The Sky Is Everywhere

The Sky Is Everywhere

Jandy Nelson

Young Adult / Contemporary / LGBT

Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode. Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart. As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.
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The People in the Trees

The People in the Trees

Hanya Yanagihara

Fiction / Contemporary / LGBT

Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction-including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord-will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing, this is an anthropological adventure story that combines the visceral allure of a thriller with a profound and tragic vision of what happens when cultures collide. It is a book that instantly catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the company of young novelists who really, really matter. In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.
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False Papers

False Papers

André Aciman

Fiction / LGBT / Romance

In these fourteen essays Andre Aciman, one of the most poignant stylists of his generation, dissects the experience of loss, moving from his forced departure from Alexandria as a teenager, though his brief stay in Europe and finally to the home he's made (and half invented) on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
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Tides of Peril

Tides of Peril

Rick Potter

Poetry / LGBT / Gay

Sometimes a nightmare is necessary to get to the dream. In hopes of saving his marriage, Sam takes his family on an exotic sailing adventure. Unexpected visitors sidetrack Sam's plan before they leave the marina. It's a sailing adventure across the storm ridden Gulf of Mexico, to the ultimate abduction in the Yucatan Peninsula.In a desperate measure to add excitement to Sam’s boring and crumbling marriage, he arranges an exotic sailing adventure, but it’s more than he bargained for when he and his family are abducted in the Gulf of Mexico, forcing them to endure a nightmare to escape their fate awaiting them in a foreign land.
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Harvard Square

Harvard Square

André Aciman

Fiction / LGBT / Romance

A powerful tale of love, friendship, and becoming American in late ’70s Cambridge from the best-selling novelist. "If you like brave, acute, elated, naked, brutal, tender, humane, and beautiful prose, then you’ve come to the right place.”—Nicole Krauss Cambridge, 1977: A Harvard graduate student, a Jew from Egypt, is preparing to become the assimilated American professor he longs to be. But when he bonds with a brash, charismatic Arab cab driver nicknamed Kalashnikov, he begins to neglect his studies. Together they carouse the bars and cafés of Cambridge, seduce strangers, ridicule “jumbo-ersatz” America, and skinny-dip in Walden Pond. As final exams approach and the cab driver is threatened with deportation, the grad student faces the decision of his life: whether to cling to his dream of New World assimilation or ditch it all to defend his Old World friend. Sexually charged and enormously moving, this is a deeply American novel of identity and ideals in conflict. It is the book that will seal André Aciman’s reputation as one of the finest writers of our time.
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Dead Boy Walking

Dead Boy Walking

David Brining

LGBT / Gay

when iraqi teenager ali al-amin’s parents are killed by a terrorist bomb, he is recruited by arab intelligence as the 'lone wolf', a teenage spy defending the arab-islamic world from al-qaeda and isis. in this first book, ali is sent to syria, turned into a human bomb, a dead boy walking, and sent to kill the jordanian crown prince with two litres of sarin and just three days to save the world.when 15 year old ali al-amin’s parents are killed by an al-qaeda bomb in baghdad, he is recruited by arab intelligence to spy on a syrian school for suicide-bombers. there ali is turned into a human bomb, a dead boy walking, and sent to blow up a wedding reception as prelude to the most dreadful terror-attack ever devised, the release of two litres of sarin from saddam hussein’s missing wmd stockpile into the audience at the jerash arts festival in jordan. with 3 days to stop the plot, ali must grow up fast and face his destiny as the lone wolf defending islam from the extremists who would destroy it.for readers 15+ who enjoy action thrillers, this spy series for young adults and adults sits somewhere between alex rider, james bond and homeland.
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September Rain

September Rain

A.R. Rivera

Fantasy / LGBT / Young Adult

*READS AS STAND-ALONE**It has been said, if you hold your past too closely, it will smother your right now. That’s exactly what Angel Patel is hoping for.Imprisoned some 6 years before the story begins, Angel is up for a reluctant case review. Still plagued by guilt, Angel tells the story of her transformation from neglected child, to teenage outcast, to obsessed lover, to murderer.**September Rain, book 2 of Savor The Days series, reads as a stand alone**You met her in Between Octobers. You know what she did. Now, find out why. . . Before Sheri Barry met Rhys Matthews and turned his world upside down, she was an entirely different person. It has been said that if you hold your past too closely, it will smother your right now. That’s exactly what Angel Patel is hoping for. Imprisoned some six years before the story begins, Angel is up for another case review. She’s sure that the practiced process of spilling her guts to a small panel of authority means nothing— that she will never get out, and doesn’t deserve to. But her conscience is weighted with memories of love and loss, and more guilt than anyone should possess. And Angel has a plan that no one knows about. She’s going to find a way out of her prison one way or another, but before she can leave the place she’s in to find her long lost Jake, she has to clear a few things up. Namely, the extent of her and her former best friends involvement in his murder.
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Daughter of Detroit

Daughter of Detroit

Amy Stilgenbauer

Historical / Historical Fiction / LGBT

It's back to Detroit for this installment, to check in on how Clarissa's adjustment to life as a millennial is progressing. A hint? not particularly well. She's just gotten back from a bad date, but what's worse? Calu wants a favor from the girl he believes to be a revenge spirit, but Clarissa doesn't know if she wants to help him.It's back to Detroit for the installment, to check in on how Clarissa's adjustment to life as a millennial is progressing. A hint? not particularly well. She's just gotten back from a bad date, but what's worse? Calu wants a favor from the girl he believes to be a revenge spirit, but Clarissa doesn't know if she wants to help him.A long kept secret of Graziella's is going to change her world. She just doesn't know it yet.
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The Clockwork Changeling

The Clockwork Changeling

Sylvan Scott

Fantasy / LGBT / Romance

All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget. Anthony remembered. But on his twentieth birthday, he is reminded of something missing from his childhood; something magical he was given as a gift that never quite returned to NeverEarth. Something he must find before it's too late.The third fantasy adventure story in the chronicles of Anthony Delleroe and the magical world of NeverEarth, "The Clockwork Changeling" follows Anthony back to his home at the end of another collegiate year. But this time, he's not alone. His childhood friend, the satyr: Wiste, is joining him on the interstate trip. Just in time for his twentieth birthday, he is reminded of something missing from his childhood; something magical he was given as a gift that never quite returned to NeverEarth.All people, all children, have adventures in fantastic, magical worlds of talking animals, living legends, and myth. But all children, eventually, grow up and forget.Anthony remembered. Anthony remembered and returned. For the first time, though, a native of NeverEarth has come to have an adventure in his world: a quest to find something that was forgotten and lost long, long ago.NeverEarth has come to Earth.Cover art by Louis Frank.
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Jesse's Girl

Jesse's Girl

Alex Exley

Romance / M M Romance / LGBT / Gay

Jesse spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with friends, and an unusual part-time job, he musters the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.“Jesse's Girl” is a mainstream story about Jesse, a college student who spends far more time fantasizing about girls than interacting with them in real life. When a girl in his chemistry class catches his imagination, he’s determined to do something about it. In between his schoolwork, hanging out with dorm buddies, and working a somewhat licentious part-time job, he musters up the courage to talk to her. But his newfound infatuation has a past he hadn’t counted on.Word count: 13,800.If you enjoy the quality of these stories and are interested in erotic fiction with similar quality writing and storylines, check out Alex Exley’s collection of short stories, “Tales of Love & Lust.” Select erotic stories also sold individually.Cover photo courtesy of Silvia at 0silvia0.deviantart.com
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Money Talks

Money Talks

Christopher Davis

Fiction / LGBT / Drama

He never gave a second thought to the old Lincoln gathering dust in the corner, until a couple of gentlemen from south of the border walk in with a wad of cash money.For over six thousand years the cyborg species have ruled the solar system of Earth, but now their reign as supreme beings is threatened by a foreign invader, called Lainep. Only Iyata, one of the eight leaders of the cyborg species, knows the powerful capabilities of the Lainep, and in an attempt to avoid a war with them at all cost Iyata sends one of its creations, Iji, a young cyborg, to Earth on a secret mission to try and prevent a cataclysmic war with the powerful Lainep, but in the midst of the mission Iji gains access into the vibritic dimension, in which the aether (soul), that embodies all organic life, inhabits. And in Iji’s venture into the mysterious dimension Iji becomes trapped, and tries to find a way to make it back to the ultimate reality, in order to save the cyborg species from destruction. 
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Red

Red

Amy Stilgenbauer

Historical / Historical Fiction / LGBT

The last thing Clarissa LaRoux can remember happened in 1965, but when she woke up in the hospital, it was 2013 and her best friend was suddenly 48 years older than her. Opaline Mooreland and her son Raymond take it upon themselves to help solve her mysterious lapse and determine whether or not it has anything to do with the goblin that appeared in her window that fateful night.Second Officer John Blake can't believe his eyes when Dave Calloden meets him as he exits sleep mode aboard the star ship. Dave seems the same but for one thing, John was told by the computer that Dave had died earlier.
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Starstuff

Starstuff

Kaylim

Fantasy / LGBT / Science Fiction

Far in the future, Ajita lives in a steel-cold institution called School, where the humanity of Students is all but erased. While her thoughts remain trapped during the day, at night Ajita experiences strange and wondrous visions. Can her dreams of the past help save mankind's future?Ajita has been trapped in School for as long as she can remember; it is a steel-cold institution with sharp rules and stone-faced Instructors. Unfortunately, Ajita thinks in pictures rather than numbers, and fails every Assessment and Exam. Her only escape is through her dreams, where strange people visit her and tell her star stories. When she befriends Yallie, a young Trainee who takes interest in her art, she believes she’s found a kindred spirit...until her dreams give her warnings of betrayal.
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The Curse of Mnemosyne

The Curse of Mnemosyne

Amy Stilgenbauer

Historical / Historical Fiction / LGBT

After Cerise Mooreland steps through the Chaos Gate, she finds herself falling through a world of her almost forgotten memories. As a pattern begins to emerge, she wakes somewhere altogether unexpected.I thought I was competing for a promotion... But, what I got was something way better.I, Constance Ferrer, got transformed into a creature of nightmare imaginaries. I was on my way to being inducted into Psylas' Niche within the Blood Kin—a complex vampire hierarchy wrought of intrigue and danger. While I'd fantasized about such absurdities, they had been vastly beyond my mediocre reality. Until now.I'd heard that ignorance was bliss. Well, according to my experiences, bliss was All Wallows' Eve. ~ This Book Bite is a prelude to Beatific (a Blood Kin Vampires novel).
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Grum!

Grum!

Robyn Hill

LGBT / Gay / Cultural / France

While exploring an abandoned, broken down factory, two girls stumble across a mysterious package that reads, "Grum, do not open-not ready for sale." Curiosity soon prevails (as it often does) and soon... grown ups who act like children, giant slugs, magical desert restaurants, and many other amazing adventures unravel. One reviewer- " It's like Chalie, Coroline, and Wimpy Kid all rolled into one!"Grum is a chapter book for grades 3-6. It is a story of two girls who discover magical bubble gum. The gum takes them on a series of magical and hilarious mishaps, such as sleeping with slugs, a magic pizzaria in the middle of the desert, a troll who needs help fixing his bridge. Children love this book.One reader commented about her favorite part of this book, "It is as adventurous as "Coraline", as delicious as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", and funnier than "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" Enjoy!
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