Jae

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

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Grumpy & sunshine romance (Sapphic Reading Challenge #16)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge post features f/f romances in which a grumpy character falls for a character with a sunny, upbeat personality.

There’s a bit of an overlap with ice-queen romances at times, so you might want to check out the ice-queen romance recommendations to see if any of these would fit the grumpy & sunshine category too.

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Sapphic books with ice queen characters (Sapphic Reading Challenge #11)

This week’s Sapphic Reading Challenge post features a very popular kind of protagonist: the famous (or maybe infamous) ice queen character.

Ice queens are characters who come across as cold, aloof, and prickly. Often, they melt a bit after falling in love, and we get to see their well-hidden vulnerable side, but they typically remain their ice queenish, frosty selves with other people. Ice queens are usually in positions of power–they own their own business, are famous celebrities, or made it to the top of the food chain in whatever profession they chose. Think Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, and you have the quintessential ice queen.

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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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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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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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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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