Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley (YA)
Take Me Home by Lorelie Brown
Something in the Wine by Jae
Who’d Have Thought? by G. Benson
Casting Lacey by Elle Spencer
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
A&B by JC Lillis
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in LA) by Amy Spalding
Bonus: Seemed a little obvious to include in the five, but: Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Double Bonus: This is literally just more recommendations; so sue me: Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley, Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler, Style by Chelsea M. Cameron, and Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley.
I’ve had the joy of recommending this book probably at least once a week since I read it, because fluffy f/f YA can be super hard to come by (as is also a running joke in this delightful rom com) and this is one of the cutest, sweetest, most fun ones you will ever read. Dating Sarah Cooper was written before the MTV show Faking It, but imagine that show had had an HEA for the characters instead and you’d basically have this book. Sound fabulous? It is. Best friends-to-lovers at its finest! (And as a bonus, you definitely want to get to know this author, who’s one of the best YA self-pubbers on the market and has a nice and affordable backlist!)
Katie Hammontree and Sarah Cooper have been best friends since the 2nd grade. Katie’s welcoming, tight-knit family is a convenient substitute for Sarah when her distant parents aren’t around, and Sarah’s abrasive, goal-oriented personality gels well with Katie’s more laid-back approach to life.
But when a misunderstanding leads to the two of them being mistaken for a couple and Sarah uses the situation to her advantage, Katie finds herself on a roller coaster ride of ambiguous sexuality and confusing feelings. How far will Sarah go to keep up the charade, and why does kissing her make Katie feel more alive than kissing her ex-boyfriend Austin ever did? And how will their new circle of gay friends react when the truth comes out?
It’s Pride Month, which means a whole lot of LGBTQIAP+ books are on sale! (And some of them are just cheap year round. Basically, this post is a collection of stuff that’s under five bucks.)
Due to my personal life being a little hectic right now (*insert wave from very cute new baby*) I’m just throwing all categories and genres together in one post, but hopefully that’ll inspire people to find something brand-spankin’-new they might not have checked out otherwise!
(Please note I’m assembling this post nearly a week in advance of its going up. It’s possible some of the sale prices will no longer apply. Sorry about that if so.)
(Just about all links are Amazon Affiliate. Money earned via these links goes back into the site.)
Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver (f/f/f fantasy, $0.99)
Plastic Wings by C.T. Callahan (ace-spec Dystopian, $0.99)
In Memoriam by Nathan Burgione (m/m Fantasy, $0.99)
Daybreak Rising by Kiran Oliver (f/f Fantasy, $0.99)
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova (f/f YA fantasy, $1.25)
Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee (bi contemporary MG, $1.99)
The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles (m/m historical romance, $1.99)
Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman (contemporary f/f Romance, $1.99)
HeartShip by Amy Jo Cousins (m/m Romance, $2.99)
Signal Boost by Alyssa Cole (m/m Post-Apocalyptic Romance, $2.99)
The Noble of Sperath by Siera Maley (f/f YA fantasy, $2.99)
Safe in Your Fire by Darien Cox (m/m PNR, $2.99)
Defying Convention by Cecil Wilde (contemporary m/nb romance, $2.99)
Wild by Hannah Moskowitz (bi m/f contemporary YA, $3.99)
Autumn by Cole McCade (m/m contemporary romance, $3.99)
Bliss by Fiona Zedde (lesbian erotica, $3.99)
Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler (pan f/f contemporary NA, $3.99)
A Hundred Thousand Words by Nyrae Dawn (m/m contemporary NA romance, $3.99)
Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen (m/m contemporary romance, $3.99)
Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones (f/f historical fantasy, $4.99)
Small Change by Roan Parrish (bi m/f contemporary romance, $4.99)
City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault (ace fantasy, $4.99)
Mature Content by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell (contemporary m/m romance, $4.99)
The Butch and the Beautiful by Kris Ripper (contemporary f/f romance, $4.99)
Documenting Light by E.E. Ottoman (trans m/m romance, $4.99)
Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon (contemporary f/f NA romance, $4.99)
Takeover by Anna Zabo (contemporary m/m romance, $4.99)
Poison Kiss by Ana Mardoll (f/f/m PNR, $4.99)
Hello World by Tiffany Rose and Alexandra Tauber (ace sci-fi, $4.99)
When the emperor of Eveinia is murdered alongside his heir, the kingdom’s twelve nations are thrown into chaos. A fortnight later, a young woman wakes up with no memories, having been unwittingly selected for an impossible mission—to track down the chosen successor from each nation and appoint one as the emperor. If she fails, she may never be able to return to her old life.
But a dark order is emerging. Hunted by assassins and escorted by a stableboy, Lia sets out on a journey to uncover the truth about who she is and why she was chosen.
Her first target is Jade, the beautiful but mischievous princess of Sperath. Disguised as her maidservant, Lia must navigate the treacherous waters of the court, her daunting task, and a growing closeness with Jade. When suspicious poisonings begin to plague the castle, it’s up to Lia to find the culprit, or else risk failing her mission—and losing Jade entirely.
Buy it: Amazon
Months after saving Jamie and Deanna from crywolf, Kiara and her brother Cole have moved into the city. While clubbing one night, Kiara is stunned to see her ex, Taryn, on stage. But before she can react, Jamie notices a distinctive tattoo in the crowd: an axe rumored to be the mark of the Huntsmen, a group of werewolf-tracking humans. The girls need to leave immediately—and since Taryn is also a werewolf, they need to take her with them.
The Huntsmen are more than a myth, and they’re scouring the city for lone wolves just like Taryn. Until the General North American Assembly of Werewolves lends a plan of action, Kiara’s small pack is on lockdown in Nathan’s apartment building, where she and Taryn must face the differences that drove them apart. Furthermore, the longer the group waits, the more it seems the Huntsmen haven’t been acting entirely on their own.
Buy it: Amazon
Can friendship, Star Trek, drama club, and a whole lot of coffee get two nerdy best friends through the beginning of their senior year of high school?
Meg and Linus are best friends bound by a shared love of school, a coffee obsession, and being queer. It’s not always easy to be the nerdy lesbian or gay kid in a suburban town. But they have each other. And a few Star Trek boxed sets. They’re pretty happy.
But then Sophia, Meg’s longtime girlfriend, breaks up with Meg. Linus starts tutoring the totally dreamy new kid, Danny—and Meg thinks setting them up is the perfect project to distract herself from her own heartbreak. But Linus isn’t so sure Danny even likes guys, and maybe Sophia isn’t quite as out of the picture as Meg thought she was. . . .
Three weeks have passed since Cassandra Leung pledged her allegiance to the ruthless pirate-queen Santa Elena and set free Bao, the sea monster Reckoner she’d been forced to train. The days as a pirate trainee are long and grueling, but it’s not the physical pain that Cas dreads most. It’s being forced to work with Swift, the pirate girl who broke her heart.
But Cas has even bigger problems when she discovers that Bao is not the only monster swimming free. Other Reckoners illegally sold to pirates have escaped their captors and are taking the NeoPacific by storm, attacking ships at random and ruining the ocean ecosystem. As a Reckoner trainer, Cas might be the only one who can stop them. But how can she take up arms against creatures she used to care for and protect?
Will Cas embrace the murky morals that life as a pirate brings or perish in the dark waters of the NeoPacific?
Abigail is content with her quiet life as a librarian. But when she’s invited to a high-profile charity auction, she finds herself dancing with one of the most beautiful women she’s ever met. Abby’s sure she’ll never see her again, but then Gabrielle calls and asks her on a date. And soon after, another.
Supermodel Gabrielle Levesque has a reputation as the Ice Queen—cold and untouchable—except she warms up whenever she’s with Abby. Only Abby isn’t interested in the heat between them; she’s asexual, and she’s worried that admitting as much to Gabrielle might spell the end of their blooming romance.
They’re two different women from two very different worlds, but Abby knows she can love Gabrielle. Her passion for books, travel, and theater prove there’s more to the Ice Queen than meets the eye. But they’ll have to overcome Abby’s fears—and Gabrielle’s own threatening secrets—in order to find their way to love.