Song of Song, my sci-fi novel is out! I'm excited to announce this and hope readers will enjoy this one. It's my first sci-fi of novel length! More about the book is on the Novels page.

Due to unforeseen issues, I've had to change servers, so there's a few pages that are currently missing--the free reads. Please be patient with me while I dig around in a million files and discs for the backups so that I can restore them for you. :)

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.


Song of Song is a science fiction novel set in the 23rd century both on Earth and in space. It is due for release in early 2016 through Dreamspinner Press. The working blurb is as follows:

It is the year 2275, and though some consider Earth a paradise, for most people on the planet or her outer world colonies, it's anything but.

Dex is a Boxie--a genetically engineered human created for the sole purpose of caring for wealthy bio-humans. His best and only friend is an AI cat named Manx, a secret Dex keeps from all around him. While he knows little about his sexuality, he's attracted to Song.

Song designs ships that traverse deep space and has created the first fully sentient vessel called Fa'a. When he hears of a plot to capture Fa'a for nefarious purposes, Song flees Earth with a small band of misfits. Meanwhile, Dex's fear of losing Manx drives him to take the cat and escape on a transport.

Song and Dex are brought together by chance. Just as their relationship blossoms from cautious and shy to romantic and erotic, new dangers threatens to destroy not only their love but also Fa'a, their friends, Manx, and all they care about.

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.