SHIPS out in hardcover

Ships

CompanionSHIP, FriendSHIP, PartnerSHIP, RelationSHIP

Have you ever met a person that you just were in sync with?  You knew immediately that they were someone special for you?  Would you know how lucky you were?  Would you know they were the one?

What do you do when you fall in love with a woman, when you thought you were straight?  Dealing with this unusual relationship brings a lot of “firsts” to Joan’s life.

Joan is a world-renowned artist who has always identified as straight, has three children, and is content with her life when she meets Grace, a respected psychiatrist who also happens to be a lesbian.  Joan is conflicted and has to deal with her feelings, the incredible woman she finds herself in love with, and the relationship that occurs over the next twenty-years.

Available here on my website

Well, I FINALLY got around to making the FIRST book that I ever published, the first I ever WROTE, into a hardcover. It’s an amazing feeling holding that in your hand as it legitimizes your writings even further. Not that publishing hundreds of my stories hasn’t made me feel legitimate, but it’s a different feeling holding it in your hands, a REAL book and all that. I hope many of you will agree as I will be making some more of my books into hardcovers.

New release! Outback Future

Alinta is determined to make sure she never becomes a victim again, but what can she do when Mel’s previous love shows up at the outback station they are building together?  The white woman, with her proper English ways, is like no one she has ever seen before.  How can she compete with someone who once held her own love’s heart?

Mel Lawrence is astonished to see Lady Worthington in her home in the Outback, so far from England.  She had never thought she would see her again.  Abigail is even prettier than she had remembered.  It has been a lot of years, and they have both matured.  Mel, however, is now married to Alinta and they have a child, with another on the way.  

Abigail is a widow with three children of her own, and has fled to Australia, hoping to find Mel, her first love, ready to take her back.  What she finds instead surprises everyone, herself included. 

What will the future hold for these three?

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Lied paperback NOW available

She was angry.  She was fed up.  It was time to take justice to the justices and other politicians who weren’t doing their jobs, especially the ones who had lied to obtain their positions in our political system.  They’d forgotten that they were public officials and answerable to the American people.  
She wasn’t the only one who had thought to vote them out, but that wasn’t working anymore.  It was time to instill fear in those going into politics who had used their position of power in order to line their own pockets.
There had been a time where being a public official, going into politics, had been an honorable thing.  That time was past and there was no integrity in politics.  She was about to do what she felt was the honorable thing by removing these sycophants from the system.
 
While the events in this book may be similar to actual events, all characters are fictional and any resemblance to real people is purely intentional.

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Pay it Forward ~ Meet fellow Author: Julie Forester

So, I had this idea (me, K’Anne). Discussing it with fellow authors, I thought, why not ‘pay it forward’ and introduce other authors to my followers. Sometimes this is the only way to let others know about new books, new authors, etc.

Some authors are better than others at marketing themselves and their books. I gave Julie my list that I used to use in my Q&A in Lesfic Reading Group on Facebook. I told her to pick and choose the questions she wanted to answer and pass on to readers. I suggest you check her out and see if her book(s) may be something that might interest you. We are all in this together and paying it forward to another author is something I can get behind.

·       Do you have any siblings?

I am the ‘baby’ of a brood of 6 (3 girls / 3 boys). Growing up, was like living in the Walton Family. We were all musical and artistically creative in some way. As a small child, I was always read bedtime stories. It was safe, fun and a time to connect as a family.

·       When you are writing each novel, are the experiences based on someone you know or events in your own life?

It’s almost inevitable that characters in novels are based, in some way, on real people. However, having included the: ‘Any similarity to living or dead people is purely coincidental’ disclaimer, I’m bound to assert that my characters are 100% fictitious!😉 However, there is one event in MARMALADE MARTINI that was based on a true-life experience. The MC, Jamie Barker, recalls the time (at a quiet crossroad during a road trip through South Africa) when she was forced hit the accelerator of her car to jump red traffic lights. Her reason? To avoid being car-jacked by a group of youths waiting at the lights.

·       What are you working on now?

As I wrote MARMALADE MARTINI, and the twists and turns of the narrative peeled away, I realised that a sequel was brewing! The loose ends and unanswered questions were utterly deliberate. I wanted to dangle the carrot on the stick, step back and see what the audience wanted. Thankfully, following the success of the first book (and prompted by fantastic reviews and reader-demand) the sequel – ROCK & RHUBARB as born.

·       How do you keep your different characters separate in your mind?

Apart from the obvious (appearance) and different personalities, I find it helps to apportion specific traits or mannerisms to each character – sometimes subtle, sometimes more explicit. Where appropriate, I try to connect an emotional state of mind with an action or phrase. Sometimes, my own relationship with the individual can easily help me to differentiate – particularly if they are the type of person I would struggle (in real life) to even be in the same room with for any length of time!😂

·       Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

I’ve had many interesting conversations about this. I’ve also learned that these two approaches actually have a name! (Pantser / Plotter). I tend to combine the two. However, my approach with MARMALADE MARTINI even surprised me! Even before the title was decided, I knew exactly how the story would begin and end. An unconventional approach? Perhaps. But the fact was, I had penned my very first and final paragraphs before I had any notion of how the story would unravel.

·       As an author and essentially the “creator” of your character, do you find yourself attached to her in a personal way?

Yes! Crucially (and fatally) I was already emotionally involved with my main character, Jamie Barker, in MARMALADE MARTINI. She lived and worked in London UK, so my frequent social visits to the capital enabled me to become familiar with her world. I discovered where she drank, where she lived, where she worked and she even started to introduce me to her circle of friends. As soon as I discovered that Jamie has a story to tell, I knew that I needed to tell it for her!

·       If you could actually meet the character of one of your books, the exact woman you’ve conjured up in both looks and personality, which one would it be and why?

Linda, in MARMALADE MARTINI. She’s a strong, smart, kickass woman, who has a fierce heart of gold. However, I’m still figuring out exactly what makes her tick and feel she has hidden depths. She hasn’t fully revealed her inner-self to me, yet. I guess I still have some digging to do in the sequel!

·       Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members that ‘surprised’ you?

My wife’s best friend, Angela, who proved to be an unexpectedly awesome proofreader and provided super-enlightening critical feedback. I also discovered she is a prolific reader and able to unpick plot details with a fine-tooth-comb! She certainly warranted a special mention on my dedication page.

·       Who designed your book covers?

I guess I’m bound to tackle this question with a sneaky plug. I’m fortunate to have an artistic background, coupled with experience and qualifications. In short, I created my own covers. In fact, I also design and produce artwork for ebook and printable book covers for other authors. If cover design something that I could help you with, check out the portfolio on my website:  

https://julieforesterbooks.simdif.com/julie_forester_book_cover_artwork.html

Feel free to get in touch for a chat. 😊

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Pride Collection

Celebrate love with this collection of delightfully lighthearted romances from some of the most popular authors of sapphic fiction today!

These eight standalone Pride-themed novels have been carefully selected by I Heart SapphFic to give readers a taste of the very best modern sapphic fiction has to offer. Each women loving women story promises to bring all the feels. June is the perfect time to remember that love is love, and everyone deserves a happily ever after!

Beauty and the Beast

A tale for the ages.  A love that transcends time.

Princess Gabrielle is required to marry a man to provide an heir for her family’s kingdom, but she is in love with her childhood best friend Rosie, who has secrets and obligations of her own.

A horrendous mistake changes their fate forever…

Charmaine, an innocent reborn into another time, can free them all from the curse that befell them if she can just discover the love that they once had.

This is not your normal happily ever after….

Available now on Amazon, coming later today and in the coming weeks at all the major online retailers.

Lawyered ~ An Audiobook narrated by Cassandra Arnold

Discovering that you don’t have everything you thought you wanted is a surprise.  Getting a promotion, finding new friends, learning you are attracted to women….
 
Nia Toyomoto has worked hard all her life to prove she was the best; she graduated early from high school, college, and got the dream job in Manhattan.  Becoming a partner at the tender age of thirty she thought she had it all until the law firm made demands about her personal appearance and a few other things that made her change her life for the promotion.  Then she realizes having everything isn’t all that it is cracked up to be without someone to share it with…
 
A successful lawyer in the big city, choices have to made, sacrifices and surprises await this beautiful and talented woman…does she make the right ones though?

Germanic Audiobook narrated by Nicola Casey

How do you cope with a life you are bored with?  You make a new one, right?  Be careful what you wish for because you might get a whole lot more than you bargained for….
 
When you’re bored with your current life, take a trip; that always changes things, right?  What Analisa Meunier didn’t realize is that every decision you make in your life can change everything.  A new life, a new country, a new family, a new threat to all of that…will she survive?  Will they?
 
Baroness Lydia Von Horn has never met an American like Analisa Meunier.  Hiding her own identity leads to problems in their initial relationship, but making a family, a life, and surviving with both intact is the real challenge.
 
From Oconomowoc, Wisconsin to Hammerbruke, Germany; from Cambria, California, to Munich, Germany, their lives and trials and tribulations take them around the world.

This book was especially poignant to me, please let me know if you can figure out why? Listening to the audiobook I actually cried. I hope it affects you the same way. Available through my website here.

Obras Maestras De Malicia 2 (Malice Masterpieces 2 in Spanish)

Malicia Matrimonial (Libro 6): Alice se va a casar, ¿finalmente se ha enamorado… y primero viene el amor, luego viene el matrimonio, luego viene el bebé o los bebés en el cochecito? ¿Es esto posible para el corazoncito frío de Alice?

Malicia de luto (Libro 7):
 Lidiando con la muerte de su esposa, Alice descubre que criar a una hija adolescente y otros dos niños es un desafío. No había planeado nunca ser madre, pero por amor a su esposa, ahora fallecida, hará lo que tenga que hacer. Una amenaza para su hija adolescente conduce a otras revelaciones que sacan a relucir a la “vieja” Alice que todos conocemos y amamos… sus instintos depredadores se despiertan… ¿qué hará a continuación?

Malicia asesina
 (Libro 8): Alice descubre la verdad sobre el año pasado y las manipulaciones que otros han realizado sobre ella y su familia. Su ira arde y vuelve a ser lo que nació para ser… una asesina. Nuestra antihéroe regresa mientras se venga por el bien de su familia…

Malicia Mental (Libro 9):
 Kathy tiene que lidiar con el daño mental y físico que se le ha infligido. Entre agentes federales, médicos y su propia familia, el estrés casi la está matando. ¿Puede Alice ser lo suficientemente paciente para esperar a su esposa después de que se haya ido por tanto tiempo, tanto mental como físicamente? ¿Puede Alice esperar para vengarse de lo que le han hecho a su esposa?

​Malicia Amenazante (Libro 10):
 Kathy ha descubierto el secreto de Alice. ¿Podrá lidiar con la enormidad de darse cuenta del monstruo que es su esposa? ¿Destruirá su matrimonio? ¿Destruirá a Kathy? ¿Cómo puede Kathy sobrevivir sabiendo lo que Alice es capaz de hacer? ¿Puede Alice compartirse completa y honestamente con su esposa? ¿Puede dejarla mantener este conocimiento?
Disponible en mi sitio web con todos los enlaces.