Jae

Award-Winning Author of Slow-Burn Romances between Strong Women

Books with asexual characters

WLW Books with Asexual-Spectrum Characters (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #17)

It’s time for the next Pride edition crossword puzzle! This week’s puzzle features f/f books with characters on the asexual spectrum—some are asexual, some are demisexual, and others might be somewhere along the ace spectrum. It wasn’t easy to find 15 f/f books featuring ace spectrum characters because there still aren’t many of them, especially not books about asexual women. Asexuality is still an “invisible” and not very well-known sexual orientation, so before you tackle the crossword puzzle, let me talk for a minute about what “asexual” and “demisexual” and “ace spectrum” mean. Keep in mind that everyone has a …

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books with asexual characters

6 Queer Books with Asexual Characters

  Asexuality is still an “invisible” and often ignored sexual orientation, and it’s rare to find books with asexual characters. To celebrate Asexual Awareness Week, I put together a list of six books with characters on the asexual spectrum.  I also invited the authors of these books to an Ace Characters Chat in my Facebook Reader Group on Friday, October 25, 2019. Join us for some interesting book discussions and fun giveaways! We’re starting at 6 p.m. EST.    Learning Curves by Ceillie Simkiss Genre: Contemporary romance Character: Cora McLaughlin Buy the book on Amazon Elena Mendez has always been …

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Lesbian Book Bingo – Frequently asked questions

I’ve had questions about some of the squares of the Lesbian Book Bingo card, so I thought I’d post a short FAQ. Here’s what you need to know about these categories:   LGBTQIA+ character For this square, please try to read books with a main character who is bisexual, pansexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, or identifies with a letter of the LGBT+ community other than the L (lesbian) since the L is covered by all the other bingo squares already. The category is named LGBTQIA+ because no one would recognize what it’s supposed to mean if I left the L out. …

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Why LGBTQIA representation matters

Do you remember how it felt to discover lesbian books—novels with main characters you can identify with and who represent that part of yourself? For me, it was an eye-opening experience. I grew up in a tiny little town, with no openly lesbian, bisexual, or gay people around. Discovering lesbian fiction made me feel that I wasn’t alone—I wasn’t “abnormal.” There were other people just like me out there. I was like a little kid in a candy store and started to devour every lesbian book I could get my hands on. Thankfully, by then, it was the late ’90s,  …

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