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Sapphic books based on a historical event (Book Unicorn #4)

This week’s Sapphic Book Bingo post features sapphic books that are based on a historical event.

This category, of course, overlaps with historical fiction, but it isn’t identical. For the book to count for this category, it needs to include a specific historical event such as the Great Earthquakes and Fires in 1906 in my novel Shaken to the Core.

The book can also be contemporary fiction that contains an important event that happened in more recent years.

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A Place to Call Home Reading Companion

Sapphic historical romance “A Place to Call Home” – Reading Companion

Starting today, my brand-new short story “A Place to Call Home” is available everywhere, including Amazon worldwide and Ylva!

It’s part of the Oregon series and picks up right after the end of my sapphic historical romance Backwards to Oregon, which is my most popular novel. Luke and Nora have survived the dangers along the Oregon Trail, but now they have to find a new home and grow as a couple.

At 13,000 words, it’s considered a novelette (longer than a short story, but shorter than a novella).

Since the reading companion for my novel Chemistry Lessons was so popular with readers, I put together one for “A Place to Call Home” too. I hope you enjoy looking at some pictures and videos while you read so you can imagine the setting and what Luke and Nora are doing as they build their home.

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Sapphic historical fiction & historical romance (Sapphic Reading Challenge #16)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge post features sapphic historical fiction, including but not limited to historical romance novels. For the purpose of this reading challenge, “historical fiction” means any sapphic novel that takes place at least 25 years in the past. 

Yes, that includes the early 1990s. And yes, that makes me feel old. 

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

  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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Lesbian historical fiction (Lesbian Book Bingo #2)

If you haven’t heard of the Lesbian Book Bingo before now, it’s not too late to join! In short, it’s a year-long reading challenge where you’re trying to read one book for each square on the bingo card—and you can win great books while doing it. If you need to brush up on how Lesbian Book Bingo is played, check out the rules.   I’ll post suggestions for a new square on the first and third Thursday of each month. Today, I’ll be covering the “historical fiction” square. Part of the fun and the challenge of the Lesbian Book Bingo …

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Monthly update – October 2016

October and Halloween are over, and we’re heading toward Christmas and the year’s end already! Hard to believe, isn’t it? October was a record month for me. I had several new books out: My contemporary lesbian romance Heart Trouble is now available through all major online bookstores. I also published two nonfiction guides for writers: Show, Don’t Tell and Point of View. And my holiday-themed romance novel Under a Falling Star is now available as an audiobook! So, as you can see, I had a lot of reasons to celebrate in October–and I did…with cheesecake! Yum! I also spent most …

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Giveaway: Win a free copy of my historical romance

It’s been about two months since my latest novel, Shaken to the Core, has been published. Sales are going well, and the book is getting great reviews. So, as a thank-you to my loyal readers, it’s time for a giveaway. To enter the drawing for a signed copy of Shaken to the Core, send an e-mail to and answer the following question: How many English books over 50,000 words have I published so far? Please don’t leave a comment on this blog, or you might give away the correct answer to your competitors for the paperback! :-)  I’ll announce …

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“Lessons in Love and Life” has been published

My newest short story, “Lessons in Love and Life,” has been published, and I think it’s very fitting that it’s been released just in time for Valentine’s Day. In “Lessons in Love and Life,” a companion to my historical romance Hidden Truths, Amy wants to do something nice for her sweetheart, Rika, and take her to Salem for a romantic night of dancing. But in 1869, that’s not easy for two women, so Amy comes up with a daring plan…and ends up learning some lessons in love and life. For now, the short story is available via Amazon, but it …

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