Women's History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to history. All of our books are led by strong, independent female characters. We promote women's empowerment as much as we can. Our stories challenge common stereotypes, with the women often seen as the hero instead of the typical damsel in distress theme.
All the books you see on this page are either female-led or written by a female author.
A Kiss to Wake Me
"A high school romance full of love—and turbulence. The novel highlights different family dynamics that readers may resonate with... [a] story of trust, love, and family." —Kirkus Reviews
A Kiss to Wake Me is a modern-day love story between Jamie and Cara. When the two first lock eyes in the high school cafeteria, “love at first sight” is no longer just a cliché to either of them.
Fans of romantic first love and those who desire to see first love withstand seemingly insurmountable obstacles will enjoy this sweet yet intense novel.
Dirty Laundry: Not Everything is What it Seems
A suburban housewife who goes into extremes to keep her secrets private. Samantha moves to a new home in a perfect neighbourhood where she meets a friend she can finally confide in… but can she? Will sharing secrets with this newfound friend put them both in danger from Samantha's very private and controlling husband?
The Art of Becoming a Traitor (hardcover)
When Eleri and her best friend Fyodor discover that their leaders have been doctoring and altering history and are planning to disintegrate an entire population, they realize that they may be the only two who can prevent this atrocity.
Eleri needs to find it in herself to right her wrongs—even if it means going against everything and everyone she ever loved. Fyodor and Eleri know that they are strong and influential, but will their power be enough to alter the course of history forever?
Grave of Dandelions
With nightmares clawing at her fragile mind, Eirian embraces the whispers that have followed her for as long as she can remember. In the aftermath of the real enemy revealing herself, Eirian retreats from the allied armies to seek answers. Accompanied by Aiden, Celiaen, and Galameyvin, they are determined to confront the spirit of the last mage and face the dark god seeking their destruction. The price for victory is one that Eirian is willing to pay, even if her friends are not.
Artie's Courage (The Musician's Promise Series Book 1)
A courageous farm girl's life is changed forever when she falls in love with a charming street musician, opening her eyes to the cruel mistreatment of Mexico's mine workers and compelling her to stand with them against their oppressor — the man she is marrying.
A Hero's Hope (The Musician's Promise Series Book 2)
Esperanza has it all planned out: She will tell Don Raúl that she can’t marry him, break off their engagement, and persuade her parents to let her marry the man she loves instead. After all, Artie is a hero. How could any parent object to welcoming such a brave man into their family?
However, it soon becomes clear that the jealous Don Raúl will not give her up as easily as she had hoped. Forced to choose between her own freedom and Artie’s, Esperanza must take desperate measures to save the man she loves. Esperanza will do anything to protect Artie, will her efforts be too little, too late?
Honey Beaumont: An Enchanting Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Western Fantasy Filled With Magic, Machines, and Adventure
Honey Beaumont wanted nothing more but to travel around the world helping people. Illiterate and ill-prepared for a war-torn world, Honey embarks on the journey of a lifetime with the Guild. He strived to do right by everyone and see justice prevail no matter the consequence. Freedom for Honey meant joining the Adventure's Guild, becoming a hero, and helping his family leave the horrible place he used to call home. Will Honey be strong enough to save his family and friends? Only time will tell.
Dirty Laundry: A Gripping and Jaw-Dropping Psychological Thriller
The once-perfectionist Samantha discovers that having control over her own life is quite different when adding a husband and children into the mix. As the structure in her life fades away, and control is beyond her reach, Samantha’s insecurities grow.
Playing the part of the perfect wife and mom to those in her community helps to hide her secrets until airing her "dirty laundry" to a new friend puts both of their lives at risk. Dirty Laundry gives us a fast-moving and suspenseful look into the mind of a mom on the edge, but not everything is what it seems.
Honey Beaumont: Being a Hero is Hard
Embarking on a journey of a lifetime, being a hero is harder than he could have ever imagined, but at least he has his friends by his side to help him save the day.
With newfound skills and friends in tow, only one hero can find the strength and courage to return to the man who tried to destroy him and make things right for his people.
Virtual reality has become the only way of life, and no one can tell the difference between what is virtual and what is real. So when a glitch began destroying Tack’s reality, she stood up to save it. Rebelling against her typical intuition and traits, Tack trusts in what she’s told. But when she is confronted with conflicting information regarding the Glitch, she is forced to choose who she trusts enough to fight with. If the only people who understand the Game aren’t giving straight answers, who can Tack trust to help her save the world?
Shadows of Life
Tormented by her mother’s memories, Eirian fears what she will become if she accepts her duty. The gods of Death and War have waited patiently for Eirian to make her move. Willing to do whatever they must to ensure the enemy is destroyed and reborn, the gods of War and Death must risk Eirian turning Tir into dust to keep her on their path.
The Complexities of Love
"Most Anticipated LGBTQ in Young Adult Literature" —Lambda Literary
"The reveal of Mark's family history is intriguing and messily realistic..." —Kirkus Reviews
M.A. Quigley's critically-acclaimed debut novel, The Complexities of Love, tells the story of Mark navigating life as a closeted gay man in 1960s Australia. Always feeling that he was different, Mark did his best to fit in and follow what his family always wanted for him: a lovely Australian girl. But after meeting Dave in middle school, everything changed.
Sofia's Freedom (The Musician's Promise Series Book 3)
As bloody revolution erupts all around her, Esperanza must face her worst nightmares if she is to survive. Alone and terrified, her salvation comes in an unlikely form... but will she be able to accept it, knowing that her beloved musician will never be able to fulfill his promise?
Magic of Lies
Born with magic, Princess Eirian struggles to balance her ability to give life with the desire to kill. Eirian hides her magic until she’s faced with the choice between becoming queen or returning to the mages who raised her. With assassination attempts and rumors of war, Eirian proves to those around her that she is not one to hide from confrontation. Even when it risks her life.
A Broken Game
Virtual reality is a fun escape for everyone… unless you’re forced to participate against your will. When the entire world thrives on augmented reality, how will it survive the destruction of the microchips that made it possible? When Tack confronts the Creator, she must determine what is real, what is a lie, and if any of it matters while she is trying to survive.
Games of Gods
There is a thin line between saving the world or destroying it, and Eirian finds staying on the right side harder with each passing day. Determined to bring down Annawyn, Eirian returns to where she grew up. No longer hiding the truth, she knows her presence will cause disruption across the land. But with increasing attacks from the Unseelie army, Eirian cannot stand by while innocent lives are destroyed because of her mistakes.
Forbidden Rome takes you on a journey to Rome where two friends discover the meaning of love. Anthony ends up falling for Kevin, and they must choose to either live with this secret or risk the consequences from those around them.
How do they come to terms with being gay in the 1980s? Can their love survive the onslaught of homophobia? Packed with raw emotion, Forbidden Rome will rile you out of your comfort zone to root for these young men as they discover what’s most important in life: love.
Left Without Answers
After the suicide of her only child, Alice is committed to finding out why her son took his own life.
When Alice starts to find messages that could only be from her dead son, her desire for revenge intensifies along with her desperate search for the truth.
When she is left with no one and nothing except Hank's messages, will Alice accept the truth, or will her need for closure endanger the life of yet another child?
Pride and Prejudice
An enjoyable romance with lovable characters, emotion, and beautiful writing, Pride and Prejudice is the story of a young woman in the 19th century, Elizabeth Bennet, and her five husband-hunting sisters.
When Elizabeth meets Mr Darcy, she is repelled by his overbearing pride and prejudice towards her family.
Fans of romance, family-oriented stories, comedies, and regency novels will love this story.
The Art of Becoming a Traitor
When Eleri learns that she had been used as a pawn in a larger, evil plot, she has to find it in herself to right her wrongs - even if it means going against everything and everyone she ever loved.
In a race against time, power, and their own morals, they can only hope that their willpower and strength are enough to overturn a war that has already begun.
Lost in Fantasia
When virtual reality takes over, it’s hard to tell the difference between what is real and what is a part of a game. Having all memories of life before The Game erased, Tack’s experience is altered when a glitch infiltrates her world. After her partner disappears, infected by the glitch, she is forced to find answers to the mysterious Game malfunction to determine if he is dead or alive. If Tack can’t stop the malfunction, she risks more than just losing her partner forever—everything she knows and loves might disappear.
Blood of Husks
The Kingdom of Endara is at war and Eirian refuses to be the soft-hearted queen the enemy expects. Among her growing collection of secrets is one that can help turn the tide of battle, even if it means that her people might turn on her. She knows she can buy the precious time needed for reinforcements to arrive, but she will have to break her promises to the ones closest to her.
Fires of Unmaking
Faced with distrust, Eirian tries to protect the ones she loves with the help of War and Death. All she needs to do is find a way to force the mad god to pass over before her manipulations destroy Endara. But unraveling the darkness woven throughout the people she once ruled is not an easy task. They know that if they do not stop the enemy’s forces, countless innocent lives will be lost.