Jae

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

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

  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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