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Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event

Barbara Vey -- January 6th, 2013

Books come in all shapes, forms and genres.  We all have our preferences, but I’ve always believed there is a reader somewhere for every book.  KT Grant is here today to tell us about an annual event on her blog that includes many readers.

Hello all! Katiebabs here and Barbara has kindly let take over a spot at Beyond Her Book to announce the 2013 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event on my blog, Babbling about Books, and More!

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Last year I did this event for the first time as my way to promote Lesbian literature and the authors who write this genre and the publishers who publish it.  My goal with this event is to show that Lesbian Literature does have a big audience, and those who write it and publish it are successful at it. As an author of Lesbian romance writing as KT Grant, I’m proof that Lesbian Literature does sell well. Out of all the genres I write, and I also write straight romance as well as M/M (Gay) romance, my lesbian titles sell amazingly. I feel Lesbian literature is on the rise and has a big fan base. Getting the word out is the most important thing. That’s why I host the Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event  and hope to do so for years to come.

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Please join me from 1/6/13 to 1/19/13 where I’ll have an excellent line up of authors from multiple Lambda Literary Award winner and publisher, Radclyffe, Paisley Smith and Debra Hyde, the 2011 Lambda Literary Award Winner in Lesbian Erotica. Also publishers seeking more Lesbian fiction from Storm, Moon Press, Bold Strokes Books and Lady Day Publishing will be stopping by.  There will be many more guests who love the Lesbian genre. Expect books giveaways, wonderful discussion and dialogue about a genre that deserves to be noticed and respected.

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Hope to see you there!

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Bottom Line:  “Book lovers never go to bed alone”.  ~ Author Unknown

Lesbian Fiction Event

Barbara Vey -- January 2nd, 2012

There are many kinds of romance and to help promote the understanding, KT Grant from Babbling About Books, and More! is hosting a 2 week event.  From Kate:

I welcome you to join me and others for the 2012 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event that starts on Saturday, January 7th and goes until Saturday, January 21st. This event is to promote the Lesbian Fiction/Romance genre where many participants from the Lesbian fiction world, ranging from authors, publishers and bloggers will talk about the Lesbian genre and why they write, publish and read Lesbian literature.

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Why am I doing this? The main reason is as an author of Lesbian romance as KT Grant, I feel Lesbian fiction has a big readership. There has been much discussion recently on whether Lesbian fiction is as popular as Gay (M/M) and Straight fiction. There’s this belief that Lesbian Fiction doesn’t sell well and the authors who write it or not making any money. I put these false rumors to rest by posting my experience as an author of Lesbian romance and showing that Lesbian fiction does sell well and authors are making money. I’m proof of this because out of all my titles that range from M/M to Straight romance I’ve published over the past year and a half, my bestselling books are Lesbian romance. So, why not promote the Lesbian genre and highlight the authors, books and publishers who are part of this world?

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Lesbian fiction may not seem to be a big market, but it’s slowly rising and making waves. I do believe in the next few years it will make its mark, much like M/M fiction/romance has done, and authors of Lesbian fiction will be recognized for their excellence and skill at writing engaging stories. The response for the event has been amazing. I reached out to various industry people, who were excited to take part, and the outpouring of interest is more than I could have ever imagined!

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I hope the 2012 Lesbian Fiction Appreciation Event will raise awareness in the reading community and promote the authors and their books in a way where readers will open their minds to new types of literature.

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Are you open to all kinds of romance?  Have you read any lesbian fiction?  Are they engaging as stories?

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Bottom Line:  “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” ~ Henry DavidThoreau

Monday Giveaways

From Marilyn Baron Join the Petit Fours and Hot Tamales as we celebrate our 3rd Anniversary with a monthlong blogging party Sunday, January 1 through Tuesday, January 31 with a chance to win daily prizes.

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From Mia Marlowe:  To celebrate the releases of SINS OF THE HIGHLANDER (January 3rd)  and TOUCH OF A THIEF (February 28th), historical romance author Mia Marlowe is giving away a new KINDLE on her website contest!

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From Casablanca AuthorsMia Marlowe is hosting a New Year Blog Bash to celebrate the release of SINS OF THE HIGHLANDER, featuring Shana Galen, Grace Burrowes, Elisabeth Naughton, CH Admirand, ML Buchman, Ashlyn Chase, Linda Wisdom, Sidney Ayers, Stephanie Julian, Amanda Forester, Shona Husk, Terry Spear, Sarah Taney Humphreys, and Samantha Grace. Each author is going to blog for one hour tomorrow, Jan 2nd. There will be a giveaway each hour–free books, gift certificates, ebooks, etc. Visit http://www.casablancaauthors.blogspot.com and leave a comment on each post to enter. Drawings will be held Jan. 4th!

 

From Samhain Publishing: In 2012, Samhain Publishing is branching out with our giveaways. Not only are we continuing to offer them on both Kindle at Amazon and Nook at Barnes and Noble, but we’ve added Sony’s ebookstore to our giveaway platform.

 

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Book Title

Author

 

 1/1/2012   1/14/2012           Pricks and Pragmatism            J.L. Merrow

 1/15/2012 1/28/2012           Northern Exposure                  Jayne Rylon and Mari Carr