Cole McCade (Sept 10) Really looking forward to this installment in this police serial m/m romance, especially as there are rumors about leather pants…
  • Sugar by Lauren Dane (Sept 10): This is a sequel to Cake, one of my fave comfort reads by this author, that centers two artist MCs with a shared love of sweets. Looking forward to revisiting these characters!


  • Soft on Soft by Mina Waheed (Sept 10): I have been excited for this f/f romance since the author first started talking about it on Twitter.
  • Dactyl Hill Squad by Daniel José Older (Sept 11): I hear the fat rep is stellar in this middle-grade historical fantasy set in Brooklyn. Plus the author is amazing and there are dinosaurs, so…
  • Intercepted by Alexa Martin (Sept 11): This football m/f romance was wonderful!  I fell really hard for the heroine, and enjoyed her arc in particular.
  • Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships by Stella Harris (Sept 11): This subject is dear to my kink and sex educator heart.


  • Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton (Sept 18): Excited about this witchy fantasy YA; I’ve heard wonderful things. And look at that stunning cover!
  • Just One Night by Jack Harbon (Sept 17): This m/m novelette about a romance expert looks really fun!
  • Seductive Memory by Altonya Washington (Sept 18): I just love second chance romances; looking forward to this one!
  • A Los Angeles Passion by Sherelle Green (Sept 18): I fell first for the cover of this category romance, but it has a bunch of things that I love: heroine teaching the hero, kids, a secret, Hollywood glamour.


  • Swagger by Liz Lincoln (Sept 18): I enjoyed book one quite a bit so I definitely want to give this football romance a try.
  • Rebel Hard by Nalini Singh (Sept 18): I love this series and have been waiting for this story since I first met these characters!
  • Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens by Marieke Nijkamp (Sept 18): I definitely don’t want to miss this YA anthology with ownvoices stories by some of my fave authors.


  • Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Sept 18) Modern YA retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in Brooklyn, with an Afro-Latina heroine. I am excited for this book!
  • Counterpoint by Anna Zabo (Sept 24): I fell so hard for both these characters, and loved the depiction of D/s in this story. One of my fave books of 2018. 
  • You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino (Sept 25): I’m so excited for a new MG book from the author of George, one of my fave MG books of all time. This one is about a white abled girl learning how to be an ally.


  • A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney (Sept 25): I’ve been eagerly anticipating this Alice in Wonderland YA retelling centering a Black girl warrior for so long!
  • For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig (Sept 25): Looking forward to this YA fantasy with an ownvoices bipolar heroine who sees ghosts.
  • The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner (Sept 25): I’ve heard such great things about this Jewish fantasy centering two sisters.

October Releases


  • A Treason of Truths by Ada Harper (Oct 1): Book one in this series was intensely compelling, could not put it down. I am so excited for this f/f sequel!
  • Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny by Rebekah Weatherspoon (Oct 2): Weatherspoon is one of my instabuy authors and this looks so good!
  • Couldn’t Ask For More by Kianna Alexander (Oct 2): She’s a fashion designer who needs a fake fiancee. He needs a contract and she’s his best friend’s sister. Yes please.
  • The Billionaire’s Legacy by Reese Ryan (Oct 2): I cannot resist this billionaire geeky secret baby category romance.


  • Sketchtasy by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (Oct 9): Excited for this novel centering a 21-year-old queen coming of age in ’90s Boston, as she navigates past and present trauma, sex work, drug culture, glittering bars, the psychiatrist’s couch, and the spectre of AIDS.
  • Odd One Out by Nic Stone (Oct 9): Love triangle YA centering queer teens of color, yes I need to read this.
  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Oct 9): I love this author’s poetry and non-fiction and am eagerly anticipating this book, which I’m sure will be brilliant.
  • What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (Oct 9): Excited for this meet-cute m/m YA romance!


  • Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (Oct 9): I’m very much looking forward to this YA retelling of Snow White. I’ve heard great things.
  • Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria (Oct 9): High fantasy quest YA with fat ace girl and bi boy MC as part of the group on the quest. Definitely want to check this out.
  • Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Oct 9): This ownvoices YA centering a Native teen girl dealing with “dating while Native” and working on the school paper amidst a controversy about inclusive casting in the school musical looks amazing.
  • Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan (Oct 9): I’m so excited for this f/f historical romance centering a 73 year old widow who doesn’t give a single damn about her terrible nephew.


  • From the Same Star by Nicole Field (Oct 10): f/f contemp romance. Gorgeous D/s dynamic. Beautiful grief arc for the submissive MC. Ace spec dominant love interest of your dreams. Lovely spare prose.
  • Gunsmoke & Glamour by Hillary Monahan (Oct 13): Magical Western! Faeries and friendship and curses, oh my! Fat rep! Trans woman BFF!
  • Home and Away by Candice Montgomery (Oct 16): I’ve been excited for this book about a Black teen girl who plays football and uncovers new information about her family since it was first announced!
  • The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta (Oct 30): Witches! Mysterious deaths of mafiosi! Epic journey! Genderfluid MC! Yes I want this.



  • Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev A.C. Rosen (Oct 30): A YA centering an unapologetically sexually active gay teenager who writes a sex advice column, yes sign me up!
  • This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender (Oct 30): I’ve been excited for this queer YA romcom for a long time.
  • As Good as the First Time by KM Jackson (Oct 30): She goes home to help with the family bakery, he’s a single dad, they have a second chance, yes I love all these tropes.
  • The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory (Oct 30): I adored book one in this series, and particularly liked Carlos when I met him in that book. I am really looking forward to this one!


November Releases


  • Her Festive Flirtation by Therese Beharrie (Nov 1): Wedding setting, holiday romance, first crush on her best friend’s brother, second chance. Yes I adore these tropes.
  • Picture Perfect Cowboy by Tiffany Reisz (Nov 5): I read a shortened version of this m/f BDSM romance in an anthology and am looking forward to the fuller story.
  • This Is What It Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow (Nov 6): Really excited for this YA that centers friendship and music.
  • Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky (Nov 8): Ever since I first heard about this YA centering a fat heroine who is into paleontology and fatshion, I’ve been itching to get my hands on it.


  • Jilted by Lilah Suzanne (Nov 8): Genderqueer love interest. Both of the MCs jilted at the altar. I read an excerpt and really liked it. Gotta give this a try.
  • Better Not Pout by Annabeth Albert (Nov 12): Alberts m/m romances often hit a sweet spot for me, and this has a mall elf MC, and they get snowed in. Yes please.
  • Both Ways by Ileandra Young (Nov 13): An f/f romance between a rogue private investigator and a vampire? Sign me up.
  • Plus One by Sarah L. Young (Nov 13): This YA centers a queer teen girl who is pregnant. I definitely want to give it a try.


  • Pulp by Robin Talley (Nov 13): Intergenerational connection links queer historical fiction and a contemporary reader obsessed with lesbian pulp novels.
  • The Resolutions by Mia Garcia (Nov 13): This is a friendship-centered YA about four Latinx teens that has both bi and gay rep! I love stories about friendship!
  • If a Butterfly Don’t Fly by Mell Eight (Nov 14): This has faeries and musicians and I’m sold already.


  • A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian (Nov 15): An m/f historical romance with an erotica writer and publisher heroine and an artist duke hero.
  • A Wedding One Christmas by Therese Beharrie (Nov 19): Fake boyfriend for a wedding date, grief arc, Christmas romance. Gorgeous cover. I definitely want to read this!
  • A Los Angeles Rendezvous by Pamela Yaye (Nov 20): Yes I want a Christmas seduce the boss after a makeover category romance.
  • Unwrap Me by Jack Harbon (Nov 23): An m/m holiday romance I’ve been excited for since the author started talking about it on Twitter.


  • Rend by Roan Parrish (Nov 27): Wanted to read this the second I finished Riven. Yes please, give me more of these characters.
  • Best of Luck by Kate Clayborn (Nov 27): I love this romance series about besties who win the lottery; looking forward to this book. Plus look at that cover!
  • Their Perfect Melody by Priscilla Oliveras (Nov 27): I adore this romance series about sisters, and am excited for this next book, which has a victim advocate heroine.


  • Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi (Nov 27): Yes sign me up for this queer YA retelling of Atalanta.
  • Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm (Nov 27): This m/f YA romance centers American teens attending a famous cooking school in Paris.
  • How Long Til Black Future Month? by NK Jemesin (Nov 27): SFF short stories that sound amazing, including one about dragons and spirits haunting New Orleans after Katrina. Yes I want to read this.

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