Jae

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

Sapphic Holiday Romance

The Ultimate List of Sapphic Holiday Romances

For many of us, this is the perfect time of year to cuddle up with a good book, especially a holiday romance that puts you in a festive mood.

So I compiled the ultimate list of sapphic holiday romances—and when I say “holiday,” I’m talking about romance novels that revolve around the winter holidays (or, if you life in the southern hemisphere, the holidays in December).

I found a total of 307 sapphic holiday romances! Most of them are Christmas romances, but there are also a few sapphic stories revolving around Hanukkah or New Year’s. I couldn’t find any sapphic stories featuring Kwanza or Diwali—if you know of any, please let me know!

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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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