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

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

The Lesbian Book Club with Kate Christie

Welcome to episode 34 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview US author Kate Christie who’s written many books including Training Ground, Game Time, In The Company Of Women and Gay Pride And Prejudice. Her books take in romance, the army, and soccer, and in this interview we get the nitty gritty on Kate’s writing style, the low down on why she took on the Jane Austen classic, and how she thinks writing lesbian fiction is a political act in today’s climate.

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 reveal the title of my next novel – Twice In A Lifetime – as well as announcing the successful launch of my audiobook of Nothing To Lose which has hit the best-seller charts on Audible in the UK and the US!  If you would like a free review code for Audible US or UK, get in touch and let me know: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by The Lesbian Lounge.

Nothing To Lose Audiobook Out Now!

NTL-audiobook-500I’m really excited to bring you the news that my first ever audiobook – Nothing To Lose: A Lesbian Romance – is out now! I’m a huge fan of audiobooks and audio in general, so I hope you give it a listen and let me know what you think. It’s been a crazy journey getting this done, but I’m thrilled it’s finally out there for you to enjoy! Let me tell you a little about the process of getting it done…
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The Lesbian Book Club with Rosie Wilby

Welcome to episode 33 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview UK broadcaster, comedian and author Rosie Wilby, who’s just released her book Is Monogamy Dead? Rosie’s book is non-fiction in a change for this podcast, and asks the title’s question by journeying through her life, shining a spotlight on all her relationships and asking some searching and often awkward questions. Rosie talks about the writing journey, what she learned and how her new partner is coping with her promoting such a book!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the Golden Crown Literary Awards, listing all the winners in the lesbian fiction categories. Plus, there’s news of the Diva Literary Festival taking place in November in the UK, as well my first ever audiobook of my lesbian romance Nothing To Lose, due out the first week of August. Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast – and if you’d like a code to review my audiobook, drop me a line at:  mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club with Andrea Bramhall

Welcome to episode 32 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I had the pleasure of interviewing fabulous UK author Andrea Bramhall.  Andrea is the author of many books including Clean Slate, Nightingale, Collide-O-Scope and Under Parr. Her books take in romance and crime, and she’s also a Lambda award winner with Clean Slate. Andrea talks about the inspiration for her writing and her characters, how she plans a book, tapping into her darker side and diversity in lesfic. She’s incredibly candid in the interview, talking about darker times in her life that have fed into her fiction.

I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the Lambda Literary Awards, listing all the winners in the lesbian fiction categories. Plus, there’s news of my latest lesbian romance novel, A Girl Called London, which is out now – hurrah! You can find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk Plus, I’m in the final stages of my upcoming audiobook of Nothing To Lose, and I should have more to tell next time.

Get in touch and let me know who you’d like as a guest on the podcast! Send an email to: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by The Lesbian Lounge platform.

The Lesbian Book Club With Harper Bliss

Welcome to episode 31 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I had the pleasure of interviewing the uber-prolific author Harper Bliss and her wife Caroline. Together the duo run their small press, Ladylit Publishing, which as well as publishing all of Harper’s books has also just launched MyLesfic.com, a new discount lesbian fiction newsletter. Harper is a huge favourite with fans of lesbian romance and her books are regular chart-toppers around the globe – the most recent being Everything Between Us and This Foreign Affair, part of the Pink Bean series. Harper and Caroline are currently digital nomads and 2017 is shaping up to be a tour de force for them both.

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as discussing the sad demise of the UK Lesfic blog. Plus there’s news of LFest, the Golden Crown Literary Conference and the Diva Literary Festival Awards. If you would like to vote for me or anyone else in the Diva Awards, head on over here. Finally, I’m gearing up for the launch of the next book in my London Romance series, A Girl Called London – due out late June! Stay tuned for news of this next lesbian romance!

Get in touch and let me know who you’d like as a guest on the podcast! Send an email to: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by The Lesbian Lounge platform.

The Lesbian Book Club with Suzie Carr

Welcome to episode 30 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I had the pleasure of interviewing US author Suzie Carr. Not only was Suzie a fantastic guest, she’s also a hugely popular author on the lesbian scene. Her books include the likes of Sandcastles, The Dance and most recently, Beneath Everything, which focused on the healing power of slowing down and taking things more slowly. She also hosts a podcast called Curves Welcome as part of The Lesbian Review platform, she’s an avid blogger and describes herself as philanthropist as well as an author. Frankly, she’ll leave you breathless!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the nominations for the Goldies, the Diva Literary Awards and nominations, and the new service from Ladylit Publishing, My Lesfic – find it at www.mylesfic.com. If you would like to vote for me or anyone else in the Diva Awards (Romance category, Nothing To Lose, hint, hint), head on over to www.divaliteraryfestival.com/nominate-now.html. Plus, there’s news of my next book in the London series, A Girl Called London – due out in June – as well as the launch of my final boxsets in the All I Want series. Plus, I’m also very excited about my upcoming audiobook of Nothing To Lose! That’s a whole lot to take in for one month, isn’t it?

Get in touch and let me know who you’d like as a guest on the podcast! Send an email to: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by The Lesbian Lounge platform.

Nothing To Lose Audiobook Is Coming!

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As well as cracking on with the third book in my London Romance series – A Girl Called London – this spring I’ve also been busy auditioning narrators for my best-selling lesbian romance, Nothing To Lose. I’m thrilled to let you all know the book has now been commissioned and should be on the digital shelves by the end of summer – exciting times!


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The Lesbian Book Club with Natasha West

In episode 29 of the Lesbian Book Club I have the pleasure of interviewing fellow UK lesbian romance author Natasha West. Natasha’s been prolific in her output over the past year or so, releasing a rom-com series including The Plus One and Something For The Weekend, as well as tending to her other series involving lesbian lothario Julia Hawke. She tells us about choosing herself and about juggling all her projects!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the nominations for the Goldies and the Lammies. Plus, there’s news of my travels to Japan and Hong Kong in February, as well as the reveal of the next book in my London Romance series, A Girl Called London, due out soon. Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk