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Hello, Seekers! Recently we made a TikTok filter to help you find books to quench your thirst for lgbtq+ romance. We know that not everyone uses the clock app or wants to record the filter over and over, so here’s the full list for your reading pleasure. You’ll find everything from sci-fi to fantasy and all kinds of romantic pairings. Check them out and let us know if you’ve read or enjoyed any of these!

Which book will quench my thirst?

The book cover of Shoot the Moon and arrows pointing to the words yeehaw, wlw, science, historical fiction

Shoot the Moon by Isa Arsén – Annie Fisk lands an administrative job at NASA that leads to unexpected opportunities for advancement–and love. But they may come with a price. Has wlw romance.

The purple cover of Ink Blood Sister Scribe and arrows pointing to the words wlw, existing relationship, ancient vampiric books

Ink Blood Sister Scribe by Emma Törzs – Half-sisters Joanna and Esther are reunited by the tragedy of their father’s death and discover the full depth of their family’s history of protecting magical books.

The purple cover of Trials of the Innermost with a crystal tower by a dark lake and arrows pointing to the words mlm subplot, sapphic longing, enemies to lovers, sci-fi and fantasy

Trials of the Innermost by Jonathan Fuller & Kristina Kelly – Six Truthseekers embark on a quest to maintain peace between the realms of Etherea. Their journey reveals a threat that could destroy their entire world. Has a mlm romance subplot and an ace romance.

The book cover of World Running Down and arrows pointing to the words  mlm, trans rep, robot kissing, dystopian scifi

World Running Down by Al Hess – Transgender salvager Valentine Weis accepts a job with life-changing rewards, but completing it will either dash own dreams or those of the newly self-aware androids he pursues.

Red cover of The Remarkable Retirement of Edna Fisher and arrows pointing to the words mlm subplot, wlw subplot, 80 year old protag

The Remarkable Retirement of Edna Fisher by E.M. Anderson – 83-year-old Edna Fisher is the Chosen One, destined to save the Knights from their nemesis. But first, she has to get out of her nursing home. Has both mlm and wlw romance subplots.

The purple and orange book cover of If Tomorrow Never Comes and arrows pointing to the words first love, wlw, mental heath, young adult

If Tomorrow Doesn’t Come by Jen St. Jude – When an asteroid threatens to end all life on Earth in 9 days’ time, Avery faces a personal reckoning with her secrets, including her love for her best friend.

The pink book cover of Out of Character with a person on a laptop and  arrows pointing to the words wlw, roleplay nerds, young adult,

Out of Character by Jenna Miller – Cass Williams has dived deep into an online roleplay community but kept it a secret from everyone–including the girl she’s dating. As her grades start to slip and the lies about how she’s spending her time pile up, Cass has to make an impossible choice. Has wlw romance and is YA.

Has the green book cover of The Archive Undying and  arrows pointing to the words mlm, robot gods, lgbtq+ support cast, adult SFF

The Archive Undying by Emma Mieko Candon – Sunai is the resurrected child of a robot god, but wants nothing to do with his past. Then he sleeps with a man he never should have and is dragged back into the legacy he’s been running from. Has mlm romance subplot and a lgbtq+ support cast.

The book cover A Prayer For Vengeance and arrows pointing to the words plus sized, autistic rep, YA fantasy, wlw secondary romance

A Prayer for Vengeance by Leanne Schwartz – Autistic temple ward Milo accidentally awakens a vengeful girl who will stop at nothing to break the curse that turned her to stone.

The book cover of The First Bright Thing and arrows pointing to the words wlw married, time hopping, circus of fantasticals, adult historical fantasy

The First Bright Thing by J.R. Dawson – Rin presides over a magical circus with her wife Odette that offers a safe haven to others with special powers like their own. A new, darker circus arrives at the same time as a premonition of war that threatens everything Rin and Odette hold dear. Has a married wlw couple.

The orange book cover Always the Almost and white arrows pointing to the words ya mlm, Trans rep, fake dating, piano competition

Always the Almost by Edward Underhill – Miles Jacobson makes two New Year’s resolutions: win back his ex, and win the Midwest’s biggest classical piano competition. But there’s a new boy in town who proves too intriguing to ignore and could jeopardize Miles’s lofty goals.

The green book cover The Wicked Unseen and white arrows pointing to the words horro, satanic cult, crush goes missing, ya wlw

The Wicked Unseen by Gigi Griffis – When Audre’s crush–the local preacher’s daughter–goes missing on Halloween weekend, she and her family are blamed by the religious townspeople. But as Audre investigates Elle’s disappearance, she discovers that the people of faith may be hiding a sinister secret. Wlw ya romance.

The book cover The Satyr Prince and arrows pointing to the words spicy, mlm & wlw, Greek myths, were satyrs?

Our Satyr Prince by Dylan Drakes – A disgraced prince and his pegasus-riding cousin embark on a dangerous mission that might restore everything they’ve lost or destroy it forever. Spicy with wlw and mlm romance.

The book cover Priory of the Orange Tree and arrows pointing to the words dragons, wlw, preserve your gays, women warriors

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – A queen who must conceive an heir. The mage who secretly protects her. A dragon rider from across the dark sea. All will be threatened by an ancient enemy that has awakened.

The book cover This is How You Lose the Time
War and arrows pointing to the words WLW, Bio Punk, Spies, Time Traveling

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone – Time-traveling agents on opposite sides of a war that spans time and space embark on a forbidden romance. As recommended by bigolas.

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