Update June 15, 2014:

Davis Swatling’s review of Queerly Beloved by Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall is here http://www.chelseastationmagazine.com/2014/06/queerly-beloved-by-diane-and-jacob-anderson-minshall.html

Update March 6, 2014:

BSB is proud to announce our 2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalists.

The winners will be announced on June 2 at the awards ceremony in NYC.
In His Secret Life by Mel Bossa
In Between by Jane Hoppen
Baton Rouge Bingo by Greg Herren
Clean Slate by Andrea Bramhall
Date with Destiny by Mason Dixon
Hold Me Forever by D. Jackson Leigh
The Princess Affair by Nell Stark
At Her Feet by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Light by ‘Nathan Burgoine


Update February 16, 2014:

Click on the link below for BSB ebook winter sale. Ebooks only $3.99


Update October 3, 2013:

Check out Neal Wooten’s blog on the Huffington Post

Update September 4, 2013:

Check out Felice Picano’s blog in the Huffington Post


Update July 18, 2013:

Check out this review on Ashley Bartlett’s Dirty series. Her newest one is out in August 2013


Update July 8 2013

Bold Stokes Books is proud to present our 2012 Foreword Book of the Year finalists and winners. 

Finalist: The Pyramid Waltz by Barbara Ann Wright
Gay & Lesbian
FinalistOMG Queer by Radclyffe and Katherine E. Lynch 
FinalistThe Raid by Lee Lynch
FinalistWords to Die By by William Holden
Honorable MentionIll Will by J.M. Redmann
Bronze WinnerCrossroads by Radclyffe

Bold Strokes Books is proud to present the 2013 Golden Crown Literary Award Winners. 

Anthology (non-erotic)

OMG Queer by Radclyffe and Katherine E. Lynch
Women of the Dark Streets by Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman
Debut Author
Lemon Reef by Robin Silverman
Dramatic/General Fiction
The Raid by Lee Lynch
Historical Fiction
Awake Unto Me by Kathleen Knowles
Lesbian Erotica
Initiation by Desire by MJ Williamz
The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien
Runaway by Anne Laughlin
Sometime Yesterday by Yvonne Heidt
Touch Me Gently by D. Jackson Leigh
Romantic Suspense/Intrigue
Beyond innocence by Carsen Taite
Traditional Romance
Heart Block by Melissa Brayden

Update May 22 2013

OMG QUEER edited by Radclyffe and Katherine E. Lynch
are  finalists in the Gay and Lesbian Fiction category of the 2013 International Book Awards!

For a full list of winners and finalists please see: http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2013awardannouncement.html

Update March 11, 2013

Bold Strokes Books is pleased to announce its 2012 Foreword Review Book of the Year Award Finalists:

The Pyramid Waltz by Barbara Ann Wright
Words to Die By by William Holden
OMG Queer, ed by Radclyffe and Katherine Lynch
The Raid by Lee Lynch
Ill Will by JM Redmann
Crossroads by Radclyffe

March 11, 2013—ForeWord Reviews is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Book of the Year Awards. The finalists were selected from 1300 entries covering 62 categories of books from independent and academic presses. These books represent some of the best books produced by small publishing houses in 2012. For a full list of the finalists, searchable by genre, visit:botya.forewordreviews.com/finalists/2012/.

Update March 6, 2013

Bold Strokes Books is proud to announce and congratulate our 2013 Lambda Literary finalists. Best wishes to all the finalists.
Gay Romance
Toughskins, William Masswa
Gay Erotica
Raising Hell: Demonic Gay Erotica ed. Todd Gregory
Secret Societies, William Holden
Lesbian Mystery
Ill Will, by JM Redmann
Jacob’s War, CP Rowlands
Lemon Reef, by Robin Silverman
Lesbian Romance
Dark Wings Descending, by Lesley Davis
Love Match, by ALi Vali
Month of Sundays, by Yolanda Wallace
Runaway, by Anne Laughlin
Sometime Yesterday, by Yvonne Heidt
LBGT Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror
Night Shadows: Queer Horror, ed by Greg Herren and JM Redmann


Update February 9, 2013

Bold Strokes Books is proud to announce our Lavender Certificate recipients for 2013:
Maggie Morton: Dreaming of Her
Andrea Bramhall: Ladyfish
Robin Silverman: Lemon Reef
For more information please see: http://www.alicebawards.org


Update 1-30-13

Bold Strokes Books is proud to announce the titles that made the 2013 Rainbow List:
Steve Berman (ed) – Boys of Summer
Katherine E. Lynch and Radclyffe (ed) – OMG Queer
Tama Wise – Street Dreams
Rainbow Books presents an annual bibliography of quality books with significant and authentic GLBTQ content, which are recommended for people younger than eighteen years of age. Rainbow Books is a joint project between the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table and the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. For a full list of titles pleas see: http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/archives/1025


UPDATE 12-10-12

Bold Strokes Books is proud to announce that STREET DREAMS by Tama Wise is a 2012 Kirkus Book of the Year!
“No simple coming-out story, this many-layered effort is gritty, warm and ultimately hopeful.” – Kirkus

For a complete list of titles please go to: http://www.kirkusreviews.com/issue/2012-best-of/section/teen/
BSB is proud to announce that BLOOD HUNT by L. L. Raand has won first place in the paranormal category in the Laurel Wreath Award Contest.

Representing the Volusia County chapter of the Romance Writers of America, the Laurel Wreath Award Contest for published authors was conceived to award excellence in published romance fiction. The contest is judged exclusively by booksellers.

Bold Strokes Books is pleased to announce the 2012 Rainbow Award Winners!

Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction

Second Place – Ken O’Neill – The Marrying Kind
Honorable Mention – Jeffrey Ricker – Detours

Best Lesbian Erotic Romance
First Place – Meghan O’Brien – The Night OffSecond Place –  Rebekah Weatherspoon – The Fling
Third Place –  L.T. Marie – Three Days

Best LGBT Erotica:

First Place – J.P. Beausejour – Buccaneer IslandSecond Place – Jerry L. Wheeler – Riding the Rails

Honorable Mention – Todd Gregory – Wings, Subversive Gay Angel Erotica
Best Lesbian Historical:

First Place –  Justine Saracen – Tyger Tyger, Burning BrightSecond Place – Rebecca Buck – The Locket and the Flinklock

Best Gay Mystery /Thriller:
Honorable Mention – Greg Herren – Murder in the Irish Channel
Best Lesbian Mystery / Thriller:

First Place –  J.M. Redmann – Ill Will

Honorable Mention: Cari Hunter – Snowbound
Honorable Mention – Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou – Demons are Forever
Honorable Mention –  Robin Silverman – Lemon Reef
Honorable Mention – P.J. Trebelhorn – Missing
Best Bisexual/Transgender Fiction: 
Honorable Mention: Mel Bossa – Franky Gets Real
Best Gay Paranormal / Horror:

Second Place: William Holden – Words to Die By

Best Lesbian Paranormal / Horror:

Tied for Second Place  Radclyffe & Stacia Seaman – Women of the Dark Streets and Rebekah Weatherspoon – Better Off Red
Tied for Third Place –  Cate Culpepper – A Question of Ghosts and Nell Stark & Trinity Tam – Sunfall
Best Lesbian Romance:
First Place – Ronica Black – Wholehearted
Second Place –  Gun Brooke – Speed Demons
Third Place – Rachel Spangler – LoveLife

Honorable Mention: Bobbi Marolt – Coming Attractions

Honorable Mention: Julie Cannon – Rescue Me
Honorable Mention: Karis Walsh – Worth the Risk
Honorable Mention: Yvonne Heidt – Sometime Yesterday
Honorable Mention: D. Jackson Leigh – Touch Me Gently

Best Lesbian Sci-Fi / Fantasy:
Second Place: Gun Brooke – Pirate’s Fortune
Honorable Mention: Winter Pennington – Once Upon a Twilight
Best LGBT Young Adult / Coming of Age:

Honorable Mention: Radclyffe & Katherine E. Lynch – OMGQueer

Best Gay Debut Novel/Book:
Second Place: Ken O’Neill – The Marrying Kind
Honorable Mention: J.P. Beausejour – Buccaneer Island
Honorable Mention: Jeffrey Ricker – Detours

Best Lesbian Debut Novel/Book:
First Place: Rebekah Weatherspoon – Better Off Red
Second Place: Robin Silverman – Lemon ReefTied for Third Place – Yvonne Heidt – Sometime Yesterday and Kathleen Knowles – Awake Unto Me

Honorable Mention: L.T. Marie – Three Days
Honorable Mention: Ashley Bartlett – Sex and Skateboards
Honorable Mention: Terri Richards – Mission of Desire
Best Gay Novel/Book:
Honorable Mention: Ken O’Neill – The Marrying Kind

Best Lesbian Novel/Book:
First Place – Ronica Black – Wholehearted
Second Place –  J.M. Redmann – Ill Will

Honorable Mention: Gun Brooke – Speed Demons

Honorable Mention: Cari Hunter – Snowbound
Honorable Mention: Rachel Spangler – LoveLife

Honorable Mention: Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou – Demons are Forever


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