WLW & Lesbian “Toaster Oven” Romance Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #10)

lesbian toaster oven romance

  This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features so-called “toaster oven” romance novels—books about women who go through a process of self-discovery during the course of the book and figure out that they are not as straight as they previously assumed. Most of them find themselves attracted and fall in love with another woman for the very first time. The “toaster oven” is an old joke within the LGBT+ community. To my knowledge, it originated when Ellen DeGeneres’s character on the 1990s sitcom Ellen came out as gay in the infamous “Puppy Episode” and her love interest was presented with …

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WLW & lesbian paranormal romance & paranormal fiction (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #9)

lesbian paranormal romance

  This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle covers WLW & lesbian paranormal romance and paranormal fiction novels. Paranormal books are set in a world that looks like our current, ordinary world at first glance—but paranormal creatures and supernatural beings such as werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, demons, or ghosts exist along with humans.   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 here and try to solve the WLW & lesbian paranormal romance & paranormal fiction puzzle. You can also still send in the solutions …

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

lesbian books by Bella Books

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

lesbian medical romance novels

  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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80+ free lesbian books for you to read

free lesbian books

  Since I know how expensive reading can get if you devour dozens of books each months, I’ve put together a list of free lesbian books for you. The authors are giving away these books so you can try out their writing for free without feeling guilty.   Free lesbian books you get in exchange for signing up to an author’s reader newsletter Many authors of WLW & lesbian fiction offer a free ebook to their newsletter subscribers. Some of them also offer other extra goodies such as book giveaways or extra scenes from favorite books to their subscribers. Here’s …

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

lesbian historical romance & historical fiction

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

lesbian slow-burn romance novels

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

lesbian mysteries, crime fiction & thriller

  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 – (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #2)

WLW & Lesbian Books from Ylva Publishing

  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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