Friday Feels Fun: June 24th 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 Monica McCallan, great advice, and the pet of the week. We truly hope these tidbits help everyone slide into weekend mode.


It’s week 24 of IHS’s Sapphic Reading Challenge. Click here for reading suggestions for sweet romances. 16 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 stories with cute and wild animals. Find out who made the cut and cast your vote. Voting is open until July 16 and then we’ll announce the top three on July 20.


Recently we celebrated our five-year anniversary. When TB launched IHS on May 20, 2017, she had no idea what would happen. As it turned out, the site became quite popular. The book links have been clicked over 500,000 times in over 140 countries! Click here to read the celebratory post and to enter the giveaway.


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 beautiful dog. 

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



by B.K. Wiggins

Natalie Pope had just inherited her grandmother’s historical home in Charleston. She had spent her childhood summers there and always enjoyed going back to visit. But, after Mimi’s funeral, Natalie and her family found that someone else had claimed the property and was willing to put up a fight.

Mimi’s estate attorney, Haley was going to help them fight. She had a friend on the Charleston Police Department and together with Chip, they were going to get to the bottom of this.

Who was Grant Rogers? How did Mimi know him? Why would he be given her home? How would they stop him?

Filled with twists, turns, and two women falling in love; Charleston is a sweet lesbian romance story with low angst and a happily ever after.


Stranger on the Shore

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Quinn Harper is living the life she always wanted. She’s well-liked and respected by everyone and has been a success in life with awards to prove it. She spends her free time running along the shore, returning to her quiet home on the beach.

It was almost the perfect life, but there was one thing missing: Love.

And when she notices the stranger sitting on the shore, she has no idea just how much that moment will impact the rest of her life.

Natasha is a mystery. A woman broken and on the verge of doing something drastic, Quinn is moved to help. Befriending and earning her trust, they begin to build a relationship and a story that could have been written for the TV show Quinn works on.

Stranger on the Shore is a love story from start to end, but with a rollercoaster of a middle as Quinn navigates life with and without Natasha.

Because love, is never simple, is it?

Trigger Warning: This book tackles domestic violence and the impact of it.



by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Renowned doctor, Lauren Lewis, purchases an old Victorian home after the loss of her former residence and channels her energy into restoring the new property. When a wandering antique restorer shows up to take on the job, together, they uncover the secrets the house harbored for a century. With the turn of the seasons, their souls awaken like blooming lilacs in the spring, guiding them toward an adventure of their own.


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 Monica McCallan.

  • I’m a righty, but I play pool, throw a frisbee, and snap my fingers left-handed.
  • Before I realized I was a lesbian, I’d read thousands of m/f romance novels. I just love love!
  • My dog Chips was given her name because of the tv show Trailer Park Boys.
  • My favorite types of non-fiction books to read are on behavioral economics. I always struggle with “absolute” ideas, and realizing the confusing, often counterintuitive things people do when making decisions helped things click for me much better.
  • I moved to California because I met people at a music festival (Bonnaroo), and they said I could come stay with them for a couple of weeks while I was traveling. I absolutely fell in love with the queer culture there and didn’t move to Brooklyn like originally planned. It really showed me how much one person could change someone’s life!

Win an audiobook by Monica. Click the image to enter.




Halfway Home

by Barbara Winkes

Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Jayce and Emma meet in a halfway house.

Can they be safe with each other, or will their secrets tear them apart?

Deal ends June 28.



by Serena J. Bishop

Also available in Kindle Unlimited

This romantic short story bundle contains three humorous and heart-felt relationship tales that occur after the events of the novel Dreams, and before the events of the novel Miracles.

Deal ends June 24.


A smile can be so rewarding when given to someone who needs it.

Submitted by Lorna, a reader.

Meet Holly

Submitted by Nicole, 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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1 Response to Friday Feels Fun: June 24th Edition

  1. Sandy Hutchison says:

    Happy Birthday TBM!

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