New Lesbian Romance Series!

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In my previous post about what I learned in 2015, I wrote about writing more books. Last year, I wrote two from start to finish, so this year, why not try for more? So this January, I’ve put my money where my mouth is and I’ve decided to write a new lesbian romance series, based on Tori & Holly, stars of All I Want For Christmas. I couldn’t let Tori & Holly go, so I decided I didn’t have to. So this blog is to let you know that my new book, All I Want For Valentine’s, is due out on January 29th – and expect more throughout the year!
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New Short Stories Ahoy!

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Have you been sitting around thinking “I wish that Clare Lydon would write some short stories and stop watching Come Dine With Me”? Well you’re in luck! Because this month, as well as launching my new novel The Long Weekend, I’ve also been fortunate enough to contribute two brand new short stories to two different anthologies! Honestly, you wait for one charity lesbian fiction anthology to rock up, then two show up at once…
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The Long Weekend Is Out Now!

I’m thrilled to let y’all know that my second book, The Long Weekend, is out now! The story goes thusly: one house, five days, a truckload of baggage and no shortage of wine. When a group of friends meet up to celebrate their 20-year university reunion, past & present collide in explosive fashion. Will their relationships survive this rollercoaster ride of a long weekend?
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The One Where I Got Married…

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I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I recently got married. Yes, after months of preparation, a few belated weeks of stress and last-minute panic-buying from Poundland (no expense spared), it finally happened. Family and friends flew in from all corners of the globe and the country, I slept the night before, reminding myself to say I do and squeezed my eyes tight shut, hoping for no rain. Sure enough, when I woke up the sun shone bright with temperatures topping 80 degrees. Clearly, god loves the gays…
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Wedding Planning Pain

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I’m getting married this year. Yes married, not civilly partnered. Now we all know that society has galloped on an amazing distance in the past 20 years but that still doesn’t mean it’s plain sailing when it comes to non-traditional wedding planning – far from it. Don’t believe me? Read on…
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Same Sex Marriage Is Go!

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Well that was easy wasn’t it? So long as you discount the decades of struggle, years of neglect and a whole 13 months from the Same Sex Marriage bill being approved in the Commons to it finally becoming law. Yes, the British legal system might move at the speed of chilled glue but we now have a date when same sex marriage will be legal: March 29th 2014. All of which means that when I get married in May, I really will be doing just that…


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Review: Blue Is The Warmest Colour

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In my entire life, I’ve only ever seen four films with lesbian relationships at their core in a mainstream cinema. Four. So to say I was intrigued to see this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour would be an understatement. A French coming-of-age love story between two women, the film has made headlines for its subject matter, its seven-minute sex scene and its harsh director. But I went into Blue Is The Warmest Colour with an open mind and an empty bladder – I made sure of this, what with it being three hours long…


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Say ‘I Do’ To Marriage Equality

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February 5th was a historic night in my life, in the life of British politics and the British populace. This was the night that parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage, thereby ushering in a new era of marriage where it’s open to all, whoever you fall in love with. No longer are gays and lesbians second-class citizens at the wedding breakfast – soon we’ll be able to call it a wedding, call our spouse our spouse, and dualities of husbands and wives will be commonplace. This is so astonishing that even writing it is still astounding…


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