Into the Big City We Go…

Come see us in London!

13th July, 7-9pm, Gays the Word

I don’t know, you wait ages for one Bold Strokes Books lesbian author and then five come along at once…

Come meet five established and debut authors reading from their latest work! Think of it as a lesbian prose slam, with wine!

A Free event with complimentary refreshments thanks to BOLD STROKES BOOKS – please RSVP here on FB so we have a sense of numbers. Doors 7pm.

The Line-Up:

I. BeachamMichelle GrubbAnna LarnerRobyn NyxBrey Willows 

I. Beacham reads from Soul Survivor

I. Beacham – Author of Sanctuary, The Rarest Rose, Salvation, and her latest release Soul Survivor.

I. Beacham is from England and has had a nautical career spanning thirty-four years. Now retired, she devotes her time to writing, globetrotting, DIY, and mechanical restoration projects.
She loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted at

Soul Survivor
(Recommended on AfterEllen’s Official Summer 2017 Reading List)

Internationally acclaimed American journalist Josephine “Joey” Barry is considered one of the most iconic correspondents of her time, having reported on major crises from many of the world’s hotspots. But everything crumbles when rebel insurgents near the Syrian border attack and kill her team, forcing her to hide. Rescued but traumatized, she finds she can no longer cope with who she once was, breaking down on national television during a live political debate.

Sent to England to try to get her mojo back, her path crosses the Reverend Samantha “Sam” Savage, a charismatic vicar with an appetite for compassion and motor biking. Non-believer Joey is drawn to her, not knowing Sam is struggling with her own demons. Can their love grow through such adversity?

Michelle Grubb reads from Becoming You

Michelle Grubb – Author of Getting Lost, Keep Hold, The Fifth Gospel, Girls with Guns and her latest release Becoming You.
Michelle is Tasmanian born and now resides in the UK, just north of London, with her wife. She’s a fair weather golfer, a happy snapper, and a lover of cafes, vinyl records, and book shops.

Michelle harbours an unnatural love for stray pieces of timber (she promises her wife she’ll build her something one day), second hand furniture shops, and the perfect coffee.

She can play six chords on her guitar, stumble through a song on her drum kit, and if you see her wearing headphones, she’s probably listening to Mumford and Sons while dreaming up stories and plot twists.

It goes without saying that writing is Michelle’s favourite thing to

Becoming You

Airlie Porter has a secret. A deep, dark, destructive secret that threatens to engulf her if she can’t find the courage to face who she really is and who she really wants to be with.
On a working holiday in Ireland, Airlie finds herself embarking on much more than a drunken year guzzling Guinness in Dublin. The previously protected bubble of denial, harbored deep within her, has threatened to pop for many years, but after a harrowing experience in a Dublin bar, the bubble violently explodes. Lost and alone, she turns to Olivia Swanson, the only person she’s ever truly loved. Married and unsettled, Olivia has her own demons to battle. Drawn together by something inexplicable, pulled apart by fear, how long does it take to become you?

Anna Larner reads from Highland Fling

Anna Larner – Debut Author of Highland Fling.
Anna has a degree in English literature and master’s degrees in word and visual imagination, and museum studies. She has written and curated a permanent exhibition of LGBT voices and memorabilia, based at Leicester’s LGBT Centre, one of the first permanent exhibitions in the UK.

As a former member of the steering committee for the Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland LGBT History Project, Anna is passionate about preserving LGBT history and ensuring that LGBT voices are heard.

When she’s not writing or reading, she loves lazy Sunday lunches and all things Scandinavian.
Visit Anna’s website at

Highland Fling
(Recommended on AfterEllen’s Official Summer 2017 Reading List)

Eve Eddison describes her ideal woman to her best friend, Roxanne, over pints in their local pub a few days before she travels to the Scottish Highlands. There she falls head over heels for an enigmatic local, Moira Burns, and the usually reticent Eve wants more than a holiday romance. Forestry officer Moira Burns has no intention of letting go—either of past pain or for present pleasure. If that means she misses out on her chance at happiness, so be it. Convinced Eve is headed for heartbreak, Roxanne advises her to let Moira go…but has Eve found her ideal woman at last?
From the breathtaking Highlands of Scotland to the buzz of a Leicester gay bar, family and friendship are tested to breaking point, as letting go proves painfully hard.

Robyn Nyx reads from Escape In Time

Robyn Nyx – Author of Never Enough and her latest release Escape In Time (The Extractor Series| Book 1).
Robyn Nyx lives in England but enjoys traveling all over the world in search of inspiration. She loves to create complex characters to weave into stories that remind us of the darker side of human nature in the hope that we might cultivate the light.
Make contact and find out more at

Escape In Time

An Extractor is elite in every way, and Landry Donovan is no exception. Pulsus, an organization working to build a better future by saving people from the past, sends Landry’s team back to Nazi Germany to save a Jewish doctor working on a cure for cancer. For the first time on a mission, she’s distracted by thoughts of a woman—the enticing basketball player, Jade Carter.
Jacqulyn Delaney, a Pulsus Operative, waits in a concentration camp for Landry’s arrival. Her job is slowly messing with her mind, as is her desire to be more to Landry than just a friend with benefits. When an unexpected relationship blooms in Germany, it puts a new perspective on the future.

Can they save the doctor? Or will their personal demons leave them stuck in the past?

Brey Willows reads from Fury’s Bridge

Brey Willows – Debut Author of Fury’s Bridge (The Afterlife, Inc. Series| Book 1).

Brey Willows grew up in Southern California and now lives with her partner in England. She has a Masters in English Composition and Literature, with specialties in the Classics and Women’s Studies. She’s a development editor, a writing instructor, and runs a small press with her partner specializing in printing the stories from marginalized communities. She’s the author of more than twenty short stories and the Afterlife, Inc. trilogy.
Make contact and find out more at

Fury’s Bridge

If you knew the gods worked from a building in Santa Monica, California, would it change you?

Avenging fury Alectho (Alec) Graves has been tasked with saving the world, when she isn’t out seeking justice for those innocents who suffer at the hands of evil-doers. If she fails in her mission, those she loves will cease to exist.

Selene Perkton is a philosophy professor in Los Angeles. She lives an ordinary, well scheduled life, and knows her place in it. When Alec appears, the world she thought she knew becomes a very different place.

Can Alec and Selene put aside their differences, or will the evil lurking in the shadows manage to pull them apart?

A Free event with complimentary refreshments thanks to BOLD STROKES BOOKS – please RSVP here on FB so we have a sense of numbers. Doors 7pm.

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