Jae

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

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WLW / lesbian book with a main character over 40 (Book Unicorn post #3)

In WLW and lesbian fiction, especially in romance, most of the protagonists seem to be in their 20s and 30s. But there’s life–and love–in your fourties, fifties, sixties, seventies, and beyond! So for the third Book Unicorn category, I’d like you to read a book in which at least one of the main characters is over 40.

It could be an age gap romance, in which the other main character is considerably younger, or all of the protagonists could be over 40. I’ll leave that choice up to you, as long as at least one of the main characters is 40 or older.

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Books with a “Return to Hometown” Theme (Sapphic Reading Challenge #3)

The third category of the Sapphic Reading Challenge is a theme that I see a lot, especially in WLW & lesbian romance: books in which the protagonist returns to her hometown after years away.

Maybe it’s the fact that many queer people have to leave their hometown to be able to be their authentic selves and then have to face their past sooner or later—families that might not have reacted too well to their coming out or a first crush they left behind.

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Sapphic Reading Challenge 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to the Sapphic Reading Challenge 2021!

The Sapphic Reading Challenge is a fun, year-long event for readers of women-loving women fiction. It runs from January 1 to December 31, 2021. You can join any time you want. You can earn badges and win ebooks and signed paperbacks at the end of the year. The real prize, however, is discovering new favorite books and authors all year long!

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WLW & Lesbian Books with Characters Who Are Artists (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #30)

This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features WLW & lesbian books with characters who are artists.

Some of these books feature painters or sculptors; others are writers or musicians, and we even have a couple of tattoo artists.

So, here’s the WLW & lesbian books with characters who are artists puzzle: You can either download the crossword grid by right-clicking on the picture below or download the PDF with the crossword grid and the clues.

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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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WLW & Lesbian Books from Ylva Publishing

WLW & lesbian books from Ylva Publishing – (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #2)

  If you have taken a look at the schedule for the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge, you know that I put together puzzles for several publishing houses that publish WLW & lesbian books. Every publisher whose authors submitted enough clues will get their own crossword puzzle—and indie authors will get a puzzle too. Today, I’d like to start with my own publisher, so here’s the Ylva Publishing crossword puzzle. If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge only now, read up on the rules and prizes, then come back here and try to solve the Ylva puzzle. You can …

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F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge

The F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge

Welcome to the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge! After the success of Lesbian Book Bingo in 2018, I wanted to put together another fun reading challenge for readers of f/f fiction in 2020, but this time, I wanted to do something new—and name it in a way that is more inclusive of all kinds of books about women-loving women (WLW). After a lot of brainstorming with some avid readers, I came up with the idea for an F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge.   What is the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge? The F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge is a year-long event for readers of …

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Irregular Heartbeat by Chris Zett

Interview with fellow lesbian romance author Chris Zett & a giveaway

Today, I’m interviewing fellow Ylva Publishing author Chris Zett. Chris lives in Berlin, works as a physician, and writes authentic lesbian medical romances.  Chris is giving away an ebook copy of her lesbian romance novel Irregular Heartbeat, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!  Chris also offers a free short story for her newsletter subscribers, which she’ll send out in time for Christmas, so if you want to receive it, make sure you sign up to her newsletter.    Welcome, Chris. Please tell us a little about your debut novel, Irregular Heartbeat, which was a finalist …

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