Join us on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Austin, Texas, for our 10th annual celebration of lesbian fiction!

A Texas-sized thank you to the wonderful authors and enthusiastic fans for a fabulous celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Lone Star LesFic Festival! A special shout-out to our publisher friends, Bold Strokes Books and Affinity Rainbow Publications, plus local supporters: Comfortable Shoes Press, Nature’s Treasures, and the Austin Bead Gallery.

Viva la ficción lesbiana!

 

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Friday SRG meeting

Sapphic Reading Group

Join us tomorrow evening at Genuine Joe as we discuss  The Organization by Annette Mori and Erin O’Reilly and King of Thieves by Shea Godfrey.

The Organization by Annette Mori and Erin O’Reilly:

The feisty, fiery women from Asset Management are back for another heart-stopping adventure! This time, their sights are set on a new mob boss, Leonid Petrov, who is more cunning and ten times more ruthless than the slave trader they took on in Asset Management.

No one is more surprised than Val when she is tagged as the go-to member of the team. Her task: infiltrate Leonid’s inner circle and work with another agent already on the inside. Val’s impenetrable exterior is starting to crumble, but Maggie, the head of The Organization, doesn’t have a better option. Tasked with keeping Leonid’s impossible new wife, Gina, safe, Val encounters more problems than solutions.

Will wild card Gina provide Val the inspiration to take on her violent husband, or will that inspiration lead to Val’s downfall? Find out in this intriguing, fast-paced, romantic adventure just what love can do. Will it be Val’s Achilles’ heel and lead to her demise, or will it fill her with a strength she didn’t know she had?

King of Thieves by Shea Godfrey:

When a world-class thief runs into a bounty hunter just days before the biggest deal of her life, a payday to retire on becomes a game of cat and mouse that could change everything. 

Cassandra Marinos, a thief who has never run from a challenge or met a painting she couldn’t steal, finds herself in a precarious position when in possession of not only a Rembrandt worth a small fortune, but a long-lost work of art worth untold millions. Bounty hunter Finnegan Starkweather finds herself in a unique position as well. While recovering a stolen Rembrandt would be a sweet bounty, settling an old score is worth even more. And while Finn is a brand new handsome distraction for Casey—despite the danger she represents—Finn has been looking for Casey for far longer than she’s been looking for revenge.

 

Festival anthology PREORDERS

The Lone Star Collection

Lone Star Collection by various authors

The Lone Star Collection is now available for preorder at Amazon! Click here to place your preorder. Print copies of the book will be available in March, so check back for updates.

The anthology consists of 12 stories with a Texas theme. There is something for everyone–romance, erotica, humor, sci-fi, and historical fiction. Contributing authors are Julie Cannon, Renee MacKenzie, Annette Mori, Jaycie Morrison, Yvette Murray, VK Powell, Stacy Reynolds, Del Robertson, Lacey Schmidt, Carsen Taite, MJ Williamz, and Barbara Ann Wright.

The anthology serves a dual purpose: to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Festival and to raise funds for future events. Affinity Rainbow Publications is donating all the profit from book sales.

 

Show your LSLF Love!

LSLF ShirtWear your official Tenth Annual Lone Star LesFic Festival T-shirt on April 7 and receive a coupon during registration for 3 free books from our tables of recycled lesbian fiction. Festival T-shirts will NOT be sold at the event. Click here to order from Amazon.

Festival anthology!

The Lone Star Collection

Lone Star Collection by various authors

We’re very excited to announce that The Lone Star Collection will be published on March 1st. This anthology consists of 12 stories with a Texas theme. There is something for everyone–romance, erotica, humor, sci-fi, and historical fiction. The anthology serves a dual purpose: to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Festival and to raise funds for future events. Affinity Rainbow Publications is donating all the profit from book sales. More information to come.

 

SRG: Feb. Books

Sapphic Reading Group

We had a good book group meeting on Friday. The 10th annual Lone Star LesFic Festival is shaping up to be our best ever!

Our books for February are:  The Organization by Annette Mori and Erin O’Reilly and King of Thieves by Shea Godfrey. Join us on Friday, Feb. 9, as we discuss these books:

The Organization by Annette Mori and Erin O’Reilly:

The feisty, fiery women from Asset Management are back for another heart-stopping adventure! This time, their sights are set on a new mob boss, Leonid Petrov, who is more cunning and ten times more ruthless than the slave trader they took on in Asset Management.

No one is more surprised than Val when she is tagged as the go-to member of the team. Her task: infiltrate Leonid’s inner circle and work with another agent already on the inside. Val’s impenetrable exterior is starting to crumble, but Maggie, the head of The Organization, doesn’t have a better option. Tasked with keeping Leonid’s impossible new wife, Gina, safe, Val encounters more problems than solutions.

Will wild card Gina provide Val the inspiration to take on her violent husband, or will that inspiration lead to Val’s downfall? Find out in this intriguing, fast-paced, romantic adventure just what love can do. Will it be Val’s Achilles’ heel and lead to her demise, or will it fill her with a strength she didn’t know she had?

King of Thieves by Shea Godfrey:

When a world-class thief runs into a bounty hunter just days before the biggest deal of her life, a payday to retire on becomes a game of cat and mouse that could change everything. 

Cassandra Marinos, a thief who has never run from a challenge or met a painting she couldn’t steal, finds herself in a precarious position when in possession of not only a Rembrandt worth a small fortune, but a long-lost work of art worth untold millions. Bounty hunter Finnegan Starkweather finds herself in a unique position as well. While recovering a stolen Rembrandt would be a sweet bounty, settling an old score is worth even more. And while Finn is a brand new handsome distraction for Casey—despite the danger she represents—Finn has been looking for Casey for far longer than she’s been looking for revenge.

 

SRG: January meeting

Sapphic Reading Group

Happy new year! Join us Friday at Genuine Joe’s as we discuss Nantucket Rose by CF Frizzell and Set the Stage by Karis Walsh!

Nantucket Rose by CF Frizzell:

Maggie Jordan can’t wait to convert an historic Nantucket home into a B&B and move on to her next project. However, her intention to flip it for a sizeable profit is something she must keep to herself if she hopes to win the acceptance of islanders and popularize the business. She can’t afford to grow attached to the house, or succumb to Nantucket’s quaint charms, and definitely must not fall in love.

But neither can Maggie resist the conundrum that is Ellis Chilton, a reserved, solitary islander and mariner since childhood. Seemingly content being attached only to her boat and the ocean, Ellis projects a refreshing air of independence, an aura of conviction and grit that tugs Maggie ever closer to a decision that will alter both their lives.

 

Set the Stage by Karis Walsh:

Emilie Danvers wins a place in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s company and gets a second chance to launch her acting career. She’s vowed never to repeat the mistakes she made the first time: no following her heart, no putting herself second to someone else, no relationship drama. She won’t let any woman keep her from reconnecting with her dreams.

Arden Philips has stood on the outskirts of the festival for years, tending the gardens of nearby Lithia Park. She’s seen actresses come and go and only allows herself the occasional dalliance. But when she comes across Emilie rehearsing on a mossy riverbank, Arden realizes her heart might not listen to her head.

The stage is set, the house lights dimmed. Is true love merely make-believe or can these two women write it into the script of their lives?

 

If you can’t make it tonight, we look forward to seeing you next month!