Book Releases: February 2021

We’re barely a month into this new year but it sure feels like a decade already, doesn’t it… To make everything better, though, I’m here with a list of over 110 LGBT books coming out in February! Whatever happens next, at least y’all have a lot of stuff to read.

As always, a rainbow emoji is next to LGBT authors. And if you know I made any mistakes here, feel free to let me know.

And if you need some more books, you can find all our previous releases posts here.


🌈 The Greatest Superpower by Alex Sanchez (trans father) – 1  tw transphobia
🌈 Point Roberts by Alexander Rigby (gay mc) – 1
🌈 The Other Mothers by Jennifer Berney (nonfiction) – 1
🌈 Principled Perversions by Eli Wray (nb/nb relationship) – 1
The Beginning by M. Rose Flores (bi mc) – 1

🌈 Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell (m/m relationship, bi mc, gay mc, wlw, mlm & nonbinary side characters) – 2 tw past domestic abuse, past rape, mental torture, murder
🌈 Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson (Black gay mc, gay lis) – 2
🌈 What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo (gay character, bi characters; cw for blood, gore, body horror) – 2
🌈 Girl With a Pearl Earring by Claire Rudy Foster (f/f relationship, trans mc) – 2
🌈 This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria (ace mc, gay character, nonbinary character) – 2

Lone Stars by Justin Deabler (gay mc) – 2
Dark Currents by Doug Burgess (trans mc) – 2
🌈 The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. by David Levithan (gay mc, trans side character) – 2
🌈 How to be Good by Chace Verity (m/m relationship, Black mc) – 2
100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell (mlm mcs) – 2

Sybille Bedford: A Life by Selina Hastings (nonfiction) – 2
🌈 Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought ed. by Briona Simone Jones (nonfiction) – 2
🌈 Love is an Ex-Country by Randa Jarrar (memoir) – 2
🌈 U Up? by Catie Disabato (sapphic mc) – 2
The Shield of Daqan by David Guymer (lgbt characters) – 2

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder (f/f relationship, Jewish mcs) – 2
🌈 The Boy From the Mish by Gary Lonesborough (m/m relationship, Indigenous Australian cast) – 2
All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline O’Donoghue (sapphic mc, genderfluid li) – 3
🌈 Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow by Benjamin Dean (Black gay father, nonbinary side character, lesbian side character) – 4
🌈 Proud of Me by Sarah Hagger-Holt (wlw mc) – 4

Serpentine by Jonathan Kellerman (gay character) – 4
🌈 The Velvet Mafia by Darryl W. Bullock (nonfiction) – 4
🌈 The Deep-Sea Duke by Lauren James (gay mc) – 4
🌈 Love Letters ed. by Lily Lindon (nonfiction; reprint) – 4
A Net For Small Fishes by Lucy Jago (gay character) – 4

Dark Flames by Kat Silver (m/m relationship) – 6
Even Though We’re Adults, Vol. 1 by Takako Shimura (f/f relationship, Japanese cast) – 9
Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker (bi mc) – 9
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (wlw side relationship, trans side characters) – 9
🌈 As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper (gay mc, m/m relationship) – 9 tw outing, homophobia, F-word slur, disordered eating

Curse of the Divine by Kim Smejkal (2 bi mcs, nonbinary & trans characters) – 9
A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 6 by Makoto Hagino (f/f relationship, Japanese cast) – 9
🌈 Gay Bar by Jeremy Atherton Lin (memoir) – 9
🌈 A Tip for the Hangman by Allison Epstein (gay mcs, m/m relationship) – 9 tw death, violence, execution (beheading, hang drawn & quartered), gore, implied domestic abuse, child abuse
🌈 Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard (Vietnamese coded characters & setting, lesbian mc & lis) – 9

Royal Family by Jenny Frame (f/f relationship) – 9
Ice Queen by Gun Brooke (f/f relationship) – 9
Body Language by Renee Roman (f/f relationship) – 9
The Devil Incarnate by Ali Vali (f/f relationship) – 9
A Far Better Thing by JD Wilburn (f/f relationship) – 9

Detour to Love by Amanda Radley (f/f relationship) – 9
🌈 Masquerade by Anne Shade (f/f relationship, Black mc) – 9
Share the Moon by Toni Logan (f/f relationship) – 9
Spirit of the Law by Carsen Taite (f/f relationship) – 9
Carrie and Hope by Joy Argento (f/f relationship) – 9

Fishwives by Sally Bellerose (f/f relationship) – 9
The Wife in the Attic by Rose Lerner (f/f relationship) – 9
🌈 SnowMaker by Aaron S. Bentzel (m/m relationship) – 9
🌈 Not Quite Out by Louise Willingham (m/m relationship, bi mc) – 9 tw PTSD, drug addiction, abusive relationships, self-harm
🌈 Kink ed. by R. O. Kwon & Garth Greenwell (lgbt characters) – 9

We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman (wlw mc) – 9
🌈 Love and Other Poems by Alex Dimitrov (poetry) – 9
The Velocity of Revolution by Marshall Ryan Maresca (pan characters, polyamory) – 9
A Song With Teeth by T. Frohock (m/m relationship) – 9
Voidbreakers by David Dalglish (trans mc) – 9

🌈 Billions of Beautiful Hearts by Kevin Craig (nb/nb relationship) – 9
Death’s Prelude by David S. Pederson (m/m relationship) – 9
🌈 Wonderstruck by Allie Therin (m/m relationship) – 9
🌈 The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec (bi/pan mc, f/f relationship) – 9
Engines of Oblivion by Karen Osborne (bi mc with chronic illness) – 9

🌈 Tell No Tales by Sam Maggs & Kendra Wells (wlw mcs) – 9
Goal Lines & First Times by Eden Finley & Saxon James (m/m relationship, demi mc) – 10
Red Root by Johannes Johns (wlw mc) – 12
🌈 Pyotra and the Wolf by Elna Holst (f/f relationship) – 15
Unforgotten by Garrett Leigh (m/m relationship) – 16

Blue Flag, Vol. 6 by Kaito (m/m relationship, Japanese cast) – 16
Of Silver and Shadow by Jennifer Gruenke (wlw relationship) – 16
Renegade Flight by Andrea Tang (f/f side relationship) – 16
🌈 The Galaxy and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers (nonbinary mcs) – 16
Let’s Get Back to the Party by Zak Salih (mlm relationship) – 16

🌈 Modern English by Rachel Spangler (f/f relationship) – 16
Spin With Me by Ami Polonsky (sapphic mc, nonbinary li) – 16
🌈 My Life in Transition by Julia Kaye (memoir) – 16
Soulstar by C. L. Polk (wlw & mlm mcs) – 16
Closeness by Y. L. Wigman (f/f relationship) – 16

Lawless by Jenna Rae (f/f relationship) – 16
🌈 Breaking Out by Lise MacTague (f/f relationship, Black mc) – 16
Lead Me Home by Shannon O’Brien (f/f relationship) – 16
🌈 Leather and Lace by Magen Cubed (pan genderqueer mc, gay mc) – 16
Tainted Love ed. by Azzurra Nox & Erica Ruhe (lgbt characters) – 16

🌈 And Always Coming Back by Jude Sierra (m/m relationship) – 16
🌈 Her Pregnant Rival by Renee Dahlia (f/f relationship) – 17
🌈 Lovebirds by Cara Malone (f/f relationship) – 18
Here Comes the Miracle by Anna Beecher (gay mc) – 18
Princess at Heart by Connie Glynn (lesbian mc) – 18

🌈 Nighthawking by Russ Thomas (gay mc) – 18
🌈 What’s the T? by Juno Dawson (nonfiction) – 18
🌈 The Black Coast by Mike Brooks (lgbt characters) – 23
🌈 Project Pay Day by Brent Hartinger (gay mc) – 21
Dawn’s Light by Shannon Blair (m/m relationship) – 22

Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin by James Campbell (biography; reprint) – 23
The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith (wlw mc, f/f relationship, m/m relationship) – 23
🌈 Butcher by Natasha T. Miller (poetry) – 23
🌈 Love is for Losers by Wibke Brueggemann (lesbian mc & li) – 23
🌈 Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (f/f relationship, Black mc) – 23

Transgressions of Power by Juliette Wade (pan mc) – 23
🌈 Out Past the Stars by K. B. Wagers (f/f relationship) – 23
Escaping Exodus: Symbiosis by Nicky Drayden (wlw mc) – 23
🌈 A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth (bi mc, gay mc, lesbian mc with depression, pan mc, genderfluid side character) – 23
🌈 Mazie by Melanie Crowder (wlw characters) – 23

🌈 It’s Been a Pleasure, Noni Blake by Claire Christian (bi mc) – 23
The Upstairs House by Julia Fine (lesbian mc) – 23
🌈 Best Laid Plans by Roan Parrish (m/m relationship) – 23
🌈 Sun-Daughters, Sea-Daughters by Aimee Ogden (bi & trans mcs) – 23
🌈 Alien into Charybdis by Alex White (lesbian character, bi character, genderfluid character) – 23

🌈 Sunny Pastures by Lilah Suzanne (f/f) – 23
🌈 The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting by K. J. Charles (m/m) – 24
The First Man by Alex Kelly (m/m) – 25
Midnight Heist by Katherine McIntyre (m/m) – 27


What are you looking forward to the most?

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5 Replies to “Book Releases: February 2021”

  1. What Big Teeth and Kink are both books that I can not wait to pick up once they release! I’m part-way through my ARC of The Gilded Ones as well and absolutely adore it – it’s likely to be a favourite. There are definitely some more on here that I need to check out. great work as always. Happy reading!


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