So let’s get this out of the way first: 2020. Crikey bananas, what a year. I went into it full of optimism, but after March, things took a decided turn for the worst. But for all the terrible things around the world, business-wise at least, 2020 was my best year yet. I know. I’m not going to dwell on the pandemic, divisive politics and racism: 2020 had them all. This blog entry is going to see how 2020 was for me professionally. Did I hit my goals? Did I publish books? Did I survive? If you want to know the sticky details, read on… Continue reading » “My Goals For 2020: How Did I Do?”
It’s the first day of June, nearly halfway through the year, so it seems apt that I’ve finally done something I’ve been planning for the past 18 months – I’ve rebranded my All I Want series! I’m thrilled with the new look, and I hope you love it, too. Inside, the books are smart, young, funny & sexy, and I wanted a look that reflected that. I think my cover designer has done a fabulous job with this one… Continue reading » “All I Want Series Rebranded!”
Series are hot. Everyone wants to write one. Series get readers invested in your writing. They also provide an obvious book path for readers to follow. So should you write one? Here are 12 things to consider… Continue reading » “Writing Books In A Series: 12 Things To Consider”
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!
In episode 28 of the Lesbian Book Club, I have the pleasure of interviewing award-winning US crime noir author Ann Aptaker.
Ann lives in New York and after years working as an art curator has turned her hand to writing, with spectacular results. She’s just released Genuine Gold – book three in her series about art smuggler Cantor Gold – and it’s already garnering rave reviews. This follows up Ann’s first two books in the series, Criminal Gold and Tarnished Gold, and I’d recommend all three.
Ann talks about her writing and how she puts the focus on emotion in her work, as well as highlighting her love of New York and its history. Give it a listen – Ann is a brilliantly engaging guest, with a cool New York accent to boot!
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the final instalment of my All I Want series, All I Want Forever, out now! Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast! email@example.com
I began writing the story of Tori and Holly in July 2015. While everyone else was slapping on the factor 15 and jetting off to hotter climes, I was embarking on a Christmas book. However, writing a Christmas story in summer posed no difficulty at all, because like my main character Tori, I love Christmas – so bringing it forward a few months was a plus. When I used to work in an office, I’d always get told off for playing Christmas music way too early. Now, I have a job where playing Christmas tunes in July is perfectly acceptable. Win!
Continue reading » “Writing the All I Want Series”
Hey, and happy Valentine’s Day to you! I hope you’re celebrating just the way you want to, preferably with a book, your drink of choice and a little lurve! To make sure you have the BEST DAY EVER, I’ve got an out-of-this-world Valentine’s offer just for you! I’ve teamed up with two other lesbian romance authors – Harper Bliss and TB Markinson – and for a limited time only (till February 19th), we’re discounting our boxsets to get you in the Valentine’s mood!
Continue reading » “Valentine’s Day Romance Boxset Sale!”
After a couple of month percolating inside my brain, I’m pleased to announce that the last chapter of my lesbian romance series, All I Want Forever, is here! It’s the final instalment in the Tori & Holly saga, and while I’m a little sad to say goodbye, I hope you’ll be pleased with the results. As usual, there’s disaster & desire in equal measure, along with huge dollops of humour and heart to keep the story moving at a clip. But the question is, will Tori & Holly get their happy ever after? You’ll have to read the book to find out! Here’s the blurb… Continue reading » “All I Want Forever On Sale!”
Episode 27 is upon us – hurrah! And this month, I’m interviewing the wonderful author AL Brooks, who I think is going to be a stalwart in the lesbian fiction charts for many years to come!
Angela burst onto the lesfic scene last year with her debut novel The Club, which centred around a lesbian sex club in Manchester and the women who frequented it. It was the erotic hit of 2016, and now she’s got the writing bug, Angela is not stopping, with a new book out in February and another in the works. Listen to her chat writing, productivity and being a first-time author here!
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the final instalment in my All I Want series, All I Want Forever, due out on January 27th – I’m so excited and also a tiny bit sad to say goodbye. Get in touch and let me know who you’d like as a guest on the podcast! firstname.lastname@example.org
My brand-new novel and the final instalment in the All I Want lesbian romance series – All I Want Forever – is due out on January 27th and I couldn’t be more excited! Tori and Holly have been with me for over a year now, and writing the final scene was brilliant and emotional, as I bid a fond farewell to London’s favourite lesbian couple. At the end of All I Want For Autumn, they were newly engaged, Tori headed for San Francisco, while Holly was jobless. Want to get a taste for what happens next by reading the first chapter of All I Want Forever? Read on… Continue reading » “All I Want Forever Preview!”