Jae

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

sapphic mystery novels

Sapphic mystery novels (Sapphic Reading Challenge #30)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge features sapphic mystery novels–a novel in which the plot revolves around a murder or another crime that needs to be solved. 

Mystery novels with a queer female crime-solving badass have a strong tradition. Even before I discovered romance novels between women, I was reading mainstream-published books featuring lesbian detectives such as the Kate Martinelli series by Laurie King and the Kate Delafield series by Katherine V. Forrest or private investigators such as the Lauren Laurano series by Sandra Scoppettone. 

I’ve included some of these classics along with more recently published mystery novels. 

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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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lesbian romantic suspense

WLW & Lesbian Romantic Suspense Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #12)

  This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian romantic suspense novels. A romantic suspense novel combines a romance between the main characters with a mystery or intrigue plot in which the characters solve a crime or face danger together. If that sounds like your kind of book, sharpen your pencil and take a crack at the romantic suspense puzzle!   You can still solve previous puzzles & win ebooks! If you haven’t solved all the previous puzzles yet, you can still do so! For every solution you send in, you get an entry into the drawing for …

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lesbian mystery Collide-O-Scope by Andrea Bramhall

Interview with lesbian mystery author Andrea Bramhall & a giveaway!

  Today, I’m interviewing fellow Ylva Publishing author Andrea Bramhall, who manages to write both lesbian mystery novels and lesbian romance—and who does both equally well. Andrea is giving away an ebook copy of Collide-O-Scope, the first book in her Norfolk Coast Investigation series and a Lambda Literary Award finalist, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post.   Welcome, Andrea. Please tell us a little about your Norfolk Coast Investigation series. The Norfolk Coast Investigation Series is intended to be a set of four stories featuring the same characters, but separate crimes are investigated in each …

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interview with lesbian mystery writer Anne Hagan

Pre-release giveaway & interview with lesbian mystery author Anne Hagan

Today’s guest is indie author Anne Hagan, who is probably best known for her lesbian mystery novels, especially the Morelville series. Anne is about to publish her f/f thriller Steel City Confidential, which can already be pre-ordered on Amazon. She’s giving away two ebooks and two signed paperbacks of Steel City Confidential, so don’t miss the pre-release giveaway at the end of this post!   Welcome, Anne. Please tell us a little about Steel City Confidential. Steel City Confidential is a novel I wrote as the result of a challenge from a Twitter follower and Sheena Lemos Ebersohn of The …

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Giveaway of several lesbian romance novels by Gerri Hill

If you follow my blog, you know I’m doing a series of author interviews, each one with a giveaway or a free book for readers to enjoy. This week’s interviewee is veteran lesbian fiction author Gerri Hill, who just published her 35th lesbian novel, Moonlight Avenue. Gerri is giving away several e-book and audiobook copies of her lesbian romances, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!   Please tell us a little about your newest release, Moonlight Avenue. It’s about an ex-cop turned private investigator (Finley Knight) who gets mixed up in a murder investigation. There’s …

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F/F Romantic Suspense & Mystery Novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #24)

It’s time to talk about one of the top-selling subgenres of lesbian fiction: f/f romantic suspense and mystery novels. In a mystery novel, the main character is investigating a crime—often a murder—or trying to solve a mystery. She can be a detective, a law enforcement officer, a private investigator, or a sleuthing amateur. A romantic suspense novel weaves together a romance and suspense, mystery, or thriller elements. The potential lovers have to face danger together before they can live happily ever after. 15 GREAT LESBIAN MYSTERY & ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVELS I’ve put together a list of 15 lesbian mystery novels …

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Women in uniform (Lesbian Book Bingo #1)

I’m very excited to share the first post of the long-awaited Lesbian Book Bingo with you. In case you missed the rules post and don’t know what Lesbian Book Bingo is all about, read up on the rules and then come back to this post for your first bingo square. I picked “women in uniform” as the theme for the first reading list since they are such popular heroines. Whether they are in the military or part of the police force or other first responders, there’s something about a woman in uniform that makes us swoon. Maybe it’s their integrity …

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