Welcome to episode 71 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview five lesbian fiction authors and asks them how their 2021 is going in this Summer Special. What a year it’s been so far, right? The five authors are: Erica Lee, Rachel Spangler, Natasha West, Melissa Lenhardt and Quinn Ivins. Expect accents a-go-go, lofty goals and lesbian fiction galore!
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and share the news that Before You Say I Do won a Goldie. Yay! Also, there’s the first chapter of my Hot London Nights audiobook included as an end bonus. I hope you enjoy the podcast!
Big London Dreams was my 19th lesbian romance novel, but the first one set in any other time but the present day. Writing an historical novel scared me at first, but then I decided to do what scared me. I gave myself extra time to do the research and editing, and a little bit more to get over my publishing nerves. Now I’ve done it, what are my key takeaways?
Continue reading » “Writing Historical Fiction”
The wait is nearly over: just one week until my new lesbian romance hits the shelves! July 28th is the date when the ebook and paperback will be on sale, so mark your calendar! If you can’t wait that long for the story of Eunice and Joan in late 1950s London, here are the first two chapters to get you in the mood. When you’ve read them, why not pre-order straight away to ensure you can read on come July 28th….
Continue reading » “Big London Dreams: Sneak Peek!”
Don’t you love a good book sale? Well, you’re in luck! From July 12-21, all three of the Village Romance series are going to be on sale for £2.99/$2.99/2.99Euros. We had great fun writing these, so we hope you love reading them!
Continue reading » “Village Romance Series: Flash Sale!”
It’s true what they say, people really do judge a book by its cover. You’ve done the hard work writing it in the first place, so don’t stop there. Go the extra mile and get a professional cover. The good news? Professional covers don’t have to cost the earth. Read on for more… Continue reading » “Top Tips: Get A Professional Cover”
I’ve been banging on about getting my books out in different languages for a while now, and I’ve only gone and done it again! I’m thrilled to let you know that Das Gefuhl Von Liebe – the German version of A Taste Of Love – is out now!
This lesbian romance is set in the Cotswolds, and features gin lover Natalie Hill and her new ice cream-toting neighbour, Ellie Knap. It’s an enemies-to-lovers small-town story packed with passion, and I hope it fills your summer with lashings of German love!
Check out the blurb and the places you can buy it by clicking here.
Welcome to episode 70 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview UK author Rosie Wilby. Rosie is an award-winning comedian, author and podcaster whose first book was entitled Is Monogamy Dead? She just released her second book, The Break-Up Monologues, asking what we can learn from heartache and how it can teach us so much about ourselves and relationships. It’s a funny and honest delve into the human psyche and what it takes to stay in a relationship for all the right reasons.
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. I hope you enjoy!
You don’t have much time to grab a reader’s attention. But if they like your cover and blurb enough, they might just make it to the first page to see if they like your writing. All of which means, you’ve got to make your first page sing like no other. You’ve got one chance. Ready to find out how to draw your reader in? Continue reading » “Top Tips: Nail Your Beginning”
Welcome to episode 69 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview UK author Kate Davies. Kate is a novelist, screenwriter and author of children’s books. Her debut novel In At The Deep End won the 2020 Polari Prize and was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for comic fiction. The Guardian described it as ‘without doubt, the afterparty book for anyone looking to continue their Fleabag fun’. Kate talks about writing from a place of truth, celebrating queer London, living her best life in a Scottish castle, and writing stuff that shocks you. “There’s stuff in the book I’d be embarrassed to read out loud!”
As usual, I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as updating you on the latest news of lesbian fiction conferences & awards season. I hope you enjoy – Kate was a fabulous guest!
Happy Pride Month! To celebrate, I’m doing a 25% off all my books for sale on my web shop. All you need to do is head over there, select the books you want, then check out using the coupon code HAPPYPRIDE.
Nearly my whole back catalogue is there, including all the London Romance books and boxsets, the All I Want series and boxsets, as well as six standalone novels: Before You Say I Do, Christmas In Mistletoe, You’re My Kind, Twice In A Lifetime, The Long Weekend and Nothing To Lose. What are you waiting for? Go stock up on lesbian romance and make Pride month that little bit happier. Sale ends June 30th, use the code HAPPYPRIDE at checkout. Happy reading!