Two new releases are out! First of all is the novella, Capsicum Head, which is set in the 1980s and in Adelaide and Melbourne punk rock music scenes.

Second of all is the novel The Outsiders, which is the first book in the Second Chances trilogy. This is a dystopian future m/m romance, and one of the main characters is asexual.

I had a lot of fun with both of these, and I hope that readers enjoy them. Both are out with Less Than Three Press. I'm currently working on cleaning up books two and three of the Second Chances trilogy.

Book, Line, and Sinker, my contemporary Aussie novel is out! I'm excited to announce this and hope readers will enjoy this one. Set in my home state of South Australia, it's been a labour of love for me. More about the book is on the Novels page.

The free reads are now back up. There's a new story up, Sunburnt Country, and I hope to have a more up for you all to read soon.

The Archangel Chronicles have their own dedicated page. I thought this was a good idea, so that page and information can be accessed by clicking on the BOOKS tab above, then the NOVELS banner and then the ARCHANGELS banner on the novels page. Clear as mud? Clear as mud.

Now there is a page for the bibliography of sources consulted during the research for "City of Jade" and a page of dramatis personae of characters in "The Archangel Chronicles." These can be navigated via the 'books' tab.


Mythica, my paranormal novel out with Bottom Drawer Publications has recieved an Honorable Mention in its area of best gay paranormal romance in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. Thank you so much!

Brick by Brick, co-authored with Cate Ashwood has won an Honorable Mention in its area of best gay contemporary romance in the 2015 Rainbow Awards. Thank you so much!

City of Jade has won an Honorable Mention Award and a Finalist Award in the 2013 Rainbow Awards for Best Gay Historical Romance. I am overwhelmed and can't say thank you enough to the judges and to Elisa.

Free Reads: Now there's a page for free reads. You can find the link via the 'books' tab.


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About L. J.

L.J. LaBarthe is a French-Australian woman, who was born during the Witching Hour, just after midnight. From this auspicious beginning, she went on to write a prize-winning short story about Humpty Dumpty wearing an Aussie hat complete with corks dangling from it when she was six years old. From there, she wrote for her high school yearbook, her university newspaper, and, from her early teens to her twenties, produced a fanzine about the local punk rock music scene. She enjoys music, languages, TV, film, travel, cooking, eating out, abandoned places, urbex, history, and researching. L.J. loves to read complicated plots and hopes to do complex plot lines justice in her own writing. She writes paranormal, historical, urban fantasy, and contemporary Australian stories, usually m/m romance and featuring m/m erotica. L.J. lives in the city of Adelaide, and is owned by her cat.