Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Gender Swap - Why I Also Write F/F



So I'm over the moon excited to announce the general release of my new female/female science fiction romance, Elusive Radiance.

I've been cautioned by other writers about "diluting my brand", since I've mostly published male/male romance to this point. I've been told that readers might not want to read about two women falling in love, that the market only has room for male/female romance readers and male/male readers.

And those warnings sadden me.

You see, I'm a bisexual. I love men. I'm currently married to one. But I love women, too. And it hurts me that again, women are seen as not good enough, not interesting enough as romantic leads, not sexy enough to carry a book alone.

Writing this story was a joy for me. As I'm in a monogamous heterosexual relationship, it was like stretching a muscle too long kept cramped. Or maybe like taking a deep breath after being corseted for a day. Or even a warm feeling in the pit of my stomach which had been shivering with cold. I felt like a part of myself could finally be acknowledged.

This story is science fiction. That will be a familiar genre for my readers. But the protagonists are women, both capable, strong, and loving women.

So if you've never picked up a female/female romance, I hope you'll give this one a try. You might just find you enjoy it. :)


Elusive Radiance
by Aidee Ladnier

Publisher: Pride Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-78651-423-3
Pages: 32
Editor: Shannon Combs
Buy links: Pride Publishing | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo

Blurb: 
A young bodyguard finds her special abilities are no match for a flirtatious delegate willing to gamble everything on the galaxy trade talks. 

Assigned to guard a diplomat at the galaxy trade talks, Security Officer Anais wants to shine during her first solo mission for the Chezeray Palace Conglomerate. An Elusive with the ability to make herself invisible, Anais knows her modified genes designate her servant class, but she yearns to be more than simply a protector to the beautiful delegate.

Savea Blackmun arrives alone to the trade talks with the weight of her planet’s future resting on her slim shoulders. Flirting with her pretty bodyguard reveals Anais’ knowledge of the colony markets and Savea realizes there’s much more to her protector than meets the eye.

As their attraction grows, will the diplomat and the bodyguard reject society’s rules to give in to desire instead?

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