Sex Sells – Does lesbian fiction always have to be lesbian romance?

When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them that I’m writing lesbian romance novels, I get a lot of interesting reactions. They range from “Oh, wow, I didn’t know there are books like that!” (I even got that from lesbian women a time or two) to “Doesn’t it get a little boring to write sex scenes all day?” Comments like the latter come from people who apparently equate lesbian fiction with erotica. And then there are the people who get this haughty look on their face and tell me that they “don’t read books …

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The Power of What If (Finding Ms. Write Book Tour)

Today, Hazel Yeats, author of lesbian romances, is guest-blogging about her contribution to our “book people” anthology Finding Ms. Write.  So, here’s Hazel:  A couple of months ago, standing at my window and staring at the street below, I was reminded of the opening scene of Sarah Waters’s wonderful novel The Paying Guests. Remember protagonist Frances Wray, anxiously watching her new lodgers unload their weird stuff from a removal van and carrying it into the house? Now, the same thing was happening to me, although—thank God—they weren’t lodgers but new neighbors moving in. It was unnerving enough having strangers across …

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Discovering lesbian fiction and the Sexiness of Paperbacks (Finding Ms. Write Book Tour)

Today, A.L. Brooks, author of lesbian erotic romance, is guest-blogging about her contribution to our “book people” anthology Finding Ms. Write.  So, here’s A.L. Brooks:  Paperbacks are sexy! For me, there is nothing better than sitting back in an armchair, preferably with a good glass of red wine by my side, and turning the first page of a real book. The crispness of the paper. The pristine print of the characters on the page. That smell that only a freshly minted book can carry. Paper, not pixels. Pounds and ounces, not megabytes. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not …

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