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?”
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 One Golden Summer, my brand-new lesbian romance, is out now!
You’re going to love this book because:
1. It’s got sun, sea & steam. Steamy, steamy steam.
2. It’s an age-gap romance pulsing with emotion.
3. It’s got hot movie stars on bikes. In leather. I know.
4. It’s set in a scorching UK summer.
5. It features wine, ice cream and iced buns. Hmmm, buns.
One Golden Summer was co-written with my friend and podcast host, TB Markinson, and we both loved writing this captivating love story with all the feels. I hope you enjoy reading the story of Kirsty & Saffron. Do let me know what you think.
Buy the book here!
My new co-written lesbian romance, One Golden Summer, is due out on June 16th. It asks the question: would you trade fame for love? Want to read the first chapter? Read on…
Continue reading » “One Golden Summer: First Chapter Reveal!”
It’s nearly here! My new co-written lesbian romance, One Golden Summer, is due out on June 16th. Whoop! I can’t wait for you to read it. But in the meantime, here’s the gorgeous cover for you to feast your eyes on. Along with the blurb. Ready for it? Read on…
Continue reading » “One Golden Summer: Cover & Blurb Reveal!”