This is a list blending queer media I like as a queer person or that my queer friends recommend. It’s all queer, pals. If you need warnings or want to know what I think about a specific thing, ask! Right now I just wanted to get this list out and anything else would’ve taken too much time!
Title: I Want To Be A Wall vol 1 (Honami Shirono)
Any love story aficionado will say that the key to a successful couple is intense desire for one another—but what if the characters in question are an asexual woman with a passion for Boys Love stories and a gay man whose heart forever belongs to his oblivious childhood friend? Although romance will never be in the cards for newlyweds Yuriko and Gakurouta, the bond blossoming between them promises to be a wonderful relationship—the likes of which neither has ever experienced before…
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://yenpress.com/9781975338978/i-want-to-be-a-wall-vol-1/
Title: Archangel’s Light (Guild Hunter Book 14) (Nalini Singh)
Nalini Singh returns to the world of the Guild Hunters for the most highly anticipated novel of the beloved series—a love story so epic it’s been half a millennia in the making…
Illium and Aodhan. Aodhan and Illium. For centuries they’ve been inseparable: the best of friends, closer than brothers, companions of the heart. But that was before—before darkness befell Aodhan and shattered him, body, mind, and soul. Now, at long last, Aodhan is healing, but his new-found strength and independence may come at a devastating cost—his relationship with Illium.
As they serve side by side in China, a territory yet marked by the evil of its former archangel, the secret it holds nightmarish beyond imagining, things come to an explosive decision point. Illium and Aodhan must either walk away from the relationship that has defined them—or step forward into a future that promises a bond infinitely precious in the life of an immortal…but that demands a terrifying vulnerability from two badly bruised hearts.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://nalinisingh.com/books/guild-hunter-series/archangels-light/
Title: Semantic Error
Chu Sang Woo (Jae Chan) is a junior computer science majoring student who prizes reason, rules, and a rigid sense of what is right above all else. As part of his university work, he is told to work on a group project for the liberal arts, whereby the group is required to make a final presentation in order to pass the module. But as the rest of the group – whom he knows nothing about – have decided to leave him to do all the work on his own, he decides to remove their names, and make the presentation in his name.
But little did he know that when he did this, he would deal a heavy blow to the academic prospects of a senior student named Jang Jae Young (Park Seo Ham). The latter, a design major, is Chu Sang Woo’s polar opposite. He is stylish, fun-loving, and – above all – extraordinarily popular. He is the closest thing the college has to a superstar! But when his credit for the liberal arts project is taken away, his grand plans to study abroad are suddenly thrown up in the air. He seeks out Chu Sang Woo and is of a mind to torment him. But when the duo is forced to work together, a strange attraction starts to develop between them…
This drama series was based on a long-running web-based cartoon of the same name.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.viki.com/tv/38375c-semantic-error
Encaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of finding true joy.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.netflix.com/Title/81403973
Title: Lord of the Last Heartbeat (May Peterson)
Stop me. Please.
Three words scrawled in bloodred wine. A note furtively passed into the hand of a handsome stranger. Only death can free Mio from his mother’s political schemes. He’s put his trust in the enigmatic Rhodry—an immortal moon soul with the power of the bear spirit—to put an end to it all.
But Rhodry cannot bring himself to kill Mio, whose spellbinding voice has the power to expose secrets from the darkest recesses of the heart and mind. Nor can he deny his attraction to the fair young sorcerer. So he spirits Mio away to his home, the only place he can keep him safe—if the curse that besieges the estate doesn’t destroy them both first.
In a world teeming with mages, ghosts and dark secrets, love blooms between the unlikely pair. But if they are to be strong enough to overcome the evil that draws ever nearer, Mio and Rhodry must first accept a happiness neither ever expected to find.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.carinapress.com/shop/books/9781488055102_lord-of-the-last-heartbeat.html
Title: The High King’s Golden Tongue (Megan Derr)
Prince Allen has trained his entire life to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious mother, who has made their kingdom one of the wealthiest and most influential in the empire. For the past few years he has trained to become the new consort of the High King. The only thing no one prepared him for was the stubborn, arrogant High King himself, who declares Allen useless and throws him out of court.
High King Sarrica is ruling an empire at war, and that war will grow exponentially worse if his carefully laid plans do not come to fruition. He’s overwhelmed and needs help, as much as he hates to admit it, but it must be someone like his late consort: a soldier, someone who understands war, who is not unfamiliar with or afraid of the harsher elements of rule. What he doesn’t need is the delicate, pretty little politician foisted on him right as everything goes wrong.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/25902535-the-high-king-s-golden-tongue
Title: Tinted With You
In Korea’s feudal past, the deposed Crown Prince Lee Heon (Yoo Hyun Woo) has been forced into a lonely exile by his cruel older brother, who has usurped the throne. Lee Heon fears for his life at every moment, as his brother plans to secure his place on the royal seat by killing him. Assassins and other schemes are a constant threat for Lee Heon, whose only true ally is his faithful and kind-hearted bodyguard Guem (Kim Tae Jung).
Meanwhile, in modern times, a high school student named Eun Ho (Jun Hee) loves paintings. In fact, art is his whole world. And when he is tasked with completing a mysterious painting, he is unexpectedly drawn back into the distant past, where he meets Lee Heon. The duo starts to form a close, romantic, and tender bond. But as the acting king grows restless, hoping to kill the exiled Crown Prince as soon as possible, Eun Ho begins to understand that he may be Lee Heon’s best – or perhaps only – chance of survival…
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.viki.com/tv/38120c-tinted-with-you
Title: Couple of Mirrors
You Yi is a young, innocent, and kind-hearted socialite and a successful author, living with everyone’s adoration and envy. Her perfect life is turned upside-down when she discovers a betrayal by the two most trusted people in her life. With no one left to turn to, she finds refuge in the friendship and support of Yan Wei, a young photographer with a cold personality. Unbeknownst to all, Yan Wei has a deadly secret identity.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU4DJf2_jqE&list=PLy8WDOJkSFFwjEU-MGP8uSclEBVo1N5gE
Title: Jing Wei Qing Shang
A natural moat called the Luo river split the great land into two. Jing of the north, and Wei of the south.
One was the Prince of the grass plains who had no worries or sorrow. One was a lawful Princess who received exclusive favour of the Emperor.
A war turned the Prince of the grass plains into an orphan. She who had laid dormant for ten years had originally planned to become a sycophantic official, to manipulate the enemy kingdom into chaos, but she was appointed as Fuma at the Chionglin banquet.
Wait and see, how this debt of grudge from a fallen kingdom and devastated home will be settled.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://jwqs.carrd.co/
Title: Monster and the Beast (Renji)
Cavo is a hideous monster with a pure heart. Liam, on the other hand, might look like the perfect gentleman, but he’s a beast on the inside, and he has an eccentric personality to boot. When Cavo rescues Liam from an unfortunate situation in the forest, the paths of the monster and the beast cross for the first time. Will their meeting be a fleeting encounter or a timeless entanglement? And will Liam succeed in leading the innocent Cavo astray?
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://yenpress.com/9781975357221/monster-and-the-beast-vol-1/
Title: Gideon the Ninth (Tamsyn Muir)
The Emperor needs necromancers.
The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.
Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.
Of course, some things are better left dead.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42036538-gideon-the-ninth
When four best friends enter adulthood in a flagging economy with no job prospects and the insatiable pressures of family hanging over them, they get creative—there’s money in the strangest of gigs. What starts off as a part-time venture scaring people quickly spirals into a life of crime when they get involved with a seedy organization. Now, their survival is on the line as they become the newest outfit in the criminal underworld. And they are not welcome…
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://tapas.io/series/143053
Title: Monstrous Heart
When I was offered a free ride to this fancy school, it seemed like my bad luck had finally changed… until I discovered that my classmates are literally monsters. Now I’m surrounded by people trying to eat me, but then there’s also Lucian. He’s dangerous, broken, hated, and has a dark secret—and I can’t get him out of my head. He saved my life and gave me his heart, but when I look in his eyes, I see hunger. Will our feelings consume us… or will this monster consume me first?
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://tapas.io/series/monstrous-heart/info
Title: Love Tech
How would our relationships look like if we could know about our break-up in advance?
Jae-Young and Soo-Hyun connect over a match on a dating app by the name of Destiny. By the third year of their relationship, things begin to get rocky between two as they constantly find themselves getting into the smallest of arguments. All of a sudden, the estranged couple receive a push notification from the app confirming whether they would like to check the expiry date of their relationship. Both Jae-Young and Soo-Hyun look hesitant. Would they end up choosing to check the expiration date or would they avoid it? What if it were you? What would you do?
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.gagaoolala.com/en/videos/2754/love-tech-2021
Title: The Grace of Sorcerers
To be a warlock in this age is to trade in powers and promises and poisons, to bind demons and men to your will, to break them as you see fit…
Viveca Hua is the warlock of her era, and she has finally obtained her enemy’s greatest weapon—the demon Yves, an entity powerful beyond imagining… and far more alluring than any mortal woman.
But each ritual has a price. Yves has her own past, one brutally intertwined with the nemesis that killed Viveca’s mother. Her secrets will make or break the hunt.
Whatever the risk to her heart or her soul, Viveca is sure of one thing: she will have victory at any cost.
The Grace of Sorcerers is a lesbian urban fantasy of smoldering shapeshifters, brooding demons, and the bloodthirsty mages who engage their services in both vengeance and lust.
Title: Stud Like Her
Chance has been in love only once, but it wasn’t with the girlfriend she stayed with for far too long. The same girlfriend who dropped Chance when she became too inconvenient. Or maybe just boring.
To bury her disappointment, Chance tries to return to the woman she loved back when she was too afraid to be herself. A stud attracted to other studs.
Instead of her old love, though, Chance finds Garett: a new and persistent admirer with the kind of swagger that leaves Chance weak in the knees. Garett is hot and very popular with her half a million followers on social media. She’s also a lot younger than Chance is used to. Not to mention there’s something familiar about her, something dangerous, that Chance can’t quite put her finger on.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/58955696-stud-like-her
Title: D’Vaughn and Kris Plan A Wedding
D’Vaughn and Kris have six weeks to plan their dream wedding.
Their whole relationship is fake.
Instant I Do could be Kris Zavala’s big break. She’s right on the cusp of really making it as an influencer, so a stint on reality TV is the perfect chance to elevate her brand. And $100,000 wouldn’t hurt, either.
D’Vaughn Miller is just trying to break out of her shell. She’s sort of neglected to come out to her mom for years, so a big splashy fake wedding is just the excuse she needs.
All they have to do is convince their friends and family they’re getting married in six weeks. If anyone guesses they’re not for real, they’re out. Selling their chemistry on camera is surprisingly easy, and it’s still there when no one else is watching, which is an unexpected bonus. Winning this competition is going to be a piece of wedding cake.
But each week of the competition brings new challenges, and soon the prize money’s not the only thing at stake. A reality show isn’t the best place to create a solid foundation, and their fake wedding might just derail their relationship before it even starts.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57188051-d-vaughn-and-kris-plan-a-wedding
Title: Criminal Intentions Season One, Episode One (Cole McCade)
When a string of young queer men turn up dead in grisly murders, all signs point to the ex-boyfriend—but what should be an open-and-shut case is fraught with tension when BPD homicide detective Malcolm Khalaji joins up with a partner he never wanted. Rigid, ice-cold, and a stickler for the rules, Seong-Jae Yoon is a watchful presence whose obstinacy and unpredictability constantly remind Malcolm why he prefers to work alone. Seong-Jae may be stunningly attractive, a man who moves like a graceful, lethal bird of prey…but he’s as impossible to decipher as this case.
And if Malcolm doesn’t find the key to unravel both in time, another vulnerable young victim may end up dead.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39783569-the-cardigans
Title: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Alyssa Cole)
While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy–so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.
When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city together, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go, and both of them wondering if they can turn this second chance into a happily ever after.
Buy/Read/Watch Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42128976-once-ghosted-twice-shy