Jae

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

lesbian online romance

12 WLW & Lesbian Phone or Online Romance Novels

  I realized there aren’t that many WLW & lesbian romance novels around in which the characters meet online—maybe via a dating app—or start communicating via emails, texts, or phone calls and meet face-to-face only a little later in the book. Which is a little strange, since so many of us find love—or great friends—online, right? So I thought I’d put together a list of 12 f/f romances that start out on the Internet or via the phone. Make sure you scroll all the way down for a free bonus story.   Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae Flirting has …

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body-positive romance

WLW & Lesbian Body-Positive Romance Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #25)

This week’s F/F crossword puzzle features a really important topic: body positivity in romance novels. The romance novel industry is especially guilty of abiding by Hollywood’s standard of beauty. It’s rare to find plus-size characters in f/f romance novels (or any romance, for that matter). Most of the main characters are portrayed as slender, with perfectly sized breasts, and if they are a bit chubby, their goal in the story is probably to lose weight. I hope that going forward, there’ll be more body positivity in romance novels and that women of all shapes and sizes will find themselves represented …

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Fake relationship romances (Lesbian Book Bingo #7)

Since April Fools’ Day was just a couple of days ago, let’s start off April with a very popular trope: pretend relationship romance novels!   I think what most readers love about “fake girlfriend” or “fake fiancée/wife” stories is that the plot throws together two characters who usually are total strangers and who might not even like each other. Under normal circumstances, they would never consider dating each other, but now they are forced to spend time together and pretend to be a couple. As you can imagine, they get into some hilarious situations, and after a while, they discover …

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Writing is rewriting

You’ve probably heard the old adage “writing is rewriting.“ Well, it’s true. Or at least it should be. While there are some people who unleash their rough first draft onto their unsuspecting audience, most writers know that careful rewriting and revising is where the magic really happens. For my newest romance novel, Just Physical, which has been published today, I spent almost as much time rewriting and revising as writing the first draft. Here’s a breakdown of the time I spent on Just Physical. Overall, I worked on Just Physical for 501 hours. That’s slightly less than the 549 hours I …

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Rainbow Awards 2013

The finalist for this year’s Rainbow Awards have just been announced over on Elisa’s blog, and I’m proud to say that my contemporary romance novel Something in the Wine is one of the finalists. There are several other great books on the list. I haven’t read all of them yet, but many of them are on my to-be-read-soon list. Here’s the full list of finalists. The finalists in the lesbian contemporary romance category are: Crossroads by Radclyffe Broken Star by Joan Lee More than Friends by Erin Dutton Ladyfish by Andrea Bramhall Sea Glass Inn by Karis Walsh Right Out …

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