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#PrideLibrary19: Day 8 Purple Books


Today’s the day! My favorite color!

P U R P L E !

So, in keeping with this week’s theme, I’m here to recommend 6 books with purple covers!


A Matter of Disagreement by E.E. Ottoman

22445231.jpgThe rise of mechanical animation, and its popularity at court, is threatening to end Andrea’s scholarly pursuits of spell craft and literature—and force him to let go of his assistants, who depend on him to support their families. In retaliation against the field that is ruining his life, Andrea begins to campaign against it. The efforts gain him notoriety, but do not solve his financial dilemmas.

When he is dragged to a party by his brother, he comes face to face with the man who pioneered mechanical animation: Leon Gregory de la Marche VI, Marquis de la Marche. And he is not at all what Andrea expected.


Shatterproof by Xen

40380609Back and better than ever, from bestselling queer romance author Cole McCade writing as Xen: the new 2018 edition of SHATTERPROOF, with 30% more content, new scenes, new fae mythos, vampires, and more.

There are worse ways to die than by falling in love.

Grey Jean-Marcelin has given up on life. Not even his fame as renowned artist “The Grey” can ease the mental health issues destroying him from the inside out. Yet when a failed suicide attempt brings the man known only as Saint into his life, he’ll enter into a Faustian bargain that will challenge not only his will to live…but his will to die.

Saint is a man like no other. A leanan sidhe, a cursed fae surviving by draining vitality from his chosen prey—and it’s Grey’s love that will feed his life. The temptation of Saint’s lips, of his strange and alien beauty, is undeniable. The offer he makes is irresistible.

And if Grey has to bargain with a devil to die, at least it’s one who ignites him with a heat, a hunger, a need he’d thought he’d forgotten how to feel.

Yet their contract never accounted for star-crossed fate—or for the impossible idea that Saint could love a mortal with a desperation bordering on pain. When one must die so the other may live, their dread pact may snuff the desire, the love, the blood-bonded heartache between them before it has a chance to grow.

Or together, they can make a choice…and discover no one’s heart is shatterproof.


An Offering of Plums by J. Emery

39719172When Tristan’s boyfriend invites him to the Guardian Hill for a date one night he doesn’t know what to expect. Certainly not the betrayal he ends up with as his boyfriend tries to use him to summon the guardian demon. But the demon has their own ideas about what makes a fitting offering and a terrified man is not it. The demon frees him instead.

Angry and hurt after the ordeal, Tristan returns to the hill again seeking not just answers but solace. Over time he and the demon develop a tentative friendship that may help him heal in more ways than one.

An Offering of Plums is an 8,000 word m/enby romance short story

Content warnings: mild violence including blood, sexual situations (consensual, not graphic), mild kink


We All Die Trying To Get It Right by Michael Ryan Webb

38101028.jpgThere are exactly two things that Rafael Torres has always wanted out of life. The first is to see the Golden Gate Bridge in person and experience the sight that inspired his late mother to become a brilliant architect. The second is for his best friend, Henry Wyatt, to finally reciprocate the love that Rafael has held for him for over a decade. For a moment, it seems as if Rafael might get everything he’s hoped for when Henry joins him on a trip to finally visit the Golden Gate Bridge. But all is not as it seems, and Rafael will be forced to confront his complicated history with Henry while learning that in the end, life is never exactly as we want it to be, and we all die trying to get it right.


Long Macchiatos and Monsters by Alison Evans

23459908Jalen, lover of B-grade sci-fi movies, meets the far-too-handsome P in a cafe while deciding whether or not to skip uni again. When P invites them along to a double feature of Robot Monster and Cat Women of the Moon, Jalen can hardly believe that hot boys like bad sci-fi, too. But as their relationship progresses, Jalen realizes P leaves him wondering if they’re on the same page about what dating means, and if that’s what they’re doing.


Reverb by Anna Zabo

43185688The tougher they are, the harder they fall.

Twisted Wishes bass player Mish Sullivan is a rock goddess—gorgeous, sexy and comfortable in the spotlight. With fame comes unwanted attention, though: a stalker is desperate to get close. Mish can fend for herself, just as she always has. But after an attack lands her in the hospital, the band reacts, sticking her with a bodyguard she doesn’t need or want.

David Altet has an instant connection with Mish. A certified badass, this ex-army martial arts expert can take down a man twice his size. But nothing—not living as a trans man, not his intensive military training—prepared him for the challenge of Mish. Sex with her is a distraction neither of them can afford, yet the hot, kink-filled nights keep coming.

When Mish’s stalker ups his game, David must make a choice—lover or bodyguard. He’d rather have Mish alive than in his bed. But Mish wants David, and no one, especially not a stalker, will force her to give him up.


Will you tell me about some queer books with purple covers that you’ve read and enjoyed? Are there any that you’re looking forward to?

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