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The Sapphic Author Freebie Directory

If your TBR pile is looking a little light at the moment, or if you are just aching to fall in love with a new author who will bring all your new favourite characters to life, then look no further than my list of writers offering free online lesbian fiction.

I’ve put together a list of authors who are all giving their readers free lesbian novels or short stories when they join their newsletters or sign up to their mailing lists. Authors find new readers, and voracious readers like you find free lesbian romance novels from a writer whose work you will absolutely love.

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A. E. Radley

A. E. Radley is an award-winning WLW author who has written and published more than fifteen contemporary romances many of which have become international best-sellers.

Her books are often set in the high-flying corporate world beloved by fans of The Devil Wears Prada.

If you enjoy ‘melting-the-ice-queen tropes – you’ll love A. E. Radley’s books.

You can sign up to her mailing list and receive a free short story, The Unexpected New Best Friend.

Anna Stone

Anna Stone is an Australian author of sizzling romance novels about women who love women. She enjoys writing stories featuring complex and passionate women who love to turn up the heat.

Anna’s debut novel, Being Hers became a best seller and since then she had published several series including the Mistress Series filled with Ice-Queens and Billionaire bosses, and BDSM. She is also the author of the Irresistibly Bound Series, a sweet and erotic BDSM romance.

Right now Anna is giving away Laid Bare, a Mistress Series novella featuring the relentless young journalism student, Blair Chase who is given the assignment of her dreams when she is sent to interview the elusive CEO Madison Sloane.

When journalism student Blair Chase lands an interview with the elusive Madison Sloane, CEO of Mistress Media, she can’t believe her luck. Madison’s powerful, commanding presence is a legend in the industry. She’s everything Blair wants to become. And with one look at the captivating woman, Blair realizes Madison is everything she wants.

It seems neither of the strong and fiery women will give way to the other until fate traps them together in an elevator; how long before they are both Laid Bare?

Anne Hagan

Mystery writer, Anne Hagan, writes in a variety of genres including; legal thrillers, cosy mysteries, and romance. Her books are usually contemporary and often set in the ‘Red States’.

She has written dozens of novels and short stories including twelve novels in the Melville Mysteries collection, a series of crime drama mysteries set in a small town rural community.

In the first book of the series, Relic, we meet Customs Special Agent Dana Rossi, who is recovering from a bad breakup while trying to solve her latest case. When Dana is thrown into the path of Sheriff Mel Crane, who has her own problems trying to uncover a counterfeiting ring, the stakes are raised. As pressures mount and lives are put at risk it seems their separate cases may be linked and their undeniable attraction is growing.

Relic is free to all of Anne’s newsletter subscribers, just scroll to the bottom of her website to join.

Alison Solomon

Alison Solomon is an author of fiction and non-fiction and has written extensively on feminism, mental health and diversity, contributing to a number of journals and articles.

Alison is also an award-winning mystery writer, agony-aunt, and contributed a humorous column on feminism to the Philadelphia Weekly for several years.

Alison’s mystery novels are filled with twists, turns suspense and intrigue and right now you get a free short story when you join her mailing list using the form on her website.

Candace Harper

Candace Harper is a queer, neurodivergent woman living with her partner, two cats and a dog in southern Virginia. Candace is the author of Mrs. Mix Up and Hugs & Quiches, as well as publishing several stories under the name Ceillie Simkiss. She is passionate about representing diverse women in her fiction.

News Flash follows the reporters Iveta Schmidt and Fiona Rivera who have been in stiff competition with one another for the last two years only to find themselves in locked together in a closed board meeting where tensions are high and time is running out.

You can pick up a copy of News Flash for free by joining Candace Harper’s mailing list.

Cara Malone

Cara Malone is a best-selling author of contemporary lesbian romance. Cara enjoys writing novels with drama, depth, and plenty of heat.

Cara has published more than twenty novels including the popular medical romances, the Lakeside Hospital Series.

The Origins of Heartbreak is the first book in the series and follows Alex who is dealing with grief by enrolling in a paramedic programme where she meets the aloof medical student, Megan.

Will they be able to mend each others broken hearts?

Cara has also penned the popular Awakened series. The story follows Leah and Morgan’s workplace romance which is threatened when Morgan’s ex-girlfriend blows back into town… with a secret.

The Origins of Heartbreak and Awakened are both available for free to subscribers of Cara’s newsletter.

Cheyenne Blue

Australian lesbian romance writer, Cheyenne writes stories of big-hearted romance with warmth, families (natural and found), touches of dry Aussie humour, all with a happy ending.

She is an award winning novelist and has published several contemporary romances as well as anthologies of erotic short stories.

Her best-loved lesbian romance short stories have been collected together into Rule 4 and Other Short Stories which is available for free to everyone who signs up to her mailing list.

Chris Zett

Chris Zett is a German author who studied medicine and has spent time working in a hospital

As well as discovering her own workplace romance, Chris has written two contemporary lesbian medical romances and several short stories.

All subscribers to her newsletter receive a copy of More Than a Holiday Romance which is a short, but sweet second-chance romance set around Christmas.

Claire Highton-Stevenson

Claire is an award-winning independent author of contemporary women-loving-women romance. She enjoys writing about romance in all of its guises and won a prestigious Goldie award for her book, The Promise.

As well as romance, Claire has written the Cam Thomas Series, which follows Cam after a huge heartbreak has led her to leave London and move to LA to make a new life for herself with a fresh set of rules that will make sure her heart never gets hurt again.

Claire is offering the first book in her ‘Cam Thomas series’ for free to readers who sign up to her mailing list.

Clare Lydon

Clare Lydon is a London-based writer of contemporary lesbian romance packed with British wit and charm. She has written more than twenty novels and short stories and enjoys writing light-hearted British rom-coms with women who love women.

If you like your romance light, with plenty of humour, then join Clare’s mailing list to get her short Christmas story, It Had To Be You completely free.

E. A. Kafkalas

E. A. Kafkalas writes heart-wrenching stories of star-crossed lovers where the divide seems too vast to overcome.

She is currently offering a free short story, Mary’s Angel when you sign up to receive her newsletter.

Eliza Andrews

A lesbian author who writes young-adult fiction. Eliza has written about fantasy princesses as well as contemporary basketball players.

Eliza is currently offering an erotic short story for free to everyone who joins her mailing list.

Elizabeth Andre

Elizabeth Andre writes lesbian erotic romance, science fiction and young adult stories. She is a lesbian in an interracial same-sex marriage living in the Midwest. She hopes you enjoy her stories. She certainly loves writing them.

Right now she is offering a free short story to everyone who joins her mailing list.

Fiona Zedde 

Fiona Zedde was born under the Jamaican sun but now makes her home in Spain. Since getting the writing bug, she’s published around thirty books and short stories, mostly of Black lesbian romance, including the Lambda Literary Award finalists, Bliss and Every Dark Desire. Her novel Dangerous Pleasures received a Publishers Weekly starred review and was winner of an About.com Readers’ Choice Award for Best Lesbian Novel or Memoir.

Fiona writes sensual and seductive love stories featuring women who love other women. Her How Sweet It Is series (3 books so far) has been described as Sex in the City featuring queer women, and the Desire vampire series (2 books) is a little bit dark, and a bit more erotic.

Harper Bliss

Harper Bliss is a best-selling lesbian romance author. Among her most-loved books are the highly dramatic French Kissing and the often thought-provoking Pink Bean series.

Harper lived in Hong Kong for 7 years, travelled the world for a bit, and has now settled in Brussels (Belgium) with her wife and photogenic cat, Dolly Purrton.

Together with her wife, she hosts a weekly podcast called Harper Bliss & Her Mrs.

If you are a fan of often light-hearted, sometimes thought-provoking but almost always erotic lesbian romance, then you’ll enjoy the work of lesbian fiction author, Harper Bliss. She currently has a Free Archive of her work on her website.

Isabella

Isabella is the award-winning author of Always Faithful. She has written more than a dozen books in the traditional contemporary lesbian romance genre as well as military romance and even stories about assassins!

Right now, Isabella is giving away a copy of her novel, Twisted Deception to everyone who signs up to her newsletter.

The story follows Addie Blake, just broken up with her mechanic girlfriend, and Greyson Hollister a corporate workaholic, whose lives are interrupted by Detective Nancy Hill, sent to investigate an attack at their company.

A storm’s brewing on the horizon. Can Addie and Greyson weather it, or will it blow them over?

Jade Winters

Jade Winters is a British writer and filmmaker. She is the author of dozens of contemporary lesbian romances and crime thrillers with exciting and unexpected twists.

As well as hosting several of her short stories for free on her website, Jade is offering her novella, Journey of Love to all of her subscribers.

Jae

Jae is the author of nineteen award-winning lesbian romances. She lives in the sunniest city in Germany, near the French and Swiss borders. When she’s not writing, she is an avid reader of lesbian books, indulges her ice cream and stationery addictions, and watches way too many crime shows.

Jae is an award-winning author of lesbian slow-burn romances with strong female characters and has compiled a fab list of 10 Slow-Burn Romance Novels featuring Women-Loving Women that you can read here.

Right now, Jae is giving away a copy of her romantic short story Sex Sells when you join her mailing list.

J. J. Arias

If you enjoy strong female characters and paranormal lesbian romance, then the work of J. J. Arias might be exactly what you are looking for.

You can sign up to her mailing list now and get a free story.

K’Anne Meinel

An author of more than a hundred works, this prolific author enjoys writing about murder and mystery as well as romance. She is currently offering the first book of her twenty-five book Malice series completely free.

Kathleen Jowitt

Kathleen Jowitt was born in Winchester and grew up deep in the Welsh Marches and, subsequently, on the Isle of Wight. After completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Exeter she moved to Guildford and found herself working for a major trade union.

She now lives and writes in Cambridgeshire. Her work has been shortlisted for the Exeter Novel Prize and the Selfies Award, and her debut novel, Speak Its Name, was the first-ever self-published book to receive a Betty Trask Award.

Kathleen Jowitt writes contemporary literary fiction exploring themes of identity, redemption, integrity, and politics.

Right now, Kathleen is giving away exclusive short stories to everyone who joins her mailing list.

Laura Ambrose

Laura Ambrose is the author of the Romancing the Page series (A Hidden Hope, A Perfect Balance, An Unheard Song) which features well-rounded, complicated women in the world of writing and publishing.

She enjoys writing stories which are sweet, sexy and more than a little geeky.

If the idea of a series of F/F romance novellas focused on bookish subjects such as SFF conventions, publishers, and writers, sparks your interest then you’ll be pleased to know that Laura offers the prequel short story, A Frozen Night, for free when you join her newsletter.

Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett

Saxon is the author of fifteen novels and numerous short stories.  She has won two Goldie awards, the Alice B. Reader award for body of work and is one half of the best-selling comedic duo Layce Gardner & Saxon Bennett.

Layce Gardner has written over 50 books with her wife, Saxon Bennett.

These two lesbian authors have joined forces to write lesbian romantic comedies. You can sign up to their newsletter and you’ll get two free books.

L.C. Mawson

Sci-fi and fantasy author, L.C. Mawson describes herself as a ‘cryptid who reportedly loves writing fast-paced genre fiction where girls kiss other girls’. She writes exciting science fiction and fantasy adventure books for older teens and adults with kick-ass, sarcastic heroines, immersive magical worlds, and slow-burn F/F romances.

The Ember Academy for Young Witches is a young adult urban fantasy with some adult themes, that queer women the version of Harry Potter they didn’t know they needed.

The prequel to the series is Foundational Vampire Studies and follows the half-vampire-half-witch student Natalie, as she grapples with a power she cannot control.

Foundational Vampire Studies is available by joining L.C. Mawson’s mailing list on Bookfunnel.

Lee Winter

Lesfic author, Lee Winter enjoy genre-hopping and creating plot twists. As well as creating Ice-Queen stories and age-gap romances, Lee enjoys writing moody superhero and assassins who play the cello.

She has written several series including Red Files series, The Brutal Truth series and Breaking Character.

The Red Files follows the icy and acerbic reporters Lauren King and Catherine Ayres when their paths cross and they try to work together to unravel a huge story.

When DC Met Iowa, takes place in the Red Files universe and is the morning after the night before when Mega DC bitch Cynthia Redwell thinks she may have slept with the beer-pong-loving Iowan softballer, Suze.

As well as new short stories, all subscribers to Lee Winter’s newsletter receive a copy of When DC Met Iowa when they join.

Marian Snowe

Marian Snowe is an author of romantic lesbian fiction. She enjoys writing character-driven romances with happy ever afters following the lives of complex women who overcome internal and external obstacles to find one another.

She has published eleven full-length novels and a collection of shorter works including Heart of Glass which you can download for free when you join her mailing list.

Clara Duncan is a loner, who feels hopeless after a breakup and abandons her life to move to the coast. It is there that she finds a porcelain urn that leads her to the warm and enthusiastic, Ginny.

Miranda Macleod

“Like a lot of people out there, I wanted to be a writer from the time I was young but I was told you couldn’t make a living doing it unless you were Stephen King. Instead, I pursued practical career choices, like theater. And graduate school for degrees that sound really impressive but don’t actually have careers that go with them. I spent a lot of time working as a temp, and at jobs that paid better but that I didn’t enjoy.

I wrote my first novel, Telling Lies Online, as part of the National Novel Writing Month challenge in 2015. It took a little longer than a month, and some of it was written from the passenger seat of a car while driving through torrential rain coming home from a cross-country Thanksgiving trip. If you’ve read the book and there was a part you didn’t like, that’s probably where that bit was written.”

Author of humorous romance novels for lesbians, Miranda is offering a free book to everyone who joins her mailing list.

Natasha West

Natasha West has been writing for many years but has only recently plunged into the world of writing lesbian romances after she decided that a life of enjoying her own shouldn’t go to waste. She likes to write complicated characters who aren’t looking for love but find it anyway. Via the funniest, hottest routes possible.

Natasha West is giving away a copy of her novel, ‘The Plus One‘ free to all newsletter subscribers.

Niamh Murphy Author

Niamh Murphy – That’s me!

I tell romantic and exciting stories of gripping adventure and epic fantasy. My favourite places to explore are historical settings, science fiction landscapes, and fantasy worlds. My stories involve exciting characters such as knights, pirates, vampires, and mermaids. But I also tell more down-to-earth stories involving teenage angst, coming out, and exploring lesbian relationships for the first time.

I’m currently offering a free copy of my story, Dragon Essence: A Prequel to the Dark Age Trilogy for free to everyone who joins my book group!

Nicolette Dane

Nicolette Dane landed in Chicago after studying writing in New York City. Flitting in and out of various jobs without finding her place, Nico decided to choose herself and commit to writing full-time. Her stories are contemporary scenarios of blossoming lesbian romance and voyeuristic tales meant to give you a peep show into the lives of sensual and complicated women. If you’re a fan of uplifting and steamy lesbian passion, you’ve found your new favorite author.

If you love reading contemporary lesbian fiction and lesbian romance novels, look no further than author Nicolette Dane. On her mailing list, she offers free exclusive content that isn’t available anywhere else.

Sally Bryan

Sally graduated in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge and now splits her time between that city and Florence, Italy, the country where many of her stories are set.

Sally graduated in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge and now splits her time between that city and Florence, Italy, the country where many of her stories are set.

Sally writes lesbian romance books and in her spare time enjoys reading, playing tennis and visiting new and remote locations around Europe.

If you enjoy contemporary young adult stories about coming out and finding your first love, then you might just fall in love with the work of Sally Bryan. Plus you can now get a free novella when you join her mailing list.

S.W. Andersen

S.W. Andersen writes a variety of romantic adventures, including westerns and paranormal romance, and even a novel set in the world of dirt bike racing. She enjoyed writing strong female characters and has published six novels.

She is currently giving away a short story, The Chemistry Test, to everyone who signs up for her newsletter.

T.B. Markinson

T.B. Markinson is an American writer, living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.

If you enjoy sexy, contemporary romance with a touch of comedy then you will love the work of T. B. Markinson. You can join her mailing list for free books as well as sample chapters of her other work.

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2 thoughts on “The Sapphic Author Freebie Directory

  1. I was reading smashwords books and found a free writer called Sasha McCallum. I like her, she’s better than some of the bestsellers I read. Why only include mainstream authors?

    1. Hi Anika, thank you so much for letting me know about Sasha McCallum! This is by no means a definitive list and I rely on amazing readers like you letting me know about other authors who have free books! Thank you!

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