WLW & lesbian books from Bold Strokes Books (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #5)

Bold Strokes Books

  After the Ylva Publishing puzzle last month, it’s time for another publishers edition. Today’s crossword puzzle is featuring the biggest publisher of WLW & lesbian books: Bold Strokes Books. Bold Strokes Books has published over 1,000 works by more than 200 authors, among them reader favorites such as Radclyffe (whose alter ego founded BSB), Melissa Brayden, Rachel Spangler, Kris Bryant, Meghan O’Brien, Ali Vali, Cari Hunter, Jenny Frame, and many, many more.   Read up on the rules If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge only now, read up on the rules and prizes, then come back …

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WLW & lesbian slow-burn romance novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #4)

lesbian slow-burn romance novels

  I hope you are having fun with the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge! For our fourth puzzle, I picked one of my favorite tropes: wlw and lesbian slow-burn romance novels. Slow-burn romances are novels in which the romance develops gradually. Instead of falling in love or jumping into bed in chapter 1, the characters take the time to really get to know each other, forming a deeper connection, and that’s what I like about this kind of romance novels.   A big shout-out to my helpers! Before I give you the clues, though, I’d like to thank all the people …

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WLW & lesbian mysteries, crime fiction & thriller (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #3)

lesbian mysteries, crime fiction & thriller

  The F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge was off to a great start with the ice queen characters puzzle and the Ylva Publishing puzzle. Today’s puzzle is featuring WLW & lesbian mysteries, crime fiction, and thrillers. If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge only now, read up on the rules and prizes, then come back here and try to solve the mysteries/crime/thriller puzzle. You can either download the crossword grid by right-clicking on the picture below or download the PDF with the crossword grid and the clues. You don’t necessarily need a printer to play. You don’t need to …

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WLW & lesbian books from Ylva Publishing – (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #2)

WLW & Lesbian Books from Ylva Publishing

  If you have taken a look at the schedule for the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge, you know that I put together puzzles for several publishing houses that publish WLW & lesbian books. Every publisher whose authors submitted enough clues will get their own crossword puzzle—and indie authors will get a puzzle too. Today, I’d like to start with my own publisher, so here’s the Ylva Publishing crossword puzzle. If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge only now, read up on the rules and prizes, then come back here and try to solve the Ylva puzzle. You can …

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WLW & lesbian books with ice queen characters – (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #1)

I’m very excited to share the first post of the long-awaited F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge with you. For our first crossword puzzle, I picked WLW & lesbian books with ice queen characters because that kind of heroine is quite popular with readers. If you are unfamiliar with the term, an ice queen is a character who starts out as cold and prickly but usually thaws during the course of the book, often because they’re falling in love with the other main character. If you missed yesterday’s post explaining the rules of the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge, read up on it …

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The F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge

F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge

Welcome to the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge! After the success of Lesbian Book Bingo in 2018, I wanted to put together another fun reading challenge for readers of f/f fiction in 2020, but this time, I wanted to do something new—and name it in a way that is more inclusive of all kinds of books about women-loving women (WLW). After a lot of brainstorming with some avid readers, I came up with the idea for an F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge.   What is the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge? The F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge is a year-long event for readers of …

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Looking back at 2019 and writing goals for 2020

new year 2020

  Like for many of us, the beginning of a new year is a time to look back at the past year for me—and a time to make plans and goals for the new year. Goal setting has helped me a lot as a full-time writer. So, let’s see how I did on my goals for 2019:   Write and publish two English novels.  I did achieve that goal. Not the Marrying Kind, book 2 of the Fair Oaks series, was published in May. The Roommate Arrangement, a romance novel about a feisty comedian and a brooding former cop, was …

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Solve the Jae crossword puzzle and win an ebook of your choice

Jae crossword puzzle

  Sharpen your pencils and your minds: It’s International Crossword Puzzle Day—a great opportunity to prepare for the upcoming F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge, which will start on January 1. To help you prepare, I came up with a “Jae” crossword puzzle. Some of the clues are a bit challenging, but I’m confident that most of you will be able to solve it. Pro tip: You’ll find the answers to most clues on various pages of my website, including the FAQs.   Win an ebook of your choice! To make it even more interesting, I’ll turn the crossword puzzle into a …

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Interview with Heather Rose Jones, author of lesbian historical fiction & fantasy novels

Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones

  Today, I’m interviewing Heather Rose Jones, who writes lesbian historical fiction, fantasy, and historic fantasy. Her most well-known work is the award-winning Alpennia series, which takes place in an alternate regency setting.  Heather is giving away an ebook copy of the latest part of that series, Floodtide, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this blog post.    Welcome, Heather. Please tell us a little about Floodtide, your latest release? Floodtide is something of a bildungsroman—a coming of age story—about a teenage servant in early 19th century Alpennia who develops from a good-hearted but disastrously hapless girl …

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Interview with fellow lesbian romance author Chris Zett & a giveaway

Irregular Heartbeat by Chris Zett

Today, I’m interviewing fellow Ylva Publishing author Chris Zett. Chris lives in Berlin, works as a physician, and writes authentic lesbian medical romances.  Chris is giving away an ebook copy of her lesbian romance novel Irregular Heartbeat, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!  Chris also offers a free short story for her newsletter subscribers, which she’ll send out in time for Christmas, so if you want to receive it, make sure you sign up to her newsletter.    Welcome, Chris. Please tell us a little about your debut novel, Irregular Heartbeat, which was a finalist …

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