Best M/M Book by a Debut Author of 2013

Vote/add books written by authors who officially published their first m/m book in 2013 through self-publishing methods or through various publishing houses. The length of the stories doesn't matter, the only ones that should be excluded are those part of anthologies.

You’ll notice that on this list will be titles which previously were or still are online stories (original or fanfiction), some of them with a few years behind of being made public and known by readers. The only year that counts here is the one when that certain story was released in a format available for purchase, so if that year is 2013 it’s fine to be added to this list.

Very important: you are allowed to add only one book per each author on your list; let’s say an author released three books in 2013, you should be voting only that title of those three which you consider to be the best or liked the most from the author in question; if you change your mind along the year you may update your vote anytime you want.

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EDITED 08/25/2013 – PLEASE READ!
As a consequence of the vote some users gave to certain books please read the following rules:
- there are allowed only published books at the moment when the vote was added; it could be many months until the book is released and it wouldn’t be fair to the already published ones not to have a better exposure because others are in front of them. My apologies to the users who already voted a book in such a situation, but they may vote it on a more appropriate list: Can't Wait M/M Romance of 2013
- it was stated above you are allowed to add only one book per each author on your list; many users did not vote accordingly, therefore the consequence will be that any second book on a voter’s list by the same author will be removed from the big list without prior notice and disregarding the valid votes already given; if you don’t bother reading the rules I will not bother keeping the book here
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116 books · 801 voters · list created March 16th, 2013 by Nemesis (votes) .
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message 1: by Nemesis (last edited Nov 23, 2013 02:00AM) (new)

Nemesis The following books were removed for reasons of not being debut authors of 2013:
The Last Grand Master by Andrew Q. Gordon: debut book in 2012 (Un)Masked (co-author Anyta Sunday)
Choices by Grace R. Duncan: debut book in 2012 In Her Honor
Secret Chemistry by Chris T. Kat: debut book in 2012 Seizing It
A Cut Above the Rest by Talya Andor: debut book in 2012
Memorizing You by Dan Skinner: debut book in 2008


message 2: by Idamus (new)

Idamus By The Creek isn't really by a debut author as it is an Andrew Grey book written by on of his Farm characters


message 3: by Mandapanda (new)

Mandapanda Great list! Found a few new ones to read...


message 4: by JR (new)

JR How can a book not released yet be on list. I'm referring to Glitterland. It does not come out till Aug.26. I know I have it preordered. Seems fishy to me. Seems to me that a review copy should not count, not till it is available to everyone


message 5: by willaful (new)

willaful Why shouldn't it count? Quite a few people have read the ARC, why shouldn't we vote for it?


message 6: by JR (new)

JR willaful wrote: "Why shouldn't it count? Quite a few people have read the ARC, why shouldn't we vote for it?"
Okay so the preferred few can vote. Can I vote then for a title not to be release till December. How about 2014 can I start now?


message 7: by Nemesis (last edited Aug 25, 2013 03:20AM) (new)

Nemesis Togainunochi(JW) wrote: "willaful wrote: "Why shouldn't it count? Quite a few people have read the ARC, why shouldn't we vote for it?"
Okay so the preferred few can vote. Can I vote then for a title not to be release till..."


After giving some thought to your discussion, I've decided to not allow books that are not already published. There are some pros and cons of this rule, but in the end I think it's best this way. I've edited the list's description accordingly. Glitterland was kept on the list since there were just a few days until the release, but the others which will be published later this year were removed.


message 8: by JR (new)

JR Nemesis wrote: "Togainunochi(JW) wrote: "willaful wrote: "Why shouldn't it count? Quite a few people have read the ARC, why shouldn't we vote for it?"
Okay so the preferred few can vote. Can I vote then for a tit..."

Thank you. I appreciate that. I preorder books, but even then only Riptide lets you have them early. That's only by a few days. Thanks again


message 9: by Anna (new)

Anna Kļaviņa Great list and idea!


message 10: by Susan A (new)

Susan A Xylophone 2012


message 11: by Sab (new)

Sab Please remove Roaming Canisters -- part of an anthology


message 12: by Lelyana (last edited Nov 21, 2013 08:06PM) (new)

Lelyana Drop everything and read TRY!!!!!!!

I read MM romances and Try is the best! Ever!!!!


message 13: by Tara (last edited Nov 25, 2013 11:51PM) (new)

Tara Spears I am curious why Try is on this list since she has books published in 2012? Try is a wonderful book, but not a debut or breakout novel for the author.


message 14: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis This list is about the authors who officially published their first m/m book in 2013. If I'm not mistaken, Ella Frank qualifies. On top of that it's not limited to m/m debut books only. It's all stated in the description.


message 15: by Tara (new)

Tara Spears My mistake... I thought it was a debut authors list.


message 16: by Misty (last edited Dec 10, 2013 10:27PM) (new)

Misty Hi, if I'm not mistaken, Provoked (Enlightenment, #1) by Joanna Chambers isn't a first book.
Great list by the way ;)


message 17: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis Misty wrote: "Hi, if I'm not mistaken, Provoked (Enlightenment, #1) by Joanna Chambers isn't a first book.
Great list by the way ;)"


Hi Misty! This list is about the books published in 2013 as the debut year in the m/m genre. But if 2013 is not the year when an author published their first m/m book, in this case Joanna Chambers, please tell me and I'll remove those titles.


message 18: by Misty (new)

Misty Nemesis wrote: "Misty wrote: "Hi, if I'm not mistaken, Provoked (Enlightenment, #1) by Joanna Chambers isn't a first book.
Great list by the way ;)"

Hi Misty! This list is about the books published in 2013 as the..."


Her first m/f novel "The Lady's Secret" was released in Nov 2011 and the first m/m "Provoked (Enlightenment, #1)" was released in July 2013 - so it's her second novel but her first m/m.


message 19: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis Misty wrote: "Her first m/f novel "The Lady's Secret" was released in Nov 2011 and the first m/m "Provoked (Enlightenment, #1)" was released in July 2013 - so it's her second novel but her first m/m. "

So she qualifies :). Thanks for the info!


message 20: by Ami (last edited Dec 18, 2013 06:46PM) (new)

Ami Why two Kade Boehme books on the list? "Wide Awake" and "Don't Trust The Cut"?


message 21: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis Ami wrote: "Why two Kade Boehme books on the list? "Wide Awake" and "Don't Trust The Cut"?"

Probably because the preferences are not the same. Some readers voted for one, and some readers for the other. As long as they didn't vote for both it's okay. On this list are allowed all the books published by an author in 2013 as their m/m debut year. It's all detailed in the description.


message 22: by Steelwhisper (new)

Steelwhisper Nemesis wrote: "This list is about the books published in 2013 as the..."

Does a prior m/m book have to be for sale, or would an online publication also disqualify the author as being a debuting m/m author?


message 23: by Nemesis (new)

Nemesis Steelwhisper wrote: "Does a prior m/m book have to be for sale, or would an online publication also disqualify the author as being a debuting m..."

It's disqualified if it was for sale, or even offered for free as an ebook through some online sellers like Amazon, Smashwords etc. It's allowed if it was posted on the author's webpage, or online, somewhere like Fictionpress, AO3.


message 24: by Red Urchin (new)

Red Urchin Hi,

Wasn't Captive Prince first published in 2012?


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