LGBTQ+ Books

The Setup

Can a weekend change your fate? As soon as Rory Price’s plane touches down in Britain for her two-year work contract , she has big plans to see and experience everything she can. The one thing that isn’t on the twenty-seven-year old’s agenda is a relationship. Tell that to her matchmaking British friend who sets Rory up on a coffee date on her first full day in the new country. Imogen Wright doesn’t want any more complications in her life. The only thing she’s considering committing to is adopting a dog. Their blind date starts off disastrous, but there might be more than meets the eye. Will the two headstrong women continue to clash, or will they see what’s so obvious to their matchmaking friend? Best-selling lesbian romance author TB Markinson, has written a touching and quirky novella about finding love when you least expect it. Read it today!

The Swap

When their daughter goes off to college, Samuel and his wife Gayle begin to take stock of their lives. Realizing they’re best friends and not in love with one another, the two agree to an amicable split. Nervous about jumping back into the dating world, they accept a friend’s invitation to attend a swap party. Tossing their keys into a bowl and leaving it up to fate to decide who they’re paired with is too tempting to resist. But when Samuel is faced with an audacious young man who strikes up a conversation, the attraction to men he’s kept buried for so long comes rushing back.At twenty-two years old, Oliver Hughes is one of the most sought after male models in the world. Sassy and bold, with a penchant for wearing high heels and a touch of makeup, Oliver’s life is what he always dreamed it could be. Except for one thing…Yearning to fall in love and settle down, Oliver’s grown bored of meaningless hookups with shallow, fame seeking guys. While attending a swap party, his last-ditch effort to find someone who doesn’t know who he is when they meet, Oliver finds himself drawn to a handsome, older man. One who’s endearingly unaware of his own appeal. As their relationship grows, something sinister and dark threatens what they’ve managed to build. What will it take for Oliver and Samuel to survive, and is their happily ever after doomed from the start?

Conversation Hearts

It’s Valentine’s Day, and grad student—and male escort—Levi Barron expects to spend his evening with a client who’s paying him for his services in bed… not an assassin who needs to borrow the view from his hotel room in the morning.With nothing to do but endure the company of his unwanted guest, Levi and the assassin, Sinjin, spend some time bonding over HGTV, minibar beverages, Flannery O’Connor short stories, terrible Valentine’s candy, and the necessity of lying about their jobs.Their evening takes an unexpected turn when they decide to indulge in their mutual attraction, and in the morning Levi doesn’t know if he’s spent the night with a hired killer or a hydraulic engineer with a very specific fantasy. Either way, the two have enough chemistry—in and out of bed—that Levi isn’t sure one night with Sinjin will be enough.And a message left in candy suggests the feeling is mutual.(Short Story Approx. 12,000 words)

Guarded

On the surface, rock star Jordan Kane has it all. His band No Rules is burning up the charts and headlining a world tour. His bodyguard doubles as a hot, kinky boyfriend who knows just how to push all his buttons. But behind the scenes, he’s suffocating.Jase Hewitt never imagined he’d have a shot at bedding the larger than life rock star - never mind dominating him - but now he’s worried he’s in over his head. Jordan’s kinks run deep, dark, and sometimes dangerous, putting Jase’s desires to both pleasure and protect him at odds.They might have a fighting chance at finding the safe, happy medium between what Jordan needs and what Jase is willing to give, but there’s one problem: Daniel, Jordan’s childhood best friend, the band’s talented guitarist — and a volatile, hard-partying drug addict. Jordan is determined to save Daniel from himself, but Jase has been there, done that, and desperately wants to protect Jordan from the inevitable heartache of watching an addict self-destruct. When Daniel goes off the rails again, Jordan calls off the tour to get him help. Tension within the band skyrockets and pressure from the record label sends Jordan into a dark spiral. Now his band — and his life — are balanced on a knife's edge, and Jase is the only one who can pull him back... but only if the echoes of his own tragic past don't push him over first. This title was previously published.

Dating Nashville: A sweet M/M romance. (Discovering Me Book 1)

How does a straight guy accidentally come out as gay to the entire country music world? The truth is, he doesn’t. It happened so fast. One moment, Beckett Anderson stood on stage watching his best friend’s little brother standing in a sea of people as his heart broke in two. The next, he’d jumped off stage to give him the kiss of his life—or maybe the kiss of Becks’ life. So, that question about the straight guy… well, maybe it’s not so black and white. Maybe when Beckett begs Nicky to play his boyfriend for the media, a part of him wants it all to be real.Don’t miss your chance to fall in love with Becks and Nicky in this lovable sweet romance about a country superstar and his best friend’s brother.Dating Nashville is a standalone, clean MM novel in the complete Dating Him Series perfect for fans of Love Simon and What if it’s Us. (HEA guaranteed)The Dating Him series:Dating NashvilleDating WashingtonDating Texas

Afterburn

Knitted together by our hurt and hope.Santa Barbara firefighter Liam Knight is king of the one-night stand. Dylan, the gorgeous twink working in the craft store below his apartment, is supposed to be just that: a hookup. But Liam wants to protect Dylan from anyone taking advantage of him, and it fuels the spark growing between them. Dylan Waters is poised to fall hard—and not just for hunky Liam from his knitting PTSD support group. He’s juggling jobs, a college transfer, and panic attacks that his mother’s alternative medicine won’t fix. He can help others, but he’s never managed to accept help himself. They’re both hiding from their pasts, but the closer they grow, the less room there is to run. When it all goes up in smoke, can they save each other—and the relationship that could make them both believe in love?Afterburn is the first book in the After series, which explores mental health challenges with gentle humor and heart while hunky firefighters turn up the heat. It can be enjoyed on its own, and promises a happily-ever-after.

Sweet Buns (Cedar Falls Book 1)

Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains.Zane Fisher is prepared to fight against a proposed casino being built in his small hometown. Sure, it would bring in more visitors to their dying town, but at what risk?Aidan Dempsey is sick of the bad coffee Cedar Falls has so far had to offer. After an exceptionally bad cup, he’s decided to swear off the stuff, that is until he’s dragged into the local bakery. Not only does he find the best cup of coffee he’s ever tasted, but the bakery owner, Zane Fisher, just might be the sexiest man he’s ever met. Too bad Zane seems hell bent on avoiding him, as he’s the project manager for the casino Zane is against.Will they be able to find common ground or will Aidan be doomed to only having bad coffee?PLEASE NOTE:  This is the second edition of Sweet Buns. I have added 10K of new content and it has been re-edited!

The Naughty Trio (Book 26)

While Jasper is surprising his wife with a special anniversary dinner date, Marie is busy getting it on with the neighbor. Jasper suspected nothing. He was crushed. Billie worked with Jasper and was attracted to him, also thinking that he was a great guy. They start to get close and things go a little too far.It’s not just that they work together that is the problem, but Billie was dating Ronda, had been for years and it was definitely serious. Finding out she was pregnant, doubly so. Billie doesn’t know how she is going to do it yet, but she needs to pull Ronda on board. She has a vision of all three of them together. All she has to do is convince Ronda and it’s full steam ahead. At least it sounds easy, but Ronda may prove to be more than she can handle. 

Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity (Routledge Research in Gender and Society Book 24)

In recent years transgender has emerged as a subject of increasing social and cultural interest. This volume offers vivid accounts of the diversity of living transgender in today's world. The first section, "Emerging Identities," maps the ways in which social, cultural, legal and medical developments shape new identities on both an individual and collective level. Rather than simply reflecting social change, these shifts work to actively construct contemporary identities. The second section, "Trans Governance," examines how law and social policy have responded to contemporary gender shifts. The third section, "Transforming Identity," explores gender and sexual identity practices within cultural and subcultural spaces. The final section, "Transforming Theory?", offers a theoretical reflection on the increasing visibility of trans people in today’s society and traces the challenges and the contributions transgender theory has brought to gender theory, queer theory and sociological approaches to identity and citizenship. Featuring contributions from throughout the world, this volume represents the cutting-edge scholarship in transgender studies and will be of interest to scholars and students interested in gender, sexuality, and sociology.

Beach Bums: Part One of Renegades

Written by Alp Mortal & Chambers Mars as Carter SeagroveCover Design by Alp MortalCo-edited by Alp Mortal and Chambers MarsAbout this story‘Since most of the crew has bailed, I hang out at Matt’s until a better prospect shows up ...’Jamboree could not have dreamed what would happen next but a fateful decision to hack into a droid to remove its freedom limiter starts a chain of events that catapults both Jamboree and the droid into the vastness of Space.Set in the dystopian future post The Verme Wars, a disillusioned and broken son of the conflict-torn generation of men that fought The Wars but whose government abandoned to a fate of pain and death, Jamboree is like all his kind - angry, neglected, marginalised and damaged. A life of gutting fish in an industrial factory, eeking out a living in Box Town, and seeking oblivion in drink, drugs, and sex from the daily grind leaves no room for dreams.Then a fateful encounter with a droid seeking a hacker to remove its freedom limiter, catapults both man and droid into Outer Space on the adventure of all adventures.‘ ... I dream the same dreams - the one where I am looking out on the star field and the one where I am scampering over the dunes with Bird’s hand in mine to the sound of laughter. I dream different dreams too. I like the one where I am flying over the ice rings around Saturn in my own bug craft, going faster and faster, just skimming above the glittering ice; the exhilaration is burning in my chest and I feel, for the first time, what it means to be free, and if I were to die in a spectacular fireball I would have no regrets ...’A Space Opera of 12 acts, written by Alp Mortal and Chambers Mars as Carter Seagrove (co-authors of The Inspector Fenchurch Mysteries, and Dust Jacket).Note from the authorsRenegades is intended to be a series, spanning at least twelve parts - or acts. Part 2 - working title ‘Quicksand’ - is likely to appear around Christmas 2019.Delivery is very much dependent on the time to translate Chambers’ parts - if you didn’t already know, Chambers is French and for reasons best known to himself, writes in Shimaore (actually, he comes from Mayotte.)The story was born one day as I (Alp) was sitting on a deserted beach (which had a kind of other-worldly feel that day) on my beloved Isle of Wight, reading To Have And To Have Not by Hemingway, thinking about watching Cowboy Bebop - the movie later that day - the DVD having just arrived in the post. The idea of a saga, set in a post-Wars era that sits on the cusp of revolution, featuring a rebel, spaceship captain, teamed with a droid, hit me between the eyes. I spoke to Chambers, who was at that moment reading Cannery Row, and this character of Jamboree Williams (who is partly inspired by Mack of that story, and partly by Chambers’ anti-hero Johnny Santé) began to take shape. So there is inspiration from many sources, and together with Chambers’ customary take on revolutionary mayhem, my love of all things alien, his peculiar writing style and my feeble attempts to translate his native Shimaore, we have Renegades.Now that we have fallen back into the groove of working together, we are also working hard to deliver the second series of The Inspector Fenchurch Mysteries, and Chambers is working even harder to deliver the rest of both The Life & Times of Johnny Santé (series 2) and Zac Tremble Investigates (series 2).We are also keen to explore the possibility of writing the prequel to Dust Jacket (or perhaps another totally new, crime thriller).You can find all our work, and the work of Morgan Starr, Cam Inch, and Shannon M. Kirkland via our website (www.carterseagrove.weebly.com).We really hope that you enjoy our latest creation, the renegades Jamboree Williams a.k.a Suds and Bird, the droid.Kindest RegardsAlp Mortal and Chambers MarsOctober 2019

Queer Methods and Methodologies: Intersecting Queer Theories and Social Science Research

Queer Methods and Methodologies provides the first systematic consideration of the implications of a queer perspective in the pursuit of social scientific research. This volume grapples with key contemporary questions regarding the methodological implications for social science research undertaken from diverse queer perspectives, and explores the limitations and potentials of queer engagements with social science research techniques and methodologies. With contributors based in the UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia, this truly international volume will appeal to anyone pursuing research at the intersections between social scientific research and queer perspectives, as well as those engaging with methodological considerations in social science research more broadly.

Pride Parades and LGBT Movements: Political Participation in an International Comparative Perspective (Gender and Comparative Politics Book 5)

The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315474052, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 licenseToday, Pride parades are staged in countries and localities across the globe, providing the most visible manifestations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex movements and politics.Pride Parades and LGBT Movements contributes to a better understanding of LGBT protest dynamics through a comparative study of eleven Pride parades in seven European countries – Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK – and Mexico. Peterson, Wahlström and Wennerhag uncover the dynamics producing similarities and differences between Pride parades, using unique data from surveys of Pride participants and qualitative interviews with parade organizers and key LGBT activists. In addition to outlining the histories of Pride in the respective countries, the authors explore how the different political and cultural contexts influence: Who participates, in terms of socio-demographic characteristics and political orientations; what Pride parades mean for their participants; how participants were mobilized; how Pride organizers relate to allies and what strategies they employ for their performances of Pride.This book will be of interest to political scientists and sociologists with an interest in LGBT studies, social movements, comparative politics and political behavior and participation.

Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance (RIPE Series in Global Political Economy Book 29)

This book addresses how sexual practices and identities are imagined and regulated through development discourses and within institutions of global governance.The underlying premise of this volume is that the global development industry plays a central role in constructing people’s sexual lives, access to citizenship, and struggles for livelihood. Despite the industry’s persistent insistence on viewing sexuality as basically outside the realm of economic modernization and anti-poverty programs, this volume brings to the fore heterosexual bias within macroeconomic and human rights development frameworks. The work fills an important gap in understanding how people’s intimate lives are governed through heteronormative policies which typically assume that the family is based on blood or property ties rather than on alternative forms of kinship. By placing heteronormativity at the center of analysis, this anthology thus provides a much-needed discussion about the development industry’s role in pathologizing sexual deviance yet also, more recently, in helping make visible a sexual rights agenda. Providing insights valuable to a range of disciplines, this book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of Development Studies, Gender Studies, and International Relations. It will also be highly relevant to development practitioners and international human rights advocates.

Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality: Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism

This open access book seeks to understand how politics is being made in a pluralistic sense, and explores how these political struggles are challenging and transforming gender, sexuality, and colonial norms. As researchers located in Sweden, a nation often cited as one of the most gender-equal and LGBTQ-tolerant nations, the contributions investigate political processes, decolonial struggles, and events beyond, nearby, and in between organizations, states, and national territories. The collection represents a variety of disciplines, and different theoretical conceptualizations of politics, feminist theory, and postcolonial and queer studies. Students and researchers with an interest of queer studies, gender studies, critical whiteness studies, and civil society studies will find this book an invaluable resource.

Claimed by the Orc Prince: An MM Fantasy Romance (The Orc Prince Trilogy Book 1)

Prince Taegan Glynzeiros has prepared since childhood to fight and lead armies against invading orc forces, the enemies of elves since time immemorial. But the terms of a successful peace treaty means the elven prince will not be fighting the orcs, but marrying one.Zorvut the Relentless is the third son of Hrul Bonebreaker, leader of the loose coalition of orc clans that have accepted the unprecedented elven peace treaty. Though his name has come from his unyielding spirit on the battlefield, when he is offered to the elves to be married off to their prince, he knows better than to try and fight against his father's wishes.The first words they speak to each other are their wedding vows. Despite being considered the runt amongst the orc warlord's children, Taegan finds him to be surprisingly intelligent and thoughtful—everything the stereotypes about orcs say he shouldn't be. He doesn't want to fall in love, but Zorvut's gentle soul makes it difficult to resist. Worse, their marriage bond, forged by ancient elven magic between their minds, proves to be a far deeper and stronger connection than anyone would have anticipated. In spite of their trepidation, a true relationship begins to blossom from the political union.But such a long war is not easily forgotten, and there are many who want to see them apart, both elf and orc. When a dark secret comes to light that threatens to nullify the very peace treaty that brought them together, Taegan must decide if his feelings for Zorvut are worth fighting for.This steamy MM fantasy romance, the first in the Orc Prince trilogy, is a play on enemies-to-lovers with an arranged marriage twist, and contains light omegaverse/A/B/O elements (mpreg is discussed as an in-world possibility, but does not happen on the page) and some delicious size differences. This 18+ novel contains explicit scenes; if that's not your thing, Lionel Hart probably isn't the author for you.

The Night Shift: Sweet Clean Lesbian Vampire Romance

Kindle Unlimited Members Read For Free!Love will find you anywhere you are. The perfect fairytale doesn’t have to start in a fancy castle; sometimes the scary, dimly lit hallways of a haunted hotel will bring you the love of your life and everything can be just as beautiful. Ellen is the young security guard of The Clark Hotel. She is as nervous as she is determined to impress everybody. However, the hotel is hiding a secret on every corner. A series of strange and honestly worrisome events begin happening on the hotel. Blood, mysterious wounds and strange silhouettes haunt the guests of the hotel. Meanwhile, Ellen meets Natasha, the charming and gorgeous daughter of the owner of the hotel. Is Natasha the woman of Ellen’s dreams? Or is Natasha nothing but part of a nightmare? Ellen is about to find out if icy blue eyes and sharp, deadly fangs can be just as sweet and lovely as the rest of Natasha appears to be.

A Little Taste of Magic (Little Magic Book 2)

It’s impossible to stop at just one taste… Arlo Vallerand is part witch, part fae, and a whole lot of never been good at settling down. He blows from town to town, hangs out for a while, and then takes off when he gets tired of wherever he’s been.It’s just how he is … well that and he’s really good at unintentionally putting spells on things.It’s a family curse.It can get a bit awkward.When an intense and very real dream brings Arlo to the adorable, if a bit stuffy, village of Baxter Hollow, Maine, he does exactly what he does best – charm everyone and everything in his path.Everyone that is, except the one person he wants to charm most of all.Gray Baxter acts like he wants to run Arlo out of town. He’s prickly. He’s standoffish. He seems to recoil every time Arlo comes near. But he’s the one. The one from the dream. Arlo knows they’re meant to be.Arlo refuses to give up. He knows that with a little bit of belief, and maybe a sprinkle of his own brand of fairy dust, he and Gray will be magic.

Morning Madison Series Box Set: Books 1-4

I don't have a boyfriend, but I have to pretend I do.When my boss's son starts hitting on me at work,I have to figure a way out.I lie and tell him I have a boyfriend.So now I need a fake boyfriend.The only person who comes to mind is my neighbor.I don't even know if he is gay, but he sure is hot.And while I don't want anything or anyone tying me down,I'd sure as hell let him tie me up.Can we pull off our fake relationship without pulling off each other's clothes?Or will this relationship blossom into something real?This Morning Madison Series Box Set contains books one through four of the Morning Madison series, which are standalone male/male steamy romance books that can be read in any order but are best enjoyed together, and with a big glass of water nearby due to so much heat in addition to all those feels! They combine humor, heat and heart, and they have no cliffhangers and very happily ever afters. For those who have already read the books when they were first released, this box set contains updated and edited editions that include expanded story lines and even steamier scenes!This box set contains the following: 1) Sing for Me: An Enemies to Lovers Romance;2) Play for Me: A Fake Fiance Romance;3) Return for Me: A Second Chance Coming Out Romance; and 4) Pretend for Me: A Fake Boyfriend Romance.

In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate

The Iranian Supreme Court has sentenced two teenagers to death. Their crime? Being involved in a three-year long homosexual relationship. Every gay rights organization in the Western Hemisphere has cried foul - and left it at that. Protest, they claim, is an adequate response to violence. But Major Matthew Martin, an instructor at the Marine Corps University, disagrees with their lack of action, and he’s feeling bored at the moment, having been relieved of his duties after giving a controversial speech at a local high school. The Major pulls together a few other disenchanted Marines and activists for a little side venture of his own: staging a private invasion of Iran and stopping the execution by rescuing the prisoners. His connections with military contractors in Afghanistan appear to make the project feasible at first, but word leaks out, and the Iranians relocate the teens while mobilizing their army to bar his escape route. Four gay Marines face off against fifty thousand troops for the possession of two boys who have become more than just ordinary convicts. On the opposite side of the Persian Gulf, the government of Bahrain has been stepping up its efforts to suppress pro-democracy activists, left over from the Arab Spring, who are becoming increasingly strident in their demands for reform. When Asim, a computer science student, is nearly arrested for sedition, he runs for his life and ends up in the company of an underground organization of hackers aiming to bring the state down by more oblique means. The underground is headed up by an unlikely leader, an imam who asserts that there can be no such thing as an Islamic state. Reasoning from the Quran, he argues that all existing states are nothing more than idols, a position that places his group at immediate and lethal odds with the Bahraini government. Back in Washington, Republican congressman Mark Randall is meeting with one of his Democratic colleagues, freshman representative Michael Elliott. Apparently Randall isn’t far enough back in the closet to have kept Elliott’s husband, a magazine editor, from discovering his recent affair with a party operative. Elliott agrees not to publish the information just yet - as long as Randall casts the final vote necessary to make the Equal Marriage Act law. And while Randall searches for a way out of his predicament, and the Bahraini government is rocked by one disclosure after another, Major Martin disappears into the heart of Iran, leaving nothing behind except a trail of argument and debate over the merits of his actions.

50 Plus Years of Pride: The Impact of the Bars, Taverns and Clubs

The LGBTQ drinking and dancing establishments were not just party scenes but were really sanctuaries for that community. A timely book about a subject for equal rights, it will provide readers with knowledge of overt and covert discrimination in America. The author, former human rights judge and historian, Michael Boyajian....The theme is about how the LGBTQ community was violated by society and the impact of bars, taverns, and clubs. Gary A. Kulhanjian, Social historian. " Local author and former human rights judge Michael Boyajian explains how the LGBTQ community created their own safe havens and how watering holes were central nodes in gay activism as well as social life. In a timely discussion about civil rights, Boyajian informs readers of how the LGBTQ community has been secretly and not so secretly discriminated against by society. " -- Chronogram