Lesbian Fiction: Best Books Of 2016

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Now is a fabulous time to be reading lesbian fiction: fact. Why? Because never before has there been such variety in the genre, such a wealth of titles to serve every possible niche. Romance, fantasy, sci-fi, western, horror, paranormal, mystery, thriller, rom-com – it’s all here! Just take your pick and settle back. To that end, I thought I’d pick my top five lesfic books I’ve read this year. They include romance, drama and mystery, which is not a bad spectrum for five books. So step this way as I tell you what I loved and why… Continue reading » “Lesbian Fiction: Best Books Of 2016”

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Les Reveur Reviews All I Want For Christmas!

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This year, Christmas came early in the form of a fantastic review for All I Want For Christmas on lesbian fiction review site, Les Reveur. If you didn’t catch the five-star review, you can read the full article here – but here’s a snippet:

 

“I adored this book. I love Christmas and this book was a perfect way to get me in the mood, I even had my Christmas playlist playing in the background whilst reading… perfection personified. The writing was tight and very descriptive in the parts it was needed, which helped with imagining the characters better. This is definitely my No.1 Christmas book and I will be pulling it out again next December!”

 

What’s more, All I Want For Christmas was also picked as the No.1 lesbian Christmas book by the site, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about! You can check out the full top five books here by clicking here.

Hurrah and happy holidays one and all!

 

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Lesbian Fiction: Best Christmas Books

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I LOVE Christmas. Everything about it: the tinsel, the lights, the music, the movies, the food – and especially the drinks. Mulled wine and a river of chocolate – what’s not to love?! But weirdly, much as I love Christmas, I didn’t get into Christmas books until around three years ago when I read my first Christmas romance and I was hooked. And let me tell you – Christmas books aren’t just for the season – I love to read them all year round. And this year, I’ve read a few more, so I thought – why not put together a list of my favourites? So here they are – I hope you enjoy! Continue reading » “Lesbian Fiction: Best Christmas Books”

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Lesbian Book Club 2016 Wrap Up!

Welcome to episode 26 of the Lesbian Book Club – and this month, I’m shaking it up a little, doing a round-up of the year in the last podcast of 2016!

As usual, I’ll be checking out what’s hot in the Amazon Lesbian fiction charts in both the US and UK, as well as running down the results of the Rainbow Awards for lesbian fiction, which includes former podcast guests as winners – namely Clare Ashton and Cari Hunter.

Then come with me as I let you know my favourite books of 2016, as well as listing my favourite Christmas books to read over the holidays!

Plus, if you’d like to read a free Christmas romance, my book It Had To Be You can be yours for nowt when you sign up to my mailing list. Claim your free copy by filling in the form below.

Have a great holiday season and see you in 2017 for more great guests on the Lesbian Book Club!

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Nothing To Lose: Runner-Up in Rainbow Awards!

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It was awesome to wake up to the news this morning that my novel, Nothing To Lose, had scored a Runner-Up spot in the Rainbow Awards 2016, in the category of Best Contemporary Lesbian Romance! I loved writing this book, so I’m thrilled that readers connected with it so brilliantly too.

If you’d like to read the full list of winners and runners-up, click here for more. The winner was Clare Ashton’s Poppy Jenkins, which was thoroughly deserved – it was one of my favourite lesfic books of 2016.

Well done to all the finalists, runners-up and the winners!

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Lesbian Romance Lovers

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It’s December, which can only mean one thing: that’s right, the last-minute panic to buy gifts for those special lesbians in your life who like nothing better than a spot of romance. No idea what to buy? Never fear – I’m here to help! So without further ado, let’s run down some gift ideas for your nearest & dearest…

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All I Want For Christmas On Sale!

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I’m feeling generous this week. I’m feeling like I want to give you a bargain – it’s the kind of woman I am! So how about this? I’ll give you an 80% discount on the first book in my All I Want series – can’t say fairer than that!

All I Want For Christmas is on sale until December 1st for the low, low price of 99c/99p! So if you haven’t read it yet and you fancy diving into a festive lesbian romance, go grab a copy via one of the links below. But first, here’s the blurb…

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The Lesbian Book Club With Jane Retzig

Welcome to episode 25 of the Lesbian Book Club. We’re a quarter of a century old. Doesn’t time fly when  you’re having fun!?

This month I’m interviewing fellow Brit Jane Retzig, best known for The Wrong Woman, Boundaries and The Retreat. Jane talks about publishing in the 90s and the differences doing it herself today, as well as chatting religion and the inspiration behind her slightly off-kilter lesbian romance novels. These include the late-great Leonard Cohen and, oddly, Alexandra Burke. Jane is a fabulous guest, so I hope you enjoy.

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and chat about writing the final book of my All I Want series, All I Want For Forever, due out soon! I was initially saying December, but it might drip into January as it’s taking on a life of its own. But definitely soon.

I’ve also written a FREE seasonal Christmas novella, It Had To Be You. If you’d like a copy, click here and sign up to get one. And don’t forget to get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast. mail@clarelydon.co.uk

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All I Want Forever In The Works!

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I have a confession to make: I’ve been slacking. I brought out All I Want For Autumn in September, and since then, I’ve been doing all I can not to write. And when I put my mind to something, I can compete at Olympic level… Continue reading » “All I Want Forever In The Works!”

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Top Ten Things About Autumn!

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Autumn is my favourite time of the year with its vivid colours, sunshine, cosy evenings and fireworks galore. But what exactly makes this such a thrilling time in the calendar of life? Well, these ten reasons, for starters…

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