Best Lesbian Romance 2014

Author: Radclyffe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627780238
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
View: 1078
Savor gorgeous writing and the pleasure of romance with Best Lesbian Romance 2014. The lesbian literati in this volume comprising the very best of the year raise the bar with tales that grab readers' attention, and their libidos, and have them coming back for more. Romance is many things: thrilling, inspiring, passionate, and life-altering. But most of all, love — whether new or lifelong — is filled with endless possibility. These 18 stories of love, intimacy, and soaring romance from Andrea Dale, Anna Meadows, Lee Lynch, Radclyffe, and the rest of the best, guide readers on an unforgettable journey of adventure, desire, excitement, and discovery.

Here Comes the Sun

Author: Nicole Dennis-Benn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786072399
Page: 352
View: 5034

No Rebound (A Lesbian Romance)

Author: Barbara Stone
Publisher: Barbara Stone
Page: N.A
View: 1310
I knew it was coming to an end. Sarah and I just weren't compatible. Hey, it's no big deal. If you think about it, most of the time, it's not meant to be. True love? ... well, that's reserved for movies and books. The break-up was bad, sure. Aren't they all? But I never expected that the end of one relationship might spark the beginning of another... I never expected, as almost a direct consequence of my breakup, to meet Jess. She was simply stunning. I wanted this woman. I wanted to explore her sexy curves, every inch of her. I wnated to get to know her... find what made her tick, find her buttons, all her buttons, so I could finger them. Who would have thought, right? One moment, you're breaking up with someone you know you never loved in the first place. The next, you're falling for someone else on the spot. This is no rebound. No, this is our story... the story of Jess and I. No Rebound is a steamy lesbian love story of loss, true love, and ends with a HEA.

Ray of Sunlight

Author: Brynn Stein
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
ISBN: 9781635330687
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 180
View: 8890
Russ Michaels has his whole life ahead of him but no plans beyond dropping out of school as soon as he turns eighteen. He's been in and out of juvenile detention for the last four years and thoroughly expects to end up in an adult penitentiary at some point. He hates life and everyone in it, especially this latest community service that he earned in lieu of juvie yet again. CJ Calhoun has big plans. He wants to bring joy and happiness to sick and injured children for as long as he can by performing as a clown. The problem is, he has stage-four cancer and a horrible prognosis. When circumstances throw these two polar opposites together, they find they have more in common than they imagined. CJ discovers Russ's talent for art and arranges for Russ to create a mural in the hospital foyer, which leads to a tentative scholarship to the Art Institute. As life changes in ways neither of them could have expected, Russ must work harder than ever to better himself as CJ struggles with his deteriorating health.

Something True

Author: Karelia Stetz-Waters
Publisher: Forever Yours
ISBN: 1455560545
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 5919
Don't miss Karelia's newest release in the Out in Portland series, Worth the Wait, available this summer! Tate Grafton has a tough exterior, but underneath she's kind, caring, and fiercely loyal. That's why she first started working at Out in Portland Coffee - it was her way of repaying the shop's owner for taking her in as a homeless teenager. Nine years later, the coffee shop is floundering and Tate feels like she's letting life pass her by . . . until she shares an unforgettable night with a beautiful stranger. When the mysterious woman disappears the next morning, Tate doesn't even know her name. Laura Enfield was supposed to be in Portland for only a few days - just long enough to oversee a simple business deal before joining her conservative father on his political campaign. But when the closeted Laura romances an employee of the coffee shop her company is shutting down, things get suddenly complicated. Now, the lies she's told for years are beginning to unravel, and her biggest secret is about to be exposed. Laura can't stop thinking about the barista with the soulful eyes, but after a lifetime of deception, can she finally embrace something true?

Awakening to Sunlight

Author: Lindsey Stone
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 1602824282
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 4741
To embrace the future is to find the courage to accept the past. Judith Hilford flees from an emotionally abusive relationship and accepts temporary lodging arranged by a friend until she can set her life on a new course. Lizzy Mayfield, a filmmaker who lost her lover three years ago, comes home from a business trip to find Judith and her child unexpectedly living in her apartment. Lizzy wants nothing more than to be left alone, but as Judith has nowhere else to go, Lizzy allows her to stay. While Judith struggles to create a new life for her daughter and herself, Lizzy contends with the vibrancy their presence brings to her emotionally barren existence. As Lizzy and Judith gradually become involved in each other's lives, they are both forced to confront the ghosts of their pasts.

Lesbian Short Stories

Author: Victoria M. St. Christopher
Publisher: Creative Works Pub
ISBN: 9781930693814
Category: Fiction
Page: 80
View: 5189

The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction

Author: Naomi Holoch
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307561011
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 347
A groundbreaking volume from Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction presents a range of literary voices--from twenty-seven countries spanning six continents--and offers glimpses of lesbian life in unfamilar, often exotic climes. We follow an Irish woman as she travels through time in search of a wronged maiden, and anticipate the harrowing fate of a married Indian woman who pursues pleasure with her female lover under the shadow of her husbands suspicious rage. We meet a teacher in Barcelona who locks herself up in her grandmother's house with her young Columbian student, and witness a Slovenian woman's rendezvous with her long dead lover. This collection includes the work of familiar writers, as well as a number never before published in English. From the West Indies to Eastern Europe, the Middle East to Southeast Asia, Latin America to South Africa, the distinctive stories found in these pages evoke the diverse political, cultural, emotional, and sexual landscapes of each writer's life. A groundbreaking volume from the Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, who also wrote the introduction, this collections evokes the universal urgency of persistent desire. Table of Contents: Mary Dorcey, Ireland from A Noise from the WoodshedMakeda Sivera, JamaicaCaribbean ChameleonMireille Best, FranceStéphanie's BookChristina Peri Rossi, UruguayFinal Judgement and Singing in the DesertShani Mootoo, India-Trinidad-CanadaLemon ScentMarguerite Yourcenar, BelgiumSappho or SuicideEmma Donoghue, IrelandLooking for PetronillaSylvia Molloy, Argentinafrom Certificate of AbsenceDale Gunthorp, South AfricaGypsophilaKaren Williams, South AfricaThe Came at DawnCynthia Price, South AfricaLesbian BedroomsAlifa Rifaat, EgyptMy World of the UnknownYasmin V. Tambiah, Sri LankaThe Civil War, Sandalwood, Transl(iter)ation I, and Transl(iter)ation II (for Aruna and Giti)Dionne Brand, TrinidadMadame Alaird's BreastsViolette Leduc, Francefrom L'AphyxieAnchee Min, ChinafromRed AzaleaGerd Brantenberg, Norwayfrom Four WindsEsther Tusquets, Spainfrom The Same Sea as Every SummerKaren-Susan Fessel, GermanyLost FacesMar$ía Eugenia Alegría Nuñez, CubaThe Girl Typist Who Worked for a Provincial Ministry of CultureNgahuia Te Awekatuku, Aotearoa/New ZealandParetipua, Old Man Tuna, andWatching the Big GirlsDacia Maraini, ItalyfromLetters to MarinaRosamaría Roffiel, MexicoForever Lasts Only a Full MoonAnna Blaman, Hollandfrom Lonely AdventureChrista Winsloe, Germanyfrom The Child ManuelaAchy Obejas, CubaWatersNicole Brossard, CanadafromMauve DesertGila Svirsky, IsraelMeeting NataliaMaureen Duffy, EnglandfromThe MicrocosmJeanne D'Arc Jutras, Canadafrom GeorgieSuzana Tratnik, SloveniaUnder the Ironwood TreesElena Georgiou, CyprusAphrodite's VisionEtel Adnan, Lebanonfrom In the Heart of the Heart of Another CountryGina Schein, AustraliaMinnie Gets Married From the Trade Paperback edition.

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers

A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Author: Lillian Faderman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231530749
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 373
View: 4160
As Lillian Faderman writes, there are "no constants with regard to lesbianism," except that lesbians prefer women. In this groundbreaking book, she reclaims the history of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to more recent diverse lifestyles. She draws from journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, media accounts, novels, medical literature, pop culture artifacts, and oral histories by lesbians of all ages and backgrounds, uncovering a narrative of uncommon depth and originality.


Destiny: A Lesbian Love Story
Author: Kendra Stone
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533556431
Page: 164
View: 8051
Lesbian: Destiny - A lesbian love story There is a point in everyone's life when they have that one teacher that is hard to resist.Lola James is getting ready to finish her time at Harvard with high grades and a major in Journalism. The night before they start their last year in college, her fun loving roommate Violet decides that they need to go out and celebrate. Lola meets a beautiful older woman while they are there and ends up in a hot tryst with her outside in the back of the bar that doesn't end with them leaving together as she would have liked, being quite inexperienced at that kind of behavior.Lola brushes it off and assumes that she will never see the woman again. Imagine her surprise when the first teacher the following day is the woman from the bar. Lola is both excited and mortified when she realizes that they are both aware of that fact. She gets confused when Vanessa makes it clear that she'd like to continue where they left off. It is so taboo and forbidden. It could cost them both everything. Can the two resist their attraction towards each other and do the right thing, or would it be too strong? If they can't resist it, are their feelings worth the risk?Buy your copy today!Warning: This story has sexual content and may not be suitable for children under 18Sign up to the newsletter You will get access to several FREE ebooks andspecial DEALS every month!Copy and paste into your browser


Author: Kate Millett
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068874
Category: Social Science
Page: 339
View: 4555
"A wrenching and intimate autobiography,Sitais an unsparing, moment-by-moment record of the fading of love, with all of its agony and false-dawn respites. For the first time, The original text ofSitais accompanied by the first of Millett's moving prose elegies, written after Sita committed suicide. This lament lends new resonance To The original text and gives the reader a fuller understanding of the mercurial devotion that bound the two women to each other. This reissue also features a new preface by the author.Sitafollows the disintegration of Millett's love affair with a woman who is ten years her senior, a veteran of several marriages, And The mother of grown children. Fiery, seductive, elegant, and exotic, Sita captivates Millett in every sense, offering unimagined pleasure and much-needed emotional security. One day, however, all this changes. Arriving from New York to spend half the year in Berkeley, As they had arranged, Millett is appalled to find the house--their house--overrun with Sita's troubled children and their hangers-on. Amid this unexpected chaos, she struggles with searing jealousy and self-doubt to salvage her relationship with Sita, who is often preoccupied, impatient, and cold, and who frequently disappears for assignations with male lovers. With remarkable candor, Millett charts her months with Sita And The inexorable shift from passionate abandon to abandonment. As each fragile thread of their love dissolves, Millett dwells on what drew them together, recounting all the hopes, tricks, and evasions that made up their erotic dance.Obsessive and impassioned,Sitaspeaks with a sharp immediacy to everyone who has ever experienced the exhilaration and despair of love."

Daughters of Darkness

Lesbian Vampire Tales
Author: Pam Keesey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781573442336
Category: Fiction
Page: 248
View: 5772
This erotic and sensual collection details the darkly captivating nature of the lesbian vampire who breaks the constraints of society and includes the original 1871 version of J. Sheridan LeFanu's Carmilal - the most famous lesbian vampire story ever written.

Gay and Lesbian Historical Fiction

Sexual Mystery and Post-Secular Narrative
Author: N. Jones
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230604854
Category: Social Science
Page: 218
View: 7225
The first extensive study of gay and lesbian historical fiction, this book demonstrates how the highly popular sub-genre helps us understand gay and lesbian history. It shows not only why the sub-genre should be taken more seriously by historians but also how it implicitly works to ameliorate divisions between Christianity and homosexuality.

To Italy with Love

Author: Fiona Zedde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781515016953
Page: 212
View: 2847
Getting away from it all doesn't necessarily mean escape. In these three stories, women leave their familiar spaces - countries, landscapes, states of mind - to discover uncharted, but not always idyllic, territories with lovers old and new. To Italy with Love introduces Iris, a newly dumped serial monogamist who travels to her friend's destination wedding. On the Amalfi Coast, she meets a much younger and casually provocative woman who challenges all the boundaries she's created for herself. Iris, queer and complicated, has a not-quite-secret she's unsure she's ready to share. But will her young lover pull all the way back when she discovers it? In That Girl, She's a Killer, mildly sociopathic Louisa has had her share of dangerous lovers, both male and female. But when a deadly former flame, someone who burns hotter than any fire she's ever dared touch, visits New York, Louisa tosses aside her careful and methodical life just to feel that delicious burn just one more time. Too soon, "once more" turns out to be not enough and the flame threatens to consume Louisa's legendary control. Vicissitudes tells Ro's story. The first time she remembers being herself, she was thirteen and female. When she next wakes, she is nearly thirty and rolls over in bed, naked, next to a beautiful woman, Alma, wearing an engagement ring. Ro knows exactly what happened in the years in between, and she knows when Alma opens her eyes, she will ask why her fiance has disappeared and left a woman with remarkably similar features in his place. It's going to be an interesting next few days."

Summer Days and Summer Nights

Twelve Love Stories
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466891750
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 9403
Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

The Music and the Mirror

Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783963240140
Page: 330
View: 5651
Anna is the member of an elite ballet company. She must face down jealousy, sabotage and injury, not to mention navigate the circus of friends and lovers within the company. Anna discovers that she and the daring, beautiful Victoria have a lot more than a talent for ballet in common, and that not every thrilling dance can be found on stage.

The Child Garden

A Low Comedy
Author: Geoff Ryman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312890230
Category: Fiction
Page: 388
View: 1722
The multiple-award-winning sf classic from the acclaimed author of Was. In the city of the future, humans photosynthesize, viruses educate people, organics have replaced electronics . . . and almost no one lives past 40. The outcast Milena feels alone--until she meets the genetically engineered Rolfa.


Stories of the Hill Women
Author: Sally Miller Gearhart
Publisher: Spinsters Ink
ISBN: 9781883523473
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
View: 3163
This novel tells of a world in which men and women are separated, with women fleeing to the hills for freedom while men remain in the cities. Women gain telepathic abilities, unique flying and healing techniques, and go on duty to assist women in the cities still struggling for enlightenment.

Alice + Freda Forever

A Murder in Memphis
Author: Alexis Coe
Publisher: Pulp
ISBN: 1936976617
Category: History
Page: 208
View: 4930
In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation - it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiance Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. Freda adjusted to this fate with an ease that stunned a heartbroken Alice. Her desperation grew with each unanswered letter - and her father’s razor soon went missing. On January 25, Alice publicly slashed her ex-fiance’s throat. Her same-sex love was deemed insane by her father that very night, and medical experts agreed: This was a dangerous and incurable perversion. As the courtroom was expanded to accommodate national interest, Alice spent months in jail - including the night that three of her fellow prisoners were lynched (an event which captured the attention of journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells). After a jury of "the finest men in Memphis" declared Alice insane, she was remanded to an asylum, where she died under mysterious circumstances just a few years later. Alice + Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes - painting a vivid picture of a sadly familiar world.

American Pastoral

Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547415974
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 3269
American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall - of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. Seymour "Swede" Levov - a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory - comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. With vigorous realism, Roth takes us back to the conflicts and violent transitions of the 1960s. This is a book about loving - and hating - America. It's a book about wanting to belong - and refusing to belong - to America. It sets the desire for an American pastoral - a respectable life of space, calm, order, optimism, and achievement - against the indigenous American Berserk.