Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Emma's Diary: Anxious, Insecure and Madly in Love (The Lesbian Diaries, Book 5)

Do you ever ask yourself: Am I normal?

I don't, because I assume I'm not. Like many people, I have mental health issues that impact the way I see the world. What I do ask myself is, "How would a normal person feel in this situation?" I often ask myself if I'm overreacting. Or underreacting. 

This is especially true in relationships. 

Last night, I started watching some of the old Frasier episodes where Daphne is dating Niles, but Niles is still married to Mel. They brought to mind this new book of mine, Emma's Diary, part of my Lesbian Diaries series. Emma is in a somewhat similar situation. Her girlfriend has just left a marriage in order to be with her, but she's agitated and jealous much of the time. Anxious. Things aren't moving fast enough.

Sitcoms probably aren't the best measure of normal behaviour, since characters are often put in unlikely situations, but I see a bit of Daphne in my Emma. Maybe you'll see a bit of my Emma in you.

Emma’s Diary

Anxious, Insecure and Madly in Love
Series: The Lesbian Diaries
Book: 5
Release Date: September 21, 2020
ISBN: 9781005713669

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?

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

Buy now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1039976?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GP5TR76?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=4j_-DwAAQBAJ

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/x/id1529206434
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940164230272
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/Search?Query=9781005713669

Friday, September 18, 2020

Another Place to Find My #Erotica #Audiobooks: hibooks

When I started collecting links for my audiobooks, I came across this website: hibooks. I spent ages cutting and pasting these links before realizing that, when you're on the page for one of my audiobooks, plenty more are listed below. 


Wedding Heat: One in the Hand
https://www.hibooks.com/discover/audiobook/wedding-heat-one-in-the-hand



Monday, August 24, 2020

Garbage

This is a post I wrote a few years back for a writers' blog. It's a good one, especially for fellow creatives, so I'm reviving it here at Donuts and Desires:



I started hearing this song on the radio a couple months back--"Only Happy When It Rains." I kept thinking how much I enjoyed it. The lyrics spoke to me and I liked the sound.

Last Friday, by chance, I caught a concert of indie and alternative rock on PBS. One of the bands performing was called Garbage. That's how I found out who'd been singing that song on the radio: Garbage.

That's how I found out when the song came out: 1995.

I was in high school in 1995. If I could go back, I'd spend my teen years listening to grunge and punk and... I don't know. I still don't know what's cool. When I was a high school student I listened to a classical radio station and Broadway musicals. My best friend in Grade Nine loved Iggy Pop. I should have followed her lead.

Anyway, doesn't matter. I can't go back in time. The point I'm trying to make is that this song is 20 years old, but it's new to me because I didn't listen to cool-kid music back then. Everything we create--as artists, musicians, writers--isn't just new the day it comes out. A song is new forever to new listeners. 

A book is always new to new readers.

Tax-wise, I don't know how royalties are reported in other countries, but here in Canada royalties from artistic works or inventions are reported on a T5--a statement of investment income. That's how I like to think of my books: as investments. I don't expect to do the work today and get paid for it consistently at two-week intervals. That work needs to pay off over the course decades. After I die, it'll keep earning money for my heirs (okay, my cats).

Most of my readers don't know I exist yet. They haven't found me. I haven't found them. Some of them haven't even been born. Twenty years from now a reader will find something I wrote tomorrow and it'll be new to them. I'll be new to them.

Take Care,
Giselle

Friday, August 14, 2020

Giselle's Lost Treasures is Now Available in Print!

A beautiful woman holds golden glowing treasures in her hand

Giselle's Lost Treasures
14 Erotic Tales
by Giselle Renarde


New loves, old flames, burning desires and more!

Erotica by Giselle Renarde has appeared in more than 200 erotic anthologies, but the fourteen tantalizing tales in Giselle's Lost Treasures have never been included in any such collections until now! Unearthed for your reading pleasure, these stories by award-winning author Giselle Renarde feature playfully kinky husbands and wives, lesbian lust during WWII, an incurable crush on the delivery guy, and many more couplings you won't soon forget.

Discover something new, fresh from the vault, with Giselle's Lost Treasures!

Get the paperback now from https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08F6TF81C



Thursday, August 6, 2020

Ariadne's Diary Audiobook and Book Trailer


Ariadne's Diary, the first book in my Lesbian Diaries series, is now available as an audiobook. I'm the narrator, so sit back and enjoy the sound of my mouth in your ears.

The audio version of Ariadne's Diary is available to buy from numerous audiobook retailers and listen to through various subscription services.  Below is a small list to get you started.

Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/ariadnes-diary/426091
Audiobookstore: https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/ariadne%27s-diary.aspx
Booktopia: https://www.booktopia.com.au/ariadne-s-diary-giselle-renarde/audiobook/9781518918872.html
Downpour: https://www.downpour.com/ariadne-s-diary?sp=371717
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/ariadne-s-diary-1
Storytel: https://www.storytel.com/in/en/books/1378239-Ariadne-s-Diary

Monday, July 27, 2020

Her Kiss: A Post About Death

I wrote these words nearly two years ago. I'm reposting them today because we're coming up on the anniversary of my cousin's death. He's been very much on my mind, lately, and I feel much more peace around him as a person than I did when I wrote this post. I've found out more about him, too. My instinct was correct--he was abusive toward his family members. He was also struggling with substance abuse, depression, chronic pain, and he was scheduled for an amputation due to an horrendous infection. Context doesn't excuse behaviour, but it does help us understand.

The other thing I got right when I wrote these words? My grandmother died only three months later.



There's no place on earth
You're likely to miss
Her kiss

I can't remember if I've talked about Kiss of the Spider Woman before. I suspect I have. The musical soundtrack found its way into my life just in time to greet my burgeoning sexuality. Chita Rivera's performance in the title role helped to establish a connection between sex and death, because that's what she is, that Spider Woman. She's Sexy Death.

In the 90s, I developed a real fascination with Kiss of the Spider Woman in all its incarnations. I borrowed the LP from the library and taped it onto cassette so I could listen to it in my bedroom as I went to sleep. I read the play by Manuel Puig. I watched the movie, which features William Hurt and Raul Julia. For me, this piece established a connection between queerness and the Femme Fatale, both of which I began to identify with as a teen.

My family's been flirting with the Spider Woman a little too much this week.

No, it's been more than flirtation.

Someone's been kissed.

On Monday, my grandmother had an appointment with a very frank doctor who advised her that it's time to start looking at end-of-life care. I'd been to visit my grandma on Saturday. She's got multiple infections again, the same ones she had when she spent all those weeks in hospital early this year. The antibiotics are making her quite ill, but beyond that she's having problems with... everything, really, at this point.

On Tuesday, my mother called me. Her voice was trembling. She said, "I've got some sad news to tell you."

I knew exactly what she was going to say. What else could it be?

"Your cousin died."

Not my grandmother. Not my 87-year-old grandmother. My cousin, who was in his early thirties.

He died of a drug overdose.

Now, here's where things get complicated, for me, for my grieving process: I can't tell you how many nights I've spent researching elder abuse resources because of this cousin. Perhaps I ought not speak ill of the dead, and I beg his soul's forgiveness if I'm mistaken, but it's my belief that this young man was an abuser in many senses of the word. He lived with his parents, both of whom are over the age of 65, and the way I overheard him speaking to them on multiple occasions... the threat of violence in his voice...

I spent my young life in a household plagued by domestic violence. I spent another decade working in a shelter for women and children escaping precisely that violence. You do develop a sixth sense, an ability to pick out abusers, and I believe, right down to the core of my being, that my cousin was one.

Not that my aunt or uncle would ever suggest such a thing. They do admit he's stolen from them. Aside from that, it's stiff upper lip all the way.

Except that my cousin's sister (who also happens to be my cousin) has moved house recently, and she asked us all to please not tell her brother where she lived.

When I received news of this young man's death, I felt much the same way I did when I found out my father had died: free. In this case, the freedom was vicarious. When there's someone in your life who poses a threat--especially when that threat is both imminent and physical--there is an element of release and relief to their death. They can't hurt you anymore, except inside your own mind.

And I suspect my aunt, my uncle and their daughter will be suffering in the extreme, inside their minds, for the weeks and months and probably years to come. They will feel guilt. The will feel culpability. They will feel responsible for what happened.

The grieving process is so much more straightforward when you simply loved the person. Of course, that's a pretty utopian view of any relationship. Is there anyone in the world you only love? You have no points of contention with? Probably not.

But in a situation like this, man, grieving is a mess.

Today my aunt and uncle paid a visit to my grandmother. They went over to inform her that their son had died, and the circumstance of his death. My mother was adamant that my grandma shouldn't be left alone after receiving the news, so two of my aunts stayed with her until bedtime, and the nurses at the retirement home will be checking in on her throughout the night.

My mom was concerned my grandma would try to kill herself. And while my grandmother does seem incredibly enamoured of that Spider Woman, I doubt very much she'd try. I don't think she's physically capable of killing herself, at this stage. To that, my mother said, "What if she's been stockpiling pills? You never know what she's capable of!"

I think the more likely scenario would be what happened in my uncle's family. A few years ago, my uncle's brother died. He was not an old man, maybe in his 50s? He died and, three days later, their mother died too. She didn't kill herself. She just... stopped being alive. It's what you hear about with elderly couples. One dies of an illness and the other dies of a broken heart. That's what happened to my uncle's mother when her son passed.

Will a grandson's death be the thing that stops my grandmother's heart beating? I wouldn't be at all surprised.

But I'll leave you with a story my aunt told me after my grandfather died. My aunt went over to my grandmother's house to help her get ready for the little visitation type thing we had for him. When she walked into my grandmother's bedroom, my aunt found my grandmother sitting on the bed, weeping. We don't cry in my family, so that was a big deal.

My aunt went over and put an arm around my grandma and said, "I know. You miss Daddy."

My grandma gave my aunt the most confounded look. Her husband and abuser of almost 60 years had just died. What she said was: "I'm finally free."

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Giselle's Lost Treasures: 14 Erotic Tales



My latest book is an erotic anthology comprised of fourteen short stories that have never appeared in print. They're stories I've written over the past fourteen years--many submitted to multi-author collections but never published.

As I wrote the blurb for this book, I kept asking myself: how do I convey to you that the stories in this book aren't pure garbage? (I have incredibly low self-esteem, by the way.)

The short stories I've written have been published in more than 200 erotic anthologies, over the years, including many Best Of books, as well as winners of a wide variety of awards. But not every story makes the cut, and some of those appear in Giselle's Lost Treasures.

But many of these stories have a much stranger history. Many of them actually WERE selected for publication. And then the publisher got bought out by another company, and the new people scrapped the vast majority of the old books, so my beautiful stories were left without a home.

Then there's a little tale called Love Yourself First.

When I was compiling Giselle's Lost Treasures, I knew in the back of my mind that Love Yourself First had never been published. I needed to make sure I had a rejection letter on file. The last thing I wanted was to receive an acceptance from the editor and have to swallow my pride and admit I'd already published it myself. That's a great way to earn a bad reputation, as well as the irritation of an editor.

So I checked my email. I checked again. I checked a third time.

I didn't have a rejection email regarding Love Yourself First. Because I'D FORGOTTEN TO SUBMIT THE STORY FOR CONSIDERATION. Talk about stupid. I even found an email back-and-forth with the editor where I'd assured them I would submit a story for their upcoming anthology the next day. Well, I never did that.

Maybe I don't need to earn a bad reputation. Maybe I already have one. I certainly hope not. It isn't malice--it's forgetfulness, I swear.

Giselle's Lost Treasures turned out to be a collection I'm very proud of. It includes a variety of stories on the literary end of erotic fiction. I invite you to buy a copy today and enjoy!

You can find Giselle's Lost Treasures at many ebook retailers, including Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1028593?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BV1SNHF?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=32fsDwAAQBAJ

Apple: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/giselles-lost-treasures-14-erotic-tales/id1519513259
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/giselles-lost-treasures-giselle-renarde/1137200759
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/search?Query=9780463820247

New loves, old flames, burning desires and more!

Erotica by Giselle Renarde has appeared in more than 200 erotic anthologies, but the fourteen tantalizing tales in Giselle's Lost Treasures have never been included in any such collections until now! Unearthed for your reading pleasure, these stories by award-winning author Giselle Renarde feature playfully kinky husbands and wives, lesbian lust during WWII, an incurable crush on the delivery guy, and many more couplings you won't soon forget.

Discover something new, fresh from the vault, with Giselle's Lost Treasures!

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1028593?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BV1SNHF?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=32fsDwAAQBAJ

Apple: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/giselles-lost-treasures-14-erotic-tales/id1519513259
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/giselles-lost-treasures-giselle-renarde/1137200759
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/search?Query=9780463820247

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Big July #Smashwords #Sale is Back!

It's time, once again, for the annual July Smashwords sale... and you know what that means!

You don't?

It means FREE EBOOKS from your friend Giselle!

If you're anything like me, you're struggling for entertainment right now.

  • I had a bunch of free TV channels throughout COVID, but they all got taken away at the end of June. 
  • My internet provider was giving everyone unlimited internet at no extra cost, but that got scrapped at the end of June--which means no more streaming for me. (On July 1st, I acted like it was business as usual and I ended up using a quarter of my month's allowance in four hours! OUCH!)
  • In the before-times, I used to check out DVDs from the library, but my library isn't open yet, so I'm down to watching Series 4 of Lark Rise to Candleford again and again.

So that's why I'm thinking you might be looking for freebies--now more than ever.

Here are some ebooks you can download for free from Smashwords throughout the month of July 2020:

The Finer Things: A Spicy New Adult Romance Short https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/949185?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Artists' Wives: Lesbian Stranger Sex Erotica https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/943801?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Chocolate Covered Kisses: Threesome Erotica https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/951575?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Wife Sandwich https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/907660?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Painted Nails and Puppy Dog Tails https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/894871?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Question and Answer: College Consent Erotica https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/947381?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica


If you have money to spent on my books right now, I would also appreciate that very much. I've got plenty of short stories on sale at Smashwords right now, in addition to novels, novellasnovelettes and anthologies. Sale ends when July is over, so get clicking. Hope you find something that tickles your fancy and suits your budget! I'm sure you will.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Capture the Bride #DarkRomance #BookTrailer



My dark romance CAPTURE THE BRIDE is now available from a variety of online retailers, so I figured this would be a good opportunity to share the book trailer.

CAPTURE THE BRIDE is available to purchase from many different online stores, including
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1027493?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=zSvrDwAAQBAJ

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1518305792
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/capture-the-bride-giselle-renarde/1137171554
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/search?Query=9780463282908

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085PXT9X1?tag=dondes-20
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085PXT9X1
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B085PXT9X1
Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B085PXT9X1
Amazon DE https://www.amazon.de/dp/B085PXT9X1

It's also being serialized at Radish: https://radish.app.link/eldgndymg7

Here's the Universal Book Link, in case I've missed any (and I'm sure I have): https://books2read.com/u/3y7rzV

Friday, May 29, 2020

Juliet’s Diary: My Secret Plague Journal (The #LesbianDiaries, Book 4)

Let's call this one an unplanned book.

I started writing 7 new novels between January and March of this year.

JULIET'S DIARY wasn't one of them.

At the time, my mom was in the hospital and I couldn't concentrate on anything. I'd write between five and ten thousand words on a new book, then I'd drop it and start something new.

And then I dropped them all.

Why?

Because the COVID pandemic happened.

I kept opening all these manuscripts and thinking "I really should finish this," but they all felt completely irrelevant. They were from the before-times. I don't know about you, but ever since this pandemic started, I've been watching TV shows and panicking because "Those characters aren't social distancing! They just shook hands! What are they thinking?" It would send me into a panic every time.

So I decided to start a new book--a book set in the now-time, addressing the current pandemic. My mother asked me, "Do you really think people will want to read that?" I'm not sure. I think some people will and some people won't. I wrote it, in part, as a way to process what's going on right now.

JULIET'S DIARY is the fourth book in my Lesbian Diaries series. These books are connected in theme only, so they can be read in any order.

If you're looking for a novel set in the now-times, I wrote one for you. Here it is.

Juliet’s Diary
My Secret Plague Journal
Series: The Lesbian Diaries
Book: 4
Release Date: May 21, 2020
ISBN: 9780463259344

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?

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

Buy now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1023428?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0893931Y4?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=IhTmDwAAQBAJ

Apple: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/juliets-diary-my-secret-plague-journal/id1514850526
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/juliets-diary-giselle-renarde/1137068563
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/search?query=9780463259344

This book is also being serialized on the Radish app: https://radish.app.link/ydNxOnxfH6

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Girl in the Second Bedroom #FreeRead #MFF #Threesome #Bisexual #Erotica


Looking for free entertainment? Of course you are! Who isn't?

I've written a new story that's available to read for free at Literotica.

THE GIRL IN THE SECOND BEDROOM is mff menage about a married couple and their young tenant.

I wrote this story specifically to enter in Literotica's COVID-19 story contest, because winners get to choose which charities will receive a certain amount of the prize money. That spoke to me, and so did the topic of sex during a pandemic.

Sexy secrets come to light for the characters in my story, and if you want to know what scandalous activity has been going on in their household... I guess you'll just have to read the story--it's free!

https://www.literotica.com/s/the-girl-in-the-second-bedroom

Friday, May 1, 2020

Training Him Up: A #Sexy Self-Bondage #BDSM Story

Features a woman in leather BDSM gear standing with her hip cocked
Howdy, readers! I wrote a new story. It features self-bondage, so now seems a fitting time to release it. TRAINING HIM UP is already available as an ebook. I just uploaded the audio version, so watch for that baby in the coming weeks. And enjoy!

Training Him Up
A Sexy Self-Bondage BDSM Story
By Giselle Renarde
EBOOK ISBN: 9780463640562

Nadia and Darren were high school sweethearts. When they come into each other’s lives fifteen years later, Nadia has acquired a taste for all things kink. Darren? Not so much. He’s about as vanilla as they come. If Nadia introduces him to her beloved BDSM, will Darren get into it or be totally turned off?

Self-bondage BDSM erotica for any submissive-at-heart who has dreamed of a more dominant partner.

Get your ebook copy right now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1019118?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=BIbgDwAAQBAJ
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087YQWVTJ?tag=dondes-20

Audio is coming soon.

Love you! Stay safe!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Fingered in the Ass by my Best Friend’s Bisexual Lover #Lesbian #Erotica

In case you're under the misapprehension that I'm some kind of classy-ass writer, I'm here today to prove that I am not.

This short story was originally written as an anthology contribution. It was called "Sweet Hart," which is nice and all, but "Fingered in the Ass by my Best Friend’s Bisexual Lover" is much more to the point. A little on the nose, perhaps, but I want readers to know what they're in for.

This story does exactly what it says on the tin.

I'm in the middle of writing another book in my Lesbian Diaries series, but it's taking longer than I'd expected (which is to say it's going to be a longer book than I'd planned).  I wanted to get something out there while you're waiting. Hopefully this short ebook will tide you over. If not, I've written hundreds of short stories and dozens of novels and novellas. Maybe those will do the trick?



Fingered in the Ass by my Best Friend’s Bisexual Lover
Lesbian Erotica
by Giselle Renarde

Analee (who acquired an unfortunate nickname in high school) hasn't seen her good friend Hart since graduation. When they meet up at a swanky restaurant, he surprises her with a woman--his new girlfriend, Sophie. Sophie and Hart aren't shy about sex, or about sharing, as it turns out. When Sophie learns that Analee is a lesbian who has never ventured into the realm of anal sex, Sophie pulls her into the bathroom to teach her a thing or two (or three).

Buy it now from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1016156?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Authors Give Back with a Month-Long #Smashwords #Sale

UPDATE: Smashwords has extended this sale until May 31st 2020. For the remainder of the sale, most of my books will be available at 30% off the regular retail price. The books mentioned in this post will remain FREE. Enjoy!

Great opportunity to load up on books at 30% off, 60% off or FREE.

According to the Smashwords site:

This sale is the direct result of several Smashwords authors requesting that Smashwords run a special sale. These authors wanted to show their support to readers who now face unprecedented social isolation, anxiety and economic hardship as a result of the world response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

I always make a lot of my short stories available for free during Smashwords sales, but this time I've also made two novels and an anthology available for free. I figure a lot of people are going to be spending a lot of time with books now and in the near future, so I might as well give some away. Why not?

FREE at SMASHWORDS during the AUTHORS GIVE BACK sale:




Please download and enjoy my free books.  If you're in the position to scoop up some sale items, there are plenty to choose from. Most of my catalogue is 30% off, so take a look and see what tickles your fancy.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Girls Just Wanna Have Girls: 20 #Lesbian #Sex Stories~Ebook Now Available!

This audio-first collection of lesbian erotica is now available as an ebook! You can still get the audiobook, if you prefer. Or spoil yourself! Get them both!

TITLE: Girls Just Wanna Have Girls
SUBTITLE: 20 Lesbian Sex Stories
AUTHOR: Giselle Renarde
GENRE: Lesbian Erotica
WORD COUNT: 52,000
Ebook ISBN: 9780463258903
Print ISBN: 9781393665380

If you love lesbian erotica, this is the 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 anthology features first times, erotic fetishes, bondage, spankings, friends becoming lovers and much more!

Where to buy:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1008934?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Apple: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/girls-just-wanna-have-girls-20-lesbian-sex-stories/id1502447825
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/girls-just-wanna-have-girls-giselle-renarde/1131934130
Kobo: http://www.kobo.com/search?Query=9780463258903
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=lszVDwAAQBAJ

Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/4j2Bo2

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Thanks to Scribd, We Can Access Millions of Ebooks and Audiobooks FREE

free books and audiobooks this month from Scribd

This is huge news.

Scribd, which is a subscription service offering ebooks, audiobooks, articles, and even stuff like sheet music, has done an amazing thing. They've offered us FREE access to their content for 30 days. No credit card required.

A letter from their CEO, dated March 17 2020, states:

Today, with millions of people around the globe staying close to home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, access to books and information is more important than ever before. Reading can offer incredible comfort: it reduces anxiety and makes us feel more accomplished and even happier. So, for the next month, we will be making Scribd’s library — which includes millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more — available to anyone, free, for 30 days through this link.

I strongly suggest we all take advantage. Not only can we keep ourselves educated and entertained with free content, but we can support creators (like me!) while we do it.

Plenty of my ebooks and audiobooks are available through Scribd (384, to be exact!). Sign up today and let me entertain you!

Thanks to Scribd for their generosity.

Here, again, is the link to access Scribd for free for 30 days:
https://www.scribd.com/readfree?utm_source=readfree

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Capture the Bride #KU #DarkRomance #NewRelease

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Tessa is two days away from marrying the wrong guy. What will it take to save her from a life of misery?

When Alec, Tessa’s ex, shows up out of the blue and begs her not to marry Sean, she brushes him off. Sean is the most romantic guy she’s ever met. So what if her friends aren’t so hot on him? It’s her future. It’s her decision.

Not as far as Alec is concerned. When Tessa won’t listen to reason, he takes matters into his own hands. He won’t stand idly by while Tessa makes the biggest mistake of her life.

Will Tessa change her mind before it’s too late? Or will Alec make the choice for her?

Find out in Capture the Bride, a new dark romance novelette from Giselle Renarde.

At present, Capture the Bride is available for Kindle Unlimited subscribers to read for free.

Capture the Bride is available for purchase through:

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085PXT9X1?tag=dondes-20
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085PXT9X1
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B085PXT9X1
Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B085PXT9X1
Amazon DE https://www.amazon.de/dp/B085PXT9X1

Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Lesbian Diaries Volume One: Ariadne’s Diary, Bridie’s Diary, Cosima’s Diary

Ready to indulge yourself in queer confessional fiction? The first three books in Giselle Renarde’s “Lesbian Diaries” are now available in one collection!

Ariadne’s Diary: Ariadne is desperate for love, and she wants her teacher to give it to her. When Ariadne’s grades slip into the danger zone, the buxom Ms. Bambini offers up some most unusual tutoring sessions. Ariadne never imagined her life would head down such a torrid path, but will Ms. Bambini’s help become Ariadne’s downfall?

Bridie’s Diary: Bridie never expected to find herself in this position at midlife: leaving her husband, purchasing her childhood home, falling in love with her tenant. Ness is everything Bridie is not. She’s young and bold and artsy and trans. But when Bridie’s best friend shows up, she’s torn between fresh possibilities and familiar passions. Will Bridie choose the old or the new? Or will life choose for her?

Cosima’s Diary: Cosima is a paid unicorn. No, not the mythical creature, though women like Cosima are almost as rare—that’s why she’s so much in demand. Cosima consorts with married couples. It’s not just a job, to her. She thinks of it as a calling. That’s why she’s so torn when she meets Lenore: part-time barista, part-time nurse, full-time girl of Cosima’s dreams. Lenore’s not so sure she wants to date a woman she has to share. Can Cosima choose between the vocation she loves and the woman she wants?

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

The Lesbian Diaries Volume One
Ariadne’s Diary, Bridie’s Diary, Cosima’s Diary
by Giselle Renarde
ISBN: 9780463867327

Buy Now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1007703?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085GGM5B2?tag=dondes-20
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=KxLUDwAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/search?query=9780463867327
Apple: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/lesbian-diaries-volume-one-ariadnes-diary-bridies-diary/id1501590543
BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lesbian-diaries-volume-one-giselle-renarde/1136602167

A1Ebooks: http://www.a1ebooks.com/book.htm?pr=15914
Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/38ZVl6

Paperback now available from https://www.amazon.com/dp/1393246206?tag=dondes-20

Monday, March 2, 2020

Country Girl, City Lights #NewAdult #Romantic #Novella

Cover art depicts the silhouette of a young woman against city lights at night
Ten years ago, I wrote a book called The Rococo Room. It didn't make much of a splash, but I still think it has a chance. So I revised it and gave a new image, new cover, new title: Country Girl, City Lights.

Perhaps you'll have a read? Particularly because it's on sale now, during Smashwords' Read an Ebook Week sale (March 1-7, 2020) for only $1! Might as well give it a try, right? (That low price only applies at Smashwords, btw.)

When bad boy Matt leaves the small town of Port Canatangua, Delia follows him to the big city.  Delia’s crazy about Matt, and refuses to believe the rumours surrounding his departure.  As soon as he finds a good job, he’s sure to get in touch.  Until then, Delia takes a dingy little apartment and a position as a security guard at the art gallery.  When she falls asleep on the job and finds herself inside a painting alongside Jacob the handsome shepherd, she tells herself it’s just a crazy hallucination.  What better place than a dream to find the man of her dreams? 

Previously published as “The Rococo Room.”

Buy Country Girl, City Lights now from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1006130?ref=GiselleRenardeErotica
Apple: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/country-girl-city-lights/id1500491504
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=Q1nSDwAAQBAJ
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/search?query=9780463571378

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

See Amazon for print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0851MLWGV?tag=dondes-20

Thursday, February 6, 2020

More Large Print #Erotica Now Available

A number of my books are already available in large print, but I've been working hard at getting more on the market. I try my best to price match on my end so large print costs the same as the standard edition. I don't want people having to pay more for a larger typeface.

Here's the latest round, in case you're interested:

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Nanny State Large Print Edition: Lesbian Kink
by Giselle Renarde

When Summer moves in with a family friend, she expects to be treated like an adult. Fat chance! Victoria exerts control over every aspect of her life, protectively setting parental controls on the television and demanding Summer come straight home after her university classes.

Everything changes the day Victoria catches Summer watching some very kinky lesbian material online. The landlady soon becomes the ‘Nanny’, coaxing Summer into the big bed for play time.

The unlikely couple embarks upon a series of naughty adventures, from discipline to diapers. But what happens when Summer wants to include a girl her own age? Will Nanny punish the wayward girl or accept another charge into their uncommon household?

Buy now from https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084DGKFR6?tag=dondes-20

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The Other Side of Ruth Large Print Edition: A Lesbian Novel
by Giselle Renarde

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

When a notoriously lesbian neighbour returns home to Toronto from Art School in Montreal, Ruth finds herself unmistakeably 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 neighbours.

After twenty-five 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.

Buy now from https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084DH5HT3?tag=dondes-20

Wet Weekend Large Print Edition
by Giselle Renarde

From the author of Lesbian Gold comes a new collection of tantalizing tales featuring hot showers, wet panties, obedient control and gleeful release!

In this set of six sequential stories, girlfriends Talia and Cassie set off on a romantic resort getaway. Who knew they’d discover a wet and wild new fetish on vacation? Cassie’s a good sub who’d do anything for her girl, but what happens when Talia springs a scary surprise on her? If Talia requires total control, will Cassie be ready to submit?

An unforgettable collection of lesbian fetish erotica.

Buy now from https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084DH5HZH?tag=dondes-20

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Kinksters Large Print Edition: 12 Stories of Wild Group Sex, Bisexual Fun and Kinky Pleasuresby Giselle Renarde

Kinky couples are great, but kinky groups are better!

In Giselle Renarde’s Kinksters anthology, a lesbian couple shares their fetish with a friend, while a sword collector pays five young men to fulfill her sex-swing fantasy. A gorgeous restaurateur cheats with two men in one night. Three college students take their tornado fetish on the road, and a Northern woman faces a dreaded three-headed sea monster. There’s an all-girl waxing session, a vintage clothing enthusiast and her bisexual man candy, and a cougar with two male escorts who also happen to be angels. In Rainbow Night, three rich ladies trade husbands for an evening, while a roomful of women adore a tattooed beauty in Lesbukake.

Menage configurations include FFF, MMF, MFM, MFMFMF, MMFFM, MMFMMM, all-girl group sex, and more! Fetishes include voyeurism, anal, underwater sex, cheating, sex for money, waxing, age gap, lipstick, clothing, swapping, wife-watching, and tattoos!

Buy now from https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084DH3YH5?tag=dondes-20

Moving May Large Print Edition
by Giselle Renarde

May’s moving in with her boyfriend, and she couldn’t be more excited… until Danny breaks up with her by phone! Now she’s stuck with mountains of boxes in an apartment she needs to vacate by the end of the day. The only person she can ask for help is wicked Ewan.

They don’t get along, but May’s in a jam. Will he help her move? Pretty please?Ewan rents a van and hauls May’s stuff to the new place, but that doesn’t mean he’s happy about it. Not until… well, let’s just say everything changes between them. They can’t keep their hands to themselves, which is so wrong for SO many reasons!

May might be an open book, but Ewan’s got secrets he’s not ready to share. What will May have to do to crack his tough exterior?

Buy now from https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084DGKWQL?tag=dondes-20

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Don't Wait. Do It Now.


Last month I was sick with the flu, followed by a sinus infection. Most of the work I do these days involves recording audiobooks, which I couldn't do while I was ill. I spent a few days totally out of commission--couldn't even get out of bed.

I had to put work on hold.

During that time, I got a piece of junk mail from my insurance company. It said: "Who pays the bills when you're sick?"  They were were marketing insurance for people like me--people who can't rely on an employer to take care of us when we're unable to work. I'm self-employed. I have to take care of myself.

In a few days, my mom will undergo some pretty drastic cancer treatment.

Two of my siblings have actual employers.  They've already applied for time off.  They get sick days, mental health days, time to care for sick family members.

I'm going to take time off as well, to help care for my mother, but without any safety net, I rely on royalties.  I rely on sales. In a way, I feel fortunate that products (books, ebooks, audiobooks) I've created over the years can continue to bring in money for me, but they'll only do that if the public continues to read.

If there's a book I've written that you've been putting off reading, I encourage you to do it now. Buy a copy, or check one out from your local library, or listen to an audiobook through whichever service you use.  But this is my humble request that you do it now.

I know what it's like, with media content I want. For me, it tends to be music rather than books.  Sometimes the idea sits there in the back of my mind, and I fully intend to buy a copy when I've got time to sit down and listen to it.

Before writing this post, I bought the indie album I'd had my eye on. If I want others to support my artistic endeavours, I feel I need to practise what I preach and put my money where my mouth is.

I need to devote some time to a sick family member. Please, if you've been planning to buy one of my books, do it now.

If I were smart, I'd give you some direction--I'd tell you which book to buy--but there are plenty of links all over this site to ebooks and paperbacks and audiobooks I've written/recorded. Pretty sure I've got well over a thousand products out there.  I'm sure you'll find something you'll enjoy.

You could also run a search for Giselle Renarde wherever you buy books or stream content. If you're an audiobook person, I would love for you to check your local library system. You're almost guaranteed to find my voice in their catalogue of digital audiobooks. Just search Giselle Renarde and see what pops up.

Failing that, you could support me on Patreon--that way you would get weekly audio erotica and I would get money and warm fuzzy feelings.

And if you just want me to suggest a random book to buy, here's a link to my latest release, Cosima's Diary.

OR you could check out these posts tagged #RandomBookIWrote: https://donutsdesires.blogspot.com/search?q=%23randombookiwrote

Before I go, I should also say that the heading of this post ("Don't Wait. Do It Now.") applies equally to things like reconnecting with old friends and estranged family members, telling people how much they mean to you, assuring loved ones you genuinely care about them. Do as I say, not as I do, in that regard. I am very bad at the heartfelt stuff.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Forbidden Folk is now an #AudioErotica Audiobook!

Here's a book I've always loved. And, like most of the books I've written and love, it sells practically no copies. If you ask pretty much any author, they're likely to tell you the same thing: their favourite books are the ones that don't exactly make a splash.

So was it a smart choice to invest my time into recording Forbidden Folk, the story of a young woman who goes on tour with her late mother's folk group? Only time will tell. Look for it through your local library's digital audiobook service, or through any streaming service you use for audiobooks, or purchase a copy anywhere you can find it!

Forbidden Folk Erotic Fiction
Written and Narrated by Giselle Renarde


When Winter Green’s estranged mother dies, the other two members of her folk trio plead with Winter to come on tour with them. No way! Winter grew up on a tour bus. She’s got a different life now.

She can’t go back. She can never go back.

But Steven and Virginia hold one secret nobody else knows: the true identity of Winter’s mysterious father. Will her desire to meet him be enough to bring her back to the folk music fold? Or will it take the love of her late mother’s bandmates to convince Winter to return to the life she once fled? Download and start listening now!

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/B0833GQ2CJ/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-177116&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_177116_rh_us
Audiobooks.com: https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/forbidden-folk/413012
Audiobookstore.com: https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/forbidden-folk.aspx