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LGBTQ Romance

Check out this list of romantic fiction featuring gay, lesbian, and transgendered characters.

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Best Gay Romance

Tales of love and lust in contemporary gay culture, these stories are a reminder of how love can begin: at the grocery store, the gym, the library, or even on the Internet. Real romances with relatable characters, each of the stories in this collection represents a facet of the oh-so-human heart. Also available in eBook.

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Don't Let Me Go by J. H. Trumble

Some people spend their whole lives looking for the right partner. Nate Schaper found his at high school. In the eight months since their cautious flirting became a real heart-pounding relationship, Nate and Adam have been inseparable. But when Adam graduates and takes an off-Broadway job in New York, that certainty begins to flicker.

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Into This River I Drown by T. J. Klune

Grieving over his deceased father, Benji Green has thrown himself into managing his father's small-town Oregon convenience store, struggling to keep his head above water. With frequent dreams of his father's death and waking visions of feathers on the river's surface, Benji finds his definition of reality bending, and when a man falls from the sky, leaving the burning imprint of wings on the ground, Benji begins to understand that the world is more mysterious than he ever imagined and more dangerous.

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Free Falling: Extreme Escapes, Ltd. by S. E. Jakes

Blue is a thief who lives for adrenaline and danger. And when he meets Mick, a mercenary, he's hit with a buzz of attraction like the rush of a high-rise job without a safety rope. But after making plans to get together, Mick leaves him hanging, and Blue vows never again. Sometimes falling in love is the most dangerous thing of all.

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Rookies: Gay Erotic Fiction

Award-winning editor Shane Allison presents a collection of erotic short stories that explore the sexier, sleazier side of masculine icons and working-class heroes from park rangers and policemen to MPs, security guards and detectives.

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Kamikaze Boys by Jay Bell

They say Connor, the one with the crazy eyes and creepy scar, tried to kill his old man. Lately he’s been seen hanging out with David, the gay guy who always eats lunch alone. They make an odd pair, the loser and the psychopath, and bad things happen to people who mess with them. Not that Connor and David are looking for trouble. Even when taking on the world, they seem more interested in each other than fighting. Kamikaze Boys is a story about breaking the chains that bind you and using them to beat down anyone that gets in your way. Better yet, it’s about holding hands with the guy you love while doing so.

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The Book of Daniel by Z. A. Maxfield

Daniel Livingston is finally free. He's come clean about his passionless marriage, moved to St. Nachos, and is ready to explore the endless sexual buffet being hot and rich and single has to offer. The problem is a firefighter named Cameron Rooney who haunts his every waking thought and half his dreams. No doubt about it. Cam is going to require a level of honesty Dan has never before considered, and in order to achieve that, he will have to turn his life inside out.

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The Princess Affair by Nell Stark

Rhodes Scholar Kerry Donovan arrives at Oxford determined to make the most out of this latest opportunity. But when she meets Her Royal Highness Princess Sasha, second in line to the British throne, Kerry's priorities are eclipsed by an attraction neither of them can ignore. "Sassy Sasha" is a tabloid favorite who appears to delight in scandalizing her people, but beneath her vexed public image, Sasha longs to be truly seen. Will the tenuous connection she forms with Kerry be broken by the weight of the crown? Or will they find true love despite the forces endeavoring to keep them apart?

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Runaway by Anne Laughlin

With her life as a private investigator in Chicago firmly established, Jan Roberts can often forget where she came from-a backwoods survivalist camp run by her paranoid, dictatorial father. Hired to find a runaway teenager, Jan realizes the girl is running to the same part of Idaho she fled. When sparks fly between Jan and the new owner of the security firm she works for, Jan finds Catherine wanting to share not only her bed, but also her quest to find the missing teen. The journey to the deep woods of Idaho is a voyage to the heart of darkness for Jan, where the reality of her past can no longer be contained, nor her feelings for Catherine denied.

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Date With Destiny by Mason Dixon

Rashida Ivey, a high-ranking bank executive, has had much more success in her professional life than her personal one. Everything changes when she meets Destiny Jackson. At first glance, Destiny appears to be too good to be true. Rashida's instincts tell her to stay away from the unemployed blue collar worker with the easy smile, but her heart says otherwise.

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Taken by Surprise by Kenna White

Corporate lawyer Leigh Insley makes a visit to her Aspen cabin and crosses path with local snowplow driver, ski instructor and shopkeeper Margo. City-dweller Leigh is certain she has nothing in common with this rustic mountain woman named Margo. But even the frostiest of hearts can be taken by surprise.

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Static by L. A. Witt

After two years together, Alex has been dreading the inevitable moment when Damon learns the truth: that Alex is a shifter, part of a small percentage of the population able to switch genders at will. Thanks to a forced implant, though, Alex is suddenly static -- unable to shift -- and male. Overnight, he's out to a world that neither understands nor tolerates shifters ... and to his heterosexual boyfriend.

11/2014