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Sapphic Book News, Virginia Black, 15 Books on Sale, Caturday, and More!

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It’s starting to feel like spring around IHS Headquarters!

Saturdays are when we round up all the sapphic book news from the previous week into one convenient location. Think of it as your personal queer reading directory! After all, we know the weekend is when so many of us are able to unwind for a minute and want to get lost in a good wlw book. What could be better?

TB is thrilled that the weather is improving and has been going for walks in short sleeve shirts. It’s been wonderful to feel the sun on bare arms, even if every patch of skin is slathered in sunscreen because TB, a California native, can’t handle any time in the sun without proper protection.

For today’s Sapphic Book in the Wild, TB and Miranda snapped photos of their book Midlife is the Cat’s Meow at one of their favorite witchy places in Salem, Massachusetts. To learn more about the story behind their latest release, read Miranda’s post on Paranormal Women’s Fiction and TB’s post about how her life imploding led to Cat’s Meow.

If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 15 books on sale, including a handful of freebies. Need more choices, check out the BookFinder, which has more than 3,500 books for you to choose ranging from steamy sapphic romance books, ice queen wlw romances, lesfic audiobooks, queer superheroes, best friends to lovers lesbian romances and so much more!

Don’t see your favorite women-loving-women book in the database? Let us know by filling out this form. We’ll take it from there!

Calling all Pet Parents!

We want your pet photos for Pet of the Week and Caturday. We’ve created a simple form to submit your entries. Click here to make your pet a superstar!

Without further ado, let’s get to all the sapphic book news from this past week!

I Heart SapphFic Week in Review

Here are the links for this week’s posts:

All About the Books

Join authors as they showcase their new release in a fun and engaging way. Click on each image for a behind the scenes peek!

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Meet Binx a black cat

Meet Binx. He is an outside cat we have been trying to bring in. Submitted by Megan, a reader. And can we just say that Binx is rocking this weekend’s witchy vibe with his choice of places to sit? We don’t know why there’s a coffin in the woods, but we’re glad he found it.

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Please click on the images for the details for each announcement.

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Have community news you want included in a future edition of this section? Click here for submission details.

Great SapphFic Bargains

Please note, sale prices may change without notice, so please check the price before clicking a buy button. International prices may vary.

Photo of Virginia Black with the book Consecrated Ground

Have you read Consecrated Ground yet? Get it here!

Where the heck was TB?

TB loves exploring places near and far, so we’ve created a weekly game where TB goes on an adventure, snaps some photos, and then lets you guess her location.

To answer last week’s mystery, 65% of you were right. Miranda and I visited Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthplace. Also, 14% of you guessed I bought a silly T-shirt. Sadly, they had the same shirt I purchased the last time I went. There might have been some tears about this.

To celebrate the release of Midlife is the Cat’s Meow, Miranda and I visited a very witchy city in Massachusetts.

Here are some facts about one of the historic places we toured in Salem.

1. It’s a 1668 colonial mansion in Salem, Massachusetts, and it’s known for its gables.

2. Nathaniel Hawthorne made the house famous by using it in a gothic novel that includes witchcraft and the supernatural.

3. The home was constructed in 1668 for Captain John Turner by Samuel Wardwell.

4. When John Turner III lost the family fortune, the house was purchased by the Ingersolls, who were relatives of Nathaniel Hawthorne.

5. During Hawthorne’s time, 4 of the gables had been removed to give the house a modern look, but he was told about it having 7 in the past.

6. Caroline O. Emmerton purchased the home in 1908 and restored the residence, making it a museum.

7. The home was opened to the public in April 1910 and as of 2022 seven million people have visited it.

Below are some photos taken during the visit and we took along our latest release: Midlife is the Cat’s Meow. We both love the house and have been a handful of times, but it was a real kick to bring our contribution to stories about witches to the home that inspired one of TB’s favorite gothic tales.

In the photos, you’ll see a door with nails it in. At the time, nails were hand forged and very expensive. This style of door was a way to show off one’s wealth, and this door has a lot of nails.

Time to vote on the name of the house in Salem!

Polls are open until April 20 and the answer will be revealed on Saturday, April 22.

This poll is no longer accepting votes

Where in the Heck are TB & Miranda?

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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