Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Fascinating History of Ugly Naked People #LGBT #QueerLit

Have you heard the term "new old stock"?

I heard it for the first time on one of those Storage Wars type shows. It refers to products that were manufactured ages ago, but the packaging has never been opened. Like if you bought a case of Ivory soap in 1947, never opened it, then decided to resell it today. That would be new old stock.
Nearly a decade ago, I wrote a story called Ugly Naked People. It's lesbian fiction about anorexia, art, and denial. It was published by Untreed Reads, and so were a few of my other literary shorts. Eventually all those stories were combined into a little anthology called... you guessed it... Ugly Naked People.

That collection has been off the market for a couple years now. I kept meaning to take a look at it, see about reissuing the book, but it ended up on the back burner while I worked on new fiction.

I moved Ugly Naked People to the front burner recently, and when I did I realized 4 of the 5 stories in the original collection were queer fiction. So I thought, hey, when I re-release this book, why not make it queer fiction exclusively?

To that end, I took out the one straight story that was part of the original book, and added in 4 more stories. A few of those are what I consider new old stock.  They're stories I wrote years ago--potentially a decade ago, some of them--but they've never seen the light of day.  They've just been sitting on my old computer, waiting for me to find a use for them.

Well, they've found their purpose in life.  They were meant to be included in Ugly Naked People. And now they are! Eight stories in total, all queer fiction all the time.
Ugly Naked People
Queer Canadian Short Fiction by Giselle Renarde
In this eagerly-anticipated second edition of Ugly Naked People, Giselle Renarde brings readers eight works of queer fiction as engaging as they are diverse. One minute you’re fainting on a Toronto subway, the next you’re fleeing mythological monsters in the Yukon. First a sidewalk psychic’s convincing you new love is right around the corner, and then your family’s reuniting you with an old flame. With Giselle at the wheel, you never quite know what’s around the bend, but you can be sure to enjoy the ride.

If you are at all curious about Ugly Naked People, you can grab a copy from...

Google Play:

...and many other ebook retailers. The paperback should be making its way to online stores in the next couple days.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

#Erotica Steals and Deals During Read an #Ebook Week Sale at #Smashwords

It's time for Smashwords' annual Read an Ebook Week sale!

I know a lot of you like to stock up on deals, so I've ensured that most of my backlist is at least 50% off at Smashwords this week, March 4-10, 2018. You can even get some titles free!

If you're looking for erotica, now is the time and Smashwords is the place!

Here's a sampling of some of my sale items. For some reason the widgets below display the regular price, not the sale price, so you'll have to click each one to find out the fun and exciting Read an Ebook Week price. Spoiler: Trying On My Roommate's Panties is free.

Trying On My Roommate's Panties

Giselle's Best Adultery Erotica

Butt Stuff

Older Women, Lesbian Desires


Femdom Lesbians

In Shadow

Poscards from Paris

Monstrous Obsession

Sunday, February 25, 2018

March #AudioErotica at

March is an outstanding month for audio erotica. Five weeks of Fridays means that $4+ patrons get to listen to FIVE new stories!

If you're not yet a patron but you love audio erotica, you'll save a ton of money by subscribing to my Audio Erotica Patreon. Audiobooks are ridiculously expensive. That's one of the main reasons I wanted to set up a collection of audio content for patrons. It's sort of like a subscription service. Join up and listen to erotica written and read by me!

Coming up in March:

The Mesmerist and the Mare is a dreamy, hypnotic trip into Victorian repression. Sharp claws and ripped gowns. I love it.

I wrote three brand new lesbian golden showers stories and wrapped them up in a little bundle called Lesbian Golden Showers. Bikinis at the Beach is, I would say, the "fun" one. Playful humiliation.

March 16, 2018: DIP IT
Older woman/younger man. Confession-style erotica. Cottage dreams. Sex in a lake. With someone you shouldn't be attracted to. Forbidden pleasures!

Butch/femme stranger sex in public.

Older man, younger woman, shower sex and spanking.

Audio Erotica is for patrons only, so join up today! You'll get to listen to a nice cushy backlist of my stories, too!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Classic Giselle: #Queer and Quirky #Erotica
For the past year or so, I've had this idea bouncing around my brain: an anthology of "Classic Giselle" erotica--stories I wrote at the very start of my career.

When I first started writing, there was only one person who believed in me: my grandma, of all people.  I love grandmas who are cool with sex stuff. I love that I've got one. I knew that, when I released my Classic Giselle anthology, it should somehow honour my grandma.

If you follow me on twitter, you probably know by now that my grandmother's been in hospital for nearly a month.

When she was admitted, she was delirious. She's got a number of infections and she's not doing great.

I don't know how things'll turn out in the end, but I decided now is the right time to honour my grandma with an anthology of classic erotica. It's actually a lot of fun. My grandma's pretty hilarious. She wouldn't want a book made in her honour to be all depressing.

So I've put together a collection of ten stories I wrote way back when, and that collection is called Classic Giselle: Queer and Quirky Erotica.

Thing is, I've also been reflecting on how much I appreciate my readers.  With Valentine's Day coming up, I figured this book would make a nice thank you gift.  So, from now until February 14 2018, the ebook is absolutely free at stores like Kobo, iTunes, Smashwords, BN and eXcitica.

After Valentine's Day, Classic Giselle will cost money. But, again in honour of my grandmother, I'll be donating all the royalties I earn from Classic Giselle throughout 2018 to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

When my grandma's vision began to decrease due to macular degeneration, the CNIB was there for her every step of the way. And when I say they were there, I mean RIGHT THERE. In her house. People came in to teach her how to adapt to her changing vision.

My grandmother is now legally blind. She's always been a gadget geek, and the CNIB introduced her to accessibility technologies that have proven invaluable in navigating the world. And even tricks like how to pour yourself a glass of water when you can't see the water. Or the glass. They've done so much for her, and this is my way of acknowledging their help and care. Giselle is a double-whammy thank you. No, I'm wrong. It's a triple threat thank you. It's a thank you to readers for actually, you know, reading my words. It's a thank you to my grandma for believing in me. And it's a thank you to the CNIB for helping my grandma over the years.

It's been an exhausting couple weeks, but I'm so pleased to be able to give you this book of strange and silly stories.  Free until Valentine's Day from the following ebook stores:

Barnes and Noble:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February #AudioErotica at

It's February, and you know what that means: an exciting month of audio erotica traveling from my mouth to your ears.

If you're not yet a patron, what are you waiting for? There's a $1 TIER for those who'd like to listen to a new audio erotica story the first Friday of every month, but if you want weekly audio erotica, you definitely want to get in at the $4+/month level!

Coming up in February:

February 2, 2018: TRYING ON MY ROOMMATE'S PANTIES (first-time lesbian erotica)
February 9, 2018: DIDGERIDOO ME (cock worship, group sex in a field, you know how it goes)
February 16, 2018: SATURDAY AT 5:30AM (adultery erotica)
February 23, 2018: FIGGING (if you don't know, I'm not telling you)

Audio Erotica is for patrons only, so join up today! You'll get to listen to a nice cushy backlist of my stories, too!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Being Bad: 3 #Erotic Stories of #Hot #Sex in Public Places
This book was not a mistake. It was simply... unexpected.

A lot of my recent ebook releases have been unexpected, lately. I'll tell you how they came about.

See, I've been recording audio versions of lots of my erotica shorts. I started out recording them for my Audio Erotica Patreon, but I thought, hey, I've got all this content. Why not release little audiobooks now that I have access to ACX and other audio distribution sources? Brilliant!

But here's the thing: many of my erotica shorts are... well, just that: short. Recorded, the shorter ones are only ten or twenty minutes long.

No problem, thought I.  I'll package the shorter ones together, in threes. Three is such a great number for erotica, don't you think?

But once I'd created those audiobooks I thought... wait a minute... I can't upload these to ACX.


Because, in order to upload an audiobook via ACX, that book needs to be for sale at Amazon, either as an ebook or in print. To me, this is irritating. To Amazon, it makes perfect sense. They own everything, including ACX.

So that meant I needed to work backwards and create ebooks of my audiobooks, then upload the ebooks before I could upload the audiobooks!

Sometimes this job is very tiring.

Anyhoozle, I've been uploading these ebooks quietly in the background. I wasn't really thinking of them as books in their own rights, more like a means to an end. But, as it turns out, readers seem to be snapping up my little threesomes of stories. Who knew? Not I.  I can never predict what will sell and what won't.

Today I've been uploading a little jewel called Being Bad: 3 Erotic Stories of Hot Sex in Public Places. The stories in this collection are just little quickies, but they are steamy and sassy and I think you'll love them, if you haven't read them already.

Best part about this fast little read is that it's a cheapie, only $0.99 a most vendors!
The audiobook hasn't been released yet, but you can get the ebook at:

Coming soon to more vendors (and as an audiobook)!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Listen to ANGRY, the new album from Too Attached

I'm having the kind of day where I can barely cope with life.

I've told you before that comedy saves me when I'm depressed, but when I'm in this state?  This beyond-depression "can't cope" state?  This is when I turn to music.

If it wasn't for music, I don't know where I'd be right now.

Because I'm having such a shitty day, I was particularly elated when I saw that CBC is streaming Angry, the new album from Too Attached, this week.

This album is queer, concise, and fierce.

And you know what else? CBC lets you embed their streaming thingy right on your own site. Which means you can listen to Angry right here at Donuts and Desires. But it's only available to stream until February 2nd 2018, so listen now!

Andrea Warner's write-up at CBC is insightful and you can read that here:

Angry releases February 1st 2018, and you can purchase it here: