Great Gay Reads: 8 Upcoming Books Worth Checking Out by Jeff Adams and Will Knauss


There are so many amazing books coming out this month. Seriously, our ‘one-click’ finger is feeling kind of twitchy and ready to attack that BUY button right now! 

In the mood for a fated mates shifter romance?

Perhaps a cozy mystery is more your cup of tea.

Like sports heroes who are just as talented in the bedroom as they are on the playing field?

From sweet to sexy, small town to big city, there’s sure to be a story coming this August that will satisfy whatever your current book craving might be. Below is a list of a few of the gay fiction and romance titles we’re looking forward to this month.

Operation Meet Cute by K.M. Neuhold (Aug 2)

Harlow is in love with love, but his attempts to orchestrate the perfect meet cute have fallen flat. Could it be his best friend who holds the key to their rom-com worthy happily ever after? 

Logan by Macy Blake (Aug 3)

Best-selling paranormal romance author Macy Blake returns with an irresistible new series. It shocked Bailey to learn that shifters exist, and magic is real. The chemistry he shares with alpha wolf Logan is undeniable. An exciting world of possibilities and challenges opens for them in this first book of the Chosen Champions series.

Winning With Him by Lauren Blakely (Aug 3)

The scorching love affair of baseball players Grant and Declan began in Scoring With Him and the pair continue to face challenges here in Winning With Him. The conclusion of their major league romance will conclude later this month with the release of the third book, All In With Him (Aug 27).

Hope on the Rocks by Annabeth Albert (Aug 5)

Annabeth Albert returns to her Rainbow Cove series with the story of a broken-hearted doctor and the bartender who comes to his romantic rescue. Quinn has been burned by love before, but how can he resist a summer fling with Adam, the take-charge younger man who just might make his dreams come true.

Base Hit by Haven Hadley (Aug 5)

Vander is a baseball player with a major chip on his shoulder. Evan is the heir to a business empire but prefers a simpler life. When they dance together one fateful night, they realize they may have finally found something worth fighting for… heart, home and each other. 

Ghost Light Killer by Dahlia Donovan (Aug 7)

It’s murder most foul for boyfriends Dannel and Osian when they help a friend with a local theatrical production and dead bodies keep turning up. Can our heroes solve the case before the murderer’s spotlight shines on them? Ghost Light Killer is the second book in the continuing cozy London Podcast Mystery series.

Busy Ain’t the Half of It by Frederick Smith and Chaz Lamar Cruz (Aug 10)

Elijah is an actor with a full life and a new boyfriend. Justin is a single dad and former news anchor who finally has some time to enjoy himself. But life is never simple, and both will face personal and professional challenges in this dramatic new story from the writing team behind In Case You Forgot.

Role Model by Rachel Reid (Aug 10)

Troy and Harris are like oil and water, but you know what they say about how opposites attract. A grumpy professional hockey player meets his match with an out-and-proud social media manager in the sizzling new book in Rachel Reid’s Game Changers series.

About the Authors:

Jeff Adams & Will Knauss are husbands, authors of m/m romance and podcasters. Big Gay Fiction Podcast, their weekly show, is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can learn more about them at and

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