lesbian slow-burn romance novels

WLW & lesbian slow-burn romance novels (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #4)

  I hope you are having fun with the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge! For our fourth puzzle, I picked one of my favorite tropes: wlw and lesbian slow-burn romance novels. Slow-burn romances are novels in which the romance develops gradually. Instead of falling in love or jumping into bed in chapter 1, the characters take the time to really get to know each other, forming a deeper connection, and that’s what I like about this kind of romance novels.   A big shout-out to my helpers! Before I give you the clues, though, I’d like to thank all the people …

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WLW & Lesbian Books from Ylva Publishing

WLW & lesbian books from Ylva Publishing – (F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge #2)

  If you have taken a look at the schedule for the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge, you know that I put together puzzles for several publishing houses that publish WLW & lesbian books. Every publisher whose authors submitted enough clues will get their own crossword puzzle—and indie authors will get a puzzle too. Today, I’d like to start with my own publisher, so here’s the Ylva Publishing crossword puzzle. If you are discovering the F/F Fiction Crossword Challenge only now, read up on the rules and prizes, then come back here and try to solve the Ylva puzzle. You can …

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Las Vegas by night

Back from the GCLS conference in Las Vegas

At the beginning of this month, I attended the GCLS conference for lesbian fiction…or rather WLW (women-loving women) fiction since it has become a lot more inclusive. It’s an annual conference that travels around the US. This year, it was held in fabulous Las Vegas. My friends and I flew into Las Vegas a couple of days before the start of the conference to explore Sin City a little. Somehow, we managed not to end up with heat stroke, which was quite the feat with temperatures of around 115°F (46°C). People kept telling me “it’s a dry heat,” but believe …

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Giveaway of lesbian fiction series!

It’s not Christmas yet, but Ylva Publishing keeps handing out great gifts. Today, they’re giving away entire lesbian fiction series as e-book bundles. Among them are: My Oregon Series (Backwards to Oregon, Beyond the Trail, Hidden Truths, Lessons in Love and Life) My Shape-Shifter Series (Second Nature, True Nature, Manhattan Moon, Natural Family Disasters, Nature of the Pack, Pigeon Post) RJ Nolan’s L.A. Metro Series Paulette Callen’s Charity Series Erzabet Bishop’s Sigil Fire Series Lois Cloarec Hart’s Calgary Chronicles If you want to win one of these e-book bundles, head over to Ylva Publishing’s blog and leave a comment. Happy …

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A Day in the Life of a Full-Time Writer

The one-year anniversary of my transition to full-time writing is quickly approaching, and it makes me think about how much my life has changed. So I thought I would blog about a typical day in the life of a full-time writer—if there even is such a thing. Each day is different, which is part of the fun, but I try to keep a certain structure. So here’s what I did yesterday. I never set an alarm clock, but my inner clock wakes me at the same time every day, usually around 7:15 a.m. I get up, change into my work …

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Writing hours in March 2014

Wow, what a month! I recently moved into a new (bigger) apartment. Even though it’s in the same house where I lived before, it’s insane how much work was involved, so I again didn’t get as much writing done as I would have liked. When I thought a full-time writer would write full time, I must have been delusional Still, I can’t complain too much. After all, I published a new novel, Cabernet und Liebe, (the German translation of Something in the Wine), wrote a new short story (which will be published in an anthology edited by Andi Marquette and …

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Writing hours in September

September is over already, and October is starting with a bad cold for me. I have people calling me just to hear my “sexy” hoarse voice. Other than that, I’m doing well. Counting the days until December 22, when I will finally be a full-time writer. September was just as busy as the previous months, though mostly with editing. True Nature is now with the layouter and the formatting guru, and the cover is in the works too. I also finished Nature of the Pack, an 11,000-word short story featuring Kelsey and Rue from True Nature. I’ll send it off …

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New release from RJ Nolan

My publisher, L-Book, has just released two new books, including “L.A. Metro” by RJ Nolan. “L.A. Metro” started out as a popular online story but has been thoroughly rewritten, extended, and edited. Here’s a summary: Dr. Kimberly Donovan’s life is in shambles. After her medical ethics are questioned, first her family, then her closeted lover, the Chief of the ER, betray her. Determined to make a fresh start, she flees to California and LA Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Jess McKenna, LA Metro’s Chief of the ER, gives new meaning to the phrase emotionally guarded, but she has her reasons. When Kim …

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