After last week’s category featured 15 high-angst romances, this week, it’s time for sapphic low-angst romance novels! A low-angst romance is feel-good book that feels like a warm hug. It’s more on the light-hearted side, without a lot of relationship drama. The main characters usually don’t have a traumatic past.
This week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category features angsty sapphic romance novels.
An angsty or high-angst romance is a book in which the author puts the characters (and the readers) through the emotional wringer.
When it comes to romance novels, “angst” usually means that the characters are going through inner turmoil and painful emotions such as longing, dread, fear, pain, and insecurity. There might be trauma and heartbreak before they characters finally get their happily ever after.
I’m always trying to help out new sapphic authors who are just getting started or who aren’t very well-known yet, so for this week’s category of the Sapphic Book Bingo, please read a book written by a new or new-to-you author.
For the sake of the book bingo, “new author” means someone who has written no more than two novel-length books (not counting shorter works) at the time you read their book.
For this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo, read a sapphic book with a cover that is stunning, unusual, or stands out in some way.
Of course, “stunning” is a very subjective term, and what stands out to one person might be considered nothing special by another. So for this category, just go by whatever cover you think is amazing or unusual in some way.
I picked the books I recommend for this category either because they won a GCLS Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Design or because they were among the top 10 favorite covers voted on by readers in my Facebook group.
It’s been 8 years since the US Supreme Court has struck down all bans on same-sex marriage, legalizing it in all US states. That’s why this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category celebrates sapphic books with a same-sex wedding.
The wedding needs to play an important role in the book, so it can’t be just the two main characters getting married in the last chapter or epilogue.
How AC Adams aka Adam Gaffen deceived readers and fellow writers.
For a while now, I had intended to write a blog post about how important it is to respect your readers and your community, with the first and most important point being to not lie and pretend you’re someone you’re not.
It turns out I now need to write an entire blog post just about that topic, because an author within our community has lied and deceived readers, fellow authors, and the rest of the community in a way that is inexcusable.
Let me start at the beginning to give you a better idea of what happened and why I’m posting about it.