Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I Can't Wait for... April Releases

Transgender Books Coming Soon!

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on the original Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted at Breaking the Spine. Once a month, I'll hop on the meme to share the books I'm most excited for in the coming weeks.

 Gifting Fire
Author: Alina Boyden
Publisher: Ace Books
Publication Date: April 13, 2021
Identities: Transgender
Genres: Fantasy

The battle has been won, but the war is just beginning.

Although at long last Razia Khan has found peace with herself and love with her prince, Arjun, her trials are far from over. In order to save her prince and his city from certain destruction, Razia made a deal with the devil--her father, the Sultan of Nizam. Now the bill has come due.

Razia must secure the province of Zindh, a land surrounded by enemies, and loyal to a rebel queen who has survived her father's purge.  But when her old tormentor Prince Karim invades her new home and forces her into a marriage alliance, Razia finds herself trapped in the women's quarters of a foreign palace, with her beloved Prince Arjun exiled from her side. 

Now, in order to free herself, and her province, from Karim's clutches, she must call upon all of her training as a royal princess, a cunning courtesan, and a daring thief to summon new allies and old friends for a battle that will decide her fate, and the fate of an empire.

 The Queen has a Cold
Author: Jane Kolven
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Publication Date: April 13, 2021
Identities: Nonbinary
Genres: Romance

Remy, the heir to the throne of the tiny nation of Montamant, is finally free of their royal chains as they start graduate school in Boston. No one here knows Remy is royalty or intersex. It’s the break Remy has been looking for—until they meet Sam, the sassy lesbian across the hall. Sam doesn’t tolerate Remy’s snobbery and won’t let anything distract her from getting a PhD in gender studies. But Sam understands Remy in ways no one else ever has, and Remy pushes Sam to see beyond her books.

As things are starting to heat up between them, Remy is summoned home. The queen has a cold and can’t perform her royal duties. There’s just one problem: the people of Montamant haven’t seen Remy since puberty and the changes might mean Remy’s not the princess they expect. When Remy asks Sam to come with them, it might be the chance they both need to conquer their fears and find true love.

 The Companion
Author: EE Ottoman
Publisher: EE Ottoman
Publication Date: April 16, 2021
Identities: Transgender
Genres: Historical Romance

New York, 1949

After years of trying to break into New York City's literary scene, Madeline Slaughter is emotionally and physically exhausted. When a friend offers her a safe haven as the live-in companion to reclusive, bestselling novelist Victor Hallowell she jumps at the chance to escape the city.

Madeline expects to find rest and quiet in the forests of Upstate New York. Instead, she finds Victor, handsome and intensely passionate, and Audrey Coffin, Victor's mysterious and beautiful neighbor.

When Victor offers her a kiss and the promise of more Madeline allows herself to become entangled even as Audrey is also claiming her heart. The only problem is that Audrey and Victor are ex-lovers with plenty of baggage between them. As Madeline finds herself opening up and falling in love with both she starts to wonder, can there be a future for all three?

 Dream Dungeon 
Author: Eli Wray
Publication Date: May 1, 2021
Identities: Transgender, Nonbinary
Genres: Romance

When Joey and Carol nostalgically revisit their old swinging ways, they discover the local club offers an actual dungeon with willing instructors, and things quickly get very hot and complicated.

Lavender Dreams is a explicit series about kink and swinging between consenting adults in a queer-inclusive atmosphere. All of the leads identify as various forms of nonbinary. Dream Dungeon specifically depicts bondage, impact play and d/s elements in a safe environment among trusted partners.


  1. What a beautiful cover for Gifting Fire! It sounds great, also, I'll have to keep my eye out for that one. Hope you enjoy these! :)

  2. Gifting Fire sounds really good. I'm really curious about The Queen Has a Cold too. Love that title. I hope you enjoy all of these when you read them! Have a great day and happy reading!

  3. Haven't heard of most of these and the first two sound really good! Great picks!
    Lisa Loves Literature