Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2014-01-20
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.
Author: Barbara Stone
Publisher: Barbara Stone
Release Date: 2018-03-02
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Ava was unforgettable. The moment I met her, I was frozen, stunned into silence. She was unrelentingly beautiful. Elegantly exquisite. Sinfully sexy. She was the kind of woman I dreamed of being with… The kind of woman no red-blooded lesbian woman ever, truly thinks they’ll find. I fell so fast, it might have killed me. It was a whirlwind ripping through wheat fields. My whole life changed, was turned upside down and inside out. We explored each other endlessly. I touched and tasted every inch of her gorgeous body. We burned as bright as a thousand suns. We soared into white-hot bliss together. And she took up residence in my heart, a permanent home. Everlasting. This is our story. It wasn’t all good – after all, what romance is? But she was the very best thing to ever happen to me.
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.
"I think I'm supposed to be dead." Corwen's emotions are a frozen wasteland after years of enslavement and abuse. When he's finally rescued, freedom isn't enough to thaw the wintry landscape of his heart. Slowly, his new compatriots teach him that physical intimacy is a sacred gift, that pleasure can be shared without pain. With endless patience, they offer him a different way of being. In order to be whole, Corwen must surrender the self-loathing he wears like armor. Can he learn to see himself the way his new companions do? Or will he hide from love forever in the icy vault that shields his deepest soul? Ice in Sunlight is a full-length M/M fantasy tale. It is intended for mature readers only due to adult themes and content.
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 browserhttp://glossyromance.com/
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.
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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.
“Nine million different shapes for the sunlight to take. Nine million different ways light slows itself down to experience time.” Lexie, a 15 year old outcast, believes she can see the future. When her best friend’s dropout brother Derwin rides back into town, Lexie has a vision that he and her senior crush, Mirielle, are destined to have a child who will grow up to save the world. The problem is, Mirielle and Derwin hate each other. But Lexie believes it’s up to her to bring them together, if only for one night. The conflict between her own desire for Mirielle and her allegiance to her vision drives Lexie to seek answers from the old folks at a high-tech retirement home, a clique of self-proclaimed eco-terrorists, and a story her ex-girlfriend once told her about a grotesque tongue that seduces souls at the world’s end. Shapes the Sunlight Takes is coming-of-age magical realism about the relationships we make with our past and future selves, where the search for perspective in a world of self-deception culminates in a final showdown between Lexie’s imagination and the fate of the universe. “Wagner’s novel does what all good novels should do: it made me think about the way that I think…. an odd, intimate story about the messy and complicated relationship between reality and fantasy.” – Theo Ellsworth; Capacity, The Understanding Monster “With an attention to feelings and language that I’m inclined to describe as enviable…. Wagner remembers what it’s like to be a teenage lesbian and does the dirty work of reminding the rest of us.” – Molly Laich; Missoula Independent