NEW RELEASE: In the Distance There Is Light by Harper Bliss

In the Distance There Is LightHow is September treating you so far? At Ladylit we decided to escape the Hong Kong heat for a few weeks and headed to Brisbane for some cooler weather, nice food and wine, and overall Ozzie awesomeness. We are also treating this as a short trial for our future digital nomad lifestyle, and we’ve loved every second of it.

We’re especially happy that we’re able to enjoy the excitement of a new release while on our getaway, and what a release it has been so far. Harper Bliss’ newest novel In the Distance There Is Light shot up the charts right from the start and has been sitting at the top ever since in most Amazon stores.

This book is a bit controversial and not your standard lesbian romance story, but it is packed full of emotions and of course it features Harper’s signature steamy scenes.

Here’s the blurb:

Two women lose the man they love. All they have left is each other.

Sophie’s life is turned upside down when her partner, Ian, dies in a tragic accident. The only one who can understand her devastation is Ian’s stepmother, Dolores. Together, they try to make sense of their loss and rebuild their shattered lives. While their shared grief brings them closer, it also takes their relationship in an unexpected direction. Where does sorrow end and romance begin? Or has Ian’s death blurred the lines too much?

If you love deeply emotional lesbian romance with a twinge of controversy, don’t miss this intense but hopeful novel by chart-topper Harper Bliss.

Early reviews have been great:

“A wonderful and deeply moving romance novel!”

“This is in no way a unicorn farting rainbows book. But the way she writes this, it makes sense.”

“Harper Bliss handles this delicate subject with sensitivity and panache.”

You can get it as an ebook from
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Amazon CA
Amazon AUS
Amazon DE

And as a paperback from
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Enjoy!

NEW RELEASE: No Strings Attached by Harper Bliss

No Strings AttachedHappy summer! It’s scorching hot at Ladylit HQ in Hong Kong, mainly because of the climate, but also a little because of this very hot new book we just released (which is currently racing up the Amazon charts)!

Here’s the blurb for No Strings Attached by Harper Bliss:

It’s never too late to find the right person… and yourself along the way.

Micky Ferro has lived her entire life according to other people’s expectations. She married a man, had two children, and became a dutiful stay-at-home mom in suburban Sydney. Until she realized, with a little help from her best friend, that her picture-perfect life wasn’t making her happy.

On the first anniversary of her divorce, Micky decides it’s time for the next step in her journey and gets a job at her neighborhood coffeeshop, The Pink Bean. Becoming a barista sparks a big change in Micky’s daily routine, but could loud-spoken American customer Robin do the same for her love life?

Don’t miss the first book in this heart-warming new series from the bestselling author of the French Kissing and High Rise series

(This is a standalone book and there are no cliffhangers!)

Early reviews have been great:

“Beyond 5 stars!”

“A brilliantly executed mid-life coming out story.”

“I was locked in from the first page to the last.”

“Fun yet thought provoking.”

“Sexy, funny and with an excellent sub-cast for future books in the series. Read it and smile!”

You can get it (ebook and paperback) from:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon AUS
Amazon DE

Enjoy!

NEW RELEASE: The Road to You by Harper Bliss

The Road to YouHarper Bliss’s brand new novel The Road to You is out now and, as summer approaches, it could be your perfect poolside companion!

Early reviews have been very positive. Here’s what readers are saying about Harper’s new book:

“I always feel like I know Harper’s characters personally and can imagine myself interacting with them in the real world.”

“The story line draws you in, and the characters keep you turning pages until you’ve reached the end!”

“LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!”

“Deeply satisfying!”

“As always, beautifully presented, written, edited and proof-read by the inimitable Harper Bliss. Another one to add to my favourite book collection. Five stars.”

“There would be nothing better than relaxing by the pool and sipping a cocktail or two reading The Road to You.”

Here’s the blurb:

Opposites attract… or do they?
Workaholic Katherine and free-spirited singer Ali have disliked each other since college. Fate, however, keeps bringing them together and the paths of their lives keep crossing. Are some differences in personality simply too vast to overcome? Or are some things just meant to be? Find out in this light-hearted but epic new book from best-selling author Harper Bliss.

If you love a deliciously slow-burning lesbian romance, The Road to You is sure to satisfy!

It’s available from
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NEW RELEASE: Far from the World We Know by Harper Bliss

Far from the World We KnowHarper Bliss’s brand new standalone novel Far from the World We Know is out now. Early reviews have been very positive. Here’s what readers are saying about Harper’s new book:

“This story was complex, realistic and beautifully written.”

“This was definitely a book I had to keep reading, just to see how it would all turn out.”

“I love the way Harper developed the characters so that you feel like you know them personally.”

“Women-loving-women and their love and trust issues are beautifully written with full character development and depth of emotion.”

“Harper’s writing is as accomplished as ever and the story, though oft-times grim and shocking is also tender and up-lifting. Much recommended (as are all Harper’s writings) and worth every star.”

Here’s the synopsis:
How far must you run to escape the past?
Laura Baker has just moved to the small Texas town of Nelson for a life of solitude and recovery after a traumatic event that has scarred her irreversibly. But her chosen isolation is difficult to maintain after she meets Tess Douglas, the charming editor of the town paper.

Tess is determined to break down the walls Laura has built up around herself. As their friendship develops, so do their feelings for each other. Will Tess be able to get past Laura’s defences? And will Laura allow herself to love, and live, again?

If you love heartfelt lesbian romance, don’t miss this emotionally gripping read!

Available from
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Enjoy!

A brief history of Ladylit

Spring is the season for new beginnings and so I have decided to dip my toe in the writing pond. Mind you, nothing like a book yet—I’ll leave that to my prolific wife—but a weekly blog.

Harper (Bliss, my partner in business and life and everything really) and I have recently started a weekly podcast Harper Bliss & Her Mrs. on The Lesbian Talk Show where we answer questions about publishing and writing lesbian fiction. This sparked the thought of starting a parallel blog where I could answer questions we don’t have time for on the podcast, share some of my thoughts on running a lesfic publishing business, and generally write about our experiences and plans in the current publishing industry.

For this first post I’ll start with a little history. Five and a half years ago I was transferred from Belgium to Hong Kong by my then employer. Having no job of her own, Harper started writing, something she had always wanted to do. Her work seemed to appeal to people so we set up a company through which to sell her stories. That was the birth of Ladylit Publishing in June 2012.

I was still working full-time but was helping Harper out in bits and pieces with some editing and covers. Over the next couple of years Harper’s output and popularity kept growing, so much so that we started entertaining the idea of having Ladylit be our full-time business in a few years. As a teenager who always had her nose stuck in a book, my dream job was working at a publisher, reading for a living and deciding what would get published. And now that seemed like a real possibility.

When my situation changed at work two years ago, and I was faced with the choice of keeping on at the same company but going back to Belgium, or staying in Hong Kong and quitting my job, Harper and I decided it was the right time to take the plunge and try to make Ladylit a successful business that could support us both.

Now, two years later, we are finally at that stage, where we are confident that we can support ourselves with Ladylit on a monthly basis. It took hard work, a steep learning curve, a lot of trial and error and it will continue to do so if we want to maintain and grow the business. But we are both excited and motivated and full of ambitious plans for the future. Which is what I will endeavour to write about.

I hope you will enjoy reading along and feel free to leave questions and comments below.

Caroline

NEW RELEASE: From Top To Bottom

From Top To BottomSince its release last week, this anthology chock full of sizzling hot lesbian BDSM stories has already reached #1 in Lesbian Erotica on Amazon US and #2 in the UK AND has garnered a slew of 5-star reviews.

We are, of course, very happy with this and we hope you’ll enjoy this book, which collects stories by experienced and new authors alike.

Here’s the synopsis:
Brace yourself, because there will be pain—but of the oh, so pleasurable kind. There will be begging and there will be bruises, but all leading to an obliterating climax. The fifteen lesbian stories of dominance and submission contained within the pages of From Top To Bottom will make you flinch like the characters do, will make you squirm and want to turn the pages faster and faster. You will find first-time players and long-term couples. A plethora of paddles and the occasional flogger—and a great number of sore backsides. Be warned.

With stories from experienced writers at the top of their game and thrilling new talents alike, all of them exploring power dynamics from top to bottom, this collection is kinky, daring and, at times, deliciously violent. Read at your own risk.

Caution: This title contains graphic language and rough lesbian sex and is suitable for adults only.

Table of Contents
Chasing the Dragon by S.E. Hill
Dance for Me by Janelle Reston
Serious Swimmer by J. Belle Lamb
Call for Submission by Elna Holst
Tell Me by Robyn Nyx
Taking the Lead by Lauren Jade
The Antisocial Sister by Lucy Felthouse
One Hundred Strokes by Sinclair Sexsmith
The Encounter by Eden Darry
Secretly Submissive by Brooke Winters
Inside by Leandra Vane
Vegas Mistress by Samantha Luce
Hit The Top by Robin Watergrove
Not Yet by Harper Bliss
Latin Lessons by Lise MacTague

Available from
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Apple
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NEW RELEASE: Seasons of Love by Harper Bliss

Seasons of LoveWe’re kicking off 2016 with a brand new novel from Harper Bliss. Seasons of Love follows 51-year-old London-based solicitor Alice McAllister as her world is turned up-side down by her best friend’s daughter.

To celebrate the launch of this book, we’re doing a special promotion. If you buy Seasons of Love (from the retailer of your choice – see links below) before 20 January 2016, you will get all four of Harper Bliss’s High Rise novellas for free AND a super-exclusive preview of the long-awaited Season Three of French Kissing.

Here’s how to claim you free gifts:
1. Buy Seasons of Love at the retailer of your choice (see links below)
2. Find the fourth word of Chapter 9
3. Go to this webpage: http://www.harperbliss.com/freegifts/
4. The password to get in is the word you found in Chapter 9. Type it in the box (small letters, no caps!)
5. Download your free books!

That’s it!

Here’s the blurb for Seasons of Love:
Is age really just a number?
Alice McAllister is a successful solicitor who likes a quiet, disciplined life. But when her business partner Miranda forces her to take a vacation at her holiday home in Portugal, the presence of Miranda’s daughter Joy turns Alice’s world up-side down.

Despite their age difference, Alice and Joy embark on a fiery holiday romance… until they have to return home to London.

Will Alice be able to forget about Joy and what she has awakened in her? And how can she face Joy’s mother without guilt after such a passionate summer fling? Find out in this brand new sultry novel by the chart-topping author of Release the Stars, Once in a Lifetime and At the Water’s Edge.

And you get it from these retailers:
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Amazon AUS
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Enjoy Seasons of Love AND your free gifts!

NEW RELEASE: Release the Stars by Harper Bliss

Release the StarsOur final release of 2015 is here and… it’s a bestseller already! Harper Bliss’ brand new novel Release the Stars is riding high in the Amazon Lesbian Fiction charts across the world and we couldn’t think of a better way to end our year.

Release the Stars is a highly romantic story set in Hollywood, featuring broken-hearted Charlie Cross and mega-sexy TV show host Ava Castaneda. When their paths cross the road to never-ending happiness is not exactly paved with gold, and to find out if, how and when Charlie and Ava do finally make it… you’ll have to read the book. 😉

Here’s the blurb for Release the Stars:

Can love be measured in percentages?
After her girlfriend leaves her for a man, broken-hearted novelist Charlie Cross moves from New York to Los Angeles to work on a TV show based on her books. Charlie vows to never date any woman who isn’t a hundred percent certain of being a lesbian. But when she is seduced by gorgeous bisexual cooking show host Ava Castaneda, whom she’s had a celebrity crush on for ages, Charlie is forced to review her belief in percentages because true love could very well be on the line.

Release the Stars is a contemporary lesbian romance novel set in the glitzy world of Hollywood.

And it’s available from:
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Amazon DE
Amazon AUS

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Enjoy & Happy Holidays!

NEW RELEASE: Christmas Kisses: Five Merry Tales of Lesbian Lust

Christmass Kisses
At Ladylit HQ, we can hardly believe it’s almost Christmas, but yet again another year has flown by. Our penultimate release this year is, of course, a Christmas anthology! Five of our favorite authors have come together to share some frisky Christmas cheer and the result is Christmas Kisses: Five Merry Tales of Lesbian Lust. These stories will warm you up in this cold season (or get you even hotter if you’re in the southern hemisphere).
Happy holidays!

Here’s the blurb
’Tis the season to be… frisky. The Ladylit Fab Five have come together once more for a sizzling seasonal mini-anthology. Decorating the tree or working the holiday shift, at a family party or avoiding the shopping crowds, the ladies in these stories find reason to get merry in any circumstance.

Caution: This title contains graphic language and christmassy lesbian sex and is suitable for adults only.

Table of Contents
The Girl in the Purple Shirt by Cheyenne Blue
Not Christmas Shopping by Lucy Felthouse
White Wings and Fairy Lights by Laila Blake
In December by Erzabet Bishop
Commanding Officer by Harper Bliss

Available from
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Amazon DE
Amazon CA
Amazon AUS
iTunes US
iTunes UK
Kobo
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All Romance

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NEW RELEASE: Al Fresco: Five Outdoorsy Tales of Lesbian Lust

Al FrescoAs summer has ended and autumn has begun, here in Hong Kong we can finally venture out from the safe haven of air-conditioned shopping malls to enjoy some drastically less humid and cooler days. The weather is at its most pleasant right now, and perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities: hiking, barbecues, picnics… even some open air frolicking.
And this is the theme of our latest mini-anthology, which features the talented likes of Tamsin Flowers, Katya Harris, Annabeth Leong, Allison Wonderland and Harper Bliss. Incidentally these authors were also part of our pre-summer Summer Love anthology, so it’s quite fitting that they are now helping us keep hold of that summer feeling for a little longer with these five outdoorsy tales of lesbian lust.

 

Blurb
There is something truly titillating about getting frisky in the open air. Ladylit’s latest themed mini-anthology lets you experience this excitement as it takes you from Trieste’s Botanical Gardens to the Ocala National Forest in Florida, from a carnival to an outdoor wedding. You’ll meet a couple on a canoe adventure, a professor and her student having a secret encounter after class, and two rivalling opera divas. Temperatures will rise both outside and in when going through this steaming collection of outdoorsy tales of lesbian lust.

Caution: This title contains graphic language and outdoor lesbian sex and is suitable for adults only.
Table of Contents
Act Two by Tamsin Flowers
Canoe by Annabeth Leong
Lesbozo and the Clown by Allison Wonderland
Tryst by Katya Harris
Stepping Stone by Harper Bliss

Available from
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