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

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Poppy’s Diary: Just A Small Town Girl #LesbianDiaries

Can you believe it? I've written ANOTHER book in my Lesbian Diaries series! Poppy's Diary is the third one since March of this year! If you're looking for a series to dig into this spring, The Lesbian Diaries is now eight books strong, although two of them are only available through Amazon at the moment.

Poppy's Diary was a lot of fun to write. Unlike Fortune's Diary, which is pure romance, Poppy's Diary involves a lot of secrets and cheating and drama around every turn. If that's what you're in the mood for, come and get it!


Poppy’s Diary
Just A Small Town Girl
Series: The Lesbian Diaries
Book: 8
Word Count: 46,000
Release Date: April 30, 2021

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.

Read it now at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093X2W92Y 

And read for FREE if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber--limited time only!

Friday, April 16, 2021

Fortune Has Arrived! Fortune's Diary #LesbianDiaries is Available Now!

Speaking as an author with a bit of a tarot obsession, it was an interesting experience to write a lesbian romance about a character who doesn't believe in tarot, astrology, or any of the divinatory arts. But that way I got to create some conflict in my character when she fell in love with (big surprise...) a tarot reader. 

Fortune's Diary is probably the most romance-y romance I've ever written. Most of my books are not romantic in any traditional sense, but this one is sure to satisfy readers of lesbian romance who love mix-ups and misunderstandings, internal conflict, spicy love scenes, and eating out--at restaurants, I mean.  You'll be able to tell that I wrote this book during a pandemic.  It's been more than a year since restaurants have been open in my city, and MY GOD do my characters spend a lot of this book in restaurants!

I must miss restaurants more than I'm willing to admit. I've been ordering take-out and delivery to support local eateries, but dining in the same ol' kitchen just isn't the same as eating... well, in any other place, frankly.

The province where I live is under stay-at-home orders right now. If you're in the same boat and looking for entertainment, I highly recommend reading my new book, Fortune's Diary.  At 60,000 words, it's the longest novel in my Lesbian Diaries series, and you can buy your copy now. Enjoy!

Fortune’s Diary
Series: The Lesbian Diaries
Book: 6
Word Count: 60,000
Release Date: April 1, 2021
ISBN: 9781005052164


There are three things Fortune doesn't believe in: psychics, astrology, and the possibility of ever finding a place of her own. While her mother spends money they don't have on internet tarot readers, Fortune imagines a new life with the girl of her dreams. Not that she's met the girl of her dreams... until she attends a lesbian speed-dating event and falls instantly in love with Maya.

The problem is that Maya isn't one of the participants—she seems to be dating the event organizer. In case that isn't enough of a deterrent, Maya is also the tarot reader Fortune's mother has been spending oodles of money on!

Why can't life ever be easy?

Fortune would give anything to escape the drudgery of cooking and cleaning for her mother, but she doesn't believe in the business Maya is building. How can a girl who's given up on love ever find her happy-ever-after?

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

Buy Now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1077502?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091J9K3JL?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=NYsoEAAAQBAJ

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1561369757
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940164862466
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=9781005052164
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/search?query=9781005052164&language=0

Monday, April 5, 2021

The True Story Behind Giselle's First Tarot Deck (It's A Video!)


 Hiya!

I made this video to celebrate my lesbian romance novel FORTUNE'S DIARY, which comes out April 9th, 2021.  That's only a couple days away! Can't wait!

FORTUNE'S DIARY is a part of my Lesbian Diaries series. At 60,000 words, it's the longest diary to date. It's also the most romantic, in that it follows the rules of romance. Lots of mix-ups and misunderstandings, but no cheating (if you think there's cheating, just keep reading!). 

The reason I made a video about my first tarot deck in relation to this book is that FORTUNE'S DIARY features a woman who doesn't believe in tarot. Of course, she falls in love with a tarot reader. OF COURSE she does. It's a romance. heh

About FORTUNE'S DIARY, from the Lesbian Diaries series by Giselle Renarde:


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?

You can preorder FORTUNE'S DIARY today at various retailers, including:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B091J9K3JL?tag=dondes-20

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1077502?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/x/id1561369757
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940164862466
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=9781005052164

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Wedding Heat: Bachelor Party is Here!

Wedding Heat is back, baby!

I believe it was 2012 when I started writing the Wedding Heat series. I'm pretty sure new "episodes" were published every two weeks throughout the summers of 2012 and 2013. The most recent story was published in 2014.

And then years went by... with no Wedding Heat...

So sad.

But now I've written a new one!  

Why now?  Because my Wedding Heat series was recently featured on the Radish Fiction app, and a bunch of new readers got eyes on it.  I figured the time was nigh for a new one.

So, here we have Wedding Heat: Bachelor Party, which should be the penultimate in the series.  Now I just have to write the wedding.  That might take me another six or seven years.  Or eight or nine.  Or ten.

We shall see.

But for now, we have...

Wedding Heat: Bachelor Party
Series: Wedding Heat
Book: 14
Word Count: 6,500
Release Date: March 24, 2021
ISBN: 9781005667115


A bachelor party is supposed to be exciting, but what's the point of watching a bare body move if you can't get down with the dancer? Ed knows a girl who's always up for it, and that's his fiancee, Maggie. But when Maggie's secret life comes to light, how will Ed react? Will he call off the wedding, or will he be aroused beyond measure?