Fiona Zedde and Renee Bess Join the Fun!

Hi everyone!

Regular contributor R.G. Emanuelle stepped back from posting every week, leaving every other Thursday open. We, of course, decided to fill the gap. 🙂

Help me give a big Women and Words welcome to Fiona Zedde and Renee Bess! Fiona and Renee will join us on the second and fourth Thursdays, respectively.

IMG_4932[2]Jamaican-born Fiona Zedde is the author of several novels, including the Lambda Literary Award finalists Bliss and Every Dark Desire. Her novel, Dangerous Pleasures, received a Publishers Weekly starred review and was winner of the Readers’ Choice Award for Best Lesbian Novel or Memoir of 2012. Her latest work, To Italy with Love, is available now.

Under the name Lindsay Evans, Fiona also writes novels of romance and recklessness for Harlequin. Her novel, Untamed Love, is now available. Find out more at and


Book List:

  • Bliss
  • Broken in Soft Places
  • Dangerous Pleasures
  • Desire at Dawn
  • Dreaming in Color (YA under the name “Fiona Lewis”)
  • Every Dark Desire
  • Les Tales (3 author anthology)
  • Nightshade
  • Rise of the Rain Queen (coming July 2016)
  • To Italy with Love
  • When She Says Yes

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As Lindsay Evans

  • Affair of Pleasure
  • Bare Pleasures (coming October 2016)
  • Dim the Lights (3 author anthology)
  • Pleasure under the Sun
  • Snowy Mountain Nights
  • Sultry Pleasure
  • Untamed Love

Interesting Fact: Jagged lines terrify me. (is that even interesting?)


author_14Renée Bess is a Philadelphia bred former high school teacher, who has been writing fiction, in one form or another, for many years. Her short stores have been published in the “Labyrinth Newspaper”, Piece of My Heart, A Lesbian of Colour Anthology, and Ma-Ka Diasporic Juks: Contemporary Writings by Queers of African Descent. She is thrilled to have had the opportunity to publish her novels. Renée is dedicated to the act of writing about African-American lesbians. Learn more about her online at

“It’s important for us to tell our own stories because we need to affirm our right to exist in the world and in the body of lesbian and gay literature…many times we are not only invisible to the non-black gay and lesbian community. We are invisible to each other.”

Book List:

  • The Rules
  • Leave of Absence
  • The Butterfly Moments
  • Re: Building Sasha
  • Breaking Jaie


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