lesbian books by Bella Books

WLW & lesbian books from Bella Books (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #8)

  After Ylva Publishing and Bold Strokes Books got puzzles of their own, it’s time for another publisher’s edition. Today’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features another one of the big publishers of WLW & lesbian fiction: Bella Books. Bella Books has published their first lesbian book in 2001 and took over the backstock of Naiad Press in 2003. Since then, they have published popular authors such as Karin Kallmaker, E.J. Noyes, Katherine V. Forrest, KG MacGregor, Gerri Hill, Tracey Richardson, Heather Rose Jones, and many more.   Read up on the rules If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword …

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lesbian medical romance novels

WLW & lesbian medical romance novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #7)

  For this week’s puzzle, I picked WLW & lesbian medical romance novels, one of the most popular subgenres. Apparently, there’s something really sexy about scrubs and stethoscopes! Maybe it’s the high-pressure setting of ERs or the hurt/comfort aspect of some of these romances. Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy today’s puzzle.   You can still send in the solutions for previous puzzles! You can still solve the previously posted puzzles. For each puzzle, I’m drawing the winners of the giveaway exactly one month after I posted the puzzle, but even if you send in the solution after that …

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lesbian historical romance & historical fiction

WLW & lesbian historical romance & historical fiction (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #6)

  Today’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features a genre that is one of my favorites: WLW & lesbian historical romance & historical fiction. I mean, what’s not to love? Historical fiction allows us to live the past instead of reading dry facts. We get to be swept away to a far-off time and place–may it be the Old West, the Middle Ages, the World Wars, or Regency England. So I hope you’ll enjoy imaginary trips to the past while you attempt to solve this crossword puzzle.   Read up on the rules If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword …

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Bold Strokes Books

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

  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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lesbian slow-burn romance novels

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

  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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lesbian mysteries, crime fiction & thriller

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

  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

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

  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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F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge

The 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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Jae crossword puzzle

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

  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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