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Jan 20 Edition: Sapphic Book News, Mary Carroll Moore, 10 Books on Sale, Caturday, Guess the Author Reveal, and More!

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Happy weekend!

Saturdays are when we curate all the sapphic book news and queer happenings of the week into one convenient location. Think of it as your personal 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 woman loving woman book. What could be better?

In today’s post, you’ll find cheerful LGBTQ+ news stories to combat all the negative ones bombarding our screens.

Author Lyn Denison submitted a Caturday photo that made us smile.

One of the things we love about the weekly lesfic author selfie is getting to know the personality behind the words. Check out sapphic fiction author Mary Carroll Moore with the book A Woman’s Guide to Search & Rescue.

Finally, scroll to the bottom for some cheerful flower photos. TB needs all the help to get through these brutally cold winter days.

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 share them.

Gwen unveils their top reads that include authors Ana K. Wrenn, Emily Waters, D. A. Hartman, Fiona Zedde, and Charley Clarke.

Find out Gwen’s top 5 books right here.

Robin shares their top reads that include authors Haley Cass, Jen Lyon, Milena McKay, Lee Winter, and Penelope Douglas.

Find Robin’s top 5 books right here.

Guess the Sapphic Books Author GraphicBefore we get to today’s post, it’s time to reveal the identity of this week’s Guess the Author!

Every week, we’ll provide five clues about a sapphic author. This game helps readers get to know their favorite authors while having fun.

In case you missed them here are the clues:

1. I have a sweet spot for ginger cats. Several make an appearance in my books.
2. I published my first sapphic romance in December 2007.
3. I write all my research, plot, and character notes long-hand with a fountain pen but switch to a keyboard when I start writing the story itself.
4. I live closer to Paris than to the capital of my country.
5. For my recently released novel, I researched emergency medicine, disc golf… and Twinkies (I had never had one before)!

Now it’s time to reveal their name. Drum roll please…

This week’s author is Jae!

Check out Bachelorette Number Twelve, Jae’s new release!

Cover of Bachelorette Number Twelve

Warmhearted ER nurse Ellie and icy doctor Regina constantly clash at work.

When Regina volunteers at a singles auction, Ellie accidentally bids on her—and ends up winning a date!

Soon, the ice between them starts to thaw in this hilarious enemies-to-lovers medical lesbian romance.

Get Bachelorette Number Twelve here.

Jae’s bio:

Jae is the author of twenty-four award-winning lesbian romances.

She lives in the sunniest city in Germany, near the French and Swiss borders. The writing bug bit her at the age of eleven.

She used to work as a psychologist but gave up her day job in 2013 to become a full-time writer and a part-time editor. As far as she’s concerned, it’s the best job in the world.

When she’s not writing, she is an avid reader of lesbian books, indulges her ice cream and stationery addictions, and watches way too many crime shows.

Visit Jae’s website.

Monday kicks off a fresh Guess the Author game!


If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 10 books on sale.

Need more choices? Check out the BookFinder, which has more than 5,650 books for you to choose from, 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 I Heart SapphFic database? Let us know by filling out this form. We’ll take it from there!

Without further ado, let’s get to all the weekly queer news!

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TB is determined to spread good rainbow news during 2024, which let’s face, is going to be a rough year. There are a lot of elections all over the world, which means we’re in for a lot of scaremongering. While it’s important to stay informed, it’s also vital not to lose sight of the all the kindness in the world. Below are the happy queer stories that made TB smile this week. They’re queer news links worth clicking!

Jennifer Lopez-impersonating drag queen screams with joy when she finally meets the real J.Lo — this is so sweet!

The Pride flag is back after a small town reverses its controversial ban — we love to see more rainbows!

Ohio governor defends trans candidates & tells election officials to stop kicking them off ballots — we don’t often cheer a Republican decision, but we support this request.

Greece just got one big step closer to marriage equality — we have our fingers crossed!

Vagina Museum to host inclusive takeover that ‘uplifts trans voices’ — we all need to support trans voices!

The gay tennis players smashing down barriers at the Australian Open 2024 — amazing!

Meet Patterson "Paddy"!

Meet Patterson “Paddy”! My two treasures from the family archives. Paddy and Glennie. Submitted by Lyn Denison, an author.

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

Sapphic medical romance novels (Jae's Sapphic Book Bingo #2)

Author Bookclub Writing Character Arcs by K. M. Weiland

BSB January Bookathon

Join the 2024 IHS Reading Challenge

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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.

Have you read A Woman’s Guide to Search & Rescue by Mary Carroll Moore yet?

Have you read A Woman’s Guide to Search & Rescue by Mary Carroll Moore yet? Here’s the tagline: A female aviator on the run from the law searches for family–and a lost love–and finds surprising truths about her past.

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.

TB here.

We had another storm, keeping me inside this week. Although, if things don’t derail me at the last second, I’m off on an adventure later today. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Since it’s been so cold, I’ve been day dreaming about summer. One of my favorite spots for a day trip is the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls. You may not know this, but I have terrible allergies to flowers, but I just love them because they’re so colorful and pretty. I’m also deathly allergic to bees (and other insects), but I find them fascinating. Miranda gets nervous when I start photographing insects around flowers. She might have a point. I nearly lost one finger because of an insect bite and on a different occasion a bee sting sent me to the hospital when I had red streaks going up my right forearm. I still love and admire nature. I don’t think the bees have it out for me.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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