It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For me, that’s true. I adore the run-up to Christmas, it’s just the day itself that’s a bit of an anti-climax. But late November and all of December are my absolute faves – and the thing I love most are Christmas movies. Unexpected snow storm? Tick. Stuck in a picturesque cabin with an impossibly good-looking stranger? Tick. Been summoned home to deal with a family crisis, and whaddayaknow, you bump into your first love? Tick, tickety, tick! But much as I love Christmas movies, what I wouldn’t give for one with two women in the starring romantic roles – and that’s where queer Christmas books come in! Festive stories abound this time of year, so if you want your fix of yuletide love with some women at the helm, step this way. Here are my picks for a lesbian Christmas tale, best served with mulled wine and a Lindt Santa…
Stuck for a present for that special someone? Keep shopping for others and coming back with armfuls for yourself? It’s normal. We’re not easy to buy for, which is why I’ve selected some items that might make your Christmas shopping swish along that little bit faster. Whatever you end up with, I hope there’s something here to tickle your fancy!
All I Want For Christmas is the first lesbian romance where I truly embraced farce. It’s a romantic comedy at heart – my favourite genre – but it’s also where I stepped up the cringe-worthy farce factor, putting Tori Hammond through the wringer on her way to finding love. I defy you read the book and not laugh out loud, but also cringe out loud!
Welcome to episode 47 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview UK-based author Lise Gold whose book Fireflies has been bothering the top of the charts this autumn. Lise has been writing for a couple of years, and her other books include French Summer and The Cruise. She chats about her passion for travel, why she loves to write true love stories and how her previous job as a designer has helped her creative writing process.
Then I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. I also chat about what I’ve been up to, including launching my latest book, London, Actually (book five in the London Romance series), and putting my All I Want series into Kindle Unlimited. If you want a rom-com for the festive season, pick up All I Want For Christmas now!
This, as you might imagine, is a big question. London is a huge city with loads on offer. If you like museums, this list might not be for you. But if you like walking, water, music, food, drink and exploring London’s hidden gems, then there might be something here that tickles your fancy.
If I was a tourist in London, here are the top ten things I’d recommend…
Welcome to episode 46 of the Lesbian Book Club where I had the pleasure of interviewing US author Elle Spencer, whose book Casting Lacey was the runaway success at the beginning of the year, staying at No.1 in the US for a month. Elle writes angst-filled romance with snark and humour, and I loved Casting Lacey, as did most of the world. She talks about her debut success, her first year as a full-time writer and how she’s excited to take her writing to the next level.
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. I also chat about what I’ve been up to, including getting my latest book, London, Actually (book five in the London Romance series) ready for launch on October 24th. Plus, my co-written novel with Harper Bliss – Once Upon A Princess – is out now in audiobook, so run and grab it!
The Lesbian Book Club is produced & hosted by The Lesbian Lounge on My Lesbian Radio.
Thrilled to announce that London, Actually, book 5 in the London Romance series, is out now! This is a standalone lesbian romance, so you don’t have to have read the other London Romance books to enjoy this. But if you have, you’ll recognise a few familiar faces popping up throughout this sumptuous romantic comedy. It’s time to make a hot chocolate, settle back in your favourite armchair and lose yourself in London, Actually!
I can’t wait to see what you think of the story of Becca & Cleo – the unlikely love match of the year. The London Romance series is where it all started for me, and writing new characters as well as visiting the old ones is always like coming home. I hope you enjoy reading it and if you do, a review would be SO appreciated!
To see all the buy links for London, Actually, click here.
London, Actually is due out on October 24th – yay! In the run-up, here’s the first chapter to get you in the mood for book five in the London Romance series. A fresh slice of lesbian romance at its finest is coming your way very soon. I hope you enjoy this sneak-peek!
Welcome to episode 45 of the Lesbian Book Club where I have the pleasure of interviewing US author Lise MacTague. Lise writes sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural and steampunk, and her latest book is Demon In The Machine, following up on her others including Five Moons Rising and the On Deception’s Edge series. Lise discusses coming up with her immersive worlds, how she loves writing action and why she’d love to be the love child of Nicola Griffith and Meghan O’Brien – quite a pairing!
As usual, I also run down the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about what I’ve been up to, including putting the finishing touches to London, Actually, book five in the London Romance series – out in October! I also chat about the success of the first ever Ellcon in Bristol in August. Let’s hope for many more to come!
London, Actually, book five in the London Romance series, is due out in October.
Welcome to episode 44 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview Australian author Cheyenne Blue whose recent books include Code Of Conduct, Party Wall and Almost Married Mona. Cheyenne talks about her love of tennis which shines through in her latest novel set in the tennis world, how living in Australia influences her writing, and how she juggles a day job while still getting out at least two books a year.
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on my writing life. For audio fans, Once Upon A Princess will be out in audio in October!