Jae

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

sapphic book butch character

Sapphic book with a butch main character (Sapphic Book Bingo #23)

For this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category, read a sapphic book with a butch main character. 

In case you’re not sure what butch means: Butch has been used since the 1940s, primarily in the lesbian community, to refer to masculine-presenting women, but being butch is more than how you dress or wear your hair. It’s an identity that relates to masculinity without being male. Some genderqueer and nonbinary people also identify as butch, e.g., the two main characters in A Jade’s Diamond by Char Dafoe.

There are many ways to be butch, and I hope the books I recommend below reflect that. 

Read more

sapphic book with a POC character

Sapphic book with a POC character (Sapphic Book Bingo #15)

This week’s category of the Sapphic Book Bingo focuses on sapphic books with a main character who is a person of color. The book needs to be written by an author of color. 

Of course, I encourage you to read diverse books, including books by authors whose race, ethnicity, or culture is different from your own, for ALL categories of the Sapphic Book Bingo, not just for today’s category. You’ll find books with POC characters in all my recommended reading lists for the Sapphic Book Bingo, but this category is all about them. 

Read more

coming-out story

Coming-out story (Sapphic Book Bingo #13)

For this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category, read a sapphic book in which the main character comes out as LGBTQIA+ during the course of the book.

Maybe the character has known for a while that they weren’t straight or weren’t cis but only now comes out to family, friends, and colleagues. Or it could be a book in which the main character discovers that they aren’t as straight or as cis as they had assumed, so the coming out is mostly to themselves first and foremost, perhaps followed by coming out to friends and family. 

Read more

sapphic book by a newbie author

Sapphic book by a newbie author (Sapphic Book Bingo #12)

For this week’s Sapphic Book Bingo category, I would like you to read a book by a new author to give some attention to writers who are just starting out.

For the sake of this reading challenge, I’m defining “newbie authors” as a writer who has published only one or two novel-length books.

I put together a list of 100+ new authors of sapphic books for you, and I’m constantly adding to it as I find new authors, so keep checking back.

Read more

Giveaway of lesbian “fake relationship” romance “Breaking Character” by Lee Winter

This week’s guest in my series of lesbian fiction author interviews is fellow Ylva Publishing author and evil mastermind Lee Winter, who penned the unique Requiem for Immortals and the popular On the Record series, featuring one of my favorite fictional ice queens. Lee is also giving away an ebook copy of her latest lesbian romance, Breaking Character, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!   Welcome, Lee. Please tell us a little bit about your newest release, Breaking Character. Elizabeth Thornton, a British actress and infamous villain in a US medical show, can’t stand her …

Read more