Friday Feels Fun: July 22nd Edition

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 Stephanie Shea, and the pet of the week. We truly hope these tidbits help everyone slide into weekend mode.




We asked readers on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Instagram to nominate their all-time favorite sapphic Celebrity stories. Find out who made the cut and cast your vote. Voting is open until August 20 and then we’ll announce the top three on August 24.


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 cuddly cat. 

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


The Last Lavender Sister

by Melissa Brayden

When your parents name you and your three siblings after flowers, the world is stacked against you. At least, that’s how Aster Lavender feels. The youngest daughter, Aster always keeps her head down and lets her siblings stand in the spotlight. She sells her gourmet doughnuts from Hole in One, the small drive-through stand in sleepy Homer’s Bluff, Kansas, and daydreams about seeing the big beautiful world. Love is never going to happen, especially when the only other lesbians in town are already married to each other.

Beautiful Brynn Garrett arrives to fill in for Homer Bluff’s only veterinarian, and suddenly every pet in town is sick. Brynn’s older, smarter, and way out of Aster’s league. Plus, she’s only in town temporarily and definitely running from something. Aster didn’t plan for a connection so strong it knocks the wind right out of her, but Brynn makes her feel like anything but a wallflower.

Taming The Wolff

by Del Robertson

Mayhem. Brutality. Murder. These are the tools of the trade – and Kris Wolff is the master of her profession. Captain of the high seas, a roguish pirate, her heart hardened by life, her passion tightly controlled by the secret she’s forced to keep. Faced with a new danger, The Wolff finds herself unable to guard her heart from the tumultuous desires that Alexis DeVale has awakened.


As devastatingly beautiful as she is headstrong, noble-born Alexis DeVale abruptly finds her preordained life in upheaval. Abducted at swordpoint, held for ransom, thrust into a maelstrom of lawlessness and piracy…


The strength of her passion, the depth of her love…



From Fan to Forever

by Tiana Warner

Available in Kindle Unlimited

An age-gap lesbian celebrity romance about how much you’d risk to have your dream.

Talented A-lister Cate Whitney is the gorgeous middle-aged movie star almost every lesbian has a crush on.

Rachel Janssen, an introverted medical physics student, is no exception. So when her celebrity crush starts filming near her Vancouver apartment, she can’t believe her luck.

A chance encounter with Cate leads to a little swooning, small-talk, and a shock offer to help the star as a science consultant on her Marie Curie film. And, wait, could Cate actually be flirting with Rachel?

However, as the chemistry sizzles between them, Rachel struggles with the harsh reality of being linked to a famous actress. Paparazzi keep dragging her into the spotlight when all she wants is to be taken seriously in her medical career.

Is falling for a superstar too much to handle? Even if sexy Cate Whitney is the one everyone wants? Even if she’s everything Rachel needs?


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 Stephanie Shea.

  1. Stephanie Shea is a pen name, but Stephanie is my legal middle name and Shea is a variation of Shay, based on the character Leslie Shay from Chicago Fire.
  2. I’m a big snack lover and I have a sweet tooth, but only for gummy candy. I didn’t eat chocolate until I was sixteen, and I’ve never had a PB&J sandwich because peanut butter and I don’t get along.
  3. Whenever I get stuck writing a scene, I move around to different spots in my apartment until I inevitably end up writing from the floor, and I trade my laptop for my journal.
  4. I followed love to Mexico City and now I live there.
  5. I’m a stress cleaner. Throw in a good playlist and it’s my favorite kind of therapy.

Right now, both Collide and Whispering Oaks are on sale for 99-cents.



Try Me Again

by Clare Lydon

What if lockdown means your ex moving back in? Dot is still bristling over Caitlin leaving when she turns up at her door, asking to stay. It’s just until Caitlin can get a flight to New York, to the glittering new life she dumped them for. But when the job falls through, Caitlin has to confront some home truths. Now she knows what she really wants, can she convince Dot to try her again?

Meet Harmony

Harmony just turned 16 years old on 6/3/22!! She’s a loving purr-monster keeping Jenny K (a reader) calm.

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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