Archive | May, 2015

Change is… by Crin Claxton

29 May

Change is… by Crin Claxton.

Change is… by Crin Claxton

29 May

Bold Strokes Books, UK


Change is

the transmutation of one experience into another and is also the stuff jiggling around in a butch’s pocket. Assuming s/he is lucky enough to have some, of course. I reach into my pocket each evening and scoop the monetary debris of my day onto a polished oak loose-change holder. I perform that action whether wearing jeans or trousers, but it’s when wearing a suit that I conjure up the image of my father, home from the daily commute, tipping his change into a small dish sitting on his glass-topped chest of drawers. Change dispatched, he would take off his tie, roll it, and then slide his suit neatly onto a wooden hanger. All of these things I do.

My son doesn’t have money in his pockets yet, being three years and rising four. But he will have seen me perform the unconscious copy of my father’s action. Brushing…

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Save the Shoe Leather by I. Beacham

28 May

Save the Shoe Leather by I. Beacham.

News roundup: a new author, new reviews, the BSB event and an offer or two

23 May

UK Lesbian Fiction

Good evening. Here is the news. And, blimey, there’s quite a bit of it….

bsbprogramNot long now until the Bold Strokes Nottingham gig which kicks off early on Saturday 6th June. Don’t miss the first session at 11.15 all about “Getting Some Action: diving in and getting it done”. The UK’s Cari Hunter will be on the panel with a couple of new authors from Down Under, Mardi Alexander and Michelle Grubb. Over the weekend you can catch readings and lively quizzes featuring I Beacham, Andrea BramhallRebecca S Buck, Crin Claxton, Lesley Davis, Amy Dunne, Jane Fletcher with Justine Saracen and David Swatling joining them from the US.

Entry is free and there’s lots of opportunity to socialise with the authors, and I believe there’s even free food at the end of the weekend. Click on the image for the full listings.

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Book Review: Season’s Meetings

18 May


Frances and Lynne

Book Title: Season’s Meetings
Author: Amy Dunne

This is your first Christmas without Granny Birch, I know you probably want to hide, pretend Christmas doesn’t exist, spend time drinking it away and reading books, but we’re not going to let that happen.
Beth in Season’s Meetings by Amy Dunne

Final Verdict: Fun holiday romance book that is perfect with a cup of tea and curling up on the couch.

For the full review, click the name of the book.

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Season’s Meetings

14 May

Season’s Meetings.

Season’s Meetings

13 May

Season’s Meetings.

6th Annual Bold Strokes Book Festival, UK: Are You Ready?!

12 May

Bold Strokes Books, UK

LGBTQ Book Festival at Waterstones, Nottingham

June 5th-7th, Sillitoe Room, 4th Floor

Join 13 authors for a weekend of LGBTQ fiction and fun. 
Hear readings from current and upcoming works, chat with the authors, join us at two after-parties,
and enjoy a lambda literary weekend! 
We’ll also be hearing pitches for novels on Sunday, so get in touch for a slot if you want to pitch your novel to BSB!
Contact: Website: Bold Strokes Book Festival, UK
To book for the workshops, contact: 0115 9470069,

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