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.

Clare Lydon: Weekly Update

ice-cream-400What am I working on? My new novel, Twice In A Lifetime, due later this year. I’ve nearly finished the first edit and I really like it so far. It’s a second-chance romance and it’s set in the USA, in Chicago, the first time I’ve ever set one of my books outside the UK. Doing so was inspired by a trip to Chicago this summer, which I absolutely loved, and now I keep bugging my Chicago friends for details I’ve forgotten. Also, thank goodness for Google maps! I’ve been walking up and down Lake Michigan, the Magnificent Mile, and sailing down the Chicago river.


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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.

Writing A Girl Called London

AGCL-FINAL-300x480When I first started thinking about writing the third book in the London Romance series, I wasn’t sure which character to focus on – should I choose one from a previous book, or should I make up a fresh one? But then Tanya kept knocking at my plot door, and she was quite persistent. I wondered if she’d been too much as Meg’s stroppy ex in This London Love, but by the end of that book, she’d redeemed herself. The die was cast: Tanya was going to be the linking character.
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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.

My Goals For 2017: How Am I Doing?

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Back in January, I made a list of goals for the year. 2017 is slipping by at pace, so now, at the five-month mark, how am I doing? Let’s take a look…
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A Girl Called London: Cover Reveal!

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A Girl Called London, the long-awaited follow-up to London Calling and This London Love, is back from the editor with a thumbs-up – hurrah! Now it just needs to go out to some early readers, and my copy editor, and I will be launching when I return from holiday in late June. Woohoo! And drum roll please – here’s the fab cover! I hope you love it as much as I do, and I’ll be showcasing the first couple of chapters of my new lesbian romance later this week. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

A Girl Called London is a standalone novel in the London Romance series. You don’t have to have read London Calling or This London Love to enjoy it, but why not read them first so you can get the most out of it?

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.