All’s Well That Ends Well…

UK Lesbian Fiction

For the past four years, Tig and I have had a blast creating this blog and this community of readers and UK authors. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege, and we owe a lot to the authors who’ve contributed, offered freebies, written blogs, and kept us up to date with their news and releases. To finish things off with a bang rather than a whimper, we corralled a few folks to answer one simple question:

What are your hopes for the future of lesbian fiction?

This is what they had to say…

Manda Scott

My hope for the future of lesbian fiction is that it remains vibrant, inspiring and above all, literate – that we continue to write stories that are not confined to the ghetto, but that spread to the wider world. At this time of global chaos, with the collapse of eco-systems and the 6th extinction happening…

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Highland Fling by Anna Larner (plus a FREE book!)

Women and Words

Highland Fling 300 DPITo celebrate the publication of Highland Fling, Anna is giving away a signed paperback copy.

To enter, just leave a comment on this post. We’ll draw a winner on Friday, April 28.

Good luck!


Set in the majesty of the Highlands of Scotland, Highland Fling tells the story of holiday maker Eve Eddison who falls for enigmatic local Moira Burns. The unfolding twists and turns of their emotional journey to love remind us that, when we fall for someone we don’t really know, we also don’t know what we’re getting into.

Being tempted, intrigued by a novel, and a debut novel at that, is a bit like embarking on a fling isn’t it? You want to, you know you want to, you’re so ready for the roller coaster ride… but you pause.  Your head says “Wait. I need to find out a little bit more…”

So let me give…

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Review of ‘Highland Fling’ by Anna Larner

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Highland Fling

I really enjoyed the story of Eve, a twenty-something librarian who goes on holiday to the Scottish Highlands and falls hard for Moira, the older woman with a few secrets.  Moira seems reluctant to admit her attraction to Eve, but why?  Although she came across as grumpy at times I liked Moira.  I wanted her to be who she really was.  Eve was caring, emotional and determined.  There are some powerful scenes between them, sometimes devastating.  Some beautiful, romantic and passionate encounters as well as a wonderful setting made this a must-read.  Highly recommended.
I was given this ARC by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books in return for an honest review.

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Guest author – Anna Larner

Charlie Cochrane - Mysteries with a dash of slash, romances with just a pinch of spice

I first met Anna at the Bold Strokes event in Nottingham last year – she was one of a number of charming people to grace that weekend. So glad she agreed to guest here at my blog to celebrate her debut release, Highland Fling. 

What inspired you to start writing?

Back in 2012, I stumbled upon a seminar held at De Montfort University, Leicester, run by Bold Stokes Books editor Victoria Villasenor. BSB authors were in attendance reading from their latest novels. It was a real lightbulb moment for me. I just thought I should be doing this!

Do you have another job, paid or otherwise, apart from being an author? If so, how do you juggle your time?

My background is in Museum/Heritage work. Up until fairly recently, I was part of a fantastic project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund called Untold Stories. Untold Stories recorded…

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Guest Blog & Giveaway with Anna Larner: Highland Fling – We need to talk about love!

UK Lesbian Fiction

A warm welcome to Anna Larner, whose debut novel, Highland Fling, will be released next month by Bold Strokes Books. Anna is today’s guest blogger and generous giver-away-er of a lovely signed paperback…

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Set in the majesty of the Highlands of Scotland, Highland Fling tells the story of holiday maker Eve Eddison who falls for enigmatic local Moira Burns. The unfolding twists and turns of their emotional journey to love remind us that when we fall for someone, we don’t really know what we’re getting into.

This brief description offers just an outline and I’ve been thinking about how I can introduce Highland Fling to you properly, how to explain to you what lies at its heart, what drives its characters and shapes their story. To do this we need to talk about love – because ‘love’ in all its complexities defines Highland Fling.

As we…

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