Friday, December 28, 2018

It's time for the big #Smashwords sale! Load up on #erotica #ebooks now!

I know a lot of you look forward to this time of year as much as I do. Christmas marks the first day of the big annual ebook sale at Smashwords. This year, many of you got the jump on me.

Thanks for buying my books!

If you're looking for something great to read, most of my catalogue is at least 50% off right now.  The sale runs until January 1st 2019, so get shopping!

Here are a few of my ebooks available at super-sale prices...

TRAGIC COOLNESS.  Not erotica, but a great book for anyone who's been dumped, anyone carrying a torch, anyone who's experienced unrequited love... pretty much anyone!

OLDER WOMEN, LESBIAN DESIRES.  A collection of erotica shorts featuring cougars and kittens!

GISELLE'S BEST ADULTERY EROTICA. Giselle doing what Giselle does best: writing about people having sexy sexual sex affairs.

EROTICA EVERY DAY. Thirty erotic flash fiction stories I wrote this year. Lots of fetishes covered. Balloons come to mind. Socks. What else? Oh, human furniture. That's a good one. Sex outdoors--in the sun AND the snow. Plenty more.

FAMILY AFFAIRS INCEST EROTICA. Three extremely taboo short stories in one collection. This one's got fathers and daughters, twins, threesomes. Great value!

WET WEEKEND. If you're a fan of my lesbian golden showers, this is the book for you! It's a six-chapter story about girlfriends who go for a nice little getaway and WOW do they find a lot of ways to incorporate pee into their play!

There's more to explore at Smashwords. You'll find hundreds of ebooks by me and by Lexi, almost all of which are on sale right now (and if they're not on sale, that's probably because they're only $0.99 to begin with).

Friday, December 21, 2018

A Threesome for Christmas: #Holiday #MMF #Menage #Erotic #Romance #Audiobook

We're getting a threesome for Christmas this year!
A Threesome for Christmas
Holiday Menage Erotic Romance Audiobook
by Giselle Renarde

Cathy takes care of everyone else’s needs. This Christmas, who will take care of hers?

Enter Jeremy, the young tenant who lives in her basement, and Vance, the rugged handyman who makes Cathy weak in the knees.

If anyone knows how to look after Cathy, it’s these two guys!

Cozy up and listen in!

Get your copy from:
Audible US
Audible UK
...and many other retailers and streaming systems!
If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Just a bit of fun #erotica for you: #Bisexual Roommate Butt Munch

Sometimes you need an emotionally-fulfilling saga.

Other times you need a bit of smut that cuts right to the chase.

Today we're talking smut.

One of the most popular search terms here on the blog is "lesbian ass-licking." One of the most popular ebooks I've published in the last little while was called "Trying on my Roommate's Panties."

I figured I'd combine the two. Sort of.

That's how I came up with a story about a girl who loves to lick her roommate's ass, but also the roommate's boyfriend is hanging around, so they fuck him. Why not? There's rimming, there's strap-on sex, there's "oops your boyfriend's dick slipped into my pussy oooooooops" and there's pretty much no plot.

If you're looking for smut that gets straight to the sex, here it be. Go forth and acquire my smut!

Bisexual Roommate Butt Munch
Two Girls One Guy Threesome Erotica
By Giselle Renarde available from Smashwords:
Google Play:
...and other retailers!

When Annie’s afternoon classes are cancelled, she comes home to find her roommate in a very odd position. How can she resist planting her face in her favourite place? Except Annie doesn’t realize Marcia’s boyfriend is in the next room. How will he react when he finds the girls getting it on without him?

Two dirty girls, one lucky guy, and plenty of action!


Google Play:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Creatures of the Night: 6 #Erotic Stories of the #Paranormal #Audiobook

There’s nothing more seductive than a sizzling story of sex and the supernatural. In this collection, you’ll find six thrilling and chilling tales of the paranormal from award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Go ahead. Stay up late tonight with six haunting stories of vampire lust, ghostly encounters, succubus sex and more!

Included in this audiobook are the following short stories written and read by Giselle Renarde: Ghost of a Chance, Blood Lust, Neither Love Nor Money, Skyggen the Shadow Woman, Milady’s Bath, and The Mesmerist and the Mare.

The audiobook can be found at many subscription services and retailers, including Nook:

Creatures of the Night is also available as an ebook and in print.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Anonymous: An #Erotic Novel #Audiobook

What kind of wife dreams of watching her husband with another man?

A wife like Hannah.

For years, she and Nathaniel have fantasized about bringing a third into the bedroom.


But will one night with a hired hand satisfy their desires, or will Hannah become obsessed with discovering the true identity of Mr. Anonymous?

Find out when you listen to my new audiobook version of ANONYMOUS from Google Play:
...and many other retailers and streaming sites. Look for it wherever you get your audiobooks!
If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Girls Just Wanna Have Girls #Lesbian #Erotica #Audiobook
If you love lesbian erotica, this is the audio collection for you! It includes twenty erotic stories from award-winning author Giselle Renarde.

Giselle’s erotic fiction has appeared in nearly 200 anthologies, including prestigious collections like Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Lesbian Romance, and Best Women’s Erotica.

This steamy audio-anthology features first times, erotic fetishes, bondage, spankings, friends becoming lovers and much more!

7 hours and 40 minutes of lesbian erotica!

Get it from Google Play:
...and many other retailers and subscription services!
If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

An Appreciation for Beautiful Things: #Spanking #Erotica #Audiobook
An Appreciation for Beautiful Things
Spanking Erotica
by Giselle Renarde

Dell's mother-in-law is convinced he's gay. That doesn't bother him. So what if he has an appreciation for beautiful things? Why should beauty be a gay guy's exclusive domain? What does irk Dell is that every time his wife Genevieve gets off the phone with her mother, she seems a little swayed by family opinion. Dell's got nothing to prove. Tying her up, spanking her, making her scream for mercy--he doesn't do these things to prove that he's straight. He binds her wrists and smacks her with an antique hairbrush because he just loves taking charge.

Buy your copy from Google Play:

Or see if your library system's digital download or streaming service carries this title!
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Life is hard and then you write a book called Tragic Coolness
How do you convince readers to buy a book based on an opera?

Search me.

A couple weeks ago I wrote an extensive blog post about my favourite opera, Eugene Onegin. That's because I've written a modern adaptation of that Tchaikovsky opera, which is based on the verse novel by Alexander Pushkin.

You are more than welcome to read what makes me so enthusiastic about this story right here:

What's happened since I wrote that article?

My book, TRAGIC COOLNESS, has been published and I haven't done a damn thing to market it.


Because my grandmother--my favourite person in the world--is dying. I spend most days by her bedside. I don't think she knows I'm there, but I'm not sure and it doesn't really matter. My grandmother has shaped my life in a positive way more than anyone else on the planet, and I'll lose her any day now.

Last week, after my mother and I fed her what turned out to be her last meal, my grandma's condition deteriorated quickly overnight. She could no longer swallow and was taken off food and water. The decision was made to remove IV fluids that same day.

It's hard to believe how long a person can remain alive with no food or water. I know someone whose mother lived for 12 days. I'm not sure how long my grandmother will continue to live. As I write this it's been 4 days. It's only a matter of time. Part of me hopes she'll go soon. The doctors say she's in a great deal of pain.

This isn't how she wanted to go. My grandmother wanted a quick death.

So now we're watching and waiting.

Meanwhile I've written this book that hasn't sold a single copy, as far as I can tell. I put two years of my life into TRAGIC COOLNESS, but my grandmother put nearly 40 years of her life into rearing me, and devoted more than 70 years to her children--my mother, my aunts, my uncles.

As much as I love this book and want you to read it, nothing truly matters to me right now except my family.

Please do read my new book. Buy a copy or read it somewhere like Playster or ask your local library to acquire a copy. Oh, I forgot to mention this is a work of mainstream fiction, not erotica. I realize I'm known for writing erotic, but... this ain't it.

If you want to know more about the work TRAGIC COOLNESS is based on, read the post I wrote earlier and enjoy this book trailer:

Please do forgive me for not going into more detail or being more... I don't know... marketing-y. Anyone who has watched a loved one die will surely understand it co-opts all your strength and energy.

TRAGIC COOLNESS is available from Smashwords:
Google Play:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Blood Lust #Lesbian #Vampire #Erotica #Audiobook

Blood Lust
Lesbian Vampire Erotica
Written and Read by Giselle Renarde

I have no specific recollection of how Cat came into my life. One day she was just there, lying on my bed. She seemed to know me. Did I know her? And, more importantly, did I know that surrendering to her lust for blood would turn me into a different person entirely?

Lesbian vampire erotica from award-winning author Giselle Renarde.

Find the audiobook at...
Google Play:
...and many other retailers, subscription and library services!
If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!

Monday, October 15, 2018

We Love: #Transgender and #Genderqueer #Erotica #Audiobook
We Love
Trans and Genderqueer Erotica
by Giselle Renarde

Rainbow Award-winning author Giselle Renarde brings you ten sensual stories featuring transgender and genderqueer characters. Giselle's erotic fiction has appeared in nearly 200 erotic anthologies, including prestigious collections like Best Lesbian Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica, and the Lambda Award-winner Take Me There. This collection includes tales of new love, established couples, BDSM, erotic romance, and so much more!

We Love features stories such as: SM, Postcards from Paris, Spring Fever, Third Rail and Everybody Knows.

Buy your copy from Google Play:

Check out your library system's digital audiobook service and see if they carry We Love!
If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!

Friday, October 5, 2018

In Pearls #Lesbian #Spanking #Erotica #Audiobook

In Pearls
Lesbian Spanking Erotica
Written and Read by Giselle Renarde

When Davina moves in, Greer expects the delicious diva to help out with household chores. No such luck! Davina doesn't do windows... or dishes or anything else. One day Greer's frustration comes to a head, and she realizes the only way Davina will ever contribute is if she gets to put on a show. Greer is more than happy to watch her woman vacuum, as long as it's in pearls, high heels, and vintage lingerie!

Enjoy butch/femme lesbian erotic fiction today!

Find In Pearls at...
Google Play:
...and many other retailers, subscription and library services!
If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The #Lesbian #Sex Talk: Wickedly #Hot #Taboo #Erotica
The Lesbian Sex Talk
An Erotica Ebook by Giselle Renarde

Talia is a proud lesbian. So is Quinn. Talia also happens to be Quinn’s goddaughter. When it comes time to sit Talia down for the dreaded sex talk, her mom turns to Quinn for help. As it turns out, Talia’s not interested in talk. She wants action. Can Quinn possibly resist young Talia’s charms, or will she turn out to be the world’s worst godmother? Or maybe the world’s best?

This is an incredibly hot story. You should buy it right away!

Find this erotic lesbian ebook at Amazon

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Butch Girls Don't Cry #Lesbian #Spanking #StrangerSex #Erotica #Audiobook

Butch Girls Don't Cry
Lesbian Spankings in the Sauna
Written and Read by Giselle Renarde

Are butches really so tough? Are vixens really so heartless? In Butch Girls Don't Cry, a self-proclaimed vintage tart encounters a mysterious stranger in her apartment building's sauna room. Much to her surprise, the hot butch is crying! Her heart's been trampled by a pretty girl in stiletto boots. Everybody knows a break-up cry, but will our femme prove herself a goddess when care gives way to desire?

A sizzling lesbian erotica short featuring butch/femme spankings and more!

Find Butch Girls Don't Cry at...
Google Play:
...and many more retailers, subscription and library services!
If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Family, Grief, and How You Can Help #SeniorSex #Erotica

There's been a death in my family. I've blogged about it extensively on another site, but I don't think I've mentioned it here.

The posts I've written about the circumstances of my cousin's death and the grief my family continues to experience can be found here:
and here, a post about his funeral:

I encourage you to peruse those posts before reading on.

My late cousin's parents and sister continue to grieve deeply their son and brother.  My uncle is especially mired in grief and the many emotions that accompany the loss of a child.  I think about my uncle every day.  I want to do something, reach out, provide support, but he doesn't feel like talking to anyone.

I'm sure this is something you've experienced, in some way: you want to help, but you don't know how, or you don't have the resources, or for whatever reason you just can't. You want to be there. You want to improve their life. And when you can't, you just feel... like a failure.

For weeks I've been wondering what I can do.  There are no easy answers.

And then it occurred to me: I can help with your help.

There's a non-profit organization in my city that provides grief counseling and support groups for people experiencing deep loss--like the death of a child.

I've decided to donate all my royalties from October sales of one of my books to this family bereavement organization. When you don't know what to do, you still have to do something. So this is what I'm doing.

The book I've chosen to donate royalties from is my Erotic Older Women collection. And, in fact, this isn't just one book.  I've written three volumes of erotic short stories featuring older women, and Erotic Older Women comprises all of those.

Purchase any of the following short story collections in October and I will donate my royalties to the aforementioned non-profit:
Older Women, Wild Desires
by Giselle Renarde

Older women prove it’s never too late for new experiences in this delicious collection of nine spicy stories. From outdoor sex to tantra and toys, we catch older women enjoying forbidden fantasies and acting on impulse. Whether they’re loving long-term partners or persuasive young bucks, the women in these stories delight in physical and metaphysical encounters. Enter a world of enjoying aging bodies in Older Women, Wild Desires!

Older Women, Wild Desires is available many ebook retailers, including
Google Play:
Older Women, Lesbian Desires
by Giselle Renarde

Older women act on lesbian desires in this supremely spicy collection of explicit erotica. From sapphic sex under the summer sun to hot oil massage with a happy ending, the women in these six sexy stories get satisfied in more ways than one! Whether it’s an experienced older woman showing young ones the ropes or the next generation giving an older woman the one thing she’s always wanted, pleasure takes centre stage in Older Women, Lesbian Desires!

Older Women, Lesbian Desires is available from a number of ebook retailers, including
Google Play: Women, Kinky Desires 
by Giselle Renarde is full of spankings, group sex, threesomes, even a woman with a whip!

Older women prove it’s never too late to get kinky in this erotic collection of eight sex stories. From bondage and submission to threesomes and group sex, we catch older women enjoying their bodies in all sorts of ways. Whether they crave a good spanking or get off on dominating their partners, the women in these stories delight in being unapologetic kinksters!

Lots of places to get Older Women, Kinky Desires, including
Google Play:

And the mega-collection that includes all three:

Erotic Older Women
The Complete Collection
by Giselle Renarde

Erotic older women prove it’s never too late for new experiences! In this superbundle of three erotica anthologies, explore older women’s wild, lesbian and kinky desires. From group sex to spanking to sex at the office, we catch older women enjoying forbidden fantasies over the course of more than twenty sexy stories. Whether they’re getting amorous with long-term partners or younger lovers, the women in these stories delight in carnal encounters. Enter a world of enjoying aging bodies in Erotic Older Women: The Complete Collection!

There are oh-so-many places to purchase the Erotic Older Women collection. Here are just a few:
Google Play:


Thank you for your participation. If you're not able to buy a book this month, I would love it if you could tell your erotica-hungry friends what I'm up to. And even if you can't do that, I still appreciate that you've taken the time to read about my family's grief. 
It feels good to have your eyes on my words.

Monday, October 1, 2018

As Seen Through Windows #Voyeurism #Erotica #Audiobook

As Seen Through Windows
Voyeurism Erotica Audiobook
Written and Read by Giselle Renarde

Who are Dirk and Shola? Nobody knows. But when a lonely woman spends her days and nights watching them from the building across the way, she invents her own story about their relationship. Who's to say if she's right or wrong when curiosity becomes obsession?

Buy the audiobook today from...
Google Play:
...and many other retailers, subscription and library services!
If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!

Friday, August 31, 2018

#Erotica Every Day: 30 Flash Fiction Stories

Got a minute? Read a quickie!

Erotica Every Day includes thirty works of flash fiction by award-winning author Giselle Renarde—that’s one for every day of the month, if you can wait that long to read them. Once you start, you might never want to stop! You’ll get a delicious taste of fetish fiction featuring heels, panties, balloons, human furniture, public nudity and stranger sex. Enjoy stories about bondage and wife watching, food play and foot worship, brilliant sunshine and delightful darkness.

There’s a little something for everyone in this collection, so get ready for a frenzy of flashers!
Erotica Every Day is available as an ebook, paperback, large print book, and audiobook.

Get the ebook at...
Google Play:

Get the standard paperback from
Get the Large Print edition from

Get the audiobook from

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Exciting News About #Erotica Every Day: 30 #FlashFiction Stories

Exciting News!

I'm sure I'm not the only person on the planet who needs to look forward to something. And when September rolls around, signalling the end of summer, this can be a tough time for many of us.

That's why I've planned something special for September. A little extravaganza for you and me.
See, I've written a brand new book of flash fiction called Erotica Every Day--so named because it includes 30 stories, one for every day of the month. I guess a new book should be exciting in and of itself... but after 12 years as a writer... it's not. I mean, it's great and all, but not jump-for-joy great.

But you know what is jump-for-joy great?

Coming up in September, I'm going to post every story from Erotica Every Day right here on the blog!

That means you'll be able to read brand new fetish fiction for free!

Here's how it's going to work: on the 1st of the month, the 1st story goes up. I post it (I'm thinking I'll do that each day at midnight), you read it. But wait! On the 2nd day of the month, the 1st story comes down and the 2nd goes up! That means if you show up on the 14th, you won't be able to read 14 stories. You'll read one. Just like every other day.

You snooze, you lose.
Well, not really, because if you miss any of the stories or you just really like them, you are more than welcome to buy Erotica Every Day as an ebook and in print. There's also a large print edition which is available now, and an audiobook that should be available in the next couple weeks.

If you don't want to wait or you won't be internetting in September, please do buy the book. It's full of fetishy goodness.

In fact, why don't I tell you the story of Erotica Every Day? You like stories, right?

Well, I do, so I'm telling it.

Over the past couple years, a lot of the publishers I worked with early in my career went out of business. As a result, I got my rights back on a lot of books. The influx of old works meant I was spending all my time republishing old stuff, and zero time writing new stuff. Months and months and months went by when I wasn't writing at all.

One day I looked at my computer, and I asked it, "Do I even know how to write anymore?"

It didn't answer, because I don't have one of those fancy computers that talks to you. So I had to answer my own question. And the answer was, "I don't know."

But I had an idea.

I decided to start every day by writing one flash fiction story. Well, that's a bit of a lie because I actually start every day drinking a cup of tea (I quit coffee a year and a half ago--did I mention that?) and reading.

Often, whatever I was reading that morning would give me a little flicker of inspiration, and I'd go off and flash away. Other days, I'd seek out inspiration from a list of fetishes Sweet and I came up with. That's why this is such a fetish-driven collection. Or, what do they say on those cooking shows? "Fetish-forward." And now you're wondering what kind of cooking shows I watch. heh.
The audiobook came about in a strangely similar way. Actually, the similarities are eerie.

This summer I was working on recording a novel of mine when I came down with a case of strep. I took my strep on my family vacation, and when I came home it was cured (thanks to antibiotics, not my family) but my voice was fucked. I couldn't record more than 5 minutes of audio at a time. My voice would crack, break, my throat would start to burn, I'd worry the strep was simply dormant and pushing myself too hard might bring it back.

I was really frustrated. Audio recording is an essential aspect of my writing business at the moment. It worried me that I couldn't work.

And then I thought about this book of flash fiction.

A lot of these stories clock in around the 5 minute mark. They were the perfect length to get me back on my feet again. I really don't know what I would have done with out them. I owe my flashers a debt of gratitude.

I also owe my Patreon patrons a debt of gratitude. I owe them weekly audio erotica, too. But in September I'm going one better. Or six better. Or something. Anyway, Audio Erotica patrons will be able to listen to a new story EVERY DAY throughout September. If you've been thinking about becoming a patron, this is the time to do it.

I am so excited to be able to bring you a full month of erotica. Whether you're enjoying the text version here or the audio version at my Audio Erotica Patreon page, I just want you to know how much I appreciate the time you spend interacting with my words. There's only so much time in the day, and I'm honoured that you spend some of yours with me.
Oh, and if you want to get a jump on things and buy Erotica Every Day as an ebook, paperback, or large print book, here are some links for you.

Get the ebook at...
Google Play:

Get the standard paperback from
Get the Large Print edition from

See you in September!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

New #Audiobook: Milady's Bath #Lesbian #Erotica

Milady’s Bath
Paranormal Erotic Shorts
Written and Read by Giselle Renarde

Manor housemaid Elizabeth will never understand her mistress' behavior. Why slip out the window every time the moon is full only to return with her flesh torn and her gown tattered? A beast must be involved, as "Milady" always returns ready for a bath.

Elizabeth can't imagine why her mistress returns to the mysterious creature's rough embrace month after month. Why not stay home and enjoy the maid's loving caress?

This paranormal lesbian romance contains explicit erotic encounters.

Look for Milady's Bath at your favourite source for audiobooks, including:

Google Play:
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Saturday, August 18, 2018

A Playlist for Cherry #NewAdult #MayDecember #Erotica

Remember how much I love music?

Last year I put together a playlist on YouTube, of songs that fit the mood of my novel In Shadow.
Today I've done the same for my book Cherry.

While In Shadow was dark and brooding, Cherry is really rather cheery. And so is the music I've selected for this playlist. I've been working on it for over a year, jotting down any song that matched the tone of Cherry: playful, saucy, and teasingly seductive.

It's mostly indie rock with a hint of the 80s. Or maybe it's the other way around. There's a lot of music from the 80s in there. Actually, I'll tell you why, while I have you on the line: a lot of the 70s and 80s music is stuff we listen to at the cottage. We always tune the radio to Moose FM, and that whole station just reminds me of summertime and family vacations. Since Cherry is set in the summertime (and during a family vacation), the radio station and this novel have sort of fused in my mind. You can also blame the Moose for the Bare Naked Ladies song on this playlist. Or thank them, depending on your level of affection for the group.

Anyway, you can buy Cherry anywhere ebooks are sold. It's also available in print.

If you're a little light on cash, you can also read Cherry at Wattpad:

Just make sure to have my special playlist on in the background. It doesn't sync up to Cherry (or to The Wizard of Oz), but would you believe me if I said it did?
“What about you, Phil? Are you desperate enough for a blow-up doll?” 

Recently-divorced Phil is the last man in the world who should turn Cherry’s head. He’s her father’s best friend, for goodness’ sake! Their love is forbidden, but the forest isn’t big enough to keep two lovelorn people apart… even if they’re totally wrong for each other.

Cherry is an erotic New Adult novel from award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Read it absolutely FREE at Wattpad

And listen to my fun and exciting playlist! I made it to connect with you, human to human, ear to ear, through music.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Spring Fever is Now an #Audiobook
Spring Fever
by Giselle Renarde
from the Transgender and Genderqueer Erotic Romance series

Dotschy doesn't want to think about love everlasting. When spring comes around and she can't stop smiling at Connor the sweet and sensitive semi-closet trans-curious sometimes-crossdresser, she convinces herself it's just infatuation. That doesn't stop her from wanting him.

When Connor puts on a skirt and heels to take Dotschy out on the town, can she set aside her fear of love and give in to spring fever?

Find Spring Fever at...
Audible US:
Audible UK:
Google Play:
...and many more retailers.

Why not check to see if your local library's digital audiobook service has a copy of Spring Fever? It just might. And then you can listen for free! Libraries are awesome.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Me and She and Florence + the Machine
I'm just sitting here listening to the new Florence + the Machine album. I didn't even realize there was a new Florence + the Machine album until I signed in to my hoopla account looking for something else.

They've been playing the single Hunger on the radio, so I knew there was an album on the way. I just didn't realize it was here. I remember they started playing What Kind of Man months before the release of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, which is sitting next to me. It's on the coffee table. I'm on the floor. It's a CD. I'm a person.

I didn't come here to talk about Florence, although I certainly could. I could tell you about the time my friend Nafisa booked us tickets for a play, but she got the dates mixed up so we arrived at the theatre with tickets that weren't good until the following week. We ended up grabbing dessert instead and talking to some girl whose name I don't remember. This girl and her girlfriend were obsessed with Florence. They went to every concert they could afford, which isn't saying much, because it takes a lot of money to stalk a band.

(Just ask my old friend from Girl Guides, who attended every Barenaked Ladies concert in Ontario in the mid-90s.)

Anyway, every time Florence + the Machine comes on the radio, that random girl I met with Nafisa comes to mind. I don't know if she and her girlfriend are still together and still obsessed with Florence, but I'd like to think they are. On both accounts.

I could also tell you about driving up to the cottage last week, armed with this copy of How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful that now sits beside me. We've been driving to this cottage for 20 years.  In that time, I've learned that we lose Toronto radio stations somewhere past Whitby. It's easier to listen to CDs than constantly be trawling local stations.

On the way up, we listened to Florence + the Machine as soon as we lost our Toronto radio. My mom had never heard of Florence, but after a song called Third Eye, she said, "You know, I really like this music. It's very uplifting."

From now on, that'll always be my association with Third Eye: it's the song my mother found uplifting.
I could tell you a week's worth of stories from the cottage. This year's stories are more life-altering than usual.  And, in fact, I've already told them.  I told them to my girlfriend, in letter form. And to you, in the form of a book of correspondences--my second book of correspondences from cottage country, in case you're keeping track.

If you're at all interested in my musings, my family, and my life, I invited you to seek out Hi Babe: Letters to My Sweet.

If you're reading this in the month of July (2018), you can get your copy absolutely free during the big annual Smashwords sale.

Hi Babe is also available at a bunch of ebook retailers and subscription places, and you're welcome to pay, if it be your will, but if you can get it for free... why not?

By the way, here's the song my mom found so uplifting:

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Third Rail is Now an #Audiobook!
Third Rail
from the Transgender and Genderqueer Erotic Romance series
by Giselle Renarde

"When did I become my own rival for your affections?"

Perhaps it is a touch unusual to have a girlfriend and boyfriend both living in the same body, but Kokoro doesn't classify her relationship with Fiona and Martin as strange. Kokoro rides the third rail, a dutifully submissive lover to both aspects of her genderqueer partner's psyche. She goes home with Fiona at night and she leaves the house with Martin the next morning. In between, Kokoro discovers the dynamics of domination and submission aren't necessarily rooted in black leather.

The emotional interplay, “this game of wills”, as Fiona calls it, is a greater aphrodisiac than toy-shop trappings.

This Giselle Renarde classic is now available as an audiobook, narrated by the author!

Find Third Rail at your favourite audiobook retailers, including:
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

There will always be storytellers

When I was a child, the principal at my school was an avid storyteller. He would hold assemblies for us students in the gym, which had a gorgeous mural on one wall of the turtle carrying the world on its back. We'd sit cross-legged on the shiny gym floor as our principal brought out his guitar and played along while he told us stories in French and English.

I can't remember which stories he told. What I do remember was the experience. The atmosphere. The rapture and the wonderment.

I loved stories, as a child. I couldn't get enough. My aunts were great storytellers and I gravitated toward them. I could never understand why my mother, who grew up in the same house with them, refused to tell stories. I asked all the time. "Tell me a story from when you were kids." She always said she didn't know any stories, she didn't remember. But my aunts had stories galore. Even if they were the same ones sometimes, I didn't mind.

It didn't bother me to hear the same stories more than once because that's how I memorized them. That's how my family stories became a part of me, handed down from one generation to the next.

When my school principal retired, he went on to become a full-time storyteller. A professional storyteller, a member of Storytellers of Canada/Conteurs du Canada and former president of Storytelling Toronto.

Sometimes we come to our true calling later in life, and I think that was the case with my school principal. We might spend the course of another career honing our craft, gearing up for the big show.

That's sort of how I felt when I started recording my fiction in audio format. I've written a whole lot of erotica and queer fiction in my 12 years as a professional writer, but long before my writing career took off, I was a theatre student. Yes, it's true: I trained as an actor.

Looking back, I see that the impulse to act and the impulse to write come from the same place: the will to tell stories.

Reading my writing is such a powerful experience, for me, because it's a confluence of joys. That's why I appreciate my Audio Erotica patrons so very much. That's why I appreciate those of you who purchase my audiobooks or listen to them via your local library service. Thank you for allowing me to share my voice. It means the world.

These days, it's not so easy to be a writer. Scratch that--it's easier than ever to publish your work. The hard part is making money.

As you know, I make a living from my writing. This is my career. I don't have a part-time (or full-time) job to supplement my income. I rely on book sales, which are quickly swirling toward the drain. As algorithms on big e-commerce sites favour paid advertising, it's harder to make money without a big ad spend. And since I don't spend money on ads, well, that leaves me looking in other directions to earn a living off my fiction.

Audio is quickly becoming my saviour, in that regard. I love telling my stories. I'm able to do it. There are ears out there that want to listen. Your ears. I'm gushing with gratitude. I really am.

Many of the authors I know are about ready to throw in the towel. Quite a few already have. It's frustrating, going from earning a healthy income off your fiction to earning next to nothing. I understand that. Boy, do I understand!

But I also understand that the impulse to tell a story, whether it's on screen or around a campfire or on the page, is impossible to extinguish. Those of us who have chosen to hone our storytelling skills will continue to do so in one form or another.

If you're an author who is struggling, I want you to hold this in your heart: it's only the form that changes. We will go on telling stories. Why? Because there have always been storytellers. There always will be.

Again, my endless gratitude goes out to those who support my audio endeavours on Patreon. If you aren't yet a patron, I encourage you to join up for weekly audio erotica. At last count, there were nearly 10 hours of backlist audio available to patrons. I would be so pleased to share my voice with you.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Bobbing for Peaches #Lesbian #Erotica #Audiobook

I've been really bad at keeping you updated lately.

Sorry about that.

Like, one of my main focuses has been turning all these short stories I've written over the past 12 years into audiobooks.

If you're a patron of mine on Patreon, you get to listen to a different story every week--lucky you!

But if you're not my patron and you enjoy audio erotica, you can purchase these shorts as audiobooks or see if they're available from your local library. At the moment I'm working on recording another novel, but meanwhile I'm getting shorts out there. A lot of these ones come in anywhere between 22 and 45 minutes, often hovering around the half hour mark, just like watching a TV show.

One recent addition to the audio erotica roster is my lesbian short story Bobbing for Peaches, which involves warm milk and a hot shower.

Someone's getting busy in the kitchen!

When Jocelyn arrives home from work, she finds her girlfriend Melanie preparing a sweet treat: a warm concoction of milk and peaches, with a dash of cinnamon and a hint of pricey Tahitian vanilla.

Good thing Jocelyn's in the mood to play with her food, because it's time to get naked - and get messy!

There are so many places to find my audiobooks, far more than the usual suspects. As I say, if you don't have money to spend on audiobooks, check out whatever system your library uses for digital downloads or streaming of audio content. Search Giselle Renarde. See what comes up. You might be surprised.

And if you have a few bucks to throw at audiobooks, here are some links where you can buy Bobbing for Peaches:






If you can't get enough audio erotica, become my patron for erotic stories every Friday, written and narrated by me!