Jae

Award-Winning Author of Slow-Burn Romances between Strong Women

Fake relationship romances (Lesbian Book Bingo #7)

Since April Fools’ Day was just a couple of days ago, let’s start off April with a very popular trope: pretend relationship romance novels!   I think what most readers love about “fake girlfriend” or “fake fiancée/wife” stories is that the plot throws together two characters who usually are total strangers and who might not even like each other. Under normal circumstances, they would never consider dating each other, but now they are forced to spend time together and pretend to be a couple. As you can imagine, they get into some hilarious situations, and after a while, they discover …

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Rainbow Awards 2013

The finalist for this year’s Rainbow Awards have just been announced over on Elisa’s blog, and I’m proud to say that my contemporary romance novel Something in the Wine is one of the finalists. There are several other great books on the list. I haven’t read all of them yet, but many of them are on my to-be-read-soon list. Here’s the full list of finalists. The finalists in the lesbian contemporary romance category are: Crossroads by Radclyffe Broken Star by Joan Lee More than Friends by Erin Dutton Ladyfish by Andrea Bramhall Sea Glass Inn by Karis Walsh Right Out …

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Interview about my lesbian romance Something in the Wine

I’ve been tagged by fellow author Q. Kelly for the 22nd week of The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. The idea is to hop from blog to blog to discover exciting books we might not have heard about or that are still works in progress. Each author will answer the same ten questions, then list authors who will answer the questions on their blogs next Wednesday. So let’s get started… What is the working title of your book? My book’s title is Something in the Wine. Since the novel has already been published, it’s not a working title. By the …

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The setting of my lesbian romance Something in the Wine

When I first started doing research for my newest novel, Something in the Wine, I decided to set it in Paso Robles, California. Once I decided on the location, I looked for a place within driving distance where one of the romantic key scenes could take place. When I stumbled across a website of Moonstone Beach, I knew I had found the perfect location. Two of my beta readers have visited Moonstone Beach and sent me photos (Thank you to RJ and Erin for letting me use a few of the photos for this blog post).   Here’s a description …

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