Lesbian Books | 9 New Releases You Might Have Missed in 2020

Twenty-Twenty may be remembered as being a pretty bad year for most things, but it was a great year for Lesbian fiction! There were dozens of new books every month, and even big-name publishers are supporting LGBT+ books.

So it’s no surprise that you have probably missed some amazing new releases from indie authors who absolutely deserve your attention. We’ve got science fiction, contemporary romance, and even some fairy tale retellings for you.

1. The Audacity 2: Time Warp by Laura Loup

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May & Xan are wildly successful rocket racers, but when a tea-sipping robot arrests Xan, and Chaos steals the Sphere of Time, May must team up with an adventure biologist & her undead girlfriend to save Xan, the Audacity, & Time Itself.

Fun, fast-paced, and surprisingly emotional, The Audacity: Time Warp is a Douglas Adams-esque celebration of weirdness in space.For fans of… Futurama, Guardians of the Galaxy, Good Omens, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“When I learnt about a queer book having the same humor and vibe as The Hitchhiker’s Guide, I knew I would love it. And I did, book 1 was amazing and book 2 is on the same track. It’s funny, it’s weird, it’s queer and it’s a great time. I never get bored.” – Amazon Customer

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2. Traveller by Caitríona Page

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Caitríona Page is a new author and her debut novel, ‘Traveller’ follows Ríona, an Irish immigrant, whose world has been turned upside down by the death of her mother.

The novel explores the struggle of coming out after Ríona’s first love ends badly and she buries herself further in the closet and we follow her as she finally learns the joy of acceptance.

Ríona isn’t out yet. After her mother passes away, she wants nothing more than to leave her small, rural life but when she finds her perfect escape, she finds the perfect reason to stay.

After she meets Tomi, the strong, handsome mechanic with a tragic past of her own, she is forced to confront the secret she’s kept to herself, the same secret she’s trying to escape from. Reeling from a brutal heartbreak, the loss of her mother, and the end of a friendship she once thought unbreakable, Ríona has to learn to live her truth.

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3. Incidents (Carpenter/Harding Series Book 11) by Barbara Winkes

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Barbara Winkes is an author of lesbian books filled with drama and suspense.

Her latest crime thriller ‘Incidents’ is out now, and is the latest instalment of the Carpenter/Harding series.

No one saw it coming…

Jordan is ready to go back to work after her maternity leave, but an unexpected incident puts a halt to her plans.

Meanwhile, Ellie is assigned to a task force investigating two suspicious deaths in a women’s correctional facility. Even on the sidelines, this temporary assignment proves to be difficult.

More than ever, they have to rely on the strength of their relationship to meet the challenges ahead…

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4. The Real World by Kathleen Jowitt

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Kathleen Jowitt, a contemporary fiction writer, is releasing The Real World, the sequel to Speak Its Name.

This is a story about Christian faith featuring LGBTQI+ characters and their endeavour to maintain their integrity in the face of institutional prejudice and apathy.

The Real World was released on 2nd November 2020.

Colette is trying to finish her PhD and trying not to think about what happens next. Her girlfriend wants to get married – but she also wants to become a vicar, and she can’t do both. Her ex-girlfriend never wanted to get married, but apparently, she does now. Her supervisor is more interested in his TV career than in what she’s up to, and, of the two people she could talk to about any of this, one’s two hundred miles away, and the other one’s dead.

Welcome to…

The Real World.

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If you are looking for more books that explore Christian faith and queerness, then check out our list of 6 Novels Where Women Can Be Both Christian and Queer – Selected by Kathleen Jowitt.

5. My Ticket Out by J.N. Marton

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Released on the 17th of November 2020 My Ticket Out is a standalone YA LGBT story by J.N. Marton.

This is a story about discovering who you are and features everything I love in a YA novel including strong female characters, captivating romance and heartbreak.

Charlie Baker wants out. She wants out of her small, southern hometown of BluHaven and she has her sights set on a basketball scholarship to a college as far away as her dreams can take her. Everything is going according to plan until she moves to town.

Aspen Sullivan is breathtaking. She is beautiful, smart, and talented…. She evokes feelings in Charlie that she hadn’t thought possible. When their friendship blossoms into something more, Charlie discovers a new truth about herself.

But with Aspen’s mysterious past, they must keep their relationship a secret.

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6. Hunting Astrid by Thea Landen

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Hunting Astrid by Thea Landen is a futuristic sci-fi slow-burn FF romance. Hunting Astrid will captivate you through Astrid’s simulated worlds and the alluring romance between Astrid and Tabitha. Can’t wait to read? You can find a preview excerpt on Thea’s website right here.Opens in a new tab.

Astrid Carlisle enjoys her interplanetary job but her office’s remote location leaves her feeling dissatisfied with her personal life. Fresh out of the Central United Space Marines, Tabitha Knox is ready for the next stage in her career all she has to do is get through the rigorous screening.

The two women meet and their mutual attraction is instant. Astrid suggests the pair enter the simulations used to test applicants and fight their way through the various environments. If Tabitha can successfully track her down in each phase, she’ll win the ultimate prize: a lucrative job, plus Astrid’s trust and submission. Everything she wants is within reach, but will she be able to achieve her dreams while hunting Astrid?

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If science fiction is your thing, then we have an awesome list of Nine Favourite Sapphic Sci-Fi’s – Skye Kilaen that I’m sure you’ll love.

7. Nothing But A Fling by Sabrina Kane

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Nothing But A Fling is the first book in the new Carlsbad Village Lesbian Romance series by Sabrina Kane.

This book focuses on the Summer romance of Vanessa, a coffee shop owner in Carlsbad and Megan, who is trying to make the move from Sunny California to the Big Apple

But what happens when a meaningless fling develops into so much more for each of these women?

Does the other woman feel the same way?

Or is this truly nothing but a fling?

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8. Snow White and Her Queen 2 by Anna Ferrara

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Anna Ferrara has just released her sixth book Snow White and Her Queen 2 which is a Lesbian retelling of Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella with strong female characters and f/f romance. You can find Book 1, Snow White and Her Queenhere.Opens in a new tab.

Before there was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, there were two other stories some preferred not to tell… One year after leaving the North behind, Queen Katherine and Princess Eirwen struggle with new troubles—a cinder dust covered apprentice who brings to Eirwen something Katherine can never give and an old acquaintance of Katherine who has taken to calling them “beasts”.

When desire brings out the worst in all of them, Eirwen and Katherine have to seek creative ways to get to that happily ever after they once thought possible, before it slips out of their reach forever and always.

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If you love a good sapphic retelling of a fairytale, then you have to check out our list of 11 Gorgeous Adaptations for Lesbians and Queer Girls who Love Fairy Tales!

9. Get It Right by Skye Kilaen

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Get It Right is a brand new release having only been published on the 1st December 2020. This is an f/f contemporary romance novella by Skye Kilaen who you may recognise from her f/f sci-fi romance Glorious Day.

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Finn is finally out of prison, which is great. The last thing she ever expected was to see Vivi, the manicure-loving nurse.

Finn could never believe she imagined the attraction and affection between them. But acting on that in prison, especially as a nurse and patient, had been a serious No Way. Is fate offering Finn a second chance? Or is finding love as likely as finding a job with health insurance?

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If you love keeping ahead of new releases then you have to check out our list of Lesbian Books 2021 | 14 New Releases You Probably Missed

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Niamh Murphy is the best-selling author of 'Escape to Pirate Island' and other adventure books with lesbian main characters. Read more here.

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