Bold Strokes Books
Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction. BSB genre fiction includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fiction. BSB Victory (Lesbian) and Liberty (GBT) Editions include literary and popular general fiction exploring the LGBT experience in its many forms. BSB Matinee Books are all about romances: focused reads presenting passion, sexual attraction, and compelling connections in a tightly written, engaging package. Our Young Adult line, BSB Soliloquy, spans all genres and features a protagonist aged 14-18. BSB HeatStroke offers erotica for every pleasure while BSB Impressions, our digital-first line, presents cutting-edge stories in all genres.
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The Heart's Eternal Desire
by David Holly
Seaton French and Dustin Marley strive to hold on to each other and preserve their bond of love against an array of terrifying enemies. Faced with devastating threats, Sea and Dusty struggle to unravel the conspiracy and expose the conspirators. While dire events unfold, shock and terror trigger Dusty’s personality shifts, and Sea must cope with his beloved’s multiple personalities.
Price of Honor
Blair Powell and Jane Graves have much in common and even more that sets them apart in an invisible battle raging on home soil. Blair’s father is the president of the United States, while Jane’s is a domestic terrorist bent on bringing about a new world order at the expense of the present one.
Threads of the Heart
by Jeannie Levig
Maggie Rae-McInnis is happy in her twelve-year relationship with Addison and renting out the rooms in their large home in the Hollywood Hills. Her one nagging fear is that her partner is not as happy as she is—and she is right. Addison is a hot mess. Though she loves Maggie, she feels something is missing.
Making a Comeback
by Julie Blair
Jazz pianist Liz Randall is reeling from her wife’s death and struggling to keep their band together. An invitation to play at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival is an opportunity she can’t turn down, and a challenge she might not be up to until she enlists the help of a mysterious neighbor who’s surprisingly knowledgeable about jazz.
by MJ Williamz
Boone Fairway worked hard to buy her own bar and now reaps the benefits. She’s a partier and loves the different women she meets at the bar. When she meets Grey Dawson, she hopes she’ll be one in her string of women. Grey has different ideas. She works at a domestic abuse shelter and feels that bars are a main contributor of abuse.
The Ground Beneath
by Missouri Vaun
Samantha Casey has been burned by love. She’s determined to remain single and keep a safe distance from any and all female temptations. Her plan is derailed when Jessica Walker strikes a barter deal with her that includes dinner together every night for a month. Jessica’s never been in love, but her sights are set on Sam.
by Elizabeth Wheeler
For his sixteenth birthday, Asher Price gets a date and a death threat. No one believes he’s in danger, but when Asher’s relationship with Garrett is revealed in his small Florida town, he’s certain he will be destroyed. Still haunted by guilt over his brother’s death and his mom’s breakdown, Asher can’t tell the truth. Instead, his best friend’s practical advice to deny everything wins out.
by Karis Walsh
Lieutenant Abigail Hargrove and her mounted police unit need to solve a murder and protect wetland biologist Kira Lovell during the Washington State Fair.
by Gun Brooke
Greer Landon is a successful art gallery owner. She has created an empire by discovering and developing new artists. When she agrees to visit an art school in Boston, she encounters a woman, Hayden Rowe, whose paintings take her breath away. Greer realizes Hayden is not a student, but lives in a remote wing of the school and the maddeningly frustrating headmaster is her mother.
The Orion Mask
by Greg Herren
Heath Brandon’s mother died when he was barely three years old. His father never spoke about her, or her family. So when her family reaches out to him after his father’s death, Heath decides to make the trip to Louisiana to get to know the only family he has left. But he soon learns that there was a lot more to his mother’s death than he ever knew.
No Good Reason
by Cari Hunter
“I can’t do this. I can’t do any of this without her. ”Detective Sanne Jensen (not blonde, not tall, definitely not Scandinavian) and Dr. Meg Fielding (scruffy, scatterbrained, prone to swearing at patients) are lifelong best friends, sharing the same deprived background and occasionally the same bed.
The Strange Case of the Big Sur Benefactor
by Jess Faraday
Billiwack, California, 1884. When translator Rosetta Stein comes across her rival, Bartholomew Vincent, under attack by weird, raven-headed man-beasts behind the infamous Puckered Rosebud Gentleman’s Club, she senses opportunity.
by C.P. Rowlands
Award-winning teacher Clary Stone is home for the summer, helping her family and recovering from a personal tragedy.
Leefe Ellis manages the shelter and is totally unlike anyone Clary’s ever met. Homeless since the age of three, Leefe reveals another side of life with remarkable courage, honesty, and humanity.
Romance by the Book
by Jo Victor
If Cam didn’t keep disrupting her life, maybe Alex could uncover the secret of a century-old love story, and solve the greatest mystery of all—her own heart.
by Meghan O'Brien
Erotica author Kate McMannis has crippling writer’s block and a deadline in less than two months. When a beautiful woman named Erato appears at her house and claims to be her muse, Kate isn’t certain whether Erato is mentally ill or truly her supernatural savior. Either way, when the incredible sex Erato offers leads to genuine inspiration, Kate isn’t inclined to refuse her unusual brand of help.
One Hot Summer Month
by Donald Webb
Damien, an avid cockhound, flits from one sexual encounter to the next until he finally meets someone who assuages his sexual libido.
Searching for Celia
by Elizabeth Ridley
As American spy novelist Dayle Salvesen investigates the mysterious disappearance of her ex-lover, Celia, in London, she begins questioning how well she knew Celia—and how well she knows herself.
by Crin Claxton
Helping the dead can be deadly: Tony may be listening to the dead, but she needs to learn to listen to the living.
All Things Rise
by Missouri Vaun
Cole rescues Ava, a pilot from the Cloud City of Easton who crash-lands near her farm, setting in motion events that will alter the course of her life.
While recuperating and adrift in the unfamiliar social landscape of Easton, Cole begins a journey of discovery. When she meets Audrey, a beautiful doctor, the attraction they share is penetrating and possibly life altering.
by D. Jackson Leigh
Life is best measured by the moments that take our breath away. An artist and a poet burn bright and hot after a chance meeting in a moonlight horseback ride on the beach. An empty house is still filled with memories of lust and love. Tearing open a birthday gift takes the wrapper off a woman’s deepest fantasy.
The 45th Parallel
by Lisa Girolami
Val Montague travels back to her childhood home of Hemlock, Oregon, to handle the estate of her dead mother. All she wants to do is follow her mother’s wishes, liquidate the assets, and leave town.
Cam Nelson, a high school dropout and town outcast, has struggled to establish a small business and leave behind her “good-for-nothing” reputation.
by Jaime Maddox
Bouncing has always been a way of life for Alex Dalton. The former basketball star and new coach likes to keep life simple, bouncing from woman to woman, with no responsibilities and no complications. Then a summer fling opens her eyes to other possibilities, and now Alex wonders if a relationship might be what she really needs.
Same Time Next Week
by Emily Smith
Is it really ever too late to be happy? That’s what young attorney Alex Harris finds herself asking while married to her bartender wife, Beth. For several years, Alex has resigned herself to a mediocre relationship, feeling doomed by the marriage vows she’s already taken. But everything changes when she walks into a small café one afternoon and meets Michelle Masters.
A Royal Romance
by Jenny Frame
Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post to assume the crown.
Beatrice Elliot’s staunch anti-monarchist views have always been a point of gentle contention with her working class, royalty-loving parents.
The First Twenty
by Jennifer Lavoie
Humanity was nearly wiped out when a series of global disasters struck, but pockets of survivors have managed to thrive and are starting to rebuild society. Peyton lives with others in what used to be a factory. When her adopted father is murdered by Scavengers, she is determined to bring justice to those who took him away from her. She didn’t count on meeting Nixie.
New York Nights
by Sawyer Caine
When Dante Hughes, an attractive young college student, is accused of rape, his wealthy father hires Gaige Castile, the most sought after defense attorney in New York. Gaige quickly tames Dante’s cocky attitude but is intrigued by the young man’s seeming vulnerability.
Queens of Tristaine
by Cate Culpepper
Tristaine's hard-won peace is shattered when a deadly plague threatens to devastate the Amazon clan. Their only hope for a cure lies in the sinister laboratories of the City Clinic. To save the sisters they love, Jess and Brenna must leave their mountain village and return to the place of their nightmares, the malevolent facility that almost cost them their lives.
by Cate Culpepper
On the run from the City soldiers, the Amazons of Tristaine seek refuge deep in the mountains, where an even greater danger awaits.
In their new mountain stronghold, a battle rages for the lives and souls of the Amazons of Tristaine. While Jess and her warriors fight a ghostly army, their weakened leader, Shann, must find a way to defeat a powerful demon queen.
Battle For Tristaine
by Cate Culpepper
After a harrowing escape from the City's prison, new lovers Brenna and the Amazon Jesstin are thrown into a battle that will determine the fate of their entire world.
While Brenna struggles to find her place in the clan and the love between her and Jess grows, Tristaine is threatened with destruction when a crucial betrayal brings the City soldiers down upon the village.
by Cate Culpepper
Aided by a haunted young City medic, the descendents of an ancient warrior tribe fight for their freedom.
The Artist's Muse
by Alyssa Linn Palmer
Broke and desperate after her girlfriend leaves her for a man, Colette finds a job as an artist’s model. When she arrives for an interview, she’s surprised to meet a striking young woman, Lise Beauclerc. Her relief at not having to pose for a man turns to infatuation as she observes Lise during their sessions, creating fantasies in her mind during the hours she poses.
The Revelation of Beatrice Darby
by Jean Copeland
How much courage does it take to be yourself? In a decade when good girls conform to strict family and social expectations, Beatrice Darby is about to find out. After a harmless admiration for her older boss, sophisticated Abby Gill, blossoms into a full-blown crush, Beatrice is startled to discover why she’s never felt like other girls.
The Indivisible Heart
by Patrick Roscoe
The discovery of a grotesquely mutilated body of a young man in Sevilla, Spain, sets off an investigation into an apparently psychosexual murder that has disturbing implications for the chief detective and forensic pathologist handling the case. Interwoven with the official search to understand this mysterious death is the victim’s haunting narration of the final days of his life.
Taking the Stand
by Juliann Rich
There’s a time for justice. Then there’s a time for action. And Jonathan Cooper knows exactly what time it is.
by Gill McKnight
Fated love? A destiny in the stars? Together for all eternity? It doesn’t work like that. At least not without a lot of blood, sweat, and tears behind the scenes where the Soul Selector spins her magical trickery. It is her job is to identify soul mates as they enter this world and somehow get them to fall in love. Aphrodite and all the other gods need this purest love of all. They feed on it.
Playing in Shadow
by Lesley Davis
After surviving a devastating car crash, Bryce Donovan is plagued by crippling nightmares that leave her terrified to close her eyes. She still bears the scars from that night, both emotionally and physically.
As a gifted artist, Scarlet Tweedy creates beauty in every medium she employs. But she’s always been expected to take over her father’s business.
by Yolanda Wallace
Jake Myers stopped living the day she cheated death. A traumatic incident in her past has convinced her to stop planning for the future and focus on the present.
Shy Silva is content to hang out with her friends on the gritty streets of South Boston. Then her family steps in.
Lay Down the Law
by Carsen Taite
Peyton Davis is part rancher, part federal prosecutor, and all Texan. Strong and steady, she’s known for keeping her cool in every situation, but when she meets the beautiful and accomplished heiress to the Gantry oil fortune, she falls fast and hard. When she learns her new assignment is to investigate the Gantry family’s business, her entire belief system will be tested.
Just Three Words
by Melissa Brayden
Sometimes the one you want is the one you least suspect...Accountant Samantha Ennis craves order and structure. As the bookkeeper at the boutique advertising agency she owns with her three best friends, it’s her job to apply logic to the chaos. When one of those best friends, laid back Hunter Blair, moves in to share her loft apartment, Sam’s carefully organized world is thrown wildly askew.
by Jess Faraday
For once, Ira Adler has it easy. He has money in his pocket, a comfortable arrangement with an undemanding young man, and no one’s punched, chased, or shot at him in years. Suddenly, an explosion turns everything upside down. Eager to leave London, Ira accompanies his friends to America to settle a family matter.
Every Dark Desire
by Fiona Zedde
Naomi lives an almost idyllic life in Jamaica. She has a daughter who adores her, a close-knit community that looks out for its own, and paradise as her playground. But she secretly longs for the touch of other women.
Fifty Yards and Holding
by David-Matthew Barnes
Victor Alvarez is in serious trouble. Now seventeen and flunking out of high school, he’s been chosen as the leader of the violent street gang he’s been a member of since he was thirteen. Riley Brewer has just broken a state record as the star of their high school baseball team. When Riley and Victor meet by chance, a connection begins to grow.
The Witch of Stalingrad
by Justine Saracen
As the German Blitzkrieg brings the Soviet Union to its knees in 1942, a regiment of women aviators flies out at night in flimsy aircraft without parachutes or radios to harass the Wehrmacht troops. The Germans call them “Night Witches” and the best of them is Lilya Drachenko. From the other end of the world, photojournalist Alex Preston arrives to “get the story” for the American press.
by Mardi Alexander
Mackenzie “Mouse” James’s life is all about firefighting. Being a firefighter fills her waking hours, leaving her too tired to think, to socialize, or to put herself out there. A large part of Sarah Macarthur’s success as a doctor is due to the structure and control that she has established to help her cope when all the elements are thrown her way.
by L.L. Raand
When shadows fill the night, it’s hard to tell friend from foe. With young to raise and her Pack under attack, Sylvan, Alpha of the wolf Weres, takes on her greatest challenge when she determines to uncover the faceless enemies know as the Shadow Lords.
by Franci McMahon
On an innocent horse-buying trip, Jane Scott uncovers a horrifying element of the horse show world, thrusting her into a whirlwind of poisoned money.
Prayer of the Handmaiden
by Merry Shannon
When the Goddess Ithyris appoints shy priestess Kadrian to become Her first shaa’din, or holy warrior, in a millennium, everyone is mystified by Her decision—especially Kade herself. On the battlefields of Mondera, as Kade struggles to defend Ithyria from a dangerous new enemy, she’s also brought face-to-face with her greatest personal temptation.
by Michelle Grubb
Twenty-eight days, thirteen European countries, a tour manager fighting attraction, and an accused murderer. What could possibly go wrong?
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