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
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
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
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
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
Esteemed critic Blanche Gelfant's brilliant companion gathers together lucid essays on major writers and themes by some of the best literary critics in the United States. Part 1 is comprised of articles on stories that share a particular theme, such as "Working Class Stories" or "Gay and Lesbian Stories." The heart of the book, however, lies in Part 2, which contains more than one hundred pieces on individual writers and their work, including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Richard Ford, Raymond Carver, Eudora Welty, Andre Debus, Zora Neal Hurston, Anne Beattie, Bharati Mukherjee, J. D. Salinger, and Jamaica Kincaid, as well as engaging pieces on the promising new writers to come on the scene.
Author: Blanche H. Gelfant
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
As featured on The Today Show! 12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a literary birth anniversary, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can't do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2014 brings you: Major sporting events such as the Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad at Sochi, Russia (Feb 7-23), and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil (June 12-July 13). Milestones such as the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare; the 200th anniversary of "The Star- Spangled Banner"; the 100th anniversaries of the beginning of World War I and the opening of the Panama Canal; the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II; the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Beatlemania and much more. New birthday entries for sports stars such as Mo Farah (Mar 23), Ryan Lochte (Aug 3) and Gabrielle Douglas (Dec 31); actors such as Kerry Washington (Jan 31), Lena Dunham (May 13) and Mads Mikkelsen (Nov 22); musical artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen (Nov 21) and Psy (Dec 31); and authors such as Téa Obreht (Sept 30) and Ann Patchett (Dec 2) and many others. Special days such as National Ferret Day (Apr 2), World Lindy Hop Day (May 26), Extra Mile Day (Nov 1), Lost and Found Day (Dec 12) and more. Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specifi c date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PCand MAC-compatible) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase’s directly to your hard drive.
Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
A literary event of the highest order, The Collected Stories of Richard Yates brings together Yates's peerless short fiction in a single volume for the first time. Richard Yates was acclaimed as one of the most powerful, compassionate, and technically accomplished writers of America's postwar generation, and his work has inspired such diverse talents as Richard Ford, Ann Beattie, André Dubus, Robert Stone, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. This collection, as powerful as Yate's beloved Revolutionary Road, contains the stories of his classic works Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (a book The New York Times Book Review hailed as "the New York equivalent of Dubliners") and Liars in Love; it also features nine new stories, seven of which have never been published. Whether addressing the smothered desire of suburban housewives, the white-collar despair of Manhattan office workers, the grim humor that attends life on a tuberculosis ward, or the moments of terrified peace experienced by American soldiers in World War II, Yates examines every frayed corner of the American dream. His stories, as empathetic as they are unforgiving, are like no others in our nation's literature. Published with a moving introduction by the novelist Richard Russo, this collection will stand as its author's final masterpiece.
Short Fiction from the author of Revolutionary Road
Author: Richard Yates
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
This steamy bundle collects three of the hottest tales of bi-curious women exploring their naughtiest fantasies. Each is a stand alone short story of first time lesbian encounters. Seduced at the Resort Tanya thought her girls' trip to Jamaica would be a good time to relax and enjoy the beach. But when Heather tags along on the trip, Tanya doesn't know what to think. Heather is gorgeous and attracts the attention of every guy she sees, but she's a lesbian. As the ladies enjoy fruity drinks at a dance party, Tanya realizes Heather is flirting with her. Will Tanya give in to her new desires and spend a sexy night with Heather in paradise? Seduced by my Bi Roommate Just a few months after her new, wild roommate moved in, Taylor is annoyed by Missy's messiness and her endless string of new lovers. But when Missy brings home a new woman, Taylor realizes there may be other feelings lurking there. When Taylor ends up kissing her roommate, she questions what her new feelings mean and whether she's willing to go further with Missy. Seduced at the Spa Mel is overwhelmed by work and stress when she agrees to a spa day with her openly bi-sexual friend Kandi. After their massage, they decide to spend some time in the sauna. While they relax, Kandi suggests Mel let her inhibitions go and try dating women for once. Before Mel realizes what's happening, her best friend is putting the moves on her. Will Mel try something new or let her assumptions get in the way of a truly relaxing spa trip? All of the stories include explicit content meant for adult readers only!
Author: Kylie Ashcroft
Publisher: Kylie Ashcroft Stories
The Last Word is a snapshot of the next generation of Canadian poets, the poets who will be taught in schoolsNvoices reflecting the '90s and a new type of writing sensibility. The anthology brings together 51 poets from across Canada, reaching into different regional, ethnic, sexual and social groups. This varied and volatile collection pushes the notion of an anthology to its limits, like a startling Polaroid. Proceeds from the sale of The Last Word will go to Frontier College, in support of literacy, programs across the country.
Author: Michael Holmes
Publisher: Insomniac Press
Category: Canadian poetry
Get ready for an unforgettable summer! With this collection of sizzling bisexual novels and novellas by award-winning queer Canadian author Giselle Renarde, you’re in for some seriously hot nights. Nothing beats a beach vacation with a side order of seduction, so get ready for six spicy tales of longing, lust, and fearless love. From fun-filled romps to dark desires, from love triangles to blissful romance, you’ll find it all in Bisexual Beach Reads! Included in this collection: Cherry, Callie and the College Boys, Seven Kisses, The Birthday Gift, Ondine, and Forbidden Folk.
6 Sizzling Summertime Novels and Novellas
Author: Giselle Renarde
Publisher: Giselle Renarde
Category: Literary Collections
Category: American fiction
Grace and Claudia own a deluxe, lesbian, hotel resort on a nude beach, 30 from Barcelona Spain. For our description purposes, we will call it, “The Hotel of Romance.” It took years years for Grace and Claudia to find their own true lesbian sexuality. It came naturally. But then they were both introduced to affluent intelligent, beautiful, world traveled lesbians from all over the planet. They decided to create an environment where lesbian could come together to find themselves, find life and find love. The House of Romance is kind of like a way upscale, “Love Boat.” You never know who might show up on any given day. You never know what joy, or what baggage they may have. But, whatever day it is, it is an exciting day. “Olivia Hampshire, you just came out of the blue with your lesbian romance stories and tell you what girl, you just keep on coming. I loved your book Cop Licked, and I love your Lesbian Billionaire series with Debbie Brown too. I am glad I found this House of Romance series because me and my partner love to read this kind of stuff. Thank You, Great Stuff.” Teresa, Helena, MT “What a story. When I started reading this I never would have thought this was where it would go. The House of Romance is way more than a house of romance. Yes, I knew it would be a lesbian romance story but Wow! So many places like this run by men, for men, but this lesbian romance in this house of romance is by women, for women. That is a bit of a twist and I like it.” Glenda, Oklahoma City, OK “I want to go to Barcelona right now after reading this lesbian romance short story. Yes, I do! Thank you Olivia Hampshire. Somehow I read 2 of your other House of Romance books before I found this one. I had no problem following anything that was going on in the other ones. I is like you can read them in any order that you want, and I did. But Olivia, is was very nice to read about how all of this hot, steamy, lesbian romance got started. Thank you very much.” Constance, Salem, OR “I am not going to mention any names because I don’t want to spoil things for anybody, but that love scene at the very end was hot, hot, hot, and I didn’t think it would ever go that way in the beginning. The House of Romance has a different name once you get into the book. The real name is pretty hot. Me and my partner would love to go to this place. We read lesbian romance short stories to each other every night. This lesbian romance was well worth the money.” Ellen, Little Rock, AR
Author: Olivia Hampshire
Category: Literary Collections
Biographical, bibliographical, and critical information on more than four hundred authors who have figured prominently in gay and lesbian literature and culture since 1900.
Author: Tom Pendergast,Sara Pendergast
Publisher: St James Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Lists addresses and information on contacts, pay rates, and submission requirements, and includes essays on the craft of writing
Author: Barbara Kuroff
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary
Author: John Headley Rogers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Having been abandoned on her wedding day, bestselling novelist Lily Alexander is understandably cautious about dating again. Wealthy tech entrepreneur and notorious playgirl Robin DiLuca, on the other hand, loves to date. She just doesn’t do commitment. When beautiful blond Lily and handsome butch Robin lock eyes across a crowded bar, the current flowing between this unlikely pair is more electrifying than anything either has felt before. Thus begins a long and sultry dance that will lead them to the altar and the promise of the perfect future. But when the premature birth of their baby awakens horrendous secrets from Robin’s long-repressed past, she believes the only way to protect Lily and their daughter is to leave. Her decision devastates both women and all those who love them. Can Robin’s unexpected encounter with a stranger on a beach be the catalyst for healing these two shattered hearts?
Author: Catherine Maiorisi
Publisher: Bella Books
Category: School libraries