If you follow my blog, you know I’m doing a series of author interviews, each one with a giveaway or a free book for readers to enjoy.
This week’s interviewee is veteran lesbian fiction author Gerri Hill, who just published her 35th lesbian novel, Moonlight Avenue.
Gerri is giving away several e-book and audiobook copies of her lesbian romances, so don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!
Please tell us a little about your newest release, Moonlight Avenue.
It’s about an ex-cop turned private investigator (Finley Knight) who gets mixed up in a murder investigation. There’s chaos, crime, corruption and cover-ups! And yes, there is romance brewing too!
It sounds as if Moonlight Avenue has not just two, but three strong female main characters. How did you make sure you gave each of them enough bonding time with the reader—and with each other? And which of these characters did you bond with the most?
Yes, three strong women in this one. Finn is the main character and she drives the book but her relationship with the other two (Dee and Rylee) is what makes her human. The three interact with each other enough—alone and as a group—that I think the reader will get a good sense of what each woman is about. I usually bond or have a favorite character in every book, but this one, it’s hard for me to pick one. Maybe because there’s three to choose from! That being said, I had the most affection for Finn, based on her past.
Finley Knight in Moonlight Avenue is a solitary, brooding private investigator—a character that could easily turn into a bit of a stereotype. Could you name one thing about her that would surprise readers, whether that detail made it into the story or not?
Finn’s solitary life has nothing to do with a lost love or fear of love….it has everything to do with her parents.
You have a very impressive backlist—if I counted correctly, Moonlight Avenue is novel number 34 for you! For anyone just discovering your work, which book would you recommend they start with?
Actually, Moonlight Avenue is number 35! When people ask me where to start, I always tell them to start at the beginning. The first published with Bella Books was Gulf Breeze. While I don’t write sequels very often (in fact, none of my romances are a sequel), I do occasionally have characters pop in from one book to another. While it’s not necessary to read them in order (unless it’s part of a series, like Hunter’s Way), I would think it would be helpful to have met the characters previously.
What are you most proud of having achieved in your writing career?
I think the longevity. When I first started writing, I thought maybe I could do eight or ten books. Writing for ten years was almost unthinkable. I’m approaching twenty years and thirty-five books. Mindboggling to think about!
If you could go back and change one thing in any of your books, what would it be and why?
I try very hard not to dwell on past books…at least not in that sense of changing them…because I can’t! Now, if we were talking “do over,” it would be One Summer Night, my very first book! My writing was so bad in that one, it makes me cringe to think about!
As a writer who writes full-time, with so many books published, how do you keep your stories fresh, relatable, and relevant?
I haven’t changed my method at all. I still write for me. I still write stories that I find interesting, that I enjoy. I have always taken the approach that if I’m not loving what I’m writing, then anyone reading it will be able to tell. After 35 books, it’s really hard to maintain a freshness in the characters so I try to make them as real as possible, along with having a real fault or two…while still being likable! At the end of the book, I hope my readers feel like I do…that they are saying goodbye to friends.
Here’s a very important question that one of my readers suggested I ask: How do you put on your shoes and socks? Sock shoe, sock shoe or sock, sock, shoe, shoe?
That would be “it depends,” but usually it’s sock shoe, sock shoe!
Several of your books are available as audiobooks. Do you listen to audiobooks, and if you do, are there any you particularly enjoyed?
I don’t have time to listen to audiobooks, unfortunately. I do make a point to listen to my own books because it helps me identify patterns in my writing. Something about hearing it out loud rather than seeing it in print, I guess.
When’s your next book coming out, and what are you working on right now?
The next one is a romance, After the Summer Rain, due out in August. It’s a sweet, feel-good romance, at least to me! I’m currently working on a murder mystery involving a serial killer that will be out in 2020.
Where can your readers find out more about you and your books?
My website is gerrihill.com, and I most always post news about releases and audiobooks on Facebook.
Gerri has graciously agreed to do a big giveaway, so there’ll be several lucky winners.
You can win:
- 2 e-book copies of Moonlight Avenue
- 4 Audible.com codes for the audiobook version of Moonlight Avenue
- 1 Audible.com code for Sawmill Springs
- 1 Audible.com code for The Secret Pond
- 1 Audible.com code for The Locket
- 1 Audible.com code for The Neighbor
Anyone can enter, but if you want to win one of the audiobooks, you need to be able to access Audible.com (US). To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment on this blog.
Entries close on Thursday, April 4, 2018, 10 a.m. CET, when I’ll draw the winners using a random numbers generator. I’ll notify winners via email. Your email address won’t be used for any other purpose.
There’ll be more author interviews, giveaways, and free books this year. If you want to make sure you don’t miss any of them, please subscribe to my blog.
179 thoughts on “Giveaway of several lesbian romance novels by Gerri Hill”
Ooh audiobook… now that has my ears perked ;-)
Would love to win an audiobook of Mooliight Avenue. I have all the others listed. I have to say The Locket had me on the edge of my seat thru the whole book!!
Love Gerri’s books! Talented author.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your giveaway. Sincerely,
I love Gerri’s books! I have all of those on Audible, except Sawmill Springs & The Secret Pond. I’d love either one. I got Moonlight Avenue the day it was released, but I’m waiting until Monday to start it, so that I can listen all day at work. I may even finish it all on Monday. 🙂
35 books!😮 have barely scratched that back catalogue 😀
I love Gerri Hill and especially her mysteries. I’d love this on ebook or audio.
All the mysteries I have read by Gerri Hill have been excellent
I love her books but didn’t realize there were 35 of them! Can’t wait to read more. :)
Two of my favorite authors in one blog- Gerri Hill and Jae! Would love an audiobook of your latest, Gerri! Thank you
I have all Gerri’s books. Except the new one of course. I love them all, no matter what she says about her first book! All of them are just wonderful!!!❤
What a wonderfully generous giveaway! Thank you Gerri.
Yes count me in I love your books so much and only one is missing…….ha ha🐾🐾
Me 1000x please!!!
Love all your books!! Keep them coming!!!
love books and audibles
Great interview been a fan of Gerri Hills books for years. Not surprised it’s number 35. 🙂 would love to win a copy of the new book.
The first lesbian book I ever read was Gulf Breeze. Loved it. I have many of her books.
E book? :D
I actually have ‘One Summer’s Night’ too. It’s not THAT bad. *lol*
Pick me, pick me.
Gerri was the first published lesfic author I ever read.
I discover Gerri Hiils through audiobook. Love the Hunter Series.
Well done, mate, for bagging one of me all-time lesfic authors for a chinwag!! 😃👍🏻 Thank you! 🙏🏻 So looking forward to reading Moonlight Avenue, you don’t know!!! It’d be fab to win an e-copy of it! 🙏🏻😁
I’ve read several of Gerri’s books and really enjoyed them, but I obviously have a lot to catch up on! :)
I’ve read all of Gerri’s books, some of them several times!
One of my faves!
Ive read all her books, so many close to my heart.
I would love a audiobook :)
What a great interview.. Loved the audible of The Locket, and Hunters way..
Love your books. Hunter series is the best
I’ve been binging on Gerri Hill’s books lately. She’s awesome!
Sock, shoe, sock, shoe. But…left first, or right? LOL Loved the interview !
Gerri Hill’s books are always awesome.
Gerri Hill’s novels are among my all time favorites and I love listening to them!
I love Gerri Hill’s writing. I have most of her books, and would love to receive her new one.
i am really getting into audio lately but reading is good also and in US
Ooh I’ve just entered into the world of audio books as I’m listening to my first one right now. I’d love to listen to another one! Im also an avid reader on kindle so that would be a great option also.
Loved Midnight Avenue! Would love to listen to it as an audiobook!
One of my favorite authors. Thank you for sharing your talent
One of my new favorite authors. The ebook would be lovely.
Love Gerri’s work! Moonlight Ave was wonderful (I was lucky enough to get an ARC), and I think it’s going to be a hit! I’d love an audiobook of any of these!
I love Gerri Hill’s books. The first I read was “The Killing Room.”
I am huge Gerri Hill fan and love to read her books. I have several of her audiobooks, but unfortunately, I can only access Audible.ca (Canada). However, if my name pops up as a winner of an ebook, I will be a very happy reader.
Love Gerri Hill!! I have ALL her books!!
When I know Gerri has a new book coming up, I finally get round to reading the last release! Always like to have one book in my library unread for my summer cramping but, as soon as its announced I pounce. That’s makes 34 read by me!
I read or listen to just about everything Gerri Hill dishes out. My first was Hunter’s Way and I recently had the pleasure of rediscovering it in audio. I only have an Audible account in Canada, but I’d love to read her newest book!
Thanks for the interview of one of my favourite others, besides you Jae of course. I would love to win anything by Gerri, and btw I am sock sock, shoe shoe 😊
Gerri is one of my favorite authors, and yah, with 35 books I have a lot of catching up to do. Good luck everyone on the contest. Fingers crossed here.
Hi Ladies !!!
Great interview !! Very interesting and sometimes surprising … :-)
Gerri => 35 books … I’ve 2 novels in ebook and 18 of them in paperback — My goal is having the entire collection in paperback on my bookshelves someday … (If I’m a fan ??? Hell yeah !!!)
Jae .. Please, don’t be jealous => I have the same goal about your books ;-)
I’m currently reading the paperback of “The Locket” and I’m impatient to read “Moonlight Avenue” … So, of course, I’d love to win an e-book copy of the novel (NO access to audiobooks for me ..)
About the giveaway : Good luck everyone !!!
Greetings from Reunion Island
Thanks for this interview! Gerri Hill is an excellent writer and storyteller. I’ve read most of her books at this point. Looking forward to Moonlight Avenue!
I do believe her characters someone you might meet at some point in your life. Sock shoe sock shoe.
Love your books!
As with most on here, really enjoy Hills books. Unfortunately cannot access US audible.
I have been a fan for a long time but didn’t realize she had so many books out there! Time to give Amazon a workout. I would live to win an ebook :)
Gerri’s romances and mysteries are equally wonderful. One of my go-to authors when I want to escape.
This sounds like a good book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
I’ve been a big fan for a long long time, yet I’ve still not read all 35 (!) books (I translated one, though ;)
I also tend to read many times the books I love, and I do feel like many of Gerri Hill’s characters are friends I leave behind and find again later on.
Thanks for another great interview!
Have all Gerri Hills books just purchased the latest.
As to summer nights I enjoyed it .
Ps Jae I have all yours books as well.
If I’m drawn out the hat pass it on
Keep up the great work
Would love the Audible
I’ve always enjoyed Hill’s writings. In my top five favorite lesfic authors along with you.
PS. hoping to win the e-book. If you drawn my name for audiobook then please pass it to someone else. I cannot hear, so audiobooks are useless for me.
Great interview! What a cool thing for an author to listen to their books in order to detect patterns etc. Congrats on your latest release Gerri!
Please toss my name in the hat for the ebook please and thanks; sounds like good reading to me.
I would love the opportunity to win an audiobook! Thanks
Would love any of these.
Love Gerri, I’ve been reading her for years. Would love ebook or audible.
Left sock right sock
Left shoe right shoe
Fantastic to read an interview with one of my fave lesfic writers! I would be over the moon if I won a free copy of one of her books 😀
Great little interview. :D Love the focus on making the characters real. That’s what keeps me intrigued or rooting for them, and tends to leave me needing a moment at the end of a book to be with my feels as I get way too attached to characters in books if thy are well written and relatable.
Love her books
This is an amazing opportunity to get to know more about Gerri and her works
Great interview! Gerri Hill is the writer who’s shoes I most want to walk in.
Love Gerri’s books, would love an ebook of Moonlight Avenue.
Besides you and Lee Winter, Gerri Hill is the only author I have read (or have them on the shelf to read) all books of.
I’d love to have the new book for my collection.
I feel like I’m the only one that hasn’t read one of her books. Glad that I subscribed to your blog and thankful that we’re introduced to lesfic authors.
Congratulations to Gerri on number 35! Going to start following now!
Love Gerri’s work in print and audio
New fan found through audible. Love the work
Just love her books! WOW 35,
I did not know there were 35 books! Definitely have some reading to do. I read it already, but would love to hear The Neighbor on audio.
I haven’t read much of Gerri Hill but I would like to read more of her. I don’t really listen to audiobooks.
Fabulous interview. Gerri is one of my absolute favourite authors.
I am a huge Gerri Hill fan. She is one of the writers I was reluctant to switch to buying in e-book format. I love looking at my bookshelf with all her books. Can’t wait to read the latest. Keep writing and we will keep reading Gerri.
I love the interviews Jae. This interview is special because the first e-book I could buy was Jae’s and the 2nd Gerri’s. Thus, you instilled eagerness for more in this world of fabulous Lesbian fiction. Well done & thank you!
Thanks for taking the time, Jae and Gerri! Gerri was one of the first lesbian fic authors I discovered – back on fanfic sites in college (“Kara’s Moon”), and her book “Gulf Breeze” was the first hardcopy lesbian fic book I ever bought. Long-time favorite author of mine. :)
Yes please!!! 🤞🙏
Just recently tried an audio book and I have to say, I rather enjoyed. Have added Gerri to my list of must haves as well!!
I just realized that I think I’ve only read some of Gerri Hill’s romances and none of her other books. I need to fix that soon!
Audio books are great because it means I can listen to a good story while I’m working!
Gerri Hill, my favorite author! Love,love all of her books! Yes, even One Summer Night! You do just keep getting better.
Love Gerri Hill’s romances…an audio book or ebook would be great!
You had me at audiobook! I enjoy Gerri’s books. She is a very talented author.
Love her books – both reading or listening. Was introduced to her books through Audible
Great interview, shame I don’t qualify for the audiobook but would happily take the ebook 😁
Love reading Gerri’s books would love another to add to the Collection
Would love an ebook don’t qualify for the audiobook unfortunately 🙂 Great interview though.
One of my three favorite romance authors.
Have bought all Gerri’s books since the beginning. Looking forward to adding Moonlight Avenue. Especially love and re-read the romances.
her books are great id love to win one. i love The Secret Pond audio book
I have a few Gerri Hill books on my “Add to My TBR Pile”, I think I’m just gonna have to bump something and pick one to try!
Yes thank you! Sock shoe sock shoe! So important! Awesome interview! I always love a good giveaway!
Read all of my Gerri Hill books. A new one would be great!!
i found Gerri quite by accident. I read one of her books I found that interested me & starting looking for others. I have downloaded every book she has written & haven’t found a bad one yet! I love her books & would love to own this ebook!
I’ve read some of Gerri Hill’s romances, but I love her cop books. Hunter’s series is great and The Killing Room is a favorite. Read it multiple times!
I love Gerri’s book with Gulf Breeze being my favourite. I would love to win the Ebook. Although I would love the new audiobook I can’t access audible.com (US) being in Australia.
Fun interview, I’ve been a fan for years.
I love Love listening to Hills books on Audible!!
I have listened to several of Hill’s audiobooks and they are all wonderful.
I love your books. Looking forward to reading or listening to Moonlight Avenue.
That’s one of the great things about Gerri Hill books. Since I came to them late it always seems like there are plenty more to read.
Would love to win one of the ebooks, but, no access to Audible for me (I do podcasts in the car instead).
Another great interview :) now I know more books of Gerri Hill to read. And thank you for the generosity :D
If I’m lucky enough, any format would be good, EBook or audiobook. They’re all good :D
Love Gerri Hill. Her books are my favorite! Excited to see she has a new one coming out. So excited.
I’ve not yet read any of Gerri Hill’s books, but she’s been on my TBR list for a year now. This interview makes me want to bump her books to the top of my list. :)
Gerri Hill was the first author I read from the lesfic genre. I absolutely love her books! Her books helped me look for more lesfic books, which introduced me to your books! You both are in my top 5 favorite authors! Thank you for the interview. -Cristy :)
Love Gerri Hill. I’ve read and own quite a few of her books. Can’t wait to read her next one! Great interview.
Thank you for the interview ladies. I would love an ebook or audio book of Gerri’s work!
Loved The Secret Pond!! Thank you for doing this!
Have enjoyed the 7 audiobooks and 3 e-books I have already, just bought Moonlight Avenue as an e-book through YLVA, didn’t realise it was already available as an Audiobook. 😢
I’m halfway through the audiobook of Snow Falls and enjoying it immensely. I look forward to reading more from Gerri Hill. :-)
All the mysteries I have read by Gerri Hill have been excellent
Congrats Gerri on number 35! And thanks Sandra for providing such awesome opportunities to get better acquainted with the authors we love x
I’m a newbie to Gerri Hill. However, after that great interview, I look forward to listening to her books. Thank you!
Thanks for another great interview! Great writing, love Hunter’s Way.
Great interview! I love Geri’s writing. I’d love to win an ebook.
I have wanted to read her for a long time. Have read fantastic reviews about her books..
Great blog, love your books and have all of Gerri’s books.
You had me at Gerri Hill. Gerri was the first author I read on my coming out journey.
Gerri Hill was the first author to introduce me to lesfic. For which I will be eternally grateful.
I already own and enjoyed listening to Sawmill Springs & Secret Pond. I’d love any of the others!
Gerri are you ever going to bring Behind the Pine Curtain out in audio, it was the 1st Lesbian book I read, still read it a couple times a year, love your books, Kia Kaha
Great interview … good questions. I love Gerri Hill novel and One Summer Night will always be a favorite
Gerri Hill is awesome author.
Thank you for the interview,very interesting.
I would love the latest one since i have all the other ones.:)
Count me in please…Moonlight Avenue sounds great. I always look forward to reading a new Gerri Hill book!
I have many books by Gerry Hill and the best feature for me is that they keep me returning to them again and again
Love when an author has such longevity in her career!
I would love anything new to read if it means adding another Author to my collections!
I’m one of the lucky reader
I am a huge fan of her books and absolutely love them and I hope she keeps going for another twenty years!
She was actualy one of the first authors who got me into the lesfic genre.
And after I discovered the Hunter series she became on of my favorite authors.
She just got me hooked. If I saw a Gerri Hill book somewhere I didn’t even read the backflip.
I just bought it because I knew I would like it.
I’ve collected all of her books (but haven’t read them all.. YET)..
If my name comes up as a winner of the ebook I would love it! (otherwise I will buy it anyway..)
However I can’t access Audible US so if I come up there make someone else happy with it!
And thank you for doing this!
Wow, 35 books!
I’ve reaaly started late reading Gerri books.
Hope to fasten increase my Gerri’s collection.
Tks for the interview.
Love Gerri Hill and Jae, pretty sure I have all of both author’s published works.
I just love Gerri’s books. The first one I read was “Hunter’s Way” and I was hooked.
One of my all time favorite authors.
I can’t wait to read Gerri Hill’s newest book
I have five of Gerri’s audiobooks including, “The Secret Pond, Sawmill Springs and The Neighbor” and would love to add “Moonlight Avenue” to my library.
Love her books
Gerri Hill is a wonderful authoe
Gerri’s book and stories helped me to overcome the death of my wife to ovarian cancer last August. I also read them to her while she was going thru chemotherepy and when she was to tired to do anything. True fan of hers always.
This sounds like an exciting book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
Gerri Hill’s is one of my favourite authors. My favourite is the Hunter Trilogy. Can’t wait to read more of her great works.
I’ve read or listened to 27 of Gerri Hill’s books so far. I’ve never been disappointed, always a good read.
Love Gerri Hill, it was finding and reading Gulf Breeze that got me into reading lesbian fiction.
Please count me in the draw.
Can’t wait for this next book! I’ve read ALL of Gerri Hills books- a favorite of mine! Best yet audiobook! Just got audible app !!
I love all of Gerri Hill’s books and I am always excited when a new book comes out.
Always happy to hear about a new Gerri hill book
My favourite Gerri hill book Dawn of change. my go to author
I’d love to win your new book Moonlight Avenue. Really looking forward to reading it.
She’s written 35? Thats a lifetime of writing. Ive listened to two of her books via audible and would welcome the chance to listen to more. Thanks Jae!
I have just started reading her books. I love them.
It has been a while since I’ve read one of Gerri’s books but it was one of my first.
To be honest I have not read any of Gerry’s books but after reading the interview transcript that will change now
35 already! If that isn’t impressive, I don’t know what is!
35 books is jaw dropping. I have trouble writing coherent grocery lists!! I love the author interviews Jae, thank you!! I have read some of those 35 books, and quite appreciate Gerri’s skill. Reading more, and winning them to boot, would be icing.
Great giveaway! Love Gerri’s books.
Gerri Hill books are awesome.
I like the books of Gerri. I love to read and get lost. So I prefer the ebook
I love Gerri’s books and I look forward to reading this one.
At the moment I have only one Gerri Hill’s paper book in my lesbrary (Snow Falls) was a very nice reading!!
Thank you for the opportunity to win an ebook!!
I am really keen to see if Gerri Hill sounds as good as she reads 😉
Hunter’s Way is a total fav of mine. I have listened to the different nuances at least 10X’s.
Always a great and engaging read.
New to Gerri Hill’s work. I’m ready to dive in!
I love Gerri Hill’s characters and stories…I do have to say that Hunter is still one of my favorite characters.
I dont read due to health issues, but I love audiobooks! (I listen with US Audible at night, it helps insomnia too) so far I’ve tried geri hills “At Seventeen”, “snow Falls” & “Hunters way”. I think I liked “hunters way” best, because there were lots of other things happening in the story, like the serial killer mystery & action plotline, as well as the romance & sex, that made it extra interesting.
Fantastic! Can’t wait to read this one 😀
I love Gerri Hills books. She’s one of my favorite authors!
Great interview. Gerri Hill’s books are wonderful reads. I especially like the cross over of characters in some of her novels.
How very exciting! Gerri Hill is such an eclectic writer. But she shines with criminal thrillers and mysteries. Can’t wait to read the new book!
Wow, so many people who love Gerri Hill. Good to see the support. I’m very glad for the new book. I was kinda sad that I had read everything and had to wait for a new one. YAY!
Audible please! I’ve loved Hunter as a great character as well as other books too. Winning would be awesome!
I can’t have the audiobook, but everything else sounds interesting!
I am always up for a fun book!
Great interview. I have e-book versions of 22 of Gerri’s 35 books so far. Really enjoyed all of them. Hope I’m not too late to have a chance in this drawing.
Gerri Hill’s Snow Falls is a favorite read. I look forward to checking out more of her work.
I love your works. OMG can’t wait for this
Sounds interesting indeed.