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Elna Holst

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Often quirky, always queer, Elna Holst is an unapologetic genre bender who writes anything from lesbian lust and love stories to the odd existentialist horror piece. Find her on Instagram (@elnaholstwrites) or Goodreads (yes, you're right here). ...more

Average rating: 3.96 · 739 ratings · 338 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
In the Palm

3.82 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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Gretel on Her Own

3.73 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2021 — 2 editions
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Lucas

3.99 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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Pyotra and the Wolf

3.88 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2021 — 3 editions
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Wild Bells (A Tinsel and Sp...

3.60 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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Little x (A Tinsel and Spru...

3.81 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Queen of Hearts

4.40 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2022 — 2 editions
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Candlelight Kisses (A Tinse...

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And Then They Were Four (A ...

4.40 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2020 — 2 editions
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Green Love

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2021
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Queen of Hearts Cover Reveal and Release Date

Queen of Hearts

The first instalment of my new novella series, From Sappho, With Love, will be out on 21 June 2022 .

Queen of Hearts
In the summer of 1972, twenty-one-year-old university undergrad Annette Thornton, aka Thorny Netty, finds herself on a coerced holiday with her younger sister Fiona, expected to spend two long sweltering weeks babysitting said sister on the island of Gran Canaria. To say she’s peev Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 24, 2022 00:39 Tags: 1970s, lesbian-fiction, playa-del-inglès, travel, wlw-books
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Elna Holst and 23 other people liked Jude in the Stars's review of Queen:
Queen by J.S.  Fields
"I’m never going to look at rabbits the same way. Nor beetles but I don’t look at beetles much, I’m squeamish that way.

I love Fields’ Ardulum books but I’m not going to lie, I didn’t enjoy Foxfire in the Snow as much, and I was hoping I’d love this o" Read more of this review »
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A Whisper of Solace by Milena McKay
"If you thought Milena McKay wrote meaningful and clever (and really hot) books, you were off the mark. Not entirely wrong but there’s so much more to her writing than that, which she reveals book after book, slowly, patiently. Just as she went one st" Read more of this review »
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That Woman Next Door by Harper Bliss
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Just My Type by Lucy Bexley
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"It's boiling water," I say, turning my head to kiss her cheek.
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I listened to this as an audiobook, but now I feel I need to get a physical copy too. Bexley's writing is confident and full of wonderful little observations and humourous asides; her characters are complex and worth the emotional investment; the con ...more
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“This wasn’t a fairy story. And even if it were, no tale had ever told her she could rely on the generosity of wolves, the eaters of grandmothers and lambs and piglets, the trickers of blue-eyed girls in carmine riding hoods.”
Elna Holst, Pyotra and the Wolf

“To be honest, she had been too tired to argue. Sharing a sleeping bag with a storybook creature one had just shot at could do that to a person.”
Elna Holst, Pyotra and the Wolf

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“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“You can't blame a writer for what the characters say.”
Truman Capote

“You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?”
Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

“While I can’t have you, I long for you. I am the kind of person who would miss a train or a plane to meet you for coffee. I’d take a taxi across town to see you for ten minutes. I’d wait outside all night if I thought you would open the door in the morning. If you call me and say ‘Will you…’ my answer is ‘Yes’, before your sentence is out. I spin worlds where we could be together. I dream you. For me, imagination and desire are very close.”
Jeanette Winterson

“Do you fall in love often?"

Yes often. With a view, with a book, with a dog, a cat, with numbers, with friends, with complete strangers, with nothing at all.”
Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries

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