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…
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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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2014: Ten Things I Learned

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Farewell then, 2014, the year I got married and launched two best-selling novels. You have most definitely been my best year yet, so can 2015 do any better? It would really have to go some, but here are ten things I learnt during the best year of my life…
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Why I Love Christmas!

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I heart Christmas – for me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. So to celebrate, I’ve written a blog on the very things that make Christmas great, those special elements that elevate it from being just another chilly couple of days off into the cheery festival of excess we’ve all come to love & expect. Here are ten fantabulous reasons to love Christmas…
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Taylor Swift & Me: Separated At Birth?

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I’ve been a fan of Taylor Swift far longer than it’s been cool to be one. I was there for the country era, Love Story, Fearless and the Red album. And this week, I got to thinking about how alike we actually are. Don’t believe me? Apart from our shared love of a white top, here are ten reasons why Taylor & I would be surefire best buddies…
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Top Ten Things About Autumn

Top-Ten-Things-About-Autumn Autumn is my favourite time of the year with its vivid colours, sunshine, closing nights and fireworks galore. Plus, it has the run-up to Christmas which as everyone knows is far & away the most exciting time of the year! But what exacty make this such a thrilling time in the calendar of life? Well, these ten for starters…
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Ten Truths For Writers

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I’m a writer of romance fiction – but romance that lives in the real-world. When I tell people I write books, they normally adopt a goofy grin and react like I’m living the dream. Which I know I am. But here’s a newsflash – living the dream takes work! Books don’t write themselves, ideas don’t spring out of the air and smoking 20 cigarettes a day does not help your productivity. I know, life sucks. Here are ten other writing truths that aspiring writers should note…
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Public Speaking For Authors: Top Ten Tips

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I am an introvert with an extrovert streak. My introvert likes to write, read and watch an endless stream of Come Dine With Me. My extrovert loves to socialise and is happiest when given a microphone on a stage and asked to sing – at karaoke, at parties, wherever. In July I did my first book reading at L Fest and then my second two weeks later at Brighton Pride – but I wasn’t sure who would turn up on stage for these public speaking gigs. Would my shy writerly side win the day? Or would I be able to channel my karaoke prowess without actually breaking into a rendition of Teenage Dirtbag by accident?
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