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June 8 Edition: Greta Rose West, 12 Books on Sale, Caturday, Guess the Author Reveal, and More!

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Happy weekend and Pride!

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.

Sapphic reader Irish shares a Caturday photo of a sweet feline given a second chance in life.

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 Greta Rose West with the book Light Betrays Us.

Finally, scroll to the bottom of the post to see photos of TB and Miranda’s visit to Kykuit in Sleepy Hollow, New York. 

Guess the 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 provide five clues about a sapphic author. On Saturday, we reveal the author’s identity.

Before we unveil this week’s author, here are all 5 clues in case you missed them:

1. My original career path led me toward becoming a sophisticated neuroscientist, particularly focused on the neurocognitive development of schizophrenia as well as psychopathy.
2. My first genre-fiction book, and its subsequent series, included an accidental throuple that turned out to be quite feral.
3. I refuse to read a book that includes a headless naked human torso on the cover.
4. I’m known for passionate rants about very heated topics.
5. Trivia: In 1965, the first ever sneaker marketed toward skateboarders was released. What is the name of this shoe?

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

This week’s author is Max Ellendale!

Check out Jagged, Max Ellendale’s new release!

Cover of Jagged

Cold Case Detective Jagger Roth’s life hasn’t been the smoothest.

A rough start led to an uneven middle, and an eventual flatline followed. While questioning her life’s direction, career, and everyday decisions, she lands at the center of an unexpectedly warm case involving new players that change the course of the game. Now, stepping into an epoch of change, Jagger must begin to rely on herself, stand firm in her choices, and finally face the world on her terms.

Get Jagged here.

Max Ellendale’s bio:

Max (she/her) grew up just outside of New York City, spending most of her formative years outdoors creating wild ghost hunts with neighborhood kids, setting booby-traps to capture unwitting family members, and building clubhouses on top of ten-foot walls.

She writes primarily LGBTQ+ sci-fi/fantasy, crime/thriller, and romance stories. Max describes her women-loving-women novels as “edgy romance and crime/thrillers about women rising from the ashes of their experiences and thriving in the context of love and relationships.

Visit Max Ellendale’s website.

Monday kicks off a fresh Guess the Author game!

Pride graphicWin Signed Copies of the Pride Collection

One winner will receive signed copies of all the books. Please note, the giveaway is open to all entries, including international readers. The last day to enter the giveaway is June 30. The winner will be contacted on July 5 (that’s when TB & Miranda return from their summer vacation).

Here’s a bit about the collection:

Celebrate love with this collection of delightfully lighthearted romances from some of the most popular authors of sapphic fiction today!

These eight standalone Pride-themed novels have been carefully selected by I Heart SapphFic to give readers a taste of the very best modern sapphic fiction has to offer. Each women loving women story promises to bring all the feels. June is the perfect time to remember that love is love, and everyone deserves a happily ever after!

Pro tip: Scroll to the end of the page to see TB wearing a rainbow tutu.

Enter the giveaway here.


If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 12 books on sale.

Need more choices? Check out the BookFinder, which has more than 6,625 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 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!

New York will rename subway station to commemorate 1969 Stonewall uprising — Commemorating our history is important!

Magic Johnson says he’ll always ‘support, guide, and love’ his gay son in moving birthday post — So sweet and great photos!

Dolly Parton announces Broadway musical based on her life — We love Dolly, a fantastic queer ally!

Pro-wrestler receives “overwhelming” support after coming out as bisexual — Wonderful news!

Bailey Anne Kennedy is first trans Miss Maryland USA — Congrats!

Meet Reba! She found me while taking a photo of an abandoned building. When I then found her mom’s body, she convinced me I was her new mom. Submitted by Irish, a sapphic reader.

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.

Greta Rose West with Light Betrays Us

Have you read Light Betrays Us by Greta Rose West yet? Here’s the tagline: How many times can you arrest your feisty protestor nemesis before you fall in love with her?

TB and Miranda love exploring places near and far, almost as much as they love a good sapphic book. Follow them on their travels and find out what sapphic books they’ve brought along!

TB here.

Two weekends ago, Miranda and I went to New York to celebrate our 50th birthdays. One of the places we visited was Kykuit. It’s also known as the John D. Rockefeller Estate. This 40-room historic house museum is located in Pocantico Hills, a hamlet within the town of Mount Pleasant, New York, approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of New York City.

The place is impressive, but sadly photos inside the home weren’t allowed. We were able to snap pictures on the grounds. If you’re in the area and have the time and endurance, we went on the three-hour tour. We learned loads and the artwork in the basement is worth it!

Here are some photos of the grounds. It was such a lovely spring day!

Happy Pride!

Miranda & TB

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