I love it when something I’ve originally read online as fan fiction or as original/alt/uber femslash (F/F) makes it to the big time and becomes published. It’s especially sweet to see a book that evolved from fan fiction do well with a “buying” audience.
Today’s “Fiction Monday” book review is of the book, And Playing the Role of Herself by K.E. Lane. I was quite excited to find that this had been published, “for real”. Now, quite frankly, the book is still available, probably in it’s entirety, for free, on at least one femslash website that I’m aware of. This is a full length novel. If you really want to sit in front of your PC or with your laptop for hours reading the book to save a couple of dollars, I won’t stop you. I used to do it all the time myself when I had less money and plenty of time. I won’t, however, help you to do it by telling you were to find it…sorry!
You see, I really do want you to support this author and feel the joy of having this book in your hand or available on your nice, highly portable, Kindle. You know why? Because A) she needs your support and B) You’re going to love this book!
Here’s the publisher’s two cents:
***Recipient of three “Goldies” from the Golden Crown Literary Society, the premier organization for the support and nourishment of quality lesbian literature. And Playing the Role of Herself won in the categories of Lesbian Romance, Lesbian Debut Author, and the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award.
Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams after landing a leading role among the star-studded, veteran cast of 9th Precinct, a hot new police drama shot on location in glitzy LA. Her sometimes-costar Robyn Ward is magnetic, glamorous, and devastatingly beautiful, the quintessential A-List celebrity on the fast-track to super-stardom. When the two meet on the set of 9th Precinct, Caid is instantly infatuated but settles for friendship, positive that Robyn is both unavailable and uninterested. Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain?
The leading ladies and the supporting cast of this debut novel by newcomer K.E Lane will charm you, entertain you, and leave you with a smile on your face, eager for Ms. Lane’s next offering.
In this case, I fully agree. K.E. Lane has written some other femslash that I’m aware of under a pseudonym but this is the only book length work I’ve found. I’m eagerly awaiting her next novel.
In case you were wondering, here’s all I’ve really been able to ferret out about the elusive Ms. Lane from the Regal Crest website (her own site won’t let me click on any of the things that should be links):
K.E. Lane lives along Colorado’s Front Range with her partner and several pets. A software developer when she’s not writing or participating in varied outdoor activities, she also enjoys reading, music, and watching remodeling shows while telling her amused partner, “I could do that.”
Ms. Lane, if you’re reading this, I want to say; nice work! And also, how about popping in and telling us all a bit more about yourself and what you’re working on?