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Dec 5th, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 5:07 am
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Welcome to episode 37 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews US-based author Annette Mori whose novel “Locked Inside” won a Goldie award in 2016 for Contemporary Romance – the biggest prize in lesfic! But that’s just one of a number of books Annette’s written, her latest being “The Thanksgiving Baby Caper”. Annette chats about not following a set writing formula, writing across genres and her excitement about her new book, “Unconventional Lovers”. She also mentions Lee Winter in the show, who was on episode 18.

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, reviews the Diva Literary Festival which took place in early November in Birmingham, as well as doing a round-up of her year and what’s in store for 2018 – including more audiobooks & podcasts! If you're in the mood for something festive, check out Clare's Top Lesfic Festive Picks here. Clare would love to hear who you’d like on the podcast – so email her at:mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Oct 27th, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 6:51 am
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Welcome to episode 36 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews fellow UK author Wendy Hudson who’s just released her second crime-thriller “Mine To Keep”. Her debut novel “Four Steps” won a Goldie award for Best Debut Novel in 2016 and she talks about setting her books in Scotland, how to create a character that readers love and how she sets up suspense in her books & keeps it going. Wendy also reveals how she fits in writing around her day job, the mantras that spur her on and her favourite crime writers in lesfic. Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as celebrating the fact that her new book “Twice In A Lifetime” is out now! Hooray! It’s a second-chance romance set in Chicago and is available now on Amazon. Clare will be reading from her new novel at the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and she’ll see you there! Clare would love to hear who you’d like on the podcast – so email her at:mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Sep 29th, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 6:26 am
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Welcome to episode 35 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews fellow UK author Emma Nichols whose debut novel “Finding You” was released in July, and her follow up “Remember Me” just two weeks later. Both books shot to the top of the charts all around the globe at breathtaking speed and Emma talks about her runaway success and how she managed it, along with the transition from writing non-fiction to making her mark in the fiction-writing world. That, and we also discuss the frankly bonkers amount of booze her characters drink! Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and she’ll see you there! Plus, she talks about Louise Wallweim's new book of poetry and performance piece, "Glue". Clare’s next novel “Twice In A Lifetime” is out late October – let her know who you’d like on the podcast at:mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Sep 4th, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 6:29 am
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Welcome to episode 34 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews US author Kate Christie who’s written many books including "Training Ground", "Game Time", “In The Company Of Women” and "Gay Pride And Prejudice". Her books take in romance, the army, and soccer, and in this interview we get the nitty gritty on Kate’s writing style, the low down on why she took on the Jane Austen classic, and how she thinks writing lesbian fiction is a political act in today’s climate. Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the upcoming Diva Literary Festival in Birmingham on Nov 3rd-5th. Get your tickets now and she’ll see you there! Plus, Clare reveals the title of her next novel - “Twice In A Lifetime” - as well as announcing the successful launch of her audiobook of “Nothing To Lose” which has hit the best-seller charts on Audible in the UK and the US!  If you would like a free review code for Audible US or UK, get in touch and let Clare:mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Aug 1st, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 3:02 am
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Welcome to episode 33 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews UK broadcaster, comedian and author Rosie Wilby, who’s just released her book “Is Monogamy Dead?” Rosie’s book is non-fiction in a change for this podcast, and asks the title’s question by journeying through Rosie’s life, shining a spotlight on all her relationships and asking some searching and often awkward questions. Rosie talks about the writing journey, what she learned and how her new partner is coping with her promoting such a book!  

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the Golden Crown Literary Awards, listing all the winners in the lesbian fiction categories. Plus, there’s news of the Diva Literary Festival taking place in November in the UK, as well Clare’s brand new audiobook of “Nothing To Lose”, which is out now! You can find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk Get in touch and let Clare know who you'd like on the podcast - and if you’d like a code to review Clare’s audiobook, drop her a line at:  mail@clarelydon.co.uk

 
Jun 30th, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 2:29 am
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Welcome to episode 32 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews UK author Andrea Bramhall. who is the author of many books including "Clean Slate", "Nightingale", "Collide-O-Scope" and "Under Parr". Her books take in romance and crime, and she’s also a Lambda award winner with “Clean Slate”. Andrea talks about the inspiration for her writing and her characters, how she plans a book, tapping into her darker side and diversity in lesfic.

 

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the Lambda Literary Awards, listing all the winners in the lesbian fiction categories. Plus, there’s news of Clare’s next book in the London series, “A Girl Called London” which is out now - hurrah! You can find out more at: www.clarelydon.co.uk Plus, she’s very excited about her upcoming audiobook of “Nothing To Lose”! Get in touch and let Clare know who you'd like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Jun 1st, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 2:22 am
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Welcome to episode 31 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews prolific author Harper Bliss and her wife Caroline. Together the duo run their small press, Ladylit Publishing, which as well as publishing all of Harper's books has also just launched MyLesfic.com, a new discount lesbian fiction newsletter. Harper is a huge favourite with fans of lesbian romance and her books are regular chart-toppers around the globe - the most recent being "Everything Between Us" and "This Foreign Affair", part of the Pink Bean series. Harper and Caroline are currently digital nomads and 2017 is shaping up to be a tour de force for them both.  Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as discussing the sad demise of the UK Lesfic blog. Plus there's news of LFest, the Golden Crown Literary Conference and the Diva Literary Festival Awards. If you would like to vote for Clare or anyone else in the Diva Awards, head on over here. Finally, Clare is gearing up for the launch of the next book in her London Romance series, “A Girl Called London” - due out late June! Get in touch and let Clare know who you'd like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

May 3rd, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 8:11 am
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Welcome to episode 30 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews US author Suzie Carr! Suzie is a hugely popular author on the lesbian scene and her books include the likes of “Sandcastles”, “The Dance” and most recently, “Beneath Everything”, which focused on the healing power of diving. She also hosts a podcast called Curves Welcome as part of The Lesbian Review platform, she’s an avid blogger and describes herself as philanthropist as well as an author.

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the nominations for the Goldies, the Diva Literary Awards and nominations, and the new service My Lesfic from Ladylit Publishing - find it at www.mylesfic.com. If you would like to vote for Clare or anyone else in the Diva Awards, head on over to www.divaliteraryfestival.com/nominate-now.html. Plus, there’s news of Clare’s next book in the London series, “A Girl Called London” - due out in June - as well as the launch of her boxsets in the “All I Want” series. Plus, she’s very excited about her upcoming audiobook of “Nothing To Lose”! Get in touch and let Clare know who you'd like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Apr 11th, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 6:17 am
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Welcome to episode 29 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews fellow UK author Natasha West. Natasha’s been prolific in her output over the past year or so, releasing a rom-com series including “The Plus One” and “Something For The Weekend”, as well as tending to her other series involving lesbian lothario Julia Hawke. She tells us about choosing herself and about juggling all her projects! Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the nominations for the Goldies and the Lammies. Plus, there’s news of her travels and her next book in the London series, “A Girl Called London”! Get in touch and let Clare know who you'd like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Feb 16th, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 4:48 am
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Welcome to episode 28 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews award-winning US crime noir author Ann Aptaker. Ann lives in New York and after years working as an art curator has turned her hand to writing, with spectacular results. She’s just released "Genuine Gold" - book three in her series about art smuggler Cantor Gold - and it’s already garnering rave reviews. Ann talks about her writing and how she puts the focus on emotion in her work, as well as highlighting her love of New York and its history. Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the final instalment in her All I Want series, "All I Want Forever", out now! Get in touch and let Clare know who you'd like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Jan 18th, 2017 by mylesbianradio at 2:59 am
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Welcome to episode 27 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews fellow Brit author AL Brooks. Angela burst onto the lesfic scene last year with her debut novel "The Club", which centred around a lesbian sex club in Manchester and the women who frequented it. It was the erotic hit of 2016, and now she's got the writing bug, Angela is not stopping, with a new book out in February and another in the works. Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as talking about the final instalment in her All I Want series, "All I Want Forever", which is due out on January 27th. Get in touch and let Clare know who you'd like on the podcast! mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Dec 15th, 2016 by mylesbianradio at 5:45 am
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Welcome to episode 26 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she does a round-up of the year in the last Book Club of 2016! Clare looks at what's hot in the Amazon Lesbian fiction charts in both the US and UK, as well as running down the results of the Rainbow Awards for lesbian fiction, which includes former podcast guests as winners.
Clare also does a round-up of her favourite books of 2016, as well as listing her favourite Christmas books to read over the holidays. What's more, she's giving away her free Christmas romance, "It Had To Be You", when you sign up to her mailing list. Claim your free copy by heading here: It Had To Be You Have a great holiday season and see you in 2017 for more great guests on the Lesbian Book Club!