Welcome to episode 63 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview US author Melissa Lenhardt. A lifelong Texan, Melissa writes women’s fiction, mystery, and historical fiction. She’s just released The Secret Of You And Me, her first foray into lesbian romance – and also the first lesbian romance published by Mills & Boon. Melissa talks about her writing career, how she came to write her first queer romance, and how she hopes it’s the first of many taken on by her publisher. Also, she has a way-cool southern accent which I neglected to tell her!
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, which this month is terribly literary with authors like Emma Donoghue, Sophie Ward and Bernardine Evaristo. I hope you enjoy the podcast!
Welcome to episode 61 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview US author KD Williamson. KD is famed for her cops n docs series starting with Blurred Lines, and her latest romance Big Girl Pill has been lighting up the lesfic charts of late. Her books are cops and docs, wrapped in romance, wrapped in humour. Plus, they’re snarky and the characters are real. We chat writing secondary characters, diversity in lesbian fiction and KD’s very funny writing style. She says: “I don’t write books just about two main characters falling in love. I don’t write sanitised fiction. If you want books that are light, cute, nice and nobody swears, that’s great. But I’m not that writer.”
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Enjoy the podcast, particularly KD’s gorgeous accent!
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/
Welcome to episode 56 of the Lesbian Book Club as I round up the final chart of the year for lesfic on Amazon UK & US, then give you a run down of how my year’s gone. The answer: it’s been my best year yet! I’m currently finishing off a first draft of my first book due in 2020. Tune it to find out my publishing plans for the year ahead.
I then pose a few questions to a seven lesbian fiction authors: Jae, Clare Ashton, Melissa Tereze, Lise Gold, Jen Silver, Jody Klaire and SR Silcox answer the following. First, favourite lesfic of the year. Second, favourite festive lesfic ever. Third, what they’re hoping for from Santa. Fourth, what they like to eat and drink at Christmas. Finally, their publishing plans for the year.
Thanks to Denise at The Lesbian Lounge for hosting and producing this podcast, it’s much appreciated!
In episode 54, I interview UK author Jenn Matthews.
Most popular books: Hooked On You and The Words Shimmer.
Jenn talks fanfic, and how her novels explore life’s ‘invisible people’, who she hopes to shine a light on with her fiction. Her upcoming books focus on mental health, pregnancy and addiction. Jenn lives in England’s South West with her wife, two dogs and cat.
I also do a rundown of the Amazon lesfic charts in the US & UK, as well as filling you in on the world of lesfic, and the world of me!
Episode 53 of the Lesbian Book Club sees me chat with US author Monica McCallan. Her latest book, Good Spin, is a mash-up of friends to lovers and the fake girlfriend trope. Who doesn’t love those? Monica has been writing and publishing for two years and her other novels include Back To The Start, Better Than A Dream and Sweat Equity. She talks about working at her craft, juggling a full-time job, listening to readers and how much she loves craft beer. Continue reading » “The Lesbian Book Club With Monica McCallan”
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.
Welcome to episode 50 of the Lesbian Book Club where I interview UK author Anna Larner. We chat about Anna’s brand-new book Love’s Portrait, as well as her debut, the well received Highland Fling. Anna’s debut was a finalist in the GCLS awards, as well as being recommended as a Top Ten Summer Read by AfterEllen. She talks about the craft of writing, the importance of never giving up and why Leicester is the perfect canvas for her stories.
I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. As usual, I chat about what I’ve been up to, including releasing You’re My Kind, my latest lesbian romance, and writing book six in the London Romance series, out later this year.
If you’d like to see me reading and chatting live, I’ll be appearing at Happy Valley Pride in Hebden Bridge on July 27th. Come along and say hi!