The Lesbian Book Club with Harper Bliss

Welcome to episode 42 of the Lesbian Book Club where I welcome back my friend and fellow author Harper Bliss and we have a right old chinwag about our recent collaboration in writing Once Upon A Princess, a lesbian royal romance. This was the first time either of us had co-written a book and we talk about the ups and downs and if we’d do it again.

I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. Plus, I talk about what I’ve been up to, including releasing Once Upon A Princess, as well as readying The London Of Us for launch on June 27th – book four in my London Romance series. The episode also treats you to an excerpt from my audiobook of Twice In A Lifetime.

Finally, don’t forget if you’re in Europe and free in August, come along to the brand-new European Lesfic Literary Conference – head to: http://ellconmeet.org/

The Lesbian Book Club With TB Markinson

Welcome to episode 41 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview US author TB Markinson, whose recent books have included The Fall Girl and A Family Woman. TB talks about being an American in London, the highs and lows of living the writing life, the magic of characters and story, and why she started her new website www.iheartlesfic.com to serve the lesbian fiction community.

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as highlighting the shortlists for the Diva Awards and the Goldies – Diva is taking place in June in London, and the Goldies in July in Las Vegas. Tickest are still available for both! Plus, if you’re in the UK, don’t forget EllCon, the brand-new European Lesfic Literary Conference on the block coming in August. For more on that, head to: http://ellconmeet.org/

As if that wasn’t enough, I also fill you in on what I’ve been up to, including wrapping up The London Of Us, book four in the London Romance series (due out in June); and writing my joint lesbian romance with Harper Bliss – called Once Upon A Princess – a royal romance due out at the end of May.

Thanks to Denise at The Lesbian Lounge for hosting and producing this podcast, it’s much appreciated!

The Lesbian Book Club with Jenny Frame

Welcome to episode 40 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview fellow UK author Jenny Frame, whose recent books have included Charming The Vicar and Unexpected. Jenny talks about her passion for writing butch/femme romances, having lead protagonists who are polar opposites, and also her busy year ahead with three more books in the works! Plus, she’s got a lovely lilting Scottish accent, so it’s a win-win.

On top of that, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and fill you in on what I’ve been up to, including releasing my latest audiobook, Twice In A Lifetime, as well as wrapping up The London Of Us, book four in the London Romance series, due out in June. I also shine the spotlight on the start of awards and conference season, including nominations for this year’s Lambda Literary Awards, the Diva Awards and EllCon, the brand-new European Lesfic Literary Conference on the block coming in August. For more on that, head to: http://ellconmeet.org/

The Lesbian Book Club with EJ Noyes

Welcome to episode 39 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview Aussie author EJ Noyes. EJ’s debut novel Ask, Tell was one of the most talked about in lesbian fiction last year, and she’s recently followed it up with her second book, the deliciously sexy lesbian romance Turbulence. EJ tells me about juggling multiple plots in her head, the surprise of her first novel flying off the shelves and how she’s a plane nerd at heart.

As usual, I follow that up with a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and fill you in on what I’ve been up to, including releasing three audiobooks: London Calling, This London Love and A Girl Called London are out now, and Twice In A Lifetime is coming next month. I’d love to hear who you’d like on the podcast – so email me and let me know:mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club: 2018 Goals

Welcome to episode 38 of the Lesbian Book Club as I welcome in 2018! For this episode, I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as revealing my goals for 2018, including producing five new books and five new audiobooks. No pressure!

Plus, I feature the first chapter of my audiobook Nothing To Lose, read by the fabulous Gabrielle Baker. We’ll be back to normal with an interview with Aussie author EJ Noyes next month, and I’d love to hear who you’d like on the podcast – so email me at:mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Thanks to The Lesbian Lounge for hosting and producing this podcast, it’s much appreciated!

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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The Lesbian Book Club With Annette Mori

Welcome to episode 37 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview US-based author Annette Mori whose novel Locked Inside won a Goldie award in 2016 for Contemporary Romance – the biggest prize in lesfic! But that’s just one of a number of books Annette’s written, her latest being The Thanksgiving Baby Caper. Annette chats about not following a set writing formula, writing across genres and her excitement about her new book, Unconventional Lovers.

I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as celebrating the fact that my recent release Twice In A Lifetime is still riding high in the charts after six weeks. Plus, don’t miss my review of the Diva Literary Festival which took place in early November in Birmingham, as well as my round-up of my year and what’s in store for 2018 – including more podcasts! I’d love to hear who you’d like on the podcast, so get in touch and let me know!

The Lesbian Book Club With Wendy Hudson

Welcome to episode 36 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview fellow UK author Wendy Hudson who’s just released her second crime-thriller Mine To Keep – and it’s brilliant, so you should go and buy it!

Her debut novel Four Steps won a Goldie award for Best Debut Novel in 2016 and she talks about setting her books in Scotland, how to create a character that readers love and how she sets up suspense in her books & keeps it going. Wendy also reveals how she fits in writing around her day job, the mantras that spur her on and her favourite crime writers in lesfic. She’s a fabulous interview with a lilting Scottish accent, to take a listen!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as celebrating the fact that my new book Twice In A Lifetime is out now! Hooray! It’s a second-chance romance set in Chicago and New York, featuring Harriet and Sally, two former teenage lovers who meet again in their 30s. Will lightning strike twice, or will it be a case of once bitten, twice shy? If you love lesbian romance packed with wit, love & cocktails, this is the book for you!

I’ll be reading from my new novel at the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and I’ll see you there! And do let me know who you’d like on the podcast – drop me an email at: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club with Kate Christie

Welcome to episode 34 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview US author Kate Christie who’s written many books including Training Ground, Game Time, In The Company Of Women and Gay Pride And Prejudice. Her books take in romance, the army, and soccer, and in this interview we get the nitty gritty on Kate’s writing style, the low down on why she took on the Jane Austen classic, and how she thinks writing lesbian fiction is a political act in today’s climate.

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and I’ll see you there! Plus, I reveal the title of my next novel – Twice In A Lifetime – as well as announcing the successful launch of my audiobook of Nothing To Lose which has hit the best-seller charts on Audible in the UK and the US!  If you would like a free review code for Audible US or UK, get in touch and let me know: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

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

The Lesbian Book Club with Rosie Wilby

Welcome to episode 33 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview UK broadcaster, comedian and author Rosie Wilby, who’s just released her book Is Monogamy Dead? Rosie’s book is non-fiction in a change for this podcast, and asks the title’s question by journeying through her life, shining a spotlight on all her relationships and asking some searching and often awkward questions. Rosie talks about the writing journey, what she learned and how her new partner is coping with her promoting such a book!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the Golden Crown Literary Awards, listing all the winners in the lesbian fiction categories. Plus, there’s news of the Diva Literary Festival taking place in November in the UK, as well my first ever audiobook of my lesbian romance Nothing To Lose, due out the first week of August. Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast – and if you’d like a code to review my audiobook, drop me a line at:  mail@clarelydon.co.uk