Pride Collection

To celebrate our fifth anniversary in style, we spearheaded the I Heart SapphFic Pride Collection, featuring 8 books by some of the most popular authors in sapphic fiction today.

Each book involves a Pride theme and they’ll be released on June 1.

You can now preorder all of the books in the collection!

Each author in the collection will be donating a portion of their preorder royalties to a charity of their choice. So, preorder them all today and help the world become a better place. Celebrate love.

 

Down to a Science 

by Haley Cass

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. And it turns out, maybe she does want at least one.

A word from Haley: I love that pride is truly about a sense of community and belonging, that signifies how we all belong somewhere in this world no matter how we identify. And I’m so honored to be included in this event with other amazing writers to share these stories with everyone in our community.

 

The Glow Up

by Cara Malone

A coveted summer internship takes a small-town girl to the Windy City, where she’s totally out of her element – and learning who she is for the first time. When Josephine literally stumbles into Chicago’s huge Pride Parade, she narrowly avoids death-by-scooter, but quick-thinking Hazel scoops Jo into her lap instead. What begins as a traffic accident soon evolves into a smoldering attraction in this romance full of pride, found family and the glow-up of a lifetime.

A word from Cara: Whether you’ve been a part of Pride since its inception or this is your first year, this month is all about coming together to celebrate who we are. I’m so excited to be part of the Pride Collection, where nine sapphic authors share their own unique take on what Pride means to them.

 

Take Two

by Miranda MacLeod & TB Markinson

Gina needs Sophia Rossi, a popular actor, to be the grand marshal of the local Pride parade. Sophia needs to convince her meddling mother she has a steady girlfriend in order to survive a month of filming in her hometown. It should be a match made in heaven, aside from one problem: Gina broke Sophia’s heart in college, and they haven’t spoken since. Can this fake relationship lead them to a second chance at love?

A word from TB & Miranda: One of the most thrilling parts of organizing this collection was asking so many talented authors to participate and having them say yes! Miranda and TB are so proud to be involved in celebrating the queer community and raising awareness of all that sapphic fiction has to offer. It’s a true honor to have our book listed with these fabulous authors who we greatly admire and appreciate for making the world a more welcoming and colorful place for everyone.

 

Faux Pas

by Lily Seabrooke

Paige finds a few problems in queer-destination small-town Willow Arches, where she unexpectedly inherited a restaurant: it’s ruined, she can’t cook, and everyone in town wants her gone. But when most eligible bachelorette Madison kisses her publicly, things are looking up. A fake relationship through Pride to keep the suitors off Madison’s back in exchange for help with the restaurant—what could go wrong?

A word from Lily: Being invited to write these Pride stories, celebrations of queerness in all its messy beauty, alongside some of my favorite authors has been SUCH an honor. I’m really excited to share these stories with the amazing queer community that’s been so good to me!

 

Pride Festival

by Nicole Pyland

Ruby Simon wanted to change something in her tiny town before she went off to college in the fall, so when she got the chance to create her community’s first annual Pride festival, she grabbed it and fell in love with Jaden, a girl from the private school a town over, along the way. Chance was used to following her headstrong friend around and had no problem helping with the Pride festival. She wasn’t prepared to meet the new, shy kid in school right before graduation. The path to self-discovery for all of them leads right through the Pride Festival.

A word from Nicole: I was honored to be asked to participate with some other amazing authors and write a novella about Pride. Each book features a different story revolving in some way about Pride month, and I hope you check them all out.

 

The Perfect Fit

by Erica Lee

Ashton Levengood has never fit in, so when her family suggests a Pride tour after she comes out, she worries she won’t fit in there either. That is, until she meets Dakota Douglass.

A word from Erica: Pride month means a lot to me because there was a time when I wasn’t proud of who I was and whom I loved. It means the world to me to be included with such an amazing group of authors writing a book about something that is very near and dear to my heart.

 

Howl 

by Lucy Bexley

Lou McCallister owns Howl, the only surviving queer bar in Boston. When an investment opportunity to save the floundering bar is inadvertently sabotaged by Clementine Darby, Howl’s newest employee, Lou is ready to give up. Now Clem will do anything she can to make it right and keep Howl alive, but will she be able to save the bar in time? This sapphic Coyote Ugly retelling brings the funny and the feels.

A word from Lucy: Getting to celebrate pride without leaving my house? I simply couldn’t pass it up. It was such an honor to celebrate pride with this community of great authors. Think of this as our little block party—Peaches blasting by the drinks table and animals for adoption near the glitter station. I hope these books make you feel seen and valued and a little bit sexy, too.

 

Every Version

by Bryce Oakley

Lizzie Goldstein is out to prove that she’s definitely over her ex — and what better way to do that then bring the hottest date to Pride’s biggest party, Prom-A-Rama? But when her date search turns into a string of disasters, she begins to wonder if her perfect match might be someone closer than she realized.

A word from Bryce: My favorite Pride events have always been those big effervescent parties — seeing old friends, meeting new ones, reveling in the collective joy that is being queer. To me, this collection feels like one of those parties: hanging out on the dance floor alongside authors I love and admire and capturing that unbridled Pride joy with a story where two queer women find their happily ever after.

 

Thanks to all the fantastic authors taking part!

Miranda, Em, & TB