Fiona Zedde is a transplanted Jamaican currently living and working in Tampa, Florida. She is the author of six novels - Bliss, A Taste of Sin, Every Dark Desire, Hungry for It, Kisses after Midnight, and Dangerous Pleasures – as well as three novellas (Pure Pleasure, Going Wild, and Sexual Attraction) published in the collections Satisfy Me, Satisfy Me Again, and Satisfy Me Tonight, respectively.
Her short fiction has appeared in various anthologies including Necrologue: DIVA Book of the Dead and the Undead (DIVA), Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers (Cleis), Iridescence: Sensuous Shades of Lesbian Erotica (Alyson), and Fist of the Spider Woman (Arsenal Pulp). In 2006 and 2008, her novels Bliss and Every Dark Desire were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award.
Writing under the name "Fiona Lewis," she has also published a novel of young adult fiction called Dreaming in Color with Tiny Satchel Press.
"Zedde's explicit erotic scenes keep no secrets, and her tender, masterful storytelling will keep readers spellbound and
squirming." - Publishers Weekly
"In a phenomenally written novel that literally had me at the edge of my seat, Fiona Zedde blends two of the greatest genres, suspense and romance, to create a story so riveting and compelling that it renders the reader incapable of setting the book down." - CherryGrrl.com
"Women loving women may be a new mainstream genre. Bliss, a novel by Fiona Zedde gets the positive critical attention that it deserves. Zedde's first fiction effort features Bliss Sinclair, a New York publishing executive that is looking for love in all the wrong places. After dumping her boyfriend and in turn being seduced and abandoned by Regina Velasquez, a lesbian player into sex but not into long-term relationships, Sinclair travels to her birthplace, Jamaica, in hopes of restoring her emotional balance. Love enters Sinclair's life in the sexy person of Hunter Willoughby, a Jamaican woman who is all about loving women. This erotic, but not pornographic, novel is well written and filled with passion and culture, telling a compelling story of self-discovery in an exotic locale." - Terry W. Benjamin of http://www.nhousepublishing.com
"The novel is rich in texture due to the author's ability to bring the lushness, beauty and culture of the Jamaicans to life. Her breathtaking descriptions of the landscape, food, weather and the ocean are vivid and vibrant and help to make this novel standout with a Caribbean flair. Fiona Zedde has written an astonishing account of a woman who discovers who she really is and how beautiful finding true love can be. The story is fresh and well written. The plot is well structured. The characters were ones you could never forget because the author allows readers to connect with them on a very honest and emotional level. …This story will resonate long after the novel is finished." - Reviewed by Cashana Seals of The RAWSISTAZ™ Reviewers
"Bliss […] will have you thinking long after you put it down and it will open your eyes to the type of violence and prejudice these ladies must endure; you come away with an better understanding and hopefully an open mind. Kudos to Fiona Zedde for tackling a "taboo" subject that is not openly embraced with style and finesse. I give this book 4 stars. - Reviewed by Shay C of People Who Love Good Books
“Fiona Zedde…has created an excellent summer read. The landscape and people of both New York and Jamaica are vividly described, and the reader is bathed in the warmth of a colourful, sometimes dangerous, vista, and the excitement and heat of an erotic awakening – or is it love? Great stuff.” - DIVA Magazine
"[The] sex scenes are lusty and make the book into a pleasurable poolside [read]." - Girlfriends Magazine
"Fiona Zedde is a culinary artist with words, cooking up spicy, flavorful tales [to] satisfy the appetite of a malnourished audience." - Washington Blade/Southern Voice
"Fiona Zedde's portrayal of a black lesbian love affair is exquisitely written and described." - Femininezone.com
"Fiona Zedde has done many remarkable things with Bliss, but one stands out more than all the others. She presents a credible heroine, despicable antagonists, and a plot that moves with fluid and exciting twists and turns." - Erotica-readers.com "This is a torrid sizzler of a novel ...[that] morphs into […] a nuanced story about reconnecting with the past, finding solace in the present, and learning that there is a future filled with true love. In addition, Jamaican-born Zedde writes about her native land with an honest affection that adds travelogue heft to her light fiction." - Richard Labonte (BookMarks/Q Syndicate)
2011 Birmingham, UK Reading Presented by Quirky Aesthetics