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The Lesbian Book Club With Wendy Hudson

Welcome to episode 36 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview fellow UK author Wendy Hudson who’s just released her second crime-thriller Mine To Keep – and it’s brilliant, so you should go and buy it!

Her debut novel Four Steps won a Goldie award for Best Debut Novel in 2016 and she talks about setting her books in Scotland, how to create a character that readers love and how she sets up suspense in her books & keeps it going. Wendy also reveals how she fits in writing around her day job, the mantras that spur her on and her favourite crime writers in lesfic. She’s a fabulous interview with a lilting Scottish accent, to take a listen!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as celebrating the fact that my new book Twice In A Lifetime is out now! Hooray! It’s a second-chance romance set in Chicago and New York, featuring Harriet and Sally, two former teenage lovers who meet again in their 30s. Will lightning strike twice, or will it be a case of once bitten, twice shy? If you love lesbian romance packed with wit, love & cocktails, this is the book for you!

I’ll be reading from my new novel at the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and I’ll see you there! And do let me know who you’d like on the podcast – drop me an email at: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Twice In A Lifetime Out Now!

I’m beyond thrilled to let you know that Twice In A Lifetime is finally out – hurrah! I’m not sure I’m meant to say this, being the author, but I fucking LOVE this book. It’s dreamy & steamy in equal measure, and I miss the characters already. Let me tell you about writing it…
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Twice In A Lifetime: First Chapter Reveal!

My new lesbian romance, Twice In A Lifetime, is due out at the end of the month. Yay! I can’t wait for you to read it and let me know what you think. But for now, to get you in the mood, here’s the first chapter for you to read. The book will be on sale on October 27th, so mark the date in your diary!


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Vote For Me In The Diva Awards!

I’m thrilled that my lesbian romance Nothing To Lose has been shortlisted for the Diva LitFest Awards in the Best Romance category! If you think the book deserves to win, head on over to the Diva Literary Festival and vote for me now! There are tons of other brilliant writers up for nomination too, so get voting!

VOTE FOR NOTHING TO LOSE NOW!

How Do I Write?

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I get asked this question a fair bit, so I thought I’d let you know.

I don’t have a nailed on writing time – I wish I did. I wish I was one of those writers who sat down every day and bashed out a set number of words. What tends to happen is that I write in spurts, doing 60,000 words in a month, then the next month reworking. This is what I did for my upcoming lesbian romance, Twice In A Lifetime. I wrote the majority of the words in August, then I reworked and edited in September, and I hope to launch in October. Phew!


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The Lesbian Book Club With Emma Nichols

Welcome to episode 35 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview fellow UK author Emma Nichols. Emma’s debut novel Finding You was released in July, and her follow up Remember Me just two weeks later. Both books shot to the top of the charts all around the globe at breathtaking speed and Emma talks about her runaway success and how she managed it, along with the transition from writing non-fiction to making her mark in the fiction-writing world. That, and we also discuss the frankly bonkers amount of booze her characters drink!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and I’ll see you there! Plus, I chat about Louise Wallweim’s new book of poetry and performance piece, Glue, out now and on stage at the Ovalhouse in London from October 3rd-7th. My next novel Twice In A Lifetime is out late October – let me know who you’d like on the podcast at: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Twice In A Lifetime: Cover Reveal!

Twice-500Thrilled to let you know that my new lesbian romance, Twice In A Lifetime, is due out in October – and here’s the gorgeous cover! I really love this, it’s bold, in-your-face, and I fell in love with it instantly. I hope you do too!

My new lesbian romance is a second-chance love story set in Chicago (and New York), the first time I’ve set a book outside my beloved UK. I was inspired to do this after a fab trip to the Windy City in June, and by my many trips to the Big Apple over the years.

In the book, you get to meet Harriet Locke, a go-getting entrepreneur, and Sally McCall, a greetings card designer. They were each other’s first loves when they were teeangers, but then they drifted apart. When they meet 17 years later, will they still like each other? Can they trust each other? Will true love really strike twice in a lifetime?

Twice In A Lifetime is due out late October!

A Girl Called London: Curve Review

AGCL-FINAL-300x480I was thrilled to get this brilliant review in Curve magazine for my latest lesbian romance, A Girl Called London – and not just because the reviewer liked the book. Writing a review is a skill and this review is beautifully crafted, simply a great bit of writing. So thanks to its talented author, Tara Scott.

Here’s an excerpt:

“A Girl Called London is exactly the kind of book we need right now. The news cycle is a constant garbage fire no matter where you live, and it’s not an easy time to be queer and in tune with the world around us (not that it’s ever been). Books like this are a perfect solace, blocking out the world for a few hours and reminding us that happy endings are possible, wonderful and worth celebrating.”

Read the brilliant full review here.