The Beach and Other Short Stories is a collection of lesbian romance and erotic short stories that will get your heart and pulse racing. When Mia and Lauren stumble across each other in 'The Beach', neither are prepared for what lies ahead. That frisson of excitement which starts the beginning of any relationship leads to much, much more, and they very quickly fall in love. 'The Pool Table' and 'The Writer' have a distinctively dark edge to them, too, and are perfect for readers who enjoy lesbian erotic fiction with a refreshing difference. With unconventional characters and irresistible storylines, there is plenty of heat and romance to indulge those with a penchant for this genre. 'The Wasted Years' is the heart-warming tale of how two women's love for each other stands the test of time, and will keep you captivated from the very start. And there are plenty more to discover too... Join a whole cast of colourful, gorgeous and fascinating characters - from writers and gardeners to nightclub owners and female bouncers - on their page-turning, steamy and exciting adventures of lust, love and romance. Discover the connection between women who have loved and lost, those who have reignited that spark after taking wrong paths, and spending years apart, and find out what happens when they have been deceived and cheated on. If you love lesbian romance/erotic fiction and happy endings, you really won't be able to resist this tantalising collection.
Author: J. A. Lymer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The stories in Best Lesbian Romance 2015 will have readers falling in love with love all over again. A celebration of the swooning sensation of a first crush, the dizzying feel of a first touch and the raw electric elation of sexual passion are all captured here. Radclyffe, the highly lauded romance novelist and master editor always covers the full range of lesbian love- a real spectrum of experience with plenty of room for passion and possibility, as praised by The Advocate, "Every story the human heart can tell."
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Sun-soaked beaches, glittering blue pool surfaces and oceans painted by an orange-hued sunset have one thing in common: they're the perfect background for falling in love. Who hasn't felt that first wave of butterflies rise deep in their belly while pool side? Or that first quickening of the pulse when lounging on a lush patch of grass during a music festival? Summer is the perfect time to indulge in that sudden rush of first love or, equally so, the warm grip of long-fostered feelings for another woman. This collection of fourteen stories runs the gamut of lesbian holiday romance stories. An Australian cookery course, a Belfast coffee shop, and even a romance writers' conference are some of the backdrops for the summer love that unfolds in this lesbian romance anthology. Tamsin Flowers's Drive Me Crazy takes place during Glastonbury, while Katya Harris's sensual tale of passion between long-time lovers is entirely set by the side of the pool. Newcomer Brooke Winter brings us an irresistible tale of a woman running into a Mistress she's played with in Spain, while Lucy Felthouse's heroine gets much more heat than she bargained for when she goes volcano-watching on Lanzarote. With stories by highly rated authors, including Annabeth Leong, Allison Wonderland, Erzabet Bishop and Harper Bliss, this collection is the perfect sensual companion to any holiday.
Stories of Lesbian Holiday Romance
Author: Harper Bliss
Publisher: Ladylit Publishing
What does a cute little bakery, a lighthouse near the beach, and a ladies nightclub called Precious Illusions have in common? Here are three lesbian romance short stories - lesbian fiction - in three completely different settings, with three different couples, and three different levels of heat, connection, intimacy, and intensity. Get your copy today!
Three Lesbian Romance Short Stories
Author: Anja Talbot
Publisher: Talbot Media Group
A collection of primarily gay-themed stories set in San Francisco and North Carolina that ruminate on love.
Author: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara
Publisher: Ig Pub
Winner of the 2012 Rainbow Award for Lesbian Paranormal. Drawing on myth and history, Kingsgrave writes a tale of the clash of the modern age with magic, of loss and searching, a tale that will sweep readers away to a past that never was and into a sapphic love story just this side of impossible.
Author: Catt Kingsgrave
Publisher: Clasp Editions
The idea of shapeshifters--beings both human and animal--ignites our imaginations with visions of primal passions and insatiable hungers. Most commonly seen as dark, masculine demons, shapeshifters are in need of a metaphysical overhaul--a new feminine/Sapphic blending of physical power and inescapable desires.She Shifters re-envisions common and not-so-common myths and deliver a fresh perspective from the storytellers. Traditional lycanthropes and feline familiars appear, was well as more obscure, lesser-known mythologies from around the world to create inventive tales celebrating feminine power, lust, and erotic love. Paisley Smith’s "The Night Crow” finds two lovers, divided by centuries and a terrible sacrifice, reunited in London. In Christine d’Abo’s, "Scorched Retribution”, a human woman has come home after a ten year absence, hoping to make amends with the one person whose heart she'd broken. But the heart of a dragon isn't easily won and the woman must offer herself up for retribution or risk losing her lover forever.In Angela Caperton’s "Sweetwater Pass," the eldest daughter in a family of shape shifters heading to California in the era of the great wagon trains, meets a Native American "sister" and finds the promise of the West fulfilled. Delilah Devlin's one-of-a-kind She Shifters unleashes the wild creature inside us all!
Lesbian Paranormal Erotica
Author: Delilah Devlin,Kate Douglas
Publisher: Cleis Press
Best Lesbian Romance presents the juiciest, most seductive lesbian love stories. The erotic stories of Best Lesbian Romance put a new spin on lesbian love. In Lynne Jamneck’s “Shooting Snow,” set in Greenland, a photographer and the scientist who has brought her north gradually melt the glacier between them. In Lisa Figueroa’s “Under the Skin,” a butch-femme couple on a tropical holiday discover the difference between new love and deep commitment.
Author: Angela Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Gertrude Stein called it "the only really modern novel form that has come into existence," yet the mystery genre was a century old before it featured its first gay main character in a novel. Since then, gay and lesbian detective fiction has been one of the fastest growing segments of the genre. It incorporates gay and lesbian cultural elements and offers crossover appeal. Its authors call upon a century of development in the mystery genre, while providing new, more accurate images of lesbians and gay men than generally found in mainstream literature and popular media. This groundbreaking study of gay and lesbian detective fiction examines mystery series and historically significant stand-alone novels published since the early 1960s. Part I is an overview that describes how these novels make gay and lesbian life visible and forge new, powerful images. It also examines how they fit into the larger history of mystery fiction. The series analyses in Part II are grouped according to the type of main character (police officer, private investigator, amateur sleuth, etc.). Each section discusses main and secondary characters of that type, characteristic themes for the group, and more. The analyses of individual series cover main characters, themes, plot points and other elements. Comments from authors interviewed for this book play a central role in those analyses. Part III lists series-spanning themes (e.g., homophobia, the closet, gay marriage) and the novels and series that address each of those themes.
Lesbian and Gay Main Characters and Themes in Mystery Fiction
Author: Judith A. Markowitz
Category: Literary Criticism
New Exploits of Magical Lesbians
Author: Barbara Johnson,Karin Kallmaker,Therese Szymanski,Julia Watts
Publisher: Bella Books Incorporated
Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this Encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the Encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new researchers this is intended as a reference for students and scholars in all areas of study, as well as the general public.
Author: George Haggerty,Bonnie Zimmerman
Publisher: Garland Science
Category: Social Science
A collection of fiction by and about lesbians features an introduction that contrasts the feminist polemic of Virginia Woolf with the liberated creativity of Gertrude Stein and stories by Kathy Acker, Emma Donoghue, and Jeanette Winterson. 10,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Author: Margaret Reynolds
Publisher: Viking Pr
In 1924 Ernest Hemingway published a small book of eighteen vignettes, each little more than one page long, with a small press in Paris. Titled in our time , the volume was later absorbed into Hemingway’s story collection In Our Time . Those vignettes, as Milton Cohen demonstrates in Hemingway’s Laboratory , reveal a range of voices, narrative strategies, and fictional interests more wide-ranging and experimental than any other extant work of Hemingway’s. Further, they provide a vivid view of his earliest tendencies and influences, first manifestations of the style that would become his hallmark, and daring departures into narrative forms that he would forever leave behind.
Author: Susan F. Beegel
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Literary Collections
Tessa's life is perfect. She has everything a woman could want, a good job, a family that supports her, and a boyfriend, that only ever tries to make her happy. But somehow, even when she has all these things, she feels like her life is empty. When she lies to Raymond to escape her cut-and-paste life, she meets Beth, a whirlwind of a woman that takes her breath away. Too much alcohol, too little inhibition, and it ends in a night that confuses Tessa and leaves her perfect life a little skewed. She tries harder to make things work with Raymond, partly out of guilt because of what she's done, and partly because she struggles to change the fact that she's so unhappy when everything in her life tells her not to be. When she runs into Beth again, and says yes instead of no, her life turns upside down. She doesn't know who she is, what she wants, who she loves anymore. When she loses Raymond, it hurts more than she expected, but why is that a problem when she still has Beth? With so many questions she barrels forward, hoping that somewhere, some of her actions will offer answers.
Author: Victoria Rhodes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The marriage of Gerhard and Suzannah Falktopf is already in trouble when tragedy strikes on the morning of September 11, 2001. Though they escape harm when the planes crash into the towers, husband and wife are suddenly cast into an unpredictable psychological space that allows their repressed selves, and their sharp differences, to rise to the surface. With their young son and nanny in tow, they head for the safety of the Hamptons. But despite their soft landing in this cocoon of privilege, the unleashed demons will push them to their psychic limits -- so much so that by the next morning they will hardly recognize each other. Taking place over a manic twenty-four hours, A Day at the Beach is a fast-paced, razor-sharp story whose personal tragedy contains sparks of dark humor about American life pre- and post-9/11. Helen Schulman has crafted a powerful portrait of a marriage in crisis, framed by one of the darkest events in our country’s history.
Author: Helen Schulman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt