The Lesbian Book Club with Lise MacTague

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.

The London Of Us Out Now!

Greetings from sunny London!

The long wait is finally over! The London Of Us, book 4 in the London Romance series, is out now! This is a standalone lesbian romance, so you don’t have to have read the others to enjoy this sumptuous romance between Alice & Rachel – but of course, the rest of the London gang have starring roles. It’s time to pour yourself a drink, settle back and luxuriate in The London Of Us!

Here are the quick links to buy so you can get reading:

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I can’t wait to see what you think of the story of Alice & Rachel – it’s a book I loved writing and one I think is pretty special. The London Romance series is where it all started for me, and writing these characters is always like coming home. I hope you enjoy reading it and if you do, a review would be SO appreciated!

The London Of Us – First Chapter Preview!

The fourth book in my London Romance series – The London Of Us – is out on June 27th, and I can’t wait to get this one out into the world having finished it at the end of March. It’s being held up so we can launch the audiobook, ebook and print all at the same time, so thanks for your patience with this one! To give you a taste, here’s the first chapter – more to come very soon!


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London Romance Series Out In Audio!

Thrilled to announce the first three books of my London Romance series are out in audio! The narrators have done a fab job bringing these lesbian romances to life, and I hope you give them a go because I love audiobooks! So if you want to find out how Jess gets on in London Calling, how Kate & Meg meet in This London Love or how Tanya wins Sophie over in A Girl Called London, give these a whirl now!

New Covers For The London Romance Series!

If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed that my London Romance series has a brand-new set of covers – I hope you love them! I decided to give the series a cohesive look so they’re easily identifiable as being linked (despite being standalone books), and I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out.

The stories inside haven’t changed, with each book focusing on a different couple in this London group of friends. But I thought it was time they got a facelift, and you can expect two more books in this lesbian romance series this year, both with linked covers. So if you haven’t read London Calling, This London Love or A Girl Called London yet, now’s the time to do so before the next books in the series hit the shelves!

Book four, The London Of Us will be out this summer.

My Goals For 2018

It’s 2018! Holy moly, how did that happen? But happen it has, and having been away for the past month, I’m raring to tackle the year and try to stay sane during the process. Will I succeed? Only time will tell. Here’s my goals for the coming 12 months in lesbian fiction…


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Writing A Girl Called London

When I first started thinking about writing the third book in the London Romance series, I wasn’t sure which character to focus on – should I choose one from a previous book, or should I make up a fresh one? But then Tanya kept knocking at my plot door, and she was quite persistent. I wondered if she’d been too much as Meg’s stroppy ex in This London Love, but by the end of that book, she’d redeemed herself. The die was cast: Tanya was going to be the linking character.
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A Girl Called London: Cover Reveal!

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A Girl Called London, the long-awaited follow-up to London Calling and This London Love, is back from the editor with a thumbs-up – hurrah! Now it just needs to go out to some early readers, and my copy editor, and I will be launching when I return from holiday in late June. Woohoo! And drum roll please – here’s the fab cover! I hope you love it as much as I do, and I’ll be showcasing the first couple of chapters of my new lesbian romance later this week. Stay tuned for more updates soon!

A Girl Called London is a standalone novel in the London Romance series. You don’t have to have read London Calling or This London Love to enjoy it, but why not read them first so you can get the most out of it?

The Lesbian Book Club with Suzie Carr

Welcome to episode 30 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I had the pleasure of interviewing US author Suzie Carr. Not only was Suzie a fantastic guest, she’s also a hugely popular author on the lesbian scene. Her books include the likes of Sandcastles, The Dance and most recently, Beneath Everything, which focused on the healing power of slowing down and taking things more slowly. She also hosts a podcast called Curves Welcome as part of The Lesbian Review platform, she’s an avid blogger and describes herself as philanthropist as well as an author. Frankly, she’ll leave you breathless!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the nominations for the Goldies, the Diva Literary Awards and nominations, and the new service from Ladylit Publishing, My Lesfic – find it at www.mylesfic.com. If you would like to vote for me or anyone else in the Diva Awards (Romance category, Nothing To Lose, hint, hint), head on over to www.divaliteraryfestival.com/nominate-now.html. Plus, there’s news of my next book in the London series, A Girl Called London – due out in June – as well as the launch of my final boxsets in the All I Want series. Plus, I’m also very excited about my upcoming audiobook of Nothing To Lose! That’s a whole lot to take in for one month, isn’t it?

Get in touch and let me know who you’d like as a guest on the podcast! Send an email to: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by The Lesbian Lounge platform.