Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How to Fail Miserably at Being Queer

Okay, let’s be clear about something: there’s no right or wrong way to be queer. But if you’re anything like award-winning queer Canadian author Giselle Renarde, you’ve got insecurities up the wazoo. Even when you’re proud of your sexuality, gender identity and presentation, it seems like there’s always a voice out there (or even one in your head) saying you’re not doing queerness right.

Giselle Renarde is a writer who’s been failing at everything since 2006. Her erotica and queer fiction have appeared in nearly 200 short story anthologies and published by two of the Big Five publishing houses, but don’t let that fool you. Giselle is a writer who knows how to fail—consistently and thoroughly!

At some point or another, we all feel like we’re failing. Maybe if we can feel united by our insecurities, there’s hope of moving past them!

How to Fail Miserably at Being Queer is FREE this week at...
...and many more ebook retailers!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sitting for Cynthia #Lesbian #Erotica Now Available as an #Audiobook!
When Cynthia comes home from a bad date, she's frustrated in more ways than one. She knows she's got a rockin' bod, so how come the fish aren't biting? Her lesbian sitter knows the answer.

Lin might be a much younger woman, but she's known Cynthia for years. Maybe what this hot cougar needs is a pretty little kitten to show her how it's done....

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

Find the SITTING FOR CYNTHIA audiobook at:

And, of course, if you love audio erotica, you'll definitely want to become my patron at

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

#Audio #Erotica this November at

If you're a fan of audio erotica, you'll want to get on over to my Patreon page. Join up for weekly erotica stories in audio form. A new one every Friday!

Okay, so it's the middle of the month. A bit late to let you know what to expect this November at my Audio Erotica Patreon page... but better late than never?

November 3rd 2017: THE PSYCHIC HAREM (lesbian group sex in the not-too-distant future)
November 10th 2017: CRUSH (panties, heels, femdom BDSM)
November 17th 2017: SPARROW TAKES FLIGHT (dreamy lesbian sex in the rain)
November 24th 2017: THE GOLDEN RULER (oh god so good... bondage, BDSM, human furniture)

Audio Erotica is for patrons only, but good news!  You can get your fill of weekly Giselle Renarde audio erotica for as little as $4/month (that's only $1 per story!)

Monday, November 13, 2017

NEW! The #Depression Workbook for #Writers
I've been meaning to upload The Depression Workbook for Writers for more than a year, and posting the audio version to YouTube has sparked me to get off my ass and do it.

The Depression Workbook for Writers is different from The Depression Handbook for Writers in just one (very useful) way: this new Workbook edition contains lined spaces following pretty much every chapter where you can take notes related to the topic of that particular segment.

If you're anything like me, you forget every thought you've ever had three seconds after thinking it. If I don't write down an idea, it's GONE. Depression doesn't make my brain any sharper, that's for sure.

This Workbook is actually really reasonably priced ($7.99 USD at Amazon), so I'm hoping that if you've got your eye on it, you'll be able to afford a copy.

Buy Now from Amazon

If you’re a writer living with depression, you might not know where to turn. There are days when depression devours your words and you find yourself incapable of working. People tell you you’re not alone. So why does it feel like you are?

As an author with chronic depression, Giselle Renarde created this book as a means of reaching out to other writers with hope in hand.

The Depression Handbook for Writers includes:
• specific activities to help you through the dark days,
• practical ideas to help you move forward with your writing business even when you find it impossible to write,
• interviews with other authors experiencing depression,
• all written in a personal, accessible, and heartfelt tone.

The Depression Handbook for Writers was written for you, with love, care, and encouragement.
New WORKBOOK edition includes thought-provoking questions and space to brainstorm your own ideas!
Purchase your copy today.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Where Can I Find #Audiobooks?

Where, you ask?

I'll tell you where!
My girlfriend has been listening to audiobooks for years, and ever since she was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease audiobooks have become even more important to her. The first thing she discovered about audiobooks is they're expensive! She's accumulated quite a number over the years, but for the most part she gets audiobooks from the local library.

Sweet listens to audiobooks on CDs, and this means she's pretty much limited to traditionally published titles. That's fine for her because that's what she reads, but what about you?  What if you want to listen digitally to independently published audiobooks? Or ANY audiobooks your library doesn't currently stock? You can ALWAYS ask you library system to order the title. It never hurts to ask. When Janet Mock's book Redefining Realness came out in audiobook format, Sweet and I both asked our respective library systems to acquire it. And you know what?  They both did!

Okay, so what happens if you just want your audiobook now?  Well, looks like you're going to have to buy yourself a copy OR join a subscription service like the ones offered by Audible and Kobo and Playster.

What's a Subscription Service?

In exchange for a flat monthly fee, you receive a credit or credits to redeem on an audiobook. This type service is available from Audible and Kobo, among others.

Thing is, most avid readers want to binge on books, and audio listeners are no exception. Once you've eaten through your one credit, what then?

NEW Audible Romance Package

I just heard about this program yesterday, so I'm no expert but it sounds really exciting for romance readers. For one monthly fee, you can listen to unlimited romance titles. Romance readers are reputedly the most voracious readers on the planet. I guess Audible is listening to reader demands.

Click here to find out more about the NEW Audible Romance Package

Where Can I Buy Your Audiobooks, Giselle?
There are lots of sites where you can buy audiobooks by me. I'm a trained actor and I love narrating my own books, so you can expect to see more and more all the time from the usual suspects: Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

But Wait! There's More!

That's right--there are more websites than just those three where you can find audiobooks online.

You can also find my audiobooks at:
Scribd, TuneIn, eStories, Playster,, Downpour,, Nook Audiobooks and many more. 

If you're big on audiobooks and you love erotica, I hope you'll check out my work, whether it's through a subscription service, as a purchase, or upon request from your local library.

But the best deal on Giselle Renarde audio erotica is still through my Patreon page, which is its own little subscription service. For one flat monthly fee (which helps me produce more of what you love), you get to listen to an audio erotica short every Friday. Join now!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

New #Audiobook: Sexy, Seductive and Supernatural: 3 #Paranormal #Erotic Stories

Enjoy a spooky sample from the story "Mourner for Hire," which appears in the audiobook "Sexy, Seductive and Supernatural: 3 Paranormal Erotic Stories" by Giselle Renarde.

There's nothing more seductive than a sizzling story of sex and the supernatural. In this collection, you'll find three thrilling and chilling tales of the paranormal. In "Mourner for Hire", a ghostly presence follows Dahlia home from the graveyard. A group of sensitives provides sexual healing after Dianne's rough breakup in "The Psychic Harem". Our final tale, "Simple", is anything but: Shelly lets herself believe her husband is an international superspy, but strange dreams reveal the sinister truth!

Go ahead. Stay up late tonight with three haunting stories of sex, seduction, and the supernatural.

Buy your copy from Audible:

Coming soon to more retailers!

As always, if you enjoy audio erotica, you should definitely join me on Patreon. For as little as $4/month you get to listen to a new erotic short every Friday. What a deal!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Depression Handbook for Writers #FREE #Audiobook

A few years ago I wrote The Depression Handbook for Writers to help authors like me, authors living with depression. The ebook version is still free to download from numerous retailers, so when I started recording the audio version I thought: why not provide it free of charge too?

In order to give my depression book to listeners for free, I'm posting it chapter by chapter on YouTube. The direct link to the playlist is here and each segment is only a couple minutes long. They won't take up too much of your time.

Hopefully the things that help me live and work with depression will help you too!

And be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel while you're at it:

Thanks! Love you!

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Other Side of Ruth: A #Lesbian #Audiobook

My lesbian novel The Other Side of Ruth is now available as an audiobook. The narrator is me, because I love the sound of my own voice. Hope you do too, because we've got six and a half hours of audio, here. Spend the day with Ruth!

Ruth loves her husband, but she keeps secrets from him. Big secrets.

When a notoriously lesbian neighbor returns home to Toronto from Art School in Montreal, Ruth finds herself unmistakably attracted. Agnes is quirky, creative, and significantly younger. Despite their age difference, Agnes welcomes Ruth's attention.

But Agnes has secrets of her own. She plays hide-and-seek on Ruth, disappearing for months at a time. Where does she go? And what emotions are brewing between Ruth's husband and his closest friend? Everyone on the block seems to be hiding something, and Ruth isn't sure how long she can conceal her true self from the neighbors.

After 25 years married to a man, can Ruth find a place in her life for ambiguous, artsy Agnes? Or will the younger woman's demons devour them both?

A lesbian novel by award-winning queer Canadian author Giselle Renarde.

Buy it now from Audible (or use your credit, however that works, I don't know)

Coming soon to more retailers.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

How to Fail Miserably at Love
I fail a lot. Last night I had donuts for dinner--but that was Sweet's idea, so maybe that's less a fail and more the universe telling me I fell in love with the right person.

But I've failed in other ways, too.

How to Fail Miserably at Love was released a week ago and it's taken me until now to tell you about it. That's a fail.

And when I was collecting links just now, I realized there's a typo in the section of the book blurb that appears across this series. Same typo in 5 book blurbs. That's a big fail. But failier still is the fact that I saw that typo and my first through was... yeah, I'm way too lazy to go back and fix that.

Huge fail.

The only thing potentially un-faily about my message to you is that How to Fail Miserably at Love is currently FREE, so you can run out and buy it without spending any money. Wa-hey!

Don’t let your love life get you down. We can all fail at relationships together!

In this scandalous assortment of anecdotes from the writers’ blog Oh Get a Grip, Giselle confesses her many sins in the relationship department. From being an inconsiderate partner to throwing up at a fancy hotel during an anniversary getaway to flat-out adultery, Giselle’s been bad in more ways than one.

Get it while it's free!
Google Play

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Blowing Smoke #Lesbian #Erotica #Audiobook
Want lesbians licking ass in your ears?

I know you do. Don't deny it.

Friends, porny people, audio pervs--lend me your ears! My first audio erotica short has finally gone live at actual retailers where normal people and freaks alike can purchase it for money! I am very excited about this because it's taken me forever to maneuver my way through the minefield that is ACX's review process.

What a relief.

Now it's time to sell this mofo!

Shouldn't be hard, because judging by the number of people who find my blog by searching "lesbian ass-licking", girl-on-girl anilingus is the new missionary. Everybody's doing it. The girls in BLOWING SMOKE sure as hell are. Not just that, but they're playing with smoke too. It's a heady combination. Maybe that's a pun. You be the judge.

Listen to BLOWING SMOKE today! It's hot lesbian rimming erotica! What's not to love?


Coming soon to more audiobook retailers!

And if you like audio erotica, remember my Patreon offers weekly erotic stories for your listening pleasure. I would be truly honoured if you elected to join me. And when I get to $108/month in support, I'll post BLOWING SMOKE as a special treat!