Suanne Laqueur


A former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur went from choreographing music to choreographing words. Her work has been described as "Therapy Fiction," "Emotionally Intelligent Romance" and "Contemporary Train Wreck."

Laqueur's novel An Exaltation of Larks was the Grand Prize winner in the 2017 Writer's Digest Awards. Her debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. Her follow-up novel, Give Me Your Answer True, was also a gold medal winner at the 2016 RFBA.

Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010.

Suanne lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.
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The Man I Love - Book Trailer
Trailer for the novel "The Man I Love" by Suanne Laqueur


The Fish Tales
The award-winning Fish Tales trilogy follows the extraordinary love story of Erik “Fish” Fiskare and Marguerite “Daisy” Bianco. When they meet in college, she is an aspiring ballet dancer and he is learning the behind-the-scenes art of stagecraft. Their romance thrives within a world of creativity and artistry until it is changed forever by a shocking act of violence on their campus. Over twenty years, the reader follows Erik and Daisy’s parallel journeys, and witnesses the effect one traumatic event in their youth has on their lives and how they choose to deal with the experience as adults.
Suanne Laqueur's Venery series is a sweeping family saga with roots in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Book 1, An Exaltation of Larks, was the grand prize winner of the 2017 Writer's Digest Awards, and took first place in the 2018 North Street Book Prize. Themes of love, family, marriage, parenthood, sexual identity and sexual attraction are explored across three decades and two continents. Throughout, Laqueur weaves skilled insights about depression, anxiety and mental health awareness, and reveals how love is a great wisdom made up of small understandings.
An Exaltation of Larks
Price: $5.99 USD.
A Charm of Finches
Price: $5.99 USD.
A Scarcity of Condors
Price: $5.99 USD.
Tales from Cushman Row
Price: $2.99 USD.
A Plump of Woodcocks
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Venery: the Series
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 418,310. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » LGBT
The three award-winning novels of Suanne Laqueur’s Venery series make an emotionally sophisticated, character-driven family saga that invites reflection and discussion on issues of love, family and identity.
A Small Hotel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,130. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical » 20th Century
Set in New York's Thousand Islands during World War 2, A Small Hotel takes readers on a journey through events that shape an American family's weakest moments and finest hours. Laqueur illuminates the experience of ordinary people thrown into extraordinary circumstances and their once-in-a-generation camaraderie, courage and resiliency. An uplifting story of family, love and human endurance.
Here to Stay
Series: The Fish Tales, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,400. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Historical » American
Love is never so sweet as when it receives a second chance. In the sequel to her award-winning novel The Man I Love, Suanne Laqueur continues the story of Erik Fiskare’s romance with Daisy Bianco.
A Plump of Woodcocks
Series: Venery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,570. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Adult
So this is another f**ktn of gratuitous boning with the Venery boys. That’s it, that’s the blurb. If you’re new here, you’ve been warned. This is pure, shameless fluff. It doesn’t fit anywhere or take the place of anything in the Venery novels. It just is what it is.
An Evening at the Hotel: An Affair in 51 Rooms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Two co-workers, long attracted but never acted. They've been at arms length for years. Now they're in a hotel elevator, filled with passionate curiosity and about to show each other their true selves. And in doing so, discover more than they thought possible.
A Scarcity of Condors
Series: Venery, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 117,130. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Tholets are a close-knit family who must re-examine their past and their relationships when a DNA test reveals their eldest son is not their biological child. A complex and captivating exploration of parenthood, ancestry, heritage and legacy, from the award-winning author of An Exaltation of Larks.
The Voyages of Trueblood Cay
Series: Venery, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 132,420. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Laqueur's novel-within-a novel follows the adventures of Pelippé Trueblood and the voyage he makes to find the Tree of Life. He's accompanied by Fen il-Kheir, half-man and half-horse, whose tortured past makes him an unwilling and dangerous passenger. The quest to find the Tree overlaps with the emotional journey of Trueblood and Fen, as they navigate from enemies to friends to lovers.
Love and Bravery: Hardcore Acts of Courage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,250. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Short stories capturing hardcore acts of courage. From a joyful retiree in Bali to a terrified journalist in Syria, Laqueur explores erotic bravery. A blind date in Manhattan. A secret crush in Canada. An ancient aphrodisiac in St. Lucia. A Brazilian street block during Carnavale. A box seat at the Paris Opera... How far will you go for your heart's desire? How passionate a chance will you take?
Tales from Cushman Row
Series: Venery, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,810. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
From author Suanne Laqueur, a collection of extant fan fiction for lovers of the Venery series.
A Charm of Finches
Series: Venery, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 153,390. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Book 2 of the Venery series is a gripping novel about how men make love in times of war. Geno Caan survived a harrowing ordeal that killed his family. He is placed in the care of Steffen Finch, a skilled and compassionate art therapist. Geno quickly bonds with Stef, but when he develops an attachment to Stef's lover, Javier Landes, the line between personal and professional begins to blur.
The Fish Tales: Complete 4-Book Set: The Man I Love/Give Me Your Answer True/Here to Stay/The Ones That Got Away
Series: The Fish Tales, Book 5. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 471,070. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Spanning fifteen years, Suanne Laqueur's award-winning series follows a young man's emotional journey back to the truth of himself and a woman he can't forget.
An Exaltation of Larks
Series: Venery, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 148,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes Javier. As one of Manhattan's top-paid escorts, Javier Landes has no interest in love until he is named guardian for an unknown nephew. Reunited with his late sister’s son, Jav is not only forced to confront the long-buried pain of his childhood, but he comes face-to-face with a fascinating couple he’s met before: Alex Penda and Valerie Lark.
The Ones That Got Away: A Collection of Lost Fish Tales
Series: The Fish Tales, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,430. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Author Suanne Laqueur gives her readers an intimate, guided tour of the award-winning novel, The Man I Love. From the embryonic chapters written over twenty years ago to scenes cut from the final draft, you’ll witness the crafting of an emotional journey and the evolution of the beloved characters within The Fish Tales.
Give Me Your Answer True
Series: The Fish Tales, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 132,970. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Suanne Laqueur’s award-winning debut novel The Man I Love thrilled readers with its memorable characters and depth of emotion. Erik Fiskare’s journey of love, recovery and forgiveness captivated hearts but also left questions unanswered. Now, with a compelling parallel narrative, Laqueur gives Daisy Bianco a chance to tell her story.
The Man I Love
Series: The Fish Tales, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 136,950. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in the world of dance and theater, Suanne Laqueur's award-winning debut novel presents the dark side of devotion and the heavy burden of unfinished business. After a young man loses everything he holds dear, he embarks on an emotional journey of forgiveness. With its unique storyline and unforgettable characters, The Man I Love lingers long after the last page is turned.

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