🏳️‍🌈 LGBTQ+ Indie Authors

It’s PRIDE month! To celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, and also support Indie  authors, I’ve put together  a list of  books you can buy, read, and lovingly cuddle afterward.

From sweet to steamy to flaming hot… Paranormal, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Romantic Comedy, and Cyberpunk… there is something for everyone.

 

 

 

 

Abra Pressler

Aspiring chef Luciano Jilani dreams of reopening his late mother’s restaurant, but as a takeaway delivery driver, he’s barely making ends meet.

Anse Meyer is a diplomat and an abysmal cook, relying on takeaway and frozen meals as he struggles with the demands of his ‘dream job’.

When they meet via the delivery app, it’s an awkward encounter with a handsome stranger. But then it happens again. And again.

 

Arizona Tape

Rich people with fat wallets shimmer.

Risa has always been able to sense the presence of money and riches on her marks long before she picks their pocket. They shimmer.

Unable to explain her unique ability, it takes being collected by a group of mysterious magicians for things to start falling into place. They promise to tell her all about her powers in return for a service. To hustle the richest vampire in the city. After a rough life on the streets, she’s just the woman for the job.

 

Autumn Breeze

Necropolis, a city of mythical creatures, magic, and the occasional miracle, is host to a vicious power struggle between two prominent families.

The only solution is an alliance—an arranged marriage—uniting two men born to hate one another.

 

 

 

 

Jaxon Knight

There are three golden rules for new recruits at Fairyland Theme Park:

1. No breaking character, even if you’re dying of heat exhaustion
2. Always give guests the most magical time
3. No falling in love.

Nate’s only been at work one day, and he’s already broken all three.

 

 

Joanne Ganci

Falling down the Rabbit Hole changed my life…

Once upon a time I was sweet and innocent. A girl with a different name, from an altogether different world.

But that was a long time ago. So long, I barely remember who she was.

Who I was.

A lot changed when I fell into the deepest depths of the Rabbit Hole…

 

Jonathan Lazar

How do you navigate adulthood?

That is the question 30-something year old Jeffrey must learn in order to not get lost in the complications caused by the love he has for two men. Meanwhile an old flame shows that love is more complicated than what is seen in the movies.

Will Jeffrey manage?

Or will he be forever dreaming of the perfect lover?

 

 

Martina McAtee

Ember Denning prefers the dead. She spends her days skipping school in the cemetery and her nights working at a funeral home to avoid her alcoholic father. But that won’t be a problem anymore. He’s dead, and Ember is about to learn her life until now has just been a series of carefully crafted lies and her real life…well, it’s a lot stranger than she’d ever imagined.

Reapers, witches, shifters, and fae all converge in a town in the middle of the Florida panhandle where Ember must learn a hard to swallow, terrifying truth…

 

 

M.S. Linsenmayer

Soldier, spy, prisoner of war… retired. But a war is coming, and if she can’t stop it, she will have to steal it… Even if it costs her heart.

Major Eryma Soteira has been called a lot of things in her life, most of them rhymed with hitch. But now the world has changed, and both her enemies and her allies race after the same unearthly thing; a weapon of the gods, fallen from the stars themselves, lost in the frozen wastes of Siberia.

It was time for Eryma to be called something new:

Traitor.

 

MT Finnberg

A young queen crowned in haste, a chambermaid turned bodyguard, and a desperate run turned assassination plot…

With the kingdom under siege, Lyria and Milla make a desperate run for the kingdom’s Summer Castle.

Betrayed, they must team up with an unlikely ally, more monster than man — a dark fae military leader, Cantillion.

 

 

 

O.E. Tearmann

Aidan Headly never wanted to be the man giving orders. That’s fine with the Democratic State Force base he’s been assigned to command: they don’t like to take orders…

Aidan is their last chance. If he can pull off his assignment as Commander and yank his ragtag crew of dreamers and fighters together, maybe they can get back to doing what they came to do: fighting for a country worth living in.

 

 

 

Phoebe Alexander

As a teacher, I’m used to being on the playground. But I never thought I’d be the one swinging.

I’m also a wife and mother, always trying to keep everyone happy. My sons just left for college, forcing me to see how far apart my husband and I have grown. I feel like a damn cliché.

Then the teacher down the hall with questionable morals introduces me to her friends. They’re swingers.

 

 

 

VS Holmes

No one fights dirtier than an archaeologist.

Foul-mouthed Dr. Nel Bently has every archaeologist’s dream: a pristine site, new crew, and a private patron to fund her passion for dirt. With her trowel barely into the dry earth of Chile’s coast, however, Nel learns their work is being sabotaged.

The local activists Los Pobladores take issue with anyone brave or stubborn enough to set boots on their land. Nel refuses to give up the site that will make her career to vandals and looters, but she must protect both her friends and her life’s work. With a benefactor playing chess with their lives, radiocarbon dates that are downright supernatural, and angry militants who may actually have a point, Nel is ready to fight dirty.

 

Wendy Hewlett

Detective Constable Raven Bowen’s life seems to be falling apart around her. Her Wiccan mother, Ena Bowen, has recently passed to spirit and even though Raven hasn’t seen or spoken to her in twelve years, she feels the loss.

Then there’s her relationship with her lesbian lover, Riley Gallagher, which ended rather abruptly and Raven only has herself to blame.

When the body of a young woman is discovered with the spring thaw, Raven takes on a new case and isn’t impressed when her sergeant assigns a rookie to investigate it with her.

 

Zarina Macha

Anne Mason’s childhood in Richmond emulates suburban bliss, with a wealthy father and a loving mother. But behind the polished windows, Anne’s father terrorizes her mother, shattering their utopian home life with beatings and beer. Home-schooled on a diet of books and museums, knowledge becomes Anne’s only saviour…

Forced to confront her traumatic upbringing, Anne learns the horrors of the past and present. Will love, hope, and inner strength prevail?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Anthology

Hey, hey! Guess what? Our utterly adorable cinnamon roll, Cupid, is at it again, and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Myself and five other authors got together to bring you both sweet and sexy stories in a fun little “Valentines Gone Wrong” anthology. And boy oh boy, do things ever go sideways for our lovable matchmaker…

Worst. Valentine’s. Day. Ever.

Eros pulled back his bow, aimed, and let it rip. He straightened, ready to pat himself on the back for a perfect shot, when the tip of the arrow stopped just shy of Cecelia’s heart, the whole thing bouncing off her chest like a rubber ball. In fact, it went into reverse, making a slight arc as it sailed through the air back toward him. He reached up and caught it at the exact moment his heart took the express route to his stomach.

Six sweet and sexy stories of love lost & love found

 

6 Rom Coms by Indie Authors + Bonus LOL PNR

So. I haven’t said much about this, but I’m self publishing the first book in my romantic comedy series, tentatively scheduled to release in February. Valentine’s Day, because, yes, I am a big ol’ hunka gooey cheese. But hey, my book bae Eros (AKA Cupid) is involved. How can I not?

The reason I’ve kept this info kinda low key is because I still have a few queries out. I’m pretty sure they’re both CNRs, though, so I guess consider this an official announcement.

I mean, there’s definitely no turning back now. My sparkly little manuscript has gone through an editor, proofing is underway… formatting is on the docket…and the cover is close to being sprinkled with the magic dust I keep stashed for special occasions. So, yeah, I’m self publishing, y’all!

Anyway, while I patiently (ha, ha, ha) await my release date, I thought now would be a great time to give some fellow indie rom com authors some love. And also, because I want some new swoony LOL books to read.

PSSSST… There’s a PNR by one of my favs at the end that combines LOLs with demons. I mean, COME ON. 


ONE-NIGHT STANDS: SHE’S DOING THEM WRONG…

RULE #1: NEVER STAY THE NIGHT

Happy-ever-afters are for suckers, and Cat Keller ain’t no sucker. For years, she’s followed a set of rules–rules to keep things casual, to keep her heart safe. And she’s never broken them…until a one-night stand turns to two nights, then three, then…well, maybe she can bend just one rule.

RULE #2: NEVER BRING A BOY HOME

Jude Oliver–radio deejay and local heartthrob–was only looking for one night, too, and the cynic in red high heels seemed like just the girl to erase the taste of heartbreak from his lips. But with every night they spend together, Jude is falling for Cat. Soon, he’s ready to take the leap and love again. Can he convince her to jump with him?

RULE #3: NEVER…UH…WAIT, IT’S HERE SOMEWHERE

With his unwavering optimism and dimpled grins, Jude is defying Cat’s casual code. As she scrambles to hold onto her defenses, she can’t help but wonder if he’s the one guy worth breaking all her rules for.

YES, PLEASE

 

Holly has spent her whole life as a walking disaster, from running into walls, tripping over invisible objects, and always being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When a seemingly normal outing taking her overly opinionated Corgi for a walk resulted in an object to the face, she didn’t think her day could get any worse. The moment she opened her eyes and saw the Adonis standing over her, she knew she’d been wrong. It was about to get a whole lot worse.

Ben’s lived his whole life disobeying his uptight, self-centered, shrew of a mother. Instead of going into the family business, he followed his dreams and opened his veterinarian clinic. One ordinary day at the dog park, and a rogue dog toy later, he found himself captivated by the curvy woman that had a feistiness which set him on fire.

It could only get better from here, right? Too bad his mother had other plans.

YES, PLEASE

 

Lynn Scott

You know that super-hot guy from high school? The jock. The popular guy.
The one you fantasized about when you were supposed to be studying.
The ex-Olympic water polo player you expect to be married in his thirties to an ex-beauty queen and driving around Los Angeles in a Mercedes SUV full of kids.
The man who could never be as smart and fun as you.
The guy who is not supposed to ask you to hook-up during a party. (Correction: He commanded.) That’s Nick Willingham.

Even in my thirties with a thriving career, a great home, awesome friends, and a very green, holistic lifestyle, I still check the box: nerd.
And in what world does a nerd end up with the hot guy?

Nick Willingham

Lynn Scott is the woman who is not supposed to say yes.
The shy, polite writer who lives in San Francisco.
The woman you expect to be married or waiting for some man to choose her.
Yeah, that’s not Lynn.
And I want her.
I want whatever happy ending her brilliantly dirty mind and perfect mouth wants to create.
She’s decided that our thing is just a hook-up with an expiration date less than that of her favorite fresh-pressed green juice.
Lucky for me, I like to win.
But am I willing to take a wrecking ball to my meticulously handcrafted life to win her?

YES, PLEASE

 

Looks can be deceiving in this hilarious enemies-to-lovers romcom complete with a shocking secret hobby, a heavy metal playlist, and an uninvited wedding guest!

Chris Everson has a pretty sweet life: a great job as a state trooper, lots of buddies to hang out with, and he lives at the beach. What could be better? But he’s harboring a secret–a secret that doesn’t fit with his whole tough guy cop persona. He’s gone to great lengths to keep his secret from his guy friends AND the women he dates.

Brynne Miller’s job as an ER doctor means she’s always meeting cops. In fact, she’s dated so many that her friends call her “Badge Bunny.” But she will never date Chris Everson. Nope. Not a chance. He managed to piss her off within two seconds of meeting him…and first impressions are everything.

Aren’t they?

YES, PLEASE

 

This opposites attract romantic comedy is a must-read novella in the Beach Squad series featuring a sassy heroine and an alpha cop too serious to handle her. #BWWM

Jack

In my world as a cop, things were either black or white. Right or wrong. Then Bailey arrived, challenging all my principles. She had a mouth on her, the level of sass matching the exaggerated swing of her hips. I couldn’t get her out of my head, even knowing she wasn’t right for me. I tried to stay away, I really did. But once I had a taste, I kept coming back for more. Something didn’t add up though, and I would figure it out even if it ultimately meant we couldn’t be together.

Bailey

The only thing sexier than his dimple was the set of handcuffs the hottie detective threatened to use on me. If only he’d give me a chance to show him I was more than the tough-girl exterior I’d carefully crafted over the years. Oh yeah, and if I wasn’t engaged in criminal activity that would land me in handcuffs…and not in a sexy way. More like an orange jumpsuit way, and I can tell you now, no way in hell would I be caught dead in an ugly jumpsuit.

No matter which way this thing ends, I’ll be in handcuffs. The question is, will Jack join me in the grey area? Or will I have to do the impossible and admit I was wrong?

YES, PLEASE

 

Paige has everything she thinks she wants.

Nick might be the one thing she really needs.

Sometimes the best dreams are the ones you didn’t know you had.

Dr. Paige Ellis has worked hard to make her dreams come true. But somewhere along the way, she lost something important–herself.

Luckily, her dead grandmother is still looking out for her.

When Paige returns home to fulfill her Nana’s last request, she comes face-to-face with an annoying blast from her past. Not only does Nick Collins know just which buttons to push to make Paige crazy, but he also might be the one thing Paige has convinced herself she doesn’t need.

Can Nana and Nick persuade an overachieving workaholic that love might be the best medicine after all?

YES, PLEASE

 

Trent’s heart may belong to Tina, but a shadow demon is after his soul…

Trent Austin is a successful, big-city lawyer. The last thing he needs is the burden of a run-down house in the suburbs. But when his crazy uncle dies and leaves his estate to Trent, he soon learns he’s inherited a lot more than a Victorian mansion. He’s got to get rid of the house–and the ghosts that came with it–before it kills him.

Tina Sanders is the best real estate agent in Michigan, so she shouldn’t be surprised when Trent calls her to sell his uncle’s house. But she hasn’t spoken to Trent since she dumped him three months ago. Her fear of commitment forced her to sideline Trent to the friend-zone, but the flames rekindle as soon as she sees him again. Despite her better judgement, she accepts the job and soon discovers her connection to the house runs deeper than the sexy lawyer who owns it.

Something in that house wants Trent dead. As he battles to win the affections of the sultry real estate agent, he’s also fighting for his life.

To Stop a Shadow is a steamy paranormal romance recommended for readers 18+. It is the second book in the Spirit Chasers series, but it can be read as a stand-alone and has a guaranteed happily ever after.

 


Kerri

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