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Sep 14th, 2018 by mylesbianradio at 4:39 am
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Welcome to episode 45 of the Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon as she interviews US author Lise MacTague. Lise writes sci-fi, fantasy, supernatural and steampunk, and her latest book is “Demon In The Machine”, following up on her others including “Five Moons Rising” and the “On Deception’s Edge” series. Lise discusses coming up with her immersive worlds, how she loves writing action and why she’d love to be the love child of Nicola Griffith and Meghan O’Brien – quite a pairing!

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. She talks about what she’s been up to, including putting the finishing touches to London, Actually, book five in the London Romance series, which will be out in October. Clare also chats about the success of the first ever Ellcon in Bristol in August. If you’d like to get a free lesbian romance from Clare, head to www.clarelydon.co.uk/it-had-to-be-you and sign up for her VIP Readers’ Club!

Jul 14th, 2018 by mylesbianradio at 3:35 am
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Welcome to episode 43 of the Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon as she interviews UK author AE Radley. They chat about Amanda’s meteoric rise in the world of lesfic and her crazy-hectic publishing schedule – her recent books include “Bring Holly Home” and “The Road Ahead”. Amanda discusses why she doesn’t write sex scenes and how all her books will always contain a large serving of humour.  

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and covers the winner of the recent Golden Crown Literary Awards. She also talks about what she’s been up to, including releasing The London Of Us, book four in the London Romance series. If you’d like to get a free lesbian romance from Clare, head towww.clarelydon.co.uk/it-had-to-be-you and sign up for her VIP Readers’ Club!

Finally, don’t forget if you’re in Europe this August, come along to the brand-new European Lesfic Literary Conference - head to: http://ellconmeet.org/

Jun 14th, 2018 by mylesbianradio at 7:52 am
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Welcome to episode 42 of the Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon as she interviews Belgian author Harper Bliss and they chat about their recent collaboration in writing Once Upon A Princess, a lesbian royal romance. This was the first time either has co-written a book and they talk about the ups and downs and if they’d do it again.

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK. She talks about what she’s been up to, including releasing Once Upon A Princess; as well as readying The London Of Us for launch on June 27th - book four in the London Romance series. The episode treats you to an excerpt from Clare’s audiobook, Twice In A Lifetime. If you’d like to get a free lesbian romance from Clare, head to www.clarelydon.co.uk/it-had-to-be-you and sign up for her VIP Readers’ Club!

Finally, don’t forget if you’re in Europe and free in August, come along to the brand-new European Lesfic Literary Conference - head to: http://ellconmeet.org/

May 2nd, 2018 by mylesbianradio at 10:07 am
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Welcome to episode 41 of the Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon as she interviews US author TB Markinson, whose recent books have included “The Fall Girl” and “A Family Woman”. TB talks about being an American in London, the highs and lows of living the writing life, the magic of characters and story, and why she started her new website www.iheartlesfic.com to serve the lesbian fiction community.

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as filling you in on what she’s been up to, including wrapping up “The London Of Us”, book four in the London Romance series (due out in June); and writing her joint book with Harper Bliss – called “Once Upon A Princess” – a royal romance due out at the end of May. She also features the shortlists for the Diva Awards and the Goldies – Diva is taking place in June and the Goldies in July. Plus, if you’re in the UK, don’t forget EllCon, the brand-new European Lesfic Literary Conference on the block coming in August. For more on that, head to: http://ellconmeet.org/

For a free lesbian romance, head over to www.clarelydon.co.uk/it-had-to-be-you - sign up to her VIP Readers' Club and she'll give you one for free!

Mar 22nd, 2018 by mylesbianradio at 9:18 am
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Welcome to episode 40 of the Lesbian Book Club with Clare Lydon as she interviews fellow UK author Jenny Frame, whose recent books have included “Charming The Vicar” and “Unexpected”. Jenny talks about her passion for writing butch/femme romances, having lead protagonists who are polar opposites, and also her busy year ahead with three more books in the works! Plus, she’s got a lovely lilting Scottish accent, so it’s a win-win.

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and fills you in on what she’s been up to, including releasing her latest audiobook, Twice In A Lifetime, as well as wrapping up The London Of Us, book four in the London Romance series, due out in June. She also features the start of awards and conference season, including nominations for this Lambda Literary Awards, the Diva Awards and EllCon, the brand-new European Lesfic Literary Conference on the block coming in August. For more on that, head to: http://ellconmeet.org/ Finally, for a free lesbian romance, head over to www.clarelydon.co.uk - sign up to her VIP Readers' Club and she'll give you one for free!

Feb 22nd, 2018 by mylesbianradio at 7:27 am
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Welcome to episode 39 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she interviews Aussie author EJ Noyes. EJ’s debut novel “Ask, Tell” was one of the most talked about in lesbian fiction last year, and she’s recently followed it up with her second book, the deliciously sexy “Turbulence”. EJ tells me about juggling multiple plots in her head, the surprise of her first novel flying off the shelves and how she’s a plane nerd at heart.

Clare also does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, and fills you in on what she’s been up to, including releasing three audiobooks: London Calling, This London Love and A Girl Called London are out now, and Twice In A Lifetime is coming next month. Clare would love to hear who you’d like on the podcast – so email her at:mail@clarelydon.co.uk

Jan 12th, 2018 by mylesbianradio at 7:08 am
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Welcome to episode 38 of the Lesbian Book Club with UK author Clare Lydon as she welcomes in 2018! For this episode, Clare does a run-down of the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts in the US & UK, as well as revealing her goals for 2018, including producing five new books and five new audiobooks. No pressure! Plus, Clare features the first chapter of her audiobook Nothing To Lose, read by the fabulous Gabrielle Baker. We’ll be back to normal with an interview with Aussie author EJ Noyes next month, and Clare would love to hear who you’d like on the podcast – so email her at:mail@clarelydon.co.uk

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