My Goals for 2017!

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New year, new ambitions. For 2017, I’ve come up with a whole new set of goals to hit to make this year my best one yet as a lesbian romance author. They include writing, travelling, reading more widely and living a positive life – and I plan on doing that starting from now. Want to delve into my goals and see the targets I’ve set for myself? Then read on…


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Lesbian Book Club 2016 Wrap Up!

Welcome to episode 26 of the Lesbian Book Club – and this month, I’m shaking it up a little, doing a round-up of the year in the last podcast of 2016!

As usual, I’ll be checking out what’s hot in the Amazon Lesbian fiction charts in both the US and UK, as well as running down the results of the Rainbow Awards for lesbian fiction, which includes former podcast guests as winners – namely Clare Ashton and Cari Hunter.

Then come with me as I let you know my favourite books of 2016, as well as listing my favourite Christmas books to read over the holidays!

Plus, if you’d like to read a free Christmas romance, my book It Had To Be You can be yours for nowt when you sign up to my mailing list. Claim your free copy by filling in the form below.

Have a great holiday season and see you in 2017 for more great guests on the Lesbian Book Club!

The Lesbian Book Club With Jane Retzig

Welcome to episode 25 of the Lesbian Book Club. We’re a quarter of a century old. Doesn’t time fly when  you’re having fun!?

This month I’m interviewing fellow Brit Jane Retzig, best known for The Wrong Woman, Boundaries and The Retreat. Jane talks about publishing in the 90s and the differences doing it herself today, as well as chatting religion and the inspiration behind her slightly off-kilter lesbian romance novels. These include the late-great Leonard Cohen and, oddly, Alexandra Burke. Jane is a fabulous guest, so I hope you enjoy.

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and chat about writing the final book of my All I Want series, All I Want For Forever, due out soon! I was initially saying December, but it might drip into January as it’s taking on a life of its own. But definitely soon.

I’ve also written a FREE seasonal Christmas novella, It Had To Be You. If you’d like a copy, click here and sign up to get one. And don’t forget to get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast. mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club With Lynn Ames

Welcome to episode 24 of the Lesbian Book Club as I interview award-winning US author Lynn Ames, best known for her Kate & Jay series including the most recent novel Final Cut, as well as her romance All That Lies Within.

Lynn talks about her writing process, how she weaves her characters throughout multiple books, as well as shedding light on her friendship with Dot Wilkinson who inspired her historical romance Bright Lights Of Summer. What’s more, having worked in US politics, Lynn assures us that Trump won’t win. Let’s hope she’s right!

I also do my usual run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the latest in my All I Want series, All I Want For Autumn, out now! I’m currently working on the final episode in the series, All I Want Forever, due out in a couple of months.

Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club with G Benson

Welcome to episode 23 of the Lesbian Book Club! This month, I interviewed Australian writer G Benson who was all sorts of lovely. Gabby had her breakthrough book last year with All The Little Moments, an emotional juggernaut of a book and my fave lesfic of 2015; she followed that up this year with the very readable Flinging It, which deals with a woman having an affair with her boss’s wife. Gabby chats about living in Spain, how she made the jump from fan-fiction to full-blown author, and the importance of diversity in lesfic.

As well as that, I also do my usual run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about my latest release, book 5 in the All I Want series – All I Want For Autumn – due out on Sept 21st!

I’ll also be selling books at Triskele Litfest, Lift, 45 White Lion Street, London, N1 9PW on Sept 17th, 1-6pm. Come along if you’re free for a fabulous afternoon of books and readings!

The Lesbian Bookclub is part of The Lesbian Lounge podcast, available on iTunes and Stitcher.

The Lesbian Book Club With Clare Ashton

Welcome to episode 22 of the Lesbian Book Club! This month , I interview award-winning author & all-round good egg Clare Ashton, best known for the award-winning After Mrs Hamilton, as well as her rom-coms That Certain Something and Poppy Jenkins.

Clare talks about her writing process, writing about her beloved Wales, finding new words to describe breasts for her boob-obsessed character, Poppy Jenkins, and running the popular UK Lesfic blog.

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the latest in my All I Want series: All I Want For Autumn is with my editor, readying for release on Sept 21st! Get in touch and let me know who you’d like on the podcast!

The Lesbian Bookclub is part of The Lesbian Lounge podcast, available on iTunes and Stitcher.

The Lesbian Book Club With Jove Belle

Welcome to episode 20 of The Lesbian Book Club where I interview US lesfic author Jove Belle (Cake, The Job, Uncommon Romance). Jove is a writer and editor, as well as one of the founders of the famed lesfic blog Women & Words. She tells me all about her writing process, how she’s happy writing romance, erotica and political stories, plus all about her new Bitterroot series.

As usual, I also give a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts for the US and the UK, as well as revealing this year’s Lambda Literary winners. Plus, I share what I’ve been up to over the past month, including the release of my new lesbian romance Nothing To Lose. If you’d like to get in touch and suggest a guest on the show, mail me and let me know!

The Lesbian Book Club With Georgia Beers

Welcome to Episode 19 of The Lesbian Book Club, and this one is a personal favourite of mine where I get to interview US lesfic writer Georgia Beers who needs no introduction whatsoever! Georgia has written a slew of best-selling lesbian romances (16 and counting), including most recently Rescued Heart, A Little Bit Of Spice and Zero Visibility. Georgia was also the first lesbian romance author I came across and was the inspiration for me giving writing a go, so you can blame her ;p In the interview, she reveals the inspiration behind some of her best-loved books and characters, as well as telling us about her writing process and how she tried but failed to develop a love of beer.

As well as chatting wiht one of my favourite authors (eek!), I also give a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts for the US and UK, as well as sharing what I’ve been up to, including the release of my All I Want series boxset, along with my new book, Nothing To Lose, due out in June. If you’d love to see your favourite author interviewed on the show, get in touch and let me know! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club With KG MacGregor

Episode 17 of The Lesbian Book Club sees me interviewing US lesfic writer KG MacGregor, whose most recent book was Touch Of A Woman. KG is a prolific writer with more than 20 novels to her name spanning a long author career first in Xena fanfic, and now in lesfic. She talks about her writing process, how her style has evolved and her future plans, as well as outlining her role as president of the Lambda Literary Association. Find out all this & more in our ace chat!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the US & UK which features books from authors such as Gerri Hill, Harper Bliss, Catherine Ryan-Hyde and Patricia Highsmith. Plus, I share what I’ve been up to of late – mainly writing books, trying to have a healthy February and baking cakes! Get in touch and let me know who you’d like as a guest on the show: mail@clarelydon.co.uk

The Lesbian Book Club With Cari Hunter

Welcome to Episode 16 of The Lesbian Book Club! We’re already nearly a month down in 2016 already (scary!), so I thought I’d take the time to speak to the fabulous UK lesbian crime author Cari Hunter of No Good Reason and the Cold To The Touch fame. I read both of these in preparation for the interview, and I can tell you they’re excellent books, packed with cracking dialogue, realism and no little charm. Cari talks about her writing process, how she’s an accidental novelist and also the key question: what is her favourite biscuit? Find out all this & more in our fantastic chat!

As usual, I also do a run-down of the Amazon lesbian fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as sharing what I’ve been up to of late, including writing a follow-up to my last book – All I Want For Valentine’s is out on Jan 29th, so I hope you’ll follow along with Tori & Holly’s story! Get in touch and let her know who you’d like as a guest on the show: mail@clarelydon.co.uk