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…
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Welcome to episode 67 of the Lesbian Book Club! This month the focus is on me as I round up my goals for 2021, including publishing three books and four audiobooks, as well as getting more stretchy in body and flexible in life! I also shine a light on my new release Hot London Nights, and give you a listen of the first chapter of my Made In London audiobook – all of which should get you bang into the London Romance mood.
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Plus, if you want to come along to my Zoom event in association with Stockport Library on February 25th – A Conversation With Clare Lydon – you can register for free tickets by clicking 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?”
At the start of the year, I set out ten goals. But back then, we had no idea what 2020 had in store for us, did we? With everything that’s happened since, I was trepidacious about finding out how I’d done. But you know what? I’ve not only done well, I’ve smashed many of my goals for the first six months of the year! I couldn’t be happier. Here’s my round-up of January to June… Continue reading » “2020: Half-Year Goal Check-In”
Thrilled to let you know that I’ve finally digitally boxed up my London Romance series, so you can now buy Books 1-3, Books 4-6 and Books 1-6. Whoop! Deep discounts available, and Boxset 1-6 has nearly half a million words in it. Some of them even make sense in a row 😉
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Welcome to episode 58 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview Australian author SR Silcox. Selena writes queer YA fiction for girls who love girls, “the kind of books I wish I’d been able to read growing up”. Her first novel Crush was a huge hit, part of The Girls Of Summer series. She’s also written the Alice Henderson series, focusing on another great love, cricket. Find her at: https://srsilcox.com/
As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. I’m just about to launch my next book, Before You Say I Do, due out March 10th. In audiobook news, Made In London is out now, and A Taste Of Love is due to drop on March 31st. You can also catch up with me at the South Coast Lesfic Hang Out where I’ll be selling & signing books. More at: https://sclho.wordpress.com/
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Just ask Santa. Whatever that means to you – Christmas/Hanukkah/Las Posadas/winter solstice/Diwali/sitting on your couch with a tub of Quality Street – it counts!
The one unalterable fact this holiday season is that you need gifts to lavish on your loved ones, and fast. But fear not! If you’re scratching your head wondering what to buy, I’ve done some leg work and found you ten gift ideas for the book lover in your life. I know. Thank me later. Ready? Take my hand and let’s go shopping… Continue reading » “Best Lesbian Christmas Gifts”
There aren’t many authors who leave me a little starstruck, but Jae is one of them. She’s a powerhouse of lesbian fiction, with oodles of books under her belt and a fanbase to be revered. So when she asked me to be a featured author on her website, answer a few questions and give away a copy of Made In London, I jumped at the chance. Want to read more and find out about what I think about London, writing, podcasting and more? Click here to read the full interview. Thanks for having me, Jae. I hope you enjoy the interview!
Made In London, book six in the London Romance series, is out now! If you’re a fan of the London Romance series, you can’t afford to miss this. But if you’re new to the series, they’re all standalone, so start here and work backwards…
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Book six in the London Romance series – Made In London – is so close, you can almost taste it. In fact, you can do better than that by reading this sneak-peek of the first chapter to whet your appetite. Are you ready for the hilarious and romantic story of Heidi & Eden? Then read on…
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