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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The F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge—wrap-up & the winners of the grand prize

  What a weird year! I don’t think any of us are sad to wave 2020 goodbye. But I love knowing that the book-themed crossword puzzles were one of the highlights of the week for many of you, offering a pleasant distraction while you were stuck at home.   A big thank-you to everyone who participated in the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge I’d like to thank all the participating authors and publishers who contributed books for the giveaways—among them Bold Strokes Books, Bella Books, Ylva Publishing, Desert Palm Press, Bywater Books, and many indie authors. A big thank-you also to …

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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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characters over 40

WLW & Lesbian Books with Characters Over 40 (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #26)

Just as we lack a lot of books with plus-sized characters, middle-aged and older characters also seem underrepresented in WLW & lesbian fiction, especially in romances. So to prove that there’s love & life after 40, this week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian books with characters over 40. In some of the featured books only one of the main characters is over 40 while the other is younger, making it an age gap romance. In others, both main characters are over 40. The age of the characters in these books ranges from their early forties—as in my …

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lesbian fiction series

WLW & Lesbian Fiction Series (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #23)

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian fiction series. Sometimes, it’s hard to let your favorite characters go because you want to know what happens next in their lives. Or you want your favorite supporting character to get her own book. That’s why a series can be perfect for binge-reading.   So, here’s the WLW & lesbian fiction series 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 send in the …

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Lesbian Books with Pets

WLW & Lesbian Books Featuring Pets & Other Animals (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #22)

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian books that feature cats, dogs, horses, and other animals. Most books include dogs, cats, or horses, but there’s also a domestic pig in one of the books.   Speaking of books featuring pets… My new romance Wrong Number, Right Woman features a shy butch, her young niece & her budgie, as well as the supposedly straight woman who sends her an accidental text. Wrong Number, Right Woman will be available everywhere on September 2. If you want to make sure you don’t miss it, please subscribe to my newsletter.   …

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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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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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