Archive | November, 2017

News Roundup – October and November news

18 Nov

To keep everyone informed of UK Lesfic writers and events… here’s some recent releases:

October:

Mine to KeepMine To Keep – Wendy Hudson

Erin Carter is alone. Plagued by childhood nightmares since the loss of her mother, she embarks on a journey to trace her father, hoping to find some semblance of family and put the darkness to rest. A tentative thread leads her to Hopetoun, in rural Scotland, and the welcoming Cornfield Castle.

There she meets Abigail Miller, the castle chef, who quickly becomes her tour guide and search partner. Along with Abigail’s brother, George, they decipher village gossip from truth, fact from folklore, and offer Erin sanctuary within the castle walls.

But when Erin’s nightmares start to close in, can she defeat them

Hooper Street

and learn to live again?


Hooper Street – Anna Larner

When the optimistic and enthusiastic Abbie Lawrence moves in next door to the heartbroken and cynical Jem (short for Jemima) life on Hooper Street is never the same again.

Twice In A LifetimeTwice In A Lifetime
– Clare Lydon

Once bitten, twice shy?

When her first love walks back into her life, Harriet Locke is thrown – because Sally McCall still looks as gorgeous as ever. The trouble is, Sally doesn’t trust Harriet, and with good reason: she hasn’t forgotten the past.

Sally loved her once, but 17 years later, is that still the case? And if it is, there’s just the small matter of living in different states, as well as convincing Sally she’s worth taking a chance on again.

Will Harriet and Sally be lucky enough to find love twice in a lifetime?

 

Picking the Right HeartPicking the Right Heart  – Jade Winters

Adriana Darrington has one mission: To hand-deliver a letter to a mysterious woman in order to claim her inheritance.

But her search proves fruitless until she tracks down Jessica – the granddaughter of the elusive woman. An immediate attraction is sparked between the two women but Adriana’s life is already planned out for her and the last thing she needs is any more complications.

As both women embark on a journey around the world, they uncover forbidden love, deep regret and are taught that true love should never be denied.

November:

Rock and a Hard PlaceRock and a Hard Place – Andrea Bramhall

Expert mountain climber Jayden Harris has the world at feet until an avalanche at Everest base camp sweeps it all out from under her. She wants nothing more to do with the mountains, and turns her back on it all.

Rhian Phillips is a successful London marketing executive who has the chance of a lifetime fall in her lap. She’s sent to produce a reality TV series on competitive climbers, while showcasing the stunning beauty of a Patagonian glacier and the Cerro Fitz Roy range.

An accident brings Jayden and Rhian together, and outside pressures keep them at each other’s sides. When you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place eventually something has to give. The one thing they never counted on was them both wanting to stay together.

A lesbian romance about pushing onwards and defying expectations.

Change in TimeChange in Time by Robyn Nyx (The Extractor Trilogy, Book 2)

Working in the past is hell on your future.

Landry’s life has always been about doing her duty and giving it her all, and when they have to stop a deranged serial killer in the past, she tries to stay focused. But now, with Jade Carter always on her mind, her worry about Delaney’s mental welfare, and her attempt to have a normal life, things feel more complex than ever before.

Plagued by nightmares and memories of the woman she left behind in Nazi Germany, Delaney knows things have to change, and she’s the one to make it happen. But making those changes may mean she loses Landry forever. When she sets her plans in motion during their mission, she has no idea how it will end.  Will their differences demand the ultimate sacrifice?


Changing Perspectives Changing Perspectives – Jen Silver

London, 1993 – Art director, Dani Barker, lives life on the edge and getting into a fight in a lesbian leather bar on a Friday night isn’t an unusual occurrence.

Camila Callaghan, finance director for a large company, feels satisfied with her life in most respects. She enjoys her job and thinks it’s necessary to stay in the closet to maintain the position she’s worked hard to achieve.

When Dani and Camila meet, they both sense an attraction, but is it merely curiosity with each other’s contrasting lives? Dani hopes that Camila can be the partner she has longed for since her earliest forays into SM. The boundaries of Camila’s settled world start to blur as she questions her own feelings for Dani and what she represents.

Will their differences make a long-term relationship achievable? A change of perspective for both women is needed if they are to reach this goal.

And finally…

If you missed the inaugural DIVA Literary Festival – where were you?

The event was a  huge success, glittering Awards ceremony with Heather Peace and Horse, Author Salon with too many stars to mention, and 2 days of author chats, discussion and readings. A really excellent weekend which DIVA have promised will be the first of many.

The Diva Literary Awards winners were:

  • Exceptional Achievement Award Winner Donna Deitch
  • Crime: Insideous Intent – Val McDermid
  • Memoir: Believe – Nicola Adams
  • Literary Fiction: London Lies Beneath – Stella Duffy
  • Non-Fiction:  The Gender Games – Juno Dawson
  • Romance: A Fairytale of Possibilities – Kiki Archer
  • Poetry: Valerie Mason John
  • Rising Star: Girl Hearts Girl – Lucy Sutcliffe

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