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Top Sapphic Books, Sue Graham, Freebies, and More

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We’ve made it to another Friday and it’s time to celebrate!

Find out the top 3 sapphic books with the most clicks this week, 5 Random Things about sapphic author Sue Graham, women loving women book freebies, and 2 adorable pups to get your weekend off to a wonderful start!

It’s finally rainbow season. TB looks forward to Pride every year. This year, she talked Miranda into a history project, which we’re calling sapphic trailblazers. While Pride is a joyous time, it’s also a reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has come. Sadly, it seems that in recent years, some of our hard-fought rights are being eroded. It can be exhausting to keep fighting, but we must. Here at IHS, we want to do our part to ensure our voices aren’t silenced.


IHS is featuring a Sapphic Trailblazer every day in June. Whether it’ll be a historical figure or a contemporary, we want to celebrate and honor people who have impacted women’s rights and the LGBTQ+ community.

Find the Sapphic Trailblazers here.

We have a list of trailblazers we plan to feature, but if you have suggestions, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. We want this to be a running feature on IHS going forward, not just during Pride.


Pride Month Trivia - Sapphic Books

To celebrate Pride Month, Jae put together a fun month-long event for readers of sapphic books.

Test your knowledge of sapphic fiction and win free books, enter giveaways, and get discounted books.

TB loves trivia and she can’t wait for each question every day this month. She’s already answered the first challenge and got it right! She’s feeling pretty good about that and now is wondering how long she can keep her streak going.

Sign up to get an email reminder when a new trivia question is available for you to answer so you won’t miss any of the giveaways, discounted books, and free books.

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Miranda and I had started talking about Patreon last summer, while sitting by a pool in New Mexico when we were at GCLS. After investing in the new I Heart SapphFic, we realized we really needed to look for more ways to help us keep the lights on.

You can find it right here.

There are 3 levels, ranging from $3 to $25.

Each level will get a funny story by TB.

Depending on the level, Patreon peeps will get behind the scenes stories about TB & Miranda travels, postcards from the road, silly photos of us, and a holiday card in December.

In addition to our regular perks (as described on our Patreon page), we are planning something special for all our supporters of every level from June 23-July 4.

TB and Miranda are embarking on an epic road trip from Boston to Denver to attend GCLS. We will be loading up TB’s car, Pepper, cranking up the Indigo Girls (Miranda is in charge of the playlist), and hitting the road!

Each day, we will be posting an update from the road, complete with stories and photos of the day’s adventures. We’ll continue throughout GCLS and on our drive back. For our Gold level supporters, we’ll even be mailing a handwritten postcard from the trip!

Now for Friday Fun!

Please remember that sale prices listed in today’s post are valid for a limited time only and may change without notice. International prices may vary. Always check the price in your local marketplace before purchasing.

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Random Things:

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5 Random Things is our way of helping readers to get to know top sapphic book authors all the while having a bit of fun.

Here are five random facts about Sue Graham.

1. I first sat on a horse when I was 18 months old and threw a tantrum when my mother tried to separate me from the horse. That was the start of a lifelong passion, sport and lifestyle … and 60 years later, my mother is still horrified!

2. I do stained-glass artwork, the textures of the different types of glass and the way the light plays through it fascinates me. I make all sorts of things, including lamp shades, glass panels for windows and doors.

3. I can spend hours browsing in antique shops, and I get excited when I find art deco pieces (kind of goes with the stained-glass art revival). It makes my day if I find an old spelter or bronze lamp base in need TLC and a new deco style stained-glass shade.

4. It must be something to do with my fascination with light, but I am a keen amateur wildlife photographer. It defies logic. I’ve come close to being eaten by a lion in the Kalahari, been sniffed by a curious wild elephant while sitting alone at a water hole, come face to face with a leopard when answering a call of nature in the middle of the night, nearly patted a hyena that sat beside me at the campfire (I somehow thought it was a dog for a moment) and been severely bitten by a vervet monkey. And yet, I go back for more?

5. I read history, especially 20th Century history, and invariably have a few history non-fiction books among my currently reading pile. I’ve decided to combine my love of history with writing fiction – so my next book will be quite different to what I’ve written before.

Playing with Fire and For the Love of Life are on sale for $2.99.

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Free Books:

Pet of the Week!

Meet Hermione and Maxwell, 2 dogs

Meet Hermione & Maxwell! Hermione & Maxwell have both served as models for dogs in my books. But mostly, they just nap and look cute! Submitted by author Caren Werlinger.

That’s all for today.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Friday!

Miranda & TB

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