Friday Feels Fun: June 17th Edition

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

Below you’ll find books, including two freebies, 5 Random Things about author Em Stevens, and the pet of the week. We truly hope these tidbits help everyone slide into weekend mode.


It’s week 23 of IHL’s Sapphic Reading Challenge. Click here for reading suggestions for stories featuring a neurodiverse character. 9 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 Medical Character stories. Find out who made the cut and cast your vote. Voting is open until July 9 and then we’ll announce the top three on July 13.


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 a curious dog. 

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



by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Uranium isn’t something that Detective Billie Olsen often finds on bodies of homicide victims. The unusual situation connects her to physicist and college professor, Mira Lewis. Incited by the discovery of the weak radioactive element, the two join forces to unravel a cryptic cipher. It isn’t the investigation, however, that nudges their paths to continuously cross. Billie finds herself enamored by the bold, crimson-lipped professor, and her desire to learn more about her leads the two of them into an unlikely friendship. With both women burdened by their fears and responsibilities, the evolution of their entanglement rocks their unstable cores. The only question remains is will they be able to embrace their changes or succumb to an untimely meltdown?


Waltzing on the Danube

by Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

They’re the only two single ladies on the Lesbian Love Boat. Can opposites attract?

Jeanie Brooks is a small town history teacher who sometimes leaps before she looks, but when she books a last minute river cruise for lesbian singles, she knows she’ll have no regrets. Two weeks of beautiful women and glorious adventure against the backdrop of Europe’s most famous cities—what more could she want?

Eleanor Fielding is an actuarial accountant from Manhattan, and an expert at assessing risk from every angle. Analytical and reserved, the only thing worse than spending the summer floating around with a gaggle of desperate single women is the prospect of her sister nagging her for all eternity if she refuses to go.

But thanks to a ticketing error, Jeanie and Eleanor unexpectedly find themselves the only two eligible women on the Danube. What starts as an awkward alliance to salvage some enjoyment from the trip soon transforms into something more.

When it comes to love, can this odd-couple learn to dance to the same rhythm?


Fitting In

by Amanda Radley

Starting a new job is hard. Especially if you’re the boss’s daughter.

Heather Bailey has been in charge of Silver Arches, the prestigious London shopping centre, for several years. Financial turmoil brings a new investor to secure the future and Heather finds herself playing office politics with the notoriously difficult entrepreneur Leo Flynn. Walking a fine line between standing her ground and being willing to accept change, Heather has her work cut out for her.

When Leo demands that his daughter is found a job at Silver Arches; things become even harder.

Scarlett Flynn has never fit in. Not in the army, not in her father’s firm, not even in her own family. So starting work at Silver Arches won’t be any different, will it?


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 Em Stevens.

1. I spent a year in college studying in Scotland.

2. I still live in my childhood home, which was built by my dad.

3. I never wanted a dog, but we adopted ours because he was basically a cat and now I’m fully a dog person and cannot pass a pup on the street without stopping to give them all the pats.

4. I may be a romance reader, but I am a horror lover — the grimmer the better!

5. I have a Gideon the Ninth tattoo.

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



One Simple Refrain

by Nancy Ann Healy

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Finding the way home summons a million questions and some interesting discoveries. There’s no greater surprise than falling in love. Sometimes all it takes to make sense of the world is One Simple Refrain.

Deal ends today, June 17.


A Woman Trapped

by TB Markinson

Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Lizzie Petrie doesn’t know how to handle life in the best of times.

When COVID-19 strikes, flipping her entire world upside down, she deals with it in true disastrous Lizzie fashion.

Will being trapped with her family and thoughts break her, or is this the start of a new adventure?

Deal ends June 17.


Meet Ruby 

Making a new friend?

Submitted by Ness, a reader.

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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