May 21, 2019
Welcome to episode 51 of the Lesbian Book Club as I chat to US author Aurora Rey. Aurora’s latest novel is a farm-to-table romance, Recipe For Love
. It’s perfect if you love a side order of food porn with your romance. Aurora’s other novels include Built To Last
and the Cape End series
, and she describes herself as a writer, femme and hopeless romantic. She talks food, the secret to writing a good sex scene, and how we need to do better with diversity in lesfic.
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as chatting about the upcoming lesfic awards season. I also take some time to tell you what I’ve been up to, including releasing the audiobook of London, Actually, book five in the London Romance series. I’m also working on my upcoming village romance, set in the Cotswolds.
I’ll be appearing at Happy Valley Pride in Hebden Bridge on July 27th.
April 24, 2019
In this episode, Clare & TB talk about their titanic/epic weeks, that included weeing the woods and seeing Michelle Obama speak. Who did what? Listen to the episode and find out!
TB turns the table on Clare and asks knowing what Clare knows now, how would she launch a book? Clare outlines several things she’d do differently. The big takeaway is to be nice. It ain’t rocket science. Also, have a mailing list, an ARC team and a willingness to share and connect.
TB shares why she started her website I Heart Lesfic. The short story, she got the stiff arm from other lesbian fiction websites when she first started out and she felt lonely. Now, TB wants to help other authors feel like they have support in the community. They both discuss certain services they use to make launching books easier.
Stop back next week when Clare and TB will be discussing their top tips for authors. If you’d like to leave a comment on the episode, head on over to www.lesbianswhowrite.com. We’d love to hear from you!
March 22, 2019
It’s been a long time in the making, but my second-chance lesbian romance, You’re My Kind, is finally out and in the world. Rejoice!
You’re going to love this book because:
1. It’s a gorgeous second-chance romance.
2. The lead character runs a cake school. Who doesn’t love cake?
3. It deals with love & grief, so you might need a tissue.
4. It’s flecked with British wit & charm
5. It’s my most emotional book yet. I guarantee it’ll give you ALL THE FEELS.
It’s time to make a hot chocolate, settle back in your favourite armchair, cut a slice of cake and lose yourself in You’re My Kind!
This book is only available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited, so grab it while you can! It’s also available in paperback from Amazon.
CLICK HERE TO JUMP STRAIGHT THERE!
I put my heart and soul into this one, and I hope you enjoy reading the story of Justine & Maddie. Do let me know what you think. You can read the full blurb here.
March 18, 2019
I’m thrilled to announce that TB Markinson and I have launched a brand-new weekly podcast called Lesbians Who Write. It’s about… well, lesbians who write. We decided not to be cryptic. People like us!
If you’ve ever wanted to draw back the curtain on the writer’s life, join us every Monday as we put out a new episode talking about what it is to be a writer in 2019, what it is to write lesbian fiction and the ups and downs of the writer’s life. If you’re a reader, it’s a fascinating insight behind the books. If you’re a writer, we hope you can relate.
Join us every Monday – the first three episodes are already up. For more information, go here: www.lesbianswhowrite.com
February 8, 2019
My upcoming release, You’re My Kind, is second-chance romance that features all the big topics: love, death and cake. It’s due out on March 21st, but if you can’t wait till then, here’s the opening chapter to whet your appetite…
Read more You’re My Kind: First Chapter Preview!
February 4, 2019
My next lesbian romance, You’re My Kind, is due out on March 21st. Three cheers for that! The cover (which I’m more than a little bit in love with) is shown above, and if you want to know more, here’s the blurb…
Read more You’re My Kind: Cover Reveal!
December 6, 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For me, that’s true. I adore the run-up to Christmas, it’s just the day itself that’s a bit of an anti-climax. But late November and all of December are my absolute faves – and the thing I love most are Christmas movies. Unexpected snow storm? Tick. Stuck in a picturesque cabin with an impossibly good-looking stranger? Tick. Been summoned home to deal with a family crisis, and whaddayaknow, you bump into your first love? Tick, tickety, tick! But much as I love Christmas movies, what I wouldn’t give for one with two women in the starring romantic roles – and that’s where queer Christmas books come in! Festive stories abound this time of year, so if you want your fix of yuletide love with some women at the helm, step this way. Here are my picks for a lesbian Christmas tale, best served with mulled wine and a Lindt Santa…
Read more Best Lesbian Christmas Books
Tags: Amy Dunne
, best lesbian christmas books
, Chasing A Brighter Blue
, Christmas At Winterbourne
, Fresh Tracks
, Georgia Beers
, Gerri Hill
, Jane Retzig
, Jen Silver
, lesbian fiction
, Season's Meetings
, The Retreat
, Under A Falling Star
November 29, 2018
Stuck for a present for that special someone? Keep shopping for others and coming back with armfuls for yourself? It’s normal. We’re not easy to buy for, which is why I’ve selected some items that might make your Christmas shopping swish along that little bit faster. Whatever you end up with, I hope there’s something here to tickle your fancy!
Read more Best Lesbian Christmas Gifts
November 29, 2018
All I Want For Christmas is the first lesbian romance where I truly embraced farce. It’s a romantic comedy at heart – my favourite genre – but it’s also where I stepped up the cringe-worthy farce factor, putting Tori Hammond through the wringer on her way to finding love. I defy you read the book and not laugh out loud, but also cringe out loud!
Read more All I Want For Christmas Hits USA Today!
Tags: All I Want For Christmas
, All I Want For Christmas Hits USA Today!
, holiday books
, lesbian romance
, queer holiday read
, romantic comedy
, Romantic Novelists Association
, USA Today