Jae

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

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Only One Bed (Sapphic Reading Challenge #6)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge category features a trope that seems to be quite popular in women-loving women romance. I call it the “only one bed” trope. It includes two characters who are not (yet) a couple having to share the only available bed.

Usually, that leads to hilarious situations: one character clinging to the edge of the bed so she won’t give away her attraction, or they wake up in the middle of the night, cuddled up to each other. And sometimes, a whole lot more than cuddling happens.

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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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Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae

“Wrong Number, Right Woman” Crossword Puzzle

To celebrate the publication of my latest romance, Wrong Number, Right Woman earlier this month, I thought I’d put together a crossword puzzle with clues from the book. Even if you haven’t read it yet, I think you have a chance to solve the puzzle because the answers to the first five clues are hidden in the first four chapters of the book, which you can read for free on Amazon and other online bookstores. To find the answers to clues number 6 and 7, read the excerpt, then take a look at my other contemporary romances.   The prize: …

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WLW & Lesbian “Toaster Oven” Romance Novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #10)

  This week’s F/F Fiction Crossword Puzzle features so-called “toaster oven” romance novels—books about women who go through a process of self-discovery during the course of the book and figure out that they are not as straight as they previously assumed. Most of them find themselves attracted and fall in love with another woman for the very first time. The “toaster oven” is an old joke within the LGBT+ community. To my knowledge, it originated when Ellen DeGeneres’s character on the 1990s sitcom Ellen came out as gay in the infamous “Puppy Episode” and her love interest was presented with …

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Beta reader appreciation day

My beta readers answer 3 questions about my latest lesbian romance, The Roommate Arrangement

  It’s Beta Reader Appreciation Day! Not that I don’t appreciate my beta readers the other 364 days of the year. I definitely do. I have an awesome team of “guinea pig” readers who accompany me on the journey through my first draft and provide me with feedback, constructive criticism, and encouragement. To celebrate Beta Reader Appreciation Day, I interviewed my beta readers and asked them three questions about my latest lesbian romance, The Roommate Arrangement, which has just been published and is now available on Amazon and all the other major online bookstores too! Here’s what they had so …

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