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 Ann Roberts, and a sweet dog. And don’t forget to scroll all the way to the end of this post for good news about Florida.
Top 5 Sapphic Books of 2023
We’ve been asking readers to share their top 5 reads of 2023 and today we’re kicking off sharing them.
Up first is author Cindy Rizzo sharing her top reads that include authors Monica McCallan, Nicole Pyland, Milena McKay, Jen Lyon, and Constance Emmett.
Find out the books right here.
Sapphic Holiday Romances
Check out this wonderful showcase of sapphic holiday romances that 25 authors have been putting together for you.
- A fake-relationship romance by A.L. Brooks
- A romance by Chelsea M. Cameron, in which two co-workers who can’t stand each other have to share a bed
- A one-night-stand-to-forever romance by Miranda MacLeod
- A second-chance romance that also features an adorable baby emu by Frankie Fyre
- and many more!
Find them here!
Authors: Deadline To Join the IHS 2024 Reading Challenge
If you haven’t submitted your 2024 Reading Challenge forms yet, don’t wait. More than 1,500 out of the 2,000 slots for next year are already filled.
You must submit a reading challenge form to have your book(s) involved.
The reading challenge is by far the most popular weekly post on the website, receiving the most visitors and clicks. It’s a wonderful and free way to promote either a new release or the books in your backlist.
The submission deadline is December 7, 2023.
NOW FOR FRIDAY FUN!
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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 Ann Roberts.
1. I have sung in choirs since 5th grade.
2. I stood in the Bates Motel shower on a private tour of the Universal lot.
3. I love DIY shows!
4. I’ve been with my partner (now wife) for 29 years.
5. I enjoy a good liverwurst sandwich once in a while.
Have you read Dying on the Vine yet?
Meet Millie! Millie loves to visit me in the office when I’m writing, but mostly just to bring me the ball. A typical Cocker Spaniel, she’s obsessed. I find myself falling over at least three a day, and often find them on my bed! Submitted by author Emily Wright.
QUEER NEWS THAT’LL MAKE YOU SMILE
It can seem sometimes like all the news these days is bad. We won’t deny there’s a lot of troubling things going on, including a rise in hate crimes. But it’s not all terrible out there! We want to do our best to highlight good news, because while it may seem like the world is filled with hate, there are many individuals who are living their best lives with a rainbow in their heart.
This week’s good news involves Florida.
In support of trans athletes, Monarch High School students walked out of class and held a demonstration on the school’s athletic field. Their signs proclaimed, “Trans lives matter” and “Trans rights are human rights.”
With the rise of anti-LGBTQ+ bills at the state level, it’s important for all of us to speak up. We applaud the students at Monarch High School.
Click here to read more about what led to this walkout.
That’s all for today.
Wishing all of you a wonderful Friday!
Miranda & TB
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