Kate Genet

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Kate Genet is a New Zealand author who enjoys writing books with strong lesbian characters. Even if they don't start out feeling all that strong, they've usually found their tenacity and self-assurance by the time she's done with them; characters you can like, admire, and wish you knew - maybe they're even a bit like you. With her interest in telling compelling stories she spreads herself across a few genres within lesbian fiction - supernatural suspense, adventure, science fiction and fantasy, and now romance. Keep up to date with her writing life and new releases by visiting her website at kategenet.com (coming January 2014).
She also writes mainstream speculative fiction under the name Kate Hansen.

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By Kate Hansen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,220. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011 by Kate Genet. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33)
Cass wakes one morning to find everyone gone. Vanished into thin air. There are only birds left, and strangely, one horse. As Cass struggles to find other survivors in this new world where nature is taking back the land, she discovers that being alone might not be the worst thing. It depends on who or what else is out there...


Don't Go There
By Kate Genet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,420. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Teresa probably wouldn't admit she's in hiding from her own life; she simply feels that being back in her tiny home town will keep her out of trouble. But Scarcity wants to know her - Teresa's the only other lesbian in this dot on the map after all.
Painted Earth (Reality Dawn Episode 4)
By Kate Genet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,630. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Fiction
Plagued with her own growing feelings for Reality Dawn, and tormented by what happened between them on the last Earth they visited, Rae's terrified of being sent away permanently. Reality's acting like she doesn't want her around anymore, but how are you supposed to go back to working in a supermarket after trekking around the multiverse with someone as fascinating and compelling as Reality Dawn?
Dragon Dawn (Reality Dawn Episode Three)
By Kate Genet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,650. Language: British English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Time for Reality Dawn and Rae to head home for a well-deserved rest. But when they open the door to the wagon, there's something in the sky that doesn't belong – a dragon, a real, fire-breathing dragon. What sort of earth is this? This dragon is definitely real, and must have come through a Reality Door somewhere, though Reality Dawn can't find it. All she can find is a small boy and a nightmare.
Perfect Earth (Reality Dawn Episode 2)
By Kate Genet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,490. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rae takes her first jaunt to a completely different Earth, one where she is promised a few days exquisite sunshine and warmth, dinner and dancing. It is to be perfect, a Perfect Earth, and a perfect long weekend. But Rae is about to get her first major lesson on the dangers of travelling with Reality Dawn– Reality has a knack for finding trouble.
Reality Dawn
By Kate Genet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,770. Language: British English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Rae's sister in law vanishes into thin air right outside her house. No one can figure out how that is even possible, never mind what has happened to her. Until, that is, the equally mysterious Reality Dawn turns up late that same night. Rae is alternately baffled and intrigued by this strange woman who is addicted to tea and biscuits but claims she can get Rae's sister-in law Morgan back.
By Kate Genet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Things are hard enough for Serenity, taking a road trip in a last-ditch effort to spend some quality time with her wife Lillian. The last thing she needs is an encounter with the supernatural, or even one with the enigmatic woman who lives further down the beach from where they're staying.
Disbelief (Michaela and Trisha Book 4)
By Kate Genet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,100. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Michaela is planning a romantic weekend away, and Trisha's suspicious that she's going to follow through on her threat to ask Trisha to marry her. But things are good just as they are, why change them? She agrees to the weekend trip, but nothing goes as planned. Lost in the forest, Michaela badly injured, it's up to Trisha to be the strong one for once. Or will her own disbelief let them down?
The Dead Place
By Kate Genet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
During the summer holidays, Chris and her girlfriend Sophie are at a loose end. So when they spot an area of mysteriously dead forest on a Department of Conservation aerial photograph, it seems like an excellent idea to go exploring. But there’s something terribly wrong with this patch of woods. There’s no way you can get lost in just 300 acres of forest, is there?
Sweet Charlotte (Michaela and Trisha Book 3)
By Kate Genet
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When a dear friend of Michaela’s holds a séance as part of her research for a book she’s writing, the consequences are frightening. Drawn into a dangerous web of madness that claws at them from beyond the grave, Michaela,Trisha and Caro have to work together. But thrown in the deep end, Trisha especially has to decide whether her faith in herself and her love is enough to save them all.
Orange Moon
By Kate Genet
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,510. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Alice Hughes lies on her bedroom floor, beaten and bleeding. Mostly though, she’s afraid. Afraid that the next time her husband hits her, he won’t stop until she’s dead. She has to get away. When Alice finds the perfect hiding place,she thinks all her prayers have been answered. But what Alice doesn't know is that nowhere is completely safe. After all, there's no hiding from yourself...
Finders Keepers
By Kate Genet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Grace's girlfriend Te Aroha finds an old Maori artefact after an earthquake, Grace feels sure it will bring nothing but trouble. But can she convince Te Aroha of this before it's too late?
Shadows Fall (Michaela and Trisha Book 2)
By Kate Genet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,920. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.75 from 8 reviews)
Michaela and Trisha are both too stubborn to admit they miss each other. Even Trisha’s impulsive phone call for help degenerates into an argument. But why does Trisha need help? Michaela decides to fly back to the States to see what has the usually feisty Trisha worried enough to tell Michaela she needs her.
Turning Tide
By Kate Genet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Betty, married almost fifty years and tired, stares at the spiral made on the beach from rocks and shells. She’d seen two women on the beach last night – had they made this? Taking her annual holiday at the beach with her husband, she doesn’t know yet, but the spiral, symbol of regeneration and transformation, is going to make itself felt in her life. The tide is turning...
Silent Light (Michaela and Trisha Book 1)
By Kate Genet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,260. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.14 from 7 reviews)
Michaela went to the lake house to lick her wounds. But being alone doesn't seem to be happening. Instead she meets the infuriating Trisha and soon doesn't know if she wants to strangle the woman - or kiss her. Worse, strange lights and a child's eerie laughter begin haunting the lake at night. What's going on and can Michaela and Trisha stop fighting long enough to find out?
The Colour of Roses
By Kate Genet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Rosie’s mama is sick. When there’s no option left but the hospital, Rosie’s mom’s ex-lover comes to the rescue and brings Rosie, with no other family, to live with her. Rosie loves living with Jo again and they visit her mother every day. But what’s going to happen to Rosie when a social worker decides that some sorts of families just aren’t right?
By Kate Genet
Price: Free! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.83 from 6 reviews)
Teresa doesn't mind loneliness. It comes with the territory and she's learned to be particular about her privacy. She's learned that keeping to yourself is always the best option. Until Scarcity turns up. Teresa's never met anyone like her and it worries her how much she likes the girl's presence. What happens when two desperate, needy worlds collide?

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  • As You Were on Feb. 28, 2011
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    It is obvious right from the beginning of this book that Kelli Jae Baeli knows how to craft a great story. Her main character is the sort of woman you’d love to meet in real life, and I warmed to her immediately. She’s that well-rounded type of character that makes reading a real pleasure. This is a story about a relationship, but it’s set against a backdrop of events and places that serve to introduce and develop that relationship in a way that seems entirely natural and interesting. I don’t want to give any of the details away, but the storyline is great – suspenseful and nothing left dangling; it’s all pulled together extraordinarily well. By the time I reached the end of the book I was well-satisfied and smiling.
  • Shadow Spies on Dec. 08, 2011
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    Although I write lesbian fiction, when it comes to reading, my tastes are far more wide-ranging. Give me a book that is well paced, has an intriguing premise and characters who make you want to climb inside the pages to spend time with them and I'll read right to the end, no complaints. New writer Doug Welch's 'Shadow' series ticks the boxes. I read 'Shadow Games' early this year and was immediately interested by the story-line and the characters. I've just heard that one has been re-released with new editing, so it will be a real treat on all levels now. 'Shadow Spies' is a great sequel and proof that Welch is really starting to hit his stride as a new and talented writer. 'Shadow Spies' is made of the good stuff. The characters are fresh, well rounded and I especially enjoy the obvious depth of feeling they show toward each other. They are a 'family' in the true sense of the word (if you've read Shadow Games, you'll especially know what I'm talking about). These are the sorts of characters you want as part of your own family. They forge strong bonds with each other and consequently with you as the reader. They know what they want and what they'll do to get it - which doesn't mean sacrificing each other. The best characters have values and integrity just like real people and Welch does an especially good job at making his characters convincing and likable - and the bad guys just as convincing but not so likable! 'Shadow Games' and 'Shadow Spies' are great examples of suspense/thriller genre. They're fast paced, with an internal sense of logic and reason that makes the action natural and incredibly interesting. Throw in a lovely side helping of romance, a dash of the paranormal and a bit of conspiracy and you've a recipe for a damned good time.
  • As You Were on April 06, 2012
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    It is obvious right from the beginning of this book that Kelli Jae Baeli knows how to craft a great story. Her main character is the sort of woman you’d love to meet in real life, and I warmed to her immediately. She’s that well-rounded type of character that makes reading a real pleasure. This is a story about a relationship, but it’s set against a backdrop of events and places that serve to introduce and develop that relationship in a way that seems entirely natural and interesting. I don’t want to give any of the details away, but the storyline is great – suspenseful and nothing left dangling; it’s all pulled together extraordinarily well. By the time I reached the end of the book I was well-satisfied and smiling.
  • Armchair Detective on June 21, 2012
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    The most appealing thing about this novel is its narrative voice. Written in first person, this novel is wry and humorous. It's the first thing that draws you into the story and it's at once self-depreciating and self-assured, which is an interesting combination. For a while I thought this self-assurance bordered on cocky, but by a few chapters into the book I was captivated. It's a strong voice and it never falters once in the whole novel. By describing the novel's voice I'm also describing the main character. She's pretty much everything a reader needs a character to be – interesting enough to catch our attention, assertive enough to keep it and displaying a depth that promises more to the story if we care to read on. With a character like this, it's impossible not to read on. She has her weaknesses of course, but all well-rounded characters do. She's hiding something and this gives her an air of vulnerability that only adds an extra dimension to her otherwise strong, capable and determined character. The secondary character is just as appealing. Both different in temperament, these two make a terrific team, and their burgeoning relationship in the book is everything you want it to be from the very moment they meet. Well paced with nail-biting action scenes this novel has a storyline that will have you glued to the page. It manages to stay on this side of believable because at all times the author is demonstrably in control of her material. Immersed in the book, it all seems real and credible and it's a credit to Jae Baeli's writing skill. It's a detective story, action story and romance all in one wild, fulfilling ride. Lots of drama, danger and two sexy women. What more could you want? Bring together an exciting storyline, a world that is recognizable and real, a bunch of characters to love, hate, laugh at and with as the case may be, and you have all the ingredients of a book well worth reading. I know there's a second book featuring these characters and I'm looking forward to reading it. If it's anything like this one, it's not to be missed.
  • Also Known As DNA (AKA Investigations Series, Book 2) on June 21, 2012
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    I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series so when I sat down to read this one I was sure I was in for a treat. And I was right. This book features the two main characters from the first book, this time ensconced in a different city and getting on with the job of being happy and working as Private Investigators. This time however, two more, very interesting and appealing characters are added to the mix and the narrative swaps easily between each viewpoint, adding depth and interest. Then, in true AKA Investigations style, events conspire to spiral out of control, testing the fortitude, depth of feeling and sheer courage of each of the characters. Nail-biting action and heart-stopping tension take the reader on a roller-coaster ride through the pages, piling one catastrophe on top of another and testing the characters to the limit. I wasn't sure they'd all make it out alive in this one, but it sure had me turning the pages to find out. Baeli is at the top of her game here, delivering a book at once touching and full of odd, often humorous bits of wisdom and a storyline of exciting misadventure and action. There's something about the main character's voice that delights me every time - self-depreciating humour and phrasing that reminds me of all the best pulp PI fiction but is at the same time refreshing and entertaining in this unashamedly lesbian adventure story. You really should read it!
  • Night Train to Florence on May 26, 2013
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    I've been reading Gabriella West's work since I was a review writer for the Kissed By Venus website and magasine, now sadly closed down. Her novel 'The Leaving' impressed me enough to follow her work closely. I bought this short story when it was first published, then came here to get it in a different format, and have been back to read it several times since. There's something about the way Ms. West writes that really resonates with me. It might be a personal thing, but even so, there's an unflinching honesty to her work that makes her narrative voice compelling. Even though this story is short, it still manages to take up a lot of space in my head. She has a skill for choosing the right detail, the perfect description, to fill in for everything else, making the picture she paints in her stories colourful, intriguing and above all - realistic. There's no glossing over things in Night Train to Florence. West writes the tale with brutal honesty. It's not a glamourous story, but it still shines. The two characters illustrate perfectly the inexperience, introspection and desire of their youth. Funnily enough, although there's no big romantic, rose-coloured tint to the intimate scene that transpires on this train journey, it's one of the most memorable, touching, and actually pretty damned sexy loves scenes I've read. If you're wanting a deftly-written and intelligent story, well, here it is.