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Title: LGBTQ?
Post by: Staplegun on December 14, 2008, 11:59:33 pm
So, I saw a post about this on the xkcd forums, and I was curious if you all had/knew of any LGBT fiction. (That is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer/questioning.)

I'm always kind of shocked by those kinds of relationships when they occur in fiction solely because they are not the norm. I don't mind these relationships and often find them quite interesting.

One curious thing someone mentioned over on the other forums was that writers who are gay portray women in a powerful, non-sexual role as opposed to the either weak/sexual or powerful/sexual role that straight authors tend to fall back on. I think his example was Clive Barker? I'm not sure on that one. I don't usually research my authors' sexual orientations, so I have no idea whether or not this is true, but it is food for thought.

I'll start the list off with some of the only ones I really know

Luck in the Shadows, Stalking Darkness, Traitor's Moon, and Shadows Return by Lynn Flewelling

I'm going to put The Bone Doll's Twin, Hidden Warrior, and The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling in this category as well simply because the deal with some of the same topics.

I'd say the Asher/Jean-Claude relationship might fit somewhere in this category, but the books are mainly about Anita, so :/ Pam from the Sookie Stackhouse books could also fit in the I guess it would be sub-plot relationship status? :/

But yeah, those are the only ones my poor tired brain can think of tonight. Feel free to add your own and justify/debate them at your pleasure.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Staplegun on December 14, 2008, 11:59:50 pm
Here's a concise list because i hate having to scroll through everyone's post 8 million times to find one reference. Sorry that it took me a while to update! :(

Books
Lynn Flewelling
    Luck in the Shadows
    Stalking Darkness
    Traitor's Moon
    The Bone Doll's Twin
    Hidden Warrior
    The Oracle's Queen
Jane Rule
    Desert of the Heart
Ellen Kushner
    Swordspoint
S.M. Stirling and Shirley Meier
    Saber and Shadow
Mercedes Lackey
    Arrows of the Queen
    Magic's Pawn
    Magic's Promise
    Magic's Price
C.C Humphreys
    Vlad: The Last Confessions
Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett
    Havemercy
Laurie R. King
    Kate Martinelli mysteries
Keri Arthur
    Riley Jensen novels
Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
    A Companion to Wolves
Jessie Hajicek
    The God Eaters
Julie Anne Peters
    Luna
Tanya Huff
    Quarters Series
Jaqueline Carey
    Santa Olivia
Laurie J. Marks
    Fire Logic
    Earth Logic
    Water Logic
J.A. Pitts
    Black Blade Blues
Theodore Sturgeon
    Venus Planet X *single sex androgenous human race
John Varley
    Steel Beach
    Eight Worlds
Anthony Burgess
    The Wanting Seed  *discrimination against heterosexuality as a method of population control
Joe Haldeman
    The Forever War *homosexuality as a method of population control
Joanna Russ
    The Female Man
    When it Changed *Both female only societies
Ursula K. Le Guin
    The Left Hand of Darkness
James Tiptree Jr.
    Houston, Houston, Do You Read? *female only society
Samuel R. Delaney
    Dahlgren


Characters (Non-Main)
Pam
    (Southern Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris)
Jean-Claude, Asher, etc.
    (Anita Blake Series by Laurell Hamilton)
Lord John Grey
    (Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon) *He has his own series I think, but I'm not sure as I haven't read it. Someone please correct me with those if you can thanks!
Radu and the Sultan
    (Vlad-C.C. Humphreys)
Ukiah's adoptive mothers
    (Ukiah Oregon series by Wen Spencer)
Ukiah’s older brother
    (Ukiah Oregon series by Wen Spencer)
Kel’s maid and friend
    (in Page, Lady Knight, etc. by Tamora Pierce)
Marcus and Liam
    (Warprize Trilogy by Elizabeth Vaughn)
Daja
    (The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce)
Multiple Characters
    (Quarters books by Tanya Huff)
Multiple Characters
    (Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold)
Transvestite (hetero)
Billy Holliday
    (Walker Papers by C.E. Murphy)

Authors (whose specific books we can't think of but who often write with lgbtq characters)
Mellisa Scott
Mercedes Lackey
Hal Duncan

Authors (who are lgbtq)
Laurie J. Marks
Samuel R. Delany
Mark Delfranco
Tanya Huff
Melissa Scott
Elizabeth Lynn
Samuel R. Delaney
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Gerd D. on December 15, 2008, 04:36:57 am
I couldn't name any LGBT fiction that I've read, from top off my head anyways.
Most that I came across was straight erotic/porn literature which I simply don't read in any constellation
(old Anita Blake books asides for a moment).

I could name several romance movies from that field, I love romance in any costellation, but with books Jane Rule's Desert of the Heart will be the first.
So I can't say if it's true that gay authors tend to avoid the usal cliché of equaling powerful women with sexually agressive, it certainly seems to be that way with a lot of straight authors.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Ellyll on December 15, 2008, 04:58:34 am
I seem to remember that Melissa Scott had mostly gay protagonists, and mostly female.  At least, in what I'd read of her stuff, which was a few, but it was many years back.  Ellen Kushner wrote Swordspoint, which I've read, and a couple(?) of sequels, which I haven't, where the two main characters are male lovers.  S. M. Stirling and Shirley Meier collaborated, lo these many years ago, on a book where the main characters, a swordswoman and a female knife fighter, if I remember correctly, meet and fall in love * runs off to look it up * called Saber and Shadow.  In Mercedes Lackey's Arrows of the Queen, and now that I think of it in her whole Valdemar series, there are several gay relationships, both main characters and supporting characters. 

That's all I can come up with off the top of my head.  Might get more later.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: e_booklover on January 06, 2009, 10:49:50 am
Mercedes Lackey

Magic's Pawn, Magic's Promise and Magic's Price - the Vanyal Trilogy
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: drosdelnoch on January 07, 2009, 12:04:16 am
Vlad: The Last Confession - CC Humphries - Radu and the Sultan.
Havemercy - Jaida Jones, Danielle Bennett.
Hal Duncan's work
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Staplegun on January 07, 2009, 07:11:29 am
Vlad: The Last Confession - CC Humphries - Radu and the Sultan.
Havemercy - Jaida Jones, Danielle Bennett.
Hal Duncan's work

Confusion: is Radu and the Sultan another novel by CC Humphreys?
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: drosdelnoch on January 07, 2009, 10:58:16 am
Nope just the characters involved.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Staplegun on January 07, 2009, 11:40:26 am
ahh kk sorry  :-[
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: bengrenell on January 17, 2009, 09:31:27 am
Can we make a distinction here between gay and lesbian fiction and fiction written by someone who also happens to be gay or lesbian? I'm thinking of Wen Spencer who does not write lesbian fiction but has some lesbian characters who happen to be lesbians but that fact doesn't drive the plot per se. In her series about Ukiah Oregon, Ukiah's adoptive mothers are lesbians but I never thought of that as being nearly important as the fact that they were human asn he was...well something else.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Kate on January 17, 2009, 09:45:15 am
If you like mysteries, the Kate Martinelli mysteries by Laurie R. King feature a lesbian protagonist. They're set in modern-day San Francisco. I actually have loved nearly every book that King has produced, but that series is the one with a gay protagonist. I don't actually know if King is gay or not...

Also, the Walker Papers series by C E Murphy features a transvestite (but hetero) character named Billy Holliday.

And the Riley Jensen novels by Keri Arthur feature a gay main character (the main heroine's brother).

It's funny; at this point, I guess I don't even necessarily notice it any more. Fortunately, having gay main characters is starting to be more common. Or at least, it the weirdo fiction that I read.  :P
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Zealith on January 18, 2009, 10:19:11 am
A Companion to Wolves by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, about a group of men who bond to wolves in order to protect their people from trolls. A good portion of the characters are bi/gay.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on January 18, 2009, 11:09:31 am
Well, don't forget that most of the brown, green, and blue dragon riders in Pern are from bi to gay, at least when their dragons are involved.

Always made me wonder about Lytol . . . . (total irrelevancy; do you suppose his name came from a transpostition of "Lysol"?)
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Kate on January 18, 2009, 11:51:49 am
Oh, I forgot about that part of the Pern series.

Lytol = Lysol -- funny! I think there's an established naming convention for Pern, though, with part of the mother's name and part of the father's name sort of smashed together... It's been a long time since I've re-read those books though.

Hmmm... adding new ones to TBR pile.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on January 18, 2009, 12:01:28 pm
To be honest, Kate, I don't plan to bother with his past Dragon's Kin.  I may be a b****rd, but in the "Begging the Question" thread, someone put up the 'answer' of "Time travel" and I put the reponse question of "What does Todd McCaffrey use as the answer to every medical crisis he throws at Pern?"  And it's true, as far as I've seen.  boooorrrrinnng!
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Kate on January 18, 2009, 12:47:45 pm
Well, it always worked so well for Jaxom...  :P

um, on topic... Jaxom is not gay.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on January 18, 2009, 12:56:43 pm
Heck no, but there was that moment when he expected Ruth to rise for the green.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Zealith on January 18, 2009, 09:54:56 pm
That's so true about Todd McCaffrey. And on topic... that's one of the best things about rping pern, you have have a bi/gay character and there will still be plenty of chances for romance for that character. Almost any other rp I've been in had been almost strictly streight.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Gerd D. on January 19, 2009, 04:15:04 am
What, no Goblin gayness +10 skills in D&D?
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Staplegun on January 19, 2009, 06:56:51 pm
Can we make a distinction here between gay and lesbian fiction and fiction written by someone who also happens to be gay or lesbian? I'm thinking of Wen Spencer who does not write lesbian fiction but has some lesbian characters who happen to be lesbians but that fact doesn't drive the plot per se. In her series about Ukiah Oregon, Ukiah's adoptive mothers are lesbians but I never thought of that as being nearly important as the fact that they were human asn he was...well something else.

Ben, are you wanting a section for Gay/Lesbian authors and wanting to put Wen Spencer in it? Or were you just pointing out that the Ukiah series has some lesbian characters in it and that it should be added to the "non-main" list as well as adding a gay/lesbian authors list? Sorry if that was confusing, but to (kinda) clarify: was your paragraph one though or two?
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Staplegun on May 19, 2009, 10:03:13 am
And on top of that...I kinda feel like A Brother's Price by Wen Spencer should go in here somewhere. But I'm not sure where...any suggestions?
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Nozomi on May 19, 2009, 03:20:39 pm
I've read plenty of books that mention LGBTQ characters, but they aren't the main protagonists. I do want to read this book about a T called Luna by Julie Anne Peters.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Varg on May 19, 2009, 04:02:39 pm
The God Eaters (http://www.amazon.co.uk/God-Eaters-Jesse-Hajicek/dp/1847288650/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242777617&sr=8-1) by Jesse Hajicek (http://chartreuse.studiowhippingboy.com/g_e_index.html) Is a fantasy novel with gay protagonists.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on May 19, 2009, 04:42:25 pm
Ukiah Oregon's older brother is in a gay relationship, in that Wen Spencer series.
Oh, and Daja had one in "The Will of the Empress" by Tamora Pierce.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Has on May 19, 2009, 05:05:10 pm
Kel's maid and her friend were also gay and they were both lovers. I remember Tamora mentioning that in a post on her old message board, if you reread the series again you can see hints but its not overt.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on May 19, 2009, 05:11:27 pm
It sure isn't; it hadn't occurred to me.  Poor Lalasa; that and men pawing her all the time.
Kel was very accepting of the idea; I remember when Joren & co were harassing her in the stables and she had the talk about it with Neal.  And there was the fellow at Haven who stole off to meet his male lover, before the Scanrans attacked the camp.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Varg on May 19, 2009, 05:15:26 pm
Ukiah Oregon's older brother is in a gay relationship, in that Wen Spencer series.
Why, yes he is! I hadn't really thought about that at all. Strange.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Has on May 19, 2009, 05:20:40 pm
It sure isn't; it hadn't occurred to me.  Poor Lalasa; that and men pawing her all the time.
Kel was very accepting of the idea; I remember when Joren & co were harassing her in the stables and she had the talk about it with Neal.  And there was the fellow at Haven who stole off to meet his male lover, before the Scanrans attacked the camp.
Yep!
I forgot to say that in Elizabeth Vaughan's Warprize trilogy- Keir's right hand man Marcus is gay and his lover is a another warlord - its pretty sad because of Marcus' scars and his culture (other firelanders regard him as broken and not whole because he has lost one of his eyes and ear) He feels that he isnt worthy and breaks his bond with Liam.
I hope Elizabeth Vaughan goes back to write about this series. I felt that there was more to this story and I am hopeful Marcus and Liam can work things out.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: ladylynx on May 19, 2009, 06:58:02 pm
I always wonder if having a lesbian or gay character as the main character of a book helps or hurts the story. Cause in some people's minds they can't relate or don't want to relate to the main character.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Zealith on May 19, 2009, 07:08:40 pm
I think it depends on the story.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: ladylynx on May 19, 2009, 08:41:34 pm
The other question to that is, Should you put any romance int he book for a gay or lesbian character to have? Should you show the type of relationship they have with their lover and how much detail would you go describing what is going on?
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on May 19, 2009, 08:48:44 pm
Well, that is going to depend on a variety of issues.  How young an audience do you want to attract, or do you want to keep away from teen/young adult? Are you writing erotica or a love story or an adventure with romantic/erotic overtones?

And at that point, it's time to take it to the writers area, instead of the 'already published books' area.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: morningglory on July 24, 2009, 11:22:13 am
Jaqueline Carey's Santa Olivia.  Main charater Loup Garou is a lesbian
Laurie J Marks Fire Logic, Earth Logic, Water Logic. The author is a lesbian writing about poly/ lesbian main characters in a fantasy setting challenging the usual sword and sorcery tropes of violence and conquest.
Tanya Huff Smoke and Shadows, Smoke and Mirrors, Smoke and Ashes . Tony Foster is gay and Henry Fiztroy is bi.
 
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Salarika on May 19, 2010, 01:23:01 am
Just a thought - one the "classics" of the genre, written by a bi writer, is Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren, which made quite a splash when it came out.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: jackie on May 25, 2010, 08:30:02 am
I think the presence of LGBTQ in fiction is our society playing with loosening our taboos in this area.  Also, it's controvesy and controversy makes good stories.   Having said this, I have to think more about the course of "interracial" couples in popular fiction, and what it's current status is.  I wonder if there is a corellation?  Either way, I like seeing positively represented LBGT charactars.   I also like that more LBGT authors are coming out.  I find it nice that Mark Delfranco, who is out, writes protagonists who are straight.  Regardless - I like his stories.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on May 25, 2010, 08:46:06 am
In Tanya Huff's "Quarters" books, many of the characters are bi or gay, and it's even accepted for state purposes; there's a gay couple in one of the royal houses with a legal bonding. 
And in the Ukiah Oregon books, there's the hypnotist they take the girl to, where it's a marriage of 2 women & one man, and the indications are that the hypnotist is the primary sexual partner of both.  She's sort of the Alpha. 
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: jackie on May 25, 2010, 08:47:27 am
Tanya Huff is also out.

As is Melissa Scott.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Gerd D. on May 25, 2010, 09:02:28 am
Meaning as in being lesbian or bi I guess?
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on May 25, 2010, 09:05:43 am
Yup.  Her biography on her books usually says something like "she lives in (Canadian Provence X) with her partner and a chihuahua that thinks it rules the world" or something to that effect.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: jackie on May 25, 2010, 09:40:27 am
I think that unless an author specifically mentions a partner or spouse of the opposite gender, anything is possible - including just plain ol' single.   ;)
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Allannah on May 25, 2010, 10:58:09 am
Actually, Tanya does mention her partner in her bio - Fiona Patton - and that they live in Ontario.

One of my favourite lines from Lois McMaster Bujold - "did you know that your husband is bisexual?"  "Hmm, yes, but he's monogamous now".  I didn't dig the book out to get a direct quote, but I absolutely love the sentiment!

And the Vorkosigan books do mention non-hetero relationships.  Not to mention the Betan hermaphrodites.  And Lord Dano!!!!
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on May 25, 2010, 11:02:39 am
Oh, yeah, Cordelia on Aral.  "Was bisexual, he's monogamous now."
And, as it dawns on her through the expression of having thrown a grenade that didn't explode, what Vorrutyr did, "Do you know what happened to the last man who tried to interfere in my relationship with Aral?"

And the one kiss that Miles shared with Bel Thorne.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: jackie on May 25, 2010, 11:34:17 am
Hmm, I think that's what's particularly upseting to people about people who identify as bisexual.  Bisexuality says you will consider partners other than one life time spouse.  Not to mention the fact that it means bisexual people don't fit so neatly into boxes.
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Post by: Janilee on May 25, 2010, 11:42:50 am
There is a website created for those looking for GLBT authors and works http://bookworld.editme.com/Home. It got started when there was a kerfluffle with Amazon. Some of it is pure porn, but some of my favorite gay mystery writers are members. Most of the books are from independent publishers, not the main press. Explore as you feel comfortable.
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Post by: gryphon340 on May 25, 2010, 11:50:26 am
new author who lesbian ubran fansty J.A Pitts. He straight, but a lesbian Lead character. "Black Blade Blues"
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: wizardbear on April 10, 2011, 09:45:58 am
Lois McMaster Bujold has a book featuring a planet of men only. "Ethan of Athos"

Venus Plus X is a science fiction novel written by Theodore Sturgeon, featuring a single-sex, androgynous human race.

John Varley has a fictional universe with quick, easy sex-change - the novel "Steel Beach" has the  main character go from man to woman. His "Eight Worlds" series features a ficitonal universe in which instant sex changes are considered a matter of fashion, rather than gender-identity, and many long-standing human sexual taboos no longer exist.

The Wanting Seed is a dystopian novel by the English author Anthony Burgess. There is active discrimination against heterosexuals, homosexuality being encouraged as a measure against overpopulation.

Haldeman's "Forver War" uses the same theme. To control population hetro has been nearly stamped out on Earth.

 Joanna Russ's The Female Man (1975) and the award winning story "When It Changed", showing a female-only lesbian society that flourished without men.

 James Tiptree Jr.'s award-winning "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?", which presents a female-only society after the extinction of men from disease.

Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) depicts trans-species sexuality, in which individuals are neither "male" nor "female" but can have both male and female sexual organs and reproductive abilities, making them in some senses bisexual.

Elizabeth Lynn is an openly lesbian science fiction and fantasy writer who has written numerous works featuring positive gay protagonists.Her Chronicles of Tornor novels (1979–80), the first of which won the World Fantasy Award, were among the first fantasy novels to have gay relationships as an unremarkable part of the cultural background, and included explicit and sympathetic depictions of same-sex love.

There is a Wiki page on this topic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylactic_Spectrum_Award_winners_and_nominees_for_best_novel#Hall_of_Fame_novels




Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Janilee on April 10, 2011, 12:07:56 pm
Melissa Scott would fit in this line.  :D
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Ellyll on April 10, 2011, 12:33:07 pm
Yes, she does.  I actually mentioned her, as did some others, back at the beginning of this thread.  ;D
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Janilee on April 10, 2011, 12:36:42 pm
 :-[ That's what I get for not going back to look!
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Post by: Ellyll on April 10, 2011, 12:40:08 pm
Actually, it's worth going back.  Staplegun put up a list that you might want to check out.  :)
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Post by: Patti L. on February 16, 2015, 10:55:00 pm
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/02/16/best-lgbt-childrens-books/?hootPostID=405693db981cb61d4d6504a3cb6da67c
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Post by: wolvin.mm on February 17, 2015, 12:53:31 am
Not our usual genre, but I thought of it because of Patti's post.
http://www.feel-good-families.com/ (http://www.feel-good-families.com/)
Children's book about a Dutch gay couple adopting a girl from the US. Written by one of the daddies, I know them from church.
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Post by: pondhawk on February 17, 2015, 06:19:22 am
You know, here in the US we hear all the time about Americans adopting kids from other countries. This is the first time I've ever heard about someone from another country adopting American kids. The joy on that child's face is priceless. And it was interesting to note the approving blurb from Isaiah Washington.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: pondhawk on February 17, 2015, 08:36:30 am
I went through the thread and was surprised that no one mentioned Sara Monette's series that starts with The Virtu. The main character is gay, with a constellation of sexual orientations in the supporting characters.

Also, in historical fiction, Mary Renault was lesbian, and wrote of - as one of my Catholic high school classmates said in a hushed voice - "the time in Greece when a man could love another man!" Those books are set in a period and culture when bisexuality was the norm. I didn't really pay a lot of attention to it, as there is no explicit sex, and the stories are great reads on their own.
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Post by: Varg on February 17, 2015, 08:44:02 am
Huh?! Nobody mentioned those? Strange.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: pondhawk on February 17, 2015, 08:48:05 am
IKR? Most of Renault's have fictional main characters interacting with real historical figures. In her Alexander the Great trilogy, almost all the characters are real. And there are a few with possibly real mythological heroes.
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Post by: mellinatre on February 18, 2015, 12:03:01 pm
We have our own publishers that have only LGBT books, I being lesbian read mostly lesbian books so I know more lesbian publishers here some links if you are interested

and good for me that there are very good paranormals, because that is my fav genre also if in reality I read everything

all this sites contains books wrote by homosexual authors and have in it homosexual protagonists

http://www.bellabooks.com

http://www.boldstrokesbooks.com

http://www.regalcrest.biz/index.php

http://www.ylva-publishing.com/books/

http://www.lgbtbookshop.com


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Post by: Patti L. on November 13, 2017, 06:59:21 pm
http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/twice-in-a-lifetime
 When widow Talia Wasserman applies for a job with the local police department, she’s shocked to discover she’ll be working for Lieutenant Eve Poe, an officer she’d met—and been attracted to—during a long-ago citizen’s police academy workshop. Fifteen years later, the spark is still there, and no one’s currently in Talia’s life or in her bed. But there’s just one teeny, tiny problem. Eve is her boss, so she’s completely off-limits.

Eve feels a sizzling connection with Talia from the very first, but Talia works for her, and that’s just a bad idea. Besides, Eve needs to focus on the person sending disturbing emails to her office, and not on the woman who quickly makes herself invaluable to the department. It’s too bad her heart doesn’t agree with her.

Then Eve is badly injured in the line of duty, and Talia’s worst fears are realized. She may lose her chance at happiness with the woman she’s come to love, and she can’t survive that kind of loss twice in a lifetime.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Rob on December 06, 2017, 06:32:57 pm
Bridget Essex  - I've read and enjoyed "A Knight to Remember" & "Date Knight", but her other works have lesbian leads.

Alexis Hall - I've read and love his Kate Kane books (paranormal detective), with the lead character being a lesbian.  His other works seem to all have gay leads, but they none of those have paranormal/supernatural elements, so I haven't looked at them.

Erik Schubach - His books could do with professional editing, but he tells a good story and he has a large body of work that ranges from pure romance to fantasy to sci-fi - all of them with lesbian leads.
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Post by: Gerd D. on December 07, 2017, 11:29:11 am
Bridget Essex  - I've read and enjoyed "A Knight to Remember" & "Date Knight", but her other works have lesbian leads.

Just checked out her her Amazon page after seeing her mentioned in a post by Niamh Murphy, she does a lot of Werewolf stuff from the looks of it. :-LOVE
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Post by: Zealith on July 02, 2019, 09:08:25 pm
https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/podcast/357-aro-and-ace-representation-in-romance-an-interview-with-amanda-jean/#transcript (https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/podcast/357-aro-and-ace-representation-in-romance-an-interview-with-amanda-jean/#transcript).com

An interesting discussion on queer romance novels with a focus on ace/aro characters. There are also queer novel recs.
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Post by: Patti L. on August 11, 2019, 08:09:15 am
Zen Cho
@zenaldehyde
So how many books have you read this year about a queer Muslim woman going on a quest to save her sister, fighting racist magicians, helping a gay dragon rescue his boyfriend & battling the Fairy Queen on the way? None? You could start with THE TRUE QUEEN! (link: https://zencho.org/the-true-queen/) zencho.org/the-true-queen/


I believe I mentioned earlier, Mercedes Lackey's latest "Family of Spies" Valdemar book has an ace main character.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on September 18, 2019, 09:47:11 pm
https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/the-queen-of-ieflaria-by-effie-calvin/?utm_campaign=the-queen-of-ieflaria-by-effie-calvin&utm_medium=social_link&utm_source=missinglettr-twitter
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: pondhawk on September 19, 2019, 05:58:53 am
 :)
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on October 07, 2019, 06:39:59 pm
https://www.tor.com/2019/10/07/imagining-other-worlds-in-diana-wynne-jones-witch-week/ !  :o
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: pondhawk on October 08, 2019, 05:47:18 am
That's kind of the universal experience of anyone whom society considers defective, I think.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on October 24, 2019, 07:54:24 pm
https://www.tor.com/2019/10/24/queer-healing-and-acceptance-in-the-last-herald-mage-of-valdemar/
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Janilee on October 24, 2019, 09:30:52 pm
Nice review.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on November 11, 2019, 07:29:40 pm
https://www.tor.com/2019/11/11/the-girl-gets-the-girl-happily-ever-afters-in-merry-shannons-sword-of-the-guardian/
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on December 21, 2019, 04:08:24 pm
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/7-works-of-trans-positive-science-fiction-fantasy/?fbclid=IwAR16cTaG09Qj69flH0mTeN1AE0juwPsgdR7-v8KCai1nJFuF-T8RDs18MJ4
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on January 11, 2020, 05:20:25 pm
https://whatever.scalzi.com/2020/01/07/the-big-idea-niki-smith/
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: pondhawk on January 11, 2020, 07:56:34 pm
Interesting!
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Janilee on January 11, 2020, 11:46:17 pm
Want to check it out.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Janilee on January 23, 2020, 01:24:25 am
Just finished The Deep and Dark Blue by Niki Smith. I didn't realize it was a graphic novel. The story gets told, but the pictures don't have the depth to express what they want to say. It is probably told at the level of school child, so I shouldn't expect as much as I do.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on March 22, 2020, 07:25:21 am
Not book(s), but LGBTQ+ :  https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/kipo-and-the-age-of-wonderbeasts-makes-coming-out-as-gay-simple-and-direct?utm_source=twitter&utm_content=link_ad&utm_term=organic&utm_medium=social
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: pondhawk on March 22, 2020, 08:57:02 am
Nice!
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Patti L. on June 09, 2020, 08:33:29 pm
https://bookriot.com/2018/08/03/best-lgbt-fantasy-books/
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: Janilee on June 09, 2020, 10:18:56 pm
I've read some of them.
Title: Re: LGBTQ?
Post by: pondhawk on June 10, 2020, 08:54:18 am
50 Must Read - no. Sorry, but I cannot go there. Couldn't do it in high school, and can't do it now. If they gave me five must-read, as an adult now, I could probably handle it. Maybe even ten. Fifty, I'm not even going to make the attempt.