Friday, October 26, 2012

Howloween Blog Hop~Paranormal Prizes!

Hey, so, you know when you sign up for a blog hop and you don't write it down anywhere, and then you totally forget about it?

Yeah, that's what happened to me with this one, the Howloween Blog Hop, running from October 26-29, 2012.  Now I'm typing furiously, playing catch-up.

YES!  You've come to the right place.  You're visiting Giselle Renarde.  If we haven't met, I'm a full-time author, primarily of erotica.  I write pretty much everything there is to write, but as a queer woman, I concentrate on queer fiction.

When I started in this business 5 or 6 years ago, publishers everywhere said, "Don't write lesbian erotica!  It doesn't sell.  Nobody likes it.  Nobody wants it."  That really put a damper on my efforts, but I conformed.  I wrote MMF because that's what was popular, but I was never totally happy because... well, I wasn't writing about stuff that turned ME on.  I was constantly writing for other people.

About a year ago, I kind of said "Screw This" and I started writing lesbian fiction again.  I started writing it BIG TIME.  And does it sell as well as MMF?  By and large no, but, that said, my lesbian fetish novella Nanny State paid my rent this month, and that's more than I can say for any of my other books.

So this Halloween season, I am all about the lesbian erotica.  At the beginning of the month, my lesbian fairy urban fantasy short "Thieving Fairies" was released by JMS Books.  A few weeks ago, my ebook "Girls Gone Carnal: Lesbian Vamps, Witches and Weres" came out from eXcessica publishing, and on Halloween you can look forward to "Oubliette," a lesbian threesome ghost story from Torquere Press.

I'm writing what's close to me and close to my heart these days, and I can't tell you how freeing that is.

I'm so happy I'm going to give you stuff!  I'm looking through my backlist for paranormal stuffs to give away, and here are your options:

-The Rococo Room (M/F paranormal/urban fantasy)
-Nanny State (not paranormal, just not normal LOL--F/F extreme kink)
-A Tale of Fur and Flesh (M/F shapeshifter fairy tale)

In the comments, just tell me which one you want and I'll pick some winners after the hop.  Easy as pie!  And leave your email address so I know where to send the ebook.  I'll be sending out pdf's unless you specify otherwise.

For all other authors on the hop, check out the official website:

Thanks for visiting!
Giselle Renarde
Canada just got hotter!


  1. Thanks for the post! I love hearing about the surge you got when you started writing to what turns you on, rather than the idea of what the market wants. I would love to read Nanny State, should I wind up winning this. Thanks for the post! :)

    Annabeth dot Leong at Gmail dot Com

  2. The Rococo Room looks interesting :D

    Thanks for doing the hop.

  3. I'm also up for new things. I'd love to give Nanny State a try!

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  4. Way to go on writing what YOU want! And paying your rent with it~~ woot wooo~ All three of these choices sound wonderful~ buuut, since I have to choose I think I'd go with A Tale of Fur and Flesh because I love fairy tales. I have to tell you though that I absolutely love the cover for Rococo Room~ the girl in the cover looks so cute! And if possible~ I'd really love to have a format I can read on my Kindle mobi or prc plays nice with my fire. :) Thank you for the lovely giveaway and sorry for my ramblings!


  5. I'd love Nanny state if I win. Thanks for participating :)

  6. I would love to read Nanny State. Good for you for writing what makes you happy. Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. I'd like Nanny State! Thanks for the hop,

  8. Happy Halloween!! Thank you so much for the awesome hop and giveaway! :) Id love to have Nanny State please. Thank you!