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Slow Burn, Office Romance, Age Gap, and More

Celebrate this week's new sapphic books!
It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time to reveal this week’s hot new sapphic books!

There’s a great mix of new women loving women books in so many subgenres this week including a handful of lesbian fiction love stories with popular tropes: lesfic age gap, queer slow burn, sapphic fake dating, wlw erotica, and more.

There’s also suspense, dystopian, fantasy, paranormal, young adult, and literary fiction.

What a fantastic buffet for women loving women readers! There are some amazing lesfic audiobooks, too, for all you audiophiles. You don’t want to miss out on all these wonderful lesbian fiction books coming your way!

We’re doing our best to bring you all the best new releases in lesbian fiction every Tuesday.

It’s Banned Books Week

Over the weekend, TB and Miranda were in a bookstore in Vermont when they stumbled across a table displaying banned books. It broke their hearts, but it’s also lit a fire in them to do what they can to fight book bans, especially this week, which is Banned Books Week.

We’ve been playing a game in the Tuesday newsletters called Can You Name that Book? We’d like to play it here, too, because this week’s book is a sapphic book that has been targeted for banning. Can you guess what book it is?

Here are the clues:

1. This sapphic young adult historical novel written by Malinda Lo and published on January 19, 2021, received the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

2. The story is set in 1950s San Francisco and centers around Lily Hu, a teenage daughter of Chinese immigrants as she begins to understand herself and her sexuality.

3. The idea for this story started to percolate when Lo learned about the lesbian bars that operated in North Beach, near San Francisco’s Chinatown.

The reviews have been positive:

“[T]he intersectional, lesbian, historical teen novel so many readers have been waiting for” & “Queer positive.” Kirkus Reviews

“[P]ensive, rich work of queer historical fiction”. School Library Journal

The book has been targeted by parents as Texas who want it removed from libraries.

Find the answer at the bottom of this post.

Do you have a new sapphic book to promote?

Authors and publishers, have a new release on the horizon? Please click on this link to discover how to submit your new sapphic books (ebook and audio) for a future edition of the I Heart SapphFic New Release newsletter.

It’s completely free and a great way to reach readers who will love your books.

Have an older book you’d like to promote? You can find out about all the ongoing promotional opportunities here.

Happy reading and listening!

Miranda & TB

New Releases

New Audiobook Releases:

Can You Name the Book Answer:

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo.

The books being targeted the most are ones written by or about LGBTQIA+ people and people of color.

If you’d like to learn more, visit Unite Against Book Bans.

Buy Us a Coffee

Running IHS takes us many hours every single week. The costs add up. Last year we setup a Buy Us a Coffee page, which allows people to help cover the expenses. We’ve been blown away by the generous response. Not only were people willing to pitch in, but all of the kind notes and encouragement brought more than a few tears to TB’s eyes. If you’d like to support us, click here. Every cup helps immensely!

Have a wonderful day!

TB & Miranda

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