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Jan 26 Edition: Top Sapphic Books, Genta Sebastian, Guess the Author Clue #5, Freebies, and More

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

In today’s post you’ll find out the 3 top sapphic books with the most clicks this week. One is a new release by TB and Miranda and the other two books are on sale!

Lesfic author Genta Sebastian is our 5 Random Things peep and the facts are fantastic, if all of them are true. Are they?

Sapphic author Carolyn Elizabeth shares a sweet dog picture who looks so cozy!

Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the end of this post for good news about the Academy Awards.

Guess the Sapphic Books Author GraphicBefore we get to today’s Friday Feels Fun post, it’s time for 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.

Here is today’s clue:

Clue #5: A character in my latest new release is dealing with an ex (who has trouble letting go).

Find Clue #1 here.

Find Clue #2 here.

Find Clue #3 here.

Find Clue #4 here.

Don’t forget to check out Saturday’s post for the answer to this week’s Guess the Author game!

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.

Most Clicked Books:

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 Genta Sebastian.

1. The internet and I were young, celebrities hadn’t learned to hide from stalkers, and I found Robin Williams’ home address. I wrote to him for years, never getting or expecting an answer. It slowed to once a year at Christmas. I’d send a card with a here’s-what-I’ve-been-doing-for-the-last-year catch up letter. I decided to stop writing but had to send one more to let him know, so he wouldn’t worry, don’tcha know. He sent me back an autographed photo of Mrs. Doubtfire and signed it: Genta: Write on!

2. In my misspent youth I married men twice. One marriage lasted eighteen months, the other four years. I’ve been with my wife for twenty-three years (and those are lesbian years!) and counting.

3. My first novels gathered over two hundred rejection notices and those were the mail-in thirty pages and wait days. Discouraged and doubting my talent, I gave myself a year to sell a short story to an anthology, and started answering submission calls for lesbian erotica. Within six months I wrote fourteen stories to specifications, sold twelve, and saw eleven in print (one anthology accidentally bought two and honored their signed contract) under the pen name Aunt Fanny. Two years later I self-published my first novel and won a Goldie.

4. As a teacher living in a small mountain community, and while dealing with a psychological disorder, my therapist helped me recognize my lesbianism. In my excited self-awareness I confided in a friend, who told my school district superintendent. Three days later I was fired, my mortgage was called, my church said I had to repent, and longtime friends were no longer speaking to me. I sold everything, bought an RV, and traveled the country. Best thing I ever did.

5. I’ve been a professional storyteller for almost four decades and can spin convincing tales. For instance, one of these five statements is mostly fictional, but I’m not telling..

Have you read A Troublemaker May Surprise yet?

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Free Books:

Pet of the Week!

Meet Ripley!

Meet Ripley! Ripley is named after exaclty who you think. She’s English bulldog in the sheets and Jack Russell in the streets. Submitted by author Carolyn Elizabeth.


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 the Oscars. 

The nominees for the Academy Awards came out this week and while we’re still smarting about the Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie snubs, there’s still good news to celebrate.

Several out actors were nominated, including Jodie Foster for Nyad, Colman Domingo for Rustin, and Lily Gladstone for Killers of the Flower Moon. Gladstone is the first Native American to be nominated for an Oscar and she was the first to win a Golden Globe for best drama actress.

Let’s not forget Billie Eilish was nominated for best song, “What Was I Made For?” from the Barbie soundtrack.

And LGBTQ+ staunch ally Annette Bening received an Oscar Nomination for her lead role in Nyad. 

Click here for more deets.

That’s all for today.

Wishing all of you a wonderful Friday!

Miranda & TB

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