Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Maggie's Diary: Now Available from More Retailers! Plus there's an audiobook!

Maggie’s Diary
A First Time for Everything

by Giselle Renarde
Series: The Lesbian Diaries
Book: 7
Word Count: 38,000
Ebook ISBN: 9781005962371
PRINT ISBN: 9798201430658

Maggie has just started her first year at university, but living at home is cramping her style. When she meets another student commuter, it's clear that Patience is looking for more than just a study buddy. Maggie isn't attracted to her fellow student, but when Patience brings her home to a nudist household, she can't control her desires. How many good-looking girls can Maggie get with before Patience finds out? And what will she do when her world of lust comes crashing down around her?

You can find the ebook at many different ebook retailers, including Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=zfo_EAAAQBAJ
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/maggie-s-diary-a-first-time-for-everything

Apple: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/maggies-diary-a-first-time-for-everything/id1586660787
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/maggies-diary-giselle-renarde/1139384892

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1101812?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XW13QJ9?tag=dondes-20

Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/4Dx8ok

If audiobooks are more your style, be on the lookout for Maggie's Diary. I narrated it myself, as usual!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

But Fear Itself: Snake Shifter Short Romance by Giselle Renarde

You might remember this short romance from an Evernight anthology called Alpha's Claim. That book is no longer available, and I've got the rights back on my story from it, so I'm bringing you this sssssexy tale about a shapeshifting sssssnake! 

But Fear Itself
Snake Shifter Short Romance
by Giselle Renarde
Word Count: 7,000
ISBN: 9781005234263

When Racine finds out her lover of the past four years is married with kids, her world crumbles. She'll never find another love. Life is closing in on her. The years are catching up. But, when Racine burns every belonging her ex left at her house, the fire attracts a creature that scares her stiff. Racine's never been a fan of snakes, but when Boh transforms before her eyes, she's willing to make an exception. Can she ever hope to trust another man? And, even if she does, how can she possibly share her life with a snake? 

Buy BUT FEAR ITSELF Now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1101393?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=yKU_EAAAQBAJ

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DVR2TBV?tag=dondes-20 

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/but-fear-itself-giselle-renarde/1140114827
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/but-fear-itself

Or read it at Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/522400868/But-Fear-Itself

READ AN EXCERPT 

“Going back to him is not an option,” said that deep, masculine voice in the darkness.

Racine felt a tickle across her bare foot. When she looked down, a garter snake glided effortlessly across her toes. She screamed, dropping the hose, and accidentally kicked the snake into the air. In the darkness, its black skin shimmered orange with firelight.

She stumbled backwards, tripping over the hose and falling flat. Her wet clothes adhered to her skin like they’d been glued on, but she couldn’t steal her gaze away from the snake caught mid-air.  

Was it stuck in a spiderweb, or something? How was it doing that, floating there?

And then, as the lawn held her down, something unbelievable happened: the snake… changed. At first, she couldn’t tell what was going on. It grew bigger, wider, thicker, and as it did so, its form altered considerably. The snake became more than just a snake. It sprouted arms, sprouted legs. The tail remained a tail, of sorts, except it moved to the front and… oh! Racine felt awfully naughty when she realized she was staring unapologetically at a cock.

Her gaze darted up the man’s form, stumbling over rippling abs and a hard chest. His skin was as dark as could be—much darker than hers—but it lost the characteristic glimmer of a snake’s. Standing before her was a man, no question. A naked man—no question about that, either.

“What… who…” Racine skittered away from the stranger, her hands and feet slipping against the wet grass. “Is this for real?”

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Home Fires: 10 Kinky Sex Stories

 Hi, fam! 

I uploaded this book last week and then I got food poisoning and was out of commission for days.

So I apologize for the delay in telling you about it!

This book has been in the works for years, since I got my rights back on a bunch of short stories I'd written for erotic anthologies about a decade ago. I used to do a lot of short story writing. I was so prolific early in my career. 

When I looked over the list of stories I had to work with, I got the idea of dividing them into stories that took place at home (ie. in the character's own house) and stories that took place elsewhere.

What I like about this theme of at-home sex is the idea that my characters could feel really... well... at home. That way, they're comfortable enough to delve into new desires and kinks.

And there's a lot of kink in this book! Off the top of my head, I can recall threesomes and moresomes, voyeurism, butt stuff, various forms of BDSM. Have you ever been whipped with a damp towel? It hurts! And I don't want you thinking this is all straight stuff. There are lots of lesbian couples in this book, too. 

Have fun with this one. I hope you thoroughly enjoy it. 


Home Fires
10 Kinky Sex Stories

Giselle Renarde

Happy husbands, loving wives, kinky couples, trios and more! The amorous folks in this erotic anthology know they can get the good stuff under their own roof. Only at home do they feel safe enough to truly let their freak flags fly. Why go out? Stay in tonight and keep the home fires burning bright!

Buy HOME FIRES from Apple: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/home-fires-10-kinky-sex-stories/id1581882144
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/home-fires-giselle-renarde/1140035101
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/home-fires-10-kinky-sex-stories

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1099715?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=bBM-EAAAQBAJ

Get the Hardcover version from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09CRSNR8C?tag=dondes-20
Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/mdDDkZ

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Play It On My Radio: A Diary In Music

I'm ridiculously excited about this new book. It's full of posts from my music blog, A Friendly Musical Visitor Every Day. You can still read the posts in this book for free on that site, but you can also own your own curated copy in a form that can sit on your bookshelf--whether your bookshelf is digital or physical.

Writing daily posts for my music blog has been a life-saving endeavour. I hope you'll enjoy visiting or revisiting my words in this fabulous new book!

Play It On My Radio
A Diary In Music
By Giselle Renarde

Join award-winning queer Canadian author Giselle Renarde for a year's worth of music and memories. As we listen to songs from a variety of genres, Giselle shares anecdotes about growing up in the 80s, being a teen of the 90s, and listening to the radio on those long and lonely nights in her first apartment. Accompany Giselle on a musical journey as she revisits the days of her youth through song.

From the introduction to Play It On My Radio:

My name is Giselle and I'm your new best friend. Well, maybe not "best friend." A best friend usually listens in addition to talking, but that's not me. What I will do is be here every day to share whichever song pops into my head.

Why? What's the point?

Well, here's the thing: I'm a writer. It's a pretty lonely job. Over the years, I've become increasingly socially isolated and you know what? It sucks. It sucks bad.

The truth of the matter is that a lot of us are socially isolated, these days. And not just older people—younger ones, too. There are "friendly visitor" programs for seniors, but those of us under 65 are kind of lost at sea. I speak from experience.

If you need a no-pressure visit every day, let me be your friendly visitor. I'll bring a song—whichever song pops into my head, gets stuck in my head, or seems relevant to something that day.

As a person with chronic depression, music has helped me more than anything. It's magic, I swear. I hope my little musical visits will give you something to look forward to every day, because they'll certainly do that for me.


Get the hardcover version from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09C356XW7?tag=dondes-20

Buy your digital copy now from Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1580636705
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/play-it-on-my-radio-a-diary-in-music
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1098514?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Or read it free with your Scribd subscription: https://www.scribd.com/book/519662407/Play-It-On-My-Radio-A-Diary-In-Music

Be sure to look for PLAY IT ON MY RADIO wherever you buy or read books, including your local library!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Come Play (Solitaire) With Me

 I've been playing Solitaire on Youtube, and I invite you to join me! I'm very chatty when I'm alone in my apartment, so it's a pleasure to talk to you. 

Thanks for joining me! 

More videos to come, so be sure to subscribe to my channel.



Sunday, August 1, 2021

POPPY'S DIARY from The Lesbian Diaries series is now available in more stores!


You can now purchase Poppy's Diary from more online retailers! 

Check your favourite online bookstore to see if Poppy's Diary is in stock!

Poppy's a small-town girl and that's the way she likes it. She loves working at the only hotel in Friendly Corners, taking walks by the river, and coming home to her comfortable apartment. Life is great. She just wants to share more of it with her long-distance girlfriend, Kristen.

When Poppy proposes, Kristen is hesitant to leave her lucrative job in the city. She likes their relationship the way it is. But it's not enough for Poppy.

Can she sell her girlfriend on the small-town experience, or is life about to send Poppy more surprises than she can handle?

There's drama around every corner in Poppy's Diary, lesbian fiction from award-winning queer Canadian author Giselle Renarde.


Now available from the following stores, with more being added every day!

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1096659?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093X2W92Y?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=FbQ6EAAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/poppy-s-diary-1
Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/poppys-diary-giselle-renarde/1139926010

Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/b5oQr6

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Smashwords July 2021 Sale Daily Showcase


Smashwords is having a huge sale this July! 

I'm here to guide you toward great deals on Giselle Renarde Erotica! I will try very hard to be here every day to update this list with a new deal.

These aren't one-day-only deals, by the way. I'm featuring a different deal every day, but they will all be available throughout the month of July.

There are plenty more sale items from me and other authors at Smashwords, so make sure to check it out and stock up this month!

July 31:


Food of Love: Gourmet Erotica is on sale, and I donate all my royalties from this anthology to Indigenous food soverignty organizations and food banks in Canada's North. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/686736?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 30: How to Fail Miserably at Dirty Words is only $0.99! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/750768?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 29: Erotic Fiction: Selected Novels by Giselle Renarde is 25% off! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/766743?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 28: As Seen Through Windows is FREE!  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/927463?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 27: Classic Giselle: Queer and Quirky Erotica is on sale! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/786590?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 26: Ghost of a Chance: A Sensual Paranormal Second Chance Romance Short is 50% off! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/807740?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 25: Butt Stuff: Anal Erotica is 25% off! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/719658?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 24: Pie Girls and the Very Lonely Man is a novella I LOVE and it's on sale! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/920415?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 23: And Kimi Makes Three: Lesbian Threesome Erotica is FREE! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/945948?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 22: 50% off Office Sex! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/946955?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 21: Ariadne's Diary: I’m in Love with my Teacher! is the first book in my Lesbian Diaries series, and it's on sale! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/958701?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 20: Country Girl, City Lights is only $2.99! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1006130?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 19: Girls Just Wanna Have Girls: 20 Lesbian Sex Stories is on sale. Great time to buy this one! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1008934?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 18: 50% off This Stage of Life, a younger/older gay BDSM romance short! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1061384?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

 July 17: 50% off Wedding Heat: Bachelor Party, the latest story in the series! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1076535?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 16: Sex Toy Erotica: 15 Steamy Stories is on sale! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1084931?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 15: The Secret Life of Sitters: Six Sexy Stories of Innocence Lost is only $5.99--that's a buck a story! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/660775?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 14: The Couple with the Dragon Tattoo is FREE! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/931755?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

 July 13: Capture the Bride is only $0.99! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1027493?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 12: Only $2.99 for Wet Weekend: A Second Spritzing of Lesbian Gold. If you love golden showers, you much check out this book! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/562945?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 11: Femdom Lesbians: 2 Erotic Novels for only $5.99https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/589071?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 10: 50% off the very naughty Monstrous Obsession! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/434348?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 9: My crossdressing cowboy story Friends of Dorothy is FREE! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/372885?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 8: 50% off What Do Lesbians Do In Bed? 21 Sapphic Stories https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/469828?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 7: There’s a First Time for Everything is an absolute steal at $0.99! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/534082?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 6: We've got a fan favourite today! Taboo Lesbian Erotica: 10 Scandalous Stories is on sale! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/668964?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 5: Love Yourself First is FREE! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1029890?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 4: Older Women, Lesbian Desires is only $2.99! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/696222?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 3: Friends Like These only $0.99! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1087412?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 2: Erotica Every Day: 30 Flash Fiction Stories is only $2.99! (Wow! 30 stories for under $3?) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/890972?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

July 1: 50% off The Lesbian Diaries Volume 2: Emma's Diary, Juliet's Diary, Fortune's Diary https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1089448?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Lesbian Diaries Volume 2: Emma's Diary, Juliet's Diary, Fortune's Diary

The Lesbian Diaries Volume 2
Emma's Diary, Juliet's Diary, Fortune's Diary
by Giselle Renarde

Ready to indulge in queer confessional fiction? Three books from Giselle Renarde’s Lesbian Diaries series are now available in one collection! This volume includes Fortune's Diary, Juliet's Diary: My Secret Plague Journal, and Emma's Diary: Anxious, Insecure, and Madly in Love.

Emma finally has everything she wants in life, so why isn't she happy? If this is supposed to be the best time of her life, then why is she constantly questioning her situation? It's not easy to build a full-time future with someone when you're sure it'll all fall apart. A million things could go wrong, but will Emma ever learn to see how much is going right?

Juliet is young and in love. Problem is, there’s a pandemic gripping the planet. She knows she’s not supposed to leave the house, but her lust for her girlfriend makes her defiant. How can Juliet get close to Romi if she has to stay away?

Fortune is thirty and living with her mother. There's nothing she'd love more than to be swept off her feet by a beautiful stranger, but that hasn't happened yet. She's worried it never will. And then along comes Maya, her mother's tarot reader. Can she possibly date a girl who claims to see the future? Fortune doesn't believe in psychic ability, but is she willing to let true love pass her by?

Lesbian fiction from award-winning queer Canadian author Giselle Renarde.


Buy the ebook from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1089448?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=ny8zEAAAQBAJ

Apple: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1572552293?at=1010l9S2
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lesbian-diaries-volume-2-giselle-renarde/1139697021

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-lesbian-diaries-volume-2-emma-s-diary-juliet-s-diary-fortune-s-diary
Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-lesbian-diaries-volume-2/9781005083632-item.html

Go to Amazon for the Hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096VVCZVL?tag=dondes-20

Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/4XQJvg

Monday, June 7, 2021

Friends Like These

I uploaded this book last week, and then immediately came down with a migraine/hangover that put me right out of commission. I rarely drink, but when I do it ends badly. I am definitely not in my 20s anymore (or 30s, for that matter...).

Friends Like These started out as a short story--queer fiction with no adult content.  It changed, over the years.  Got longer, acquired a more expansive plot and sex scenes, and now you can buy a copy. Before now, it only existed on the hard drive of an old computer of mine.

I wrote the initial version of this story more than ten years ago, I think.  The thing about writing queer fiction is that it kind of feels like contributing to a time capsule.  By the time you dig it up, the world has changed.  I have that thought every time I read an older piece of queer fiction I've written.

Anyway, I'm happy to see that readers bought copies of this story before I ever told anyone it existed. That's promising.  If you've already purchased your copy, thanks so much!

If you're looking for a copy, here are a few of the many places you can acquire one: 

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1087412?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096FZ55YV?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=IwsxEAAAQBAJ

Radish: https://radish.app.link/WqTr5hrJTgb

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/friends-like-these-giselle-renarde/1139628330
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/friends-like-these-18

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/4AOyoe


Friends Like These
A Novelette by Giselle Renarde

Where would Nav be without her beloved queer friends? They've been part of her life since school. Now that they're out there in the world working jobs they hate, they still make time for each other. When Nav starts dating a girl who's trans, she assumes her friends will welcome Cassandra into their group with open arms. If they don't, Nav's got some tough decisions to make. Breaking up is hard to do—especially when it's your friends you need to break up with...

Buy Now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1087412?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096FZ55YV?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=IwsxEAAAQBAJ

Radish: https://radish.app.link/WqTr5hrJTgb

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/friends-like-these-giselle-renarde/1139628330
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/friends-like-these-18

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/4AOyoe

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Sex Toy Erotica: 15 Steamy Stories by Giselle Renarde

A couple weeks ago, I realized I'd written a whole bunch of short stories featuring sex toys, and yet I'd never published a themed collection of them. Well, I'm between books at the moment (writing them, I mean), so I'm focused on the publishing side of things. Hence, a new erotic anthology!


Sex Toy Erotica
15 Steamy Stories
Giselle Renarde

Curious about sex toys? Then this is the erotic anthology for you!

Sex toys don't have to break the bank. The good news is that pretty much anything can be a sex toy if you're creative enough. Characters in these fifteen sex stories by award-winning queer Canadian author Giselle Renarde indulge in a variety of sensual activities involving a vast array of toys. Some are store-bought, from the practical to the eccentric. Others are common household objects you might even have on hand.

Fresh ideas for fantasy and play are waiting for you in Sex Toy Erotica!

Buy Now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1084931?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0959LMP5X?tag=dondes-20

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1568368286
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940164911478
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/sex-toy-erotica-15-steamy-stories