Book giveaway of “A Woman Undone” by T.B. Markinson

The third guest in my series of interviews with fellow authors of lesbian fiction is T.B. Markinson, an American writer living in England.  A Woman Undone, the latest book in the A Woman Lost series, is about to be published, and T.B. is giving away three ebook copies of the book.   Welcome, T.B. Please tell us a little about A Woman Undone. It’s the sixth book in the A Woman Lost series, and the previous book, A Woman Loved, ended with quite a cliffhanger. Lizzie has a unique family (read crazy), and while she’s doing her best to live a …

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Giveaway of lesbian romance “Ordinary is Perfect” by D. Jackson Leigh

My second guest in my series of lesbian fiction author interviews is D. Jackson Leigh, who just released her thirteenth novel, a small-town romance titled Ordinary is Perfect. She has graciously agreed to give away an ebook copy of her latest novel, so make sure you don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!   Welcome, Jackson! Please tell us a little about your newest release, Ordinary is Perfect. Ordinary is Perfect is about looking past our preconceptions to discover the treasure lurking inside. Most romances have main characters we think we’d like to be—super-smart, strikingly beautiful, rich, …

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2018 in review and my writing goals for 2019

Like for many of us, the beginning of a new year is a time to look back at the past year for me—and a time to make plans and goals for the new year. Goal setting has helped me a lot as a full-time writer. So, let’s see how I did on my goals for 2018:   Write and publish two English novels.  I did achieve that goal, but the second novel wasn’t the one I expected. I published Just for Show, a romance novel about a fake relationship, in February. Novel #2 wasn’t another book in the Portland Police …

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Giveaway of f/f sports romance “Romancing the Kicker” by Catherine Lane

For the first author interview in 2019, Catherine Lane has agreed to answer a few questions. Catherine is also giving away an ebook copy of her latest book, an f/f  sports romance titled Romancing the Kicker.   Welcome, Catherine. Please tell us a little about your newest release, Romancing the Kicker.  The story’s set in the world of professional American football, but you don’t have to love, or even like, football to enjoy the book. Most of the sparks between Parker and Carly fly off the field, and the story is really about two women who lift each other up …

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The most-read books for Lesbian Book Bingo

most-read books for lesbian book bingo

First, for anyone who wondered, yes, there was as typo in yesterday’s post: It was actually 7,115 books that were read for Lesbian Book Bingo, not 115. And since that’s a LOT of books, it took quite some time to compile this list of all the books that were read for Book Bingo. Thanks so much to my friend and beta reader Trish, who spent more than 50 hours putting this list together. I’m listing just the top 10 most-read books for each square in this post and the 20 most-read books overall; otherwise, it would get much too long. …

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Lesbian Book Bingo—a resume and the winners of the grand prize

I can’t believe our year-long reading challenge is already over. Lesbian Book Bingo made my year so much fun—and I think it did the same for many readers of lesbian and f/f fiction. According to the feedback I got, what readers loved most about Lesbian Book Bingo was that it forced them to read outside of their comfort zone and pick books from genres that they don’t normally read. Many readers were surprised to discover that they actually enjoyed those genres. Others appreciated that they discovered new authors through Book Bingo instead of sticking to their established favorites.   A …

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Reader interviews: Favorite f/f & lesbian books, favorite tropes, and how to read a book a day!

When I first started Lesbian Book Bingo at the beginning of this year, I knew many of you are avid readers, but I had no idea how much some of you really read! Many readers didn’t just send in one bingo card; they sent in several. Two participants are even working on their fifteenth cards as we speak—which means they have read 375 f/f & lesbian books this year! That’s more than a book each and every day. Isn’t that amazing? I’m sure the same question that I had is running through your mind right now: How on earth did …

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F/F Second Chance Romance Novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #25)

I can’t believe it’s already time for the “second chance romance” post—which will be the very last Lesbian Book Bingo post! The year has flown by, and although it was an incredible amount of work, I had a lot of fun with the book bingo. Thanks so much to everyone who left comments and sent in their bingo cards! Of course, a big thank-you also to the authors and publishers who participated. If you have completed one or several bingo cards and haven’t sent them in yet, please email me before December 31 and I’ll add your card to the …

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F/F Romantic Suspense & Mystery Novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #24)

It’s time to talk about one of the top-selling subgenres of lesbian fiction: f/f romantic suspense and mystery novels. In a mystery novel, the main character is investigating a crime—often a murder—or trying to solve a mystery. She can be a detective, a law enforcement officer, a private investigator, or a sleuthing amateur. A romantic suspense novel weaves together a romance and suspense, mystery, or thriller elements. The potential lovers have to face danger together before they can live happily ever after. 15 GREAT LESBIAN MYSTERY & ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVELS I’ve put together a list of 15 lesbian mystery novels …

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F/F Sports Romance Novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #23)

Is it just me, or has there recently been an uptick in the number of f/f sports romance novels lately? Lesfic romance novels about heroines who are professional athletes seem to be pretty popular right now. There’s just something about athletic women with a passion for winning that lends itself to a hot romance novel. You don’t even have to like sports in order to enjoy sports romance novels. I recently edited Romancing the Kicker by Catherine Lane and very much enjoyed it, even though I don’t know a thing about American football. So even if you’re not into sports, …

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