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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Les Reveur Reviews All I Want For Christmas!

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This year, Christmas came early in the form of a fantastic review for All I Want For Christmas on lesbian fiction review site, Les Reveur. If you didn’t catch the five-star review, you can read the full article here – but here’s a snippet:

 

“I adored this book. I love Christmas and this book was a perfect way to get me in the mood, I even had my Christmas playlist playing in the background whilst reading… perfection personified. The writing was tight and very descriptive in the parts it was needed, which helped with imagining the characters better. This is definitely my No.1 Christmas book and I will be pulling it out again next December!”

 

What’s more, All I Want For Christmas was also picked as the No.1 lesbian Christmas book by the site, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about! You can check out the full top five books here by clicking here.

Hurrah and happy holidays one and all!

 

Lesbian Fiction: Best Christmas Books

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I LOVE Christmas. Everything about it: the tinsel, the lights, the music, the movies, the food – and especially the drinks. Mulled wine and a river of chocolate – what’s not to love?! But weirdly, much as I love Christmas, I didn’t get into Christmas books until around three years ago when I read my first Christmas romance and I was hooked. And let me tell you – Christmas books aren’t just for the season – I love to read them all year round. And this year, I’ve read a few more, so I thought – why not put together a list of my favourites? So here they are – I hope you enjoy!
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The Lesbian Book Club With Jane Retzig

Welcome to episode 25 of the Lesbian Book Club. We’re a quarter of a century old. Doesn’t time fly when  you’re having fun!?

This month I’m interviewing fellow Brit Jane Retzig, best known for The Wrong Woman, Boundaries and The Retreat. Jane talks about publishing in the 90s and the differences doing it herself today, as well as chatting religion and the inspiration behind her slightly off-kilter lesbian romance novels. These include the late-great Leonard Cohen and, oddly, Alexandra Burke. Jane is a fabulous guest, so I hope you enjoy.

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and chat about writing the final book of my All I Want series, All I Want For Forever, due out soon! I was initially saying December, but it might drip into January as it’s taking on a life of its own. But definitely soon.

I’ve also written a FREE seasonal Christmas novella, It Had To Be You. If you’d like a copy, click here and sign up to get one. And don’t forget to get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast. mail@clarelydon.co.uk

All I Want Forever In The Works!

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I have a confession to make: I’ve been slacking. I brought out All I Want For Autumn in September, and since then, I’ve been doing all I can not to write. And when I put my mind to something, I can compete at Olympic level…
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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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The Lesbian Book Club With Lynn Ames

Welcome to episode 24 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview award-winning US author Lynn Ames, best known for her Kate & Jay series including the most recent novel Final Cut, as well as her romance All That Lies Within.

Lynn talks about her writing process, how she weaves her characters throughout multiple books, as well as shedding light on her friendship with Dot Wilkinson who inspired her historical romance Bright Lights Of Summer. What’s more, having worked in US politics, Lynn assures us that Trump won’t win. Let’s hope she’s right!

I also do my usual run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the latest in my All I Want series, All I Want For Autumn, out now! I’m currently working on the final episode in the series, All I Want Forever, due out in a couple of months.

Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

All I Want For Autumn Out Now!

alliwantforautumn-350x560Thrilled to announce that the latest seasonal instalment in the lives of Tori & Holly – All I Want For Autumn – is out now!

As I have stated, I got pretty emotional writing this one, because it was an emotional journey the two characters went on – and also, as it turned out, a defining journey. This is the instalment where their lives were forced to settle down and where life threw stuff at them to test their strength and to ask them the vital question: what do they really want, not just for Autumn, but for their lives?


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The Lesbian Book Club with G Benson

Welcome to episode 23 of the Lesbian Book Club! This month, I interviewed Australian writer G Benson who was all sorts of lovely. Gabby had her breakthrough book last year with All The Little Moments, an emotional juggernaut of a book and my fave lesfic of 2015; she followed that up this year with the very readable Flinging It, which deals with a woman having an affair with her boss’s wife. Gabby chats about living in Spain, how she made the jump from fan-fiction to full-blown author, and the importance of diversity in lesfic.

As well as that, I also do my usual run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about my latest release, book 5 in the All I Want series – All I Want For Autumn – due out on Sept 21st!

I’ll also be selling books at Triskele Litfest, Lift, 45 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PW on Sept 17th, 1-6pm. Come along if you’re free for a fabulous afternoon of books and readings!

The Lesbian Bookclub is part of The Lesbian Lounge podcast, available on iTunes and Stitcher.

All I Want For Autumn: Chapter One Preview!

Autumn CoverThe next instalment in the saga of Tori & Holly – All I Want For Autumn – is due out on Sept 21st. Yay! I have to say, I got a bit emotional writing this one, the penultimate book in the series. If you’ve been following this lesbian romance series and are on tenterhooks wondering what happens next, here’s a sneak peak at the first chapter…
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