News roundup: UK GLBT meet, new authors, books and reviews

11 Jul

Cari’s off somewhere in the north of England saving lives (I always picture her wearing a cape over her paramedic uniform) so it’s my turn to get out the ice-cream (home-made strawberry) and bring you the news.

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UKmeetSquare_zpsb289200bThe UK GLBT Fiction meet kicks off in Manchester tomorrow with the main sessions and panels over the weekend. Bold Strokes is well-represented this year with Cari Hunter, Andrea Bramhall and Victoria Oldham all attending. Cari will be appearing as part of a panel discussing British authors in a US dominated market: “Leave my OU alone!”. Vic will be at the Bold Strokes table and on a publishing panel. She’ll also be hearing pitches for Bold Strokes publications (contact the organisers if you want to pitch your novel to her, there may still be time).

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the road to her bigKe Payne‘s new book is off to a cracking start with a great review from Terry Baker. This is what Terry had to say about The Road to Her:

KE Payne has written a wonderful, heart warming story of love, unrequited love, betrayal, self discovery and coming out. She has also giving us a first hand insight into life on a television soap opera. From the dialogue, it was very easy to immerse myself in the story amongst the characters….Personally, I’d love to see more of these characters and more of the soap, Portobello Road.

You can read the revew in full here.

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HanselGretalNiamh Murphy has a new novella out: Gretel: A Fairytale Retold. Here’s the blurb:

Starving and lost, Hans, and his sister Gretel, are saved from a pack of bloodthirsty wolves by a woman, who seems to ask for nothing in return. Seduced by her kindness and beauty, Gretel grows closer to her, while Hans becomes ever more suspicious of her motives. Torn between her brother and a woman she has just met, Gretel soon learns she must make a choice between long held loyalty and newfound love. Gretel: A Fairytale Retold is a six chapter novella of over 12,400 words. Retold as a fast paced, lesbian love story, this novella contains some explicit passages.

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We have two new authors this week. Catherine Blackfeather describes herself as a dancer, live story teller and poet. Her first book is a novella called Mitchie, a tale of self-discovery set in 19th century Canada.

Angie Peach has managed to sneak three novels past us without us noticing, although she does keep very quiet about. She has published The Blurring, In Reflection, and 47 (a novella) in the last year and she’ll be appearing on the Shifting Desires panel with Kiki Archer and Clare Ashton at L Fest.

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Meanwhile Sarah Waters celebrates 40 years of women’s fiction at Virago with this quiz. How many extracts do you recognise from classic women’s fiction? I’ll show you my score if you show me yours first.

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Finally, Crin Claxton is throwing a book launch for The Supernatural Detective, at WW Gallery in London tonight from 6pm-9pm. If you fancy going, be very very quick and drop her a message on Facebook!

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Did we miss something? Then let us know at uklesfic at gmail.com.

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5 Responses to “News roundup: UK GLBT meet, new authors, books and reviews”

  1. Cari Hunter July 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Too bloody hot for a cape! Pass the ice cream, mate.

  2. Eileen July 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    I found Gretel A Fairytale Retold, an interesting twist on the original tale. If you like short stories, you will enjoy this, a lot.

  3. Cath Blackfeather July 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    Thanks for listing my short novel ‘Mitchie’. Just to let you know- I will be doing a free promo on 22 and 23 July for the Kindle version.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mitchie-ebook/dp/B00CXADBNS/

    • Cari Hunter July 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

      Cheers for the heads up, Cath. I’ve added it to an upcoming news post in case people don’t check the comments.

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