Jae

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

Books Featuring Butch/Femme Couples (Lesbian Book Bingo #20)

As we’re slowly approaching the end of the year and of Lesbian Book Bingo, I would be amiss not to include a list of books featuring butch/femme couples. Most of these are romance novels in which a butch and a femme character meet and fall in love. 15 GREAT LESBIAN BOOKS THAT FEATURE BUTCH/FEMME COUPLES I’ve put together a list of 15 books featuring butch/femme couples I hope you’ll enjoy. Departure from the Script by Jae Amanda isn’t looking for a relationship – and certainly not with Michelle. She has never been attracted to a butch woman before, and Michelle …

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F/F Books with Disabled Characters (Lesbian Book Bingo #19)

Much too often, the characters in lesbian books, especially in romance novels, are all too perfect. They have perfect looks, perfect jobs, perfect health, perfect everything. That’s just not a realistic representation of our lives. So for this square of the Lesbian Book Bingo, we’re focusing on novels featuring characters with a disability. It can be a physical disability, a chronic illness, or a mental disorder. If you need to brush up on the rules of Lesbian Book Bingo, check out the rules post. 15 GREAT F/F BOOKS FEATURING CHARACTERS WITH A DISABILITY I’ve put together a list of 15 …

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F/F Workplace Romance Novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #18)

After focusing on enemies-to-lovers romances in the last post, it’s time to explore another popular trope: workplace romance novels. In a workplace/office romance novel, the two main characters work together, so they are either boss/employee, co-workers, or client/customer. Sometimes, that introduces an element of “forbidden love” into the story. If you need to brush up on the rules of Lesbian Book Bingo, check out the rules post. 15 GREAT LESBIAN OFFICE ROMANCE NOVELS I’ve put together a list of 15 f/f office romance novels I hope you’ll enjoy. Paper Love by Jae Susanne Wolff isn’t thrilled when she’s sent to …

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Lesbian enemies to Lovers Romances (Lesbian Book Bingo #17)

I know many of you have been waiting for the lesbian enemies to lovers romance list to be posted since it’s one of the most popular tropes in romance novels. In an enemies to lovers romance, the two main characters start off hating or disliking each other, maybe because of clashing personalities or because they are rivals competing for the same goal. They’ll be butting heads for a good portion of the book, but all those snarky comments and witty banter translate to a lot of sexual tension. 15 GREAT LESBIAN ENEMIES TO LOVERS ROMANCES I’ve put together a list …

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F/F romantic comedy (Lesbian Book Bingo #16)

Since more than half of the year is over, many readers are slowly starting to complete their Lesbian Book Bingo cards and asking me for recommendations for squares they haven’t yet filled. One of the categories that I get asked for recommendations most often is romantic comedy. Rom-com novels are pretty popular with many readers. Every once in a while, it’s just nice to get a change of pace from all the heartache and angst and to read a novel that will make you laugh out loud. 15 GREAT F/F ROMANTIC COMEDY NOVELS I’ve put together a list of 15 …

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Las Vegas by night

Back from the GCLS conference in Las Vegas

At the beginning of this month, I attended the GCLS conference for lesbian fiction…or rather WLW (women-loving women) fiction since it has become a lot more inclusive. It’s an annual conference that travels around the US. This year, it was held in fabulous Las Vegas. My friends and I flew into Las Vegas a couple of days before the start of the conference to explore Sin City a little. Somehow, we managed not to end up with heat stroke, which was quite the feat with temperatures of around 115°F (46°C). People kept telling me “it’s a dry heat,” but believe …

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Friends to lovers romance novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #15)

This week’s Lesbian Book Bingo square is one of my favorite romance tropes, and one I know many readers love too: friends to lovers romance novels. In a friends-to-lovers romance, the two main characters have been friends for some time, sometimes even childhood friends. Now they are developing romantic feelings for each other. 15 GREAT F/F FRIENDS TO LOVERS ROMANCE NOVELS I’ve put together a list of 15 great friends-to-lovers romances I hope you’ll enjoy. Chemistry Lessons by Jae If science teacher Regan knows one thing, it’s chemistry, and she’s sure there’s none between her and best friend Kylie, no …

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F/F summer reads (Lesbian Book Bingo #14)

Summer has officially started, so it’s time for the “summer reads” square of Lesbian Book Bingo! A summer read is a book that is set during the summer months, which might mean June to September in the Northern Hemisphere (the US, Europe, etc.), but December to March if the story is set in the Southern Hemisphere, e.g., Australia. A summer read can also be a novel that takes place in an exotic location where people go on vacation, e.g., a beach, an island, a cruise ship, etc. 15 GREAT F/F SUMMER READS I’ve put together a list of 15 great …

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LGBTQIA+ characters (Lesbian Book Bingo #12)

While Lesbian Book Bingo is named after the category that booksellers like Amazon sort most of the women-loving-women books into, it’s really a reading challenge for and about all women who are attracted to women. Since June is pride month, I want this month’s focus to be on the often neglected, ignored, or erased sexual orientations and identities within the LGBTQIA+ community. So for this square, please read a book with at least one female main character who is bisexual, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, trans, intersex, queer, or identifies in some other way that is not straight or lesbian and cis. …

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