Friday Feels Fun: July 1 Edition

Please note there won’t be a Friday Feels next Friday, July 8th. 

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

Below you’ll find books, including a freebie, 5 Random Things about author Lise Gold, a song suggestion, and the pet of the week. We truly hope these tidbits help everyone slide into weekend mode.


It’s week 25 of IHL’s Sapphic Reading Challenge. Click here for reading suggestions for Ice Queens. 8 of the books featured on the page are on sale, but today’s the last day to snatch these up at bargain prices.


We asked readers on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Instagram to nominate their all-time favorite Rich Girl / Poor Girl romance. Find out who made the cut and cast your vote. Voting is open until July 23 and then we’ll announce the top three on July 27.


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 Cara Malone’s snuggle bunny.  

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


Heart of Ice

by TB Markinson & Miranda MacLeod

Available in Kindle Unlimited

What happens when the one person who makes your heart sing is also the one person who could destroy everything you’ve worked for?

Laurie “the Hatchet” Emerson is a ruthless leader in Boston finance who’s rumoured to have a block of ice where her heart should be. If only. Recently widowed, Laurie fears she’s broken beyond repair, until a once-in-a-lifetime business deal reignites her passion for work and gives her a shot at proving to the world she still has some life left in her.

Jack Kennedy is a young portfolio manager who aspires to greatness. Unfortunately, she’s so many rungs down the corporate ladder she can’t even scrape up enough money to move out of her mother’s apartment. Her luck changes when her work ethic is finally rewarded with the job opportunity of her dreams.

A blizzard forces their worlds to collide, but what was meant to be a no-strings night of passion becomes more complicated when they both arrive at the office the next morning to discover they each spent the night with the one person in the city who could crush their futures.

Together, they just might hold the keys to everything they’ve ever wanted, but the difference in their ages and positions could spell the end of their careers. Will the ice queen and the protégé find happiness together or lose everything?


The Road Ahead

by Amanda Radley

Two women from very different backgrounds. Forced to share a long journey home. Will they work together or pull each other apart?

Rebecca is stuck in Portugal. All planes to England are grounded and it’s only two days until Christmas.

Desperate to get home but without money to hire a car; she’s stuck. She sees an opportunity when she meets a snobby businesswoman with a broken leg, a platinum credit card, and a desire to get home. A tentative agreement is struck in order to reach their destination before the festive deadline. Will they make it, or will they kill each other along the way?

A heartwarming enemies to lovers romance with a twist. Discover The Road Ahead and make your own journey home today.



by Max Ellendale

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ex-rock star, Dusty Song, abandons her music career to become a U.S. Marshal tasked with safeguarding vulnerable people from the criminals set on silencing them. When Dusty first encounters the illustrious Honorable Judge Bidwell, she sees a woman marked by the cases she’s tried.

Years later, Dusty remembers the strong-willed, audacious woman as the unlikeable star of the courtroom. When she’s called in to revisit the case following a series of disturbing reports, she comes upon a Mercedes Bidwell much different than her memory recalls. The two women walk together on a path seeded by those who came before them, carrying a silent wish in hope that someday someone will see them for who they truly are.


5 Random things is our way of helping readers to get to know authors all the while having a bit of fun.

Here are five random facts about Lise Gold.

1. I can not fill up the fuel tank of a car unless it’s near empty. It’s a thing; my father has it too. It gets me In trouble.

2. I like color-coordinating food on my plate. I’m not OCD, quite the opposite, but I like things to look pretty before I put them in my mouth.

3. Rod Stewart is my guilty pleasure. He once bought me a drink to apologize for something, and I didn’t even recognize him!

4. When I’m in an outdoor pool in a tropical country, I’ll spend most of my time saving beetles, other bugs, and even cockroaches who have fallen in from drowning. It makes me so happy when they survive.

3. Three of my sisters are gay; it runs in the family.

All Madeliene Taylor (Lise Gold’s pen name) books are on sale for $2.99 during the month of July. Click on the image to find all the books on Lise’s website.




Liaison in the Park

by Sam Kestrel

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

While camping at a national park, Jada asked for assistance from a cute Park Ranger who wore her uniform well. When they run into each other again, Amelia offers to show Jada more than trails.

Deal ends July 5.


Lorna, an avid reader, recommends listening to “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston to get into the weekend groove.

Meet Charlie

Charlie at his cutest, begging for cuddles.

Submitted by author Cara Malone who runs the Sapphfic Book Club.

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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2 Responses to Friday Feels Fun: July 1 Edition

  1. lorna1957 says:

    Charlie is just too adorable. With a face like that, there should be no need for begging for cuddles.

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