Are you doing Jae’s Sapphic Reading Challenge 2021? If not, maybe you should consider it! There are prizes on offer, as well as the chance to read more widely and be introduced to a ton of new books and authors. Plus, if you join her Facebook group, you could even chat about the books you’ve read with other like-minded readers, too. It’s a triple win!
How does it work? In Jae’s own words: “The goal is to read sapphic books that fit as many of the 50 categories listed as possible. You can read ebooks, paperbacks, or audiobooks; and they can be new-to-you books or re-reads. I’ll post book recommendations for a new category once a week. Of course, you could also just read whatever books you want and then, afterwards, see what categories they fit into. Depending on how many sapphic books you manage to read in 2021, you can earn different badges and book prizes.”
Basically, read books that fit certain tropes, and there are prizes to be had! Plus, you get to call yourself a Book Penguin, a Book Dragon or even a Book Unicorn.
Jae has 50 categories to tick off in her challenge, so I thought I’d list my books and what category they fit in. I’ve got 18 novels, and there are 50 categories. I might miss some matches, but I’m going to do the absolute best I can, and hopefully it might help you to fill your challenge card and puff your reading muscles. Ready? Here goes…
Continue reading » “Jae’s Sapphic Reading Challenge: Start Here!”
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?”
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.
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!
Continue reading » “Best Lesbian Christmas Gifts”
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!
Of all the things readers ask when they write to me, one of the most common questions is: “I’m coming to London on holiday, what should I see?”
This, as you might imagine, is a big question. London is a huge city with loads on offer. If you like museums, this list might not be for you. But if you like walking, water, music, food, drink and exploring London’s hidden gems, then there might be something here that tickles your fancy.
If I was a tourist in London, here are the top ten things I’d recommend…
Continue reading » “My London Tourist Guide”
Thrilled to announce that London, Actually, book 5 in the London Romance series, is out now! This is a standalone lesbian romance, so you don’t have to have read the other London Romance books to enjoy this. But if you have, you’ll recognise a few familiar faces popping up throughout this sumptuous romantic comedy. It’s time to make a hot chocolate, settle back in your favourite armchair and lose yourself in London, Actually!
***Click Here To Read The Blurb & Buy The Book!***
I can’t wait to see what you think of the story of Becca & Cleo – the unlikely love match of the year. The London Romance series is where it all started for me, and writing new characters as well as visiting the old ones is always like coming home. I hope you enjoy reading it and if you do, a review would be SO appreciated!
To see all the buy links for London, Actually, click here.
London, Actually is due out on October 24th – yay! In the run-up, here’s the first chapter to get you in the mood for book five in the London Romance series. A fresh slice of lesbian romance at its finest is coming your way very soon. I hope you enjoy this sneak-peek!
Continue reading » “London, Actually – First Chapter Preview!”
Welcome to episode 45 of the Lesbian Book Club where I have the pleasure of interviewing US author Lise MacTague. Lise writes sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural and steampunk, and her latest book is Demon In The Machine, following up on her others including Five Moons Rising and the On Deception’s Edge series. Lise discusses coming up with her immersive worlds, how she loves writing action and why she’d love to be the love child of Nicola Griffith and Meghan O’Brien – quite a pairing!
As usual, I also run down the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about what I’ve been up to, including putting the finishing touches to London, Actually, book five in the London Romance series – out in October! I also chat about the success of the first ever Ellcon in Bristol in August. Let’s hope for many more to come!
London, Actually, book five in the London Romance series, is due out in October.