I compiled this list rather hastily in preparation for the Queer Monsters round table at Sirens this year, and I shared my list of round table discussion questions in a previous post, but I thought I would share the indie monster book list itself as a separate blog so that I could spend hours getting every book title linked to a page where you could research/purchase said book, if you were so inclined. ^~
I find it such a shame that so many book lists out there completely gloss over the existence of books published by independent presses and self-published authors, especially when it comes to seeking out queer fiction. I guess everyone assumes that queer fiction is bound to be amateurish erotica, and admittedly there is a lot of that out there… but there’s so much that’s truly great, too.
Anyway, this is a list of paranormal / monster themed books from independent publishers that feature a lesbian protagonist. This is by no means a comprehensive list as I know there are probably far more of these out there than even I’m aware of, so please do comment if you know of one that should be added!!
By Winter Pennington (Bold Strokes Books):
Witch Wolf, Raven Mask and the forthcoming Bloody Claws (vampires, werewolves, witches)
The Rosso Lussuria Series
Darkness Embraced and the forthcoming Summoning Shadows (vampires and some other interesting creatures)
By Ronnie Massey (Copperhill Media Corporation) – Crimson Dawn (vampires)
By Sarah E. Glenn (Pill Hill Press) – All This and Family, Too (vampires)
By Ali Vali (Bold Strokes Books) – Balance of Forces: Toujours Ici (vampires)
I’m sure there are many more to come, so if you know of one you’d like to add please leave it in the comments! :)