sapphic books set in the 20th century

Sapphic books set in the 20th century (Sapphic Reading Challenge #46)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge features sapphic books set in the 20th century. 

We had an earlier post covering sapphic historical fiction, but this category is more specific: It includes only books that take place between the years 1901-2000.

In my recommended books list below, I picked one or several books set in each decade of the 20th century, starting with the 1900s and wrapping up with the 1990s. 

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genre you don't usually read

Genre you don’t usually read (Sapphic Reading Challenge #15)

Today, it’s time to read a book from a genre you don’t usually read. Depending on your reading comfort zone, that could be mystery, historical fiction/historical romance, fantasy, science fiction…or maybe even nonfiction. As long as it has a women-loving women character or theme, any book that isn’t your usual reading fare is fine. 

Below, you’ll find 5 suggestions for genres such as historical fiction, paranormal romance/urban fantasy, science fiction, fantasy, mystery & romantic suspense, and romcom/humor.

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audiobook giveaway

Big F/F Audiobook Giveaway

Win one of 40 audiobooks featuring women-loving women! June is Audiobook Appreciation Month and Pride Month, and what better way to conclude our celebrations than to give away audiobooks featuring women-loving women! 12 authors of f/f fiction have gotten together to organize a big audiobook giveaway, with a total of 40 audiobooks for you to win! Here’s the list of fantastic f/f audiobooks you can win: A Heart This Big by Cheyenne Blue (1 copy) The Long Shot by A. L. Brooks (1 copy) Curtain Call by C H Clepitt (5 copies) Contract for Love by Alison Grey (1 copy) …

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lesbian historical romance & historical fiction

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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Floodtide by Heather Rose Jones

Interview with Heather Rose Jones, author of lesbian historical fiction & fantasy novels

  Today, I’m interviewing Heather Rose Jones, who writes lesbian historical fiction, fantasy, and historic fantasy. Her most well-known work is the award-winning Alpennia series, which takes place in an alternate regency setting.  Heather is giving away an ebook copy of the latest part of that series, Floodtide, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this blog post.    Welcome, Heather. Please tell us a little about Floodtide, your latest release? Floodtide is something of a bildungsroman—a coming of age story—about a teenage servant in early 19th century Alpennia who develops from a good-hearted but disastrously hapless girl …

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Interview and book giveaway with Lynn Ames

Interview with fellow lesbian fiction author Lynn Ames & a book giveaway

This week’s interviewee is veteran lesbian fiction author Lynn Ames, who writes everything from romance and historical fiction to thrillers and suspense. Lynn is giving away two e-book copies and an audiobook copy of her latest release, Chain Reactions, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!   Welcome, Lynn. Please tell us a little about Chain Reactions and its prequel. The idea for Chain Reactions and Secrets Well Kept was born from my wife, Cheryl, dropping a non-fiction book on my desk with a post-it-note on top that read, “I think there might be a story …

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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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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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Writing hours in May 2016

Let me share the most exciting news first: My lesbian historical romance Shaken to the Core has been published today! I counted, and it’s novel #13 for me (Good thing I’m not superstitious). You’d think it would get old, but it doesn’t. I’m still as excited to see my new book out as if it were the very first. So, if you read it, let me know what you think. Right now, it’s available at the Ylva Publishing web store and as a pre-order at all major online bookstores, including Amazon, where it’ll be released on June 15. May was a …

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