So you write lesbian fiction…

When I tell strangers I write lesbian fiction, they equate this with erotica or porn.

Let me explain, porn is visual, so no, I don’t write porn.

In my early years, I wrote erotica (rarely now, because I’ve been there, done that).  However, I like to think the love scenes in my books are definitely not fade-to-black.

It’s amazing how many people assume being a lesbian or writing their stories equates to writing erotica or in their ignorant mind’s, porn…do they really think all lesbians are promiscuous?

Last year in Provincetown I was asked what I wrote, as I was deliberately not saying lesbian fiction…my bland answer told around a fire was, “smut.”  It went over very well, we still chuckle at that reply, but who really cares if I do or don’t?

Sometimes I don’t even tell people anything about the lesbian part, I just say fiction…romance, mystery, action-adventure, but mostly drama.  I’m telling about human lives and they just happen to be lesbians.  I’m not ashamed that I write, it simply is not always about the lesbian, it’s about the story.

In fact, with this in mind, I don’t always put the tags on it when I publish it.  I put it out there to the ‘straight’ world, have picked up some great ‘straight’ followers who appreciate a well-written story.  One reviewer wrote on one of my books, it would have been a great story if I just didn’t have the lesbians in it.

I write what I know, from my own perspective.  It isn’t everyone’s view on life.  I’m telling about a marginalized part of our society that needs a voice.  I’m telling their stories.  I hope I give a well-rounded story where lives go on and the viewer, reader, gets to participate….there just happens to be lesbians in the story.

So, on Lesbian Visibility 2019…be out there and visible!

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Mysterious Malice Audiobook

This wonderful narrator has agreed to do the first five of the Malice series.  Here is the first!

Book 1 Mysterious Malice Audible

Meeting a mysterious woman in a bar, Deirdre’s life begins to change.  Alice discovers the abuse that Deirdre has been experiencing at the hands of her handsome and powerful husband.  But what can a petite woman such as Alice do to help her out of this bad situation?  And what will she want in exchange for that help?

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Inn the Dog House

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Life has gone to the dogs for Charlie Abella.  Years of showing champion Border Collies has left her feeling burned out.  Moving on with her life, she heads to college and then takes on the world of business.  She is blessed to find a job working in sales for the pet industry where her knowledge and skills will help her move quickly up the corporate ladder and away from the small town of Searsport, Maine where she grew up.  When she loses a beloved relative, Charlie returns to Searsport for the funeral, believing now, she can finally cut all ties to her hometown.

Charlie’s only regret about moving away was leaving behind her favorite aunt.  Aunt Kitty had been her champion and her anchor when she felt her own family didn’t understand her.  Kitty saw herself in her young niece and understood Charlie as no one else could, so it was only natural she would choose to make her favorite niece her heir.  Sadly, she knows only too well that Charlie’s family will disapprove no matter how Charlie decides to use the money she inherits.

Reagan has been left on her own to raise two children.  Possessing few business skills, she is forced to take on a series of dead-end jobs that barely allow her to make ends meet.  Reagan has only her faith and her children to provide solace and support.  When Reagan encounters a woman dog walker on the street, she takes some comfort in feeling ‘at least she is better off than a woman with too many dogs to handle.’ 

Inexplicably, fate constantly causes the two women to bump into each other, and when Reagan feels herself becoming attracted to the woman, she is confused.  Unlike Charlie, Reagan is not a lesbian, and she is frightened by her feelings for this woman.  Will Reagan eventually act on her attraction, or will she continue to resist it? 

The dogs know what is right for this couple.  Now, if only the humans would listen!

Get your copy from these links~!

Labels ~ Model?

Some things should be labeled, some things should not be…

Some labels that I gladly accept (in no particular order): entrepreneur, lesbian, business owner, mom, writer/author, marketeer, and publisher.

Some labels I never expected to hear: diva, stud, model.

The idea of being called a stud is laughable to this femme lesbian, but there you have it, I have not only been labeled one, but it’s official…and, they are using my picture as a model for their calendar!  I love their explanation of what a divastud is and I really do think I fit it so I gladly accept these new labels even if I laugh at them too!

Check it out here and you can order prints of their calendar while you are there!

My birthday giveaway

On my birthday this year I am planning on giving away 10 books a day for 10 days (my birthday is November 10th).  On my birthday my 100th published work: Vetted Again will be released.  I’m giving this gift to you, my followers, fans, and friends.  You enter here and you can enter EVERY, SINGLE, DAY!  You earn points by sharing it, signing up for my blog, commenting on my blog, as well as my fan page on Facebook!  Share on Twitter, Facebook, with your friends to earn points.  Those with the most points WIN the story of their choice from the following published works.  There is romance, drama, mystery, and intrigue!  From Shorts, to Novellas, to Novels, surely there is SOMETHING for EVERYONE!  You can see them at www.kannemeinel.com:

 

Vetted Further

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Fiona Herriot and her wife, Allyssa continue nurturing and growing the large animal practice Fiona established on their ranch.

From a near-fatal accident to a dream come true, they have weathered all the trials and tribulations that came their way, supporting each other every step along the way.  But when one of their dreams falls through and nearly derails their marriage, will they survive the fallout?

Dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and even llamas play a part in this delightful story.

Join Fiona and Allyssa for the continuing saga of two women, a ranch, and the thriving veterinary practice they are building with love on the high plains of Oregon.

Vetted Further is available here!

See also VettedCavalcade, and Pioneering (and coming Vetted Again).

Available NOW from my website and on Wednesday from the various retailers on my website, or you can pre-order them from the links listed NOW!

Mega Lesfic Sale

So thrilled to be in the company of so many great authors, participating in the Fall Mega Lesfic Sale starting Monday September 10 and going until the 14th.  Please click on their link so that they not only get the credit for all the work that they did to put his HUGE event together, but so you can peruse the various titles available!

I’ve discounted a couple of mine just for this event.

Pirated Love is being offered.  It is the first in my Pirated Series (Includes Pirated Heart and Pirated Life-due in Spring 2019).  A historical romance about love in the 1500’s on a ship with a female pirate captain!  Pirated Love Full Cover D

Next up I’m offering Vetted, the first of five novels in the Vetted Series (includes Cavalcade and Pioneering which have been in the top 5 of LGBT Historical Fiction for months!)  Later this week Vetted Further is coming out, although it is already up on the website, (earlier than originally slated), followed up by Vetted Again (due in November)-all three of these latter ones are modern westerns about a Veterinarian and her wife.

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And finally, last, but certainly NOT least, the first of 25 novellas in a Murdery-Mystery series called MaliceMysterious Malice.  For those of you going, but, I’ve only seen that there are twenty two, you haven’t visited my website lately, have you?  I put up three more in coming releases on the novella page weeks ago!  Lol.  These intriguing mysteries tell the tale of a lesbian serial killer who ends up being an anti-hero you will learn to love because she kicks @$$!

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So, go on over to the Mega Lesfic Sale and cruise around for the many lesfic titles in the various genre’s you will find there, they are discounted for this event!  With over 100 books and 60 various authors, you are sure to find SOMETHING!  You can even try a few new ones you might not have before!  Let’s give T.B. Markinson the credit for coordinating this monstrous event!

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