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Weekly musing: LGBTQI romance

19 April 2018

This week I am exploring LGBTQI romance.

I will admit I had not read this subgenre until I set about exploring it for this post. It was not something that had caught my interest before, but I found much to like about it. I’ve also found that there are many heterosexuals who enjoy ‘queer’ romance.

LGBTQI romance is a genre that is focused on the romantic relationship between lesbian/gay/bi/trans couples. It will usually be between two people, however there are some books that branch out into menage, but I found them to be more on the ‘erotic’ side.

LGBTQI romance explores the same tropes and elements found in mainstream ‘straight’ romances, with common ones being: reformed players, second chance at love, opposites attract and forbidden loves.

If you are a lover of this genre, I would love some recommendations. Who are your favourite authors and must-reads in LGBTQI romance? What would you suggest for someone new to the genre?

Here are my book recommendations …

Standalone:

  • Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters
  • Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
  • Beauty and the Boss by Ali Vali
  • Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens
  • Living Out Loud by Nyrae Dawn and Christina Lee
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  • The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
  • Next Year for Sure by Zoey Leigh Peterson
  • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Series:

  • Trusting Him by Laura N Andrews (Bromley Brothers)
  • The Love Song of Sawyer Bell by Avon Gale (Tour Dates)
  • Far From Home by Lorelei Brown (Belladonna Ink)
  • Prophesy by AE Via (The King and Alpha)
  • 27 Hours by Tristina Wright (The Nightside Saga)
  • Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell (Barons)
  • Manic Pixie Dream Boy by KA Merikan (The Underdogs)
  • Just Drive by LA Witt (Anchor Point)

And here are my favourite covers:

Happy reading!

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