Friday Feels Fun: May 27th Edition

We made it to another Friday and it’s time to celebrate.

Below, you’ll find books, including two freebies, a new segment called 5 Random Things, and the pet of the week. We truly hope these tidbits help everyone slide into weekend mode.

IHS SAPPHIC READING CHALLENGE

It’s week 20 of IHS’s Sapphic Reading Challenge. You can click here for reading suggestions for Enemies to Lovers romances. 7 of the books featured on the page are on sale, but today’s the last day to snatch these up at bargain prices.

VOTE FOR FAVORITE GIRL NEXT DOOR

We asked readers on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Instagram to nominate their all-time favorite Girl Next Door romance. Find out who made the cut and cast your vote. Voting is open until June 18 and then we’ll announce the top three on June 22.

FRIDAY FEELS

Now for today’s edition of Friday Feels. If you’d like to contribute to the weekly feature, click here to find out how.

Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom to meet two adorable dogs. 

Here are the top 3 most clicked books of the week on I Heart SapphFic:

#3 

Playing With Fire

by Scarlett Knight

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Bass player Jackie Hernandez has landed a permanent gig with the respected all-female rock band The Neon Fishnets. There’s only one problem: Ivy Finch. In the past, Jackie and The Fishnets’ keyboardist engaged in an ugly online feud. Jackie is ready to put the feud behind them, but fiery Ivy holds a grudge. Amid recording a hot new album, spending late nights out at wild parties, and navigating the media as they prepare to go on tour, Jackie and Ivy realize they have more in common than they originally thought. And things get really complicated when their attraction to one another heats up, taking an unexpected, sexy turn.

 

#2 

A Shot at Love

by TB Markinson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Can the sassy American win the shy Brit?

Josie Adams had a brilliant speechwriting career in American politics—until a scandal destroyed everything. Unsure what to do with the rest of her life, she moves home with her mother in the Cotswolds.

Journalist Harriet Powell ditched London after getting sacked and divorced within six months of each other. She hopes to find peace in the village, but after meeting Josie, Harry’s world will never be the same.

While the two don’t see eye to eye on the professional front, it’s hard to deny their connection, even if Josie’s mum is determined to set Josie up with anyone who isn’t Harry.

Can the two conquer their personal and professional struggles to let the other in?

 

#1
Moose Madness

by Mar Delaney

Available in Kindle Unlimited

If the moose festival doesn’t blow up Maggie’s life, the hot motorcycle-riding cheerleader just might…

Big, shy, and clumsy, Maggie “Moose” McKenna has been dogged by her hated nickname ever since childhood. Worse, she lives in the small Alaska town of Moose Point, which never lets her forget it. From the annual Moose Madness Festival to the moose bumper stickers to the giant sign for the Moose Point Pub where she works, this town loves its moose.

Worst of all? Maggie really is a moose. A moose shifter, to be specific. It’s just that no one knows. No one can ever know.

Except one person …

Wolf shifter Fiona Barton was one of the mean girls in high school … and Maggie’s desperate crush. Years after shaking the dust of Moose Point off her heels, she’s back in town for a pack event and runs headlong into Maggie—and this time she recognizes what she didn’t before: the tall girl with the shy, beautiful smile is her fated mate.

Fiona is openly out; Maggie isn’t. But Fi has a lot to make up for, and Maggie has a lot of soul-searching to do before a wolf and a moose can ride off into the sunset together.

 

We’re introducing a new Friday Feels feature, called 5 Random Things. We want to help readers to get to know authors, all the while having a bit of fun.

Here are five random facts about Hildred Billings.

1) Most of my readers know that I’ve lived in Japan for a good bit of my youth, but I don’t think they know how many times or where. My first stint was in high school, when I did a summer homestay in the rural city of Imabari on the island of Shikoku. I then did part of my Japanese Studies degree at Tokyo International University in Kawagoe, Saitama. After college, I had a job in Gifu Prefecture, about one hour away from the central Japanese city of Nagoya. Before the pandemic, I used to go to Tokyo about once a year to recharge my creative juices and to eat way too much Mos Burger. I haven’t been since! (Yes, I am going crazy.)

2) Many people compliment my name and misattribute it to my mother’s creativity, when in reality it’s just a really old Germanic name that most Americans haven’t really been exposed to. I was actually named after my grandmother. Thank goodness her name wasn’t Myrtle or (gasp) Mildred. (Sorry, any Myrtles out there. Not sorry to any Mildreds. You know how it is.)

3) I wrote my first full-length novel, complete with subplots and character arcs, when I was in fifth grade. I used to come home every day from school to sit down at the family computer and write until it was dinner time. In high school, I used to write before bed and often forgot what I had written the next day. I like to think those teenage years were me getting my 1 million words of crap out!

4) My favorite color is orange. In college, I had a number of friends and acquaintances who would give me random orange things because it always made them think of me. Before I ended up in a relationship (with someone who likes, gasp, BLUE) my whole living area would be wall-to-wall orange.

5) I can’t drive. Or ride a bike. Or swim. Or roller skate. Or stand up without almost falling over. I can, however, write a book in a month. I think it’s a fair trade.

Right now, Hildred’s book About Last Night is on sale for 99 cents. Click on the image for the Amazon universal link. The sale ends June 5th.

 

FREE BOOKS

Finding Susan

by Katie Mettner

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

Olga and Renay find themselves falling in love; one woman comfortable with her sexuality, the other uncomfortable in her own skin. A bottle of wine and a sweet, languid kiss told Olga the time had come to decide if Renay was worth fighting for, and if true love could conquer all.

Deal ends May 31.

 

Scoop

by Eva Reddy

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

Elkie Kransky was just six years old when a man grabbed her older brother, Bryan, from a playground near their home in Perth, Western Australia. He’d yelled for her to run and not to look back and she’d done as he’d ordered; running straight home to tell her mother.

Now a grown woman, Elkie has become a nationally respected investigative reporter, writing for newspapers across Australia and internationally. She’s not afraid of bad men anymore – bad men are afraid of her. And so they should be.

Deal ends May 27th.


Meet Lucy and Frank

Lucy and her brother Frank are doing their best to look as adorable as possible to get a treat.

Submitted by Bronwyn, a reader.

That’s all for this week.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda, Em, Faith, & TB


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