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Top Sapphic Books, Jeannie Levig, 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 Jeannie Levig, and a very relaxed dog. And don’t forget to scroll all the way to the end of this post for good news about banned books.

Top 5 Sapphic Books of 2023

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We’ve been asking readers to share their top 5 reads of 2023 and now it’s time to reveal them, which we’ll be doing daily.

Here are the most recent top 5 lists.

Nicole’s selections include authors Amin Khan, Kathleen de Plume, JE Leak, EJ Noyes, and Milena McKay.

Find Nicole’s list here.

Kimberly’s selections include authors Jen Lyon, Alexandria Bellefleur, Camille Kellogg, G Benson, and Haley Cass.

Find Kimberly’s list here.

Jennifer’s selections include authors Clare Ashton, EJ Noyes, Emily Waters, Rachel Lacey, and Emily Banting.

Find Jennifer’s list here.

Sapphic Holiday Romances

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Check out this wonderful showcase of sapphic holiday romances that 25 authors have been putting together for you.

They include:

  • 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: We’re Organizing the IHS 99c End of Year Blowout Sale

We’re organizing a 99c that will run December 26-28.

Here are the important deets:

  • There is one price point for this sale: 99c.
  • In order to include a book in our event, it must be 99c, or the lowest price possible in local currencies, in all global Amazon marketplaces.
  • You can submit up to 5 books per pen name for this event. Each book will require its own submission form.

Here’s the form to submit your book(s).

The submission deadline is December 21, 2023.


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 Jeannie Levig.

1. I love lemon juice on my macaroni and cheese. Don’t ask me why.

2. Almost all of the animals that appear in my books are pets I have had in my life. One exception is Pete in Embracing the Dawn and Embracing the Moon.

3. I hate going to the doctor and avoided it completely for 15 years. After having a surgery this past year, I was appalled at the cost, even though my insurance paid for it, and I now think socialized medicine would be much more beneficial to the average citizen.

4. I hate gardening. I don’t like wearing hats or being in the sun and getting hot and sweaty, and I despise digging in the dirt in constant fear of touching a worm.

5. I don’t like getting balloon bouquets because it makes me sad when the balloons shrivel and deflate and I have to pop them and throw them away. Mylar balloons are a little bit better because they can just float around my house for weeks until they are all the way on the floor, but it still makes me sad.

Have you read Embracing the Moon yet?

Have you read Embracing the Moon?

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Pet of the Week!

Meet Wylie "The Wildman" dog

Meet Wylie “The Wildman,” the World’s Most Relaxed Ridgeback. Wylie was completely chill and had no problem sleeping, while at the same time, falling off the couch. Submitted by author Ann Roberts.


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 banned books.

A new school board president in Pennsylvania used a stack of banned books in lieu of the bible to be sworn in.

Democrat Karen Smith started her new role at Central Bucks School Board on 4 December. She said she’s not particularly religious, so swearing in on the bible didn’t hold a lot of significance for her. Given the political climate, banned books do hold significance for Smith.

Smith had been on the school board before, but as a Republican. However, the rise of groups like Moms for Liberty, who are homophobic and hateful, convinced Smith to became a Democrat in 2021.

We absolutely love this story, and we wish Smith all the best in battling book bans.

Read more about Smith right here. 

That’s all for today.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Friday!

Miranda & TB

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