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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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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Interview with lesbian romance author Clare Lydon & a giveaway

Made in London by Clare Lydon

  It’s time for another interview with a fellow author of lesbian romance. Today’s guest is Clare Lydon, who is best known for her London Romance series.  Clare is giving away an ebook copy of the latest book in that series, Made in London, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post.    Welcome, Clare. Please tell us a little about your latest release, Made in London. Made In London is the sixth book in my London Romance Series, which has been described by readers as “the L Word, but set in London.” I’m not going to …

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Interview with lesbian mystery author Andrea Bramhall & a giveaway!

lesbian mystery Collide-O-Scope by Andrea Bramhall

  Today, I’m interviewing fellow Ylva Publishing author Andrea Bramhall, who manages to write both lesbian mystery novels and lesbian romance—and who does both equally well. Andrea is giving away an ebook copy of Collide-O-Scope, the first book in her Norfolk Coast Investigation series and a Lambda Literary Award finalist, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post.   Welcome, Andrea. Please tell us a little about your Norfolk Coast Investigation series. The Norfolk Coast Investigation Series is intended to be a set of four stories featuring the same characters, but separate crimes are investigated in each …

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Interview with lesbian romance author Erin Dutton & a book giveaway

lesbian romance Wavering Convictions Erin Dutton

  It’s time for another interview with a fellow author of lesbian romance. Today’s guest is Erin Dutton, who has published 14 novels with Bold Strokes Books so far. Erin is giving away an ebook copy of her latest release, Wavering Convictions. Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!      Welcome, Erin. Please tell us a little about your latest release, Wavering Convictions. In Wavering Convictions, Maggie is robbed at gun point. She meets a woman in the courthouse cafe that she connects with, only to later find out that the woman, Ally, is the sister …

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Interview & giveaway with award-winning lesbian romance author Radclyffe

Interview with lesbian romance author Radclyffe

  Are you ready for another interview with a fellow lesbian romance author? This week’s guest doesn’t really need an introduction because I think most of you are already familiar with her work. Radclyffe is not only one of the most popular authors of lesbian romance novels, but also one of the most prolific. Radclyffe will publish her 63rd novel, Cost of Honor, next month! She is giving away an ebook copy of one of her novels—winner’s choice—so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!   Welcome, Radclyffe. Please tell us a little about your upcoming release, …

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Interview & giveaway with Rachel Gold, author of queer young adult novels

queer young adult novel In the Silences by Rachel Gold

  Today, I’m interviewing Rachel Gold, award-winning author of queer young adult novels such as Being Emily, the first young adult novel written from a trans girl’s point of view.  Rachel is giving away an ebook copy of In the Silences, a queer young adult novel that is getting great reviews, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!   Welcome, Rachel. Before we start talking about your books, could you let our readers know which pronouns you prefer? Thanks for asking! I use both she/her and they/them pronouns. I have a lot of gender, so really …

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