Friday Feels Fun: June 3rd Edition

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

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


It’s week 21 of IHL’s Sapphic Reading Challenge. Click here for reading suggestions for stories that deal with loss / grieving. 7 of the books featured on the page are on sale, but today’s the last day to snatch these up at bargain prices.


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!


We asked readers on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Instagram to nominate their all-time favorite Toaster Oven romance. Find out who made the cut and cast your vote. Voting is open until June 25 and then we’ll announce the top three on June 29.


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 see two adorable dogs. 

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


Starting Again

by Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

After a devastating health issue, Macy loses her best friend Henry and finds out that he left the custody of his daughter in her hands. Without any experience, Macy instantly becomes a mother to three-year-old Ally and attempts to put back the pieces in the little one’s life. Just when she thinks that she is getting everything under control, she meets her new supervisor, Lynn. Within one meeting with the new woman, the two clash, and to make matters worse, Macy finds out that the woman is a member of her support group. Macy does her best to not mix business with pleasure, but as time goes by, she realizes that she might have a lot more in common with Lynn than she had originally thought.


Down to a Science 

by Haley Cass

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ellie Beckett’s life is simple and uncomplicated: she’s on track to become a leading expert on biomedical engineering, she has a pub where she feels comfortable enough to hang out multiple times a week, and – so what if she doesn’t have the time or inclination for, well, people? She doesn’t need or want them.

Until she meets Mia Sharpe.

As it turns out, maybe Ellie does want at least one person.


Hearts in Motion

by Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

After tragedy strikes, can love blossom out of grief?

As an emergency room doctor, 41-year-old Hadley Moore has spent a decade perfecting the art of shutting down her emotions to focus on saving lives. But when her younger sister and brother-in-law die tragically, the pain of loss is too great to ignore. Reeling from guilt over letting her family take a back seat to her career, Hadley seizes the opportunity to make things right by returning to her hometown to raise the infant son her sister left behind.

At 29, Tyne Briggs knows firsthand how hard it is to grow up without a loving family. After being saved from a hostile foster home as a queer pre-teen, the young artist dotes on her large and boisterous adoptive family. When she loses her brother and sister-in-law in a car accident, her top priority is to make sure her baby nephew has the happy childhood she was denied.

Shared grief and mutual attraction bring the two women together, where they find solace and passion in equal measure. But they are soon at odds when each decides she is the best choice to give baby Owen a permanent home. Without a will to guide them, and with the two aunts unable to reach a compromise, a lengthy custody battle looms.

Cooperation and a common purpose could lead to true love and the creation of a new family together, but not if impulsive decisions and unsavory lawyers tear them apart first.


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 Cara Malone.

1. I was a ballerina for 10 years as a kid – the inspiration behind Falling Gracefully.

2. I have never traveled west of Illinois but I’ve been all over the east side of the US.

3. My mind is face-blind – I see scenes and people in my head while I’m writing and dreaming, but rarely their faces.

4. I’ve had over a dozen rabbits, mice, birds, turtles and a miniature pot-bellied pig – I’ve never had a dog but if I did it’d be a dachshund.

5. As a kid I wanted to be a doctor but I flunked chemistry 3 times in high school and college – so I write about them instead!

Sign up for Cara’s newsletter and get a free book. Click on the image to get your freebie!



Where Secrets Are Safe

by Jamey Moody

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

Beloved actress Krista Kyle has created the ideal safe place for closeted Hollywood lesbians to bring their partners and girlfriends and be themselves.

When sleazy journalist Brooke Bell, known for outing people, finds out about Krista’s paradise, secrets are exposed. Will it be the end of Lovers Landing or lead to love?

Deal ends June 7.


Meet Daisy and Delilah

Daisy (bulldog) and Delilah (Maltese/Shih Tzu) belong to Jazzy Mitchell, an author.

That’s all for this week.

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda, Em, Faith, & TB

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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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