About Grace Lennox Novels
My first “new adult” story True Love was published in 1994, about 25 years before publishers decided to invent a genre that targeted 18-30 year old readers. At the time, my novel had too much sex to be considered YA and no “happy couple” ending, so it flunked the Naiad romance test. Barbara Grier disliked the book, especially after I refused to change the ending, but she published it anyway and it remained a top 3 bestseller on the LGBT lists for a couple of years.
I’ve since written two other new adult novels, using the pen name Grace Lennox to single these out from my other romances. I would probably have written more back in the 1990s, but without the convenient label of “new adult” these stories were difficult to categorize and market.
“Goldie” Award Winner
Chance Delaney’s quest for a meaningful relationship, and her need to know her birth mother’s identity, lead her to the last place she ever expected.
At twenty-six, she decides her life isn’t working so she swaps it for a different one, quitting her job in a San Francisco LGBT bookstore. Through a twist of fate, she soon finds herself reinvented as the lead vocalist for an all-women band on the cusp of break-out success.
As a celebrity, Chance has no shortage of sexual partners, yet the woman of her dreams, songwriter Layla Wilde, won’t have anything to do with her after just one passionate night. Chance’s friendship with charismatic bass guitarist, Lucrezia, the band’s resident heartbreaker, is strictly platonic but how long can it stay that way when her body has its own agenda?
” Chance is not a novel about the music industry; it is about a woman discovering herself as she muddles through all the trappings of fame. Chance underrates her own talents and charm and moves from low self-esteem to new self-respect in a first person narrative that is expertly done and flawless in the intimacy it creates between the character and the reader. Once you get inside Chance’s head, Lennox makes sure you stay there and feel her myriad emotions.” Just About Write
Not Single Enough
Two lonely women bond over the unexpected and fall in love despite their determination to do the opposite.
Giselle’s life is a train-wreck. Her ex finally copped to an affair she’s been having for months, and they broke up. Giselle has just watched an idiot get the promotion she wanted at work. And her mother is about to marry a gigolo. She is not looking for any more curve balls, but when she finds a newborn baby in a dumpster a block from her house, she feels – for the first time in forever – that she has a purpose. Next thing, her best friend steps in and a detective shows up on her doorstep offering to take the baby before Giselle gets in trouble with the authorities.
Detective Dale Porter has heard it all before. Nothing surprises her and picking up a dumpster baby, no questions asked, from a rescuer who got “carried away” is just another day on the job. Only, Giselle is so distressed when the baby is taken, Dale decides to check in on her the next day. Giselle is not her type. At least, avowedly single Dale keeps trying to tell herself that.
“The story of two women, both fragile and with family problems, who help each other work through their personal issues. In the process, they discover a mutual attraction to each other and they experience some very, very hot sex.
In Not Single Enough, Grace Lennox has once again given readers an enormously engaging modern romance that takes many twists and turns before its satisfying conclusion. Her characters are complex and real. They are also extremely likeable, quirky, funny, and they keep the reader turning pages to see how they will solve their problems.” Just About Write