Wednesday, March 10, 2021

I Can't Wait for... March 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 - and, yes, I'm a week late this month. Oops!

 The Swinger Set
Author: Eli Wray
Publication Date: March 15, 2021
Identities: Nonbinary
Genres: Romance/Erotica

Ell and Mazzi have greatly enjoyed their very private, very kinky sex life together. But it's one thing to set up the most sophisticated restraints or endure the most intense pain in the comfort of their bedroom. It's a different thing to put themselves out there and try the local swinger's club.

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. The Swinger Set specifically depicts enthusiastic group sex among consenting adults in a semi-public space.

Title: Coming Out, Again: Transition Stories
Author: Sabrina Symington
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
Publication Date: March 18, 2021
Identities: Transgender/Queer
Genres: Graphic Novel

'We don't just come out once. We have to come out continually throughout our lives. And as we grow and change and reach a newfound understanding of who we are, we come out once again in a whole new way.'

Following the interconnected lives of a diverse queer community - including asexual, polyamorous, trans and autigender people - this empowering graphic novel explores the multitude of ways a person's identity and relationships can be expressed and can change over time. From Lily coming out as a lesbian after coming out as a trans woman, to Leanne embracing their genderqueer identity in later life, to Ty navigating their queerness with their autistic identity, these stories illustrate how life lived at the intersection of gender, sexuality, race and class is often a journey with many chapters.

Full of love and pride - as well as tips and advice - these witty, tender and inspiring narratives prove there is no wrong way to be who you are, so long as you are being true to yourself.

Title: Various Persuasions
Author: AE Lister
Publisher: St. Pride Publishing
Publication Date: March 23, 2021
Identities: Nonbinary
Genres: Romance

A non-binary Dom. An eager young sub. Service, orgasm control, bondage. An initial encounter leads to a synchronous exploration of identity and intimacy.

Nic Walker is not your typical Dom—physically female but identifying as male. And Vincent Blake is not your typical twenty-four-year-old straight guy—seductively submissive with a penchant for lacy underwear.

When Nic’s Dominatrix friend Daphne encourages them to get together, she can only hope they recognize the compatibility of their desires and personalities.

Nic has been holing up alone in their townhouse for too long, getting over a bad ‘relationship’, and it’s time for them to start living again. When Nic meets Vincent, neither expects the tentative relationship to take off like a runaway train. But each layer of the attractive and seemingly vulnerable young man Nic exposes ignites their own desires and leads both on a path to revealing the most interesting parts of themselves.

Who knew piano practice could be a form of sexual service? Or that a pair of overpriced panties could inspire such devotion?

Through bondage, service, objectification and the purchase of large quantities of lacy unmentionables, as well as a few specific sex toys and devices, Nic explores how far Vincent will go to please them and how much of themself they will risk to have him.

Title: By Way of Sorrow
Author: Robyn Gigl
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: March 30, 2021
Identities: Transgender
Genres: Thriller

In a fresh and riveting thriller debut, Robyn Gigl introduces Erin McCabe, a New Jersey criminal defense attorney doing her best to live a quiet life in the wake of profound personal change—until a newsworthy case puts both her career and safety in jeopardy . . .

Erin McCabe has been referred the biggest case of her career. Four months ago, William E. Townsend, Jr., son of a New Jersey State Senator, was found fatally stabbed in a rundown motel near Atlantic City. Sharise Barnes, a nineteen-year-old transgender prostitute, is in custody, and given the evidence against her, there seems little doubt of a guilty verdict.

Erin knows that defending Sharise will blow her own private life wide open, and doubtless deepen her estrangement from her family. Yet as a trans woman, she feels uniquely qualified to help Sharise, and duty-bound to protect her from the possibility of a death sentence.

Sharise claims she killed the senator’s son in self-defense. As Erin assembles the case with her partner, former FBI agent Duane Swisher, the circumstances hint at a more complex and chilling story with ties to other brutal murders. Senator Townsend is using the full force of his prestige and connections to publicly discredit everyone involved in defending Sharise. Behind the scenes, his tactics are even more dangerous. His son had secrets that could destroy the senator’s political aspirations—secrets worth killing for. And as leads begin mysteriously disappearing, it’s not just the life of Erin’s client at stake, but her own . . .


  1. Sally,

    Thanks for these great reviews. Personally, I can't wait to read "Various Persuasions!"


    sissy terrie

  2. Haven't heard of these before I don't think, but love the cover and title of that first one! Hope you get them soon.
    Lisa Loves Literature

  3. Coming Out, Again looks like a great read. By Way of Sorrow really interests me as well. It sounds like it will be a page turner! I hope you enjoy all of these when you get a chance to read them! I hope you have a great day, Sally!