The Lesbian Book Club With Monica McCallan

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.

Then I do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. I also delve into the winners of the Golden Crown Literary Society awards, the Oscars of the lesbian fiction world. Plus, I chat about my recent happenings, including launching A Taste Of Love, book two in The Village Romance Series; and commissioning the audio for You’re My Kind. Phew!

The Lesbian Book Club is hosted and produced by Denise at My Lesbian Radio. Thanks so much to her!

The Lesbian Book Club With Anna Larner

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!

The Lesbian Book Club with Lily Hammond

Welcome to episode 49 of the Lesbian Book Club, where I interview New Zealand author Lily Hammond. Lily writes historical romances set in different times and places, where adventurous women dare to follow their hearts, defying convention in their pursuit of happiness. Her recent books have included The Way Home and Alice & Jean, and her reviews on Amazon are off the charts. Lily lives in Dunedin with her partner Valerie. She also writes as Kate Genet and Ana MacKenzie, so a multi-talented author!

I also do a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the US & UK. I talk about what I’ve been up to, including readying my upcoming lesbian romance You’re My Kind for launch in March. Plus, I’ve also been busy writing the next book in my London Romance series, Made In London, due out in May. In lesfic news, the Diva Literary Festival is happening in March in Birmingham, UK. Go to www.divaliteraryfestival.com for more.

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

The Lesbian Book Club: 2018 Wrap-Up!

Welcome to episode 48 of the Lesbian Book Club as I round up the end-of-year Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as reviewing my favourite lesfic Christmas books.

There’s no interview this month. Instead, I take a look through the goals I set back in January to see if I hit them or not. It’s your chance to peek behind the curtain of a lesbian fiction author’s year and see how things work and how I tick. Did I write the books I said I would? Did I read the books I intended? Did I get guns of steel? And did I propel myself into public speaking like a demon? Take a listen and find out.

Thanks so much to Denise at the Lesbian Lounge for hosting & producing this podcast, it’s much appreciated!

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!

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 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 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.

The Lesbian Book Club with Natasha West

In episode 29 of the Lesbian Book Club I have the pleasure of interviewing fellow UK lesbian romance author Natasha West. Natasha’s been prolific in her output over the past year or so, releasing a rom-com series including The Plus One and Something For The Weekend, as well as tending to her other series involving lesbian lothario Julia Hawke. She tells us about choosing herself and about juggling all her projects!

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 and the Lammies. Plus, there’s news of my travels to Japan and Hong Kong in February, as well as the reveal of the next book in my London Romance series, A Girl Called London, due out soon. Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club With Ann Aptaker

In episode 28 of the Lesbian Book Club, I have the pleasure of interviewing award-winning US crime noir author Ann Aptaker.

Ann lives in New York and after years working as an art curator has turned her hand to writing, with spectacular results. She’s just released Genuine Gold – book three in her series about art smuggler Cantor Gold – and it’s already garnering rave reviews. This follows up Ann’s first two books in the series, Criminal Gold and Tarnished Gold, and I’d recommend all three.

Ann talks about her writing and how she puts the focus on emotion in her work, as well as highlighting her love of New York and its history. Give it a listen – Ann is a brilliantly engaging guest, with a cool New York accent to boot!

I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the final instalment of my All I Want series, All I Want Forever, out now! Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk