Anita Kelly


Originally from a small town in the Poconos, Anita Kelly now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her wife, son, cat, and three-legged dog. A librarian by day, she drinks too much tea and reads all the romance novels she can find by night. She hopes you get to pet a dog today.


Moonlighters: The Novella Collection
Series: Moonlighters. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,320. Language: English. Originally Published: August 2, 2023 by Anita Kelly. Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Bisexual, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Transgender
Welcome to the Moonlight Café, where the drinks are cheap, the karaoke is nostalgic, and the queer community is free. This edition includes the original three Moonlighters novellas—Sing Anyway, Our Favorite Songs, and Wherever Is Your Heart—along with a bonus Moonie's universe short story, I Didn't Sign Up for This, and an essay about the Portland, Oregon dive bars that inspired the series...
I Didn't Sign Up for This: A Moonlighters Short
Series: Moonlighters, 3.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Originally Published: April 13, 2023 by Anita Kelly. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Transgender
Sometimes, your girlfriend dumps you in Switzerland. If you're lucky, it'll be right before Christmas. To be specific, it just might be the day before you were set to go skiing in the Swiss Alps. As a Christmas present from said girlfriend. And maybe Nicole didn't expect me to still go skiing in the Swiss Alps without her, but you know what? You only live once. I will never in my life be able...
Wherever is Your Heart
Series: Moonlighters, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,250. Language: English. Originally Published: March 1, 2022 by Anita Kelly. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Romance » Later in Life, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
How long, exactly, had June been coming to Moonie's for the sole purpose of pining after the bartender? Long enough to know, probably, that there was no good reason for Mal Edwards, a bastion of stability and good sense, to see any kind of future with June anyway. Was it even fair to express feelings to a woman like that when June was barely around, on the road more than she wasn't? But as...
Sing Anyway
Series: Moonlighters, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,180. Language: English. Originally Published: June 1, 2021 by Anita Kelly. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » General
After a lifetime of failed relationships, nonbinary history professor Sam Bell is committed to a new (non)romantic strategy: Thirst Only. It's the actual drinking where things get too complicated, where Sam inevitably gets hurt. Sam is good at being thirsty, though, especially when it's karaoke night at The Moonlight Cafe, otherwise known as Moonie's to its largely queer regulars. Moonie's is...
Our Favorite Songs
Series: Moonlighters, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,090. Language: English. Originally Published: September 1, 2021 by Anita Kelly. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » General, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Restless and disillusioned with his life, Aiden McCarstle is ready for a night out at The Moonlight Café with his best friend Penelope: one night to not think about how much he hates grad school, to watch queer people make fools of themselves singing karaoke. A simple, reliable escape. But when it's not Penelope who walks through the door at Moonie's, but the high school nemesis Aiden hasn't...

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bisexual    butch    gay    karaoke    lesbian    lgbtq romance    nonbinary    novella    queer    queer romance    romance    romance novella    soft