Literary Easter Egg Book Giveaway

Literary Easter Egg Book Giveaway

Have you ever heard the term “literary Easter egg”?

Literary Easter eggs are references or messages that authors insert into their books. It can be characters from previous books making an appearance or being mentioned or a shout-out to a fellow author. For example, in my novel Falling Hard, the characters are reading Without a Front by Fletcher DeLancey.

The term originated in the video game industry, where it refers to hidden messages or objects in the games.

Some literary Easter eggs are pretty obvious, while others are more subtle and more well-hidden so you might not notice them on your first reading of the book.

Usually, literary Easter eggs aren’t important for the plot, so if you don’t pick up on them, it won’t take away from the enjoyment of the story. You won’t even notice there’s something you missed. But if you do detect them, it’s like an extra treat.

If you have read a few of my books, you know I love connecting my books and putting in a couple of Easter eggs. It’s like sharing an inside joke with my loyal, eagle-eyed readers.

My latest novel, Chemistry Lessons, has more literary Easter eggs than any of my previous books, so I thought I would create an Easter egg hunt contest. Find out the rules & prizes you can win by clicking on the title of this post!

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sapphic reading challenge book journal

Sapphic Reading Challenge book journal giveaway

In 2021, I’ll be hosting the Sapphic Reading Challenge, a fun, year-long event for readers of books about women-loving women. The challenge will start on January 1, when I will post the rules and categories. To make the reading challenge even more fun, I created a book journal to help you keep track of all the sapphic books you’ll be reading in 2021. It’s a hardcover journal that includes: A table of contents that lets you rate up to 100 books. Pages to fill in what books you read for each category of the Sapphic Reading Challenge. A to-be-read list …

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audiobook giveaway

Big F/F Audiobook Giveaway

Win one of 40 audiobooks featuring women-loving women! June is Audiobook Appreciation Month and Pride Month, and what better way to conclude our celebrations than to give away audiobooks featuring women-loving women! 12 authors of f/f fiction have gotten together to organize a big audiobook giveaway, with a total of 40 audiobooks for you to win! Here’s the list of fantastic f/f audiobooks you can win: A Heart This Big by Cheyenne Blue (1 copy) The Long Shot by A. L. Brooks (1 copy) Curtain Call by C H Clepitt (5 copies) Contract for Love by Alison Grey (1 copy) …

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books with pansexual and bisexual characters

WLW Books with Pansexual & Bisexual Characters (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #16)

It’s Pride Month, and it’s also LGBT+ Book Month, so the next three crossword puzzles will feature books with characters on the LGBTQIA spectrum. This week’s puzzle is about f/f books with pansexual and bisexual characters; next week’s puzzle will feature books about asexual and ace spectrum characters, and the week after, I’ll post a puzzle featuring books with nonbinary and trans characters.   You can still solve previous puzzles & win ebooks! If you haven’t solved all the previous puzzles yet, you can still do so! For every solution you send in, you get an entry into the drawing …

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F/F Fiction Easter Egg Hunt

Join the F/F Fiction Easter Egg Hunt and win one of 33 f/f fiction ebooks

Happy Easter, everyone! It’s been a while since I hunted for hidden eggs or chocolate on Easter, but I think you’re never too old for an Easter egg hunt. Since most of us are staying home, self-isolating, I put together a virtual F/F Fiction Easter Egg Hunt! 33 authors of WLW & lesbian fiction donated ebook prizes for you to win.   Here’s how to participate in the F/F Fiction Easter Egg Hunt To participate in the Easter Egg Hunt, visit the websites of the authors on the list below. Each author hid a picture of an Easter egg somewhere …

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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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Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones

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

  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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Irregular Heartbeat by Chris Zett

Interview with fellow lesbian romance author Chris Zett & a giveaway

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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