Guest Post: An Invitation by Ann Aptaker author of the Cantor Gold Crime Series

Happy Monday!

Bold Strokes Books author Ann Aptaker is here today. She’s kindly giving away three sets of her Cantor Gold Crime series. Three lucky winners will receive e-book copies of Criminal Gold, Tarnished Gold, and Genuine Gold. More details are below.

Please welcome Ann.

AN INVITATION

Here’s an invitation. I invite your imagination to enter another world, an unfamiliar, even dangerous world, where people risk all for glory, riches, power, vengeance, lust, and sometimes—but only sometimes—love. A world where myths are made or resurrected.

I invite you into the world of crime.

Now, doesn’t that sound like fun? Oh c’mon, you know you’ve always wanted a walk on the wild side.

So, why aren’t you?

This is a serious question. It’s also a dangerous question, since it challenges the expectations of Lesbian literature and the tastes of its readers. But I wouldn’t be a crime fiction writer worthy of the title if I didn’t have the nerve to challenge convention. Crime and criminals challenge—even threaten—accepted behavior. They stick a finger, a knife, a gun, in respectability’s eye, and crime writers have license to do the same…um, without the killing people part, of course, except vicariously.

I am fortunate in my genre. My Cantor Gold crime series has won awards, my books are sold and read. But not nearly in the numbers of books about—you know where I’m going here, and I can already see the knives coming at me—romance.

I beg you, please put the knives away. I’m not here to condemn romance novels. I’ve read damn good ones, enjoyed the romantic ride, the sweet pang in my heart. A good story by a talented writer with a creative mind and a flair for language is always a pleasure to read. To my mind, all genre fiction—romance, crime and mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, westerns, steampunk, the lot—is legitimate literature in that they are cultural folk tales, featuring characters and situations whose stories have resonated in the human soul for thousands of years, and always will: Aeschylus’s “Oresteia” is a murder story, as is Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” And who has bested Greece’s Sappho and Persia’s Rumi in the romance and erotic longing departments? Their love poems are brilliant, and eternal.

But the overwhelming preference for romance novels—and thus the preponderance of reviews on Lesfic review sites for romance—over other forms of Lesbian fiction concerns me, not just as a crime and mystery writer trying to find an audience, but as someone who wants the full spectrum Lesbian fiction to win the respect it deserves in the larger literary world. Okay, it’s true that romance even outsells everything in mainstream publishing, too. But Lesfic has a far smaller ratio of non-romance to romance titles than the mainstream publishers offer, which makes good business sense for Lesfic publishers since those titles don’t sell as well, unless they are the subset of “romantic thrillers/mysteries/sci-fi/adventure” and so on, or feature a crime solving/crime committing Lesbian with a happily-ever-after wife or girlfriend to go home to and who may even be her accomplice in crime or crime solving. The truth remains that the profits brought in by romance novels subsidize non-romance titles, allowing my publisher, Bold Strokes Books, to take a chance on my non-conforming stories about a very non-conforming heroine, the art thief and smuggler Cantor Gold, whose life teeters on the edge of danger, and happily-ever-after is not a guaranteed component of her world. Cantor’s world is about courage, defiance, survival, and justice turned inside out. Cantor is a mythic figure expressing a Lesbian heritage.

At the risk of annoying everyone even more, I’ll move on to the question: what to do about it? Well, beyond writing the best books I can, publicizing them to the best of my ability and that my non-existent marketing budget will allow, proselytizing in venues that give me a microphone or a guest blog post (thank you, I Heart Lesfic!), the only answer I can come up with is: I don’t know. How can I reach potential readers who aren’t my Facebook “friends,” or aren’t in the various Lesfic Facebook groups, or don’t follow me on Twitter or Instagram?

I accept that changing people’s tastes is difficult, perhaps impossible. There are readers who will only read romance and readers who will never read it. The same is true for every other genre. That’s fine with me. (In this hyper-visual world of streaming video, video gaming, and other passive forms of story-sharing, reading anything is a triumph for the human brain.) But there are also readers who are open to a wider spread of stories, and might read a book in a less popular Lesfic genre if they were aware of the book. And that’s where the Lesfic community of readers comes in. Yeah, I’m talking about reviews, those far-too-important little paragraphs on Amazon and Goodreads. The treachery of algorithms can decide the fate of a book regardless of its quality, sending it to the dungeon where very few potential readers are made aware of it, or raising it in the rankings and thus in visibility. A short paragraph, a single sentence, even three little words, “I like this book,” posted by lots and lots of people can improve a book’s chances of being seen and thus read.

So what I’m asking is this: if you’ve enjoyed my Cantor Gold books, or anyone’s books in any genre, please take five minutes to post a review. And please, review the book the author wrote, not what you think a Lesbian book should be; i.e., those reviews that say, “I loved the mystery but only giving the book three stars because it didn’t have a love story or sex scene.” Would you demand a love scene in a Stephen King thriller? If you want to write a long post discussing the book, great! If all you want to do is post, “Good book. Loved it,” that’s great, too! In the case of Amazon, it really is quantity over quality in terms of getting visibility. Potential readers can then rely on the synopsis and blurb on the book’s Amazon page, and the “Look Inside” feature where they can sample the first few pages—or better yet, often an entire chapter on the publisher’s website—and decide if it’s their cuppa tea. But none of this will happen if readers aren’t aware of the book in the first place.

So, back to my original invitation to take you into my exciting, dangerous walk on the wild side of crime. Here’s the deal: I’m inviting you into my world. I’d love an invitation into yours. And please introduce me to all of your friends.

 

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

Native New Yorker Ann Aptaker’s first book, Criminal Gold, was a Golden Crown Literary Society Goldie Award finalist. Her next book, Tarnished Gold (Book Two in the Cantor Gold Crime Series), was honored with a Lambda Literary Award and a Goldie Award. Told from the point of view of a dapper, custom-tailored lesbian art thief and smuggler, and set in mid-20th century New York, the Cantor Gold series resurrects the outlaw spirit of lesbian life, its daring and sensuality.

Ann’s short stories have appeared in two editions of the crime anthology Fedora, edited by award-winning crime author Michael Bracken. Her flash fiction story, “A Night In Town,” appeared in the online zine Punk Soul Poet, and another flash fiction story is included in the anthology Happy Hours: Our Lives in Gay Bars, edited by Lee Lynch and Renée Bess. Ann still occasionally curates and designs art exhibitions, is an art writer for various New York clients and a contributing writer to the children’s science television show Space Racers, and is an adjunct professor of art and art history at the New York Institute of Technology.

CONNECT WITH ANN

Facebook / Twitter / Bold Strokes Author Page

 

GIVEAWAY

Three winners will receive all three books in the Cantor Gold Crime series. Two of the winners will be selected from the comments section. To enter, simply leave a comment below. The third winner will be selected via the giveaway plugin. All you need to do is enter your email. The giveaways end on October 30th.

Read more about it here.

Thanks so much Ann for stopping by.

Best of luck to everyone.

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Lesfic Links and News Roundup: Week of October 16

POSTS ON I HEART LESFIC

Lesfic sale starting today!

Interview with KD Williamson author of Pink

New Lesfic Goodies: October 17th edition

Guest Post: You Can Pick Your Friends … by Jean Copeland

 

LESFIC POSTS FROM AROUND THE BLOGS

For Alec by Eliza Lentzski

Pink and Keeping it Real by KD Williamson

Depicting the end of patriarchy – one book at a time by Barbara Winkes

Queer Books That Should Be Made Into Movies

Beatrix Potter was a Pantser by Kay Bigelow

Vampire Land by Annette Mori

Meet Author Erin Wade by Lynn Lawler

 

SALES

I Heart Lesfic

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YLVA (Click on image for details)

 

Bold Strokes Books (Click on image for details)

 

 

EPISODES THIS WEEK

10 Best Debut Novels – The Lesbian Review Podcast

Asset Management by Annette Mori – Book Clips

Fandoms As A Support Network – Lez Geek Out!

We’re Back And Our Lives Have Changed – Harper Bliss And Her Mrs

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Episode 15c – Book Appreciation with Caren Werlinger

 

REVIEWS

 

Rachael at Les Reveur

The Domme Tamer by Kat Evans

The Price of Cash by Ashley Bartlett

 

The Lesbian Review

Beneath The Waves by Ali Vali: Book Review

Commitment by Nancy Ann Healy: Book Review

Take-Out by Adan Ramie: Book Review

The Organization by Annette Mori and Erin O’Reilly: Book Review

The Outsider by K’Anne Meinel: Book Review

New Additions by Becky Harmon: Book Review

 

Kitty Kat’s Book Review Blog

‘Pink’ by KD Williamson

‘Mine To Keep’ by Wendy Hudson

 

The Lesbrary

Megan G reviews Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Susan reviews Spinning by Tillie Walden

Megan Casey reviews Butch Fatale: Dyke Dick by Christa Faust

Elinor reviews A Fairytale of Possibilities by Kiki Archer

 

The Romantic Reader Blog

Mine to Keep by Wendy Hudson

Making a Tinderbox (The Tinderbox Tales #1) by Emma Sterner-Radley

 

The Lesbian Reading Room

Captured Soul – Laydin Michaels

 

GIVEAWAYS

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THE GIRL WHO WASN’T DEAD Ends on October 23rd

 

SUMMER FLING — ends on October 24th

 

PINK — Ends on October 26th

 

CANTOR GOLD CRIME SERIES — Ends on Oct. 30th

 

TWICE IN A LIFETIME — Ends on Nov. 1

 

MAKING A TINDERBOX — Ends on Nov. 3

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Stay tuned for more lesfic goodness next week!

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Lesfic sale starting today!

FALL IN LOVE WITH LESFIC 

OCTOBER 19TH – October 27th

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to stay focused on work this time of year. With nighttime falling earlier and the temperature getting chillier, all I want to do is log off the computer and curl up on the couch with a cup of tea, a cozy blanket, my grouchy but lovable cat at my feet, and a book.

I need to stock up on books for winter. How about you?

Eleven authors (including me) have joined forces to keep you entertained at rock-bottom prices. Below, you’ll find all the goodies on offer.

Before I get to all the wonderful authors and their books, I should get the basics out of the way. First, this sale ends on October 27th. Second, before you click any buy buttons, please ensure the sale price matches.

Now for the authors and their fab books:

JADE WINTERS

While Jade Winters has been putting words together since she was a child, it wasn’t until 2010 that she became a full-time writer. 

Today, she has published a number of novels in the lesbian fiction genre as well as several short stories. Jade was born and educated in London where she studied journalism for three years at a London University. 

Jade now makes her home in Dorset in the South of England with her partner and furry companions Zorro, Buttons and Zeus.

Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram

 

A WALK INTO DARKNESS 

$0.99   $5.99

Twenty-five years after a young girl goes missing from her home in South-East England, most have given up hope of ever finding closure. But when a renowned psychic has visions of a murder the police reopen the case, placing the puzzle of the ‘woodlands killer’ in Detective Ashley McCoy’s capable hands.

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS

 


MJ DUNCAN

MJ Duncan traded her surfboard for hockey skates when she moved from Southern California to Minnesota in 2009. When she’s not busy writing fluffy stories about lady-loving ladies, MJ enjoys reading, yoga, climbing, and spending time with her family.

Website / Twitter / Tumblr

 

SPECTRUM 

$0.99   $5.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Sparks fly the moment Bryn Nakamura lays eyes on Anna Fitzpatrick, and not in a good way. Driven, reserved, and recovering from another encounter with a life she would rather leave behind, all Bryn wants is to forget about Anna and focus on her beloved vineyard—but Fate has other plans. No matter where Bryn goes, Anna seems to be there, and despite how annoyed she is by this development, she can’t help but be charmed by Anna’s warm smile and easygoing charisma. But as carefully constructed walls come down, new obstacles take their place, leaving Bryn to question who she is and what she truly wants out of life.

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS

 


NICOLETTE DANE

Nicolette Dane landed in Chicago after studying writing in New York City. Flitting in and out of various jobs without finding her place, Nico decided to choose herself and commit to writing full-time. Her stories are contemporary scenarios of blossoming lesbian romance and voyeuristic tales meant to give you a peep show into the lives of sensual and complicated women.

Website

 

FLOATS HER BOAT

$0.99   $3.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

When Brooke Nilsson takes on the task of cleaning out her family’s old cottage, this city girl has a difficult time adjusting to life on the lake. But when she discovers her neighbor is famous songbird Hailey Reed, a singer Brooke herself admires, her tune begins to change. Can a new appreciation of family history and a burgeoning love affair change Brooke’s mind about selling her cottage?

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS

 


ADAN RAMIE

Adan Ramie writes romance, suspense, and speculative fiction about strong women who love other women. She lives in a small town in Texas with her wife, kids, and cats.

 

Facebook / Twitter / Website

 

BANQUET (Lesbians in Space Book 1) 

$0.99   $4.99

Rison Ecks has been sentenced to live out the rest of her life doing manual labor on a prison planet in a dark corner of the galaxy for attempting to assassinate the man who killed her lover. When her prison transport crash lands on an unplotted planet, Rison is flung into the middle of a deadly competition that no one escapes with their lives.

 Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA Amazon AUS

 


EA KAFKALAS

Novelist and playwright, EA Kafkalas is a true Renaissance woman, having worked in the theatre as an actor, director and a producer, and as a mixed media artist with clay and acrylics as her medium. She lives on a farm in upstate NY, with two of her best friends, her vast library of books, movies, and art supplies. She spends time with Milo, her best four legged friend, and a dog named Boo. When she’s not writing about the characters living inside her head, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up some new plant-based treat or with her circle of actual friends, who have become her family and greatest support network.

Facebook / Twitter / Website  / Goodreads

 

THE SECOND HEART

$0.99   $4.99

Major Kate Winston is a decorated officer with a promising career until she wakes up naked in the arms a strange woman with no memory of how she got there.

Alexia is from another planet sent by the elders to kill Major Winston to put off the foreseen destruction of their planet by Earth’s mistakes.

From the backwoods of Pennsylvania to New York City to Alexia’s home world, the novel weaves a tale of emotional intrigue as two women from different words struggle with their desires, and life and death decisions.

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK   /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS

 


KELLI JAE BAELI

Kelli Jae Baeli is the author of 57 books, 29 of them bestsellers. In her pages, you will find strong female characters, ethical dilemmas, realistic romantic storylines often filled with adventure and intense pacing, tempered by witty dialogue, and happy endings. All are hallmarks of her work.

Twitter / Facebook / 2 Dollar Shots / YouTube Channel

 

RAIN FALLS (Rain Falls series #1) 

$0.99   $6.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Two women. One, a freelance writer, editor and sci-fi author, who is also an emotionally unavailable and closeted lesbian. The other, a disabled romantic lesbian fiction writer, who believes no one will ever love her. In a writing cabin outside the tourist town of Rain Falls, Colorado, the two struggle with the temptation and absurdities their situation inspires.

Amazon US Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS

 

IN ABSENTIA (Rain Falls series #2) 

$0.99   $6.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

The shine isn’t even starting to wear off when things go wrong. Not everyone is happy that India and Tegan are living in sweet lesbian bliss and not everyone thinks they should be left alone to wallow in it. Christmas is just around the corner, and its largesse this year is unparalleled.

It’s up to India and Tegan to decide if these forced changes are gifts, or just dirty lumps of coal.

 

PARIAHS & PRODIGALS (Rain Falls series #3)

$0.99   $6.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Amid some wildly comic moments and the witty repartee Baeli is known for,  Rain Falls welcomes the return of one of its favorite citizens, family secrets are revealed,  mysterious events are explained, and for some, karmic payback is at hand.

 


 

MIRANDA MACLEOD

Originally from southern California, Miranda now lives in New England and writes heartfelt romances and romantic comedies featuring witty and charmingly flawed women that you’ll want to marry. Or just grab a coffee with, if that’s more your thing. Before becoming a writer, she spent way too many years in graduate school, worked in professional theater and film, and held temp jobs in just about every office building in downtown Boston.

Facebook / Website 

 

LOVE’S ENCORE SERIES (Books 1 & 2) 

$2.99  $8.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Cecily and Rorie found each other in college, but it ended in heartbreak. When a production at a community college reunites them almost twenty years later, can they leave the past behind to find happiness again? Two captivating novels celebrating one lifelong romance, at a great price!

Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS

 

FIFTY PERCENT ILLUSION (Love’s Encore # 3) 

$0.99  $4.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

In this satisfying conclusion to the heartfelt trilogy that began in A Road Through Mountains, Rorie and Cecily are just settling down and looking forward to a quiet and predictable life together when unexpected news changes the course of their future forever. Can the twists and turns of fate finally lead to a happy ending?

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS

 


ANNE HAGAN

Anne Hagan is an East Central Ohio based government employee by day and an author by night. She and her wife live in a tiny town that’s even smaller than the Morelville of her first fiction series and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Anne’s wife grew up there and has always considered it home. Though it’s an ultra-conservative rural community, they’re surrounded there by family, longtime friends and many other wonderful people with open hearts and minds.

Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Website

 

THE LOVING BLUE IN RED STATES COLLECTION 

$0.99  $2.99

Women and Healing Embrace; mostly sweet with a little spice. What’s it like to be a women loving woman in Sweetwater Texas, Birmingham Alabama, Jackson Hole Wyoming, Perryville Missouri or Salt Lake City Utah?

 

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA Amazon AUS

 


 

ELIZA ANDREWS

Anika takes the long way home up soul mountain is the third lesfic title I have authored as Eliza Andrews.  The first, To Have Loved & Lost, is a story about grief, growing up, and women’s basketball, and was a runaway best-seller on Amazon in the first few months after its release.  Together, To Have Loved & Lost and Anika takes the long way home up soul mountain form the Rosemont Duology.  Paradise, written between To Have Loved & Lost and Anika, is a short and quirky novella that reimagines the Book of Genesis as a lesbian love story.  Don’t read it if you lack a playful imagination or an irreverent sense of humor.  

 

 

 ANIKA TAKES THE LONG WAY HOME UP SOUL MOUNTAIN (Rosemont Duology Book 2)

 

$0.99  $4.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

 

The last thing Anika Singh wants is to go home to Ohio, but when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, what choice does she really have? She’ll go home if she has to, but she won’t stay long. Because all Marcine, Ohio, has for Anika is bad memories.

But between her ex still living in town and the dark-haired beauty she met on the plane (who’s just visiting), Anika starts to ask herself hard questions.  Questions about her past, questions about her future.  And then there’s the biggest question of all:  Is it true what they say, that you can never go home again?

 

 


Bridget Essex

My name is Bridget Essex, and I write love stories. Many are about werewolves, vampires and lady knights; but always, they’re about two strong, courageous women who fall deeply in love with one another, living love stories that transcend time. I’m married to the love of my life, author Natalie Vivien.

Facebook / Website

 

THE PROTECTOR

$2.99  $7.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited

Elizabeth Grayson doesn’t want a bodyguard. She’s worked hard for her normal life, but her father, the founder of a booming seafood empire, is a prime target for his unethical competitors. When her father hires a bodyguard for Elizabeth, she’s less than enthusiastic…that is, until she meets the mysterious Layne O’Connell. Sarcastic, charming and secretive, Layne is hired to keep Elizabeth safe. But protecting her heart wasn’t in the job description.

Elizabeth’s father has been keeping secrets from her, and she’s soon going to find out that her family is stranger than she could ever have imagined: she’s descended from vampires. When Layne reveals her true nature, Elizabeth’s world is thrown upside down.

Because Elizabeth has fallen for the one person she can’t be with: the brooding werewolf who was charged with keeping her alive.

Amazon US / Amazon UK /Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


TB MARKINSON

TB Markinson is an American writer living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.

She also runs I Heart Lesfic a place for authors and fans of lesfic to celebrate and chat about lesbian fiction.

Twitter / Website / I Heart Lesfic

 

THE MIRACLE GIRL 

$0.99   $3.99

Also available in Kindle Unlimited

JJ returns to her Colorado hometown after she’s promoted to turn around a dying newspaper. The only problem? She’ll be forced to work with the woman she secretly loved during her college years. Both are keeping secrets that could ruin everything. Must JJ lose everything in order to gain a life more fully her own?

Amazon US  /  Amazon UK Amazon CA  /  Amazon AUS


Okay, I know I just threw a lot of names, prices, and links at you. Take a deep breath, and scroll back up to see which of the above titles you need to add to your library. I don’t want you to miss out on getting all these fab books before the sale ends on October 27th. Act fast! Time is running out.

Happy reading!

TB

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Interview with KD Williamson author of Pink

Ylva author KD Williamson is here to talk about life, writing, and her latest release Pink. One lucky winner will receive an e-book. More details are below.

Please welcome KD.

Before we begin, thanks so much for stopping by today for a chat.

Thanks to you, T.B., for putting all this together. Authors should always celebrate and lend each other a hand. I appreciate you offering me yours to blab about myself and my new novella, Pink available October 18th on the Ylva Publishing website. It will be available for pre-order on sites like Amazon at that time and in wide release on November 1st.

You’ve moved around the US quite a bit. Do you have a favorite place?

The mountains in North Carolina were the quietest. It was interesting living in an area where I didn’t  have to lock my door. Asheville and Marshall weren’t my favorite but I lived in that area the longest as an adult. I do like New Orleans for the culture it offers but it was very different before and after Hurricane Katrina. The people are essentially the same but the crime is unbelievable. However, I hear the murder rate has improved. Yay? Long story short, I don’t have a favorite place. I put down roots whether temporary or long term wherever I am and now, it’s dependent on where my wife wants. Where she goes, I follow.

In your bio, it states you’ve lived with the strangest dogs and cats in creation. What’s one of your favorite pet stories? 

I have a whole new set of pets now who are just as nuts. I’d say our new kitten, Rey, takes the cake. When he sees me going into the bathroom he comes running. He sits by my feet and waits patiently but as soon as I reach for the toilet paper, he loses his mind and tries to wrestle it out of my hand.

Your Cops and Docs series features a psychiatrist, police officer, detective, and surgeon. Are you attracted to strong women in powerful positions? And, let’s not forget uniforms?

I like women who don’t take shit from anyone. I like women who aren’t afraid to speak their minds and once they get over themselves aren’t afraid of going after what they want. This translates to my characters, I think. I like it when people keep it real so my characters do as well. They are strong, down to earth, and willing to work their asses off for what they want. As far as uniforms go, I could take it or leave it, but I know that I’m in the minority on that. LOL

In your new release Pink, one of the characters works at Stumpy’s Sex Emporium. Is the character based on you and your life experiences?

She is to an extent. When I first moved to New Orleans it was after a break-up. My heart was in like a million pieces. My girlfriend at the time went into another relationship immediately after ours ended which left me with a lot of questions, anger, and resentment. Not to mention my self esteem was as low as it could possible get. So, some of my emotional experience, that pain, is part of Pink. Also, my very first job in New Orleans was at an adult bookstore. I had some very colorful experiences with the clientele from getting propositioned to dealing with their wants and needs. Although, it was nothing like what Shawn dealt with. If it was, I would have possibly kept that job just for the slice of life it offered. Well… if it paid more.

Where’s your favorite place to eat in New Orleans and what dish do you usually get?

Oh. My. God. Drago’s. I could eat order upon order of the charbroiled oysters. So good. Garlic, lemon, butter, and all the other yumminess they put into them. Then, after I’m done with the oysters I use the huge piece of crusty French bread to dip in the sauce left in the shells and on the plate. Perfection.

You’ve been in a relationship for ten years. What’s the one thing your partner nags you about the most? 

It’s been a little over twelve years now. We actually got married on our 12th anniversary. So, don’t worry this question and my answers won’t cause a fight (LOL), but I’m not in love with cleaning at least not her type of ‘cleaning’. If things are off the floor, nothing smells and the surfaces look decent, I’m all good. She’s a scrub the floor boards with a toothbrush type clean kinda woman. Yeah, I’m never gonna do that.

There is actually a tie between the aforementioned and my tendency to do things in KD time rather than Michelle time. Drives her crazy, but if it eventually gets done… I’m so cool with that.

Finally, if you had a superpower, what would it be?

I’m greedy. I’d want them all. Pretty much a combination of Supergirl and Ms. Marvel but not the costumes. I’ll make my own thanks. This includes flying, super strength, super speed, energy beams from the hands and eyes, invincibility, freeze breath, and of course a big heart.

PINK

Fresh out of a relationship, Shawnna Green is heartbroken, lost, and almost penniless. She decides to start over in New Orleans to find a new sense of self, despite her ex hampering her progress. With the help of her best friend, Veda, she finds employment at Stumpy’s Sex Emporium where she deals with customers that range from the strange to the hilarious.

At the same time, Shawnna discovers that women, sex, and dating, are not what they used to be, but neither is she. In finding herself, she uncovers a part she didn’t know existed, and that’s not always a good thing.

Can Shawnna pick herself up, reach out, and connect with the people around her?

A smoldering look at the things we hide from ourselves.

The e-book is now available now on Ylva.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

KD is a born and bred Southern. She has the accent to prove it. The most important thing, the best thing she did this year was getting married. She’s a writer first and a geek second, which include video games, TV, and all things Marvel. She has worked with mentally challenged kids and their families for over ten years and still does.

Blog / Facebook / Twitter /

Ylva Author Page / Email: Williamson_kd@yahoo.com

 

 GIVEAWAY 

 
Enter here for a chance to win a copy of 

PINK

Read more about it here.

Thanks so much KD for stopping by.

Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway.

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New Lesfic Goodies: October 17th edition

Lots of exciting new reads.

MAKING A TINDERBOX by Emma Sterner-Radley

E-book $7.99
Paperback $13.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: October 13, 2017
Fantasy / Romance

At first glance, the small continent of Arclid may appear similar to Great Britain at the beginning of the industrial revolution. However societal rules regarding gender, race, and sexuality are very different. These differences shape the lives of our protagonists, the would-be-princess Lady Elisandrine ‘Elise’ Falk and Nessa Clay, a farmer’s daughter who’s chasing her dreams.

Having to leave their old lives behind, they decide to travel together. They find things that make them different and should keep them apart. They also find themselves magnetically drawn to each other, no matter how hard they resist their increasing longing for each other.

In the modern and dangerous city of Nightport, brimming with exciting innovations in clockwork and steam power, strange events start to surround them. Unknown men ask questions regarding their whereabouts and small packages wrapped neatly in midnight blue paper with white ribbon start to arrive.

With the help of some new friends they meet along the way, Elise and Nessa start to unravel the mysteries — and their feelings for one another.

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THE GATE by Isabella

E-book $7.99
Paperback $14.95
Release date: October 15, 2017
Fantasy / Romance

The inter-world is in chaos and has become the heart of the battleground in the war between Paladins and Gatekeepers. Harley doesn’t know it yet, but she’s at ground zero. A night of drinking, to forget a cheating girlfriend, is about to change her life forever. A birthmark—or a birthright—sets her on a direct path to a woman who claims to have known her for centuries. Not ready to accept her Paladin mantel, she needs proof—and that proof is out to destroy her.

A protector by birth, Dawn was bred to preserve the delicate cycle of life and death. Protecting a Paladin is to be mated for eternity, usually without the sex, but Harley’s allure is universally compelling. Harley’s rise in status to The Chosen complicates things further as Dawn finds herself fighting for her own heart, as well as battling her biggest nemesis and brother, Lucius.

Lucius, lord of the Gatekeepers, is out to kill souls moving to their next life. He wants Harley in his corner and he isn’t about to let a little sibling rivalry stand in the way, no matter what it takes.

Harley find herself caught up in Lucius’s tempting promise of power, but cannot shake the soul-tugging love she feels with Dawn. Will Dawn convince Harley in time to embrace her Paladin destiny and save the souls looking for their gate, or will Lucius be able to sway Harley to throw in with the Gatekeepers?

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EYES LIKE THOSE by Melissa Brayden

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

When it comes to love, no one is in charge.

Isabel Chase is reeling. She’s just been offered her dream job as a staff writer on one of the hottest shows on television and quickly trades in the comfort of New England for sun, sand, and everything Hollywood. While stoked for what could be her big break, the show’s stunning executive producer has her head spinning and her feelings swirling.

Taylor Andrews is at the top of her career. Everything she touches turns to gold and the studios know it. Just when she’s on track for total television domination, Isabel Chase arrives in her office and slowly turns her world upside down. Isabel is intelligent, sarcastic, and dammit, downright beautiful. Unfortunately, she’s the one person that can take away all Taylor has worked for.

Will Isabel’s success lead to Taylor’s downfall? Or perhaps Isabel is all she needs…

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SUMMER’S COVE by Aurora Rey

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

Emerson Lange knows that life comes with no guarantees. After her parents’ unexpected deaths, she drops out of medical school and moves to Provincetown to pursue her real passion—art. Darcy Belo is also no stranger to life’s unexpected twists and turns. She never expected to become a single mother at twenty-two, but she has no regrets over moving back home or the life she’s built with her son.

A chance meeting at a wedding sparks an instant attraction between them, but pursuing it is not without complications. Neither woman is looking for love, but when their summer romance reveals the promise of so much more, each of them must confront their notions of love, the future, and what it means to be a family.

Bold Strokes Books / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


DEFINITE POSSIBILITY by Maggie Cummings

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

Sam Miller followed her heart to the West Coast. Now she’s back, she’s single, and she’s got one mission: spend as much time as possible in Bay West, her favorite all-lesbian condo development. When she meets the sexy owner of Lucy’s Coffee Bar, Sam reshuffles her priorities right on the spot. But Lucy Weston has zero time for distractions, and she’s not about to make an exception—even if Sam’s easy confidence and subtle charm get her every time.

Meanwhile, Meg McTiernan’s finally in a steady relationship with Reina Ramirez. So why can’t she stop wondering what Sasha Michaels is up to? When a chance run-in with her ex offers a glimpse into what her life could be, Meg wonders if she will be brave enough to risk it all for the girl she’s never stopped loving.

Bay West Social: where friendship, fun, romance, and drama are always brewing.

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DAWN’S NEW DAY by TJ Thomas

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

Cam Cooper is still recovering from the loss of her lover but has not given up on the possibility of finding love again. Dawn Oliver has been stung by love in the past and avoids the potential complications of romance completely. When Cam moves in next door, Dawn is unwittingly intrigued by her new neighbor.

Can Dawn put her past to rest and allow Cam to break down the walls around her heart?

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THE ORIGINS OF HEARTBREAK (Lakeside Hospital Book 1) by Cara Malone

E-book $3.99
Paperback $10.55
Also Available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: October 15, 2017
Romance

Alex McHenry’s world stood still the day her father passed.

She was 19, studying to be an art teacher, and living happily like any other college student. Then abruptly, her life was reduced to funeral arrangements, depression, therapy, and the responsibility of caring for her mother, who retreated to the couch to take solace in the artificially cheerful hosts on the Home Shopping Network.

After more than a year of living frozen in the moment of her father’s death, Alex decides to take the first steps out of her grief. She enrolls in a paramedic program and during one of her first classes, she meets Megan Callahan, a pretty but aloof medical student who comes crashing into her life at the most unexpected moment.

It’s not long before Alex discovers that Megan has her own skeletons in the proverbial closet, and when a bacterial outbreak forces them together, they must both decide whether to confront their demons together, or continue to live in limbo.

Can Alex and Megan work together to mend their broken hearts? Or will they turn away in fear?

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EDGE OF GLORY by Rachel Spangler

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release date: October 16, 2017
Romance / Sports

As Olympic snowboarder Corey LaCroix and skier Elise Brandies ride the razor’s edge between victory and defeat on the slopes, they also face a heat neither of them is prepared for in their safe worlds of snow and ice. The stakes become steeper than any mountain either of them will ever face when legacies and hearts collide at breakneck speed.

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HEART’S ORDERS by Jaycie Morrison

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Historical / Romance

Can the heart’s orders overrule the chain of command?

September 1944. Private Helen Tucker has two goals—to drive for the Women’s Army Corps motor pool and to convince Tee Owens to be more than best friends. Helen has always done whatever it takes to survive, and she’s not good at waiting for what she wants. But Private Teresa Owens is a good Baptist girl who’s struggling with how her feelings for Helen can be wrong when she can’t bear to be without her.

Sergeant Gale Rains has learned to make her way in both the Sioux and White worlds, but will her love for Bett Smythe put her career in the WAC at risk? Private Elizabeth Smythe hopes Rain will be her future, but is she truly free from her past, including her class-conscious family?

Book Two of the Love and Courage Series.

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A DATE TO DIE by Anne Laughlin

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Crime & Mystery / Romance

Kay Adler is a hardworking Chicago detective who seeks justice for the victims of murder. She has one close friend, no lovers, and a difficult family. Her life is her work. If she drinks enough on her off hours, it suits her just fine.

When people she knows start dying, her team works to track down the killer. He’s a master of disguise and impossible to find, and she must look at uncomfortable parts of her past to find a suspect. She finds two. She’s removed from the case because of her personal involvement and is replaced by Detective Jamie Sidwell, a woman with whom she has a troubled relationship. Their uneasy alliance takes them places they never would have guessed, but their bond is tested when the killer turns his sights on Kay.

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MILES TO GO by Alex Westmore

E-book $3.99
Also available in Kindle Unlimited
Release date: October 3, 2017
Crime

Delta Stevens runs the beat on her small 1990’s California town where for the most part things are copacetic. That is, until her partner gets gunned down on a routine call. As he lays dying in her arms, she makes a pledge to do whatever it takes to bring his killer to justice.

On the way to the darker side of law enforcement, she meets Megan, a high class call girl who services men but craves the touch of a woman. And despite their completely different walks of life, Delta soon learns that this humble hooker holds the key to both the investigation and the longings of her own heart.

Now Delta much choose between a promise she made to her partner and her attraction to the one woman who can break through her gritty exterior to love what’s underneath. Love or duty? Life or death? Only Delta can decide.

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THE ROAD TO WINGS by Julie Tizard

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Action & Adventure / Romance

What does it take to earn air force wings? Your heart, your soul, even your very life? Lieutenant Casey Tompkins is starting the most difficult flight training program in the world. She has to face thunderstorms, the death of friends, and male instructors who want to wash her out.

Captain Kathryn Hardesty is the toughest and best instructor pilot on the base and the chief of flight safety. She’s demanding because she knows the price of failure is tragedy and a smoking hole. She looks out for all the students, especially the female ones.

Casey has to learn to fly a supersonic jet, not get killed in the process, and face a growing forbidden attraction. Can she muster the intelligence, courage, and unbreakable determination to become an air force pilot? Does she have what it takes to earn wings, find love, and not crash and burn?

Bold Strokes Books / Amazon US /Amazon UK / Amazon CA / Amazon AUS


CAPTURED SOUL by Laydin Michaels

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Intrigue & Thriller / Romance

Kadence Munroe heals her broken heart by painting, and she’s about to have her first big gallery show. The excitement is dampened by the fact that Sheva, the woman who destroyed her last relationship, is also showing at the gallery. Sheva’s bronze figures are amazing, so lifelike and enthralling, but something about them repels Kadence.

Gallery director Mallory Tucker is still struggling to win her mother’s approval, and this new show might just be the key. Her rocky relationship with Sheva is the only aggravation. Mallory knows she should just end it, especially as the new artist, Kadence, has sparked her interest.

Sheva knows she has a gift. It’s undeniable that her bronzes are captivating, imbued with soul. She’s found the perfect way to capture the essence of human emotion, and it’s a secret no one can ever know.

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HIDING OUT by Kay Bigelow

E-book $8.99
Paperback $14.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Intrigue & Thriller / Romance

Businesswoman Treat Dandridge sells her very successful business and moves to the peace and quiet of rural Vermont. There she begins falling in love with Mickey Heiden, a carpenter who, unbeknownst to Treat, is in the Witness Protection Program. Shortly after their first meeting, a threatening presence from Mickey’s past resurfaces. Despite Mickey’s efforts to protect Treat, their relationship and their lives are in danger.

Can love survive dangers of the past?

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OMNIPOTENCE ENOUGH by Sophia Kell Hagin

E-book $9.99
Paperback $19.95
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Intrigue & Thriller

War veteran Jamie Gwynmorgan had made a sweet life for herself. Then, one morning on her way to work, she’s abducted off the street. She doesn’t know why. Or who did it. Or where she’s been taken. She can’t even measure the passage of time.

Utterly alone, only rarely able to hear a human voice, prohibited from seeing human faces, even her own, Jamie endures in a sinister, disorienting fog that devours her memories of before and weakens her grip on sanity—until a bit of contraband darts into her imploded world with a message, and with hope.

It’s just a tiny voice recorder/player, no doubt unwillingly forsaken, but it gives Jamie the means to measure time, to remember. And if she can remember before, then maybe she can find her way home to reclaim the life and the deep, abiding love some unknown enemy has stolen from her.

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FOUR FAB GIVEAWAYS

PARTY WALL by Cheyenne Blue

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THREE TIMES AS DEADLY by Erin Wade

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THE GIRL WHO WASN’T DEAD by Samantha Boyette

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SUMMER FLING by Jean Copeland

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Guest Post: You Can Pick Your Friends … by Jean Copeland

Happy Monday. I hope everyone had a fab weekend.

I’m thrilled to welcome Bold Strokes Books author Jean Copeland. Two lucky winners will receive an e-book copy of Jean’s novel Summer Fling.

Jean was kind enough to write a heartfelt guest post. Take it away, Jean!

You Can Pick Your Friends…

The title of my new novel, Summer Fling, suggests an adventure in passion and romance. And it is a romance in that it explores the three different relationships of long-time friends, Kate, Didi, and Viv, with the focus on Kate and her fear of trusting love after a painful divorce. It’s also very much a story about how vital friendship is to women facing the pitfalls of life and love in middle-age, a theme plucked directly from my personal life.

As a teenager, I had some solid friendships with a wonderful group of girls, but it’s no secret that I was closeted during my adolescence and for many years after. Although, it’s not uncommon for high school friends to go their separate ways in their twenties, fear of coming out was a major catalyst in me losing contact with many of them in the years after graduation. Once I’d met my partner at twenty-three, I’d drifted away because avoiding them was preferable to lying to their faces. Most of us had paired off in our twenties to marry and start families anyway.

So fifteen years later, when I’d landed in that 50 percentile of married couples that divorce and got tossed back into the dating tempest at forty, I began reconnecting with my high school girls through Facebook and one particularly magnificent case of serendipity. You know you’re friend soulmates when someone you haven’t hung out with in nearly fifteen years strolls up to you in Walmart, says “What the fuck are you doing here?” and after eight years, you’re closer than ever, dishing on everything from sex to politics to Bugs Bunny leading ladies over a variety of cocktails, craft beer, and spritzers.

It’s an amazing thing to rekindle a tightknit social klatch with women you were tight with as kids and realize you could once again be as close as the hairs you’d sprayed together with Aqua Net in the 80s. Forty is an interesting time in a woman’s life. To paraphrase some profound wisdom from Cagney & Lacey: We’re not over the hill yet, but we’re up high enough to get a pretty good view.

Lucky for us, despite the saying, some good things don’t have to come to an end. Our reunion and what we’ve experienced together since were the inspiration in creating the chemistry among my characters, Kate, Didi, and Viv in Summer Fling. One Goodreads review said of the 47 year-old friends, “For the first few chapters I felt like I was reading about teenagers.” This seems like a slam, but it’s actually the precise characterization I’d intended because when I’m in their company, I don’t feel like I’m running the gauntlet of adulthood. Our girls’ nights are marked by consistent and copious amounts of alcohol, teasing, laughter, and most importantly, precious moments of escape from the real world with the people who knew us before we were wives, mothers, and in charge of freakin’ everything.

But over the last eight years, it hasn’t always been a raucous regression into adolescence. Together, we’ve dealt with the some heavy adult issues: two divorces, a stage-four cancer battle, and a sudden, tragic death.

Alicia and I were the ones going through divorces—mine was almost finalized and hers was about to begin. We’d spent many a night getting plastered on cheap bottles of Barefoot wine or whatever libation anyone showed up with. We’re not proud of cackling like the witches in Macbeth in public or around her “Carmela Soprano” dining room table or outside on her faux cabana-club deck. Nor am I of doing the walk of shame out of her house at three a.m. after passing out on her couch at an age when some women are becoming grandmothers. But our early forties was a transitional period for us, a time of unnerving uncertainty shaken and stirred with a sense of failure, relief, and liberation. I don’t think it was any coincidence that we’d reconnected at that point in our lives, and it reinforced my spiritual belief in a universal plan.

Then Christy stunned us all back to sobriety when she shared she was battling stage-four colon cancer, reminding us that not only weren’t we kids anymore, we weren’t even young. To me, Christy became the quintessential woman of strength and resilience. When she came to our get-togethers, I’d marvel at how she could be her same bubbly self as the chemo port on her chest peeked out from behind her plunging neckline. Thankfully, she’s been in remission for over five years now, due in large part, I’m convinced, to her unwavering positivity and her downright stubbornness in refusing to leave her three kids without maternal supervision.

Unfortunately, “Sondy’s” struggles hadn’t an outcome we could celebrate. I gave the eulogy at her funeral. It wasn’t something I’d ever imagined doing—certainly not at the age of 45. To say we were shocked that she was no longer with us would be the ultimate understatement. But throughout her wake and funeral, the remaining seven of us were each other’s rock solid support, crying for her and laughing from the memories she’d left us with, together. And true to form, our klatch klutz, Denise, provided moments of much-needed levity when she’d stumbled into the casket at the wake and tripped up the hill toward the gravesite. Had Sondy been with us in earthly form, she would’ve been the first to skewer her with a wickedly funny burn.

Now that our divorces are in the past, Christy’s cancer is beat, and we’re continuing to heal and deal with Sondy’s passing, we’re thankful that our biggest problems are sending kids off to college and middle-age spread. (I feel like I need to move to a bigger place just to warehouse all my pairs of I’ll-wear-these-after-I-lose-twenty-pounds pants.) Through it all, I’ve learned what it means to be grateful and not to sweat the small stuff, even when the small stuff is night sweats and hot flashes. Most of all, I understand how important it is to laugh like a teenager whenever the opportunity arises, like when one of us ended up going home from a winery with our underwear in our purse.

When I created the characters of Kate, Didi, and Viv in Summer Fling, it came naturally to flesh them out with some of the characteristics of my life-long friends. Together, we’ve endured sadness, loss, and the departure of Jessica Lange from American Horror Story. We also know that no matter what lies ahead in the coming chapters of our lives, we’re going to grow old as an ensemble cast with laughter, love, and cocktails. Plenty of cocktails.

SUMMER FLING 

E-book $9.99
Paperback $16.95
Release Date: September 12, 2017
Contemporary / Romance

Kate Randall is a successful, sophisticated attorney terminally jaded since the demise of her long-term relationship. Now with best friends Didi and Viv by her side, she’s savoring single life and the sweet taste of hard-won independence. As her friends navigate the poignant and amusing pitfalls of finding lasting love in their forties, she’s quite content to watch from behind a cosmo.

But when the girls drag Kate to a Pride event, sexy young singer Jordan Squire rocks the stable foundation Kate had struggled for years to build. Despite Kate’s protests, Jordan’s charms prove too powerful to resist, and they fall into a passionate summer love affair. But even if Kate can conquer her fear of repeating the past, can their relationship withstand the pressures of a significant age difference and the demands of Jordan’s burgeoning music career?

 

MEET THE AUTHOR

 

Jean Copeland is an author and English/language arts teacher at an alternative high school in Connecticut. For her first novel, The Revelation of Beatrice Darby, she won the Alice B. Readers Lavender Certificate and the 2016 GCLS Goldie Award for debut author, and was a Goldie finalist in the historical fiction category. In addition to her novels, Jean has published numerous works of short fiction and essays online and in print anthologies. When not exploring the world of lesbian fiction, she enjoys watching her students discover their talents in creative writing and poetry, traveling, relaxing by the shore, and good wine and conversation with friends. Organ donation and shelter animal adoption are causes dear to her heart.

 

 

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SUMMER FLING

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Lesfic Link and News Roundup: Week of October 9

POSTS ON I HEART LESFIC

Interview with Sheri Lewis Wohl author of Walking Through Shadows

New Lesfic Goodies: October 10th edition

Guest Post: Reasons to be Cheerful By Cheyenne Blue

Interview with Erin Wade author of Three Times As Deadly

Interview with Samantha Boyette author of The Girl Who Wasn’t Dead

 

LESFIC POSTS FROM AROUND THE BLOGS

Pink Playlist (Stumpy’s Groove) by KD Williamson

Do you want to go ‘behind the scenes’ with me? by Cara Malone

ENCYCLOPEDIA BENNETT by Saxon Bennett

Broken Hearts are Pink by KD Williams (plus a FREE book!)

Bring Back The Hoarder

Crazy Isn’t the only Kind of Driving I Like by Fiona Zedde

Fangirl Friday: Blade Runner 2049 and what it means to be human

Sex Shops – Not for the Faint of Heart by Cheyenne Blue

 

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THE LESBIAN TALK SHOW

Episodes this week: 

Carsen Taite Talks Lesbian Fiction

Badass Women Save Themselves: Women In War Movies

The Write Stuff: NaNoWriMo Tips For New Participants

Les Talk About It: The Pros And Cons Of Coming Out

Curves Welcome: Worth the Risk 

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast: Episode 15b – Interview with Caren Werlinge

REVIEWS

Rachael at Les Reveur

Touch by Kris Bryant

Fearless by Robin Alexander

Time Will Tell by M. Ullrich

 

The Lesbian Review

Shadows Of The Heart by Patty G Henderson: Audiobook Review

White Roses Calling by Dakota Hudson: Book Review

The Rules of Love by Cara Malone: Book Review

Shadow Haven by AJ Schippers: Book Review

The Details In The Design by Shannon Harris: Book Review

Don’t Call Me Hero by Eliza Lentzski: Book Review

 

Kitty Kat’s Book Review Blog

‘Who’d Have Thought’ by G Benson

‘The Morelville Mysteries: Full Circle Collection Boxed Set.’

Making a Tinderbox by Emma Sterner-Radley

 

S. M. Lowry

Walking Through Shadows by Sheri Lewis Wohl

 

The Lesbrary

Danika reviews Bearly a Lady by Cassandra Khaw

Julie Thompson reviews Ripped: A Rapunzel Retelling by M. Hollis

 

The Romantic Reader Blog

Who’d Have Thought by G. Benson

 

Lesbian Reading Room

Lightning Strikes – Cass Sellars

Beached – Jody Klaire

Beauty and the Boss – Ali Vali

Take Me There – Julie Cannon

A Girl Called London – Clare Lydon

 

GIVEAWAYS

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WALKING THROUGH SHADOWS – ends on October 17th

PARTY WALL — Ends on October 18th

THREE TIMES AS DEADLY — Ends on October 20th

THE GIRL WHO WASN’T DEAD Ends on October 23rd

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