Jae

Award-Winning Author of Slow-Burn Romances between Strong Women

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Sapphic romantic comedies (Sapphic Book Bingo #24)

This week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category features sapphic romantic comedies, which are also called “romcom”—light-hearted, humorous romance novels that are guaranteed to make you laugh.

Often, the line between a romcom and a romance novel with hilarious moments is a bit blurry, so I’m not going to be very strict about this category. If it feels like a romcom to you, go ahead and count it for this category.

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Sapphic book with more than two POVs (Book Unicorn #11)

For this month’s Book Unicorn, read a sapphic book that is told from more than two points of view. That could mean that not just the two main characters, but also at least one supporting character gets their own perspective in the book. Books with more than two POVs are a Book Unicorn because most sapphic books, especially sapphic romances, are told from the points of view of the two main characters or, sometimes, just from the perspective of one protagonist.   15 recommended sapphic books with more than two points of view: Here are my book recommendations for the …

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Sapphic book with a butch main character (Sapphic Book Bingo #23)

For this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category, read a sapphic book with a butch main character. 

In case you’re not sure what butch means: Butch has been used since the 1940s, primarily in the lesbian community, to refer to masculine-presenting women, but being butch is more than how you dress or wear your hair. It’s an identity that relates to masculinity without being male. Some genderqueer and nonbinary people also identify as butch, e.g., the two main characters in A Jade’s Diamond by Char Dafoe.

There are many ways to be butch, and I hope the books I recommend below reflect that. 

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Giveaway Just a Touch Away

“Cuddle Romance” Giveaway

My latest sapphic romance, Just a Touch Away, which pairs a workaholic ice queen with a professional cuddler, has been out for more than two months now, so I thought it’s time for a giveaway!

I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of Just a Touch Away, a paperback copy of The Cuddle Sutra (a guide on cuddle positions), and a cute T-shirt that says “free hugs.”

To enter the drawing, fill out the giveaway form that I linked to in the post!

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Anniversary giveaway

Anniversary book giveaway

This week, I have a big anniversary to celebrate: Ten years ago today, I published my first book with Ylva Publishing!

I’m celebrating with a big book giveaway (plus romance trope candles!) and a book sale.

Enter the drawing by filling out the giveaway form that I linked to in the post!

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Sapphic erotica or erotic romance (Sapphic Book Bingo #20)

Since temperatures are turning cooler in the northern hemisphere, let’s read a steamy sapphic book for this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo! 

It can be a sapphic erotic romance–where the focus is on the romantic but with several steamy love scenes that are critical to the development of the love story–or sapphic erotica, which focuses on sexual journey of the main character. 

For this category, you could read a novel or a shorter steamy story. 

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Aphantasia

Being a writer when you have aphantasia

If you have read my newest novel, Just a Touch Away, you know that Hannah, the professional cuddler, has aphantasia, and so have I.

Like most people, you’ve probably never heard of aphantasia before reading Just a Touch Away. Aphantasia is the inability to voluntarily form mental images.

Up until a few years ago, I had never heard of it either, even though I’ve had it all my life! We all tend to assume that other people think and experience the world the same way we do. I assumed the same, so it came as a surprise when I discovered that other people can visualize things in their mind’s eye—they really do “see” sheep jumping over a fence when they are counting sheep, and apparently, picturing people naked to help with public speaking isn’t just a joke! Who knew?

As I found out, human minds are actually very diverse.

Read more about what aphantasia is and how it affects being a writer in this blog post. I also interviewed 6 fellow authors of sapphic books who have aphantasia too.

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