lesbian indie authors

WLW & Lesbian Fiction Indie Authors (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #20)

It’s time for another publisher’s edition puzzle, and this one features f/f indie authors! In the bigger publishing world, “indie author” often means authors who either self-publish or who publish their books with a small, independent press, apart from the Big 5 publishing houses. Since f/f publishers are pretty much all small presses, I included only self-published authors in this puzzle, though. You’ll find books by popular authors such as Harper Bliss, Clare Lydon, Amanda Radley, MJ Duncan, Lynn Galli, Lise Gold, and many more.   You can still solve previous puzzles & win ebooks! If you haven’t solved all …

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lesbian toaster oven romance

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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