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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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.


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
Direct from Ladylit
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Amazon DE
Amazon CA
Amazon AU
All Romance
Barnes & Noble

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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:
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:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon AUS
Amazon DE

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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:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Amazon DE
Amazon AUS

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Enjoy & Happy Holidays!