Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Virtual Book Tour ~ The Wrong Woman by Cass Lennox (Giveaway)

Virtual Book Tour ~ The Wrong Woman by Cass Lennox (Giveaway)

About The Wrong Woman

As an independent filmmaker, Katie Cherry is used to difficult shoots—but a band’s music video in a tiny lesbian bar is proving worse than most. Stress-busting, expectation-free sex with Zay, the calm, gorgeous bartender, seems just the ticket. But then she and Zay discover the band’s lead singer beaten into a coma in the bar bathroom. They need an alibi, but playing girlfriends is a role Katie’s never excelled at, so she can't see this ending well.

Zay Fayed-Smith is finally getting her life back together after her junkie ex broke it apart. She’s working part-time while pursuing her dream of being a lawyer, and definitely keeping things chill on the girls front. Of course, that’s when a crime happens in her bar and her ex shows up wanting to try again. “Dating” Katie seems like the best way for Zay to keep her head down and teach her ex a lesson.

Except pretty soon, the charade begins to feel less and less like acting. And when the attacker turns his attentions toward Katie, they have to cut through the lies to discover what’s real.

Now available from Riptide Publishing.

About the Toronto Connections Universe

The winters might be cold, but hearts are warm in Toronto. Canada’s largest city is home to a big lake, a big tower, and a big queer community. People here are trying to get by like everyone else: pay the bills, deal with life in the city, and maybe find some happiness along the way with someone who’s sweeter than maple candy and more constant than a Canadian’s love for Timmie’s coffee.

For some, falling in love is a real challenge. For others, falling is the easy part—it’s the happy ever after that proves a little more difficult. But in the end, love is worth every complication, misunderstanding, and occasional swear word.

Movie Posters

One of the heroines of The Wrong Woman is a filmmaker. Katie originally appeared as a film student in Finding Your Feet, and here we see her working after graduating. Now, I wasn’t ever a film student – but I did live with one, and I’m friends with a film studies professor. My viewing habits have been influenced a lot by them, with the results showing in the choice of posters and movies Katie has in her apartment. Here’s a small selection:

M (1931, Fritz Lang)

An incredible film about a town’s efforts to catch a child-killer. The M chalked on a hand proves key to tracking the killer.

The Science of Sleep (2006, Gondry)

Reality blends with imagination, making it difficult to tell the two apart.

Blade Runner (1982, Scott)

A massive personal favourite. Very cyberpunk, very postmodern, very good.

Only Yesterday (1991, Takahata)

This is one of the odder pieces from Studio Ghibli, style-wise, but the typical Ghibli warmth and attention to detail is in every frame.

Breathless (1960, Godard)

A seminal piece of French New Wave cinema.

About Cass Lennox

Cass Lennox is a permanent expat who has lived in more countries than she cares to admit to and suffers from a chronic case of wanderlust as a result. She started writing stories at the tender age of eleven, but would be the first to say that the early years are best left forgotten and unread. A great believer in happy endings, she arrived at queer romance via fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction, and manga, and she can’t believe it took her that long. Her specialties are diverse characters, gooey happy ever afters, and brownies. She’s currently sequestered in a valley in southeast England.

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To celebrate the release of The Wrong Woman, one lucky winner will receive a $15 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on May 27, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. I think SCIENCE OF SLEEP is the only one I've seen, though I've meant to watch M and BLADE RUNNER for a while...


  2. enjoyed the blog today
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  3. Thank you for the post. The only one I've seen is Blade Runner. M sounds like an intriguing film.
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  4. Congrats and thanks for the interesting films. I know Toronto has a great film festival. I love Toronto, and this sounds like a great addition to the series. - Purple Reader,
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  5. Thank you, Bayou, for hosting THE WRONG WOMAN (and for indulging me by putting up those pics, I appreciate it)!

  6. Thanks for sharing the movie posters!

  7. Happy Release Day, Cass :). Good luck with the rest of the tour