Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week: New WIP and Aro Book List

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week goes from February 19th to February 25th, so what better time to announce my new project?

I’m currently working on a shot story titled “By Your Side”.

It’s about a bisexual woman who just got out of a bad relationship and an aromantic man who is her friend and roommate. I can’t say much more about it yet, but the story will have a discussion about queerplatonic relationships and a lot of physical affection!

I hope I’ll be able to share more information about it soon.

To celebrate Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week I also wanted to share a list of 114 books with aromantic representation (these books include all kind of aro experiences from the spectrum, including aromantic asexual). Keep in mind that I haven’t read most of them, so I can’t personally recommend them. These are all the books I could find:

An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows

From Under the Mountain by C.M. Spivey

The Story of the Hundred Promises by Neil Cochrane

Baker Thief by Claudie Arseneault

Common Bonds (An Aromantic Speculative Anthology)

Shadows You Left by Taylor Brooke and Jude Sierra

If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann

The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen

Black Wings Beating by Alex London

Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor

The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath

Hazel’s Theory of Evolution by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

Same River Twice by Janet Poland

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

Take Me to Your Nerdy Leader by Hailey Gonzales

This Dark Descent by Kalyn Josephson

Bones of Green and Hearts of Gold by K.A. Cook

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl

Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer

Little Writer by Marina Hill

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Holding Onto Day by E.H. Timms

This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria

Silver in the Mist by Emily Victoria

The Ice Princess’s Fair Illusion by S.L. Dove Cooper

The Grimrose Girls by Laura Pohl

East Flows The River by Michelle Kan

The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia

In-Between by Mj James

The Butterfly Assassin by Finn Longman

Two Dark Moons by Avi Silver

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

Goddess of The Hunt by Shelby Eileen

The Lost Girls by Sonia Hartl

The Black Veins by Ashia Monet

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Mr. March Names the Stars by Rivka Aarons-Hughes

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and  Cory McCarthy

Their Troublesome Crush by Xan West

Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

Any Way the Wind Blows by Carlin Grant

We Go Forward by Alison Evans

Not Your Backup by C.B. Lee

Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

The Trouble by Daria Defore

City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault

Eight Nights of Flirting by Hannah Reynolds

Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel

It Sounds Like This by Anna Meriano

Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

Tall White Tenement by Anna Kirchner

The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor

Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo

Firebreak by Nicole Kornher-Stace

The Sword and Shield by Emma Khoury

Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland

Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Devon’s Island by Si Clarke

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver

No More Heroes by Michelle Kan

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

The Deadly Nightshade by Justine Ashford

Royal Rescue by A. Alex Logan

A Murder’s Hunt by Danica Taylor

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Uniting the Heavens by Emily English

Switchback by Danika Stone

The Liar’s Guide to the Night Sky by Brianna R. Shrum

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

Queerly Loving (Anthology)

Margins and Murmurations by Otter Lieffe

The Bone People by Keri Hulme

The Language of Roses by Heather Rose Jones

Blood Like Magic by Liselle Sambury

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

The Faerie Godmother’s Apprentice Wore Green by Nicky Kyle

Stake Sauce, Arc 1: The Secret Ingredient Is Love. No, Really by RoAnna Sylver

Other People’s Butterflies by Cora Ruskin

Bloody Spade by Brittany M. Willows

Journey Home by May Barros

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Interface by Lucy Mihajlich

The Thread That Binds by Cedar McCloud

Every Bird a Prince by Jenn Reese

Sailing by Orion’s Star by Katie Crabb

Werecockroach by Polenth Blake

The Rhythm of My Soul by Elin Dyer

Aces Wild: A Heist by Amanda DeWitt

The Last Session by Jasmine Walls

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Good Angel by A.M. Blaushild

Rick by Alex Gino

Those Who Ripple by Alex Nonymous

Syncopation by Anna Zabo

Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong

Viral Airwaves by Claudie Arseneault

Create My Own Perfection by E.H. Timms

Sinners by Eka Waterfield

Funeral Girl by Emma K. Ohland

Clariel by Garth Nix

The Life Giver by Jase Puddicombe

Moonshine by Jasmine Gower

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

And last, but not least: in my books you can find aromantic representation in the new short story that I introduced in this post, but also in Tears In The Water (Uriah is aroace. He’s a side character but he’s still very important).

You’re welcome to comment more books with aro rep if you know them! And if you think I included the wrong books, please let me know.

COVER REVEAL: Tears In The Water

My new book, Tears In The Water, comes out on January 17, which is just a little bit more than a month away!

This is my first book with trans representation and it’s also a very personal and important book for me.

This is the official synopsis:

“At White Ravens University, where athletes train to become professional sportspeople, Alex is on the swimming team with her best friend, Xiuying. Having grown up mostly alone, parents absent and brother often busy with his own life, Alex tends not to meet new people unless she and Xiuying are together.
After an embarrassing encounter with a boy from the volleyball team Alex soon discovers that the world isn’t so big after all and the universe has a funny way of setting people up, especially when and with whom they’re least expecting.
Despite her reserved character, Alex becomes part of a newly formed friend group consisting of four amazing people with different identities and personalities. As she tries to overcome her anxiety and negative past events, Alex finds herself both struggling with romantic feelings for a new acquaintance and a full blown gender crisis.”

You can currently add the book on goodreads, where you can also read the reviews that the ARC readers have already left, and you can preorder the kindle edition on amazon. There will be a paperback edition too, but that will only be available to purchase from the release date.

And finally… it is time for me to reveal the cover…

Cover art by @epsilynn on instagram

This beautiful cover was drawn by the amazing @epsilynn on instagram.

Tears In The Water has a love story in it, yes, but the found family and friendships in it are also really important, which is why I wanted to have all five of the characters on the cover.

And look how cute Alex and Tate look wearing each other’s shirts!

Content Warnings for Tears In The Water: body dysphoria, gender dysphoria, self-blame, repetitive self-hatred and negative thoughts, self-harm (not cutting), anxiety, anxiety/panic attacks, neurodivergent burnout, going non-verbal, anger issues, mentions of homophobia and transphobia, misgendering, brief sexual harassment, mention of diets, eating outside of meal times, alcohol consumption (although all the characters can legally drink), cussing.
Please read at your own discretion!

Book Birthday!!

After some delays caused by KDP, I can say that Song of Phoenix and Ink is finally out!

It’s available on amazon as kindle and as two paperback editions, one with colored interiors and one with black&white interiors. In case you can’t see both paperback options, you should be able to see them if you click on “see all formats and editions”.

A colored hardcover edition is also available on Lulu, which you can only find via private link.

I’m so excited to see my book out in the world and know that anyone can access to it now!

Happy reading!

[goodreads book page] – [thestorygraph book page]


It’s official! Song of Phoenix and Ink will be published on May 3rd 2022!

It is already available for preorder on amazon, for anyone who wants to support me.

It will be published in kindle format, as well as in paperback. Since there are illustrations inside the book, the paperback will have two editions: colored and black and white.

I’m trying to work on a hardback edition too, so I might be able to publish that as well.

[ the cover illustration is by Vasilisa // instagram: // twitter & tiktok: @padrebasil ]

Get an ARC of “Song of Phoenix and Ink”

You guessed it! My book “Song of Phoenix and Ink” is finished and ready to be published! Only two things are missing right now: the cover, which is currently in the works, and ARC readers.

If you would like to be able to read and review my book before it gets published, all you have to do is go to this form and fill it out.

This is the official synopsis of my novel, which you can also already find on goodreads:

“All Nadzia Kaminski wanted was to finish writing her novel.
When she finally finished the manuscript for Crimson Mayhem, she did what any writer would: gave it to her best friend to read. Her friend’s reaction, however, wasn’t what she had expected and, upset by her criticism, Nadzia left her at the café where they had met.
Waking up the next morning, Nadzia was no longer in her bedroom, finding herself in a world of her creation, surrounded by dangerous magic and vaguely familiar settings.
With a country at war and no clear way home, time is running out and Nadzia has to find a way to gain the trust of the very people she created and figure out her confusing feelings for two of her own characters.
She soon realizes stories aren’t perfect when there is no one left to write them.”

The book contains queer, poc and disabilty representation. It will have character art inside, as well as this beautiful map kindly drawn by Daniela A. Mera!